Saturday, June 30, 2007

My Encounter with Hipsters

Yesterday, outside of fenway park, coming back from a Redsox game(which was pretty boring w/ great people watching) I had my own encounter with "hipsters" who were crowding around outside a bar like the hyenas in Lion King( it was intense). I decided that I needed a picture of these guys but then I thought to myself" why not take a mental picture". The best part of their outfits was their distinctive Ksubi like jeans & their actual "The Cobrasnake" t-shirts. Well, here it is:the hipsters


Stel's, one of the few stores that sells Nom de Guerre, on 334 Newbury St, in Boston is having their pre-sale currently. This means that you can go ahead of time to purchase up all the good stuff; however, you must pick up your clothing on July 7th, the actual sale date. If you are thinking you will go next week( you are out of luck) because it's closed for 4th of July weekend and festivities(They will be too hungover to work). I picked up two nom de guerre t-shirts & an A.P.C. longsleeve polo shirt. They have some dress shirts, shoes, t-shirts, & Acne jeans on sale. The Nom de Guerre & A.P.C. jeans will not be on sale. I asked why: "Because they have like a cult following" replied one of the employees. Everything is on sale for 40% off. The women's clothing is also on sale. The best things on sale are: NDG t-shirts, A.P.C. clothing, & Acne Jeans.

Saks: Currently, has their sale, for whatever no one really knows, on a lot of stuff between 30-40% off.

Good reads

Archive from Glen O'brien's blog on GQ:
Talks about Nom De Guerre

Wednesday, June 27, 2007

The Wall

Street thing Swap meet x Sole Obsession

Not this isn't hanging out for Anya Hindmarch's "I'm not a plastic bag" this is footage from "urban life's similar world" but it's shoe collecting

What's Up?

Tuesday, June 26, 2007

China Caught Again


Incase you missed it, A.P.C. has opened a store in La. It's fully stocked with everything A.P.C. from raw denim to mini skirts.

Dries van Noten

Like a painters set of water colors, Dries Van Noten's menswear spring 2007-2008 show had every glob of color from neon green to eggplant purple. Every fashion designer has their trademarks, Jil Sander light gray & detailed silhouettes, & dark blue, while Dries Van Noten is notorious for his collection of nylon and thin-fabricated jackets. The floral print shirt, pictured above, was also a piece in the prada show for this year. A great change from last years collection, this year's collection was a youth european look.

*original photos taken by Marcio Madeira

Monday, June 25, 2007

Alexander McQueen Spring 2008

Alexander McQueen, a fashion prodigy at 16, has revamped his collection better than ever this year. McQueen 2008 looks like he has been going to cafes with Rei Kawakubo, designer for commes des garcons, and gotten some hints with the polka dot theme. However, polka dots are not the only highlight, the real highlight from the show is the awesome yellow cardigan styled with the board-short like print look. Through this collection, McQueen emphasizes the importance of fun, flare, and uniqueness in your "day to day wear". His motif is italicized with the "badass" looking models who seem to have been pumped with confidence steroids.

*original photos taken by Marcio Madeira

Bottega Veneta Spring-Summer 2008

Eye Candy

*original photos taken by Marcio Madeira

The Real Deal(Only a jerk leaves out fashion's music

Initially, as I regarded and watched the hard-to-find videos of this current collection, due to no one uploading them, I saw two sides of the collection. The madras, open-shirt, & "beachwear hipster" looks which are comparable to a more upscale Trovata lifestyle; however, also noticed this years Commes des Garcons "Flare", the sparkling gold & shiny colors. The madras in the show was very worn showing a youth side growing up, like the madras at J.Crew grows up) Just one more thing, if you are a fan of male bags Bottega is the brand to look at; although expensive, they are the chicest bags around.

Jil Sander Spring-Summer 2008

The Future(Extended)

The Future

This runway show was just another typical Jil Sander by Raf runway show. Of course, as usual the highlights were the famous Jil Sander - shades of gray, light whites, and the typical blues which helped express her common uses of "classy" fabrics sliced, diced, and made into beautiful minimalistic silhouettes. As usual, the show was about quality not quantity or look. Jil Sander emphasizes that simplicity= success. It's shocking how Raf Simmons can keep his minimalistic values with his shades of color.

Thursday, June 21, 2007

Lacoste Sale

Lacoste has announced it's semi-annual sale. The sales will be between 25-40% off of regular priced goods. This is not much of a sale; whatever, I guess you can make what you want of it. Lacoste polos are a wardrobe necessity; however, you can't wear them everyday.

Dover Street Market Sale

As of today, Dover Street Market, fashioniste super store (comparable to Colette), has announced that their spring-summer 2007 sale will begin June 23 at 11 am. I'd suggest getting to DSM early because the best items will be taken as soon as possible. Things to look for are: Commes des Garcons T-shirts, sweaters, cardigans, wallets, & even more exotic & hard-to-find pieces from CDG. Dover Street Market remains one of the stores to find the best swag from luxury brands such as Lanvin, Commes des Garcons, John Galliano, & much much more.

