The Well Dressed Gentleman

 

The well-dressed gentleman unravels the traditional ideas of gender in fashion. Fashion Week Menswear Fall/Winter2016 is booming as designers are taking to the runway in different and more extravagant fabrics and colors. We are seeing countless materials in velvet, floral patterns and many different styles of the shearling coat that have graced the runways. To top things off many of the pants are wide leg and with oversized pockets. Followed by many color blocked sweaters and oversized coats. Let’s not exclude that many designers such as Givenchy, Brioni, Canali, Giorgio Armani, Louis Vuitton and Valentino just to name a few keep it classic with many of their models strutting the runway in a well-tailored suit. Gucci and Roberto Cavalli gave us fun in viewing their vintage styles. Designers such as Burberry, Miharayasuhiro reigned supreme in their elaborate deigns of coats. So far I must say I am not just seeing a well-dressed gentleman on the runway for Fall/Winter 2016 Menswear but I do see more styles to choose for men in which designers are breaking barriers so that men have as many or more fashion pieces and colors to select from. There is no limit to the well- dressed gentlemen.

 

Photo Credit: Some of these images were provided by Getty Images

FUNKY, FABULOUS, FRESH, FANTASTIC DESIGNS and STYLING of DEUX FOIS

From a very young age Maylyn Lyn knew she was destined to succeed in the fashion industry. Maylyn nurtured her love for fashion by earning not one but three degrees a dual degree from the University of Maryland: Fashion Merchandising and two degrees from the Fashion Institute of Technology Advertising & Marketing Communication and Fashion Design. While studying at FIT, Maylyn had the opportunity to intern at Betsey Johnson, which left a lasting impression. While at Betsy Johnson she was responsible for pulling runway garments, assisting celebrity clients in addition to selecting runway models and contacting sponsors to participate at Bryant Park, a major platform for designers.

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Upon completing her internship and degrees Maylyn relocated to Maryland, which left her wondering and wanting more from New York’s Fashion Industry. After great deliberation she decided to move back to the big Apple and pursue her dream, creating and owning her own design company.

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Once back in NYC her career began to blossom when she landed her first job at Calvin Klein jeans, where she worked as an Associate Merchandiser then promoted a year later into a Product Development Manager. Through the years she has worked for well-known companies, Liz Claiborne, Little Me, Akademics, Coach, Ralph Lauren & Fila. In addition to her corporate jobs Maylyn teamed up with the talented designer “Kahlynn Lawrence”. The duo created a small company “Eyes on U”, which has been featured in magazines and on celebrities. Unfortunately the partnership dissolved but only fueled Maylyn to pursue her passion solely, which is how Deux Fois was created.

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Deux Fois is a New York based company that was founded in 2007 and is a full service boutique offering personal styling and fashion consulting. Maylyn’s fashion philosophy is based on Style – it is everything. If you are not born with it we will help you discover it, package it and hand deliver it to you.

 

“Confidence Lies from Within, Always Believe in Yourself and Look Deep Inside And See Your True Beauty”. Maylyn Lyn is a Fashion Designer, Stylist & CEO of her company Deux Fois, Inc. and also gives back by associating and contributing to the American cancer society, Green Hope, Housing Works, and New York cares.

 

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For more of your styling needs or vintage pieces contact Deux Fois at:

Maylyn@deuxfois.net

347-415-1155

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Creating and Discovering Style Within You!

 

Making A Comeback In The Couture World!!

Fashions giant Yves Saint Laurent will be making a return to the couture world. It has been over a decade since they have touched couture. The last couture collection was created in 2002. As per British Vogue, they have not confirmed if the Fashion House will show on schedule again or just create modified creations for celebrities and clients in a similar way to Givenchy, but it did reveal that the pieces would be for both men and women. Managed by director Hedi Slimane, the pieces will be created at the label’s new atelier. . The space, created inside a 17th-century mansion Hôtel de Sénecterre, will house three separate areas: the Salon Couture, where clients will try the pieces; the Atelier Flou, for dressmaking; and the Atelier Tailleur, for tailoring, in order to facilitate the new venture, and boasts a “geometric garden” pioneered by Slimane, as well as furniture and art from both his own and the house’s private collections. See the first look at the new couture pieces, photographed by the house in the new atelier, below. 

 

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For more information, check out British Vogue www.vogue.co.uk

DEMI LOVATO COSMOPOLITAN SEPTEMBER 2015

Demi Lovato look smoking hot for the cover of Cosmopolitan September 2015 Issue.  The breath taking entertainer rocked this issue. Here is what Demi had to say:

 

On being “off and on” for five years with boyfriend Wilmer Valderrama: “The only times we ever broke up were when I was relapsing, whether it was drugs or in a bad place and rebelling against everybody, not just him… People say that relapses happen before you use. Your mind starts setting up the relapse before you take that drink or that first hit. The times we’d broken up, I had already gone to that place of, Yeah, this is what’s happening. I didn’t realize it at the time, but I just wanted to sabotage everything around me so that I could sabotage myself.”

On Wilmer not being the jealous type: “Nick [Jonas] and Wilmer get along great—Joe [Jonas] and Wilmer too. It’s weird. In the beginning, I was like, ‘Why the fuck are you friends with Joe?’ He was like, ‘He’s a cool guy.’ Yeah, I know. I dated him.”

On her music: “There are a lot of girls in pop. They have badass lyrics, but I feel like I’m the only person other than Rihanna and Nicki Minaj who isn’t afraid to say, ‘Try something on me and I’ll f–king beat your ass.’ There are people who can dress up and play the part, but their music doesn’t say it.”

 

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For more of Demi pick up the September Issue of Cosmopolitan or visit  www.cosmopolitan.com

 

 

 

A Girl on the Move Needs A Great Bag!

