Fashion between the panels: The Black Cat & Catwoman.

Fashion between the panels : Black Cat & Catwoman

Hello everyone out there , as always it’s good to see you. I AM JMADDD STYLES and welcome to my latest blog post , Fashion between the panels: The Blackcat & Catwoman. The reason that I decided to do a Fashion between the panels with these two characters is because they share so many similarities. Granted one is from the pages of Marvel comics ( Black Cat ) and the other is from the pages of Dc comics and has been around a lot longer (Catwoman ) their narratives are very similar almost one and the same. So by comparison I’m going to pull the fashion from between the panels for both of these iconic anti-heroes, and with that said let’s get started with…….

The Black Cat :

Much like Catwoman , The Black Cat Ware’s a black catsuit the difference is the white fur trim around the boots and the low cut collar . Other similarities that the the two characters share is they are both jewel thieves and truly most noticeable have a love hate on again off again relationship with a major iconic Super hero as well. When I see characters like this with so many similarities it’s like the comic book label decided they needed their own version of the same character that they could make work just like the original counterpart has for so many years.

Now that we have established all that let’s get back into the fashion , as I mentioned a little earlier , The Black Cat wears her own iconic version of a catsuit. With just a few differences from Catwoman , now to pull the fashion from this comic character that’s where you have to start . Unlike Catwoman her look doesn’t change or variate to much from the first time she appeared in the pages of Spider-Man.

Even though her look has not changed much over the years I still managed to put together two distinct on trend inspired looks that would still capture the fashionable likeness of this character.

Look number one captures the look perfectly, when putting this look together I wanted to , make sure that I even found a fashionable way to capture the fur that appears on the catsuit of The Black Cat . To do this I went with a leather jumpsuit and to go with it a leather jacket that is trimmed in a white Fur like material capturing the true essence and feel of The Black Cat . The next look is more of an inspired look , as in I still went with leather but to capture the look I stayed with the color scheme of black and white. This time I added in a biker jacket to switch up the look a little and went with more of a half boot as opposed to a thigh high boot to finish the look off for a slightly different feel appeal.

Now it’s time to get into our next iconic character…..

Catwoman :

Selena Kyle aka Catwoman was created many years before The Black Cat . She is truly the blue print of what become Marvel comics own version of the master jewel their anti-hero. Catwoman over the years has had an on again , off again love hate relationship with what is probably one of the most if not the most iconic superhero of all time The Bat of Gotham , the one and only Batman. The Catwoman character is a bit more diverse and well known than The Black Cat. Also interesting the look of the character has changed from time to time over the years as in the color of her catsuit and the accessories with it from the gloves down to the boots. So to capture the fashionable likeness of this iconic character I had to come with two looks that are distinctly different in color scheme and look . Over the years she has actually had more than two different looks but today I’m going to give you two inspired looks that are from her most iconic well known suits over the past few years.First the purple suit , the purple suit was accessorized with thigh high boots in grey and sometimes in a contrasting purple , the same for the gloves. To capture this inspired look I went with purple leather pants , a suede purple top , and stayed with purple gloves . The look is finished with a thigh high suede boot to capture the fashionable likeness of this character perfectly. The look had to be done in both suede and leather to perfectly capture the color scheme of this rendition of Catwoman.Now for the current look of Catwoman and the fashionable looks that I styled that are inspired from her current look. What you are about to see is the newer more now Salina Kyle with a short slick haircut and an more functional suit the biggest most noticeable difference is the completely monochromatic color scheme.For both inspired looks , I went with a leather jumpsuit in both cases to start the look off then branched out from there using different accessories to highlight and individualize each look , the second look is a little more theatrical yet fashionable as I put in the actual factual Catwoman head piece with the glasses , of course this is purely optional. Either way you look at it all three looks capture the true inspired fashionable likeness of Catwoman. Well there it is , once again we have reached the end of yet another blog post , The question is are you team The Black Cat or Catwoman , as always I LET YOU TELL IT. While you think about it , I AM JMADDD STYLES and this has been Fashion between the panels : The Black Cat & Catwoman. That’s it for now so until the next time IM GONE….!!!

