T by Alexander Wang

Alexander Wang has found a rare way to incorporate your everyday sweatsuit into the workplace through clever design and precise cuts. Keeping it chic and cool, Wang has orchestrated a pivotal moment for women who want to hone in on comfort and luxury at the same time. Fusing reinvented button downs with classic cigarette slacks seems to be a reoccurring theme that brings a sense of sophistication and a hint of androgyny. Holding steadfast to a strong color palette consisting of Kelly green, crisp whites, cool grey’s and sharp black’s- Wang kept the vibe professional and straightforward. I can appreciate the styling aspect that showcases the pieces and the range they are able to hold in a woman’s wardrobe. From dressing skirts down with flat boots to pairing wide legged pant with open-toed sandals, the styling precisely enables women to have a magnitude of choices with each piece. Knock offs are probably already being created to replicate Wang’s vision, and I can see why. Signing off.

-SM


T by Alexander Wang

Prepping for Fashion Week like…

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Is it nearly September already?

I think we’re all very unsure as to where the time has gone…

But, I’m quickly working through it.

My time has been super dedicated to work as of late.

But, I am committed to creating a brand out of myself and what I do.

So, getting focused is a MUST!

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Besides diving into a new business venture which will exercise my buying and styling skills,

I have been planning a New York Fashion Week for the past month.

No, I won’t be getting into any of the super huge shows, but I felt it was important to be in the room.

I want to flex that networking muscle while in New York the first week of September.

I’ve been invited to 7 shows that will feature up and coming designers, and I’m super stoked.

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Every time I prepare for a trip to New York, I feel like it’s my first time again.

From the excitement regarding being around like-minded people, to the nervousness surrounding whether I’m good enough to hang or not.

The city is full of great things to do, people to see and dreams to be chased.

I’m here for it.

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I’ve been trying to find the right 30 looks to pack for the past few weeks, and I’m STILL searching.

I’ve thought so hard about my looks that I almost want to just bring a jumble and go from there.

For this New York trip, my focus will be on looking super stylish, while remaining comfortable in my own skin.

I thought about heading to Fashion Week and trying TOO hard…

But, why?

Over the past year, I’ve grown so comfortable with my own style and its evolution.

I just want that to be featured.

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Designer pulls and shopping are what the next week will consist of to prepare for Fashion Week.

I’m ready to share my experiences with you via social media!

Make sure you follow my journey.

GO!

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Photogapher: Alexis Ross

Prepping for Fashion Week like…

Chapter Men’s RTW Fall 2016

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I have a deep appreciation for the fact that a separate Fashion Week has been created for menswear.

It was necessary.

With another period totally dedicated to lines of menswear, it is opening an entire wavelength for the representation of men within the fashion industry.

After surfing the internet from home, I stumbled upon this collection; one that I admire.chapter-mf16-13.jpg

The collection struck men because it’s a showcase of men who are not only individuals, but also individuals with style.

Although, the collection is labelled as menswear, there are female models and the pieces are not giving off vibes that scream alpha-male.

The collection is probably a favorite of mine, because I can see myself wearing any of these pieces.

I’ve been a fan of menswear for a while due to the fact that I cant get enough of boxy silhouettes, ultra layering and muted color palettes.

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Chapter used the showcase or presentation styled exhibit. versus runway- I thought this was brilliant.

The still exhibit offers something much different than a runway show. It offers onlookers to study the collection and pieces as art, allowing them to have a growing appreciation for it.

The collection was a mash-up of oversized, yet simplistic peacoats, trousers featuring dropped waists and crotches, lengthy and boxy tops, and knee length bombers.

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Chapter Men’s RTW Fall 2016

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The subtle details always make or break a collection in m eyes.

The details featured here include neatly tied shoes to complete a ‘street-styled’ look, silver garnishments and jewelry, and visible socks underneath trousers.

The models were exquisite, with totally natural faces, with shaggy bed hair. There was also a good variety of models regarding their looks, making the collection seem more realistic.

