Archive for July, 2011

Life Definition x Sergio + James

Posted in Art Nouveau with tags , , , , , , , , , on July 26, 2011 by James Field

As the official launch of Sergio + James draws closer, we have begun to experiment with our concept and continue the idea of branding. The Sergio + James brand represents a multiple of lifestyles to fit every wearer. From the hipsters, to the bookworms, we aim to usher in the feeling of a way of life with our collection.

The groupings above are just a small demonstration of this philosophy, and they feature pieces from the up coming debut collection. Of which you will find:

*The small Jo necklace in high gloss black

*Set of beaded bracelets in high gloss black

*The large Jo necklace in natural wood

*The large Jo necklace in high gloss red

*Set of beaded bracelets in high gloss red and natural wood

With much more to come, we hope you watch out for our official launch as we have worked so hard to create something special for you all. The world of Sergio + James has been crafted out of continuos creative thought and inspiration and we believe that it will blend seamlessly into your everyday life. Stay tuned for there is so much more we wish to share with you!

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Sergio James Spring 2012 Debut Collection coming soon……

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Nouveau Spotlight: The Deco Revival x Zona 67

Posted in Nouveau Spotlight with tags , , , , , , , on July 25, 2011 by James Field

The world of jewelry design has certainly taken a leap towards the future these days. With more designers creating collections that are reflective of the world soon to be, while simultaneously paying homage to the classical structure and old world skill of a time long gone. One brand that I have had the pleasure of discovering lately that encompasses this style of design is called Zona 67. Designed by Fiammetta Vanelli, the work she creates is beyond awe-inspiring and refreshing. Blending precious Italian marble and galvanized metal chains in brass, gunmetal and copper , she create a beautiful balance of soft and hard while paying true attention to detail. The shapes are my favorite, which feature strong Art Deco references and styles such as starbursts and geometric patterns. Mined from a quarry that has been in the Italian design families for generations, the name of the brand is taken from this aspect. The actual quarry is called Zone 67, which is where all the marble is extracted. I felt this was very interesting and important, and creates a feeling of lineage and authenticity when a Zona 67 piece is worn. Speaking of the pieces, below are some of my favorites from the collection..

The craftsmanship and skill are obviously there as you can see they are very beautiful, and I feel many of them could be unisex but that of course depends on the wearer. With all the designing and production done in Italy this is truly an authentic and original brand, and Fiammetta Vanelli certainly should be proud of the work she has done thus far. Ottimo lavoro!

Check out www.Zona67.com for more information.

Special thanks go to Serena Carrossino of Zona 67.

The Smoothest Operator

Posted in Art Nouveau with tags , , , , , , on July 25, 2011 by James Field

These are images from an amazing photographer whose work I have just been introduced to. Her name is Sharon Jane and she hails from the Netherlands, and her work speaks volumes, so listen with your eyes. This shoot was inspired by the timeless songbird and one of my all time favorite musical artist, Sade. The model who was chosen bares an uncanny resemblance to the singer, and the pony tail was a smart touch. I love this, and I cant wait to discover more of Sharon’s work.

www.SharonJane.com

Colors of Mood

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , on July 25, 2011 by James Field

I love this editorial for the way the colors pop against this sleek darkness. Very moody, but vivid. #DigginIT

Gabriel Gronvik shot by Nicolas Valois

 For the latest issue of METAL

In Bloom

Posted in Art Nouveau on July 25, 2011 by James Field

Like success all it needs is a little nurturing and care, and it will bloom into a wondrous statement of beauty.

Twenty(2)Too Spring 2012

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , on July 22, 2011 by James Field

When I wrote my first feature on the Romanian brand Twenty (2) Too and its Fall 2011 Collection, my infatuation was only just beginning to flourish. Since discovering the images to the Spring 2012 lookbook shot by Tibi Clenci , that infatuation has turned into sheer fondness & admiration. The shapes alone are too intriguing, but when you take into account the craftsmanship and attention to detail, it makes for a knock out collection. I truly belive this brand is on the right track with experimenting in new menswear silhouettes, materials and color. My favorite piece is the long coat that is leather on the top half and continues down to blend seamlessly into the rest of the coat. Check out some of my other favorites below..

 

Brilliance.

Twenty(2)Too

The Greatest City

Posted in Art Nouveau on July 18, 2011 by James Field