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Tuesday, April 30, 2013

The More Things Change, the More They Stay the Same

This weekend I was reading a great article in Fantastic Man about superstar stylist Joe McKenna.

 

This part of the article really struck me:

 

By his early teens, McKenna was scouring jumble sales with a school friend, trying to replicate the looks they’d seen on the pages of magazines like 19 or Honey. “Then we’d go back to my house, and I’d put a white sheet up in our loft; we’d do the hair and the make-up like we’d seen in her magazine,” he says. ¬†”And I had a little 35mm camera so we’d have fashion shoots. I don’t know what for.”

 

I’ve heard a lot lately from the fashion establishment about how different fashion was “back in our day,” ¬†but the same desire that drove Joe McKenna to create these unseen editorials is the same desire that gave rise to fashion blogs today.

 

Had the technology been available, I bet Joe McKenna would have been a fashion blogger.

 

 

 

Tuesday, April 30, 2013

On the Street….Chinatown, New York

Tuesday, April 30, 2013

On the Street…Ninth St., New York

I caught her!

 

The second shot gives you an idea of how hard it is to catch a young lady moving very fast on her bike while I try to shoot her (moving slightly less fast) from my bike, all while shooting with a 100mm lens during a setting sun.

Monday, April 29, 2013

If You’re Thinking About……All White

Monday, April 29, 2013

Spring Wishlist……Something Missoni

I thought the Missoni Spring 2013 collection was one of the strongest of the season.

 

I loved the sneakers in the show and the very subtly layered cargo shorts.

 

However, I think if I was going to buy one item from this collection, it would have to be one of their signature knits Рmaybe the polo above left but in the color story of the knit above right.  But then again, those sneakers are very cool.

Monday, April 29, 2013

On the Street……Fourth Ave., New York

Sunday, April 28, 2013

On the Street….West 38th St., New York

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I’ve had two prints of carts wrapped like this hanging above my desk. ¬†When I’m on the phone or daydreaming I let my eyes just run along the twisting, curving lines of this image.

Friday, April 26, 2013

On the Street…..Fourth Ave., New York

Friday, April 26, 2013

On the Street…..Union Square, New York

Friday, April 26, 2013

What’s Going on This Weekend?

I’m stuck in the city this weekend with time to shoot. Anything cool in the tri-state-ish area that I can’t miss? I’m open to suggestions. ¬†As you can see from the pictures, it could be sports, dance, cultural….it just has to have some obvious visual elements that I would be able to shoot? Waiting to hear from you, Philadelphia!¬†Waiting to hear from you, Boston! Waiting to hear from you, Princeton!

Thursday, April 25, 2013

On the Street…..The Strand, London

 

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Remember that book I posted about a while ago called Emergence: Cynthia MacAdams?  When I saw this young lady in London with her curled-out hair, mesh top and suede booties, I knew the final image had to be in black & white as an homage to her super cool images of 40 years ago.

Thursday, April 25, 2013

On the Street…..6:30pm at Union Square, New York

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Thanks, Business of Fashion!

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Thanks, Imran, for the nice article on BoF today! As usual, you bring a unique insight to the Business of Frivolity ;) ¬†You might have heard…BoF was nominated for a Webby! ¬†To vote for BoF, click here.

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

On the Street….Today on Ninth Ave., New York

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

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

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Tuesday, April 23, 2013

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

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Save Khaki, New York City

 

Save Khaki is one of my “hidden gem” shops here in New York. ¬†It doesn’t feel like a “hidden gem” to me because I’ve shopping there for quite a while, but it seems lots of people are still just discovering its understated charm.

 

Although I really like Save Khaki for their Fall basics, I really Love Save Khaki for my Summer time wardrobe. ¬†The best item is their V-neck tee. ¬†The V is neither too deep nor too high, the quality of the cotton is superb, and the soft, faded colors are perfect for Summer. ¬†Surprisingly, my second favorite item is the crisp, cotton poplin pajama bottoms‚Ķoh they’re perfect! ¬†They don’t drape or cling to my legs so I stay very cool when I sleep.

