“Clap Your Hands,” Sia
May 25, 2010, 11:40 pm
Filed under: Music, Video | Tags: , ,

Can’t help it….I love me some Sia.


Yuketen Brass Stud Loafer
May 24, 2010, 11:05 pm
Filed under: Footwear, Menswear | Tags: , , , , ,

And speaking of (capsule), I was reminded today while reading The Black Nouveau of these killer studded loafers from Yuketen that I wanted to post about so badly during the winter show season, but didn’t have imagery to do so.  Thankfully they’ve surfaced at Opening Ceremony, where they’re on sale for a cool $430.  I’m a sucker for unexpected details and these otherwise traditional loafers with a little punkish flair are really doing it for me right now.

Dana Lee AW10 Lookbook
May 24, 2010, 10:34 pm
Filed under: Menswear, Mr. Dool Approves | Tags: , , ,

Back in February, we got a sneak peek at the fall collection from NYC-based designer Dana Lee out in Vegas at (capsule).  Now, a few months closer to these clothes hitting stores, you can see the AW10 lookbook on the label’s site.  Even though Lee recently noted in an interview with Secret Forts that she’s not too concerned with creating “head-to-toe” looks, it’s not hard to imagine leaving the house on a crisp October day dressed like the models here — especially artist Mat Bushell (above), who embodies that downtown, Ginsbergian nerdy-cool in these shots.  These pieces are the basics that provide a solid foundation to any wardrobe — simple enough to be worn season after season, but with enough character to keep you from getting bored.  See some more from Dana Lee after the jump.

Continue reading

Francis and the Lights, “Darling, Its Alright”
May 12, 2010, 9:54 pm
Filed under: Music, Video | Tags: , ,

Style Inspiration: This One’s for the Ladies
May 10, 2010, 10:39 pm
Filed under: personal style | Tags: , ,

I liked this lady’s style, so I (semi-creepily) took a photo.  She had a cool asymmetrical, braided haircut and mixed patterns/fabrics really well.

Viviane Sassen
May 8, 2010, 11:40 am
Filed under: Mr. Dool Approves, Photography, Style, Style Inspiration | Tags: , ,

Fashion photography centered on African themes is often so fetishized or romanticized that it becomes less about representing a continent or a people than it is about being exotic for the sake of exoticism.  So much so that the personal touch Viviane Sassen injects into her work goes miles to separate her from others who travel to the continent as visitors.  Sassen, a Dutch fashion photographer who lived in Kenya as a child, has a way of making her portraits feel authentic despite how highly stylized they are.  Even the most obviously posed portraits have an almost candid quality.  And throughout, her love for Africa and affection for the people she shoots come through as vibrantly as the rich colors she favors.  Sassen is also creating an alternative view to what many outsiders think of Africa, in a way that only an insider can.  As she told Karin Nelson of the New York Times, “People in the West have a quite limited idea of what the place is about.  Hunger, war, AIDS … It’s so much more diverse and exciting.”  See more of her work after the jump.

Continue reading

Dickchicken has a monopoly on hilarious tags in NYC right now
May 7, 2010, 12:08 am
Filed under: Mr. Dool Approves | Tags: , ,

And we all know my love for graffiti.