Monday, August 31, 2009
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Friday, August 28, 2009
Thursday, August 27, 2009
Tuesday, August 25, 2009
Saturday, August 22, 2009
Many of us are long familiar with the exclusive members-only sample sale mecca that is Gilt Groupe. For the past two years founders Alexis and Alexandra have offered men, women, children and homes luxury goods at ridiculously pocket-friendly sale prices. Now the overwhelming success of Gilt has allowed A&A to further their stake on upscale e-commerce.
Friday, August 21, 2009
Tuesday, August 18, 2009
Monday, August 17, 2009
Saturday, August 15, 2009
-Maybe it's just my mood today, but I found a bunch of movie trailers really entertaining today. So, y'know, here's some of them.
-This is Heath Ledger's last movie, and Johnny Depp takes up the role in the scenes Heath hadn't finished at the time of his passing, so it will make a shitload of money and looks cool too. Probably better than the new Alice in Wonderland.
-This just looks cool. And it's got the dude from Toyko Drift, one of the most underrated films of our time.
-After taking a 3-year break from watching Napoleon, I re-watched it and realized that it's still a brilliant movie. This new one from Nappy D director Jared Hess looks good, unlike his last film, Nacho Libre.
-This one looks like it may allow me to forgive Gerard Butler for 300 and whatever that newish romantic comedy he's in is and pretty much all the movies he's been in because their all shitty. Wait, I didn't see Rock 'n' Rolla, that's probably good.
Friday, August 14, 2009
Thursday, August 13, 2009
American designer Robert Geller and quinessential denim purveyors Levi’s embark on an upcoming collection set to release on September 10th. The collection includes a series of pieces based on archival Levi’s styles ranging from the 1910s through the 1950s as he made an effort to give a contemporary platform for vintage construction and workwear. A full press release seen below gives further insight into the collection.
Designer Robert Geller has created a cobranded denim collection with Levi’s that will hit stores next month.
The 11-piece capsule range will be sold in 12 Bloomingdale’s units, on bloomingdales.com and in seven Levi’s stores in New York, San Francisco, Miami Beach, Beverly Hills and Bucktown, Ill., beginning Sept. 10.
The collection will be celebrated with a party at Bloomingdale’s Manhattan flagship on Sept. 9, and is featured in the September issue of GQ. The project comes after Geller’s win in GQ’s Best New Menswear Designer in America competition in February.
“The most important thing I tried to do was to get to the source of what I think makes Levi’s so cool, while bringing to that my own ideas that might make the garments more modern and nice for my customers,” Geller said.
In that vein, Geller took historic Levi’s archive pieces and evolved them toward his own sensibilities. The 606 Super Slim jean from the line was developed from a Sixties model, while a chambray shirt was given a salt wash, and Geller’s signature armhole pleat was added. Military taping was applied to a denim work jacket’s sleeve placket, and a denim parka was given a swallowtail hem, another signature Geller flourish.
Geller worked closely on the project with Carl Chiara, director of men’s and women’s brand concepts at Levi’s Americas, during the design process.
“Robert was especially inspired by vintage constructions and workwear styling and wanted to address that aspect of our history through his voice,” Chiara said. “We pulled work coats from the 1910s to the 1950s and worked off the functional yet minimal approach to purposeful, rational design and put it in a new context.”
Prices for the collection range from $95 for the 1853 sun-bleached T-shirt to $575 for the hooded parka with blanket lining. The jeans in the collection are $275 and the shirts range from $195 to $265.
This is the second year Levi’s, GQ and Bloomingdale’s have partnered for the men’s design competition. Engineered Garments won last year.
“[GQ creative director] Jim Moore and his team have brought a great level of excitement to this endeavor, and it’s projects like these that keep department stores vibrant,” said Kevin Harter, vice president of fashion direction for men’s, home and young world at Bloomingdale’s.
Geller, who received a $50,000 cash prize, is a graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design and a former partner in the now-shuttered men’s label Cloak. He launched the Robert Geller collection in fall 2007. It is sold in about 60 top specialty stores, including Odin, Confederacy, American Rag, Lane Crawford and Isetan. more
Wednesday, August 12, 2009
Monday, August 10, 2009
-Check out these chukka boots from the next installment of Band of Outsiders for Sperry. I've talked a lot about my Band x Sperry boots in the past and now I really want these. Hey, speaking of my boots, I'll get to wear them tomorrow because it's supposed to rain and I have to go walk in the woods for 8 hours taking pictures for a nature photography workshop.
-So here's a bit a nature photography, more of which you can find on our Flickr. There will probably be a ton more photos of trees and leaves and other really cool naturey stuff after tomorrow's field trip.
-I hereby submit and encourage the unilateral fervor of support for this film. I just re-watched Being John Malkovich to get into my Spike groove and I'm hopeful that he'll once again use Catherine Keener to the best of her abilities. more
Sunday, August 9, 2009
Friday, August 7, 2009
Tuesday, August 4, 2009
Monday, August 3, 2009
-If you're going to be in Seattle August 14th and 15th you should try to weasel your way into some tickets to The Skateboard Film Festival. The festival is the world's first film festival devoted entirely to skate related content. Among the many great films to be shown, A Day at the Park, a film by Scott Yamamura which features footage from Seattle's best spots and parks will premier at the festival. Sponsored by Manik, Goods and Nike SB among others, the festival should be an amazing event for northwest skate fans.