Sunday, September 26, 2010
I tried a new product this weekend and might be in love. I've respected Bumble & Bumble for quite some time, and am really impressed with their new "Surf Hair" product.
Sexy, salty, sun-dried, windswept styles - whenever, wherever.
Who: Anyone; excellent for wavy types and surfers with winter blues; adds body to fine hair; a nice texture for silver hair.
When: Anytime; after Prep or Tonic Lotion, during styling.
How: Work through damp or dry hair; let dry naturally or blow-dry with a diffuser. Or on dry hair for detailing and adding lift at the roots. The less you touch it, the longer it will hold.
I don't care how they describe it; a few spritzes of this awesome product helped create easy texture, hold, and my hair looked great without being weighed down or feeling gunky.
Saturday, September 25, 2010
Wednesday, September 22, 2010
We've all seen them. Those pictures, whether advertisements in a magazine or online, billboard spreads of epic proportion, flash animations on our iPhones and iPads, or in random spaces like bus stops, in airports, and a host of other locations. From chiseled Italians sprawling their bronzed, buff bodies on exotic beaches, to ethereal blondes echoing everything we imagine a real princess to possess in the most amazing, flowing gown - luxury advertisements captivate, spark creativity, and definitely ooze character.
And now, as if a match made in fashion heaven, the luxury industry has collided with the camera industry to create the most amazing, exclusive device ever: the Leica M7 Edition Hermes.
This Leica M7 limited Edition Hermès offers a total of 200 silver chrome Leica M7 cameras with exquisite leather finishes applied by Hermès. The body and the carrying strap of the camera are made in Swift calfskin, a drummed leather with extreme suppleness. Connoisseurs of pieces that are extraordinary in both quality and style may choose between two eye-catching varieties in "étoupe" and "orange". Only 100 cameras are available in each of the two leather colours.
In addition to the silver chrome camera, the special Leica M7 Edition Hermès set also includes a matching, silver anodised Leica Summilux-M 35 mm f/1.4 ASPH. wide-angle lens. The lens is complemented by a classical round lens hood in silver anodised metal manufactured exclusively for the Edition Hermès. The set also includes a Leicavit M rapid winder finished in silver chrome. The finishing touch to the special edition is provided by the leather carrying strap handcrafted in the Hermès ateliers to match the colour of the camera chosen.
For many decades the 35mm lenses are seen as the basic equipment for M-cameras and therefore they are very popular. The Summilux-M 35 mm/ f1.4 ASPH. is one of the reference lenses in the fast wide angle field. Its excellent image reproduction features honour this exclusive Edition Hermès available in a silver anodised version. Due to the silver anodised surface being based on aluminium it has been possible to maintain the low weight of the black version. The lens is complemented by the classic round lens hood made of metal again with silver anodised finish which is exclusively manufactured for the Edition Hermès. Front and rear cap are also made of silver anodised metal.
The Leicavit-M is a compact, non electrical, manual rapid winder which is mounted in stead of the camera bottom plate. It gives the Leica M7 Edition Hermès not only a special appearance but in combination with the aperture priority of the M7 a very fast shooting option. It is also matches the camera and the lens in silver chrome finish.I've had a love affair with both of these iconic brands for years, so you can only begin to imagine my excitement upon discovering this coveted device.
Must. Have. Now.
Sunday, September 19, 2010
-- Tweed, Tweed, Tweed - especially trousers, jackets, and vests.
-- Jackets - blazers, lightweight coats, and rain gear especially - I love how refined and complete your look becomes whilst wearing a jacket.
-- Casually wearing a dress shirt (unbuttoned, rolled/flipped cuffs, a few buttons undone) with a terrifically tailored suit.
-- Unexpected pops of colour - like in dress socks, ties, and those iconic Moncler jackets and vests.
-- Chunky hand-knit sweaters.
-- Global living with a purpose - like the bilingual article headings in September's US version of GQ Magazine. English and Spanish for Spain's tennis great Fernando Verdasco, English and Italian for the article on the best dress shoes, English and French for "the new business casual", and English and German for the spot on military inspired watches. Adding international input for poignance and perspective is the best accessory speech can ever imagine.
-- Living your life with courtesy - I'm bringing back the "courtesy wave" whilst driving to signal thanks for others driving with kindness, the "courtesy flush" during visits to public toilets that trigger even your own gag reflex, and the "courtesy call/message" if you're running late to an appointment, will be unable to keep an arrangement, etc.
Wednesday, September 15, 2010
Loving Armani Jeans' new cinematic advertisements featuring Cristiano Ronaldo and sultry actress Megan Fox.
Take a look for yourself. Bravo, Maestro Armani!
Tuesday, September 14, 2010
Crazy for camel - khaki in all shades (from the most elegant eggshell to the most outstanding olive) - this is your neutral base for fall/winter.
