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Masculine Monday – Shoe Porn!

Ralph Lauren‘s Sexy New Calf Loafer

Ralph Lauren Calf Loafer

Ralph Lauren Calf Loafer - Image from esquire.com

It’s OK to druel. And if you really want this Edwalton Calf Loafer to turn heads, just cruise the streets with one buckle undone ~

At $495, this Ralph Lauren doozy tops the men’s shoe “rack” of fame today!

Here’s some runner’s up:

Colton Cole Haan Saddle

APC Shoe

APC Shoe

 

We like a good shoe, but what makes the shoe scream “success” is the watch above it. If you really want to punctuate your peds with class, you want to check out a new or used luxury watch at raymondleewatches.com! Rolex, Cartier, Audemars Piquet, Patek Philippe and more.

‘Masculine Monday’: A Day Late and a Dollar Shorts…

Colors, Textures, Patterns:

Three Essentials for Mens Shorts – Summer Fashion 2011

Men's Summer Fashion! Jun 3, 2011By Andrew Eirich

Summer is officially in full swing, especially here in the humid swamplands of South Florida. Celebration of the heat is easily found with a day on the beach or cooling off with buddies at a pool-side cook out, so you’ll get no complaints about the sunshine here. However, thick denim jeans aren’t going to keep you cool while you try to kick back.

Shorts have been big all year round for mens fashion trends this year, but the summer variations are taking a specifically textured, structured, bold appearance that is pretty righteous. The best trends in men’s shorts this Summer are defined by the presence of one to three of the following elements: texture, pattern and color.

Men’s shorts are also adopting a shorter and slimmer fit than in previous years. Not to worry, not 1988 tennis player short, but.. modernized. In the image above, courtesy of the High Gloss White fashion blog contributor and skilled photographer, Andrew Eirich presents a perfect picture of simply handsome summer shorts for men.

 

“…wearing an excellent pair of very worn-looking and faded H&M denim shorts along with a grey Top Man trench coat in the second shot. Also, a light-weight hooded knit jacket is best worn under the trench so you can transition through each temperature level a summer day might dish out! Grey is always a color you can feel confident in rocking because it isn’t as harsh as black, and as easy to stain as white. Best of both worlds! To make the look edgier, Mitchell has on a pair of black combat boots. You can swap these out for some slip on deck/boat shoes or mocassins depending on your mood, and your closet!”-

….http://highglosswhite.com/2011/06/03/hgw-mens-summer-fashion/

The idea here, gentlemen, is that you have a great deal of pliability with your summer shorts this year. Faded denim shorts with combat boots are among my favorite looks presented in this entry, but so many options are workable. Sandals, boat shoes and loafers are all types of footwear that have been seen with this new series of brighter, textured, structured shorts.

Any great tee shirt with an unlined double button blazer would look amazing with shorts, while still maintaining a confident sense of style, ready for any summer occasion. For those laid back days where worries are entirely out of site, a simple grey henley tee will keep you cool, and worn with either white or faded denim shorts, will maintain a muted pastels color scheme that is being embraced within the world of men’s fashion this summer.

Check out alternativeapparel.com for an awesome collection of Men’s Henleys.

Ok Boys, Get some shorts on and go play in the sun! 

Summer Coral and Turquoise Sale at Raymond Lee Jewelers!

Coral and Turquoise Summer Sale!

We have been covering these two hot summer colors for months, highlighting their increasing presence and popularity in fashion trends. The eternal optimism of both coral and turquoise seem to embody the freedom embracing, sunshine drenched months of Summer in colored excitement!

As a matter of fact, I was so in product love with Essie’s turquoise & caicos polish this weekend, that my fingers and toes are both now celebrating the terrific turquoise & caicos color with glee!

Essie... You had me at hello.

Here are a few quick links to past CORAL and TURQUOISE summer fashion entries:

   – Coral Inspiration for Summer Fashion

   – Totally Turquoise Summer Style

    – Featured Jewelry Items of Coral and Turquoise

Coral Crop Fringe Top: modcloth.com

Dress by Motel

Cool Coral Dress by NasyGal.com

Marc Jacobs Agrees... at least w/ the TURQUOISE!

Continuing our Celebration of Coral and Turquoise Summer Fashion Trends…

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Raymond Lee Jewelers

announces...

The Coral and Turquoise Summer Sale!

Now, save 10% or more off of our incredible vintage jewelry pieces of coral and turquoise! A few items that went on sale just this afternoon include such unique pieces, including an 18k yellow gold and turquoise sea urchin ring, an incredible 18K Yellow Gold, Sapphire and Turquoise Freeform Brooch, and an 18K Yellow Gold and Angelskin Coral Floral Filigree Ring.. just to name a few!

