Monday, July 28, 2008

Round Two: Off to Canada, eh, in few hours

Last week I missed my train up to Portland so I had to reschedule so here I am, leaving in a few hours in another attempt to bike from Canada, eh, back to San Francisco. Wish me luck and a safe journey.


Sly Street, Union Square

A man with great personal style and class, he was completely helpful in my pursuit to capture his outfit in the best of my abilities. He is the one that suggested this location that served as a perfect backdrop to his magnificent ensemble. I look forward to running into him again.

Jacket: Ralph Lauren
Shirt: Zara
Pants: Brooks Brothers
Shoes Alden
Tie: Thomas Pink
Hat: Brooks Brothers
Handkerchief: Ralph Lauren

Sunday, July 27, 2008

Double dutch now a sport in NYC high schools

NEW YORK - The popular urban street pastime called double dutch, in which competitors jump between two ropes twirled eggbeater-style, is getting more recognition, becoming an officially sanctioned sport in New York City high schools.

Taken from MSN.COM (Click to read more)

Just for kicks, I uploaded Frankie Smith's Double Dutch Bus for you guys to download

Frankie Smith- Double Dutch Bus

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Stacy of Dior

I saw this one through the window working at Dior and I pulled her out. It was her first day working and she was in the middle of something but her boss was kind enough to let me borrow her for a second to take a picture. It turns out that I met her towards the end of last year through a friend.

Top: Vintage
Pants: Vintage Yves Saint Laurent
Shoes: Christian Dior

Saturday, July 26, 2008

Union Square

Sorry for interrupting your meal.

Jacket: Dries Van Noten
Shirt: Michael Bastian
Pants: Dries Van Noten
Shoes: Bottega Veneta

Look who I ran into yesterday

The one and only Naked Cowboy.

Strolling along on my bicycle looking out for beautiful ensembles and layers of fabrics meshed together in a creative fashion, I found myself being drawn in to not fabric, but instead the abundance of flesh and the sound of a guitar. Shizam. It was the Naked Cowboy working Union Square, not Times Square.

Thursday, July 24, 2008

Congress OKs $48 billion for global AIDS fight

President supports bill that will triple current funding levels

WASHINGTON - The House voted Thursday to triple money to fight AIDS, malaria and tuberculosis around the world, giving new life and new punch to a program credited with saving or prolonging millions of lives in Africa alone.

The 303-115 vote sends the global AIDS bill to President Bush for his signature. Bush, who first floated the idea of a campaign against the scourge of AIDS in his 2003 State of the Union speech, supports the five-year, $48 billion plan.

Taken from MSN.COM (Click to read the rest of the article)

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

San Francisco, come with me

Hercules and Love Affair- "Blind"

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Goodbye again

I am taking the train to Portland in a few hours and then from there I am going to attempt to bike to Seattle and Vancouver and then back down to San Francisco. Same procedure as last time but quite different. My phone will be off for the majority of the time except for those tender moments when I want to get in touch. Wish me luck and a safe journey.


Cory of Gucci on Powell St.

Story: Random asian guy wearing cycling shorts follows attractive lady into Sephora to ask for a photograph.

Cardigan: Burberry
Blouse: Gucci
Skirt: Gucci
Shoes: Gucci
Belt: Gucci
Tights: Wolford
Bag: Marni

Monday, July 21, 2008

Worst. Friends. Ever.

The victim suffered second-degree burns on his testicles

SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. - Two practical jokers are behind bars for setting their passed-out drinking buddy's crotch ablaze while boozing in Grover Beach. Matthew Craig Pillers and Jack Brent Nicholas Keiffer pleaded no contest to a felony great bodily injury charge.


Taken from MSN.COM

Meet Mr. Miranda of Ralph Lauren and Golden Gauge

A man with impeccable style, he is my reason for being a street fashion photographer. 

Check out his amazing street fashion blog: GOLDEN GAUGE

The Sartorialist of San Francisco? Perhaps. 

Sport Coat- Ralph Lauren
Shirt-Brooks Brothers
Tie- Brooks Brothers
Pants- Ralph Lauren
Shoes Johnson & Murphy
Pocket Square- Ralph Lauren

Saturday, July 19, 2008

It made the ballot!

SAN FRANCISCO - A measure seeking to commemorate President Bush's years in office by slapping his name on a San Francisco sewage plant has qualified for the November ballot.

Read more here.

To Portland, Seattle and Vancouver...

