Monday, October 25, 2010

NYC STYLE (Check out Atiba Newsome on Oxygen's "House of Glam" Tuesday nights @ 10pm)

NAME: Atiba Newsome
OCCUPATION: Fashion Stylist
HAT: Vintage Army Navy
COAT: Levis
SCARF: Louis Vuitton
PANTS: Vintage Army and Navy

What’s your must-have item for the season? A sick coat I can dress up and down.
What sneaker/shoe style are you rocking this season? "I've been wearing a lot of Louboutin's lately."
Who inspires your style? People of NY and Paris inspire my style.
What city has the best style? "New York of course! We're a melting pot of so many cultures, We're bound to influence each others style weather we know it or not."
What movie best captures your style? "Blade Runner" with Harrison Ford for men and "Mahogany" with Diana Ross for women.
Who has whack style? Don’t think anyone’s style is "whack", we all have a different eye for fashion which is what gives us all the choice to be original. What's "whack" to me may be fly to someone else and vise versa.
What trend do you want to see die? "Dudes wearing they’re jeans off they're ass! Now that shit is whack!!"
Last clothing item you purchased? Alexander Wang hoodie
Most money you ever spent on a single item of clothing? "I refuse to answer that in fear that it will be used against me in the future and close the door to lots of loans!" LOL
Favorite website? 
What do you collect? Rosary beads
Favorite brand? Hermes
Favorite tech gadget? New blackberry Bold
What do chicks/guys dig about your style? "The way I swag it out."
Most common statement people make about your style? That its "Fly"
What’s the item currently in your closet that you most regret buying? "Hermes Silk Cashmere scarf that keeps getting lint in my beard!"
What do you see as the next big trend? "I don’t like to predict trends because I never intend on following them."
Favorite city? "Besides NY? Miami!"
Dream job? Doing the wardrobe for "Gossip Girl" or styling Oprah.
Dream date? "Flying private somewhere warm in the dead of winter. Maybe to Anguilla for a seafood dinner on the beach."
Last book read? "The Bluest Eye" by Toni Morrison

Thursday, October 21, 2010


NAME: Anna Battista
Journalist, Writer and Film Lecturer
"My mum got it in Florence in the early 80s from a local milliner’s."
"I usually make my own jewelry pieces." Check out the story the toy car necklace here:
Ermanno Scervino
“Diabolik” line (Spring/Summer 2010) by Sisley
Vintage leather skirt
Piampiani, Italy
COAT: Kimonoat by Camilla Wellton -

What’s your must-have item for the season?
"A bowler hat, but many years ago I got one from an obscure men’s milliner in Italy, so I guess I’m sorted!"
What shoe style are you rocking this season?
"My favorite shoes at the moment are electric blue flat lace ups (sort of jazz shoes/brogues). I have two pairs - one in patent leather and one in suede, both bought in Italy from a family-led factory based in the Marche region."
Who inspires your style?
"I guess my mother – she’s always been a great inspiration to me since I was a young girl (I’ve been stealing her hats since I was 3 years old) also the late Italian designer (though Paris-based), Elsa Schiaparelli and costume designers such as Piero Tosi and Milena Canonero."
What city has the best style?
"There are great places and amazing people with wonderful styles all over the world. I’m quite intrigued by cities like Shanghai and Hong Kong at the moment and I often wonder in which ways they will influence our styles in future."
What movie best captures your style?
"Bizarrely enough it’s a costume film, Luchino Visconti’s The Leopard. I don’t go around in crinolines and crippling corsets, but that film taught me a lot about costumes, tailoring and attention to details (it features amazing costumes designed by Piero Tosi and made by Italian tailor Umberto Tirelli)."
Who has whack style?
Iris Apfel
What trend do you want to see die?
"Come next Spring, the 70s will be all the rage again, but I wouldn’t mind seeing the 70s trend die as soon as possible!"
Last clothing item you purchased?
"A vintage skirt by Elio Fiorucci, he used to be my favorite designer when I was a young girl."
Most money you ever spent on a single item of clothing?
"€600 for a coat. I’m always keener on investing money on items that will last you forever and a good coat it’s usually a good investment."
Favorite website?
Nowness -