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Beautiful Boots and Bangs, Burlingame, CA

Thankfully I decided to stay local this Super Bowl Sunday. On my way to the local Coffee Shop I couldn’t help but notice a young lady with great presence enjoying a beverage while captivated by her cell phone. Nonchalantly gorgeous, she commanded the attention of the whole block and reminded me of two things I miss about living in Europe, the Cafe culture & how well women wear boots and scarves.

So much of fashion is attitude. Not only did her outfit display a great sense of style but also confidence. It shows that she pays attention to the little details and appreciates precision. I’m a sucker for clean lines and was immediately drawn to her rare Italian boots with a strong heel. The playful diagonal strap leads the eye up past the pronounced tongue of the boot to the cuffed leg (a great touch) of her perfectly fitting jeans and accentuating the leg.

Her flowy knit scarf adds an element of warmth and chaos to a clean refined look while balancing the whole outfit. Her top had a beautiful circular embroidered pattern on the sides and worked well with he watch to add an element of delicacy and finesse.

Please tell me again, where in Italy did you get those boots?

Boot detail.

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February 6, 2012   No Comments

The Business, San Francisco

The business: 1. A phrase pertaining to the level of coolness of an object (I.e person, place, place or thing). – Urban Dictionary.

Shoe detail.

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February 5, 2012   No Comments

The Saying Goes…

Drink the first. Sip the second slowly. Skip the third.

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February 2, 2012   No Comments

Working on a Sunday, Stay Classy. San Francisco

Sunday, for me, has always been a time to wind down and relax in preparation of the new week ahead.  So what’s the perfect casual look when a man has to work in the office on a Sunday? The look is one I like to call the “Art Director.” It shows that you are professional but not rigid from it’s mix of casual and formal elements. A proper fitting pair of un-stressed jeans and the unbuttoned top collar are key for achieving the total look. The black framed glasses are a great addition bringing focus to the eyes and making the wearer look even more intelligent. For an even more casual look a t-shirt and sneakers can be worn for a look that I like to call the “creative.”

Tony just stepped outside for a quick break at work when I snapped this picture of him looking professional, casual, and wise.

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January 31, 2012   No Comments

A Beautiful Coat, San Francisco

Sunday near Union Square brought out a bright smile, piercing eyes, and the most beautiful coat I have seen all day. Classic, timeless, yet modern and unique enough to have notable personality. The tailored waistline is flattering and clean while the shoulders and button details add a fun-feminine quality with sex appeal. The horizontal stripes are balanced by the circular shapes of the finely crafted buttons which form 3 main vertical rows that balance the center mass of fabric. It may be impossible to have a bad day while wearing a coat as fine as this.

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January 30, 2012   No Comments

First time in SF? Bring leggings and a coat.

It was Valentina’s first time in San Francisco and my first time riding the SF cable car. After stopping at the Lombard street stop I snapped a few photos to capture her attire. In most cases, within 3 seconds of spotting an interesting outfit, I decide “yes.” or “No.” in my head as to whether or not I’m drawn to what they’re wearing in this case it was a yes for a simple fact.

The leggings make this outfit work. Her lace trimmed leggings from Torino, Italy add structure & detail to the large flowing volume of her coat.  Her X-mas themed Abercrombie & Fitch shorts are a surprise for those who pay attention while balancing the sexiness of lace which leads the eye up the leg and revealing a playful, cute, care-free style echoed in her baggy Citni boots.

I’m usually not a fan of hoodies worn under other articles of clothing such as blazers & other coats but it fits here because it breaks up all the black, draws the eye, and it’s functional on such a cold and windy day in SF. Now excuse me as I find a soft, warm hoodie and pour some hot chocolate.

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January 22, 2012   No Comments

The New James Dean, Atlanta

Just cool.

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February 2, 2009   No Comments

Uggs & Mittens, Atlanta

Usually I don’t like Uggs since they have a tendency to stop mid calf and take all the shape out of a good looking leg only to replace it with a flat, stubby form. This isn’t the case in Abeni’s casual outfit, they actually make sense while looking good. The pattern and detailing on the boots help distinguish the calf from the ankle and stand out from the regular flat tanned ones that I’m used to seeing on tons of girls who decided to wear them with mini skirts and oversized sunglasses for reasons unbeknownst to me.

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February 2, 2009   No Comments

Sean:Urban equestrian, Atlanta

The sun came out in Atlanta over the weekend so I grabbed my camera and walked from East Andrews to Lenox Square mall, just before making the trek back, I caught Sean fresh from his afternoon shopping expedition wearing this memorable outfit.

The colors are subdued, military green and brown over a pair of Puma Evisu lightweight vintage jeans boldly grounded by a pair of Gucci riding boots. The olive La Jolla Hollister jacket has handsome buttons made out of wood.

Very crafty example of how to use a shoulder passant to support the weight of a giant matching Gucci bag. I’m really curious, what’s in the bag?

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January 26, 2009   1 Comment

Winter time, San Francisco

The consistently mild weather of San Francisco never ceases to amaze, this photo was taken winter 2008. Not exactly what you had in mind for winter attire right? Not a scarf or pea coat in sight.

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January 26, 2009   No Comments