The JMADDD STYLES, September Issue….

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 : The JMADDD STYLES September Issue. For those of you out there that may not be too familiar with this website, you may be asking, what is the JMADDD STYLES September Issue?

This is the time of year when the season is about to change, and all the various fashion periodicals and websites begin showing you the latest looks and trends for the upcoming season, to help you get your look and image together for men’s and women’s fashion but usually not at the same time in magazines or websites. So what I tend to do every season is take some of the more stand out trends and put the looks together for both men’s and women’s wear . So with that said , let’s get started. First up let’s get into some menswear .

Menswear : this season in menswear, there are a few trends that are noteworthy, but none in my fashionable opinion that standout more then the one that we are about to get into. So what is that you may ask. This season you are going to see the resurgence of the men’s suit. For some of us the suit never went away. It has always been a major staple , a great go to when you want to stand out at an event or possibly for an appearance . This season there are lots of designers that are doing great things with the men’s suit, but im going to show you looks that I have put together from three standout highend designers that all put their own personal touch on the men’s suit. Those designers would be Tom Ford , Gucci and Dior , first let’s get started with one of my favorite designers in the game right now.

Tom Ford:

When it comes to a Tom Ford suit , he sticks to all the traditional values of a great fit suit that is built to make you look your absolute best and if you have ever listened to him give an interview or read an interview with him he lets you know that a good break on the shoe is important and im going to agree it is. Although over the last few years the traditional cuff has become less seen, even I stopped wearing it as much when getting my suits tailored cause I felt like it made me look a little taller with out my pants cuffed. However Tom Ford recommends a good cuff to bring out the best look for the fit of certain suits and that may well be true depending on the weight of the suit. Basically Tom Ford doesn’t try to modernize the suit by changing the way it looks , he just makes a great suit without trying to reinvent the wheel.

It’s all in the detailing, when it comes to a Tom Ford suit , both are grey suits , but one is more of a window pain pattern and the other is a Glenn plaid pattern. Both suits display the same wide lapel and signature double pockets. I styled them both with a spread collar dress shirt but changed up the style of shoe from boot to classic double monk strap.

For the next suit , it’s the same format of a suit but giving you a different colorway. Amazingly enough the different colorway makes it look like a different suit all together. Then to show you the versatility of Tom Ford pieces I went with his signature velvet blazer and paired it with his dark denim jeans for more of a dressy casual look that could easily go from the office to a night out.

Gucci :

Over at Gucci when it comes to the great suit revival , they take a traditional approach and a not so traditional approach and bring the two styles together. Gucci finds a way to cater to different style and taste levels.

These are two versions of a non traditional approach to the suit that Gucci is doing for the upcoming fall season. The first is not far from being traditional but take a good look at the pants. You will notice that there is a draw string , no belt loops and no front fasteners almost like joggers with a dressy feel. At first I was a bit skeptical on this design until I tried on a pair by Banana Republic, and I will say I haven’t tried on pants this comfortable that move with you since I was kid. This is truly going to put the most non suit wearing individual into a suit or at least pants. To keep the look more dressy , styled the look with Gucci’s new semi spread collar dress shirt , the all new scale watch and finishing the look with Gucci’s fall suede men’s ankle dress boot. The next look is truly a way to casualize a suit and make it short of a seat suit. Up top you have a double breasted jacket, but then the pants are on a whole other level with gathered bottoms at the ankle truly like a pair of joggers. This look is really for the individual that wants to wear a suit but doesn’t really want to dress up. The look is styled to keep it casual with a signature Gucci t-shirt and the latest sneaker/shoe giving you both a casual sneaker and shoe all in one.

When it comes to the men’s suit Gucci has covered all style basis and needs, the next two looks are more on the line of a traditional suit , the classic tailored pinstripe and another classic, the houndstooth pattern. The top look is styled for the individual that likes and knows how to wear a suit , the second is once again another casual approach to the traditional suit. Third look takes a non traditional approach to the double suit but its being done in one of the hottest colors of the season with a bold double G, print.

The last two looks are much like the last Tom Ford look , both styled to give you a more dressy casual feel , one with a classic styled loafer and the other a dress boot although the looks are similar , they both capture to individual styles.

Dior :

Over at Dior this season, they aren’t going as bold with the variety of mens suit , but are adding their own individual spin to the classic men’s suit.

