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Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Ted Baker Packs His Bags For The Meatpacking District

Since 1988, Ted Baker has grown from a small shirt- specialty business in Glasgow, England and converted it into an international brand with over 100 locations all over the world. Kelvin, the CEO and Founder of Ted Baker, has crafted a company that evokes quality and distinction, while still delivering something unique and a little out of the ordinary. No ordinary designer label, Ted Baker offers menswear, womenswear, accessories and everything in between, each of which embodies an eclectic use of pattern and color. Today, Ted Baker will open his newest and second New York location in one of the city's trendiest areas, The Meatpacking District, which is located on Little West 12th Street. In addition to, fun and cheeky apparel for men and women, you may also expect to find bespoke furnishings. The ultimate Englishman in New York is how one would describe the aesthetic of Ted's newest location with the store being filled with wooden crates with bespoke, leather-upholstered interiors, which all contain home comforts of Ted.

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Victor Glemaud's Neck Warmer

If this winter is anything like last winter we better pull out the cold weather heavy artillery. This charcoal herringbone snood by Victor Glemaud is perfect for those intolerable New York winter days and is also a great Holiday gift. I figured, since, stores are already putting up those awful Holiday garlands I guess I'd start giving good gifting ideas....

Victor Glemaud @ Colette
Price: $438.39

Monday, November 8, 2010

The Morning After The Night Before

I would like to invite you to view, 'The Morning After The Night Before,' photographed by Jeff Hahn featuring Sam Thompson of Models 1. 'The Morning After The Night Before,' was photographed using film and Polaroid cameras for a vintage effect to capture the essence an old but modern London. To see more images from the shoot click on the above link. This was my first trip to London and I am looking forward in returning for fashion week. These images capture this idea of London that I had in my mind and I reckon I got it right!

Friday, November 5, 2010

Store Profile: MiN New York

Several weeks ago, I was invited to visit a new apothecary in Soho called MiN New York. I love anything new and I am a total sucker for beauty products, but when you have been to one apothecary you have been to them all, right? Wrong, which is why I like MiN New York. Their philosophy is, "The world does not need more products. It needs better products." Better products and an even better experience is what MiN New York has to offer. For me, the worst part about entering a beauty department at stores is the obnoxious spritzer girls that attack you with these obnoxious, alcoholy scents that leave you smelling like a whorehouse because you have been sprayed by 5 different scents. Thankfully, that is not part of the experience at MiN New York. Everything from the vintage rolling ladder and vintage airplane propeller, to their signature brand Linari, to the mounted set of horn straight razors- all meticulously curated, like a museum, to better serve you, their clientele. It is a destination for refined, global-minded individuals with savvy style, basically, for someone with exceptional taste who knows what they want. One of my favorite products offered is the Taylor of Old Bond Street, lavender shaving cream. It is offered in 10 wonderful different scents and is manufactured in a continuing family tradition since the reign of Queen Victoria. The luxury shaving cream creates a smooth a creamy lather while protecting and moisturizing your skin.

You will find exclusive fragrances at MiN that you will not even find at Bergdorf's. One of MiN's exclusives is Linari Fine Fragrances, which as been one of Germany's sought after luxury scents. It offers clients a range of fragrances, everything from: Eau de Parfum's, candles, diffusers and room sprays. The Buona Notte scent by Linari is one of my favorites.

Another MiN exclusive is their own line of men's hair strengthening products that rebalance the physical properties of the hair and scalp. The cleansing system removes impurities using all natural ingredients essential for healthy hair and scalp.

117 Crosby Street
New York, NY 10012

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