Sunday, 6 March 2011

MAISON MARTIN MARGIELA & B STORE

I had a bit of a shopping moment yesterday, and bought a pair of Raf Simons shoes online (will post when they are delivered), as well as these amazing Maison Martin Margiela line 8 sunglasses, with thick acetate frames and 'wrong sized' lenses. Last week I met the commercial director of Maison Martin Margiela; he gave a presentation at work, and told us (among many other things) that the numbers for the different Margiela lines were chosen at random, except for '8' which was specifically assigned to eyewear because the number looks like glasses! The Margiela shop in London is an impressive space, but these glasses are £35 cheaper at Browns, a 10 minute walk around the corner.

Margiela sunglasses are produced by London eyewear specialists Cutler and Gross. Their production methods have barely changed since the brand was launched in the 1960s. The frames are assembled entirely by hand in Italy, and the acetate is treated and polished in a wooden barrel with resin chips and olive oil for 4 days (bizarre but true) before it is cut into shape.

Somehow I ended up buying a pair of b Store desert boots too..


I never say no to a (much needed) extra half inch of height...

13 comments:

  1. i'm very into both, the wrong size makes them for me. quite unusual them boots, from the norm

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  2. I love both of your purchases. You seem to have great style.

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  3. those margiela sunglasses are amazing. such a simple idea but so so cool. i'm also loving the prada-inspired thick soles this season - adding height without resorting to rad hourani-like heels is always a plus.

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  4. I also have those Margiela sunglasses. They are so great, so well-made.

    Never been much into desert boots, but those look super strong and bossy.

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  5. gah you didnt.

    hey i know you are obsessed with raf simons, just wanted to shout out, if you use gilt, here is this sweeet jacket i just ordered, 1,200 usd marked to 300 usd.

    http://www.gilt.com/sale/men/peacoats-car-coa-935/product/37672394

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  6. Margiela always knows how to design things well, and to know they are made by Cutler and Gross is assuring! I saw these somewhere recently, I think it might have been Mr Porter. Anyway, I will have to look out for you wearing these in London! Looking forward to the Raf Simons shoes...

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  7. Hi there, I just found this blog. It's a guy from New York who has a male sewing blog. That's a brilliant idea. It is great. I hope you like it.

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    By the way what do you think about Mr Porter. I am bit dissapointed. They went for a very ' secure' range of brands. I miss a bit excitement. To be honest I find thecorner.com or even mywardrobe.com more exciting right now. I hope that will change. Like I changed my opinion about JW Anderson. I liked the show for AW11 but the skirts were 100 % copied by Hedi Slimane for Dior AW 2004. Back to Mr Porter. Ok the features are not too bad with the style icons etc... but I think the could dare more, don't you think.


    Love the Fashion Philosopher

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  8. Nice glasses and cute shoes. Is there anything that you dont own.

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  10. great pick up on the margiela glasses, also I thought you might like this

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  11. Need this shoes as well! T.T

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  12. LOVE these Margiela sunnies….
    LOVE your blog too!

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  13. I never knew cutler and gross did margiela classes, very intresting! great buys!

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