Note: The following pics do not necessarily reflect the views of The Only Jaiden; this is STRICTLY from a 'fashion' perspective.
Saturday, January 21, 2012
Check out the Winter 2012/13 BURBERRY Men's Runway Show.
In case you may not know, fashion houses display their 'coming works' at least 2 seasons ahead of its time, to give them time to produce the works and time to get to the stores before that 'coming season' arrives.
Friday, January 20, 2012
Here's an excerpt from SWAGGER NEW YORK online magazine/blog about actor Ebeneezer Sowah. He was supposedly stopped on the street and this picture captured of him strolling in the West Village (New York). He was complimented on his all-brown look, which I think is TOTALLY ILL! (Super nice) I'm liking the use of different materials from head to toe, the way all the different hues of brown blend in harmony and swagger.
See the excerpt:
A smart actor knows he must always look the part, especially in this city. With high-profile gigs everywhere - often snatched up after a swift handshake or upon an agent run-in on the street - one must always be prepared. And for Ebeneezer Sowah, his next role may be closer than he ever imagined. We ran into the New York actor in the West Village, intrigued by his ability to rock a monochromatic look that doesn't fall flat. Sporting all brown from boot to gorgeous leather backpack, Shah looked ruggedly urban, telling us that he's ready to take on any audition that comes his way. Hmm.. a suave hiker who's instantly become the talk of the city streets? Hey, you never know, could be the role of a lifetime.
Pic: Swagger / Fashion Bomb Daily
I found these great photos of Octavia Spencer and Viola Davis, actresses from the acclaimed movie 'The Help', and they've both done a photo shoot for W Magazine. Photos via Fashion Bomb Daily.
The objective of the shoot was to just capture a very simple, moment-in-time essence of these two beautiful balck women. I'm liking Octavia's (above) dramatic hair and mysterious emotion, as well as Viola's (below) mixed elegance and sensuality.
This photo shoot was truly art in human form.
Thursday, January 19, 2012
Michael Phelps is quite the swimmer... and his mustache is... QUITE the mustache. Right now, Phelps' mustache looks like that cowboy guy in the Progressive commercials... and I don't mean that in a good way.
Plus, take a look at 10-year-old model KAIA GERBER, daughter of Cindy Crawford, as she poses for Young Versace, a new line for boys and girls ages 0-12. She looks GREAT, right along in her mother's shoes...
Pic: Celebuzz / Just Jared
Yes, this is Kim Kardashian trying to avoid the paparazzi as she leaves the beauty salon (I wonder if she called them to be there to capture pics; some celebs do that) and not all of the attention is on Kim but mostly her BOOTS [through the eyes of a fashionista].
Kim was wearing Azzedine Alaia suede boots which goes for a heady $2,300! It features a curved heel with steel studs and zip detailing along the back. I think it looks nice. I like looking at shoes that are unique and illicit response, whether of praise or envy.
Pic: Fashion Bomb Daily
I'm really feeling this Salvatore Ferragamo Men's Winter 2013 Collection. Tailored suits. Excellently hued shoes.dels with confidence and attitude. See what I'm talking about in the above video:
Guys, stay up on the LATEST trends through fashion show videos. Even if you may not be a guy who cares much about FASHION, in some kind of way, someone is watching you; how you carry your style game is an unspoken language of how you carry yourself. It determines whether or not you think HIGHLY of yourself.
Without further ado, check out the DOLCE & GABBANA Men's Winter 2013 Fashion Show, via FashionTV.
There seems to be a pattern or trend of gold patterns and paisley infused into blazers, pants, and socks. I'm also getting a 1920s and 1930s vibe with the undergarments.
Look for these in stores (especially paisley) in about SUMMER 2012.
Wednesday, January 18, 2012
Check out this unique swim suit (by Norma Kamali for $350) that Rihanna is wearing. It has this clever wraparound silver ribbon design that covers the unmentionables and bares just enough to not be offensive or raunchy, the latter of which is typically not a good fashion design direction.
But it's a good look... nice and simple gold jewelry to contrast the daring and edgy swim suit.
2012 is a trend for bow ties!!
Now bow ties have been in for many centuries, but none like this time, especially for WOMEN. Which is why I'm jumping on the bandwagon by introducing my upcoming tie collection, VINTAGE TIES BY JAIDEN DETROIT. This collection consists of me collecting vintage ties upon my shopping trips and then altering and/or restoring them to its original or improved grandeur.
Also, I will have custom ties made. The ties will be slightly outlandish but invoke ART to them.
It will be HOTT! Coming Spring 2012...
