Saturday, 16 March 2013

Gonna Dress You Up In My Love

                                                 REWIEV OF THE CLASSICS:

I admire the tailoring of a nice men`s shirt. It is simply the ultimate garment for the male torso. This saturday I examined a few of my worn in favorites from the closet. I have a fascination for the horizontal yoke in the back of the shirt, added to the construction to allow you to move more freely but also to give the impression that your shoulders are broader.

Wood Wood: This sturdy, striped twill shirt has a loop sewn into the yoke to hang it from. Men like it practical, huh?
Our Legacy: Who can resist the hand feel of worn in cotton? This cotton favorite drapes wonderfully in the back, due to the box pleat added from the yoke. The shirt has an almost sculptural feel reminiscent of classic Greek sculpture.
EVISU: There is nothing like Japanese raw denim. This shirt is the incarnation of comfort and the fabric and color ages beautifully.  The yoke seam has a curved shape and is added pleats at the edges for a squared shape. I like how the vertical loop from reversed denim pops out in the neck.
LEVIS STRAUSS: I adore the sound of washed poplin and I prefer my shirts soft and comfortable.  Mr. Strauss himself was inspired by workwear for the gold miners and Californian Cowboys. This striped version has adapted the expression from a wrangler`s shirt with the triangular yoke in the back. Complete with crisp white collar and mother of pearl button.

Tuesday, 12 March 2013


From the cabinet of spices I pull out cinnamon, turmeric, anise, nutmeg and saffron.
I sigh with delight when discovering that the handkerchief in a Roman restaurant is matching my outfit.
Removing my socks to add some sensuality when wearing classic blues for a family dinner. 
Smiling when recognizing that my favorite sneakers blend so well with the oriental tiles in the hall of our offices.
Fitting as much color and detail as possible into one frame using the magic of mirrors.
Enjoying how well the blue, washed browns, caramel and gold reflects in the tiles when leaving our country house.
Portraying narcissus from multiple mirrors in Rome.

Tuesday, 5 March 2013


                                                      STRIPE FRENZY

Marc Jacobs celebrated label had an unambiguous focus on stripes for Spring/Summer 2013 - and predicted that the stores and magazines would be filled with parallel lines for spring. All hail the power of that man!
It strikes my mind how James Dean, Pablo Picasso and Rudolf Nureyev appeared in classic breton stripes and made them iconic. Not to metnion Coco Chanel, the true pioneer of nautical versions.

Playing dress up after looking into my drawers and cabinets for striped favorites! Layering my mattress striped blazer over a woolen nautical cardigan, a favorite canvas shirt over washed out "blue collars" with breton stripes underneath. Topping it of with satin ties and bows and the inevitable pocket square. All in worn in blue hues.

Monday, 4 March 2013


Collecting dotted garment amuses me. I am a constantt admirer on the poignant work of Yayoi Kusama, Marni`s quirky designs ,the playful world of Rei Kawakubo,Comme des Garcons and the significant of Paul Smiths designs.

Joyous layering of shirts, bow ties, tank tops and boxers from my wardrobe.

Sunday, 3 March 2013

Grunge & Glory

                                                         GRUNGE REUNION

There is a revival of grunge in several of the spring 2013 collections, with Dries van Noten at the helm with an appealingly take on the irresistible layering trend from 1992 hitting the stores right this minute.

This Grunge and Glory series featured in American Vogue in December 1992 features a great deal of Marc Jacobs' infamous grunge collection for Perry Ellis from the same year, a collection that people still marvel over!Not to mention Naomi Campbell, Nadja Auermann  and Kristen McMenamy and some perfect tartans. I tirelessly rediscover this issue.

"It was when I discovered this series that I started to browse the magazine shelves at the kiosk after my dancing classes to cultivate my earnest affection for fashion and a lifelong relationship with American Vogue."
"What started as a local, money`s not-an-option-style, associated with Seattles`s music scene, turned into an all-American street fashion that mixes rough-and-tumble work clothes with waifish thrift-shop finds and a generous dose of androgyny."
Expressed par exellence by Kristen McMenamy!
"The series which was realized by the keen eye of Anna Wintour, already in her fourth year as editor in chief and with the bravery of fashion editor Grace Coddington in collaboration with the magic lense of Steven Meisel made a strong imprint on me and continues to do so."
"Layers with flannel shirts, long sleeved thermals, doc martens, floral printed night gowns, all topped with moth eaten sweaters and a little crocheted scullcap"
... captivating!"