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Lanvin Men’s Shoes

02.2.09   |   Posted in: Fashion   |   By: Kellis Landrum
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Lanvin’s winter collection of men’s shoes is everything a bloke’s shoe should be: stylish, sleek, and most of all, fun. By combining unexpected textures and materials like denim and leather, Lanvin’s designs lend even the stuffiest pair of brogues a dandy air of nonchalance. A Lanvin man might note, “I know my shoes look good. Now how’s about you try my signature sidecar?”

Round is the new… Oh whatever.

01.22.09   |   Posted in: Fashion   |   By: Laurel Dailey
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Ralph Lauren, Proenza Schouler and Vera Wang.

It’s no secret that the biggest game you can play in fashion is trying to decipher which hot new trend is set to replace its older, lamer counterpart. I’m more of the school of thought that you should wear what you like and what works for your body type/build/shape/frame, but there’s no denying that 2009 (and, I suspect, specifically the summertime) will be the year of the round spectacle.

Don’t say I didn’t warn you.

If you’re dying to jump on the Lennon boat, you can find inexpensive sunnies here and here.

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SS09 Ralph Lauren, Nasty Gal Vintage

Piero Lissoni Chronograph for Alessi

12.10.08   |   Posted in: Fashion, Tech   |   By: A. Salem Jones
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Characteristic of Piero Lissoni’s enlarged proportions and rounded forms, this watch has an interesting rounded square face. Adjustable stainless steel band. You can order it here for $210.

Ostrich Shell Bangles

09.24.08   |   Posted in: Fashion   |   By: Andrea Tumino
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ostrich-shell-bangles-1.jpgLooking for the perfect fall accessory, well look no further with these eco-friendly bangles. Made of solid brass and pieces of ostrich egg shells, which are collected after the ostrich chick hatches. After master artisans piece the shells together each bracelet goes through an elaborate process to enhance and protect the mosaic. You can get them in the two colors you see here, Turquoise and Natural, for $98 each.

Kira Plastinina

08.29.08   |   Posted in: Fashion   |   By: Andrea Tumino
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Student by day, highly sought after fashion designer by night, Kira Plastinina has built an empire out of a dream all before the age 16 ( with a little help from Father, of course). With the dream of always wanting to be a fashion designer, her father, Sergei Plastinina, the multimillionaire juice-and-dairy king of Eastern Europe, took notice and like every good dad, gave his daughter just what she wanted: her own fashion label.

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Elm Company

08.27.08   |   Posted in: Fashion   |   By: Andrea Tumino
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We always enjoy a new season of headgear coming our way. LA based Elm Company is sporting a new spring/summer 08 collection that will have you all prepped for your music video debut. If you’re into a more subdued yet classic look be sure to check out their Copeland Collection, complete with styles for guys and gals, alike.

Mommimommi

08.6.08   |   Posted in: Fashion   |   By: Andrea Tumino
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Still haven’t stocked up on summer tees? Well, look no further for some rather refreshing T-shirt designs at Momimomi. All shirts are $30 or less and they are absolutely awesome. Get them while they’re still around!

Sandra Backlund

07.30.08   |   Posted in: Fashion   |   By: Andrea Tumino
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“The human body is always the starting point in my work,” says Swedish knitwear designer Sandra Backlund. “I am really fascinated by all the ways you can highlight, distort and transform the natural silhouette of the body with clothes and accessories. I build my garments by hand from a couple of basic bricks which I multiply and attach to each other in different ways to discover the shape that I want. In that sense I approach fashion more like a sculptor than a tailor.”

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Backlund is definitely defying what the modern fashion industry stands for with her ground breaking knit sweater designs. Now only if we could find somewhere cool enough to wear one of these we’d be set.

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The Gatherer

07.29.08   |   Posted in: Fashion   |   By: Andrea Tumino
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The Gatherer jacket is an interesting new concept in fashion that allows the wearer to adjust to their own ever changing climate conditions. Using adaptive insulation pockets through the body and sleeve, you can fill the pockets up with an insolating material of any kind; newspapers, packing peanuts, leaves, or pillow stuffing. You can fill it up as much or as little as you want, making it a truly year round accessory. The only limit to your ability to stay warm is your imagination.

Clayton Cubitt

07.28.08   |   Posted in: Art & Design, Fashion   |   By: Andrea Tumino
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Sensual and sexy are first words that came to mind when we saw Clayton Cubitt’s fashion photography. When we saw his portraits of hurricane Katrina survivors however, the word “RESPECT” flashed before our eyes. Clayton treats these portraits with the same stylized production value as his fashion work, but lets the survivors everyday personality show through in a way that tells a profound American story that desperately needs to be heard.

“A lot of the time I’m a fashion photographer,” The Wiliamsburg (area of Brooklyn) native explains. “And I’m certainly inspired by fashion photography, but I don’t consider myself a fashion photographer alone any more than I would consider myself a ‘portrait photographer’ or an ‘art photographer.”

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