Monday, January 5, 2015

The Reading List….Art of Armor

artofarmor_gifHow amazing are these Samurai Costumes?


This was one of the coolest things I saw on my trip to LA this Fall. The Japanese Samurai exhibit at LACMA was SO cool that I needed to share some of the images from the book with you. You can’t imagine the detail of this Armor unless you see these pieces in person.


The most unexpected thing I saw was the shoelace sort of trim they wove in and out of the armor. Such a simple material but it was woven so intricately and in the most beautiful colors, that it ended up looking so rich. I could totally see these pieces inspiring  great weaving details for the runway.

Friday, January 2, 2015

The Best of The Sartorialist 2014

I loved the happy accident of this gentleman passing by as I snapped a photo of this charming young woman.


As I look back on 2014, it’s so interesting to see menswear and womenswear become more and more similar.

Wednesday, December 31, 2014

The Best of The Sartorialist 2014

122013As0708WebAs i’m looking back on 2014 this shot stands out in my mind.


There’s a great modernity to this young woman. I love that the aged tiled steps she sits on nod to the past, but her clothes hint to the future. She’s cool, modern, and has her own slightly-tomboyish sense of style.

Wednesday, December 31, 2014

The Best of The Sartorialist 2014

IMG_1406This guys look had all of those great little details (the cool shoes, the length of the pants with the socks peeking out) that help to make a look, look interesting.


But he doesn’t make it seem too intentional. Like a happy accident, even if it was well thought out.

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

The Best of The Sartorialist 2014

I still love the mix of textures in this young lades outfit. The matte suede mixed with tech-y shine of the puffer jacket, the polished leather shoes and the wooly tights all help to create a great conversation of textures. The addition of the long luxurious head scarf peeking out from under her hat is a great way to add a bit of old school femininity.

Friday, December 26, 2014

The Reading List…Polaroids by Carlo Mollino

For people who know the story of Carlo Mollino, the polaroids he took and kept a secret until his death are as important an element of his legacy as his architecture and design.


…I don’t know how someone has still not made a movie about his life — HE seems like the most interesting man in the world.


(P.s. The Gagosian Gallery here in New York (976 Madison Avenue), extended their showing of Mollino’s Polaroids until January 17th.) The images above however, are from this book.

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

A Christmas Miracle! Tosca’s Kiss, now on iTunes



A retirement home…in MILAN!!!…created specifically for former opera musicians.


Now if that doesn’t sound like a great subject for a documentary, then I don’t know what does. At the least you have to watch the trailer (link below), you’ll be surprised by just how good their voices still are.


Tosca’s Kiss first came out in 1984, and has since been almost impossible to find in the US. It was rereleased this year as a restored 30th anniversary edition (I saw it here on iTunes).

Friday, December 19, 2014

Last Minute Gifting…McNally Jackson Store, New York

McNally Jackson has a great little trifecta of stores in Soho, and they’re all pretty great in terms of gift giving. The main hub is McNally Jackson Books on Prince St., but the shot above is from their very charming Goods for the Study Store right around the corner at 234 Mulberry St. Very sweet and thoughtful little trinkets and study supplies you aren’t bound to find at too many other places.

Friday, December 19, 2014

On the Street…Spice Market & Flower Market, Delhi


Thursday, December 18, 2014

On the Street….Early Morning Flower Market, Delhi