Louis Vuitton City Guides 2013: New York City

18/09/2012 § 1 Comment

It’s always a favorite time of year for me when details about the annual Louis Vuitton City Guides — and their accompanying video clips — start to emerge from the ether, but when the House of Vuitton decides to feature New York City first, it’s a double win.  In its fourteenth year of publication, the Guides offer the discerning traveller expert advice on a select group of cities in the Americas, Europe and Asia.

Kicking off the 2013 guides in a perfect marriage of travel and cocktailing,* we find ourselves in hot pursuit of a perfect Manhattan in Manhattan — a shaken cocktail that has shown remarkable staying power since its invention at the Manhattan Club in 1870 — we visit Jimmy at the James Hotel, Le Bain at the The Standard Hotel, The Summit Bar on the Lower East Side and Amor y Amargo in the East Village.

I don’t know about you, but my watch definitely just hit cocktail o’ clock.

*probably not a word, but should be.

Bicoastal {Boy. by Band of Outsiders Pre-Fall 2012}

20/12/2011 § 2 Comments

I only have two small reservations with the lovely 2012 inaugural Pre-Fall collection by Boy. by Band of Outsiders.  First: What.The Hell.Is Pre-Fall?!  I get that it’s the gap-filling counterpart of the Resort/Cruise collections, but at least with Resort collections I can imagine myself on some amazing trip somewhere warm.  The concept of Pre-Fall is definitely in need of some oomph.

Second: I detest the shoes.  Aside from that, I’m very impressed with the inclusive approach designer Scott Sternberg took here.  Taking style cues from prep schools and elite colleges of the east coast and Diane Keaton’s character in Manhattan while adding a fair bit of laid-back California ease, Boy. for Pre-Fall is a wearable, tailored, yet feminine collection that I hope figures prominently in my closet.

“I wanted to take the spirit of the New York woman of that time
and make it new—that interesting system of dressing.”
Boy. designer Scott Sternberg

All images via Vogue.

Ella Fitzgerald ~ Manhattan

12/01/2011 § Leave a comment

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