Monday Men Style: Go Hard or Stay Home.

Fashion month is coming to a close in a few days and I sure the French will end it in high Parisian style.
Before that happens lets take it back to good old New York City where the most important fashion week kicked off for the F/W 12 season. This post is to the men in this fine city who’s swagga is like no other.  To the men who can make rough look sexy, a somewhat untidy appearance encouraged, plus rips and tears within their clothes, trend-setting.

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Karl Lagerfeld and Sephora Collection.

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Karl why you playing us in the U.S? What have we done to deserve the abandonment. Don’t you think we would want your collection which was created with Sephora? Did you not think that maybe, just maybe hundreds of Americans would love to buy the eye shadows, nail polishes as Christmas gifts, or own the Karl Lagerfeld doll and not be judged since it’s of you. Let’s not forget the snow globe, helllooo we are suckers for snow globes, why not share the good stuff around the world?

We can’t help but be jealous of fashionable step-sisters, Europe and Singapore who the collection will be exclusive to. Now for those who are just hearing of the collaboration and will be in that region of the world, please stock-up since the Karl Lagerfeld for Sephora collection is being sold now.

I’m hoping that we will get some love over here, and that Karl and Sephora will make us feel like Cinderella soon, very soon, like New Year’s surprise soon. Until then visit Sephora.com for other gift ideas

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Monday Men Style: New James Bond, New Designer.

My Monday post came about a bit differently this week and was researched, edited and posted completely all from my IPad.

Well some days ago, my MacBook gave me the blue scree of death, leaving me with with no computer and lacking the ability to write, or so I thought. A weekend of Ipading and Iphoning the hours away, got me thinking, why can’t I just use the mobile devices I have? I found apps to insert captions, create collages, upload and export my images all mixing them together with the administration section of my website, giving everyone the final result which is…read on

Bond time is always sexy time. James Bond, the fictional character created decades ago, is a British Secret Agent, code number (007) who is man of charm, wits, physical strength, sex appeal, and stimulates the viewers minds, bodies, and everything else. (wink)
The movie franchise has made leading men out of a handful of British actors who filled the needed requirements for such a role. Personally I’ve never watched all of the James Bond movies, but better late than never, especially since Daniel Craig was the one that got me hooked and the suits than adorned his body fitted him like a well-tailored glove, thanks to designer Tom Ford.
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Sadly Mr.Craig will be reprising the James Bond role for the last time in 2012 and a new 007 will have to fill his shoes. So who is tall, sexy, has a voice that will hypnotize us and a body to be worshipped with or without clothes on it?

Lately,there has been Hollywood talk about actor Idris Elba taking over the role, and hopefully he gets the role, so the phrase “tall, DARK and handsome” can finally be added to the characteristics of James Bond.

With a new Bond, there should be a new designer to dress the man. A designer who is known for his expertise in tailoring, has dressed some of Hollywood’s leading men, can wear his own designs like no other and calls the United Kingdom home, with the sexy accent as proof. Give us Ozwald Boateng, shaken not stirred.
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Born in Ghana and now based in London, Mr. Boateng began making bespoke suits in 1990 and never looked back. He is widely credited with introducing Savile Row tailoring to a new generation and his clients include Will Smith, Laurence Fishburne, Jamie Foxx, Samuel L. Jackson, Russell Crowe, Keanu Reeves, Mick Jagger and P Diddy.
it’s high time that Ozwald Boateng suits, help define James Bond‘s physical assests and in my book he is the perfect designer to dress Idris Elba or any other actor who may be chosen for future installations of the movie franchise.
Click HERE to see a preview of a documentary based on the designer

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Talk Tuesday: Showing Us The Way ShowStudio.

In 2003 I came across a fashion website that featured live-feeds all day long.  Back then I don’t even think it was called a live-feed, just live viewing of the interior of a studio or fashion offices with a clock at the bottom of the computer screen.  The site was based in the UK which made my find exciting.  At that time in my life, it was as close as I had ever gotten to seeing the other side of the fashion world as it was happening.  My hopes were to have something take place live when I visited the website. Something enticing, like a photo-shoot or a designer, photographer losing his/her cool and cussing up a storm.  Just something to bring my love for European fashion to life.  Unfortunately it never happened when I tuned in, but my explorations on the website showed a whole lot more, and opened my eyes to a new platform of viewing fashion.

Founded by Nick Knight, Showstudio.com was the place that introduced the digital age to fashion. It showed me there were no boundaries for fashion and creating your own avenue, your own section within this creative world, challenging yourself and other creative minds to join in, is something we should all do to keep the fashion world evolving.  Showstudio.com is a place to witness the process of fashion, to participate in and allow yourself to contribute creatively.  Showstudio.com’s marriage between the Internet and fashion has evolved to give us live runway shows and photo shoots, interviews with legends from different facets of the arts, and created projects specifically for it’s audience, fashion lovers or not.

I would like to share some videos from Showstudio.com that has influenced me throughout the years.  A site that have made me question my definition of fashion sometimes, has motivated  to think outside the box, and  helps preserve some of work from the late great, brilliant Alexander McQueen.


Massive Attack by Nick Knight


Nick Knight – Natural History Museum & Victoria and Albert Museum

Twelve Days

Twelve Days Of Christmas: Watch each of our twelve creatives’ decorative spirits run riot arranging Swarovski sparkles across a Nick Knight print in these short films

 

Object Fetish: Alexander McQueen Shoes

Object Fetish

Dynamic Blooms by Nick Knight and Tell No One



To Lee with Love, Nick. Tribute to Alexander McQueen by Nick Knight

 



Refined Rebel.  My very own video inspired by Nick Knight’s Photos.

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