BlackBook Fashion: ‘SERIAL1’

Photographer: Simone Lorusso
Stylist: Pippi Kong
Models: Tim Haije & Dennis Van Schuppen (D’Management), Costin (Brave Model) & Artemii (Nologo Model Management
Grooming: Lisa Lionello & Sara Zenga

MOD7

Left | Shirt: Balenciaga, Jacket Obvious Basic | Right | (Left) Coat: Jil Sander, Jacket: Hosio, Pants: Obvious Basic (Middle) Coat: Jil Sander, Shirt: Obvious Basic, Pants: Sun 68 (Right) Outside Jacket: Mauro Grifoni, Inside Jacket: Versace, Pants: Sun 68, All Shoes: Versace

MOD6

Shirt: Obvious Basic, Jacket: Hosio

MOD5

Left | Jacket: Versace, Shirt: Obvious Basic | Right | Outside Jacket: Mauro Grifoni, Inside Jacket: Obvious Basic

MOD4

Shirt: Obvious Basic, Jacket: Hosio

MOD3

Left | (Left) Coat: Jil Sander, Jacket: Hosio, Pants: Obvious Basic (Middle) Coat: Jil Sander, Shirt: Obvious Basic, Pants: Sun 68 (Right) Outside Jacket: Mauro Grifoni, Inside Jacket: Versace, Pants: Sun 68, All Shoes: Versace | Right | Jacket: Jil Sander, Trousers: Sun 68, Shoes: Versace

Oakley O Store

Eyewear for golfers, baseball players, snowboarders, and racecar drivers, although you don’t find many of the above hanging out in Times Square. Big tourist-central store rocks its own Oakley Custom bar, complete with onsite etching. Latest accessories debut here. Goggles, watches, footwear, and accessories also boost the logo. Stock up and go pro. Mullet optional.

Pier 1 Imports

Warm, homey decorating stacked in cluttered but manageable showroom. Wicker and rattan chairs, coordinating bedroom sets, charming accent tables, endless throw pillows. Dinnerware and glassware in unusual patterns and shapes just the thing for sprucing up a plain kitchen. Quirky wall décor good conversation starters. Wait for a sale to get your goods at heavily discounted prices, and stock up on seasonal items on the cheap. Happy hunting.

Apple Store

This pantheon to all things Apple located in gargantuan Yorkdale mall attracts its fair share of gadget-loving metrosexuals, trendy teens and clueless parents struggling to keep up with their tech-savvy kids. Book an appointment for a little one-on-one tutoring or risk wading through the polite crowd of Apple-heads who assemble on weekends. Fortunately, the selection of tech toys and requisite accessories make window shopping worth the wait.

Johnston & Murphy

Johnston & Murphy gets our vote. Founded in 1850 by a British immigrant and master shoemaker, J&M is older than Canada. Handcrafting kicks for the American prez since the eighteen hundoes. Lincoln jocked black ankle lace-up bootswhile while putting the kaibosh on slavery, and Reagan opted for the Ambassador Cap Toe when he punked the Russians. Even Martin Sheen, method actor that he is, rocked J&M on West Wing, you know, for authenticity’s sake. They’ve since gone on to include luggage and other leather goods, but when it comes to footwear, they’re Commander-in-Chief.

MAC Cosmetics

Rock star hues, luscious skin care line, lightweight Mineralize collection, and sheer bronzers top make-up pro wish lists. Retail space is smartly organized by color stories, and the often-eccentric MAC Artists are more than willing to help in the selection process. Beware of lingering too long, as you’ll find another must-have item every time you turn around. So much screaming fun to pop in to get a new look real quick.

Sunglass Hut

If there is indeed a fashion rulebook, it’s likely that rule #2 or #3 would reinforce the fact that accessories are key. Find the slightest glimmer of sun on the horizon and try to catch any self-respecting diva without a pair of designer shades to hide her face. Or any hipster sans Ray-Bans. Stock up on everything from Puma to this season’s Prada. You’ll see the world in a whole new light.

Sunglass Hut

If there is indeed a fashion rulebook, it’s likely that rule #2 or #3 would reinforce the fact that accessories are key. Find the slightest glimmer of sun on the horizon and try to catch any self-respecting diva without a pair of designer shades to hide her face. Or any hipster sans Ray-Bans. Stock up on everything from Puma to this season’s Prada. You’ll see the world in a whole new light.