Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Prenzlauer Berg in Berlin

Something about him just embodies an effortless cool. From the way EVERYTHING goes together (The way he implements layering is superb. His v-neck cardigan looks so good with his Members Only-esque jacket and fitted button-up shirt). And the way he wears his Converse shoes is fun yet stylish as well.

So here you go, my favorite picture.
As always, click on the picture to enlarge.

Monday, July 28, 2008

Berlin (part 2)

I'm going to give you three pictures from Berlin and save the last one (which is my favorite of all time. Although I'm probably hyping it too much, but oh man, it's good) for next time.

Say yes to high waisted shorts and brightly colored tights! Also, love the bandanna in the hair.

Let me preface this picture by saying that when I took it, they were not hugging. So now it's hard to see what their outfits look like. But just click on it and drink in the details.
Striped cardigans forever! Also, selling tape-ware in a flea market is sort of awesome forever?

Thursday, July 24, 2008

Berlin (part 1)

I took a few pictures of stylish people in Berlin last weekend...but because I want to keep you guys coming back, I'm going to separate them into two posts. Sorry ya'll.

This post consists of shots from my first two days in Berlin. As always, click on a picture to enlarge.

One reason for my love on people on bikes is how they dress themselves to be both stylish yet comfortable. His outfit is quite simple and he uses very neutral colors. But the ease to which he rolls up sleeves pant legs tells you he means serious (biking) business. Also, I love the boat shoes...Although I do hope he's wearing socks.
I know I'm cheating by taking pictures of people outside of Berlin's Fashion Week, but whatevs. It's my style blog, and I will blog what I want to. All three of them are wearing completely different styles. The lady in the middle adds a splash of color to her outfit with a scarf. I love the hair on the guy to the left. Adding a sports coat adds some fancyness to the jeans. And of course, who can ever turn down a good looking suit? The man on the right downplays the seriousness attached to a suit with a casual pair of trainers.

It was rainy that day, but this lady still manages to keep it chic with a fitted leather jacket and adorable dress. Her heels totally complement her outfit.

Monday, July 21, 2008

Amsterdam

Sorry for my lack of updates. Here are two pictures from Amsterdam, when I went last weekend. I feared for my life the whole time I was there...not because of the REEFER MADNESS or the legal prostitution...but the bikes. The city is full of 'em and even if they don't have the right of way, they force it.

Next time, a slew of pictures from Berlin: close to Alexanderplatz and the hipster-friendly neighborhood of Prenzlauer Berg.

As always, click on a picture to enlarge.


Also, here's a mixtape just for you...because I love you.

Monday, July 14, 2008

The bad and the good in London: Youth edition

Although London and Brighton houses a plethora of stylish men and women, there are also some super questionable outfits. White boys and girls in multi-color dreads, moon boots, explosion of neon...the list goes on. Here are two pictures I took in London (around the Eye and Buckingham Palace) that represent the good (bombass leather jacket) and the wtf (...you'll see).

As always, click on the picture to enlarge.

Cheers!

Friday, July 4, 2008

A Journey into Halter Tops and Printed Tees

This post is not meant to be a stain on Irvine Style. Readers should know that Orange County is not actually full of people wearing cute sweaters and high-waisted skirts, as this blog leads us to believe. To the southwest of Irvine, about 15 minutes away, is the city of Costa Mesa and what can be called Costa Mesa Style. If we understand Irvine Style to be what we've generally seen on this blog, then Costa Mesa Style is kind of like Irvine Style's more popular and more sexually-experienced older sibling. Shall we proceed? Yes!

I recently attended a launch party for Vestal's new collection of watches and their other "music-inspired" products. This happened at their headquarters. In Costa Mesa. A fun crowd of people showed up (read: people who would show up for unlimited free alcohol and a ~party~ and "hot" members of the opposite sex) and established a dominant look for the night. Let's take a gander at some party pix.

What can we spot in this scene, part 1

What can we spot in this scene, part 2

I'm not sure if that v-neck is from AA

What can we spot in this scene, part 3

The three guys on the right who look slightly out of place are members of the band Dark Meat. Yes, that is a mask on his head. And yes, that woman's top is just the right amount of see-through.


Do you understand my older sibling example now? This has been an exercise in appreciating differences in style. I'll probably do a sweater (best article of clothing what?) post next time.