Tuesday, May 29, 2007

Armand Basi Spring/Summer 2007

Here is another Spring/Summer collection that might inspire you in your shopping. It is the Armand Basi Spring/summer 2007. The style is so highly influence by the 80’s which is why the images of Bruce Weber and Ray Petri photographs reminded me of the collection.

Here is the backstage video.

Here is the show.

Backstage at Moschino Spring/Summer 2007

Here is the backstage video from the Moschino SS2007 shoe. One of the male models is eating jell-o shot while being groomed and how cute it is to see Suzy Menkes trying to find her seat. And there is a tacky skinny blond queen wearing cutoff jean shorts in the audience. Ewww.

Lanvin Men Spring/Summer 2007

Just in case you haven’t started shopping for your spring and summer clothes here is the Lanvin men Spring/summer 2007 to inspire and give you and idea. I love the dressy with a touch of kookiness on the styling. I like rounded shoulders of the jacket, match with the geeky flood pants and top with an Engineer cap. The look is little too young for me, but I think I can you alter it to suit my body type. But definitely I would use the look to one of the models for the next photo shoot.

Saturday, May 26, 2007

Kelly Rippy

All time fashion insider favourite international male model Kelly Rippy was discovered with his younger brother in Knoxville, Tennessee by ProScout. Even with no experience and bad haircut he was immediately signed by powerhouse Wilhelmina Models. He then sky rocketed to fashion “It Boy”. You can catch him in almost all blue chip fashion houses’ shows; Prada, Gucci, Dolce & Gabbana, Giorgio Armani, Versace, DSquared, just to mention a few.

Rippy has appeared in several big ad campaigns such as Tommy Hilfiger and the lucrative Calvin Klein ad campaigns, including its clothing line, jeans and fragrance.

You can currently see him in Garnier ad.

Below is his Cacharel ad.

Here is his famous Levis Ad "Easy Sunday".

Monday, May 21, 2007

Room Service by Adam Raphael

Adam Raphael a master of male erotic photographs, author of three well known book “Book One (hm, 1999), Friends (hm, 2001), and Friends & Brothers (hm, 2004) has a new book that just came out this year called “Room Service”. Room Service is a luxurious collection of 150 photographs of racially diverse male models lounging, bathing, and dining amid the sumptuous interiors and elegant finishes of the finest hotels of East Coast America.

Raphael began renting hotel rooms, after getting tired shooting inside the studios. He discovered that the hotel gave him endless variety and spontaneity, which became the premise of this book. With the help of J. C. Suarés who designed the settings and Nina Duran who includes spot illustration they capture a splendid visual images that capitalized on fantasy, texture and light.

The muscular models were aged 18 to 26, who are both clothed and unclothed, are photographed in repose, playful, and carefree in the privacy of their hotel suites. The end results are sensuous, beautiful and breathtaking.

Adam Raphael

Amazon- "Room Service"