Dover Street Market
17-18 Dover Street
London W1S 4LT

Tel : + 44 20 7518 0680
Email :
Web :

Wednesday, June 20, 2007

The "It" Bag

Anya Hindmarch's plastic bag has caused quite a commotion in London; however, as of today the bag has caused quite a stir all over the U.S. with it's release. I've never seen a designer have more say on their bag as well. Anya Hindmarch released a couple thousand word statement just to describe to customers: the ways to get the bag, it's environmental impact, where to find(not just the name of the store but listed about 9,000 details), price, & even the most minuscule details describing the "it" bag and ways for all the fashionistas to get their own. The lines were long about an hour & a half if you were 110th or so in line, but even worse for the procrastinators that showed up late. However, if you are desperate for this bag you can pay from 5-12 times the original 15$ price on eBay.

"The bag will be available from all US Anya Hindmarch stores, Ron Herman and Fred Segal Flair for just $15. Due to overwhelming demand purchases will be limited to two bags per customer.

The bag will also be available from Holt Renfrew in Canada for $18 (Canadian dollars).

From 18th July the bag will be available at selected Whole Foods Market stores."- Anya Hindmarch site

Anya Hindmarch Stores

**Must Purchase in person***

New York
29 East 60th Street, New York, NY10022 10am - 7pm
115 Greene Street, New York, NY10012 11am - 7pm
New Jersey
The Mall at Short Hills, 1200 Morris Turnpike, NJ07078 10am - 9pm
Los Angeles
118 South Robertson Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA90048 11am - 7pm
Ron Herman Stores
8100 Melrose Avenue, Los Angeles, CA.90046 Tel – 323 651 4129
325 N Beverly Dr, Beverly Hills, CA 90210 Tel – 310 550 0910
11677 San Vicente Blvd, Brentwood, CA 90049 Tel – 310 207 0927
3900 Cross Creek Rd, Malibu, CA 90265 Tel – 310 317 6705
South Coast Plaza, 3333 Bristol St, Costa Mesa, CA 92626 Tel – 714 540 9870
Fred Segal Flair
500 Broadway, Santa Monica, CA 90401 Tel – 310 451 7139
Post 26
225 26th Street, Suite 35, Brentwood, CA 90402 Tel – 310 451 7139
Holt Renfrew – Canada
Toronto Stores
Bloor Street, Toronto Tel - 416 922 2333
Yorkdale, Toronto Tel - 416 789 5377
Sherway, Toronto Tel - 416 621 9900
Outside Toronto
Ottawa, Ontario Tel - 613 238 2200
Calgary, Alberta Tel - 403 269 7341
Edmonton, Alberta Tel - 780 425 5300
Vancouver, British Columbia Tel - 604 681 3121

From July 18th I'm Not A Plastic bag will be available to buy from the following East Coast Whole Foods Market stores. Further details will be available on this site a week prior to the launch:

95 Houston Street, New York, NY 10002
250 Seventh Avenue, New York, NY 10001
The Shops at Columbus Circle, 10 Columbus Circle, Suite SC101, New York, NY 10019
905 River Road, Edgewater, NJ, 07020
90 e. Putnam Avenue, Greenwich, CT 06830
429 North Broadway, Jericho, NY 11753
222 Main Street, Madison, NJ 07940
2101 Northern Boulevard, Munsey Park, NY 11030
471 Rte. 35 North, Red Bank, NJ 07701
187Millburn Avenue, Millburn, NJ 07041
701 Bloomfield Avenue, Montclair, NJ 07042
44 Godwin Avenue, Ridgewood, NJ 07450
4 Union Square South, New York, NY 10003
110 Bloomingdale Road, White Plains, NY 10605
235 Prospect Ave, West Orange, NJ 07052

A limited quantity of blue US I’m Not A Plastic Bag will also be available from:

Dover Street Market, 17 – 18 Dover Street, London W1S 4LT
Colette, 213 Rue St Honore, Paris Tel - +33 01 55 35 33 90
Design Museum, Shad Thames, London SE1 2YD

***Special note***
If you read this on June 21st you are most likely too late for the June 20th release. You will have to wait for the next release.

Tuesday, June 19, 2007

Mui Mui Spring 2007

Mui Mui has a fine collection of clothing; however, like Commes des Garcons, John Galliano, & Missoni the chicest clothing is almost impossible to find. Anyone can find the shirts, jackets, and pants, but everyone is asking: "where is that "blue jacket" & does that Tyvek jacket even exist?" This year's collection had it's camel, wool, and thousands of silk blends; however, it also added a couple trends for this year which will flee just as fast as crocs. Mui Mui's trend item was the Tyvek jacket.

