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Thursday, November 21, 2013

Housing Works Fashion for Action 10 Year Anniversary

Make sure to read my latest piece for VIRAL Fashion on the Housing Works "Fashion for Action" 
10 Year Anniversary event and sale:

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Monday, September 9, 2013

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Prada Says Keep Your 3-D Glasses

You know those 3-D glasses ubiquitous at the glut of remakes and half bakes filling the theaters of late? 

Well, Prada says don't toss 'em, wear 'em 

Or at least that's what I see in these new men's Fall 2013 ads 
featuring movie men not models natch

Bonus HIPSTER smarties featured on this cute boy 
(I have no idea who is or what he's been in)

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

My Hudson Made Workwear Piece is LIVE

Part of my crazy busy of late is a new company I've started writing for, Hudson Made. Hudson Valley, New York based purveyors of rustic and artisinal items for men, home and life. 

This company sources great pieces locally and offers up a whole lifestyle built on the story of each piece. I had the good fortune to write my first article for them (which they loved!) about the history of workwear and its rightful place in modern fashion. 

Definitely give it a look-see

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

I Got a Great Review!

"Hi Mac,

Great Workwear post. I'm thrilled and it surpasses my expectations and references my fashion icons and heroes. Bravo. Well done."

Bill Hovard - Founder

---This is for my premiere post for Hudson Made NY, which I'll post when the minitue it goes live, 
I swear. 

I've been a very BUSY guy! 

Friday, August 16, 2013

Rihanna Should "Stay" in Tom Ford According to the Designer

“OK, that’s Rihanna, and she’s going to her lawyer’s office in that all-black outfit and she’s hungover and that’s why she’s wearing those glasses. Yet she’s still a rock star,” Tom Ford explained to WWD

And while I cannot authenticate Rihanna was indeed hungover here, I love that the above quote in April 2013 was spot on. Rihanna would wear a sparkly, sequined zebra print gown with monkey fur standing collar on the every day 

And she's worn other wack-a-doo getups from the mixed reviewed recent Ford collections 

More black and white 

More cuckoo footwear (Forrest Gump wore them first)

But me thinks Rihanna might be "The Only Girl in the World" who can pull these looks off 

Friday, August 9, 2013

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

I Haven't Quit My Day Job

Hey kids, I know I've been in and out here lately. It's been CRAZY BUSY. Writing for a bunch of sites, lining up a September magazine cover interview and planning NYC Fashion Week... oy! But such a good busy. 

Anywho, I'm still working full time too at Bluefly, where I've been writing headlines and captions for our sister site, Belle & Clive. Check out some of my favorites 

Graphic, yes, but also a nice reminder that we have all the designer and contemporary styles that makes stylists and editors go cuckoo.  

Alliteration is soooo my thing and we get to showcase those highly coveted Prada and Miu Miu 90's style platforms front and center. Come and get 'em! 

A knowing play on The Wizard of Oz for fashionistas and friends of Dorothy alike. 

Yup, a Joey Lawrence / Blossom reference. I love my job! 

Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Good Advice: Lindsay Lohan's "The Canyons" Reminds Us of a Good Lesson

It's almost the end of the work day

Don't Look Back!!! 

Three Reasons I'm Crushing on the Handsome Ass Dollar Shave Club Guy


Ok, I'll admit "Mike" is a bit white-bread d-bag for my usual tastes, but there's something about how cocky and sardonic he is in his youtube sensation viral marketing. 

PLUS he's got these three other things going for him:

1. He's sporty - "I'm good at tennis," he says with a missed volley. But that's fine because...

2. He's history nerd lite - "Your handsome ass grandfather only had one blade. And polio." 
Ooh, archaic disease references will forever earn a place in my heart. Just ask Oregon Trail.

3. He's frugal - D'uh

Surely, I'm not alone in my shave and save lust???

Friday, July 26, 2013

If I Had a Nickel...

I'd actually look the part of refreshed and ready for the long work day EVERY day

(Yes, attention definitely needs to be brought to mes yeux!) 

Thursday, July 25, 2013

It Feels Like FALL!

New York temps are at a 71 degree high for the day and I woke up and read ELLE's August issue / Fall 2013 preview

And I have to remind myself, this is a fluke and not time for jackets and cute sweater. But soon, my pet, so very soon....

