Archive for February, 2009

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IDS – Maison Vandenvos

February 21, 2009

International Designer Showcase:

Maison Vandenvos

Country:  Belgium

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Pictures & more from http://www.maisonvandenvos.com

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Everyone’s Talking :: Robert Geller

February 17, 2009

GQ, Vogue and yes, even Daniel Dy, are all talking, raving and mentioning the name Robert Geller!!   I read some very interesting views and critiques of his clothing…most of which summarized his work as being extraordinary & beautiful. 

However, even these editorial praises included such comments like the ones posted below – some of which seem contradictory to the beautiful comments, yet i am content to see them as opinions & constructive criticism

“The designer clearly has a thing for Tsarist militaris”    |   “He insisted that the stripes …were inspired by gypsies, but they also reminded one of prison uniforms.”  |  “accusations of Nazism”  |  “Geller offered up a vision that could have been extracted from a dark Transylvanian romance”

hehe – now for the selections – which i enjoyed

 

Geller was just recently awarded the GQ Mens Wear Prize, bringing unprecedented attention to his talent & designs.

 

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Philip Lim

February 15, 2009

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3.1 Philip Lim

“beautiful clothes with added touches of madness, striving towards the imperfection”

Lim says, his clothes are meant to redefine as opposed to define.    Mixing classical with contemporary while reorganizing the rules of fashion, he  delivers approachable high-quality fashion.  Lim pays tremendous focus to the quality of fabrics while uniquely mixing heavy cashmeres, silk, worn cottons, and wools .

I would imagine Andre 3000 wearing these clothes.

Lim debuted his line fall of 2005 and has experienced instant success; being recognized for numerous prestigious awards & organization i.e. Vogue Magazine, Council of Fashion Designers of America, CGDA Swarovski Award for emerging Talent.

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Fashion not from Seattle?

February 15, 2009

Italian leather shoe maker – Fiorentini + Baker.fbrubtbnfb

It may not be from Seattle, but it certainly can be found here thanks to Barneys New York.   1st & 2nd floor of Pacific Place Mall, 600 Pine St

Attention Women:

For a fashion boutique in Seattle that sells Fiorentini + Baker, Roberto Del Carlo, n.d.c, Miho Masui, Callen Cordero and others check out      A mano – 1115 1st Avenue  in Seattle

The name is a blend of Italian & Spanish – to signify the majority of footwear carried as well as its literal translation “By Hand.”  This unique boutique beautifully and artfuly displays its shoes, bags and jewelry, while giving a craftmens feel towards its furnishings.  Their brands constantly change giving Seattle fashionistas a unique and broad selection. 

For more of this Fashion selection in Seattle visit: http://www.shopamano.com/  |   http://www.barneys.com/

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Misson Motors

February 10, 2009

 Seattle is known for being very earth concious. That being so a selection of an electric motorcycle seems very apropos.  Introducing….

The MISSION ONE

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The Mission One Motorcylce proto-type boasts 150mph – the world’s fastest electric bike!

   Combining lithium-ion batteries with a high-performance electric motor yields zero emmissions & +100 foot lbs. of torque.  Interestingly enough this creates a flat torque curve.  Based on the fact that the bike has no gears, no clutch and absolutely no reason to shift – this machine delivers torque throughout the entire acceleration whether its 0-60mph or 0-150mph.

    Another impressive feature is the onboard electronic system.  It feature real-time data  recording as well as wireless transfer capabilities, meaning ride data may be transferred to a computer in order to analyze & enhance overal performance.  Lets just say, trade your wrench for a computer and your a Mission One mechanic! 

   Lastly, the Mission One genuises have created what they call “Regenerative Braking” meaning something, something, something….  They used the word kinetic energy and transfer to electric energy and sustainability alot…stuff I don’t quite understand!    So I recommend you just check out their website!  Enjoy!

