Note: The following pics do not necessarily reflect the views of The Only Jaiden; this is STRICTLY from a 'fashion' perspective.
Saturday, November 13, 2010
Like sneaker line PASTRY from socialites Vanessa and Angela Simmons, Nike has created for this season their candy shoes for women. I found this delicious picture on Sneaker News and these Nike Women's Blazer shoes come in 'Toffee' and 'Cotton Candy.' I know y'all know which one is which flavor. These shoes are $88 and can be found at http://kix-files.com/
Detroiters, you can probably check out these flyy Blazers or the same in a different colorway at Burn Rubber Sneaker Boutique in Royal Oak, MI. Fist bump to them there!
NIKE BLAZERS are hott, affrodable, and come in so many different colorways! A must have this season!
Wassup in the "D" and everywhere else, everyone! Today is Haute Couture Saturday. Every Saturday is when a runway fashion show is displayed here, in video, featuring women and menswear from lines like Gucci, Louis Vuitton, Hermes, Balenciaga, and more. These labels can be found in local boutiques and in the Detroit area's Somerset Collection in Troy, MI. Below are latest videos from Luciano Burgos video collections:
WOMEN: Yves Saint Laurent Winter 2010 & Gianfranco Ferre Spring/Summer 2011
Men: Salvatore Ferragamo Spring/Summer 2011 & Vivienne Westwood Spring/ Summer 2011
At times, I still struggle to tie a bow tie. I can tie a normal necktie, but a bowtie is that EXTRA SPECIAL thing that we guys have to master. Watch Swizz Beatz teach us how to tie a bowtie.
Friday, November 12, 2010
|Polo Ralph Lauren Ranger Boots - $149 or SALE (Found in many shoe stores)|
|Nixon Black Glossy Watch $60 - Urban Outfitters|
Thursday, November 11, 2010
This blog takes on a "comic-book" feel, a page-turner like a good book. My persona, JAIDEN, is described as a SUPERHERO--not fictional, people--an actual fashion superhero who CAPTURES the hottest clothes for men and women, in the 18-35 age sector. If you're not too keen on finding the hottest styles or just not into the fad like that, this blog will really just be like a guidance counselor, a blog that never bases itself on TREND ('cuz trend doesn't last) but rather bringing out the FASHIONISTA IN YOU. Everybody is a fashionista; you are a fashionista whether you got on a ratty sweatsuit going down to the corner store for a minute, or going to the ball in haute couture. We all just need to properly make our style our own, while at the same time not looking a hot mess.
Okay now, let me briefly tell you about the lineup of this blog: I will post the items of the week at least twice a week, and random flyy people just about every other day to everyday. I'll try to keep the ones I find, in Detroit. There will be pics from my camera, and some from the internet that catch my eyes, and once in a while, I may piece the items to form one complete look. Some pieces may be expensive, but I'll do my very best to find inexpensive items for the everyday person. :-)
Without further ado, let me showcase the items of the week that caught my eyes as I had on my "cape," flying around the city *lol*
|Air Max 1 Custom - Courtesy of Complex Mag via Twitter|
|Usher, Courtesy of Complex Mag|
|Cheetah Print Oxford from Forever21 - $20|
|Ratkovich from Aldo Shoes - $120|
Wednesday, November 10, 2010
For you sneakerheads in Detroit, I'm sure these may be available at a boutique near you, but for right now it's only going to be exclusively at John Varvatos in New York, Aloha Rags, Concepts and Blends. I don't even know the latter two stores. Yup, I still gotta know all the stores and labels. So many stores and lables, so little time.
Still wondering why it's $600? Well just read the press release below:
Hiruma’s story is unique. Born in Japan, he has been pursuing age-old Italian craftsmanship in Florence, Italy for nearly a decade. Choosing to immerse himself in the historical home where Renaissance and industrial design have converged for centuries, Hiruma’s unique and modern sensibility blends with his unmistakable skill and artistry.
Creating coveted versions of Converse’s most recognizable styles, Hiruma has carefully replicated the silhouette of the Chuck Taylor All Star, Jack Purcell, One Star –and now the Star Tech shoe. A basketball shoe from decades past, Hiruma artfully crafts the details of the Star Tech shoe using old-world construction techniques. Each individual shoe features beautiful, supple leathers –all hand-stitched from upper and rand to insole. Hiruma gives each shoe leather soles that echo finely made dress shoes, yet with ink-printed logos and trademark detail that give them a playful, comfortable feeling. The sak for Converse Star Tech shoe comes in natural shades of tan and black leather with hand cut logos and detailing for the shoes uppers. The attention to detail includes elegant hand-stitched leather rands and toe bumpers and charming touches such as a hand-cut star cut out gracing the ends of each shoe’s leather laces.
As a part of Converse First String, Converse’s high-level product program that celebrates craftsmanship, authenticity and pure expression, these are truly works of art, with only 64 pairs in each style available worldwide.What y'all think? Would you cop these, or still rock out some Chuck Taylors...in leather? Man, imagine how many Chuck Taylors in all different colorways you can get for $600...
For all of you fashion-forward people probably already know about this but in case you don't, now would be the time to get the word out...so that people can look good just for the hey of it.
Expect to see this new line debut in H&M stores toward the end of November. It's going to be PRICE RELIEF for both men and women. How much of a price relief, you ask? Well for women, where an original LANVIN evening dress averages upward of $1,000, the LANVIN dress by H&M will be reasonably priced at around $200-250!! Quality of fit & finish is NOT SACRIFICED; just as good as the haute couture LANVIN people crave for.
So guys, check out the pieces that caught my eye from H&M Lanvin below (pricing not available at this time):
Do you like 'em? Let me know by dropping me a comment on Facebook, Twitter, or this blog! Let's rep Detroit in style, y'all!
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Check out Omarion at his 26th BDAY BASH in Hollywood. While I'm not the kind of person to "BASH" too hard on people's fashion sense, I will say this-- Some people may not agree/like certain Kanye-esque accessories, but I thought they were cool. Now we're looking from top to.... bottom. Ouch-- the shoes just ruined the whole thing, made erry'thang look worse.
With such a risky outfit, you have to make sure the shoes are on-point!!! He would have looked much better if he had paired the outfit with some classic black Timbs or Polo boots with the tongue out, Or.... some black-on-black Air Force 1s with custom gold laces to complement and repeat on the heavy gold jewelry Omarion was wearing... Hmm... SMH.
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