Monday edition: The modern man’s guide to timeless traditional style

A well-made and well-fitted suit is a classic wardrobe staple all men should invest in. Whether for business purposes or special occasions, only, a suit shows sophistication and speaks of versatility. Black, gray, navy and brown give off a more refined look and are timeless. Use these as your “go-to” suits.

If you’re looking to add some spice to your suit style, refer to Tom Ford’s spring/summer 2014 collection. The use of bright and fun colors in this collection give suave a whole new meaning. Tom Ford’s seasonal collection for 2014 was inspired by the carefree era of the seventies.

Naturalizer partners with David Bromstad to create vibrant Spring shoe line

Thanks to partnership with Naturalizer, HGTV interior designer David Bromstad has brought his fresh, colorful vision to life in a collection of fun and whimsical shoes for Spring 2014. Naturalizer commissioned Bromstad for an original painting that inspired the Bromstad for Naturalizer collection, one that possesses a fresh and emotive twist. He worked closely with Naturalizer designer Angelique Joseph to creatively use the print on the shoes that are part of the collection. The collection features comfortable footwear adorned in vibrant colors and bold floral prints that scream Spring with every step.

David had this to say about the collection:

The Naturalizer + Bromstad Collection: “It’s fun, fresh and feels like summer. The floral painting brings together roses from a New England garden and a tropical hibiscus from Florida. It’s north meets south—an unexpected twist.”

Color: “Color is everything. It makes the world go around. A pop of color can change your mood and the kind of day you are having. The colors used in this collection are bright, happy, fun and whimsical.”

Comfort: “Comfort is critical. You have to live in every space and you have to live in every shoe. This is something that is at the core of what I do and is in the DNA of the Naturalizer brand – that’s why this is such a great partnership.”

Bromstad’s shoes are currently available for purchase at Naturalizer stores, as well as on Naturalizer.com.

Shop the Trendy Clothes Designed By Up and Coming Designer

Summer has just started, but the autumn/winter looks are still hitting the streets. I am a real fashion freak and really looking forward to have something new in the market so that this year too streets should be filled with new trends and looks. But what was the previous trend and what made it special is something that I would love to discuss. Earlier the polka dots and graphic prints are very much in along with high shine and floor sweeping hems and polished looks. If you will ask some of my personal favorites, then here are few trends for which I fallen are as follows:

  • Metallic: I just love the little and shiny cocktail outfits. Even this trend of this type of dress will definitely up your alley and some of the season’s best looks came from fantastic brands and reputable designers. Those who wish to have a wonderful and trendy looks should prefer a dress with shine, sparkle, and beading with tons of metallic.
  • Mod Squad: What I actually noticed in the past spring/summer is the come-back of the 70’s and in the autumn season, the fashion took us to the flashback of 60’s. For some party with the same retro theme, I got a go-go dancer dress that was quite pretty. Sometimes trend shows off patent shifts in dresses like Peter Pan Collars and Double Breasted Pea coats.
  • Graphics: The bold and mixed prints really made youth crazy. This obsession initiated started in some fashion show, but after few days I saw an outbreak of patterns from several designers. Those who love geometrical patterns would have enjoyed such dresses as these made them look bold with multiple outfit option in geometrical pattern like Coat and patterned tights.
  • Lace: Lace has always been part of beautiful and designer clothes. Last season was full of outfits with lace. With the advent of autumn, the use of lance increased a lot and its presence became more powerful. Lace infused patterns and darker lace are very much in fashion.
  • Bright Coats: Make a plan of buying a bright colored coat this season as it will definitely make you appear outstanding. This will also contribute in enhancing the personality of the individual.

A talented up and coming designer is able to think differently and bring some exceptional ideas in the outfits. The reason is the dedication and confidence of the doing the task is the main feature of these beginners. They perform enthusiastically and try to bring something new and creative in the fashion world. If they are creating something, then there is a need of some platform where they can show their talents. Many such companies are there which aim at providing a platform to such young and budding designers. These companies are the real preacher of fashion and believe that it is right of every individual to know about what is in trend and keep themselves updated with what is hot in the market. they charge reasonable for these designer dresses.

