The September Issue….

Introduction : This is my annual take on the ever so popular yearly Fashion Journal known as the September Issue. Be it from Gq , Vogue , Elle , or Harper’s Bazaar , fashion heads alike look forward to seeing what’s going to be hot for the upcoming fall season. By the way just incase you are not familiar with me I AM JMADDD STYLES….

and last year I began doing my own take on this fashion tradition on my original site , the now defunct jmadddstyles.com.

This is a Fashion Flashback of how I created a more editorial version of The September Issue and yes I did all this work myself. This year it’s going to be a little more Fashion Stylist tutorial , giving you a closer more personal view of the looks that will show you more how to wear the fashion. So with that said, let’s get started with a little Menswear…

One of the hottest colors of the season is purple , one of the hottest color combinations of the season is purple and pink , this menswear look takes both of those elements and puts them together. This look also shows that corduroy is back stronger than ever especially with the right fit and color wash.

Here I am showing you another alternative way to add a variety of looks for the same pair of corduroy pants….so if someone tells you no one is wearing corduroy anymore refer them to this page , to show them that you MOST DEFINITELY want to invest in a pair for the upcoming season. This year menswear is looking more exciting and noteworthy than ever , im going to show you more , but in the JMADDD STYLES SEPTEMBER ISSUE, im going to cover both , so let’s jump into it a little Womenswear for a moment.

Didn’t see this coming did you ? Keeping with the corduroy fashion theme , I wanted you to see how the look with corduroy not only works with Menswear but is equally on trend for Womenswear as well….

TO BE CONTINUED…..

The Project Show….

Hello everyone out there as always it’s good to see you. I would like to take this time out to welcome you to my latest blog post , The Project Show 2018 . By the way just incase you are not familiar with me , I AM JMADDD STYLES . Now that we have been introduced , for all my first time readers, let’s get right to it.

Today was kind of my return to the Fashion Trade Show circuit , for the first time in a little while. I use to attend every trade show from NY to LV , but I began to slack on them as I began being invited to more and more shows for NY Fashion Week . However im back and I realize today the importance of being at all the shows be it NY Fashion Week or any of the many conventions from or put on by UBM Fashion . Better known as MAGIC , PROJECT , POOL , or FAME .

The difference when you attend the trade shows you connect with the brand a little more and the people that are behind the brand. Such as these two , that are the founders and designers of this new luxery leather goods line of bags , and wallets called LAJOIE MONTREAL, (www.chezlajoie.com) . Offering you the same luxuries of bag repair and care , that the larger companies offer. The reason this caught my eye is because I know it’s a difficult market to crack in fashion.

The same way this line of ecofriendly bags and accessories caught my eye from this young designer Hamilton Perkins , ( http://www.hamiltonperkins.com) whom designs his bags to be made from recycled materials, once again finding a unique way to crack into this aspect of the Fashion industry.

Now usually at these trade shows and the same for the runway often enough women’s wear tends to generate more excitement than menswear. But I got to say for the upcoming season menswear has really stepped up.

Such as this new line of menswear to the U.S. called SELECTED HOMME , giving you a unique approach to casual wear with a tailored look , also offering their own private label sneaker and shoe line .

Also in menswear this season , it looks like stepping up your suit game is an absolute must , PEERLESS CLOTHING, gave you a good look at how some of your old favorites are back with superior tailoring when it comes to their line of suits and separates , such as this incredible Great Gatsby inspired peice that is bold in pink from Robert Graham. After all real men wear pink.

Basically if you haven’t done so yet , it’s time to step your grown man fashion game all the way up from your top gear

all the way down to your shoe game , no man should be with out a good quality pair or four of shoes.

and companies like Barker are offering new looks to old classics as well as putting out still original classic men’s dress shoes.

Also coming this season and being introduced into the menswear market for the first time is well known womenswear designer Vince Camuto , so be sure to keep your eyes open for that as well.

Then there is those that just take a whole different approach to men’s fashion , and zero in on quality accessories, that just bring the best out of any look , like this company that I connected with known as 40 Colori from Italy. This season more than ever im seeing a huge push on men’s accessories , which is still virtually an untapped peice of the market.

