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Wedding Wednesday: Kate Moss Wedding Photo Recap

When Kate Moss wed the Kills guitarist Jamie Hince last month, giddy anticipation spread throughout the blogosphere awaiting what was sure to be a wedding fit for, well, rock stars. What resulted, as evidenced by these incredible photographs from Moss’s long time friend Mario Testino, was an ethereal, enchanted fairy garden wedding brought to the English countryside.

As told by Kate to Vogue, “I wanted it to be kind of dreamy and 1920s, when everything is soft-focus. The Great Gatsby. The code name was GG for a while. That light and that kind of fun decadence. It’s rock-’n’-roll Great Gatsby!”

To see more photos, click here, and to see Testino’s photos in all their glossy goodness, pick up the September issue of Vogue.

Liz for Raymond Lee Jewelers, your trusted source for bridal and diamond jewelry.

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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?

people style

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?

Trouble Making Me: Dakota Fanning, Emma Watson, and the Photos You Shouldn’t See

Emma Watson: Vogue Cover

Dakota Fanning: Marc Jacobs Fragrance

Masculine Monday: J Crew Capsule Collection with Billy Reid

Good Monday Morning, Gents!

The Alabama-based Designer who is well known for his classic style with a fit-for-work-wear appearance, the anticipated collection from CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund Award winner Billy Reid for J Crew has arrived… in style. The Capsule Collection includes a variety of pieces, ranging from modestly priced to high-quality exquisite pieces that could be considered fashion investments, if you will.

Today, we’ll focus on a few key pieces from the Capsule Collection that will brighten up the look of any outfit this Spring Summer 2011 Fashion Season for Men. To start, a simple polo with a twist on the original design.

J.Crew Grand Isle Polo

The ideal vision behind this creation by Billy Reid was to maintain the integrity of all the formal elements of a proper Polo shirt, while bringing to the design all of the comfortable and breathable features of a casual fishing tee.

Billy Reid at J.Crew Blythewood Sport Jacket

In Japanese Cotton Chambray, this charcoal colored sport jacket is dressy enough to wear to a good friend’s wedding reception and still comfortably durable. The idea was a sports jacket that could dress up any tee-shirt and jeans to a night-worthy style, while maintaining the comforts of an easy breasy spring and summer-time jacket option.  This Summer Sports Jacket is sure to be a home-run for the fellas. Wrinkles? Not to worry. With this fabric and fit, wrinkles pretty much belong. The thin and breathable fabric lock up the success of the ideal summer sports jacket. Well done, Billy Reid!

Billy Reid at J.Crew Bridwell Henley

With darted seam details and utility pockets, the Capsule Collection henley cotton shirt brings some fundamental fashion updates to this classic and pliable look. A shirt that can be worn alone or with layers, this henley is a lightweight answer to all men’s summer attire. The patch pockets maintain the classic henley appearance, while the addition of a few key details make a refreshed design to a classic long-sleeved breathable tee.

Billy Reid at J.Crew Blythewood Trouser

The Capsule Collection Trouser’s by Billy Reid also feature the Japanese Cotton Chambray fabric as the super summer sports jacket pictured above. There is a huge comeback in the color grey in terms of men’s jeans, trousers, jackets and blazers, even charcoal colored watch faces are popping up as top men’s fashion picks. These dark to heathered hues of grey will likely be seen for a few Seasons to come as the forefront of certain Men’s Fashion.

“It works well with bucks, or rolled up with a pair of sandals.” Billy Reid designed these trousers with the Sports Jacket in mind.

With a special feature of suspender-ready buttons on the waist, Reid explains that he wanted these creatively fashioned trousers to have a definitive nod to old-school fashions.

Check out ‘Billy’s Picks’ including suede bucks, short-sleeved plaid casual tees and a versatile seasonal duffle bag at J Crew.com

Since I’ve also foreshadowed on the presence of grey jeans on their way to Men’s denim domination, have a look at these Diesel Black Gold Jeans.

GQ Reports ‘Clear Skies, Grey Jeans’

Gray jeans should be your go-to jean for the summer. In most cases, they’re washed, worn-in, and lighter-weight. Once you get used to them, you realize they go with almost everything too. For starters, try them with a super soft tee (or something a bit rumpled) and a pair of suede moccasins or designer sneakers.

So get in the grey, guys. The color will be a strong trend this Spring and Summer 2011 Season in jeans, trousers, blazers, watches and more. Be sure to take a look at the Billy Reid Capsule Collection for J Crew. The classic all-American styles with modern-day spins are great high-quality garments that can build the foundation of a winning Spring Summer wardrobe with a few key pieces to build the frame.
Once these workable classics are hanging up in your closet, spinning them into something creative and stylish will be easier than you thought possible. With the addition of a celebrity-inspired pair of shades, a charcoal-colored watch or vintage-themed accessory, you will have a winning ensemble pieced together in perfect masculine harmony!

