Friday, December 31, 2010

Have a Sweet—Dolce—& Gabbana New Year!

As we close out the old year and look forward to the new one, I have begun to set our compass on what the griffes are predicting for 2011.

Hopefully not sounding like a broken record, the focus of this site is on emerging designers, yet without forgetting the long emerged.

As for a griffe that has been long established in the men’s world of fashion, there is probably none other than Dolce and Gabbana.

Two Italian men who were not afraid to express their bold views on raw masculinity, fearless femininity, elegant sensuality, and refined fragility…

With the equivalent of $1,000 in their pocket, Dolce and Gabbana embarked on their label a little over 25 years ago.

Stefano Gabbana was born 1962 in Milano, Italy; while Domenico Dolce was born 1958 outside Palermo in Sicily.

The two young men met 1980 in Milano and soon formed a partnership; today, they continue business as friends.

For 2011, Dolce & Gabbana fix their attention on “Sicilian Sensuality,” continuing their theme from 2010.

So, I would like to say Happy New Year to all with this video of Dolce & Gabban spring/summer 2011 collection:

See more images here.

Photos Copyright Dolce & Gabbana.

2011 According to Dolce & Gabbana

Summertime Tailoring
Extra light washed silk. Linen and raw hemp woven like baskets.

Shirts in poplin and washed muslin cotton. Extra light washed and rubbed-down cotton. Sandblasted denim.

Sweaters in jute or in interwoven jute and leather. Extra light silk sweaters.

Open-work leather shoes or made with new techniques to hand-sew leather. Interwoven Sicilian style leather sandals.

String or leather sandals like those worn by Sicilian fishermen.

Interwoven leather bags that take inspiration from those used by the farmers in the South of Italy.

Soft volumes and sensuality: everything is made in the most classic and traditional summertime tailoring TRADITION.

Light and Shadow
White and black suits with an “out-in-the-sun” effect: the colors of the fabric look like they faded away because of the long exposure in the sun.

The color of sand hints the beach, while beige recalls the tangle of peasants’ baskets.

The need and desire to slow down from the hectic rhythm of life thus taking back one’s own time.

The whole collection turns around the concept of a more relaxed and sensual kind of elegance.

This concept is also expressed through swimsuits made of knitwear and coordinated with the sweaters that recall the popular concept of the famous “Italian Vitelloni.”

See the whole collection here.

Photos & text Copyright Dolce & Gabbana.


Just one hour left before 2011 . I'm very grateful to be together with family, having friends who are always there when needed, and could have stuff dreams like i-pod,digital camera, sunglasses and shoes this year. Thankssss GOD for already provides a lot of things i want in 2010. Hopefully in 2011 more better than 2010 in everything, from work, family, friendship, and romance. Good Night and Happy New Years 2011 all....

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Coca Cola zero , love the color of cans : black , red and white :)

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i was eating blueberry ice cream when making this post :)

Happy New Year!

Thursday, December 30, 2010

2011 According to Cerruti

As I mentioned yesterday, 2011 has about as much to offer us as there are designers! The variations, emphases, and silhouettes on the runways span a panorama of looks, all depending on the designer.

While the main focus of this site is on emerging designers around the world, from time to time we set out compass on the griffes—those who have long emerged and gained a name in the world of fashion.

So, let’s turn our attention now to Cerruti’s press release and learn what the 2011 spring/summer season will bring to us.

“The first passage of the show sets the tone of the collection: innate Parisian chic. Between Saint Germain-des-Prés and Bob Richardson, the Cerruti man breathes an air of ultra-contemporary refinement.

Shaped around a fresh, sharp-cut sartorial shoulder, the silhouette remains notably fitted. Boldly adjusted double-breasted jackets combined with barely flared trousers for a 70’s feel. Alternatively, big jumpers over slim leg trousers offer an equally convincing look.

Beautifully created, trench coats in compact wool gabardine play with length. Invigorating, expressional colors work to energize the silhouette. Available in a rich palette of colors (taupe, grape, khaki, fischia, blue), the garments can be worn effortlessly under a denim racket or a three-piece suit. And cede their place gracefully to jersey polos in glazed cotton or cotton silk.

