Male Muse: Prince Pelayo.

September 21, 2009
It’s been well documented – both on this blog and elsewhere (read: my relentless “Neeeeed these boots…”, “Omg boots 09. WANT!” tweets) – that I’m in search of a good pair of boots for the harsher season ahead. While I’ve come across a vast number of prospective purchases I’ve not contemplated how I’d actually wear them should I decide to make such a large dent to my bank account. Prince Pelayo (Pelayo Diaz Zapico), renowned boy-blogger, Kate Moss-devotee and CSM fashion student, works a look that easily inspires.
Granted his bone structure and impeccably coiffed hair helps, but it’s his eclectic approach to style that impresses most. No one fuses sophistication with street ease as well (at least when he’s actually clothed…)

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^ In a Givenchy-esque ensemble of black and blue, which is surely one of the best colour combos ever. It seems customisation with safety-pins has come a long way from attaching tattered punk band patches to backpacks (see blogger Augustine Wong’s gold pin-covered bow-tie that I lauded a while back). According to the blog, the tee has been DIY-ed and Pelayo sells them to those who have a hankering.

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^ Sporting the signature look of shorts and Docs. Shirt, tie and shorts are by NY-based Davidelfin, who Pelayo raves about on Kate Loves Me. Not that difficult to see why – detailed basics in mint green. Want.

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Note: This is cut short somewhat since work and packing have usurped an inordinate amount of time. Do check back soon for what’s bound to be somewhat sketchy but hopefully somewhat interesting LFW menswear coverage…

Images from Kate Loves Me

  • The Coveted Mag September 21, 2009 at 4:47 pm

    that is some high hair!BTW…We are a new indie Scottish fashion magazine. We have added you to our blog roll. Any chance you could do the same for us?

  • Vlad September 21, 2009 at 11:26 pm

    thank you cillian,love your blog! :)and i much appreciate the linkage!

  • Lyndsay September 22, 2009 at 12:27 pm

    There is something serious cool about his hair style!

  • Blau von T September 22, 2009 at 7:27 pm

    loving his style!

  • miss milki September 23, 2009 at 6:34 pm

    Ha that's mad! I just blogged about the fabulous safety pin t-shirt but I'd no idea who he was. Thanks! That safety pin bowtie is great too, should ad it to my post!

  • The Prestige September 24, 2009 at 12:11 pm

    Crazy hair on the last pic. Very Rock and Roll.

  • Blank Label September 24, 2009 at 7:26 pm

    really love the grey/white pants in the second to last pic. it's an interesting style you dont see on many pants.. ever. i really dig it

  • Last Style of Defense September 26, 2009 at 1:10 pm

    i know pelayo really well and he is one of the most stylish guys i know. and he is utterly charming : ) i have just ordered one of the safty-pin tee's from him…its incredible

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  • Anonymous January 18, 2010 at 12:01 am

    A friend and I met Pelayo at one of Richard Mortimer's Ponystep nights and he has to be one of the rudest people we've ever encountered. Really shallow and self-absorbed and the type of person who would ride someone's coat-tails as far as he could and then drop them.