Thursday, January 22, 2009

Is it Cerulean? Josep Abril Spring/Summer 2009

Turquoise? No. Blue? No. Teal and cerulean are both present in Josep Abril's Spring/Summer 2009 collection along with various shades of creme.

"This... 'stuff'? Oh... ok. I see, you think this has nothing to do with you. You go to your closet and you select out, oh I don't know, that lumpy blue sweater, for instance, because you're trying to tell the world that you take yourself too seriously to care about what you put on your back. But what you don't know is that that sweater is not just blue, it's not turquoise, it's not lapis, it's actually cerulean."

Behind the Scenes of Madonna for Louis Vuitton 2009 Campaign

Monday, January 19, 2009

Obama Inauguration Party at 501 Studios (Austin, TX)

For those of you who will be in and around Austin tomorrow and are looking for an Inauguration Party, let me suggest one. DJ Mel, Red Stripe Beer & The Independent presents Party for the People: The Obama Inauguration Party. DJ Mel, Prince Klassen, DJ Starsign, Daetron Vegas, and The Austin Poetry Slam All-Stars Free will be featured at the event. Red Stripe Beer & other refreshments will be provided by Red Stripe. RSVP Required. RSVP at

Thank you Erin.

Sunday, January 18, 2009

Les Hommes Summer/Spring 2009

Les Hommes Summer/Spring collection possess, I dare say, an electric feel. There has been much talk about deep blues and the first look presented here is another example of how this color will surely bring a touch of coolness to the warmer seasons.

Saturday, January 17, 2009

On Repeat: Little Boots

Little Boots

I just recently stumbled across Little Boots and I can't get enough. I couldn't find any formal music videos, so I posted a live set. I'm ridiculously excited that I'll be able to see Little Boots at SXSW.

Friday, January 16, 2009

On Repeat: The Whip

It's Friday, what else would a college kid want?

The Whip- Trash

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Graeme Mitchell

Graeme Mitchell photography.

Bohemian Story

smoke break

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

On Repeat: AutoKratz

AutoKratz - Stay The Same

I really like chickens.

News & Highlights

(via Hypebeast)
How do you say "Marry me" in Swedish? Lykke Li is touring the States.

Junya Watanabe from Comme des Garcons collaborates with Brooks Brothers and Levi's for the Man 2009 Spring/Summer Collection (Hypebeast).

I really, really like these Spring 2009 Maison Martin Margiela bags (Selectism).

LICHTFAKTOR Brings Light to the Darkness

LICHTFAKTOR likes lights, lots of them in pretty colors. You can check more of the team's images at Behance.
The members of LICHTFAKTOR use light to give expression to their creativity. They take advantage of a variety of light sources to produce photos and videos in cities by night. The Cologne artists’ collective, consisting of VJ $ehvermögen (photographer and VJ since 1997 with many years of experience in the event field) and JIAR (communications designer and graffiti artist), experiments with the possibilities yielded by bulb (long-term) exposure and painting. Their aim is to explore all aspects of “lightwriting” and to develop it further. The LICHTFAKTOR crew intentionally uses the entire space in which a particular work is produced and integrates it into their photos and animated films in such a way that it’s not just a backdrop but a part of the work itself.

Forward Sale

Forward is having a nice little sale.

Carlos Campos Giacometti Wool Coat in Charcoal for $845 and Superfine Kid Straight Leg Jean in Grey Slate for $168

Neil Barrett Wool Hi Top in Charcoal/Black for $258

Lova Blazer in Grey for $390 and Lova Trouser in Grey for $218

Neil Barrett Classic Car Shoe in White for $202

Gilded Age Fletch Shirt in Dark Gray Jaspee for $173 and Glided Age Mason Hoodie in Tweed for $257

Wireless Speakers by Michael Young

Available at EOps, this ultra sophisticated wireless multi-room digital speak system will be available in early 2009. Michael Young designed these speakers and this high-tech sound system is currently being tested for compatibility for Apple made products, including the iPod, iPhone, MacBook, and iMac.

The Item: Blue Velvet Replica Sneakers by Margiela

I was browsing through Project No. 8's holiday gift guide and stumbled across these Margiela Blue Velvet Replica Sneakers. These lovely shoes will cost you about $415, but you would look so cool riding on your fixed-gear bicycle with these on.

How to Tie a Bowtie

Watch closely as necktie guru Alexander Olch walks you step-by-step through a traditional bow tie knot (Complex).

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

On Repeat: Adding a Media Player to T.S.A.

Berlin Street Art (Image from my personal collection)

I've decided to add a media player to The Sartorial Architect. I thought it would be a better way to bring the music that's on my iTunes library to you. If you do indeed like what you're listening to, I urge you to buy the track and/or see the artist/music maker in concert in means of supporting the artist/music maker.

Ladyhawke - Paris is Burning (Cut Copy Remix)

I hope you, my audience, welcomes this idea and furthermore enjoy the tracks I select. Let me know if this is a bad idea; I can refrain from sprinkling random music tracks onto this blog ;(

Dita Eyewear

tommy-ogara-dita-eyewear-article-2 Optical Excellence: Tommy OGara of Dita Eyewear
(via Hypebeast)

I'm salivating over Dita Eyewear. Each frame comes in an assortment of color choices making it incredible hard to find a favorite. These glasses are not recession friendly (prices range from $375 to $500), but you can always splash some soy sauce on the shipping box and have that for dinner.

Vampire Weekend - The Kids Don't Stand A Chance (Chromeo Remix)

Monday, January 12, 2009

News & Highlights

Vienna: Heldenplatz and Statue of Archduke Charles (Image from my personal collection)

Scott Schuman landed a book deal. Let's hope it's a picture book (Refinery 29).

The husband and wife team behind Obedient Sons plan to close their label. Thankfully, another collection is on the way (We are the Market).

Stefano Pilati for YSL will bring about a unisex collection (Times).

Let's Get Serious For Once: Save Anna

Christopher Lee Sauve, in a humanitarian effort, has designed a "Save Anna" t-shirt. Available at Seven New York, these t-shirts can be purchased through pre-order.

T : 646.654.0156
F : 646.654.0158

Sunday, January 11, 2009

On Repeat: Those Darlins

Those Darlins- Wild One

The Item: Mommy vs Daddy T-shirt

Reminds me of my doodling in middle school. Mommy vs Daddy t-shirt available at I Don't Like Mondays.

Lanvin: Shoes from the Spring/Summer 2009 collection

I'm not exactly sure who started the "toe-dip" detail, but bravo. In the Spring/Summer 2009 collection of Lanvin, the label has fixed several of their shoes with such a feature. The altering of the toe, either by changing the material or color, brings a sartorial appeal that provides a contrast for a shoe that is both dramatic and not completely far reaching.

The Richelieu shoe in calf and suede, particularly in silver and white, is so well done. Even the wood choice for the sole is just really, damn nice.

(via Colette)