Fashion between the panels: Boomerang

Fashion between the panels : Boomerang

All looks are styled and arranged by JMADDD STYLES.

Hello everyone out there, as always it’s good to see you. I AM JMADDD STYLES , and I would like to welcome you to another installment of Fashion between the panels. Fashion between the panels: BOOMERANG , to be exact. This time I will be taking you between the panels of yet another movie classic ( BOOMERANG ) and breaking down the fashion to come up with new inspired looks , based around and inspired by the looks in the movie. Showing you the timelessness of good fashion and how fashionably relevant this classic piece of cinema really is. I’m going to take a look at five of the major characters in the film , ( Jackie / Robin Givens ), ( Marcus Graham/ Eddie Murphy) , ( Christie / Lela Rochon ) , ( Angela / Halle Berry ) ,( Mr Jackson /John Witherspoon) , and ( Strange’/ Grace Jones ). Each of these characters were very much fashionably noteworthy in their own way in the movie. With that said let’s get started.

Christie / Lela Rochon.

Let’s start right here with Christie/ Lela Rochon , when you looked at her character, you got a vibe of pure sexy but effortless, basically she had great date night style. With the halter neck body-con dress that she wore in this scene. This look is very much timeless as in it could still be worn today. But let’s take a look at how this look would translate today to really make it on trend for right now.

All looks are styled and arranged by JMADDD STYLES.
All looks are styled and arranged by JMADDD STYLES.
All looks are styled and arranged by JMADDD STYLES.
All looks are styled and arranged by JMADDD STYLES.

To translate this look for today , I kept the basic color of the dress being purple , with a slight pink hew. But I changed the details. The first option being a little closer to the look that was actually worn in the movie. A more sexy cocktail halter neck dress , but I added a long gold chain, a floral summer bag , a bangle bracelet with multi colored stones to highlight the dress color and the look is finished with a perfect opened toe sandal in a contrasting pink with hints of purple. The second look is also a halter neck dress , but a little more on the elegant side as the length is longer. I kept most of the accessories the same , but changed the shoes to a more elegant gold sandal to better suit the dress.

Christie/ Lela Rochon.
Jackie/ Robin Givens & Marcus Graham / Eddie Murphy.

Throughout this blog post , we are going to come back to Jackie and Marcus a few times , here I’m going to start breaking down their looks. Now keep in mind that this movie came out in the 90’s but once again the looks still translate well today.

All looks are styled and arranged by JMADDD STYLES.
All looks are styled and arranged by JMADDD STYLES.

This is truly a timeless look , navy blue suit with a grey mock neck , this look can go a long way. To translate this look better for now , I gave you more of a tailored suit look , as the suit being worn in this scene is a little more on the unconstructed side , as a lot of clothing in the 90’s was. To complete the look I went with a blue cap-toe shoe and a matching belt. The look easily goes from the boardroom to a night out.

This look being worn by Jackie / Robin Givens , like most of the looks that she wore in the movie or all the looks she wore in the movie are truly timeless. She for the most part wore classic women’s suits , that took on the appearance of the ever on trend Channel suit. But let’s see how this look would translate today.

All looks are styled and arranged by JMADDD STYLES.
All looks are styled and arranged by JMADDD STYLES.

Now for this look I made a few changes but still managed to keep the timelessness of the original look. I kept the look in green , but did not go with a check pattern. Instead I went with a solid patternless look. That almost has the same feel as the original. also instead of a overtly sexy shoe, I went with a more subdued pump in a neutral color and a contrasting brown cross body bag.

Jackie/ Robin Givens.
Jackie/ Robin Givens & Marcus Graham / Eddie Murphy.
All looks are styled and arranged by JMADDD STYLES.
All looks are styled and arranged by JMADDD STYLES.
Marcus Graham / Eddie Murphy.
All looks are styled and arranged by JMADDD STYLES.
All looks are styled and arranged by JMADDD STYLES.

