Lab Series (ELC)

Friday, October 30, 2009

Margiela Watch Necklace

Photography by Gigi Stoll for What He Wears

A few weeks ago, I went to Aloha Rag to pull for a shoot that I styled and will go live on What He Wears within the next few weeks. I saw this Watch Necklace by Margiela and had to make it apart of my story. The above image, is a still-life image I styled for the shoot, but decided to feature it as separate post. The necklace is available in both silver and gold.

Aloha Rag NYC
505 Greenwich St

Thursday, October 29, 2009

The Local Firm's SPECTACLES

Back in August, I did a Designer Watch Profile on Swedish label: The Local Firm. On Tuesday, I was invited to preview the label's Spring 2010 Collection at their New York Showroom. Designer Axel Nyhage presented key pieces from the collection, which featured the softest tees ever, unlined blazers and denim. As I prepared to dash out of the showroom, running late as usual, he showed me an amazing pair frames. I tried them on and forgot how late I was- I instantly fell in lust. I assume I lusted so much he told me they were mine. The dark and bold thick grey frames inspired by 3D glasses and 80's electric beats bare no logos. Only on the inside of the arms do you see THE LOCAL FIRM and the style's name SHADOW.

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Get The Skinny on Skincare

Recently, The Independent reported a new survey, which revealed men are "increasingly concerned about their looks and invest in products accordingly." Groundbreaking, eh. Today, I present to you The Skinny, which is a members-only site offering exclusive deals on top-shelf skin care products and Spa treatments. As a member, you will have access to exclusive sales on high-end skin care brands. In addition to killer prices points, you will find education videos and personalized recommendations to help you find products that will keep you skin glowing.

Friday, October 23, 2009

Maison Margiela for Les Ateliers Ruby

Safety-helmets are kind of annoying and not attractive, which is why some people do not wear them. I'm not saying it's a justifiable reason because one should wear a helmet and not compromise life for beauty, which is the motto of luxury helmet manufacture Les Ateliers Ruby. Perhaps, skateboard kids and cyclist would be more inclined to wear a helmet if they were as cool as this limited edition Maison Martin Margiela helmet for Les Ateliers Ruby. With luxurious lambskin lining and distinctive drawings inspired by graffiti on the Maison actual window makes this retro inspired helmet kind of sick. Only 600 Pavilion style helmets were made worldwide.

If you are not familiar with Ruby helmets, they are manufactured by carbon fibers- a technology used in aerospace technology, which guarantees maximum strength and ultra-lightness.

Price: $1,195

Monday, October 19, 2009

Gilt MAN Launch

Hey Everyone,

Today, is the official launch of Gilt MAN, which is Gilt Groupe's shopping destination solely for men. Check out what's going to be on sale this week.

Monday 10/19 Noon EST

Smith Optics Phenom Ski Goggles
MSRP $130 Gilt Price $38

Bogner Sport Icefield Snowsuit
MSRP $1,999 Gilt Price $798

Tuesday 10/20 Noon EST

Alexander McQueen Shearling Duffle
MSRP $3,245 Gilt Price $948

Alexander McQueen Double-Breasted Windowpane Blazer
MSRP $2,265 Gilt Price $648

Friday, October 16, 2009

"In character, in manner, in style, in all things, the supreme excellence is simplicity." -Henery Wadsworth Longfellow

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Twist to a High-top Classic

While shopping on Browns over the weekend I stumbled upon this awesome Ann Demeulemeester high-top. I fell in love with the three strap buckles that run up the ankle, in addition to, the texture of the leather. It is a perfect twist to a classic trainer.

Price: $896

Monday, October 12, 2009

John Varvatos Warehouse Sale

Hi Everyone,

On October 23-24 you can enjoy up to 90% off coveted pieces from John Varvatos Collection and John Varvatos USA 2008-2009 collections. The sale will run from 10 am-8 pm on both days. Admittance will be by RSVP only. With everything priced below wholesale, shoppers are encouraged to RSVP in advance at

When: October 23rd -October 24th
Times: 10 am - 8 pm
Place: Metropolitan Pavilion, 4th Floor
123 W. 18th St

Happy Shopping!

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Don't Tie Me Up

I cannot bring myself to wear a tie. It's a bit unfortunate, but I just do not like the way I look it one. I believe the last time I wore a tie was for my high school graduation, and I am pretty certain I did not fancy wearing one then. My psychological analysis suggests my tie avoidance steams from being forced to wear a
plaid tie when I attended Catholic School. I'm not saying I hate ties all together. They are just not for me. In fact, ties are one of the easiest ways for men to add color and print in their wardrobe. Brad Goreski, from The Rachel Zoe Project, is absolutely adorable in his bow ties. He makes me want one, but I just cannot bring myself to do so. Damn that school!

Here is some neckwear that tie enthusiasts should be crushing on this season.

*First image Bow tie by Lanvin available at

Monday, October 5, 2009

Zara Celebrates Keith Haring

Zara Man is launching a collection of exclusive tees with pop art graphics by the late legendary artist and social activist Keith Haring. The collection consisting of four tees and two sweatshirts will go on sale this week at Zara locations in over 60 countries. The tees, which feature and highlight Keith Haring's fondness for bold lines and active figures, will be debuted in numerous Zara windows all over the world in cities like: New York, London, Paris, Madrid and Berlin, just to name a few. Keith Haring was an amazing artist whose work reflects major socio-political themes of the late 80's. One of Keith's legendary pieces is his infamous "CRACK IS WACK" mural located on 128th Street and 2nd Avenue, which was inspired by the crack epidemic's effect on New York City in 1986. It was created as a warning and was executed independently by Haring and still exists today. His work carries messages of vitality and unity. This is a celebration of Keith Haring's work and all he believed in.

UPDATE: All at retail for $29.90 and sweatshirts for $59.90.

Friday, October 2, 2009

Design Contest

Hi Everyone,

Supima is holding a OPEN CALL at Bloomingdale's(NYC, 59th Street)on October 21st from 10 AM- 6 PM. Six finalist will be chosen to present their designs in the Supima fashion show in January. The winning designer will have their piece featured in Bloomingdale's and promoted by Supima.

Things you need:

  • A sketch of the evening wear entry.

  • Design portfolio.

  • Current CV/ Resume.

  • A garment you have design and sewn.

To learn more about the Supima contest and Pima Cotton please visit

Good Luck!

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Jil Sander Online

You no longer have to leave the comfort of your home to own a piece of the Jil Sander lifestyle. Jil Sander has launched an online store powered by YOOX Group, which is known for its leading fashion and design brands. You can purchase leather trimmed Garment bags, shoes and bags, one of those perfect fitting suits or gorgeously sculptured black velvet coat with just a click of a mouse. The online store will be accessible predominately in Europe, the United States, and Japan and will be available in English, German, Italian, and Japanese. To celebrate the opening of the online store Jil Sander is offering free delivery for 10 days.

Happy Shopping!
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