This is basically the same suit done in two different color ways. One blue and the return of the the black suit as well , but if you look closely, you will see the signature touch that Dior adds to their suits. That little detail is a double breasted suit made like a single breasted suit. Notice the one button detailing, whereas most double breasted suits offer six buttons on the jacket. The black suit has been styled in two ways , the first is for the true suit wearer with a classic white shirt and single strap cap toe dress shoe. The next look takes the casual approach with Dior’s latest sneaker and polo shirt. Then last , the navy blue suit styled to be a little more on the fashionably bold side with a boldly printed spread collar dress shirt from Axxess. One of my personal favorite shirt brands. Well we have just reached the end of part one of the JMADDD STYLES, covering one of the biggest trends of the season, the resurgence or return of the men’s suit. Each of these looks can be shopped online at http://www.dior.com , http://www.gucci.com and http://www.tomford.com .

Now it’s time for the next half of The JMADDD STYLES September Issue. In this half we are going to take a look at womenswear and one or two of the hottest trends of the fall / winter season , also what’s coming up that’s new for womenswear like a major fashionable collaboration that will be introduced for the fall season.

Two of the biggest trends that stood out to me for the fall season is the importance of Sustainability when buying fashion and the idea that quality is always better than quantity.

So to do that as the main overall trend that im going to cover , right along with a few mini trends that im going to slide in along the way , I am going to style looks once again from three designers that in my Fashionable opinion always do a great job of creating sustainable clothing in womenswear. That would Chloe’ , Etro and Ralph Lauren.

Chloe’ :

First off just incase you are not sure , sustainable clothing is clothing that stands the test of time in both style and quality. Meaning that the garment is both well made and you will not mind wearing it the following year and the year after that once you invested in the piece or pieces.

For this season Chloe’ is amongst the brands this season that one always creates sustainable pieces that stand the test of time but are what you call investment pieces, they also are one of the companies this year that is doing the Romantic blouse. The Romantic blouse much like a good blouse never goes out of style but happens to be one of the top trends in women’s fashion for the fall season. In pic one the Romantic blouse is styled on a casual level with dark denim from Chloe’ and another trend for the season the pegged heel ankle boot also from Chloe’ , finishing the look with Chloe’s signature round lensed sunglasses. Look two does not show a romantic blouse but still another blouse from Chloe’. Basically blouses are back bigger than ever this year not that they ever faded. The look is done in monochromatic beige with a cashmere wool jacket , matching color dress pant and this season’s hot pegged heal boot calf length to finish the look , all from Chloe’ .

The next look , has another sustainable yet on trend piece. Yes it is styled with the Romantic blouse , but the item that im referring to is the classic rap skirt the blouse is styled with. The rap skirt has never gone anywhere, but this season is back in a major way making it both a sustainable piece and on trend. Finishing the look with the ever stylish knee high boot with this season’s pegged heel all from Chloe’ , with the exception of the Michele watch. The next look is styled to give you the on trend but never out of style menswear inspired womenswear look. Done in a more equestrian style. The pantsuit from Chloe’ is done with a bold gold print , styled with a classic white traditional blouse , round lensed sunglasses and calf high boot all from Chloe’ .

Etro :

When it comes to Etro, the pieces are always bold and have an exotic feel and look to them. This season Etro is still bold and extremely eye catching a big push on men’s inspired women’s wear , also on trend for this upcoming fall season.

Specializing in rich well made materials and bold patterns. Following the trend of sustainable fashion with it’s quality. As can be seen with this velvet pants suit , styled with tuxedo styled blouse or dress shirt. Gold heels and oversized belt.

This season much like the pantsuit the women’s blazer is also a major must have staple for your fall wardrobe. These two looks were both styled showing the bold prints in Etro’s blazers , both looks also styled with the ever hot knee high boot , but the top look is giving you a look at the new Starwars for Etro line.

Then for the last two looks , they are both styled to give you different ways to style an Etro blouse , still staying on trend , but the second look is also styled to highlight Etro ‘s full length skirt , another item you will see lots of this season. The look finished off with black fedora and ankle boot.

Ralph Lauren:

Ralph Lauren , what can you say ? This season celebrating 50 + years in the business. Basically he never gets it wrong and if he did you really couldn’t tell. The true meaning of Classic American Style and Tailoring. When it comes to creating sustainable fashion , truly timeless and classic pieces very few do it better than Ralph Lauren.

This season we will be seeing classic pieces in this collection that are on trend and truly sustainable . The first two looks here are styled to give you the true meaning of dressy casual. The first look gives you trendy classics. From the old orange blazer to the romantic style vest and the ever classic leather pants and trendy knee high boots to finish the look off. That goes the same for the second look. The full length cardigan is a major must gave , styled with a classic tie top denim shirt blouse. Finishing the look with suede pants a classic strappy heel.

