“Everybody was well dressed, everybody was a mess…”
-The Strokes, I’ll Try Anything Once
I’d like to be warm, away from this blistering cold that refuses to let spring in. I can dream about having a pillow fight with Mr. Man until then.
Male style icons I look up to. I would put a pic of Mr. Man here but that I keep to myself ;)
I like what Adam Kimmel has going on here. It features beards. Like. It has outdoors manly action. Like. An axe stuck in a log in the background somewhere. Like. “Lumberjack chic meets Pacific North West,” according to Dazed & Confused. Definitely like.
Adam Kimmel Menswear
If you don’t feel like shooting that deer and prefer less volatile action perhaps you should consider a more relaxed yet effortless look.
Ami by Alexandre Matiussi
I am personally not crazy about pastels, but I think they look amazing on men in the spring/summer. It always seems effortless yet well put together. Polos, button downs, cut off shorts, oxfords, tote bag, good reading material, and you’re ready for the resort.
Steven Alan Spring/Summer 2011
So I’ve had a long ongoing love affair with Peter Jensen’s clothing. Its the right mix of quirky yet tomboy-ish. I can’t wait to see the new designs he has with Urban Outfitters.
Can we discuss this furniture for a sec? In the far future when I have a townhouse, I will definitely have some pieces from Anthropologie.
I feel closer to all of my cousins, uncles, aunts, and nieces, back in Nigeria whenever I look at this couch. In addition I am pretty sure my mom has a dress made in similar fabric. In love.
I have a love for clothes. I design them, I wear them, I dream of them and hopefully will begin making them soon. I also have a love for menswear and have always been fascinated with the variances in RTW designs each season. I am fortunate enough to have a special guy in my life and find myself shopping all the time for the both of us considering we’re the female/male version of each other and pick out the same clothes whenever we’re in the men’s section (it gets out of hand sometimes).
With that said, I’ve been compiling items I am completely in love with and I would snatch up if I magically won the lottery tomorrow (hey, a girl’s gotta dream). This is a wish list designated for the Mr. Man in my life ;)
nice blazer, nice bag, nice navy blue gingham button down shirt, nice homage to J.Crew
I must admit, I do love a man in a suit, courtesy of How To Talk To Girls At Parties
Jack Spade Embossed Anchor Card Holder available at Bloomingdales
Gant Check Sport Shirt available at Barney’s Co-op
Sky Chief Watch
A Nice brownstone, courtesy of The Brooklyn Home Co.
Thorocraft Ross Woven Oxford in Suede Blue available at The Brooklyn Circus
man’s best friend
Waxed Canvas Totebag, Strawfoot Handmade
Drakes Woven Shantung Tie
Mark McNairy cam cargo
J. Crew Brisbane-stripe bow tie
Oiled leather MacAlister boots available at J. Crew
People’s Market Lakop Trousers, TopMan
Wood & Faulk Deluxe Carpenter’s Bag
Today is the first day of spring but I usually think a season ahead, so I’m making a list of things I will be needing this summer
Crosswords Maxi Tube Dress, available at Free People
Vintage Hair Scarf
a bike with a basket for my sketchbook and camera
a brief getaway from work; (this is the exact block radius of where I work, figure it out..)
a bamboo pen/brush and ink for quick sketches
My Diana camera
pomegranate in a jar
these clogs I just purchased yesterday
Retro Two Piece Bikini available at TopShop
face paint and hair vegetation homage:
Some jams from Patti Smith
Good reading material
a friendly welsh terrier
a long over due vacation with my Mr. Man.
I can’t wait!