Sunday, November 27, 2011

Diving for McQueen

Renowned fashion critic, Cathy Horyn, recently walked through the Alexander McQueen atelier in Paris, meeting up with Creative Director, Sarah Burton, to discuss the Spring 2012 collection. Featured on NOWNESS, "Horyn's notorious studio visits define her style as a journalist, producing lyrical portraits of designers truly dedicated to the rigour of cutting and creating clothes."

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Endorsed: Truman Handcrafted

Absolutely love this laptop portfolio by Truman Handcrafted! It's understated, yet unique in its colour and design. Sweet, sweet simplicity. 

Thursday, November 24, 2011

H&M for the Holidays!

Unlike the blasphemy that was the Versace designer collaboration, I am in love with H&M's Holiday collection! It speaks to all the joys and wonders that the holidays are known for: festivity, warmth, glamour and ritz! Browsing through their lookbook, I couldn't help but mentally plan my next excursion to the Swedish land of accessible fashion. I suppose all is forgiven for their little mishap before. Check out my favourite men's and women's looks after the jump!

Culture As A Commodity

My friend, Chris, recently wrote a great piece on his blog about the commodification of culture. I thought it was, not only well-written, but also very insightful and sincere. 
"Fashion loves it some commodity. Despite the glamour and frivolous nature of the business, we must remember that fashion is here solely for one reason and one reason only: to sell stuff. Whether it be splashy ads in magazines, high-budget fashion films, the classic runway show — these are all tactics to make you want a certain product, whether you realize it or not. It is a multi-billion dollar industry after all. It must survive somehow."
Read the rest at Chris' blog, Fashion of the Chris!

Saturday, November 19, 2011

SHARP's Style MANual

I was able to contribute to the style section of SHARP's F/W 2011 Book for Men! Throughout the section, we explored menswear essentials, fit, and seasonal trends! Check out my contributions after the jump!

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Music Minute

I've never really been a Coldplay fan. To be honest, they make me want to take a nap. 
But... This song is epic. 

Check out "Paradise" by Coldplay, off their new album Mylo Xyloto, after the jump!

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Versace x H&M

Am I the only one that's not chomping at the bit for a piece of H&M's collaboration with the house of Versace? Call me crazy, but this collection is pure comedy - a joke. I've seen gong shows with more dignity than this ridiculous circus of a product line. And the worst part? You just know that people everywhere will be salivating to get their hands on the newest haute commodity. Kids, designer labels do not always equate with taste and quality. Let this be a lesson.