The tuxedo is no longer restricted to eveningwear. Worked in a technical cotton or colored leather, it becomes a part of the daytime silhouette. Wrap collars, Bermudas with a tailored stripe or shorts with contrasting belt detail inspire new combinations.

Regardless of the silhouette, accessories take centre stage: peccary mittens by Causse, woven straw hats by Philipp Treacy, leather luggage by Pinel & Pinel. Available from July in the newly renovated Madeleine flagship store. “

Have a peek at the collection here.

Photos Copyright Cerruti.

About Cerruti

Born 1930 in Biella of Italy’s Piedmont region, Nino Cerruti founded his ‘maison de couture’ 1967 in Paris.

Nino’s high fashion house, however, was not his first fashion undertaking, since the Italian designer comes from a long line of garment producers.

Amazingly, the Cerruti family has been worked in the garment manufacturing since the middle of the 1700’s, mostly as expert weavers in the industry!

In 1881 Nino Cerruti’s grandfather founded a textile mill, Lanificio Fratelli Cerruti, the direction of which Nino Cerruti assumed in 1951 when he was only 20 years of age.

A year after founding his fashion house in Paris, Nino became known for Casual Chic, “a luxurious, glamorous look which conquers the world and the market with a unique, thrilling style.”

Over the course of his career, Nino Cerruti has also gained the reputation for dressing Hollywood as he clothed the actors in list of films too long to name.

At the turn of the millennium, Nino decided to sell his brand to investors and devote his full attention to his grandfather’s textile mill.

Since 2007, Jesper Borjesson has been the designer of the Cerruti menswear line, as this Swedish designer has been increasingly emphasizing Nino Cerruti’s ‘relaxed chic’ look.

Have a peek at the 2011 spring/summer collection here.

Photos Copyright Cerruti.

New baby is born

Introduce my new online shop :

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in January 2011

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

2011 According to Issey Miyake

As we come to the end of another year, many of us are eager to discover what 2011 has in store for men’s fashion. Probably never more than now, it all depends on who is doing the forecasting.

While Men’s Fashion by Francesco is primarily concerned with emerging menswear designers from around the world, every so often we need to hear from those who have long emerged—what I call, the griffes.

Whether we like it or not, for the most part, the griffes have a worldwide impact on fashion trends and styles, setting the stage for what filters down to the masses.

So, first, let’s take a look at the spring/summer 2011 press release of Issey Miyake, who looks to nature for inspiration next year:

The Trout
The Trout lives in cold streams. He is a master of disguise, secreting himself quietly while all around him life abounds with activity. Cautious and patient, he waits and he watches. Suddenly, when the chance arises, he reveals himself—the flash of a beautifully dappled figure in the water – and he takes his prey.

His patience, his elegance and the beauty of his fighting spirit is revealed.

ISSEY MIYAKE Spring-Summer 2011 collection is inspired by the nature of the Trout.

Trout Plaid
Energetic and graphic abstract plaids are achieved through knitting, weaving and printing techniques in a variety of vivid rainbow colors. Worn with ragged circle pattern A-POC GALAXY denim series.

Trout Trad
Hidden pockets and details are camouflaged in new traditional ISSEY MIYAKE suits, in charcoal and navy. Steeley gray suits with chalky white pinstripes that seem to disappear for a fleeting moment.

Trout Tricks
Jacket, pant and waistcoat series which is double woven and cut to reveal pockets; the hidden reverse weft reveals itself only when it is necessary, mimicking the characteristic behavior of a trout. A woven dot pattern is also inspired directly from a trout.

See more images here.

Photos Copyright Issey Miyake.

About Issey Miyake

Issey Miyake was born 1938 in Hiroshima, Japan, where he both witnessed and survived the nuclear bomb, which was dropped on August 6, 1945.

In 1964, Issey graduated from the Tama Art University in Tokyo with a degree in Graphic Design, going on to work in both Paris and New York for the next six years.

