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Friday, October 30, 2009

On the Street….White Jeans for Fall, Paris

Friday, October 30, 2009

On the Street….Rue St. HonorĂ©, Paris

Friday, October 30, 2009

On the Street….Left Bank, Paris

Thursday, October 29, 2009

On the Street….via Manin, Milano

Thursday, October 29, 2009

On the Street….Unbuttoned Elegance, Milano

Thursday, October 29, 2009

On the Street….Charmer, Milano

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Style Profile…Dianna Lunt, NYC



Dianna Lunt

Job?
Assistant Fashion Editor, Big Man Magazine and Freelance Stylist

Style icons
I love Lou Dillon’s quirky, messy chic and the styling of Emmanuelle Alt and Marie Chaix

Describe your personal style
Shambolic

I build my daily look around
An emotion

Personal Style quirk?
Prairie tomboy meets Parisian chic

Favorite designers?
Martin Margiela, Marni, Dries Van Noten, Jil Sander, YSL

The first thing I look at in another Sartorialist’s outfit …
Balance of silhouette and the pairing of fabric textures.

Favorite stores?
Opening Ceremony is great and I love Maryam Nassir Zadeh in the Lower East Side, if I had a store that’s what I’d want it to look like. Their presentation and store merchandising is so colorful, well thought out and inspiring, not at all stuffy.

Most stylish city?
Paris, because the women have a sense of effortlessness to their style and they’re not afraid to wear color. I also love Copenhagen’s streetwear.

Favorite vacation spot?
I don’t really take vacations, but I used to live in Florence and I miss it all the time. I’m hoping to go back very soon…

Favorite cocktail?
I don’t drink cocktails but I love a good whiskey on the rocks.

Favorite place to search for inspiration?
Vintage markets in Paris

I spend my weekends?
At brunch with my boyfriend, and reading magazines in the bathtub.

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

On the Street….Ready for Fall, Milano

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

On the Street….The Standard, Milano


This is how I want to look in a suit.

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

On the Street….Via Alserio, Milano

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

On the Street….Ninth Ave., NYC

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

On the Street….via Fogazzaro, Milano

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

On the Street….Crosswalk, London

Monday, October 26, 2009

San Francisco Book Signing at Paul Smith

Wow, San Francisco was great! Great turnout and really cool people. Dallas was also really cool, but I forgot my stupid camera so you will just have to take my word on that.
A big thanks to all of the people who waited in line for hours.

I took this picture out of the window behind my signing table. It must have taken these people another 2 hours before they got to the front of the line.

Don’t let this scare you though, while I was in D.C. three different couples told me they had met at my gallery exhibit two years before. I guess it is not such a bad formula to bring together well-dressed men and women in a cool setting with a few free drinks.

Again I’m so proud of the variety of people – Vintage, Trads, Glams… all across the board.

Monday, October 26, 2009

On the Street….Via Borgonuovo, Milano

Monday, October 26, 2009

On the Street….The Driver, San Francisco


One of my favorite encounters on this book tour was my driver in San Francisco.

As you can see he was very elegant and practically oozed self-confidence, dignity and pride in his work.

I love people who show pride in their work, regardless of the job.

This man’s car was spotless, his shoes were shined and he knew exactly where he was going. He wasn’t dressed like that for me, he had no idea who I was, this was just another day and just another ride done in his own stylish way.

I’ve said this so many times before, and recently in the intro of my book. Even though this blog is about fashion I don’t really think about fashion when I look at this photo. I think about how he is communicating his sense of pride and self-worth; not by how expensive his clothes are but by how he wears his clothes, his posture and his politeness. This man is pure style.

Monday, October 26, 2009

On the Street….Commerce St., Dallas


I was so impressed by all of the cool people I met on last weeks book tour.

Young, old, rich, less than rich.

In D.C. they kept saying, “Wow, I’ve never seen so many fashionable people in one place in D.C.”

My only regret is that I didn’t get a chance to shoot more of the people at the events.

