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Monday, February 28, 2011

On the Street….How to Wear Missoni, Milan

Monday, February 28, 2011

Marni Fall 2011

This was one of the best Marni collections I have seen in a few seasons. The level of sophistication and luxury are at an all time high.

Monday, February 28, 2011

UPDATE – Galliano/Dior

So the plot thickens.


The Sun posted a video of another rant by John Galliano in a Paris cafe. In my eyes, it shows a sad man willing to say anything to hurt others as a desperate cry for help. I hope he is relieved of his duties and that he seeks out the professional help he obviously needs.

I think that Dior had more information on John Galliano’s behavior than what they initially released but I guess they did what they had to do.


ps. Thanks to everyone that participated in the first post. I think we had a great diversity of views and opinions. I like it when this blog goes a little deeper than hemlines and color schemes.

Monday, February 28, 2011

At Marni, Milan

Sunday, February 27, 2011

On the Street….Elisa & Garance, Milan

Sunday, February 27, 2011

Bottega Veneta Fall 2011

Sunday, February 27, 2011

On the Street….Marina, Milan

Saturday, February 26, 2011

Front Row….Hamish Bowles, Milan

Saturday, February 26, 2011

On the Street….Anna in Colour, Milan

Friday, February 25, 2011

On the Street….After Fendi, Milan

Friday, February 25, 2011

John Galliano Suspended!

So by now you have all heard the news.

Dior has suspended John Galliano while they investigate the alleged anti-Semitic remarks that landed the designer in jail last night.

So, I understand and agree with the Dior zero-tolerence policy regarding race and religion, but isn’t suspending someone based solely on allegation a little hasty? I thought that, even in Paris, you’re considered innocent till proven guilty.

I always say that sports are so much more evolved in this type of situation than the fashion industry. In sports, when an athlete is accused of something, his teammates and manager usually support the player until the accusations are more deeply investigated.

Basically, Dior just threw their star designer under the bus based on the word of strangers with no “reported” third party eyewitness account of the actual events. That ,to me, is the real issue at this stage of the game.

Do you think Dior did the right thing?

I bet the fashion conspiracy theorists are going nuts with potential schemes and dreams about what is really happening behind the scenes of this drama.

Friday, February 25, 2011

Prada Fall 2011

Friday, February 25, 2011

On the Street….viale Piave, Milan

I love the Missoni/Zara mix.

Thursday, February 24, 2011

On the Street….Modern Milan, Milan

It was only a matter of time before this picture happened.

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Gucci Fall 2011, p.2

Thursday, February 24, 2011

On the Street….San Babila, Milan

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Gucci Fall 2011, p.1

Gucci, one of the top three shows of the season so far! (including New York and London)

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

On the Street….Blue London, Part 2, London

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Dirk Standen in Conversation with Carine Roitfeld

Over at Style.com my friend Dirk Standen did a great interview with Carine Roitfeld. I love that she speaks her mind and doesn’t hold back about the recent Paris Vogue situation and her relationship with Emmanuelle Alt. You can read it here.

I also highly recommend a recently interview that he did with Robert Duffy, business partner of Marc Jacobs.

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

On the Street….Blue London, Part 1, London

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

On the Street….Somerset House, London

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Christopher Kane Fall 2011


Tuesday, February 22, 2011

On the Street….London Color Story, London




I’ve rarely seen such a pervasive and specific color story as this blue and gold combination that’s happening in London right now.

What is that exact shade of blue called?

There must be something in the air because I bought a cardigan in Seoul in that exact shade.

Monday, February 21, 2011

On the Street….Rupert Street, London

Monday, February 21, 2011

Michael Kors Fall 2011

Happy 30th Michael!!




Monday, February 21, 2011

On the Street….Alex, London

Sunday, February 20, 2011

On the Street….Zip Flip, New York

February 2011

August 2010

So this zip flip is becoming a thing?

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Jonathan Saunders Fall 2011

Sunday, February 20, 2011

On the Street….New Oxford Street, London

Saturday, February 19, 2011

On the Street….Mercer St., New York

Saturday, February 19, 2011

The Street Is Their Oyster – New York Magazine

PHOTO CREDIT: GRAEME MITCHELL

Saturday, February 19, 2011

On the Street….After Ralph Lauren Fashion Show, New York

Friday, February 18, 2011

On the Scene….College Stripe Scarves, New York

Friday, February 18, 2011

On the Street….Hudson St., New York

Thursday, February 17, 2011

On the Street….Lexington Ave., New York

Thursday, February 17, 2011

On the Street….Lincoln Center, New York

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

On the Street….A Windy University Place, New York

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Glee Shoutout!

Yes, as mentioned on Glee last night I have named Brittany the “Trendiest Teen in America” or something like that.

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

On the Street….East 26th St., New York

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

On the Street….West 14th St., New York

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Bill Cunningham New York :: The Trailer

I saw an early screening of this film recently.

It’s fascinating.

From people that know Bill I have heard mixed reviews but it is still a must-see.

Bill Cunningham New York
a film by Richard Press
80 min
?When fashion fans talk about street style these days, they?re likely to drop the names of Scott Schuman, Yvan Rodic aka The Facehunter or Garance Dor

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

On the Street….University Place, New York

Unusually warm weather in New York this week, but very windy

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Marc Jacobs Fall 2011

Another great collection from Marc Jacobs.
However, this collection feels like it should be a Louis Vuitton collection in the sense that it’s so refined and dressed up. I guess I’ve always thought of Marc Jacobs collection as sportier and LV as almost couture.

This collection makes me even more curious about what the LV show will bring in Paris.







