6.28.2010

Regardez: Viktor&Rolf Spring 2011


A keyboard and microphone in the small salon was sufficient warning that a performance was afoot, and without fanfare, British pop singer La Roux entered stage right to begin the show – neatly groomed into a Viktor & Rolf tuxedo and patent dress shoes.Opening with her track “Colourless colour”, the show began in a restrained palette of beige sportswear – accented in pops of chocolate, aqua and cobalt on patent leather slip-on shoes. Short sleeve knits and tie-waist track pants were given the V&R treatment, emblazoned with their signature spectacles patch and layered with slim shirting and polos. The pair channeled the holiday wardrobes of post-WWII Hollywood stars, as the taupe and beige palette continued and evolved into a safari story, with checked parkas and blazers woven through with pale teals and navy blues, worn over shorts.

As La Roux changed pace and announced in her shrill, husky tones that she was in fact going “In for the Kill”, the mood changed and moved into a darker suiting story – following the concept of shadows that underlined the collection. Black, grey and navy blazers were cinched at the waist, wrapped and belted, double-breasted with a strong peak lapel or given a shadow detail along suit lapel and pockets. Trousers were either cropped and slim or worn with a full pleat at the waist, tapering slightly to the ankle. The closing look proved perfectly suitable as La Roux launched into her finale of “Bulletproof”, with a belted tuxedo suit’s lapel heavily embellished in black beading.

 I couldn’t help notice a similarity between La Roux and Tilda Swinton. Looks like V&R have a thing for copper-haired milk-pale beauties...Lets not forget Tori Amos.

6.24.2010

Regardez:Bottega Veneta Spring 2011

Tomas Maier at Bottega Veneta took inspiration from the great American road trip and took that concept an entire continent further. From Los Angeles to Buenos Aires, this transcontinental road-trip imagined by Maier allowed his guy to rediscover a country he'd spent too much time flying over. The ultra-relaxed suits that opened the show seemed to be perfect for cool nights in Vegas, and warm days spent speeding through the desert.

A series of monochrome outfits in maroon, yves klien blue, and olive green, especially a coat, pants, top, and intrecciato tote took me to a place where super-casual was key.So keeping with the idea that Maier’s guy would be living out of a suitcase tossed in the back seat, clothes were wrinkled. The featherweight trenches that came in about four different colors were amazing. I very much like this idea of layering light material in weather that may otherwise not take kindly to such practices. Maier gave us utilitarian pieces, in white cotton and washed suede and leathers, suggesting the wardrobe of an explorer. Maier emphasized athleticism with micro-perforated fabrics, sometimes in gussetlike insets used to articulate seams. The models strolled along with wind tossed curls and facial hair that suggested I can’t remember where I packed my razor, or perhaps I never packed it at all.

6.18.2010

Regardez: The Look

There is something about the way he is put together that seems so effortless. This is the look.
from The Sartorialist

6.14.2010

Ecoutez: Cee-Lo Stray Bullets Mixtape


Who knew Goodie Mob's Cee- Lo Green would one day do collaborations with the likes of the B-52's, well that time is now. Stray Bullets is his latest foray into new musical galaxy. I would call it musical potpourri,diverse and creative, for artists claiming to be different this is different. With his third album, Lady Killer, on the way, this mixtape gives us a taste of what to expect — the unexpected.  If your have not listened to his work in Gnarles Barkley this might be foregin to your ears. This is no “Closet Freak” or “I’ll Be Around” its even better. I am sure it will take multiple listens to appreciate all of it's layers. So go!, Get your listen on!!!

Download here or here.
01. Goldschl├Ąger (Produced by The Grey Area)
02. You Don’t Shock Me Anymore (Produced by The Grey Area)
03. Cho Cha the Cat (with the B-52’s) (Produced by The Teddy Bears)
04. I Like It (Produced by The Grey Area)
05. Little Black Book (Produced by The Grey Area)
06. Talking To Strangers (Produced by The Grey Area)
07. ChamPain (Produced by Doc & The Grey Area)
08. Night Train (with the Goodie Mob) (Produced by The Grey Area & Anthony Kronfle)
09. The Secret (Produced by The Grey Area)
10. Sophistic@ted B!$ch (Produced by The Grey Area)
11. I’ll Kill Her (feat. ME & LOnan the Destroyer) (Produced by ?????)
12. Is It? (Produced by The Grey Area)
13. Super Woman Theme Song (Produced by The Grey Area)
14. Night Cap Outro (One Last Shot of Goldschl├Ąger) (Produced by The Grey Area)

6.09.2010

Regardez:GaGa about Inspiration



Ok, so I have been gone for a while but now I am back!!! I have been looking for a story to post about and Lady Gaga has got my attention. A few days ago she debuted her video for the song Alejandro. I am sure that you have heard the adage that there is nothing new under the sun. Well as I was watching the video all I could see was vintage Madonna and Janet Jackson in Rhythm Nation sprinkled with YSL Fall 2008 Collection. Take a look for yourself, don't get me wrong Gaga totally knows her inspiration points.