Here’s a visual sampling of our coral and turquoise jewelry ON SALE NOW!

Check out the Raymond Lee Jewelers ebay Store for the entire collection of sale items!

Kate Middleton Keeps Shining at 10th Annual ARK Gala Dinner in a Jenny Packham Gown

Kate Middleton Shows Off Her Royal Style's Staying Power!

Kate Middleton glimmered in a soft glow, illuminated by her Jenny Packham gown at Kensington Palace during the 10th Annual 10th Annual ARK Gala Dinner. The Duchess exhibited ‘exquisite grace’ and a flawless style at the event, keeping fashionista enthusiasts excited about Kate!

The Royal beauty stepped a bit outside the very traditional, conservative garment box she’s been safely sticking to since the Royal Wedding. This glittering gown was a style smash, a great one, leaving an impressed response from all those who had a sneak peak of Kate at the Gala Dinner. 

Photo: Samir Hussein, WireImage

Prince William and Catherine

When we first reported on Kate’s ‘Something Borrowed‘ and the controversial tiara that we were so pleased to see her wear, I believe the world had barely a clue what an impressive little fashionista they had in their hands… A ROYAL fashionista!  They say men tend to look for certain qualities in their future wives that they embraced from their Mother. In this case, I believe a young Prince William recognized the creative fashion and jewelry designs created by his Mother, Princess Diana, as he’s married a stylish, spirited woman with grace and genuine charm. The likeability factor is undeniable. She’s a perfect addition to the Royal Family.

Let’s not forget about the gorgeous younger sister…

Pippa Middleton!

Pippa Middleton: Fashionista Sister

Pippa Middleton

Dots Press had the following to say about Pippa, who just completed in the Highland Cross Challenge, a 50-mile duathlon.

When it comes to fashion, Pippa Middleton is a true professional. She knows how to match and perfectly accessorize her outfits. Sometimes using the same handbags, over and over again.

For Middleton sisters, money was never a problem. But they choose not to spend a fortune on clothes and accessories, as other children from reach families.

Moreover, Pippa was seen in public lately wearing the same three handbags: one cream, one gray, and one brown. Bristol’s Modalu, the British maker of the handbags, renamed them after her and then created a purse to make the set complete.

Pippa, the Royal Sister, looks to be another Fashionista on the Royal rise, as rumors of romance between herself and Prince Harry begin to build a momentous buzz.

A Totally Tubular Tuesday Begins With a Few Fantastic Photo Finds!

Totally Tubular Tuesday Photo Find #1

A carousel vintage capture of culture in photography.
Tumblr and Flickr image promotion and integration, I am digging your abilities more and more with each passing week.

Isn’t this a great photo?

This photo was taken yesterday.

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Totally Tubular Tuesday Photo find #2

Aline Zanella

Photo by Fabio Bartlelt

Criativa Magazine May 2011
Discovered on Trendland.net

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Totally Tubular Tuesday Photo Find #3

The Trifecta

Status: Compete

“Awesome swimwear line (along with some dresses & leggings) by an Australian design team We Are Handsome, who has a love for the beautiful things in life. I’m wanting to visit Australia more and more these days…”

-via Rumors Boutique: Blog Entry, ‘Memoirs’

*Thanks Again, Flickr and Tumblr!*

Your Photo Finds Have Brought Smiles to Minds and Eyes!

Alexandra

Raymond Lee Jewelers

Magnificent Masculine Monday Montage

Masculine Monday

A Montage.

Welcome to the work week’s breakout day, the ever famous Monday.  For today’s Masculine Monday, the week will be kicked off with a magnificent montage of fashion favorites that every dude should check out. With stand out awesome finds like men’s Max Azria summer shades to Stormy Kromer caps and urbangent giveaways, today’s men’s fashion dedicated entry will provide a delightful style sampling. Enjoy!

Have you had your coffee yet?!?!

Our favorite men’s fashion blog, theurbangent.com has a Starbucks Gift Card Giveaway/ Custom Frappaccino Competition that is worth voting on! Choose one of the three competing urbangent frap’s, and be entered to win a $25 Starbucks gift card! Free Coffee, rock on! Details below…

Win FIVE (5) $25 Starbucks giftcards. So if you’re a frappuccino or Starbucks lover be sure to enter to win. You’ll be able Create-Your-Own at Frappuccino.com, then you can order a round for you and your friends with your $25 giftcard. (All the winners will be announced this weekend).

