Collaboration GUCCI: Fashion Overkill or Good Marketing?

Collaboration GUCCI: Fashion Overkill or Good Marketing ?

Hello everyone out there as always it’s good to see you , i’m back with another one. Welcome to my latest blog/vlog post , by the way for those that are not to familiar with myself , I AM JMADDD STYLES and you are currently being styled by me. If you are familiar with this blog/vlog , then you know there is nothing I like more than a good fashionable collaboration. But is it possible that sometimes a good fashionable collab can be fashion overkill? When it comes to two fashion giants like Balenciaga and Gucci , it’s almost unlikely that you would see two brands of this caliber come together to form one cohesive brand. However when it comes to the idea of if this is fashion overkill or just good marketing , the answer would probably be surprising. The answer in short is, that it’s both, how so you maybe asking? When it comes to these two major brands neither takes a back seat to the other when it comes to this collaboration , so when you look at the clothing or the accessories , both logos or brand names are featured prominently on each garment , which can be a little on the overwhelming side. Because usually when it comes to these collaborations one brand is usually displayed more boldly than the other, kind of the way it’s done on the Fendi/SKIMS collaboration or even on the GUCCI x The NORTH FACE collab. But overall it may well feel like fashion overkill , but at the same time it’s just plain good marketing , because most true fans of high end fashion including myself have a love for both GUCCI and BALENCIAGA or The NORTH FACE and GUCCI. Basically meaning it just works even if it is fashion overkill. Either way you look at it , 2021 was a year of some major fashionable collaborations , and it’s looking like 2022 is shaping up to be the exact same.

All looks in the video have been styled & arranged by JMADDD STYLES.
All looks have been styled & arranged by JMADDD STYLES.
All looks have been styled & arranged by JMADDD STYLES.

To shop the looks in the video and above , log onto www.Gucci.com , www.balenciaga.com , and www.farfetch.com . Just as a reminder , the purpose of this blog/vlog is to help you to both enhance your wardrobe and personal style , if you are still not sure how , feel free to contact me and we can talk about it , (johncm43@verizon.net) or (johncm43@gmail.com). Well there it is , we have just reached the end of yet another blog/vlog post. As always I hope you have enjoyed reading it as much as I enjoyed presenting it. This has been Collaboration GUCCI: Fashion Overkill or Good Marketing? Also I AM JMADDD STYLES , that’s it for now , so until the next time…IM GONE…!!!..

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The Revival of a Street Luxury Brand: Sean John.

The Revival of a Street Luxury Brand: Sean John.

Hello everyone out there, as always it’s good to see you. I’m back with another one , and this time im speaking on a brand that made a major impact on the fashion world from the time it was introduced. Welcome to The Revival of a Street Luxury Brand: Sean John. From day one when I first saw Sean John introduced in Vegas at The Magic Show Fashion Convention, I was a major fan. But what made this brand such a success was the image of the lifestyle being sold with it, and no one was better at selling you a luxury lifestyle ,a complete image than it’s owner Sean Puffy Combs. From music to music videos all the way up to fashion , he knew how to sell you a complete lifestyle and image. The same way he sold you the image of his artist on Bad Boy Record’s , is basically the same formula he would later use to sell you the idea of a street luxury brand , and it worked. It worked so well that the brand amassed millions in a short period of time and gained the attention of the CFDA, naming Sean Puffy Combs menswear designer of the year in 2004. From there the brand began to branch out into womenswear , hit the runways of New York Fashion Week and the brand was licensed to make a fragrance , eyewear , shoes and jumped into the men’s suiting and dress clothing lane successfully. But like any brand that comes out swinging, there comes a level off period , where the brand looses popularity. In this case when Sean Combs sold off a majority stake in the company to Global Brands Group. The problem with making a move like that , the company that takes over dose not have the same vision or passion for the brand, so the brand begins to loose it’s way. But that’s about to turn itself around, or so it possibly seems.

With Combs buying the company back out of bankruptcy for 7.5 million$ , the question is does Sean Puffy Combs still have what it takes to revive and breath new life into this once power house street luxury brand ? Well that’s what we will have to watch out for and see. Hopefully you watched the video all the way through for the extra added bonus content.

