The Fashion follow up….

The Fashion follow up:

Hello everyone out there as always it’s good to see you. I AM JMADDD STYLES and right about this time , I would like to welcome you to my latest blog post : The Fashion follow up. So what is The Fashion follow up? Well im glad you asked, The Fashion follow up, is just that , it’s the follow up to my annual JMADDD STYLES September Issue. Where I continue and pick up with a little extra fashionable content, that I could not fit into my September Issue. With this installment of The Fashion follow up, im going to take a look at two additional design labels and a major retail chain. With that said , let’s get started.

Fenty :

This is one label that caught my attention from the moment that I herd about the collaboration between luxury fashion investors LVMH and Rihanna’s brand Fenty. Creating an all new high end label being spearheaded by Rihanna, if you follow this blog then you know that I spoke of this label in a previous blog post , the moment it dropped I picked my favorite pieces from the new collection and styled new looks using the hot new clothing line. It’s been well over a year now since the label was introduced to rave reviews , now the collection is in it’s second season , and it continues to look better and better. But I can show you better than I can tell you . So let’s take a look at some new favorite looks from the Fenty collection that I styled with that JMADDD STYLES touch.

This season the Fenty blazer game is incredible , with the fresh approach that the label takes to an always major staple in any fashion forward persons closet. This unique blazer comes in both pink and grey. Both looks are styled to be dressy casual looks , the first look is styled with the signature classic white Fenty shirt , the new Fenty jeans and the all new Fenty boots. The second look is too styled with the classic white shirt but instead of denim , the hot new white leather pants from Fenty.

One key element that always makes a great collection is when a label knows how to design a great leather product, and Fenty has definitely perfected the look of leather this season from skirts to pants as can be seen in the two looks styled above , with both looks having a casual cool vibe a street luxury look so to speak.

The leather pants being done this season from Fenty are so well designed and executed that you have to take a double look to make sure that both the pants and skirts are leather. These two looks are both styled with the leather pants from Fenty , the top look creating a dressy casual style again and the second look going more street luxury with one of the new hoodies from the collection , finishing both looks with the Fenty white pump.

The last look displays another return trend from this season, and that is the full sized overcoat , the look styled with another pair of signature Fenty pants and highlighted with a mint green Fenty turtleneck and the grey Fenty boot. From there let’s take a look at another luxury label that really caught my eye this season.

Alberta Ferretti :

This next brand is another label that I didn’t get to cover in The JMADDD STYLES September Issue , and that brand is Alberta Ferretti. This collection once again caught my attention because it has all the major elements of a great or classic luxury label. From signature tailored pants , to wide brimmed hats , trendy blouses and sweaters , and you guessed it , strong leather looks.

So let’s get started styling a little bit of leather, the first two looks are almost identical, the difference is in the boots. The first look and the second as well is styled with a classic 90’s style pull over , both with the buttery looking Alberta Ferretti leather pants and logo belt. The difference in the two looks is the first look is finished with a more casual or sporty boot / sneaker, the second look is finished with the collections new signature dress boot. The last look is styled with a bold pair of multicolored leather pants, new trendy black blouse and topped off with an Alberta Ferretti leather jacket giving you fly throw back style.

The next two looks are styled showing how to wear the Alberta Ferretti skirt , once again showing the quality that the label puts into their leather products. The first skirt is a classic mini style , Put together with a semi-shear tie top blouse , the logo boot and the Alberta Ferretti wide brimmed hat all in black. The next look is styled using the Alberta Ferretti high waisted skirt , the new thigh high suede boots , the logo top and finishing the look with a white wide brimmed Alberta Ferretti hat.

These last two looks are focusing in on The Alberta Ferretti logo pieces, the top look gives you the free flowing palazzo pant with a crew neck bold printed sweater and finished off with a signature cream or winter white calf high boot. The color pallet for both looks displays how cream and brown or tan work well together, the second look is styled around the Alberta Ferretti jeans and topped off with the logo track jacket , once again showing you the versitility of the collection. Next up let’s talk retail.

Selfridges and Co.

Up until a few days ago , I was completely clueless as to what Selfridges & Co. was , I came across a story about Asap Rocky making an appearance at a store premiering his own line. At first I was thinking, there was a new retail store in Ny that I was not aware of and had to go check so I could see what all the hype was about.

Only to find out that what is regarded as the greatest department in the world , like a lot of great retail chains is based in The U.K. or London. It is said to house every major brand on the market as well as they do specialty pop up shops various clothing brands or such as what they did with Asap Rocky.