The looks being captured above that are being worn by Eddie Murphy & Robin Givens, are evening wear looks. Once again when it came to the fashion that Jackie / Robin wore throughout this movie was truly timeless, it doesn’t take much tweaking, just small changes to give the looks a more fresher appeal. In this case , she’s wearing a black evening gown , that was done in a more velvety material with just a few accompanying jewelry pieces. I took this look and put it in more of a silk blend evening gown , changed up the shoes to a strappy evening sandal and kept the look of the pearl bracelet and necklace that always looks classy with a black evening wear look. Now to look at the evening wear look that Marcus / Eddie is wearing, of course being that it’s menswear from another era, that was fitted like it’s from another era , I gave you the more tailored tux with the more wide peek lapel in satin. The idea of the look is classic but not the styling or the fit. I also gave the look a shoe change and kept the bow tie in gold.

Grace Jones / Strange’
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Grace Jones / Strange’

We couldn’t leave this classic scene of this movie without, styling a more updated version of the Strange’/ Grace Jones look. If you take a good look at this outfit , it’s to far off by today’s standards. The tights , or hot pants of yesterday are still fashion forward today just a slightly different cut. But I changed the waistcoat to a more straight styled vest of mid thigh length instead of the fishnet looking one she wore in the movie giving the look a little more of a regal appearance. I kept the black and red ankle boot but switched up the style of the boot for update purposes. I also added a gold choker to complement the cut away sleeve top , slightly changing the whole look.

Marcus Graham/ Eddie Murphy
All looks are styled and arranged by JMADDD STYLES.
All looks are styled and arranged by JMADDD STYLES.
Marcus Graham / Eddie Murphy .
Marcus Graham/ Eddie Murphy.
All looks are styled and arranged by JMADDD STYLES.
All looks are styled and arranged by JMADDD STYLES.

Taking it back to Marcus Graham/ Eddie Murphy, The two looks that you are seeing above are not actually different looks. The top look is heading into the office with an overcoat, the second look is what is being worn under the overcoat once in the office. For the top look , I added a more trendy black jean. To play off the black overcoat, kept the paisley scarf slight color change , added a designer belt and a dress boot that could go a long way. The second look is the full office business casual look without the coat. The full look definitely required updating. Changed the lapeless blazer to a different version almost the same jacket with a smaller more sleeker lapel , to modernize the look , but still kept it classic with the turtleneck.

Angela / Halle Berry.
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All looks are styled and arranged by JMADDD STYLES.

Interesting observation about this movie , Halle Berry is easily one of the best looking women in Hollywood. But in this movie they down played her character up against Robin Givens character, making Jackie come across twice as sexy , while Angela came across more cute , fashionably speaking until the end. If you never noticed , you will see what I mean. Angela’s style in the movie was not as classic and timeless as Jackie’s, so a lot of her looks were truly 90’s. So to capture her looks , I made a few modifications. Starting with this look. I went with a classic button down dress shirt in black with a more traditional collar. For the pants , I went with a more tailored fit dress pant to play up against the shirt, and for authenticity I still added in a Kufi ( hat ) that can be pulled off if that’s the style you project. Also for authenticity added a necklace almost identical to the one Jackie had on in the original look.

Marcus Graham/Eddie Murphy & Angela / Halle Berry.
All looks are styled and arranged by JMADDD STYLES.
All looks are styled and arranged by JMADDD STYLES.

This look on Angela could have very well been a sexy look , but it was still down played coming across as cute. But when I decided to make the look over , I went with a more sexy appeal. The dress is still made of the same type material, but it’s a little longer and a bit more form fitted. The jacket I added gives you the feel of a cropped blazer instead of looking as lounge like. Then to really add more sex appeal to the look I added in a high healed open toe sandal , to add more to the dress and jacket , then finished off the look with a noticeable yet not overwhelming bracelet.

