Tagged: Reiss

Over and Under A Peplum Tale

I don’t think peplum tops get enough credit. This fashion trend hit us big last spring and after seeing the S/S’ 13 collections during New York Fashion Week, it looks as though we have a peplution on our hands people and you’re either with the peplum or against it, but why against?

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Monday Men Style: Hold The Reiss Pose.

Hello my gents, I got a formula you guys could try in order to generate the double-looker reaction from the women and men alike during the Fall/Winter seasons this year. Definition: A person who’s irresistible or alluring head to toe look that can have us swiftly turn our head twice towards his or her direction in less than 5 seconds, deserves the Double Looker Title.

Now the formula:

A handful of suspenders.

A couple of three-piece suits (well-tailored of else forget it)

Double-breasted coats belted.

Wingtip brogue and  toe cap oxford shoes.

Add some rich fabrics and colors.

Mix those up to create the Great Gatsby, deco era look, put in a dash of the Boardwalk Empire swagger, and there you have it fellas gentlemen, Reiss Men’s collection for fall/winter 2012 that will put you into the stare-down status without a problem.

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Reiss Me Baby One More Time.

Today in New York the temperature will reach close to 100 degrees and humidity will have some of us cussing under our breathes, yet I’m sharing photos I took of Reiss’s F/W 2012 collection which I got a chance to preview.

I love staying ahead in fashion.  It’s something to look forward when we are going through hot days like this one.  We know in the coming months, that leather shorts will replace the denim ones some of us have been wearing like they’re uniforms.

Bad hair days due to humidity will no longer have us hiding under the straw brim hats that took some of us forever to find.   Instead the fall/winter hats will have us willing skip a hair appointment or two.

Plus the layered outfits will be welcomed back into our lives like the layered slices of cake that will have us covering our stomachs in the first place.

So ladies start looking ahead, it does get shinier at the end of the seasonal tunnel.

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Fashion’s Champagne Dreams Or Beer Money.

It’s been awhile since I’ve shared some stealing or dealing items.  So to try and make up for lost time, I’m hitting you guys with the white stuff.

Lately  the all-white looks here, plus styling projects focusing on the F/W ’12 season had me looking at tons of garments and accessories with price ranges that can work for those who like paying beer man prices or others who think the finer things in life are worth paying extra for.

Go ahead and fill those champagne flutes up with whatever makes you happy, beer or champagne cause no one will know what it is just by looking the bubbles,  the same goes for these must-have items.

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Pleated Its Way Back Into My Life.

 

The first time I rocked a pleated garment was at the age of five.  The fabric was a heavy cotton-polyester blend; the style, overalls; and the place, primary school in Trinidad and Tobago.  I rocked the pleats for about seven years straight after my first time, so my relationship with the folds wasn’t one that I have fond memories of.  Time heals all wounds, scars and my love hate history with extra fabric.  I’ve found some ways to help me bring pleats back into my life so the second time around, pleats can give me happy memories. Let’s see if these ideas might help. Continue reading “Pleated Its Way Back Into My Life.” »

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Chokehold Made Fashionable.

Wikipedia’s definition of a chokehold or choke is a general term for grappling hold that critically reduces or prevents either air (choking) or blood (strangling) from passing through the neck of an opponent.

My definition: A chokehold is a piece of fabric or material beautifully made to fit tightly around the neck.  This chokehold, sometimes called choker, or artful neck-piece, may be so tight that it cuts off ones ability to speak, leaving this piece of art to do the talking for you.  Just breathe lightly in and out your nose.

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Midi Meet Mid A Fashionable Encounter.

Not being model height nor fitting  into the petite category has some disadvantages, especially if you work in fashion.  They don’t call it sample sale for nothing.  This comes into play sometimes when I want to wear my favorite length in skirts and dresses, the midi.  I don’t want to always wear a pair of flats or outrageously high heels or platforms with every midi dress or skirt I plan on wearing this summer.  I did have this question pop up a couple of time already, and since it’s one I can relate to all to well,  just wanted to share some options, and styling tips that may help those inquiring minds.

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Everything But A Dress To A Wedding.

What to wear to a wedding without having to wear a dress? How do you avoid that skirted one-piece without looking casual or not put-together for that special event you’re been invited to? I tackled this question last year with a couple of clients, and now with another season of I Do’s to tackle we are trying to stick out of the crowd in all the right ways.

The Separates Troupe is one my favorites.  Getting more bang for your buck is perfect when donning a top and a pair of pants since it allows you to mix and match these pieces for several events and occasions in the future without having the tag “Ms. Repeat” on your  Facebook photos.

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Everything But The Floral Blazers.

Chloe Orange Three Pocket Blazer $1895 // 3.1 Phillip Lim Rolled Sleeve Silk Blazer $625 // Steven Alan Renada Double-Breasted Silk Blazer $180

Records are being broken people and the 2012 Olympics haven’t begun yet.  I know some of us can’t help but getting into a fashion trend like it’s the latest dance craze, but if there is one trend that needs to be put to rest or avoided by all means, it’s the floral blazer.

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