Richard Avedon is single handedly given the credit for changing the way fashion was projected. Born in 1923, May 15th he was just entering the fashion scene as the 2nd world war was just ending, at a time when Paris was trying very hard to return the economic stimulation of the haute couture we all know Paris for. Continue Reading →
So, its time I get myself a new pair of shoes I think, and I just got interested in TOMS shoes from @elim_chu, also found at The Style Seen. Apparently she just got her new shoes. She hasn’t blogged about it yet, but I suspect she will soon.
I read up a bit on TOMS and apparently they are doing a thing where every pair of shoes that you buy from them, for the time being, they will donate a pair to a person in need of shoes. Quite a valiant thing to do for a shoe company, I hope they are actually doing it.
I’m undecided between which pair I would like though, first up is the Brown Waxed Twill Men’s Cordones:
I like the brown color. I love the toes on their shoes. Simply awesome.
The next on the feet is TOMS Cortazar Cordones:
I think the Cortazar’s are what I will go with, just because for casual I’m more of a black guy.
Next is their Martinez Cordones:
Oh such decisions. Which ones do you like best?
I would just like to say that I think Terry Richardson is one of the luckiest men in the world. He is an inspiration, clearly a solid character, and clearly gets to go all over the world taking photos of some of the most beautiful, creative, and talented people around. Not only that, but he gets to get out of them what very few are invited to do, a photograph.
I first learned of who the man behind the photos were through tumblr. He posts a lot of his current stuff daily on there. Its really cool to see how and where he travels. I think at the time of writing this, he has posted from France. I’m seriously on a kick to learn how he does what he does, and how I can start to do what he does. I read an article interviewing him a while ago, and he just said that he jumped into it while he was in a band in LA, and just took over from there. Apparently his dad, Bob Richardson, was already a fashion photog and introduced him at a very young age to the world. I guess it just kind of stuck for him.
As you can see from the pictures I’ve posted here, he gets everybody.
I found a great article interviewing Terry. His mom actually dated Jimi Hendrix…crazy. Wild story with his father though. His mother got in a car crash when he was nine, I guess she was handicap since then. Wild.
My latest desire is to get myself a new watch. I’m having a hard time deciding between my picks though…
So, here are the choices:
1. The Time Teller Retrometrique by Nixon
2. The Rubber Player in Black and Red by Nixon
3. Destroyer in blue by Vestal
4. The Newton in Black and Gray by Nixon
5. The Newton in black by Nixon
6. The Block in black by Nixon
Does anybody have any suggestions on which one I should get?