Trends: Blonde Hair for Men

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Though summer season is already done and we’re all welcoming the fall season now. But yet I think, blonde hair for both girls and men are still hip and trends. Why do I say so? oh well, because I’ve always seen folks wearing an blonde hair with them that can signifies that this thing is still trends in the fashion industry today. I hope this make sense? lol anyway, if you want your self to have an blonde hair especially if you were an Asian, like the guy the top, just go ahead as long it will suit on you well you’ll definitely rock on it in any seasons.

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I think, most people nowadays are more on trends and hippest things, however, the real meaning of fashion is not just into brands and what’s things hip but also the confidence you have and how you carry yourself through all these things you have. Got what I mean? alright, that’s it for now and will try to update some fashion news by my next post. Thanks!

The Key to Casual Wear for Men

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Men seem to have it easier than women when it comes to selecting outfits to wear.  This is especially true when it comes to the difference between formal and casual wear.  For men, formal wear is formal – a suit.  There isn’t much else to it.  However, the only thing is, for men, there are lots of different levels of casual, and it is important to make sure that you wear the right one for the right occasion.

Dressy Casual

 Dressy casual is probably the hardest to dress for because it is so dependent on the situation in which you are going.  However, if you need to wear casual clothes, but still want to look really nice, you should focus on the following:

Depending on where you are going, this means either wearing nice slacks or dressy jeans by Debenhams.  If you wear slacks, you should wear nicer shoes.  If you are going with dressy jeans, you could get away with less formal shoes, but either way, the shoes should be in excellent condition.

For shirts, this usually means button down shirts (possibly short-sleeved), and possibly a jacket.  You don’t want to over dress, but a jacket can make anything seem a little more dressy.

 Regular Casual

 Regular casual is what you will wear out with friends on the weekend.  This is usually regular jeans or shorts, and a polo shirt or a tee shirt in good condition.  For shoes, you can usually just wear nice sneakers or other shoes, but still make sure they are in good condition.  Depending on the season and location, you could even wear flip flops with jeans or shorts.

 Weekend Around-the-House Casual

 Finally, you just have your regular around the house casual clothes that you can wear at nights and weekends when you are staying in.  Don’t buy anything here!  Just utilize your older shirts, shorts, and pants that you just don’t want to wear our with friends anymore.  This is for your family’s eyes only!

Beams and Beams Plus – Fall Winter 2012 Lookbook

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It seems that everyone, brands, are keep on releasing their own Fall and Winter collection today. Of course, they have to give us peak on what we should expect from their brand on this coming Fall and winter seasons. Today, these brands Beams and Beams Plus had released their Fall Winter 2012 Lookbook photos that you can see on the top photos..As this moment, I havent yet know any further details about this awesome collection here, however, I’ll update you again here once the brand updated their info regarding this collection pretty soon.

Alright, that’s it for now and I hope you may keep on checking the blog, Istarblog.com, for more fashion news.. Thanks!

Vans for KENZO Sneakers – Fall Winter 2012

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We’ve heard recently that Kenzo had teamed up on the dope shoe brand Vanz. I think the first collaborative pieces from these 2 giants are been released last summer 2012. And now they’ve been worked again together to release another hip shoe designs like what you are seeing on the top photos. Those photos are the pieces we could expect from these 2 brand names for their Fall Winter 2012 collection.

Check their ads campaign video below:

I think, these shoes are indeed versatile due of the designs like for example those flower prints one. They can be also be use in the summer season as long to fall and winter and you’ll never be outdated to fashion as you have it. That’s why I had this hint that most of you folks, both men and girls, are really pleased and looking forward to have your own pair from this collaborative brands.. Yeah! even me, I want to see myself wearing one soon..:)

By the way, do you know any online shops who has this tacoma seat covers selling on? please do let me know, I just need to have one.. Alright, that’s it for and and will try to update you more fashion news by my next posts. Thanks!

 

Shopping for Big and Tall Men

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It can sometimes be difficult to find clothes for big and tall men.  There requirement for outsize menswear used to make it difficult to find retailers that could accommodate them.  It usually meant going to a specialty store to find properly fitting appropriately.  However, as demands have progressed, more stores and brands have begun to offer clothing for bigger guys.  Here are a few tips and thoughts on shopping for big and tall men.

Know Your Size

This can be the trickiest part of finding and buying larger menswear.  Your measurements are how you will be able to find the best fitting clothes, but not all brands and retailers have sizes meaning the same thing.  Before you start searching for clothes, make sure that you measure your chest, neck, sleeves, and inseam to know exactly what sizes you are looking for.

Also, keep in mind that being big doesn’t always mean tall, and vice versa.  If you are looking for a suit, you should shop specifically for your body type.  Tall individuals should find “tall” shirts and “long” pants.