The next look gives you a rich suede full body dress , creating a perfect body silhouette, once again such a timeless piece . I styled the dress with classic fedora , the new Ralph Lauren denim blazer and a pair of RL heels.

When it comes to Ralph Lauren style , there are so many options and combinations that you could come up with. Something that fits every personality. So to round out this segment of The JMADDD STYLES September Issue, I wanted to take you out with some RL denim for the fall season. If you didn’t know RL makes some of the best denim in the market , be it a dress or jeans. To shop pieces from any of the above looks , go to http://www.chloe.com , http://www.etro.com , and http://www.ralphlauren.com

New and Fashionably Noteworthy :

Rita Ora x Escada .

Rita Ora always manages to secure the perfect fashionable collabo at the right time. Usually it seems at the beginning and end of each season. Basically always securing that fashionable bag. Towards the beginning of the Spring/Summer season, she did a shoe collection with Giuseppe Zanotti .

Now she is back with her latest collection or collabo , Rita Ora x Escada

A limited edition capsul collection of highend quality with fashion giant Escada . To get an even better look at the collection go to http://www.escada.com .

Streetwear :

If you had the chance to read any of my previous September issues , then you know I always have to give you the latest and greatest in Streetwear. For this season I got one new brand and one brand collaboration.

Puma released it’s long awaited collection with the late great Nipsey Hussle. The name of the collection is TMC ( The Marathon Continues) . The collection was an instant sell out , but you can try and shop it at http://www.puma.com .

When it comes to streetwear, one thing that I always like to see is someone that has a new brand that stands out from the rest. Luxury streetwear designer Devvlin Braswell has that brand. The name of the brand is SIA Collective ( Somewhere in America) .

The brand covers all bases from sneakers , watches , to a very well designed clothing collection . You can shop the look at http://www.siacollective.com . Well there it is , we have just reached the end of another September Issue , and blog post . I hope you have enjoyed it . I AM JMADDD STYLES and this has been , The JMADDD STYLES September Issue. That’s it for now , so until the next time… IM GONE…!!!

The Staying Power of a Luxury streetwear brand : ICEBERG

Hello everyone out there, as always it’s good to see you. I AM JMADDD STYLES for those not too familiar with me, and as always I would like to take this time out to welcome you to my latest blog post. The Staying Power of a Luxury Streetwear brand : ICEBERG. ICEBERG is one of those brands that has stood the test of time even though you may not see it being as publicized as much as it once was in the mid to late 90’s , when Hiphop first really began to embrace luxury brands. You would hear the name ICEBERG in rap lyrics from various artist , saw the ads in Hiphop magazines such as The Source and Vibe Magazine, henceforth the reason I call the brand a Luxury Streetwear brand. Even though it’s definitely beyond a streetwear brand as can be seen from the longevity and the price point.

See what I mean , Hiphop embraced the brand then putting it in front of a whole other generation that otherwise wouldn’t have really known about it. Even now ICEBERG still knows how to appeal to the Hiphop generation by getting a newer wave of artists involved in it’s various campaigns.

Then It was Lil Kim , now it’s Vic Mensa being seen in the new ad campaigns. But aside from that jumping more into the luxury side of the brand , not only is or was the brand featured in magazines that young readers were looking at as well as music videos, it was also being seen in true fashion magazines using various celebrities as well as a way of capturing a luxurious life style.

Now that’s truly knowing how to play both sides of the fashionable track , not only knowing how to appeal to the side of streetwear but at the same exact time knowing how to stay on the highend side of fashion while doing so , there are not many brands able to travel in both lanes simultaneously and not loose any fan fare in the process. Another key factor in this brand that has always fascinated me is the brands ability to have licensing of almost any cartoon or comicbook character and be able to use them with in the clothing line

and this is just a few of the various characters that the brand has been able to utilize over the years from then up to now.

This is true licensing and branding on a major scale , to be able to use all these characters and distribute them in various ways and fashions. So what about the line right now? Well the line is still thriving, still luxurious and still has a great look. But as always I can show you better than I can tell you. So like in many of my blog posts and fashionable articles, im going to now put on my Fashion Staylist hat and show you how to style some of the latest looks from ICEBERG.

This season ICEBERG has really delved into the activewear market , taking it’s joggers , sweaters, sweatshirts and sneakers to another level.

