The Dandy Diaries

Fashion, art, music, photography - your daily dose of Dapper.

STYLE DIARY | FALL ESSENTIALS

DAILY DELON | RETROSPECTIVE DIARY

DAILY DELON | RETROSPECTIVE DIARY

DESIGNER DIARY | HAPPY BIRTHDAY RALPH LAUREN

I was 10 years old when I first saw a Ralph Lauren ad on  Tv. I remember that it was one of his Polo Ad campaigns, wearing sheer white jumpers - it was something magical. Something so simple yet majestic, I couldn’t help but feel the instant crush I developed for this type of sophisticated simple preppy look which I still love to wear even now when I’m 24. 

It marked me forever, some photographs remain stuck in your brain and stay there for years, for me Ralph Lauren’s Ads are like this. May it be classic, equestrian, polo, preppy, sporty, or luxurious. 

It was thanks to Ralph Lauren that I find women sexy in tuxedos more then in gowns or skirts. It is because of him that I believe firmly that simplicity can be ornamental and that equestrian boots are a must have from September to February. 

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Happy Birthday Ralph Lauren!

- Evelyn Doroghy from The Dandy Diaries.

STYLE FOR TWO | THE SARTORIALIST | NEW YORK

STYLE FOR TWO | THE SARTORIALIST | NEW YORK

Brigitte Bardot | French Style

Brigitte Bardot | French Style

Bright Lights and the city

Bright Lights and the city

Friday Chic | Ted Baker coat

Friday Chic | Ted Baker coat

Retrospective Diary | The Kennedys

Retrospective Diary | The Kennedys

Bright October

Bright October

ICON DIARIES | ALAIN DELON

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Most people are prone to have style icons. When I was a teenage girl I was almost always automatically drawn by men who had some sort of charisma. Since then I’ve become older and my tastes became even more complex: charisma is not always enough. That is why I always say when I am asked “What defines a modern man in terms of style?” I always answer with a name: “Alain Delon.” 

Delon has that male version of “je ne seis quoi” with his boyish, pretty face and strikingly gorgeous, sensitive, defining face. That is the modern man in terms of style and looks: charisma, a pretty face, masculine clean style and self-confidence. In my opinion what is charismatic about him is the set of duality which surrounds him, he can be seen as a feminine man with a pretty face, yet he manages to remain very masculine when it comes to personal style and grooming. Charming and elegant, lover of basics yet sometimes not afraid of breaking the typical masculine tradition by wearing interesting colors and patterns. 

He is one of the examples to follow when it comes to personal style. I highlight again, as many times before: personal style is something complex,with which an individual plays and forms through a very long process, e.g. years. And we unconsciously copy other people, I’m not saying that originality does not exist in personal style - no. Originality is there, although in a small extent. If you analize Delon’s personal style more closely you can see that he wasn’t famous for his originality, he was famous for staying on the safe, very simple and basic side of style. 

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- Evelyn from The Dandy Diaries

STYLE DIARY | LOVELY BORDEAUX

One of my favorite colors is Bordeaux. I love to wear this shade because it looks good on me since I have a very pale skin complexion and I’m a redhead. What I love even more is to see this beautiful autumnal shade on men. 

So, with this little post I want to encourage the Modern Dandy to embrace this extravagant, bohemian color and to wear it with pride. You don’t have to go wild by wearing all-bordeaux pieces - go slowly, step by step if you are not experimental. 

- Evelyn from The Dandy Diaries.

Monday Beauty | The Olive Green Porsche |

Monday Beauty | The Olive Green Porsche |

Style for Two | Morning Blues

Style for Two | Morning Blues