Monday, June 28, 2010

Standard Finery

More here...
My latest for, featuring the always lovely Jon Hamm.

Thursday, June 24, 2010

I almost forgot...

I'm in the New York Times today! For the photo slideshow or to see it in the virtual flesh, head here.

"“Women are looking very young. Imagine if a man is married to a 65-year-old who is platinum blonde, with huge lips and high heels — what are you going to wear as a man next to her when you go out? Can you still wear that black suit?” he said. “It’s the same woman you’ve been married to for forty-five years, but now she wants to look like her daughter. So how do you dress as a man? Do you want to look like her grandfather?” --Alber Elbaz in a NYT story today on the prolific gender bending on men's SS11 runways (shows for which just wrapped in Milan and kicked off in Paris yesterday).

I love that the quote above raises great points about the drastic changes we're seeing in both men's and women's wear. This relatively newfound interest men's wear has in the other gender (which I too wrote about yesterday) can't be talked about without touching on the new trend of the 'retrosexual.' The latter is best described as an averse reaction to 'metrosexual' that includes mustaches, flannel and other classical masculine touches by way of suspenders, bowties or frequenting old school barber shops (which are likewise sprouting up by the dozen). Want more proof that men are moving toward the Paul Bunyan look en masse? Gilt Man is selling ax slings. After all, today's fashion savvy male consumer not only shops flash sample sales in his spare time, he gets off on chopping wood.
Artist Niels Helmink's visual homage to the dying business that is 'Mom & Pop' shops...


Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Big fan of Bambi...


Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Ann Demeulemeester, Dries Van Noten and Rick Owens, respectively. All via Mona Moore.


Friday, June 18, 2010

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Riccardo's Done It Again

Cannot stop drooling over Givenchy's gorgeous Pre-Spring 2011 collection...

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Me, just off Zuma beach, come Saturday... [via]

Monday, June 14, 2010

Friday, June 11, 2010

Really want to see this...

Winner of the 2010 Sundance Film Festival Grand Jury Prize for a Documentary, RESTREPO chronicles the deployment of a U.S. platoon of courageous American soldiers in Afghanistan's Korengal Valley, considered to be one of the most dangerous postings in the U.S. military.

Great interview with the filmmakers here:


Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Better late than never...

I wrote a little something for the Guardian; it appeared in the newspaper this past Sunday and is available here.
A little home inspiration...




Vintage Brad [via]
I wanna see this...
Head over to Sight Unseen for a fantastic visual tour of the studio of two of my favorite designers: the Campana brothers.

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Thursday, June 3, 2010


Abortion Foes Advance Cause At Every Level: why the fight for women to have ownership over their respective reproductive rights is nowhere near over.

Debating between these two super cool iPhone/iPod cases from artist Yellena James... [via]

Yes, please. [via]

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Making Waves: Dustin Humphrey, my latest piece for Interview can be found here
Turns out I share my name with an extremely influential Russian Rock band that was formed the same year that I was born. Learn something new every day...

The obvious choice for how to organize my Google RSS reader's feeds.
Alisa Gould-Simon is a freelance writer based in Brooklyn.