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gucci forever now

The man. The passion. The dream. Guccio Gucci lived the artisan’s life of Florence in 1921. Authentic. Enduring. Dedicated to perfection. His spirit inspires our traditions today. The beauty of what he began nurtured by generations of craftsmen for 90 years. His desire to create what lasts forever moves each of us. Touching our past as we craft our future. Compelling us to carry his iconic legacy forward – now and forever.

First it’s the Malletier ad campaign from Louis Vuitton. Then in the threshold of its 90th anniversary, Gucci releases its institutional “Forever Now” ad campaign, conceived by Creative Director Frida Giannini. The campaign features original black and white photographs of artisans at work in Via delle Caldaie, Florence, taken by Foto Locchi in 1953.

Hmmm.

the midnight son

Tie the sun and cast it away. Walk into the midnight, son.

Gucci Visage Stripe Silk Tie

Gucci Visage Stripe silk ties in black and cobalt/silver/grey/tanzanite/deneuve red. £93.

Gucci Moccasins

Gucci leather sole moccasin in black and grey calf with silver horsebit and electric blue/yellow trim. £340.

gucci mens spring summer 2010 collection

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Gucci and Frida Giannini served subdued colors punctuated by kilim patterns on clothes and accented by sparse bright hues in some irresistible accessories when it presented its Spring Summer 2010 mens collection in Milan yesterday.

Here are my favorites from the runway.

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I am feeling the love for this shirt with a playful pattern. It’s like tanagram pieces strewn over a gorgeous piece of cotton. The loafers in white with silver horsebit detail will be a staple come next spring.

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A welcome variation, I like this shirt with geometrical tricks. Very optical illusion!

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This luscious jacket with extended silk cuffs is both jovial and mean. The sheen is exciting!

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The casual jacket with nylon details on the left is perfect for chilly spring days, whereas the very light pair of shorts looks like a match to beach heaven. The leather tote in grey is to die for (is it croc?). I see the price, I die.

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Scooting onto the accessories front, I like this pair of leather moccasins with a Gucci trademark engraved clip closure detail. As well as this generous tote with blue leather trim that’s very simple and clean. It comes in cheery yellow, too.

We love Gucci.

gucci in the sky with diamonds

Here’s part two of the recent Kamikaze sale loot. And no, there are no diamonds.

But a Gucci box fell down from the sky. 

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Let there be shoes. And there were shoes…

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And multi-colored calf leather trim…

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And heels of violet and aqua blue…

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And electric blue tassels, fringes and script signature…

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And soles of fine leather.

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And then summer turned brighter, bolder and beautiful.

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Figuring in the Spring 2009 Men’s Gucci runway show in Milan last year and appearing in the season ad campaign and catalogue, these leather sole loafers definitely create a style statement. Its brightly colored profile is only a playful palette to what’s most vital – the amazing skill put into crafting it. I can’t help but feel, admire and look closely into every single detail. This pair, along with my blue suede loafers, starts my blooming love affair with Gucci shoes. I think they are exquisite – classics being given a fresh and bold reinterpretation.

Oslo Pride is underway and I think I’ve just got the perfect pair to take to the streets. 

We love Gucci.

step into summer with some blue suede shoes

After a failed attempt at Louis Vuitton where the navy Monte Carlo loafers are not stocked, my search for a pair of blue summer shoes led me to Kamikaze, Oslo’s only purveyor of main collection lines from Italian luxury brands such as Prada, Gucci and Dolce & Gabbana. 

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Here comes the summer sun.

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Get your Gucci on.

I instantly fell in love with these blue suede moccasins from Gucci. They’re comfortable to wear and feature details that exude sober style – from the soft suede and coated trademark horsebit detail on the vamp, to the perforated leather inset on the heel and the contrast pieced rubber sole. The color is a deep royal blue that’s hard to capture on camera. I tried my best.

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I’m coming out!

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Soft suede…

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Coated horsebit…

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Perforated leather inset…

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Contrast pieced rubber sole…

Easily a summertime chameleon by pairing with either a rolled white Acne jeans or khaki Bermuda shorts, these moccasins are definitely a style staple for languid afternoons sipping coffee or exploring lazy streets in my next travel destination. Two months and counting!

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Packed…

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And ready to go. Step into summer!

gucci men spring/summer 2009 collection

Frida Giannini unveiled in Milan Monday Gucci’s Men Spring/Summer 2009 collection, characterized with a refreshing palette of pastels, stripes of shocking colors and bursts of Hawaiian flora. We have lots of great duffels and totes here, guys! 

                          

And here’s a video from the runway. Note Michael Jackson’s Wanna Be Starting Something in the background. I wonder if it was used in the show. Anyone?

All photos from men.style.com.

the guy in that gucci 8-8-2008 campaign

For once, my eyes are off the bags. I am captivated by the pretty face and killer smile of Chinese actor and singer Huang Xiao Ming, the face of Gucci’s 8-8-2008 Limited Edition campaign.

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Created to commemorate the Summer Olympics in Beijing which starts on the auspicious date of August 8, 2008, Creative Director Frida Giannini has conceived 8 exclusive accessories that epitomize sporty luxury, which include Gucci’s first ever digital timepiece, a bicycle, a mahjong set, a panda in soft leather, a leather duffel and a messenger bag, sports shoes for men and women, and a military tag-inspired necklace. Though the I-Gucci watch will be offered worldwide, all other designs of this special collection will be sold exclusively in Hong Kong and mainland China.

On a similar note, I’ve read that while the number 8 may be auspicious to the Chinese, the triple-eight date 08-08-08 is not quite appealing for Chinese couples to get married, as it also falls on the Hungry Ghost Festival month. And it is believed to be unlucky to get hitched during this period.


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