A New Year, A New You

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Saturday, December 31, 2011


Each new year brings with it the resolve to finally become a new you. We see it time and again and try all these different ways to improve ourselves in the new year. I love that we are creatures who continually seek to evolve and empower ourselves and improve our lives. It is one of the most remarkable aspects of our nature, one I am truly in love with. 

In reflection of this past year, I can see just how precisely I have evolved in myself, and I can see just how I have contributed in helping my community and society evolve as well. I am truly proud of this.
In this coming year, I strive to continue to evolve myself and my community, and to always share and spread the joy, happiness, and the feel good in all that I do. I hope that you will do the same, and I wish all the best for you and it is my deep hope that you also find joy, happiness, and love in everything this coming year. Don't forget to share these blessings with others and continue to share the feel good in your way too.

Happy New Year 2012!

-fggofstyle
"look good, feel good, in style""


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Happy Holidays

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Saturday, December 24, 2011

May your Season be filled with Joy, Love, and Light!

Let us remember that this time of year is (and always will be) about community, friendship, love, and happiness. It is the Light in the darkness of Winter, the time to feast and share our collective abundance, and show our heart appreciation for the people we can say that we love and cherish.

Thank you for coming to my little space in this world (wide web) and allowing me to share with you, commune with you, enjoy the feast of creativity and fashion with you, and for your time and friendship. May you continue to enjoy all that feels good.

Wishing you and yours, Happy Holidays!


-fggofstyle
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Friday, oh Black Friday (Saks)

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Thursday, November 24, 2011

Are you really ready for the fashion madness..??

Happy shopping this Black Friday!!
-fggofstyle

Gratitude (Be Thankful For What You've Got)

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Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Be Thankful for what you've got--
Infinite creativity, an unconditional and giving heart, youthful optimism, unbounded imagination, an inquisitive nature, a learned mind, healthy vitality, kinetic energy, universal peace, global outreach, eternal gratitude, social cause, inspiring peers, a positive attitude, boundless love, natural intuition, good intentions, divine wisdom, innate style, true faith, shining light, and, most of all, Love.


Happy Thanksgiving and Thank You!!
-fggofstyle

Versace for H&M--Rules of Engagement

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Tuesday, November 15, 2011

The wait for the designer collaboration of the year (the other one) is finally here and to ensure fairness and get the goods in the most hands as nicely as possible, H&M has set up their own rules for shoppers on the day the Versace collection is available for sale in Europe and the US (Fashionista.com--"Here Are the Rules..."). It all seems so nice but we know the reality of it will play out much differently. As Ian Grove noted (and so succinctly commented on), there are already items up for sale on eBay at double or triple the in-store price!! I see a repeat of the Missoni for Target debacle that followed that collaboration's sale coming to pass for the Versace for H&M collection, sadly, maybe not at the same level of ridiculousness and sheer brazen gall, but there will be some heavy crazy happening. But at the deep heart of it all, I am a fashion collector of the Versace brand (and Missoni, and others as well) and know the intrinsic value of adding to my fashion collection from the house and know what that longevity dictates in the long run. Perhaps because this collection is limited, not only because of its short sale availability but because Donatella Versace carefully edited and streamlined this collection to highlight the aesthetic of the brand, it will be worth getting something to add to my collection. I don't know about early morning cold weather queuing up (not my cuppa) but we shall see...Good Luck and Happy Shopping :)

-fggofstyle


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Video: Cathy Horyn's Spring 2012 Report Milan

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Saturday, October 1, 2011


Ms. Horyn's intrinsic eye focuses on modern day Milan and the references of the past in the Spring collections




In my opinion (and further to the musings I made after the New York Report), the Italians do sportswear (or the new "sport" trend) like no one else has (or can), and this season's presentations further drive this point. There were so many references to the feel-good of the 50's and 60's of La Dolce Vita that, I feel, will be a trend unto itself created and executed by the Italians for everyone else. The pitch perfect candy colors in soft hues evoke Spring, again, like no one else has shown in NY or London. Ms. Horyn's observation of "cinematic" feelings running through many collections I agree with wholeheartedly. There really is a strong reference to images of cinema in the Milan collections that each look becomes a picture of Sophia Loren or Anita Ekbert or even Brigitte Bardot. And in true form, Milan brought cinematics to the runways, with DSquared doing it tongue-in-cheek style, with mud to remind us that fashion really is dirty, no matter how you clean it up.

