Note: The following pics do not necessarily reflect the views of The Only Jaiden; this is STRICTLY from a 'fashion' perspective.
Monday, February 15, 2016
Pic: The Huffington Post
Congrats to ASHLEY GRAHAM, the 1st plus size/full-figured model to be featured on the Sports Illustrated swimsuit cover! I'm letting you know that I'm a big (no pun intended) supporter of plus size models who know how to flaunt their curves on or off the runway. As long as they know how to work their bodies right for a photo shoot, like this one above... fully clothed or tastefully unclothed, they are good in my book ALL DAY...
I do photography too so I think I'm inspired to re-create a similar shoot... HMM....
Anyway here is what Ashley Graham posted on her Instagram:
Truly speechless!!! This cover is for every woman who felt like she wasn't beautiful enough because of her size. You can do and achieve anything you put your mind to. Thank you so much to the entire @si_swimsuit team! I'm so excited to be a part of your family. I love you all!!!#siswim #beautybeyondsize
RIHANNA Pays Tribute To Lionel Richie In Sheer Dress W/ $1M Worth Of Diamonds/Gems... And Sneaker Heels
Pic: Pop Sugar
SOOO.... Check out my girl Rihanna paying tribute to Lionel Richie, wearing a Marc Jacobs couture gown-- with a reported $1 MILLION in diamonds and gems -- and Marc Jacobs pointed sneaker heels. Sneaker heels?? Sounds like a grand detour from the expected ritzy heels that could compliment this sheer gown... but Rihanna CAN pull it off.
I wonder what she will wear for the 2016 Grammys... Let's stay tuned for that...
Saturday, February 13, 2016
Many of us know that Michael B. Jordan either has an eye for fashion or his stylist (s) know what exactly will make him look good for the magazines, red carpet, wherever.
Well... I've taken on the honorary role of 'hypothetically' styling one of my favorite actors, Michael B. Jordan, say... for a high fashion photo shoot or edgy RED CARPET look. And even though I say hypothetically, that may or may not be too far out of reach ;-)
Back to the high fashion photo shoot. I do see that Michael is often photographed in suits, so I wouldn't stray too far from the norm, but I want to add a little more edge, a little more of what CREED would wear (that was such a good movie). Take a look at some of the pieces I've picked:
1) BALMAIN 2) ALEXANDER WANG 3) BALMAIN
I can even style in a nice black bomber jacket, black turtleneck, red velvet fitted trousers, and black loafers or wingtips.
High end fashion MEETS athletic. But what about what's going on under the clothes? A man can't model or take care of his business without good undergarments. There are so many underwear brands out, seasoned and up-and-coming, there that can compliment looks like this. When looks are FITTED, BULK is not needed. There are form-fitting, figure-enhancing underwear brands ranging from Hanes to Dolce & Gabbana, to a cool brand I recently heard of called Tommy John (http://tommyjohn.com ) .
I would definitely have to plug my own products: BOWTIES! Michael would definitely rock my 'Vintage Ties By Jaiden' bowties so well... Think a black leather collared shirt with one of these.
Last but not least, SHOES
Only one type I would pick for this high fashion photo shoot... To be continued...
**More editions to come**
Sunday, March 22, 2015
Pic: Fashion Bomb Daily / Google
I think it is safe to say that our FLOTUS killed this KENZO design! Although the print was somewhat questionable, it has grown in me because it suits Michelle Obama's skin tone and the dress is perfect for her silhouette.
Such a modern-day fashion icon, a present-day Jackie O.
Pic: Fashion Bomb Daily
Those eyebrows and unflattering facial features... Just NO. I know Serena is strong in the face, but CONTOURING goes a long way. It should be used for such a prestigious magazine cover.
Pic: Fashion Bomb Daily
Not only is Rihanna 'BAE', she just seem to put her own twist on style... the kind where it would look awkward and ugly on other folk but a work of art on her. Hopefully some of you lady readers can pull this look off... I want you to. LOL
Rihanna was stepping out of her favorite restaurant Giorgio Baldi (wow, she must've been there at least 200 times... I'm sure they have her favorite dish waiting for her when she comes) wearing this Dries Van Noten Rolanda coat, cut off shorts (daisy dukes), and DSquared2 black lace up sandals.
Like it or not, I'm just feeling this EFFORTLESS style, not to be confused with messy, but sometimes you don't have to dress like you're TRYING to dress, know what I mean?
Pic: Upscale Hype
Browsing fashion sites, I catch John Legend's look here. I think that this should be every man's go-to. Doesn't have to be this BALMAIN jacket (retails for appx $5,000) or Balenciaga sneakers (appx $600), but if you guys fit the silhouette, then you're good. Which reminds me, I need to pick up to midrise leather sneakers and a thigh-length spring military jacket :-)
Case in point?? Always bet on BLACK.
Pic: Upscale Hype
Searching through various sites to find some fashion inspiration or hit and misses, I spot Justin Bieber (photo'ed in Hollywood) on Upscale Hype in this sort of... pardon me... 'GIRL ROCKER' type of look here. The best way I can describe it. Justin wears a Nic Fouquet suede fedora hat, Fear Of God L.A. striped tank, BALMAIN jeans, and Saint Laurent bandanna shoes.
It looks executed in a sort-of not-so-executed way, as if these items were found laying around in Justin's bedroom and he's just going to the corner store for some eggs. Maybe that's the beauty in STYLE sometimes.
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