Showing posts with label Band of Outsiders. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Band of Outsiders. Show all posts

Thursday, January 8, 2009

Boy, it's cold...

Sitting in my drafty kitchen, I cling to the radiator, layer on cardigan after cardigan and peruse online look books for Spring/Summer 09. I need to distract myself from the fact that the circulation in my extremities has ceased and my hands have turned a strange shade of palest yellow. The polaroids and videos on the Boy by Band of Outsiders website are doing a very good job of diverting my attention from the frosty conditions and transport me to a place where one can go bare-legged without worrying about hypothermia. Last season Michelle Williams was Boy’s model and for S/S 09 Kirsten Dunst is doing the honours. The clothes are beautiful – perfectly insouciant and effortlessly cool. I want them all. I know that the khaki trousers would look terrible on me but they look so good on Raquel Zimmerman in January’s US Vogue that I want a pair anyway. Most of all though I want one of those stretchy, stripey pencil skirts. There are no stockists in Ireland and Boy doesn’t come cheap but next time I’m in London I’m going to have to swing by Dover Street Market to check out the line in person. Visit Boy by Band of Outsiders for lots of lovely pictures and a full list of stockists worldwide.


Images From Boy

US Vogue January 09

Thursday, October 30, 2008

Blame Chuck Bass

Usually I feel quite lucky to be a girl - we get to wear dresses, high heels and make-up - but recently I've been becoming increasingly obsessed with menswear. I suppose my fascination with menswear began around the same time as my love affair with GG's Chuck Bass. Never has the word dapper been so appropriate and I would choose his outfits over Serena's or Blair's any day. The boys here in LA are generally not quite as well-dressed as Chuck - there are a lot of flip-flops and Ed Hardy (don't get me started) accessories - but the menswear in Fred Segal and Opening Ceremony is absolutely beautiful. I haven't quite figured out who buys these amazing clothes (besides the shop assistants and maybe some out-of-towners) but I know if I had the money I would snap them up.

Thom Browne
is one of the menswear designers stocked at Fred Segal and I have completely fallen in love with his cardigans. They are made of beautiful grey cashmere and have a blue, white and red trim. At over $1800, they are three times the cost of my flight and therefore a little too expensive to bring home to the boy but maybe I could try to justify it by saying that we would both wear it! Browne's tiny blazers and ankle-skimming trousers are also on my if-I-were-a-boy wish list. Opening Ceremony has gorgeous Raf Simons for Fred Perry t-shirts and the Opening Ceremony own label jackets in hues of grey and beige are perfectly autumnal.

Luckily, both stores also stock Boy, Band of Outsiders' sister line. Boy is for girls who want to dress like dapper boys and I want everything in the autumn/winter collection. The shrunken blazers, the crisp shirts, the corduroy trousers, the lot!


Michelle Williams in Boy



Thom Browne