Even On the womenswear side the brand has really gotten into the activewear market as well , but has gone even bigger and better with it’s casuals , sportswear and private label shoe line.

That’s just a quick glimpse into the fashionable world of ICEBERG right now , these pieces can be shopped on ( http://www.iceberg.com) . With that said once again it’s time to say goodbye, we have just reached the end of yet another blogpost. This has been The Staying Power of a Luxury Streetwear brand: ICEBERG , and I AM JMADDD STYLES. That’s it for now , so until the next time…IM GONE…!!!

Fashion between the panels: Mo’better Blues….

Hello everyone out there as always it’s good to see you. Welcome to my latest blog post: Fashion between the panels: Mo’better blues , by the way just incase you’re not yet familiar with me I AM JMADDD STYLES. For todays Fashion between the panels, im flashing you back to the 90’s , 1990 to be exact. When director Spike Lee came with probably one of his best if not the best of his films Mo’better blues. The film was visually great and had some of the coolest characters that I had seen put on screen in a movie. The question is what made it so cool ? Well if you ask me in my fashionable opinion it was the imagery, the fashion , and the musician lifestyle that went hand in hand with the fashion creating some very cool and memorable characters that would stand the test of cinematic and fashionable time.

Now everybody in the film had major style adding to their character, but the major characters that the film focused in on were Spike Lee’s character: Giant , Denzel Washington’s character : Bleek , Cynda Williams character : Clarke and Wesley Snipes character : Shadow. Each of these characters were equally inspirational from a fashionable standpoint as well, so that’s who im going to focus in on to show how the fashion they displayed still translates as fashion forward looks for today ,with a few minor tweeks or changes. So to get started let’s take a look at

Giant : Spike Lee

Giant was the manager of Bleek’s band although it often looked as though he was being taken lightly as a manager, he still had real style , the first look that I wanted to recreate to show the timelessness of the look , was the suede baseball jacket look above , as he scrambled down the streets of Brooklyn to escape the hitmen that were after him for his gambling debts. This look was so timeless that it didn’t require much changing when recreating it , a slight tweek to the style of hat , and added a crock skin ankle boot to really set the dress pants off with no cuff for a more modern fit.

The next look that I wanted to capture was the look that Giant (Spike Lee) was wearing on the iconic movie poster and album cover , the opening picture of this blog

To Capture and restyle this look , I had to make a few changes, the look from the 90’s in the picture had a plaid or checked pattern with a mustard color pair of pants ( hot at that time) with a black shirt. To modernize the look , I gave the look a slight color change from mustard to more chocolate brown and beige as the accent color for the blazer. Im never a fan of black dress shirts , so I went with a cream color spread collar shirt , and kept the fedora to complete the look.

Shadow : Westley Snipes

The next character whose style that im going to recreate is Westley Snipes character Shadow. You will notice a common thread that runs through alot of each individual look is they all knew how to wear a proper topper, a hat. For this look of Shadow’s that im going to recreate the hat is a key part of the look.

Similar to the 1st look that Spike Lee had on above , this too is a casually cool look with suede green baseball jacket , with a fedora to finish off the look.

To Restyle and update the look but give it the same feel , I went with a green seude denim style of jacket , kept the more cognac color brown for the shirt and pants and finished the look with a suede chocolate brown dress boot , then finishing the look once again with the signature fedora to keep the feel of the original look.

The next look is a bit of a step up to being more dressy , a classic black suit look with turtleneck. To restyle this look I wanted to go with a different shirt. Although I always like the look of a turtle neck and suit , but for the recapture of the look ,

wanted to go with a designer polo shirt , an animal print pocket square and finished the look with a dressy casual designer loafer. Giving you the look from then but looking more completely now.

Now For this look Shadow is once again giving more of a dressy casual vibe , to recapture and update the look

I kept the fedora, that’s always timeless, but I added a two toned button down , similar to the shirt being worn by Shadow, but to finish the look I added in a new dress boot beige dress pant to offset the colors in the shirt , recreating this look with a modern twist.

Clarke : Cynda Williams

From The minute Cynda Williams ( Clarke) stepped on screen her whole style was undeniably noticeable, as she appeared at Denzel Washington’s ( Bleek ) door. That look that you see above is the first style of Clarke that I wanted to recapture and style.

The Main focal point of the look being the red wool coat then the hat that is seen above , a women’s fedora or floppy hat. Since you don’t see the rest of the look from the waist down, the look is completed with a tailored pant a designer ankle boot and polka dot blouse or shirt.

