Captain Marvel Style Inspiration.

Hello out there True believers , as always it’s good to see you. For those that may not know , I AM JMADDD STYLES and I would like to welcome you to my latest blog post Captain Marvel Style Inspiration. As I often say Fashionable Inspiration is everywhere even in the pages of your favorite comic’s. By now many of you have already seen the movie Captain Marvel and my true comic heads out there were already familiar with Carol Danvers , before the movie. You also may know that I tend to draw fashionable inspiration from many of the characters that come from the pages of Marvel or DC comics. If you haven’t already guessed it , today I am going to show you how the many faces of Captain Marvel

are an inspiration for Fashion Forward Looks. With out a doubt Captain Marvel is one of the strongest and most powerful in the Marvel Universe, but over the years , she has taken on my different appearances and style changes , as you can see in the picture above , so you ready ? Let’s get started.

This particular look of Captain Marvel is her current look , after she went from being Ms. Marvel and took up the mantle and full power of Captain Marvel ,now when building a look from this current incarnation of Carol Danvers I used the color scheme and detailing in her suit.

Both looks as I was saying before are a play on the color scheme and detailing of the suit that she wears. In both looks , I used dark denim with red accents, in style one I used a jumpsuit with leather jacket and a tie up leather belt , to capture the look of the sash that she wears around her waist, in the second look I used a gold necklace to capture the gold star which is the center piece of the suit.

Next up I wanted to capture her look as Ms. Marvel, before she became Captain Marvel. Now if you look at this version of the character it’s actually pretty fashionable so far as a comic character goes , but let’s see how I captured this look.

When you look at Ms. Marvel , she’s basically wearing a onesie fashionably sexy but not practical for everyday style unless your on stage and your name is Beyonce or Nicki Minaj. So to capture the look , I went with leather shorts and a leather tank to capture the looke of the onesie, a trendy knee high boot to capture the look of her signature boots , and a red tie up belt to capture her signature sash. To finish off the look I used a gold lightning bolt necklace for her gold bolt on her chest , capturing the full look of Ms. Marvel.

Then there is the original adaptation of Ms. Marvel from the early 70’s late 60’s , in order to capture this look , you have to come up with a luxury streetwear kind of style to capture the mod look of the character.

In this case the look was captured by using a red a body suit , paired with dark denim shorts , take notice of the necklace that is exactly like the star burst on on Captain Marvel’s suit. Most remarkable though is how her boots drawn years ago resemble the new trendy sock sneaker that so many designers are doing now.

Now here is a little extra added bonus for all my True believers or major comic heads , the other adaptation of Captain Marvel , Carol Danvers best friend Maria Rambeau’s daughter Monica Rambeau. If you payed close attention to the movie, both characters were in the story. Let’s see how the look of Monica Rambeau can be captured.

When you look at it , the newer more recent adaptation of Monica Rambeau has a very cool look , so from this a very functional fashion forward look can be done to capture this hero’s fashionable likeness, from the trench to the leather pants down to the ankle boots, with the bodysuit to just plain seal the fashionable deal.

Then there is Mar-vell , the original Captain Marvel. In the movie they changed this character, probably for MCU continuity purposes, but here is where the mantle of Captain Marvel started, for all my true comic heads and True Believers. Now let’s capture a fashionable likeness of the original Captain Marvel.

Once again for this look , the styling is inspired by the color scheme of The Captain Marvel suit , but to completely shut the look down , take notice of the limited edition Captain Marvel watch, that alone completes the look perfectly, and just like that we have just reached the end of yet another blog post , closing out this mini comic / fashion history of the many Fashionable Faces of Captain Marvel. I AM JMADDD STYLES and this has been Captain Marvel Style Inspiration. That’s it for now so until the next time IM GONE…!!! and EXCELSIOR.

Then there was Suitsupply

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 , Then there was Suitsupply. I have been talking about Suitsupply for some time now , since the first time that I ever herd of it in the pages of Sportswear International magazine, some time ago , before this phenomenal chain hit the states.

But when I finally had the chance and opportunity to have what I call The Suitsupply experience, I could not wait to see if the new menswear store could and would live up to the hype that was written about it.

