Returning From Hiatus: Jaiden Shephard is designer of Vintage Ties By Jaiden and photographer of Jaiden Photografi, based in Detroit MI (and branching into CHI and NY). He also lets his love for FASHION spill over into his FINGERTIPS by 'spotting and blogging' on... THE ONLY JAIDEN.
Of course you may recognize the guy on the left as Ralph Lauren. This is the guy who started Polo in 1967 with a tie, and then It just grew from there. Now spawning several items ranging from full line of clothing to fragrances, Lauren continues to inspire me with his works.
I started my own collection, Vintage Ties by Jaiden back in February of this year with a single tie and $8, and the rest is history. I have expanded into bowties, vests, purses, and now the 1st VTJ blazer which will be showcased on the WALK FASHION SHOW runway this December 8 (Detroit).
One day, my brand will be stellar, classic, iconic as Ralph Lauren, especially if my mind is set to it...
FIRST VTJ BLAZER... giving Givenchy and Bakmain a run for its money lol... One day... It's a step in the right direction!
Rihanna is back in VOGUE for the fourth time, the 2nd being in American VOGUE.check her out in this red hott look with her lace dress and short black cut. Looks like a mix between the LOUD era and RATED R. I think it's an awesome look for her.
Will.I.Am is just too dope. Check him out in his signature rated haircut, along with the most noticeable feature... The glossy red CHRISTIAN LOUBOUTIN rollerball loafers which retail for about $1,300. These would look really great with this particular look, along with a crisp pair of denim jeans and a couture t-shirt with a dash of red in it.
Hello, it's been a looooooooong time but I'm back... At least for now. I have been extremely busy planning my first runway show, which will debut at International institute of Metro Detroit on Friday, October 19 at 7 pm. The event is called UNTITLED Runway Show, and will have a NYC twist to it. I've got over 25 models I need to keep track of, including 7 designers... Ad much much more that extends beyond that.
But I'm getting by... Boy so busy for real. And also my 'VINTAGE TIES BY JAIDEN' line is doing really well, going to be doing a revamp of the line real soon. So more info forthcoming. Anyways...
So anyway, what do you think of Rihanna's look at her performance in Azerbaijan? She wore the short hair, the urban boots, and that amazing, whimsical dress. I thought it was hott, y'all...
This time... it's the tat that broke the camel's back! This tat is going around the world as the battered 2009 Rihanna! Chris Brown's publicist says that it is absolutely not Rihanna on his neck and that's purely coincidental. But... I kinda think otherwise.
It's really unmistakable and might I add ABSENT-MINDED to have such a tat like that. And it's on his neck. Ohhh boy... movin' on....
Will.i.am attended the 2012 Do Something Awards at the Barker Hangar in Santa Monica, California, and later accepted an award. The Black Eyed Peas group member was wearing a green/biege blazer from his own i.am Clothing brand, light wash jeans, and a pair of Christian Louboutin Papi Hugo Striped Canvas Crest Espadrille shoes ($465).
I think this look is dope. Not for everybody, but on the right body... it's definitely hott. The blazer combo is out of this world.
If you're a sports lover or just a lover of the basketball or baseball mitt, you will sure love this. Common Projects put out a rich-looking, butter soft tan vintage hightop sneaker that shows so much refinement that it look like it can be worn with a suit. It retails for $495.
Who would buy this or something similar to this.? I know I would...
Kanye West and Kim Kardashian both have great outfits of contrast, and ironic that Kim is white/Armenian with black clothing and Kanye is black with white clothing (quite interesting). Kim wore this fitted sexy yet sophisicated knee-cut dress with Christian Louboutin Unboot heels, while Kanye rocked out almost all-white, something that he rarely does.
Both were seen leaving a Broadway play in NYC; what a fairy tale night: a play and dinner...
Still knocked these looks out of the park anyway...
Well, it's safe to say that in these 2012 Olympics in London, Michael Phelps' style really doesn't consist of wearing a shirt. But he's also seen wearing his swimsuit while competing. Off swimming, he dresses pretty regular. (Oh BTW, Michael and Ryan Lochte got SILVER in the relay last night)
And RYAN LOCHTE, who is a new rising star on Michael's team also has style which doesn't consist of a shirt at times, but I do perceive Ryan as a better dresser. It's also undeniable that he has a knack for interesting sneakers, like the below picture of wearing Jeremy Scott/Adidas winged sneakers.
