Saturday, 31 December 2011


WISHING ALL MY READERS, VISITORS AND ALL THOSE THAT HAVE CONTINUED TO MAKE LSOD A SUCCESS IN 2011
HAPPY NEW YEAR AND A  PROSPEROUS 2012. 

Friday, 30 December 2011

A Year in LSoD Pictures


Visit to the Lotus factory in Norwich as part of a look at the newly launched Lotus Originals. 
LSoD guest writes for the Hardy Amies blog, the first blogger to do so in a new direction for the esteemed Savile Row house.



Backstage with Charlie France and Front Row at Topman Design, London Fashion Week.  



LSoD Featured on Fashion 156 and The Guardian wearing Oliver Peoples (not then released Gregory Peck frames) and Urban Outfitters. 



Jodie Harsh's Birthday Party, with Brad above, and the lady himself. By Matthew Brindle.  


LSoD picked at Harrod's Menswear Blog of the Week, a huge mile stone in the blogs success. 


The Luisa Via Roma closing party, Florence, wearing John Rocha, Unconditional, ASOS and Topman.


The Mulberry x Luisa Via Roma party, Florence, wearing Clarks Originals, Oliver Peoples, Topman and Opening Ceremony.


Outside the Luisa Via Roma store, Florence in John Rocha. 



Some off time from Pitti Uomo, Florence and in Milan wearing (then unreleased, only pair in the world) YSL tortoise shell frames. 


Store visit to YSL, Sloane Street, London with the most stunning studded bag and suede and leather sneakers.



The Hackett Sponsorship Weekender at Dansfield House, Berkshire and in an Aston Martin Virage.



Off to Tidworth Polo ground, where Prince Harry played, for the Hackett Rundle Cup from a session with the Oxford University Rowing Club. 


Cabot Circus x British Fashion Council Fashion Weekender as guest blogger. 



A shoot by Wayne Tippetts Face of the Dockers Alpha Collection UK Launch. 


VIP at the launch of the Somerset shopping village Kilver Court, established by the founder of Mulberry, close to the brand's factory.


Taking delivery of the Hedi Slimane Anthology of a Decade, an incredibly comprehensive and visually beautiful set of images. 


A wonder up to Goyard, Mount Street, London.


Leebo Freeman becomes one of the most viewed models on LSoD. 



A well earned holiday to Sitges and Barcelona for Brad and I, which saw us drinking a lot of Mijito's, making our own at the Baccardi museum and spending time with friends.


Versace for H&M taunts us with oversized shopping bags in London, this one in Covent Garden, which became one of the most successful collaborations for the high-street retailer. 




Chosen to ride the Rugby Ralph Lauren Tweed Run, London. Joined by other bloggers including Brad, Steve from Style Salvage, above, Alex from Alex Loves and Osman Ahmed 


Isaac Carew, an LSoD model favourite, gives readers an exclusive look of him in LA. 


Brad treats me to ice-skating at the Tower of London for my birthday. 



With Birthday and Christmas only a few day's appart, Brad treated me to a J W Anderson ring and Mulberry iPhone case, respectively. 


Christmas Day at the Hasby-Oliver house. 


My one and only sale shop at Mr Porter, adding a pair of YSL sneakers to my extensive footwear collection. 

Thursday, 29 December 2011

Mr Porter Sale


When Mr Porter, the premier luxury brand e-tailer, announced that their sale was launching on Boxing Day, it was a must to visit with up to 50% off, even at 10am. There has been a rise in retailers, both on line and those with bricks-and-mortar stores, launching on Christmas Day and Boxing Day over the past few years but rarely with the discounts Mr Porter is offering. 

By the time I had logged on, a few pieces had sold out however there was loads left - although being a small size in shoes, clothes and, well, everything, it was made easier as most guys are not as compact as me. Brad, possibly more excited than I, had already put a shopping list together and he had these YSL sneakers in the mix, which I instantly fell for. I did think to perhaps go for a couple of pieces from brands like ACNE or YMC, or a single piece of clothing such as a Givenchy jacket or an accessories from Mulberry, but I do not have a pair of great sneakers. So they had them, then so did I...



They arrived this morning via courier, with the shoe box wrapped in sheer black tissue paper, with a Mr Porter 'store' bag placed on top accompanies by a gift note (with my name on, top). What's more, a welcome envelope contained a great Mr Porter pocket square in white cotton, embossed with the e-tailers handwritten signature. 

The sneakers, which come in an YSL box with silk black dust-bag are patent and suede in navy, with high shine detailing and 'Y' perforated into the toe which is a great feature. Unfortunately they are now sold out but Mr Porter has some similar, here, in grey. 




The Mr Porter sale is still on so log on here a get a great piece of style before it runs out. 

Thursday, 22 December 2011


DEAR READERS & VISITORS,

HAPPY CHRISTMAS TO YOU ALL &
WISHING YOU JOY, PEACE AND LOVE DURING THE HOLIDAY SEASON

LSoD WILL RETURN IN A FEW DAYS. 


Wednesday, 21 December 2011

Givenchy SS12 Ads


 Entitled Black Surf, Givenchy, photographed by Mert and Marcus, present a very dark start to the year in  these SS12 campagin shots. I think the apocalyptic background and hues are rescued by the vibrant colours of the Bird of Paradise designs on the mint and military green sweaters and suits. This is such an incredible collection, a fantastic progression from the gothic and Rotwieler prints from AW11, reaffirming that Riccardo Tisci for Givenchy is one of the most progressive and excellent designers of a heritage Parisian label.