However, I did find two people that may end up working for me in the future (I always have my eye open, even if it’s not behind a camera).

We will be announcing some new tour dates shortly, and we are looking for the right partners to host an event in Boston and Philadelphia soon (while Garance is in town).

I can say right now that it looks like I will be taking my first trip to Madrid and Barcelona very, very, soon.

Thanks again everyone!

Sunday, October 25, 2009

On the Street….The Bowery, NYC

Saturday, October 24, 2009

On the Street….Friends, London

Friday, October 23, 2009

On the Street…..Sailor Sweet, Paris

Friday, October 23, 2009

On the Street……Belted Dress, Milano

Thursday, October 22, 2009

From GQ……at Paula Rubenstein, NYC

Thursday, October 22, 2009

On the Street…..Rue Bonaparte, Paris

Thursday, October 22, 2009

On the Street…..Earth tones & Sunshine, Milano


I love how simple this outfit is, and yet it’s so chic. Her bag, the shades of color in her skirt and sweater, the cut of the v neck – it’s all of the little details that make this so special.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

On the Street….New Museum, NYC

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

From GQ……at Billy Reid, NYC

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

On the Street….Lino so Casual, Milano

I’m telling you guys, all the women I know love these shoes. I recently bought a pair and they are my new #1 favorites.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

On the Street….Friends, Paris

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Cary Grant, Les images d’une vie

Great new book on the style of Cary Grant.

This is easily one of my all-time favorite shots of Cary Grant. This is the look of effortless chic.

There are also several shots I have never seen.

You can buy it on Amazon.fr or on Colette’s website.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

On the Street….Friends, Paris & London


Tuesday, October 20, 2009

On the Street….Tuileries, Paris


I love the range of colors in this look.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

On the Street….Carine in Black & White, Milano


Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Thanks Washington DC!

Thanks to everyone in DC for the great turnout last night!

I expected great things in cities like London and Paris, but DC was a total surprise.

I was signing until 12:30 am!

And what a great looking and diverse crowd (not to put any pressure on you Dallas!)

Thanks again guys and yes, I will be back in DC soon!

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

US Book Tour!

I am excited to announce the signing dates and locations for my first US book tour!

Dallas TX
Tuesday October 20th
7pm-9pm
Barnes & Noble
7700 West Northwest Hwy

San Francisco CA
Wednesday October 21st
7:30pm-8:30pm
Paul Smith
50 Geary Street

Los Angeles CA
Thursday October 22nd
8pm-10pm
The Beverly Center
8500 Beverly Blvd
8th Floor, Outdoor Terrace
Sponsored by Traffic

All of these events are open to the public, I am excited to meet my readers in all of these cities! We are still working on more signings, so hopefully I will have events in a few other cities/countries.

Monday, October 19, 2009

On the Street….Via Montenapoleone, Milano

Monday, October 19, 2009

On the Street….Rue St. HonorĂ©, Paris


Don’t miss the sliver of the blue denim shirt peeking out by his collar – really, the shades and textures of blue in this look are sublime.

Monday, October 19, 2009

Verizon Global Gentleman or the Sainthood of Garance Dore


I don’t know if any of you have seen these Verizon Global Gentleman ads that began running in GQ back in September.

It was a really fun project that Garance and I shot over the Summer in Milan, Paris, Australia and London.

I have to admit I’m happy with how the shots turned out… but poor Garance.

No photographer ever wants to shoot another photographer. Let alone your boyfriend who is a photographer.

I couldn’t help it, just as she was about to shoot I would keep saying… is that the angle you’re going to take???….. back light, really??…. does my hair make my face look fat???

Local florists became quite wealthy after each of these shots.

Sorry G.

Monday, October 19, 2009

On the Street….Alessandra, Milano

Sunday, October 18, 2009

On the Street….Somerset House, London

Saturday, October 17, 2009

On the Street….Olivia P, London

Friday, October 16, 2009

On the Street….After Ralph lauren, NYC

Friday, October 16, 2009

On the Street….Layered Pants, Paris

Friday, October 16, 2009

GQ Style, Romeo Gigli

It was such a thrill to shoot Romeo Gigli recently for British GQ Style.