To win: Follow on Twitter, Fan on Facebook, and/or sign-up for T.U.G Mail. Then simply comment or retweet. And as always the more ways you enter the higher your chances of winning. (winners are chosen via random.org

Check out our custom “The Urban Gent MochaMint” and “The Urban Gent’s Girlfriend” blends below…

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The Urban Gent MochaMint Frappuccino: Venti, Ice, 2%, 1 Shot, 1 Pump Classic Syrup, 3 Pumps Mocha Sauce, 1 Pump Peppermint Syrup, Caramel Drizzle, Mocha Drizzle, 1 Pump Frappuccino® Roast Frappuccino Blended Drink”

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The Urban Gent’s Girlfriend Frappucino: Grande, Ice, Nonfat, 1 Pump Caramel Syrup, 3 Pumps Mocha Sauce, Caramel Drizzle, Extra Mocha Drizzle, 1 Pump Frappuccino® Roast Frappuccino Blended Drink.

What’s that on your head?

It's a Stormy Kromer, of course.

This righteous cap is a celebratory find for the vintage look loving man! Another giveaway by the gents over there at urbangent.com is the classic early 19th century canvas visor cap, the ‘Stormy Kromer’. Named after the semi-pro baseball player and railroad engineer, George “Stormy” Kromer, this cool cap is part of the American Made Giveaway. Two classic companies have come together to offer this lifetime warranty backed cap. Kudos to Duluth Pack and Stormy Kromer. 

Duluth Pack. Founded in 1882 by Camille Poirer in Duluth, Minnesota. In the 1870s Camille started a small shoe store, then in 1882 filed for a patent on a new type of “packsack.” It was a canvas sack, that closed with a buckled flap, had shoulder straps and other new features. It was known as the Poirer Pack, and is now called the original Duluth Pack.

Stormy Kromer. George “Stormy” Kromer was a real guy – a semi-pro baseball player and railroad engineer. Not the kind of guy you’d expect to start a clothing company, in other words, but one who happened to create a cap that became known for long-comfort and the ability to stay snug, even in the fiercest winds.

One day George “Stormy” Kromer asked his wife Ida, who was a naturally talented seamstress to fashion him a modified version of his baseball cap that would help to keep him warm when working on the railroads in cold weather. It was in 1903 that Ida created the first all cloth, six panel fitting hat that would keep George warm on the chilliest of nights. The comfortable fit and stay-put element of the modified baseball cap was such a hit with other railroad workers that Ida had to hire a few employees to keep up manufacturing the head warming sensations. ‘Stormy Kromer‘ was born!

Stormy Kromer

Keep the Sun Out of Those Eyes With Style: BCBG Max Azria Realm

BCBG Max Azria Realm Men's Sunglasses

These men’s sunglasses by Maz Azria have a subtle style and strong structure, built to withstand the fun of summer!

I Usually Don’t Do This…

Against the grain of a general theology that fashion rings just don’t work on men, this unique creation stumbled upon in The Dandy Project is the first exception.

photo by Pop, Bop and Snap

Details: watch-skeleton ring by Once Lost

Classic Pieces That Form a Wonderful Wardrobe Warranty

These classic white Nike kicks can do no wrong.

Vintage American Needle Baseball Cap: Cardinals Pride!

Vintage St. Louis Cardinals Cap by American Needle.  A rarely-seen vintage logo embroidered in precise detail at front available at modells.com for only $17.99!

Have a Magnificent Monday, Gents!

Alexandra

Raymond Lee Jewelers

Masculine Monday: Five Fashion Trends for Guys We Strongly Advise Against

Wear At Your Own Risk

Five Fashion Trends for Guys We Strongly Advise Against

Men's Leggings: SOLD OUT

Fashion is different for everybody, and nobody understands that better than a group of Jewelry Enthusiasts who cater to a variety of different tastes and preferences on a daily basis. When the Masculine Monday entries began, we wanted to be sure and ease the minds of men who were overwhelmed with the new demands of accessorizing, and new requirements of brightening your wardrobe that were somewhat forced on the male species throughout the past year.

In an effort to help explain that utilizing one statement piece of otherwise avoided fashion, such as celebrity-inspired shades or a pair of colored trousers, Masculine Monday posts began as an aid to open the minds of men used to monochromatic wardrobes with fear of the unknown… a bit of a boost. We’ve touched on a few awesome pieces of Spring and Summer 2011 fashion to consider, such as the unlined blazer, suede lace-up shoes and renewed henley tee’s for the boys to rock with confidence this Summer. Cuff-links, vintage style wristwatches and classic style (like that of Prince William) are still encouraged as fashionable additions and approaches to men’s appearance.

