Men's fashion

It seems that men.style.com is predicting a hippie influence for men's fashion, citing Birkenstock-like sandals, flower prints and light denim as the newest trends.

God, I hope not.






What is UP with homeboy #3's pompadour? I don't see this becoming a trend past a few men who are really into fashion or can afford designer clothes from the runway. I could, however, see this being more popular if the flowers shrink in size... like in a fabric that you couldn't tell was a floral until you got closer... Damn, I wish I could create textiles.

Photos: men.style.com

Yuck.

I was hoping style.com's slideshow on Klimt would change my mind about the artist, but it actually just made me think that he really should not be taken as a fashion inspiration.


Adele Bloch-Bauer I (1907)


Christian Dior Haute Couture, Spring 2008

Yes, yes, I know it's haute couture... but the ready-to-wear clothing inspired by Klimt isn't much nicer.


Anna Sui

I will say, however, that this clutch is quite nice. Stunning, even.



Christian Lacroix


Obviously, someone likes this stuff, but it's just NOT my bag -- pun unintended.

All photos from style.com, of course.

Newsflash!

iht.com, the International Herald Tribune, has a newly revamped Style section. It's much easier to navigate, and has a much better layout now. Check it out!

I "discovered" iht.com about two summers ago, and since then, I get all of my news (style, culture, world news, you name it) from there. Plus, they have this awesome real estate section where you can drool over French chateaus that cost 800 million Euros. How do you even
make that much money?

Cool-weather wear

Here in the "middle" states on the East Coast, we sometimes have peculiar weather. In one day, the weather can go from 45 degrees (Fahrenheit, that is) to 85, all the way down to 30.

If you're like me, you end up going outside well-equipped to face the morning chill only to be sweating profusely come midday, or you're fine all day till the sun sets and you're left to fight off the chill in a flimsy tank top. You'd think 20+ years of living here would get it down, but things are different when you've had to wear a uniform for 18 years of that life. :P

So I put together some outfits using trusty old Polyvore:




Left: As you can see, this is an outfit for an overall warmer day. A gray and white striped tank top is covered by teal wool cardigan with a shawl color that can be rearranged to keep your neck warm. Add long brown walking shorts for a bit more coverage, and gold flat sandals complete the look.

Middle: A cooler day requires more substantial layers and closed shoes, so try a longer coral tank top underneath a green swing jacket with bracelet-length sleeves. A pair of straight leg jeans and black shiny flats lend an air of sophistication and ease.

Right: For a moderate day, a full belted skirt can be paired with a t-shirt and cardigan for warmth. Open-toe striped shoes with a slight wedge heel echo the graphic print of the shirt.

Click on the picture for more details!

Droolworthy, but sooooooo not happening.

New accessories from the designers. I seriously hope that they "trickle down," as they say.

Alexander McQueen





Anna Sui



Bally



Burberry



Calvin Klein




More later!

Photos: www.style.com