Archive for May, 2009

Monocle / Erik Schedin white sneakers

May 31, 2009

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While going through the new Monocle issue, my eyes were caught by those superb white sneakers by Erik Schedin. They are on sale exclusively on his website which is very conceptual. Ultra minimal, no information about the author just a series of products for sale online with no apparent link (a Pledge Furniture Wax, a Bag made from vintage sail, a ACME Thunderer,…) except the overall clean design aspect. Not sure i’m really getting the message if there is one but one thing for sure: I’m very attracted by those white sneakers in a similar spirit as the white Common Projects Achilles low. The simplest drawing you can imagine with nothing superfluous, like the visual definition of “white sneakers”. Is it a sign (?): they only come in one size… mine…



May 29, 2009

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I love photography. There is a lot of photographers I admire and will share on this blog but Philip-Lorca diCorcia is undoutebly my favorite. This edition is a catalog published for the exhibition at the Institute of Contemporary Art of Boston in 2007. It’s not the rarest but it’s very nicely done. It gathers some of his best images from all his major series. The essay by Bennett Simpson is really interesting and highlights the dichotomy developed in diCorcia’s work between reality and fiction. Either when it comes to set up an ordinary life situation, or shooting “real” street scenes making them look like they are set up using artificial lighting effects. No doubt his work has influenced such talented photographers as Gregory Crewdson and Erwin Olaf.

Kitsuné Oxford shirt

May 26, 2009

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I stopped by Kitsuné shop yesterday. My idea was to get their great western denim shirt but when I saw this amazing Oxford, I just couldn’t resist. Great cotton, perfectly tailored, with an elegant club collar with button-under, made in Italy. Quality is always to the top with Kitsuné. And a funny thing: journalists from my favorite magazine, Monocle, happened to be there doing a story for their next issue. They interviewed and portrayed me as Kitsuné customer.

Ic! Berlin sunglasses

May 24, 2009

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Although we cannot really say summer is showing up in Paris these days, we still have a chance to see the sun from time to time between 2 clouds. Enough to give us a good reason to buy a pair of sunglasses. It was not easy for me to find the right one and after trying several at Marc Le Bihan, from Ray-ban to Repsol, my choice finally went for this Ic! Berlin aviator style. Though they keep a vintage touch, they have all newest technology like flexible material which make them nearly unbreakable, plus they are ultra lightweight. Very comfortable and stylish.

Gitman Bros. Vintage #2

May 21, 2009

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I love so much my Gitman shirt I bought a week ago I had to get myself a new one. This time I went for a more subtle color with a mix of blue and purple. Simple collar instead of the button down. Really nice. Gitman brothers really do a grat work with their shirt.

In the mood for Acne

May 21, 2009

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It was not something on purpose as I’m really more into mixing brands but i happened to find myself in a total Acne look this morning. Chambray shirt, Max Raw denim and Tradition shoes. Well I guess it’s made to work together and it actually does pretty well… I have to say Acne as a really strong collection this season and it’s a brand I really love in general. Nice basics with a creative touch and nice materials. The perfect clothes for everyday easy wear.

Filippa K high top

May 20, 2009

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I love those high-top filippa K. A mix of extra white leather, grey suede and off white nylon. Overall works pretty nicely. A subtle alternative to the Pierre Hardy sneakers everybody wear in the streets of Paris.

Paris under rain

May 19, 2009

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Paris, 19th may: not a single day without rain for 3 weeks… this is definitely not a nice thing. I hate rain.

Divas Italia

May 19, 2009


Nice exhibition currently going on at Le Bon Marché rive gauche, showing golden age of Italian cinema. Marcello Mastroianni, Claudia Cardinale, Sophia Loren, Anna Magnani,… A very stylish period going from post-war to the 60’s.

Divas Italia – Age d’or, mythe et réalité du cinéma italien
Du 2 mai au 13 juin 2009
Galerie de l’Entretemps
Le Bon Marché – Rive Gauche
24, rue de Sèvres – Paris 7e

My Vespa

May 19, 2009

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I love my Vespa. Sometimes i try to persuade myself: a Yamaha Xmax would be so much faster, so much safer. No way, I go for the look, and the vespa as THE unique old school killer look. No better way to ride in Paris, especially with your lady at the back.