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".
Tom Ford
















2.28.2007

Drugstore cowboy

Patrizia Pepe

Patrizia Pepe is a Florence-based company set up in 1993 by two Tuscan entrepreneurs, Patrizia Bambi and Claudio Orrea. They produced their first mens collection in 2005. The winning philosophy behind the brand devotes great attention to the fashion world where Patrizia Bambi expresses her ideal of what people should look.







IKKS

Originally a children's brand, Vendée-based IKKS was created by Gérard Le Goff in 1987. The first mens collection was designed in 2003.

D&G

Diesel

Founded in Molvena, North-Eastern Italy in 1978 by Renzo Rosso and his former boss Adriano Goldschmied, Diesel has attracted a following of fashion-forward fans who love the label's edgy design. The company is famed for its jeans (well-worn, dirty, and industrial for the most part), with DieselStylelab functioning as the offshoot for the more luxurious, experimental -and, of course, expensive- creations. The quasi-military fabrics, like leather, denim, and canvas, are often offset by eye-catching details like ruffled trims, extraneous zippers, and jagged seams—perfect for the urban, club-happy crowd that snatches them up.
Diesel's milestone years include 1985 (Renzo's complete acquisition of the company), 1991 (beginning of the international marketing strategy) and 1996 (opening of Diesel's first flagship store on New York City's Lexington Avenue). The Diesel name is licensed to other companies to produce footwear, leather goods, eye wear, jewelry, wristwatches produced by major time-piece brand and company Fossil, as well as fragrances (held by French beauty megatrust L'Oreal), and other accessories for men and women.




In February 2007, the company launches a major intimates (see pictures below, click to enlarge, as per usual) and beachwear division that will be carried in the retail and department stores.



2.27.2007

Snapper : Bruce Weber

16 : the age of model Tuki Brando
61 : the age of snapper Bruce WeberMy guess is everyone knows who Bruce Weber is.
Tuki Brando is Marlon Brando's grand-son.


This series of photographs appears in the current issue of the Italian VOGUE.

Carlo Pignatelli

Carlo Pignatelli, 63, started his career about forty years ago at prestigious tailors' workshops. His style has always been an unmistakeable feature of his work. He debuted in 1980 in Turin with a collection of haute couture for men.
Carlo Pignatelli has been the official supplier of Italian football team Juventus in about a decade.











Bray

Founded in year 2000, Bologna-based Bray Steve Alan designs clothes dedicated to lounge lovers and club goers , the "cocktail generation" : vitale come una tequila bum bum !




2.26.2007

Homme fatal

Kris van Assche


Sloggi

Snapper : Olivier Rieu

Today starts French artist Olivier Rieu's exhibition entitled "Oil story" in downtown Paris.

Rolex