Saturday, April 24, 2010
This is beautiful piece of art perfect for Spring but the original piece by Andre Derain is going for $13.9 million at Sotheby's Auction in London on June 12th. It has a potential of selling up to an estimated $20 million.
Here's a look inside RL's new Paris location. Pictured above is the "watch salon" and watches from the likes of Piaget, Jaeger-LeCoultre and IWC are also sold here along with Ralph Lauren watches of course. A beautiful space with RL family pictures, beautiful wood finish floors and furniture and a gorgeous chandelier complete the look.
Aperlai's shoes have a nice celebrity following including Penelope Cruz and Victoria Beckham. These Tri-color Platform Sandals in Suede is a beautiful shoe. Available now @ Saks 5th Ave. NYC and Aperlaistudio.com for $1000.
Louis Vuitton's Fall/Winter 2010-2011 Men's Collection is showcased from start to finish in this cool feature called “The Journey of a Man’s Wardrobe.” First you pick your location (Paris is the only location available now) on the globe and from there you can pick the workshop, fashion show, the Louis Vuitton's Home and it features an inside look at all aspects of what makes Louis Vuitton tick. Click here to connect“The Journey of a Man’s Wardrobe.”
Alexander McQueen's last collection accessories are a little eerie with shoes with angelic wings and bags with skulls (representing death). But nonetheless they are all works of art. His whole collection is just way ahead of its time. It's so sad that he had to leave us so soon because his creations are so innovative and are the future of fashion.
Friday, April 23, 2010
I've just recently seen this beautiful vehicle on the road the other day in Jersey and it definitely demanded my attention so much that I sped up to catch a better glimpse of it. This huge luxury sedan has a panaramic roof, plush leather interior with contrasting piping and an eye-catchy body style that is doesn't look like any other on the road today. Thank God Ford sold Jaguar so hopefully there will be no more reliability issues i.e. the S-Type. All in all Jaguar's V8 flagship vehicle is extremely sexy!
Crewneck sweatshirts are becoming really popular these days. Everyone is posting all types of different ones but this is my pick. I like both colors and for $49.50 I think I'm getting both. They have that vintage V-stitching at the center collar and have that sun faded look as well. Available now @ JCrew.com.
Rugby's newest rugby shirts come in a simple silhouette with no labeling except for a patch on the long sleeve Cooper 9 rugby and has a cool Chanel-like diamond stitching pattern with a different fabric on the chest, shoulders and back. They both come in that sun dried faded vintage look. I bought both of them and I prefer the Cooper 9 better because of the cool Nantucket reddish color that it comes in. The fabric is also very light for the hotter seasons ahead. Available now @ Rugby.com $98 for the Cooper 9 and $79.50 for the Hiro 8.
Always a Spring classic and like it says in the description these are to the French what chinos are to Americans. Made in France these shirts come in navy and white nautical stripes and are perfect with a pair of khakis or jeans. Available now @ JCrew.com for $175.
I came across this book yesterday and I couldn't put it down. I actually ended up staying at Barnes & Nobles for like another hour because of this book. My nieces want to start a career in fashion and I'm trying to help them as much as I can but this book is going to be key in helping them figure out exactly what they want to do. A lot of the advice in here is incredibly solid with the likes of Marc Jacobs, Karl Lagerfeld, Anna Wintour, Stella McCartney, Tory Burch and features information on being a designer, stylist, make-up artist, model and even fashion bloggers like myself. All the information is very insightful so go purchase this book if you are looking for a career in fashion for men or womenswear (even though it's primarily concentrates on the female market i.e. Teen Vogue it still has relevant information). Available now @ Amazon.com for $16.47.
These are supposedly Christian Louboutin's first ad campaign ever. It's very uncommon for a brand like Louboutin not have any ads at all but I guess their shoes speak for themselves but for some reason they decided to put out these creative images this time around. Pretty cool images except the one with the mice! Not a fan of rodents and neither are most people so they should try something else because they are going to scare away people with those images and it will be remembered subliminally when looking at the shoe. Good job on the rest of the images though!
Last year I went to Vogue's Fashion Night Out and it was a lot of fun. Free drinks, free food, free giveaways, star-studded appearances and most importantly limited edition clothing/accessories. Now I hear that Vogue is going to throw the BIGGEST Fashion Show EVER in New York on September 7th to inspire shoppers for Fashion Night Out on September 10th. It's not going to feature any names specifically but it's going to be based on Fall's latest trends of clothing that is going to be sold on Fashion Night Out according to Vogue's Chief Editor Anna Wintour. They are going to feature 200 models! Yes that's right 200 different looks and they are working on getting it televised on CBS. But if you want to see it live like myself there are going to be 1500 seats available with tickets going on sale in the summer at the Lincoln Center Box Office. Good times ahead in NYC!
Thursday, April 22, 2010
I'm not a big fan of Victoria Beckham (Spice Girls) but her sense of style is impeccable and I do appreciate great Magazine Covers. I look at magazine covers all the time and respect them as works of art. This one from Vogue Germany came out incredible!
Pablo Picasso's self-portrait from 1900 is being displayed at the New York Metropolitan Museum of Art as well as his other famous works of art. So if you are in the NYC area make sure to make a stop over there to see these historical pieces firsthand.
Here are some perfect cars to drive with your Car Shoes! Ferrari announced yesterday that they are releasing six new models to their collection of supercars. But my favorite one from their current collection is the Ferrari California pictured first. What a beautiful design and that Ferrari Red is priceless! It has 453 Horsepower and a front mounted V8 engine. It also has a hardtop retractable convertible roof. My only issue with these cars is the size. I'm 6' tall so I'm not a big fan of little cars with no back seats but overall the design is beautiful.
If you haven't noticed yet Driver shoes are my absolute favorite type of shoe. It all started as a kid with the Clark Wallabees being my favorite shoe and then progressing to driving shoes as a grown man. Now Car Shoe is a company that specializes in the driving shoe and one of the most important factors that I tend to keep in mind when purchasing a pair of these beautiful shoes is that they are from my Grandfather's homeland of Italy. Italians perfected this shoe and their craftmanship is impeccable but this isn't anything new. Car Shoe has some great color options and are an extremely comfortable shoe especially made for driving hence the name. Driving shoes in general are a popular shoe in Europe more than here in the US but they continue to be my favorite shoe. My nephew (who's only 10 yrs. old) saw me with a pair on one day and asked if I was wearing slippers! Hahaha! I laughed it off and drove off in my Bimmer! Available now @ Bluefly.com.
The new $100 bill now features a blue ribbon strip that is a security ribbon that changes when moved back and forth like a 3D hologram card. It is set to be released on February 10, 2011. I like the older one better. That blue ribbon doesn't compliment it at all but who really stares at their money!
I posted the low-top snakeskin trainers the other day but now I have the whole Jimmy Choo Capsule Collection images for you today. I've mentioned before I'm not a big fan of high-tops so I would suggest going for the lows because the high-top trend going on right now is an 80's trend that is going to eventually fade out real soon. Available soon and are estimated to retail around $600.