Casual Chic…

Casual Chic… Taking a trend from couture,
high end ready to wear, or a concept of design and watering it 
down for running errands, going to the grocery store, or meeting
a friend for lunch…

Is it dying? Maybe. Five years ago, the masses
didn’t have an interest in fashion, and now EVERYONE
wants to be a part of it… The problem?

People just buy garments off the rack, just because
it is on the rack at … say H & M and they don’t even know why?
Today at a high end retail store, the sales associate didn’t know 
that Tom Ford was former Gucci… And the sales associate at 
Aldo didn’t know they knock of shoes from the runway… The girl
at H & M didn’t know that the designs they use are 
translated from runway, and she thought couture just meant style…


Taking the idea of an Hombre Suit and translating that into a thermal
with the casual grading of Hombre, skinnies, and an ankle bootie… 

Taking the studded Christian Louboutin Loafers… and mixing them with
shorts and a white V-Neck… 

Taking the idea of proportion and wearing an oversized button up and jeans
with a snazzy shoe… 

Casual Chic can be as easy as Jeans, a white V-neck, a GREAT watch and a 
decent pair of shoes…

Casual Chic… embrace it… you will never know who you will meet.

Picasso and Cavalli (Milan Revisited)

Picasso went through his blue phase, and Cavalli was obviously inspired…
After a great debate with fellow fashionista and designer Mocte ( I decided two things….
1. I am so biased when it comes to menswear… And I realize that it is hard to design menswear but when we have seen monochromatic color blocking for two seasons now in womens, seeing it in mens is a letdown. 

2. I am biased about Cavalli as they just reopened their store on Rodeo and I was kind of let down… Not that I have been a fan of Cavalli , ever…

“It’s my favorite, that’s my story, I’m sticking to it”
-Mocte on Cavalli 

Goodbye Milan, Hello Paris

As fashion never sleeps, and seasons double up on each other we find ourselves enamored by Spring/Summer 2013 Menswear Collections. As Milan Fashion Week closed, and Prada’s big let down all eyes turned to Paris. Paris still seems to be every fashion lovers ideal fashion week, as couture flourishes and the Parisian designers set a very high standard in fashion trends. We gawk over the Paris collections and wait to see what Anna pulls to grace the pages of Vogue.

Balenciaga’s first look out giving a chic take on the Catholic Church.

Comme De Garcons always edgy, almost kooky looks… Orange Hair… not the biggest fan.

Louis Vuitton’s very chic, mixed print short suit was fabulous. The detailing is lovely, and just looks expensive. 

BUT the bold, and the beautiful goes to Issey Miyake…
Sooo Innovative, loved the blocked prints, loved the jacket cuts, the styling was sooooo damn chic. I was in love at look one. I felt this was the perfect blend of urbanwear meets country club, chic meets a street kind of cool. Regardless, so far of all the men’s colelctions Issey Miyake (Paris), and Etro (Milan) are my favorite.

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Alexis Mabille sent down classic with a twist… it was kind of tired and didn’t have a lot to say.
Sneakers and a suit was so three years ago…

Andrea Pompilio
was a pleasant surprise with the great color blocking choices, as this spring for men we were delivered with that caramel and mustard yellow we will be moving into a brighter yellow and a more orange browns 🙂

is delivering really chic looks, the plaid works, and the take on the peacoat is a great new spring look for 2013.

Was Topman on for 2013 delivering neons … again..
.Or will it be a miss. I also felt that the hem of the shorts should have been hire… 

Valentino is always classy. Point taken.

This season was the long awaited return of jill sanders
who was kind of a let down.

But my pleasant surprise was Zegna.

MFW SPRING 2013 ZEGNA RUNWAY SHOW… SUPER CHIC!!! ❤ and adore.;sz=320×320;ord=timestamp?;lid=41000613802464048;pid=23305905;usg=AFHzDLvRDmHLPbMM40UCAi5QPDAG1vTsYg;;pubid=608744;;width=320;height=284
Corneliani looks like they did a tribute to 50 shades of gray and not to mention… the lighting is very well, I have seen it before, I think it might have been at a marc jacobs show but I could be wrong… Who cares, the show looked great.