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Friday, May 31, 2013

On the Street…..Prince St., New York

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Thursday, May 30, 2013

On the Street…..Prince St., New York

Thursday, May 30, 2013

On the Street….Prince St., New York

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

The Reading List……Lartigue’s Riviera

Lartigue represents my ultimate lifestyle job.  He was not a fashion photographer, he was a photographer that lived the fashion of his time.

 

Every time I look at one of his books, it reminds me to recognize and shoot the simple beauty of my life.

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

The Reading List…..Poolside With Slim Aarons

All the time people tell me that after looking at my blog, they see someone on the street and think ‘that’s such a Sartorialist moment.’ I feel the same way whenever I’m at a beautiful resort or beach and see a situation and think ‘that’s such a Slim Aarons moment.’

 

Slim Aarons shot the kind of life that most of us dream of living. And even though it’s not my everyday existence, I want to challenge myself in the future to create my own modern version of that beautiful world Slim Aarons created through his images.

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

On the Scene…..Rooftop Pool at Mandarin Oriental, Barcelona (an hommage to Slim Aarons)

 

I can’t begin to think of Summer without first looking at a few of my favorite books for inspiration.

 

Later today, I’ll share with you two of my favorite books that always start my dreams of the perfect Summer that lays ahead.

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

REPOST: On the Street……Centro, Mexico City

 

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The other day I posted a photo of a young design student from Centro Design School in Mexico City.  I said that it was nice to see a student that actually looked like she was interested in working in the fashion business.

 

Well,  that ruffled a lot of feathers (or fabrics).

 

I received several emails protesting that a student’s hectic work schedule doesn’t allow “looking good” to be high on his or her list of priorities.

 

It seemed a lot of you were hurt that I just didn’t understand how tough it was for overworked fashion design students.

 

Sorry, I understand completely because I lived that life 25 years ago.

 

Above is a top collar that I hand Stitched in a tailoring class (I would show you the finished suit but Mom threw it out !!;( )   I too spent countless days and nights in the sewing lab just like fashion students today.

 

However, I wish the 45 year old me would have given the 20 year old me this advice….To be a successful fashion designer, it’s not all about what happens in the design studio.

 

You have to learn something about how to manage a business (especially since most designers start their businesses balancing between being the designer, accountant, press agent, etc), how to articulate your design concept and how to personally embody the spirit of the brand you hope to build.

 

Do you think Karl ever says “I’m too busy/tired to look like Karl today?” (And before you say “oh he has massive numbers of people helping him” believe me, he is more busy than any design student.)

 

Most design schools don’t do a great job teaching this reality to students so you can put off until after you graduate to start learning these other skills and habits, but why wait?  Start manifesting these skills/habits now.

 

At least challenge yourself to start personally embodying the spirit of your design aesthetic; Karl looks like his designs, Giorgio looks like his designs, Raf looks like his designs.  It’s not easy, but neither is the fashion industry.

 

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Kowasa Photography Books, Barcelona

Kowasa Photography Books

Carrer Mallorca 235

08008 Barcelona

 

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Tuesday, May 28, 2013

On the Street…..At the Beach, Barcelona

Friday, May 24, 2013

On The Street……Passeig de Gracia, Barcelona

Thursday, May 23, 2013

If You’re Thinking About…..Plaid

Thursday, May 23, 2013

On the Street…..Close to MACBA, Barcelona

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

If You’re Thinking About…..Orange

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

On the Street……Outside Centro, Mexico City

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Again, very cute look, but even better haircut.

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

On the Street…….Centro, Mexico City

 

While I was in Mexico City, I spent some time at Centro, the fashion design school.

 

It was so nice to see fashion students that actually dressed like they wanted to be in the fashion business.

Monday, May 20, 2013

If You’re Thinking About…….Green Sleeveless Print Dresses

Monday, May 20, 2013

On the Street…..Centro, Mexico City

 

The young design students in Mexico seem to understand the strength of a cute outfit and great hair.

Friday, May 17, 2013

On the Street…..West Village, New York

Friday, May 17, 2013

The Sartorialist in Mexico City

Wow! Mexico City is pretty great.  Today is my first day shooting here, so next week I think I will have lots of cool images.

 

I will also have new images from Barcelona, which is my next stop on this little journey.

Thursday, May 16, 2013

On the Street……Union Square, New York

I saw this young lady doing fashion sketches in Union Square the other day. I thought there was something so charming in how lost in her own world she was while she worked.

 

I just stood there for a little while, watching and trying to figure out how to capture the moment. Suddenly, the clouds opened for a few minutes and the sun bounced off her white notebook, lighting her face perfectly and basically creating the image for me.

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

On the Street…..Howard St., New York

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

On the Street….Astor Place, New York

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Tuesday, May 14, 2013

If You’re Thinking About….Summer Denim

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

This Week…..Mexico City!

This week, I’ll be visiting Mexico City for the first time. Not the best choice for my new diet (mexican food is my favorite!)

 

Any suggestions of places to visit or things to do, let me know.

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

On the Street…..Greene St., New York

Monday, May 13, 2013

Barr-Co. Eau De Parfum

I was at one of my favorite stores, Leo Design, the other day and discovered a new product called Barr-Co. Eau De Parfum. I had to buy it immediately, solely based on the incredible packaging. To be honest, I still don’t even know what it smells like.  I’m sure it smells great, but it looks even better.

As you know, I’m a huge fan of the Santa Maria Novella and this packing is the American version of that beautiful period of typography.

Monday, May 13, 2013

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

Friday, May 10, 2013

If You’re Thinking About…..Summer Uniform

Friday, May 10, 2013

On the Street….Fifth Ave., New York

Thursday, May 9, 2013

If You’re Thinking About…..Flip Flops

Flip flops, most divisive footwear on the planet.
People either love them or hate them.
Which side are you on?

Thursday, May 9, 2013

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

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

If You’re Thinking About….Dressing Like Carlo Alberto Pregnolato This Summer

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

On the Street….East 17th St., New York

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

On the Street….Broadway, New York

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

The Reading List….Another London

I bought this book ,Another London, solely based on this image.

It blew me away, so simple and yet so powerful.

The hair, the posture, the knit, the cassette recorder!

It reminds me that sometimes what seems ordinary today could seem extraordinary tomorrow.

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

On the Street…..Things Girls Carry On the Street, Bowery, New York (part 2)

Monday, May 6, 2013

On the Street….West 20th St., New York

Monday, May 6, 2013

On the Street…Things Girls Carry On the Street, Soho, New York (part 1)

(P.S. She’s making a spaceship out of these foam core boards.)

Friday, May 3, 2013

On the Street……Mulberry St., New York

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Friday, May 3, 2013

On the Street…..West 27th St., New York

Thursday, May 2, 2013

My Aldens

 

I always keep two pairs of Alden’s Cordovan in my closet at all times.

 

One pair’s worn down and beaten up, and the other pair, shoe-treed and polished.

 

They’re maybe the most versatile shoe in my closet.

Thursday, May 2, 2013

On the Street…..Spring St., New York

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

If You’re Thinking About…….Garance’s Birthday!!

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

On the Street……Grand St. & Wooster St., New York