The Next look that really grabbed my attention years ago , is the famous record store scene with Clarke and Shadow, I captured Shadow’s look from this scene a few frames above. In this scene Clarke has on a bodycon striped dress , a classic look in itself that has never gone out of style. To recapture and restyle the look , I went with two different dresses for variety to give you the same look and feel from the movie , but tweaked the look just a little.

To Show you the look could be done with two different color dresses and slightly different style of dress , but the common thing is that both looks show you how to put Clarke’s look together in more than one way. But still give you the basic style.

Then for her final look , the evening dress for her first appearance singing with the band, once again a perfect example of how the feel of a look can be done even if you change the dress to another style , the blue print and red carpet style is still the same.

Creating a timeless look of both impeccable style and unforgettable fashion .

Bleek : Denzel Washington

Every now and again, there comes along a movie with a character in it that comes across so cool that it leaves an impression in your mind of how cool , cool can be. Eddie Murphy did it in Boomerang and Denzel Washington captured the same type of cool in Mo’better blues , except the character was more on the artistic side and because of that side being displayed more his flaws added to the eccentric coolness. But what added to this was the image of the character, his fashion since came across as cutting edge and cool as he did , let’s take a look , starting with the first look above.

The look from the movie was a not so much orange but more of a rustic or rust color double breasted suit , with white dress shirt. As much of a fan of a good double breasted suit as I am , I wanted to recreate the look with a slight change. The suit that I went with was or is a two button single breasted suit , the colorway is in the same family , but a little darker , the dress shirt is white but a semi-spread collar for more of an expensive and right now look , that would look great with or without a tie. To finish the look a suede dress boot and a simple jewelry piece to bring the look full circle. That’s where fashionable improvisation comes in cause that’s the details you don’t see.

For the next look , staying with the suit theme , cause a good suit look goes a long way. I first showed Shadow ( Westley Snipes) black suit look , now to show the versatility of the look , im going to recreate Bleek’s black suit look.

It’s amazing how a different persona , give a whole new look to basically the same style of black suit. The look for Shadow was more casually cool , but the look for Bleek is more on the smoothed out dressy casual side. Once again a semi-spread collar dress shirt , tie optional, this time the suede boot in black and to round the look out a pair of black shades lightly tented and a standout timepiece. These small details completely make another all different look.

Now I could have very well created more looks based around Bleek (Denzel Washington’s) character, but the variations I did for the two looks captured the Fashionable Likeness and Essence of the character perfectly, so im leaving it right where it is.

Well There it is , the end of yet another blog post , this has been Fashion between the panels: Mo’better blues and I AM JMADDD STYLES. Stay close ill be back soon with another all new blog post, that you don’t want to miss. However that’s it for now , so until the next time…IM GONE..!!!

Don Mitchell x Marvel Comics x Spider-Man = D.O.N

Hello everyone out there, as always it’s good to see you. For those not too familiar, I AM JMADDD STYLES, Fashion Stylist , Image Consultant , Personal Fashion Shopper and Fashion/Style Blogger. I would like to welcome you to my latest blog post : Donovan Mitchell x Marvel Comics x Spider-Man = D.O.N . I guess the big question here is , exactly what is D.O.N ? To put it plainly it stands for ( Determination Over Negativity ) and is the all new sneaker from Adidas that is being worn by Utah Jazz gaurd Donovan Mitchell.

The sneaker is a collaboration with Marvel Comics and is inspired by Spider-Man and his four different looks or suits , those being The Iron Spider , The Stealth Suit , The Symbiote and the original Spider-Man suit . The first to be released are the ISSUE # 1 ‘s that are being worn by Donovan Mitchell in the picture above , the original Spider suit , set to be released right in time for the release of the new film Spider-Man Far from Home , and will be available on ( http://www.adidas.com ) and various other sneaker outlets or retailers , and the sneakers will carry a not so bad price point of ( 100.00 $). Now let’s take a closer look at the sneakers, the first color way which was already released on July 2nd , the standard Spidey suit ISSUE # 1.

They are strategically releasing each new colorway a few weeks apart , giving you something to anticipate also giving enough time to for each style to be seen and get a good visual run. The next style The Stealth Spidey suit inspired sneaker will be released on August 31st .

Just Before this in the month of July , on July 18th to be exact, The Symbiote Spider shoe will be released.

