Monday, 24 September 2012

Partners in Style: GQ and Gap

GQ and Gap - two definitive names in men's style - teamed up to produce capsule collections created by the six best new menswear designers in America. From boxers and neckties to shirts and bomber jackets, there's sure to be something for the discerning gentleman out there, whatever his budget may be. The collection hits Gap stores worldwide and online on September 27.

A bit of rock n' roll with BLK DNM

Mark McNairy's cool casuals

Fine tailoring brought to you by Ian Velardi

Surf's up with Saturdays Surf NYC

Ovadia & Sons' modern prep

Americana all the way with Todd Snyder

Wednesday, 19 September 2012

Alfred Utility Pack and Aiden Work Bag by Property Of...

Here are two gorgeous bags from the latest Property Of... collection. Chic, understated and made from quality materials - what more can you ask for? 

Constructed out of oiled, heavily grained leather, the Aiden Work Bag is both stylish and functional.
The padded compartment fits a 15" laptop and even has enough space for folders, books and more. Meanwhile, the adjustable shoulder strap comes with an in-tone shoulder pad.
The Alfred Work bag is the brand's take on the classic "briefcase meets backpack". It's constructed from waxed cotton with a sturdy leather base. 
The bag also features an easy access zip pocket, while the interior features a padded 15" laptop sleeve, as well as storage pockets.

Night Light by Jessie Ware

I'm taking it apart for you to see
I could be falling to pieces
So let me fall

Wednesday, 12 September 2012

Current Obsession: Mismo Pouch

Danish brand Mismo hits all the right notes with this canvas and leather pouch. Rendered in a variety of neutral shades, such as tan, black, navy and forest green, it's the perfect accessory to hold your daily essentials. Saying that I'm obsessed would be an understatement.

Photo from Kapok

Saturday, 8 September 2012

The Aēsop Difference

Aēsop respects the art of packaging. It's more than just stuffing something into a plastic bag and calling it a day. Simple yet thoughtful touches, such as printed paper, twine, beautifully printed paper bags and drawstring canvas bags make such a big impact.

Aēsop respects literature. My recent purchase came with a fold-out poster, which features books - both fiction and non-fiction - that are great sources of inspiration. That's a definite plus in my book (pun intended).

The overall experience matters. Setting up a small corner filled with wine, crackers, dips, cheeses and grapes will definitely make shopping a bit more pleasurable.

Monday, 3 September 2012

Mira by Melody Gardot

Oh mira, look at what you do to me
Mira, look at all the fantasy
Mira, this is such a lovely way to be