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SHOPPING: EVENINGWEAR

SHOPPING: EVENINGWEAR

The sarcastic in me always runs away from the Holiday season (and everything linked to it). Not that I dislike it but that sudden obligation to look cute make me feel really weird. I do have to admit that it does help some of us struggling with the gentleman attire. So with a little help from MatchesFashion.com,...
SHOPPING: DSM x VANS U OLD SKOOL

SHOPPING: DSM x VANS U OLD SKOOL

Dover Street Market NY is gearing up for the Holiday season with multiple new drops coming out soon. You can now sign up for those cute Vans U Old Skool with a revisited check print. As always, quantities are limited so if you missed the previous release earlier this year, this is the perfect moment...
SHOPPING: A.P.C. DENIM

SHOPPING: A.P.C. DENIM

Who knew that the French could reinvent denim and make it cool again? Once the pride of a small town in the south of France (Nîmes), it quickly became an American hero to a point that some of us forgot about its origins. Jean Touitou’s genius, A.P.C. founder, was to reintroduce a slimmer fit using Japanese raw...
SHOPPING: ACNE STUDIOS ACCESSORIES

SHOPPING: ACNE STUDIOS ACCESSORIES

Acne Studios just released new additions to its small leather goods range, including a new series with LA artist Jack Piersons. The new season offers new colors, styles such as coin purse, wallet, key ring and pouches in varying sizes along with silver zipper pulls in new shapes. At the occasion, 100 copies of the original catalogue published for...
SHOPPING: GUCCI

SHOPPING: GUCCI

To Gucci, or not to Gucci, that is the question. Ever since Alessandro Michele, all editors have been more than ecstatic about the new creative director. Whether we all like it or not, the New Gucci is definitely killing it with its Baroque extravaganza meets London 60s meets Italian Renaissance. I personally still have difficulties digesting the intensity of...
SHOPPING: FJALLRAVEN / NATIVE / NIXON

SHOPPING: FJALLRAVEN / NATIVE / NIXON

I’m taking you on a little field trip today with three fall / outdoors essentials. First, the Fitzroy and Apex boots from Native shoes. Like the rest of their collections, they are water-resistant (repellent systems from Scotchgard), lightweight and super comfy sole (thanks to the EVA aka ethylene-vinyl acetate), and completely BPA and phthalate free. I especially like the Fitzroy...
SHOPPING: STRIPES

SHOPPING: STRIPES

Once considered as a totally unflattering, too nerdy, uncool or even boring, stripes have somehow made their way back thanks mostly to iconoclast brands like Comme des garcons. It’s only recently with brands like AMI or Sacai turning, season after season, this old-fashioned pattern into a staples that we finally got playful takes on this classic. This...
SHOPPING: DR MARTENS FW16

SHOPPING: DR MARTENS FW16

For once, a short and slick selection of Dr Martens focusing mainly on black styles. As the collections seem to expand, I narrowed them down to what we finally don’t expect from Dr Martens, elaborated shoes and boots in the pure British heritage. This season sees beautiful rich and grained leather in both main and...
SHOPPING: NIKE x CDG VAPORMAX

SHOPPING: NIKE x CDG VAPORMAX

It might seem like an old news for some of you but I couldn’t resist posting these soon-to-be-released Nike x Comme des garcons VaporMax. Unveiled in Paris last October during Comme des garcons runway show, those Nike’s reprise the new iteration of the AirMAx, the VaporMax, presented last spring in NYC. The new technologies, helped by a...
SHOPPING: MILITARY INSPIRED SWEATERS

SHOPPING: MILITARY INSPIRED SWEATERS

Staples, investment pieces, must-haves, cozy, warm, vintage inspired, military sweaters should be mandatory. What should you look for? Heavyweight ribbed wool-knit, chunky texture, front patch pocket, raglan sleeves, earthy color palette and if you are lucky, grosgrain placket and oversized buttons. I handpicked six styles from MatchesFashion.com, the Savile Row institution Gieves & Hawkes to the French OAMC including aslo Raf...
TECH: MASTER DYNAMIC MW50 HEADPHONES

TECH: MASTER DYNAMIC MW50 HEADPHONES

NYC based premium audio brand Master & Dynamic just reinvented its lightest wireless headphones with the new MW50. While 30% smaller and lighter than the MW60 Wireless released last year, the MW50 still features Master & Dynamic’s stainless steel and aluminum as well as lambskin-covered memory foam ear pads. It also offers a powerful antenna allowing to be up...
SHOPPING: BOMBER JACKETS FW16

