Have a Sweet—Dolce—& Gabbana New Year!

As we close out the old year and look forward to the new one, I have begun to set our compass on what the griffes are predicting for 2011.

Hopefully not sounding like a broken record, the focus of this site is on emerging designers, yet without forgetting the long emerged.

As for a griffe that has been long established in the men’s world of fashion, there is probably none other than Dolce and Gabbana.

Two Italian men who were not afraid to express their bold views on raw masculinity, fearless femininity, elegant sensuality, and refined fragility…

With the equivalent of $1,000 in their pocket, Dolce and Gabbana embarked on their label a little over 25 years ago.

Stefano Gabbana was born 1962 in Milano, Italy; while Domenico Dolce was born 1958 outside Palermo in Sicily.

The two young men met 1980 in Milano and soon formed a partnership; today, they continue business as friends.

For 2011, Dolce & Gabbana fix their attention on “Sicilian Sensuality,” continuing their theme from 2010.

So, I would like to say Happy New Year to all with this video of Dolce & Gabban spring/summer 2011 collection:

See more images here.

Photos Copyright Dolce & Gabbana.

2011 According to Dolce & Gabbana

Summertime Tailoring
Extra light washed silk. Linen and raw hemp woven like baskets.

Shirts in poplin and washed muslin cotton. Extra light washed and rubbed-down cotton. Sandblasted denim.

Sweaters in jute or in interwoven jute and leather. Extra light silk sweaters.

Open-work leather shoes or made with new techniques to hand-sew leather. Interwoven Sicilian style leather sandals.

String or leather sandals like those worn by Sicilian fishermen.

Interwoven leather bags that take inspiration from those used by the farmers in the South of Italy.

Soft volumes and sensuality: everything is made in the most classic and traditional summertime tailoring TRADITION.

Light and Shadow
White and black suits with an “out-in-the-sun” effect: the colors of the fabric look like they faded away because of the long exposure in the sun.

The color of sand hints the beach, while beige recalls the tangle of peasants’ baskets.

The need and desire to slow down from the hectic rhythm of life thus taking back one’s own time.

The whole collection turns around the concept of a more relaxed and sensual kind of elegance.

This concept is also expressed through swimsuits made of knitwear and coordinated with the sweaters that recall the popular concept of the famous “Italian Vitelloni.”

See the whole collection here.

Photos & text Copyright Dolce & Gabbana.


Just one hour left before 2011 . I'm very grateful to be together with family, having friends who are always there when needed, and could have stuff dreams like i-pod,digital camera, sunglasses and shoes this year. Thankssss GOD for already provides a lot of things i want in 2010. Hopefully in 2011 more better than 2010 in everything, from work, family, friendship, and romance. Good Night and Happy New Years 2011 all....

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Happy New Year!

2011 According to Cerruti

As I mentioned yesterday, 2011 has about as much to offer us as there are designers! The variations, emphases, and silhouettes on the runways span a panorama of looks, all depending on the designer.

While the main focus of this site is on emerging designers around the world, from time to time we set out compass on the griffes—those who have long emerged and gained a name in the world of fashion.

So, let’s turn our attention now to Cerruti’s press release and learn what the 2011 spring/summer season will bring to us.

“The first passage of the show sets the tone of the collection: innate Parisian chic. Between Saint Germain-des-Prés and Bob Richardson, the Cerruti man breathes an air of ultra-contemporary refinement.

Shaped around a fresh, sharp-cut sartorial shoulder, the silhouette remains notably fitted. Boldly adjusted double-breasted jackets combined with barely flared trousers for a 70’s feel. Alternatively, big jumpers over slim leg trousers offer an equally convincing look.

Beautifully created, trench coats in compact wool gabardine play with length. Invigorating, expressional colors work to energize the silhouette. Available in a rich palette of colors (taupe, grape, khaki, fischia, blue), the garments can be worn effortlessly under a denim racket or a three-piece suit. And cede their place gracefully to jersey polos in glazed cotton or cotton silk.

