Happiness is to be found when in pursuit of it, in the soothed expectation, on the way, not only upon the arrival. Accepting detours, just going the way, which is anyhow not this obvious to anyone.
Thomas Bettinelli



Happiness is just a hairflip away.
Chris Crocker

A NEW CLIP EVERY WEEK HERE

"The way the system works now, you see the clothes, within an hour or so they're online, the world sees them. They don't get to a store for six months. The next week, young celebrity girls are wearing them on red carpets. They're in every magazine. The customer is bored with those clothes by the time they get to the store. They're overexposed, you're tired of them, they've lost their freshness".
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12.31.2006

Sunday boy du jour : Brian


12.30.2006

Snapper : Bruce Weber

Needless to say who Bruce Weber is, I assume. He recently shot Japanese former football superstar Hidetoshi Nakata.

Raf Simons

Belgian Raf Simons (born Neerpelt), 38, started working as a furniture designer. He then became a self-trained menswear couturier in 1995 and launched his label. After a sabbatical year 2000, he took up fashion once more and restructured his company two years ago. He's also been Jil Sander's creative director since 2005.

Nash

Cute fashion victims Basty, Mikel, Javi and Ony are the singers of this Spanish boyband. Check out their website here to get a better idea of what void really is all about !



12.29.2006

Gypsy & Loic

San Francisco-based partners Gypsy & Loic are eco-savvy designers : 50% of their collection is made of organic cotton, hemp or bamboo !



Brian Wood

This New Jersey native who’s been influenced by the infamous fashion illustrator Antonio López, radical, vibrant-abstract colors and devotion to his work of David Hockney, as well as the pop cultural work of Keith Haring is bringing a new life to the fashion world. Prior to obtaining a degree in fashion design five years ago, his perseverance led him to pursue and receive two awards in design while also balancing an internship at Anna Sui. Brian Wood (pictured above) started his own label in 2003, targeting a new male consumer : the rebellious fashionista…

Rene Gurskov

Rene Gurskov closed his little shop in 2003 and launched his own label in Denmark. He explores fashion of former time, when optimism was cultivated after a long period of despair and the popular basics of current menswear were born.


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Moritz Rogosky

Moritz Rogosky (above) was born in Frankfurt and graduated at Berçot, Paris. There he now shares a boutique with Isabelle Ballu.
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12.28.2006

Jean-Charles de Castelbajac

Shifted aristocrat-cum-rebel Jean-Charles de Castelbajac, 57, is unique in the fashion industry. He started in 1968. His next collection, Rockmantica, will be in stores very soon.




True Religion

True Religion was established in 2002. This LA-based premium denim company has become known for its full-on attention to detail. Jeffrey and Kym Lubell design a trendsetting line of high-end jeans made to exceed consumer’s expectations of denim apparel.

Morphine Generation

Morphine Generation was born over the summer of 2003 in a Hollywood dingy garage. The collections are designed by artist Erik Hart who claims Morphine Generation is for heretics and hopeless romantics.

Upstreet UK

Issue #19 of Upstreet UK (English version of the French mag) is in stores...

12.27.2006

Weekly celeb : Jamie Dornan

Mayson

After being afforded the freedom to chase pro surfing career, Jake Mayson, the lucky Melbourne-turn-Perth-turn-Melbourne dude, was supported by his family through three years chasing his new dream at a fashion skewl. After receiving his qualification in 2006 (not long ago !), this Melbourne School of Fashion graduate celebrated reaching his largest goal to date.

Yoko Devereaux

Designer Andy Salzer, the man behind the Brooklyn-based label masters the art of subtle sophistication. His edgy designs work well for jeans-and-tee guys who sometimes need to look extra sharp.
Yoko Devereaux is quiet about her past. Her brand’s creative director is also reluctant to divulge too much about the French-Japanese touche-à-tout who presents a menswear collection in NYC each season. Scissor Sisters love Yoko clothing !

Dirk Schönberger

German avant-garde tailor Dirk Schönberger, 39, started as Dirk Bikkemberg’s assistant in Antwerp. Joop (one of Germany’s premier fashion label) has just hired him to be its creative director and he’ll start his new job on January 1st, but his début collection for Joop won’t reach stores until late 2008.




Bernard Willhelm

German avant-garde tailor Bernard Willhelm, 34, started as Walter van Beirendonck’s assistant in Antwerp. He launched his first collection in Paris seven years ago.

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Teeth whitening


Teeth whitening seems to be all the rage these days; what with celebrities constantly trying to perfect their smiles, regular citizens have followed suit. As such, a slew of teeth whitening methods and supporting products have hit the market, allowing you to achieve your pearly teeth at home. There are many methods to obtain your desired level of whitening, and each product has different strengths depending on the type of product you use.
Over the counter whitening products have become extremely popular in recent years, and there are a variety of methods to choose from. Crest's Tooth Whitening Strips work well for those who don’t want to wear a bleaching tray; but they’re a little tricky to keep in place. Colgate Simply White is another option; with this product, you paint it on your teeth in order to whiten them. With any paint on whitening product, you have to keep your teeth relatively dry in order to prevent it from washing off. Of course, you also have the option to try whitening toothpaste. There are tons available on the market, and brands like Crest, Colgate, Mentadent and others all have them.
Also popular teeth whitening methods are using products containing a whitening tray. These trays can easily be obtained via the Internet or your dentist. One tray version requires you to boil the tray to soften it, then biting it for a few moments. These are called boil and bite trays. Another method is to have your tray sent to a dental lab to have it custom molded. This can take a couple of weeks, but it generally fits better than the “boil and bite” trays. With these methods, you fill the tray with the bleach solution and keep it in place for up to 8 hours. These teeth whitening methods are able to give you better results than any drugstore product, but they are more costly.
The ability of whitening products to significantly whiten your teeth will depend on the stains themselves. By far the cheapest teeth whitening products are your local drugstore variety. If you have significant stains, an at-home tray-whitening method may be the right choice for you. These can deliver quite promising results, but some people may find themselves with sensitivities to the chemicals in the gel. If your stains aren’t as severe, you may find that a paint-on method or even effective whitening toothpaste can help improve your smile. Most whitening toothpastes only work on getting rid of surface stains, so if you have severe discoloration you may want to have your teeth bleached by a professional or by purchasing an at-home bleaching tray kit.
With the variety of teeth whitening methods available today, there’s no reason why you can’t have a beautiful smile. No matter which product you choose, be sure to research your options beforehand to decide what best works for your particular situation. In a matter of weeks, you too can have those pearly whites you’ve always dreamed of !

12.26.2006

Romain Kremer

Flamboyant playful French wunderkind Romain Kremer’s creative drive is fuelled with a sense of derision and love for the hybrid. His deliriously serious fashions arise from a complex layering of codes, dissected and rearranged to the point of near-explosion. Romain Kremer, 24, launched his eponymous label in 2003 with a happening in a car park, after studies at ESAA Duperrè followed by stints at Dior Homme and Gaspard Yurkievich. Last year, the young gun's talent didn't go unnoticed at the Hyères fashion festival, where he was awarded a special prize for creativity.

Funny undies (part 7)

Japan label Good Men Wear produces lovely boxers !



Funny undies (part 8)

Toot is a Japanese label founded in 2000. Order from the website here.
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12.25.2006

Crimbo

12.24.2006

Sunday boy du jour : Clay