Skimming through the currently pushed trends through fashion media, I discovered something a bit frightening. We’ve not yet mentioned what to avoid. They say ‘you can’t always believe what you hear.’ Well, the same is true for what you read, of course. Particularly when what you’re reading is the simple comprehensive opinions of fashion professionals. Sometimes there’s a look that can take off, something that was worn down a runway in Milan that enough people embraced that it made fashion headlines. This can often lead to street fashion catastrophe.

Now, believe me, I adore Alexander McQueen. However, I would be prepared for a few cross eyed looks if I hopped in my car to work while sporting a big feathered lavender number with lace embellishments. For these designs, there’s a time and a place. That place is the runway, that time is when you’re a professional model.. or an A-list Actress. Since I have no plans to become either, chances are I probably won’t be frolicking around in some of my favorite McQueen gowns.

In the same sense, sometimes things should just never be worn. By anybody. No offense is intended for the designers of these pieces. Obviously many people enjoy them, and to each their own. This is all opinion, after all… So never take our advice, nor anybody else’s too seriously. If something feels right to you, wear it. Rock it. If you feel like you’re in costume before leaving the house, chances are you will feel that way throughout the evening.

That said, thank you for allowing us to share with you five specific men’s fashions that we simply cannot get on board with this Summer. Let us know what you think…

#1. Men’s Leggings

There’s been a surge in media support for jersey material fitted leggings. Not just for women, but for men as well. While I can get on board with a pair of 3/4 length leggings to work out or walk my dog in, for the life of me (and according to trusted opinion sources from both men and women) there seems to exist no possible event or situation where these fitted jersey leggings should be worn on men.

#1. Men's Leggings

Over the past few years, menswear has gotten consistently slimmer: skinny ties, then suits, then jeans. Now designers like Prada and Jean Paul Gaultier are applying the final squeeze, as men’s leggings (meggings, perhaps?) show up in their fall lines. Some feature stirrups, some are paired with gladiator-style tunics. All are shamelessly tight.Fashion Masochist: Men’s Leggings ‘For guys, “slim fit” has taken on a whole new meaning’ 

By Jason Feifer

#2. Overdone Retro Footwear

We love the surge of Converse vintage themed comeback kicks, like the old-fashioned high tops with an Americana twist. The DC collection of basketball homage is also worth a 2nd and 3rd viewing, as the sneakers look great in person. The new collections of Converse, DC’s and Doc Martens all share one common element, though. They aren’t forcing anything grandiose into their designs. They’re focusing on details that ultimately matter most when the finished product is worn, and this is probably why so many people are overjoyed by being able to wear their favorite footwear with a renewed appearance. The same cannot be said for the few pieces of extremely futuristic, Back to the Future based, bulky footwear that ironically titles itself as ‘retro.’

It’s a walking contradiction… Literally.

#2. Overdone 'Retro' Footwear

#3. The Chambray Scarf

This is certainly a battle that won’t be easy to win. These scarves first started popping up a good while ago, and they just keep multiplying, now popping out of pockets, worn under sweaters, inspiring the fabrics for tee’s and shorts, etc. Maybe this is just a personal thing, but I have to disagree with the statement of UrbanGent.com that the ‘chambray is an essential.’

No. It’s not an essential. Scarves are feminine. They just are, and no matter how you twist it or present it, they will always appear feminine…

…At least according to the majority of women that have been asked the opinion of.  *Just an FYI*

#3. The Chambray Scarf

#4. The Deep V-Neck

Never a supporter of the original V-Neck, I would proudly protest against the wearing of these designs by men in any Country, at any time. The result of the exaggerated low neckline makes it look like not only are you trying to reveal cleavage, but exposing your chest hair in the process. The shirt, itself, looks confused, even before it’s placed on a male body. Let’s be clear. No man’s body is made for this cut of a shirt. It’s just a bad idea…

#4: The Deep V-Neck

#5. The Man Purse

Actually, there are a few bags that are entirely men’s messenger bags. They have no feminine attributes, and look great with the right outfit to carry your notebook, ipod or other necessities in without feeling like you’re wearing a purse. For instance, this design is ready to fit a laptop, pens, a cellphone and plenty others without a hint of girly. The colors are workable with nearly any ensemble, and it’s… well, manly.

A Few Details:

These are few and far between. With so many man purses fluttering about, it’s easy to be reeled in by a bag that looks like a patent leather accessory. The only thing that could add to the misfortune of an emasculating man purse is dual disaster of something like a man purse/ bright trouser combo. Too much. Too bright. It’s just not right.