 

As the size of the stores expand, so does the product offering.  Recently, Save Khaki began carrying more home furnishings, most of which would fit in perfectly in 90% of the Tumblr interior shots I see.

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

On the Street….West Village, New York

Monday, April 22, 2013

If You’re Thinking About…….3 LBD , 1 LND

Monday, April 22, 2013

On the Street….Elizabeth St., New York

Friday, April 19, 2013

The Sartorialist: Lunch for 25, Edition III Finale

Friday, April 19, 2013

On the Street…….Hotel de Ville, Paris

Thursday, April 18, 2013

If You’re Thinking About….Living in Pajamas

Thursday, April 18, 2013

On the Street……Another Extended Shirt, Florence

Thursday, April 18, 2013

On the Street…….Mayfair, London

Thursday, April 18, 2013

Online Shopping…….Setter Swim Trunks @ Orlebar Brown.com

As you can tell from the recent photos from Miami, Las Vegas and Rio I’ve been spending a ¬†lot of time in my swim trunks lately. ¬†My first choice for swimwear the last few years has been these Setter trunks from Orlebarbrown.com¬†The ¬†shorter length of the trunks is the number one reason I buy them, but the growing variety of colors and patterns is what keeps me buying more. ¬†I also really like Sundek trunks, but I have to take each pair to the tailor to have them shortened to the same length as the Setter.

 

Don’t you find the longer length of most surf trunks drag on your legs while running or being active which makes them less comfortable to wear?

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

On the Street…..Old Bond Street, London

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

On the Street…..18th St., New York

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

On the Street…..West 10th St., New York

Yesterday, Garance asked me to do a quick shot of her new haircut for her blog (which I did).  However, I thought the rest of her outfit (especially the colors) were so beautiful I had to take one for myself (and you).

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

If You’re Thinking About…..Walking Shorts

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

On the Street….West 38th St., New York

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

On the Street…..Seventh Ave., New York

Monday, April 15, 2013

On the Street……Rue Saint-Honor√©, Paris

Monday, April 15, 2013

On the Street…..Ipanema Beach, Rio de Janeiro

This is Nathalia, my fashion assistant during a project I was shooting in Rio.  It was so refreshing to finally meet a girl in Rio with short hair.  Not that short hair grants one great style, but usually its the young ladies that have the courage to go against the local standard of beauty that also have the courage to dress in a way that also stands out from the crowd.

 

Here its the simplicity (simplicity is not a common approach to fashion in Rio) that makes her shine.  When was the last time you saw a pair of walking shorts look this cool?

Friday, April 12, 2013

On the Street……Ipanema Beach, Rio de Janeiro

Friday, April 12, 2013

On the Street……rue Saint-Honor√©, Paris

Friday, April 12, 2013

Beach Tennis, Rio de Janeiro

Thursday, April 11, 2013

On the Scene……South Beach, Miami

Thursday, April 11, 2013

On the Street……..via Alserio, Milan

Yes, I know, it’s still Winter in some places.

Thursday, April 11, 2013

Foot Volley, Rio de Janeiro

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Wednesday, April 10, 2013

On the Scene……In the Fasano Lobby, Rio de Janeiro

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

If You’re Thinking About……The Perfect Summer Outfit for A Man

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

On the Scene….The Rooftop Pool at Fasano, Rio de Janeiro

A few years ago I did my whole GQ page from the rooftop of the Fasano in Rio de Janeiro.  The Fasano is only getting better with time.

 

Preparing to host the Olympics and the World Cup  has brought such an energy to Rio.