Never knew Ryan Lochte was a SNEAKERHEAD like that...
So the Teen Choice Awards on FOX was a show to watch not only for the popular celebs, but definitely for the fashion. Check out Kat Graham's Mara Hoffman Veracruz minidress, which was sparkled in color, with somewhat subdued yet still flavorful heels.
The clutch is a nice touch; so is the makeup and hair. GET IT, KAT!
Rapper Tyga is usually known for his ridiculously expensive purchases, like A$AP Rocky. At the BET Awards, Tyga wore a $3,000 leather shirt. NOW.... look at the above picture, he's wearing $4,000 CELINE sunglasses! To somewhat justify, the glasses' temples are solid gold.
Dude had some other solid gold stuff on, but we won't get to that... the glasses is enough for me.
Rihanna was spotted in this great summer outfit which was a pineapple print short set, she also wore a saddle leather visor and Louis Vuitton shades. It's obvious she went on a shopping spree while on vacation in Italy because she had Louis Vuitton bag, spotted zipping in and out of stores like Tiffany & Co. and Rolex.
Kanye West was spotted driving Kim Kardashian around in L.A.-- and in style, might I add. Kanye sported his usual high-fashion swagger with a tee, tan khakis, a BALMAIN hoodie, and black Maison Martin Margiela sneakers for $650.
What also came with that? A black Rolls-Royce on huge, probably 24 inch rims.
I know I'm late, but Matt Kemp was looking on POINT at the 2012 ESPY Awards! He wore a sharp and tailored Waraire Boswell suit, Tom Ford tie and shirt, and Christian Louboutin Tasselisimo loafers for approximately $1,400.
This is such a great look for the ages, it's timeless, classic, with a twist with the loafers. His mom (left) was in attendance with him. Nice HOTT MAMA!
Kimye (kim Kardashian and Kanye West) were spotted in their what I should call 'REGULAR' wear, which consists of gray, black, and WAX.
Kanye West was wearing the usual wax jeans, Jordan sneakers, and a gray hoodie. Kim wore fitted pants, satin-laced boots, and a white top. Pretty normal looking, but nevertheless still cool.
The other thing was that Kim K was spotted pumping gas in the Lambo Aventador while Kanye sat in the car, not sure what the serious buzz is about, but some women don't mind pumping the gas. For me, I think there should be some type of standard to it where guys should do that type of stuff, especially when they're on a date.
Maybach Music Group rapper WALE wore what stood out as women's Giuseppe Zanotti studded sneakers. Hmm... interesting... a lot more guys in hip-hop are starting to wear clothes from women's couture. I'm indifferent on how the sneakers look, though. I like studs on outfits, but the sneakers don't quite do it for me, especially on WALE...
TYGA was sure noticeable not only for his performance at the 2012 BET Awards, but for what he wore there: a $3,000 Dior Homme Nappa leather shirt, BALMAIN wax jeans, and Giuseppe Zanotti sneakers. SHARP, SHARP, SHARP, and ILL.
Check out Justin Bieber singing a capella on 'The Tonight Show with Jay Leno' in his Pierre Balmain denim jacket and Rolex ring. A nice way to bring old-world vintage (with the jacket) and fuse that with O.G. style (the ring).
Thoughts about the attire of KIMYE, Kim Kardashian and Kanye West?
Personally, I like their style. First off, Kim has the hourglass figure to make the dress look hott. I like the hue of the dress, very military-ish, as well as the boots (possibly BALMAIN, I'll find out). Also I've always liked when Kanye dressed up in this style: Wax jeans, jacket, T-shirt, and those crisp, white Balenciaga sneakers.
Congrats to the MIAMI HEAT for a job well done. I bet Cleveland turned off the TV and went to bed right after this one. Lebron James has been wanting to get a ring since playing for the Cleveland Cavaliers, but to no avail.
Then came the move to Miami Heat, and then 2 seasons later.... RING.
I'm liking this hard-edged, BLACK look that Rihanna is wearing. It says BOSS STATUS. The wrapped bun, unique circle shades, just the sheer cut of the blouse fitted with a gold chain, jeans, and boots combo is so odd, just RIHANNA makes it look so good....
(I sound rushed, but I'm just trying to get some fashion news to you...)
Been very busy with my several projects coming up, including a TRIGG DA KIDD photo shoot that I'm conducting at the end of June. Stay tuned by visiting http://facebook.com/jaidenphotografi .