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Reblog: "Poor Little Rich Girl" Barbara Hutton

Yesterday I was having a lively Instagram chat with fashion designer, Peter Jensen (- shrug-, you know) about how great Barbara Hutton's bio, "Poor Little Rich Girl" is. 

I included this trash and dish back in 2011 as part of the ever growing "It Can't All Be Dior" book club, but like Jensen, I feel it is due for a re-read, honey 

But still so, so good. This is a summer beach read for every year! 

Original post:

On My Desk Today: AM New York Doesn't Want to "Come & Get" Any More Selena Gomez

Ooh, the Gomez-ians are gonna be up in arms! 

And I still say "Come & Get It" is the song of the Summer 2013, child! 

Monday, July 22, 2013

Doin't It: I'm an Official @HudsonMade Blog Contributor

Hey look who just made the #HudsonMade blog contributors page. Be on the lookout for my first post on the history of #Workwear. Coming soon....

Friday, July 19, 2013

Who Says Men are Afraid of Needles?

Hey guys, looking for a little Friday office pick me up? No need to furrow your brow. I wrote a great piece for VIRAL Fashion on men getting injectibles to remain youthful

Check it out and tell me your thoughts. Happy weekend. 

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Thursday, July 18, 2013

Sometimes It Can Be: Dior's "Secret Garden" and Depeche Mode

Yes, Raf. YES! This latest installment of the 'Secret Garden' promotional art videos for Dior features divine art influences, rich French landscapes and sleek fashions all set to the new wave perfection of Depeche Mode's "Behind the Wheel"  (off the anthemic brilliance that was the "Music for the Masses" album) 

There's a certain art school coolness attached to this icy new wave strumming over gallery-ready ready to wear against watercolor scenery (this is not the first fab fashion house that's banked on the slick synths of Depeche Mode to sell perfume

PS: Genius DIY project inspiration of CD pearlized opera glasses. Ooh, come on rainy day!  

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Peter Jensen's Spring 2014 Collection is a Study on Andy Warhol

British designer showed his men's spring 2014 and women's resort 214 simultaneous in London and took advantage of this tandem project to play up Andy Warhol and his famous gaggle of gals from The Factory 

Andy was deviously intrigued by people. He always was fascinated with finding out what made these madcap people around him unique and then siphoning it out of them...
"I always run into strong women who are looking for weak men to dominate them"

He was an avid social critic who loved to document every moment and felt far more comfortable as the artist than the subject of scrutiny... 
I love Los Angeles. I love Hollywood. They’re beautiful. Everybody’s plastic, but I love plastic. I want to be plastic.

He was crazy shy and insecure...
I just do art because I’m ugly and there’s nothing else for me to do.

He embraced commercial products for both their simple design and commerce... 
An artist is somebody who produces things that people don’t need to have.

Monday, July 15, 2013

Which Dior Fall 2013 Couture Pieces Will Marion Cotillard Don???

Ooh, it's hot and gross out. Let's play fantasy dream sequence and try and guess which pieces from Raf Simons' Fall 2013 couture collection hired face, Marion Cotillard, will wear? 

Lunch Lady

It doesn't matter that it's 96 degrees in the shade, Marion stays cool as a cucumber in her layered skirt shift, perfect for a power-high-tea at Mariage Freres

Deep Blue Something

Yes, diva! Marion knows Madame only has one chance to make a grand entrance. Enter the room with bold, royal colors to let everyone know whose Fiefdom this is, honey! 

Gym Clothes

Braving the elements doesn't mean you can't bear a little leg. Afterall, the misses does not attend the Cerles de la Forme for rien, mon ami! 

Fashion Column

M. Cotillard just loves a column dress, cheri. And now, thanks to dear, dear Raf, the column dress can actually look like a column. Finalement! Someone who gets it. 

Our New Favorite Park Slope Brooklyn Cafe

Is our back yard 

Recently resplendent with all manner of plants found outside of Toby's Public House*

*(they were giving them away. We didn't steal any plants!) 

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I'm a fashion writer who writes for Bluefly, EDGE Media, VIRAL Fashion, etc. I use "It Can't All Be Dior" as a safe release for my love of coats, cats and cake. Phew!