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Target Performance
Top Speed: 150mph
Range: 150 miles per charge (est. EPA drive cycle)
Recharge Time: Under 2 Hours @ 240V (8 Hours @ 120V)
  No Oil, gaskets, spark plug or timing belt Changes!
   
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French vs. American

February 8, 2009

A.P.C. vs. GAP

A.P.C. – the French brand that has often been synonomous in style to The Gap, are being compared in sense of fashion, fit and overall appeal. Feel free to comment! 

They both  consist of 3 letters.   They both make sensible clothing.

    But which is superior?  

 

A.P.C. – www. apc.fr

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GAP – www.gap.com

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**i’m not referencing Gap as high-end fashion, but then again every day life is not couture**

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Fashion Boutique in Seattle – I wish…

February 5, 2009

I just returned from the Twin Cities last night! 

Flying into Seattle weather was encouraging for once in my life.  My short 4 day trip to Minneapolis consisted of Single Digit weather –  enough to make my nose bleed, I’m serious!  The 66F temperature in Seattle left me wearing gloves as a fashion statement, as opposed to a necessity!

My reason for being in Minneapolis:  An awesome conference entitled Desiring Godhosted by John Piper and Bethlehem Baptist Church.  This was my second conference to attend but this time surpassed the previous.  This was a Pastor and Leadership Conference meaning the content was a bit thicker and meaningful, I highly recommend reading a John Piper book (yet the Bible I insist), many of which can be found at DesiringGod.org or by ordering one on Amazon.com.  Furthermore I had some quality time with my Father and my Uncle, both key leaders in Action International Ministries.  And finally during this all (actually the morning after arriving), I made Stevon Selects discovery…..{see below}

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 For over 30 years, Len Druskin has been the David Lawrence of the Twin Cities, providing premium labels for men and women.  Today, the son Michael Druskin is responsible for the buying and gives his father a run for his money…hopefully making them both more money. 

 I was pleasantly ammused with the store variety and design.  It was larger than a typical boutique style store and industrial and clean in ambience, reminding me of Ian in Seattle.  A fashionable, corteous and very NOT condescending young lady assisted me – the only customer in the store (it was at Monday at noon).  I was not a buying customer but a blogging customer yet she did not realize either.   Nevertheless she offered me Len Druskin labelled bottled water – I had never had it before but it tasted like AquaFina, duh! but a fine touch.

  I continued to browse and casually make conversation, while a bubbly and enthusiastic young employee entered the store as if he had been on an errand.  That was a pivotal moment you see because I realized what made this store distinguishable and a definte Stevon Select.  In that moment I dismissed the fact that they carried some very “boring” labels like Seven For All ManKind and Rock & Republic denim (The Saks Fifth next too them carries those and at a better price!) and realized that in comparison to many upscale shopping boutiques this one was down to earth!  It may sound simple or even arbitrary, but how many times have you entered a shop only to get fondeled by looks of bored snobbish attitudes or in some cases disguist!  To many times these boutique owners or employees like to to remind shoppers whose boss…quite a flaw when the customer is king!   In actuality this dreadful fashion superiority many times translates into a personality flaw.  I sensed neither a rude nor judgemental attitude in either of the two employees.  Fashion is too often coupled by snobbish andegotistic persona’s.  Thank you, Len Drunskin Man for being above that!  ( thats an essay like topic, so I’ll stop now)

Len Drunskin Man is rightfully confident – “If someone looks good around here, they probably shopped with us. ”

They carry mens brands like  Rag & Bone , Diesel Black,  Marc Jacobs, & J.Linberg – ultimately their attitude makes the clothes all that MORE ATTRACTIVE!!  So to Len & Son (michael) – Think about expanding and bring Len Drunskin Man to Seattle. 

You can find this store right outside Saks Fifth in what Minneapolites call the Galleria, or visit http://www.lendruskinman.com/.   ||fashion in seattle|| ||seattle fashion blog||

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