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Friday, March 30, 2012

On the Street…..Piazza Oberdan, Milan

Friday, March 30, 2012

On the Street…..14th Street, New York

Thursday, March 29, 2012

On the Street….Unisex Inspiration, New York

Thursday, March 29, 2012

On the Street… Terron Schaefer, New York

It’s really all about the color combination.

Thursday, March 29, 2012

On the Street…..University Place, New York

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

On the Street….Grand St., New York

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

On the Street… Layered Knits, Florence

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

On the Street…..New York- Right Now, New York

Spring is just waiting to burst out from underneath our Winter coats.

 

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

On the Street…..Blue & Red, Florence

No matter how naturally beautiful they are, some people have a very difficult time having their photo taken.  This saw this young lady sitting on a low bench at Pitti Uomo enjoying the sun, in the 10 or so frames that I shot this is the only one that she’s actually looking into the camera.  Shyness shoots very charming.

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

On the Street….Tenth Ave., New York

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

On the Street….Tenth Ave., New York

Monday, March 26, 2012

On the Street….A Good Coat – Two Years Apart, New York & Paris

February 2010

March 2012

 

Monday, March 26, 2012

Again, Chic Cyclist Are Very Difficult to Catch, Milan

I never know when I will see this young man (now I know his name is Guliano) but it always seems he is on his bike heading the opposite direction of me. 

Monday, March 26, 2012

On the Street….Viale Piave, Milan

Sunday, March 25, 2012

On the Street…..Silhouette Story, Milan & Paris

I spoke too soon, we’re not out of Winter yet.

Saturday, March 24, 2012

On the Street…..Hotel de Ville, Paris

 

 

Saturday, March 24, 2012

On the Street…..Grey & Blue, New York

Friday, March 23, 2012

On the Street…..Clinton St., New York

Friday, March 23, 2012

On the Street…..via Piranesi, Milan

 

Thursday, March 22, 2012

On the Street…..Black & White Graphic, Florence

I love black and white photographs for their ability to bring greater emphasis to the graphic patterns of a man’s wardrobe.

Thursday, March 22, 2012

On the Street…..Summer Biking, New York

I can’t believe Spring is here so quickly.  Cool evenings and warm afternoons, my assistant Maggie says it’s her favorite time of the year because she can wear everything in her wardrobe all at once.

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

On the Street…..West Street, New York

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

On the Street……rue Saint Hyacinthe, Paris

Transitional dressing….Summer shoes and Winter coat.

 

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

On the Street…. Fur & Black, New York

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

On the Street……Rue Bachaumont, Paris

Sure, everyone will notice the socks but what is more subtle and interesting is the very long shirt collar and the “French” placement of the pants pockets.

 

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

On the Street…..Via Santo Spirito, Milan

I love the idea of a demure Peter Pan collar blouse with a short black leather skirt…..sweet and a little sinister.

Monday, March 19, 2012

On the Street…..Rue Saint-Martin, Paris

Monday, March 19, 2012

On the Street…..Rue Commines, Paris

I love those shades of cream and white.

Monday, March 19, 2012

On the Street….Via Bergognone, Milan

Sunday, March 18, 2012

On the Street…….Quai Voltaire, Paris

Sunday, March 18, 2012

On the Street……22nd St. & 10th Ave., New York

Saturday, March 17, 2012

Vintage Photo

This photograph of my handsome father (far left) and his three brothers was taken at their Bar X Ranch in Arizona.  I love their unselfconscious 60’s cowboy style.

- Laraine

 

 

 

 

Friday, March 16, 2012

On the Street…..Via Senato, Milan

Friday, March 16, 2012

On the Street…..Piazza Oberdan, Milan

Thursday, March 15, 2012

On the Street… Somewhere in the Rive Gauche, Paris

 

The problem with shooting chic cyclists is that they are hard to catch up with.

Thursday, March 15, 2012

On the Street……Rue de Grenelle, Paris

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

On the Street… Lino, Milan

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

On the Street…..Window Shopping, Paris

For me, these photographs highlight the under-appreciated relationship of outerwear to shoes (and bags).  For several months a year, except for the people we work and live with, this is how most people see us.

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

On the Street… Jenna, New York

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

On the Street…. The Shape Of Modern Menswear

This gentleman captures what I find to be most interesting in menswear right now: quilted nylon, shorts over leggings, full volume outerwear, layering and dark yet rich color palettes.

