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

Ashley Graham 1st PLUS SIZE MODEL On Cover Of Sports Illustrated! #PlusIsEqual

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...

Pic: Vogue 

Saturday, February 13, 2016

How I Would Style MICHAEL B. JORDAN For A High Fashion Photo Shoot

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:



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 ( )  .

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**

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