So last week I agreed to meet some friends downtown at the South Street Seaport in Manhattan so we could go to an art exhibition on the human body. Being the ever-studious and punctual individual that I am (complete bullshit as I arrived 15 minutes late), I half-expected my friends to be a little late (and by a little late, I had no idea they would end up being over an hour-and-a-half late, but I digress). So in order to kill time, and prevent myself from freezing to death, I decided to take a walk through some of the shops at the Seaport. And thank God I did because I stumbled upon this really unique and funky shop named Studio Manhattan, where they basically take old photos from pop culture and snapshots from around New York and design really amazing stuff with them. I stumbled across this really cool wallet they designed with an old shot of Kate Moss on it and I had to scoop that bad-boy up! How hot is that?
Soooooo, furthering my obsession with Lana Del Rey lately…have you all gotten the chance to see her on the upcoming issue of Complex? How stunningly exquisite is this chick? Not only is she a talented singer/songwriter, but she really is downright gorgeous and these shots of her only manage to cement that notion further. Her image, similar to her music, is a mix of retro-glam throwback mixed with a subtle edge to it. I can’t wait to pick up my copy when it hits newsstands this month! And if you haven’t already given her debut album, Born to Die, a listen I urge you to head to iTunes now and get your copy!
Do you see this? No, do you REALLY see this? Do any of you out there understand how much I need this Coach Bleecker bag? You’re nobody of great importance in New York if your bag isn’t fly-as-hell, and this is the one that was birthed into creation specifically for me. Refined, classic, and cool. What more can you ask for? It WILL be mine soon. Mark my words! And I will name her Betty Ford, because the first thing I plan on putting inside her is a bottle of white wine! 😉
“The most important relationship in your life is the relationship you have with yourself. Because no matter what happens, you will always be with yourself.”
There are very few things in life that would make me voluntarily get up at 6 A.M. and stand in line so that I can fight other fashion hungry shoppers for a little treasure or two…but I think I just discovered my reason! As most fashion savvy consumers are aware, every so often H&M pairs up with a major fashion label to produce a more “affordable” line for all us “regular” folk out there in the world (a.k.a. the 99% of the population who can’t afford to spend $3,000 on a pair of Balmain jeans).
Well this Saturday is the official launch of the Versace for H&M line and I fully intend to be in that line waiting to kick, crawl, claw, and pimp-slap anyone who gets in my way of this Versace jacket. Play with it! Kanye was seen rocking the very Miami-esque jacket last week during the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show and from the moment I saw it on him I knew that my closet of treasure wouldn’t be complete without it. There’s just something about it that seems to be beaconing me to purchase it. Yeah, its a tad gaudy, but that’s signature Versace. The perfect amount of panache for dat ass!
With the release of Beyonce’s fourth album “4” just a matter of weeks away it was only a matter of time before we started to see her face on every show/magazine/website in order to promote the project. But if all her promotional efforts are going to be as kick-ass as her latest shoot for W magazine than you’ll get no complaints out of me! This is probably one of the coolest set of shots we’ve seen come from the burgeoning performing icon. Shot by the amazing Patrick Demarchelier, the high-fashion spread shows the songstress getting a little edgy without looking like she’s trying too hard…simple sex appeal at its finest. I love the splashes of neon coloring in each shot too; it really enhances each already exquisite shot.
There’s no denying the fashion power that the men’s vast has had over the past few years. For the better part of the last decade its become a major staple in most fashionable men’s closets, and it’s the perfect addition for some extra panache to any boring old button-up shirt and tie combo. But there’s one pairing that I simply cannot co-sign; wearing a vest with a random t-shirt.
First-things-first, that Ed Hardy graphic tee you’re wearing with your Sunday-best vest needed to be retired back in 2007 so you should be getting a ticket for that fashion violation before we even get started. Secondly, unless your main objective is to look like The Situation from Jersey Shore than you should know better that this fashion venture is a big no-no. A vest should provide an air of class to your outfit; it shouldn’t make you look like a coked-up Los Angeles gigolo. Hang it up…FLATSCREEN!