Bonus video content.
All looks have been styled and arranged by JMADDD STYLES.
Bonus video content.
Bonus video content.

Keep in mind that this is a fashion/style channel or vlog blog , intended to help you to both enhance your wardrobe and personal style. If you are still not sure how , then feel free to contact me (johncm43@verizon.net) or (johncm43@gmail.com) and we can talk about it. To shop the looks in the video and in the pics above log onto us.puma.com and www.adidas.com .

Well there it is , we have just reached the end of yet another vlog/blog post , hopefully you have enjoyed reading and viewing it as much as I enjoyed presenting it to you. This has been The Revival of a Street Luxury Brand: Sean John , and I AM JMADDD STYLES. That’s it for now, so until the next time…IM GONE…!!!

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Styling Japanese Fashion Brands: Pt6: BEAMS.

Styling Japanese Fashion Brands:Pt6:BEAMS.

Hello everyone out there, as always it’s good to see you. I’m back with another one, by the way I AM JMADDD STYLES, and you are about to be styled by me. Welcome to my latest vlog/blog post Styling Japanese Fashion Brands: Pt6: BEAMS. Today I’m picking back up ,where I left off a few months ago speaking on and showing you how to style various Japanese fashion brands and bring awareness to these brands that a lot are not familiar with unless you are a true fashion brand enthusiast , that is well versed in various brands from all over. IF you have not had the chance to see parts 1-5 , be sure to give a quick scroll down so you can get caught up, or take a look at my YouTube channel where you can see all five videos. Today im talking BEAMS , this Japanese fashion brand is probably one of the most cohesive that I have seen in a very long time . It’s almost as though each designed piece was produced with the last piece in mind before it. This brand has all the needed essentials that make for a complete clothing line, nothing to outlandish or non relatable but everything that can be used to build an essential wardrobe that almost everyone can wear. By my observation this line gives you the best quality of goods when it comes to materials, for the given price point which falls under the bracket of moderate , so you won’t have to break the bank to own a piece of this international brand. Basically out of all the Japanese Fashion brands that I have covered this one is by far my personal favorite next to NEEDLES. But as always , I can show you better than I can tell you.

All looks in the video have been styled & arranged by JMADDD STYLES.
All looks have been styled and arranged by JMADDD STYLES.

Be sure that you watch the video all the way through for the extra added bonus content. If you would like to shop the looks in the video and above, be sure to log onto, www.shopstyle.com , www.ralphlauren.com , www.farfetch.com and www.beams.co.jp . This is a style/ Fashion channel or vlog/blog , intended to help you to both enhance your personal style and wardrobe. If you are not still sure how to do so, then feel free to contact me @ johncm43@verizon.net or johncm43@gmail.com.

Extra added bonus content.
Extra added bonus content.

Well there it is , looks like we have just reached the end of yet another blog post. As always , I hope you have enjoyed reading and viewing it , as much as I enjoyed presenting it to you. This has been Styling Japanese Fashion Brands : Pt 6 : BEAMS , and I AM JMADDD STYLES. 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 That Flew Below my Fashionable Radar: Ricky Regal.

Fashion that Below my Fashionable Radar: Ricky Regal.

Hello everyone out there as always it’s good to see you. I’m back with another one, by the way for all those out there that are too familiar with myself , I AM JMADDD STYLES and you have just logged on for my latest vlog/blog post. Fashion That Flew Below my Fashionable Radar: Ricky Regal, now you maybe asking , what or whom is Ricky Regal? Well in short Ricky Regal is a sir name , an alter ego that Bruno Mars operates under for a collaborative clothing collection with Lacoste.

But much to my surprise , this collection actually dropped on March 5,2021, henceforth the title , Fashion That Flew below my Fashionable Radar. That does not mean that it’s a collection that is not worth mentioning , it’s quite the opposite. It just came out so on the low that I never saw it coming, but im glad that I stumbled on to it, because I like the whole look and aesthetic of the whole collection. It captures a true retro vibe and style with a modern twist.