 

This look scares me but inspires me, which is the best you can ask for in a look. I’ve gone back to this picture several times trying to figure out which elements would work best for me, and the answer that keeps coming up is: basically all of them.

I don’t know if I’m brave enough to wear shorts over tights in a ‘day wear’ setting, though I already do when I’m exercising…so maybe this picture will make me re-examine what I wear to the gym.

 

Today’s photograph and the photograph from yesterday will, I think, be the two images this season that will have the most long-lasting influence over (at least) my style for the next year or so.

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Style Profile…. Sam Lambert

What led to your design career ? 

 

I never thought I would work in fashion. I took my first job as a carpenter’s assistant in Portugal. I was into electronics and moved to Spain to study; I loved fixing radios and things like that.

 

My father was a tailor, so I had my first bespoke suit at the age of 5 like most African kids did; this was Sunday attire. He would ask me to thread a needle in the machine, pass him scissors and chalk or hold fabric, but all I wanted to do was play futbal!

 

How did this lead to design?

 

I fell in love with vintage pieces and altered them to fit me. I bought a pattern cutting book, created a few collections and opened my own shop in Sweden called Solo y Unico (spanish for One and only) that I ran for 5 years.  Then I went to Savile Row and learned all the rules I had been breaking.

I’m currently the Head of Design for Spencer Hart, but aside from this I consider my primary project to be Art Comes First, I’m one-half of the creative team.

 

Was it difficult to gain the trust of those old school tailors?

 

Savile Row is like a secret society; they’re very proud of their tradition and old mindset– just like my old folks back home. I have a lot of respect for the history of tailoring. It takes time for traditional men to understand what’s going on in our young and disturbed minds. My old boss Ozwald Boateng was the peacock of Savile Row. When I joined the brand I added color and a slight design twist to their classic fabrics; the fabric was familiar to them, the twist was not. You have to learn the rules so you can learn how to break them.

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Tuesday, March 13, 2012

On the Street…..21st Street, New York

It’s great to be back in New York!

Fashion month is fun, but it’s so demanding that it’s hard to really analyze and understand what you’re seeing, because you’re seeing so much so fast. The next several weeks will be really fun on the blog because we will be able to have a deeper discussion about what’s happening on the streets of New York, Paris, London and Milan.

Monday, March 12, 2012

On the Street…15th Street, New York

Monday, March 12, 2012

On the Street…. 15th Street, New York

Monday, March 12, 2012

The Reading List….Marianne Breslauer: Photographs

Monday, March 12, 2012

On the Street…. Piazza Castello, Milan

Saturday, March 10, 2012

Vintage Photo

I live in Ukraine and just recently found this photograph of my grandmother’s friends, I love the dress on this girl.

Olya Shylenko

Friday, March 9, 2012

On the Street…..Khaki & Navy, Florence

Friday, March 9, 2012

On the Street…..Rue des Ecoles, Paris

Thursday, March 8, 2012

On the Street….Hotel de Ville, Paris

Thursday, March 8, 2012

Would You Still Wear This?

Garance and I were looking at this photo the other day and both thought she still looked really cool, even though the shot is over four years old.

 

This shot is not about “style” but truly about modern fashion however we keep hearing how fast fashion and trends are evolving in the digital age.  Do you really believe that though?

 

I think this shot is proof that fashion is not moving any faster than before, it’s just the availability of new, cheaper product is faster and stores want us to want newness faster.  If anything, I think the digital space is allowing us to use the search function in a way to pull ideas that may be four, or five, or (someday) ten to twenty years old to help us create a look we want to wear that day.

 

Can you imagine the pain of searching through a stack of magazines ten years old trying to find inspiration and yet, in seconds, you can search seven years of visuals on my blog alone?

 

Maybe we will find the digital age is not speeding things up, but making it easier for us to hold onto the visuals and stories that inspire us even more easily than we ever thought possible.

Thursday, March 8, 2012

Style Profile…. Ece Sukan

Current career?

 

I’m currently the Editor-at-Large for Vogue Turkey.

 

What inspired you to pursue fashion?

