Wednesday, March 28, 2007


Sequence cardigan for men is one of those things that you want really bad, but then you realize that it's not suitable to wear in the streets. Of course, it looks dashing on the model but I think it's quite hard to pull off as a day wear. I'm sure some guys might wear this, but in reality how many of them are there?

Perhaps it would be more wearable if Karl added some part with sequence like a pocket or some piping instead of covering the entire cardigan? Yes, no?

Vogue Hommes International, Spring 2007

source: tfs

turban stories 2

This look stands out from all the usual turban interpretations. You know, the jewel-like, rich bright color, satin feel and shine combo that people use when wearing a turban.

So here we have the dark turban. Moody, very noir. I like this a lot. Don't you?

source: tfs

calvin gone american apparel

I wish Calvin Klein stays to their original concepts in advertising--clean and minimal. I suppose they are trying to target the younger crowd by making Natalia an American Apparel model/girl. Isn't the reference little bit too obvious here?


from marc jacobs to nine west

Another example of global fashion. Sad.

Tuesday, March 27, 2007

poet society

With the constant suffocation of futuristic clothing around us, we might soon forget about about the beauty of carefree bohemia. Just like that shirt above--wide v-neck, which falls loosely. Besides the fact that the rest of the look is not exactly bohemian, that shirt is very much so. It stroke me to think that what a nice change it is from the sharp edges we've been seeing around that were obviously inspired by robots and anything technologic. Also, we are humans after all...

Numero Homme, Spring 2007

source: tfs

Monday, March 26, 2007

gym gone glam

Considering the fact how bad many people get dressed for the gym, this eidtorial with one of my favorite models ever, Malgosia, reminds me to speak up on this little issue. I know that it's just the gym and you are going to end up sweating, but do people really need to wear jeans when they work out? Or still wear Converse with holes when one does push ups or is on the treadmill? I especially don't understand when gay men wear camouflage shorts to the gym? Does it make them look more stronger or tougher? It beats me.

Is it hard to stick with a simple, white tee and shorts? I suppose it is.

Vogue Paris, April 2007

source: tfs

i had a 90's thought...

Kate...Oh, Kate what have you done to us? All those Calvin Klein ads with her "innocent" almond shaped eyes, that waif back and the typical 90's long, Jennie-Ghart-Beverly Hills looking hair...All of that have contributed for me to forget Iselin's beauty and get reminded of the good old days when I was crazy about the Spice Girls, My So-Called Life, Fugees and aimlessly riding my bike...*sigh...Iselin Steiro is without question stunning, but here she just reminds me of Kate, no?

Paris Vogue, April 2007

source: tfs

Thursday, March 22, 2007

turban stories

Vanessa Traina takes an exciting turn on the Prada turban. Instead of going with the typical satin ensamble, this chic chic girl pares it with a vintage printed Balmain dress. Her lips are another big part of the look and that loose hair, which falls on her shoulders. More turbans! Let's see how many variations people will come up with.

source: wwd

technical question

Hello all,

I am having trouble with YouTube. When I upload a video and then go to write something about it, the video is gone. I've tried it couple of times, and I have no idea what to do. Even if I change the title, the video is gone as soon as I enter some text. Suggestions? Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thank you and you're the best!!!

The Coherent

cos guys can layer too

This spring is all about vivid, lively colors. Electric yellows and blues are essential as well as a true green. Doesn't that belt just adds a completely different note to the outfit?

Wednesday, March 21, 2007


This is an image that has been in mind for the longest time since I saw it couple of weeks ago. Carolyn's calming stare, slighlty pouted lips and tossled/wind-blown hair is just an utter perfection. More Carolyn please!!!

source: tfs

supermodel revenge

It's wonderful to see the old guard of 90's models back in magazines. Actually, I think it is quite refreshing to see familiar faces after all these years. Hands down to German Vogue for featuring legends Cindy and Stephanie, and later ones such as: Carolyn, Karolina and Liya. Also, Russian Vogue brings you the ever alluring Claudia Schiffer. Aren't the 90's just everywhere??
source: tfs

Friday, March 09, 2007

need of the moment

I am avid collector of men's cardigans, and just love layering them with anything possible. Mostly, I own cardigans in dark colors and only one is of a lively color. It's tomato red. In any event... I've been searching for a "pop", "electric" cardigan that I will wear this spring. You know, menswear is quite boring, although this notion is slightly changing. This brings me a conclusion that I still haven't found bold colored cardigan until I came across this ad. Now, this is what I really need. I crave it like diet Pepsi. Yellow. Can it get any better?

Tuesday, March 06, 2007

from disco to flapper

After sweeping many of the fall runways, 20's mania is also on Madonna's mind. Ever the trendsetter and ultimate style icon, Madonna has that certain ability to absorb and immediately project newness even if it's peculiar. Here, she is completely into that whole flapper vibe looking absolutely stunning for her age. Hate her, love her--this woman knows what she is doing. Maybe she is preparing for the MET's Poiret exhibition this May, or maybe she just got bored with discoballs, the color purple and leotards. Whatever it is, I am loving this look.

Monday, March 05, 2007

summer in my mind

This summer will definitely be the right time to wear cropped or rolled cotton pants. I used to wear rolled khakis with brown flip flops and washed, wrinkled tee during my high school days. I was trying to achieve that Californian, laid-back, beachy, i-don't-care-about-anything, god-i'm-so-happy look.

Well, things have changed since then. The entire concept is different and not just in terms of clothing choices, but in my state of mind. I will certainly not wear flip flops or have beach thoughts; this is going to be a city look. Refinement, classy with a twist, art nouveau went bohemian with a big touch of modern minimalism are some of the traits when describing this on my terms.

The original idea occurred to me while looking at photos of well dressed and very elegant men on the Sartorialist. I immediately loved the look, but sensed that it was little bit too dressy for my taste. Therefore, I've been playing with many ideas of how to still keep the pant, but make it more downtown. While I'm still trying to put together pieces for achieving and perfecting this look, the main segment, the pant, has been found. Slim, light and affordable at Uniqlo. Meanwhile, Barney's suggests some options, and if you've been reading carefully, you'd know by now that I would definitely lose that tie.

details gets it

I simply love this new take on the traditional men's button down shirt. Short collars ring Raf Simons for me, but as you can see, apparently other designers are spreading the love. These shirts blend quite well with the entire slim look because of the collar width, which is slender and restrained. It also elongates the neck, resulting in an elegant, swan look--but in a very cool, unfussy way. So, why not just indulge. I already have one short collared shirt from Zara (unfortunately), but my goal is to find a short sleeved version, so that I can alternate it according the weather.

source: details mag

Sunday, March 04, 2007

these boots are made for walking

I liked Cloak. I never was too crazy about it, but it grew on me, I suppose. Perhaps it was more of a peer influence than anything. In any regard, talk about Cloak nostalgia. As the last collection hits the stores, I get reminded of some cool products this man made. For example, the killer, i-want-them-right-now, back zipper, low boots. Wow!!! Aren't those just the greatest?

Available at Barney's, darling. Of course.