Posts tagged “denim

Femme Friday: Bright Bottoms from Rachel Y.

After the first successful guest post from my friend and photographer Rachel Yacapraro of Iacapraro Photography, I had to get her back for another Femme Friday. She has the most incredible eye for women’s fashion; an aesthetic that’s translated into her modern, sophisticated photography. Her style sense is one that both I and her clients trust implicitly.

Not one to ever play it safe, Rachel gathered some of her favorite fun and vibrant pants for this week’s Femme Friday. Inspired by her own pair of Zara trousers (dubbed her fancy fat pants), she scoured the Internet for bottoms that were anything but mundane. Rachel was especially smitten with the $50 tapered jeans from Armani Exchange and ordered them for herself.

RY: I just ordered these last night! I think they will be a winner. Pair them with a v-neck American Apparel tee and a fun sandal.

Rachel has a style that is international, literally. The day after she sent me her finds the Zara pants were photographed in Hong Kong by The Sartorialist.

No matter what your weekend plans entail, tackle them with style, grace, and of course a little fun. Happy Femme Friday.

Top row: JOE’S Jeans $158; Pants by United Colors of Benetton (see stores); Zara trousers $50 Bottom row: Spotshadow trousers via Madewell $108; Café capri pants via J.Crew $118; Tapered trouser jean via Armani Exchange $50

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Bow Tie Friday: Neon Shoelace Tie

It’s a bow…that’s tied…on Friday.

I happen to like my clever interpretation of Bow Tie Friday. The neon shoelace really pops against my dark denim shirt (Levi’s). Consider this my teddy boy twist.

Can I at least get credit for creativity?


Goodbye, My Lover

When it was confirmed last year that the D&G line would be closed down and merged into its parent Dolce & Gabbana, I was devastated. D&G had been one of the primary brands attracting me to menswear. With its vibrant, youthful feel and brazen attitude, the line was a distinct departure from the less playful, often slightly austere collections from Dolce & Gabbana. And while Stefano Gabbana and Domenico Dolce assured the fashion world that the decision was to add “even more strength and energy to [their] collections,” I saw no hint of D&G anywhere in the Fall 2012 show this past January, the first collection since the brand’s dissolution. I found myself missing the cheekiness of D&G that had defined the brand for years.

To pay homage to D&G’s Spring 2012 collection, its finale, I’ve assembled my favorite looks from the runway. The show was rich with vibrant Moroccan prints and light, heavily distressed denim. It is a quintessential summer collection and a fitting farewell to an incredibly influential brand.

I couldn’t get over the the denim waistbands mixed with the silk prints. It’s absolute genius.

Those denim waistbands are insanely clever, a trait inherent in all of D&G’s collections.

Guys, if you don’t have a faded denim shirt, get one immediately. For the next 6 months, it will never look wrong.

And while you’re at it, grab a pair of loose fitting ripped denim in a medium blue. It’s hot outside, so it’s okay to betray your skinny jeans for awhile.

When denim shorts initially resurfaced on runways several seasons back, they were short, tight, and generally terrible. A loose fitting pair is a much better option and works on almost every guy.

Denim on denim? Cool on cool.

Gentleman, cargo shorts can be stylish! An added plus is that they can be purchased everywhere and on any budget.

Find, steal, or purchase a denim jacket this year. Medium is good. Lighter is better.

So long, D&G. I’ll catch you on the fashion flip side.