I had the chance to meet Sam Lambert while in Paris earlier this year.  Some chaps don’t need to impose themselves here cool is just obvious. Sam Lambert a gentleman and quiet giant.

Sam Lambert by Guerre

Name:
Sam Lambert

Who are you:
Starving artist/fashion designer
 
Passion:
Pushing the art forward

What is style?

Style its a extension of one self,true style its self expression of your day to day mood.I call my style sophistikpunk a mix of sophistication and punk do it yourself attitude to get what you want.


 
Sam Lambert by Guerre
 


Is there any one person in particular close to you that inspired you?
My Dad ‘cause thanks to him I wear all this tailored clothing,since he was a tailor.


 
Is your style only represented in how you dress?
Not really, it’s represented in my lifestyle - my dressing style, the way I eat, the music I listen to, who I’m close to, the places I’ve lived and live, the background where I’m from, cities I live in, my profession… the list it goes on.
 
3 favorite movies:
La Vita e Bella (Italian movie), Rockers (Jamaican movie) and The man in the gray flannel suit.

3 books you’d recommend:

The Alchemist, Jimi Hendrix autobiography ROOM FULL OF MIRRORS, and Twelve bar blues.
 

Sam Lambert by Guerre


5 things every  person should do before dying:
Fast for a day, tell your loved ones your pin for your credit cards :), do voluntary work, sky dive, play lottery at least once.


What separates a leader from a follower?
Leaders make decisions, find solutions, don’t act on the feeling follow your intuition, be a good listener, respect everyone the same way.  Inspire and be inspired and be brave.
Followers wait and follow. Coward.

Next lifetime, I’d like to come back…
As superhero,black Jesus..

During trying times, what brings you peace of mind?
The core of a man’s spirit comes from his experience.
The thought of this brings me peace.

Sam Lambert by Guerre

What details are a must for you? 

Well tie clip its a must to keep your style tied, handkerchief is must not just because of detailing but also for use of it,comes very handy. 

2 Rules you live by:

I don’t live by any rules, I feel that I am here to break them.  I do however live by this quote when it comes to style.“I must KEEP MY suit WELL PRESSED, for I’m a very RESPECTABLE YOUNG MAN.”It comes from one of my favorite movies: THE MAN IN GRAY FLANNEL SUIT.

Why does your style work for you/ why did you choose it?

My style works for me ‘cause I consider my physique, being slim built it gives me a freedom to play with proportions.  I love the fact that I can customize something vintage from like say the 1960’s modernize it by bringing something new into it but keeping the 60’s core values at the same time looking modern. The reason I choose it, its easy to develop to next stage,whenever I find a piece automatically it inspires the next look the rest comes easily .


Where do you draw inspiration from:
On every living  species and objects.


How would describe your style?
The tidiness of a poet from the 1920’s meets the wildness and elegance of jazz player from the 1960’s on the nomad boy character.

Sam Lambert by Guerre

Who do you consider to be a style icon?
Miles Davis, Duke of Windsor and Patrice Lumumba.
 
 
What 3 things bring you peace?
A good jazz tune, a bike ride, and my nieces/nephews.
 

What is a bad day?
When I can’t meet the deadline.

 
What advice would you have for someone who’s cultivating their own style?
Be inspired but never to copy, learn to know your body find a fit which works with your frame and nourish it every season ‘til you reach perfection..
Three things you need to know - fabrication,proportion and color coordination its everything when it comes on style.
 
 
3 Pet Peeves (things you dislike)
Copycats, Moopies (male groupies) and People who take my hat off my head to try it on.
 

Favorite place/location:
Dover Street market in London/U.K.

What part of the day do you find yourself to be the most creative?

(twilight, morning, afternoon, evening, late night)
Late night.
 
 
What do you have a favorite of?
Travels and White shirts.
 
 
What is a daily must (beyond bathing, brushing your teeth, etc )?
My tea Break.
We have a say which goes like this:Drink tea wear bow tie and appreciate art.
 
 
What is a special indulgence for you?
Good & pure Ghanaian chocolate & Palm wine.
 

Best advice you’ve received:

Take one day at the time. Good things comes to those who wait.
 

3 Songs you’d consider would make the up the soundtrack of your life or your daily state of mind:
 ’One rainy wish’ By JIMI HENDRIX. ‘Misunderstood’ by Nina Simone. ‘So What’ by Miles Davis

Sam Lambert by Guerre

Last thing that made you smile?
My God daughter and God son and My lovely nieces.
 
