The latest, highly coveted Pirelli calendar debuted today and it's breathtaking. Shot by Karl Lagerfeld, this year's edition features the creme de la creme of models (plus the lovely Julianne Moore) as Greek and Roman gods and goddesses. Black and white always brings a certain still beauty to photos, don't you think? Beautiful. If you haven't seen past Pirelli calendars...you should check them out via a Google image search. Last year's was shot by Terry Richardson and...well...it's quite a bit more sexually charged than this year's, but equally amazing. The 2008 calendar was also stunning, with a Shangai feature shot by Patrick Demarchelier.
Tuesday, November 30, 2010
Monday, November 29, 2010
My latest obsession is the red, bubbly Italian wine called Lambrusco. Delicious, effervescent and dry, this is my new champagne. It's typically not available by the glass at most restaurants, so it's fun to buy a bottle, chill it and enjoy! Plus, it's affordable, like the Lini Lambrusco's pictured above, which retail from $14-16. Definitely a fancy treat on the cheap!
Wednesday, November 17, 2010
Had to post these beautiful images of Olivia Wilde, photographed by Norman Jean Roy for Vanity Fair's December issue. She's drop-dead gorgeous, especially in that Versace gown and YSL jumpsuit. Oh how I would love to wear that red corseted masterpiece! See all the photos here. Also, it's worth noting she's wearing an Eddie Borgo collar I featured on here months ago! Love his stuff. The cuffs are Alexis Bittar... another talented jewelry designer I really need to do a post on!
Tuesday, November 16, 2010
|Chanel Haute Couture Fall/Winter 2010|
|Preen Spring 2011|
The delightful actress Carey Mulligan has really caught my eye with her unique sartorial choices. She definitely takes risks and they usually pay off! Ms. Mulligan is currently making the rounds to promote her latest film Never Let Me Go, which looks VERY interesting....so interesting, that I couldn't help but look up the spoilers. I just HAD to know what happened. Ha. I'll still see the movie. Anyhow...I digress..the point here is that I want to wear everything she wears. That is all.
Monday, November 15, 2010
Excellent food, warm atmosphere and reasonable prices make San Francisco's Frances one of the city's best. I eat out quite regularly, as my girlfriend and closest friends are extreme food and wine lovers. I've been to Nopa, Bar Tartine, Delfina, Boulevard, Wayfare Tavern, Flour + Water and many, many more...and while they're all delicious, I find the food at Frances is a step above. We visited for the third time this weekend, and first enjoyed a market shot of fresh plum juice, port and splash of soda water from resident bartender, Joe. Then came the beignets, pear salad, utterly amazing gnocchi and steak. Everything was shared and the plates were licked clean. We also enjoyed a bottle of Arissa Jane 2007 Pinot Noir, which was deliciously light and fruity. All in all, one of the top meals of my year. I hope you'll visit this Castro spot and enjoy!
Sunday, November 14, 2010
Ralph Lauren celebrated 10 years of RalphLauren.com with this virtual ad, displayed in front of the London and New York flagship stores. Overall, it's a pretty cool execution- particularly the transformation of the building itself.
Friday, November 12, 2010
I fell in love with this insane Givenchy suit as soon as I saw it. How did Riccardo Tisci get the red to be....so red?! Amazing. The boots are sick, too. You'll also notice the model in the ad is wearing matching red gloves. This is basically my dream...red on red on red! Ugh, i'm such a weirdo.
Thursday, November 11, 2010
Not going to lie, I'm a huge Glee fan. I grew up singing my little heart out, so this brings me way back. It's just a great, honest, over-the-damn-top show. To properly illustrate my point, enjoy this video. Every gay boy's teenage dream. Me? I love the music and they're just SO gay and cute!
Monday, November 8, 2010
Chanel's polish of the moment, from this year's Resort show, is a lovely pastel blue called Riva. If you saw my post of show favorites from June, you'll see the 70s trend is very apparent from head to toe!
Photo courtesy of Chanel
I had the honor of seeing Florence + the Machine perform at the Fox Theater in Oakland last Friday. It was an amazing show! She's got wild energy and I absolutely loved it. From the beautiful nature-inspired backdrop, to her flowing dress, vivid red hair and shockingly strong voice, the show was high-energy and such a pleasure. It's also cool that she can build up a song, bring it back down, then blow it up again, which seems to be a fairly common technique in her music. Awesome, on all accounts.
Friday, November 5, 2010
Karmen Pedaru by Camilla Akrans for Harper's Bazaar, September Issue 2010
Such a great coat from Marc Jacobs' Fall line. There are many things about this that work- the cut, the color, the great collar and ever-so-slight puff sleeve. My only problem is the price, so the new goal is to find a similar design for a fraction of the price. Yea...I'm going to scour the vintage shops and thrift stores to see what I can come up before heading to Iowa for Christmas. If I'm going to brave that weather, I'm definitely doing it in style! Also, love the brilliant camel cape from Alexander Wang. I'm quite happy to report that I just purchased a very similar pair of pants from Zara last week. It's so nice to get out of these damn skinny jeans and put on a pair of lady-like trousers! Yes, I said trousers....
Thursday, November 4, 2010
Moroccan Oil shampoo and conditioner just saved my hair. I'm not kidding...this stuff really works. I've been growing my hair out for a year, as I'm trying to get that really long, very healthy head of hair from my dreams. This means I've tried all the "best" stuff- Bumble & Bumble, Frederic Fekkai, Shu Uemera, blah blabbity blah....nothing made my hair shiny and strong. But, Moroccan Oil did! My hair almost reaches my lower back and it's generally quite a bit stronger and more lustrous because of this magic stuff. Ok, so it's a little expensive...but well worth it!
Wednesday, November 3, 2010
Today, I came across this iconic image of Natalie Wood in New York City, photographed by William Claxton, and just had to share. I've been thinking about a move to NYC for the past year (and my entire life have thought it's where I'd eventually land), so perhaps I'll make it happen in the next couple. Um...east in the east?? How about it? For now, I'll continue to romanticize the Big Apple (as everyone does) and, also, head over for a visit in February. I have a group of great friends in the fashion, music and food industries, so it's definitely time to immerse myself in their world, even for a bit. There's something SO wonderful about New York, at any season! Ah...and the food is insane.
This is totally cool. Lanvin, one of the all-time best, most chic design houses, did a line for H&M. Holy shit- it actually maintains a good semblance of the Lanvin elegance, which is always tricky when designers create diffusion lines. Looks like I'll be heading to work a little late on November 23, when the line hits stores. Check out the full look book here!
P.S. Alber Elbaz even designed shoes....ahhhhhhmazing.
photos courtesy of elin kling on her blog http://stylebykling.tv4.se/ (very cool fashion blog...so very jealous of her wardrobe)