Monday, February 27, 2012

Friday, February 24, 2012


Being able to see and hear what a collection is about through the eyes and voice of the designer brings
so much more value and appreciation to the product you're purchasing.
Clothing like this is wearable art.
You're not just buying a shirt, you're purchasing a piece of a story.

For the people reading this that actually know me, do you see why my wardrobe is so huge?  
I create a storyline around each and every piece.  And each new piece tells a whole new story that brings old pieces back to life.  
I know... I have a problem.

Wednesday, February 22, 2012


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Keep your collars down boys!
My favorite collar pins are the ones that look like oversized safety pins, but gold.
This is a pretty great casual example of one.  For the boys who don't know, you usually sport the collar pin under a tie.  Some have chains, some look like a barbell and some look like the example above.
Moral of the story.. Collar bars are the coolest.
El fin. 


The Vintage Hoffman Artist Drafting Table.  
Made of cast iron and wood in the US in 1910.

As part of my job I am constantly on the hunt for beautiful, vintage furniture.
A coworker of mine told me about this site and I think I found my new obsession. 
Every piece they show is a unique piece of history.  And what boy doesn't love history?
As an artist and person who studied interior design, this item made my stomach drop.
Sadly this specific piece has been sold, but the photograph is beautiful to look at.
For more amazing, one of a kind vintage pieces go to

Monday, February 20, 2012


Restaurant in Astoria

This blog is not just for men's fashion
This space is so inspiring.  I absolutely love subway tile. 
I think it's the perfect hybrid of a masculine and feminine aesthetic.  

Thursday, February 16, 2012


**This is exclusive property of Gant**

Fashion Week 2012: Gant by Michael Bastian

The Bastian Boys: Boston Collection

 BOOM! Wallet chain.

If you stare closely at his crotch you can see
the small embroidered shamrocks. Mmmm that's nice.

I absolutely love the flip shades.

The Gant Boys.
Aren't they handsome?

This collection is amazing.  Michael is the king of the mismatched, overly layered to perfection look.  No one else can put patterns and textures together the way he does.  The overall feel of the Boston collection was definitely sporty with a quirky/preppy edge.  The space was completely black and white with psychedelic patterns and prints on the walls and floors.  The drinks were fantastic, each with a different name that went along with the collection ie The Boxer and The Preppy.  

His collection is very heavily influenced by menswear.  His girls have a very androgynous look to them and his guys always have a rugged "wilderness man" feel.  I am really excited for those Tartan pants I must say!..and of course... the wallet chain!

Bravo Michael! Bravo!

For even more photos visit The Life of a Paperdoll!

Wednesday, February 15, 2012


It's Fashion Week here in New York and I am so excited because 
today I am attending the FW 2012 Gant by Michael Bastian presentation!
Michael's fall collection was inspired by Boston, which is near and dear to my heart. 
It only makes sense that my first ever MB presentation is based off of my hometown, which incidentally is where Michael spend his college years.

I plan on meeting the designer himself, snapping a few (too many) shots and reporting
back to y'all as soon as possible! I miiiight throw back a few beers after the show soo I can't promise
I will be posting anything tonight but we'll see!  I'm so excited.  Hopefully I'll get some
pictures of the sick ass wallet chains seen throughout his look book.  

Of course I'll be covering my personal look on The Paper Doll as well! 
See you then!