#5. The Man Purse

If anyone would like to offer up some feedback, some refute even, it is more than encouraged! I like to be proven wrong, and I’m truly interested as to how other girls/guys feel about these fashion fads. Thanks!

-Alexandra

Raymond Lee Jewelers

‘Olivia Wilde’ #15 on Maxim’s ‘2011 Hot 100’: Romance Rumors with Bradley Cooper and Justin Timberlake Run Wilde!

Olivia Wilde

Romantic Rendezvous Rumors Run Wild About Maxim’s Hot #15

We‘re Just Obsessed With Her Love of Vintage Jewelry and ‘Rolling Stones‘ Tee !

January 13, 2011 - Photo by Alexandra Wyman/Getty Images North America)

Actress Olivia Wilde arrives at W Magazine’s Celebration of The Best Performances Issue and The Golden Globes held at at Chateau Marmont on January 14, 2011 in Los Angeles, California.

unrealitymay.com: Olivia Wilde Best 15 Photos

This picture makes me want to break out in Peter Gabriel‘s, ‘In Your Eyes.’

Olivia Wilde: Securing Check at LAX (notice the AWESOME tee!?)

We are wild over Olivia Wilde! You may remember first spotting this charismatic actress during her Abercrombie Modeling days. She has since earned herself accolades for her impressively versatile acting chops, with a recurring role on the hit sitcom, ‘House’ and an upcoming role in July’s ‘Cowboys and Indians.’

Wilde dubs herself the “eBay Queen,” exclaiming that she’s not exaggerating when she notes spending hours at a time antique jewelry and clothing eBay browsing.

While the graceful and unique Olivia Wilde has had an outstanding career throughout these past five years, her work schedule and personal matters unfortunately resulted in the dissolution of her seven year marriage to Tao Ruspoli, a photographer and documentary film maker. Since the split, a spike in media focus and paparazzi attention has been invested in discovering any new romantic interests in the life of Olivia Wilde.

Bradley Cooper Rumors:

Bradley Cooper getting Wilde with Olivia? Maybe. ‘The Hangover Part II‘ star and Olivia Wilde were spotted getting their flirt on at an industry party in New York earlier this week. -via PopEater.com

Bradley Cooper, 35, has just recently called it quits with longtime girlfriend Renee Zellweger, leaving him open to many romantic rumors circulating, as well. They include Jennifer Aniston, Scarlett Johansson and a few other gorgeous Actresseses, Models and Dancers. 

“Life & Style is reporting that newly single Olivia Wilde and Bradley Cooper have been out together twice since the pair hooked up at the Boom Boom Room last Saturday. The two were introduced while attending the Saturday Night Live finale after party and quickly got very chatty with each other.” –PerezHilton.com

Watch the PopEater Video of these two getting steamy: http://www.popeater.com/2011/05/25/olivia-wilde-bradley-cooper-dating/

Justin Timberlake Rumors:

Last we heard about rumored Justin Timberlake/Olivia Wilde romance, JT’s rep was saying that the two are JUST FRIENDS, and we were NOT convinced.

Then we heard that the two were seen partying with Mila Kunis at last weekend’s SNL afterparty, “chatting” the night away and then leaving the party “at the same time.” via: PerezHilton.com Rumor Mill 

According to Celebrity Buzz Reports, JT was spotted last month ‘dancing the night away’ with costar Olivia Wilde in Hollywood.  They were seen together once again last week at Timberlake’s NYC Restaurant, ‘Southern Hospitality‘. Reps for both parties, of course, say that the two are ‘just friends’ and that both are single. 

Rumors about a romance between these two skyrocketed following the announcement that Olivia would play Justin Timberlake’s Mother in an upcoming movie by Andrew Niccol. Not officially released with a title, the  movie is said to be about “a society where aging stops at 25 and time has become the currency. The rich are immortal and the rest struggle to stay alive.”

Wilde With Glamour

When this gal cleans up, she really shows off her over-achieving style skills. With smokey, sultry eye makeup and incredible pieces of jewelry, Olivia Wilde can be found on a hefty variety of best dressed lists.

At the 2010 Golden Globes Awards she was seen wearing a Gucci gown accessorized with an ornate black onyx and diamond fan platinum bangle from Tiffany & Co. worth $165000. She wore a creamy yellow gown with soft ruffles accessorized with an expensive bracelet and vintage style earrings to the 2010 Vanity Fair Oscar Party in California hosted by Gaydon Carter.

66th Annual Golden Globe Awards

Olivia Wilde

Olivia Wilde in RM by Roland Mouret

‘Dancing With The Stars’ Winner Hines Ward Gives All Accolades to Partner, Kym Johnson

Hines Thanked the Fans and Said He, “Owes It All to Kym.”

