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‘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! 

Alex’s Proclamation of Love for Ariella Collection of Rings 2011

Thank You ever so much to ..

The Written Runway

daydreams of a fashion muse

These modern styled, blended lines of geometric and sweeping variations ring creations are part of the Ariella Collection, available at Nordstrom (and various other less expensive online bargain options, like  http://www.polyvore.com and http://ringoblog.com)

A lovely acquaintance of mine, through the wonderful world of fashion and jewelry blogging, Ambyr (Twitter: @ambyrhanks) exhibited the complete cuteness of these rings in a recent entry.

With a two finger ring from the Ariella Collection that featured bright aquamarine, Ambyr added a bit of gold with two thin bangles and sported a sweeping, fun in the spring-time dress. Bright colors. Bright smile. Bright Gems. Great Style! Rock on, Ambyr!

This ‘Talon Two-Finger Ring is Pretty Incredible Too!

Have a wonderful evening everybody!

Alexandra . Raymond Lee Jewelers

Why We Love Stana Katic: For Lovers Only, Vintage Diamond Jewelry and On The Road

Stana Katic is a Canadian-Born American Actress who is well-known as the character of Kate Beckett in ABC’s hit sitcom Castle‘, as well as her role in the upcoming film, For Lovers Only.’ The talented actress also starred in Quantum of Solace, The Librarian and the Spirit. Castle’s Stana Katic (Beckett), who recently made The Express Tribune Blog’s A to Z list of sexiest women in the world was already top notch in our book, and she just keeps getting better!

Stana Katic will be starring in the film ‘On The Road‘, a recreation of the iconic Beatnik Generation novel by Jack Kerouac. Stana will work alongside actress Kate Bosworth and actor Jean-Marc Barr, who will play Kerouc himself, among others. Yey. What better than one of your favorite actresses starring in a film version of one of your favorite novels? Not much! That’s just one reason why Stana Katic is so very top notch.

There are, of course, a few other reasons why we love Stana Katic so much. First of all, she is probably sporting one of the coolest names in Hollywood. Secondly, she is always among the best dressed for red carpet events, constantly evolving her classic style. In the images above, Static is wearing various pieces of Neil Lane Jewelry, including a Neil Lane Antique Diamond Bracelet that was an instant smash hit.

A third reason, but certainly not the last, is that this Canadian born starlet loves to research! She apparently has enjoyed her role as NYC Detective in Castle so much so that she’s begun spending time learning more about the NY Police Department, stating that she has found a whole new appreciation for law enforcement. There’s just nothing to NOT love about this gal! Talented, glamorous, stylish and down to earth.

We’re sold on Stana Katic!

If you love the Neil Lane Antique Diamond Bracelet shown above, you’ll also adore this fantastic

18K Yellow Gold Pave Diamond Bangle

from the Raymond Lee Jewelers eBay Store!

Have a wonderful day everyone!

Alexandra at Raymond Lee Jewelers

Nat King Cole Generation Hope Event: Raymond Lee Jewelers on Apr 27 2011

Nat King Cole Generation Hope Event

Raymond Lee Jewelers  –  April 27, 2011

Cara Rosenthal, Casey and Timolin Cole

Cara Rosenthal from The Amazing Race on CBS, Casey and Timolin Cole of the NKC Generation Hope Foundation and Jeff Josephson, President of Raymond Lee Jewelers

The Nat King Cole Generation Hope Event was held last Wednesday, April 27, 2011 at Raymond Lee Jewelers in Boca Raton. The elegant evening was a successful celebration of hope and benevolence!

The Raymond Lee Jewelers Boca Raton showroom filled with famous faces, as shimmering jewels provided the elegant entrance for guests as the Nat King Cole Generation Hope Event commenced.

Walter Shaw and the Cole Sisters

Raymond Lee Jewelers Boca Raton Showroom

Raymond Lee Jewelers Boca Raton Showroom

Lovely Ladies! Erin, Julia and Dana.

Lovely Ladies:  Dana, Julia and Erin

Walter Shaw, Jeff, Dana, Erin, Lee, Donna and Mariana

Walter Shaw, Jeff, Dana, Erin, Lee, Donna and Mariana

Cole Twins, Kesi Case and other famous faces


Sherry Ratay and Cara Rosenthal

Sherry Ratay and Cara Rosenthal

The entertaining evening included an impressive musical performance for guests, as they browsed the beautiful pieces of jewelry on display and chatted with Casey and Timolin Cole, and several other attending celebrities. Proceeds from the successful event will benefit Nat King Cole Generation Hope, an organization dedicated to keeping music in the classrooms of our  community.

For more on NKC Generation of Hope, please visit http://www.natkingcolefoundation.org

We feel the time is right to launch Nat King Cole Generation Hope, Inc. with the goal of inspiring our youth while enriching their lives, through the power of music. Musical instruments, instruction, seminars, state-of-the-art recording equipment and funding will be provided to students with the greatest need and fewest resources in Palm Beach, Broward, and Miami-Dade counties.’