New & Fashionably noteworthy : collaborations

New & Fashionably noteworthy : Timberland x Off White , Puma x Balmain

Hello out there as always it’s good to see you , I AM JMADDD STYLES and you are currently logged on and tuned in to my latest blog post , New & Fashionably noteworthy : collaborations. As I so often say , there is nothing I like more than a good fashionable collabo and today we got two of them to talk about and show. So without any further or do let’s get to it. The first up in case you haven’t already guessed it from looking above the first new collaboration that I’m going to bring to you is……high-end streetwear label OFF-WHITE x TIMBERLAND , now it’s not new for Timberland to come together with another brand and create a limited edition version of their ever popular 6-inch boot . But for this collaboration with designer Virgil Abloh’s label OFF-WHITE , they came with an extra special version of the boot in several different color ways. So what makes this boot special ? Well instead of being made of the usual suede , they took this boot to a whole other level.For this new collaboration the boots are made completely out of velvet, not your common material for a pair of otherwise rugged mountain / street/ construction boots. Being that they are made of velvet , these are not made to be worn on an everyday basis and would require special care as well . This can be seen in the above pic the boots come with a special dust bag to store them in like a pair of high end designer sneakers . The fact they are made of velvet also causes the boot to command an even higher price tag , depending on what website or retail establishment you get them from , the price can go from as low as 380.99 clean up to 807.37 . The question is how bad do you want a pair of these limited edition boots ? Before I move onto the next big fashionable collaboration , let’s get a look at some more of the color ways.The boots can be shopped in several different retail establishments and online, three of the online retailers that sell the boots are ,— and . So are you here for the velvet Timb’s ? As always I LET YOU TELL IT. Now for the next big collaboration and the next collaboration is……Much like Timberland , Puma is no stranger to doing collaborations with other high end brands either , just last year they collaborated with MCM for a limited edition clothing and sneaker line . This season as of today right now , they have just released their latest limited edition collaboration with none other than Balmain . The line is predominately a womenswear line with a few unisex menswear pieces sprinkled into the mix , the price range to own one or two pieces of the line range from 120.00 $ all the way up to 5,450.00 $ . Most definitely not for the fashionably frugal or faint of heart. You can shop the line at both and . Now let’s get a look at some of the clothes , I’ve styled looks based on what I think are the best pieces of the line.

Womenswear :

Menswear :

So what do you think ? In my opinion the line slightly has some of the fashionable characteristics of Rihanna’s Fenty for Puma line , but I can’t say that I like or love it neither can I say that dislike or hate it , I’m somewhere in the middle on this one. The real question is what do you think ? Are you hear for it ? As always I LET YOU TELL IT. Just like that , there it is we have reached the end of another blog post I AM JMADDD STYLES , and this has been New & fashionably noteworthy : collaborations. That’s it for now so until the next time…IM GONE…!!!

Fashion between the panels: The Lone Ranger & Tonto.

Fashion between the panels : The Lone Ranger & Tonto

Hello everyone out there as always it’s good to 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 Lone Ranger & Tonto . We’ll it’s time for another installment of Fashion between the panels , and I’m going to start it by using a saying that I came up with a few years back , Fashionable Inspiration is everywhere. If you been following along with me for awhile then you know that to be a true statement, which is pretty much where the idea for Fashion between the panels stems from. But this time with this installment I’m tackling a fashionable trend that I never really covered and that is Western Cowboy Style , and what better way to cover it other than using The Lone Ranger & Tonto as the backdrop.The interesting part about this there are two different Lone Rangers and two different Tontoe’s that are the style subject of this new Fashion between the panels. As you can see above there is the original Lone Ranger & Tonto , then there is the new versions of the characters done in the movie reboot. So let’s get started and see how I pull The fashion from between the panels. Starting with the originators .Now Cowboy Western Style is nothing new and it probably hit an all time high in the late 70’s through the late 80’s then re-emerging again in the early to mid 90’s especially with the fringe craze going and coming. The amazing part about the original Lone Ranger & Tonto as opposed to The new versions of the characters there two different styles that still capture the same characters and trends.The amazing part about the old school character is that you could take the look and even make it work for a womenswear look as you can see the way I flipped the look in the above style depictions of course the mask being optional ,after all what would fashion be without a little theatrics to add to it. In both looks the style is captured using denim and of the big white Stetson , now for the ladies rendition of the look I added more of a fashionable boot to make the look hit a little better and harder. Then there is Tonto , now I got to say the original Tonto was and is a lot more on the stylish side then the new rendition of the character which is what I’m really going to stick to because the newer rendition doesn’t really give you much to go with other than the fringe which I’m going to cover all in the same look along with the rich suede look as well, so let’s take a look. In this look the suede is the key , now it depends how bold you are with style and if you have what it takes to pull such a look off , but I gave you the look twice with two different shoes to depict two totally different styles but either way you look at , to the trained eye for fashion this is indeed a very expressive and expensive look do in part because of the quality of suede that you are looking at. However I will say it’s a look that not everyone could pull off , the question is could you ? As always I LET YOU TELL IT . Then there is the new version of the character, when I first decided to tackle this style subject , I did not notice it at first , but upon further review and taking a good look at it again , the new adaptation of The Lone Ranger has a completely different style and look. Can you see the difference? Have you picked it out yet ? If you didn’t that’s what someone like me is for to bring it out to you , so let’s take a look. First the most noticeable change to the look is that he is no longer wearing blue which could be captured with a rugged denim look. The new look is notably and noticeably black almost kind of villain like , a little more good guy menacing so to speak. The look is also , more on the dressy side . For the new look I went in with a darker more off white Stetson then changed to black denim followed by a black corduroy blazer for an even more richer look . Of course once again the black mask is optional purely added in for the fashionable theatrics , but over all once again capturing an upscale Cowboy Western Style that could be very possibly pulled of at the right time and the right place. Well there it is , we have just come to the end of yet another blog post this time capturing a whole new style genre. I AM JMADDD STYLES and this has been Fashion between the panels : The Lone Ranger & Tonto . That’s it for now so until the next time…IM GONE…!!!

