Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Thanks Sandy Ramirez and Modacycle!

John Bartlett – Spring 2011 – New York

September 28, 2010 BrowseSpring 2011 New Yorktop stories No Comments
story by Michael Fragoso
portrait by Sandy Ramirez
lookbook photos provided by the designer
The John Bartlett presentation was held in a chic West Village townhouse filled with various tail wagging dogs, there to greet the masses at the door, which revealed a presentation of bright colors for his Spring 2011 collection. Looks ranged from extreme beach wear, tight speedos in khaki and olive green, to bright orange and pinks that screamed tropical. After the pool looks, Bartlett’s collection took a dressy yet casual turn with light blazers of denim and cotton with cargo shorts that looked simple, elegant, and ready for the Hamptons. The standouts from the collection were the shirts and pants printed with a camouflage pattern that upon closer inspection was revealed to be shapes of Bartlett’s own dog, Tiny Tim.
Bartlett himself explains the collection: “I looked to the late 1970’s for this collection, really with my favorite models from that era like Rick Edwards and Jeff Aquilon. We have the whole khaki story going on with a hint of safari. It’s a true throwback collection with a nod to today.”
A notable feature of the collection was the use of ultrasuede, a leather alternative, once made famous by Halston, that is now Bartlett’s material of choice after recently having gone vegan. The looks are strictly pre and post beachwear, for the type of man that jumps off his yacht into the cool blue followed by a dinner at the local crab shack back on the mainland. Barlett’s ultra masculine looks, with their almost tongue-in-cheek nod to the buff and broad shouldered tanned beach babes of yesterday year is sure to be a crowd pleaser from Ibiza to Miami come the warmer months next year.

Monday, September 20, 2010

Great Piece About My Women's Collection!!!!!!!


CAMERON DIAZ IN FERRAGAMO FROM HARPERS BAZAARI swear it is true!   The Fall 2010 designer collections were full of - trousers, many of them full leg indeed.   While I've written about theCharlie Girl reference earlier this summer, I had to give a shout out to those beautiful pants that are in stores NOW!   With so many to choose from, three stuck out in my mind as I watched the shows.   So diplomatic I am - as here are looks from NYParis, & Milan
John Bartlett is a tried and true New Yorker.   With his downtown boutique, John has kept to his ideal of the men and women he designs for.JOHN BARTLETT - FALL 2010  Never one to follow a trend, John is more apt to reference a vintage issue of GQ from the 60's.   Always rugged, with an upscale finish - his collections have a sexy edge.   His trouser looks for the gals this fall were very Jodie Foster circa 1976.   JODIE FOSTER BY TERRY O'NEILL - VIA GETTY IMAGESVests and all! The pants a bit more fitted than Foster wore promotingBugsy Malone.. but gave me the vibe.  John also has a passion for pets - being a tireless crusader for the North Shore Animal League and pet adoption.  He often hosts adoption days at his boutique in NYC.  His logo even incorporates his charitable spirit and beautiful dog - Tiny Tim!  To find out more about JB and his cause click Tiny Tim!

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

From Fashion's Night Out!!

Dogs are Fashion Hounds in NYC

This past Friday, Fashion’s Night Out (a.k.a. FNO) took over New York City, where the garment business is the second-biggest industry after finance. A thousand stores stayed open late across five boroughs. Payless provided free transportation to key shopping destinations on double-decker buses, plus photo opportunities with its star designers, Patricia Field, Lela Rose, Christian Siriano, and Isabel Toledo. And all over the city, hotels offered FNO packages to lure out-of-towners to sit, stay, and shop.
Dogs being creatures of timeless style, they managed to make cameo appearances at two swanky stores – and that’s not counting the numerous micro-dogs who accompanied their intrepid owners, toted along in designer carriers.
Downtown, on Seventh Avenue South – the further-North part of Seventh, in the heart of the famed garment district, is known as “Fashion Avenue” - the fabulous flagship store of designer John Bartlett is branded inside and out with the image of Bartlett’s dog, a mixed-breed named Tiny Tim.bartlett_2
This handsome mutt has quite a life story thus far: He landed at North Shore Animal League America, our country’s largest no-kill shelter, shortly before Christmas Eve eight years ago. After his right foreleg was amputated, he was aptly named after the sweet little boy in the Charles Dickens classic A Christmas Carol.
From those humble beginnings, K9 Tiny Tim steadily rose to fame as the image representing Bartlett’s signature collection of handsome, tailored-yet-hip threads and accessories. “Tim is my true icon,” Bartlett explains, so the dog’s striking silhouette is branded on everything from T-shirts to jeans to underwear.
Here’s a helpful hint, shoppers: Renowned astrologer Susan Millerwarns that Mercury, which went direct today, will turn retrogradeagain in October and December; she offers starry style counsel by encouraging us all to purchase holiday gifts well in advance of the actual holiday, i.e. in the second half of September, the first week of October, or November 19-30 “for best results.” Well, what more stylish, thoughtful present for a well-dressed dog lover than something bearing the Tiny Tim Bartlett logo?
The tripod K9 image also appears on the shop’s glass door and on the shopping bags and gift boxes. “At first, you don’t notice that the logo is a three-legged dog – he just looks like a sweet dog,” Bartlett adds. “And I like clothing and fashion to have that element of surprise.”
To celebrate adopted mutts everywhere, Bartlett even designed a special “Fashion Hound” Tiny Tim T-shirt, sized for men and women, with proceeds from sales donated to North Shore.
With his distinctive walk, Tim cuts quite the dashing figure. Bartlett is quite easy on the eyes himself, so when the two appear together, heads turn. Duly inspired, the artist Richard Haines – a talented Southpaw whose chic, charming pencil sketches are irresistible eye candy to fashion followers - recently immortalized the pair in a sketch that depicts Tim and his designer Dad most fetchingly.
My dog Sheba was lucky to score a date with Tim one evening back in 2008, at North Shore’s DogCatemy Awards gala; photographic evidence of the evening is on Bartlett’s web site, where Tim has his very own page.

Monday, September 6, 2010

Behind The Scenes-Spring 2011!

Some images from our recent Spring 2011 look book shoot!

Fashion's Night Out!!!!!

Hi everyone. Hope to see you this Friday night at the store for Fashion's Night Out. Come see our new Fall 2010 men's(and women's!!!) collection and celebrate our third year of the store. Big love-jb