All looks are styled and arranged by JMADDD STYLES.
All looks are styled and arranged by JMADDD STYLES.
Marcus Graham/ Eddie Murphy & Angela/ Halle Berry.

The Marcus Graham look for this scene could have almost been classified as a new age 90’s leisure suit , I often debated was it a one piece, sweater pants combo done like a lounge jumpsuit. Either way you look at it , the look had to be changed. I still went with a pull over sweater, but opted for the zipper collar instead of the one button on the inside of the sweater. Then went with a casual black denim styled chino in black , a loafer for true Marcus Graham style , then a designer silver chain with onyx piece for a good jewelry accent and finished the look with a designer belt. Although changed still capturing the Marcus Graham look.

John Witherspoon / Mr. Jackson
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All looks are styled and arranged by JMADDD STYLES.
John Witherspoon/ Mr. Jackson.

I could not leave this classic scene in the movie without showing you that I knew how to capture the look of Mr. you have to coordinate, an authentic 60’s / 70’s leisure suit look. The interesting part about capturing this look , you have vintage clothing wearers that search high and low for a leisure suit such as this one with the fly collar shirt and vintage dress boots. Giving you a touch of what is known as Geezer Style.

Jackie / Robin Givens.
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Jackie / Robin Givens

I know that I have already said this but , every look that Jackie wore translates almost seamlessly from then to now. The major changes that I made to this look , really were not major. The cut of the jacket for this suit is slightly different as it has a zipper closure instead of a double breasted button front. Also added a cream or egg shell colored hand bag with contrasting pump in the same color way. This look just screams Jackie . Wouldn’t you say ? As always I LET YOU TELL IT.

Angela / Halle Berry.
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All looks are styled and arranged by JMADDD STYLES.
Angela / Halle Berry.

A little earlier I made reference to the fact that throughout this movie , Angela had a more cute style as opposed to Jackie being more fashionably bold and sexy. But by the end of the film this would change and the Angela character would become more like Jackie fashionably speaking. The look here all business, from the Black dress to the gold heels , then finished off with a gold necklace to fill the open space at the cleavage line of the dress and finished off with a subtle gold earring. Taking Angela’s style to a whole different fashionable Plato , or level. Well there it is , just like that , we have reached the end of yet another blog post. I hope you have enjoyed reading it, just as much as I enjoyed presenting it. I AM JMADDD STYLES , and this has been Fashion between the panels : BOOMERANG. That’s it for now, so until the next time…IM GONE…!!!..

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The Fashion follow up: Ralph Lauren: The Reboot.

The Fashion follow up : Ralph Lauren : The Reboot.

All looks are styled and arranged by JMADDD STYLES.

Hello everyone out there, as always it’s good to see you. I AM JMADDD STYLES , and this is The Fashion follow up: Ralph Lauren : The Reboot. The reason that I’m calling this the reboot is because I previously did a blog post that you can refer back to , The Fashion follow up : Ralph Lauren. This time for the reboot , I took styles from those previous blogs that I put together and combined it all into a fashion short story movie. I’m covering both men’s and women’s clothing as well fall/winter and spring/summer looks. I’m also taking you on a fashionable ride through all the various ad campaign’s that Ralph Lauren has used to bring his brand vision to life for those that are either fans of the brand or eventually will be. So as always pull up a chair and stay awhile to enjoy this fashionable presentation, that I hope and think you will enjoy. I AM JMADDD STYLES , and this is The Fashion follow up : Ralph Lauren : The Reboot. That’s it for now , so until the next time…IM GONE…!!!..

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Fashion between the panels: Avengers Endgame : The Reboot

Fashion between the panels: Avengers Endgame : The Reboot.

All looks are styled and arranged by JMADDD STYLES.