Then there is womenswear , actually not as exciting as usual , but there were some standout break out peices that really caught my eye such as this unique approach to a womenswear top being displayed in the pictures , from Letters to Juliet (LTJ) for short. The top is actually made from a foam type of material, but very functional.

Im always drawn to new underground brands , that have a cool following , such as this brand of women’s denim called JUST BLACK DENIM. Very well made and fitted peices. Now here are also a few more brands and looks that caught my eye in womenswear.

So there it is my return to the Fashion trade show circuit. All in all it felt good to return to this side of the industry, to connect with various companies and brands.

At The Project Show , where new brands are discovered and old familiar brands connect with a different more underground audience. But wait before I completely go , I attended another show on this day known as The Custom Tailors & Designers Association Forum. Where I come upon a new accessory brand that is completely custom and made to order

Known as A Stylish Way of Life , by James A. Williams. The brand specializes in Pocket squares , neck wear and soon a limited edition collection of shoes.

This is in my opinion is so new and fashionably noteworthy that I had to fit it in , the look and quality that this brand offers is simply in a word INCREDIBLE. Well there it is , we have reached the end of another blog post. This has been The Project Show NY 2018 and I AM JMADDD STYLES. That’s it for now, so until the next time IM GONE.

It’s a Beyonce/Balmain Thang…

Hello everyone out there as always it’s good to see you. I AM JMADDD STYLES, just incase you are not familiar with me , and I would like to take this time out to welcome you to my latest blog post It’s a Beyonce/Balmain Thang. So if you are ready , let’s get right to it. On tomorrow Friday July 13th , we are about to see the latest Fashionable collabo , and if you’ve been following me for awhile then you know I like a good fashionable collabo. This one is most definitely on the high end side , and not for the fashionably faint of heart. Beyonce and Oliver Rousting head designer of fashion house Balmain are releasing a limited edition streetwear collection. It will consist of the iconic hoodies and T-shirts worn by Beyonce during her ground breaking performance at Coachella this past year.

The price point comes in the range of 290.00$ up to 1,790.00$ , however the upside to this high end price tag is that 100% of the proceeds will be donated to charity. So if you decide to ball out and spend the money to own a novelty peice of this limited edition collection, at least you know it’s going to a good cause and you can have a little bit of Beyonce ‘s style.

The line will be available at the Balmain flagship store in Paris , as well as Balmain.com and Beyonce.com . You will also find peices on Farfetch.com , The Outnet , and Net-a-porter.

So there it is , the Beyonce x Balmain collection , are you here for it ? Of course you are , but as always I LET YOU TELL IT . Well we have reached the end of yet another blog post , hope you have enjoyed reading it. This has been It’s a Beyonce/balmain Thang and I AM JMADDD STYLES. That’s it for now , so until the next time IM GONE.

The Sneaker Mask….

Hello 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 Sneaker Mask. So if you are ready , we can jump right in and get started.

Every now and again I come across something that absolutely grabs my attention and holds on to the point where I have to find out more about it . In this case I was looking at a new Netflix series called Social Fabric , where different aspects of fashion and trends are explored . Then the segement came up on The Sneaker Mask by artist Free Hand Profit . This had to be one of the most innovative and fashionably creative ideas I’ve seen in quite sometime. This artist came with the concept of using usually hard to find sneakers and turning them into artistic mask creations. The demand created for this has captured the attention of celebrities and sneaker heads alike.

This is in my opinion, shear creativity at it’s finest , to come up with a way to create wearable art out of a sneaker , creating basically a new age sneaker accessory. Case and point above is a whole concept creation of Marvel comics character War Machine , complete with matching hand glove to give you the authentic War Machine look and feel.

Now let’s take that concept a little further and you get the Iron Man sneaker mask and glove , created from a special Iron Man limited edition Back to the Future Nike sneaker.

Here we have a sneaker mask created from the classic Chuck Taylor sneaker , of course with each of these sneaker masks, I had to show you a creative way to fit fashion into it and create a look that goes with the mask.

Of course these peices of wearable art don’t come cheap, they usually range somewhere between 1500.00$ to 3000.00$ , so if you want to own one of these one of kind works of art , be prepared to pay or you can start a payment plan as well , but if your into artistic collector’s items then it’s well worth the investment.

So there it is , Fashionable and sneaker community alike , The Sneaker Mask , undoubtedly one of the most creative ideas I’ve seen in some time , but before I go let’s take a look at a few more peices of this wearable art.

So there it is , we have reached the end of another blog post , I hope you have enjoyed reading it , as much as I enjoyed writing it. I AM JMADDD STYLES and this has been The Sneaker Mask. That’s it for now , so until the next time IM GONE.

What’s in The Book of Styles ?

Hello everyone out there , as always it’s good to see you. Incase you are not to familiar with me, I AM JMADDD STYLES and I would like to take this time out to as always , welcome you to my latest blog post What’s in The Book of Styles? So if you are ready , let’s get started , giving you a small glimpse inside The Book of Styles.

What would be the concept for The Book of Styles , started out as a promotional photo shoot with Photogs Extraordinaire , team Abe and Tanika. I was meeting up with them on a sunny day in Manhattan NY , to do a shoot of me and then client 1st Lady of G-Unit Precious Paris. She was about to be a cast member of Love & Hip Hop NY . We were meeting up to get some shots of me working with her , not knowing that the shots would become the cover art for what was to become JMADDD THE BOOK OF STYLES.

It was this shot above that would almost a year or two later become the actual factual cover of the book . Ok so there is a small back story on how the book would come about. Fast Forward a few years or perhaps a year , later Abe and I are having a convo on ways to showcase my work other than INSTAGRAM for other potential clients to see , about two days later, this was the result .

A full scale style picture book , that showcased all my concepts and styles that I had done up to that point , a way for people or clients to see what it would be like working with me even if you didn’t hire me to work with you in person. You could get an idea of how I think fashionably. Keep in mind though that this book is a few yrs old so it covers looks that I did when I first started up to a certain point. As time goes on , my skill level continues to improve , but even my older looks still look current and timeless , cause I tend to try to create timeless style and less trendy.

I tend to be inspired by the unobvious and in the book , there is a whole entire section dedicated to how my love of comics inspires me to put together fashion forward looks , for both men and women.

Im also big on showing you how to capture celebrity style as well , so included in the Fashionable inspiration section is ways to capture celebrity style, specially those whose style really stands out to me. From there , the book also covers women’s wear .

Often enough when I style women’s wear , I try to create looks that almost anyone can pull off and I tend to go over the top fly , often enough when creating these looks still to this day , I like to take it straight past sexy to just plain cool. This is just a small glimpse of the women’s wear section. From there I cover men’s wear as well.

Inside The Book of Styles, when it comes to men’s wear I show you how to both dress up and dress down , because often enough not everyone knows how to dress on both ends of the spectrum , because when it comes down to it you need to know both , it always comes in handy.

Well there it is , in all the years that this book has been out , I’ve never really given a true look inside. From the making to the fashions. The Book of Styles is currently still available on http://www.magcloud.com key word jmaddd. I AM JMADDD STYLES and this has been What’s in the book of styles ? That’s it for now, until the next time IM GONE.

Trends in women’s fashion : Denim

Hello out there , as always it’s good to see you. I AM JMADDD STYLES and this is my latest blog post Trends in women’s fashion : Denim. In this blog post we are going to take a look at various trends in denim for women and I will be showing you ways to style various looks to fit different occasions so far as denim is concerned. So pull up a chair and stay awhile cause YOU BOUT TO BE STYLED BY JMADDD. You ready ? Let’s get started.

Ok so this first look that I styled , im showing you cause it shows that a well styled look stands the test of time. I say this cause I created this look a few years ago, for my book of styles , but it remains current . The colors highlighting the denim are vibrant and very noticeable, the accents are done to bring out the denim further. Also giving you a vintage Hip-Hop feel.

Moving on to the next look , the trend here is the often reoccurring popularity of denim shorts. The look is something I call the Roof Top Pool Party Look , where I like to take swim wear and turn it into a functional peice for streetwear. In this case the swimsuit is a take on the oldschool bond girl look ,completing the look with a designer belt and a summer kitten heel sandal, also a pair of designer sunglasses completely brings the look home.

Take note that each look that I style is not overtly sexy , but is instead more on the lines of classy sexy. Keep in mind that just because a look is see through or mega tight , does not mean its of quality. True sexy appeal and quality comes with the fit and styling of a look. Case and point the look above gives you the ultimate example of classy–sexy meaning the look is not skin tight but is indeed well fitted and the moment a look like this steps in the room it will be imediatly noticed cause the look dosen’t stop at sexy but intead takes you straight to just plain cool.

Denim on denim is one thing , at one time was not considered fashionably appropriate , but that’s changed , as I have always thought , there is nothing like a little denim on denim. However this denim on denim look is next level , why ? You may ask , well take a good look at the jeans , they aren’t turned inside out , these premium denims are made that way. Giving this denim on denim look a really unique feel . To finish the look a flashy necklace , an open toed white ankle boot and a simple yet street chic V-neck T-shirt.

When styled correctly , and more importantly when tailored and fitted properly , nothing makes a more eye catching street chic look then when you are wearing white , specifically white denim . There is so much you can do with a look like this when it comes to color accents notice the hand bag it brings just enough color into this artistically fashionable creation. (Side note) a woman styled in white is always an attention grabber.

Why you may ask ??? For the simple fact that it always creates clean lines and gives off a certain regal look and feel when worn or styled correctly.

When it comes down to denim there are so many ways to ware it , thats why it has become such a mainstay, a go to , a major staple in most wardrobes. The great thing denim dosen’t have to be tight or remotely to revealing to put across a sexy or fashion forward look as the look I styled above shows , as well as this look ,

where the jeans are a more high waisted baggy fit but it’s still fitted correctly for almost any body type , same with the more relaxed fit ripped jeans shown in the above look. Both looks are styled with a more classic white shirt or a blouse as well but the look still translates the same….just plain cool.

Well as always time flys when your having fashionable fun , we have reached the final look for this segment of Trends in women’s: Denim . This look is styled once again using what has been a reoccurring trend over the yrs and that is the high waisted jean , which is an excellent compliment to the strappy sandal and the mid-drift top , finishing the look with a bag that brings out the details in the look. But before I go here is a bonus roof top pool party look.

So there it is , we have come to the end of another blog post. This has been , Trends in women’s fashion : Denim. I AM JMADDD STYLES and YOU JUST BEEN STYLED BY ME. That’s it for now, so until the next time…..IM GONE.

Comic Book Fashion

Hello out there, as always it’s good to see you , you could be anywhere else in the world but your here with me. But incase you don’t know , I AM JMADDD STYLES and I would like to welcome you to my latest blog post Comic Book Fashion. I king is Fashionable inspiration is all around us . Including in the pages of your favorite comic book.

and it looks like the ever popular skate branded clothing company

has used that exact formula for a small line of Marvel comics Avengers inspired versions of their classic sneakers . Using five fan favorite heros from the pages of your favorite books. Let’s take a look , starting with

Captain Marvel, whom is the inspiration behind this first pair of sneakers

I had to throw this in for all my comic heads that remember the mantle of Captain Marvel didn’t start with Carol Danvers.

Being that im both a comic head and a fashion head at the same time collaborations like this always grab my attention. So what’s the next style of sneakers ? Let’s have a look

Im sure you had to know that was coming , no Avengers collection could be started or complete without The Cap , Steve Rogers . As you can see from the details VANS has captured Captain America in a sneaker perfectly.

WAKANDA FOREVER , next up in the collection, is a Black Panther inspired sneaker , once again the details on this carefully crafted sneaker mimic the suit of the Black Panther.

Incase you haven’t noticed it yet , not only is this collection inpired from the Avengers, but it is the heroes and Avengers of INFINITY WAR. So having a Spider Man inspired shoe would be an absolute must , to the collection. Now on to the next hero to have an inspired shoe.

Of course it’s The Hulk , I got to say so far im impressed completely by what im seeing from VANS with this collection with all the small details on each sneaker to capture the look and feel of each hero. So there it is , what do you think ? As always I LET YOU TELL IT , right now the collection is limited to these few heroes for the Infinity War collection , but before I go here is a quick look at what VANS is also introducing to go with the sneakers

yes there will be also a line of Avengers Infinity War inspired back packs to complete the look of the sneakers , I got to say that me personally , im here for it . Im already a major fan of the VANS company , now im really all in and completely sold. Time flys when your having fun, basically that’s it for now so until the next time IM GONE . I AM JMADDD STYLES and this has been COMIC BOOK FASHION.