 
You can find my work / sample of my product here:
www.solouniko.com
www.artcomesfirst.com
www.ozwaldboateng.co.uk

My life is… (finish the sentence)
Exciting as a black gipsy.

(Source: Guerreisms.com)

This is one of those ladies I always look forward to seeing during the Fashion Weeks.  Leaf doesn’t disappoint, she STYLES!

Name: 

Leaf Greener


Who are you: 

I’ m a senior fashion editor of ELLE CHINA magazine, living in Shanghai, China.


Passion:   

Fashion, Music, Film, Architecture 

What is style?

Style is never about following the trends, but about staying true to your heart.

Where do you draw inspiration from?

My passion and everything is drawn from the street.

 

Rules you live by:

I like to break rules, the sky is the limit.

 

 

How would describe your style?

Always mix & match with 2 opposite styles. For example, easy glamour, Feminine tomboy Elegant wicked

 

Who do you consider to be a style icon?

Tilda Swinton. Catherine Deneuve. Tina Chow.

 

What 3 things bring you peace?

Good Music, sunny chill weather, and ocean.

 

What is a bad day?

Being Sick!

 

What advice would you have for someone who’s cultivating their own style?

I really think your own style is a highly personal thing. If you are a natural born stylish person then you are who you are!


3 Pet Peeves (things you dislike)

Phony, superficial and narrow-minded

 

Favorite place/location:

Shanghai, London and Bali. 

  

What part of the day do you find yourself to be the most creative? (twilight, morning, afternoon, evening, late night)

I could be inspired all 24 hours.  


What do you have a favorite of?

Ocean and seafood. I love to eat.

 

What is a daily must (beyond bathing, brushing your teeth, etc )?

Listening to music. Me and my co-worker  are doing this DJ thing for fun. So listening a lot music it s very daily must for me.  

 

What is a special indulgence for you?

Just looking at the sky.

 

Best advice you’ve received:

Great time makes Great man.  

 

3 Songs you’d consider would make the up the soundtrack of your life or your daily state of mind:

The soundtrack from the movies: The dreamers, Velvet Goldmine and the Doors

 


 

Is there any one person in particular close to you that inspired you?

My mom, my aunt and my boyfriend Carl.  

 

Is your style only represented in how you dress?

Nope, it also represents my lifestyle indeed.

 

3 favorite movies:

Wall Street

I am Love

Flight Club

 

 

3 books you’d recommend:

The great Gatsby

Breakfast at Tiffany’s

The Art of War 

 

5 things every person should do before dying:

Everyone has oceans to fly, as long as you have the heart to do it. So for this point I think it will be too hard for me to only put 5 things should do. I think just do dreams without boundaries before it s too late.

 

What separates a leader from a follower?

A leader stays true to and follows the heart, has strong passion and dares to break rules.

A follower listens and cares about what other people think and say and tends to be copycat. 

 

 

 

Next lifetime, I’d like to come back…

 

A rock n’ roll singer

 

During trying times, what brings you peace of mind?

Drinking champagne.

 

Last thing that made you smile?

I found my sunglasses in my fridge.

 

You can find my work / sample of my product here:

http://t.sina.com.cn/leafgreener

www.ellechina.com

 

My life is… (finish the sentence)

Wicked and fun.

(Source: Guerreisms.com)

Categories: beyond fashion,

This is one of those chaps that naturally draws attention without having to seek it.  Be it his height, or impeccable style Shaka understands not only the art of details, he seems to master it.

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Name: Shaka Maidoh (on the right)

Who are you: A nomad from no man’s land with a schizophrenic creative mind :)  

Passion: 
My passion would be a mix of music and substantial style, So music would serve as a soundtrack that influences or drives my style.

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What 3 things bring you peace?
Being active (doing stuff from travelling to just riding a bicycle around my neighbourhood, reading, discovering, etc) Gratitude (Grateful for what i have, friends, family, shelter, food etc) Lone time (Setting aside time for myself once a week, or a month depending on when i need it)   

What is a bad day? An unproductive day 

What advice would you have for someone who’s cultivating their own style? Nothing is really new under the sun, its about moving things forward or adding on, research and find out how it was or used to be done in the past and add on your own take, or twist to it to. 
 

3 Pet Peeves (things you dislike)Eggs,
People sagging excessively below their bottoms with dirty underwear,  Slow or computers that freeze up all the time.


