Monday, August 31, 2009

"Cali" Elegance—Jason Schwartzman

Mr. Peacock has been a huge fan of actor, musician, and gentleman peacock Jason Schwartzman, since seeing him portray Max Fischer in the film 1998 film Rushmore (below).

Jason Schwartzman has had roles in many of my favorite films including: Darjeeling Limited (below), Spun, and Shopgirl. I have to admit, I even enjoyed Marie Antoinette.

On and off camera, Jason Schwartzman exudes a casual, American elegance. At 5’6’ tall, he understands the importance of well-fitted, tailored clothing.

Mr. Peacock likes the quirky little pins Jason Schwartzman likes to wear on his blazers.

Long hair, short hair, scruffy, clean-shaven or bearded—Jason looks well-groomed.

And he always looks effortlessly stylish—whether he is wearing a rumpled oxford shirt and jeans, a suit with a tie, or just a t-shirt and jeans.

This native Californian was destined to be an actor (and have style)—he’s part of the Coppola clan.

Above: Maybe Jason likes owls?

His Mom is actress Talia Shire (Coppola), his uncle is Francis Ford Coppola, and his cousins include Nicolas Cage and Sofia Coppola.

His HBO series, Bored to Death, premieres September 20th (above). Jason plays an amateur detective in this upcoming “noir-otic” comedy. He reminds Mr. Peacock of a modern-day Peter Sellers. I hope the script of Bored to Death is as good as the cast, and costumes.

Above: You can order a Coconut Records tote bag or t-shirt here.

In addition to his acting talent, this peacock is a musician too. His current solo music project is called Coconut Records. The debut album by Coconut Records, Nighttiming, was released on Schwartzman’s Young Baby Records in 2007.

His sophomore album, Davy, was released this past January (Microphone, above video, from Davy CD). He also performs the musical score in his new film, Funny People.

This peacock is also a newlywed. He married clothing designer, Brady Cunningham, earlier this year.

They have an adorable French bulldog—Arrow (named after Harry Nilsson’s song “Me and My Arrow”). Arrow has a cameo in the Microphone video above.

Jason Schwartzman also posed for the Band of Outsiders Fall Collection look book, which was photographed with a Polaroid camera by Band of Outsider’s designer Scott Sternberg.
Many of the shots were taken on Chung King Road in L.A.’s Chinatown, a nod and homage to Sternberg’s inspiration for this collection—the 1967 Jean-Luc Godard film La Chinoise.

Both Jason and the Band of Outsider’s Fall Collection shine in all of the shots!

Mr. Peacock loves this image with parasols. Jason is wearing a wool patchwork suit, Sea Island cotton shirt, oxford cloth bow tie, and flannel boat shoes.

This wool patchwork windbreaker is brilliant...and of course Jason makes it look casually elegant.

Mr. Peacock salutes this Californian peacock for his talent and effortless style. Thanks Jason Schwartzman!


tula said...

so, so, so fabulous, mr. peacock!

tula said...

by the way, i took our wedding pictures in chinatown and posed at that parasol wall, too. will send you some pix when i get them. xoxo

Julio said...

Great post Mr Peacock! Jason is such a talented actor and the fact that he's also sexy definitely makes him, in your words a "Peacock". Another vote for this California peacock.

MJ said...

Now I want to create a parasol wall.


O you always excite me, Mr. Peacock. The little award is just beyond cute. and Jason...whew. overload. merci 10,000. xo Jade

jason said...

I've always loved him in everything I've seen.

Paul Pincus said...

i've been in love with jason ever since i saw SPUN.

and rushmore, of course!

he was SO good in SPUN. ; )

his style. it's innate, no?!

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He reeally is a bad actor, the majority of his films have failed, plus he thinks he is a such a ladies man.