NBAF honors the photographer at 8th annual Fine Art+Fashion

This year The NBAF is honoring the art of the photographer at the 8th annual Fine Art+Fashion. The fête which includes a pre-show cocktail reception and runway show titled the Art of Fashion is produced by Neiman Marcus Fashion Director Ken Downing. Honorary Chairs include Billye and Henry “Hank” Aaron and event co-chairs Brook Edmond and Jack Sawyer.Fine Art + Fashion recognizes artists who positively contribute to the arts in the African Diaspora. Honorees at the 2014 Fine Art +Fashion event are jewelry designer Victor Velyan (fashion Icon Honoree), acclaimed art photographer and acclaimed African-American photography historian Deborah Willis, and Atlanta based award winning photographer Sheila Pree Bright

The NBAF also honors students of African descent with the Emerging Talent Award. The award will be given to Clark Atlanta University Student Danielle Gordon, Kendra Pickney and Jessica Fulks of SCAD. The Emerging Talent Award recipients receive a cash honorarium, special recognition at Fine Art +Fashion and an exhibit if their award winning designs curated by Neiman Marcus in the Peachtree store window

March 20,2014
6pm-9pm
NBAF Fine Art+Fashion
Neiman Marcus
3393 Peachtree Road
Atlanta, Ga 30326
Tickets start at $500.000

To purchase tickets go to nbaf.org

The 2014 Oscars red carpet fashion (Photos)

This year’s winners included newcomer Lupita Nyong’o who won for “Best Supporting Actress” for her role in the movie “12 Years a Slave” and actor Jared Leto for Best Supporting Actor for his role as a transgender man in “The Dallas Buyers Club”.

One of the highlights of the night was when Twitter’s website went down because of too much traffic on the site due to Oscar’s host Ellen DeGeneres’s “selfie” . Ellen twitted a live “selfie” with some of the Hollywood stars at the show and the picture was retweeted more than 1 million times breaking Twitter’s record which was set by President Barack Obama after his re-election.

Another highlight of the night was when Ellen order pizza and gave it to the audience who happily accepted including Harrison Ford and Brad Pitt.

But let’s face it, we watch the Oscars because of the red carpet fashion. Hollywood stars look their best as they hope to win the coveted award.

Take a look at pictures of some of our favorite picks of the night in the slideshow and tell us which one is your favorite.

The Spring Season at Jabong

Spring is in the air! As you wipe out that hair out of your face and let the breeze lightly run through your face, it is time to take a look at your wardrobe. Does it reflect the pleasantness of the season? Not quite, right! Make merry with the spring collection available online exclusively for the most choosy fashion aficionados!
Floral prints are what are making the news in every Spring Collection worldwide. Jabong Online Shopping lists some of the must haves that you need to store in your wardrobe starting today! You needn’t flip through a fashion magazine or frantically run a Google search to know the season’s hottest fashion trends.

