Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Things I Want: Patent Shoes

Let me start by saying I am currently in Shanghai, on a business trip, and so there will be a lot more "Things I Want" posts than "Things I Have". Although I do have a new Opening Ceremony sweater & Nom de Guerre bag that I need to post!

Since seeing Lanvin's recent patent shoes, I have been feigning for a pair. Then this morning I see that Selectism did a post on a style from Generic Man.

While I am hard on my shoes, I would buy a pair of those new rubber rain guards to protect these babies. They're fun, a little flashy, but the muted color tones the whole look down just enough.

You can check out the Generic Man site at:

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Things I Want: Black Fleece

Anyone who knows me knows my fascination with Thom Browne. I'm such a fan of his work -- not only his own line but also what he's done for Brooks Brothers via their Black Fleece line. And now Thom is doing a range with Moncler! Incroyable!

Just saw a few images (via Selectism) of the latest Black Fleece collection. Check it out & snatch it up!

From Selectism:

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Things I Want: Acne x Lanvin

I'm a huge fan of Lanvin. Acne I have been so-so on... but the photos of their collaboration together are rockin'! I'm all about it and want some. Now!

Those sandals. Done. That bag. Done. The scarf -- amazing!

Check it out:

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Things I Love: Viktor & Rolf

I've been a fan of Viktor & Rolf for a long time. These Dutchies do some really great things -- their Men's Spring '09 collection left me drooling. They did a collection at H&M, and recently an exhibit at the Barbican in London.

But now they've one upped the game by doing an "all access" S/S '09 show... all access because it's online! Amazing! Check it out at:

Friday, October 17, 2008

Things I Want: Corpus Navajo Jacket

Everywhere I look lately I see Navajo prints! Linings of jackets, bags, t-shirts... it is a whole other post.

But for now I just want to call out this amazing jacket by Corpus. I'm a fan of Corpus (have a couple of their shirts from Assembly in NYC) -- although I'm curious to see what their collab with Urban Outfitters looks like. Designer collaborations + Urban Outfitters = another separate post.

Go check it out at Revolve Clothing:

Monday, October 13, 2008

Things I Have: Osklen Shoes

Ever since working in Sao Paulo, I have been a huge fan of Osklen. Just the smell when I walk in their store makes me think of being at the beach. And while you used to only be able to get their stuff in Brasil, they now have a shop in NYC!

I bought these high tops at the NYC store & love them. It continues their theme of shoes with fish skin, which has such an interesting texture. These have zippers on the side, velcro straps, and a cool silver circle on the sides.

In another post I'll talk about the beautiful bag (yes, me & the bags) I bought at their store in Rio. It was created just for their runway show & they had it on display... I couldn't resist!

Check them out at:

Friday, October 10, 2008

Things I Want: Raf Simons for Fred Perry

Raf Simons is all over the place, and I think it's great! His own line, his work at Jilsander, and his collabs. The bags with Eastpak are fantastic (

And now, he has done some pieces with Fred Perry. I'm not normally a huge FP fan (even with the CdG stuff they do), but these I love...

Monday, October 6, 2008

Things I Love: Tory Burch

I have long been a fan of Tory Burch. Yes, I know this causes a departure from my men's centric blogging but I wanted to give a little time to something on the women's wear side... with the hopes that one day Tory will do a men's line.

Just saw this resin clutch and think it is fantastic. Nice and clean, classic, perfect for an evening out. Although I could have done with a small gold Tory Burch logo on the side!

You can check it out (and buy it!) here:

Things I Have: Dior Homme Skincare

I first found the Dior Homme skincare line at BHV Homme in Paris.  Bought the Detoxifying Mask and love it!  It has a slight exfoliation and makes my skin feel clean & toned.

Now of course I want more, but the only other place I have seen the range is at Hong Kong airport.  So until I'm next in Paris...  if you come across this line, pick some up!

Sunday, October 5, 2008

Things I Want: Nike Snowboard Boots

The "Things I Want" list is growing... and this one is silly because I don't even snowboard.  But I am digging what Nike did with these snowboard boots.  Bright colors, a little texture on the swoosh.

Maybe my brother will be getting a pair of these for Christmas, help him look a little more hip on the slopes!

Thursday, October 2, 2008

Things I Want: Karl Lagerfeld Bag

I have already written about my penchant for bags... and here is one more!  You have to love Karl.  Karl, Karl, Karl.  He just sent this number (with his own face, natch) down the runway for his next Ready To Wear collection.

Have to love it!

Work it Karl!

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Things I Have: Belt by Phillip Lim

I think Phillip Lim is great... both his women's and men's lines (I found the cutest shirt of his at Harvey Nick's in Hong Kong... it was just one size too small). Totally a fan of the epaulets and the gold buttons he uses everywhere.

So, I picked up this rockin' yellow belt! I am so into yellow (I have yellow shoes and hopefully soon a yellow trench). For now the belt is enough & keeps me bouncin' throughout the day.

You can check out his collection at:

Things I Want: Visvim (anything)!

Lately I have been seeing Visvim everywhere, and their stuff rocks!  Totally in love with the zippered high tops... but then today I saw these:

No practicality for Los Angeles, but I don't care!  I want them!

Things I Want: Vincent Schoepfer

I am obsessed with designs by Vincent Schoepfer, and cannot wait for my next trip to Paris to see his work in person!

His pieces are classic (bowties, vests, coats) but with a fun & modern flair. Piping on the tie, hood on the vest... I love it all.

Go check out all of his looks at: