WHAT’S UP IN MENSWEAR!

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When I think of shoes my mind tends to gravitate towards women’s shoes. Not sure why that happens but its time for me to give some of the guys that are reading or browsing my blog some inspiration to put their shoes to good fashion use.

The ladies have it golden when it comes to shoes because there are after all, millions of possibilities such as styles, heel height, material, colors, and designers we could ever think of.  It almost seems like the shoes business is specifically made for us females – sorry fella’s, I sympathize with your dilemma. But don’t fret, I’m here to bring you a few shoe designs and a full outfit design to give you ideas on how to dress those shoes you’ve been wanting to buy or use and have never quite figured out how to dress it accordingly.

Fella’s this post is for you, enjoy…Love Alice!!

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If you have sneakers in your closet, break those out! This is proof that you can wear a sport jacket with sneakers and jeans!

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Here’s proof that you can wear shoes without socks….no shame in that game!

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This guy has the right idea. Wear a suit and tie but do wear that long jacket to accentuate your shoe game…Fab!!

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This guy above is wearing light colors with tassel loafers and of course no socks…see what did I tell ya? Socks are sometimes not a requirement in the men’s department.

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Of course, wearing a full Clements and Church suit and tie, London Sock Company socks with a Bera Bera tie and Tassel Loafers does wonders for you also.

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Love these double monk strap shoes!!

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Last but not least, you can wear a vest over a polo with sockless shoes or you can roll up your pants at the bottom making a minimal cuff with a sport jacket to finally get the look you’ve been seeing in many men’s magazines. It’s all up to you – own it and feel as cool and comfortable wearing your look! I hope I’ve inspired you to look in your closet and break out the wardrobe you’ve been longing to show off –

Till next time..

[AIC]

 

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DO YOU HAVE THE BLUES?

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BLUE is a staple color in the rainbow of our lives. Almost all of us have something in this beautiful color in our closets. Whether it be a hat, shoes, shirt, pants, gloves or even a scarf we all adore the color blue in one way, shape, or form. Its one of the most important colors of the rainbow so I decided to start posting about colors on this blog but I’m doing it in picture form…Join me and check out my visual happiness in fashion related color form! Hope this BLUES you away….

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Our beautiful BLUE moon

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The BLUE man group, seeing these guys perform is on my to do list!

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Flowers in BLUE

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BLUE on BLUE

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BLUE stairs to nowhere

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BLUE M&M’s ..Yummm!

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Oceans BLUE

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The majestic BLUE jay

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Eyes BLUE, the windows to your soul

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BLUE suede shoes

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BLUE clock in a BLUE colored room

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Makeup shades in BLUE

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 and finally….Bathrooms in beautiful BLUE

So there it is ..hope I have solved your obsession for all things true blue and then some. Wondering what color will be next on my mind..you’ll have to tune in later this week to see…Love, Light, and Peace to you all!

THE COLOR FOR ALL SEASONS, LOOK INTO IT!

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You may be asking yourself, what is the color for all seasons? Well its black, yup black and its one the most coveted colors – especially for the winter season. Why? Not sure, maybe its because it tends to hide our imperfections or its just a color that blends in well fashion wise. Whatever it may be, whether you live in year round warm weather or part of the world that has that ever changing four seasons, black is the “it” color for most of us. Its a unique, beautiful, color for men and women alike but best of all it can be paired with other pieces of clothing in your wardrobe and the results are just fab. Check out the black combinations below for some cool ideas of how this color just makes everything you wear stand out!

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Amazing…I love this look!

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Beautiful!

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Check out that contrast of blue from the shoes, amazing!

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So there it is, I think black is definitely the “it” color especially when you add that accentuated pop of color to the look. How will you be wearing your black this year? Have fun my friends…happy shopping!

BLACK: FOREVER IN OUR CLOSETS AND IN OUR MINDS

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One color that I try very hard to steer away from is the color black. I was told as a teen that black is the perfect color to hide physical imperfections like the almighty bulge, stomach pouch or thunder thighs as we ladies call it. To me that sounded horrific as my body was just developing into womanhood and I didn’t even see the logic of what these women were even talking about.

From then on, I developed an aversion to the color and I’ve never thought I even look good in it. Although I’ve always questioned myself on why it is that men always look amazing in black…thats mind boggling to me – seriously! When I shop I try to overlook the black colors on the rack just because I’ve never wanted to hide my body. If anything I would love to improve and embrace it. Hey, its the only one I have and I have to love it for what it is…unique!

On the other hand, there are those that worship the color for whatever reasons they have. Although I must say some things look better in black (Ex..menswear) so there are times that you must have it in your closet. Don’t get me wrong its a beautiful color in some clothing items but in others its just not the case. But every one is different so I will leave it at that for now!

Oh and I’m not shaming anyone for loving black…it is what it is and if you love it – so be it! Whose to tell you otherwise…take a look at a few fashionable items in black. You tell me what you think…

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There you have it..hope I satisfied your obsession for the color black. Till next time…Happy Shopping my friends!!!

LOVE IT OR HATE IT – PINK HAS ARRIVED AGAIN AND ITS HERE TO STAY!

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I can’t deny that the color pink is one of my favorite colors. There are so many variations of it that you are bound to find a color that will lure you in. I love all shades of pink but it has to look right whether its in fashion, makeup or hair color. If its not the right shade or the items don’t look right in this color …I pass!

Years ago, this color was considered a highly feminine color due to its association with girls in general. Pink is a cool, calm, vibrant and at times a sexy color depending on how its presented and also how your eyes visualize it. In some people this color evokes emotions of happiness, calmness, serenity and even promotes senses of peace and tranquility. Its a happy, sexy, trendy color that if played out right screams “buy me, please!” Today its saturated the market so much that its everywhere, even men and boys are wearing pink..I’ll get to that in a few!

 I love the color pink but its got to be presented in a way that would make me want to touch, buy, and wear it. If it looks horrid to me I will never even think to take a second look at it. As for men, a man that braves wearing pink to me is sexy. I’ve seen it on male models and boy do they look amazing in this color. I guess its obvious that for me pink is the go-to color  but for others it may be the most repulsive, silly, feminine color they have ever laid their eyes on. I don’t blame you ..to each his own. Its not a color thats for everyone and I highly respect that!

Lets look at a few ways that the color pink is represented in general from the pale pink for men and the bright pink hues for women. I’ll let you be the judge and see if its your most or least favorite color thus far! Check out the pics below…

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For those that are sunglass collectors, these pink shades are really cool. Would look amazing with any outfit

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I’m a huge makeup lover but its not my favorite color in this area. Most colors or shades of pink do not look great on me – I have a few that look amazing but I wish I could wear them in all shades and variations. I tend to pass on some pink shades of makeup because they make my face look washed out. Kudos to you if you can pull it off

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This dress and the shoes are my perfect pink color….not too keen on the hair though

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Roses and Tulle

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I’ve always wanted a coat like this one…

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Mens pink socks…I think this is really cute and fun

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The pink sport jacket…he looks really sexy in it too

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Blush pink watch…telling time in this color can also be awesome

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Pharrelle isn’t afraid to wear pink…its even on his watch! Thats hot

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Would you as a male dare to wear?

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Amazing what a little pop of color can do, huh?

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Can you relate to this?

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I love scarves, this ones beautiful

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Even Paris Hilton is all about her pink..

So there you have it …You can now decide if Pink will be incorporated into your wardrobe or lifestyle. If not its okay I will be posting more lovely colors of the rainbow soon. I love color so this will be the first in a series of colors to follow.

As for me, I will keep lovin my pink. To me its one of the most beautiful colors ever created and it calls to me always. So please continue to visit so you won’t miss the next episode in the color series.

Till next time …happy shopping my friends!

DESIGNER SPOTLIGHT: STRATEAS.CARLUCCI

 

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[Peter Strateas, Mario Lucca-Carlucci]

This year at Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Australia there were two fairly new Aussie designers who won the Tiffany & Co. National Designer Award. They are known as STRATEAS.CARLUCCI.

Founded in 2012, Strateas.Carlucci is a collaboration between Peter Strateas and Mario-Lucca Carlucci. They’re an Australian based fashion design team that are creating a uniquely artistic fashion design label that is different from the rest of the fashion scene. In their designs you get to visualize art that is combined with a sense of mystery and love that will create a feeling of want and desire to obtain at least one piece from their amazing collection. But this dual designer team are not the new kids on the block, they had been creating and designing for street wear label Mashpee years before launching their own designs at the Aussie Fashion Week. In an unusual move for designers that are premiering their designs for the first time, they decided to begin their journey presenting their line in Paris instead of unveiling their line in their native Australia. This move proved to be very successful for the duo and their hard work is currently being noticed worldwide.

These designers are amazing not just because they put forth designs that are pleasingly beautiful to our eyes but because so much attention to detail is evident in their designs. Every piece of the Strateas.Carlucci collection is limited and numbered and they also use genuine Australian skins/fabrics that are native to the country such as Merino wool and Kangaroo hide. Also, every piece of fabric is carefully and meticulously supervised at each stage of the selection and production process. Some of their collections can have as few as 10 pieces and most of these can be scattered amongst collectors from all over the world. Now that to me is impressive and the attention to detail is just so amazing!

In my opinion, their designs are to die for and I will be keeping a close eye on this duo for more news on what they are working on for next season. So far I’m really excited and seeing their current designs I know I will not be disappointed one bit. Congrats to you, Strateas.Carlucci on your nomination and successful win! You deserve the recognition!

Take a look at some of my favorite pieces from the their collection below….

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This coat paired with that shirt underneath is just to die for, Ughhhh, so chic!

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Love this look and the models hat and pose makes the look even more stunning

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Once again, congrats to you Peter and Mario! You deserve it!

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Menswear Collection

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I want this particular piece, its beautiful. So light and fresh for this summer!

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This coat is beautiful! Its looks amazing on the model with all the light highlighting the shimmery sparkles!

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So Chic and SEXY!

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The menswear collection pieces are amazing!

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The tailored look is always in style!

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I wish I could put this picture in a frame, this photo merits its own space in my abode. Thats how stunning it really is.

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Love this sweater!

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So mysterious yet lovely!

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If you would like to see and know more about this designer visit their website here – http://strateascarlucci.com. There you will find even more of their stunning designs and learn more about this incredible design team.

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