Elegant Rock Paintings

M-J de Mesterton, the Original Rock PainterClick Here to Read M-J’s Main Website, Elegant Survival

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Parisien Benjamin Patou: Interview

Benjamin Patou, Interviewed by Margaret KempExcerpt:Creator of Moma Group, Benjamin Patou, great-nephew of couturier Jean Patou was born in Neuilly where he lives to-day. Dubbed “le roi de la nuit parisienne” Patou began his brilliant career as a DJ and has since acquired several top Paris hot-spots. His dream is to buy into Jean Patou and restore it to its former glory.

READ the FULL INTERVIEW atBonjour Paris
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When Musicians Dressed Swell

Pictured: the Floyd Standifer (on trumpet) band of Seattle, circa 1960, playing at Pete’s Poopdeck.
You don’t see any Plumber’s Crack, skinny, shorty-legs pants  or tee-shirts here. These professional musicians are dressed with self-respect, and are plenty comfortable with their short-sleeved white shirts and belts to hold up their trousers at the Actual Waist, which keeps them looking tall and well-proportioned.
The Beatles, Consistently Well-Dressed Musicians, circa 1965


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Fashion Failure

If you wish to be well-dressed, make certain that you know the names of clothing features, and are familiar with basic human anatomy. Here is a woman (“celebrity stylist”) whose recommendations for winter style include a ridiculous pair of pants or trousers that barely cover the pubic region, which she mysteriously labels “the waist area“.  And imagine the Plumber’s Crack that must be visible at the back. No wonder so-called celebrities look so hideous!

QUOTE from the woman who is promoting
this tragic garment:
“These are the best fitting corduroys I’ve come across. They’re extra long—which I love because I’m tall—and fit perfectly in the waist area. The vintage shadow color, which is a beautiful gray, is a great alternative to traditional denim, and the corduroy texture is so exactly right for this time of year.”
The waist is located an inch above one’s navel. These trousers don’t even come close.
©M-J de Mesterton 2012

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