2012年3月21日星期三

KEYs as Accessories


images from 
···Street Jack March 2012···

We can definitely see a new trend of menswear on streets in Japan.

As accessories, Keys should be stylish enough and coordinate with the whole look well. It is vital to consider the proper number of keys, and what's more, keep them clean. 

Using a key ring or a piece of leather to make a set, simple but suitable. As I see it, vintage may be a smart choice for a dandy.

2012年3月10日星期六

Art Deco or Hard Deco?


Art Deco reached across every form of creative endeavor including painting, jewellery, fashion, industrial design, graphic design, film, architecture, automotive design, photography and furniture. 




On 28 June 2008 the National Gallery of Victoria (NGV) opened the most comprehensive exhibition ever staged on one of the most glamorous and popular of all artistic styles. Art Deco 1910–1939 came exclusively to Melbourne from London’s famed Victoria and Albert Museum (V&A) and was the fifth exhibition in the Melbourne Winter Masterpieces series at the NGV. 


Organised by the V&A, the exhibition captured the spirit of the Art Deco period by combining important masterworks from the V&A’s acclaimed collection with public and private works from around the world. 




Elegant Art Deco French Forties armchairs 
by Alfred Porteneuve.
Ebonized beech with brass sabots - France, c.1940



Jade Parfitt and Esther De Jong in Art Deco ensembles by John Galliano, London, March 1998. 
© 2009 The Richard Avedon Foundation.

Avedon left Vogue in 1988 and joined The New Yorker in 1992 as the magazine’s first staff photographer. In addition to portraiture, he did occasional studio sessions featuring the latest contemporary fashions. 

In this photograph, he presents the couture creations of John Galliano as evidence of the more romantic and theatrical side of fashion that emerged at the end of the 20th century. In this photograph, his designs are paired on two models, one in a finely tailored black jacket and another in a long lush evening wrap. Both pieces featured art deco-inspired prints that emphasize the models dramatic silhouettes as skillfully portrayed by Avedon in this composition.



THE PRIVATE WORLD OF YVES SAINT LAURENT AND PIERRE BERGE (U.S. Edition)

“As he did with fashion, Yves seized at one moment in time, a taste that was in the air, only to show his mastery. During the 1970s exoticism and Marrakech were currents in the air and St. Laurent became the authority. He was interested in Art Deco before it became fashionable, even before Andy Warhol and Karl Lagerfeld . . . St Laurent’s and Bergé’s taste is an expression of a culture and is always a story. When they decorated a house it was no longer an ordinary house: it became a story to tell.” ~Jacques Grange

2012年3月8日星期四

Madame Figaro Japan


 Iryna Miakina for Madame Figaro Japan September 2010




Swedish fashion model Chloe Memisevic (of Croatian and Serbian descent) appears in 'A Noble Lady' for Madame Figaro Japan December 2011 as photographed by Akinori Ito and styled by Masami Tanaka.




 Kinga Rajzak on 'Dreaming of Sicily' for MFJ August 2011
photographed by Yasunari Kikuma and styled by Naoko Shiina


2012年2月18日星期六

STREET SNAP - 2


···image from Men's non-no December 2011···

Could you find out the outstanding merit of this snap?

black × blue, inside × outside, looseness × tightness, denim × cotton...
I am impressed by the creative features of contrast and fusion.

Thumbs up for the thoughtful new balance!


2011年8月7日星期日

DAMIR DOMA - Cutting Glamour









Damir Doma Men's Fall/Winter 2010

Darkness × Oversize × Sophisticated Details
簡潔的配色與完美的廓形相當值得稱道。





Damir Doma Men's Spring/Summer 2011


不得不說,巴黎的場地簡直太合心意了。柔和的古典氣息完美契合了該系列強烈的民族風格。
S/S的設計依然很出色:Clean, Creative, Constructive and Cohesive.

2011年6月1日星期三

西瓜すいか


すいか,是每年夏天都要重温的日剧。 

这部于2003年7月由日本NTV电视台放送的剧集,绝对堪称本人最爱日剧TOP 1。

最让我在意的,是位于东京三轩茶屋的这栋旧式住宅。如果可以的话,每年夏季抽空去“Happiness三茶”度过几天悠闲的日子,我想大概是没有比这更惬意的事情了。

夏日微风与冰镇啤酒,清爽的早餐与整洁的和室,同住者间或深或浅的牵绊,处世哲学与人生理想······真希望这样的生活永远不要结束才好呢。



聚在一起用餐时,互相传递的报纸与碗中残留的梅核,仅仅如此也足够莞尔。



阳光从大扇窗户倾泄进来,为满室书卷笼上一层氤氲。
作为住客,一定挑教授这一间。