Archive for the ‘High Fashion’ Category
Who says that the fellas get to have all the fun? Cufflinksman introduces a select line of cufflinks for women that will remind consumers that it is good to be a girl! Adorable and stylish accents in motifs that will register with the female population; ladies cufflinks present the option to accessorize and accent business casual and formal attire, adorning each cuff with a hint of sophistication.
Some of the women’s cufflinks available include the timeless sex-symbol: the black stiletto heel. These Black High Hill Shoe Cufflinks for women are graced with the same convenient wear that the men are accustomed to with torpedo-style closure and handcrafted Silver-plated Rhodium finish. The black liqueur of each tiny shoe glimmers against the high-sheen of the polished silver setting. Tiny sparkling crystals accentuate each heel, exuding glamor and a vintage style to the world.
The Red Glass Shoes Cufflinks are an exemplary pair of unique ladies cufflinks that will add just a touch of ruby red to the cuff, seamlessly accenting apparel for any occasion or event. The torpedo-style backing is securely attached to each silver filigree shoe, with insoles accented in glossy red enamel. These women’s cufflinks are delicate and detailed, perfect for the wearer who is new to accessorizing or who wants to make a fun and sassy impression.
Some ladies cufflinks are also a popular favorite among the men also. Take for instance the vintage-styled Pin Up Girl Cufflinks from Cufflinksman. The silver plated silhouette of the curvacious bombshell will delight and engage, while sparking confidence and swagger in the men and women wearing them. The popular bullet-style back secures during wear, keeping each cufflink intact and in place.
“The kimono-front style sweaters—a really cool, unique spin on the classic V-neck. “—Matthew Sebra, GQ associate fashion editor
What We Love:
The lighter feel of the traditional blazer becomes apparent in the rolled up and shortened sleeves. They are cut shorter than your regular sleeve and then loosely rolled up. The extra soft and slinky sweater hangs just below the belt and exposes itself just right under the sleeve. The cool thing is you can swap the light sweater for a collared shirt and add these English Pound Cross Hand Painted Cufflinks:
“Green corduroy shorts.”—Garrett Munce, GQ fashion editor
What We Love:
The slightly “shorter” shorts to show off the top of the calf muscle, along with the subtle aqua marine color. Let’s be honest, it’s not quite green like Munce says, but he knows what he’s talking about. Coupled with a white belt, the loose, relaxed fitted collared shirt peaks out of a stunning red mauve colored blazer. The blazer is one of those perfect spring/summer jackets, with a color that will complement everything (or close to everything at least. Pair this kind of relaxed, Harvard meets Bayside look with these Green Layered Paisley Cufflinks:
What We Love:
Again with the perfectly relaxed, yet tailored blazer in an off-white/egg shell shade, coupled with a light blue collared shirt (only buttoned in the middle, mind you). The loose fitting, shorter 30s style shorts give a considerable nod to Fitzgerald’s Great Gatsby and Long Island Ice Teas on, well…Long Island. Pair this look with these Silver and Mother of Pearl Cufflinks:
Fashion Week returns with a deep (much-needed!) breath of fresh air for the upcoming spring 2013 season. Most of the lines feature series of texturized prepped-out spring looks, never-before-seen sweaters, a definable nod to pastel colors, and laid back 90s look with light fabrics. As we always seem to, (no we have no commercial/capital ties with this company, we promise! :), we love Michael Bastian’s spring collection. His stuff is always so fresh. It’s the dreaded-of-all words: wear-able—plus it’s crisp, original, and sexily subtle.
Let’s start with the Grey Linen Suit Look, shown on September 9, 2012:
“The gray linen suit look…can’t wait for summer to wear it!”—Ted Stafford, GQ Fashion Market Director
The Vibe for Spring 2013
It’s boogie nights this season at Michael Bastian, as the designer’s American alpha males are walking with some extra swagger in their step. It’s all thanks to a louche collection of menswear that’s equal parts sporty and relaxed, but always effortlessly cool. Bastian’s signature, classic menswear pieces made fresh, still anchors the lineup, seen in versatile sport coats and clever cut-off shorts, but the designer experiments even more in this outing, like crafting a deep V-neck sweater front in the style of a kimono robe. Never one to shy away from color, this season Bastian softened his hues, opting for a dusty palette that sees neutral grays and tans paired with pistachio and lilac. It’s a collection made for the type guy who owns any room he walks into—and, more importantly, knows it.
