Diplomatic Ties

Diplomatic Ties

This is the blog of Mr & Mrs Blockert. One is a diplomat with a mid life crisis who needed to spread his views on all things popular to the whole world, the other a journalist and keen photographer who goes along with this to humour her husband. Here you will find music, fashion, photography and popular culture in general. And there will be ties. Lots of ties.

Diplomatic Ties part 219: Borrelli.

Diplomatic Ties part 218: Ovadia & Sons.

All linen except the shirt. Hot weather dapper.

Outtakes & Remakes 26.
Originally Diplomatic Tie 62. Lots of blues, the grenadine tie (Drake’s) gives texture.

Outtakes & Remakes 26.

Originally Diplomatic Tie 62. Lots of blues, the grenadine tie (Drake’s) gives texture.

Style Icon 54: Cate Blanchett.
One of very few movie stars today that has a little bit of the old Hollywood style and glamour. Great actress, always trying to push the envelope. And she can wear a suit!
Mr Blockert

Style Icon 54: Cate Blanchett.

One of very few movie stars today that has a little bit of the old Hollywood style and glamour. Great actress, always trying to push the envelope. And she can wear a suit!

Mr Blockert

Diplomatic Ties part 217: Pierre Balmain.
A vintage Balmain tie in mint condition. Lots of different patterns going on here, too many probably, but the colours keep it together.

Diplomatic Ties part 217: Pierre Balmain.

A vintage Balmain tie in mint condition. Lots of different patterns going on here, too many probably, but the colours keep it together.

Outtakes & Remakes 25.

Outtakes from Diplomatic Tie 157.

Diplomatic Ties part 216: Ovadia & Sons.

Style Icon 53: Elly Jackson.

Better known as the face of La Roux (whose new album is excellent btw). A distinctive look, great hairstyle and an exciting live performer. A pop star on her own terms. Personally I like the way her style has evolved from the 80s neon glitz more towards Let’s Dance era David Bowie. 

Mr Blockert

Style Icon 53: Elly Jackson.

Better known as the face of La Roux (whose new album is excellent btw). A distinctive look, great hairstyle and an exciting live performer. A pop star on her own terms. Personally I like the way her style has evolved from the 80s neon glitz more towards Let’s Dance era David Bowie.

Mr Blockert

Outtakes & Remakes 24.

This is a remake of Diplomatic Tie 153 from Vanda. Airforce blue with a pale orange in a very soft Italian cotton fabric. 6-fold. Combine it with a Vanda ps in kimono silk.

Diplomatic Ties part 215: Charvet.