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So, I am off to Asia again for another work trip.  On the itinerary this time, mostly Shanghai and the surrounding areas + another really quick trip back to Taipei.  In fact, I'm writing this post from the Lounge at the Taoyuan airport while I'm sipping on some Yakult and eating braised beef noodle soup (don't ask me why, it's sort of become a traditions.  haha.  Gotta love the transfers.) But I'm only gone for 2 weeks this time, so you won't be missing me that much.

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Balmain Homme Fall / Winter 2012 Lookbook

Oh Balmain... j'adore!  

Balmain Homme Fall/Winter 2012 is just what I expect from one of my favorite houses... perfectly executed collection in it's sharply tailored minimalist cuts.  The color palette is lush and rich and the details are spot on.  As always, for my favorite pieces are the outerwear offerings in lush wools and leathers.  Something quilted and fur-trimmed is a must for this season!

Many looks below:


Royal Mail - The Great British Fashion Stamp Set!

The Royal Mail Service just launched their latest theme stamp collection titled "The Great British Fashion Stamp Set."  A collection of 10 stamps featuring some British fashion greats like Paul Smith, Vivienne Westwood, and Alexander McQueen, the looks were shot by photographer Sølve Sundsbø. 

Not gonna lie, I'm pretty obsessed.  Definitely picking up this collection next month when I'm in London for work!

Check out more images below:


Howl Fall / Winter 2012 Menswear Lookbook

Japanese label Howl Fall / Winter 2012 Menswear Lookbook is full of wearable and covetable pieces.  Punk influences mixed with a 50s sporty twist, the looks are a modern way to be a rebel.  I absolutely love the results.  Favorite pieces include the mixed fabric pullover sweatshirt and the patchwork slim jeans.  Oh so good!

Many looks below:


Pendleton Fall / Winter 2012 Portland Menswear Lookbook

Pendleton Fall / Winter 2012 "Portland" menswear lookbook just dropped and we are pretty happy with it.  The aesthetic is classic americana with a twist...and apparently designed with Portland in mind (hence the name, duh!).  But, it definitely has a much wider appeal.

Currently coveting the blanket vest, blanket coat and the accessories!

Random thought.....speaking of Portland, I immediately think about Portlandia.  Perhaps they needed to put a bird on it. See here for reference.

Looks below: