GEM TONES + PATTERNS
You thought you understood the ever constant rise of florals in Spring fashion but according to European designers, in 2014 floral prints are anything but light and inviting. Instead prepare yourself for a slap in the face with deep shades and something more sinister.
Textures are metallic and tones are gem like. Specifically sapphire. Sporty street style meets high fashion meets romanticism. And androgynous? Very. Did you expect anything else from me? I'm a sucker for high fashion pieces that can be sported by all sexes.
Lets all put our hands together for this gorgeous, jaw dropping ensemble by designer Haider Ackermann. So sexy. So romantic. Yet edgy. My kind of man.
<--- Sapphire. Ruby. Black. Mixed patterns. Puffy sleeves. High cuffs. Understated scarf (we can see you, and we love you). Slick hair. And tattoos. Those tattoos! This look is brilliant. The harmonious combination of effort and effortless. With a dash of fashion of course.
Whats a proper mens fashion article with out a couple of killer suits? Especially suits of the bronze and somewhat homeless looking varietal. SWOONING.
created by Dolce & Gabbana
Wow. Wow. Wow. So simple yet the undeniable attention to detail is awe worthy. Have you looked at that collar? The wide V paired with crisp white lines purposefully add a masculine quality while dragging your attention into the bronze jacket. Then we are treated to the smallest exposure of the bronze vest resting below. Such a tease! Let us see this man holding the blazer with that bronze vest exposed in all its glory. Front pleat? yes! White cuffs? yes! And those shoes? Stop it. Just stop it.
created by Yohji Yamamoto
Now if you know me, and I think some of you do. You know my heart belongs to androgyny and somewhat homeless looking attire. Whether it be fashion forward or more of a street style approach. If you look like you know exactly what you're doing yet you embody an element of mess or chaos, I pretty much want to be your best friend. Instantly fell in love with this look and image.
The loose fitting white tee. The baggy and loose fitting black suit. High cuffs for the win. Long white scarf hanging loose, as it should be. Casual shoes. A black fedora. And can we talk about that white beard?
Ok, now not many of us would waltz around this word for our day to day activities sporting the previous three ensembles but this look is something I hope you all consider.
Sporty. Simple. Most likely comfortable. And still making a statement. I can totally envision myself in this outfit. I don't hate it. Sporty attire paired with perfect hair and makeup? I won't say no.
Created by Kris Van Assche.
I'm enjoying the bagginess of the pants that slightly come in towards the ankle and what am I seeing there? Higher cuffs. GET ON BOARD MEN. This is hot and in my opinion, screams confidence.
European designers have definitely pushed the mark for Spring 2014. Just when I thought "Florals for spring? how unique", I was ransacked with these glorious collections. Its a reminder that fashion and design is an ever growing art and a form of creative expression. Past ideas CAN be recreated and morphed into something new. This is the first time, in a while, fashion has opened up my eyes to the idea of recreation while introducing something new.
Stay creative. Stay true to you. Most of all, STAY UGLY.
Every year Salt Lake City is captivated by local talent from local clothing boutiques, hair salons, makeup artists, models, photographers, and the bright lights and loud music that only comes along with a stellar fashion event. This year, we bring you The Runway!
Salt Lake City is forever growing and I'm beyond ecstatic that although I dwell in the land of the sun I am still able to help grow and promote an industry that inspires so much growth and individualism in my lovely hometown. There are are some brilliant and wonderful people behind The Runway making fashion dreams come true.
If you love fashion, personal style, and enjoy growing a community, you need to attend/be part of this fun event happening almost a week from now! So many amazing people have been working their butts off to make this fashion event a reality and through their hard work and dedication I have no doubt we will all be completely wowed by the experience.
Come enjoy meeting The Runway event members, local sponsors, and enjoy an eye full of this years fashion looks. Its sure to be an amazing time!
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Holy suits. Holy beards. Holy where are these men in real life? With these gorgeous men to stare at I'm betting most of you aren't even reading this. Am I right? Seriously, I don't blame you. It won't hurt my feelings. I'm struggling to write this article myself. Maybe my most knee weakening, jaw dropping, heart racing article to date. Ok, I'll stop.
I was exposed to this deliciousness via good old Esquire last week when they previewed the first view of the Suitsupply Spring/Summer 2014 collection in THIS
The most fascinating and mind blowing part of this collection is the style in which it was launched. Models were placed in front of the iconic paintings of Rembrandt in the Rikjas Museum in Amsterdam. The colors and moods of the paintings served as a canvas for the suits themselves really bringing to life the colors and mood of the collection.
"Rich tobaccos, soothing creams, mojito greens, and a melange of muted hues gave the trim tailoring a fresh edge." -Wendell Brown of Esquire. Couldn't agree with you more Wendell.
While the colors and fabrics are strong the suits are surprisingly wearable and you'll find lots of 3 piece suits in this collection that are perfect for summer. The days of men casually wearing tailored blazers and vests are back! Out with the 90's band t-shirts and in with the tailored suits! Yes please.
So men, how many of you plan on rocking these pieces? You can't say no them. And, from a woman, neither can we. Bring it. We're ready.
Oh hey Christoph. For real though, thank you Prada. Thank you.