And Parke and Ronen never seem to disappoint either:
Parke and Ronen
“Print-on-print keeps it fresh.”—Michael Hainey, GQ deputy editor
And not only is the new fall line impeccable (as always!) and super trendy, check out the spring collection:
“Deep red doubled-breasted jacket on Clement. Sharp, slimmed-down version of a classic double-breasted blazer, in such a rich hue.”—Matthew Sebra, GQ associate fashion editor
The Lessons Adults Can Learn from Five Children’s Movies
Finding Nemo. The ties between family transcend our own fears and love is superior to life’s challenges. A disability is just that, a disability, but one can always make up for it, and use it to his/her advantage. Plus, once in a while, you’ll run into a Gill figure in your life that will propel you to act out of your comfort zone and encourage you to adventure. Who is your Gill? Who is your Dory?
The Goonies. Outsiders can be cool too, perhaps even cooler than the “cool guys.” The sense of community, adventure, and general commradery in this film is a great lesson for all you jaded adults out there. “Down here it’s out time!” Mikey professes while in the wishing well. Chunk and the Giant dude show us unconditional love and that spirit transcends appearance. Plus you know when you were little you had a crush on Andie…
A Wrinkle in Time. Makes a practical use of the theory of entanglement, teleportation, and basic quantum physics through the guise of a child’s adventure story. Get yo science learn on.
Escape to Witch Mountain. Deals with the telepathy of twins, adventures on a mountain, conceptions of seclusion and yea…fun-ness.
Lion King. The prophetic, life altering statement: Hakuna Matata. Concept of family rivalry, childhood love and honor, guilt and shame that would put Woody Allen to rest, and the necessity of an inter-cultural community.
Tangled. What you’ll learn: Your parents aren’t always right. Sometimes they are very wrong. Adult vindication, finally! Hair= power. Men should need to climb, etc.
Tootsies Children Dance wear: Children ballet shoes and tap shoes from Leos Dancewear from toddler sizes to older child size 3 and girl dancewear from toddler size 2T to older child size 12
Fashion Night Out, or FNO, isn’t just for the hip stylish women of NYC. It’s also for the men…(hint, you will be surrounded by all those hip, stylish women of NYC).
Solange Knowles will be spinning at the DVF store at 874 Washington Street at W 14th. Allison Williams from Girls and Vogue‘s Melling Burke will be on hand, along with M.A.C artists for makeup touchups. 6-11PM
“While many enjoy the block parties, special events, and complimentary makeovers on Fashion’s Night Out, others head out into the night hoping to rub shoulders with their favorite model or celebrity. Here, take a look at some of the personalities supporting fashion’s most famed shopping extravaganza. On the big night, many of them will be decked out in what’s sure to be the uniform of the evening—a signature FNO collection T-shirt (40 percent of the proceeds from the sales will benefit the New York City AIDS Fund in the NY Community Trust)—so hurry, pick up one of your own, and get ready for Fashion’s Night Out on September 6.”
Margherita Missoni will be on hand at Missoni‘s Madison avenue location. Meet the designer and buy special rings designed by the iconic Italian label to benefit Edode Onlus, a charity committed to bringing safe drinking water to African Villages. 1009 Madison ave at 78th street, 6-9PM
Meet ex-Top Model judge Nigel Barker and the Runway Relief models at Nine West located at 1258 avenue of the Americas and 50th street. Chrissy Teigen will also be on hand to help raise money for Fashion Targets Breast Cancer. Catch the hoopla from 6-11PM.
From 9- midnight, QVC is planning a live broadcast on FNO, complete with a smattering of celebrities (Isaac Mizrahi, Jennifer Hudson, Nicole Richie) pedding their newest wares for the shopping channel. Have an “interactive experience” in the Meatpacking District at 14th and 9th ave starting at 6PM.
Alexis Bittar is having a karaoke extravaganza at their SoHo store. Sing a tune and get a $50 store certificate good until the end of September. 6-10PM
Azealia Banks will perform at M.A.C Cosmetics in NoHo 506 Broadway bet Thompson and LaGuardia place. Enjoy tunes by DJ Cosmo from 7-10PM
Former America’s Next Top Model photo shoot director Jay Mauel will be at Lane Bryant doling out fashion advice. Enjoy a 25% discount, a little booze, and snacks on snacks on snacks. RSVP on Lane Bryant’s Facebook page by September 1st. Located at 380 Fulton Street (corner of Smith St.) in Brooklyn, 6-9PM
Michael Kors will host a game of fashion trivia at Macy‘s Herald Square from 7-8:30
Loehmann’s on 7th ave promises a celebrity fashion show, although they have not yet disclosed exactly which celebrities would be in attendance. Expect a designer sample sale in both New York and Los Angeles locations, featuring designs from Oscar de la Renta, Etro, and more. In New York: 101 7th ave bet 16th and 17th and 2101 Broadway at 74th st. In Los Angeles: 333 South LaCienega Boulevard. 6-11PM.
Mya will appear at Cesare Paciotti from 8-9PM.bet 69th and 70th. 8-9PM