Daring with dependable. Editorial.

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I love a good editorial.  And this shoot from REFLEX magazine is one of my current favorites.  Whoever styled this is OBVIE a pro at taking things that might seem a bit extreme or strange and using layering to make them really wearable!  I especially love the blazers and bowties!  I’m constantly trying to learn from editorial styling as well…point being, that layering is in fact an awesome way to really rock that piece you’re afraid of wearing.

Unless you’re the kind of person who just loves to wear clothes purely for wearing clothes sake, balance is something you probably really care about.  I don’t blame you.  I don’t exactly  identify with you, but none the less, I figured it would go a long way to address it.  

At some point or another, every one of us has been in a store where you either loved the way something looked on a display or perhaps an expert salesman talked you into trying something new.  You went ahead and took the plunge and made the purchase, but the item has sat in your closet ever since.  I would highly suggest googling images of the look you purchased to help you visualize someone who has successfully pulled off your look and then try layering your piece with something a little bit more subtle.  Wear a neon bow-tie with a SIMPLE and muted button up.  Or rock that oversized gold bib with with a plain black t-shirt.  You’re way more prone to re-wearing something and definitely being more comfortable with your outfit if it’s not completely overwhelming.  So pair your daring with your dependable. Best of luck in your fashion endeavors and have fun!ImageImageImageImageImage

Dior Editorial SS13.

 

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I’m digging this editorial from Metal magazine.  Showcasing Dior’s SS13 Menswear collection, I love how Dior showed Nautical pieces but cut them to be truly classic.  It is absolutely a  marriage of rugged with refined.  With a clean color palette and razor sharp tailoring, Dior takes something as common as nautical colors and stripes but takes them to an entirely awesome level!  You know me, I’m a sucker for meshing fashion genres, so I’m totally sold on this!

And then there’s the trench coat…  I die.  I mean really, just phenomenal!

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All pictures from Metal magazine.

Original Flattery.

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So I’m a bit of an editorial junky.  From the photography to the fully styled sets, I love looking through magazines or browsing designer campaigns online.  Here’s one of my new favorites for this season.  I’m really excited to really try some unique proportions and layering this fall and this editorial showcases styling at it’s finest with this idea-without making it look unflattering.  There are a million designers out there trying to be original with their layering and proportion but few do it very well.   There’s just something so tricky about thinking outside of the box while still remaining true to sharp tailoring.  The following photos are DEFINITELY on the good side of things!  Hopefully they’ll inspire you to cut loose a bit as well!

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Publication: TenMag 
Model: Sam Lawson 
Photography: Cecilie Harris
Fashion: Rachel Gold
Styling Assistant: Rhia Simmons
Hair: Stephen Hamilton
Grooming: Carol Morley
Styling Assistant: Rhia Simmons Photography Assistant: Hannah Fickling Website:www.cecilieharris.co.uk

Current Editorial Obsession

I. AM. SO. OBSESSED. WITH. THIS. LOOK.

So I’m all about mixing different style aesthetics into mutant combinations and punk rock Geisha is one of the smartest pairings I’ve ever seen!  Enjoy!

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Photographer: Ninja Hanna
Stylist: Josef Forselius
Makeup Artist: Elva Ahlbin @ Agent Bauer
Hair Stylist: Philip Fohlin
Model: Lovisa Axelsson Hager @ MIKAs
Stylist’s Assistant: Daniel G Johansson
Photographer’s Assistant: Kristina Eixenberger

Orange and Green.

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Photo Credits: Frederik Heyman x Carven + Lotta Volkova Adam = Vogue Hommes Japan vol. 9

Never ONCE in my entire life have I ever considered putting orange with green.  NOT ONCE.  I mean, NEVER.  It’s amazing how quickly and abruptly your taste in fashion can change-even from a single picture!  Orange with green, that kind of thing was for people who had no sense of balance.  But all of that changed when I saw this new editorial spread from Japanese Vogue.  It’s beautiful in so many different senses.  The pattern on his shirt/short combo.  The zen feel of the shoot.  The cool orange with that bright green.  It’s a treat to look at and definitely inspiring to maybe take a venture outside of my normal color scheme!  So what do you think? Try it, I dare you!