By going to the store prepared, it will make for a much more pleasant shopping trip.

Choose the Right Styles

The next thing to keep in mind is choosing the right styles for your body.  The key to being confident in your clothes is being comfortable.  Bigger gentlemen should avoid wearing tight fitting suits and other clothes.  Also, make sure that you stick to solids, and vertical stripes, while avoiding bright colors.

If you buy light and flowing fabrics, it may make you seem larger than you are.  The same is true for bulky fabrics.  Keep to lightweight wool suits and cotton dress shirts.  If you are thinking about wearing khaki, consider wearing jeans or denim instead.

For taller men, 3 button suits and jackets will be a better look and give you a fuller appearance.  Make sure that you also look for extra long ties, so that they reach your belt buckle.  Too many tall men wear ties that are too short!

 Make Sure It Fits

Finally, you want to make sure that whatever you buy fits perfectly.  Nothing off the rack, for any size man, usually does.  Spend the extra money and pay t have your suits and jackets tailored to fit your body.  This will make sure that the clothes work well for you.

Finding the Right Footwear For You

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I will be honest with you – buying shoes is something that I perpetually struggle with because there are just so many different choices and ways to wear shoes with different outfits.   If I wasn’t careful in my shoe spending, I would end up having a different pair of shoes for everything, and that just wouldn’t work.  Here are some tips for finding the right footwear for you, and where you can find some great deals on shoes.

Buy Versatile Shoes

The first advice I have when it comes to buying shoes, is buy shoes that you can wear with multiple outfits.  I think that most men should have a pair of black dress shoes and a pair of brown dress shoes.  Make sure that you don’t get super-fancy shoes, as you may find yourself overdressed.  In most occasions, it is good to be a bit understated, especially with footwear.  By having both a pair of black shoes and brown shoes, you are pretty much set for each occasion.

Also, don’t forget comfort.  It is essential that you are comfortable in the shoes you are wearing, or else your feet may hate you for it.

 You Need Casual and Athletic Shoes Too!

Every guy needs to have a pair of casual shoes as well.  These should be canvass or suede, and should look good wearing jeans and a tee shirt.  You should also consider getting a pair of flip flops.  Even though summer is almost over, these are versatile footwear in many parts of the country.

Also, make sure that you have a good pair of running shoes for working out or going to the gym in.  These shoes should be very comfortable and supporting, and should be okay to get a little dirty in.  Having a good pair of athletic shoes avoids your casual shoes from getting messed up!

 Where To Get Great Deals on Shoes

 There are a lot of great online shoe stores where you can find great deals on shoes.  If you’re looking for casual shoes or even more versatile shoes, look for a shoe store like Scotts to find great deals on shoes.   Scotts has a wide variety of different types of shoes that will meet just about any need or desire you have.  When looking to find the right footwear for your feet, consider shopping online to find the best prices and selection.

Fall Closet Organization

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At the end of summer is always a great time to look at closet organization.  The reason is you will probably be changing your wardrobe over from light and small summer clothes to heavy and bulky winter clothes.  It is also a good time to organize because you probably haven’t even looked at some of your winter wear in a good 9 months.  Here are some things to consider as you start preparing for fall when it comes to your wardrobe and closet.

Take an Inventory

It is very important that you take a good inventory of your closet and look at what you wear the most, the least, and not at all.  If you haven’t worn an item of clothing in over a year, it is time to donate it.  The same is true for any items that don’t fit anymore either.

Depending on the item, men’s clothes and jackets can usually be tailored.  So, before you donate, check with your husband to make sure that it really does need to go, or if he needs to take it in for alteration.

Store The Summer Stuff

If your closet is as seasonal as mine is, it is okay to look at some of your summer stuff and store it.  The same is true during the spring, when you can store some of your winter stuff.  I actually have two totes that I rotate through, and simply change out the summer and winter stuff each year.  They then go in the hall closet until the spring.

Organize

 Once you’ve sorted and stored, it is time to get organizing.  The first thing you should do is choose the right hanger.  Your closet will look so much better if you use all of the same type of hanger for all items.  Then, make sure you have the right hanger for pants, suits, and shirts and blouses.

For blouses and shirts, I like to sort my closet by sleeve length, then by shade.  I keep like colors with like colors, and move from light to dark.  This lets me see what I can pair for my outfits.

For folded items, make sure that you store these on shelves, and don’t try to hang them.  If you hang them, they could stretch out of shape and be ruined.  I keep like items folded together, like workout wear and underwear.  If you don’t have shelves in your closet, consider getting hanging shelves to hang on the clothing rod.

Armani High Fashion

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In many special events such as the Oscar Awards, a lot of celebrities especially actors wear Armani suits. The brand is probably most known for their suits but for many years now Armani has been a leading brand which designs and sells not only suits but also haute couture, ready-to-wear, shoes, watches, leather goods, jewelry, accessories, cosmetics, eyewear, and home interiors. Founded by Giorgio Armani in 1975, it has grown tremendously and is now a household name all over the world. Armani has several sub labels like Giorgio Armani, Armani Collezioni, Emporio Armani, AJ | Armani Jeans, AX | Armani Exchange, Armani Junior, and Armani/Casa. When it comes to high fashion, Armani always tops the list.

The most popular sub label of Armani is Giorgio Armani. It specializes in high end men’s and women’s ready-to-wear clothes, accessories, cosmetics, perfumes, and glasses. Not all people can afford this label though since they’re quite expensive. Another popular sub label is Emporio Armani. They also sell high quality clothes and accessories focusing on trends and is very modern. Emporio Armani has been endorsed by celebrities like Rihanna, Megan Fox and Cristiano Ronaldo. Among all the Armani sub labels, Emporio Armani is the only one that is mainly designed by Giorgio Armani.

Armani Exchange is another sub label which sells fashion as well as lifestyle products. They are known for their eye catching advertisements which are quite controversial. They focus mainly on street clothes and is the favorite of many young fashionistas. They are sold in many stores world wide. If you’re tired of the usual brand of denim and jeans, you can instead buy Armani Jeans. They have many exciting designs that fashion trendsetters would love. Armani also sells home furnishings like furniture, dining sets, lamps, and linen under the Armani/Casa line. So whatever products you want, Armani definitely has it and they’re the best.

Fashion News: Interview with Swavor Clothing ( swavorclothing.com )

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Christofer Brito

Istarblog.com is so happy and fortunate to hold an interview to the one great new clothing brand called Swavor Clothing ( swavorclothing.com ). Check my interview below for you to know what’s stuff they’re still cooking for us all..

  1. Tell me about your self?

My name is Christofer Brito, I am the Artistic Director at Swavor clothing and the creator behind the  classic swavor logo.  It is always been an honor to be placed in such an important role in the brand. Especially because I consider myself a very big fan of what we do. I live, breath, and dream everything and anything that has to do with fashion. I am currently attending my 2nd year at the fashion school ESMOD RENNES, I’m proudly one of their first Cape Verdean students. I’m working towards obtaining my degree in fashion design and pattern making.

2. Where you guys based? Country and City please.

We are based in the USA the D.M.V (DC,MARYLAND,VIRGINIA) to be  exact. The brand itself was born and is based in the Maryland area in the city of Rockville.

3. Tell me about your company and the brand ( Please explain all in here, like when & where do you guys started, who with you with? and how many of you in the company( staff and team) also, who is the brain or the CEO of the company?

 Swavor stands for shiek,Wealthy, arrogant,victourious,original,retail.  The concept behind the brand was created by the c.e.o  of  swavor, Shek Tarawallie in the year 2010. At the time I had met shek in a community college in Maryland. The brand was still just an idea. Luckily I had the skills to give the brand the tools it needed to advance. I was quick to realize that Shek was a marketing genius who only needed the right people around him. Swavor started off with exactly 191 dollars and two shirts that would be later known as “the classics”. From there we started to build a buzz around our hometown in the dmv area.erviewThe swavor staff members consist of Brandon Gatling (a.k.a Concrete Jungle) who is our media director, Shek Tarawallie who is the owner and the brain of the company, myself, and of course our representatives all over the world. 

4. Your brand is mainly on? Example – Street fashion wear, high-end fashion and so on. And please do explain why have you chosen to be on that field, why not to the other line?

The whole idea behind swavor is what makes it so interesting. We want to bring street wear and haut couture colliding together. We hope to bring to the table something new and fresh that no one has ever seen before. With the help of Art and history we don’t only make a simple collection or just smack designs on a t shirt. We are able to give a history lesson on the great conquerors of the world, through the art work they have left behind. Ultimately we hope to create our own genre in the fashion world.

5. What is your edge, you think ( the company) to the other same brands?

We do things very differently; we never follow what the next trend is going to be, or what people are going to be wearing this season. At swavor we like to take our own path and choose for ourselves what we think the next trend should be. In return our customers and our loyal supporters know whatever product they purchase from swavor no one else will have. We never copy or imitate anything that a brand has already done, in that term you can say we are pretty ignorant.

