Posts Tagged ‘fashion icons’
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.
Style Icon: Cool Hand Luke
Cool Hand Luke is a 1967 American prison drama film directed by Stuart Rosenberg and starring Paul Newman. The screenplay was adapted by Donn Pearce and Frank Pierson from Pearce’s 1965 novel of the same name. The film features George Kennedy (in an Oscar-winning performance), Strother Martin, J.D. Cannon and Morgan Woodward.
Newman stars in the title role as Luke, a prisoner in a Florida prison camp who refuses to submit to the system. In 2005, the United States Library of Congress deemed Cool Hand Luke to be “culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant” and selected it for preservation in the National Film Registry.
Famous Line: “Sometimes nothing can be a really cool hand”
Lucas Jackson, natural born world shaker, someone with more guts than brains, a man who refuses to conform to the rules he has been given. Sent to a prison camp for a misdemeanor Luke soon gains respect and becomes an idol. He has some fun in jail doing things for the hell of it, after his mother dies the Bosses put him in the box afraid he might want to attend the funeral. When he gets out he runs and gets caught and runs and gets caught, the bosses try to break him but he just won’t break.
Cool Hand Luke
Style Icon: Rhett Butler
Or shall we say Clark Gable as Rhett Butler? Clark Gable was an important figure in his own right, but by playing the role of Rhett Butler from Margaret Mitchell’s novel, “Gone with the Wind,” his status became that of an electric style icon.
“In the beginning of the novel, we first meet Rhett at the Twelve Oaks Plantation barbecue, the home of John Wilkes and his son Ashley and daughters Honey and India Wilkes. The novel describes Rhett as “a visitor from Charleston”; a black sheep, who was expelled from West Point and is not received by any family with reputation in the whole of Charleston, and perhaps all of South Carolina. Rhett’s enthrallment with Scarlett O’Hara begins when he overhears her declaration of love for Ashley in the library while the rest of the “proper” girls take a nap. He recognizes that she is willful and spirited and that they are alike in many ways, including their disgust for the impending, and later ongoing, war with the Yankees.”
But how has the character of Rhett Butler effected fashion? His suave looks, mixed with form fitting, perfectly tailored suits, and complete with slicked back hair (that is always in place and properly trimmed!) has changed the way we view a classic gentleman. He evokes a sense of Southern Charm that evokes a sense of nostalgia for us fashion lovers.
WHAT WE LOVE? The knotted ties, the overcoats, puffy sleeves, manicured eyebrows (but not like Jersey Shore kind of thing…), and attention to detail. Even in all that Georgia heat, even when we know he’s all sweaty underneath, his style is one of a cool and collected gentleman. Dressing like Rhett will surely get you into to any restaurant and club in North America. Extra points for a cigar and shirt vest.
Forrest Gump is a 1994 American epic comedy-drama romance film based on the 1986 novel of the same name by Winston Groom. The film was directed by Robert Zemeckis, starring Tom Hanks, Robin Wright, Gary Sinise and Sally Field.
The story depicts several decades in the life of Forrest Gump, a naïve and slow-witted yet athletically prodigious native of Alabama who witnesses, and in some cases influences, some of the defining events of the latter half of the 20th century; more specifically, the period between Forrest’s birth in 1945 to 1982.
Let’s face it. Not only did Forrest Gump’s life effect ours, but so did his fashion. His clean cut, crisp looks captured the hearts of Americans everywhere and we still use his throwback looks today. Maybe it’s time to take a hint from Mr. Gump and re-modernize his fashion?
Modernize the look
Take this simple collared shirt from H & M in a grey color and pair it with jeans (like in the photo). You’ll be more an urban, fashion-conscious Forrest.
Shirt from H & M $29.95
Modernize the look:
We especially love the blazer in the scene where Gump’s waiting for the bus. This new modern winter spin on the jacket can be found from Urban Outfitters. And of course, you have to get yourself a pair of running shoes from Nike, so you too can “run like the wind blows.”
GENERAL ASSEMBLY FIELD BLAZER $182.00 from Urban Outfitters
Modernize the look:
It’s true that Forrest went through many stages in his life and one of them was a stint in Vietnam. But even while trekking through the jungle, Gump has inspired us with his rugged, manly look. Pair these Army Helicopter Cufflinks with rugged work boots this season, like these from Doc Marten’s called the Men’s Pier Boot for under $149.
Fictional characters have a great influence in our lives. They unconsciously dictate morales, mannerisms, who we are attracted to, lifestyle choices, and…in our case, fashion. So we’ve decided to feature some of those influential fictional characters on our blog. First up on the list?
“It’s only after we’ve lost everything that we’re free to do anything. “
“I can’t get married – I’m a thirty-year-old boy. “
Duren has that rough around the edges, I’m cool whether I wear a shirt or not, rugged, dirty appeal that men seem to want to emulate. His 70s flair, which consists of print shirts with oversized collars, aviator shades, vintage leather jackets, all amount to one word: stylin’. Of course, add to that a couple of scars, bruises, and one serious over confidence complex and you have Tyler Durden. Who wouldn’t want him as an alter-ego?
Stay tuned for more of your favorite STYLE ICONS. Tomorrow who will it be? Can you guess?