Movie Fashion Icon: Henry Cavill

Movie Fashion Icon: Henry Cavill

So, it’s been a while, but here is a new fashion icon who has influenced my style for the summer season.

As you know, the updated ‘Man of Steel’ is releasing in June this year and the role of Superman has been taken by fellow Brit, Henry Cavill. Those of you may have heard he was dubbed ‘Most Unluckiest Man in Hollywood’ because he missed out roles such as Edward Cullen in ‘Twilight’. Though his luck has just got good!

Henry recently shot new images for the June issue of British GQ Magazine! (The Gentleman’s Bible) and I thought I could show you those images and explore Henry’s personal style of casual.

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(Above) – Superman Cavill takes his role seriously whilst filming ‘Man of Steel’

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(Above) – Henry is wearing an outfit from Tom Ford. This suit is very well tailored and the check texture is very subtle yet creates a statement.

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(Above) – this outfit is something very casual, yet made more sophisticated by adding a navy trench. This outfit could be worn out in the park, at a meal in the evening or a party.

Henry is seen usually wearing comfortable clothing. He is seen often wearing white shirts and blue jeans.
If you’re looking for comfort, he’s a fashion icon to look up to. Especially when the weather is hot! Don’t be afraid to make a statement with simple white shirts. (Below)

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So what do you think about this generation’s Superman? I love his classic style and this style can suit all ages. Sometimes it’s nice to wear just a simple white shirt and jeans but still making a statement! Let me know what you think?

These images are not mine but; GQ Magazine.

Spring Must-Have: Straw Hat

Spring Must-Have: Straw Hat

Spring is nearly here (21st March to be exact), and I have seen a spring of trends, but the one that has caught my eye recently is the Straw Hat.

I’m not the one who usually wears hats, but the Straw Hat looks good. I actually tried these on and they actually flatter my large head.

My current trip to London (my favourite city), my walk around Knightsbridge high street where I spotted the trend. I walked into one of my go-to shops, Reiss, where I spotted an amazing hat. (Below – Reiss hat for £49.99, a gorgeous blue)

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This hat also comes in a yellow colour (below).

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If the Reiss hat is not your style, there’s an alternative hat from Zara Man. For an affordable £19.99, here’s this option.

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And this option from Zara Man.
Also (£19.99)

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Like this cool trend? Let me know and what would you pair this with? What other trends are hot this spring?

Oscar Fashion Alert: Eddie Redmayne’s Loafers

So the Red Carpet at the Oscars is the most watched Carpet, accessible all over the world to see. One trend which altered a traditional Gentleman’s suit was seen on male fashion icon ‘Eddie Redmayne’. Due to high demands on Eddie Redmayne’s style, I’m focusing on his choice of wearing Alexander McQueen Black Velvet Loafers.

The choice of wearing these amazing loafers was a style risk, but has divided fashion critics attention. Personally I think Eddie can do no wrong fashion-wise and this is a unique and adds personality to the traditional suit also by Alexander McQueen.

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A close up of the amazing loafers. Velvet is a trend and is recommended as it is an ongoing trend of the season and year.

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Let me know if you’re for or against Eddie’s fashion risk!

Oscars 2013: Best Looks!

The Oscars 2013 Was an amazing event which saw the brilliant thriller Argo win for best picture produced by actors Ben Affleck and George Clooney and also Ang Lee won the best director nod for life of pi.

Hottest celebrity of the moment, Jennifer Lawrence achieved best actress at the very young age of 22, for her role as unstable Tiffany in Silver Linings Playbook.

Daniel Day Lewis truly made history by being the first actor To win the best actor title three times making him the greatest actor of all time, his portrayal of Abraham Lincoln was awe-inspiring and perfect!

Anne Hathaway achieved the best supporting actress award for Les Miserables as a tragic Fantine whilst Christoph Waltz achieve the best supporting actor for the jangle and chain, where he thanked director and winner of the original screenplay Quentin Tarantino for his success.

Now let us look at the best outfits and fashion of last night!