Chapter Men's RTW Fall 2016
Chapter Men’s RTW Fall 2016

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Men’s fashion doesn’t have to be so overtly masculine anymore-

I mean, what are we trying to prove?

I’ve been seeing more designers breaking the rules regarding fashion, which is something I’m in love with.

Some of the pieces can definitely be seen as unisex-

If you’re comfortable in your skin.

Regardless of that, the reality of the matter is that street style is a collection of our own individuality mixed with pieces we try to mimic off of the runway- Right?

This collection embodies street style.

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Chapter Men’s RTW Fall 2016

Grey Days.

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Obviously, it’s a new year.

My holiday season was extremely busy, but it was also an exciting time.

Fashion took a backseat for me towards the end of 2016.

Due to my new job and starting new things personally,

I haven’t been as inspired as I normally am.

With the start of the new year, I’ve been able to refocus.

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For the past week, I’ve been reaching out to photographers.

I’m ready to revamp my portfolio and get back to networking.

I’m headed to NYC for Fashion Week in February, which is insane!

I have a few editorials set for January and February, and I found out the some of my work is being published on January 15, 2016.

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I’ve been trying to keep up with blogging during my hiatus to stay ‘relevant’ in my mind.

It’s been giving me something to stay motivated about, and I’m able to post quickly.

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My look of the day was simply a compilation of grey’s, with a mixture of active wear and menswear.

I’m the biggest fan of mixing different types of clothing on various body types.

Menswear is my number one go to, because I love oversized pieces, boxy structures and the great fabrics that I find.

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I found this men’s sweater from my local thrift store and paired it with some inexpensive sweatpants that I picked up from Forever 21.

I tied this flowing top around my waist, I’ve been doing this a lot lately with flannels, blazers and shirts.

I grabbed my black fur chubby that I bought for New Years Eve and never wore.

Basic jewelry is always a necessity, but I elevated my look with my black pumps.

I hope everyone has set some amazing goals for themselves for this year, that’s what I’m ALL about!

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Top: Valley Thrift Store

Sweatpants: Forever 21

Shoes: ALDO

Grey Days.

Trade Mark.

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This time of the year has been chaotic to say the least. Managing in retail has been consuming my life, leaving little to no time for fashion styling or blogging. I’m definitely ready to get back into the swing of things regarding fashion. Today, I made time to take some photos- So, you guys wouldn’t forget about me.


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My look was definitely weather appropriate, seeing that it is below 40 degrees here in Cincinnati. The air is crisp, signaling the changing of the seasons again. I snagged a killer wide brimmed hat from the new Forever 21 at Liberty Center last week, which inspired my whole look. I’m developing a new love for oversized hats and head gear, and this hat caught my attention quickly.


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I dressed in a warm, neutral toned button down top that I grabbed from the men’s section of the thrift store, and paired that with my white washed Levi’s. Gold is always the move when it comes to accessories for me. I stacked a few bracelets, and added my new ear cuff to the equation as well. My patterned scarf was also a purchase from the men’s section of the thrift store, which added a nice and warm touch. Adding the overcoat was definitely just for the drama- I love it.


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Hat: F21

Top: Valley Thrift Store

Denim: Valley Thrift Store

Shoes: Charlotte Russe

Earrings: Bebe

Bracelet 1: BCBG

Bracelet 2: Michael Kors

Watch: Michael Kors

Knuckle Rings: F21

Scarf: Valley Thrift Store

Trade Mark.

Super Chill.

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Yesterday was super chill.

The day was filled with tons of good food, relaxation and snapping a few shots.

I decided to have some camera fun in my denim look of the day.

I’m a fan of denim on denim in every way, shape and form.

I’m sure you guys have watched me sport it once or twice before.

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At this point in my life, comfort is the ultimate necessity for me.

When I’m wearing denim, I feel like I’m in uniform.

It’s always so comfortable and completely on trend-

Especially for a relaxed day.
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  Top: Gabriel Brothers

Jeans: Levi

Jacket: F21

Super Chill.