In 1970, Issey returned to Japan and founded Miyake Design Studio. In the 1990’s, he pioneered a new technique called garment pleating.

Issey’s concept of design is to create with one piece of cloth as he explores the relationship between the body and that piece of cloth.

Since 2007, Dai Fujiwara has been the Issey Miyake House Creative Director.

See more images here.

Photos Copyright Issey Miyake.


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Endorse double vest// Cottonink shawl//thrifted stripes long tee // black pants
// Robinet " Jacob " shoes // thrifted bag

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My new glasses , I LOVE RED :)

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Jacob ( my shoes name ) in action !!!

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Let It Snow…. Or Not?!

Snow—it all looks alike, right? Well, not to everyone! Think of the words for snow in your native language.

In English alone, I have learned about a half-dozen ways to describe falling snow and over 20 terms to define snow lying on the ground.

Living just outside of New York City, I just experienced what would suffice as enough snow for a lifetime! As I am typing, there lie 76.2cm (30 inches) of snow outside my door!

To many couture designers, snow and all its characteristics serve as a powerful yet natural inspiration for their creations: the sparkle, the drifting, the crystals, the textures—and much, much more!

To me, another aspect of snow applies to the world fashion and design, and it is for this very purpose that I write: uniqueness!

As the axiom holds true that “no two snowflakes are alike,” there are even several categories into which snowflakes may fall.

Fashion, costume, dress, menswear, style—call it what you may—speak of our identity.

Have you ever noticed that most people seek to dress alike? The more different those certain individuals dress, the stranger they become?

This sort of reasoning stems from the fact that most individuals crave a sense of belonging to a given group and, in most societies, our outer appearance defines us.

That’s why snowflakes inspire me—they are a celebration of our unique identity!

If nature itself allows for no two snowflakes to be alike, why shouldn’t we allow others to express their uniqueness in their outer appearance?

So I leave you with a thought as we approach the end of another year. Are you a snowflake or a snowdrift?

Either way, you need to put something on! So, I invite you to another year of exciting menswear reading!

As for me, I’m going to let it snow! See a few more snow images here.

Photos Copyright Men’s Fashion by Francesco.

Monday, December 27, 2010

Time machine

Time goes by fast , just 4 days left to 2011. Many thing happen in my life this year. Happiness & sadness, fun activities with my friends, love story, and many more. If I had the opportunity to enter into a time machine ,I would go back in time where I made many mistakes. These are the things that 'll not be forgotten in this year :

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01. Promoted as pastry cook at my workplace.
02. Have a new digital camera and cell phone.
03. Received free stuff from our local brand ( SATCAS /Bloop Endorse/Dhievine by Dhika )
04. Meet my favorite indonesian blogger ( diana/heidi/sonia/bethanny/sabila ) at Blogger Yard Sale .
05. Shopping a lot free stuff at Centro and got featured in their website.
06. Attend many great event like Jakcloth, Wardrobe 2010, Hellofest , Blogger Yard Sale, Brightspot Market, J-town creative junction, Fashion Rocks, opening store of Level One ,Blast from the Past garage sale ,etc.
07. Having fun with my besties at Dunia Fantasi ( this is my 1st time i go there ) and Putri Duyung resort hotel.
08. Bought many shoes from our local brand like Tendencies, Parachute , Robinet.
09. My brother got married .
10. Experiencing a lot of love story that always ends with sadness and regret.
11. Being the winner of Smooch Yogurt competition and got I-pod touch as the prize.

Thanks GOD for all the things that happened in my life in 2010. Hopefully in 2011 more better than this year. Amin...

Sunday, December 26, 2010

Diemme for Your Next Trek

Diemme has been producing footwear in Montebelluna, Italy, since the 1870’s.

Montebelluna is a small town in the Veneto region of approximately 30,000 inhabitants. Other footwear labels that produce in the town include Fila and Geox.

Since 1992, the company has been run by two brothers, Dennis and Maico, who produce 4 types of shoes: high mountain, trekking, hunting, and safety boots.

Have a look at the boots here.

