Check out one of my best friends Marc Sebastian Faiella pulling his finest 'dignified-and-sensitive-chap-ever-so-casually-engrossed-in-a-ultra-esoteric-book'  lewk. Marc and I first met at a Philosophy di Alberta Ferretti show in 2008 or 2009, only to really hit it off a few months later at Café Grumpy (just before he won FIT’s Fusion Award). With sundry enviable internships and prominent design experiences already under his belt—and with buzzy press and modeling gigs to match—Marc now rules the roost at Parsons and Opening Ceremony Howard Street. Small world: He is also roomies with one of my other dear friends, Katie Fogarty (NEXT). Smaller world: My best friend/kindred spirit John Jannuzzi (Starworks/Textbook/To My Wife) just snatched up this very toggle coat.
roguebicycles:

My friend Mark wearing the coat that he just sold to me in the store on the store’s website.

Check out one of my best friends Marc Sebastian Faiella pulling his finest 'dignified-and-sensitive-chap-ever-so-casually-engrossed-in-a-ultra-esoteric-book'  lewk. Marc and I first met at a Philosophy di Alberta Ferretti show in 2008 or 2009, only to really hit it off a few months later at Café Grumpy (just before he won FIT’s Fusion Award). With sundry enviable internships and prominent design experiences already under his belt—and with buzzy press and modeling gigs to match—Marc now rules the roost at Parsons and Opening Ceremony Howard Street. Small world: He is also roomies with one of my other dear friends, Katie Fogarty (NEXT). Smaller world: My best friend/kindred spirit John Jannuzzi (Starworks/Textbook/To My Wife) just snatched up this very toggle coat.

roguebicycles:

My friend Mark wearing the coat that he just sold to me in the store on the store’s website.

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Go!  After all… 
a) Nate Lowman is brilliant.
b) The Smile is the coziest and friendliest spot in town. (PS: many thanks for sending @alimichael, @johnjannuzzi, @meghanfarrell, @jaimebrand and me the most off-the-charts delish surprise last night!)
c) Oh, and I might be featured in the journal (photographed by Maciek Kobielski) — more on that here.
d) And on a way more persuasive note, so are Lily Cole, Juergen Teller, Harmony Korine, Mark Gonzales, Vanessa Traina, Jason Schwartzman, Sarah Braman, Kathy Lo… if you are reading this, you are likely obsessed with one/all of them.
thesmilenyc:

The Journal Issue 29 with Nate Lowman insert available at The Smile @thesmilenyc

Go!  After all… 

a) Nate Lowman is brilliant.

b) The Smile is the coziest and friendliest spot in town. (PS: many thanks for sending @alimichael, @johnjannuzzi, @meghanfarrell, @jaimebrand and me the most off-the-charts delish surprise last night!)

c) Oh, and I might be featured in the journal (photographed by Maciek Kobielski) — more on that here.

d) And on a way more persuasive note, so are Lily Cole, Juergen Teller, Harmony KorineMark Gonzales, Vanessa Traina, Jason SchwartzmanSarah Braman, Kathy Lo… if you are reading this, you are likely obsessed with one/all of them.

thesmilenyc:

The Journal Issue 29 with Nate Lowman insert available at The Smile @thesmilenyc

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My best friend John Jannuzzi – the Digital PR Manager at Starworks Group (that has quite the ring to it, right?) – snapped this last night while we were at a rooftop meeting in that ambiguous area where the Flatiron District meets Gramercy Park. I, for one, am awfully guilty of taking for granted our city’s breathtaking views and awe-inspiring architecture. Mental note: don’t.
textbook:

The Flatiron Building

My best friend John Jannuzzi – the Digital PR Manager at Starworks Group (that has quite the ring to it, right?) – snapped this last night while we were at a rooftop meeting in that ambiguous area where the Flatiron District meets Gramercy Park. I, for one, am awfully guilty of taking for granted our city’s breathtaking views and awe-inspiring architecture. Mental note: don’t.

textbook:

The Flatiron Building

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So sorry that I have been off the Tumb as of late! Check out this bit that I did at Lucky with my BFF John Jannuzzi since I clearly, to save the dramatics, have only sporadic experience when it comes to Father’s Day gift-giving. And menswear.
textbook:

need some father’s day gift ideas? check out my interview/gift guide for lucky magazine, written by none other than julia frakes.1: required reading: a kick-ass guide to making your dad happy on father’s day.

So sorry that I have been off the Tumb as of late! Check out this bit that I did at Lucky with my BFF John Jannuzzi since I clearly, to save the dramatics, have only sporadic experience when it comes to Father’s Day gift-giving. And menswear.

textbook:

need some father’s day gift ideas? check out my interview/gift guide for lucky magazine, written by none other than julia frakes.
1: required reading: a kick-ass guide to making your dad happy on father’s day.