The tuxedo is no longer restricted to eveningwear. Worked in a technical cotton or colored leather, it becomes a part of the daytime silhouette. Wrap collars, Bermudas with a tailored stripe or shorts with contrasting belt detail inspire new combinations.

Regardless of the silhouette, accessories take centre stage: peccary mittens by Causse, woven straw hats by Philipp Treacy, leather luggage by Pinel & Pinel. Available from July in the newly renovated Madeleine flagship store. “

Have a peek at the collection here.

Photos Copyright Cerruti.

About Cerruti

Born 1930 in Biella of Italy’s Piedmont region, Nino Cerruti founded his ‘maison de couture’ 1967 in Paris.

Nino’s high fashion house, however, was not his first fashion undertaking, since the Italian designer comes from a long line of garment producers.

Amazingly, the Cerruti family has been worked in the garment manufacturing since the middle of the 1700’s, mostly as expert weavers in the industry!

In 1881 Nino Cerruti’s grandfather founded a textile mill, Lanificio Fratelli Cerruti, the direction of which Nino Cerruti assumed in 1951 when he was only 20 years of age.

A year after founding his fashion house in Paris, Nino became known for Casual Chic, “a luxurious, glamorous look which conquers the world and the market with a unique, thrilling style.”

Over the course of his career, Nino Cerruti has also gained the reputation for dressing Hollywood as he clothed the actors in list of films too long to name.

At the turn of the millennium, Nino decided to sell his brand to investors and devote his full attention to his grandfather’s textile mill.

Since 2007, Jesper Borjesson has been the designer of the Cerruti menswear line, as this Swedish designer has been increasingly emphasizing Nino Cerruti’s ‘relaxed chic’ look.

Have a peek at the 2011 spring/summer collection here.

Photos Copyright Cerruti.

New baby is born

Introduce my new online shop :

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in January 2011

2011 According to Issey Miyake

As we come to the end of another year, many of us are eager to discover what 2011 has in store for men’s fashion. Probably never more than now, it all depends on who is doing the forecasting.

While Men’s Fashion by Francesco is primarily concerned with emerging menswear designers from around the world, every so often we need to hear from those who have long emerged—what I call, the griffes.

Whether we like it or not, for the most part, the griffes have a worldwide impact on fashion trends and styles, setting the stage for what filters down to the masses.

So, first, let’s take a look at the spring/summer 2011 press release of Issey Miyake, who looks to nature for inspiration next year:

The Trout
The Trout lives in cold streams. He is a master of disguise, secreting himself quietly while all around him life abounds with activity. Cautious and patient, he waits and he watches. Suddenly, when the chance arises, he reveals himself—the flash of a beautifully dappled figure in the water – and he takes his prey.

His patience, his elegance and the beauty of his fighting spirit is revealed.

ISSEY MIYAKE Spring-Summer 2011 collection is inspired by the nature of the Trout.

Trout Plaid
Energetic and graphic abstract plaids are achieved through knitting, weaving and printing techniques in a variety of vivid rainbow colors. Worn with ragged circle pattern A-POC GALAXY denim series.

Trout Trad
Hidden pockets and details are camouflaged in new traditional ISSEY MIYAKE suits, in charcoal and navy. Steeley gray suits with chalky white pinstripes that seem to disappear for a fleeting moment.

Trout Tricks
Jacket, pant and waistcoat series which is double woven and cut to reveal pockets; the hidden reverse weft reveals itself only when it is necessary, mimicking the characteristic behavior of a trout. A woven dot pattern is also inspired directly from a trout.

See more images here.

Photos Copyright Issey Miyake.

About Issey Miyake

Issey Miyake was born 1938 in Hiroshima, Japan, where he both witnessed and survived the nuclear bomb, which was dropped on August 6, 1945.

In 1964, Issey graduated from the Tama Art University in Tokyo with a degree in Graphic Design, going on to work in both Paris and New York for the next six years.

In 1970, Issey returned to Japan and founded Miyake Design Studio. In the 1990’s, he pioneered a new technique called garment pleating.

Issey’s concept of design is to create with one piece of cloth as he explores the relationship between the body and that piece of cloth.