Casey and Timolin Cole

Sherry Ratay, Award-Winning Color Expert

Sherry Ratay, Award-Winning Color Expert

Generation Hope Pendent Unveiling at Raymond Lee Jewelers

Established with the strong desire to keep music in the classroom, the Nat King Cole Generation of Hope event was perfectly according in celebration. The talented Italian Singer, Franco Corso (http://www.francocorso.com/) provided beautiful musically driven entertainment.

Musical Entertainment

Celebrity sitings included Cara Rosenthal from CBSAmazing Race, Fashion Designer Kesi Case (http://www.kesicase.com/), Award Winning Color Expert Sherry Ratay (http://www.salonratay.com/) and…

Walter Shaw, Notorious Jewel Thief and Author of A License to Steal !

We like to live life on the edge. and hosting an extravagant evening without an infamous jewel thief wandering about?

What fun would that be?!

The turnout was fantastic, and attendees had a wonderful time, while supporting a great cause. Honored guests sipped champagne while browsing an eclectic collection of exquisite estate jewelry, vivid gemstones, pave set pendants and diamond-by-the-yard jewelry pieces, shopping side by side with the Cole Sisters.

As the evening progressed, Raymond Lee Jewelers took a moment to unveil the Nat King Cole Generation Hope Signature Pendant, designed for the NKC Generation Hope Foundation. The Diamond Horn Signature Pendant was greatly appreciated and adored by the Cole Twins, in addition to many of the evening’s guests.

This inspiring design pays a great deal of honor and homage to the talented, musical legend of the great Nat King Cole. The diamond embedded sculpted classic horn pendant was designed by Richard Resnik, our Professional Custom Jewelry Designer at Raymond Lee Jewelers.

Richard Resnik and Cara Rosenthal, The Amazing Race

The signature pendant has been an tremendous hit with guests of the Generation of Hope Event. Therefore, we are pleased to announce that the Signature Generation Hope Pendants will soon be available for purchase in both sterling silver and diamond designs!

I promise to keep you updated on when they do become available, and if you should have and inquiries, please feel free to email me directly at alex@webuybigdiamonds.com.

The evening was a sparkling success. We would like to formally thank Casey and Timolin Cole, Transmedia Group, Sherry Ratay, Walter Shaw, Cara Rosenthal and all guests who attended the 2011 Generation of Hope Event at Raymond Lee Jewelers.

Thank you for a meaningful and musical evening!

           -Raymond Lee Jewelers

Mariana – Generation Hope Event

Igor Polotsky, Watchmaker at Raymond Lee Jewelers

Jayne and Jeff and Jewelry

Jayne. Jeff. Jewelry.

Donna at Generation Hope Event

NKC Generation Hope - Raymond Lee Jewelers Apr 27, 2011

NKC Generation Hope – Raymond Lee Jewelers Apr 27, 2011

-Alexandra, and the entire staff at Raymond Lee Jewelers

TrendLuxury Interviews Raymond Lee Jewelers President, Jeff Josephson: The Final Word on Fashion

 The Final Word on Fashion from Raymond Lee Jewelers President, Jeff Josephson

TrendLuxury is an award-winning publication, as well as leading social media outlet and interactive influence on luxury, glamor and fashion trends. With an International fan-base, fashion experts and industry leaders, TrendLuxury has been coined ‘ the international online trend.’

This successfully savvy company prides itself on keeping consumers both well-informed and entertained with coverage on fashion trends, tips, product reviews, event coverage and interviews with today’s luxury style influences and fashion industry leaders.’

It would therefore come as no surprise to those who know him, and have seen his keen eye and spot-on style related observations in both jewelry and fashion, that Jeff Josephson was approached for an interview with the International fashion news outlet.

Trendluxury conducted an interview with Raymond Lee Jewelers President Jeff Josephson, which includes a fun variety of fashion-related inquiries, in addition to how Raymond Lee Jewelers came to be and why we have remained a trusted, innovative and evolving industry leader.

Read the full interview here for in-depth analysis of the strong comeback of sophisticated ’70s glamor, yellow gold jewelry pieces and accessories, colors and designs that Jeff suspects we will be seeing this Summer.

As a gal that has embraced yellow gold jewelry for the first time in her life, and has both seen and sported the style inspirations which Jeff Josephson discusses here with TrendLuxury, I promise that you will enjoy these professional jewelry, accessory and fashion insights!

… Read Full Interview Here

Sneak Peak:

Jeff Josephson: This has been a year of two extremes, neither one is overpowering the other just yet but I suspect as the year progresses and as fashion continues through the 70’s style evolution we can expect larger, bolder pieces to begin to overshadow more delicate designs.

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