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Hines Ward on ‘Dancing With The Stars’ win and Partner, Kym Johnson. 

‘Hines Ward’ + ‘Kym Johnson’ Performing either the Foxtrot or the Cha Cha Cha

Previously recognized by the public as the fun-loving Wide Receiver for the Pittsburg Steelers, Hines Ward adds a new trophy to his mantle, and gains a sizable new fan-base with his Season 12 victory on ‘Dancing With The Stars‘. Partner, Kym Johnson was praised through a teary eyed thank you from Hines Ward just as their Season 12 ‘Dancing With The Stars’ win was announced.

After sustaining an intense neck injury just two weeks prior to the ‘Dancing With The Stars’ Season Finale, the Australian Ballroom Dancer (since the age of 3!), Model and Television Actress, Kym Johnson inspired athlete Hines Ward by returning to rehearsals immediately after her release from the Hospital.

After the physical strength and psychological determination of Johnson brought the pair back to the dance floor with a renewed sense of motivation, the two hard-working and lovable athletes went on to receive perfect scores for their performances. This brought tears to the eyes of Ward, which effectively had both Kym Johnson and unusually emotional Judge Carrie Ann Inaba to small bursts of water-works in reaction to his sincere delivery.

Adam Taylor/ Getty Images: Dancing With The Stars STYLE

“We’ve had some great footballers on `Dancing With the Stars,’ but I don’t think any compare with

Hines Ward,” head judge Len Goodman said during the season finale.

Kym Johnson and Hines Ward Win! celecitchy.com

KYM JOHNSON, HINES WARD - ABC's 'Dancing With The Stars'

Hines Ward follows several other Professional Athletes which competed on the adored ABC Sitcom, including legendary Boxer Sugar Ray Leonard, Pro Wrestler Chris Jericho and NFL star Emmitt Smith. ‘Dancing With The Stars’ has evolved into much more than a Reality Show, but a true testament to physical endurance and the ability to perform exceptionally under pressure and often times, in pain.

Ward, a Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver and former Super Bowl most valuable player, credits his professional dance partner, Kym Johnson, with their dance victory. He plans to keep his new mirrorball right next to his Super Bowl trophy.

HINES WARD: Official Site and Personal Blog!

Follow Hines Ward on Facebook, Twitter and More at hinesward.com!

Join my 700,000+ member Facebook fan page!

Click “Like” and join my Fan Page. It’s the best way for you and I to connect! There’s a lot that I want to share with you!

“Hines is a natural leader. He is like having another coach on the field and in the locker room,…Hines leads by example.” Mike Tomlin, Head Coach, Pittsburgh Steelers

Esquire Author, Matt Sullivan holds a candid interview with the gorgeous and graceful ‘Dancing With The Stars’ Winner, Kym Johnson that ‘Hines Ward Won’t Hear The End Of’.

Esquire's Matt Sullivan Interviews Kym Johnson

Read Entire Interview on Esquire: http://www.esquire.com/the-side/feature/what-is/dancing-with-the-stars-kym-johnson-5800852

KYM JOHNSON: Official Site

http://www.kymjohnson.tv/

For booking information contact:

Rachel Rothman
Rothman/Patino/Andres Ent.

Email. Rachel@rpaent.com
Phone. (818)980-8081

And for press information contact;

Jane Negline
Platform PR

2666 N. Beachwood Dr.
Los Angeles CA 90068

Email.jane@platformpr.net
Phone. 323.462.3020

From ‘OK Magazine’:

After Hines and Kym performed the samba and he ran over to kiss his mom, perhaps that was an indication of the stellar night to come. Before earning a perfect 10, Carrie Ann Inaba said, “You learned how to lead in the dancing and you lead you partner out of an injury.” Len Goodman added, “Dance is the product, what is so appealing about you is the packaging.”

ABC is owned by The Walt Disney Co.

Online:

http://abc.go.com/shows/dancing-with-the-stars

Style Special via Refinery29: Rag & Bone’s Summer Collection

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Welcome Guest Blogger, Clever Little Buttons: A Satchel Style Collage You Don’t Want to Miss!

This Guest Blog Entry is Courtesy of one of our Most Admired ‘Blogs We Love’ Authors,

Caz of Clever Little Buttons.

(Thanks again, C! These ensembles are incredible, can’t wait to do this again. xo-Alex)

Please check out the Clever Little Buttons Fashion Blog at http://www.cleverlittlebuttons.co.uk/

To Stand the Test of Time

I don’t know about you, but as a freelance writer I struggle to work from home. There are so many distractions that eventually end up pushing me to leave the house. This is when I hit a problem; as a writer I need all my things with me, books, magazines, laptop, it all has to come! Now I’m a vintage girl, always have been and always will be! I Love anything that has a story and history behind it, pushing it forward. So when contemplating this problem I decided to use this post to highlight the perfect bag, that is versatile, chic and the longest lasting style of bag in history.

All Herald the Satchel!

The Story
When I was six I got my first satchel, to use for school! It was brown leather and I covered it with stickers and embellishments, creating a rather artistic mess! Although it may have been a mistake to ruin the leather with stickers, it was my prized possession, and lasted me through to high school! My passion for a sturdy satchel has never left me, so when I decided to dedicate this post to the humble satchel I wanted to know more about its history. Here is the short version, but I think it may surprise you!
The satchel was first reported as being a functional accessory as far back as the Romans!

Oh yes that is correct, and they didn’t even look all that far removed from today’s designs! They were used for carrying food and survival kits by the Legionnaires, now that’s what I call a solid grounding in history! It wasn’t until the 17th Century that the Satchel began to be a fashion statement for men and women, this was the birth of the man bag! They were used by gentry and towns people alike, and were at one point the most common design of accessory.

Classic Satchel

In the 1940’s the satchel was known as the ‘evacuee bag’ as it’s where all your papers were kept, and this drove the bag towards its most well-known era, as the school bag – very geek chic!  This has not ended and today the shape and styles hold predominantly true to the original, with two fastening straps and a multitude on inner pockets, perfect for all! This season has seen the arrival of new, brighter and bolder satchels from all corners of the fashion world, from Mulberry to Primark, the colour block satchel is back!

Back!

Mulberry Satchel
The Colour Block

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So, whilst deliberating how I wear my satchels, I realised that I have two staple versions that give me a very differing look and feeling when I wear them! The first is my colour blocked satchel. It is the one that I wear when I am happy, confident and loud – I’m sure we all have something in our wardrobes that represents those days!
So I proceeded to pull everything out of my wardrobe and devise my perfect look, this is the outcome!
I have started with the amazing foundation of this beautiful, lilac satchel from Cambridge Satchel! This to me is a workable combination of S/S 2011 and the timeless, vintage shape – perfection! This bag is big enough for me to store all my stuff, and trust me there is a lot of stuff! I have a habit of never emptying my bags so they usually just fill up with rubbish, this bag will give me enough room to store my belongings and keep everything neat and tidy – finally there’s a method to my madness! Now, as a curvy girl I find long shoulder straps troublesome if they hit my hips, as it only widens them, this bag has adjustable straps, so that I can bring it up to my waist.
For an overall look I have chosen to style this bag towards a Geek Chic look. I have started with this belted, Ballerina skirt from my ever faithful Warehouse! The colour of this skirt works wonderfully with the bag and it’s quirky enough to ooze style. To complement the skirt I have added a plain white, sheer blouse from The Outnet, no geek look is complete without a pussy bow blouse!
This look is all about the accessories so I chose to start with these ankle socks and brogues both from TopShop. These are great for taller girls, but girls like me who were not blessed with long legs, swap these for wedges! Finally add in Geek glasses from Glassesshop.com and a classic Nixon watch, we all remember these in the 80’s! My nails are the completion of this running theme, I have chosen this slightly clashing shade from OPI.

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My other satchel staple is a vintage embroidered number that has been with me for over 10 years! It never goes out of fashion and is still practical – the perfect blend! When I use this bag I feel ethereal and earthy, it puts me back on the ground and celebrates my love of Mother Nature. So here is a similar bag, that I have found, that I feel will give you the same feeling!
This amazing and different example of the Satchel from TopShop, is not only a great example of the current 70’s trend but also a great staple that will last for years to come. Firstly I love the shape of this bag, it has a slightly Swedish feel to it that I simply adore. The floral printed leather is also chic and simple, it is noticeable but also adds textures – this can only add value to this investment!
As this is a smaller version, I can wear this at a longer length, it won’t hit my hips as badly as the larger version, and this would work great as a cross over.
I have styled this bag with a typical outfit that I would wear with mine, so I wanted to start with this seasons favourite Palazzo pant also from TopShop. The colour of these trousers are perfect for me, they ooze femininity and playfulness. These are also great for all sizes – yey! I have teamed these with this amazing denim number from
Miss Selfridge. To complete the look I have styled with these wedges from Sam Edelman, Miss Dior perfume, sweet and light like the outfit and necklace also from Miss Selfridge.