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Favorite place/location: London / The Grove in West London  

What part of the day do you find yourself to be the most creative? (twilight, morning, afternoon, evening, late night)
Late night vampire     

What do you have a favorite of? This changes with time and mood, but I will say skinny ties as Mods is one of my strong influences.
 

What is a daily must (beyond bathing, brushing your teeth, etc )? A Kodak moment of something, anything    

What is a special indulgence for you? Daily or nightly bike ride around my neighbourhood      

Best advice you’ve received: The Universe is infinite so the sky can never be the limit.


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3 Songs you’d consider would make the up the soundtrack of your life or your daily state of mind:
Nina Simone - “Don’t Let Me Be Misunderstood” 
Saul Williams - “Fearless” 
Fela Kuti - “Gentleman” 
 

Is there any one person in particular close to you that inspired you? Sam Lambert 
 

Is your style only represented in how you dress? No, it is also represented in other ways that I articulate myself from expressing myself vocally, to even how I sit etc.   


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3 favorite movies:

The Prestige 
The Exorcist
The Talented Mr. Ripley

3 books you’d recommend:The Alchemist, From Babylon To Timbuktu,
War and Peace  

5 things every  person should do before dying:
Travel / Go places
Learn to speak a foreign language if possible and use it. Create something (a website, painting, shirt, music, food recipe etc)
Mentor someone, Learn to play a musical instrument 


What separates a leader from a follower?
The differences between a leader and a follower is down to the  process of learning and time required to gain experience in assigned responsibilities. Even the president is a follower to the will of the people of a specific country and a follower has the potential also to become a leader once they demonstrate mastery of self-discipline, motivation, responsibility, and other important traits need to be a leader. 

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Next lifetime, I’d like to come back…
As a doctor or Voodoo Priest, want the knowledge to help and cure sick people, physically and mentally 


During trying times, what brings you peace of mind?
Family and friends
Music Meditation Chocolate 
A Bike Ride

Last thing that made you smile? My god-children, nephews and nieces.. ..  (I am blessed to have so many of them) 
 

You can find my work / sample of my product here:
www.artcomesfirst.com

My life is… (finish the sentence)
A gift and a blessing.. I know death is more universal that life, as everyone dies but not everyone lives,

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(Source: guerreisms.com)

I met Angelo during one of the many fashion weeks and what struck me about him was his quiet cool.  He’s not a chap that seems to walk into the line of photographers instead he goes about his business and seems to carry himself the same whether the lens is on him or not. Meet Angelo…

Name:
Angelo Flaccavento

Who are you:
A dreamer and an observer.
I write about fashion and style.

Passion:
Beauty. Elegance. Knowledge.

What is style?
Style is the mark of what you are on what you do. I believe gentleness is an essential part of it.

Where do you draw inspiration from:
Real life and the imagined life of books, films, dreams. The work of costumer Piero Tosi never
ceases to amaze me, too.

2 Rules you live by:
Think & Dream.

How would describe your style?
Paradoxically classic.

Who do you consider to be a style icon?
Dirk Bogarde, Francesco Clemente, David Hockney.

What 3 things bring you peace?
Walking, swimming, reading.

What is a bad day?
A gloomy one without sun.

What advice would you have for someone who’s cultivating their own style?
To do it for themselves, not to please others or seek for acceptance.

3 Pet Peeves (things you dislike)
Arrogance. Vulgarity. Primadonnas.

Favorite place/location:
La Canna, a rock emerging from the open see near the small Aeolian island of Filicudi. It is both
powerful and intimidating, and the sea is an amazing shade of blue.

What part of the day do you find yourself to be the most creative? (twilight, morning,
afternoon, evening, late night)
The very early morning, and the very late night: extremes define me, in every way.

What do you have a favorite of?
Ice cream and cashmere.

What is a daily must (beyond bathing, brushing your teeth, etc )?
A jog, to keep fit and clear the mind. Sex, but there’s no need to explain why.

What is a special indulgence for you?
Clothes. I can never get enough. The same goes with books.

Best advice you’ve received:
From my father: do not compromise, even if this makes you unpopular.

What part of the day do you find yourself to be the most creative? (twilight, morning, afternoon, evening, late night)
The very early morning, and the very late night: extremes define me, in every way.

What do you have a favorite of?
Ice cream and cashmere.