The interesting part about this , you very well may have been seeing this collection the whole time right in front of your face without even knowing it. You have probably looking at this collection in Bruno Mars music videos, not to mention the fact that Anderson Paak is featured in the campaign ads , further lending to the fact that the Silk Sonic project has been in the works for as long as this collection. But that’s another theory for another day. Overall even though im a little late to the party with this collection and you probably are too, I think it’s well worth looking into and taking a look at. However I can show you better than I can tell you…

All looks have been styled & arranged by JMADDD STYLES.
All looks have been styled and arranged by JMADDD STYLES.
All looks have been styled & arranged by JMADDD STYLES.

To own a piece of the Ricky Regal collection , won’t hurt your wallet to bad, as the collection is priced fairly on the moderate side. With prices ranging from around $100.00 to upwards of $200.00, and in my opinion well worth it, but as always…I LET YOU TELL IT. If you are interested in shopping these wears , you simply have to log onto www.lacoste.com keyword Ricky Regal. Just as a reminder this is a style/fashion vlog/blog or channel intended to help you to both enhance and improve your personal style and wardrobe. If you are still not sure how, contact me and we can talk about it @ johncm43@verizon.net and johncm43@gmail.com.

Well there it is , we have just reached the end of yet another blog post , as always, I hope you have enjoyed reading and viewing it as much as I have enjoyed presenting it to you. This has been Fashion That Flew below my Fashionable Radar: Ricky Regal, and I AM JMADDD STYLES. That’s it for now, so until the next time…IM GONE…!!!.

Video bonus content sneak peek.

The Fashion Follow up: FENDI x SKIMS & Adidas x IVY PARK x PELOTON.

The Fashion Follow Up: FENDI x SKIMS & Adidas x IVY PARK x PELOTON.

Hello everyone out there , as always it’s good to see you. Welcome to my latest blog/vlog post, The Fashion Follow Up, and for today’s Fashion Follow Up we are going to revisit a subject that I previously visited.That subject being two new clothing drops that I spoke on a little over two weeks ago, both being Fashionable collabos, and if you are familiar with this blog/vlog site then you know there is nothing that I like more than A GOOD FASHIONABLE COLLABORATION. The clothing drops that I am speaking of is the latest offering from Beyoncé and her IVY PARK brand which always is in collaboration with Adidas but as we discussed a few weeks ago this time her partnership with PELOTON got added into the mix for what could very well be one of the most successful athleisure clothing lines to come along in a little while. This would be Beyoncé’s 5th or 6th drop with adidas which all of them have been very successful, this latest drop hit online on 11/10/21 Usually you would see Beyoncé more visible in a new campaign , but for this one she did not really appear in the promo videos, instead she tapped the PELOTON Cycling and Dance Cardio Instructors to be in the forefront of this latest campaign collection, which is just plain good marketing to appeal to those that are in the know when it comes to fitness. The price point for this latest collection is fairly moderate ranging in price from 45$ to 180$. Then the next collabo that im covering for this segment of the Fashion Follow up is the highly anticipated FENDI x SKIMS collection. This is Kim Kardashian’s first ready to wear collection, as the SKIMS brand is ,mostly known for shape wear , which is a huge market to be apart of. This first drop from Kim K. is said to have sold well over 1million in sales in less than one minute , which is virtually unheard of, basically showing you the huge marketing influence that Kim K. has as well as reach. To be able to do that is very impressive considering that the cheapest item in the collection is no less than between 120$ to 420$ but going upwards to as much as 4200$. To get a closer look at how I styled some of the more standout pieces of the collection be sure to go to https://youtube.com/channel/UCBqfn1H2kRb6mH3w2DIuf8w .

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

To shop the looks in this video or above , be sure to log onto www.adidas.com , www.skims.com or www.IVYPARK.com and www.FENDI.com . As a reminder , this is a Style/Fashion channel or vlog/blog site , intended to help you to both enhance and improve your wardrobe and personal style. If you are still uncertain how to do so, feel free to contact me and we can talk about it (johncm43@verizon.net) or (johncm43@gmail.com).

Well there it is , we have just reached the end of yet another blog post. I hope you have enjoyed reading and viewing it as much as I enjoyed presenting it to you. This has been The Fashion Follow up: FENDI x SKIMS and Adidas x IVY PARK x PELOTON. I AM JMADDD STYLES and that’s it for now , so until the next time…IM GONE…!!!..