Sunday, December 18, 2011

peacocc issue 2!!

So glad to present you the second issue of my Peacocc magazine. This time around with even more style advices, presentations and even an interview with Luis Lee, CEO of famous fashion label DEEPSTYLE!
Have fun browsing!

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Another shawl!

 

Yet another shawl-centered post. This time it's a wool coat from Deepstyle that drew my attention.

What I like about this coat is its combination of heaviness and lightness. On the one hand, we have a rough-textured material and on the other hand a flowing, airy cut.


 

Now this coat isn't really made for protecting you from harsh winter breezes. Honestly, I'd wear it at home - much like a cardigan. Not when doing chores or gardening, but when relaxing, working from home, studying. Isn't that fancy? And when spring arrives, you may just wear it like a regular spring coat.

Costs $182. Get it here.

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Shawl collar


Just a quick find from yesstyle: a shawl-collar cardigan with an interesting cut and unusual fabric.

The fabric is kinda heavy, bold and rough looking. Definitely goes well with softer textured fabrics as well as cable knits.


I really like that massive shawl collar! Makes for a nice contrast with the elastic waistbands. Speaking of which - don't you think they let this cardigan almost look like a blouson? So this is not only a cardigan but also a light jacket for warmer days. Great deal!

Get it for $90 - it's from JBROS.

Monday, December 12, 2011

Look like ... Trouble Maker!


Okay, gentlemen, this looks like trouble. Wait a minute ... oh, okay, it's just 4 MINUTE's HyunA and B2ST's Hyunseung having foreplay through dance and glares. Which is even better than trouble. Check this out, if you haven't already done so. Trouble Maker's debut song 'Trouble Maker':


Now there are a couple of words spinning through my head after watching this and visiting their official website. First of all: sexy. Yes, it's sex that dominates the atmosphere around these two kpop hotties. So far, the whole concept behind Trouble Maker is based on passion, longing, desire ... which is good. And HyunA and Hyunseung get it across convincingly. This concept also reflects in the outfits worn by the two stars. You see lots of animal prints, shiny materials, velvet and skinny cuts. Very classy, though - nothing cheap.


 First outfit: awesome leopard print blazer/dinner jacket with skinny pants and patent leather dress shoes (is that a cuff on the shoe?). Here's my interpretation:

In my opinion, nothing can beat that blazer worn by Hyunseung - it just looks so elegant. But this one from deepstyle isn't bad either. And it's a little more low-key with less leopard all over it.

1. Blazer, $100, DEEPSTYLE
2. Shirt, $55, GROOVE9
3. Dress pants with faux-leather trim, $98, PRAWINGS
4. Patent toe-cap shoes, $172, ASOS (H by Hudson)

Haven't had it already? Well there's still some more trouble to get you into.




Central element: the massive (faux-)fur scarf topping of an elegant, simple blazer. Those scary sculls will only peek through here and there.

1. Shawl, $58, DEEPSTYLE
2. Blazer, $85, HOTBOOM
3. Printed shirt, $80, DEEPSTYLE
4. Dress pants, $68, DEEPSTYLE
5. Leather dress shoes, $108, RORO

What do you think? Wouldn't these outfits be great for New Year's Eve parties? Let me finish this post off with some other racy pictures from Hyunseung to get you inspired.




Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Just cuddly

What's a must-have for wintertime? Right, knits! May it be harem pants, cardigans, socks, scarfs or pullovers. Now here comes a set of two of these lifesavers, which not only prevent you from freezing to death but also support you with a sleek look.

Also it looks like this pullover has some kind of waterfall neckline attached to it, that really is a set of loop scarf and sweater - made of the same comfy material.

See? You can wear them separately. This is a nice idea as it creates different looks in no time.


That fabric really looks warm and cozy - your girlfriend will love cuddling up to you. Why not giving it a try? Comes in three colors.

This set is from HOTBOOM, costs $58 and is available here.

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Pushing envelopes

 

Today, again, a bag-related post. I've found these very nice business-type clutches on yesstyle, which have a very unique design.


Yes, it's an envelope! A very simplistic design that contributes to the whole sophisticated, elegant look. And as you can see, it comes in a set: big clutch and little matching card case.
 Isn't it a little surprising how much this filigree bag can hold? And that Men's no-no issue ... I've got the same one! Yay!

It also comes with a strap for more convenient transportation. I can also imagine this to be perfect as a bag-in-a-bag. By putting important documents in the clutch you can quickly grab it to rush off to a meeting or presentation without having to carry around everything else.

It's from JBROS, costs around $65 and is (unfortunately) made of faux leather. But that won't be much of a problem unless you plan to "push the edge of the envelope". And you also get a matching card case, so ... nice price. Get it here.

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Resteröds


Okay, you shouldn't be too sensitive to handle the following pics. Let me warn you: it's asian guys ... in underwear ... and comic posing. So if that's beyond anything imaginable to you and/or you are easily offended, better skip this post. To all the gentlemen man enough to take this: lo and behold!

 Seriously, though - JBROS features men's underwear from RESTERÖDS, a manufacturer from sweden, most noticeable for their various bold patterned and colored trunks. Nice designs and a comfortable cut - covers all the important criteria when it comes to underwear.

So, here's a selection of the most hilarous shots from JBROS.








