Posts Tagged: glam

PORTRAITS FROM ROME’S ‘DARK MOVEMENT’ SCENE OF THE 1980S

The “Dark” collection, taken primarily in Rome between ‘83 and ‘85, showcases the patrons of clubs, movies, concerts and theater events associated with the dark movement. Of course nothing stays non-commodified in the modern world, and Ignani is quick to point out how rapidly the look was appropriated by high-end fashion. See the full article and gallery here.

Drunken office party selfie last night

I have only the vaguest recollection of taking this picture, but I do remember being happy about my outfit and how well my hair held up despite yesterday being the humid-est, grossest day ever. That’s right, nasty summer humidity doesn’t stop me from wearing a suit and tie. Suit is from H&M last year, shirt is probably Zara, tie is from Daffy’s. The skull ring I grabbed on Amazon a while back on a whim…Continue Reading →

I have a tie problem…

… and my problem is that I don’t have enough ties. My necktie collection hovers around the 50-60 mark at any given time. The vast majority of these are from all my usual haunts: Daffy’s (R.I.P.!) was my absolute best tie-shopping place for years, and at least a dozen of these are from there. The others are from JackThreads, H&M, Delaveine in Paris, celio* in Paris, and of course several of them were gifts. I…Continue Reading →

My love affair with Kaadu shoes

I used to work at an office in SoHo (NYC, not London) and whenever I’d get bored I’d sneak out and go shopping. This is how I stumbled upon Chris Kaadu Shoes, on Sullivan Street, and it was love at first sight of that pair of red-floral-embroidered black loafers in the window (which I ran inside and bought in a panic like they might disappear). I must’ve bought about ten pairs of fabulous shoes at…Continue Reading →

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An important turning point for teenage me was when I noticed how rock fans dressed & how rock stars dressed & switched from one to the other — Glamdies (@GlamdiesBlog) May 24, 2014 If I had one wish, I would probably waste it on more color/pattern options for men's pants. — Glamdies (@GlamdiesBlog) May 16, 2014 It stresses me out when the inside part of my tie (which no one can possibly see) doesn't match…Continue Reading →

Diesel XXX party, Paris, 2008

My girlfriend worked for Diesel for a few years in Paris and I got to attend their “XXX” party in 2008; I decided to glam it up good and proper. How I miss those shoes!!! It’s funny, I actually don’t own a single thing from Diesel; you know how I feel about jeans. Oh wait, I lied, I do have a pair of Diesel sunglasses that were a gift and I really like them and…Continue Reading →

Pinterest album, “les fringues”

I forgot I started a Pinterest account a year or so back and started dumping cool clothes in it! Here you go: Les Fringues, which is a cool French slang word for clothes, kind of like “threads.” I’m happy to have rediscovered this gallery of fine-ass people sporting fine-ass duds.

What not to wear: swamp edition

Haha, this one is quite a story. November 2008, I was living in France and had plans to visit my homeland of New Jersey, and I’d arranged to finally meet my dear friend Allen Crawford (aka Lord Whimsy) in real life for the very first time. Allen’s idea of a good time: trekking around in the New Jersey Pine Barrens (a huge pine forest full of bogs and swamps) and showing me lots of rare…Continue Reading →

I miss having pink hair

This was around 2005 or so. I really miss dying my whole head a crazy color. These days I just do a streak in the back; that’s me pretending to be professional. (That huge-ass ring in my nose, I don’t miss so much.) My hair stylist has been working on convincing me to bring the streak (currently lavender, but usually pink or orange) up to the front, and eventually making it bigger, and I’m working…Continue Reading →