In a split second decision, I have decided to take a train ride to Portland this coming Tuesday from San Francisco to ride my bicycle to Seattle and then to Vancouver and back with my buddy Logan. We are looking at 1000+ miles and instead of having a well organized organization (AIDS/Lifecycle) haul our gear and cooking our meals, we will be hauling all of our own gear and cooking all of our own meals. I haven't trained in a month and I feel out of shape, but nonetheless, my summer was looking boring and I decided to change the outcome of it. Wish me luck and to have a safe journey.



The menswear designer at Hermès on the myth of French style, avoiding trends, and why you can never have too much cashmere.

The right proportion and fit are a matter of centimeters—millimeters, really. When you choose clothes that are perfect for you, you feel strong, comfortable, and more self-confident.

Style is a question of charm, not nationality. It’s not true that French men have more allure or style than American men. It’s just that they dress with more personality. They don’t follow dress codes, and sometimes they mix things in a way they shouldn’t. Like how Serge Gainsbourg dressed, with his reptile shoes with jeans and blazer and white shirt—that’s charm.

For a weekend away, a man should bring a simple shirt, two cashmere sweaters, three polos, and one pair of jeans. For shoes, either sandals or light leather moccasins—just the essentials.

In relationships, you must show proof of love and do something passionate. I once had a boyfriend fly from New York to Paris just to have dinner with me. It was very smart.

Age is not important. A man, no matter if he’s 20 or 60, can wear a tee and jeans if he has the right body.

You should have one watch for the weekend, one for the week, one for suits, one for sport. I love watches. Watches are for men what perfume is for women. They are very personal, and you can wear them according to your mood.

Wearing a scarf is about attitude. A man should just wrap one around his neck, maybe two times—but not tightly like women do. It should be nonchalant.

Men make a mistake when they follow fashion instead of their own personality or their own body. When they dress in a very slim shape even if they don’t have the right body, it’s all wrong. It’s awful. With my husband, I tell him, ‘Stay yourself and I’ll take care of you.’ He’s the most spoiled man in Paris.

You can never have too many cashmere sweaters. There are so many kinds of fits and colors. You should have a lightweight one for summer and a heavier one for winter. Whether you wear darker colors like navy or brighter ones like green or yellow can depend on the way you wake up.

The most timeless article of clothing a man can have is a leather piece. An Hermès leather bomber.

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Lanvin’s inventive men’s designer on the merits of sneakers, the tackiness of logos, and why you should invest in a mismatched suit.

You shouldn’t adapt to what people expect you to wear—you should make your clothes your own. For me what’s interesting is to wear the jackets and pants of suits separately.

I think it’s distasteful when people buy clothes with logos or brag about what they spend on their clothes. Luxury should be something intimate.

Jewelry is very difficult for men, but they can go a little more extreme with shoes and bags. Wear trainers with a suit and the look completely changes.

I think clothes are more elegant when they’re nonchalant. You can wear something quite sophisticated but not look too overtly luxurious.

Friday-wear is very typically American. You have this office uniform, and then suddenly it’s the weekend and it’s the opposite. I think it’s better to mix the two and make officewear a little less formal and Friday-wear a little less casual.

When I was younger I used to wear a lot of T-shirts, but now I wear more and more button-down shirts. I think it’s actually very cool to just have a lot of really great shirts in a very good fabric.

It’s important that clothes be light when you’re layering. It’s very nice if you wear three jackets instead of one—but not three suit jackets. I mean a shirt and a shirt jacket and another jacket made out of very light fabric. There’s a richness to that look.

A lot of men are very insecure when it comes to dressing. They ask themselves every morning, “What am I going to wear? Is it the right thing? Does it match?” Once they find something they stick to it, and I think that’s a shame. I think men should make a bit more of an effort. They should see clothing not as something necessary but as something fun.

There’s something modern about dressing up—wearing a shirt and a tie—but in a lighter way. We made ties that were just strips of fabric-—sometimes in the same fabric as the shirt. It’s a new way to wear a tie.

I don’t really like wallets. I prefer that you carry your money in your pocket or put everything in a bag and carry it there. Just keep it simple.

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The creative director at Marni on male vanity, the importance of modern suits, and the perils of ugly shoes.

A man has to discover his own taste and then base his sartorial decisions on that—you shouldn’t buy something because you saw it on TV. You need to feel at ease in your clothes or you risk being a bit ridiculous.

I like a guy in a suit that’s cut a little smaller—slightly shorter, with smaller lapels. Inside, the jacket should have beautiful finishing that only the guy wearing it notices.