Then on August 31st the final shoe will be released, The Iron Spider shoe ,

each shoe detailed with the same color schemes as all the Spider-Man suits and each with webbing details also for that authentic Spidey feel and look.

So the Donovan Mitchell D.O.N , Spider-Man inspired sneaker, are you hear for it ?? As always I LET YOU TELL IT. But in the meantime we have just reached the end of yet another blog post I AM JMADDD STYLES , and this has been Don Mithchel x Marvel Comics x Spider-Man= D.O.N . That’s it for now , so until the next time IM GONE..!!!

Fashion between the panels: Dazzler….

Fashion between the panels : Dazzler

Hello everyone out there, as always it’s good to see you. I AM JMADDD STYLES and welcome to my latest blog post , another installment of Fashion between the panels. The subject for this Fashion between the panels is one of Marvel Comics more obscure and I venture to say highly underrated characters DAZZLER. This character was introduced somewhere around 1982/83 in the pages of The X-Men

At the time she was introduced to comic fans alike , I was probably too young to appreciate the character, so basically I didn’t have any interest in the character to realize how good DAZZLER’s story arcs were or to notice how ahead of it’s this comic hero was , and basically still had no interest until now. When I went to see the new X-Men movie, X-Men Dark Phoenix. Where in this movie for a brief scene they put this character on screen that only a true comic head would be able to identify. They found a way to bring DAZZLER to life

causing me to have a renewed interest in a character that I never really had before, thus inspiring this new Fashion between the panels: DAZZLER. When DAZZLER was introduced to the pages of Marvel Comics, she was presented to be a larger than life entertainer, a sort of Disco Queen or post era Disco Queen , 80’s Rock Pop Star , that happened to be super powered and fought crime in her spare time so to speak. She was flashy , bold , with incredible style , in essence she is now. Her look was and is very envogue.

Infact her look was and is down right FLY with a side of Flashy. So now what im about to do is pull the fashion from between the panels and show you how to capture her look from then and utilize it now. Im going to do this by giving you a variety of ways to style the look of DAZZLER , that is so right now.

Starting here , the main thing to keep in mind when capturing this look is the key element, the jumpsuit. The jumpsuit has always been a staple throughout the years in fashion and it’s back now even stronger than ever. The other key is the jumpsuit has to be white , and the jewelry accents, the shoes , all have to be done in silver which is a great combination anyway, then finishing the look with blue eyewear to complete the look.

There are different ways to capture this look , but still keep the same style and feel , each look that im going to show you will be done to show that different individual style is being considered to reach the same look. Changing out the shoes and other accessories to fit various style personalities.

If this look is styled and worn correctly, it also toes the perfect line between classy and sexy , as I often try to show , you don’t have to be ill fitted or borderline trashy to be fashionably sexy as long as you keep the element of classy when putting looks together.

It’s always amazing how you can go back to the past when it comes to fashion , and create a look or various looks that are right now and will stand the test of fashionable time. Now over the years Marvel Comics has changed the look of DAZZLER to try and fit with different era’s

but none have been so iconic and identifiable as her original incarnation that has stood the test of fashionable and comic time over the years , living proof of that , is the image they showed you in the X-Men movie that was first introduced in the 80’s the first time comic fans were introduced to DAZZLER.

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

Fashionably Hot in 2019 : Brandon Maxwell.

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 : Fashionably Hot in 2019 : Brandon Maxwell. Now usually I pride myself for being up on most up and coming or already established designers. But I got to admit , this years CFDA Women’s designer of the year recipient Brandon Maxwell completely somehow slipped under my fashionable radar. Until he appeared on this season’s Project Runway as a judge. Reason being I was not the least bit aware of whom he was , but I knew that you just don’t get to be a designer judge on Project runway, without the fashionable community knowing who you are , in some capacity or another. So I had to find out a little more about this very talented designer. I started seeing his name pop up on various clothing sites and even discovered that I had used some of his pieces in my styled looks previously. However it was when I came across his Spring 2019 runway presentation that I begun to realize why he was a judge on Project Runway.

The clothing in short is simply incredible, very well done , the styling , the fit , and the details all the way down to the handbags that you see. Here you are seeing the signature Brandon Maxwell hatbox handbag, a very cool and unique take on a handbag.

Just to give you a closer look at this unique accessory, and later in this article or blogpost I will show you another way to style an item like this or better yet this particular item. Aside from the runway presentation being impressive, when a designer catches my attention, I also like to see how their product is marketed. Why you may ask ? A great ad and marketing campaign is the difference between just selling clothes and creating the feel of a lifestyle.

