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I have spent many a break at my day job pouring over the photos on http://www.thesartorialist.blogspot.com/ .  In fashion websites featuring street style the sartorialist is the creme de la creme.  During fashion week when the photographer, Scott Schuman, visits the shows in New York, Milan, and Paris his record of the fashion elite attending the shows is second to none, and one of my favorite things about fashion week itself.

When I first found this site I looked at every back photo on it, and was saddened to realize after, that new photos (with the exception of fashion week) are posted one or two at a time every few days.  I wanted to see the artistic beauty of the pictures mixed with his stylish eye much more often.

Now, on August 12th a book simply called, “The Sartorialist”, will come out in print and I couldn’t be more thrilled.  While after the first run through the photos won’t be new, I won’t have to boot up my computer to see the inimitable fashion photography of Scott Schuman.

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Written By , on July 17, 2009

Tilda Swinton is one of my FAVORITE actresses, partly for her talent but mostly for her avant garde style and androgynous looks which she worked to great effect in the film, “Orlando”, playing a character who changes from male to female (rent it!). 



The point of of this post is that she has been tapped by the British label Pringle to be the new “face” of the brand.  For those of you who aren’t familiar (I wasn’t) Pringle Of Scotland is one of the oldest luxury brands from the U.K.;  It was founded in 1815.  Pringle’s silhouette veers away from body con, with boxy cuts and slouchy wrap sweaters.  The designers use feminine fabrics (chiffon, et. al) with a mostly neutral palette.  The most recent season seems to favor the blouson and shift with strong, geographic prints.  Despite its age Pringle is definitely making an effort to stay modern, which is further evidenced by their choice of principal model.

Tilda is set to Model BOTH the men’s and women’s collection and is also listed as a collaborator for the spring 2010 campaign.

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Written By , on June 11, 2008

Rio de Janeiro fashion week

What did they say about Rio? Was it the style, substance, heat or women that made the fashion all the more real? Whatever it is, the photos coming out of Rio fashion week are nothing less than stunning. Cam-Ling over at iPapier will have more photos from the event. Until now, enjoy my little teaser:

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Written By , on June 10, 2008


This is actual news folks. Nicole Kidman is going to grace the cover of Vogue’s July issue according to a blog post by Fashion Week Daily. It even comes with a photoshopped mockup of what the cover may look like. We can say with a certain degree of certainty that the cover is a mockup. Because if it is not the Vogue folks are in a lot of trouble and Carine may be on her way to our shores. What possessed Vogue to do this? The love of the feminine form. It’s hard for anyone to go negative on a pregnant women on the cover of a fashion magazine.

Though the endless stream of folks bellyaching (author included) about lack of real models on the cover is indeed growing louder but sound (and common sense) doesn’t reach that floor of Conde Nast. Still the pregnant thing is aces with this blogger.

via: FWD

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Betsy Johnson
photography Kevin Kane

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photography Jennie Barrese
photography Jennie Barrese

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Written By , on May 20, 2008

Bridal Fashion

This shoot was done last year by our now in-house photographer Reka Nyari. It was the second or third shoot done, but it still bears mentioning to this day because of the genius denim bridal gown chosen by stylist Johanna Laracuente. If you’re thinking of a reason to get married, these gowns were (and still are) all the reason you need. View the foto story here.

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Written By , on April 29, 2008

Miley Cyrus

By now the news of 15 year old Miley Cyrus going topless in Vanity Fair has reached a fever pitch. Noticeably silent has been publisher Graydon Carter and Annie Leibovitz. Leibovitz responded yesterday by saying “sheeeeiiiitt… this teen is crazy damn insane and the conservatives in America need to have a warm cup of shut the eff up.” We kid. Leibovitz released a statement saying

“I’m sorry that my portrait of Miley has been misinterpreted, Miley and I looked at fashion photographs together and we discussed the picture in that context before we shot it. The photograph is a simple, classic portrait, shot with very little makeup, and I think it is very beautiful”

While rationalizing a 15 year old wearing nothing more than a sheet in the Conservative States of America is next to impossible (can’t wait for President McCain to be sworn in), Cyrus and her handlers are not blameless. At a photoshoot the subject is more than aware of the photos being taken, because… they. are. posing. for. photos. Ignorance as to what the final work will look like is disingenuous at best and stupidity at worse. At anytime during the shoot when she was in the midst of taking her bra off, did anyone say…”hey, this is being released in George W. Bush’s America, it might not go over well, let’s put these clothes back on and find some Hannah Montana pajamas.”

No? Oh Ok.

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