WHEW!!!

…yeah, it has been a minute, but as in fashion, lets not waste time trying reconstruct what went before, let’s get onto what is happening now…shall we! :)

Okay, it’s definitely summertime outside.  And though the ones of us in the always hot south have had some cooler temperatures, those days are beginning to give way to the real heat.

And of course there is no better style than to look cool when it’s hot, and of course to look great at the pool and beach, every chance you get.

M. NII

…created by designer JOHN MOORE,  got its origins from a Hawaiian tailoring shop, by the same name, from the 40’s that, along with other tailoring, designed custom trunks. Moore took this idea,  expanding the brand to include tees, pants and sweaters.

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M. NII Board Shorts

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M. NII

M. NII Mainland Stripe Shirt

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M. NII Sweater

M. NII Sweater

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

xo,

PB


Maleficent

Poster

I can’t tell you how excited I am about this Disney flick due out in 2014.

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First of all it is starring one of my favorite crushes and actress’ Angelina Jolie, not only is she a very good actress but a humanitarian as well as quite a fashion Dandi herself.

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Now as for Maleficent I have had a crush on her since I first laid eyes on her back in the ’70’s.  What is it about a powerful, maleficent woman that is so attractive? Who’s to say.  But I know I’m not the only one.

 

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I’m sure the day this opens the theaters will be packed with little kids and gays from all walks of life, and there is absolutely no question as to what the big Halloween costume of 2014 will be…

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Heck, I might even go as her myself!

xo,

PB

 

All photo’s courtesy of google.com and Disney.


Rainy Days and Mondays…

It’s been pouring down rain in my neck of the woods. So much so the ever popular music event ACL got rained out or rather flooded out yesterday.
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When the rains come the last thing you ever want is to be without your fabulous raincoat to keep you dry or at least  keep you looking good while getting wet.  So here are some style ideas and brands to help you on your way to a dandiliciously dry Fall and onward into Winter!
Me in my London Fog.

Me in my London Fog.

Gieves & Hawkes

Gieves & Hawkes

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Harrods Italian Made Raincoats

Harrods Italian Made Raincoats

 

Me and my boots in the rain.

Me and my boots in the rain.

 

Stutterheim

Stutterheim

The Look.

The Look.

 

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ASOS Trench

ASOS Trench

 

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ASOS Trench

ASOS Trench

 

Stutterheim raincoats

Stutterheim raincoats

 

Burberry

Burberry

 

Rains

Rains

 

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Salvatore Ferragamo

Salvatore Ferragamo

 

Stay dry my friends!

PB

 

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Though I am a spring baby and always look forward to shedding layers when that time rolls around, loving fashion as I do, I admit that there is no better time for putting your best style foot forward than in the fall and winter months.

If you can ;ayer like this and not look like a stuffed turkey I say go for it!

If you can layer like this and not look like a stuffed turkey I say go for it!

 

Tim Coppens F/W 2013

Tim Coppens F/W 2013

 

Gieves & Hawkes SS2014

Gieves & Hawkes SS2014

 

Simple and gorgeous!

Simple and gorgeous!

 

Cashmere Melton Varsity Jacket

Cashmere Melton Varsity Jacket

 

Suspenders are the style accent piece that sets you apart.

Suspenders are the style accent piece that sets you apart.

 

"I don't always smoke, but when I do..."

“I don’t always smoke, but when I do…”

 

The always fabulous Esther Quek!

The always fabulous Esther Quek!

 

The Fem version.

The Fem version.

 

Aymeline Valade

Aymeline Valade

 

Don't be afraid to take it there.

Don’t be afraid to take it there.

 

PB

 

Photos courtesy of the

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Fall is upon us

Okay, maybe it’s not yet here and now but it is coming.  I mean Labor Day is tomorrow or if you are just waking up and reading this, today.  And no you don’t have to put away your whites (shoes or clothes) if you don’t want to but I’m certainly gearing up for wearing something besides shorts and a t-shirt so here are some of my picks for your next shopping spree, as well as some style ideas.  Enjoy!

 

Zonkey Boot

Zonkey Boots

 

Fairisle scarves by Drake’s London  Lambswool, hand knot fringes Handmade in England

Fairisle scarves by Drake’s London
Lambswool, hand knot fringes
Handmade in England

 

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Layering done well.

 

High-top Converse are always a hit!

High-top Converse are always a hit!

 

 

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Some accessory ideas to go with that Saint Harridan suit.

Add color with socks.

Add color with socks.

 

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It’s nice not to always wear a jacket.

 

Leather is in top or bottom (Viktor & Rolf)

Leather is in top or bottom (Viktor & Rolf)

 

Take your style up a notch, even with the basics. (Giorgio Armani)

Take your style up a notch, even with the basics. (Giorgio Armani)

 

PB

 

 

 

 

 


Saint Harridan Has Done It!