Go and invest in a Satchel this season, not only are you  investing in history but you are also grabbing a staple that will last through your history!

To my dear Alex,

Thank you for the opportunity to blog with you – it has been so much fun!
Your support means the world to me!

Love from your friend across the pond,

Clever Little Caz x


Masculine Monday: We Haven’t Forgotten About the Rocker Boys!

With so much focus recently being given towards the renewed sense of classic men’s fashion making a strong and steady comeback, certainly didn’t  want to give the impression that we’ve forgotten the pathfinders (or path makers, rather) in men’s style… The Musicians.

Rock Stars will simply never go out of style. They’ve always been there, and so long as the tide keeps turning, there they will remain…

Bob Dylan

Men like Robert Plant, Tom Petty, Bob Dylan, Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Kurt Cobain and Jack White, who make their own place in fashion history by creating their own personal and powerful style distinctions… Wearing them with the pride and swagger that belongs only to Rock Stars.

Not only are Rockers adored for their fashion risks, but applauded for just how well they seem to work, no matter how bizarre. ‘80s Rock Band Poison created a fashion sensation among fellow artists and fans with the bright purple leggings worn by guitarist C.C. Deville and front man, Bret Michaels.

And don’t laugh, ladies.. I know a good few of you sent in audition tapes to Rock of Love. One, Two, and THREE!

(It’s alright. So did I…)

Women love musicians. Is it a cliché?  Yes. It is also an inarguable truth.

Kate Hudson is pregnant, and happily engaged to Rocker Matt Bellamy, front-man of Muse. The charming and talented daughter of Goldie Hawn has had a magnetic pull towards musicians throughout her love life, but this Penny Lane finally seems to have found her soul mate in Bellamy.

Kate looks absolutely stunning in every recent photograph, beaming with happiness and excitement to begin their life together as a Family.

 

Kate Hudson and Matt Bellamy

Another gorgeous Actress who has fallen under the spell of a musician is the lovely Kiera Knightley. Rumors of a blooming relationship between Knightley and James Righton, keyboard player for rock band Klaxons, have been confirmed recently through very telling images.

These two coordinating cuties were introduced through mutual friend, Alexa Chung about five weeks ago.

What’s becoming so likeable about the new Rocker Boy fashions is the mild approach to daily ensembles, a casual appearance that has been taking a backseat to way-too-tight pants and super long locks for the past few years.

With a solid pair of charcoal or black sneakers, a plain white tee, some worn jeans and charismatic sunglasses, Rocker Boy’s today are looking ultra adorable in their casual wear. Their Leading Ladies seem to love it too… 

So, a few tips on obtaining the simplified Rock Star Style that is capturing hearts from here to England:

Understated, and Making a Statement: The Long Sleeved White Tee

Many of us forget about the long-sleeve lightweight tee. This doesn’t have to be just an undershirt. It looks great by itself, especially highlighted with a great accessory (i.e. watch, bracelet, etc.). Some slick linen pants and sandals would also be right at home with this one – $19 at 80sPurple.com

Via: FashionGrail.com

Men’s Shirts: Patch tees and men’s button down shirts can take a guy from organization casual to rocker on the prowl. Men’s shirt brands like English Laundry, Local Celebrity and Suitable English all offer you wonderful men’s t-shirt styles.

Outerwear and Accessories: Jackets with hand made patchwork, Heirloom buckled belts, simple fashions that exhibit a vintage appeal such as old-fashioned bomber jackets and leather strapped wristwatches will help to achieve the kicked-back Rocker look.

A New Spin on Classic Khaki’s

Khaki’s are making a substantial evolution in men’s fashion.  These summer staples are a beautiful way to maintain a crisp look for the bottom half – Men’s Long Beach pants – $109 at  80spurple.com.

Simple Kicks

Sneakers that are basic in color and fit, absent of any bright accents are a fantastic feature of any laid-back rock star style. These white and grey simple kicks are sure to be a hit on any pair of feet, whether or not they’ll be kicking drum pedals by the end of the night.   $83.95 at Zappos.com

Stylist Manifesto: Sometimes the most appropriate way to go is minimalist. From shoes to accessories, tops to bottoms, there are times when simplicity works best.

So, there you have it fellas. Get the appeal of a rock star, whether you’re a musician, banker or athlete. The attraction of the rocker boy fashion is all in how you wear it. So slip on a pair of casual kicks and a plain white tee. Pair it up with a vintage wristwatch, some charismatic shades, and before you know it…

The Keira Knightley or Kate Hudson you’ve been waiting for will be walking your way!

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