Saturday, November 29, 2008

Things I Love: This Makeup Bag

Here is another post that is not menswear related... but I have a fascination with makeup bags.  Bought a really cute one at Harvey Nick's in Hong Kong and then saw this one at Ten Over Six.  

The dotted font reminded me (somewhat) of Stella McCartney, I liked the bold lettering, and the light purple color was very cool.  Just something to have on hand for when I need a gift!

Things I Have: Shipley & Halmos Bowtie

See my last post.  I'm diggin' the bowties and found this one at Ten over Six on Beverly.  First of all... that store rocks!  Second, I had to have this tie.

The price tag however.... it read $466 (which I found a little exorbitant).  So I asked and discovered (to my delight) that it was mismarked and definitely within my budget.  Done!

Those boys over at Shipley & Halmos are awesome, I love their stuff....  and cannot wait to wear this tie.

Things I Want: Plaid Bowtie

I've always been a fan of plaid and in the past year have really gotten into bowties.  So this is a perfect combination.  Made in NYC, I have been reading about these particular ties, by David Hart, a lot recently.  You can check his site out at:

Sunday, November 23, 2008

Things I Have: Marc by Marc Wellingtons

I am such a fan of Marc by Marc Jacobs because it is fun, well priced, and a little kitschy.  This weekend I picked up these rockin' rain boots (aka Wellingtons) for $10!  Amazing!  They also had a cute butterfly pin for $5, a lipstick shaped pen for $1.50 and some fingerless gloves for $5.  How can you go wrong?

Granted, I live in L.A. and don't really need Wellies but they were too cute to pass up.

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Things I Want: Mills Gear Bag

Here we go again with another bag I want! Let's forget that I just bought a cute shoulder bag in Shanghai... now I want this awesome canvas bag by Mills. Comes in a variety of colors although of course YELLOW is the way to go!

Found this on hyrcollective, which I love to read:

You can check it out & buy for yourself:

Friday, November 14, 2008

Things I Have: Comme des Garcons for H&M

I did it!  I really did it!  Stood in line at H&M, on Queens Road in Hong Kong, and I nabbed some pieces from the Comme des Garcons collection!  This cardigan & also the scent.  

It was mayhem in the store with people running and pushing and camera crews everywhere to capture the madness.

I snagged a suit as well, loved it, but it was just a bit too big... and in the back of my mind I could hear Dina the tailor saying "why did you buy this, it does not fit you!".

Well I am happy with what I got!

You can view the whole collection at:

Monday, November 10, 2008

Things I Want: General Idea

Lately I've seen a few postings about a new line out of South Korea, named General Idea. I like their ideas! Classic pieces (jackets, sweaters, trenches) but with a twist. I'm all about this jacket...

Will keep posting once I know where you can get it Stateside!

You can learn more from Selectism:

Saturday, November 8, 2008

Things I Have: Sweater by Opening Ceremony

I was at Opening Ceremony recently and they had a ton of great stuff! One of my favorite finds there were bags by Porter, which are so hard to find in the States. I also tried on a great suit by Loden Dager, was drooling over a handmade tuxedo by Patrik Ervell, and was disappointed that they didn't have my size in the quilted Band of Outsiders vest.

All of that aside, I did leave with an awesome sweater by the Opening Ceremony home label. It is wool and has a great collar that sort of rolls around your neck.

I've received a lot of compliments on it so far...