What is a daily must (beyond bathing, brushing your teeth, etc )?
A jog, to keep fit and clear the mind. Sex, but there’s no need to explain why.

What is a special indulgence for you?
Clothes. I can never get enough. The same goes with books.

Best advice you’ve received:
From my father: do not compromise, even if this makes you unpopular.

3 Songs you’d consider would make the up the soundtrack of your life or your daily state of mind:
Enjoy the silence – Depeche Mode
Tonight, tonight – The Smashing Pumpkins
All is full of love - Bjork

Is there any one person in particular close to you that inspired you?
My mom: for her selfless love and constant dedication.

Is your style only represented in how you dress?
The way I write is just as representative, expressive and oddly classic.

3 favorite movies:
La Jetée – Chris Marker
Sunset boulevard – Billy Wilder
The cook, the thief, his wife and her lover – Peter Greenaway

3 books you’d recommend:
Operette Morali – Giacomo Leopardi
American Lessons – Italo Calvino
The trilogy of the city of K – Agota Kristof

5 things every person should do before dying:
I’ll pass on this. Everybody should live their life according to individual parameters.

What separates a leader from a follower?
A leader is willing to accept failure as a part of progress. He is also independent and unpredictable.

Next lifetime, I’d like to come back…
As a pornstar.

During trying times, what brings you peace of mind?
Thinking of the vast open sea.

Last thing that made you smile?
A child on the street that laughed at my beard calling me Santa Claus.

You can find my work here:
GQ (Italy), GQ Style (Italy, Russia, Germany), Hunter magazine, L’Uomo Vogue, Il Sole 24 Ore,
Luxury24.it, Dapper Dan magazine.

My life is… (finish the sentence)
An endless search. The process, to me, is way more important than the product.

(Source: guerreisms.com)

Show me a woman whose style is not defined by the labels she wears, I’ll show you a confident woman who knows that her style comes from within!

This is one of those women who exudes style, and among the most stylish women I’ve had the pleasure to befriend.

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Name:   Ladene.

Who are you:   Ladene.

Passion:   My Likes and Dislikes.

What is style?    Individual expression.

ladene shot by Guerre 

Where do you draw inspiration from:    My surroundings.    

2 Rules you live by:   I don’t live by any rules.    

How would describe your style?    My own personal expression at any given time.

Who do you consider to be a style icon?   Various indiginous tribes and cultures.


ladene shot by Guerre

What 3 things bring you peace?    1.Music  2. Nature  3. Genuine love.    

What is a bad day?    A non-productive day.  


What advice would you have for someone who’s cultivating their own style?      Be yourself / Do what you feel.


3 Pet Peeves (things you dislike)      1. Boys with the extra saggy pants  2. Closed-Minded way of being   
 
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Favorite place/location:    Up in the hills in Jamaica.   


What part of the day do you find yourself to be the most creative? (twilight, morning, afternoon, evening, late night)     Late night.      

What do you have a favorite of?     I have lots of favorites and they all change every other day.      

What is a daily must (beyond bathing, brushing your teeth, etc )?     Talking to a friend.      

What is a special indulgence for you?   Food, Shopping, and People I love.   

ladene shot by Guerre

Best advice you’ve received:     A closed mouth never gets fed.    

3 Songs you’d consider would make the up the soundtrack of your life or your daily state of mind: 1. I’m Every Woman  2. Wrong  3. Girl Blue   4. Rastaman Live Up (can’t be summed up in only 3)

 
Is there any one person in particular close to you that inspired you?      My Mother and Father.  

Is your style only represented in how you dress?     No, how I live as well.


ladene shot by Guerre

 
3 favorite movies:   1. The Lover  2. The Diving Bell and the Butterfly  3. Amorres Perros  4. Amandla  5. 9.5 Weeks  (Not possible to pick only 3)  

3 books you’d recommend:    1. The Alchemist  2. Value in the Valley  3. Rich Dad Poor Dad    

5 things every  person should do before dying:    The 5 things they’ve always wanted to do.  


What separates a leader from a follower?    Confidence.


ladene shot by Guerre

Next lifetime, I’d like to come back…   As a bird (they seem so free).

During trying times, what brings you peace of mind?      Music and/or talking to a friend.

Last thing that made you smile?      Answering these questions. 

You can find my work / sample of my product here:      email me at ladeneis@hotmail.com

My life is… (finish the sentence)     What It Is!

ladene shot by Guerre

(Source: guerreisms.com)

Categories: Beyond Fashion,