For those too young to remember, it’s hard to

Friday, October 16, 2009

On the Street….Leigh, Paris

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Backstage at Balmain, Paris


Thursday, October 15, 2009

On the Street….Rei, Paris

Thursday, October 15, 2009

On the Street….Rue du Marche St. Honore, Paris

Thursday, October 15, 2009

On the Street….Cheap & Chic, Milano

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Isabel and Friend VĂ©lib’ing, Paris

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

On the Street….Anne St, Dublin

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

On the Way to the Horse Track, Paris


She said that she was on the way to the horse track with her friend

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

The Armani Question

Two weeks ago Mr. Armani spoke for the first time about his recent serious illness.

I really thought Mr. Armani had made a deal with the devil, because it seemed he would never give up the reins of his company.

But now he has cut back his working hours and will soon have to seriously consider his design replacement.

So, this raises the question, who should replace Mr. Armani? Who could replace Mr. Armani?

Jil Sander seems almost too obvious.

Tomas Maier? That could be great.

Personally I would love to see Alber Elbaz move over from Lanvin. He does such a great job with that label – but just imagine what he could do with the money, retail network and infrastructure that Mr. Armani has so skillfully set up over the last few years.

So, who do you think should take over for Mr. Armani?

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

On the Street….Dad’s Former Sportcoat, Dublin

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

On the Street….Tuileries, Paris

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

On the Street….Left Bank, Paris

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Rugby at Trinity College, Dublin



Monday, October 12, 2009

On the Street….After Louis Vuitton, Paris

Monday, October 12, 2009

On the Street….Tuileries, Paris


Monday, October 12, 2009

On the Street….Blathnaid, Dublin

Friday, October 9, 2009

On the Street….Yasmin, London

Thursday, October 8, 2009

On the Street….Friends & Sisters, Milano

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Second Row At Louis Vuitton, Paris

Thursday, October 8, 2009

On the Street….Mr. Castiglioni, Milano

Thursday, October 8, 2009

At Louis Vuitton, Paris

Thursday, October 8, 2009

At Louis Vuitton, Paris

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Dublin Signing

I will be coming to Dublin for the first time this weekend, and will be having a book signing and a reception there. I am really excited to meet my readers in Dublin. They are open to everyone, so I hope you can make it to one event – or both!

Dublin Signing
Friday October 9th
1:15-3:00pm
at The Gallery of Photography
Meeting House Square
Temple Bar, Dublin 2

Reception after the Signing
Friday October 9th
6:30-9pm
at Harvey Nichols
Dundrum Town Centre, Dublin 16
in the First Floor Bar
dublinevents@harveynichols.com

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

On the Street….Blue Print, Red Print, Milano

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

On the Street….Tuileries, Paris


Wednesday, October 7, 2009

On the Street….At the Hemline, Milan


Wednesday, October 7, 2009

At Chloe



Wednesday, October 7, 2009

At Chanel



Garance did a great post about yesterdays Chanel show.

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Behind the Scenes – Photo Shoot For L’Officiel Hommes

Yesterday Milan Vukmirovic shot a few portraits of me for the fifth anniversary edition of L?Officiel Hommes.

The timing couldn’t have been better/the timing couldn’t have been worse.

The timing was great because yesterday it was pouring rain almost all day, so why not stay inside and shoot or be shot.

The timing couldn’t have been worse because fashion month has caught up with both Garance and me. We have both been sick with a nasty head cold that just won’t leave. Also I have just about exhausted my wardrobe that was supposed to last for the entire three week trip.

It was great to watch Milan work, and have a little time to get to know each other. We did a small interview afterwards and Milan asked some of the most thoughtful questions about my work that I have heard in a long time.

The issue comes out in early December. I will make sure to post it when it is ready.