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People I love, Part 4: John Jannuzzi
textbook:

a good 2010 morning to everyone. i have vacated mannhattan for the more idyllic setting of connecticut, times square and ticketed galas aren’t really my thing. anyway, yesterday started off with an easy going snowstorm that gave way to a perfect blue sky. at the behest of my father i grabbed my camera to snap some pictures really fast. our house looks is best in fresh snow. of course, natural light runs on its own schedule so i literally threw on boots and a jacket to head outside to take advantage. happy new year, may it be better than your old year.snap crackle pop1: overcoat from john varvatos (don’t have all my coats here just this one)2: sweatshirt from rodarte (underneath and i told you it wouldn’t leave my side)3: dog pajama pants from j.crew 4: boots from rachel comey (currently waterlogged from trudging through the snow5: long johns from patagonia (a staple of a new england wardrobe)6: will post the pics later

People I love, Part 4: John Jannuzzi

textbook:

a good 2010 morning to everyone. i have vacated mannhattan for the more idyllic setting of connecticut, times square and ticketed galas aren’t really my thing. anyway, yesterday started off with an easy going snowstorm that gave way to a perfect blue sky. at the behest of my father i grabbed my camera to snap some pictures really fast. our house looks is best in fresh snow. of course, natural light runs on its own schedule so i literally threw on boots and a jacket to head outside to take advantage. happy new year, may it be better than your old year.
snap crackle pop
1: overcoat from john varvatos (don’t have all my coats here just this one)
2: sweatshirt from rodarte (underneath and i told you it wouldn’t leave my side)
3: dog pajama pants from j.crew

4: boots from rachel comey (currently waterlogged from trudging through the snow
5: long johns from patagonia (a staple of a new england wardrobe)
6: will post the pics later

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'JF' approves and covets accordingly. What's the male/female size conversion? Never my strongest suit…
textbook:

took a spin uptown with jf this weekend and stumbled across these lanvin sandals. i have no idea why, but in all their ugliness and weirdness, i want them. bank account and feet are unequivocally screwed.1: lanvin men’s sandals: don’t you want me baby, don’t you want me noooowowowoowwww

'JF' approves and covets accordingly. What's the male/female size conversion? Never my strongest suit…

textbook:

took a spin uptown with jf this weekend and stumbled across these lanvin sandals. i have no idea why, but in all their ugliness and weirdness, i want them. bank account and feet are unequivocally screwed.
1: lanvin men’s sandals: don’t you want me baby, don’t you want me noooowowowoowwww

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On Saturday, my friends threw me a lovely little intimate birthday at Pure Food and Wine.

My sincerest thank you to Ali Michael, Hannah Marshall, Laura McLaws Helms, Stephanie LaCava, John Jannuzzi, Jaime Brand, Colleen Nika, Amy Sall, Natalie So, Alexa Rodulfo and my amazing mom for making it quite easily the best night of my life. I will forever cherish the memories…

(all photos via MF)

Almost a half-decade ago while studying for my driver’s test, an issue of Vogue UK, by hook or by crook, found its merry way atop my enthralling (ha!) Pennsylvania Department of Motor Vehicles manual and promptly opened itself (or something like that) to divulge Nicolas Ghesquière's genius in this now-iconic Tim Walker image [below]. A welcome distraction indeed.

This prime bit of British wit – coupled with the Balenciaga Fall 2006 shoes' profuse and prolific editorial credits across the board in the July 2006 Vogue US (graced by coverstar Kate Hudson in, well, Balenciaga) – sparked a four-year odyssey to track down a pair for myself. The dénouement? Yesterday evening, owing to the power of ebay and some good old fashion first-time bidder’s luck, I actually won (and at a very reasonable price, might I add) a pair from the collection! Woot woot!
textbook:

1: julia frakes and the adventure of the fall 2006 balenciaga shoes: hop hop

Almost a half-decade ago while studying for my driver’s test, an issue of Vogue UK, by hook or by crook, found its merry way atop my enthralling (ha!) Pennsylvania Department of Motor Vehicles manual and promptly opened itself (or something like that) to divulge Nicolas Ghesquière's genius in this now-iconic Tim Walker image [below]. A welcome distraction indeed.

This prime bit of British wit – coupled with the Balenciaga Fall 2006 shoes' profuse and prolific editorial credits across the board in the July 2006 Vogue US (graced by coverstar Kate Hudson in, well, Balenciaga) – sparked a four-year odyssey to track down a pair for myself. The dénouement? Yesterday evening, owing to the power of ebay and some good old fashion first-time bidder’s luck, I actually won (and at a very reasonable price, might I add) a pair from the collection! Woot woot!

textbook:

1: julia frakes and the adventure of the fall 2006 balenciaga shoes: hop hop

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After a few blizzardy morning appointments and hopping to a studio to finish a Vogue Nippon piece, I’m off to tea at one of my favorite haunts in the city with (the warmhearted, witty) John Jannuzzi – who just so happens to be the author of this covetable post:
textbook:

1: more miu miu s/s 2010 again (image c/o of tulletulle and her miu miu madness of late): miu miu miu how do you like it? how do you like it?
in other news: our offices are closed today…expect to see lots of shoe posts.

After a few blizzardy morning appointments and hopping to a studio to finish a Vogue Nippon piece, I’m off to tea at one of my favorite haunts in the city with (the warmhearted, witty) John Jannuzzi – who just so happens to be the author of this covetable post:

textbook:

1: more miu miu s/s 2010 again (image c/o of tulletulle and her miu miu madness of late): miu miu miu how do you like it? how do you like it?

in other news: our offices are closed today…expect to see lots of shoe posts.

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