at last, the post photoshop ate this morning. napoleon was a pretty interesting guy. his image is hard to mistake thanks to portraits left behind. a few artists that always come to mind are delacroix, david and ingres. each portrait shows napoleon as all powerful and all conquering…with a little flair for the dramatic. of course, not everybody thinks of him like that, but i bet you that’s what he wanted. hence, some crazy power coats.
1: oh, you don’t know me?: coat and scarf by ferragamo, pants by paul smith, sweater by prada, boots by louis vuitton
2: i’m crossing the alps, you should know me: coat by burberry prorsum, pants by ferragamo, vintage boots
3: i’m the emperor, get wise: coat by gilded age, sweater by agnes b, shirt by jil sander, pants by dries van noten, shoes by ferragamo
in an homage to tim burton’s announcement, i give you the prince from sleeping beauty. most of us know the story from the walt disney version, prince phillip vanquishes maleficent to save princess aurora. the original however, isn’t quite the same. prince phillip is actually prince john, maleficent is actually his ogress mother and aurora has children. most of the details are laid out here in the original sleeping beauty post. anyway, i hope you enjoy prince john from sleeping beauty.
1: stumbling upon a castle in the forest: coat by agnes b, glove things by rag and bone, pants by michael bastian, vintage boots
2: i’m living a double life: trench coat and scarf by gilded age, jeans by bottega veneta, boots by burberry prorsum
3: vanquishing some evil: coat by burberry prorsum, pants by cp company, boots by ferragamo
now that the milan/paris mens shows have ended i must wait until fashion week rolls on elsewhere. i must say i was pleasantly surprised this season, lots of color, lots of desirability and plenty of wearable pieces. seems like the houses really took a step forward, perhaps they realized that in this economy product must be absolutely irresistible. and with the exception of dsquared2’s ridiculous devil angel costume most products were. so i popped together a few of my favorite things and styled them up right nice. here’s hoping they become realities.
1: everyday getup: 2 tone v-neck by trussardi 1911, sweater by salvatore ferragamo, jacket by c.p. company, jeans by balmain, boots by louis vuitton
2: a little dressed up: shirt by prada, sweater by agnes b, coat by ferragamo, pants by dries van noten, shoes by agnes b
3: up north/in the country: hooded button front by c.p. company (with a hanes t-shirt underneath, duh), jeans by balmain (i love balmain and i love jeans, so what, who cares), coat by agnes b, boots by dolce & gabbana
agnes b a/w 2010
thoughts: yes, color. there’s no reason why winter should be dreary. so happy to see some bright optimism on the runway in paris. the shirt and shoes in #1 are great and i might be willing try those jeans…i will pass on the vest thank you very much though. basically, i want all of look 2…i would only hesitate on the shoes and shirt but the styling is really on point. the jacket in 3 is amazing vermont sensibility, i always seem to fall back on my new england roots.