Italian men are very vain, even if they won’t admit it. They care about their style.

Not everyone looks good in a tuxedo. It’s important to look at proportions and find one that fits you well.

Shoes define the kind of man you are. They should never be too trendy or showy but lean toward the classic. There are a lot of ugly shoes out there, and they can ruin even the most sophisticated attire.

A little bit of chivalry always makes a woman happy. You shouldn’t exaggerate, but I do like it when a man holds the door open for me. I think, Okay, this guy has manners and knows how to comport himself.

When it comes to wearing color, you need to be a bit careful—a bit more traditional. A man should look sophisticated and refined, and color can sometimes get in the way. You have to be moderate.

Men can carry bags as long as they are masculine, like a tote or an attaché case. Look for a sturdy canvas or handsome leather one, maybe with a raw finish. A bag should be functional and practical.

Clothes don’t necessarily render a man sexy—his attitude and his nature do. For me, someone who is not classically handsome but has a lot of charm is more attractive than a really good-looking guy with no personality.

My husband’s style is classic, but he’ll occasionally wear a Marni sweater or sneakers with a suit or try a jacket that’s slightly shorter, and it works for him. My son is more daring. The most important thing is to be yourself.

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Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Haight St.

Shot outside of Wasteland, both are from the Netherlands and are currently living in San Francisco.

On the left:
Top: Acne Jeans
Jeans: American Apparel

On the right:
Top: Paul & Joe
Shorts: H&M
Shoes: Vintage
Bag: Balenciaga

Meet Phoebe from La Rosa Vintage. She is one of those great people that are more concerned with design and styling rather than brands or labels.

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

glamcanyon: glam as you can

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I met Kat of glamcanyon last summer in NYC outside of Misshapes. glamcanyon is a London (not always london... she travels) based fashioned blog that I have grown to enjoy so much that I have decided to share it with you.

Here is some of her work:

Nylon Japan

Group out to rename sewage plant after George W. Bush

SAN FRANCISCO - A California group submitted a proposal Monday to rename a sewage treatment plant after President Bush, calling the initiative a fitting tribute to the outgoing chief executive and the "mess" he'll leave behind. - From

For a while now, I've seen these people out and about in the city trying to get signatures... One of the most enjoyable things about living in the city is the feeling of being at the ground zero of the fight for change for the better, i.e., witnessing the gay marriage ruling, protests against China, rallying for/against propositions/measures, etc.

Saturday, July 5, 2008

Quote of the evening

"The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious. It is the source of all true art and science" - Albert Einstein

Friday, July 4, 2008

Ronald Jenkees

You NEED to check his stuff out.

At first I thought his front was a joke until I saw his album cover (below).

Nation's highest ranking military officer calls for diplomacy with Iran, not military force

WASHINGTON - It could turn out to be one of the most significant comments of the 2008 campaign — but coming just ahead of a holiday weekend, it isn’t getting much notice.

Upon his return from a visit to Israel and Europe, the nation’s highest ranking military officer warned Wednesday that a military strike on Iran would be a very bad idea.

“This is a very unstable part of the world, and I don't need it to be more unstable,” said the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Adm. Michael Mullen.

Here's the link:

Fucking shit, finally someone says/does something that gives me more hope that all hell/shit isn't going to break out. Although I have high hopes/beliefs that heavy military confrontations (note, I did not leave out minor... remember that close call in January?) will not occur, could you imagine if shit did go down? 

The current policy of the childish "silent treatment" does and will not work. It's easily comparable to an argument/disagreement between individuals. By not talking, time that could have been spent working out problems and spent on post problem relationship building (economic growth through trade, more friends in the middle east) is wasted.  

Thursday, July 3, 2008

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

SF Dyke March 06-28-08

Dolores Park, San Francisco

In a park full of thousands of lesbians, it was their day and I was a minority. I was there and I was witnessing history being written. I was looking at the pages of a history book being filled with words and photographs. It was alive, breathing and drunk with music. Dolores Park was not mine that day, it was theirs. And the streets of San Francisco was not mine that day, it was theirs.

Click on the photograph to view the rest of the images.

Starbucks to close 600 stores in the U.S.

I share this with you from my seat in my favorite cafe in Huntington Beach, Cafe Enchante.

This cafe has chai tea that'll make you go apeshit.

Playing tourist in your hometown

During my first week back home after my SF to LA bike ride, I rode around Huntington Beach on my bicycle to visit the places I love most in this city, and to take my own personal photographs of them.