When they started working with the fashion Influencer / Hiphop artist , they created an authentic Ny style bodega to display his line.

Now that’s creativity at it’s finest, the collaboration here began in 2017 , now Asap Rocky and his line AWGE / Injured Generation currently have collaborated on a permanent space in the department store.

So what does the line look like ? Well let’s take a look , here are a few of the pieces from the AWGE / Injured Generation collection.

To see more from the collection or just why Selfridges & CO. is being hailed as the worlds greatest retail department store , you either have to take a trip to the U.K. or you can just log on to http://www.selfridges.com just so you can see for yourself what all the fashionable hype is about.

Well there it is , once again we have just reached the end of yet another blog post. I AM JMADDD STYLES and this has been The Fashion follow up , that’s it for now , so until the next time IM GONE…!!!…

Fashion between the panels: The Joker…

Hello everyone out there, as always it’s good to see you. I AM JMADDD STYLES and I would like to take this time out to welcome you to my latest blog post : Fashion between the panels: The Joker. Just incase you are not to familiar with this particular on going blog series , Fashion between the panels is when I take the frames of a comic book or timeless scenes and characters from a movie and break it down from a fashion perspective. In other words I help you find the fashionable inspiration between the panels and build you a complete image and look based around the characters in the book or movie. Seeing as how The Joker is coming back to the big screen, you know it was time for an all new Fashion between the panels . This time not only am I going to give you the fashionable breakdown of the latest Joker movie , im going to show you how the previous Jokers from the silver screen and television , were also fashionably inspiring as well , starting with the original Joker from the iconic 60’s Batman and Robin show.

More than likely you’ve probably never taken the time to realize that when you really look at The Joker he is in actuality very stylish and his color scheme is really on point. In this case even in the 60’s if you take a good look , you see a well tailored suit with gloves to match. The question is how does that or would that translate into a look that you could actually pull off and feel like you are over the top up on your style game.

I took the original Joker’s look and broke it down three ways. First and foremost keeping the original color inspiration and combination, of green and purple. I broke the look down to three frames just to give you every detail of the look. The look is styled keeping the feel of the actual iconic 60’s character. I made sure to keep the signature purple gloves and the vest , but to make the vest pop , I went with a high quality tweed for the vest or waist coat.

For many years Cesar Romero aside from the comic books , was the first and original picture that came to mind when you think or thought The Joker. That is until about the late 80’s or early 90’s when Batman was about to be reintroduced to audiences on the big screen. Then came Jack Nicholson’s rendition of the The Joker and suddenly the character had a whole new face that would be remembered for years to come. Nicholson’s Joker had an all new yet still comicbook acurate look , however this rendition of the character had an iconic wide brim hat.

To capture or style this look , I started the look with the wide brim hat. But instead of making it purple , the look is styled with a black version and matched it with the all new Saint Laurent dress boot. Of course I had to keep the signature purple suit , but this time no vest and I went with the orange shirt to capture the true essence of the Jack Nicholson Joker with the signature hat.

For many years Nicholson’s Joker seemed irreplaceable , that is until the character was being introduced again in the second installment of the newly rebooted Batman franchise . Enter Heath Ledger as the psychotic clown , just when you thought no one could top Nicholson’s or Romero’s version of the character . Ledger did just that , he added an all new look and even fresher take on The Joker ,

Heath Ledger’s version of The Joker, was more on the casual cool side but still fashionable none the less. To capture this look I went with a purple car coat , velvet pants , and to top the look off a green tweed vest and and a multi colored spread collar dress , to capture this stylishly inspired Joker look.

From there came Jarret Leto’s take on The Joker. In my opinion was kind of a lateral move on the character, neither forward or backwards, but still a different take on The Joker. This version was seen in The Suicide Squad movie. Leto’s Joker , was kind of like a modern gangster influenced by hiphop. But once again if you really looked at the characters style , the look was fashion forward.

I really tweaked this look a bit , in my opinion this total look would have made the short appearance of Leto’s Joker even more memorable. I captured the look and built the image based around his signature duster style coat , from there went with a pair of Ralph Lauren pants to expand on the look with a purple cap toe shoe and spread collar casual dress shirt , creating a look that screams Style and Joker.

Well The Joker is back, with a new movie soon to be released and a new actor taking over the mantle of the clown. Joaquin Phoenix is set and ready to hit you with his rendition of the iconic comic villain. He’s got another all new look but from what I can see this maybe able to compete with Ledger’s version of the villain. But notice the new Joker still has a fashion forward tailored look. Now let’s style you like the new Joker.

The new Joker has a total makeover, no longer with the purple and green. The new color combination is burgundy/red with a mustard colored waistcoat and a touch of green in the shirt. Well to style and capture this look , I went with a velvet suit in a deep wine or burgundy color. Added in the mustard wool waistcoat, I gav you two shirt options, for a more subtle look, the white spread collar shirt. For a more bold look traded in the green shirt for a raised print blue spread collar shirt. Topping the look off with a double monk strap dress boot. Once again capturing the fashionable essence of the new Joker.

So there it is , we once again have reached the fashionable end of the line for my latest blog post , time flies when your having fun , after all ( Why so serious ?? ) . I AM JMADDD STYLES and this has been Fashion between the panels: The Joker. That’s it for now , so until the next time… Im Gone…!!!

A night in NYC pt 3 : NYFW

Hello everyone out there as always it’s good to see you. Im back with another one, coming straight off of The JMADDD STYLES SEPTEMBER ISSUE. By the way I AM JMADDD STYLES , and just incase you are new to this blog site , I would like to take this time out to welcome you to my latest blog post . A night in NYC pt 3 : NYFW. This is the third installment of this series, since I began doing this blog , henceforth pt 3 . Once again it’s that time of year , what time of year you maybe asking ? I refer to it as the Fashionable time of year. It happens twice a year in New York , and Las Vegas , both in February and in late August and SSeptember. In Vegas it’s The Magic Fashion Convention , and in NY it’s Fashion Week. When all the fashionable people ascend upon the city to see the latest and greatest that fashion has to offer. Usually for the September shows , I tend to be at the shows that focus more on the up and comers. So that’s what im bout to show you right now. Im going to take you inside of the all new Style X show series, which seems to an extension of the ever popular Style Fashion Week.

Let’s now take a look inside of A night in NYC pt 3: Fashion Week

The event took place in a new location Sony Hall , which I got to say is and was a good place for an upclose and personal feel to connect with the up and coming talent that the industry has to offer.

The four new talented designers that were showing was , Da by Daniel , Richard Hallmarq , LE SAINT Beach Wear and for the main event Adriana Sahar.

DA by Daniel :

I arrived a little late to the show , but got there just in time to capture a few good looks coming down the runway. The moment I got down the stairs , it was straight to work observing and capturing a few images from this new age couture designer.

Richard Hallmarq :

Next up was Richard Hallmarq , this new line on the rise more on the side of Sportswear with a tiny side of Streetwear put into the mix .

LE SAINT Beach Wear :

As we get closer to the main fashion event of the night , the next designer is a swimwear designer. That goes by the name of LE SAINT Beach Wear , both the presentation and the look of the beach wear was fairly impressive well designed and put together.

Adriana Sahar :

Then we get to the main designer of the evening Adriana Sahar. As a new up and comer , she already has a fan base from both regular everyday people to celebrities as well. Her line is a true mixture of everything from sportswear to swimwear and streetwear as well , a fun fashion experience to watch.

Well there it is , it was a great night for fashion in the city , the energy was high and the scene was on point. But just as fast as I was in and out of the city is just how time has flown by and we have just reached the end of yet another blog post. I AM JMADDD STYLES and this has been A night in NYC Pt 3 : NYFW. That’s it for now , so until the next time…IM GONE…!!!

The JMADDD STYLES, September Issue….

Hello everyone out there, as always it’s good to see you. I AM JMADDD STYLES and I would like to welcome you to my latest blog post : The JMADDD STYLES September Issue. For those of you out there that may not be too familiar with this website, you may be asking, what is the JMADDD STYLES September Issue?

This is the time of year when the season is about to change, and all the various fashion periodicals and websites begin showing you the latest looks and trends for the upcoming season, to help you get your look and image together for men’s and women’s fashion but usually not at the same time in magazines or websites. So what I tend to do every season is take some of the more stand out trends and put the looks together for both men’s and women’s wear . So with that said , let’s get started. First up let’s get into some menswear .

Menswear : this season in menswear, there are a few trends that are noteworthy, but none in my fashionable opinion that standout more then the one that we are about to get into. So what is that you may ask. This season you are going to see the resurgence of the men’s suit. For some of us the suit never went away. It has always been a major staple , a great go to when you want to stand out at an event or possibly for an appearance . This season there are lots of designers that are doing great things with the men’s suit, but im going to show you looks that I have put together from three standout highend designers that all put their own personal touch on the men’s suit. Those designers would be Tom Ford , Gucci and Dior , first let’s get started with one of my favorite designers in the game right now.

Tom Ford:

When it comes to a Tom Ford suit , he sticks to all the traditional values of a great fit suit that is built to make you look your absolute best and if you have ever listened to him give an interview or read an interview with him he lets you know that a good break on the shoe is important and im going to agree it is. Although over the last few years the traditional cuff has become less seen, even I stopped wearing it as much when getting my suits tailored cause I felt like it made me look a little taller with out my pants cuffed. However Tom Ford recommends a good cuff to bring out the best look for the fit of certain suits and that may well be true depending on the weight of the suit. Basically Tom Ford doesn’t try to modernize the suit by changing the way it looks , he just makes a great suit without trying to reinvent the wheel.

It’s all in the detailing, when it comes to a Tom Ford suit , both are grey suits , but one is more of a window pain pattern and the other is a Glenn plaid pattern. Both suits display the same wide lapel and signature double pockets. I styled them both with a spread collar dress shirt but changed up the style of shoe from boot to classic double monk strap.

For the next suit , it’s the same format of a suit but giving you a different colorway. Amazingly enough the different colorway makes it look like a different suit all together. Then to show you the versatility of Tom Ford pieces I went with his signature velvet blazer and paired it with his dark denim jeans for more of a dressy casual look that could easily go from the office to a night out.

Gucci :

Over at Gucci when it comes to the great suit revival , they take a traditional approach and a not so traditional approach and bring the two styles together. Gucci finds a way to cater to different style and taste levels.

These are two versions of a non traditional approach to the suit that Gucci is doing for the upcoming fall season. The first is not far from being traditional but take a good look at the pants. You will notice that there is a draw string , no belt loops and no front fasteners almost like joggers with a dressy feel. At first I was a bit skeptical on this design until I tried on a pair by Banana Republic, and I will say I haven’t tried on pants this comfortable that move with you since I was kid. This is truly going to put the most non suit wearing individual into a suit or at least pants. To keep the look more dressy , styled the look with Gucci’s new semi spread collar dress shirt , the all new scale watch and finishing the look with Gucci’s fall suede men’s ankle dress boot. The next look is truly a way to casualize a suit and make it short of a seat suit. Up top you have a double breasted jacket, but then the pants are on a whole other level with gathered bottoms at the ankle truly like a pair of joggers. This look is really for the individual that wants to wear a suit but doesn’t really want to dress up. The look is styled to keep it casual with a signature Gucci t-shirt and the latest sneaker/shoe giving you both a casual sneaker and shoe all in one.

When it comes to the men’s suit Gucci has covered all style basis and needs, the next two looks are more on the line of a traditional suit , the classic tailored pinstripe and another classic, the houndstooth pattern. The top look is styled for the individual that likes and knows how to wear a suit , the second is once again another casual approach to the traditional suit. Third look takes a non traditional approach to the double suit but its being done in one of the hottest colors of the season with a bold double G, print.

The last two looks are much like the last Tom Ford look , both styled to give you a more dressy casual feel , one with a classic styled loafer and the other a dress boot although the looks are similar , they both capture to individual styles.

Dior :

Over at Dior this season, they aren’t going as bold with the variety of mens suit , but are adding their own individual spin to the classic men’s suit.

This is basically the same suit done in two different color ways. One blue and the return of the the black suit as well , but if you look closely, you will see the signature touch that Dior adds to their suits. That little detail is a double breasted suit made like a single breasted suit. Notice the one button detailing, whereas most double breasted suits offer six buttons on the jacket. The black suit has been styled in two ways , the first is for the true suit wearer with a classic white shirt and single strap cap toe dress shoe. The next look takes the casual approach with Dior’s latest sneaker and polo shirt. Then last , the navy blue suit styled to be a little more on the fashionably bold side with a boldly printed spread collar dress shirt from Axxess. One of my personal favorite shirt brands. Well we have just reached the end of part one of the JMADDD STYLES, covering one of the biggest trends of the season, the resurgence or return of the men’s suit. Each of these looks can be shopped online at http://www.dior.com , http://www.gucci.com and http://www.tomford.com .

Now it’s time for the next half of The JMADDD STYLES September Issue. In this half we are going to take a look at womenswear and one or two of the hottest trends of the fall / winter season , also what’s coming up that’s new for womenswear like a major fashionable collaboration that will be introduced for the fall season.

Two of the biggest trends that stood out to me for the fall season is the importance of Sustainability when buying fashion and the idea that quality is always better than quantity.

So to do that as the main overall trend that im going to cover , right along with a few mini trends that im going to slide in along the way , I am going to style looks once again from three designers that in my Fashionable opinion always do a great job of creating sustainable clothing in womenswear. That would Chloe’ , Etro and Ralph Lauren.

Chloe’ :

First off just incase you are not sure , sustainable clothing is clothing that stands the test of time in both style and quality. Meaning that the garment is both well made and you will not mind wearing it the following year and the year after that once you invested in the piece or pieces.

For this season Chloe’ is amongst the brands this season that one always creates sustainable pieces that stand the test of time but are what you call investment pieces, they also are one of the companies this year that is doing the Romantic blouse. The Romantic blouse much like a good blouse never goes out of style but happens to be one of the top trends in women’s fashion for the fall season. In pic one the Romantic blouse is styled on a casual level with dark denim from Chloe’ and another trend for the season the pegged heel ankle boot also from Chloe’ , finishing the look with Chloe’s signature round lensed sunglasses. Look two does not show a romantic blouse but still another blouse from Chloe’. Basically blouses are back bigger than ever this year not that they ever faded. The look is done in monochromatic beige with a cashmere wool jacket , matching color dress pant and this season’s hot pegged heal boot calf length to finish the look , all from Chloe’ .

The next look , has another sustainable yet on trend piece. Yes it is styled with the Romantic blouse , but the item that im referring to is the classic rap skirt the blouse is styled with. The rap skirt has never gone anywhere, but this season is back in a major way making it both a sustainable piece and on trend. Finishing the look with the ever stylish knee high boot with this season’s pegged heel all from Chloe’ , with the exception of the Michele watch. The next look is styled to give you the on trend but never out of style menswear inspired womenswear look. Done in a more equestrian style. The pantsuit from Chloe’ is done with a bold gold print , styled with a classic white traditional blouse , round lensed sunglasses and calf high boot all from Chloe’ .

Etro :

When it comes to Etro, the pieces are always bold and have an exotic feel and look to them. This season Etro is still bold and extremely eye catching a big push on men’s inspired women’s wear , also on trend for this upcoming fall season.

Specializing in rich well made materials and bold patterns. Following the trend of sustainable fashion with it’s quality. As can be seen with this velvet pants suit , styled with tuxedo styled blouse or dress shirt. Gold heels and oversized belt.

This season much like the pantsuit the women’s blazer is also a major must have staple for your fall wardrobe. These two looks were both styled showing the bold prints in Etro’s blazers , both looks also styled with the ever hot knee high boot , but the top look is giving you a look at the new Starwars for Etro line.

Then for the last two looks , they are both styled to give you different ways to style an Etro blouse , still staying on trend , but the second look is also styled to highlight Etro ‘s full length skirt , another item you will see lots of this season. The look finished off with black fedora and ankle boot.

Ralph Lauren:

Ralph Lauren , what can you say ? This season celebrating 50 + years in the business. Basically he never gets it wrong and if he did you really couldn’t tell. The true meaning of Classic American Style and Tailoring. When it comes to creating sustainable fashion , truly timeless and classic pieces very few do it better than Ralph Lauren.

This season we will be seeing classic pieces in this collection that are on trend and truly sustainable . The first two looks here are styled to give you the true meaning of dressy casual. The first look gives you trendy classics. From the old orange blazer to the romantic style vest and the ever classic leather pants and trendy knee high boots to finish the look off. That goes the same for the second look. The full length cardigan is a major must gave , styled with a classic tie top denim shirt blouse. Finishing the look with suede pants a classic strappy heel.

The next look gives you a rich suede full body dress , creating a perfect body silhouette, once again such a timeless piece . I styled the dress with classic fedora , the new Ralph Lauren denim blazer and a pair of RL heels.

When it comes to Ralph Lauren style , there are so many options and combinations that you could come up with. Something that fits every personality. So to round out this segment of The JMADDD STYLES September Issue, I wanted to take you out with some RL denim for the fall season. If you didn’t know RL makes some of the best denim in the market , be it a dress or jeans. To shop pieces from any of the above looks , go to http://www.chloe.com , http://www.etro.com , and http://www.ralphlauren.com

New and Fashionably Noteworthy :

Rita Ora x Escada .