-fggofstyle


Mr. Cunningham's Eye on...

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Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Bill Cunningham, the original street style photographer who has worked for the New York Times for as long as anyone can remember, now does very irreverent and pitch-perfect video montages of his photos of stylish citizens of New York for the publication, and are one of my favorite things to watch one the Times website. I came across two great videos which seem to have captured my visual sense of style today in two very distinct ways for me: the ultra-feminine and perhaps the last bastion of gender-specific clothing, the Dress, makes its big appearance (again) at NY Fashion Week, AND, the direct influence of menswear/womenswear towards androgynous dressing, or, in my opinion, "dressing for You".

Enjoy these great video montages and the wonderful commentary of Mr. Cunningham:
"Fashion Week: Fantasy or Reality?"
The influence of menswear on womenswear, or is it the other way around? I think we have really reached the apex of "dressing for You". Look at how interchangeable it really truly is nowadays: men carry handbags/purses and wear color, and women are re-drawn to tailoring and wearing brogues better than ever.

"Zip It"
The return of the dress, in a big way, has not only transcended the runways but the closets of women everywhere. The "one-piece" does what it does without any other aplomb. It is stylishly simple and complete and the smartest move to make now.

-fggofstyle

Video: Cathy Horyn's Spring 2012 Report NY

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Saturday, September 17, 2011


Ms. Horyn's astute observations of the emerging trends from New York Fashion Week

Her analysis of the trends are of course succinct and spot-on, and I completely agree with her on the three trends that she mentions but I feel that "soft silhouettes" are a trend unto themselves, which I think we will see throughout the presentations in the coming weeks as a counter balance to the "sport" trend that is emerging. I think that when we get to Milan, the "sport" trend may die down, as by now the Italians have been doing "sport" but with severe sophistication that no one else has been able to master as well. The new "soft silhouette" I feel will hit its peak in Paris, where I see this trend really taking hold and being executed par excellence there. The jacket has never really gone away and it is definitely stronger than ever. I think in London we will see the real style and proper execution of the jacket come full tilt, as tailoring is the strongest point of London and no better place for the jacket to be down perfectly but, in Tokyo the art of the jacket will be seen.

 Enjoy the video and I'm looking forward to London Fashion Week this week.
-fggofstyle
(video via www.nytimes.com)

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Where Have All the Models Gone?

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Thursday, September 15, 2011

The Fall campaigns run the spectrum of many things that fashion companies want us to focus on--color trends, new silhouettes, the mystique of their brand, and, most importantly, the desire to spend your money with them. The ad campaigns do this by creating beautiful hair and makeup looks, cohesively edited and styled looks by a cadre of experts, eye catching graphics, and the all important brand logo. And now, and most importantly, by employing a celebrity. Um...where have all the models gone?!?

Its a sad fact that now you can't even buy a magazine with a fashion model on the cover, which is horrible to fathom to me. And now, you open said magazine and in the campaigns there is an overwhelming number of celebrities who are touting everything from fragrance to shoes to clothing. This is becoming even more a regular phenomenon. What happened to the suspension of belief and mystery of the fashion model? Do I need to apply an actual personality to the campaign who just becomes a running reminder of their latest musical or cinematic project to me? Is the choice of fashion models so slim that there aren't enough of them to employ in these campaigns? Have fashion models become too expensive to employ and the celebrity is the more economical representative ( I highly doubt it)? I applaud Vogue Magazine for going with a model (Kate Moss) on the cover of the September 2011 issue (a very long time coming) but not many other magazines have followed suit and the major campaigns fail as well by following the celeb-as-model trend. 
Yes, its nice to see Kate Winslet looking great but in three campaigns? Or Julianne Moore in another three? Drew Barrymore knocks it out of the park in the Neiman Marcus fall campaign but granted, she is an actress/model who has had success in her respective careers separately and not in concert with each other. Marion Cotillard also does a great job in her campaigns but she French and doesn't count (I'm kidding). And lets not even talk about the beauty campaigns, which has been over run with celebrities for decades now and seem to continue to give any new female musician or actress a contract at any given moment. Fashion models have been relegated to fashion shows and editorials, which yes, is the core of their work and where they really are the only pros who do that job and do it well, but who is to say that the next trend is to have the celeb in the ad campaign walk to runway next? This is the homogenization of the industry in the age of celebrity and I hope it doesn't go that route.