Well when the store opened in Washington D.c. , I did just that , and what I discovered was that it’s not just about finding a great suit when it comes to Suitsupply , but it’s a major retail experience, infact it’s by far one of the best if not the best retail experiences I’ve ever had next to shopping at Nordstrom ,

especially when it comes to menswear , because at this day and time you don’t always find great places that have menswear that doesn’t fall underneath the disposable fashion , horrible fit and low quality, specifically when it comes to finding a men’s suit that will stand the test of time.

From the moment you step in and one of the sales people approaches you , instantly you want to walk out with a suit or at least try one on for future reference, also do yourself a favor and check out the custom made to measure service as well. When it comes down to it , so far as an off the rack suit goes , in my fashionable opinion it gets no better,

so far as quality fit , and little details such as the functioning buttons on the suit sleeve, known as a surgeon’s cuff , for this suit I went with a single breasted two buttoned look , the fit is so on point that it looks as if it was made for me.

I was so pleased the first time around, that the next time that I returned to the Georgetown store in Washington D.c. , I came back looking for a classic look , in the form of the all wool double breasted grey pinstripe. The moment that this suit went on , I knew I could not leave it behind, as I was saying before it’s hard to walk into the showroom and walk out with nothing, once again the fit was impeccable and the in house tailoring was exceptional.

If you take a closer look at the picture above where I have the grey suit on , you will see a wall of accessories, full of ties and on the other side you see the wall of shirts as pictured above , then they keep an assortment of pocket squares in the drawers on the floor.

When I went back for the double breasted suit , I decided to pick up two wool winter ties and pocket square as well to complete the look of the suit with accessories of the same material and weight , and all that is just from two very enjoyable visits to the Georgetown store.

One thing that Suitsupply realizes is the better the experience, the more likely a consumer is to buy and give you the return business, and that is especially from a visual standpoint as you can clearly see from these pictures of the Soho NY store , the next one that I’m planning to pay a visit to shortly in the near future.

Basically if you haven’t been to Suitsupply yet , then you are truly missing out on a great menswear retail experience, so I recommend that you get to one soon and see what I mean , if not shop the looks online at (https://us.suitsupply.com ) guaranteed you won’t be disappointed. There it is , once again we have reached the end of yet another blog post. I AM JMADDD STYLES and this has been Then there was Suitsupply. That’s it for now, so until the next time…IM GONE…!!!

Fashionably Hot in 2019: Tommy Hilfiger x Zendaya

Hello everyone out there, as always it’s good to see you, I would like to welcome you to my latest blog post, Fashionably Hot in 2019 : Tommy Hilfiger x Zendaya , by the way , for those whom are new to this blog I AM JMADDD STYLES and with that said let’s get started. This year at Paris Fashion Week ,

Tommy Hilfiger introduced on the runways his latest fashionable collabo collection.

He and actress/singer Zendaya introduced they’re all new limited edition 2019 collection Zendaya x Tommy. Talking about the staying power of a brand , if it’s one thing that I’ve seen over the years is Tommy Hilfiger’s way of reinventing himself and his brand , especially when it comes to working with big names to create subsidiary names within in his own brand such as when he introduced his collaboration with super model GIGI HADID.

If it works once then it’s bound to work twice, and instead of introducing and reinventing his new venture in Ny , this time he took it to the runways of Paris

and introduced a new 70’s inspired line that consits of all the essentials of a great clothing line that will not only breath new life into the Hilfiger brand but introduce you to a new young celebrity not to the tv and movie world, but to the fashion world.

Zendaya is here with her all new Tommy Hilfiger brand Zendaya x Tommy, now as with most fashion brands there are some things about the line that will work and some about the line that won’t in my Fashionable opinion that won’t work. However I can show you better than I can tell you , so now im going to put on my Fashion Stylist hat and put the JMADDD STYLES touch on my personal favorite pics from the line.

Starting right here , as I said before the line is 70’s inspired but has a modern feel to it , but every line needs a great pair of white jeans and dark denim which you will see a little later. Here I styled the jeans with the signature watch from the line , and one of the bold print satin shirts , finishing the look with the opened toed sandal in one look and the heeled boot in the other. The shoes in my opinion are not very strong but I used some of the ones that will pass, the boots being my favorite.

