Trend Spotting: Sartorial Bookmarks

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10/09/2008 3:00 PM |

I interrupt your regularly scheduled Treasury Department hah-hahs with some potentially distracting superficial deliciousness: two new fashion and style interweb destinations have captured my attention of late!

What I Saw Today is for the menswear fanatics and quick-sketch afficiados. Bro-dudes, take note! The blog features colored pencil drawings of the sharply-dressed lads of Gotham. “My design eye is informed by working with some of the best in the
business – Calvin Klein, Bill Blass, Perry Ellis and Sean Combs. They
taught me how to look at fabric, shape, color,” says webmaster “DesgnerMan” in his bio. “I’m taking that
knowledge and combining it with my love of illustration to record what
I see around me – the vital and always changing style of guys in New
York.”

Then there’s the much-lauded LookBook.nu, my new favorite. Oh, sigh! Click here if you care more about how to dress for life than for a runway fantasy. You’ll find endless aesthetic eye candy at LookBook, a co-ed street style community that mixes and matches self-portraits by users from all over the world in a seamless, slick scroll-through format. Plus, contributors and observers can rate individual looks with a Digg-esque feature called Hype. I mostly vote for Betty A., who hails from Paris (where else?), has impeccable style and may just be the coolest girl in the world. Um, after Louise, that is. She still reigns supreme. And I plan on being inspired by both of them until the end of time. Er, at least, until we lose electricity and morals along with our minds, homes, and savings accounts.