Fashion / Music Monday courtesy of Robbie Williams

On this Music Monday we’re going to mix it up a tad and feature Mr. Robbie Williams and his latest venture, high street meets Savile Row menswear line, Farrell.  While many of you in the U.S. may not be familiar with him, Rob is one of the most successful pop singers outside of the U.S. and has ridiculously good style.  I’ve been known to be a pretty big fan and when I heard he was launching a clothing line (and at my favorite department store, Selfridges, no less), I had to check it out.  I was pleasantly surprised to find out, like myself, he was inspired by and named his line after his grandfather.  While strictly a menswear line currently, the pieces are taken from WWI military looks and some of Rob’s favorite vintage pieces.  You can check out the video on GQ for the full scoop and click here to check out the collection for yourself.

Oh, and in the spirit of Music Monday, below you can have a listen to my all-time favorite Robbie Williams song, Angels. Enjoy.

ox

-Stacy

Music Monday

In the studio today we were listening to WAMC‘s (the Northeast’s NPR station) Afropop program discussing the dynamic music scene in Tanzania and Zanzibar.  One of the artist’s featured was X Plastaz and their song “Msimu kwa Msimu”.  While this was released a few years ago, it was new to us (and i’m assuming new to you too). I have no idea what they’re saying but I highly recommend hitting play and cranking it up.

 

 

Coachella Fashion / Music Monday

While I couldn’t make it out to the desert <<tear>> for the incredible lineup, art installations and dancing in the polo fields, I’m doing a little Coachella fashion / music Monday in honor of my favorite festival that’s covering two, yes two weekends this year in the SoCal sunshine.

Coachella fashion means channeling your inner California cool meets rocker/hippie child.  Think minimal clothing with an edge in neutrals mixed with light, bright colors in natural, breezy fabrics for that desert heat.

Sadly, I have to admit that Paris Hilton kinda did it right during this first weekend with her fruit striped gum pleated maxi skirt and white bandeau top (albeit forced the look a bit in the accessory department):

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As always, Diane Kruger proved to have the best Coachella style throughout Weekend 1 at the festival grounds in this cute striped dress and suede ankle boots with beau Josh Jackson:

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She also nails casual California cool in Lacoste at the Lacoste L!ve Desert Pool Party:

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Katy Perry’s choice for Friday has been reviewed as one of the best from the weekend but this sheer/sexy but slightly dowdy look just doesn’t bring it home for me:

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Now, onto the music…my favorite thing about Coachella is discovering those artists that I necessarily didn’t come for but completely stumble upon at the show. From the vids this year, I’d have to say Miike Snow with a guest appearance from fellow Swede, Lykke Li (who’s been a favorite of mine for a while now) makes the cut:

And I can’t close out this post without mentioning one of my absolute favorite artists at Coachella this year – a little band called The Black Keys =) :

If you made it out to Indio (or didn’t like me), leave a comment and let us know your favorite artists/art/fashion/whathaveyou from the weekend.

Enjoy and hope you’re having an amazing start to your week on this gorgeous summery Monday here in New York!

ox

-Stacy

Fashion:Music Monday

With both New York and London Fashion Weeks well-wrapped (and on the eve of Paris FW), this Music Monday is paying homage to Burberry Prorsum‘s gorgeous F/W 2012 collection, along with Joan Armatrading’s “It Could Have Been Better,” which opened the show.  It’s most definitely a departure from my usual playlist but is a beautiful, powerful ballad that rocked me a bit and deserves some attention.

The collection itself is heavy on menswear fabrics (think herringbone, tweeds, etc…) in muted, earthy tones recalling the house’s home country.  However, Christopher Bailey juxtaposed this perfectly with the ultra femme details of tucked in waists, bows and ruffles (a few of the standouts I’ve included below).  Definitely the collection of the week and will be extremely tempting to not pick up a piece or two come Fall.

Enjoy and hope you’re having a great, creative start to your week!

-Stacy

*Note: the songs that follow are:

Rae Morris – “Walls

Marina & the Diamonds – “Numb

The Cinematic Orchestra – “To Build A Home

**Photo credits to: ImaxTree

Music Monday

It’s been a crazy busy week between filling orders for my new, Garrison Clutches (which I’ll talk more about in an upcoming post), getting started on an awesome project with an uber-talented new client and planning a biz+pleasure trip back to California (yay!!!)  With that said, we’re just going to enjoy a little Music Monday with some funk/rock/electro beats straight out of the UK from my new favorite group, Fujiya & Miyagi. Enjoy and hope you’re having a great start to your week!

-S