Photos Copyright Calzaturificio Diemme, Courtesy Capsule.

FEIT—Custom Made for your Feet

FEIT was founded by Tull Price 2005 in Australia as a lean model of footwear producers that maintain a direct relationship with their customers, mostly online.

Tull searched the world for years looking for skilled craftsman who create the perfect custom shoe.

Recently FEIT produced the Kudu Stichdown, which comes in 4 colors but limited to 36 pairs.

Stitchdown is a hand-sewn process in which the top and bottom stitch are inter-stitched by stretching the upper over the last.

Kudu is the leather that is derived from the antelope that grazes in South Africa.

See more models here.

Photos Copyright FEIT Direct.

Marc and Jacob

I have a new shoes !!! not only one but two shoes from Robinet ( indonesian shoes brand ) . I bought at Wonderstore today after finished work. Here we go , my shoes Marc and Jacob. Marc is chic and casual , Jacob is simple and formal.

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Marc ( chocolate creamy ) and Jacob ( delicious grey )

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Saturday, December 25, 2010

Jingle all the way

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Listen this song and look the video :

I'm lovin it !!!!
Happy Holiday all....

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Happy Holidays

As we approach the end of another year, I would like to wish everyone everywhere a happy and healthy holiday season!

This is your time , Diana

I just wanna say :

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create by myself :)

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Cameron Diaz in a skimpy black bikini and white straw hat in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico

Cameron Diaz picture pic photo image gallery in a skimpy black bikini and white straw hat
Cameron Diaz with Yankees baseball player Alex Rodriguez on vacation in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico. Cameron diaz dipped into a pool with some buddies while wearing a skimpy black bikini and white straw hat.

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Megan Fox Wearing a tiny black polka dot bikini weekend in Hawaii

Megan Fox Wearing a tiny black polka dot bikini weekend in Hawaii with her husband in sexy bikini picture gallery blog
Megan Fox was spotted last weekend frolicking on a beach during a Hawaiian vacation with her husband Brian Austin Green. Megan with her husband celebrate the festive season and went to Hawaiian beach for vacation. Megan was seen flaunting her killer figure in a super sexy bikini. She showed off her fabulous six-pack abs and looked smoking hot. She wore a tiny polka-dot bikini and showcased her fantastic tattoos.

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megan showed off her sexy bikini and fantastic her new tatoos in hawaiiMegan fox and her husband Brian Austin Green on vacation during chrismast in hawaii

Clae: Footwear for the Cool

Clae’s collection of original silhouettes breathes new life into traditional footwear.

An ease of design lies at the heart of the brand, fusing the comfort of athletic footwear with the aesthetic of traditional dress-inspired styling.

By redefining the boundaries of casual footwear, Clae fills the void between sneakers and shoes.

Clae captures the lifestyle and momentum of the modern consumer, appealing to men of any generation.

See more styles here.

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My Holiday

Actually my holiday today is suck, as i wrote on my twitter account. Just spent holiday in home with watching some DVD, lazing in bed , blogging, browsing,and listening my favorite song in I-Pod .Hmmmm i feel bored. But anyway today is Mother's Day , thank you so much mom for alreadygiven birth and cared for me until now. I love you Mom.....

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YOU C1000 with a new flavour Apple...
love it !!!

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well , i'm a Gleek !!!!

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Good News for shopaholic , start from tommorow at Nanonine Store 'll be held Lucky 13 Year End Sale. You can buy many product from our clothing brand like Satcas, Wellborn, 16DS , Tosavica, Inksomnia ,etc with special price . Disc up to 70 % , so what are you waiting for ??? Lets shop till drop !!! I'll be there tommorow...

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Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Gloverall—Icons of British Excellence

Recognized worldwide as the foremost Original Duffle Coat, Gloverall has gained Iconic status as a design classic. Playing a part in fashion and culture through the last 60 years Gloverall draws on its Military and Industrial Heritage to be one of the most respected and loved British Brands.

A balance of tradition and modernity reflects through our coats with manufacturing in England and our newly introduced collection Made in London England.