Best Actress Winner: Jennifer Lawrence (Silver Linings Playbook)

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Best Actor Winner: Daniel Day-Lewis (Lincoln)

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Best Supporting Actress Winner: Anne Hathaway (Les Miserables)

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Best supporting actor winner: Christoph Waltz (Django Unchained)

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Best picture winner: Ben Affleck with wife Jennifer Garner (Argo)

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Best actor nominee: Bradley Cooper with his mother

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Best Actor Nominee: Hugh Jackman with wife Deborah (Les Miserables)

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Best Actress Nominee: Jessica Chastain (Zero Dark Thirty)

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Presenter at Oscars: Charlize Theron

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Presenter at the Oscars: Jennifer Aniston

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Presenter at the Oscars: Eddie Redmayne

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Presenter at the Oscars: Amanda Seyfried

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Which of these looks do you love? Are you happy with the Oscar wins? Disagree? Let me know! More styles to come up.

Designers:

Jessica Chastain – Armani prive
Jennifer Lawrence – Dior Haute Couture
Jennifer Aniston – Valentino
Amanda Seyfried – Alexander McQueen
Eddie Redmayne – Alexander McQueen
Jennifer Garner – Gucci
Hugh Jackman – Tom Ford
Bradley Cooper – Tom ford
Daniel Day-Lewis – Domenico Vaccaand
Charlize Theron – Dior
Ben Affleck – Gucci

My Best Dressed Male: Daniel Day-Lewis – stunning Blue suit and stood out. Very well fitted also.

My best dressed Female: very hard decision but Jessica Chastain, Jennifer Aniston, Jennifer Garner and Jennifer Lawrence all looked stunning! Jessica Chastain stood out for me in her curve hugging dress!

Who were your faves?

iPhone Frenzy Covers

iPhone Frenzy Covers

iPhone’s are the current craze. Actually Apple is everywhere, nearly everybody of the younger (and older) generation owns something Apple related. I’m going to show a few different styles of covers which you may like.

1) The Colourful Creative Cover – iPhone 5

This is my current cover. I love it! It’s a designer called Nikki Pinder, sold for £30 at Harvey Nichols. I love the creative design called ‘Sparks’, which is very reminiscent of Kanye West & Jay-Z’s Watch The Throne era. I love blue, purple and gold colour contrast. This design is also unisex, so anyone and any age can rock this style!

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2) A Siri-ous Gentlemanly Style – iPhone 5

This leather iPhone 5 cover is very beautiful and luxurious. This is perfect for the working man, I imagine an older man 30+ having this, but that doesn’t mean you can’t have it. Women may like the leather print and the texture. This can also come in other colours. It comes at a high price of £95 from http://www.smythson.com from the Mara collection.

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3) Breakfast at Tiffanys – iPhone 5

This is for the ladies, it is a very cool style replica of a Tiffanys box. Very classy and unique. Zazzle.co.uk sell many phone covers and a recommended site. This comes at £32.45 which is a fair price and special. Maybe even a gift for a lady in mind?

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4) Hip and Happening Iconic Cover – iPhone 5

Another cool phone cover from Zazzle for the hipster in you. Very cool image of a vintage camera lens. Sprucing up your phone. The price is at £32.20 and is very on trend with teenagers.

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As you know iPhone 5’s are the most popular phone on the street, globally! So hope you liked these phone covers! Let me know what you think!

Eddie Redmayne: Young Fashion Icon

Eddie Redmayne: Young Fashion Icon

Eddie Redmayne: Star of Hit Musical adaptation, Les Miserables, has shown the world what awesome style he has. This guy has worn the best suits I have ever seen, which are always impeccably fitted and tailored to perfection. If I was to wear a smart suit, I’d look at Eddie for fashion inspiration. He loves to take a risk on the red carpet by changing the colours and materials of his suits. Always daring and statement suits are in order whenever Eddie Redmayne is there. Let’s look at his best suits!

1) Teal Velvet Suit

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This suit is AMAZING! When I saw this beautiful Burberry Velvet suit worn at the Les Miserables UK premiere, I seriously could not believe my eyes. I have always been interested in velvet suits and I see them being this years biggest trend. The colour of this suit looks amazing and is very unique when photographed and it is perfectly tailored . Burberry is ideally the perfect designer for suits at the moment. This was custom made for Burberry spokesperson and model, Eddie. The brown brogues are a perfect when accompanying the suit and is cooler than the generic black.

2) Midnight Blue BAFTA suit

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This suit was worn at the 2013 EE BAFTAs. This suit is not velvet but another daring statement suit as Eddie was the only one in a midnight blue suit. The blue bow tie looks good against the white shirt and black shoes suit the winter evening event. Similar cheap versions of this Burberry suit could be found at Reiss or Topman.