The Brandon Maxwell brand creates a diverse feel from various ethnic backgrounds and ages also.

Making the line appealing to not just one type of woman, but all Fashion Forward women alike as you can see from the ad campaigns above , then for this season’s Spring/Summer 2019 ad campaign,

You get glamour , eye popping color and great use of the clothing itself , giving you a well marketed fashionable lifestyle feel making the consumer want to own a piece of Brandon Maxwell clothing. Now that we have established that , let’s take a closer look at the clothes. Excuse me as I change into my Fashion Stylist hat and show you a few ways to style and wear some of the pieces that really caught my eye from the Spring/Summer 2019 collection.

Take for instance, I often speak of the importance of owning a classic white shirt is , and how various designers perfected this seemingly simple item. The front runner being Carolina Herrera, but Maxwell has taken the classic white shirt to another level by making his own dramatic version of it.

Since the shirt is so dramatic and is a statement in itself , all you need is a nicely fitted pair of jeans and a strappy sandal to go with the shirt , then finish the look with a Brandon Maxwell belt. The jeans are Brandon Maxwell also.

The pants suit is a major part of the Brandon Maxwell collection, here I wanted to show you three different ways to style three different pants suits in the collection. Up top im showing you a more dressy casual look that could go from the office to a night out for drinks and more. As I often say all women look great in white, you just have to know how to wear it. In this case the look is being styled with the signature Brandon Maxwell Polo styled shirt with a more dressy edge and a great summer time sandal finishing the look with a gold trimmed Brandon Maxwell clear handbag. The second look is a more formal take on the pants suit giving it a more evening wear look , the look is styled with red highlights from the sandals to the top , and the hatbox back that you saw a little earlier, giving you another option of how to style and wear this bag. The third look is a little more on the side of being menswear inspired as it is a take off on a men’s tuxedo, the look is styled in what I call triple black with the exception of the sandals and the jewelry .

The next two looks are showing you the well tailored pants that were seen on the runway this season from Brandon Maxwell. One style up top shows you the wider leg more baggy style of pant . The look is styled with the Brandon Maxwell blazer and bag , the bustier is Versace , creating a classy/sexy look , that is not to over the top or to revealing yet still grabs the attention. The next look shows the more fitted style of pant from Brandon Maxwell with a tapered ankle and the matching blouse once again styled with a sandal and to lowkey pieces of jewelry to finish the look off.

The next look done in white also is styled around the Brandon Maxwell bustier it’s almost like wearing fashionable art with all the dramatic detailing. The look once again styled with the signature Brandon Maxwell pants, the clear handbag and for the season another strappy sandal that plays on the cuff bracelet and the bag.

For the final look I wanted to make sure to include one of many dresses from the Brandon Maxwell collection. Yes I know , this look too is done in white , im basically showing you how great you can look in white also. For this look I went with silver instead of gold for the accent color and details from the sandals to the bracelet and watch , silver pops against white as much as gold if not more. Well there it is we have just reached the end of yet another blog post, and now not only am I aware of the CFDA Women’s Wear designer Brandon Maxwell , but you are too , if weren’t already. I AM JMADDD STYLES and this has been Fashionably Hot in 2019 : Brandon Maxwell. That’s it for now so until the next time IM GONE…!!!

Fashion between the panels: Peanuts…

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 latest blog post is another installment of a segment that I started a little while ago , known as Fashion between the panels. For this latest edition of Fashion between the panels im going to delve into the world of Charles M. Schultz and The Peanuts Gang. So welcome to Fashion between the panels: Peanuts , I am going to use this classic cartoon and comic strip and come up with some new fashionable looks inspired by the various classic characters that we have all grown to know over the years. Starting with Lucy.

Lucy was always the outspoken know it all of the gang , and always appeared to give Charlie Brown and her brother Linus a hard time , but it always made for some very hilarious situations.

Even though sometimes Lucy came across loud and bossy , her style would still be defined as girly and ladylike and at the same time on the side of being oldschool classy. So to capture a look like this it reminded me of something that Carolina Herrera would design right now , but the real eye grabbing part of the look is the black and white spat boot that actually offsets the blue dress well . As you can see the character has on a pair of shoes that are very similar, to top the look off wanted to go with a classic pearl necklace for the throwback effect and designer sunglasses with a single bracelet.

Next let’s take a look at Franklin , he always seemed to be laid back and cool , even though he was a standout character , he seemed to play the back at the same time. But if you take an even closer look , he’s a bit more stylish than the rest of the kids .

