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One of the best parties I have ever been too. Sunday was epic.
All the wantz for this Dolce & Gabbana bag. Amaze show! (at Dolce&Gabbana)
Once again Bainser.com will be showing the best videos of the coming three days of London Collections: Men. Click the link in the sidebar to access the every growing playlist and see the brilliant collections.
Yes I love Kylie’s Skirt, yes loving Kylie is an OGT*, I couldn’t care less.
Showcasing the video on Nowness is brilliant as well.
*Obviously Gay Trait
Really love this vid shot in and around Soho (my local being the background of one particular shot) for Weekend Offender.
These look like they may be Authentic Reward jeans. A quick google isn’t turning much up except for ebay items in the States. It’s also not turning up any stockists in the UK (though as you’re anonymous not sure where you are!)
Good luck hunting the jeans
Loving @ukgap’s new summer collection. Will def be returning for these shorts! Thanks for brekkie.
Article magazine launch. Everything about it feels right and looks great.
I still love this epic shot of George Cortina.
Effortless elegant style.
What can I say I have very sensitive eyes, and not just when I’m hungover to the seventh circle of hell. Frankly that’s my excuse and I’m sticking to it. On the plus side it means that forking out cash for sunnies is totally worth it as I wear them to death (obviously not inside, at night or on the tube I’m not a total pillock!).
So when info about a new range of sunnies comes my way my ears always prick up. I’m currently still in love with my retro styling Hardy Amies (very A Single Man), and my aviators with a twist from Dolce &Gabbana, but that does not mean my collection isn’t set to explode. Especially if this summer actually gets started.
So here’s the new Tiesto collection from Guess. Celeb collabs normally make me heave. As a designer I often doubt the very nature of the collab, it’s rarely more than a licensing deal and a handing over of a wodge of cash from party to the other, but that is a rant for another time and place, born partially of jealousy that no one has yet to offer the same to me. I also have no idea of the in’s and out’s of this collab so it would be unfair of me to cast aspersions on either of the people involved. Suffice to say I really like these, or frankly they wouldn’t have made the transition from overcrowded inbox begging for follow ups to actual blog post.
This Black & Gold pair are especially nice, totally 70s porno meets sunrise and time to leave the club. They’re available from all UK Guess stores and priced at £90. Which is not going to break the bank, and it’s true what they say, once you invest some decent cash on a pair of sunnies you are much less likely to do any of the following to them: sit on; lose; break; leave on a car roof; drop in a lake; drive over; leave on a plane; or more. All of which I have done!
Sculptures in modern clothing.
All over this ‘Street Stone’ series by French photographer Léo Caillard and art director Alexis Persani who’ve styled some of the Louvre’s sculptures into hip, fashionable types.
Photographing the statues first, the duo then stacked imagery of models in similar poses before on top before removing everything but the clothes from the top layer in Photoshop.
Resulting in a juxtaposed contrast between modern and classical culture, the results are ACE!
.@YrStore open for the next 4 weeks in Kingly Court. F-amazing! One off high quality graphic T’s designed yourself!
Thank you Ralph Lauren, my love of sunglasses shows no sign of abating. I also now want to go on safari. A short while ago a very lovely notebook landed on my desk at work (I am a sucker for good stationery). Tucked inside was a delightful credit card sized USB key, and in it all I could possible need to know about this new exclusive range of mens and womens eyewear from Ralph Lauren
Your average press release this certainly wasn’t.
Sumptuous video, great images, and some gorgeous product. If only everyone had budgets to produce this kind of release; to give a fashion blogger this much content to play with. But they don’t so we all work within each others limits. I digress, as is my want.
The collection is clearly inspired by desert adventure and the pilots of yesteryear, and each pair of sunglasses comes in a green canvas and leather pouch. Whether it’s the more sepia toned lenses, the leather or canvas arms, or the burnished metal am not sure which works best for me. That or it could have something to do with Romancing the Stone, Jewel of the Nile, Born Free et al were significant cinematic moments of my childhood.
Who can say?
Shortly available instore and online
Some of us may not like to admit it, but ultimately leather is skin. Sure it’s a bit tougher and well erm leathery than ours but whether it’s the outside of a pig, sheep or cow it’s still skin. Now that can make some people squeemish but those are the people who like to pretend the lamb on their plate and the little cute thing bouncing around fields are two separate things. Personally I have no issue with it. Cow tastes good, and leather looks great! Bit of a weird opening for a post about shoes, but their is a connection. You see Oliver Sweeney in conjunction are reopening their shoe tattooing pop up.
I first saw this in Selfridges and was amazed, I couldnt figure out how they were doing this, until it was wisely pointed out to me that leather is just skin. In fact being a little bit thicker than our own it can be easier to tattoo than people skin, and is less likely to jump at the pain of the needle!
Luxury being the unique and the individual, this is a great way to personalise your shoes to be totally unlike anyone elses. I’m not sure how much the cost is but it’s unlikely to be astronomical considering you are getting someones artwork on your fresh Oliver Sweeney shoes. As you can see from the shots below Sarah Cooper’s work is of thie highest calibre and whether you choose your own motifs or something more traditional it being hand drawn you know it will be truly individual.
The shop is open until the 24th June in the John Lewis Oxford St store. With prices ranging from £199-225
Perfect to get you sorted pre: London Collections: Men.
Ok so I didnt really want to cover the Agi & Sam collection for Topman because….well I’m petulant! My invite to the amaze party seemed to get lost in the post, and several of my friends were there. I had dangerous levels of jealousy. It really wasn’t pretty.
But then I go and see this! Totally not fair! How can I not write about this. The collection is strong, well thought through. The prints are epic! I’d even go as far as saying they’re accessible to the vast majority of people.
Now don’t get me wrong, head-to-toe they are too strong a look for the average office. But broken in to separates, definite killer looks. Prints in summer work especially well as everyone is a little more relaxed. I’d possibly avoid these at a wedding, but only because it’s rude to show up the bride.
A massive well done to all concerned and involved. My fav items, the turquoise print shorts, the abstract nest print shirt and jacket, the white eggshell print shirt, and the mustard suit.
Our Agi & Sam collection is now available! Check it out HERE.
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