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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


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



Fashion Weak

18 Feb

Now that another Fashion Week has passed, lets take a look at some of the runway train wrecks. make no mistake I realize that every designer includes a few numbers that are solely for “effect” but I have a feeling that a few of these were serious attempts at changing the face of fashion. Marc Jacobs the wunderkind of NYC style sent more than his share of showstoppers down the catwalk, What were you thinking Marc? especially this one below.

But it doesn't look bigger than the Mauritania

Just going to the corner for a pack of smokes "look"

She looks like shes waiting for him on "her corner"

Hi My name is cupcake, Whats yours?

The latest from the house of Seuss..honestly Where do you wear this?

Barbarella meets Vampira

Cher starring in The Black Swan

I love it when when you put your hands all over me.

Be careful with my L.V. luggage, Boy

An endangered species, better fly South, before the cats get you.

Pre-pubescent emoticons,just what every man needs.

Don't worry soon I will be a butterfly.

Gearing up for a date with the Terminator

A fetching Neolithic gym outfit

I love fashion,I love style, I  love it all!  The Good, the bad, and yes the ugly too. The worse the outfit the better [which are generally the most memorable] Congratulations to our creative American designers for another fabulous Fashion week.

Norma Kamali…Still Alive and Speaking

9 Feb

Norma is the BEST

fashion and mash

Fashion designer Norma Kamali gave the keynote address at Style Coalition’s third annual Fashion 2.0 Awards in New York this evening, focusing on how technology is propelling the industry into the future.

She referred to today as the most exciting time to be in fashion since the 1960s. “What’s now the most innovative and new, and what matters, is not the clothes, which repeat themselves, but how we tell the story about fashion,” she explained.

It’s about how we personalise it, and how we humanise it, she added. “You can know my story, know about me, and if you know me as a woman, you can connect with me.”

But she also said what she loves about it is the feedback you can get from your consumers. Where once the magazines owned the power and the information, now real people, who love fashion, and love to communicate and share it…

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A post from Fashion and Mash

17 Sep

F and M’s top ten video fashion campaigns…Some really edgy images..heres the link.http://fashionandmash.wordpress.com/2011/09/17/a-pick-of-the-best-aw1112-campaign-films/

Fashion Week

15 Sep

Kors always knows what will sell

The new looks are out. I could spend days relating my opinions on each designer, but I would rather give a general overview. What is shown on the catwalk is one thing and what the public is really going to wear [interpreted by retailers] is another, which in turn gives me an idea of where I’m going with next Springs presentations. I will make this easy and simply make a list of the looks that I think will be important for Spring


  1. Marigold in all of its values with olive greens
  2. Interesting interpretations of Tie-Dye,muted neutrals and spaced out
  3. Whites and the lightest shades of lilac,Battenberg lace with wispy handkerchief hems
  4.  Floral prints in symmetrical placement on a solid ground
  5. Gold and a few metallic fabrics
  6. Anna Sui did a great group of 40’s inspired dresses, playful,young and fun
  7. Zebra prints, for the black and white lovers
  8. Elie Tahari dresses were lovely and appealing.

    Pretty is still the bottom line at Sui


  1. Kors did it best, his mens was highly wearable and knock-off-able, pre-washed,worn, loose, but tight at the ankle
  2. Mud colors,tie-dye,marigold
  3. the urban geek look is still apparent
  4. Suits.. a size too small,greys,variations on pumpkin colors, short suit jackets, Marc Jacobs did great simple color blocking
  5. Shorts that are short,mid-thigh [like shorts used to be] shown by every designer
  6. Multi-color camouflage

    Bastian, real guys,under 30

All in all Spring 012 held no big surprises and from a consumer point of view will be inviting and saleable. The economic times have made designers hyper aware of the need to give the consumer what they want to wear. Below is the link to the N.Y. Times photo review


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