One of the best campaigns in fashion had to have been the Versace ads of the 90s that featured celebrities like Elton John or Madonna. Whats was great about that campaign was the idea (and fact) that the celebrity in the campaign was an actual customer of the brand and you knew it, believed it, and made you want to wear it. This same ethos even translated to the campaigns that featured the models of the time in the brands campaigns as well, making those featured models into Supermodels.  This held the allure of the brand and elevated it to status. I don't see this happening in today's campaigns and feel its become homogenized and very general. 

Its even more sad when you think about the state of the modeling industry, where to land a major magazine cover was an achievement and now its a rarity.  A top model is now lucky to get an editorial and even in that respect, its being dominated by a select few (of a happily diverse mix of) models.  But even still, models are in the job of inspiring us to explore our presentation of our inner selves and embody that, I believe. They capture, in that moment, what the brand's image and history convey, and present the objects of that brand in a distinct and different light than a celebrity does. 

Its time to bring back the fashion model. To the campaigns, to the magazine cover, to the forefront of the industry, and the front of our fashion minds often and again.

-fggofstyle

The Fur Flies

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Monday, September 12, 2011

Beginning as a trend in accessories during the Spring collections (and spearheaded by the irreverent Miucca Prada), fur has come full circle and full blown as an actual fact in fashion this Fall. For the past month I have been attending fall collection previews and the overwhelming trend is fur. This season, I have seen the gamut of fur: from good, expensive choices by Fendi to the horribly cheap looking faux by Rachel Zoe to the many grades in between. Every designer at every price point has some sort of fur to offer, real (mostly) or faux. I don't know why this trend has gone as big as it has but its seriously here to stay, at least for this season. My own personal feeling about it is strongly mixed. I can see how wearing a great mink fur chubby or rabbit vest can add posh and polish and season-centric fabulousness to your ensemble, but the ethics of the fur industry seem to creep up in my consciousness. Yet when I think about the choice of faux fur out there to alleviate this conundrum, I still just can't contemplate going through with choosing fur to top off my Fall look.
So what's a conscious fashionista to do? With fur going big this Fall, it really does mean that you have more choice. Look for quality, investigate how the fur is cultivated (cruelty-free is key), if vintage/recycled fur is the way you want to go, or if diving into the trend this season at all is for you. Explore your options, really.
model wearing an Oscar de la Renta fox fur vest
model wearing a Stella McCartney faux fur/3D knit  wool /cashmere vest
This came to me twice. While at the Oscar de la Renta Fur preview, out walked a model in the most fantastic looking fox fur I have ever seen, in a sumptuous color and hand that made me want to jump into the trend right then, ethical conundrum and all. In counter balance the following week while at the Stella McCartney Fall preview, where, not to miss out on the trend yet still offer a sustainable, responsible choice to her customers, presents a wonderfully woolly, raw, and chubby "fur" sweater as an alternative to this whole trend but is perfectly spot-on. It's furry and warm and cozy and says "fall" better than fur, in my opinion. And right there in that moment, the fur flies...for me.

-fggofstyle
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Video: Lanvin Paris Fall 2011 Collection

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Thursday, September 8, 2011




Full of fun and tongue-in-cheek humor, Lanvin Paris does their Fall fashion film to a beat unexpected of the famed fashion house's general public image of the ultimate in French decorum. Steven Meisel helps to break down this barrier by creating a fun and hilarious film for the season, and one of my favorites. There is so many things to adore about this: the models are perfectly coiffed, everyone is dancing naturally (albeit loosely choreographed) and the cameo at the end is the best part. Who knew Alber can get down..?!
Enjoy!
-fggofstyle

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Back to the '70s

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Wednesday, September 7, 2011