 

My mother was a theatre actress, she was super stylish and I was always backstage playing with her costumes. But, my first job was dubbing for some movies and a TV series like ‘Pipi Longstocking’ at 7 years old. My brother was interested in photography so I began reading fashion magazines and taking pictures.

 

 

Now I never leave the house without a camera.  I used to shoot with a very old manual Minolta, then a point-and-shoot Ricoh 28mm non-digital, now I’m using a Lumix GF1.  I’ve always been very inspired by Daido Moriyama’s photographs. I would love to publish a photography and style book– I hope to always work on great projects combining art and fashion.

 

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Thursday, March 8, 2012

On the Street….. Rue Saint-Honoré, Paris

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Miu Miu Fall / Winter 2012

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

On the Street…..Franca Sozzani, Paris

Congrats to Franca Sozzani who was made Knight of the Legion of Honor, one of France’s highest civilian distinctions.

 

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Louis Vuitton Fall / Winter 2012

 

This was easily the most dramatic and fantastic show of the season.

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Wednesday, March 7, 2012

On the Street…..Model Style, Paris

I rarely shoot models, but sometimes you have to give credit where credit’s due.

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

On the Street……Rive Gauche, Paris

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

On the Street……Full Leg Jeans, Paris

Trust me, French young ladies are still the ones to look to for the most aspirational new trends.  The newest thing I’ve seen in the streets here in Paris are straight, wide leg jeans.  Not flared or oversized jeans, but jeans with a wide leg hemmed right at the ankle and reasonably fitted at the waist. It seems simple, but in order to work the look just right the eye will have to adjust to this new proportion.

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

On the Street…..After Chloe, Paris

Monday, March 5, 2012

All the Pretty Photographers, Paris

Monday, March 5, 2012

On the Street…..All Blue, Milan & Paris

I didn’t realize until I was reviewing my Milan images this morning that I had the men’s version of yesterday’s all navy women’s post!!

P.S. I have to note that this gentleman looks so good in his coat not only because the body of the coat fits so well but, more importantly, the sleeves are so slim and are the perfect length.

 

Monday, March 5, 2012

Chloe Fall/ Winter 2012

Monday, March 5, 2012

On the Street……Konca, Paris

Sunday, March 4, 2012

On the Street…..Rue Bonaparte, Paris

Sunday, March 4, 2012

On the Street…..Burlington Gardens, London

Sunday, March 4, 2012

On the Street……rue du Marché Saint-Honoré, Paris

Simple navy, on navy, on navy

Saturday, March 3, 2012

Trend Watch…..Extended Shoulder Square Cut Vests, Paris

Isabel MarantBalmain

 

Saturday, March 3, 2012

On the Street…..Rue de Varenne, Paris

Friday, March 2, 2012

On the Street…..Yasmin, Paris

Friday, March 2, 2012

Rochas Fall/ Winter 2012

 

So, are you a Rochas Lady or a Balmain Woman?  Read the rest of this entry »

Friday, March 2, 2012

Balmain Fall/Winter 2012

Friday, March 2, 2012

On the street…..Via Beltrami, Milan

Thursday, March 1, 2012

All the Pretty Photographers, Paris

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Dries Van Noten Fall/ Winter 2012

Thursday, March 1, 2012

On the Street…..quai Malaquais, Paris

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Style Profile…. Anahita Moussavian

Current profession?

 

I’m currently the in-house Fashion Stylist at The New York Post.

My first job, however, was as a Legal Assistant at a start-up law firm; I thought I was going to be a lawyer. One late night at the office while trying to fix the paper shredder, I realized that I was in the wrong industry…

 

You would make a very stylish lawyer…

 

I have fun with style. I’m a really energized person who enjoys feeling feminine, prepared and well put together—my clothing reflects that.

 

Do you feel more pressure getting dressed during fashion week?

 

When I was starting out I did, it’s intimidating. But I’m pretty consistent with my style, always a bit dressed up. Now I don’t think about it really, I just dress as I would any other day.

 

I find that people might be quicker to judge my personality because I work in fashion and dress really feminine. Weirdly, the people I’ve met in fashion are far more open.  They’re also some of the hardest working and most passionate people in New York; it’s an industry that weeds out the weak pretty quickly.

 

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Thursday, March 1, 2012

On the Street…..Via Montenapoleone, Milan

What really makes this look work is the perfect fit of her gloves.