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For the Love of Pucci

Get this straight, nothing screams I-only-read-Elle-Girl nouveau riche as much as mistaking Emilio Pucci for Gucci. So yeah, I’m not talking about Gucci here. Take note, Marilyn Monroe was buried in Pucci.

Not surprisingly, you would still find this year’s collection of the forever prince of geometric prints is synonymous with geometric prints in a kaleidoscope of colours. Pucci is still selling the boho look with starbursts of colours. The prints this season are a little more linear and clean compared to previous seasons where crazy colours were thrown on the clothes. It sure makes this season a little bit more fresh.

My complain? It is all very eighties and if boho-chic is not your thing, don’t go for it. Otherwise you would only spending huge bucks on something that you hate. There are many other fashionable brands to choose from.

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Christian Dior Cell Phones

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It’s official, these $5000 phones manufactured in partnership with ModeLabs feature a touchscreen display, camera and mini-phone extender called My Dior. About the size of a USB key, My Dior is linked to the main one by Bluetooth technology and allows you to take/make calls. It is meant to clip onto the outside of your handbag (tsk tsk to those women who put their cell phones into their Gucci bags full of make-up).

Remember how the Japanese and Korean make crystals on phones popular? The Dior phone also embeds Swarovski crystals, so it says something to the Swarovski lovers out there too.

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Marc Jacobs: Illustration to Photograph

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Designer Marc Jacobs covers the June/July 08 issue of Interview magazine (celebrating what would have been Andy Warhol‘s 80th birthday on August 6), donning false eyelashes and a classic white Warhol wig for a series of portraits that seem to shift from illustration to photograph. A very Andy Warhol drag homage.

In the interview, Marc Jacobs says; “Warhol is Warhol. He’s practically a god. I thought, ‘I’m going to get a lot of hell for this.”

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Playboy To Enter Gay Market

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According to the XBIZ News Report(contains ads NSFW): “Playboy plans to initially offer Time Warner Cable subscribers 20 hours of gay male programming. The service is slated to begin operating next month. Although the Playboy brand has been linked with heterosexual men’s entertainment since its magazine’s first issue in 1953, the company now describes itself more generally as “valuing sexiness and style” and is seeking more ways to diversify and boost its revenue.”

Juicy Couture, We all got the sweet tooth for it

Juicy Couture is taking Palm Beach California as its muse for the Spring/Summer 08. A lot of colours used to match simple and fitted cutting. It is no secret that Juicy Couture loves their candy-like colours. This season it continues with more hip colours such as jade, day light yellow and rouge to go along with exotic patterns (bringing on the casual summertime feeling aye?)

From what I am seeing, towelling is still this season’s hip item. Other than the classic velvet towelling tracksuit, exotic printing and patterns can be seen on Juicy Couture’s new items. Towelling and velvet one piece and tube top dresses are also introduced this season. Are you ready for a juicy spring/summer?

And yes, J. Lo and Madonna are still loving it.

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Tips on suits; so you don’t look like shit

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Going to court a lot made me realize one thing: no matter how great your argument is, it does not matter if the suit you’re wearing makes you look like shit. I don’t care how much drugs the guy was selling, or how he pointed a gun at some guy’s head, it’s total eye sore to watch the prosecutor do his job with a bad suit on. A modern man needs to know how to dress, especially in suits.

General Tips:

  • It needs to fit- You may not be an intimate guy but a suit needs to fit closely to your body, no over size ok? If they don’t have your size at the store, don’t compromise, go get a tailor-made (Trust me, it’s not expensive these days).
  • Brand matters little- A Gucci or YSL may be nice, but it’s much more important to have a suit that you’re comfortable in. You are better off with something that suits you than looking weird in a $1800USD Gucci. We all agree that men work better when they’re comfortable don’t we?
  • Cotton or wool only- Please, don’t argue with me on this

Colours that always work:

  • Black- It’s chic, it’s New York and it’s versatile. May it be a job interview, a funeral or your best friend’s wedding it works. If you can only have one suit, it’s black.
  • Grey- It’s plain, conservative and classic. If you want o play safe in an occasion and still be dandy, grey is the choice for you.
  • Blue- Want something more fun and casual? Blue makes you welcome everywhere you roam. For those who don’t want to look like a dork in parties and gathering.

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  • Single or Double? Single-breasted and double-breasted Jacket both work well with most body types. If you’re a slender guy, single-breasted would fit you nicely. Double-breasted would make the broad more appealing.
  • Those damn buttons-Two is certainly popular. Just remember that you ONLY button the top one. Try look into the mirror with both and you’ll know what I mean. Three is classic and, well, still classic. Either button the middle one only or the top two. Four? Well The Beatles did it… but as for men today, don’t even think about it, at least not this season.
  • How fit is fit? Again, it has to be close to your body. Make sure it does not wrinkle when you button though.

Trousers

  • We usually pick the ones that come with the suit. It certainly saves a lot of brain cells from choosing and it’s safe. Do have a back-up pair of pants though so you can change between them once in a while, or, if anything bad happens to it, you still got a spare pair.

Well these are the basics. I can’t assure that you’ll look like George Clooney but hey! At least you will look good in your suit.

Too much reading? Try this video with Calvin Klein’s CEO in it.