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daria werbowy, vogue paris 2011 calendar

Posted in inspiration, magazine, model, womenswear by benperdue on 02/12/2010

Haven’t missed a Vogue Paris calendar for years, not about to let this one slip the net. Placing orders with anyone doing their xmas booze cruising. See all the Daria images here.

shirt & jacket envy, the ones2watch

Posted in denim, inspiration, styling, vintage, womenswear by benperdue on 22/11/2010

Old favourites, lived in, well loved, what do you call it, etc. If you found that vintage jacket and old Levi’s shirt on a shopping excursion next stop would be Costcutter for a scratch card. Seen at The Ones2Watch.

freja, dossier journal f/w 2010

Posted in denim, inspiration, magazine, womenswear by benperdue on 21/10/2010

If I was a girl etc. Actually apart from the diamond seams on the denim and that rouched shoulder detail on the knitted T-shirt I reckon I could pull this off. Maybe. I have the jacket sort of already, so…

the devoured and i, jw anderson

Posted in collection, designer, film, menswear, womenswear by benperdue on 20/09/2010

I love JW Anderson and the womenswear is really taking on its own character after breaking free from his menswear collections – they look amazing shown alongside each other. Film by Sharif Hamza. Styling by Robbie Spencer.

bande à part, dazed september 2010

Posted in collection, designer, inspiration, magazine, menswear, womenswear by benperdue on 19/08/2010

Definitely one of those times when I kind of wish her coat was available for men, a combination of both their outfits would be a winner. From Dazed & Confused for September 2010, ph. Max Farago, and styling by Joanna Schlenzka.

margaret howell, fall/winter 2010 campaign

Posted in advertising, collection, designer, inspiration, menswear, womenswear by benperdue on 04/08/2010

Nice almost Orwellian mood for the new Margaret Howell campaign, styled and photographed by Venetia Scott.

joe’s first issue, joe mckenna 1992

Posted in inspiration, magazine, menswear, styling, womenswear by benperdue on 31/07/2010

Would kill for a copy of the first Joe’s magazine by stylist Joe McKenna. Published in 1992 it featured editorials shot by David Sims, Mario Sorrenti, Craig McDean, Steven Klein, and Bruce Weber. It had little in the way of advertising and gave photographers, writers, and stylists pretty much free reign to do whatever they wanted without restriction. With the obvious exception of Sang Bleu, there aren’t a lot of publications out there doing anything similar today. An issue of cost as much as anything.

katherine hamnett campaign 1997, juergen teller

Posted in advertising, denim, designer, inspiration, menswear, photography, womenswear by benperdue on 27/07/2010

In 1996 I had the best pair of fine gauge cords ever that I bought from Limeys in Sheffield. Treated myself to those and an Armani Jeans V-neck knit too courtesy of the SLC. They finally bought it on holiday in Ibiza after the crotch split so badly that no amount not-so-invisible mending was going to bring them back. These old ads shot by Juergen Teller reminded me of those cords.

art club 2000, untitled (conran’s 1) 1992-93

Posted in art, inspiration, menswear, photography, womenswear by benperdue on 11/07/2010

I know this is totally staged, and by a ’90s New York art collective to boot, but if anyone’s going to make a statement about preppy brands then they’re probably best qualified. Found flicking through KALEIDOSCOPE magazine.

new magazines

Posted in art, magazine, menswear, photography, womenswear by benperdue on 04/07/2010

Picked these up from No-One on the way home from Moorfields A&E after finding out I had ulcers on my eyes from wearing contacts too much. PYGMALION is a nice small format London-oriented style mag, published in ltd edition of 100 (including handwritten postcard in the middle). I’ll admit à la recherche de la jouissance perdue was an impulse buy based on the title alone, but it’s full of amazing b+w woodland photos by Polish artist Agatha A. Nitecka.