Sometimes I Think Too Much...


...and sometimes I don't think at all.

The Godfather Style

I have a penchant for menswear... I admire the care and skill that goes into creating a bespoke suit, and the strong sense of tradition and history behind the art of tailoring. Also, guys generally look better in suits. I'd love to go to Italy for a couple of years and do an apprenticeship with a master tailor...the language barrier could be a bit of a problem...also, I'm not very patient when it comes to the needle and thread. But still!

Anyways, I digress...The Godfather...definitely one of my favorite movies, for the catchy theme song, the food, the pairing of a young Al Pacino and a young Diane Keaton, the drama, a mind-blowingly talented Marlon Brando and the costuming! Great costuming...The flashbacks to the early twentieth century in Part II were awesome too.



Photo credits: http://www.imdb.com/

I Heart Lovisa Burfitt

Lovisa Burfitt is a Swedish fashion illustrator and designer based in Paris. Check out her mad skills:



She was also commissioned to create some murals for H&M...




...and, and, and she is the designer of a womenswear collection!


Talk about multi-talented! She's a fashion industry triple threat - illustrator, visual merchandiser and designer.

An Outfit a Day Keeps the Stylist Away

Wow...I just realized that I could create an entire week's worth of outfits solely from the Autumn/Winter 2008 collection by Acne Studios.



So Chic


Cool Business Cards

I am a stationary freak. So you can imagine how giddy I was to see the following ├╝ber cool business card designs:
I like the idea of making the business card a form of ID.

Cute AND functional!
Very tongue in chic...I love the instant scratchie concept.
This business card can be folded into a little toy car - cute!

If I was in a more creative field of work, I'd totally use this idea of turning my brand image into a dictionary definition.
A babushka business card!

I love how the plastic cut-out reveals the contact details...just like a real letter (but better because it doesn't enclose a bill)!
Brilliant - these business card labels tear off!
Do you remember these ice-breaker stickers from middle school? I do!

This quirky concept cleverly conveys the person's profession.
See here for more!

Pop! Goes the Easel

From the artist...

The Kiss IV, Roy Lichtenstein

...to the runway...

From the Met's "Superheroes: Fashion and Fantasy" exhibition
...to the street.
Courtesy of The Sartorialist

Lost and Found

FOUND Magazine is a collection of found stuff - "love letters, birthday cards, kids' homework, to-do lists, ticket stubs, poetry on napkins, doodles-- anything that gives a glimpse into someone else's life".

F is for Fierce

I can't believe how many fierce fashion illustrators there are out there...Where does all this talent come from?! Cecilia Carlstedt is one to watch. She's a Swedish artist who studied Art History and Graphic Design in Stockholm, New York and London. Her clients include Bloomingdales, Swarovski, H&M, Vodafone, MTV, Elle and Marie Claire, to name just a few. Visit her website to see more of her work.







Christian Siriano @ Bluefly

Project Runway Season 4 winner (and fan favorite) Christian Siriano just released his seven-piece capsule collection for Bluefly. You can check it out here but looks like a lot of the pieces have sold out already.

So what’s the verdict? Even though he’s toned down the craziness, I can only really see myself wearing the first and fourth outfits:
Photo credits: http://www.nymag.com