Thursday, January 29, 2009

Shiny Happy People...London

One thing is for sure... I'm digging out my copy of "The Official Preppy Handbook". This ain't no party, this ain't no disco... this ain't no foolin' around.

Thanks to Jenny from London, UK for sharing this picture.

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Frozen Wave Cult...Oslo, Norway

I got a lot of response on my request regarding the O'Neill Frozen Wave Cult One Piece. Here you can see the beauty of the suit in action. Witness the epitome of comfortable and warm layering. Please also notice the use of accessories here.
Thanks to Andreas from Oslo, Norway for these amazing photos...

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Saturday, January 24, 2009

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Monday, January 19, 2009

Back to the Future?

First of all; I apologize for the poor quality of the two pictures below, but I only had my iPhone at hand when I ran into this marvelous wholepiece in a small ski store this weekend. It seems like good old O'Neill has decided to become a real sartorialpiste, and the discovery really brings warmth to my heart. I especially like the post-World War II Western Art minimalism of the belt, as it reminds me of the early works of Donald Judd or Dieter Rams. Less is more, as van der Rohe so beautifully put it.  

I also took the opportunity to capture some of the details (picture below). I have to be honest and tell you that I've never heard of The Frozen Wave Cult before, but it sure looks like they know the game. I get the old-school Radical vibes from the 80's here, mixed with the new-school tones of the twentieth century's Eastern Europe. If anyone knows anything about this piece, please let me know. I have spent the day trying to find it on the Internet, but no luck so far.

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Indoor Connoisseur...Oslo

While spending a night in Oslo, Norway, I was invited to what turned out to be a real hipster party. This guy, obviously the hipster of all Norwegian hipsters, was really a mind opener for me.

He looks like he comes straight out of a Gauloise advert, the mind reels with french cool references like Godard and Assayas. He's deliciously androgynous - beautiful wintertime in Paris look.

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

On the Piste...Wedded in Style, Le Tour

I normally don't shoot more than one person at a time, but I had to make an exception running into this beautiful couple. They compliment each other so perfectly...I just love this guy's belt, and how it matches her choice of colors.

Thursday, January 1, 2009

On the Piste...Grands Montets, Chamonix

I met this Italian guy in Grands Montets today.

This guy is all about detail...gloves, hat, mixed fabrics...

For me, I find a nice blend of patterns and colors. I just love how he keeps his suit unzipped over the boots. This is so Chanel gone open-mindedly into The Factory and then re-emerging months later.

It's the whole ensemble that looks good. No single element to pull out, it all works together. The tapered shapes, even his frames.

I wonder what kind of look the female equivalent would be?