Lab Series (ELC)

Friday, September 30, 2011

Lacey Lace Up

While searching for shoes for an outerwear story for Carbon Copy magazine, I came across this cool oxford with lace overlay by Florsheim for Duckie Brown, but unfortunately it had been loaned for another shoot. How I hate when that happens! Anyway, I stumbled upon it while surfing Park and Bond, Gilt Groupe’s full-price e-commerce site. What I love about this shoe is that you can wear it both as a black and brown shoe, which adds to your mileage per use.

Florsheim by Duckie Brown
Price: $375

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Introducing Ecoalf...

Innovation, sustainability, and design is the mantra of Ecoalf, an up-and-coming eco-friendly accessories label founded by Javier Goyeneche. Ecoalf's goal is to develop innovative solutions to current challenges by looking at a way to create premium garments and accessories in an eco-friendly manner. After two years of visiting recycling plants around the world Ecoalf was born. The collection consists of weekend bags, bowling bags, quilted backpacks, shopping and cross-body bags, which are all made out of a nylon material called Ecoalf 5.0. Ecoalf is produced from 100% recycled fishing nets made with the highest quality in terms of technical properties, texture, and appearance. If you are as curious as I was on how Ecoalf fabric is made see the video below. It's amazing how 135 grams of fishing net is made into 1 meter of Ecoalf fabric.  

Welcome a new generation of eco-friendly products!

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Ami by Alexandre Mattiussi

Yesterday evening, I attended the launch of Ami by Alexandre Mattiussi at Barneys New York flagship store. After reading Alexandre's bio I was really looking forward in attending the launch of his debut collection. He's designed at Dior Homme's 30 Avenue Montaigne line, at Marc Jacobs, and at Givenchy prior to launching Ami, which means 'friend' in French.

Alexandre is not interested in designing fashion clothes with obnoxious bells and whistles that have you leaving the house looking like a proper fashion victim. Instead, Ami's first collection is smart, chic, and understated. Perfect staple pieces in rich colors, good fabrics, and good proportions is really all you need and is exactly what Ami is about. His flannels are perfection! There was a grey flannel that caught my attention and is on my wish list as we speak, as well as, a, ivory flannel front cardigan.  Ami's price points are mid-range starting at $90 for a belt and up to $1,200 for a classic leather jacket. 

Not only is Ami exclusive to Barneys in New York, but is also available at Mr Porter, The Webster.

Barneys New York
600 Madison Avenue
T: 212.826.8900

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Vagabond in Fiasco's Sensual Issue

'Vagabond' was shot on a very hot and sunny August afternoon. We were all sweaty and miserable working to create the perfect moments. Fusion Models stunner Randy Lebeau was a trooper for wearing those fur coats by Christian Lacroix Homme and Burberry Prorsum.    

Friday, September 16, 2011

Moncler Launches Online Boutique

Ever walk into a department store and leave completely pissed because they did not have your size in that Moncler vest you have been fiending to purchase? So, you give the sales girl your information so she can ring you up when they do have it available. Then weeks later still no vest and no phone call from the rude skinny sales girl.  Well, those annoying issues are all taken care of with the launch of Moncler's online boutique.  The site, which is powered by the Yoox Group, will carry men's and women's collections, along with shoes, bags, and accessories. This is the perfect step towards global expansion.
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