The Fashion follow up : Brandon Maxwell

The Fashion follow up : Brandon Maxwell

Hello everyone out there as always it’s good to you , I AM JMADDD STYLES , and I would like to welcome you to my latest blog post. Another installment of The Fashion follow up , The Fashion follow up : Brandon Maxwell to be exact . For those not to familiar , The Fashion follow up series of blog posts are where I usually revisit a former subject from a previous blog post or a subject that I was going to go into and didn’t. The subject is usually a brand , retail establishment , designer or label , picking back up with a little more insight on whatever is happening with the brand , retail establishment, designer or label. Today I’m revisiting designer / Project Runway judge / CFDA designer of the year winner and former Fashion Stylist , Brandon Maxwell . In the last blog post I showed you that so far as new designers and labels go , he’s probably one of the best doing it right now. We’ll nothing has changed his fall 2019 looks and his spring 2020 looks are both equally impressive. In an industry full of here today and gone tomorrow/ one minute your hot the next minute your not designers Brandon Maxwell continues to press on and make great looking clothes in the process all the while becoming more and more of a NYFW HOT TICKET for the show that everyone in the know wants to be at and attend. But just because everything looks like it’s going Gucci cool in this industry does not necessarily mean that it is . Case in point you got to point to the fact that Zac Posen just closed his doors and turned out the lights on his seemingly well to do brand just a few weeks ago.But hopefully Posen will return and hopefully Brandon Maxwell continues to flourish and make great clothes for the fashion forward , and extremely stylish . For the upcoming two seasons the brand continues to put out the highest quality yet fashionably functional clothing that make the Brandon Maxwell brand what it is This season though the label has expanded into doing menswear , the jury is still out on that at this moment cause I haven’t seen enough of it to give an honest opinion on it be it ye or nay as of right now , but you know soon as I get a better more detailed glimpse of it I’ll be back with another follow up letting you know what I think and styling looks from the collection.

However from the looks of it , the new menswear line has the potential to be as good and we’ll known as the women’s collections. With that said let’s take a look at a few looks that I’ve styled using pieces from his latest womenswear collection.The one thing that you will notice if you were to take a quick flashback to the first blog post that I did about Brandon Maxwell , one of the first things you will take note of is that he doesn’t change his Fashionable Formula , meaning that he sticks to the basically the same blueprint that makes him successful, he doesn’t try to stray to far from what makes his consumer keep coming back and that is always a good move in such a fickle market . You also can see just how well in each styled look how well his clothing works with other brands to go along with it . From my fashionable standpoint it looks like the Brandon Maxwell label hit the ground 100 miles and running and continues to keep a steady pace in the fashionable marathon , hopefully it will stay that way because I believe his looks and pieces are timeless and what it takes to be around for many years to come if the market allows it to and calls for it. Well there it is we have just the end of yet another blog post , I AM JMADDD STYLES and this has been The Fashion follow up : Brandon Maxwell . That’s it for now so until the next time…IM GONE…!!!

The Fashion follow up: Suitsupply

The Fashion follow up: 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. Another installment of The Fashion follow up, today im talking what I think is probably at this moment one of the greatest menswear retailers and now womenswear retailer as well to hit the market in a long time. The subject for today’s Fashion follow up is Suitsupply. Now if you are familiar with this blog than you have seen previous blog posts about Suitsupply. But when a retail chain has perfected the art of suit buying the way this chain has then it’s worth talking about more than once.

Especially when each season just seems to keep coming stronger with the passing of each year , and as I mentioned before this season they are expanding even bigger on their womenswear line as the retail chain is really putting a bigger push on it’s womenswear looks.

