what I wore: trench – marvin richards, trousers – ralph lauren (seen here, here), blouse – old navy, bowtie – little boy’s at target, necklace – kate spade, platforms – steve madden, jewels – gifts, vintage, charm & chain, bcbg
This outfit is the result of having entirely too much time to get ready. Yesterday morning I woke up at 4am and could not go back to sleep (rare occurrence). So I got up, showered and spent two hours leisurely getting ready, as there was nothing else to do. I like this outfit even though it’s a lot going on. I find that I like looks that either say a lot or say next to nothing. Sometimes you need 2 necklaces, 3 bangles and 6 rings to feel dressed, sometimes it feels like the fewer the better. I’ve been wearing a lot of blue lately. I think it’s nice to do a really feminine hair style with such a tailored look. I’m really excited about an upcoming collaboration. More details soon!
I love this editorial. It looks like a honeymoon, which sounds lovely right about now. The soft palette and gorgeous swimwear has me ready to jet to Acapulco (where this was shot) right now.
Shot in Acapulco. Photographer: Pasquale Abbattista, Stylist: Kathrin Seidel, Models; Sophie Holmes & Lucien Thomkins for Elle Germany May 2011 via DJA
The Essentials from Mr. Porter got me thinking about what every guy has to have to survive Summer and look fly doing it. Here are my recommendations. Bonus – the best men’s style sites: Valet Mag, Kempt, Gilt Manual, A Continuous Lean, Mr. Porter Journal, oooo
A Summer Blazer
A Straw Hat
A White Tee
Now, if Summer would just get here.
Sources: pictures are linked to source.
From W Magazine
Top row, from left: Dieppa Restrepo’s leather shoes; Gucci’s leather briefcase; Tom Ford’s men’s leather loafers. Second row, from left: MaxMara’s leather bag; Bottega Veneta’s suede clutch; Tod’s leather briefcase. Third row, from left: Céline’s leather shoes; Prada’s men’s leather shoes; Céline’s leather bag; Christian Louboutin’s cotton shoes. Bottom row, from left: Cole Haan’s men’s suede shoes; Hermès’s canvas and leather briefcase; Tod’s suede shoes; Chloé’s lambskin bag.
Whenever my beau and I go out, I always suggest that we look like “we’re going to the same place”. This doesn’t necessarily mean that we dress alike. It just means that we are in the same neighborhood. We both look like we’re going to the same party, instead of him looking like he’s going to a frat event and me looking like I’m going to a Mad Men-themed bash. I think Diane Kruger and Joshua Jackson do an exceptional job of this. They never match, rarely coordinate but always look very much together (not to mention adorable). Case in point…
This outfit objective can be applied to any situation with anyone and it always makes you and your group (your beau, your friends) look very chic.
Images via Google
Models: Adam Caparell & Kristina Velkova
Location: Strawberry Hill Estate, Rhinebeck, NY
All wardrobe and prop credits can be found in the current issue of Rue Magazine via From me to you
I have long slobbered over the gorgeous/affordable offerings from mega-online-British-retailer ASOS. However, I had forgotten they were creating a site for US customers until today. AND they are offering free shipping and free returns. I also must note for any interested parties, ASOS has just as much to offer for men’s fashion – that might require a separate post.
Umm for Christmas, may I have everything?
Warning: Slobber likely ahead.
Are you excited yet? There is seriously so much available on this site and a wide range of price points. One could buy an outfit (dress, tights, headband and shoes) for under $100 or spend a fortune on one special dress.