Normally I serve you a dose of fashion every friday but I think doing an occasional "Hottie Shout Out" is necessary for us fashion addicts. Alas, welcome to a new category of Fashion Drunk posts. Aesthetically pleasing people rocking threads from our favorite and most inspirational fashion brands. Prada never ceases to amaze and deliver but add Christoph Waltz to the mix and magic happens. Is it Fall yet? Ladies, as much as we love our men in t-shirts, jeans, and rocking killer beards, you all know you can't wait for that chill in the air that is the undeniable sign your man will start dressing in layers. We're talking sweaters, blazers, and Prada suits. Okay okay, maybe not Prada suits. But we would totally be ok with it.
Christoph, thanks for the oh-so-serious Vogue faces.
I'm obsessed with androgyny. Whether it be with fashion, hair, or makeup there's always something to be said about a women who is 100% confident rocking masculine looks. Plus, bravo for looking better in your boyfriends pants than he does.
There are many ways to pull off this look. In an elegant, timeless, and chic fashion you can layer structured pieces such as what you see above on Eva Green. All you need is a tailored blazer over a cardigan covered button up collard shirt and a tie for good measure. I love the added pattern of stripes and the subtle detail on the tie. Do you love her glamourous 30's/40's hair with this otherwise manly attire? I sure do.
Or, you can channel your inner mountain man and rock an oversized beanie paired with baggy and distressed boyfriend jeans and a baggy plaid shirt. I recommend pairing this ensemble with dainty kitten heels and a lot of fun bracelets and rings. Maybe throw in a killer nail color too.
Now these looks have me drooling. Can I snap my fingers and have these looks in my closet asap? Pretty please, and thank you. The look on the left keeps it simple yet so so perfect with the play on hem lines, textures, and the overall structure of the individual pieces. Some pieces are skin tight, others are loose and hang off the body. The boots are the perfect mixture of sexy and strong and the hair is uncontrived. Killer.
The look on your right mixes some of my favorite pieces and layering techniques. I won't lie, I kind of love this whole 2013 denim-on-denim trend. The pop of color with the emerald green heels and the sapphire blue squares on the blazer add just enough flare for you to keep the accessories, makeup, and hair to a minimum. In fact, you SHOULD be rocking the baseball cap look with this. And please, for the love.. don't forget your aviators.
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3. All Saints womens Spring 2013 lookbook
4. In the City with Crystalin
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Is there anything better than a man in a cardigan? Theres something about an older man rocking his distinguished facial hair, greying locks, and a masculine cardigan that just gets me all hot and bothered.
And no, I'm not talking about 80 year old men or Mr. Rogers. Just take a looksy below and see what I mean.
I think you'll happily agree with me.
Okay, okay. So this gent doesn't quite have silver locks but he's making up for that with all this grey-on-grey action. Grey, its so hot right now. This look is from a new ZARA collection and I pretty much drooled two seconds into viewing it. Although if you know me you know I have a mild illness when it comes to ZARA. Totally obsessed. Can you agree now? Men in cardigans = hot hot hot. I love the business casual feel of this particular look and think the white button up was a perfect pairing in between all the grey.
When it comes to layering I love a good blazer with a button up and a skinny tie. This particular blazer rules because of 1- its unique collar and open neck line, 2- the brown (maybe wood?) buttons, 3- the round hem at the bottom, and 4- the large uniquely placed pockets. The material used offers a more laid back and fashion forward approach to an otherwise business suit look and feel. I LOVE this piece. The entire look is laid back yet structured. Anyone else totally ok with the grey on white paired with a dark tie? Yes please.
Image: Philip Crangi.
You've probably seen this man before on the internet but if you haven't, you're welcome. He creates fine jewelry and always has impeccable style. He has been featured on 'The Coveteur'
for his jewelry designs and more likely than not you've seen his images floating round the Pinterest universe on boards such as 'Men Style' or 'Hey There, Stud'. And for good reason. I love this image of him. He pairs classic pieces with rugged worn out touches and it really doesn't get better folks. Does it need to? He seems like a pretty man who would climb the s*** out of a mountain. Carrying you and the cooler all while having better hair than you.
His peacoat, to me, looks like the perfect shade of navy and only Philip could get away with popping the collar and not look like a complete tool. Oh it DOES get better. Underneath the peacoat there is a light denim jacket and below that jacket is a denim button up shirt. Denim on denim= win. At least in 2013 it does. Dark jeans and cream boots? I could die.
You're kidding me right? Light button up with rolled up sleeves and an unbuttoned collar, yes. Grey vest, yes. Simple dark denim jeans rolled up flood style, oh my. "Sockless" rich brown fancy shoes, now I'm done. I CAN'T GET ENOUGH OF THIS. Men, take some notes. This isn't a hard look to achieve and its so simple and understatedly handsome. The grey hair doesn't hurt. Gentlemen, I promise we love your age and all the awesome silver that comes with it. Stop trying to change that.
There is a reason I saved this image for last. Its easily the most simple ensemble to base your style around while picking up a few new tips along the way. There is nothing wrong with dressing a little nicer than most every day but don't get me wrong, I love a good jean and t-shirt day.
Ladies, you're welcome. And men... well you're welcome too.