Saturday, February 28, 2009

Things I Want: Sneakers by Bottega Veneta

I am a more recent convert to Bottega, especially as they've expanded their offerings. Was really close to getting their credit card holder as my new wallet, but as readers of this blog know, settled on the CdG tartan instead.

Now I see these rockin' sneakers, using the weave they're known for but with a splash of color with the orange sole. Pretty cool!

You can check them out at Selectism:

Sunday, February 22, 2009

Things I Want: Bag by Porter

Yes, another bag. I can't help myself!

Saw this one on Hyr Collective and agree that it is a perfect beach/picnic/weekend bag.

Read more about it here:

Things I Love: Marchesa

Marchesa, Marchesa, Marchesa! I love it all... I thought last season was fantastic until I saw shots of their Fall '09 collection. Amazing, with these being two of my favorites. Don't really know what else to say, it's just some outstanding work.

Images from WWD....

Friday, February 20, 2009

Things I Want: Suit + Shoes by Band of Outsiders

I was a lucky guy and also attended the Band of Outsiders Fall '09 presentation last week. It was outstanding! I've long been a fan and think this collection had some great pieces.

My favorite was this three piece suit -- I really liked the sheen, and I am a sucker for all things blue. Also a must have are the shoes, part of a collaboration done with Sperry. The rubber boat shoes were just awesome and I want a pair. Stat!

You can check out the whole collection at:

Things I Want: Michael Bastian Sweater

Okay, so it's not very often when I post about something I want and I've actually seen it on the runway... well here's a first!

I attended a couple of Fall '09 shows over the weekend, one of which was Michael Bastian. It was a fantastic show and I would like at least half of the collection. But the piece that stood out was this sweater... have. to. have. it.

You can check out photos of the whole collection (plus a review) here:

Friday, February 13, 2009

Things I Love: Halston Runway Show (Online)

Okay so I am not going to say it has the same edge as Viktor & Rolf's online show (previously posted...) but it is still done quite well. Halston, Fall '09.

Like the music, like the fluid motion of the model running. Kitschy & cool.

Ch-ch-check it out here:

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Things I Want: Bag by Henrik Vibskov

This is a week of Vibskov posts.... first the socks and now this hot bag. Yes, I know, I have a bag problem. But I love the simplicity of this one (which Selectism also notes, as it is a departure from the designer's usual color explosion).

It also looks like a good size to get carry around town. I'm in!

Read more about it at:

Monday, February 9, 2009

Things I Want: Shoes by Lanvin

I have to admit, I wasn't always the biggest fan of Lanvin. But it has been their shoes that lured me in, and now I love their stuff (see prior post on Lanvin x Acne collab).

This is the second pair of their shoes I've posted... I love the two tone, it makes me think someone stepped in a bucket of paint. I've been thinking a lot lately about how paint splotches or thick stripes of acrylic paint can change the look of something. These shoes fit right in.

You can read more about them from our friends at Selectism:

Sunday, February 8, 2009

Things I Want: Henrik Vibskov Socks

I love wild socks... at work I'm somewhat known for always having stripes and color blocks and something a little different. So when I saw these by Henrik Vibskov, I had to jump. Especially loving the yellow (because yes, I am all about yellow).

Great find from Highsnobiety:

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Things I Love: Jak and Jill Blog

I have to be honest that I don't remember which blog tipped me off to Jak & Jill... but I am obsessed! They've been posting amazing photos from Paris and Milan Fashion Weeks and who knows, maybe I'll get a cameo during NY!

Great shots from Rick Owens, of the Gamme Bleu models, of Karl (ohhh Karl) hurrying down the street. I am in love with this blog.

I strongly urge y'all to

Monday, February 2, 2009

Things I Want: Seersucker Coat by Hickey

I have always been a sucker for seersucker. It's so big in the South, and not so popular where I grew up, but I'm always drawn to it. And I have a thing for pink... so this coat by Hickey in both seersucker & pink is perfect.

Great item for Spring/Summer, keeping you looking sharp and staying cool. I think a paisley pocket square would finish this off just right!

I found this at Acquire Mag but here's the link to the Hickey site: