Saturday, January 2, 2010

Twenty Ten

Ah, the first post of 2010! And what makes it even better is that it isn't even mine! Instead, Susie rings in the new year with a reply to a reader's e-mail...

Susie discusses the reader's reference to 'class', uh-ooooh:

'Class' - I'm always baffled as to what this actually means.  'Show some class', 'She's wearing a classy outfit'.  Is it a reference to the aristocracy?  Are we talking feudal-peasant class systems?  Are we bringing in Karl Marx into the convo?  So supposedly in all other areas of life, we don't talk about distinctions of class as an unspoken rule of social ettiquette, but as soon as we're talking about a skirt or a top, suddenly the echelons of society come crashing down on us?  A confusing one for me... 

Props to Susie for really nailing how I more or less feel about fashion, style, and the personality that may be expressed or hidden. Please read the post in its entirety.

[image from Style Bubble]

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

scott & GARANCE

Hello! No, I haven't really been away from the computer, therefore I have absolutely no excuse for my lack of bloggage. Currently I'm "stuck" in Red Deer for the holidays and cannot wait until I arrive back in Calgary come early January. It's almost as if central Alberta is sucking the will to live right from under my fingernails.

Don't get me wrong, I am glad to have visited with friends and family, and I am happy that I could spend Christmas with my immediate family, but I can only handle so much. In fact, I'm sure 24 hours (or less) would have been perfectly sufficient. Does anyone else understand what I'm going through??

I did end up receiving quite a few dollars worth of mall gift certificates, that of which I plan to purchase a camera with.. and of course which will lead to blogging with my very own photos!!! At that point I'm sure you'll all stop coming by..


Scott Schuman (the Sartorialist) and Garance Doré. I did NOT realize that he is vertically.. er... challenged. I commend Garance for sticking with her heels. Can you imagine Scott standing next to a model? Word on the Fashion Spot is that he is an overcompensating (the size of his camera - apparently he likes to go the "point and click" route anyway.. I'm not sure I understand) douche bag. Of course the majority of all this is simply speculation, and I feel as if I am playing a role in spreading rumors. Oh dear.

New years plans, anyone?

[image from]

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Model Photographers

Inez van Lamsweerde (nude for the ads and airbrushed red apparently) and Vinoodh Matadin for men's Lanvin Spring/Summer 2010. I love the concept of a photographer/model swap. Can't wait to see the full-blown campaign come February!

UPDATE 12-18-2010:

Wow. Did not really expect this.. Still love it, but not exactly "comfortable" right now. And damn, Inez owns a rockin' body!

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Let's Get to Werq!

Vman Winter 2009. Sometimes I wonder about Vman. What kind of a magazine is it? Isn't it supposed to be an alternative men's fashion/lifestyle magazine? The majority of issues I pick up of Vman are extreeeeeeemely homoerotic (even too racy for OUT!) - but, hey, I'm not complaining!

Woooooah. I'll admit it, totally swoon worthy. My god, Garrett Neff is definitely.. well, mind blowing. I saw him earlier this year at All Points West in NJ and he was looking quite spectacular.

Corey Bond. I think that about covers it. Now to lift my jaw up off the floor.

Was this successful in making me want to hit the gym hard? Well, maybe not the gym... (ewwww.. I know, I just wrote that!)

Also worth checking out is the Most Wanted project for the mag, and luckily it's available online. Portraits of young heartthrobs like Chace Crawford and Zac Efron by Richard Phillips with witty captions by Michael K.

When tweens witness Zac Efron flip his hair in high-definition, they instantly lose their virginity just like that.

Sunday, December 6, 2009

Vous avez l'amour

This is so adorable. I love the whole old school/vintage vibe goin' on. J'adore Florence et la Machine!

Saturday, December 5, 2009


Just this morning I stumbled across a recent American Eagle fashion show.. and admittedly, I actually watched the majority of it. The shame! But they certainly shell out the money for decent models!

Luckily, the show wasn't a complete waste of my time. One of my favorite male models, Canadian Ryan Taylor, was walking in the show. I definitely squealed. Hailing from Burlingon, Ontario, he's been modeling since his mid-teens and is only 19 now. After taking a year off, I am so happy that he's back!

You MUST click to get a larger view! I really don't think I have to explain why I like this guy. Benetton F/W 2009 Campaign.

Thom Browne S/S 2010.

Why does he have to be so adorable?

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Double D

All I want is everything. Seriously. I recently rediscovered Damir Doma's fantastic nomadic draping whilst having a gander at some online shopping websites. Damir, born in 1981, and of Croatian descent, has worked with Jil Sander creative director, Raf Simons. Raf has obviously passed down a bit of his own quirky aesthetic to Damir, which I find extremely intriguing, especially in menswear. Damir shows in Paris :)

Earlier in the year I purchased a pair of creme over-sized wool shorts from the past Spring/Summer collection. The construction is to die for (made in Belgium), and they're insanely comfortable, but I find it hard to pair them with anything at the moment. Maybe I should just revamp my closet to focus on them?! Haaaaaaa... wishing.

And now, a taste of Damir Doma's Fall/Winter 2009/2010 collection:


Jeeeeessssaaaazz, this is good stuff. It's safe to say I love and would wear almost everything in this collection (minus the boots). Mmmmm knotted scarves, sheer silk, and draped everything! Delicious. Chicest-hobo-nomad boy ever!

[images from wwd]