Thursday, June 24, 2010

Menswear Spring 2011: Milan Part 1

Bottega Veneta:

The entire collection looks extremely comfortable yet, refined at the same time. The pair of gray sweat pants were perfect, zippers were even fastened at the side (1). I think the Teva-esque sandals paired with tacky tourist socks would complete my life. I just bought a pair of Tevas for the Baths at Virgin Gorda (even though, we didn't quite make it to the BVI) and wondered what on earth am I going to do with these things, now...Bottega has answered! Also, the accessories were absolutely flawless.
Costume National Homme:

I always seem to like Costume National Homme and the Spring 2011 surpassed my expectations. The 'short-shorts paired with longer trench coats (3,4) mesh perfectly and I'm enjoying the color Nude, a lot.
Neil Barrett:

I'm going to keep it short and simple, Neil Barrett is awesome and us happen to sharing the same surname is also way awesome. Unfortunately, we are not related. I remember when I was 11 and reading GQ, my eye would always fly to the Neil Barrett items, I must've gotten a knack for cool at a young age (HAHA, me cool?).
Burberry Prorsum:

As far as I'm concerned, this collection is the epitome of cool. I am officially obsessed with the above second look, the shrunken suit paired with patent leather sandals, a fantastic motorcycle jacket on-top and a canvas messenger is perfection. I think the leather pants are really cool and all, but all I can think of is leather + 90 degree weather and its un-fucking-bearable!
Jil Sander:

My goodness, would you take a look at that color? And that layering of the different jackets is fantastic! Whenever menswear collections attempt florals, they usually look way too feminine and completely lack masculinity. But, the latest Jil Sander collection is the exception. L/s floral T's layered under trench coats appeared to be tattoos and the Georgia O'Keefe-esque shirts were beautifully, masculine.

I will definetly continue to post menswear tomorrow, morning. If you absolutely cannot wait for anymore of my seriously amateur commentary, please head on over to Cleveland Luxury (hyperlinked) where a few snippets of mine have been posted.

All Runway Photos, GQ

Resort 2011

Calvin Klein:

I think the collection managed to sway away from being stark and cold which, is a great accomplishment after using off-whites throughout the entire collection. I think the pops of Nude and the one pop of color (3) did a great deal of help; the collection is actually a breath of warm, fresh air. Also, look at those awesome shoes!

There were much better looks beside the above four, but the rest of the looks were photographed so strangely that the "collage line-up" would've looked like pure chaos. I share the same theory that I did with Calvin Klein Resort as I do with Celine, pops of color made an otherwise stark (in a good way) collection breathe. Pheobe Philo dealt canary yellow versions of what has become the signature Celine bag, color block separates and gold 'dog collar' chokers.
Jason Wu:

I always seem to enjoy Jason Wu's collections; they're always rather feminine and joyful. And this resort collection is no exception, if I were a gal to purchase Resort this is exactly what I'd want to look like on vacation in somewhere tropical.

The Givenchy Resort collection is tough yet, shares feminine characteristics. The lace maxi-dress (1), white chiffon frock (3) and the sheer bottom half of the fourth dress all mixed with leopard, gold hardware and tough tailoring make for perfect synergy.
Stella McCartney:

Sometime ago, I purchased the Sundance Iconoclasts episode on Stella McCartney and artist, Ed Ruscha on iTunes. I watched it (again) on the plane to St. Thomas and I can't help ,but love everything that Stella does. Everything she said in that 'documentary, I agreed with. Her spirit is so uplifting and positive, her collections always evoke this in subtle ways.

Instead of going on and on about Resort '11, I'm going to hop on the Menswear Spring 2011 bandwagon, but before I do so I think the Resort collections have been fantastic and wanted to mention Suno, Reed Krakoff, Proenza Schouler, Pucci, Nina Ricci and Preen being several others I thoroughly enjoyed.

All Runway Photos, and New York Magazine

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

All I've Got's A Sunny Afternoon

My apologies for the severity of laziness I'm experiencing right now. All I want to do is watch Curb Your Enthusiasm and eat 'Nutter Butters', but I promise to do a whole bunch of posts on the Resort collections and Menswear tomorrow!

Jil Sander Spring 2011 by Tommy Ton, Jak and Jil.

Saturday, June 12, 2010

Barneys New York and GQ Launch Havaianas Team Sandals

I figured that a nice post about Flip Flops and Barneys would make for a nice exit for awhile (as I am going on vacation and all). Havaianas and GQ Magazine host the Launch Party for Havaianas Team Sandals at Barneys New York.

Photos, Marion Curtis Startraks Photos.

Balenciaga Resort 2011

I'm just trying to enter in a few quick posts before I leave for St. John tomorrow. The Balenciaga Resort 2011 collection is great; its full of color and life.
Runway Photos,

Friday, June 11, 2010

Azzedine Alaia and Stephanie Seymour for Flaunt Magazine

The new issue of Flaunt magazine boasts a spread with Stephanie Seymour and Azzedine Alaia shot by Gilles Bensimon.

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

You're a Virgin Who Can't Drive: Jill Stuart Fall 2010

I finished my Journalism final early so, enjoy the only blogpost I'll be able to do this week!

Clueless + Jill Stuart Fall 2010

Runway Photos, Screencaps, Leave me the White.

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Space Oddity: Balenciaga Spring 2009

I just wanted to apologize (once again!) for the lack of posts. I unfortunately, won't be able to blog within the next week or-so, due to finals (joy!). But, I have some posts in the works as well as, an exciting project with Jenny that I think you'll all be very interested in. Well, here's to the end of the school year; yippee!

Space Photos, NASA. Runway Photos,