My favorite decade in style and substance is back (again) in full inspirational force for Fall 2011 as seen on the runways in NYC, Paris, Milan, and Japan. This great slideshow on NYTimes.com again proves that the well spring of carefree style and wide leg pants continues to lure us back to the '70s. There really is no other time in fashion history where the spirit of an entire decade evolved through '40s references, daring new heights (the high wasit trouser, even high stacked platforms), body consciousness (DVF's icionic jersey shirtdress), and solidifying the real importance of designer American sportswear (Halston, Geofrey Beene, et al) for everyone to see. The subsequent 1980s continued the trailblazing that the 70s established. Take a look at the slideshow here and get lost in nostalgia and move forward in your style by incorporating one or many elements of this great fashion era.
-fggofstyle

Video: 100 Years of Style in 100 Seconds

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Tuesday, September 6, 2011




Check out this great video from the UK to promote the opening of Westfield's new shopping center coming to East London on September 13, which takes us through 100 Years of style in fashion, music, and dance in about 100 seconds. This just puts a smile on my face as its a combination of a few of my favorite things: fashion and dance!
Enjoy!
-fggofstyle
(video via youtube.com/westfield stratford)





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Another Night Out: FNO Returns

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Another year, another night for fun and frolic on the one night a year that the fashion and retail industry lets loose and has fun: Fashion's Night Out, is just a few days away and is ready to launch worldwide. This year promises to be bigger and better than last and is sure to be fun (and lots of  hard work for the countless many who are planning and participating and putting the festivities on). Despite the impending reality of a failing global economy and a lagging depth of creativity found in this season's sartorial offerings, the big event is still going off to get you out and to spend. With the harsh realities of the "real world" (ie the non-fashion world lol) looming in the background, the main point of the whole event is to just simply have fun. The fantastic main website, FNO , incorporates many new features (like Android and iPhone apps) and lists of all the events taking place in your local area. Pick and choose what you want to do and let loose and enjoy. For more tips on how to do it right, click here for my personal guide on Fashion's Night Out. As for myself, I'll be doing my professional fashion thing as one of many stylists live-blogging on Stylelist and giving hands-on styling and fashion consultations to event attendees at Saks Fifth Avenue in Beverly Hills. I'm looking forward to it and hope to see you out at Fashion's Night Out this Thursday. Happy Shopping!!

-fggofstyle
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You say its your Birthday, Madonna..?

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Tuesday, August 16, 2011


"Like A Virgin" album, photographed by Steven Meisel, 1984

photographed by Herb Ritts for "True Blue" album, 1987

Jean Paul Gaultier and Madonna, photographed by Herb Ritts, 1990

wearing a bodysuit by Christian Lacroix Haute Couture, photographed by Steven Meisel for Vogue Italia 1991
with daughter Lourdes, photographed by Mario Testino, Vanity Fair 1998


wearing custom made clothing by stylist Arianne Phillips
photographed by Jean Baptiste Mondino for "Music" album, 2000

photographed by Craig McDean for "American Life" album, 2003
photographed by Steven Meisel for "Confessions on a Dance Floor" album, 2005

wearing a dress by Jean Paul Gaultier in Harper's Bazaar, photographed by Solve Sundsbo, March 2006

photographed by Tom Munro, 2008


Madonna, in a short film by Fabien Baron of her "Interview" Magazine photo shoot session with Mert Alas & Marcus Piggott, 2010 (video via www.interview.com/www.youtube.com)

A collection of a few of my favorite images of Madonna, through the years and through her many iconic looks, shot by some of my favorite photographers of fashion and celebrity.
Happy Birthday!
-fggofstyle



Missoni for Target Collection 2011

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A look from Missoni for Target Capsule Collection 2011
Eagerly anticipated by many (including yours truly), the upcoming and largest designer collection exclusively for Target featuring knitwear luxury brand Missoni, is beyond fantastic. Creating a complete collection for men, women, children, home, and lifestyle, Missoni for Target is sure to be an extreme success and definitely collector worthy. The complete lookbook has just been released and can be viewed here. Get a pen and pad ready so you can make note of what you'll be purchasing on September 13. My list is done and I'll see you...at Target!
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Oh, Shiela!: Aussie Label P.A.M