Since 2007, Dai Fujiwara has been the Issey Miyake House Creative Director.

See more images here.

Photos Copyright Issey Miyake.


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Endorse double vest// Cottonink shawl//thrifted stripes long tee // black pants
// Robinet " Jacob " shoes // thrifted bag

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My new glasses , I LOVE RED :)

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Jacob ( my shoes name ) in action !!!

Let It Snow…. Or Not?!

Snow—it all looks alike, right? Well, not to everyone! Think of the words for snow in your native language.

In English alone, I have learned about a half-dozen ways to describe falling snow and over 20 terms to define snow lying on the ground.

Living just outside of New York City, I just experienced what would suffice as enough snow for a lifetime! As I am typing, there lie 76.2cm (30 inches) of snow outside my door!

To many couture designers, snow and all its characteristics serve as a powerful yet natural inspiration for their creations: the sparkle, the drifting, the crystals, the textures—and much, much more!

To me, another aspect of snow applies to the world fashion and design, and it is for this very purpose that I write: uniqueness!

As the axiom holds true that “no two snowflakes are alike,” there are even several categories into which snowflakes may fall.

Fashion, costume, dress, menswear, style—call it what you may—speak of our identity.

Have you ever noticed that most people seek to dress alike? The more different those certain individuals dress, the stranger they become?

This sort of reasoning stems from the fact that most individuals crave a sense of belonging to a given group and, in most societies, our outer appearance defines us.

That’s why snowflakes inspire me—they are a celebration of our unique identity!

If nature itself allows for no two snowflakes to be alike, why shouldn’t we allow others to express their uniqueness in their outer appearance?

So I leave you with a thought as we approach the end of another year. Are you a snowflake or a snowdrift?

Either way, you need to put something on! So, I invite you to another year of exciting menswear reading!

As for me, I’m going to let it snow! See a few more snow images here.

Photos Copyright Men’s Fashion by Francesco.

Time machine

Time goes by fast , just 4 days left to 2011. Many thing happen in my life this year. Happiness & sadness, fun activities with my friends, love story, and many more. If I had the opportunity to enter into a time machine ,I would go back in time where I made many mistakes. These are the things that 'll not be forgotten in this year :

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01. Promoted as pastry cook at my workplace.
02. Have a new digital camera and cell phone.
03. Received free stuff from our local brand ( SATCAS /Bloop Endorse/Dhievine by Dhika )
04. Meet my favorite indonesian blogger ( diana/heidi/sonia/bethanny/sabila ) at Blogger Yard Sale .
05. Shopping a lot free stuff at Centro dept.store and got featured in their website.
06. Attend many great event like Jakcloth, Wardrobe 2010, Hellofest , Blogger Yard Sale, Brightspot Market, J-town creative junction, Fashion Rocks, opening store of Level One ,Blast from the Past garage sale ,etc.
07. Having fun with my besties at Dunia Fantasi ( this is my 1st time i go there ) and Putri Duyung resort hotel.
08. Bought many shoes from our local brand like Tendencies, Parachute , Robinet.
09. My brother got married .
10. Experiencing a lot of love story that always ends with sadness and regret.
11. Being the winner of Smooch Yogurt competition and got I-pod touch as the prize.

Thanks GOD for all the things that happened in my life in 2010. Hopefully in 2011 more better than this year. Amin...

Diemme for Your Next Trek

Diemme has been producing footwear in Montebelluna, Italy, since the 1870’s.

Montebelluna is a small town in the Veneto region of approximately 30,000 inhabitants. Other footwear labels that produce in the town include Fila and Geox.

Since 1992, the company has been run by two brothers, Dennis and Maico, who produce 4 types of shoes: high mountain, trekking, hunting, and safety boots.

Have a look at the boots here.

Photos Copyright Calzaturificio Diemme, Courtesy Capsule.

FEIT—Custom Made for your Feet

FEIT was founded by Tull Price 2005 in Australia as a lean model of footwear producers that maintain a direct relationship with their customers, mostly online.