The leather skirt is the strongest peice in the line it would go well with pretty much anything in my opinion and what is most important could be worn by all body types , I paired the skirt with the plaid blazer up top and the stripped sweater in the second look.

The next looks that I styled are based around the dark denim , the jeans and the full length denim skirt which is the second strongest part of the line , also showing you ways to wear the denim waist coat and the stripped blazer with wide leg trousers, in the last pic im showing you how to wear the vintage styled trench.

Then in these last looks , im showing you how to wear the wide legged trousers the full length gold skirt , the bold print satin dress , and high waisted satin pants also as you can see in the bottom look , one of the over sized clutches featured in the line. I used other designer shoes to finish out some of the looks , but in a few the gold sandals from the Zendaya line. All in all a well rounded capsul limited edition collection, the line can be shopped at ( http://www.nordstrom.com) and (http://usa.tommy.com) , although I must say that I liked the GIGI x Hilfiger line a little more. So the Zendaya x Tommy line are you here for it ?? As always I LET YOU TELL IT. Time just flies when your having fun , and just like that we have just reached the end of yet another blog post. I AM JMADDD STYLES and this has been Fashionably Hot in 2019 : Tommy Hilfiger x Zendaya. That’s it for now, so until the next time…IM GONE !!!

Growing Your Style Up: P2

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 Growing Your Style Up: Pt 2. Hopefully you had the opportunity to take a look at pt 1 , where the focus was on improving men’s style , by putting looks together from the 2019 Tom Ford collection. For pt 2 , I am once again putting my Fashion Stylist hat on , but this time the focus is on improving women’s style , by putting looks together from the 2019 Carolina Herrera collection.

Why the Carolina Herrera collection , you may ask ? That would be because in my professionally fashionable opinion , almost no designer captures the perfect essence of class , and style when it comes to womenswear like Carolina Herrera has done over the years , all the way down to her signature classic button down shirts especially in white. Even though she stepped down as the designer of her brand, the look of the clothing still maintains her vision and style esthetic.

So with that said , let’s get started Growing Your Style Up, and the first place that we are going to start is….

Dressing up you’re style…

A lot of times today the art of knowing how to dress up or even knowing what getting dressed up means , gets lost in a day of fast passing fly by night disposable fashion. But as I said in pt 1 , picking classic piece’s goes a long way weather it’s a dress or a pantsuit. As you can see in the look above the dress is a perfect silhouette, and could almost be worn by any body type , the look screams of an evening out , and would get you noticed as much as the most revealing overtly over the top sexy dress , and that’s just on the strength of how it’s made , the pure quality. To complete a look like this just takes a little bit of jewelry accents, the perfect shoe and a small clutch to finish the look.

These three looks , show you that dressing up your style does not always necessarily mean knowing how to wear a dress , sometimes getting a little inspiration from menswear looks , can completely take your style game to another level, especially when you know how to add in a necktie or pocket square to truly set the look apart from the average women’s pantsuit look.

Then taking you back to the art of wearing a dress , in this case I wanted to show you the versatility of one dress , changing just the details gives you a totally different edge and feel to the same dress , Carolina Herrera gives new meaning to the term Little Black Dress….

When casual isn’t really casual…

Now let’s take a look at taking your casual style to another level , the looks that I’m about to show you are going to completely change your view of casual style.

The first look is the Carolina Herrera blazer dress , when styling a look like this you want to have good accents, in this case the pop is in the shoes and the top under the blazer, once again showing you , sexy comes in different packages but the point that often gets missed is , you want to be the right kind of sexy. Meaning you don’t want to come off cheap or trashy , just because you think it’s sexy doesn’t mean it’s a good look.

For the next two looks , are more on the side of business casual, hence the sub title, when casual isn’t really casual. The top look , I showed you in the first section, for this section im showing you the versatility of the look , change out the top and add a necklace for a look that goes from the office to a night out all while still wearing the same pantsuit. The second looks gives you a variation of the Carolina Herrera classic white shirt , and her signature tailored dress pant , but to add color a contrasting shoe and back that bring all the colors together.