Rita Ora always manages to secure the perfect fashionable collabo at the right time. Usually it seems at the beginning and end of each season. Basically always securing that fashionable bag. Towards the beginning of the Spring/Summer season, she did a shoe collection with Giuseppe Zanotti .

Now she is back with her latest collection or collabo , Rita Ora x Escada

A limited edition capsul collection of highend quality with fashion giant Escada . To get an even better look at the collection go to http://www.escada.com .

Streetwear :

If you had the chance to read any of my previous September issues , then you know I always have to give you the latest and greatest in Streetwear. For this season I got one new brand and one brand collaboration.

Puma released it’s long awaited collection with the late great Nipsey Hussle. The name of the collection is TMC ( The Marathon Continues) . The collection was an instant sell out , but you can try and shop it at http://www.puma.com .

When it comes to streetwear, one thing that I always like to see is someone that has a new brand that stands out from the rest. Luxury streetwear designer Devvlin Braswell has that brand. The name of the brand is SIA Collective ( Somewhere in America) .

The brand covers all bases from sneakers , watches , to a very well designed clothing collection . You can shop the look at http://www.siacollective.com . Well there it is , we have just reached the end of another September Issue , and blog post . I hope you have enjoyed it . I AM JMADDD STYLES and this has been , The JMADDD STYLES September Issue. That’s it for now , so until the next time… IM GONE…!!!

The Staying Power of a Luxury streetwear brand : ICEBERG

Hello everyone out there, as always it’s good to see you. I AM JMADDD STYLES for those not too familiar with me, and as always I would like to take this time out to welcome you to my latest blog post. The Staying Power of a Luxury Streetwear brand : ICEBERG. ICEBERG is one of those brands that has stood the test of time even though you may not see it being as publicized as much as it once was in the mid to late 90’s , when Hiphop first really began to embrace luxury brands. You would hear the name ICEBERG in rap lyrics from various artist , saw the ads in Hiphop magazines such as The Source and Vibe Magazine, henceforth the reason I call the brand a Luxury Streetwear brand. Even though it’s definitely beyond a streetwear brand as can be seen from the longevity and the price point.

See what I mean , Hiphop embraced the brand then putting it in front of a whole other generation that otherwise wouldn’t have really known about it. Even now ICEBERG still knows how to appeal to the Hiphop generation by getting a newer wave of artists involved in it’s various campaigns.

Then It was Lil Kim , now it’s Vic Mensa being seen in the new ad campaigns. But aside from that jumping more into the luxury side of the brand , not only is or was the brand featured in magazines that young readers were looking at as well as music videos, it was also being seen in true fashion magazines using various celebrities as well as a way of capturing a luxurious life style.

Now that’s truly knowing how to play both sides of the fashionable track , not only knowing how to appeal to the side of streetwear but at the same exact time knowing how to stay on the highend side of fashion while doing so , there are not many brands able to travel in both lanes simultaneously and not loose any fan fare in the process. Another key factor in this brand that has always fascinated me is the brands ability to have licensing of almost any cartoon or comicbook character and be able to use them with in the clothing line

and this is just a few of the various characters that the brand has been able to utilize over the years from then up to now.

This is true licensing and branding on a major scale , to be able to use all these characters and distribute them in various ways and fashions. So what about the line right now? Well the line is still thriving, still luxurious and still has a great look. But as always I can show you better than I can tell you. So like in many of my blog posts and fashionable articles, im going to now put on my Fashion Staylist hat and show you how to style some of the latest looks from ICEBERG.

This season ICEBERG has really delved into the activewear market , taking it’s joggers , sweaters, sweatshirts and sneakers to another level.

Even On the womenswear side the brand has really gotten into the activewear market as well , but has gone even bigger and better with it’s casuals , sportswear and private label shoe line.

That’s just a quick glimpse into the fashionable world of ICEBERG right now , these pieces can be shopped on ( http://www.iceberg.com) . With that said once again it’s time to say goodbye, we have just reached the end of yet another blogpost. This has been The Staying Power of a Luxury Streetwear brand: ICEBERG , and I AM JMADDD STYLES. That’s it for now , so until the next time…IM GONE…!!!

Fashion between the panels: Mo’better Blues….

