Featured: Quite Continental on Two Inch Cuffs ~ “Weekend Reel | Heritage”

29/06/2011 § 5 Comments

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Just a short note to let you know I’ve been featured elsewhere on the interwebs!  Recently I spent an enjoyable Sunday afternoon with the Two Inch Cuffs crew shooting a catalog spread featuring shirts by Gitman Vintage (btw ladies, if you remember my recent post on finding the perfect button-down, I would definitely add Gitman Vintage to the list).  My partners in crime were Taj Reed and Seamus Boyle, with photographer Evan Tetreault behind the lens.  Concept and direction were handled by Ruben Hughes.

Now, I did say we spent the afternoon “shooting,” but it really felt like we were just hanging around, making jokes and enjoying the summer weather (I will readily admit that I made more successful jokes than throws of the football).  I also managed to win a dollar off of Seamus on a rather off-color bet.  I’d tell you what it was, but I wouldn’t want to offend anyone’s delicate sensibilities…

To see the full spread, head here.

Featured: Quite Continental on Two Inch Cuffs ~ “Carmen Jones: Rebellious Bird”

04/05/2011 § 3 Comments

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“Carmen Jones: Rebellious Bird”

Happy to share with you my first piece as Culture Contributor for the online style guide Two Inch Cuffs, cherie.  I’ve chosen my Spring 2011 Fashion Muse, and she is Dorothy Dandridge as Carmen in Carmen Jones (1954).

Head here for a discussion that includes mention of: spring fever, historic firsts, the opera, Miucca Prada, The Hill-Side, Georges Bizet, wanton hedonism, colorblocking, LIFE Magazine, and floral pocket squares.  Yes, really.  All that and a darling Prada bag of chips, no?


Dat’s Love ~ Carmen Jones (1954)

Music: Habanera by Georges Bizet
Libretto: Oscar Hammerstein II

My lovely 1954 Dandridge edition of LIFE Magazine.

Be sure to head here to read the feature on Two Inch Cuffs.

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