Farewell 2011!

Dec 30, 2011

I can honestly say that 2011 just flew by, it's unreal! Maybe it's because it has been such a busy year for me, but still, I'm sure I'll be writing down 2011 in my notebooks for several more month now, hahaha.
I wanted to take a moment and thank you all for reading my blog throughout this year, I really appreciate it, and I promise to try and make 2012 even better in regards to posts and content!
As a matter of fact, I already have numerous new year's resolutions, I just hope I'll be able to fulfill as many of them as possible.
For now, I leave you with several inspiring photos for the occasion.

And since everyone likes a toast, here is the perfect cocktail - The French 75:

3 ounces gin 
3 ounces fresh lemon juice 
4 teaspoons superfine granulated sugar 
1 1/2 cups ice cubes 
1 cup chilled champagne 
Lemon twists for garnish 

In a cocktail shaker, combine gin, lemon juice, sugar, and ice cubes and shake to chill. 
Strain cocktails into 2 champagne flutes and top off with champagne. 
Garnish glass with a lemon twist.

Bring on the Glitz! Simon Nessman for Vogue Hombre Mexico F/W 2011

Dec 29, 2011

Although Canadian model Simon Nessman admits he doesn't choose anything too flashy when it comes to his personal style, he did dress up for this Alexander Neumann photoshoot.
Styled by John Tan in garments from the likes of Prada or Salvatore Ferragamo, Simon posed for this Vogue Hombre Mexico shoot, that was all about luxury and making a statement.
I think this is a great way of pulling inspiration for a new year's eve party, or quite frankly any other event worth dressing up for, as there are lots of amazing designs -  yes, the fur vest is totally winking at me! However I do think that wearing just one of these pieces would be ideal, if you don't want to risk going overboard in terms of style.

Tom Ford | Visionaries: Inside the Creative Mind Documentary

Dec 27, 2011

Tom Ford is a name that needs no introduction. He is one of the most influential people of our times and undoubtedly one of the most creative - a true visionary.
I'm not referring just to the fashion side of Tom Ford, because I think that would by no means be a sufficient explanation to what he is all about; no, there's much more going on. In the documentary "Visionaries: Inside the Creative Mind" that aired on OWN (The Oprah Winfrey Network) this October, we got the privilege of taking a behind the scenes look at the world of Tom Ford.
The designer talked about his career, starting with his move to New York, wanting to pursue acting, his transition into architecture and fashion, and later filmmaking. Also, we got to see a part of his design process, and I must say that it's quite a treat to be able to catch a glimpse into this world that's usually off limits.
I would like to emphasize how much I admire Tom Ford, I think he's nothing less than an icon. It was impressive listening to him talk about how he used to incorporate fashion into his architecture projects, and how later, when he graduated, he created a fashion portfolio and went to interviews and said he studied at Parsons, omitting that it was architecture, not fashion.
To learn more about Tom Ford's career, his time working with Gucci and YSL, as well as his cinematic masterpiece "A Single Man" you HAVE TO watch the full documentary!

Song of the Day: Kids of 88 | Just a Little Bit

Dec 26, 2011

Here's another one of my favorite song, it's one of those tunes that after you've listened to, you simply can't get out of your head. So, take this as a warning before hitting play!
Listen to Just a Little Bit by Kids of 88 next:

It's all about Love | Francisco Lachowski for Tom Tailor Denim Holiday 2011

Dec 25, 2011

Tom Tailor's holiday 2011 campaign is all about love, and brazilian model Francisco Lachowski is definitely spreading the holiday cheer!
Check out the awesome holiday campaign photos below:

Santa Claus is Coming to Town

Dec 24, 2011

This year I impressed even myself, because I actually got to buy my loved ones their Christmas presents ahead of time. With me, this is usually a last minute thing, but seeing how this year I had a bit of free time on my hands,  I really wanted to go shopping for presents.
I'm going to take a couple of days off, so I can spend some time with my family, but I'll be back really soon, to announce the lucky winner of my holiday giveaway!

Hope you all will have a great time as well this Christmas, and I'm dying to know what present you bought/received, so let me know!