Hello everyone out there as always it’s good to see you. Welcome to my latest blog post: Fashion between the panels: Mo’better blues , by the way just incase you’re not yet familiar with me I AM JMADDD STYLES. For todays Fashion between the panels, im flashing you back to the 90’s , 1990 to be exact. When director Spike Lee came with probably one of his best if not the best of his films Mo’better blues. The film was visually great and had some of the coolest characters that I had seen put on screen in a movie. The question is what made it so cool ? Well if you ask me in my fashionable opinion it was the imagery, the fashion , and the musician lifestyle that went hand in hand with the fashion creating some very cool and memorable characters that would stand the test of cinematic and fashionable time.

Now everybody in the film had major style adding to their character, but the major characters that the film focused in on were Spike Lee’s character: Giant , Denzel Washington’s character : Bleek , Cynda Williams character : Clarke and Wesley Snipes character : Shadow. Each of these characters were equally inspirational from a fashionable standpoint as well, so that’s who im going to focus in on to show how the fashion they displayed still translates as fashion forward looks for today ,with a few minor tweeks or changes. So to get started let’s take a look at

Giant : Spike Lee

Giant was the manager of Bleek’s band although it often looked as though he was being taken lightly as a manager, he still had real style , the first look that I wanted to recreate to show the timelessness of the look , was the suede baseball jacket look above , as he scrambled down the streets of Brooklyn to escape the hitmen that were after him for his gambling debts. This look was so timeless that it didn’t require much changing when recreating it , a slight tweek to the style of hat , and added a crock skin ankle boot to really set the dress pants off with no cuff for a more modern fit.

The next look that I wanted to capture was the look that Giant (Spike Lee) was wearing on the iconic movie poster and album cover , the opening picture of this blog

To Capture and restyle this look , I had to make a few changes, the look from the 90’s in the picture had a plaid or checked pattern with a mustard color pair of pants ( hot at that time) with a black shirt. To modernize the look , I gave the look a slight color change from mustard to more chocolate brown and beige as the accent color for the blazer. Im never a fan of black dress shirts , so I went with a cream color spread collar shirt , and kept the fedora to complete the look.

Shadow : Westley Snipes

The next character whose style that im going to recreate is Westley Snipes character Shadow. You will notice a common thread that runs through alot of each individual look is they all knew how to wear a proper topper, a hat. For this look of Shadow’s that im going to recreate the hat is a key part of the look.

Similar to the 1st look that Spike Lee had on above , this too is a casually cool look with suede green baseball jacket , with a fedora to finish off the look.

To Restyle and update the look but give it the same feel , I went with a green seude denim style of jacket , kept the more cognac color brown for the shirt and pants and finished the look with a suede chocolate brown dress boot , then finishing the look once again with the signature fedora to keep the feel of the original look.

The next look is a bit of a step up to being more dressy , a classic black suit look with turtleneck. To restyle this look I wanted to go with a different shirt. Although I always like the look of a turtle neck and suit , but for the recapture of the look ,

wanted to go with a designer polo shirt , an animal print pocket square and finished the look with a dressy casual designer loafer. Giving you the look from then but looking more completely now.

Now For this look Shadow is once again giving more of a dressy casual vibe , to recapture and update the look

I kept the fedora, that’s always timeless, but I added a two toned button down , similar to the shirt being worn by Shadow, but to finish the look I added in a new dress boot beige dress pant to offset the colors in the shirt , recreating this look with a modern twist.

Clarke : Cynda Williams

From The minute Cynda Williams ( Clarke) stepped on screen her whole style was undeniably noticeable, as she appeared at Denzel Washington’s ( Bleek ) door. That look that you see above is the first style of Clarke that I wanted to recapture and style.

The Main focal point of the look being the red wool coat then the hat that is seen above , a women’s fedora or floppy hat. Since you don’t see the rest of the look from the waist down, the look is completed with a tailored pant a designer ankle boot and polka dot blouse or shirt.

The Next look that really grabbed my attention years ago , is the famous record store scene with Clarke and Shadow, I captured Shadow’s look from this scene a few frames above. In this scene Clarke has on a bodycon striped dress , a classic look in itself that has never gone out of style. To recapture and restyle the look , I went with two different dresses for variety to give you the same look and feel from the movie , but tweaked the look just a little.

To Show you the look could be done with two different color dresses and slightly different style of dress , but the common thing is that both looks show you how to put Clarke’s look together in more than one way. But still give you the basic style.