They seem to be perfecting the women’s suit just as good as the men’s suits from fit to finish , but let’s have a closer look at what Suitsupply is doing with their womenswear this season.

Not every brand does an exceedingly great job on womenswear, especially when the brand specialty is infact menswear but what im about to show is Suitsupply is great with both.

The first three looks that I have styled are showing you menswear inspired womenswear looks , Suitsupply puts the same quality into the women’s suit line as they do the men’s suits , made to fit like an almost bespoke look , but it doesn’t stop there, the dress line is equally as impressive.

Both of these looks are styled using the classic Blazer dress , one of the looks is a take on a men’s tuxedo blazer , the other is a belted version of a wool check blazer , equally as well made as the suit line. Now let’s take a look at what’s happening with menswear this season.

This season you are going to see more of the same suit perfection that you have seen from previous seasons, with the same impeccable tailoring and details in each garment that give you that special bespoke look and feel .

The three suit looks that I styled here are showing you from top to bottom, the first suit is an all year round light weight wool that is comfortable in any temperature and moves with you like second skin or a well designed exoskeleton, speaking from experience of course. The next two looks are made of a heavier wool strictly for those cold winter days when style is still important.

Once again speaking from Suitsupply experience, the last suit above is one that I also happen to have in my own Suitsupply arsenal, it was one of my latest finds when I visited the Washington DC store .

So the conclusion here is that if you have yet to have The Suitsupply experience, then you need to stop sleeping and either visit one of the show rooms in person or at least take a closer look online , I guarantee you will not be disappointed.

Well there it is , once again we have just reached the end of yet another blog post. I AM JMADDD STYLES and this has been The Fashion follow up: Suitsupply. That’s it for now so until the next time…IM GONE..!!!..

The Fashion follow up: Zac Posen

The Fashion follow up: Zac Posen

Hello everyone out there as always it’s good to see you. I AM JMADDD STYLES and this is another installment of The Fashion follow up. Today’s designer or brand that I am highlighting is the one and only Zac Posen. The Zac Posen brand as well as the designer himself has been a celebrity and red carpet favorite. His gowns and dresses that are known for their dramatic as well as perfectly fit and tailored quality has been greatly revered by fashion critics and magazines alike. You have seen him on Project Runway as a guest judge for several seasons, and his Fashion Week presentations have been one of the hottest tickets in town , because everyone wanted to be there to see what Zac Posen was going to present for the upcoming season.

However Zac Posen is also a prime example of how tough the Fashion Industry is , and often enough as I say when it comes to this industry you have to really love it to remain in it. Because if you don’t than you will not stick around. From the outset it seemed that Zac made all the right moves , at the very beginning of his career he was the winner of The Vogue CFDA Fashion Fund , and was endorsed by American Vogue and Anna Wintour.

Zac Posen pretty much hit the ground 100 miles and running. His name and brand became synonymous with the word Couture and has or was running what seemed to be one of the most successful labels in the game.

You couldn’t have a red carpet, be it The Met Gala, The Oscars, The Cannes film festival so on and so on without someone mentioning his name as the designer that they were wearing. But even the most successful of designers can hit a snag , in this industry funding is everything and to certain extent he managed to have the backing needed.

Up until recently when he needed a new investor or backer to carry the label on , but could not find one , causing him and his board of managers to make the difficult decision to shut the brand down laying off well over 60 employees. Now that’s the reason why I say if you are going to be in this industry then you really have to love it , because often enough it’s full of ups and downs and it seems from my own standpoint that the lows can outnumber the highs. But it’s those highs that you experience that make this all worthwhile.

Im pretty certain that Zac Posen would tell you exactly the same. Now it’s about that time when I take off my Fashion Blogger hat and put on my Fashion Stylist hat to show you a few pieces from Zac Posen’s collection and the way I put my own personal styling touch on them.

Zac Posen was one of the best when it came to the Couture gown , he had a way of making each piece as though it was specifically made for the person that was wearing it.

Each of his gowns had their own individuality about them , their own style that could basically fit the personality of almost any of their wearers , if you could afford to own one or were fortunate enough to be styled in one for a particular event.

Even though the Zac Posen brand has closed it’s doors for now , im almost certain that we have not seen the last of the designer or his signature red carpet style and clothes after all im sure he loved the fashion game enough not to leave it completely and he probably couldn’t leave even if he tried , I would bet good money that it’s just apart of him that will never go away.

Well there it is we have once again come to the end of yet another blog post. I AM JMADDD STYLES and this has been The Fashion follow up: Zac Posen. That’s it for now so until the next time…IM GONE…!!!