Monday, April 12, 2010

I've Come to a Conclusion.

dear readers (if they're are any of you out there...),
i have decided that beauté externe has come to an end. there is so much more i would like to incorporate into my blog that i find this one limits. which is why i have decided to create, or should i say reinstate, my time and effort with my second blog rue intelligent (street smarts). this blog will incorporate current fashion from the runway of the latest shows, editorials from the current month's magazine issues, as well as photographs, taken by myself, of some of my favorite looks i see out on the LA streets ( and soon to be the SF STREETS!). Thank you soo much for following! i hope you enjoy as much as you have enjoyed this one.
Brendan C. Stampley

Friday, March 19, 2010

Acne Spring/Summer 2010

Acne's s/s 10 collection was a soft pallet of creams and grays paired with metalics. a lovely combination in my opinion. i absolutely love the floor lengths dresses; a must have item for the upcoming s/s season.

Monday, March 15, 2010

Tuesday, March 9, 2010


Today at Paris Fashion week, Alexander McQueen's final line ( of his creation) was shown. What a true visionary. These sixteen garments shown ( only 80% of what McQueen intended to show) were the most breath taking pieces of art. Fashion was redefined by the late Alexander. He had so much to say, and was heard. Heard by all of us who looked at his shows as hope for a world of fashion that knew no bounds. A world of pure expression and chaotic lovely things. His garments empowered people; made them stand apart from the crowd. Alexander McQueen will be deeply missed. His impact on fashion was immense. we love you, Alexander. Rest in peace.View the collection here:

W Magazine:Field of Dreams

Photographed by: Mario Sorrenti
Styled by: Camilla Nic Kerson

Monday, March 8, 2010

Chloe Spring summer 2010 Runway

CHLOE was absolutely gorgeous this season! i loved the neutral pallet that weaved through out the entire collection. i also loved the sandals... might even look into getting a pair for myself for the upcoming summer months.

the floor length skirts were so lovely.

if there is one thing that stands out to me most about this collection, it is the sense of tailored comfort. everything is structured beautifully, but it is done in such an elegant way.

mostly everything in this collection was an iconic piece that can be worn time and time again. that's what so wonderful about Chole; it is not that their clothes are generic they are timeless. they are the garments that never leave your closet because they don't have to.

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Balmain spring 2010 runway video (full)

Balmain delivered a stunning line of military inspired garments that came in all varieties. from distresses, leather, hand-beaded sequin, and lace, this cohesive line was a huge success for Cristoph.

PS. Excuse lack of post! busy week, but I'm back on it now.

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Rag & Bone Spring Summer 2010 Runway

Rag & Bone's Spring 2010 collection was taken back to the basics by head designers, David Neville and Marcus Wainwright."With the economy where it is right now, we're focused on what we're about as a company," said Wainwright after the show, "which is our English, military-school heritage mixed with a utilitarian, made-in-America ethos." The line was a success never the less. Better safe than sorry, never looked so good.

Monday, February 22, 2010


The long awaited release of The September Issue is finally here! Tomorrow, February 23rd 2010, The September Issue hits shelves. A beautiful documentary directed by R. J. Cutlers, that goes behind the making of Vogue's 2007 September Issue, as well as the life of editor and chief of Vogue Magazine, Anna Wintour.

Sunday, February 21, 2010

LADY GAGA: Brit Awards Live 2010

W MAGAZINE: Fly by Night

When the spring/ summer 2010 season is portrayed as a dream, styled by Alex White and photographed by Craig McDean, petite ruffled and pleated dresses from some top designers are on their minds.
Oscar De La Renta& Nina Ricci
Crisopher Kane
Chanel (dresses)& Miu Miu ( shoes and tights)
Miu Miu& Marc Jacobs
Louis Vuitton(dress)& Nina Ricci (body suit)
Dolce and Gabbana& Valentino
Lanvin(dresses)& Louis Vuitton(shorts)

Alberta Ferretti/ Miu Miu(shoes and tights) & Versace

Blumarine(dress)/ Marc Jacobs(bustier)& Alexander McQueen[RIP]

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