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WHAT I WANT TO WEAR TO EUROPE

Posted in Fashion, Trends with tags , , , , , , , , , on April 21, 2011 by Me & Marisa

Yes I have continued to cheat on fashion with technology. No I am not proud.

I have to say, I think I have come up with an excuse for why I have not been updating Me and Marisa as much as I normally do — I have not had my memory card reader for my camera!  That and I have been cooped up in my dark office for a little too long… we’ll go with the memory card reader excuse. I lent it to a friend of mine who is currently studying in Europe, and I have decided to get it back!

So I’m going to Europe tomorrow!  Okay just kidding, not about going to Europe but the excuse for “getting my card reader back.”

Going to be gone for 13 days, and frankly I’ve been so busy with work lately that I haven’t had the time to take any kind of extensive shopping trip (my shopping has been limited to slacks and dress shirts… blah).

So here is my little dream board about what I WISH I would be wearing on this European excursion.

P.S. I’m going to set up a Youtube account for Me & Marisa and document my Euro-travels. I’ll update tomorrow with the link to that!

-Andrew J













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FALL 2011 READY TO WEAR FASHION REVIEW | MY FAVORITES

Posted in Fashion, Fashion Week, Trends with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on March 6, 2011 by Me & Marisa

First off, I just got home last night from a whirlwind nine days in LA that encompassed more experiences and meeting more people than I could have ever dreamed of. I attended Elton John’s Oscar party (pre, during, and after-parties) so I’ll put pics up from that as soon as I get them from my friend who took them (who is currently back in the UK and being hard to get a hold of haha).

In the meantime though- Let’s roll right into the Fall Fashion Shows that have been going on while I was off in La-La-Land.

Right off the bat- I looked at several designers and I saw some very… well… plain looks. Lots of very futuristic hoods and TONS of black and white. I know it’s Fall, and when done the right way I don’t get mad. But this is 2011 and not 2046- I’m not ready to start seeing the “pod-suit” look just yet (yes, even if they are jazzed up in primary colors like plain red, yellow and blue).

On the flip end of the spectrum, I also saw quite a few looks that seemed to evoke a slightly prairie girl/Amish feel. Also not a fan, but at least they are trying different things.  If I had to pick, I’d pick the Prairie girl over the pod-people any day. For example, Rodarte did the best job translating the trend I saw;

So here are some of my favorites (part 1 that is… there were just too many)

TRENDS CHEAT SHEET:
Sheer
’70s Influences
Metallic
Purple
Prairie Girl
FUR!
Futuristic

Carolina Herrera

Never one to disappoint- Carolina certainly put out a strong collection this season and was one of my hands-down favorites.

Brioni

Another one of my favorites this season- I love that (sorry PETA) fur is coming back in all the right ways. Also, I’m really digging the pops of ultraviolet purple that are coming through in several of the collections.

Hervé Léger by Max Azria

This was the first time I really have taken a look at Hervé Léger and I have to say, owned by Max Azria or no- I loved it! Some really innovative designs that were pulled together flawlessly.

This last one is WOW!  In my opinion, this is “futuristic trend” done properly.

Balmain

Words cannot even begin to describe how great I found this collection; fur, metallics, amazing party dresses. Yes, yes, yes!

Rodarte

These two are evolving beautifully in their fashion careers, and it’s been really fun to watch them grow and develop. Their prints this collection were like wearable art- especially on their gowns. Great work definitely.

Rick Owens (Bear with me on this one)

Okay so, prepare to broaden your fashion horizons just a bit and embrace Rick Owens. EXTREME futurism, but if you are able to look at the individual pieces versus the overall look, there is genius here without a doubt.

Yes I know, this is the same pod-person look I said I hated…
This is like a crazy angel went to a Halloween party, and I’m digging it so much! It’s insane haha.

Barbara Bui

Another first timer for me and wow- I will definitely be adding the lovely Ms. Bui to my watch list from now on.

Almost the same outfit as the Balmain, just goes to show you how much I like it 😉

Random Additional

There is where the miscellaneous leftover “likes” go. We have Barbara Tfank as the first two looks, followed by Dries Van Noten (not crazy about the whole collection, but I liked the emerald and black paired with this skirt.), then Alexander Wang with the perfect example of the sheer trend. And finally a lovely look by Balenciaga!

Not sure why, but I’m really liking this- it ALMOST looks like she could be preggo… but it works for some reason.

Tell me that isn’t an awesome jacket and I will call you a liar.

MEN’S FALL WINTER 2011 | ART CULTURE

Posted in Fashion, Fashion Week, Trends with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on February 9, 2011 by Me & Marisa

The men’s collections, which showcased the trends and designs for Fall 2011, proved to be heavily influenced by the 1960s. Designers took references from artistic movements, musicals, and the overall attitude of the decade. Get ready to wear loud prints and rich colors as you embrace your inner artist. (Cue the Bob Fosse music)

D&G

Take Andy Warhol’s flair for pop culture and add dash of West Side Story and you have the D&G fall collection. Stefano and Domenico take literal references to Mickey Mouse and Coca-Cola and display them on colors of burnt orange, yellow, and rich cranberry. Statement pieces aren’t just for the girls anymore.

Burberry

Christopher Bailey also took a cue from 1960s culture and infused his collection with loud pops of color. Burberry is known for their coats and this fall, let your coat do all the talking, as you are sure to attract attention in one of Burberry’s colorful creations.