  1. Pastels – Vibrant rainbow shades have ruled every possible spring runaway collection. It flatters every silhouette as well as skin tone. Make the transition from royal blue to mint-green in sexy dresses that hug your natural curves.
  2. Bomber Jackets – We are forever indebted to the person who created these lifesaving jackets. Instill a breath of fresh air in your wardrobe with funky and snazzy jackets. Miaxminx presents jackets in a plethora of prints and textures that would make jackets your go-to object when you want to show off your hotness quotient.
  3. Crisp Shirts – Add solid crisp casual shirts to your bucket list! They are sophisticated, fresh and a perfect contrast to your other clothes. They can be worn with trousers, pencil skirts as well as denims. Still need a reason to ignore them?
  4. Timeless Coats- Essentially a layering piece, coat up with your neutral combo of a shirt and shorts or a monochrome dress. This piece perfectly works with even leather pants or trousers. Get innovative with your long coat by conjuring a clash with dresses!
  5. Printed Trousers – Florals are not only at the top but it’s a safe bet while styling your overall look. Streamline your look with unexpected neon yellow with a black casual button-down top.
  6. Stripes- Stripes are a must-have! From striped trousers to handbags, anything that is striped will definitely take your style quotient a notch higher. Check out brands like Only and Vero Moda and add some stripes to your collection.
  7. Black and White – The monochrome look is the fad this summer. Check out cute prints like polka dots, heart-shaped and Aztec in black and white. Perfect for any occasion from formals to party wear, incorporate this print in your wardrobe and be the center of all the attention.
  8. Florals – With spring, florals are in full bloom. From cute dresses to shoes and accessories, you can never go wrong with this ladylike print. Floral printed trousers are making huge waves this season; get it in mint green or pinks and reds for some fun and girly look.
  9. Animal Prints – Bring out your fierce side by channeling some animal prints! Always in fashion, it will add instant glamour to your look and give you a fashionable look.
  10. Skirt it up – Skirts are girly, flirty and FUN! Add some spice to your look with knee length skirts paired with a soft blouse for a casual combination.

Ready to take on spring? What’s it going to be? Tee time or Jabong Dresses for women?

Get Yourself the Best F1 Gear This Season

Formula One is one of the sports that have a worldwide following. There are people in different parts of the planet who are in love with it and spend a lot of time dutifully following all the races that take place every week. If you are also an ardent fan, you would have probably gone to the race track to watch your favorite drivers scorch the roads at fast speeds. While waiting in the stands, you may have to face inclement weather conditions most of the times. It may either be too hot or too rainy for you to enjoy yourself thoroughly. In such cases, you can check out the Mercedes F1 shop and get one of the umbrellas they sell. These are made from materials that are highly durable and perfect for the summer as well as winter.

  • Celebrating with your team

One of the best ways by which you can show your full support for your team is to assist them in the celebrations that take place after the driver wins a particular event. You can doff the cap that you are wearing as soon as your champion takes the chequered flag and waves to the crowd. If you are a huge fan of Lewis Hamilton and if you want to cheer for him, you can visit the Mercedes F1 shop and take a look at all the caps that are displayed there. There are number of different designs and you can choose the ones that suit you the best.

  • Range of colors and sizes

All the products that are being sold on the online Toro Rosso shop are available in a wide range of different colors. You do not have to be worried about sticking to just one shade. These items are also supplied in various sizes right from extra small to the very large ones. Therefore no matter what your body proportions are, you can be sure that you will find exactly what you are looking for. Each commodity is displayed with their respective pictures and other details. You can add it to your shopping cart with just a click.

  • For casual use

Some of the products that you can buy from the Red Bull clothing store can be used for purposes other than racing as well. For example, the shirt that is manufactured by Infinity can be worn for casual occasions. It comes primarily in the navy blue color and has all the signs and logos of the sponsors and other related companies on it. This will make you stand out in any crowd, no matter how large or small it is. It will also help you draw other fans closer to you so that you can have your own conversations.

Stylish and sustainable: The Underground Chic boasts vegan birkins!

The Underground Chic’s fashionable, 100% RPET (polyester made from recycled plastic bottles), eco-friendly, and vegan handbags caught my eye about a month ago on the fabulous GirlieGirlArmy website. Since then I made it my mission to acquire one. (Okay, two.)

A start-up business based in New York City, The Underground Chic evolved from the lack of companies supplying sustainable yet fashionable handbags. We found our nich by providing affordable style alternatives that are cruelty-free and reduce the environmental impact and recycle the earth’s natural resources creatively, intelligently and responsibly.

Our bags are geared toward women of all ages who want to express the more whimsical side of their personality, The Underground Chic bags convey a sense of sophistication and confidence, all the while knowing they are demonstrating a “green” commitment. They are also great for traveling and the women on the go with enough room to carry a laptop and the inside multi-pockets will keep you organized so you can find your cell phone and keys in seconds!

We take being an eco-conscious company seriously and feel it is our responsibility to contribute towards protecting and respecting our environment. Join us and help reduce the carbon footprint with a sustainable bag!

