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Masculine Monday: VMA Fashion

Raymond Lee Jewelers Recaps some of Last Nights Best and Worst of Men’s Fashion.

Last Night’s VMA’s did not disappoint. Amy Winehouse tribute! Deena from Jersey Shore dressed as a sequined parrot! Jigga and Kanye wow with a “surprise” performance of Otis! Beyonce is pregnant! Has your mind exploded yet? No? Good, then we can make our way down to some of Sunday night’s best and worst male fashion stars.

Best Surprisingly Chic Ensemble – Vinny Guadagnino

Courtesy of MTV

Unlike his Jersey Shore cast mates Pauly D. and Ron, Vinny G. did not dress like he was attending his 10th grade homecoming dance. Vin sported a well-tailored suit and dapper, on-trend gingham without a stitch of bedazzling, screen printing, gold foil or dragons. Nice Vinny, we just hope that your tailor ensured the shoulder seams were reinforced in case of spontaneous fist pumping.

Worst Sweater Vest – Rick Ross

Courtesy of Twitter

Between the ill-fitting jeans, sloppy (under?)shirt, and the wallet/pocket bling/police badge, Rick Ross is all over the place. Additionally, he’s one tweed jacket away from looking like a bad impression of Mr. Feeny from the waist up. Add to this the Mr. T-esque facial hair and bust pendants, and Rick Ross is in violation of several fashion laws.

Best Use of Canadian Tuxedo – Kanye West

Courtesy of MTV/ Getty Images

Yeezy not only rocked head to toe denim look last night (along with one hell of a performance with Jay Z)), he flawlessly incorporated one of this year’s biggest and best trends with his ombre chambray button down. Kanye paired it with his favorite Balmain jeans and high top kicks, making this look far more “fly” than “farmer”.

Worst Abuse of Trends – Justin Bieber

Courtesy of JustJared

Disclaimer: Beliebers, we are not trying to incur your wrath here, but your boy-wonder was slightly…off with his fashion choices. Quite frankly, Justin looks like he accidently read a top 10 list of Fall’s Must-haves (for chicks) and then tried to incorporate all of them at once. Colored denim? Check. Leopard? Check. Statement necklaces? Check. Statement geek-chic glasses? Check. We’re not even going to touch the YSL pin, but Justin, honey, put down the September issue of In Style and take some cues from our next star.

Best Role Reversal – Lady Gaga/Jo Calderone

Courtesy of CocoPerez.com

Cigarette dragging, whiskey swilling Jo was the image of rugged masculinity last night, sporting Brooks Brother pants, a Uniqlo tee and a Dior Homme jacket. You could see Bruno Mars seething from the audience when he realized his signature pompadour had been hi-jacked, but Jo was pulling. it. off. During his rendition of Lady Gaga’s “You and I”. We thought that surely, Mother Monster would return to the audience in a different ensemble (perhaps one made of food, or items with HazMat classification), but Jo stayed for the entirety of the show, eventually accepting the award for Best Female Video in the same classic outfit.

As expected, the glitz, glamour, stars and jewelry wow-ed on the black carpet last night. From Katy Perry’s block hat, to the Britney Spears tribute, there wasn’t a dull moment last night at the 2011 VMA’s.

Liz for Raymond Lee Jewelers, South Florida’s most trusted source for luxury jewelery and watches.

BEST AND WORST STYLE MAGAZINE COVER GIRLS

WHO SELLS MAGAZINES?

The economy is hitting everyone, and fashion magazines are no exception. So what do you do when the sales are low? Well,  if you are Vogue, you just put Lady Gaga on the cover. 

Sales for ALL major fashion titles were in the tank this year. Vogue, however, manages to kick up a 12% increase. The closest competitor was Allure, who was only able to manage keeping the sales flat. No increase, but NO decrease. A Victory in 2011!

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Lady Gaga

So, Lady Gaga we get. After all she’s a fashion dream come true. Risk! Unique! Fun! So why is the other glam mag gold people like Kim Kardashian, or Lauren Conrad? What do they bring to the table. Comment below and let us know why the magazine cover girl treasures are who they are and why do they sell magazines!

WHO IS KILLING SALES BY BEING ON THE COVER?

Well, poor Reese Witherspoon is nothing less than pure dismal to sales, she’s the albatross around both Vogue and People Style’s necks… Is she just a boring person? What is the deal with her killing magazine sales? Any thoughts?

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People Style Mag

Other cover “stinkers” are Joanna Coles (Marie Claire) “group ensemble” covers.  Yikes! And anything with a man on it. Apparently Glamour is a girls club:) No boys allowed!

So why are sales so dismal this year, apart from the economy? Well… Maybe Glam Mags don’t sell because they don’t put actual models on the cover??? Ya think?

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