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. This is actually a continuation from a previous post that was written a little over a year or two ago , when Avengers Endgame first hit theaters. But I wanted to revisit this subject , Fashion between the panels: Avengers Endgame , but put a fresh spin on this particular blog. Since this video presentation is so long I decided instead of attaching it to the previous original post , I would let it be a stand alone extension or continuation instead. So sit back relax , pull up a chair and enjoy the video retelling of Fashion between the panels : Avengers Endgame. Hopefully By the end of this post you will be fashionably inspired to add to your current style esthetic. That’s it for now , so until the next time…IM GONE…!!!.. I AM JMADDD STYLES.

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Fashion between the panels: The Women of Marvel : Pt 3.

Fashion between the panels: The Women Of Marvel: Pt 3.

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. This is the third installment in an ongoing series. Fashion between the panels: The Women of Marvel: Pt 3. The fashionable inspirations for this blog post are Monica Rambeau ( Captain Marvel ) , Sue Storm ( The Invisible Woman ) and Mystique. I am going to take you on a fashionable journey between the panels , to come back out with new inspired looks , that have been inspired from each of these comic book heroines. So as always pull up a chair and stay awhile cause You are about to be styled by JMADDD. Now let’s get started right here with….

Monica Rambeau ( Captain Marvel)

To get this fashionable journey started , I’m going to get started with Monica Rambeau , or Captain Marvel. I did a previous blog post where I used Carol Danvers also Captain Marvel as the backdrop or inspiration for some newly inspired looks. For that version of Captain Marvel , I worked with the red and blue color ways to highlight the look that Carol Danvers has become famous for over the years. In that same blog post , I briefly touched on The Captain Marvel that is Monica Rambeau , the first black Captain Marvel . So I wanted to make sure to come back to this character , and expand a little more on drawing fashionable inspiration from her.

All looks are styled and arranged by JMADDD STYLES.
All looks are styled and arranged by JMADDD STYLES.
All looks are styled and arranged by JMADDD.
All looks are styled and arranged by JMADDD STYLES.
All looks are styled and arranged by JMADDD STYLES.

With each of these looks , I stuck with the classic ever popular black and white color scheme, that Monica Rambeau was best known for. Aside from this , black and white is always a good color combo to work with. But this is the original version of this comic book character , over the years, she has taken on a more modern look.

As you can see the color scheme is still the same , but now she adds in a trench coat and a slight change of shoe. So let’s see what kind of look I pulled from between the panels to capture the fashionable likeness of the new version of Monica Rambeau.

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I still kept with the main staple of the look , being the black leather pants, then from there I added in a trench coat to the look and a black and white two toned body suit , and switched out the white boots and pumps for a black boot , creating a more active wear feel , capturing the fashionable likeness in a totally different way.

Drawing fashionable inspiration from Captain Marvel , I have just pulled three different looks from between the panels or in this case comic book panels. Now let’s move into the next fashionable likeness that I’m going to use for fashionable inspiration, and that is going to be ……

Sue Storm ( The Invisible Woman)

When it comes to styling looks that are fashionably inspired by a character like Sue Storm , the first thing you have to do is think along the lines of a monochromatic color scheme , and if that is the case , how to do this and still make the look pop is the real challenge. So how would that be done ? Let’s see.

All looks are styled and arranged by JMADDD STYLES.
All looks are styled and arranged by JMADDD STYLES.
All looks are styled and arranged by JMADDD STYLES.
All looks are styled and arranged by JMADDD STYLES.

As you can see the top look is the more monochromatic look , I went with a silk blouse or more less a silk dress shirt. The look is accented with a blue face watch , an ankle boot and a belt combination bag that is two toned royal blue and black to really set the look off. Monochromatic looks have really become popular over the last few years so this look keeps you on trend. The next look doesn’t give you the same monochromatic feel , it gives you different shades of blue that still blend together well to make a cohesive look, blending denim with a powder blue tailored dress pant. Finishing the look off with a suede ankle boot , a gold and blue bag , then accenting the look with a blue watch of a different shade trimmed in gold , bringing the entire look together. Then the final look is the same as the first , I just switched out the shoes to a royal blue pump giving the look a slightly different feel. These are the looks that are fashionably inspired from Sue Storm, The Invisible Woman. That brings us to our last subject for inspiration , in this third installment of The Women of Marvel series, Mystique.

Mystique.

If you really take a good look at this fan favorite super heroine, the comic version is in actuality already fashion forward. She wears a body con white dress , that takes on a leather appearance. Then she wears long elbow length white leather gloves and always has on white leather boots. She has been fashion forward for many years. But how can this look be translated to look fashionable outside of the comic panels ? Well let’s see.

All looks are styled and arranged by JMADDD STYLES.
All looks are styled and arranged by JMADDD STYLES.
All looks are styled and arranged by JMADDD STYLES.
All looks are styled and arranged by JMADDD STYLES.
All looks are styled and arranged by JMADDD STYLES.

To translate this look , I gave you three different looks that all use white leather . The first two looks are white leather dresses with a blue motorcycle jacket to put you in the mindset of the Mystique color scheme. Both looks are finished off with a white ankle boot that both remind you of the boots that she is so famously known for. Then the third look I gave you the white leather pants option , with a white or cream graphic t-shirt , giving you even more of a fashion forward rocker sheik look , that perfectly captures the fashionable likeness of Mystique. Then each look also includes jewelry accessories to make the looks pop just a little more.

Well there it is , once again we have come to the end of yet another blog post, I hope you have enjoyed reading it , just as much as I enjoyed presenting it. I AM JMADDD STYLES , and this has been Fashion between the panels: The Women of Marvel: Pt 3. Keep your eyes open for Pt 4 coming soon. That’s it for now , so until the next time…IM GONE…!!!..

Enhancing your Spring/Summer style : Pt 2 menswear.

Enhancing your Spring /Summer style : Pt 2 menswear.

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 new blog post: Enhancing your Spring/Summer style : Pt 2 menswear. Usually when I do this , I zero in one designer , and build new looks from one collection , but this time I decided to use a few different brands to help you with your spring/ summer style. I know what you are thinking , who is concerned with spring/summer style with this Covid-19 epidemic going on right now ? Seeing as how we can’t go anywhere right now anyway , we’ll that is a legitimate concern , however eventually we will get past this pandemic event and you will venture out of the house once again. So it’s good to be prepared for that time when you can venture out again , and that’s what I’m here for. Now what I’m about to do is help you with some new inspired looks utilizing a few different brands , instead of just one starting right here.

Right where you’re probably asking ? Well right here , if you are familiar with this blog then you know Suitsupply is hands down my favorite retailer to buy a suit from . But what does this have to do with enhancing your spring/summer style ? I’m glad you asked. Wearing a great suit doesn’t just begin and end in the fall through the winter. It’s also a spring/summer thing too, and Suitsupply has just introduced some great new suits just in time for the season. What I’m about to do is give you different ways to style a suit for the spring/summer time of year , now let’s get started.

All looks are styled and arranged by JMADDD STYLES.
All looks are styled and arranged by JMADDD STYLES.
All looks are styled and arranged by JMADDD STYLES.
All looks are styled and arranged by JMADDD STYLES.
All looks are styled and arranged by JMADDD STYLES.

Ok so what I have just shown you is five good ways to wear a spring/summer suit , the top three looks are one my favorites , the cream colored suit, For that suit I gave you three different ways to wear the look. The first being with a shirt and tie , the look being finished off with a slip on basket weave loafer , the second is more dressy casual , giving you a bold spread collar dress shirt with no tie as the center of the look. Then the last look gives you a more laidback fun way of wearing a suit , with a casual sneaker and cream t-shirt. The last two looks give you a blue linen suit that gives you a kind of denim look to the material. The top look gives you a spread collar dress shirt with a tie and basket weave loafer , the other is the same suit done casually, with a clean white designer sneaker and white t-shirt to balance out the look. To shop these looks go to www.suitsupply.com .

