QC Prêt-à-Porter || Lo in the City

15/03/2013 § Leave a comment

QC Prêt-à-Porter: Lolita

R13 contrast sleeve Concert-T  
Current/Elliott Boyfriend cropped jean
J.Crew hooded parka
Converse Chuck Taylor sneakers
Ray-Ban aviators
J.Crew cashmere beanie
Mimi Holliday by Damaris Bisou Bisou Pearl lace soft-cup bra
Lolita by Nabokov, first edition (anniversary edition available here)

On the docket:
Celebrating a certain St. Patrick
Audubon’s Aviary at the New York Historical Society, details here
Club Monaco sample sale (only through Friday, details here)

Quite Continental Breakfast:
bits and bobs for your weekend wander

  • Explore the cult of British designer Margaret Howell, via WSJ Magazine.
  • Fernet Branca is the equivalent of a hipster bartender handshake (and did you know that San Francisco ingests more of the stuff than Buenos Aires?!?).  A quick guide to Fernet, via Bon Appetit.
  • Patrick Robinson, formerly of Gap, is launching Pashko, his own collection of athletically-inclined comfy clothes “to hang out in” — with your help.  Using a Kickstarter campaign, Robinson plans to only make the items that people “order” via the crowd-funding mechanism, and after the initial funds are raised, turn Pashko into an e-commerce business, via NY Times.
  • Yasmin Sewell looking amazing per usual, via Vanessa Jackman.
  • Thom Browne is amused by what you think his outrageous show concepts mean, but he’s actually too busy building a business to pay you too much mind, via Business of Fashion.
  • I am a little bit (TOTALLY) obsessed by the idea of staying in this amazing Airstream on the ocean side of Highway 1 in Big Sur.  Okay, completely obsessed.
  • Peruse the Windows of New York.
  • Who exactly is the “average guy” when discussing what men wear (and #menswear)?  Via Robert, for GoLocalProv.
  • Stephanie always finds the most amazing things. For example: this portrait from the Cleveland Museum of Art.
  • Moynat, a french trunk-maker and leather goods company founded by a woman in 1849, provides a lovely bit of illustrated inspiration for your next trip to Paris:

Have a lovely weekend!
xoxo.  M.

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QC Prêt-à-Porter || Plaid & Camel

21/01/2013 § 1 Comment

Plaid & CamelA weekend for catching up:
UNIQLO wool tailored blazer
J.Crew Keeper chambray shirt
UNIQLO easy print leggings pants
Ray-Ban Original Aviator sunglasses
form function form button stud weekender
APC Cabas Chic Shopper
rag & bone Harrow booties

On the docket:
The Chelsea Antiques Garage
Drag bingo
Brooklyn Dry Goods menswear installations at MRket Show

This long weekend has me visiting with out of town friends and navigating the start of men’s market week in New York, as well as making my long-overdue return to Sunday afternoon bingo hosted by the fabulous Ms Vodka Stinger.  I hope you’ll excuse my brevity (and tardiness) today, as I’ve got quite of bit of running around to do — but I promise to be back soon to share pictures of it all.

Have a lovely holiday weekend!
xoxo.  M.

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QC Prêt-à-Porter || The Greys

11/01/2013 § 1 Comment

QC Prêt-à-Porter || The GreysA weekend to skip over puddles…
TOPSHOP longline boyfriend coat
Charles Philip Lana wool loafers
CLARE VIVIER stripe flat clutch
Duffy knitted sweater
J.Crew Blythe silk shirt
Pendleton Indy Hat (on sale!)
J.Crew cashmere purl-stitch snood
J Brand Aiden cropped distressed boyfriend jean

On the docket:
Katharine Hepburn: Dressed for Stage and Screen (closing weekend!)
Amour at Film Forum
Thomas Jefferson: The Art of Power by Jon Meacham

This weekend I plan to use the rainy days to my full advantage.  I’ll hop uptown for an exhibit on the costumes and personal style Katharine Hepburn, then come back downtown for a screening of Amour, which recently garnered a Best Actress Oscar nomination for Emmanuelle Riva’s performance (Riva also starred in one of my very favorite films, Hiroshima mon amour).  This outfit would be perfectly cozy for traipsing about this weekend, and I even included a charcoal version of my new favorite Pendleton hat (on sale!).

Quite Continental Breakfast:
Sidenote: Quite Continental Breakfast is something that I used to put together a while back and have decided to revive.  It’s a shortlist of items I’ve collected over the week that probably won’t warrant a post on QC, but I thought they might prove interesting for your weekend perusal.  Have something to recommend? Please definitely send it my way!

  • The Economist recommends you read my firm’s annual report on the top geopolitical risks for the year with a stiff whisky.  I shan’t disagree with that.  You can find the report here.
  • Have spent many, many minutes perusing the beautiful and unique travel destinations on Welcome Beyond.  Definitely check out the Treehotel, a property in North Sweden that is made up entirely of tree houses!
  • Quite enjoyed these photos of gangster Mickey Cohen and wife at home in Los Angeles in 1949, via LIFE.  Cohen served as the real-life inspiration for Sean Penn’s character in the film Gangster Squad, which opened today.  Also, did you know one of Mickey’s henchmen, Johnny Stompanato, was stabbed to death by the 14 year-old daughter of Lana Turner? Me neither!
  • Former Menswear Crush Hackett London had their first-ever show this week. You can view their perfectly British Autumn/Winter 2013 collection via Vogue UK.
  • Completely obsessed with the photography of African cultures by Carol Beckwith and Angela Fisher.  Especially the pictures of the Dinka people of South Sudan — AMAZING!
  • A bit of vintage interior inspiration, in the form of a converted warehouse via HouseToHome.
  • Lastly, an amusing little alphabetical list of important architects and their best known building.

Have a lovely weekend!
xoxo.  M.

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