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Monday, August 8, 2011

P.A.M.'s Sade pant and shirt in Snow wash.
These are my current favorite Summer pant!
(photo:www.perksandmini.com)
P.A.M.'s painted sweater tunic, another recent buy
(photo: www.perksandmini.com)

I'm in current obsessivo and under the gun of a style crush with Australian label P.A.M. The Sydney label brings perfection to casual and edgy items for men and women, along with lifestyle products like rare vinyl and books to bring its fantastic laid-back cool to you. I fell in serious love with their Sade pant, and have both the black stripe and bleach-splash chambray (with top to match) versions: the spot-on perfect weight/texture and uber cool drop crotch style found everywhere right now but done in a forward, of-the-moment way. Believe me, I can't get enough! Their unusual and cheeky web portal is kooky, funny, and cool to me and I urge you to peruse their shop site and see what I'm talking about. Wishing I were in Sydney so I can hit up their upcoming sale and to check out their shop, which carries other favorite brands like Bernhard Wilhelm and Wood Wood! Since I can't away to Sydney right now, I'll continue to shop their brand at my local favorite, Creatures of Comfort, and stay in the throws of my style crush with P.A.M.!
-fggofstyle
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"Beauty Culture": A Photographic Exhibition

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Thursday, July 28, 2011

"Christy Turlington" by Albert Watson, as seen in the Annenberg's "Beauty Culture" exhibition
(photo via www.annenbergspaceforphotography.org)


I recently had the pleasure of viewing the Annenberg Space for Photography's latest and extremely riveting exhibition, "Beauty Culture", an interesting look at photography's role in shaping our myths and notions of beauty. Showing various and diverse viewpoints on the subject, and showcasing some of fashion's and beauty's most famous photographers and their iconic images of the celebrities, models, and campaigns we have come to love, this exhibit is definitely not one to miss. There are over 170 photographs, along with a documentary film featuring some well-known figures in the industry, and an interactive section in which you yourself can alter your own idea of beauty. Thursday evenings are Lecture Series nights, with many featured photographers and industry professionals bringing the series to life with commentary and insight on the art of photography, fashion, beauty, and the like. And if you need further convincing, the exhibit is worth it for the "Model Wall" and the side-by-side Herb Ritts/Leonard Nimoy "Supermodels of the 90s" photos alone!
Click here for more information and location details for the Annenberg in Century City: Welcome to The Annenberg Space for Photography, and Beauty's Sharp Edges for various images from the exhibit.
Go and enjoy this great exhibit before it closes.
-fggofstyle
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Tilda Swinton covers W Magazine

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Saturday, July 23, 2011

Tilda Swinton
It doesn't get any better than this: out of this Universe beauty Tilda Swinton dons the cover of this month's W Magazine, with an equally incredible editorial inside. W Magazine gets major points for think forwardly and by keeping my fashion imagination going. Tilda, wearing the best of the best of contemporary designer clothing in a surreal Icelandic setting, everything comes together in its strange, beautiful, and weird way in the editorial, perfect in its pitch, execution, and presentation. Thanks W Magazine for keeping American fashion editorial forward-thinking and relevant!
-fggofstyle

Click here to view the editorial and accompanying video of the fashion production:
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"MOVE" a fashion film for Rachel Roy Spring 2011

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Friday, July 1, 2011


"MOVE" Rachel Roy Spring 2011 from Dominique Palombo on Vimeo.

The fusion of dance and fashion and film comes together in sublime perfection in this film by Dominique Palombo for Rachel Roy's Spring 2011 Collection. Fashion stylist Wendy Levy puts together Roy's interesting and fluid collection on the assortment of diverse dancers, moving to choreography by the brilliant Jermaine Brown. There's nothing else you can do, except...Move. Enjoy!
-fggofstyle
*thanks to Sabrina Phillip for sharing this with me*
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A Hero's Welcome: Lanvin Men's Spring 2012

