what i'd like to see on the street. just this week. come ON, one of you, make me happy.

i mean, i get it.  we're all sick of hearing about his weight loss, his tattoos, his ex boyfriends . . . but gotta love a boy who can work his legs in a kilt.  and a big mother fucking hermes bag.  and from the look of his attitude, a healthy sense of humor.

and who doesn't want a navy kilt?  no, really.  i'm serious.

i think it's because marc jacobs must be in a place in life where the fear of judgement is gone, where he can explore himself and what he needs and desires, and his collections have never been more creatively intense or exciting.  the fact that he can throw all this on at once, and make me smile rather than cringe . . . says something about how men COULD approach their presentation to the world.

with a sense of joy, humor, and experimentation.

and then someone show me this :


check the boots.

check the banding on the pants.

check the sheerness of the shirt.

it's couture meets skinhead.

and has the same sense of release and relief that the outfit above it.

however you express it,
is sexy,
my friends.

go forth and propogate the word.


what we can learn from women - BOTTEGA VENETA RESORT 08

let's face it,
guys just don't get the options or the range women do,
and even though that is changing rapidly
(roland mouret is doing menswear!  look it up.  it's major.)
we are still left out of many of the changing whims of fashion,
for better or worse.

resort is actually an example of the "worse".

a season that used to be primarily for the very very wealthy who would escape to resorts during the holiday season, "resort" has become a fourth season in fashion, primarily due to the shifting nature of both weather (thank you global warming), and the travel patterns of the world's influencers, with clothing that is almost season-LESS.  think great infusions of color in the middle of a drab winter, and great pieces to layer. 

witness bottega veneta for women.  it's a lesson in indulgence, timelessness, and the use of COLOR:

use this as inspiration for HOW to use color.  note the grounding of gray.

note the classic cut on a leather coat, but the new use of color. 


and color.


and hell yeah.
a sense of humor, baby.

cause you might be a guy, but the best way to do color,
and suddenly, it all loosens up.

luxury is not knowing that you have anything on, baby.

act naked, and anything can work.


models i have known : stan

i'm sure he has a last name,
we shot him for a denim campaign at old navy,
and he caught a certain wistful quality i wished we had put more into action
in the finished work.

this recent spread with a new york publication shows off this quality,
somewhere between feminine and classically masculine,
he's the friend you had in college
who you only remember through photos.

and are struck with nostalgia.

perhaps in my new life,
a chance to explore this side of him . . .



it's like crack for a brand.

and sometimes a print campaign can do it.  generate that talk value, get the internet buzzing, and start everyone searching for the ads, and eventually the brand.

kris van asche hired a noted art photographer known for his work with porn stars,
making their oeuvre something of beauty,
then hired gay porn stars,
rented a laudromat,
and . . .

a hypnotic brand statement is born.

and people have been looking it up for months.


from the mouths of BABES : festive

something holiday to get y'all going.

now go.  adorn.

i'm thinking rose gold.  it's so very now.