Next let’s look at how to Enhance your Spring/Summer , casually , to get started let’s take a look at styling looks from Ralph Lauren.

Ralph Lauren is probably hands down my personal favorite brand , as you could see from one of my previous blog posts, The Fashion follow up : Ralph Lauren. Why ? You may ask , hands down when it comes to timeless clothing and fit it’s hard to beat Ralph Lauren. I personally will not buy another brand of jeans aside from Ralph Lauren ,because the fit and length is always perfect. Now let’s build some spring/summer casual looks with Ralph Lauren.

All looks are styled and arranged by JMADDD STYLES.
All looks are styled and arranged by JMADDD STYLES.

The classic Polo styled shirt no matter what brand should always be a staple in your wardrobe, as the shirt can go along way. It can be both effortlessly dressed up or down. For both of these looks I’m giving the classic Ralph Lauren Polo shirt , the to look utilizing military style from the shorts then the classic army green Polo Shirt. The next look gives you Ralph Lauren jeans put together with a designer sneaker and multi colored Polo Shirt. Then last , you always need a well fitted and tailored pair of white jeans, this look is styled with a classic Ralph Lauren denim shirt and the new yet not new hot casual shoe for summer the espadrille. To shop these looks go to www.ralphlauren.com .

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Let’s jump over to Gucci next to see what kind of looks we can build for your spring/summer style. By the way incase you are wondering, you do not necessarily have to use these brands or designers to achieve these looks , these just happened to be some of my favorite brands to both wear and pull a variety of looks from. Now let’s get started.

Gucci being one of the worlds most well known luxury brand’s although expensive, you have to think of their clothing as investment pieces , investment in quality over quantity. Because the clothing is so well made as long as you take care of them , you will have them for the duration.

All looks are styled and arranged by JMADDD STYLES.
All looks are styled and arranged by JMADDD STYLES.

For the Gucci looks , I kept it simple and stylishly casual at the same time. For both of these looks , once again I used the classic Polo style shirt as the catalyst for the look . As I was saying before no matter the brand your wardrobe always needs a good Polo shirt or three because they go a long way and with pretty much everything. The top look is done with jeans and the second look is done with shorts. But both the shorts and jeans are Ralph Lauren and not Gucci. Showing that brands can be successfully mixed to accomplish a solid look. To shop the look go to www.gucci.com .

For the final look that I’m about to show you , once again I decided to do a brand mashup, some brands just work well together. The next and last look that I’m using to Enhance your Spring/Summer style is going to use a little bit from Louis Vuitton and Tom Ford. Let’s take a look and see how this comes together.

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This is what a high end stylish mashup looks like , for this look I went with another staple that is needed in your wardrobe, the denim jacket. It’s just one of those pieces that never goes out of style and can also be dressed up or down. Both the denim jacket and the jeans are from Tom Ford . Then to compliment the look I went with the classic loafer from Louis Vuitton , I came across these loafers when I was last in NY for fashion week and decided to browse around the LV store. I haven’t been able to forget them sense, to finish the look a classic LV belt to match the loafers. Notice the shirt was kept simple a basic white T-shirt with nothing on it , to build a classic denim look. To shop this look go to www.tomford.com , or www.louisvuitton.com .

One last thing before I go , one more wardrobe staple that you should always have to finish off any look is a nice time piece. It doesn’t have to break the bank , but it should always speak to your style esthetic. Each season or year I always come across a watch brand that usually catches my eye. Previously the brand that impressed me was MVMT and that’s still a favorite for the style and affordability. This season the brand that really caught my attention is Shinola watches.

