Friday, June 18, 2010

Jil Sander: Spring Summer 2011

Yesterday, Jil Sander designer Raf Simons unveiled his fifth collection for the label. The show took place at a villa in Florence and the collection was inspired by the setting and nature. I think that the best word to describe this collection is electrical. I love love love love it. It gets me excited and makes me want to dance. The whole collection is so vibrant and fun, but also exceptionally tailored. Bravo, Mr. Simons!
(Photos are from

The fashion world was abuzz on Twitter last night and @BryanBoy tweeted this photo of the jackets' backs with reflector velcro straps:

@BryanBoy: Some of the jackets have reflector velcro straps on the back. Love this detail.

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

All Around the Web: Neil's Affair with Sundek and Z Zegna behind the scenes

Images from Loewe Leather Icons

Good morning y'all
: Bryan Boy wore the ultra-high Finsk wedges to breakfast, and Diane Pernet blogged about it (A Shaded View on Fashion)

Iconic: Loewe Leather Icons launched this past week and the black leather jackets couldn't be more perfect. (00o00 and Kate Loves Me)

This Is Art: Neil Barrett released a video of his collection for Sundek and I can't wait to go swimming. (Neil Barrett)

Take Me There: Z Zegna has been positing behind the scenes videos of their Spring/Summer 2011 collection all week. (Z Zegna)

Vintage Finish: I am loving the Pre Fall 2010 Dolce and Gabbana shoes! (My Many Bags)

Monday, June 14, 2010

Gianfranco Ferré FW2010 - Campaign

Here is the first image of the Gianfranco Ferré FW2010 campaign starring Clément Chabernaud.

(Image via: The Fashionisto)

Saturday, June 12, 2010

Fall 2010 is now available on LuisaViaRoma. Ain't it a little early?

Sure most of the items are on pre-order until September 30th, but still isn't it early? I can't help but being reminded of that article in Vogue (the one with Karlie Kloss posing in a swimsuit during a snow blizzard in NYC), about how costumers are buying Fall pieces in Spring, and Spring pieces in Fall.

Are costumers ready to plan their Fall outfits in Spring? There are a million things that I want to buy from these untimely new-arrivals but do I really know what I want for Fall?

What about you? Are you ready to splurge on Givenchy and Dolce and Gabbana's fall collections while you are still lusting for the spring collections?

Monday, April 5, 2010

HE by Mango at $9.90

I just checked Mango's menswear line and there is a sale with items (like shoes, a windbreaker, and shorts) for $9.90! There are many other items that are at incredibly low prices! Take advantage! I am thinking about buying the Adam Lippes for Mango shorts above (at an incredible 14.90 price tag).

Current Obsession: Lanvin Lambskin Messenger Bags

You guys know how much I love a good Lanvin bag, right? Well, this one is no exception. The subtlety of the navy leather along with the sublime execution is driving me wild. Although it is still outside my budget range, I think that the bag has a reasonable price.

Available at LUISAVIAROMA.

Saturday, April 3, 2010

Louis vs. Jeffrey

Clicking away on the pages of Sole Struck, I came upon the Jeffrey Campbell Barker shoe in Old Gold. Immediately, I thought of the yellow-golden oxfords Marc Jacobs did for Louis Vuitton. Although the two shoes have different shades of gold, the idea of a golden oxford was seen first at Louis.

What do you think? Are they or aren't they too alike?