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Don’t Act Like I Never Told Ya

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Alright, so I’m watching the AMAs, right at the part when Hova receives his award (hip-hop). Now instead of listening to his acceptance speech,  for some reason I couldn’t help but pay MORE attention to this well-placed golden safety pin emerging through his tux lapel.  PUNCTILIO!!!! Now, I’m gonna take partial credit in this realm, because over a year ago, we said that THE UNDERSTATEMENTS you add to an outfit (i.e. pocket squares, tie bars, and now…lapel pins) can take the look to another level. Peep how Jay-Z  demonstrates mastery of the understatement, a la…The Lapel Pin. Oh yea….Don’t act like we never told ya.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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November 24, 2009 at 4:37 pm

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First|Løøk: MTTM Winter 09

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Shouts to our friends over at Married to the Mob for blessing us with some of the looks for the Holiday collection!! Ladies, these leggings will be a nice addition to any cold season outfit. I’m just saying…you gotta step outside blacks and grays — and here’s the way to do it.

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November 24, 2009 at 3:40 pm

First|Løøk: Omelle

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Back in February, we gave you a brief introduction to Omelle, and designers Nicole LaFave  and Cherise Agnelle. Now, here’s a look at what’s to come in their S/S 2010 collection, slated to launch this coming February. Peep how this label continues to challenge contemporary design through their use of vibrant colors, unconventional heel shapes, and construction.

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November 17, 2009 at 8:53 am

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Get Familiar: Gucci In A Flash [Gucci x Mark Ronson]

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OPENING TODAY IN NEW YORK (via Crosby St.) is the GUCCI ICON-TEMPORARY pop-up store. This “flash sneaker store” has brought Gucci Creative Director Frida Giannini and DJ Mark Ronson together to design a limited edition collection of sneakers. At each stop on this 18-city international tour a new Gucci Ronson sneaker will be introduced to the world, in addition to exclusive editions of 18 sneaker styles in the Gucci Icon-Temporary collection. The Gucci Ronson sneakers retail between $500-$600, while the Gucci Icon-Temporary sneakers are between $500-$1,400. Each sneaker comes with exclusive packaging and the option of having your initials placed on the leather lace adornments.

Shout out to Bay Area Kicks for the photos.

**UPDATE** — Here are some shots from the pop-up store, courtesy of Nitrolicious 🙂

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October 24, 2009 at 12:13 pm

First|Løøk: Jimmy Chøø x H&M

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Check out the upcoming Jimmy Choo for H&M Ad Campaign! Mark your calendars Graduettes, November 14th, 2009 — It’s goin down.

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October 21, 2009 at 11:48 am

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Get Familiar: The Hunter Gath’ress

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As an Urban Graduette I’ve come to realize two truths.

Fact 1: Men like when we wear their clothes. Fact 2: Every girl wants to wear items of men’s clothing.

It’s not really a secret, sometimes we just want to breath and not have everything so close. And I’ll agree, women do have a thing for an Urban Grad who can bring out his inner Brett Favre and make it his own. But sometimes we just want to be “ruggedly sexy” in our own way.

Hunter Chic isn’t just for the boys anymore. It’s for us women who want to show that clothes can empower us in an appealing way [sans the big shoulder pads of the 80s…gross]. To get the look across successfully there needs to be that mandatory dance between hard and soft; rugged and smooth. The subtle play between opposites that a guy who appreciates a mean shoe game will recognize. Let’s do some fashion addition:

Kettle Black plaid boyfriend shirt 128 intermixerez

Barbour ladies Utility Jacket (classic)faux fur 330 shopbop

Glen Price wool gauze scarf 85 intermixGenetic Denim shane torn 198 intermix

Chloe lace up suede booties 695 intermixSee by Chloe suede wedge boot 625 intermixHunter boots www.hunter-boot.comProenza Schouler mustard PS1 satchel

Mara hoffman fringe shawl sweater  561 shopbopJamison Fringed cardi 220 saks

– Ceci Staff writer & F.I.T. student

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October 15, 2009 at 12:01 am

Søled (ØUT)

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“I’m a young associate (24) at an investment firm. Most of my colleagues are “Suits” — all day, all night. However, I don’t want to age myself before my time, and I don’t want to completely conform to the environment I’m in. What kinds of options do I have as far as leisure footwear are concerned?” – Wally Streetwear, NYC (Harlem)

Not to stress big homie. With Jay having convinced everyone that 30’s the new 20 over a year ago, I’m pretty sure the whole “aging” thing has halted to a stand still. None the less, I can empathize with the fear of letting Corporate America stifle your God-given right to self expression through fashion. They say the clothes don’t make the man, but they sure as hell make the man believable. Now when it comes to “leisure footwear”, one must beware the relativity of the word “leisure”. Are you headed to a Super Bowl party, reuniting with some college friends post grad, or escorting a lovely young lady on a promising first hurrah? Form must always fit the function (unless your swag’s on a hundred thousand trillion) and  less is always more. Aim for a core comprised of business casual, casual, and what I call, urban chic.

  • Business casual = $dressy enough to wear to the office;  versatile enough to be dressed down. Think: Johnston & Murphy, Cole Haan, Kenneth Cole.
  • Casual = lace ups;  fly enough to wear out; not dressy enough to wear to work. Think: Sperry, Rockport, Cole Haan.
  • Urban Chic = sneakers too fly to do anything but rock while you’re out just trying to be seen. Think: Creative Recs, ALIFE, Nike SB.

Remember this is by no means dogma nor are the brands etched in stone as your only options. Think of this as something similar to a template in Microsoft Word; you wouldn’t submit a template to your boss as your finished project….and neither should you head to your nearest hipster outlet (PEDX for me here in Canton) and ask for the latest pair of SBs. Use this to establish a firm base, then apply your own distinctive creativity. What ever you do, make it believably yours.

~ The CS

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October 9, 2009 at 1:02 am

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