Thursday, January 29, 2009

Things I Love: Via Snella Photo Shoot

First of all, this is my 51st post! Second, I saw the shots of the Spring '09 collection for Via Snella on Mens Rag and connected with it. The geometric shapes were great and I loved the shots featuring no product but just a table or a man's arm.

That said, this image stuck out to me. Love the crossed legs, love him sitting on the lagger, love the placement of the fabric in front of his face and the holes for his eyes.

You can check out the rest here:

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Things I Have: Waxed Cotton Coat by J. Lindeberg

I have been searching for a new winter coat. I have had a beautiful wool coat for a few years now as well as a less expensive but trendier pea coat that I bought in Amsterdam. Both have had a lot of wear & tear and it was time for a replacement.

Since I'll be traveling to cold climates in the next couple of months, it was a priority to find something! Luckily I scored a great coat last week... found it at Confederacy, the relatively new store in Los Feliz. It is by J. Lindeberg, a waxed cotton with a zip in vest. I love it!

Check out J. Lindeberg at:

Things I Have: Heath Bowl

Okay so I know this is not a menswear item, but I just received a Heath bowl last night as a gift (thanks John!) and had to show! I have been wanting some Heath for a long time... first started seeing it at OK, a gift shop near my house. But now Heath has opened its very own store + studio on Beverly.

John was kind enough to get me my first piece and I love it (I have the medium sized bowl below)

You can check out the rest of their work at:

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Things I Want: Glasses by Dita

Okay so this is my second post about eyewear. The Tom Ford frames now have some competition by these gems from Dita. The style is called 'Lever'. Love them in this white color! I also like that they're a pretty standard shape & size -- nothing too "Mikli" (although I do like his flamboyance at times).

I've seen this style and the rest of their Spring '09 collection on a variety of sites this week... (Men's Rag, Hypebeast)

You can check them out online at:

Friday, January 16, 2009

Things I Want: Thom Browne x Moncler

There are no photos yet as they don't showcase the collection until Monday in Milan... but what can I say! My friend John has gotten me interested in Moncler (he called that one way back) and to see it mixed with Thom Browne's amazing aesthetic will be amazing.

I want it, I want it, I want it!

More to come...

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Things I Want: Dior Homme Accessories

I just got a new wallet but this mini version with a key ring is pretty cool. And it is pink. And from Dior Homme (whose skincare products I love and have posted about...). Enough said.

I dig the bright color, the white zipper, and the fact that you can put it on your keys or on your belt loop. I just may have to pick this one up and give it a whirl!

You can see the rest of their Summer accesories at: Enjoy!

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Things I Have: T-Shirt by Bandi Panda

Well, I am on a work project to find cool artists in Shanghai... so today I went to the satellite location of Shanghart, one of the largest galleries in the city.

While I was there I saw a few t-shirts on display by a Beijing artist -- Bandi Panda. He does apparel and t-shirts on his runway shows. The t-shirts were very tongue-in-cheek and a bit political, but I thought they were super fun!

I bought two -- the one seen here, which on the back says "Web Celebrity" and one that has a woman plastered with designer labels and on the back says "Fashion Victim". I'll give one to the person at work who tasked me with scouring the galleries of Shanghai (so RD if you're reading this, you can choose which of the two designs you want).

If you're equally intrigued, you can check out the other designs at:

Monday, January 12, 2009

Things I Want: Kitsune with Pierre Hardy Shoes

Well I have long been a fan of Pierre Hardy for... yes... his bags. But the rockstars at Selectism have pointed me towards these hot shoes he has done with Kitsune. I am sold! Love the color, love the white eyelets, love the differently colored laces.

And to be honest they're only 310 EUR from Colette (c'mon folks, the dollar is gaining)...

Go get 'em here:

Sunday, January 11, 2009

Things I Love: Tense Up

Okay so this may sound crazy... but I have started drinking collagen. It is amazing! I saw this product advertised last year when I was in Hong Kong, and luckily the brand (Fancl) has a store near my hotel in Shanghai.

I drink one bottle every day and let the collagen work from the inside out. Fancl is a Japanese company... and unfortunately they cannot currently sell this in the U.S. But you can have it shipped to you stateside, and I think it is worth it!

You can learn more about this fantastic product here:

Things I Want: Cardigan by Folk

I found this sweater at Oki-ni (the site where I bought my Margiela ring) and thought it was fun! I'm not that familiar with Folk, but after taking a look at their stuff, I like it! Will need to find out where I can see it in person...

Of course I'm a fanatic for bright colors and patterns, so this fits right in!

You can get it from Oki-ni at: