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Charleston Fashion Week | Featured Designers

22 Apr

If you haven’t been to Charleston Fashion Week (CHSFW) then you need to GO! One of the South’s best kept fashion secrets, CHSFW has grown into a great platform for emerging designers and models to catapult their careers into major fashion markets and outlets!

Here is an overview of the show:


Every night at CHSFW a Featured Designer showcases their collections. Check out who headlined the show  below!

TUESDAY – Oberima Afriyie

WEDNESDAY – David Hart

THURSDAY – Hunter Bell

FRIDAY – Brandon Sun (My Favorite of the Week!)

SATURDAY – Timo Weiland

 

I hope you enjoyed the videos!

More from emerging designers and behind-the-scenes while at CHSFW to come, stay tuned!

Best,

::Stacee Michelle::

 

I’ve Got the Blues! | D-Denim-D-Dunt

22 Aug

“Well if Momma wants to please me, she’s only got to JEAN me! I got the BLUES!”

Get ready to get BLUE this season as denim makes its way into more than just bottoms!

Designers are not only updating the treatment of denim washes, but they are also utilizing the fabric in outerwear, tops, and accessories!

Below are a few trends rolling into men’s and women’s closets this season. Check them out!

1. Denim Outerwear: Whether a denim jacket or denim vest you need one….so get one!

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2. Shredded Denim: Church isn’t the only place you have to go to be holy! Whether you buy your denim ripped or designate a Sunday afternoon to DIY with friends, destructed jeans are back in style! CHUCH!
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3. Patchwork Denim: Rocked your jeans torn for a while and need a change? Patch them up! You will soon be wearing a  trend seen on jeans, tops and bags! “Patch it up yall, I’m about to!”patchwork-jeans-1_acxZh_22975Jeans 109-1

4. Denim Footwear: Now you can actually say you are wearing denim “head-to-toe” and mean it! Denim has made its way down the body line to adorn our feet…mmm and when it’s a red bottom… it don’t get mo’ betta’ then that!
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5. Denim Shirts: Also known as “Chambray” (Yes, you can say it with a French accent) is a lightweight denim that is great on its own AND as a layering piece! They come in all types of washes and styles… act like the DOW and INVEST!Picture 22Tommy Ton Pitti Uomo Street Style - CasualAppreciation3

These are just a few of the many ways that denim is morphing into new and updated concepts. Extreme washes, waxed, and dipped ombre are a few of the other new denim treatments you’ll see on the sales floor this season.

So get out to your local mall or boutique! Re-read this blog post, pull out your harmonica, and feeeeeeel the BLUES!!

Best,

::Stacee Michelle::

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Please, Have a Mint or Two..

23 Apr

Please, Have a Mint or Two..

The mint color way isn’t just for the ladies this season, it has also made its way to the male color palette! As a small pop on shoe laces, full blazers or mirror tees, there are no excuses as to why you can’t try this trend! So go ahead, pop some mint on your body AND a mint in your mouth…Voila! You are PHRESH!! (ta def)

Best,
::Stacee Michelle::

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“They Say I have Red Carpet SAG…I mean SWAG” | ::SM:: Men & Women Favorites

30 Jan

I know you’ve been anxiously awaiting my red carpet review from the SAG Awards! (*wink* ) But wait no more, because HERE IT IS! It was tough picking out the top ::SM:: Favorites from the SAG Awards. There wasn’t just one that I LOVED and none that I really HATED. However, I was able to narrow it down to some of my favorites of the night. Let me know your thoughts — who did you crown “Best Dressed”???

Claire Daines Custom Givenchy

Claire Daines in Custom Givenchy – It’s simplicity with a pop of funk. I love the one shoulder ebony gown with the geometric slit, Awesome. The wine lip – awesome #2.

Justin Timberlake in Tom Ford

Justin Timberlake in Tom Ford – Straight out of an episode of “Mad Men” – It’s old school flavor with new school cool! This look works well for him. Love the texture/print combinations.

Nina Dobrev in Elie Saab

Nina Dobrev in Elie Saab – Simple silhouette with a sheer laser cut of sexy. The watermelon color dress is a perfect compliment to her olive skin tone. Classic.

Eddie Redmayne, in Boss Black

Eddie Redmayne in Boss Black – Not many men can pull off an all brown velvet tuxedo. He did. That is all.

Sarah Hyland in Dolce & Gabbana

Sarah Hyland in Dolce & Gabbana – With all of the blacks and neutrals it was nice to see some color hit the red carpet! This dress is all about the details. The subtle burnout swirl pattern, overlaid with the lighter base of the dress, made for a great contrast. The frayed elements at the bust and waistline took the dress from 2D to 3D! Get your glasses people! I love it!

Viola Davis in Monique Lhuillier

Viola Davis in Monique Lhuillier – Stunning. The fit, the color, the make-up, the combination of it all, awards her as one of the best dressed. I’d like to thank “The Help” (Stylist) for making Viola look amazing!

Best,

::Stacee Michelle::

photo credit: eonline.com and huffington post

Don’t be American on the 4th! Be an International Rebel!

3 Jul

Hey Guys! The 4th of July is a day to celebrate your independence! So as you independently take yourself to a pool party, BBQ or rooftop social – be sure to check your tags! Rather than showing up in your traditional red, white, and blue OLD NAVY tee and flip flops – Get International!

Men – here are a few options for you to still rock that Preppy-American look… by a designer that doesn’t speak it! GQ put together a nice head-to-toe collection of some great international brands: Bottega Venetta, Etro, Prada, Salvadore Ferragamo, Pierre Balmain, Luis Vuitton, Gucci, and more. Check it out!

For more info visit. www.GQ.com

You are greatness already happening!

Happy 4th of July! 

Best,

::Stacee Michelle::

Who’s Cashin’ Out on TEBOW? | Nike or Reebok

31 Mar

If you haven’t already heard, Nike will be replacing Reebok as the supplier for NFL uniforms effective April 1st. And as I am sure you DO know, Tim Tebow just recently got transfered from the Denver Broncos to the New York Jets (Go Steelers!). Anyway, long-story-short is Nike is suing Reebok for “CASHIN’ OUT” on TebowMania by putting the new jersey on the market. 

Sales didn’t last too long, because Nike caught wind of the nonsense, sued Reebok, and won the court battle. “Since Nike holds the licensing rights to Tebow’s soul products. Reebok must now recall all their Tebow merchandise.”(nymag.com).

Guess Reebok got CHECKED! (haha… get it)

Best,

::Stacee Michelle::

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Bachelors – Time to get your Bachelorette!

25 May

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With the newest season of the The Bachelorette in full-force, we have to be sure to recognize our ::SM:: Guys who don’t get the lush of having a casting crew bring them to the girl of their dreams!

The newest bachelorette, Ashley Hebert, was once an average chic – working as a dental assistant – longing for the day when one of her mates would open his mouth and say “AWWWWW – LOVE YOU“. 

So guys! How do you dress to capture your Bachelorette?? This summer it’s all about stepping outside of your own comfort zone. Enhance your style to make the “REAL” you shine and let your personality and charm carry you the rest of the way!

Here are some options/ideas you could try! What Guy Type are you?

Thanks to Andreas W from Gothenburg for letting me borrow his personal style lookbook to share with you all! Check him out at http://lookbook.nu/andreaswijk.

Enjoy! 

Best,

::Stacee Michelle::

Chris Brown New Look and Freak Out on GMA!

23 Mar

Idk...I'm stuck between Eminem and Sisqo!

Early Tuesday morning, Chris Brown had an interview on Good Morning America with Robin Roberts. The interview was going great until Roberts managed to squeeze in a few comments about Rihanna. Disturbed by the questions, Brown quickly directed the conversation back to talking about his new album. But that’s not even the best part! According to TMZ, Brown lost it in the dressing room, screaming, jumping in the face of a GMA producer, breaking a window, and then storming out of the building with his shirt off (TMZ has the shirtless photos).”

Did anyone know he was this tatted up!?

After the show, Roberts Tweeted: “Sure has been an interesting AM @GMA. Still sorting thru everything myself. Just my 2nd day on twitter, wonder what tomorrow will bring?”
 
According to TMZ, Brown Tweeted,  “I’m so over people bringing this past s**t up!!! Yet we praise Charlie sheen and other celebs for there bulls**t.” 
 
He removed the message and posted two more, notes People.com: “Thank you to everyone who supports my music!!! Key Word (music) !!! Love y’all,” and “All my fans!!! This album is for you and only you!!! I’m so tired of everyone else!! Honestly!! I love team breezy!!” 
 
So whats the deal with Chris Breezy? Does he still have anger management issues he needs to deal with? Or maybe the bleach got to his head! Whatever the case, he needs some serious, help, healing, and guidance.
 
What are your thoughts ::SM:: Subscribers? Do you like his new “good boy, gone bad” look?
 
Burnette or Blonde… you are greatness already happening!
 
Best,
 
::Stacee Michelle::
 
photos: TMZ and BET.com

EB Sculpting for Men | Increasing in Popularity!

11 Mar

“EB” Sculpting a.k.a. Eye Brow Sculpting has become increasingly popular for males across the nation from celebrities to business men.

Eyebrow grooming can enhance your appearance tremendously if you’ve got bushy eyebrows or a uni-brow! I know it may seem crazy for some guys to even think of getting their eyebrows shaped, but why not? You get a shape-up on every other part of  your face from your hair-line and beard to nose hair, so why hold back now!?

The key is to make sure you get the most natural shape that requires minimal upkeep.

::SM Tips:: for grooming those eye forests!

  • K.I.S.S.Keep It Simple Sexy! No need to overdo the grooming of your brows. Just a touch up here and there can go a long way.
  • Never Arch – What separates you from looking feminine is plucking the middle under-side of your eyebrow to form an arch. Leave this to the ladies fellas! Not arching the brow allows you to maintain that masculine look.
  • Enhance, Don’t Re-ShapeMany get conjured into believing that they need to change the whole shape of their eyebrow, however, the look should only be enhanced. With minimal changes you will be able to achieve the most natural look.

Let’s start the new Spring season off with something new guys! You may find that this slight change could result in huge rewards!

Here are a few Specialty Men Spa’s  you should check-out:

Your a hard-working man... Treat yourself to some monthly maintenance!

Charlotte, NC: Emerson Joseph

Manhattan, NY: Wellness Men’s Day Spa

New York, NY: Faina European Day Spa

Bushy or not guys…you are greatness already happening!

Best,

::Stacee Michelle::

Not a College Drop Out Anymore | Kanye Gets His Masters!

7 Mar

Word on the street is that Kanye West has applied to Central Saint Martins College in London to obtain a Master’s degree in Fashion! I guess this ‘college drop-out’ had a change of heart!

He hasn’t been accepted yet; surprisingly the school is making him interview and proceed through the whole application process! He most recently flew out to London to speak with the head of the program, Professor Louise Wilson, who has guided the career of many of Britain’s top designers including the late Alexander McQueen.

I'm sure she could teach him a thing or two!

I am sure that the college is teetering on whether or not to accept Kanye. Although it would gain a lot of publicity for the university, it also poses a great risk of damaging the schools credibility. The school isn’t hurting for more celebrity representation – THE CLASH, M.I.A., JARVIS COCKER, members of the SEX PISTOLS and STELLA McCARTNEY are all former students of CSM (The Sun).

So what do you think they’ll decide?

Accepted or Not Accepted… you are greatness already happening!

Best,

::Stacee Michelle::