Dior Homme's le chiffre rouge watch and Chanel's J-12 Marine watch.
The old world ruggedness with refinement and masculinity of Aglini.
The fashion forward yet understated casual coolness of Desigual
Slim fitting, tremendously tailored suiting from Hermes, Gucci, and Prada especially
Military Mania and all things dandy at Burberry. Christopher Bailey keeps his innovation and creativity at incredible levels
Friday, September 10, 2010
Today is the second anniversary broadcast of Stand Up 2 Cancer. It will be on every network that matters at 8 PM EST.
For as long as I can remember, my Mother had skin cancer. Trips to the dermatologist, surgery, radiation, and other treatments became the norm. But she never let cancer stop her from living. She was a quiet fighter. She was born with Polio, but that didn't stop her from walking normally. In 2006, the cancer spread to her brain and lungs. I moved home to help care for her, stopped living for me, and started living for her. In April 2007, my Mom died. I've begun living for me again, and definitely live for her now. In her honor, I stand up to cancer. And although she didn't know it, I think Meryl Streep did this for my Mom. Join me. Spread the word. Donate now. And Stand Up 2 Cancer!
And a crazy thought? If all of my facebook friends donated $12.23, we collectively would raise more than $10,000 for cancer research and advocacy. To those who have donated already, I thank you. To those who haven't, $12 is less than 3 grande drinks at Starbucks.
To those who have donated to my team, I thank you. If you are considering a donation, please donate to my team. I'm trying to raise $10,000 in honor of my Mom and all the fabulous women in my life who have battled this awful disease. This is where the end of cancer begins: http://su2c.standup2cancer
Thursday, September 9, 2010
Tomorrow, 10 September, the style maven, rock star, glamourous mother, and fabulous woman will be at Sephora SoHo in the city that doesn't sleep. The first 100 customers to purchase the US$90 wicked style fragrance package will have their bottles autographed by Gwen Stefani! And as if that wasn't amazing enough, the newest additions to the Harajuku Lovers collection of fragrances will be driving around in the HL Treat Truck with fragrance samples and giveaways all throughout Manhatten! Like an ice cream truck for fashion freaks!
For more information, and to learn exactly where the HL Treat Truck will be located throughout the day, click here.
Wednesday, September 8, 2010
From Brooklyn to Brazil to Boston, the fashion industry is already buzzing about the news that this year’s globe-spanning extravaganza Fashion’s Night Out, is back!
The 2010 edition of the biggest fashion party in history promises to be equally epic, splurge inspiring and full of even more stylish surprises. Start your wish lists now, we look forward to seeing you in September. For more information email: firstname.lastname@example.org.I recommend this sampling of designer fabulosity:
Friday, September 3, 2010
All eyes will be on the Paris Motor Show in the next several days as Land Rover's latest car is unveiled - the Range Rover Evoque. As this is a concept, I don't know anything about it. But I must say, it is absolutely beautiful.
In the United States and Western Europe, Land Rover enjoys a luxurious, high end branding connotation. I'm sure this newer, sleeker, younger model will only intensify this positioning, especially with the ever-important young adult demographic.
Upon seeing the Evoque, what emotions does it evoke?
Wednesday, September 1, 2010
I've spoken frequently about loving the aesthetic of men wearing multiple bracelets. Mixing and matching fabrics and textures - like pairing your Grandfather's Zenith watch with a woven sailor style bracelet or a leather wrapped cord style bracelet with equestrian inspired hardware from Hermes with a brightly coloured techno-fabric ribbon bracelet.
I've just discovered Miansai. And to be honest - I'm impressed. I've yet to see their work in person, but I love the pictures and love the story. The pricepoint is very affordable, the colours and styles available extensive, and the aesthetic pleasing.
MICHAEL ANDREW SAIGER
Twenty-three year old native New Yorker, Michael Andrew Saiger grew an appreciation for WWII relics and paraphernalia at a very young age. As a child, he was surrounded by his mother's collection of antique auction finds and quickly developed a fascination for historic curiosities. His earliest and most memorable influences ranged from old knives and BB guns, to Indian motorcycle parts and a helicopter propeller.
As a young adult, Michael studied Sports Management at the University of Miami, modeled and traveled the world. After years of eye-opening experiences in Europe, Peru and Costa Rica, Michael fused his worldly style with his affinity for past treasures. The outcome? An eclectic and elegant line of vintage-inspired jewelry, which he proudly calls MIANSAI.
The MIANSAI philosophy is the more worn, the better. "Every piece has its own rich history," says Michael. "All my designs, especially the more controversial ones, are meant to get people talking. It's almost like the pieces themselves have a secret or a story to tell. Keeping that in mind, I try to find each relic in its natural habitat. That way it maintains a raw integrity, a quality I hold high when I create my designs.