Blue Is The Warmest Colour

GQ - Tommy Ton

A month of Men’s Spring/Summer 2015 fashions will be wrapping up next week. I used to get lady wood for the clothes that made their way down the runway or that stood still for a presentation when the both the Men’s and Women’s shows would roll around—but “ready-to-wear” was oh-so-very loosely defined and the luxury prices much too high for my overtly modest living. Now, it’s the fashion seen on da mean streets of Pitti, Milan, and London etc that gets me off. Yes, I know, people who attend the shows put a lot of effort into looking like they effortlessly put themselves together so uniquely and creatively. But you gotta love ’em for giving a damn. The same cannot be said for 78% of the people who work in my building…

Men wear blue all the time. But these men wear blue like they give a shit and don’t it look nice?

GQ - Tommy Ton

GQ - Tommy Ton

W Magazine

W Magazine

*Images via GQ and W

How To Do It Like A Man

Menswear Inspired
The Fashion Week of our male counterparts is upon us. Smartly dressed dudes of the highly styled variety are currently swarming the streets of Milan, fancy socks, tailored tweed, and pocket squares in abundance. Pitti Uomo wrapped last week and if the snaps from Tommy Ton are any indication, this season belongs to the 19th century commoner—tweed, caramel, blues in all hues, tweed, checks ‘n’ plaid, tweed, layered jackets, dusty suede hats…did I mention tweed? A trend to note: beautiful, patterned scarves—enough to turn any woman emerald with envy.
Now ladies, we’re all thinking it…“anything you can do, I can do better”

How to Ring in the New Year

Happy New Year!
It’s obvious. Everyone knows to welcome every New Year with sparkle: sequins and metallics and crystals, oh my! Based off my newly found, yet simultaneously inherent, disdain for the suburbs and home ownership, I’m po’ and thus window shopping will need to suffice. If I could have indulged in a nouveau ensemble for the upcoming festivities it would include sequined pants—obvi—topped with strapless peplum and a sassy shoe and evening clutch. Kinda like what I’ve whipped up above.
Here’s hoping your New Year’s Eve fun is filled with friends, laughter, and champagne. Cheers to 2014!

An Impossible Conversation: Schiaparelli, Prada, Met Gala

It was a night of sequins, gold lamé, back-less and often gravity-defying gowns, and lots and lots of Prada. Of course, the night was dedicated to the aforementioned Miuccia and Elsa Schiaparelli — Impossible Conversations — the Met is currently housing a look into these designers from two distinct eras and their flaring similarities. The 2012 Met Gala, hosted by American Vogue (I just read an interesting and thought-provoking opinion piece on the highly lauded fashion rag here) and experienced by the fashion elite was opened up to us at home through a red carpet live feed. Thus allowing the masses to oggle and be mind-boggled at some of the fashion choices in a more timely manner.

I’m not here to criticize, what the heck do I know, I’ll leave that to the professionals. I would, however, like to point out a red-carpet trend, if I can even call it that: “peek-a-boo, I see you”. You know what I’m talking about; full-length sheer skirts that left little to the imagination. I gotta say…I kinda like it. A new form of sexy – covered up, but not quite. Givenchy and Dior made for some fine examples. All photos derived from New York Magazine.

And B takes the cake.

 

Do tell, which Met Gala garb was your favourite?

Toodles!