Monday, February 14, 2011

On the Street….Caftan and Coat, Paris

I love what Robert has been doing lately mixing caftans with tradition overcoats. Robert is ultra chic almost specifically because what he does is so subtle.

Monday, February 14, 2011

Front Row at Victoria Beckham

Monday, February 14, 2011

On the Street….Broadway, New York

Monday, February 14, 2011

Victoria Beckham Fall 2011

Garance dragged me to the Victoria Beckham show at 9:15 Sunday morning :(

However, I have to admit she was right.

I spoke to a few editors afterwards and they all mentioned that each season Ms. Beckham’s work gets stronger.

Sunday, February 13, 2011

On the Street….Anna Wintour, New York

I think this is the first shot I have ever done of Ms. Wintour without her giant bodyguards framing the shot.

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Altuzarra Fall 2011

Finally, a collection for fall that actually shows women dressed for fall.

So many of the shows thus far have highlighted tiny “It Girl” dresses that are fine for Left Coast winter but not for the weather we have in the rest of the country.








Sunday, February 13, 2011

On the Street….Helena Christensen & Michael Stipe, New York

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Alexander Wang Fall 2011

Alexander Wang – The first really strong show of the season!





Saturday, February 12, 2011

On the Street….Mercer Street, New York

Saturday, February 12, 2011

On the Street….West 14th St., New York

Fashion Week Begins!!

Friday, February 11, 2011

On the Street….Cashmere Denim, Pitti Uomo

Friday, February 11, 2011

On the Street….Via Carlo Goldoni, Milan

Thursday, February 10, 2011

More Long Scarves for Men, Paris

Thursday, February 10, 2011

On the Street….Borgo Ognissanti, Florence

(Click on image to enlarge)

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

On the Street…..Plaid Homme, Milan

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

On the Street…..Plaid Femme, Florence

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

On the Street…..Via Tortona, Milan

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

On the Street…..Dosan Park 2, Seoul


Tuesday, February 8, 2011

On the Street…..Dosan Park, Seoul

Back in Korea!

Monday, February 7, 2011

On the Street….Slim Lumberjack, Pitti Uomo


This whole “Urban Lumberjack/Heritage” trend can get a bit bulky and unflattering, don’t you think?

With all the layers of flannels and thermals and buffalo plaids even a skinny guy can look overstuffed – or overfed.

Leave it to an Italian, such as the gentleman above, to find a way to slim down the look and make it a flattering one. The trick is the slim cut KNIT(!) peacoat. A popped collar doesn’t hurt, either.

Monday, February 7, 2011

On the Street….Palais de Tokyo, Paris

Friday, February 4, 2011

On the Street….Weekend Camo, Florence

Friday, February 4, 2011

On the Street….Today’s Short Hair, Paris & Florence

Thursday, February 3, 2011

On the Street….Layering, Florence

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Radiant Moments: Snapshots Cast Their Spell


I’d like to send a very big and public thank you to my gallerist, James Danziger of Danziger Projects, for recently selling several of my images to the Victoria & Albert Museum in London and to the Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography. James has been one of my biggest supports from the very beginning. His faith in my work is quite humbling.

Actually, if you happen to be in Tokyo next week you can see my work in an exhibit called “Radiant Moments: Snapshots Cast Their Spell. ” I’m so proud to have my images hanging with photographers like Walker Evans and Paul Fusco.

Radiant Moments: Snapshots Cast Their Spell
Dates: from Dec.11, 2010 through Feb.6, 2011
Venue: Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography

P.S. James also has a great blog, The Year in Pictures. I’ve learned so much about the art of photography reading his blog for the past two years.

Thursday, February 3, 2011

On the Street…Winter Sunbath, Florence

Somewhere (not New York) Winter isn’t so bad.

Sorry we are having a tech glich and the rest of the photos should be up soon.

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

UPDATE On the Street….Outerwear Sleeve Length, New York, Florence

Not to beat a dead horse, but this outerwear sleeve length isssue is really something to consider. It’s not something I’m just making up.

Actually, the first time I noticed it was when I was watching the Cary Grant movie The Awful Truth. There’s a fantastic scene with Ralph Bellamy dressed in formalwear for a night out on the town. There was something so chic about that half-inch of white shirt cuff peeking out from his perfectly slim fitting overcoat; it was the only thing I could look at for the entire scene. I’d never seen anything like it before.

It was one of those images I put in my memory bank. On those rare occasions where I still see it in person today, it rings so refined.

I mentioned in the post originally that maybe this was more sporty. As you can see in the photograph above, it does still look great in the most formal situation.

I was surprised by how dogmatic the response was to the original post – “A coat is supposed to keep you warm! You’ll never be warm with an exposed wrist.” Come on. I’m not suggesting you wear this all the time. If it’s freezing, wear a different coat. You can tell the guys in the pictures below are not freezing – it was maybe 40 degrees when these were taken.

What I am suggesting is…don’t hide behind “form follows function.” What I’m trying to do is not create a rule but share options that I’ve seen.

Last thing: Let’s take a special notice of just how perfectly Ralph Bellamy’s coat fits in this photograph. Another victory for the slim fit coat!

Not only do I think we wear our outerwear too big but I also think we wear the sleeve length too long.

As you see these two very elegant gentlemen wear a shorter sleeve length with a healthy amount of shirt cuff showing. Notice they are also wearing this look with a knit and not a suit. Maybe this sleeve length is a bit sportier?

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

On the Street…Young Parisian, Paris

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

On the Street and In The Cafe, Milan

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

On the Street….via Lodovico Settala, Milan