The bags appear to be real leather at first glance, mimicking the style and shape of a traditional birkin bag, but upon closer inspection the conscious consumer will see a photo printed image on the outside!

Did I mention the bags range from $32-125? And that no animals were harmed in the process of making them? A dream come true, to be sure. Also, for every handbag or cosmetic bag purchased, The Underground Chic will plant a tree.

I opted for the Grassy Green ‘Samantha’ bag after I found that the Ginny Orange Crush bag was out of stock (except for one that had a thinner lining, which The Underground chic’s Ann sent to me anyway; talk about customer service!!), and I couldn’t be happier. Also, the bags are large enough to hold everything I have to carry around with me for my job, while still looking chic and stylish.

Pet lovers rejoice as well, because I have it on good authority that they are currently designing a pet carrier based on the birkins; I can’t wait to acquire one for my kitty.

I would strongly suggest that any vegan, cruelty free, eco fashionista support this wonderful company and snag one of these bags. Everything about them is wonderful!

Beyonce does not want to attend Kim and Kanye’s ‘Tacky’ wedding

Mrs. Beyonce Carter has been reportedly throwing shade at Kim Kardashian and Kanye West’s Summer Wedding invite to Paris.

Rumors began circulating Monday, March 17 about the 17-time Grammy award winner’s “diverish” attitude toward Kimye’s dream ceremony in May.

Jay Z has given his two cents on the matter regarding Kim and Kanye’s wedding and he does not want Queen Bey or daughter Blue Ivy being recorded by E! cameras during the event; That simple.

A source reported that ‘Yonce has allegedly told “friends” her take on the cameras as well and it is nothing pretty:

Jay and Beyonce’s wedding was shrouded in secrecy and extreme lengths were made to make sure their wedding was an intimate affair for friends and family, only. This will be the complete opposite. She thinks it’s just tacky.
Beyonce’s motto has always been, less is more. But clearly when it comes to Kim, more means more.She knows she’ll have to go to the wedding, but really does not to want to.

The insider said the only reason the pop diva, 32, will attend the I Do’s in Paris on May 24 is because West “considers them family.

Make no mistake, the only reason Beyoncé is going to the wedding is because Jay is best friend’s with Kanye.There is no way Kanye would ever even dare to ask Jay or Beyonce to sign a non-disclosure agreement, or take away their cell phones. He knows that neither one of them would betray his trust.”

5 night pieces you can wear during the day

Fashion is taking the anything-goes approach these days and that means dusting off pieces you normally reserve for evening and gracing people with their presence during daylight hours. Whether it’s a dramatic maxi or a tuxedo jacket, remember that it’s all about balance. Balance any saucy, distinctly-evening look with more casual garb to bring the look down to Earth.

1. The sequin skirt. Add a fitted sweatshirt and trainers to the sequin skirt this season. Another option? A V-neck cotton tee and denim jacket. Top it with a cross-body bag and you’re set for a chic weekend look.

2. The tuxedo jacket. Who says the tux jacket is for after 5 only? We love it over a cotton maxi tank dress and trainers or with a whimsical print tank top, cutoffs and sandals. Drape it over the shoulders for the It girl effect, but remember it takes a little effort to walk around like this so drape it just right.

3. The formal maxi skirt. If you have a maxi skirt with a metallic finish, lace or tulle overlay, sport it during the day with a cotton tank tucked in.

4. The fitted mini dress. Add a denim jacket and high-top sneakers and you’re good to go for a girls’ weekend look. For those of us who bought one too many bandage dresses five years ago, this is a great way to recycle and still look on trend.

5. The statement sandals. Did you invest in a pair of pricey sandals that stop traffic? Stop saving them for date night and start wearing them out for minimal walking events like a lengthy brunch or a movie outing. Add a cotton tank, baggy cardigan and skinny jeans or a V-neck white tee and white pants for a little extra sass appeal.

What’s your favorite way to wear your night pieces during the day?