A TRIBUTE | ALEXANDER MCQUEEN


As you no doubt have already heard, fashion designer (and legend) Alexander (Lee) McQueen has died today following the recent death of his beloved mother.

Not much can be said other than this is a true tragedy and he will be dearly missed. His clothing was wearable poetry and his innovation was something miraculous.

Rest in peace. Our thoughts go out to the McQueen family.

-Andrew J




My friend Pearl Westwood found this great picture. Really beautiful.






Advertisements

SEAN O’PRY FOR EMPORIO ARMANI EYEWEAR

Nicolas and I have been discussing lately that Sean’s body may have started to get a little… just not as sculpted as it once was… but there is no denying that Sean O’Pry has an absolutely epic face and remains one of my absolute favorites. Great photo. Thanks EMM for posting it.
-Andrew J

Trip to Chicago

I’m off to Chicago for the rest of the week and will be back this weekend. I’m sure Andrew will post some great stuff while I am gone and you can expect a full report of my trip when I return.

-Nicolas

New Kids on the Block

No, I am not referring to the 1980s tween band but rather two guys who have stepped onto the fashion scene and have instantly made an impression. Francisco Lachowski and River Viiperi are two male models who are on the verge of becoming superstars. Lachowski hails from Brazil and Viiperi from Spain. Both guys have been featured in indie magazines, like Hero and Guapo, as well as major magazines like VMan and Vogue Hommes Japan. Both have very different looks and will be growing in popularity as 2010 rolls along.

-Nicolas

__________________________________________________________________

With a perfect physique and boyish charm, Lachowski has been everywhere. On and off the runway Lachowski has a look that caters to different brands and editorials, helping him land the Dior Homme Fall/Winter ad campaign and runway work with John Galliano, DSquared, Zegna, and Dolce And Gabbana.

__________________________________________________________________

While Francisco has boyish charm and a face that can carry many looks, River Viiperi is quite the opposite. I first saw Viiperi awhile back on a fashion blog and instantly knew he was going to be huge. Months later, his distinct eyes, lips, and body have propelled him into the spotlight. A slew of editorials have helped Viiperi get noticed and when he is in the shot, you sit up and take notice.

Photos via The Fashionisto and Models.com

Multimedia Styling with Valet

A great website to check out (if you haven’t already) is Valet. It offers everything the stylish guy needs: style, culture, living, and grooming. Last spring I was able to interview Valet’s Editor-in-Chief, Cory Ohlendorf , and found out how the website came about.

Ohlendorf wanted to create a website that had the look and feel of a magazine but could add things that go beyond a print product. Things such as links to other blogs or an integration with Twitter or YouTube that would help elevate Valet above other websites. Ohlendorf says Valet offers much more freedom in content and layout than a traditional print product and this is what adds to the Valet experience: edited content with a unique design, daily updates, and integration with other multimedia platforms.

My favorite part about Valet, other than unique designs and great fashion information, is “The Edit”. The Edit is a daily roundup of everything you need to know for that day. It usually links to other blogs, news sites, or trendy articles and provides me with a burst of morning stylishness. Check out Valet and discover all of its stylish offerings!!

-Nicolas

MATTHEW FALLER BY JOSEPH BLEU

I came across this photographer’s website on Sunday and I spent quite a bit of time browsing. The photographer is Joseph Bleu and his photos are amazing. The things he does with lighting, color and almost a gauze look to some of his photos are really beautiful. Matthew Faller really caught my attention; I think it was the eyes. Anyways, I hope to see more of this model soon. Hope you’re having a good day!
-Andrew J


STEPHAN HAURHOLM & MATVEY LYKOV FOR ENGINE MAGAZINE

Found these pictures from Engine Magazine Sunday on Excellent Male Model and immediately got majorly inspired by the following pictures. Enjoy, and hopefully you are as inspired by these shots as I was.
-Andrew J

Model: Stephan Haurholm, Matvey Lykov
Photographs: Junji Hata
Styling: Tomoki Sukezane
Grooming: Tomita Sato 


This picture really made it click for me to embrace the pattern pant.