Twin collection (soon to be converted into bow ties)
Pic: The Only Jaiden ; Rihanna
I missed this picture since it was supposed to be included in the best dresses of the 2012 Golden Globe Awards night. Here is Angelina Jolie in this super-elegant pearl gown by Atelier Versace. She looks like a queen of some foreign land, doesn't she. I'm loving the clever way the top of the gown assumingly flips down, revealing a beautiful RED silk backing, which matches Angelina's clutch and lips.
Brad Pitt was nearby admonishing Angelina while she posed for pictures.
Yes, there is such a thing as FIRE in Elegance.
Tuesday, January 17, 2012
The New York Knicks vs. Orlando Magic B-Ball game was yesterday. Of course 'NEW YORK' is going to be star-studded. Check out supermodels IRINA SHAYK and JESSICA WHITE, front and center and looking exactly like the supermodels they are.
Irina Shayk was wearing the unmistakable 'RED BOTTOMS,' Christian Louboutin stiletto knee high boots. Jessica White was wearing these warm-colored, gold-studded boots, possibly by Brian Atwood (will update). The FUR is a nice touch, too.
It's always great to have a good courtside or front row look; ladies, let your clothes speak volumes for you... you are what you WEAR.
Monday, January 16, 2012
Now, on my blog I don't blog about music artists, but I definitely blog about their style choices. Check out TYGA's crazy wear... crazy GOOD wear. He was spotted holding hands with Blac Chyna at the L.A. Clippers game. Everything that he wore was well-executed according to color and coordination.
The snakeskin jacket by Dior Homme is for $2,000, the multi-colored, multi-textured Christian Louboutin No Limit Print Pony sneakers retails for about $1,700; it's really cool and wacky with its neon piping, sharp gold studs, embellished crystals, and cork material at the heels.
But we all know that this look can be bought for cheap and look just as good; for those of you that don't think so... just read below.
I could pick up a vintage jacket at the local thrift store or H&M, grab some cargo pants on sale from Macy's or Target, and cop me some multi-colored sneakers from Jimmy Jazz, or a local sneaker boutique for around $100 or less. So instead of spending $1,000, $2,000, or $5,000 on a GREAT LOOK, all of that can be had for or less than $200.
Just make sure that your SHOE GAME is on-point, on-the-dot, spot-on.
Chillin' in Hawaii.
With SOMETHIN' in her hand.
Guess it's that 'ISLAND root'. But anyway, check the comfortable-looking stretch clothes, by Nike.
Pic: Rihanna Daily / Necole B***hie
Ricky Gervais has a LOVE-HATE relationship with the actors and actresses. He has become known with the film industry as a HOST to beware because Ricky doesn't seem to have any restraint or some kind of couth, not knowing when certain 'lines' have been crossed. I guess that's what a lot of comedians are like. *Shrug*
Check out Ricky Gervais's jacket from the 2012 Golden Globe Awards. (I will find the designer of this jacket) I literally stared at his jacket for the longest time, imagining myself wearing this jacket so hott and versatile for almost any occasion, being especially QUIRKY at a black-tie event.
On Ricky, the black dress shirt, sunglasses, and swept-back hair are nice complements to the jacket, as well.
It's always so good to stand out.
I do know that the kind of jacket that Ricky wore also came in a vest and pants, I DID NOT like the pants and its fit, but the jacket and vest rested quite well with me :-)
Sunday, January 15, 2012
'2012 Golden Globes' Edition: CHARLIZE THERON, SOFIA VERGARA, and PAULA PATTON In Stunning Gowns Before Golden Globes Began!!
There is a whole lot of BEAUTY to behold in the 69th Golden Globe Awards. So many beautiful gowns and envious tuxes *LoL*, especially Ricky Gervais's blazer *DING*!
I will cover many more of FASHION @ Golden Globes very soon, but I'm now focusing on the HOTTEST GOWNS I've seen tonight (and I'm talking about the ones that you will love, too)
Check out Charlize Theron's deeply plunged neckline, heavily-bowed 'soft' pearl gown. I like how a little leg shows through without showing too much, leaving more to the imagaination. The way the material at the rear of the gown flows so lightly gives me a vision of an angel floating through a peaceful hillside.
Next, don't get me started on Paula Patton. Robin Thicke is SOOO BLESSED to have Paula for a wife. She stands out with this golden yellow gown that hugs her body so well, and take a look at the geometric cuts and layers that make up the bottom of the gown. It comes together seamlessly! And PLUS, Paula's bright smile is something you can't put a price on.
Sofia Vergara's VERA WANG peacock gown (real peacock feathers!) with Harry Winston diamonds. ENOUGH SAID.
More to come!! Check THE ONLY JAIDEN for more '2012 GOLDEN GLOBE' updates.
Pic: Just Jared / Yahoo!
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