Being Cool At The Office

The Caroline Collection has 2 pairs of the coolest cufflinks ever. They are available at Barneys for $300 a piece. Unlike traditional cufflinks, these are a revolutionary metamorphosis because these cufflinks incorporate fun with work while traditionaly cufflinks are just a "formal decoration".

The Cobrasnake: New T-shirt

The Cobrasnake, a god-like figure to hipsters everywhere, has released a new hipster t-shirt. The cost is 55$ for the shirt, shipping, and a CD and can be purchased at the cobrasnake website:

Bodega Release Party: Wednesday

This Wednesday, prepare to have the time of your life partying with the boys from Bodega. However, also get ready to battle for the exclusive shoes.

Tuesday, June 12, 2007

Henrik Vibskov

Henrik Vibskov, a Danish design defier, is well-known for his art works. His art has no direct form and contously metamorphosises one second he works on film, the next fashion, & even music. The truth about his art is that most designs are so random they catch every fan by surprise. Henrik Bibskov seems to be a young Rei Kawakubo, the enlightening head designer at commes des garcons.

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Alexander McQueen has thousands of accomplishments such as at the age of 16 he became an apprentice for Saville row tailors. However, these mean nothing when you look at his footwear. For quite some time, McQueen has been in charge of designing the Alexander McQueen Pumas; however, all I see is "pumas" that are equal to any other pair just priced twice or three times the average price.

Monday, June 11, 2007

Marc Jacobs Sale

Exclusively available at Marc Jacobs. To order yours call 617.425.0707
PanAm Bowler $64
Available in White and Navy

PanAm Messenger $48
Available in White and Navy

Store Hours:
Monday - Saturday 11-7
Sunday 12-6

Marc Jacobs
81 Newbury Street
Boston, MA 02116

Sunday, June 10, 2007

News Reel

1. Chanel is unveiling its redesigned flaship store in Bevery Hills in August.

2. Baazar & W magazine are both undergoing a metamorphosis with new editors and mangement teams.

3. Jimmy Choo's debut for perfume 2009

4. Jessica Parker debuts fashion line

Fendi: It sure is trendy

Everyone loves Fendi, as they should, because simply put it's the place with the hottest bags & wallets. Although, sometimes a couple of their bags can be attrocious in the long run they are the company with the best over-all.

Stavro's Re-location

Stavros, a Spanish fasioniste, has picked up his luggage and has moved from his starter blog: only available by permission) to

Friday, June 8, 2007

American Apparel Ad

Browsing around on Facebook I noticed this American Apparel ad. I felt bad for the girl since this is how they characterize the head guy: " Only a handful of chief executives appear in their own ads. Even fewer appear in them without any pants on. But Dov Charney, the 36-year-old in charge of hip clothing maker American Apparel Inc., is not your typical corporate chieftain. His sense of style -- evoking the seedy side of the disco era -- permeates the company's in-store experience and advertising, including one ad picturing his bare backside. It also carries through to the workplace: Charney feels free to engage in consensual sexual relationships with his staff. "I've had relationships, loving relationships, that I'm proud of," he says. "I think it's a First Amendment right to pursue one's affection for another human being." He sounds cool with the "disco era" line but everything else is just creepy.

Acting Like An Idiot

Here is a fine example of how to make yourself look dumb. The first rule is that if you go to a party like this and do dumbstuff like this you shouldn't take pictures. Ofcourse, someone breaks the rule, thank God really because I couldn't make fun of her otherwise, and thanks to them we have this.

Something Different

A video of a guy longboarding around. It's pretty cool artsy quick clip. I will be in Ottawa for the next couple of days so don't expect any updates. I will try to take pictures but doubt it since my current one misfunctions quite often. In the video check out how many times the guy has to turn his key. I kind of feel bad for him because of it.

This video doesn't seem to work. It annoys me.

Market's Newest Goods

A. Paul Smith designs his own cycling jersey with Rapha. It's available on their website for $295. B. A.P.C. opens a new store in Paris the address is 38 rue Madame. C. Starks Laces introduces an online store for all of you shoe lace lovers out there. The models range from $6-8$. D. A.P.C.'s new safari shirt. On their site for 130 €. E. Nike Sb Fall blazer F. CAKE Rarities Cd $10

Friday, June 1, 2007

Coolest Homegoods

These are the coolest home goods anyone can find because of their artistic makeup & unique traits. Every item above that is displayed is truly one of a kind.

1. kitchen funnel: $15.00
2. Pencil sharpener:$27.50
3.drain stopper:$24.00
4.soap dispenser:$28.00
5. turtle coffee table/side table:$10,000 by FIFTY24SF
6.sugar dispenser: $ 17.50 swatter: $12.00
8. Paper towel holder: $45.00
9.toilet paper holder:$55.00
10. wine corkscrew opener: $49.00

Everything but the table is by Alessi.
All of these home goods are available at