Whether you have amazing style or you’re first in line for the launch of Garanimals for adults, here is a not-so-secret shopping tip: The wonderful world of personal shopping; or better yet personal relationships. It is beyond me that people haven’t exploited this service down to the white of the bone. Think about it, even in well curated luxury stores there is almost always more product than any one person can handle in a single sitting. Why not have a professional narrow the store down to your personal liking in a private setting, without the restrictions of staying in one particular department? Just like Fashion and the New Tastegraph is a hot topic at SXSW this year, and how on Netflix if you watch a certain type of movie enough the system will eventually recommend things based on what you already enjoy, there are humans out there whose job it is to do just that.
I have been on hiatus for a little while and I am coming back rested, suntanned, and ready for some fashion. While on an adventure, I have been submerged in inspiration and style from the other side of the planet that I can’t wait to share. But in the meantime, while I gather my thoughts and organize my words, here are some gold nuggets from the streets of international fashion week.
One of the first Fashion Friday posts I wrote covered the idea that men are starting to dress again. Since that article was written, I have noticed that not only has the trend strengthened, but the idea has grown tentacles and touched other aspects of the everyday man paying closer attention to himself. These ideas obviously have existed before, but it’s like when you hear a word for the first time and then all of a sudden it appears everywhere.
I am proud to introduce the newest member and official mascot of the FC family, Luella Porchetta Canon! The middle name still has not been made official, but it is part of an ongoing and very intense debate. Now that a new fashionista has entered our lives, I feel very strongly about my responsibility to make her not only well dressed, but the most adorable creature that has ever crapped in public.
I’ve had a passion for tattoos for as long as I can remember, and I am a little surprised that it has taken me this long to write something about them, especially as it pertains to fashion. We are all fully aware of how tattoos have thrust themselves into mainstream fashion via the Jersey Shore and even some of the more respected fashion houses. Tattoo-inspired imagery has been screened onto handbags, bedazzled onto hats and printed onto t-shirts.
How many times have you been put in a position in which you have the ability to help someone? Even if it’s putting your last five-dollar bill in your local homeless person’s cup rather than the usual quarter, it stirs something within you. A feeling is born, a sense of humanity, awareness to charity, proof that you are not just a self-serving human being. Then an hour passes, you want a snack, and all you can think is, “Man, I wish I had those five bucks I gave that guy earlier.” I know, it’s horrible, but it’s human nature. For a lot of people, although the initial moment is great, it is fleeting. On the other hand, there are smaller groups of people that dedicate their lives to these moments, and because of their devotion, these brief moments turn into permanent change.