Ladies let’s not forget a fierce outfit also requires a fierce bag. Bags accessorize and make and outfit pop. A girl loves a bag that can carry her everyday essentials. A couple of bags that will be able to accompany the woman on the move is the Hobo and the Tote bag. Keeping it stylish plus having what a girl needs as she make moves is what a girl wants! These comfortable bags are making a huge comeback for Resort 2016. Above is a stylish leather hobo bag that every girl wants by Foley + Corinna’s . Below check out some of fashions most creative bag designers and see what will be your bag on the go.

 

 

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A Change for Balenciaga?

There are many reports that fashion designer Alexander Wang will be leaving Balenciaga. WWD is reporting that Alexander Wang will not be renewing his contract with the luxury Kering-Owned Balenciaga. The companies revenue is still  great in numbers however it appears that many profits are coming from its own stores. Wang started with the company in December 2012. Reviews have been good in regards to the beauty of the clothes that Wang has created for the giant. However it is just not enough.  Wang still gave sparkle to the company as he dressed  celebs for the red carpet  like Cate Blanchett, Felicity Jones and Sienna Miller just to name a few. Nevertheless Alexander Wang is still one of fashions most prominent designers. There are rumors stating that possibly an unknown designer may take his place or possibly Alessandro Michele at Gucci or Simon Porte Jacquemus. Who knows who will take the stand after the creative Alexander Wang. We shall have to wait and see!

 

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PERFECT DUO!!

Billboard Magazine showcased the stylish and talented Willow and Jaden Smith.  They were shot by Olivia Malone. They are the perfect duo. I wonder if these two have new contracts waiting!!;0) They look amazing. Check out there interview below:

Jaden on listening to his dad’s music: “My dad is awesome. I wouldn’t be where I am right now if it wasn’t for all of the things he’s taught me. He’s taught me a lot about driving and just about life. And I love his songs, I go back and re-listen to those songs and the newer songs he’s made in the studio too.”​

Jaden on his musical style: “Everything that I talk about in my music is pretty much just trying to evolve consciousness in the world and help everything become better and brighter.  I’ve never written out my lyrics before, I just go in and freestyle and say what’s on the top of my mind.”

Jaden on his musical inspirations: “Kanye, Jay Z and Willow — those are all people I watch out for.  The music Willow listens to is really really interesting. She’s really amazing, probably my favorite artist and we collaborate any time that we can.”

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Willow on not being a fan of autotune: “I don’t like having any effects on my voice, I feel like putting a lot of Auto-Tune on it really covers up the essence of you and is like putting a cloud over real true emotion.

Willow on her musical inspirations: “When I was younger, my brother and I toured with my mom’s Jada Pinkett Smith’s] band, Wicked Wisdom, so heavy metal was one of the first types of music I heard a lot and I’m still really inspired by it.  I’m into Lolawolf [Zoe Kravitz‘s band], Tune-Yards, the Runaways, Pink Floyd and I freaking love Bikini Kill!”

Willow on her style aesthetic: “High-fashion nomad. I could literally climb a mountain and survive a couple nights in nature.”

Willow on her outlook on life: “When I’m just by myself and walking around and just looking at the world happening around me, those are the moments that really inspire me.  Those moments where the mind is completely gone and you’re just looking at the beauty of something. When I’m crying and I’m sad about something, I’ll just sit there and be like, this is the beauty of life.”

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Check out more pics of Jaden and Willow from their shoot and get more HERE:

 

 

 

Images: Billboard Magazine

UNIQUE IS AN UNDERSTATEMENT-RICK OWENS FALL/WINTER 2015

THIS COLLECTION STOOD OUT WITH TOTAL SHINE! RICK OWENS PLEASES THE CROWD WITH CREATIVE AND UNIQUE STYLES. NOT ONLY GIVING THE CROWD WONDERFUL DESIGNS, HIS MODELS GRACED THE RUNWAY HAVING TOP MAKEUP ARTIST LUCIA PIERONI COVER THEOR FACES WITH METALLIC LEAF RANGING FROM YELLOW GOLD AND SILVER ON THEIR FACES. IT WAS SIMPLY BEAUTIFUL! THE LADIES LOOKED LIKE GODDESSES! THIS COLLECTION WAS FUN AND CAUGHT EVERYONE’S EYE. TAKE A LOOK!

 

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BE INSPIRED WITH CHARLES & RON

Creative designers Charles and Ron are what a woman wants! Charles was born in Malta and Ron originally Dutch met in 1992 in Amsterdam. Later Ron moved to Malta where they set up their first studio and launched their very first collection. The amazing self -taught designers are Malta’s prominent fashion house and have partaken in many prestigious fashion events throughout Europe. They were also guest designers at Toronto Fashion Week. The designer’s vision is creating Maltese culture and integral part of their design ethic. Charles and Ron would like to inspire their clients to be apart of the Charles and Ron Mediterranean Style! Their style consist of feminine silhouettes embellished with modern graphic prints. They strive to design high end wearable clothing and bags with a distinct Mediterranean flair and dedication to a superior quality. When Charles and Ron work together as a team they always bring the best in making it happen! It’s a love affair, Charles & Ron have been a couple for 22 years.

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Website:

http://www.charlesandron.com

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MENSWEAR TAILORED TO FIT WOMEN

Ann was born in Indiana and graduated from Purdue University and FIT in New York City. She has worked for various designers and after gaining over 12 years of experience she has launched her brand. Her vision is to create menswear high end tailored clothing but made to fit women.Ann’s signature style is a beautiful black wool tailored coat. Her influence comes from the non- other than the stomping grounds of NYC!

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