Then for her final look , the evening dress for her first appearance singing with the band, once again a perfect example of how the feel of a look can be done even if you change the dress to another style , the blue print and red carpet style is still the same.

Creating a timeless look of both impeccable style and unforgettable fashion .

Bleek : Denzel Washington

Every now and again, there comes along a movie with a character in it that comes across so cool that it leaves an impression in your mind of how cool , cool can be. Eddie Murphy did it in Boomerang and Denzel Washington captured the same type of cool in Mo’better blues , except the character was more on the artistic side and because of that side being displayed more his flaws added to the eccentric coolness. But what added to this was the image of the character, his fashion since came across as cutting edge and cool as he did , let’s take a look , starting with the first look above.

The look from the movie was a not so much orange but more of a rustic or rust color double breasted suit , with white dress shirt. As much of a fan of a good double breasted suit as I am , I wanted to recreate the look with a slight change. The suit that I went with was or is a two button single breasted suit , the colorway is in the same family , but a little darker , the dress shirt is white but a semi-spread collar for more of an expensive and right now look , that would look great with or without a tie. To finish the look a suede dress boot and a simple jewelry piece to bring the look full circle. That’s where fashionable improvisation comes in cause that’s the details you don’t see.

For the next look , staying with the suit theme , cause a good suit look goes a long way. I first showed Shadow ( Westley Snipes) black suit look , now to show the versatility of the look , im going to recreate Bleek’s black suit look.

It’s amazing how a different persona , give a whole new look to basically the same style of black suit. The look for Shadow was more casually cool , but the look for Bleek is more on the smoothed out dressy casual side. Once again a semi-spread collar dress shirt , tie optional, this time the suede boot in black and to round the look out a pair of black shades lightly tented and a standout timepiece. These small details completely make another all different look.

Now I could have very well created more looks based around Bleek (Denzel Washington’s) character, but the variations I did for the two looks captured the Fashionable Likeness and Essence of the character perfectly, so im leaving it right where it is.

Well There it is , the end of yet another blog post , this has been Fashion between the panels: Mo’better blues and I AM JMADDD STYLES. Stay close ill be back soon with another all new blog post, that you don’t want to miss. However that’s it for now , so until the next time…IM GONE..!!!

Don Mitchell x Marvel Comics x Spider-Man = D.O.N

Hello everyone out there, as always it’s good to see you. For those not too familiar, I AM JMADDD STYLES, Fashion Stylist , Image Consultant , Personal Fashion Shopper and Fashion/Style Blogger. I would like to welcome you to my latest blog post : Donovan Mitchell x Marvel Comics x Spider-Man = D.O.N . I guess the big question here is , exactly what is D.O.N ? To put it plainly it stands for ( Determination Over Negativity ) and is the all new sneaker from Adidas that is being worn by Utah Jazz gaurd Donovan Mitchell.

The sneaker is a collaboration with Marvel Comics and is inspired by Spider-Man and his four different looks or suits , those being The Iron Spider , The Stealth Suit , The Symbiote and the original Spider-Man suit . The first to be released are the ISSUE # 1 ‘s that are being worn by Donovan Mitchell in the picture above , the original Spider suit , set to be released right in time for the release of the new film Spider-Man Far from Home , and will be available on ( http://www.adidas.com ) and various other sneaker outlets or retailers , and the sneakers will carry a not so bad price point of ( 100.00 $). Now let’s take a closer look at the sneakers, the first color way which was already released on July 2nd , the standard Spidey suit ISSUE # 1.

They are strategically releasing each new colorway a few weeks apart , giving you something to anticipate also giving enough time to for each style to be seen and get a good visual run. The next style The Stealth Spidey suit inspired sneaker will be released on August 31st .

Just Before this in the month of July , on July 18th to be exact, The Symbiote Spider shoe will be released.

Then on August 31st the final shoe will be released, The Iron Spider shoe ,

each shoe detailed with the same color schemes as all the Spider-Man suits and each with webbing details also for that authentic Spidey feel and look.

So the Donovan Mitchell D.O.N , Spider-Man inspired sneaker, are you hear for it ?? As always I LET YOU TELL IT. But in the meantime we have just reached the end of yet another blog post I AM JMADDD STYLES , and this has been Don Mithchel x Marvel Comics x Spider-Man= D.O.N . That’s it for now , so until the next time IM GONE..!!!