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Thursday, October 30, 2014

On the Street….Piazza Oberdan, Milan

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Thursday, October 30, 2014

On the Street…via Savona, Milan

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Thursday, October 30, 2014

Costume Inspiration for The True Sartorialist

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Click through the archives and see if you can find some costume ideas from the many years of inspiration

Thursday, October 30, 2014

On the Street…..Basketball Shorts, Milan, New York & Paris

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Remember when I first posted Ursina wearing Nike Basketball shorts? Well I guess people were taking notes

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Thursday, October 30, 2014

Ann Demeulemeester at Barney’s

The super fantastic Ann Demeulemeester signing her new book at Barney’s New York

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

On the Street….via Solari, Milan

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

On the Street…After Missoni, Milan

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Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Self Service….Fall/Winter 2014

102914SSI was intrigued to pick up the new copy of Self Service after noticing the issue featured an interview with Steven Meisel as well as Ms. Miuccia (which of course is always a treat). There are alluring points in both interviews, but I think what was really enjoyable was hearing both Meisel and Prada talk about the inner confidence of a woman and how that inspires them.

 

Miuccia comments on how striking that inner strength is when it’s seen. “But you recognize immediately when you see a girl or a woman that is confident. You see because she has style – there is a harmony and you immediately read it.”

 

Meisel touches on the same concept of being able to read inner confidence, and how that manifests into a style all ones own.

 

“In terms of beauty, you couldn’t consider Chanel or Vreeland classically beautiful, in a classic, pretty way – they were a million times more than that and that’s because of what’s inside – the personality and the creativeness. They created these personas and that’s what I love, too.”

 

It’s nice to hear both industry legends speak to the personality of a woman being just as — if not more – important than the clothes she chooses to wear.

 

 

 

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

On the Street…..At Fashion School, Shanghai

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Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Girls in Lace Skirts Never Stand Alone, Milan

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Tuesday, October 28, 2014

The Screening Room….Trafic by Jacques Tati

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I don’t speak French, and I can’t keep up with subtitles-but that doesn’t stop me from getting a kick out of a good Tati film.

 

These movies are so visual and so unique (the girl above stores her floppy hats where you’d expect to find a spare tire!) The mood of a Tati film is instantly recognizable and now super easy to access-as of last week I noticed that all six of Tati’s films are now available on iTunes.

 

Definitely worth viewing if you’re in the mood for something a little bit different, but not too serious. 

Screen Shot 2014-10-20 at 10.32.44 AM-Also how great are these Criterion Collection cover artworks for the films (pictured above). The covers have just as much character as the films themselves.

 

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

On the Street….The Coolest Mother & Daughter, Shanghai

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Monday, October 27, 2014

On the Street…..Lafayette St., New York

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Monday, October 27, 2014

From the Shanghai Flea Market

Monday, October 27, 2014

On the Street…..In the French Concession, Shanghai

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Saturday, October 25, 2014

FACES by The Sartorialist

I’m so excited to see the great collection of shots we’ve been able to capture for Faces by The Sartorialist! Click here to see more shots for FACES by The Sartorialist

Friday, October 24, 2014

On the Street…After Gucci

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Friday, October 24, 2014

The Reading List….Conflict and Costume by Jim Naughten

I’m realizing now that The Reading List, might have been more aptly named The Viewing List, considering most of the books I love seem to contain more photos than actual words! (a shocking fact-I know)

 

In Conflict and Costume, Naughten photographs the Herero Tribe of Namibia in their native costume. This “costume” has evolved over the last 100+ years out of what Europeans left behind in South Africa, and what the Herero Tribe subsequently adopted. To see so many misplaced patterns, shapes, and colors set against an overwhelmingly serene backdrop, surprisingly creates a nice sense of harmony. It’s funny how two contrasting visuals can play off of eachother so nicely.

 

If you’re interested, the book is available for purchase on Amazon

Friday, October 24, 2014

On the Street…The Strand, London

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Thursday, October 23, 2014

On the Street…..After Marni, Milan

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Thursday, October 23, 2014

Can’t Wait For…

I was clicking around on Vogue.com yesterday when I noticed a preview for an in-the-works documentary on writer Joan Didion. In addition to being a great writer, Ms. Didion has always maintained such a captivating and intriguing personal style. So needless to say, I’m very excited for the release of this film. Not surprisingly, in one day alone donations to fund the documentary have already surpassed the project goal of $80,000.

 

Guess the filmmakers proved their point. There most certainly is a demand for this film.