Then for the final look , im giving you classic signature Carolina Herrera, it’s the ultimate casual night out look , it spells classy and regal once again at the same time. To start the look begins with a floral full length skirt , up top one again the classic button down from Carolina Herrera. To finish the look a signature wide belt with the two colors to pick up the contrast of color in the skirt and to add more to the black shirt. Finishing the look with the perfect pump to add more of a pop of color and a low key black bag to bring the entire look together.

Now that’s what it’s like to be styled by JMADDD, hopefully I have helped you to be inspired to take your style to another level or at least give you a new direction and a way to Grow Your Style Up , for more from Carolina Herrera , log onto (http://http://www.carolinaherrera.com ) . With that said we have just reached the end of yet another blog post , I AM JMADDD STYLES and this has been Growing Your Style Up Pt 2 : Carolina Herrera. That’s it for now , so until the next time….IM GONE..!!!

Growing Your Style Up : Pt 1 .

Hello everyone out there , as always it’s good to see you. I AM JMADDD STYLES and I would like to as always take this time out to welcome you to my latest blog post , Growing Your Style Up : Pt 1 . Today I am going to slip on my Fashion Stylist hat and work with menswear. Im going to help all my potential clients that are or would be men and help them to push their style game to another level or as the title suggests Grow their Style Up. How ? You maybe asking , well im going to give you laid out looks that I have put together using the Tom Ford 2019 menswear collection.

The reason im using piece’s from the Tom Ford menswear collection is because his clothing is always so well done and im extremely impressed with his looks from this season. So the first thing that we are going to start with today is….Stepping up your suit game. Basically knowing and learning how to put together and buy a suit ,or suit separates . First most important fact that you should know when it comes to Growing Your Style Up or dressing it up especially, always remember (Quality Over Quantity). Which is another reason I chose to work with the Tom Ford collection, because you can’t get any better quality than clothing by Tom Ford. So let’s get started.

Stepping up your suit game.

The most important thing to know about buying a suit or suit separates, is fit ,fit , and fit , your suit should always be well tailored and made to look like it was made exactly for you. Next the most important colors you can have for a suit are Grey , Navy , and if you can find it Brown. In between there you can fit in various patterns and alternative colors within that spectrum.

Here I have shown you two ways to style a conventional suit , one in Brown and one in navy , now with the brown I have styled it with a spread collar pink dress shirt that would look great with both a tie and without, the key to your shirt looking great without a tie is to choose a high quality dress shirt without a flemsy collar so that it sits above your collar and does not get flattened in the suit. The pink shirt also gives the suit the suit that right pop of color to stand out , then to really make the suit pop a non conventional pocket square to make it all come together. Then the shoe , the right shoe alway makes or breaks the suit , a nice brown shoe goes a long way , as I always say , just because a black shoe goes with everything does not mean it should always be worn. I styled the navy suit , to give you more of a dressy casual look , putting it together with a turtleneck instead of a dress shirt showing you the range of a great suit. I also gave you a two toned pocket square for a pop of color and a grey shoe to really bring all the colors together. Now let’s look at some additional ways to wear suits and separates.

Here im giving you a separates look using green and grey for the color base with green being the standout color . Im pulling the look together this time with a floral tie and once again a grey shoe and yes it is ok to mix patterns with the tie and the pocket square.

Next im giving you the wool suit, but im pairing it with a denim shirt for a great dressy casual look , the tie can be optional depending on where you are going , I also wanted to show you how to wear the look with two different styles of a shoe.

Then here I wanted to give you the same wool suit with a classic white shirt , spread collar again and a solid tie to complement the multi colored and patterned pocket square.

Now let’s move a little more into separates, in both looks neutral colors are being used and the looks were done with no tie for more of a once again dressy casual approach to the look , and incase you are wondering, no cream and white are no longer just summer colors but all year round colors depending on the material that the item is made of.

For the last look I wanted to show seperates again , but this time took the look in a different direction by giving a more traditional look with a floral tie and pink being the highlight color , another important idea to keep in mind is Never be afraid of color. Now we are going to make a style transition from Stepping your suit game up , into taking your casual style to another level.

Stepping up your casual style .