You will notice that I used these watches in the pics above, these watches are another example of how a watch does not have to be overdone or to flashy to stand out. in fact they look like they could be the more expensive cousin of the MVMT watch. But much like MVMT they have the perfect look to finish off pretty much any look. To shop Shinola watches go to www.shinola.com

Well there it is , we have reached the end of yet another blog post. I AM JMADDD STYLES and this has been Enhancing your Spring/Summer style: Pt 2 menswear. I hope you have enjoyed reading it , just as much as I have enjoyed presenting it. That’s it for now , so until the next time…IM GONE…!!!..

Enhancing your Spring/Summer style , using the Altuzarra SS20 collection.

Enhancing your Spring/Summer style , using the Altuzarra SS20 collection.

Hello everyone out there , as always it’s good to see you, I AM JMADDD STYLES and this is Enhancing your Spring/Summer style , using the Altuzarra SS20 collection. It’s about that time of year to get your spring/summer style together. Usually whenever I do this , I pinpoint a particular designer or brand to use for your spring summer style. Last year it was Ralph Lauren , one of my personal favorites. This year I’m going to highlight Altuzarra by Joseph Altuzarra, whom I always think makes great womenswear looks that almost every woman can wear no matter her style esthetic. As long as the pieces are styled and put together correctly, which is the reason you have people like myself to help you do just so. Now I know what you’re thinking, with all that’s going on right now with Covid-19 ( Carona Virus ) whose got time to worry about spring/summer style . On top of that , there is no where to go that isn’t under quarantine to show any spring summer style. Well that’s true , but I’m giving you the brighter side and something to look forward to once this gets a little better under control , and you will be already prepared with your look already together. With that said let’s get started.

The Altuzarra has a kind of Mod 70’s style with a slight modern twist. The colors , patterns and flowing materials all put you in the mind of a real 70’s vibe , but still maintaining true and current to today’s style trends giving you the perfect blend of both yesterday and today’s style .

As you can see from the runway perspective, the Altuzarra SS20 collection is the perfect blend of 70’s mod style with a more modern twist for today’s style and trend esthetic. But even though Joseph Altuzarra is flashing you back to another time period he still managed to give you perfect spring/summer style for right now. So you want to see how to put these looks together for when you’re not on the runway? Not a problem as I said earlier, that’s what you have me here for. Now let’s get you styled and ready for spring/summer.

All looks are styled and arranged by JMADDD STYLES.
All looks are styled and arranged by JMADDD STYLES.
All looks are styled and arranged by JMADDD STYLES.
All looks are styled and arranged by JMADDD STYLES.
All looks are styled and arranged by JMADDD STYLES.
All looks are styled and arranged by JMADDD STYLES.
All looks are styled and arranged by JMADDD STYLES.
All looks are styled and arranged by JMADDD STYLES.
All looks are styled and arranged by JMADDD STYLES.
All looks are styled and arranged by JMADDD STYLES.
All looks are styled and arranged by JMADDD STYLES.
All looks are styled and arranged by JMADDD STYLES

I have just given you 12 new looks to enhance your spring/summer style. In this case the looks were all put together using the SS20 Altuzarra collection. To further shop more of the collection log onto www.altuzarra.com . Using this collection is just one way to accomplish these looks. You can also utilize the styles and trends and put these looks together in various retail chains , depending on what it is that you wish to spend , and that’s always important to keep in mind.

Well there it is , we have just reached the end of yet another blog post. IAM JMADDD STYLES , and this has been Enhancing your Spring/Summer style , using the Altuzarra SS20 collection. I hope you have enjoyed reading it, just as much as I enjoyed presenting it. That’s it for now , so until the next time…IM GONE…!!!…

Fashion between the panels: Mahogany

Fashion between the panels : Mahogany

Hello everyone out there, as always it’s good to see you. I AM JMADDD STYLES and this is Fashion between the panels : Mahogany. For this installment of Fashion between the panels, I’m taking you back a little bit to the late 70’s , 1975 to be exact. That is when the iconic Motown production Mahogany was released. The reason that I’m taking you back that far is to show you the fashionable relevance of the film. I was recently sitting down and taking a look at this film classic and realized that the whole basis of the film is fashion. In fact it almost struck me as the Devil Wears Prada of that era. But as I was saying before not only is the film a classic but the fashions being worn in the film are also classic and would still translate well. To demonstrate this I am going to focus in on two main characters from the film and show you how what they wore in that film yesterday is back and extremely fashion forward right now. The two characters are Tracy Chambers , AKA Mahogany played by Diana Ross and Brian played by Billie Dee Williams. Now let’s take a look at the fashionable influence of the movie Mahogany.

