Grungy Gentleman at NYFW: Men’s, Autumn/Winter 2018

Sporty, athletic and relaxed summed up the looks from Jace Lipstein’s Grungy Gentleman menswear brand showing during New York Fashion Week: Men’s. Even when the clothing in question was tailored, like a handful of the sports coats shown. And why not? When you dress, design for, hell design with professional ballers, that’s the attitude that shines through.

Grungy Gentleman

Signature looks sauntering their way down Jace’s art-gallery runway were often Continue reading

Style Fashion Week New York:
Malan Breton’s Exotic Men + Women

Crafting beautiful exotic luxury clothing, this Taiwanese-born U.S. designer pulled out all the stops during Style Fashion Week in his New York Fashion Week Autumn/Winter 2018 collection for men and women at a sizzling runway presentation at Cipriani Manhattan last week.Malan Breton

Malan Breton

Offering both structured tailored looks and sporty athleisure, Malan sent out Continue reading

Sanchez-Kane and the Lure of Sexx Toys

The covered art pieces on the runway prior to the show should have been a give away, if you didn’t already get the idea from the invitation. Artisanal sex toys?! Is there really such a thing?!

Sanchez-Kane Apparently, in Sanchez-Kane Mexico’s world. From the show liner notes that offered “Find your group of misfits and levitate together” to the plaster-of-paris penises Continue reading

Suitsupply’s Refined Tailoring Fits Guys to a T: AW2018

Originally founded in Amsterdam by Fokke de Jong, Suitsupply has quickly become a tailored staple for the well-dressed young dude. Whether it’s for his first take on tailoring or fun and affordable multitudes of wardrobe add-ons, these suits are well priced, exquisitely crafted and manifested in Italian fabrics. These are the break out style suits that won’t breaking the bank, prompting GQ to call Suitsupply theSuitsupply Continue reading

Men’s Style Day 1: New York Men’s Day

The quick spots shining on the models switching out atop small box platforms for the Krammer & Stoudt show during Monday afternoon’s New York Men’s Day session were disturbingly and frustratingly fast. After speaking to co-designer Mike Rubin, who said his wife, co-designer Courtenay Nearburg, wanted it that way and that snappers would get the picture if they were good enough photographers, I was still in the dark.

Krammer & Stoudt

It took me until after leaving the show to “get the picture.” The teasing, almost strobing effect of the spotlights highlighted (or obscured) the fact that all the Continue reading

Next Tribe’s Sobriety Support: I Can’t Believe I’m Not Dead Yet – Chapter One

So, recently I’ve been thinking and talking to others a lot about my memoir, full title “I can’t believe I’m not dead yet (but I’m sure glad I’m not). A tale of recovery, redemption and resetting….” (Wonder who will play me in the movie?! LOL!!!!.) But I just realized that I never linked to the first chapter that ran on NextTribe.com this past summer (full story linked here).

dead-yet-small-1170x625Timing is everything. Last night at a birthday party, I met Continue reading

NYFW Watch: The Spring Summer 2018 Trends

Autumn may be striking the seasonal clock this Friday, but you, dear reader, can be ahead of the curve on all the upcoming trends for Spring/Summer 2018, after the wrap of New York Fashion Week this past Thursday.

In front of The Standard, photographing You-Know-Who

Yes, that’s Fashion Whirled in front of The Standard after the Sandy Liang show, photographing You-Know-Who (shhhh, I mean stalking the wild Man Repeller, Leandra Medine)

How adorable is The Man Repeller, Leandra Medine

Just how flippin’ adorable is she, anyway?!!!!

Women’s fashion will be pretty and ultra feminine, with an athletic sportiness thrown in for good measure, and sheer to shiny designer manifestations key. Fanny packs made an unlikely return. But anything with sparkle plenty was fair game.

Check out highlights of some of the designer shows I attended: Continue reading

My Reset…on The Today Show!

I always loved playing the “so what did YOU do this summer?” game as a kid. It takes me back to back-to-school classes, seeing friends, shopping (because, fashion. It’s always all about the fashion, right?!), crisp fall days and that wistful feeling in the pit of your stomach when the last warm days wane and the darkness ebbs up closer and closer to dinner time.

This summer, I did some pretty spectacular things, if I do say so myself. For one thing, we traveled cross-country over the Fourth of July weekend towing an Airstream trailer that now resides up near our lake cabin. More about that later.

Airstreamin': heading out from Seattle at 3:30 a.m.

Airstreamin’: heading out from Seattle at 3:30 a.m.

Oh. And I was featured on The Today Show through my story that ran on The Reset. The Today Show producers picked up the article for a series about Starting Over, and a crew came and interviewed me at home (yes, I was up all that week at 4 a.m. cleaning my ass off before heading into the office!). Then they followed me to a yoga class (and yes, I don’t know why I wore my worst yoga clothes and sandals with holes under the zippers!). I mixed up one of my favorite kale greenies and toasted the camera. Life is beautiful! Please view the video here.

So, here’s to resetting. For a new season. For school (I’m starting yoga TT in October! YAY!). For your health. For your career (full discloser: I just quit my full-time corporate job and will be concentrating on the Collection 13 Jewelry business). For over and over again, if you need. That little — or big — reset button makes every day better, makes you the best person you can be and makes you realize that this thing called life is about practice, not perfection.

Here’s to Aging Gracefully & Gratefully.

Be Well,

xoxokim

 

 

Who Wears Short Shorts?! NextTribe and I, That’s Who!

Shorts story made shorter…don’t be afraid to show some skin this summer! Have a read of my latest story up on NextTribe. Because a gal’s gams become her BFFs when transitioning from the hot pants of her youth to the haute pants of this season. Just pull on a pair of dressy shorts, don a pair of {comfy} heels and make for the office like a beautiful busy bee. You’ve got this!

Denim jeans shorts, like cut offs, but better!

Denim jeans shorts, like cut offs, but better!

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xokim