Casual style does not always mean just throwing on a pair of sweats and some sneakers, what im about to do is show you how to make the most out of casual looks , so let’s get started on enhancing your casual style.

there is an expression that goes ( Dressing good is a form of good manners) even when it comes to your casual style. Sometimes you got to leave sneakers and ill fitting jeans behind for some well tailored pants or properly sized jeans that complement your shoes and add even more to the rest of your look. Once again the key to achieving a great casual style is fit , fit , and fit , as you can see in the pictures above I gave two casual looks both using a leather shirt and the alternative of that a suede shirt , for both looks the key elements are the ankle dress boots , both of these looks are fairly easy to pull off , it all depends on how much you want to enhance your own personal style .

Stepping your casual game up is usually easier than stepping up your suit game , because it doesn’t necessarily require a good eye for details, but just the willingness to try something new from a style prospective. All of these looks include a major key element to a great casual look , and that is a timeless leather jacket paired with the right fit of jeans or dress pants and the classic dress boot that can effortlessly go from a suit to a pair of jeans. Another important factor to keep in mind when it comes to Growing Your Style Up is , you don’t have to completely break the bank to do so , you don’t have to spend as high as Tom Ford ,

but you do want to invest in quality peice’s , so be willing to spend some money cause quality last longer as opposed to disposable fashion. There it is , we have reached the end of yet another blog post, hopefully I have helped you to begin on your journey to improve your personal style. For any further assistance from myself feel free to contact me and we can discuss it ( johncm43@verizon.net) . I AM JMADDD STYLES and this has been Growing Your Style Up: Pt 1. That’s it for now , so until the next time…IM GONE…!!!

Fashionably Hot in 2019 : Musika Frere

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, Fashionably Hot in 2019 : Musika Frere.

Meet Davidson Petit Frere and his partner in fashion

Aleks Musika , these two launched their brand in 2013 , and have progressively grown bigger and bigger each year . They specialize in Bespoke menswear , made of the best in quality materials , what caught my attention about these two

seeing them on various social media platforms, just being to sharply dressed cats, so it caused me to want to know who they were . Now I could be a little late to the party , but if I am im only about an hour late or so. But what really grabbed my attention were these two photos.

These two pictures were from the Roc Nation pre Grammy brunch, and the caption was that Davidson Frere was on Forbes 30 under 30 list. Which led me to find that he was part of a design duo responsible for the suit Jay-Z is wearing in the picture, but that’s not all , the Musika Frere brand was behind the looks of a lot of A-listers

Taking there bespoke clothing line to another level even further than it was in past years although their celebrity base has grown bit by bit over the years. Suits are their specialty ,but they are and have expanded the line into other aspects as well.

But it looks like there is about to be a major change to the brand , the design duo

seemingly have departed ways and Davidson Petit-Frere will carry on by himself maintaining as creative director of the brand under a new name , promising the same great style , impeccable tailoring and highest of quality garments that money can buy , giving designers such as Gucci , and Tom Ford a real run for the money. The new name that the brand will go by is

Im really looking forward to seeing how this brand is going to expand underneath the new change , but looking at the fanfare that the brand has developed over the years , I don’t see the new direction being a big problem. Infact im going to have to make sure that I make a concentrated effort to get by the new showroom the next time im in Ny. But from what I can see the look of the brand is off to a great start for the 2019 season.

From the above pics any suit or menswear aficionado can see that the brand has not skipped a beat and has hit the ground running, the brand can be shopped at ( http://www.frereny.com ).I hate to see such a good team break apart , but often enough directions seem to change when partnerships reach their highest point , but I want to see this one go further specifically from a brand standpoint

and it looks like it is going to do just that…and it looks like Davidson Frere is in the right direction to do so. Well there it is , we have just reached the end of yet another blog post. I AM JMADDD STYLES and this has been Fashionably Hot for 2019 : Musika Frere. That’s it for now so until the next time IM GONE…!!!

