Thursday, August 26, 2010
personally the Spring 10 Ready-to-Wear lines for MANY of today's big designers were just AMAZING!! But now it's fall and with a new season brings a new line of runway looks. I was very disappointed with many of the designers of today. I was expecting the wow factor i got from their previous line and a large array of colors and prints (which most used in the there Spring lines) but the Fall Ready-to-Wear lines just left me wanting more.
Well from watching the various runway shows it seems as if fur, trench coats, and military style jackets are in. Meh. That's all right and dandy but quite drab. The only colors you can get form those three types are brown, black, white, and green. Meh again. It seemed as if the Spring lines were festive and about the colors of flowers where as the Winter lines are about dirt, snow, and nighttime and most of those usually involve either scary movies are crime scenes.
I may just be overly venting because i probs couldn't do any better than Karl Logerfield, Marc Jacobs, and the likes of all the other fashion designers but they are the public eye and in the fashion world and both entail them going under major scrutiny so ^is my scrutiny (bring da color back mon)
Additionally, I don't like the transitions to black,white, and green b/c the fashion world just went through a MAJOR color revolution. For many seasons every thing was black, black, and black. White black may be beautiful and slimming "change" is what is on everybody mind today and what everybody wants.
inspire the youth fashion designers, bring some change, and bring some color
(just as a reference look at the difference between the Fendi, Versace, Chanel, and Marc by Marc Jacobs' Spring and Winter '10/11 Ready-to-Wear lines)
thanks for letting me vent
Wednesday, August 25, 2010
So today's featured blog is one of those rare blogs that are far beyond and better than ALL others. Along with Garande Dore and Sartorialist, this blog shows streety style like no others.
From: Stockholm Streetstyle
I just love this model almost as much as i love chanel iman!! She's in just about every runway show and just about every magazine. Karlie Kloss is truly a role model and a super model
IT'S ANDY!! i perviously featured her and here she is again!
AAAAAA*sounds the angels* this is Anna Wintour! She is the Queen of Fashion. She rules the fashion world with a Chanel iron gloved fist! If you don't know who she is either watch "The Septemebr Issue" immediately or google her, either will do.
From: Stockholm Street Style
Friday, August 20, 2010
Hey Wallet Killers, enjoy an interview from one of my favorite bloggers Christopher Rucker from Dapper Demeanor
Where are you from and describe the fashion scene?
I'm from South Bend, IN... and there is no fashion or style there. I
live in Lexington, VA where the style consists of poorly fitting trad
classics (boat shoes, polos, blazers, khaki chinos, etc.) and lots of
Favorite food and color?
Favorite food is basically anything Asian (though I have been told by
trusted sources Korean food isn't that great) and most soul food
that's not chit'lins. My favorite color is what ever color I'm trying
to add more of in my wardrobe at the moment. Right now it's shades of
When you first look at your closet/wardobe what is the first thing
that comes to mind?
Damn I need to do laundry...
Whats your favorite item in your closet?
My RRL jeans. They were a straight fit and I had them tailored. I
dig the high rise on them, you get more of an authentic workwear feel.
Where is your favorite place to shop?
Since I live in the middle of nowhere, I do a lot of shopping online.
My main places are Gap, Gilt, Rugby, J. Crew, Brooks Brothers, Land's
End Canvas, and L.L. Bean Signature. I go to the J. Crew clearance
store in Lynchburg, VA and they have some decent stuff from time to
Where do you find the best bargins?
The above listed minus J. Crew... their online store sucks when it
comes to sales. Ruelala.com is so so as far as guys stuff goes.
Whats your numero uno shopping tip?
For guys, 99% of the time sales associates don't know what the f**k
they are talking about so don't listen to them. Do your own research
before you go shopping so you know what to look for.
How did you first get into blogging?
I started a blog just sharing random thoughts and stumbled upon blogs
about style. I wanted to provide some of my own opinions but my other
blog was pretty established in my circle of readers for being more
social commentary than style, so I started Dd with "L". The other
blog is dead now.
Has anyone ever recognized you on the street?
HAHAHA... good one.
Who's your favorite blogger?
