When it comes to men’s fashion, Johnston & Murphy is a pillar of classic workmanship and a beacon of American style. Since 1850, J&M has provided the highest quality products and set the standard for successful, professional men everywhere. Recently, for their Spring/Summer 2012 campaign, J&M released the video below featuring 5 stylish men and the McPherson shoe. I stumbled across this video after becoming intrigued by their recent mailer and did a Google search. Now, I’m hooked!!! Guys, who wants to go shopping – I’m dying to see how these fit in person???
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When it comes down to it, whether you wear pumps or penny loafers, it’s really all about being comfortable in your own skin. Whoever you are. It’s about looking sharp without calling too much attention to yourself. We can’t control what others think about us. But with a little help from Johnston & Murphy, we can get them started off on the right foot. www.JohnstonMurphy.com
I’m sad to hear and report that after five highly-successful seasons, Gossip Girl has officially announced that the sixth season will be the show’s last. Also, cutting the season a little short, Gossip Girl’s final season will consist of only 10, 11, or 13 episodes with a retrospective expecting to end before Christmas. The network’s president, Mark Pedowitz, said the amount of episodes hasn’t yet been decided.
Of course the CW will deliver the drama we have come to expect from the show with a basic storyline consisting of “Serena disappearing off the grid, resorting back to her party girl ways, beyond even the reach of Gossip Girl. Her friends fear for the worst and hope for the best, but even they can’t imagine where they will ultimately find her”. Meanwhile, Nate’s mission to reveal Gossip Girl’s true identity continues amidst the elite avenues of New York City.
While I am sad to see one of my favorite shows come to an end (especially so soon after the season finale of one of my other favorite shows – Desperate Housewives), I am excited to see where each of these actors will end up after the show ends. . See more below.
At 30-years-old, Nicole has accomplished far more than your average fashionista. In next month’s Glamour spread, the young mogul opens up about her personal life as well as her role as a trendsetter. As for the photos taken by photographer Patric Shaw, Nicole wears a variety of designer beachwear including a yellow Martin Grant top with a Agnès B bikini and an orange Winter Kate dress with a House of Harlow 1960 choker from her own collection.
Be sure to check out the photos below along with highlights from the interview!
A small town with a mysterious past. Four eccentric roommates suddenly thrust into a wild adventure. A dash of horror, a pinch of fantasy, and a lot of comedy.
For a few weeks this summer, a new Web Series called SELENE HOLLOWis set to begin filming, taking place in a fictional town and across multiple time periods. Starring Ashley C. Williams (photo on left), star of the controversial horror film THE HUMAN CENTIPEDE, SELENE HOLLOW is written by Brian Trent (author of Lady Philosopher: The Story of Hypatia) and producer/writer Damian Dydyn (whose work includes Righteous Kill). Director Mathew Provost, whose production credits include “Brokeback Mountain” and the TV series “Waterfront,” was attracted to the project because of its unusual blend of ideas, characters, and plenty of surprises. Marty Lang, director of Rising Star and Assistant Director and Creator of the Connecticut Film Industry Training Program, is also set to produce.
The series is about exotic locations — Ancient Rome, the Old West, and the Far Future. It has just entered its Kickstarter campaign, a crowdfunding venue in which the public can directly fund the project, giving as little as $1 to however much they like, and earn (IMDb) credit and perks by being part of the process. (More after the jump)
When Jacek first asked me to run in the Tough Mudder, I knew it would be a challenge! He was running with some of his co-workers and friends and family were invited to join the team. As much as the Tough Mudder is about stamina, it’s also about team camaraderie and so it was important for me to be in good shape, not only for my sake, but for my team’s sake. I practiced mostly by running on the treadmill an hour/5 miles/day and also by lifting weights, and jogging on the trail near my apartment.
The day of the race I felt sick to my stomach. I had run my first full 10 miles just a few days before and afterward didn’t feel so hot. I was worried I wouldn’t be able to keep up with my team. Luckily I made it through ok, but not without a few bruises. The expected finish time for this race was an average of three hours. Though given the intensity of the obstacles and the the fact that there were fourteen team members in my group, I am happy to report that (most of us) made it through in six hours. In fact, all but one of us finished. So what were the most extreme challenges?
I thought, initially that it might be the Arctic Cliff. The Arctic Cliff consisted of climbing up then jumping off a platform into cold water. Then swimming in sneakers to shore before continuing on with the race. This turned out to be my favorite obstacle of the course.
Like many people, I was first introduced to Kelly by watching Bravo’s The Real Housewives of New York, where I grew to think of Kelly as being light hearted and an all around fun person with a big personality (even if she was a little ‘out there’ at times). I thought she was definitely misunderstood during her feud with Bethenny Frankel (I admit, Kelly’s verbal phrasing was a little out of line in some of those episodes) and then especially during the stressful episodes that took place with the other ladies on the yacht trip and then again in Morocco.
Back then if someone had told me that Kelly was going to write a book I would have thought it would be titled something along the lines of ‘Running with Cars’ or ‘The Jellybean Diet’. But despite endless arguments with the housewives and criticism in the press, I started to see another side of Kelly. For starters, I began noticing her at many different social events in the City and on the few occasions that I conversed with her, I learned that not only did Kelly have a great, warm, and embracing personality, but that she is super funny and quite intelligent as well. She has a way of making everyone around her feel gorgeous (she is very complimentary) and her sense of humor really captures the room. I got to see her in action interviewing celebs like Gossip Girls‘ Mathew Settle at Alice and Olivia’s after party and at one particular fashion event – the Perry Ellis Spring 2012 Fashion show – I even asked Kelly to help me on a video I was making for Mercedes-Benz of White Plains. She was talking with fashion icon, Nigel Barker, and the two of them were more than happy to participate (see the video below). While I had to edit the video down to a a few short minutes, I have to say that the two of them had me cracking up at their bantering back and forth! More below.
While Cate Blanchett looks stunning in this black, feathered Alexander McQueen gown, Florence Welch, also in Alexander McQueen, looks like she is drowning in ivory lace! But despite the lace overload, I have to give Florence the worst dressed award mostly because she looks like a Ventriloquism dummy being worn on the arm of Cate – so weird and un-glam!
What do you think of Florence Welch’s look at the 2012 Met Gala?
This year’s Met Costume Institute Gala was, as usual, a red carpet affair fit for the most fashionable celebrities in the industry. A-listers from around the globe came out to celebrate and flaunt their fabulous flocks.
From haute couture to unique, vintage pieces, the Met Gala is definitely one of the year’s hottest events and below, I’ve broken down my top 50 favorites from the evening’s festivities.
This year’s theme was “Schiaparelli and Prada: Impossible Conversations” which explores the striking affinities between Elsa Schiaparelli and Miuccia Prada, two Italian designers from different eras. Inspired by Miguel Covarrubias’s “Impossible Interviews” for Vanity Fair in the 1930s, the exhibition features orchestrated conversations between these iconic women to suggest new readings of their most innovative work. Iconic ensembles are presented with videos of simulated conversations between Schiaparelli and Prada directed by Baz Luhrmann, focusing on how both women explore similar themes in their work through very different approaches. Pics below.