Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Autumn, Time For Layering
















Autumn, my favorite season, time to layer and layer. This is a great idea to do yourself if you like. Play with colors or even monotone colors, keep layering until you get the look you want. 

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Layering With Robert Geller



The collection from Robert Gelller, Autumn Hiver, 2014, has a knack with layering colors and textiles. His fall collection stands out most.

Monday, August 18, 2014

Comme des Garcons Homme Plus in subway


Once in awhile you see someone that stands out in a crowd especially wearing something unique. I was waiting for a train and behold this man was wearing a Comme des Garcons floral suit. 

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Ethan's Style Profile



Ethan's Style Profile in Osaka

Who is your favorite designers and why?
I like Yosuke Aizawa of 'White Mountaineering'.He was one of the 4 original designers to create Junya Watanabe for Comme Des Garcons.His designs are simple yet very eccentric in textiles and fabric.He doesn't fit the mold, but recently I feel the mold is trying to fit him.

What is your favorite piece of clothing in your closet?
Hmm, thats a hard one.I have an off yellow Dries Van Noten Summer trench thats really interesting.The back drapes in a very interesting way.

When did you start liking clothes?
Probably during the early eighties,when my older brother turned me on to New Wave and skate punk style and music.

What is on your wish list?
A pair of semi recent Kris Van Aschee tennis shoes, Bernhard Willhelm sandals and a 3 year old White Mountaineering back pack designed by Porter.The back pack is the priority of the three..

Do you like shirt, jacket, pants or shoes more?
Shoes, but only when it can relate to the rest of the pieces well. Its like the icing on the cake.

Saturday, August 9, 2014

Narumu's Style Profile


Narumu's Style Profile in Paris

Who is your favorite designers and why?

ISSEY MIYAKE (and its brands) – innovative design with handcraft technique Dries Van Noten / ETRO – beautiful cutting and textiles MISSONI – relax mood and touch PRADA / MARNI / YAB-YUM – eternal boy style Maison Martin Margiela – interesting-intelligent concept. 
Vivienne Westwood / Bernhard Willhelm ー genuine provocator.

What is your favorite piece of clothing in your closet?

All of my TOKIO KUMAGAI pieces (shoes and cloths). Now some of them don’t suit me but some day I can merge myself in TOKIO’s style. This is why I continue collecting his works.

When did you start liking clothes?

Since high-school. I’m 4th and last kid in my family, so that I had put my brothers’ clothes on in my childhood. It was the moment that I could choose cloths by myself. I adored ‘digging’ at closeout sale in Hankyu department store of Osaka city (one of the coolest department stores in Japan) : there I found Issey, Y’s, zucca and so on.

What is on your wish list?

I don’t know when I’d be able to get, but a simple and beautiful uni-sex style bag without brand tag, of exotic leather as snake, lizard or crocodile ! Maybe tote or shoulder bag.

Do you like shirt, jacket, pants or shoes more?

Shoes, of course.

Debbie's Style Profile


Debbie's Style Profile in Paris


Who is your favorite designers and why?
Favorite designer?!.....Hummm it may change over the seasons..Yet, when I pick up a new item or I say I like a certain piece of clothing it always has something in common and that is a Yohji Yamamoto detail... So I definitely say I really Like the real Yohji Yamamoto style. The reason: While you look at a certain piece of clothing you dont see it but look carefully and you will see the YY detail that makes all the difference. That being said I also like very much Biyan from Indonesia and DVN.

What is your favorite piece of clothing in your closet?
Right now I have two favorite piece of clothing. A Biyan spring coat and a YY Borsalino hat..

When did you start liking clothes?
As far as I remember I liked clothes... but I think that my taste for minimalism was shaped while living in Japan..

What is on your wish list?
Right now, the number one on my wish list is a "Maison Michel" Borsalino hat...

Do you like shirt, jacket, pants or shoes more?
I think shoes are my favorite but not without a nice coat/ jacket to go with....

Friday, August 8, 2014

Alessandro's Style Profile



Alessandro's Style Profile in Prato

Who is your favorite designer and why?
My favorite designer is Comme des Garçons

What is your favorite piece of clothing in your closet?
In my closet, the best piece is my knitwear jacket with silk by Comme des Garçons

When did you start liking clothes?
My father had a big store with a lot of beautiful clothes when I was a child

What is on your wish list you want?
My wish list is only beautiful clothes

Do you like shirt, jacket, pants or shoes more?
I prefer always jacket!!!!


Wednesday, August 6, 2014

llario's Style Profile




llario's Style Profile in Milano....

Who are your favorite designers and why?

I actually have three, may I? the first is Ann Demeulemeester for her vision and concept. then surely Luca Laurini of Label Under Consctruction for his use of wool and design and then Carol Christian Poell for his experimentation, in particular with leather.

What is your favorite piece of clothing in your closet?

I have a wool / alpaca LUC coat which I simply adore. it is double face, very minimal. the wool used is just amazing and very warm. this is my favorite piece out of my closet.

When did you start liking clothes?

I started having an interest in clothes in the mid '80s. I was listening a lot to this band, the Cure and was fascinated by Robert Smith's style. I started wearing black at 10 years. years later I had a period in which I used colors a lot but I was like trying to redefining my style... just to go back to black and dark colors.

What is on your wish list you want?

my actual wish list: a guidi horse leather bag, a pair of a1923 leather trainers and a wool paul harnden jacket

Do you like shirt, jacket, pants or shoes more?

if I have to choose I'd say shoes!

Sunday, August 3, 2014

Back home in San Francisco

Back in San Francisco is home for me. I took a long journey to appreciate this city on a grander scale. Time to continue where I left off.

Friday, September 11, 2009

Hiatus

Yes hiatus for now. I'm working a full-time job plus intense classes at the Academy of Art, juggling both is a handful and then some. I realize right now I need to concentrate on work and school so I need to take a break from alamodedujour but I will be back.

In the meantime, I'll post my fashion illustration on this blog.

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Summer Scarf, Apple Store


Even in the heat, wearing a lightweight scarf looks good.

Friday, September 4, 2009

Thursday, September 3, 2009