4. Your brand looks so dope, where do you guys get all of your inspirations/ideas on these creations or pieces you’ve had made? ( and please tell me on what certain design of tee or any pieces you’d really liked and in what thing/s it inspired with) Please gimme the item link for this one, or better yet, send me over the photo/s

When we begin a collection, shek will always be the one to find the perfect inspiration. It usually comes from a certain painter, a certain time in history, or even the mood of the world. One of the best examples, is the “death of socrates”  t shirt which depicts the moment when Socrates was forced to drink the mortal poison.  This was a painting done by Jacques Louis-David who is best known as Napoleons Bonaparte’s personal painter. This was an idea that Shek came up with to incorporate art with fashion. It was one of our most talked about piece of the season, and a best seller. It was a genius idea that really set the stage for swavor. Another best seller and a piece that will always be known as a swavor classic, is “America by Christofer Brito”.Its a true collectors piece that is very limited and a real collector’s edition which makes it  very difficult to find. I designed the piece myself to simply pay tribute to swavors love for its country. I was fairly surprised by the positive reaction it received after its release. I can honestly say I wasn’t expecting it.

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Morte de Socrates’ by Jacques Louis-David – $50.00

http://swavorclothing.bigcartel.com/product/morte-de-socrates-by-jacques-louis-david

 

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America’ By Christofer Brito – $59.99

http://swavorclothing.bigcartel.com/product/america-by-christofer-brito

5. Do you guys have lookbook.nu account? if so, what it is?

No unfortunately we do not have a lookbook account yet, but It does look tempting. I will have to bring it up at the next meeting I have with shek.

6. Do your company get featured already? ( in the magazines or any form of media? if so, where it is? do you have any link on it? or at least a photo/s? if so, could you also send me over the photos or news paper scan photos if possible.

Yes, we have been featured on the Blueprint magazines next issue which should be in stores mid September 2012. Shek had the chance to conduct  an interview with them about the brand, which I do recommend reading if you like to know a little more. We are also featured in ESMOD Paris blog who wrote an article about myself and the brand. It is in French but you can run it through google translate in whatever language u require. We are expecting to be in a couple other fashion magazines and blogs very soon.

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Check other Magazine interview here: http://theblueprintmagazine.com/index.php/item/4828-swavor

7. Do you guys have online shop/s and nearby / real stores? if so, what is the link and the where its located ( full address please)

We don’t have a store of our own just yet, but we do have our own online store. It can be reached at swavorclothing.com. A second official seller of swavor online is karmaloop, the link is; www.karmaloop.com/kazbah/brands/Swavor. If you ever find yourself in the Washington D.C. area we are in a sneaker boutique called kickk spott. Their address is  1436 WISCONSIN AVE NW; WASHINGTON, DC, 20007.

8. I’ve noticed most of your items are these men’s wear? (if I dont mistaken) Also, do you guys had plans to widen your market to girls fashion wears too?

We try to make our products unisex, so that both females and males are able to wear our cloth, and still be able to look great. Yes we are definitely looking into making cloth strictly for females. A swavor couture line is in the works at the moment as a possibility for the future. 

9. I know most of my readers would like to know your social media accounts and where they’ll usually find you, could you please list down all of your accounts? like twitter, facebook fan page, email, phone number/s and more..

Absolutely you can reach us on facebook.com/swavor, twitter.com/swavorclothing ,tumblr.com/blog/swavorclothing. Feel free to contact us.

10. Do you ship internationally?

Yes we ship internationally; our team makes sure that the transactions are always safe and secure.

11. Lastly, what do you want to say to all of my readers? ( you can put and tell everything here, like, your current promos, new collections and all.

I just hope you guys are able to enjoy swavor and hopefully enjoy our next collection, which I think will be one of our most original yet to come.  We are appreciative for the support and thank you for taking the time to read this great interview. I hope you enjoyed it as much as I have.

Brand Name: Swavor Clothing
Place of Birth: Maryland
Website: swavorclothing.com
Shop: swavorclothing.bigcartel.com
Twitter: @SwavorClothing
Facebook: facebook.com/swavorclothing

Lacoste Color Blocking 2012 Fall/Winter Collection

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I must say, last year Lacoste Fall/Winter Collection is much better than to this,own my opinion, though these pieces are still good but yet I found the last year collection way better and quirky than to this. Because look, its like these patterns and designs are been seen already into other brand’s season collection. But please bear with me here, this was only my own sight regarding this collection, Lacoste Color Blocking 2012 Fall/Winter Collection. But overall, this collection is much to have still..

About the availability and further details about the collection? oh no, sorry folks, because I haven’t have any information in my hands now, however, soon I got to know further and as the brand, Lacoste, updated their info about this collection. Sure thing! I will fully update you here on this awesome collection. Alright, that’s it for now and I hope you may visit the blog, Istarblog.com, often. Thanks!