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“…and i still love you.”

bought some more old photos to add to my collection.

thought i’d start sharing some with everyone.



*photo property of g.cheng & imunlisted.wordpress.com; photo was purchased and this source must be cited if image(s) are re-posted or used.


veteran’s day.

i just read an e-article in the houston chronicle about a photographer who is working to document WWII vets and their stories. it’s a wonderful and admirable endeavor – you can read about it (and watch the short video) here.

as a transplant american, who finally received citizenship in 1998, i am and hope everyone else who lives in this country and has the right to take advantage of the freedoms and opportunities here takes time to remember the veterans of the long past, the recent past, the now, and the future. this sentiment is not only reserved for one day out of the year, nor to this one country – if you are from another country that is better today than it was in the past due to a historic, course changing war, those who fought for that change should also be remembered, and thanked.


"three-war veteran" - by saint.seminole


even the bad guys show some respect – a gang of milwaukee muggers return an army reservist’s wallet with a fist-bump after seeing his military id. way to go… i guess.

ute ploier.

i’m adding a new menswear line to my favorites list.

first brought to my attention via modeman, i thumbed through the past collections and discovered i liked most of this eponymous line. restrained, modern, with a clear, detailed, and forward-thinking hand at work. ute ploier presented its first collection in the fall of 2005, and is designed by its austrian namesake, a woman with great aesthetic taste. ploier was a student of well-known belgian industrial/fashion designer raf simmons at the University of Applied Arts of Vienna, and launched her label after she won first prize for “best men’s collection” at Hyeres [french fashion festival]. to be honest, i was surprised to find that the gepetto of this line was a woman; pleasantly surprised, that is.

here are four of my favorite looks from fall/winter 2009:


ute ploier fall/winter 2009: 1 & 2 of 4.


ute ploier fall/winter 2009: 3 & 4 of 4.

here are some personal past favorites:


ute ploier fall/winter 2008: "3D: Military"


ute ploier fall/winter 2008: "3D: Classic"

*images property of uteploier.com.