Knowing that , to capture the look of Franklin , the style would have to be truly cool , but a bit more on the dressy side , more of a grown up style . If you take a good look at this picture of Franklin, that’s exactly what you see. So what I did was play up the pinstriped pants he has on , which would be the equivalent of a well tailored trouser. Then if you look at Franklin’s coat , that would put you in the mindset of a classic yet modern trench , then you have to finish it out with wingtip boot, spread collar dress shirt and jewelry accents.

That brings us to Marcie, even though it seemed that her main role was always as Peppermint Patties side kick , she always came across cool in my opinion because ahe could do anything, from sports up to dirt bike racing which is also considered to be a type of sport.

Her always cool calm demeanor, garner’s a streetwear look that plays on green and yellow with some denim. To capture the shirt I went with one of my favorite new streetwear brands , Superdry. Followed up with designer shades and capturing her brown sneaker with a designer sneaker by Todd’s.

Speaking of Peppermint Patty, and Marcie being her sidekick, let’s take a look at her next. Peppermint Patty , always had a really laid back approach to style. Always had on sandals and I mean true thong toe sandals, also at the same she had a touch of tomboy style as well.

The best way to capture this look , is by using a designer sandal and belt by Tori Burch , add in a pair of denim shorts with a green button down shirt and you have just captured the very style essence of the one and only Peppermint Patty.

Then there is the musician of the bunch , Schroeder. Whenever you saw him sit down at the piano you were going to get two things , that famous Peanuts gang song and the famous Peanuts gang dance around the piano.

As for Capturing Schroeder’s style , it’s a summer time easygoing go with the flow kind of look , what really stands out about the look is the fact that the base color is purple , giving this easy look a little more pop because of the mix of colors , blue with purple, finishing the look with a brown designer sneaker and Tom Ford belt .

Then there is Pigpen , much like Franklin , you never herd or saw Pigpen say much , but he was always there and a very memorable character as well especially for his signature cloud of dust and dirt that followed him around.

But if you cleared away all the dirt and grime that Pigpen carried around with him , you then would see a very cool casual style. Capturing the style , I went with a red polo style shirt , a light denim or twill trouser with a designer brown sneaket and sport watch to finish the look.

Aside from being Lucy’s little brother , Linus was always the deep thinking philosopher in the bunch , whom would appear to loose all faculties if to far from his security blanket for too long .

When capturing the Linus style , once again it’s a very cool summer look , consisting of a brown designer track sneaker, his signature striped shirt, white shorts, and to add a little extra to the look finishing it off with a new Tom Ford belt.

Sally was always the young tag along of the crew . She was also Charlie Brown’s little sister , and had a huge crush on Linus , she was a girly girl so to speak. With a unique kind of style

Capturing her style requires maintaining a fashion forward look with an innocence to it. The pink and white saddle shoes do just that. They add just the right balance of style and innocence at the same time. Then to add a little more to the look , just the right amount of jewelry .

The man or kid of the hour , the reason we have the Peanuts cartoons and comic’s, even though he was always referred to as a blockhead , Good old Chuck or Charlie Brown himself has always been the center peice of the Peanuts universe.

As for capturing his style , the shirt he wears is probably one of the most iconic peices of cartoon clothing ever drawn, so you have to start with the shirt to truly capture the look of Charlie Brown. There are a few ways to capture this look , since he is the focal point , im going to give you three.

The first look is a direct replica of the Charlie Brown style , with the shorts and shirt , finishing the look with black Air Max classic sneaker. Then for look two , it’s a similar look but using denim and leather , still keeping the color scheme of classic Charlie Brown. Then for the thirf look it’s an alternate variation giving the look a new streetwear spin by changing the colors to blue and brown , keeping a feel for the Charlie Brown shirt and finishing the look with Timbalands.

I can’t leave it right there though, even though Charlie Brown is the focal point of the Peanuts cartoon , his dog Snoopy is just as iconic of a character and maybe even more popular than the rest of the Peanuts gang , so let’s capture one of Snoopy’s most iconic looks aside from the Joe Cool persona , im talking about Fighter Pilot Snoopy.

Now it’s complete , I even wanted to give a nod to his side kick Woodstock. Well there it is once again we have reached the end of yet another blog post , hope you have enjoyed it as much as I have enjoyed writing it. I AM JMADDD STYLES and this has been Fashion between the panels: Peanuts. That’s it for now, so until the next time…IM GONE…!!!.