SHOPPING: BOMBER JACKETS FW16

It’s again that time of the year when coats are too heavy and warm to keep all day, especially when the sun is bursting during lunchtime, but when our light jackets are definitely to light for the cold mornings… The only viable option remains bomber jackets, lined or unlined, nylon or light wood, or even neoprene (for...
SHOPPING: Mr PORTER x COS

SHOPPING: Mr PORTER x COS

It was about time! Mr Porter teamed up with COS for another modern and perfectly priced capsule collection. This new iteration offers everyday staples all revisited by COS including suits, scarf, sneakers and bag. Expect slick silhouettes, impeccable and subtle color palette (white, charcoal, brown, pale pink, dark petrol and burgundy), delicate and fabrics (love the alpaca blend sweater),...
SHOPPING: ACTIVEWEAR

SHOPPING: ACTIVEWEAR

Activewear has become a giant laboratory for textile and performance gear. Somehow, Adidas, Nike and Co have been quite (too?) obsessed lately with hype collaborations leaving to smaller brands the opportunity to launch products we haven’t really seen before. While Huez, Satisfy and 7L are coming from different backgrounds (cycling, running, outdoor performance) share the same ethos...
SHOPPING: STRAP SNEAKERS

SHOPPING: STRAP SNEAKERS

This might seem like the most random feature but it’s actually not. Velcro straps are making a significant comeback, propelled mostly by Raf Simons with his Adidas collection but also Acne, Nike and Marni. I can safely say that we all had a pair of those at some point in our lives so the idea of a comeback...
TECH: PRYMA FOR CANALI

TECH: PRYMA FOR CANALI

What can we expect to luxury headphones in a tech world where almost every single product has been perfected? Well, Pryma and Canali just offered a simple and obvious answer: craftsmanship, comfort and impeccable sound restitution. Thanks to Italian manufacturer of handcrafted speakers Sonus Faber, the Pryma headphones were designed as the ultimate headphones. Lightweight aluminum shell, ultra-soft...
SHOPPING: COS FW16

SHOPPING: COS FW16

Three words: softness within structure. Nothing less, nothing more. From the color palette to the fabrics, all pieces convey the same delicate touch, the same precision and the same romantic silhouette. Beige, light pink, purple and soft grey are playing an important part of the collection along subtle contrasts between nylon, wool and cotton. As...
SHOPPING: KNITWEAR FW16

SHOPPING: KNITWEAR FW16

Here we are again, layering up, covering up, and trying to stay cute as the the temperatures are dropping. To help you with that, I’ve handpicked a few knitwear pieces from MatchesFashion.com from Raf Simons, Balenciaga, Marni, Bottega Veneta, Alexander McQueen and Lanvin. As you can see, the “grandpa” style i.e. chunky, distressed  and slightly oversized is more than...
SHOPPING: INSTAPUMP FURY OVERBRANDED

SHOPPING: INSTAPUMP FURY OVERBRANDED

Reebok’s InstaPump are enjoying a nice comeback. Considered as odo when they first launched in 1994 but then adopted by sneakerheads, they slowly lost momentum until our post normcore / 90’s picked up a couple years ago. I, somehow, always love their chunkiness and futurist silhouette, part sci-fi, part cubist. Strangely, neither Nike or Adidas ever designed similar...
SHOPPING: BOOTS FW16

SHOPPING: BOOTS FW16

I’m still on a summertime sadness mode, struggling abandoning my shorts, wearing a jacket when leaving for work, and yes, every morning, the same ritual, checking the weather app and hoping we will be good. Like most of you, I’ve switched wardrobes, slowly extracting all that winter stuff from ziplocs, boxes and storage. And then starts a fastidious inventory,...
SHOPPING: FRED PERRY LAUREL WREATH FW16

SHOPPING: FRED PERRY LAUREL WREATH FW16

Fred Perry’s Laurel Wreath is all about the quintessential pieces who defined the brand right from its beginnings. Each collection revisits fragments of its long history (since 1952), focusing on craftsmanship and understated details. With its shades of black, charcoal, grey, and navy, its jacquard knit made of black and navy yarns, or its waffle-knit textures, the new fall winter collection...