I don't have a single fav. I have a few groups that I follow:
My heritage/classic homies Skip at alexandergrant.blogspot.com, L.A.S. at
sartoriallyinclined.blogspot.com, and Paul at
dreamsofperfection.wordpress.com. My Tumblr fam, so Gabe at
pleatsareforlovers.tumblr.com, Tom and Andrew at tomandandrew.com, the
homies Jon and Jesse at stylehunting.tumblr.com, Tommy V. at
suitsandboots.tumblr.com and thighsbiggerthanyourhead.blogspot.com,
and thisfits.tumblr.com. I also have a group that can best be
described as the youngest playas doing it: Angelo at eyefivestyle.com,
J Kissi and Trav at streetetiquette.com, Noah at jae-ne.blogspot.com,
and James over at modernistrevival.com. The Sartorialist and The
Style Blogger Dan T. (thestyleblogger.com) round out the short list.
I have quite a few more in my RSS feeds.
Fratty Baseball Caps or fadoras?
How about good haircuts? Let's go with that one.
My most favorite fashion piece that makes every outfit are my rings.
Whats your favorite fashionble piece?
I like to think of them as stylish rather than fashionable but I have
some beaded bracelets I made that I think you could call my calling
Why did you name your blog Dapper Demeanor?
It was the first name we came up with that didn't suck... I also felt
it was a good reflection of my style. I am a young guy but I have an
old soul so I felt the name kinda got at that older side of me that
likes to wear ties and thinks there is something to be said about a
man having facial hair.
Whats your passion besides fashion?
Well first off, I don't really eff with fashion: I like style. Style
is more personal and functional than fashion that can be merely
performance art in some circles. My other passion would probably be
music. Though I can no longer sing and I can't play an instrument, I
have a musical soul and I listen to it a lot. I post a lot of music
on my personal style blog (cbenjamin.tumblr.com).
Any last words of wisdom?
Don't get sucked into trends: the classics are classic for a reason.
You can always make classic looks more trendy, it doesn't work well
the other way around. When building a wardrobe stock up on the
classics and sprinkle trends in here and there.
Wednesday, August 18, 2010
New Season! New Sales
A New Season means new trends and sales on last seasons clothes. The new Fall lines for many stores will be out now which means a whole new inventory in there stores. To make room for all the new inventory the stores are going to need to clear our its racks. In order to do so they are going to have major sales since they no longer want the clothes in the stores. This is beneficial to you because of the large amounts of money you can save on the clothes you want but the clothes stores no longer want.
Tip: Never buy items that have just come out. These items will be at largely reduced prices in less then 5 months. Be patient, it'll save you a crazy amount of mulah.
Thursday, August 12, 2010
Tuesday, August 10, 2010
From: mode d'amour
zara blouse, levi's vintage shorts (children), Orient watch, vintage bracelets, obey ring.
Ralph lauren vintage denim blouse, Zara blouse, leggings, shoes & bag
Levi's vintage childrens shorts, Zara leather bag
Zara blazer, Topshop body, Levi's vintage shorts, Doc's
Zara blouse, Acne sweatpants, Zara shoes, Orient watch & vintage bracelet.
Zara blouse, h&m men shorts, Zara flats, zara leather bag, Orient watch, vintage bracelets, Obey ring,
h&m trend glasses
H&M shirt, zara pants, all stars
H&M trend jumpsuit, Zara heels & belt
zara leahter jacket and boots, h&m men scarf, vero moda blouse, topshop shorts.
h&m trend top and pants, zara blazer, topshop unique boots, h&m men scarf
From: mode d'amour
Saturday, August 7, 2010
garance doré, garance doré, garance doré
garance dore's photos are just as amazing as the first time i saw them. I have been following this blogger & photographer for about three years and i am still madly IN LOVE with her photos
she is a visonary and a one of kind; her photos are classsy and timeless
her photo on the side ->; is my inspiration to keep on bloggging
this is my second feature of her because through out the years she has stayed true to what she is and what she does so enjoy
p.s. this is my first post since the new construction!! i hope you like the new look!
From: Garance Doré
Besides Chanel Iman, Crystal Renn is my ALL TIME FAVORITE model! a winner over a battle with a eat disorder, this model shows the fashion world, a PLUS size model has just as much impact as a size 0
From: Garance Doré