Breakfast with Boca Chamber and Fall Winter 2011 Fashion Show Highlights

Today is shaping up to be quite eventful!  This morning Richard Resnik and myself attended our first Boca Chamber Breakfast, sponsored by JM Lexus at the Country Club at Boca Raton.  We spent a few hours networking, and I received a free super-charged Twitter tutorial by Social Media Guru Staci Garcia. Thanks again, doll face!

Armed with a general understand of hash-tagging and mentions, tweet-reach algorithms and a strong determination, I can now finally proclaim that I understand Twitter. That actually is an accomplishment worthy of notation, as I was always intimidated by that little blue bird.

The Key Speakers from JM Lexus discussed the importance of Social Media for Business, informing the attending Members of how much value and positive impact can be obtained through Facebook, Twitter, Blogs and other Social Media Services. To steal a phrase from their presentation, Social Media in Business is “the fad that will never fade.” I spoke with a lovely gal who was photographing the Member Breakfast, also a writer, currently working in the Communications Department at the Boca Chamber, and we met with many other friendly local professionals.

It was a wonderful morning!

Boca Raton Beach


Thank You, Greater Boca Raton Chamber of Commerce …and to my Boss for the ticket  🙂

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The whole wireless n to wireless g switch has me just a bit befuddled, and it is therefore time to take a quick little break from technology.

Let’s discuss the fantastic boots and couture designs that were revealed on the Milan Fall Winter 2011 Fashion Show runways!

From Alexander McQueen‘s feathered ivory boots to Dolce & Gabbana‘s consistent pairing of tall socks with flat shoes, there were certainly some fashion surprises that I can’t imagine anyone was expecting.

Alexander McQueen Fall Winter 2011

Alexander McQueen Fall Winter 2011

This lavender fashion fairy tale was designed by Sarah Burton of Alexander McQueen, and is in my all-time top five favorite catwalk creations list. The monochromatic ensembles of Dolce & Gabbana were certainly star spangled, with a repeating theme of tall socks worn with shiny textured flat shoes. To the naked ear, it may sound as if the whole socks with shoes attempt would ultimately fail at being appealing, despite how talented the designer may be. I may have thought the same, had I not seen this image… (Which, by the way, was taken as David Bowie‘s ‘Modern Love‘ provided the musical score! LOVE David Bowie!)

Dolce & Gabbana

The motorcycle jacket. This item has been at the very top of my wishlist since Fashion Week in New York 2010, where I fell head over heels for the Chanel motorcycle boots and black leather jacket. If I close my eyes, I can see those two toned boots paired with the slim fitting biker-chic jacket ever so clearly. While I adore Chanel, and who wouldn’t… my wallet isn’t exactly a fan. This is why the following release via the Vogue Blog made my day extra delightful!

The biker jacket is a classic, and at the Karen Millen press day today we found the perfect one for autumn. A great shape in hard-wearing leather (affordable too), it will hit the stores in September.12 May, 2011

Paris Fashion Week – Chanel Fall Winter 2011 

Chanel Fall Winter 2011

This Fashion Re-Cap wouldn’t be complete if the fantastic creations of Philipp Plein Spring Summer 2011 clothing and accessory designs were not mentioned. Quickly becoming my favorite Designer, Plein had exclusively designed furniture prior to 2004, when he embarked on his first street-fashion venture.

Fun Fact? In 2009, Mattel worked with Philipp Plein to design a special limited-edition Barbie doll to commemorate  50 years of the Barbie enterprise.  Philipp Plein-Barbie was presented to the public on February 4, 2009 at the Toy Fair in Nuremberg.


Philipp Plein Spring Summer 2011

Philipp Plain BIKER JACKET "MOULIN ROUGE"

Philipp Plein NECKLACE "ENCHANTED"

There are so many strong and opposing perspectives when viewing the world of fashion, almost as if personal opinions are heightened in particularity and detailed attention. I’m sure it has something to do with how personal many fashion enthusiasts consider their relationships with clothing to be. That sounds absurd, perhaps, but it actually is a rational and logical observation.

Everyone makes a decision when presented with 31 flavors of ice cream, out of which they must choose only one. Right? Some of us like cookie dough in our ice cream, peanut butter (righteous!), chocolate chips, even cherries and marshmallows show up in the most popular flavors. However, no matter how similar two people may be to one another, they will most often choose different flavors of ice cream.

I’m always the girl that gets vanilla ice cream, and while sometimes the sweet surprises in other flavors look scrumdidly-umptious, I always remain content with my classic choice. Am I right for always choosing vanilla? Can someone be held at fault for a personal preference? Is that a trick question?

With fashion,our personal preferences are ignited with a creative passion that far exceeds ice cream. We become protective of our perceptions, our preferences, as if there is one right answer, when there truly is no correct or incorrect where opinions are concerned. While I may rave about the incredible fashions of Philipp Plein, being nothing less than impressed by every ensemble showcased, I’m sure that a plethora of completely opposing opinions wouldn’t be hard to find.

That said, allow me to finally make the disclaimer I’ve been building up to…

The thoughts and opinions expressed within the Raymond Lee Jewelers Blog come from a personal point of view, and do not represent Raymond Lee Jewelers or any of the Jewelry and Fashion Designers mentioned.

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