What do you guys think? Isn't this one of the best ways to make men's underwear appealing to other men? By making it look fun and relaxed? I love that self-mockery of the models. Great job!

As for the design: I'd say this one here is my favorite:
Though I'm really into most of the designs, as they are pretty elaborate and unusual. Something to impress your girlfriend with. Or just for you to feel more confident.

I've found a couple of internet sellers for you, as it may be difficult to order directly from JBROS.
Timarco has a small selection of RESTERÖDS in stock.
You may also wanna check out uppercut.se - a swedish seller with international delivery service.

Have fun!

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Houndstoothed


I'm always looking for special items - you know, items with an unusual pattern, cut or fabric. Something you wouldn't find in the basics department of any clothing chain. So today I saw this coat over at deepstylekorea.com and just wanted to share it with you as it totally meets mentionend criteria.
 

To me, houndstooth patterns really define the word 'elegant'. Just look at it. Classic. Yet, the big bold pattern is somewhat risky and definitely unusual in its own way, making this pea coat a perfect item for standing out from the croud.


 See? So elegant! The material is a mix of synthetic fabric and wool, making it pretty easy-care.


Also cutting a fine figure from the back. Combination-wise I really like the choice made in these pictures. Classy black pants and shoes + chunky knit pullover - subtle elegance, topped off by the extravagant pattern of the pea coat. If you like it more experimental, try combining it with bold red or green pants and high-top skneakers. Dark blue jeans will also look great.

Pay $149 over here.

See you!


Wednesday, November 2, 2011

We will sock you.


Let us be honest, gentlemen: life sometimes really socks.  I know - terrible pun. But will you agree with me when I tell you that sometimes chosing the right kind of socks can make your day or not? Like when on a really cold day you almost freeze to death just because of a pair of too light socks? Or when you just feel so confident because of a pair of bold colored or patterned socks? Socks really do have some power.

So here's a little feature on socks! You know, it's fall and socks gain more and more attention with dropping temperatures. And as stated above: they can make your outfit.

Let's start with socks from River Island (all of the following items are from ASOS).

Great variety of fall/winter socks ranging from cable over chunky knits to cheerful patterned ones. Wear these to boots or half-boots. My favorites? Probably the bright yellow and blue ones, because I like their bold colors and the elaborate pattern.

They range from $9 to $16 and you can get them here.



Burlington combines classic argyle patterns with racy colors and good quality. They spice up any business outfit without much effort. These look best in combination with leather shoes or boots. Noticed the knee high socks in dark blue and dark red? Little life-savers for the cold days ahead.

They cost $22 each and can be bought here.



 
Wigwam's boot socks look very chunky, comfortable and just perfect for your favorite winter boots. Aren't those pastel colored ones very unique? The red ones perfectly go along with the advent season. But I also could imagine them looking great combined with a black suit and brown patent leather shoes.

They range from $20 to $30 and can be bought here.


Have fun shopping!

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Look like ... Kim Hyun Joong a.k.a. Lucky Guy


Hyun Joong indeed is a lucky guy - his single with the same name secured him a #2 position on the korean billboard charts. Check out his mv below.



What I really like about this mv and the whole concept for this mini-album is his fashion style. Kinda glamorous, elegant, racy, even a little tacky and manly (in a James-Bond-way) at the same time. And he pulls it off nicely. Now have a look at the style I'm trying to imitate today.

Gorgeous, isn't he? This outfit is truly elegant, though with a couple of twists that make it pretty unique. The striped dinner jacket really defines this whole look with its notched lapel, while the navy blue dress pants adds lots of personality. Icing on the cake: the black patent leather shoes and the black bow tie. Okay, so here's what I've got for you:

1. Dress shirt, $32, HOTBOOM
2. Double-breasted blazer, $128, STYLEENGINE
3. Bow tie, $59, MINE M HOMME
4. Dress pants, $65, RORO
5. Patent leather shoes, $166, TED BAKER (ASOS)

A great outfit for you to wear to formal occasions, fancy parties or a trip to Vegas maybe?
But don't forget: lucky in love, unlucky at cards ...

Have fun!

Corduroy details


A mixture of different textures and materials is really exciting and can make a decent outfit special. Today I have a semi-elegant parka that combines plain cotton with textured cord.


To me, cord is a typical material when it comes to fall clothing. It looks comfy, warm and gentle - just like a golden autumn day. It also combines a casual with an elegant feeling.

 
 

So we've got nice corduroy work on the sleeves and the collar, as well as faux-wooden buttons and faux-leather details here and there. The contrasting stiching also goes well with the overall look.

Take it home for $140. From Mitoshop. Get it here.

Monday, October 17, 2011

Adding a cozy layer


With the temperatures constantly dropping cardigans fill an aching gap of frostiness. They are so handy, as they are easily slipped over or off. So let me show you one of these gems, that combine effectiveness with a stylish appearance.


Awww, adorable, isn't he? I guess he's every mother-in-law's dream. Anyway, back to the topic: here we have a heavy knit cardigan, assuring great warm-up potential, with cable knit details here and there and a nice shawl collar.


It comes in brown, black and gray - all of which can be easily combined with other colors. Cardigans go along well with all kinds of outfits and you can mix them with shirts, t-shirts, tops, pullovers ... really anything.

This one is from MOGUBLEU and costs around $77. Get it here.