From the Saint Harridan website:

Oh My God … They Fit!

Day one of our first Pop-Up Shop is finished and the news is fantastic: We did it! We absolutely did it!

We set out to make an impeccable men’s style suit that will fit hansdsomely on women and transmen … and it worked! Person after person came in the store – different shapes, different heights, different weights – put on our trousers and jackets, and looked fantastic!

 

Hey Bay Area, Don’t Miss Day Two!

So, it’s really happening. And for one more day (today!) you can experience it. You can walk into our Pop-Up Shop, knowing you’re our expected customer. You can try on a suit you will love, and it will fit your body. You can experience the beginning of this era we are entering: a time when the clothes you wear validate the life you live.

If you feel right in a suit, come try one on!

Saint Harridan Pop-Up Shop
Sunday, August 18, 2013
10am-6pm
LOCATION: Show & Tell Concept Shop
1300 Clay Street #160, Oakland – at City Center
1 block from 12th Street Bart

 
And remember, you don’t have to live in Oakland, California to get yourself some Saint Harridan threads!
Saint Harridan’s web store is open 24/7!
When we openned the shop this morning it looked pretty good.
But as the day went on, it just looked better,
and better,
and better!
Copyright © 2013 Saint Harridan, All rights reserved. 

Parkland – The Movie

 

‘Parkland’ shines new light on Kennedy assassination
BILLY BOB THORNTON stars as ?Forrest Sorrels,? the head of the Secret Service in Dallas, in a scene from the motion picture PARKLAND.

(Yup, that’s PreppyBaba behind Billy Bob!)

Claire Folger, Exclusive Media Entertainment, LLC

BILLY BOB THORNTON stars as ?Forrest Sorrels,? the head of the Secret Service in Dallas, in a scene from the motion picture PARKLAND.

by Bryan Alexander, USA TODAY

Peter Landesman had an ambitious task with his film Parkland – finding a fresh look at the thoroughly examined assassination of President John F. Kennedy.

The screenwriter and first-time director focused on the smaller players with vital but overlooked roles in the chaotic drama which played out on Nov. 22, 1963.

“This is a movie about the ground truth from the ground level,” Landesman says about the film due out Sept. 20. “What surprised me was the power and poignancy of those who survived that day and the three that followed — the heroism, the instincts and the pathos of those swept up in this tsunami. This is an event that happened to individuals.”

After the motorcade shooting in Dallas’ Dealey Plaza, Kennedy was rushed to Parkland Memorial Hospital, where he was pronounced dead despite desperate attempts to save his life. His assailant, Lee Harvey Oswald, died in the same hospital two days later after being shot in the stomach.

The unraveling and intertwining narrative stays away from prominent characters such as the Kennedys and instead explores the besieged hospital staff — with Zac Efron playing the rookie doctor on duty and Marcia Gay Harden as the head nurse in the trauma room. The staff was told only that the president was on the way to the hospital, not of the terrible events which had transpired.

“No one was prepared for what was coming. They thought the president had the flu,” says Landesman.

Paul Giamatti plays Abraham Zapruder, the accidental witness who happened to be filming the motorcade. “That 26 seconds of film changed his life and all of our lives forever,” says Landesman. “It’s the most examined and investigated piece of celluloid in the history of film.”

Billy Bob Thornton portrays Forrest Sorrels, the head of Dallas’ Secret Service office, who took the unstoppable crime personally.

“The Secret Service had never lost a man, and they lost their man,” says Thornton. “He felt bound and determined to find out what happened immediately while he was going through the worst time in his life. He felt completely responsible.”

Landesman was adamant about shooting key scenes in Dealey Plaza, even painstakingly reconstructing the open-topped stretch limousine in which Kennedy was riding with first lady Jacqueline Kennedy. The setting carried emotional weight for the actors and crew. Thornton, who recalls being sent home from school at age 8 after the assassination, said he had a surreal experience acting in a scene near the plaza.

“Paul (Giamatti) looks so much like Zapruder that it just all seemed very, very real,” says Thornton. “You really forgot that you were making a movie for a moment.”

Landesman says the film follows Oswald, played by “eerily accurate” Jeremy Strong, and his family. James Badge Dale is brother Robert and Jacki Weaver is mother Marguerite. ButParkland, which will be showcased in both the Toronto and Venice film festivals, does not address any of the conspiracies attached to Oswald’s actions.

“That’s not what this film is about. No one is putting together any kind of puzzle here. They’re just surviving,” says Landesman. “But the film will open up a new avenue of debate. And a healthy one.”

 

Copyright 2013 USATODAY.com

 

PB

 
 

 


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