In the 50's Gloverall created what is known as today’s Duffle Coat, with a check back double faced fabric, horn toggles and leather fastenings. Many companies try to emulate and copy but there is only one and that is the Original Gloverall Duffle Coat.

The word Duffle originally referred to a Heavy Woollen Cloth closely woven for warmth and manufactured in the Belgian Town of Duffel. However over the years it has come to signify a hooded coat with distinctive toggle fastenings which was adopted by the British Navy and used by officers and men of the watch to protect against the biting Atlantic and North Sea winds. The toggles could be unfastened whilst wearing thick gloves and hoods were carefully designed to fit over peaked Naval caps.

Photographs of servicemen during the 1914-18 war show a duffle type coat. Between the end of World War I and the start of World War II the coat was modified into the traditional Naval Duffle.

Gloverall still maintains this Naval link through the Iconic ‘Monty’ and its application to the service highlighted by its namesake Field Viscount Montgomery and is worn by Jack Hawkins in the film ‘The Cruel Sea’. The design of the latter is a replica of the original retaining its characteristic rope and wood toggling, webbing stays and two piece hood.

In 1951 Harold & Freda Morris who specialized in selling cotton, leather, Gloves and Overalls were approached the by the Ministry of Defense to help dispose of their surplus supplies of World War II duffle coats. Mr Harold Morris then conceived the name Gloverall.

See a few more models here.

Photo & text Copyright Gloverall, Courtesy Capsule and on deck at Capsule.

Veja—Ecological Accessories

Veja has been working for 5 years in Brazil on an innovative and progressive project creating new agricultural channels and raising crafting standards, whilst respecting both the environment
and human rights.

Last winter, Veja debuted a collection of bags and accessories. The Veja bags and accessories are made with ecological materials.

The lining and canvas are made from organic cotton grown by a co-operative of producers in the Northeast of Brazil. The cotton is grown in the agro ecology method which bans the use of chemicals and pesticides. The leather is tanned with acacia extracts; a natural, non-polluting tannin.

Veja has created a global chain that emphasizes solidarity and the environment ranging from the small producers in Brazil to the European concept stores.

The bags are made of organic cotton, wild rubber from the Amazon and vegetable-tanned leather. The bags are assembled in an atelier that respects the workers’ rights.

Bags, accessories and trainers are transported by boat from Porto Alegre, Brazil, to Le Havre in France. Upon arrival in Le Havre, they travel in barges along canals to the Parisian suburbs.

Veja has created a partnership for the storage and the deliveries of the bags and trainers with a social association, Atelier Sans Frontieres. The association helps people reintegrate to society through work.

Veja buys organic cotton and wild rubber under fair trade principals, respecting all the partners involved.

In 2003, the two founders of Veja traveled around the world studying sustainable development projects ( In Chinese factories, South-African mines and the Amazon rainforest, they have looked for solutions to the problems of our times: massive deforestation, exhaustion of natural resources, labor exploitation… Veja is the logical result of this adventure.

See the accessories here.

Photos & text Copyright Veja.

I Heart You

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Monday, December 20, 2010

Paul Smith Cosmic Rock—Down to the Feet!

Previously when I posted the spring/summer 2011 collection by Paul Smith, I did not include the footwear.

Well, now I would like to present Paul Smith “Cosmic Rock”—right down to the shoes!

The collection presents a wide range of textures and styles, something for everyone.

Of particular note, the boots appear in varying heights, from ankle-high to mid-calf.

Check out the cosmic collection here.

Photos Copyright Paul Smith.

Visual Poetry by Visual Poetry

Situated in Barcelona, Spain, Visual Poetry has been designing shirts, t-shirts, and sweatshirts since 2006.

The company was founded by young team of artists, ranging from music to graffiti.

The name of the label was derived from the poetic messages, which are applied to the garments as a means of meaningful expression instead of “nonsense.”

Visual Poetry maintains a high quality in the aesthetics of the garment, as well as in the ethics of its manufacturing, striving for organic processes.

See more tees here.

Photos Copyright Visual Poetry Barcelona.