Saturday, 27 November 2010

River Island Press Day

I was invited to attend River Island's press day this week and wanted to post some pictures of their new SS11 collection. There is a great mixture of seventies-inspired separates and printed jumpsuits, through to sixties-inspired Miu Miu-esque dresses and blouses.

They have managed to create an ecclectic mix of great separates and stand-out pieces that I cant wait to get my hands on! Wish the sun would come back quickly!!

Friday, 19 November 2010

Adam on the Ponte Vecchio, Florence

Adam encapsulates all that The Exsoteric is about. Style is not about trend but how you carry yourself. I started snapping away and he was extremely friendly when I went to introduce myself, full of smiles and questions about the blog.

Wednesday, 17 November 2010

Red Trousers, Florence

I followed this man for ten full minutes before I asked to take his photo. The handsome dog looked like he could be quite menacing at first, but he was the perfect model!

Tuesday, 16 November 2010

Something about the Light. Man in Blue Hat, Florence

I was just about to walk into the Caravaggio exhibition when I stumbled on this man basked in light and half in shadow. Caravaggio could wait a couple of minutes more until I got the perfect shot!

Monday, 15 November 2010

A Stylish Weekend in Florence

So one lucky lady (that'd be me!) was whisked off to Florence for a long weekend! I LOVE the city - apart from the naturally stylish Italians, the art and architecture makes me feel like I've been transported to a totally different era.

Apart from visiting the Duomo, browsing Via Turnabuoni and Ponte Vecchio, we feasted on truffles all weekend. Truffles on pasta, truffles on Florentine steak - washed down with some local Italian red wine - perfect!

We also stayed in possibly one of the most romantic hotels I've ever visited. Il Salvatino had the most fantastic views of the city, beautiful food and exquisite service.

I'll be posting pictures of some people that caught my eye over the weekend - Italian style of course!

 About to tuck into some more truffles!!
 Even the doors are stylish and dramatic!
The man that made it happen...overlooking the gardens at Il Salvatino

Tuesday, 9 November 2010

Animal Print and Shaggy Coats are the Order of the Day

As winter sets in, as you brave the 70mph winds that are about to hit the UK - stay looking kooky cool by keeping yourself stylishly wrapped up. These shots show a few Londoners that The Exsoteric thought got the perfect balance of warm and cool.

Monday, 8 November 2010

Bow Ties in London

Nobody ever seems to wear bow ties anymore unless its a black tie event. I love the way its worn here - seemingly thrown together and paired with tartan and converse.

Brian O' Callaghan wears:

Bowtie: Topman
Jacket: Vintage
Sweater: Pringle
Trousers: Versace
Trainers: Converse

Friday, 5 November 2010

Harajuku comes to London

Meisa Miyakubo wears:
Pink Lolita Dress & Shoes by GLP (gothic.lolita.punk)
Camden Town

Nikōlai Noölogy wears:
Blazer by William Hunt Saville Row
Shirt by River Island
Jeans by Calvin Klein
Shoes by Voeut
Silk scarf/bowtie from Japan

Tuesday, 2 November 2010

Kate Moss for Topshop, Up Close and Personal

Topshop and Kate Moss fans descended to the Holy Grail of High Street to see the iconic model launch her final collection for the store. New beaded flapper style dresses and playsuits stood out in the collection, as well as some well-known classics from her older collection such as the daisy tea dress and poppy dress.

Monday, 1 November 2010

Spotted: Louisa, Bond Street, London

Spotted Louisa whilst on Bond Street...I think there is something magnificent about bold red lips during the daytime. It pulls her whole look together which is otherwise quite simple and understated.

Trousers: Zara
Jacket: H&M
Shoes: Urban Outfitters
Sunglasses: Miu Miu
Bag: Absolute Vintage