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Thursday, April 30, 2009

On the Street……Little Star, Sydney

Thursday, April 30, 2009

On the Street……Missoni Dress, Sydney

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

On the Street……Aussie Androgyny, Sydney

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

On the Street……Oxford St., Sydney

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

On the Street……Steps, Sydney

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

On the Street……Blue & Orange, Sydney

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

On the Street……Sammie, Sydney

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

On the Street……Mixed Plaids, Sydney

Monday, April 27, 2009

On the Street……George St., Sydney

Monday, April 27, 2009

On the Street……Black & Grey, Sydney

Saturday, April 25, 2009

On the Street……The Tailor of Chapel Street, Melbourne

Saturday, April 25, 2009

On the Street……Off Chapel St., Melbourne

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Thank You

Thank you all for your kind comments and support.

Thursday, April 23, 2009

On the Street……Place Vendome, Paris

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Sartorialist #1 – Earl Schuman

My Father passed away last week.

I won’t try to write about what he meant to me, because I am not a good enough writer to express that level of sentiment. He was simply the single most influential figure in my life. Even though everyone has always said,

Monday, April 20, 2009

On the Street……Fifth Ave., NYC

Monday, April 20, 2009

On the Street……Leader of the Band, Milano

Monday, April 20, 2009

On the Street……That Dress, Milano

Friday, April 17, 2009

On the Street……Vika, Paris

Thursday, April 16, 2009

On the Street……Rain Walking, Paris



Thursday, April 16, 2009

On the Street……Lips, Paris

Thursday, April 16, 2009

On the Street……Spring Knocking, Milan

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Style Profile…Romney Leader, NYC


Romney Leader

Job?
Associate Fashion Editor, Style.com

Best Sartorial advice from your parents?
Never be afraid to do your own thing.

Style icons?
Tina Chow, Anita Pallenberg, Iris Apfel

Describe your personal style…
Constantly evolving! I tend to have a favorite piece or silhouette I wear constantly until something else catches my eye. I also hate looking like I put much thought into it or looking too ?done.? Style-wise it?s a mix of everything that?s influenced me aesthetically: growing up in Texas, living and working in New York, and all of the music and cultures I took a liking to in my early years.

I build my daily look around?
Comfort, for sure – and my schedule for the day. If I?m not wearing flats or boots I have a pair close at hand, and even though I hate the cold weather I love the way the right coat adds the finishing touch to a look.

Personal Style quirk?
I nick pants and shirts from my boyfriend?s closet constantly, and I don?t think there?s such a thing as jewelry that?s too chunky.

Favorite designers?
Ann Demeulemeester, Yohji Yamamoto, Martin Margiela?anyone who does their own thing and is effortlessly on point without coming across as overly trendy.

Most cherished item?
My engagement ring and my grandfather?s felt fedora.

Never caught wearing?
Halter tops.

Most underrated item in menswear/womenswear?
The perfectly tailored woven shirt, the slouchy trouser, and the leather biker jacket.

Dress to impress who?
Strangers or my boss?ha?though really it?s my own reflection I?m most after.

Flats or heels?
I?m a huge advocate of flats- I don?t think heels necessarily make you look more put together.

Favorite stores?
Barneys for one-stop; Camden Market or one of the many vintage stores along the Texas highways for treasures, and sample sales?

Your next “must have” purchase?
Ann Demeulemeester lace-up open boots, a Lanvin silk trench, one of the Dries Van Noten metallic ball necklaces, and a pair of those Dolce silk ?pajama? pants.

I skimp when buying …
If I?m test-driving a trend (say, harem pants) I head to Zara. I also cheap out on leggings, scarves, and denim.

I splurge on…
Sweaters, pants, woven shirts- anything that benefits from tailoring and luxe fabrics.

Favorite item of clothing?
Currently: ultra wide-leg cropped pants from 3.1, black Balenciaga sweater that flares out at the sides, and a wool military-inspired vest from Camilla & Marc.

Favorite fashion magazines?
Vogue and Teen Vogue

Favorite (style) books?
I find home d

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

On the Street……Giovanna!





Wednesday, April 15, 2009

On the Street……Cardigan, New York City


We’re hitting that time of year when a chunky cardigan is, maybe, all you need for outerwear.

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

On the Street……Fur Collar, Milan & Paris


Tuesday, April 14, 2009

On the Street……Fifth Ave., New York


Tuesday, April 14, 2009

On the Street……Westside, NYC

Monday, April 13, 2009

On the Street……West 21st, New York

Monday, April 13, 2009

On the Street……Fifth Ave., New York


Friday, April 10, 2009

On the Street……Fifth Ave., New York

Friday, April 10, 2009

On the Street……Fifth Ave., NYC

Thursday, April 9, 2009

On the Street……Fifth Ave., New York

Thursday, April 9, 2009

On the Street……Fifth Ave., New York



This is the first time I have seen a men’s jacket with a peplum-ish waist detail that looks reasonably normal.

Thursday, April 9, 2009

On the Street……57th St., New York

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

On the Street……Spring Knocking, Paris

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

On the Street……Spring Knocking, Paris


Wednesday, April 8, 2009

On the Street……Black Leather, NYC


Tuesday, April 7, 2009

On the Street……Carine Roitfeld, Milan & New York


Tuesday, April 7, 2009

On the Street……Raphael Lorenzini, Florence


I hate to be on the Italian bandwagon, but really….when Americans do jeans and a jacket it just never (rarely) looks this cool. (Even though he is wearing mostly American brands like Ralph Lauren – or American inspired, the jeans are “Roy Rogers”)

Actually, in GQ I called this look Raphael Lorenzini.

Again, this is not really about price or brand – but fit.

Those jeans are SLIM, the shirt collar high, pocket square prominent, the jacket sleeve very slim and at the perfect length, and the tie at just the right angle of sprezzatura!

I know I am not Italian, and to copy this look too completely would not feel right to me. However, I study images like this and try to figure out what element would make a difference in my wardrobe. From this image I’m reminded to ask for, or look for a jacket with a slimmer sleeve or higher armhole. That one element can make the torso of your jacket look so much slimmer.

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

On the Street……Teddy Bear, Paris & Milano


Tuesday, April 7, 2009

On the Street…..Teddy Bear Too, NYC

Monday, April 6, 2009

On the Street……Olivier Zahm, Milano

Monday, April 6, 2009

On the Street……California Girl, Paris



Monday, April 6, 2009

On the Street……Le Marais, Paris

Monday, April 6, 2009

On the Street……Pink & Green, Paris

Friday, April 3, 2009

On the Street……Sixth Ave., NYC

Friday, April 3, 2009

On the Street……Transitioning into Spring, Milano

Friday, April 3, 2009

On the Street……In the Shadows, NYC

Thursday, April 2, 2009

On the Street……Blue & White, Paris

Thursday, April 2, 2009

On the Street……Legs, Paris


Thursday, April 2, 2009

On the Street……Via Tortona, Milano

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

On the Beach……Tri-Color, South Miami Beach

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

On the Street……Tri-Color, Paris