 

Click here to go view the projects Kickstarter page

Thursday, October 23, 2014

On the Street….Broadway, New York

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Wednesday, October 22, 2014

On the Street….All About the Trench

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Wednesday, October 22, 2014

On the Street….Outside Tate Modern, London

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Wednesday, October 22, 2014

On the Street….Via Savona, Milan

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Tuesday, October 21, 2014

On the Street…After Fendi

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Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Costume Institute Unveils First Fall Exhibition in Seven Years

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This might sound like a call for celebration-but that might be in poor taste considering the exhibits theme, Death Becomes Her: A Century of Mourning Attire. In all seriousness, I’m happy to have just one more reason to spend a fall afternoon up at the Met.

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

On the Street….English Breakfast, London

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Monday, October 20, 2014

On the Street…Her Personal Style & Milan

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Monday, October 20, 2014

Iris Van Herpen Spring/Summer 2015

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This was the coolest thing I saw all season and it was the last looks on my last show of the season. I guess patience has its rewards.

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Monday, October 20, 2014

On the Street…..Astor Place, New York

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Friday, October 17, 2014

On the Street…..Somerset House, London

Friday, October 17, 2014

Chelsea Flea Market As Seen On The Sartorialist Instagram

Friday, October 17, 2014

On the Street….New Oxford Street, London

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Thursday, October 16, 2014

On the Street….The Strand, London

Thursday, October 16, 2014

If You’re Thinking About….Peasant Embroidery

Thursday, October 16, 2014

On the Street….I Love the Way This Look Walks, London

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Wednesday, October 15, 2014

On the Street….Great Jones St., New York

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Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Angelo Flaccavento’s Rumblings and Mumblings for Faces by The Sartorialist

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My friend and true Sartorialist, Angelo Flaccavento, is also quite a wordsmith! Today he contributes an excellent essay to my  Faces By The Sartorialist project,  click here to read his charming rumblings and mumblings.

 

 

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

On the Street….Fifth Ave., New York

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Tuesday, October 14, 2014

On the Street….Somerset House, London

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Tuesday, October 14, 2014

If You’re Thinking About….Transitional Plaid

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

On the Street….West Houston St., New York

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Sunday, October 12, 2014

The Reading List….Grafica della Strada by Louise Fili

The fantastic new book, Grafica della Strada by the equally fantastic Louise Fili captures the beautiful typography of Italian street signs. I love her books because you can pick them up to look at just a few pages but then get lost in them for the next hour

 

Grafica della Strada available on Amazon

Saturday, October 11, 2014

This is Ugg by The Sartorialist

Friday, October 10, 2014

On the Street….Piazza Oberdan, Milan

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Friday, October 10, 2014

On the Street….LaFayette St., New York

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Friday, October 10, 2014

On the Street….Corso Venezia, Milan

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A long pencil skirt is so flattering on a young lady with curves.

Thursday, October 9, 2014

On the Street….Lafayette Street, New York

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Thursday, October 9, 2014

On the Street….Via Fogazzaro, Milan

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Thursday, October 9, 2014

On the Street….Grand Street, New York

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Paris As Seen On The Sartorialist Instagram

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Wednesday, October 8, 2014

On the Street….via Maiocchi, Milan

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Wednesday, October 8, 2014

If I Ever Made A Slogan Tee-Shirt, It Would Read “What Would Beppe Do”

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Wednesday, October 8, 2014

On the Street…..Armani Caffe, Milan

I stopped in my tracks when I saw this woman sitting at the Armani Caffe having her morning cappuccino.

 

Have you ever seen the famous Brassai photo “Miss Diamonds?” This wonderful woman immediately brought that image to mind, so I delayed the meeting I was at the caffe to attend, and took my time to shoot her in all her glory.  If you know the Armani Caffe in Milano then you know the Armani Libre is right next door, so after shooting I ran over and bought a copy of my book and made a little present of it to her.  She seemed to enjoy it very much.  I’ve since learned she is a regular at the caffe and hopefully  she will make a few more appearances on this blog soon.

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

On the Street….Mouseketeers, Milan

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Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Work on My Third Book Begins!!

Laying out the pages is , by far, the most fun part of putting together a book (except for the actual shooting!)

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

On the Street….Piazza Oberdan, Milan

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Monday, October 6, 2014

On the Scene….Les Tuileries, Paris

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Monday, October 6, 2014

On the Street….. Place du TrocadĂ©ro, Paris

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Whenever I see this young man at the shows I’m always a little taken aback because he looks so much like my brother.

Monday, October 6, 2014

On the Street….Jeanne Damas, Paris

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Friday, October 3, 2014

On the Street…..After Miu Miu, Paris

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Friday, October 3, 2014

On the Street…..Rue Belliard, Paris

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Friday, October 3, 2014

On the Street….Boulevard Ney, Paris

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Wednesday, October 1, 2014

On the Street…..At Valentino, Paris

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Wednesday, October 1, 2014

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Wednesday, October 1, 2014

On the Street….After Chanel, Paris

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Wednesday, October 1, 2014

On the Street….Before Chanel, Paris

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