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The Sartorialist


Monday, December 21, 2009

On the Street....Mr. Cortina, Paris

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Lunch with Jessica & Jed, Los Angeles

Garance was shooting her friend Jessica yesterday so I hung out with Jessica's boyfriend Jed.

Jed is a very cool artist with a very cool laidback LA style. I love that big "grandpa-style" cardigan he's wearing in this shot.

It is always a little sad when you see things you'd love to wear but know that it would never look good on you. A chunky cardigan like his can only be worn well by someone bringing none of their own chunk to the collaboration of man and knitwear. It is a sad truth but I am wiser for knowing it and planning my wardrobe accordingly.

On the Street....Garance in LA, Los Angeles

Garance and I stopped over in LA on the way back from Australia.

The light here is incredible. Garance has been filming with her 5D like crazy.

Eating breakfast outside on a patio in the middle of December is something I could get use to quickly.

Book Soup is a great bookshop. Almost too many great book in one place and I can only carry a few more pounds in my suitcase. I did buy the new Paolo Roversi book Studio there, what a great book.

Opening Ceremony is really dominating the fashion scene here. No other store has nearly the edit and variety of collections that they offer.

So this leads me to painful question. What happened to Fred Segal?
I see they've dropped Dries Van Noten but picked-up Amber Valetta's new collection...interesting.

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

On the Street....The Stillness, Melbourne

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

On the Street....Chapel St., Melbourne

On the Street....Melbourne Man, Melbourne

I have heard a few concerns lately that this blog has become too heavily dominated by women's images. They worry about the "direction" of the blog.
Well, I can say that the direction has absolutely remained the same. I've always only shot what I really love and that sincerity remains intact.

Last week ,in Sydney, I didn't see any guys to shoot,, guys shots. It would have been easy to take a few shots just to keep the mens audience happy but I just can't do that. I'm not saying that there are no stylish men in Sydney but that I just didn't run across any while I was there.

The honest nature of this blog is that the images are a by-product of the cities I visit. Some cities are very strong in womens (Paris) and some in men's (Milano). I always keep my eyes wide open in every city but that element of chance is what keeps this job fun.

Anyway, early next month I will be at Pitti Uomo (in Florence) which is the best mens shooting I do all year. So if you're needing your Classico fix just hang in there guys.

Monday, December 14, 2009

On the Street....Everyday Couture, Sydney

Vintage lingerie is still easily available at most good vintage shops. It is always shocking to me the level of handwork that use to go into ,basically, everyday underwear.

For our lingerie experts

Do you think this is just a design detail or a very elaborate mending job?

When I was in college I learned a lot of couture sewing techniques. If I had ever turned in a garment with the hand-stitching so visible ,as the garment above, I would had gotten an F!

However, the fact that you can see the hand-stitching in a garment like this is what makes it so charming and romantic.

Friday, December 11, 2009

On the Street....The Accountant, Sydney

Thursday, December 10, 2009

On the Street....The Horticulturists, Sydney

This young lady plants rooftop gardens for a living.

Wednesday, December 09, 2009

On the Street....The Young Stockbroker, Sydney

Tuesday, December 08, 2009

On the Street....So Simple, So Perfect, Sydney

Monday, December 07, 2009

On the Street....The Burlesque Dancer, Sydney

On the Street....A Very Serious Young Man...., Sydney

... who likes wearing his sisters skirt

Sunday, December 06, 2009

On the Beach....Red on Red, Bondi Beach, Sydney

Friday, December 04, 2009

On the Street....An American in London, London

The Sartorialist in Australia

Back to Australia!!

Sass & Bide will be hosting my book signing in Sydney and Melbourne next week. I have also made sure to have at least one day in each city to shoot.

I know I will be shooting in Sydney on the 6th and 7th and in Melbourne on the 11th. I hope to meet some of you in your Down Under Summertime finest.

This is the info for the signings - and they are free and open to the public

Tuesday December 8
Sass & Bide, 132 Oxford St, Paddington

Thursday 10 December
Sass & Bide, GPO, Bourke St

Thursday, December 03, 2009

The Master....Bill Cunningham, Paris

I was sitting next to Mr. Cunningham during the Viktor & Rolf show this past October.

It was so charming to see how excited he still gets at a great show. I'm sure it's his natural enthusiasm and not the typical "seen it all before" blase ,so common in fashion, that's kept him going all these years.

Everytime I think I've accomplished a little something with this blog, I think of him and realize I have another 35 years before I can even start feeling that way.

On the Street....Brooklyn, New York

On the Street....West Village, NYC

Wednesday, December 02, 2009

The Sartorialist for GQ - Outside Colette, Paris

The Sartorialist for GQ - Outside Colette, Paris

The Sartorialist for GQ - Outside Colette, Paris

Tuesday, December 01, 2009

On the Street....So Ann D., Paris

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