Diana Ross’s character had many iconic looks in this movie that although came out in the 70’s , the looks would still translate as fashionable today. After all everything always comes back especially if the look was of extremely good quality such as the look that Diana Ross wearing in the scene above, everything from the hair to the clothing is so entirely now, that this look could have been put together now. So let’s have a look at how this would translate to now.

All looks are styled and arranged by JMADDD STYLES.
All looks are styled and arranged by JMADDD STYLES.

The look that Mahogany ( Diana Ross ) wears in this scene as you can see translates in two different ways but still produces the same esthetic. Often enough there is nothing that defines that fashionably defines a woman better than a well styled and arranged look in white , as you will see in the next look as well. But the Grecian inspired dress that she has on in the scene above has been a timeless look throughout the years on red carpets everywhere. That’s why the original look you see from yesterday still works now.

See what I mean , white has a true regal feel to it , this look that you are looking at here showed that white was meant to be worn at anytime of year as long as the materials were right for the season. Now this is a winter look , but since we are in the spring time of year I’m going to translate this look to a more spring time feel.

All looks are styled and arranged by JMADDD STYLES.
All looks are styled and arranged by JMADDD STYLES.

The original look was no doubt made of cashmere, and also I would venture to say that Diana Ross was more than likely wearing a skirt under the coat and she was wearing knee high boots. But to translate this look into more of a spring feel , I went with a lighter weight trench in white with a fitted dress pant , used a straw fedora as opposed to the heavier wool one in the pick. Then changed the boots to a strappy pump to give the look a more seasonal feel.

Then there was this look , displaying a Kimono dress ,another look that has been popular over the years on red carpets and overall in general. Now let’s see how this look translates to now.

All looks are styled and arranged by JMADDD STYLES.

For this look I changed the color palette to a more earth tone feel , but still capturing the same look . Every time you look at a Kimono dress , it’s like looking at a piece of walking artwork. The detailing in these dresses is always striking, no matter the color. This look can also go a lot of places from a red carpet to a night on the town.

Next let’s take a look at Billie Dee Williams style in the movie and see how it translates to being right now. From the leather jackets to the velvet and camel blazers , the style was truly classic and absolutely now.

You can never go wrong with a classic look like a blazer and a turtleneck or a mock neck, that look has worked from before the 70’s all the way up to now and I’m sure it will still work in many years to come.

All looks are styled and arranged by JMADDD STYLES.
All looks are styled and arranged by JMADDD STYLES.

For these looks I kept the color palette the same , but to give the look a more springtime feel , I took the turtleneck out and added a dress shirt that could be worn with or without a tie , the top look has a dress boot that would have easily been seen in the 70’s but is back stronger than ever now.

This next look shows the timelessness of a good leather jacket and how you build a look around it. As I was looking at this scene , the first thing that I thought was how cool this look comes across and instantly wanted to recreate it.

All looks are styled and arranged by JMADDD STYLES.

See how well such a classic leather jacket look translates through any era , I even kept the look of the mock neck shirt to keep the authenticity of the look to show just how this look would come across as good now as it did in 75. Demonstrating the true timelessness of quality well made fashion.

Well there it is , we have just reached the end of yet another blog post. I hope you have enjoyed reading it, just as much as I enjoyed presenting it. I AM JMADDD STYLES , and this has been Fashion between the panels: Mahogany. That’s it for now, so until the next time…IM GONE…!!!