NYFW 2019 Part 2 : The Shows…

Hello out there , as always it’s good to see you , for those out there that may not be familiar with me…I AM JMADDD STYLES and I would like to welcome you to my latest blog post : NYFW 2019 Pt 2 : The Shows. Just incase you have not seen it , part 1 is my review of the kick off of Fashion Week , and im talking Tom Ford , reviewing the new fall 2019 collection. For part two im taking you with me inside of a few of the shows , hitting you with some of my favorite highlights from those shows , so to get started let’s take a look at NYFW presents Art Hearts Fashion.

Just incase your not too familiar with what Art Hearts Fashion is , it’s a one of many what I call multi shows featured at various venues for fashion week around the city. I call it multi shows, because you get an association like Art Hearts Fashion or Style Fashion Week , and they feature several shows from multiple designers all on one stage , scheduled throughout the day and night. Often times you will get the new up and coming designers with a major underground following , but you will also get some already more established designers in the mix as well , so let’s get started.

There were lots of new trends being featured on the runways, that are actually old trends from another time period as well as some new and fresh looks being presented. To start with here are a few of the more new designers that were featured at Art Hearts Fashion this season.

This designer gave you a good mix of modern streetwear , and a new age look or spin on evening wear that can also double over as clothing made for a night out as well , depending on how your fashion sense or personality goes.

The two designers that I just showed you really stood out in my opinion so far as the more so new up and coming designers that were featured on the Art Hearts Fashion runway , but next up is the headlining designers of the evening. As of right now the the design duo that im about to show you is two of my favorites in the game right now , especially when it comes to women’s wear.

Charles & Ron ,in my opinion are the new version of industry vets Dolce and Gabbana. What I mean by that is they give you that kind of feel when you see them and how the clothes are made and presented but they give you such a fresh take on women’s fashion each year and this year , they even gave you a little bit of menswear for the first time. I have had the opportunity to attend their runway presentation two years in a row and I’ve got to say im more and more impressed with the looks each time they come with a new collection and always excited about what they are going to present for the new season.

This season for fall 2019 , Charles & Ron gave you a more glamorous even sexier take on a trend that started catching steam just a little while ago known as Modest Fashion. Where the looks aren’t very revealing or to provocative. However the Charles & Ron take on this growing trend , is so much more vibrant and appealing to the eye that I believe the most over the top sexy revealing fashionista would want to grow their style up and tone it down a little to rock Charles & Ron looks.

Charles & Ron always come with major detail and impeccable tailoring on their garments and most importantly, they know how to come with a retail ready collection that is not just good for runway or red carpet theatrics , but could go right to the racks for you to wear , for whatever event you have to attend.

You could not have found a better way to close out Saturday nights Art Hearts Fashion presentation. For an even better look at there latest collections for retail be sure to log onto (http://www.charlesandron.com).

So ends the runway presentations for Saturday night, but there is more to come.

Sunday afternoon, was the runway presentation of Madame Adassa , another fashion up and comer that apparently already has a pretty nice following and fashionable fanfare.

Madame Adassa was the show that I didn’t see coming. What I mean by that is from the time that I entered the door to the time that the show started, I was really impressed by the organization and the presentation,

of the room and the staff working hard to make sure the presentation of this runway show went just the way it was supposed to. But what about the fashion ?

Well once again I have to say I was really impressed , considering that I had little knowledge of this particular designer. Madame Adassa, much like Charles & Ron , had all the elements to me that make a great runway presentation. The clothing was well presented , it was impeccably tailored and designed and gave you both classy and sexy at the same time with timeless style. Most of all she didn’t give me non sell able theatrics, but everything is retail ready and wearable for almost every style and just about any age range. As a Fashion Stylist, I would love to work with her peices no doubts about it.

Fashion week is always full with excitement and anticipation, these were a few of the more standout moments from the Fall 2019 shows. But no fashion week is complete without a good networking event, where you can unwind and yet get a good visual of the many industry professionals on the come up and those that are established.

I have to say that Fashion Mingle , did a great job putting one of these events together during fall 2019 fashion week season.

The event was at an excellent venue and both well put together and organized, wich are all the things that I look for. I will most definitely attend another Fashion Mingle event, in the very near future. Once again there it is , we have reached the end of yet another blog post and come to the end of another fashion week. I AM JMADDD STYLES and this has been NYFW 2019 Pt 2 : The Shows. That’s it for now , so until the next time…IM GONE..!!!