 

I hope to get some really great shots this week

 

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

On the Street…..Holly R., Paris

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

On the Street……Ursina G., Paris

Monday, April 8, 2013

On the Street…..Palais de Tokyo, Paris

Monday, April 8, 2013

If You’re Thinking About…..Long Grey Dresses

Monday, April 8, 2013

On the Beach…..South Beach, Miami

Sunday, April 7, 2013

On the Street……Simone M., Milan

Friday, April 5, 2013

On the Scene……..Vintage Car Show at Viva Las Vegas, Las Vegas

Friday, April 5, 2013

On the Street……Les Tuileries, Paris

Friday, April 5, 2013

On the Street……Mr. Kurino, Paris

Friday, April 5, 2013

On the Street…..It’s Not Summer Yet, Paris

Thursday, April 4, 2013

On the Scene…..Vintage Car Show at Viva Las Vegas, Las Vegas

Thursday, April 4, 2013

On the Scene…..Pool Party at Viva Las Vegas, Las Vegas

Thursday, April 4, 2013

On the Scene…..Vintage Car Show at Viva Las Vegas, Las Vegas

Thursday, April 4, 2013

On the Scene…..Vintage Car Show at Viva Las Vegas, Las Vegas

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

On the Scene….Pool Party at Viva Las Vegas, Las Vegas

Notice that none of these young ladies actually got into the pool. This whole weekend was really like stepping back in time. I wonder if that’s how it really felt back in the 50′s around a pool with a lot of very style conscious women. Much more of a social event than a fun and sun afternoon.

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

If You’re Thinking About…..Spring!….& a Lei

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

On the Scene…..Vintage Car Show at Viva Las Vegas, Las Vegas

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

On the Scene…..Pool Party at Viva Las Vegas, Las Vegas

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Shopping Online……Hangers from the TheContainerStore.com

 

It’s Spring Cleaning time!! It’s the best time to finally toss out all those purchases that you thought would make the “perfect look” but never made it out of the packaging.

 

Some of my favorite closet accessories are these hangers from The Container Store. Very simple hangers, but the felted texture keeps the clothes (even Garance’s spaghetti strap dresses/tops) on the hanger and not on the floor. They also sell little clips that turn the pant hanger into a skirt hanger. ¬†I just wish they made a full-shouldered model for my jackets and coats. I love the look of all one hanger model in a closet.

 

The Container Store sells them in different quantities and colors, ranging from $9.99 to $19.99.

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

On the Scene….Pool Party at Viva Las Vegas, Las Vegas

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

On the Scene….Vintage Car Show at Viva Las Vegas, Las Vegas

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

On the Scene…..Vintage Car Show at Viva Las Vegas, Las Vegas

Over Easter Weekend I went to  Viva Las Vegas, a rockabilly throwdown held at the Orleans Casino in Las Vegas.

 

It was a lot of fun! (super disorganized!!!) but still lots of fun! My barber/friend¬†Michael urged me to go, which surprised me because he’s all 1908 and the Rockabillies are all like 1950′s. Sounds like a minor difference but in an event like this the wrong dance steps can earn the perpetrator some hurtful eye-rolling and lip-curling!!

 

It’s actually very charming to see people from all around the world gather to enjoy their shared passion freely with like-minded friends. It was so fun to talk with them because you never knew what language or accent would pop out of their mouth! This Rockabilly sub-culture is really loved by men and women from all around the world.

 

Hopefully this is just the first of many visits with the Rockabillies of Las Vegas!

 

P.S.  So what other super stylized events am I missing? I would think a real down-home rodeo would be cool, or some type of dance competition. Next winter I have to shoot the whole ski/snowboarding culture since I am now such a great snowboarderer! (events with some type of physical element always make the most inspiring images).

Monday, April 1, 2013

On the Scene…..Pool Party at Viva Las Vegas, Las Vegas

Monday, April 1, 2013

On the Scene…..Vintage Car Show at Viva Las Vegas, Las Vegas

Monday, April 1, 2013

On the Scene…..Pool Party at Viva Las Vegas, Las Vegas