Fashion between the panels: The GREAT GATSBY.

Fashion between the panels: The GREAT GATSBY.

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 take this time out to welcome you to my latest blog post: Fashion between the panels: The GREAT GATSBY. I’m back once again with the latest installment of this ongoing blog series. This time not only am I taking you between the panels of this classic book and movie , to pull out the inspired fashion and creating new looks. But this time I’m whisking you off to a whole other time period as well. The roaring 20’s , 1920 to be exact , to the era where the fashion was impeccable and the style was undeniable. The style was so fashion forward that the looks from this time period still translate well today. So pull up a chair and stay awhile. Because not only are you about to be styled by JMADDD , but you are about to be styled with roaring 20’s inspired looks as I take you into the fashionable world of The GREAT GATSBY. With that said let’s get started.

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I’m taking you to a time period where style almost seemed to be the requirement, not a lack there of. Where great fashion seemed to be the norm and not just for special occasions. To recreate this look , I didn’t have to tweak the look too much , because then even the fit was well tailored and the clothes were of the best quality . Much like now for a suit to look it’s best , you want it to be tailored to you. If it’s not bespoke then you want it to be altered to look as close to bespoke as possible.

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

As the saying goes , Real men wear pink , or perhaps Salmon , or even possibly mauve. All variations of the color pink. To recreate this look I went with a single more light color variation of pink , I also didn’t do the look in pinstripes, and instead of the two toned spat I went with a more dressy cap toe cognac color shoe , and topped the look off with a proper topper , the classic men’s boater hat to give you the true authentic GREAT GATSBY feel. I also gave you the look with and without a tie, to show you the versatility of the look.

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

This next look is one of my personal favorites, and always has been. The look of a cream or off white colored suit is always classic and classy. Not to be confused with a completely white suit. This color takes on a different feel from the normal white. , but much like white there are so many different ways that the suit can be worn. The color combinations are pretty much endless as because both white and off white are both neutral colors that make almost everything look good with it.

In this movie they truly captured the essence of style and quality fashion , it wasn’t just the main character that was superbly dressed , but the supporting cast was as well. Still showing you that during this time period , people took great pride in their appearance no matter where they were going or not going.

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

These next two looks show you how earth tones, browns and olives , go a long way , when recreating these looks , I used different shades of brown and beige. In the top look I gave you a two toned spat styled shoe that recreates the feel of style from the time period of the 1920’s , then for the second look i went with a double monk strap dress boot in cognac brown , although these two looks both use muted tones , they are by no means plain or dull.

To capture this next look , I went with a double breasted suit in glen plaid , but everything in this suit is in the details. With in the glen plaid pattern you see a red/burgundy stripe that runs through the suit. I wanted to highlight that , so to accessorize the suit , I wanted to bring that stripe to the forefront. To do this I went with a two toned spat in burgundy , and kept the tie and pocket square the same color.

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This next look is as classic as it gets when it comes to men’s suiting , no matter what the time period. The navy blue suit is always a major staple that is and should be in any well dressed man’s wardrobe. To recreate this look , I started with a peek lapel navy blue suit as the base of the look , from there I kept it classic. With the two toned navy spat , then added in pops of color with the tie and pocket square.

Now it wasn’t just the men that were style stars in this classic film and during this era. The women were fashion forward and over the top stylish as well. Not sure what I mean ? Well let’s take a look.

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Now you see what I mean ? The looks and the image that the ladies of this time period in this movie capture , is pure classy and absolutely regal to say the least. To capture this look , I had to make a few changes. I still went with a halter neck evening gown, but with a more plunging neck line still capturing the feel of the look, and to capture the look even further, I went with bold jewelry accents and an evening sandal that plays off the jewelry.

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

The next two looks give you a true roaring 20’s feel , the first look is done in different shades of nude or beige. Highlighted with gold in both the shoes and the jewelry. Then the true classic piece in the whole look is the bell hat also done in nude. The second look is truly a recapturing of the above picture. Starting with the cape dress , but I changed the color pallet of the look from off white to navy , and highlighted the look with burgundy accents from the bell hat , to the ankle strap pump , and the major detailing in the watch and the cross the shoulder bag.

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To recreate this look I went with a plunging neckline gold dress, that is highlighted in black, a slight change to the original look, but keeping the true aesthetic of the look. Then to compliment the plunging neck line a gold necklace to make use of the open space, then to finish the look off , to twin pearl bracelets and a black evening sandal , the perfect way to finish this look off.

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For this look , I started with a floral print maxi-dress , done in black and pink. To highlight this look I went with pink diamond earrings, a rose gold diamond ring . Finishing the look with a strappy sandal , that has a rose attached to it , and a tiny clutch , that is done in pearls.

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For the final look , to recreate the look above , I went with the pink floral dress , that I accessorized with a silver evening sandal, a long diamond necklace, the pink laced gloves and a diamond bracelet , to play off the necklace.

Well there it is , we have just come to the end of yet another blog post. I’m going to now return you from the roaring 20’s , and back to the 2000’s . This has been Fashion between the panels : The GREAT GATSBY , and I AM JMADDD STYLES. I hope you have enjoyed reading this as much as I enjoyed presenting it. That’s it for now , so until the next time…IM GONE…!!!..

Be sure to meet me back here , for my next upcoming blog post.

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.

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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.
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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
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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.

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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.

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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.

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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…!!!..