Sean O'Pry | L'Officiel Hommes Korea January 2012

Dec 23, 2011

It looks like L'Officiel Hommes Korea always succeeds in bringing capturing amazing shots. Top model Sean O'Pry, currently ranked number one in the world, according to models.com, graces the cover of this 6th issue.
Check out more photos from the magazine below:

Milan Menswear Fashion Week F/W 2012-2013 Schedule

Dec 22, 2011

One of the first things I have to look forward to in the next year is Milan Men's Fashion Week. I simply can't wait until January, when all of the Fall/Winter 2012-2013 collections will be revealed.
The S/S '12 shows were so impressive, and if you haven't already, you can view my articles about some of my favorite outfits from the runways and behind the scenes photos.
Here is the schedule for January. What shows are you looking forward to seeing?

January 14 
09:30 | Corneliani
10:30 | Ermenegildo Zegna
12:30 | Costume National
14:00 | Dolce & Gabbana
15:00 | Jil Sander
16:00 | Frankie Morello
17:00 | Burberry Prorsum
18:00 | John Varvatos
19:00 | Neil Barrett
20:00 | Roberto Cavalli

January 15 
09:30 | Bottega Veneta
10:30 | Emporio Armani
11:30 | Ermanno Scervino
12:30 | Salvatore Ferragamo
14:00 | Pringle of Scotland
15:00 | Vivienne Westwood
16:00 | Missoni
17:00 | Trussardi
18:00 | Prada
19:00 | Moncler Gamme Bleu
20:00 | Calvin Klein Collection

Eddie Redmayne & Cara Delevingne for Burberry Spring 2012 | First Look

The Burberry trench is without doubt an iconic piece of clothing, and the brand is definitely one of my favorites - saying that Christopher Bailey, the label's chief creative officer, is anything less than a genius would be a lie.
And here are the first images from Burberry's sping 2012 campaign, featuring British actor Eddie Redmayne and Cara Delevingne, shot by the very talented Mario Testino. A combination like these of course has to result in splendid photography. What do you think?

Guy Robinson | Massimo Rebecchi Uomo F/W 2011-2012

Dec 20, 2011

Looking sharp and classy in Massimo Rebecchi garments, Guy Robinson poses for the company's Fall/Winter 2011-2012 lookbook.
The Italian label prides itself on the tailoring quality of the clothes, as well as it's permanent research of technology and materials, which results in charm and comfort.
The current collection is very much my style, definitely defined by wearability, and fits in great in an urban environment. Take a look at the photos below:

Make it Work Moment

Dec 19, 2011

No, although it may seem like it, this is not one of Project Runway's unconventional materials challenges. This is how my school's foyer looked like today; guess getting to see cool works like these in the making is one of the perks of being an architecture student.
The students from the design department gathered to create these unique garments for a workshop. The theme was "Enchanting VS Techno-pop".
Paired off in teams, each tried to best convey their own vision on the subject, the result being a great range of ingenious designs. The only thing I regret is not getting to see the finished works - still, I'm sure they looked amazing, simply because the work in progress did as well.
Take a look at more photos next:

It's a Lucky Holiday

Dec 18, 2011

Noah Mills is joined by Sean O'Pry and Tony Ward for Lucky Brand's 2011 holiday campaign. Expect lots of plaid, knits, jeans and leather jackets that create an effortless look. Pretty much a perfect casual choice.
Looks like red is the brand's top choice for this holiday season.
Take a look at more of the campaign photos next:

Joyeux Noël! Marché de Noël 3 Designer Gift Fair

Dec 17, 2011

Bucharest got a bit of a french vibe as the third edition of Marché de Noël took place. This designer gift fair was the first one I got to attend and I was really overwhelmed by the amount of great designs that I found there.
I'm sure this event was a great opportunity for those who haven't yet purchased their Christmas presents to get something beautiful, or at the very least get inspired. I myself bought some wonderful Christmas ornaments from Atelier13.
 As I've said, there were plenty of amazing things to choose from, so here are a few photos that I took:

The designers behind project.ZULU were there, showcasing their cool clocks. In case you didn't know, one of their creations, the FROST clock can become yours, by taking part in my Holiday GIVEAWAY!

Waiting for the Holidays Mood

Dec 15, 2011

Surely we're all thinking about the winter holidays, it's totally understandable, after all they're just a few short days away. Furthermore, my obsession with Christmas lights and sweater is spiraling out of control, as I'm sure you've noticed from my inspiration blog.
Also, I have to start thinking about getting my loved ones some presents. Do you have your wishlist in order? Don't forget you can enter my designer giveaway until Christmas eve for a chance to win a unique gift!
I wanted to share a few holiday-themed photos that I find to be very inspiring. Take a look next:

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