Saturday, February 27, 2010

“Someone once told me that if you ask a woman What is the favorite thing in your closet?, she’ll pull out her newest dress,” says Jenna Lyons. “If you ask a man, he’ll pull out some tattered old thing he’s had forever. That’s the big difference. And that’s what Andy gets.” Essentially, he understands that men are happy to have their shoes resoled again and again, and that they’d like to buy shoes that deserve it.

Read more: Spring Fashion 2010 - Inside Kate and Andy Spade's New Business Venture -- New York Magazine

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Heidi Slimane

While I had some idea that Heidi Slimane photographed, I'd always just seen his fashion stuff. I've just been looking through his photo diary and I was really blown away. This guy is good.

Saturday, February 13, 2010

High Surf Advisory

Mavericks 2010
Redefining paddle in surfing


Saturday, February 6, 2010


I have now watched the september issue twice, and I expect that there will be more viewings in the future. While it's hard to say exactly what is my favorite part, I've had trouble getting these photographs in Wintour's office out of my head. Their strong, bold, and equine-friendly! Perfect union of my design philosophy and my lifelong passion (I started riding at age 4). I've tried to track down who the photographer is, but so far no such luck.

So bloggers- any ideas?

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

nothing but my birthday suit?

I got a trench coat when I was approad, and I've been struggling with how best to wear it around my college campus without appearing like a) a flasher or b) a serial killer. Really though- why is it that everytime a kid comes in and shoots up his high school he's wearing a trench coat?

Ive been inspired by The Sartorialist's project for Burberry but what really sealed the deal was this photo of Emmanuelle Alt and her darling daughter. I've been wearing mine with striped sailor shirts, drapey white alexander wang t's tucked into skinny ripped blue jeans, or a black cashmere v-neck when the rain turned cold.

I'm thinking as long as I keep pairing it with basics and the look will come off as classic, not all-i've-got-under-this-is-my-birthday-suit-and-an-ak-47.

ne plus ultra

attrait intemporel

The page on the left comes from french vogue all the way back in 07. What amazes me is how well it still fits with the current trends. 3 years later, and I would still be happy wearing these looks.
The striped shirt- check.
navy blazer- check.
true blue denim- check. Even the wide legged flares are starting to cycle back in.
But this isn't about cycling in and out- it's about enduring classics that still look as fresh as they did 2+ years ago.