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Tuesday, June 28, 2011


Spring/Summer 2012 Menswear Fashion Show from... by afp-fashion

The theme of the collection and presentation, "war heroes turn into heroes of peace", runs full force and relevant in Lanvin Men's fashion show, which just showed in Paris. This is a standout menswear collection and another personal favorite. Alber Elbaz and Lucas Ossendrijver present a cohesive and extremely wearable collection.
I love the color palette and its evolution, from rich and deep browns, to washed navy (almost chambray), black (and the exquisite leather and that covetable patent leather blazer), to a burst of color to close out the collection. I also love how the fabrics change from hard to soft, from the leathers to knit wool, to prints and tie-dye, to silks and jersey cotton. I also love how the style moves through the presentation, which you will notice how each look goes from "buttoned up" (ie boots, jacket, tie, etc) to "loosened up" (ie sandals, layered looks, color, soft textures).
The collection, rooted in an ideal of the strength and austerity of the "hero" man, hits all the right targets, I believe, by showing us both the hard and the soft, and the dark and the colorful side of the modern man's wardrobe.
-fggofstyle
(video via DailyMotion France/YouTube)

I Thought I Lost You, Louboutin!

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Christian Louboutin boutique in West Hollywood/LA
As I drove down Burton Way in Beverly Hills the other day, I looked to my left and gasped when I saw the Christian Louboutin boutique shut and empty! Could that be why the women at the Saks Fifth Avenue Ladies Shoe Salon were lined up in droves in utter anticipation to get themselves a pair of Louboutins because the shop is no more last week (no, its because they're 50% off!!)? With a little investigation and a quick telephone call, I found out that they have moved to a much needed new and larger space to showcase the designer shoes. Last Fall (that just goes to show you where my shoe priorities have been).  The new boutique, at 650 N Robertson Blvd, between Melrose Avenue and Santa Monica Blvd, ups the fashion quotient of the boulevard, which has been getting a much needed economic boost in recent times in the more traffic-heavy parts of it. With Philip Lim, John Varvatos, and Maxfield very very nearby, your one-stop neighborhood shopping destination gets finished completely, from head to red-soled toe.
-fggofstyle

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Versace's Edge and Glory lives on in "Edge of Glory"

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Monday, June 27, 2011




For me, there is no denying my fascination and attraction to Lady Gaga's second release from her recent "Born This Way" album: it's the vintage Versace she wears in this sparse and down-played and "retro" feeling music video for "Edge of Glory". And to know that Donatella Versace opened up the house archives and has allowed Lady Gaga to use actual pieces from them is amazing. This, mixed with the recent news of Versace's H&M collaboration in which Donatella will re-interpret archived pieces in it, and the loaning of archived pieces for Gaga's promotional outings as well really does have me wondering if there is going to be a larger, direct release of archival items through the luxury brand's outposts or even an artistic exhibition coming soon (I believe its looong overdue). Yes, please, and may it be so!
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"Brothers of Arcadia"--a short film presented by Mugler Menswear

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Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Nicola Formichetti brings his bad-ass-ness back and this time its for the guys. Combining myth, legend, and lore and titillating imagery, Mugler Menswear brings us "Brothers of Arcadia" a provocative conceptualization for Spring 2012. Formichetti says about the film:

 “I was interested in the idea of fantasy, dreams and voyeurism. I was looking at Italian Neo-Realist cinema and then, post-that, where Fellini and Pasolini become more about myth and fantasy. At the same time, I loved the idea and accessibility of pornography and everyday voyeurism on Xtube. Fashion is always referencing pornography, so there was an element in doing this film of just ‘cutting out the middleman,’ but it is an erotic fashion film nonetheless.”


Call it what you will--guerilla marketing or digital art or cinema sexualite--one thing is for sure, you have our attention Mr. Formichetti. The film, to me, is a moving and lyrical fashion ballet of sorts, moving its way from classic beauty to our new hyper-ideal of it. Its varied references of "Caligula", Madonna's art book "Sex", vintage homoerotica, and 1990's underground/downtown/club fantasy world all come together in an interesting and definitely provocative way. It pushes an envelope without losing the focus on its focus: Mugler Menswear (albeit without showing much of the collection itself). Instead, the ideals and essence of the collection is showcased. And its not really about sex, its about the sensuality of style, in my opinion. See for yourself and enjoy.
-fggofstyle


"Brothers of Arcadia", a film by Branislav Jankic presented by Nicola Formichetti/Mugler Menswear
(video via New York Magazine)