The deer? Don’t ask!

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

On the Street….Friends, Paris


I don’t know why, but I have been drawn to the idea of shooting friends together this season. There’s just something about the natural emotion and energy between friends that is so powerful in photos.

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

On the Street….Sunday on St. Germain, Paris

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

On the Street….Luca in a Black & White World, London

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

At Lanvin


Monday, October 5, 2009

On the Scene…Mixed Plaid @ Burberry Party, London


Monday, October 5, 2009

On the Street…Margherita, Milano

Monday, October 5, 2009

On the Street….At CafĂ© de Flore, Paris

Monday, October 5, 2009

From My Seat at the Cafe, Paris

To the Right

Parisian service – pleading for food seems more typical than ordering.

Center

Garance being silly in her new Max Mara coat.
To the Left


And behind me Vivienne Westwood waiting to get a table outside while Yasmin Sewell, Robert Rabensteiner, and Lara Stone (to name a few) pass in and out of the doors as we all wait for the Dries Van Noten show.

Sunday, October 4, 2009

On the Street…Hudson St., NYC

Sunday, October 4, 2009

On the Street…Left Bank, Paris

Sunday, October 4, 2009

On the Street….Dario at Night, Paris

Saturday, October 3, 2009

On the Street….Garance DorĂ©, London

Saturday, October 3, 2009

Paul Strand – The Outer Hebrides of Scotland

I bought this book the other day in Paris.

It’s incredible !

I will be visiting Dublin next week (yes, I know that it isn’t in Scotland), but books like this really make me want to visit that general region much more often.

Saturday, October 3, 2009

The Sartorialist for ADIDAS/MILK


While I was in Berlin this Summer I shot a small editorial for Milk magazine celebrating a special line of Adidas sneakers. I love the challenge of casting these shoots with people from the city.

Saturday, October 3, 2009

Garance & Me at Colette


Garance and I will be at Colette today from 3 to 4pm, to sign t-shirts from her Gap collaboration and meet our readers.

If you are in the area please stop by, we look forward to meeting you!

PS. You’ve gotta read Garance’s post today, it’s so funny (especially the part about Anna Wintour).

Friday, October 2, 2009

On the Street….At Ralph Lauren, NYC

Friday, October 2, 2009

On the Street….Gloria, London

Friday, October 2, 2009

On the Street…Covered Buttons, Paris

George always looks great. I hate the phrase “classic with a twist,” but George seems to be a master at that.

Here he wears a very classic DB from Anderson & Sheppard – but insisted on covered buttons for the jacket.

Such a small detail, but it completely changes the feel of the look – more like Men’s Couture.

Friday, October 2, 2009

On the Street…Camera Crush, Paris

Alessandra Colombo is quite possibly the coolest young lady I have met all year. The key to this look is the perfect, perfect fit of her shirt, of course it’s custom-made.

I have to be honest, this season has been a bit slow finding new, interesting people to shoot. The economy continues to affect the size and variety of the crowds at the shows. I have found myself “off-site” a lot more, and luckily finding very cool people like Alessandra and Margherita (you’ll see her Monday).

Thursday, October 1, 2009

On the Street….Sunset @ Somerset House, London

Thursday, October 1, 2009

On the Street…@ Marni, Milano

Thursday, October 1, 2009

On the Street…Editor’s Secret, Milano


Brana and Nina know the strength of a white shirt and a pair of sunglasses.

Thursday, October 1, 2009

On the Street…Military Effect, Milano

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Vogue Pelle- The Fashionistas

The first thing I did when I hit Milan was go buy the new Italian Vogue Pelle.

I shot a story for them over the Summer, and I had been dying to see it in print. The lovely Giovanna Battaglia set up the whole shoot, it was really great to work with her.

Actually one, of the high points of my career came when Franca Sozzani stopped me outside of the Men’s Prada show and told me how much she liked this story.

Thursday, October 1, 2009

On the Street…Color, Milano