Prada

The art deco movement (which saw a resurgence in the 1960s) makes a statement on any architectural landscape yet Prada subdues this trend for fall. Sweaters and coats are designed with art deco lines but are muted on soft colors and fabrics like leather and suede.

Versace

The mod trend takes shape in fantastic prints Versace emblazoned on sweaters. Not one to shy away from lavish attention, Versace creates a mod man who looks comfortable in a club as well as in front of a canvas. Embrace your artistic intuition with these designs.

This post is brought to Me & Marisa by Nicolas B.

THE LITTLE BLACK HAT | FIRST POST OF 2011

Posted in Fashion, Lookbook.nu, Street Style, Trends with tags , , , , , , , , on January 1, 2011 by Me & Marisa

Happy New Years day everyone! I know it’s going to be a FANTASTIC 2011 and I wish the same for all of you as well!

Okay- so I have a lot of photos I’ve been taking over Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Years, etc. that I need to get up here, but today I have to draw attention to the trendster accessory of the season (in my opinion of course).

Yes, I’m talking about The little black hat.

Sometimes a little wider brim than others, yet the style remains the same. Not sure what I’m talking about? Check out the pictures below and whether you are a guy or a girl- head to your favorite accessory spot and pick on up.

Have a great weekend everyone!
-Andrew J

FASHION’S NIGHT OUT (Part 2) | EVEN MORE DELAYED

Posted in Fashion, Fashion Week, Life, New York, photography, Shoes, Sightseeing, Street Style, Trends with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on December 7, 2010 by Me & Marisa

So I’ve decided Fashion’s Night Out may as well have been renamed “Fashion’s Amazing Window-Displays” because no punches were pulled when it came to awesome displays of style in the window and store displays around the city. Here are the last pics of that night- definitely one to remember!
-Andrew J

Friends in Fashion, I don’t remember their names though… I think his was Nick… Because I was like “Oh Nick, this is Nicholas.” haha. She had a really cool Russian name though I think.
Suzy Menkes– fashion editor for the International Herald Tribune
Victoria Beckham anyone?
Loved this lady! I asked for a picture and she just instinctively posed like this! She was definitely in her “element”.
The guy on the left (Luke) was really nice and soft spoken. We were talking when the guy on the right (Fais) came up and was like “Do you want our picture? We’re models you know.”… he was annoying and ruined an otherwise good picture of a stylish guy- model or no.
Loving this Thom Browne spacesuit Bergdorf display.
Of course, Rodarte.
Check out this girl’s two-tone tights- AWESOME!
There was a big display of these dolls at Barney’s… never figured out what they were… I said Mary -Kate and Ashley designed them haha.
Gucci baby!
Ended the night at Diesel. This guy was hilarious, Nicholas and I were just kinda walking around the store when he was like “Hey you, get over here and let’s get a picture.” hence the weird expression on my face haha. Note to self: Work out… a lot.

 

FASHION’S NIGHT OUT | MUCH DELAYED

Posted in Fashion, Fashion Week, New York, Shoes, Sightseeing, Street Style, Trends with tags , , , , , , , , , , on November 17, 2010 by Me & Marisa

Hello hello hello! This is MUCH delayed and about a week and 1/2 over my own personal deadline, but take pity on me… I’m a new daddy 🙂 (again). I just adopted a rescue dog that someone had dumped on my parents road. I’ll put up pictures soon but her name is Ellie and she is everything I’ve ever wanted in a dog. Such a sweet girl and makes me very happy :).

Anywho, on the to the fashion stuff. As promised, here are some of the much over-due photos from Fashion’s Night Out during my Fall Fashion Week trip to NYC. Enjoy! And hope you’re week is going well!

-Andrew J

Standing in line for our first event of the evening; Opening Ceremony at the Ace Hotel

Turning the corner and seeing the sign for the Ace was a most beautiful sight haha.
Once inside the Ace Hotel, the event was set up like a bazaar or a marketplace… only with fabulous swag instead of vegetables and trinkets.

Nicolas and I thought there was more upstairs, so we accidentally hopped on an elevator with some people (you had to have a key haha) and when asked “What floor?” by the others I – ever so nonchalantly – said “Same as you actually.” I’m sure they knew, but who cares ha.
In two words- love it :)… especially followed by “no smoking”
A letter to the Ace Hotel guests in the elevator.
My future address… Trump Park East
On our way to Bergdorf Goodman’s Fashion Night Out party… all of the cameras are because Sarah Jessica Parker was just getting out of her limo.
Unspeakably gorgeous. These were the Bergdorf Goodman window displays for the night. Zero photoshopping on this.

I felt like such a Vogue photographer with these window displays.
Some by-gone diva was singing in one of the windows for those waiting in line.

And at long last, we turned the final corner and…
… we’re in… (to be continued)

AN INTEREST IN FASHION IS… CRUCIAL

Posted in Fashion, Fashion Week, New York, photography, Street Style, Trends with tags , , , , , , , , , on September 29, 2010 by Me & Marisa

 Simply put, everyone knows New York has the most amazing (and yes sometimes intersting) street style. Second only to (in my opinion) Tokyo. Here are some photos from NYC to support my theory. Hope your week is going well!
-Andrew J


My favorite- and probably the most “Sartoralist” picture I’ve ever taken.
Saw this model guy like three times that day. Twice on the streets/subway and then later that evening modeling for Tom Ford at Bergdorf Goodman.
Love this guy’s look.
The one of the left is Alexa- super sweet girl! Was one of the people putting Band of Outsiders together.
Love this girl’s dress. Just the right splash of color.

Like I said… sometimes intersting…

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