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BLK DNM | A Johan Lindeberg Project

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Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Never one to shun or shy away from amazing contemporary basics, I am always on the look out for brands that keep it simple, clean, and directional to help me keep mine and my clients' wardrobe sleek and streamlined. Johan Lindeberg, aka J Lindeberg, has launched, with perfect perfection in my opinion, a new venture and one of the best contemporary basics line around nowadays. With great offerings for men and women, and keeping everything in a sleek and simple vein, Lindeberg's BLK DNM label has something for absolutely everyone: tailored pieces, denim, knits, sweaters...all the items are made of the highest quality and with distinct details and finishing. There is also a great "newspaper" called "gazette" that is worth getting a copy of as it is a genius bit of marketing and an artistic rendering of the label. With a pop-up store in NYC's SoHo district, BLK DNM keeps it even more cool. And to make sure the cool transcends, they do have a website and e-commerce so you too can get a piece-- BLK DNM | A Johan Lindeberg Project.
Sometimes its too easy to look good and cool at the same time and with BLK DNM, you're killin' it kindly.
-fggofstyle
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Versace for H&M

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As a long time collector and avid fan of Versace, the news of the luxury brands soon to launch collaboration with mega-retailer H&M is one of elation and surprise. With the rise of luxury brands doing high-street fashion becoming ever more prevalent, this move by Versace says, in a clear way to me even more than the great Lanvin x H&M collection last Fall, that no one in any luxury realm cannot ignore the lure and buzz of doing fashion-for-the-masses. With Donatella pulling from the vast Versace archives for inspiration/looks for this collection, its sure to be an interesting and hopefully well-round storytelling retail venture. I'm sure to get a few pieces to add to my personal Versace collection, which dates back to the early 80s. It will be an interesting addition to my archives and I can't wait to see what the H&M Collection says about the direction and future of the Versace brand, and to see how it will instill lust for its luxury brand to the masses.
-fggofstyle

A Slice of L.A. LifeStyle

Here is an interesting and great peek at the many slices of Los Angeles style from the Los Angeles Times Image Section. It just goes to show the many different facets of style and people who populate the area, and is a look into what makes this city unique and unusual in its style approach:

Enjoy, as I have!
-fggofstyle

Florence!

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Florence Welch
(photo via  elle.com)
Outspoken, talented, strong, irreverent, individual, inspiring. Florence Welch, lead singer and style maven of the band Florence and the Machine, continues to push envelopes and raise the style quotient with each outing she undertakes. I can't wait to see what she wears next because she's always fun and a classy rockin' lady.
-fggofstyle

Florence Welch
(photo via elle.com)

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Perfection is...

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Chanel Resort 2012 Collection
Karl Lagerfeld's May presentation of <Chanel Resort 2012> in Antibes, France. It says "summer" and resort in a complete culmination of style and fashion, in every way, and the ideal way to dress this or any summer.
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Hail Haider

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Friday, June 17, 2011

Haider Ackermann, fashion designer
Haider Ackermann does it again this year and continues to push the envelope and ideals of designer dressing with his Fall collection.  I had the honor recently to meet him and view the collection and was totally amazed by his artistry, detail, and candor. His aesthetic is one of the few which is distinct and uniquely his own, with an eye on classicism, modernism, and the future. He continues to design with his customer in mind ( like Janet Jackson and Tilda Swinton) as well as the new fans his work will continue to garner him.

-fggofstyle

Janet Jackson wearing Haider Ackermann 2011

two looks from the Fall 2011 Collection

a look from the Fall 2011 Collection

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Model Muggle: Emma Covers US Vogue

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Vogue July 2011 cover
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Emma Watson, in Vogue Italia 2008
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Emma Watson puts us all under her spell again on the cover of Vogue's July issue. This is the first time she makes the coveted magazine's cover, but not her first time to cover a Vogue magazine, having donned both Vogue Italia and Vogue UK and doing two great editorials in each of them. This month's editorial shows a decidedly grown-up version of Emma, wearing key pieces from the Fall collections. I'm sure this is just the first of many major covers we'll see her on, as she closes out her run in the Harry Potter film series this summer and begins her new journeys in her young adult life. Enjoy!




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