Tull searched the world for years looking for skilled craftsman who create the perfect custom shoe.

Recently FEIT produced the Kudu Stichdown, which comes in 4 colors but limited to 36 pairs.

Stitchdown is a hand-sewn process in which the top and bottom stitch are inter-stitched by stretching the upper over the last.

Kudu is the leather that is derived from the antelope that grazes in South Africa.

See more models here.

Photos Copyright FEIT Direct.

Marc and Jacob

I have a new shoes !!! not only one but two shoes from Robinet ( indonesian shoes brand ) . I bought at Wonderstore today after finished work. Here we go , my shoes Marc and Jacob. Marc is chic and casual , Jacob is simple and formal.

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Marc ( chocolate creamy ) and Jacob ( delicious grey )

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Street style @ Friend in Fashion
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Street style @ Friend in Fashion
Street style @ Friend in Fashion
Street style @ Friend in Fashion
Absolutely head over heels for Tokyo!

I've spent the better part of this week exploring the incredible sights, sounds and fashion this amazing city has on offer.

It's all I hoped for and more. Copious amounts of fresh sushi, a never ending supply of neon, beautiful manicured gardens, Harajuku girls, and fabulous shopping on every street.

Already planning my next visit.

Friend in Fashion

P.S. I'll be hopping on a plane tomorrow on my way back to Sydney for some crazy New Year celebrations, before relocating to Melbourne! So excited to check out the Melbourne fashion scene, sharing my adventures with you along the way.

Jingle all the way

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Listen this song and look the video :

I'm lovin it !!!!
Happy Holiday all....

Happy Holidays

As we approach the end of another year, I would like to wish everyone everywhere a happy and healthy holiday season!

This is your time , Diana

I just wanna say :

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create by myself :)

Cameron Diaz in a skimpy black bikini and white straw hat in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico

Cameron Diaz picture pic photo image gallery in a skimpy black bikini and white straw hat
Cameron Diaz with Yankees baseball player Alex Rodriguez on vacation in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico. Cameron diaz dipped into a pool with some buddies while wearing a skimpy black bikini and white straw hat.

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Megan Fox Wearing a tiny black polka dot bikini weekend in Hawaii

Megan Fox Wearing a tiny black polka dot bikini weekend in Hawaii with her husband in sexy bikini picture gallery blog
Megan Fox was spotted last weekend frolicking on a beach during a Hawaiian vacation with her husband Brian Austin Green. Megan with her husband celebrate the festive season and went to Hawaiian beach for vacation. Megan was seen flaunting her killer figure in a super sexy bikini. She showed off her fabulous six-pack abs and looked smoking hot. She wore a tiny polka-dot bikini and showcased her fantastic tattoos.

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megan showed off her sexy bikini and fantastic her new tatoos in hawaiiMegan fox and her husband Brian Austin Green on vacation during chrismast in hawaii

Clae: Footwear for the Cool

Clae’s collection of original silhouettes breathes new life into traditional footwear.

An ease of design lies at the heart of the brand, fusing the comfort of athletic footwear with the aesthetic of traditional dress-inspired styling.

By redefining the boundaries of casual footwear, Clae fills the void between sneakers and shoes.

Clae captures the lifestyle and momentum of the modern consumer, appealing to men of any generation.

See more styles here.

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My Holiday

Actually my holiday today is suck, as i wrote on my twitter account. Just spent holiday in home with watching some DVD, lazing in bed , blogging, browsing,and listening my favorite song in I-Pod .Hmmmm i feel bored. But anyway today is Mother's Day , thank you so much mom for alreadygiven birth and cared for me until now. I love you Mom.....

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YOU C1000 with a new flavour Apple...
love it !!!

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well , i'm a Gleek !!!!

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Good News for shopaholic , start from tommorow at Nanonine Store 'll be held Lucky 13 Year End Sale. You can buy many product from our clothing brand like Satcas, Wellborn, 16DS , Tosavica, Inksomnia ,etc with special price . Disc up to 70 % , so what are you waiting for ??? Lets shop till drop !!! I'll be there tommorow...

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