Tag Archives: fashion photos

Fashion for real guys…

20 Feb

Paris is fake snow

This is a refreshing approach. Having reviewed most of the recent mens shows, comprised  of  South Sea barely clad Polish boys with 29 inch waists, asymmetrical  Japanese over coats worn by androgynous waifs and the most absurd of all retro coats modeled after Jackie Kennedy’s three-quarter sleeved, huge buttoned, pastel confections, for men? I don’t think so [at least not for me] I loved Jackie but never wanted to be her.


All he needs is the sun glasses


Alexandre Mattiussi, the Designer of the Label Ami has the right idea for the American man.


Yes, after the show they ate pizza

1-Alexandre Mattiussi, the Designer of the Label Ami, Creates Buzz During Paris Men’s Fashion Week - NYTimes.com - Google Chrome 2202014 65650 AM

Remember those “school boy” shades?

2-Alexandre Mattiussi, the Designer of the Label Ami, Creates Buzz During Paris Men’s Fashion Week - NYTimes.com - Google Chrome 2202014 65717 AM

Real guys all shapes and sizes, a trend that seems to be occurring more and more, as designers opt for a broader audience.

More Shots http://tmagazine.blogs.nytimes.com/2014/01/19/the-scene-mens-paris-fashion-week-ami-alexandre-mattiussi-fallwinter-2014/?action=click&contentCollection=Fashion%20%26%20Style&module=RelatedCoverage&region=Marginalia&pgtype=article

New York Times….http://www.nytimes.com/2014/02/20/fashion/Fashion-Alexandre-Mattiussi-Ami-Paris-Mens-Fashion-Week.html?nl=todaysheadlines&emc=edit_th_20140220


Cynthia….the first mannequin

15 Jan
I’m sure that there are many VM’s out there that have no idea who Cynthia is or was. Cynthia was the first modern display mannequin. Her introduction caused a sensation when she was introduced back in 1937 by her creator Lester Gaba. She was the first practical mannequin, up until her mannequins were mostly French imports made of wax, that had a tendency to melt in summer heat, creating a ghoulish effect due to the glass eyes and real human teeth, think Vincent Price in the film “House of Wax”

Balloon Dresses

19 Sep
Balloon art by Rie Hosokai

Balloon art by Rie Hosokai

Rie Hosokai is a world renown balloon artist. Her sense of fashion and  her amazing technique has made her a much sought after performance art practitioner. I’m sure she captivates every audience she appears for. Truly exceptional.

Balloon art by Rie Hosokai


Balloon art by Rie Hosokai

Balloon art by Rie Hosokai

Balloon art by Rie Hosokai

Balloon art by Rie Hosokai

Balloon art by Rie Hosokai

Balloon art by Rie Hosokai

Balloon art by Rie Hosokai

Balloon art by Rie Hosokai now Thats a Wedding gown

Balloon art by Rie Hosokai Even deflated its extrodinary

Balloon art by Rie Hosokai Even deflated its extraordinary.

Fashion Week Wrap Up

13 Sep

Leave it to the Times to put together a terrific review of Fashion Week.

The interactive is very cool. Go look..like your in the front row



VIntage Window Display

13 Sep

As a follow up to the previous post, here are some shots of displays from the 70's some designed by the famous trimmers of the day…It was the turning point in retail merchandising and display.



Die Antwoord….Got some Stylin’ Goin On

9 Feb

I recently got turned on to Die Antwoord by a  friend. These South African Hip Hop artists have it goin on for sure.Love it or hate it I can’t deny the visual impact they possess in their videos. It’s Texas Chainsaw meets Dada anarchy with plenty of  carny sideshow thrown in. Dave Letterman had them on last week, I’m not sure what he thought of their performance [which was toned down for network broadcast] but I have to give him credit for having them on. Politically incorrect, without a doubt I am willing to forgive a few lyric statements do to the visual art in their presentation, disturbing,vulgar and violent, of course. Despite all that  I find myself  drawn to the erotic undertones and slight hint of social commentary they present. Never have I said that art has to be pretty to reach an emotional chord in the viewer. They focus their attentions on the very multi-cultural mix of South Africa and the conflicts that arise in such a divergent society.  I really like “I Fink U Freeky” and I like you alot….so do I.

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The Year of the Dragon

24 Jan

It’s the Year of the Dragon, the most auspicious sign of the Chinese zodiac. Although many may disagree, I have always been fascinated with the Chinese. An ancient culture their influence on art and architecture is undeniable. Perhaps my passion for things Chinese stems from my birth date in the year of dragon. Those of you born in 1952, 2012 is going to be a good year.

Heres a link to a description of the Dragon http://www.chinesezodiac.com/dragon.php

Rather than review past history Chinese take a look at what their  up to with fashion and photography.

Shanghai Lil strikes a pose

Take a most honorable look at this…http://chicquero.com/2012/01/23/not-a-cliche-made-in-china/    Thanks to Chicquero my favorite photo blog.

Have a Merry GaGa

22 Nov

GaGa for GaGa

Lady GaGa continues her climb to the top of popular culture. When Barney’s decides to put you in their Christmas windows you can achieve no higher status. Barney’s has a  zillion GaGa related products ready for those who have gone GaGa for GaGa. The Lady now has joined the elite few who have graced or disgraced the world famous temple to consumerism, Madonna, Bette Midler, Margaret Thatcher and BaBa Walters are but a few in the club [Cher refused which made her more famous].Fame is fleeting, who ever thought that the Material Girl would ever be replaced with a new version. She did. Now it’s GaGa’s turn. Be sure to grab up the gift du Noel before… the Lady to fades from view 

I was born this way,with a little help from producers,stylists and retail display     check it out..http://www.nytimes.com/2011/11/22/nyregion/barneys-teams-with-lady-gaga-on-holiday-display.html?_r=1&smid=tw-nytimesarts&seid=auto

A Matter of Taste

10 Nov

These are wonderful…..Thank You Chicquero, you are the best   http://fulviobonavia.com/home.html

Rick Genest

18 Sep

I can’t help myself I am completely fascinated by this. The photos are disturbing and exciting  simultaneously.

 Here’s the Link to a slideshow…..https://picasaweb.google.com/110585336863782076355/ZombieBoy#5653493003182506562

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