3) Royal Blue Redmayne

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This Royal blue suit was worn by Eddie at the New York premiere is really slick. The check designed brown tie creates a casual style and the red pocket square creates a cool contrast. The charcoal black shoes are casual and could also be worn with a dark pair of jeans. But it creates a comfortable look.

4) SAG Awards Brown suit

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This brown suit is great for a daytime event. I love the change with this suit and brown is a great colour against pale skin. This velvet Hugo Boss suit looks suave with the glossy black shoes. The sun makes the suit shimmer and stand out.

I love all 4 suits and cant decide which one I love the most. Which one of these suits is your favourite? Is he a fashion icon for the younger generation. Are velvet suits on trend? Let me know

Blazer Fashion

Blazer Fashion

No matter what the weather, Blazers are always in trend. The best thing about Blazers is that you can buy many different fabric blazers to suit any weather conditions. Another thing which is great, is that Blazers will instantly give a preppy/smart look to any casual or formal outfit.

A recent Blazer I have purchased is from Zara Man. This gorgeous Blazer is perfect for this cold weather as its made from a two cotton blend of white and black fabric, Blazer (pictured below), cost a reasonable £59.99 and is very comforting and warm. Overall, a perfect piece to accompany a trip out on the town, a pair of black jeans, coloured brogues and a cotton shirt would be ideal.

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Another blazer which I also own is from high end store ‘Reiss’ which was on sale from £250 to £120. I literally picked up the last one at my local store. This luxurious emerald velvet blazer is so stunning and rich in colour. It is made for a cocktail hour or an occasion out, a ball/prom or wedding. I have been saving this blazer for the right occasion, which I would probably stick to the classic black trousers and a white shirt. (Pictured below)

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Another Blazer from Topman is a very classic casual style. This Harris Tweed Blazer works really well with a casual look, a pair of blue jeans and a blue shirt. I pair this with brown or dark purple skinny trousers and a pair of brown brogues.

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Blazers are very on trend and I recommend all men to own at least one Blazer. No matter what occasion, a Blazer will help you look and feel smart & confident! Let me know what you think about these blazers!

POP of Fashion

POP of Fashion

I always like wearing bright colours. Colours which make people look twice and I like wearing colours which compliment each other. This doesn’t mean go out wearing a pair of neon green jeans to the park, it means enhancing your style with a pop of colour. I like wearing bright colours very in a very understated way.

For example, the way I use bright colours in my wardrobe is to wear navy blue jeans and wooden brogues with fluorescent pair of socks which creates a whole new meaning to the outfit and just that little bit more exciting. As you can see from the image (below) it’s a very bright and luminous colour to wear, but it’s such a small piece of clothing on the outfit, meaning it won’t be on display, yet subtle hints will pop through and stand out. This preppy image creates a fun, carefree attitude when it comes to fashion.

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Another understated way to show bright colour, is through contrasting two darker shades, which still pop out.
This electric blue leather jacket really stands out against the mustard cotton shirt, which is quite mute, yet stands out without being over-the-top. (Below), the use of gold accessories with this enhance the muted bright colours for an expensive look.

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As yellow is a very bright colour, in the image (below) I have paired a bright yellow shirt with a black leather jacket and jeans which makes it look very indie and preppy. I like the idea of using bright colours and mixing them with dark leather or tweed. Darker jumpers with bright collars also look great!

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Hope you love the use of colour I have used in my daily fashion. Bright pops of colour make everyone think you’re wearing a different outfit. I love colour, it truly expresses what personal fashion aims to express. Try it out!

Hope you can give me feedback on what you would like to see. Thanks!

Fashion Quote 3…

Fashion Quote 3…

“Clothes make the man. Naked people have little or no influence on society”

Mark Twain

TIP: This quote is still quite relevant to men now, clothing is a form of expression, when you dress in a great outfit, you’re showing everybody what type of man you are. A suit could represent confidence, elegance and smart. A pair of casual jeans and a tee could represent a relaxed, normal and content man. Dress with a purpose, have your own style and dress how you want to. After all, dressing naked creates no statement like a great outfit.

Spring 2013 Hair Trend: Effortless Quiffs

Spring 2013 Hair Trend: Effortless Quiffs

Hairstyles are significantly important when you want to look and feel good. Here are some of the trendiest hairstyles also seen on GQ Australia.

The first is called ‘The James Franco’, obviously inspired by the terrific actor, and it also reminds me of James Dean, an actor who inspired Franco.

To achieve this look, aim to get sides shortened and keep the back a bit longer than the sides. Aim to gel the sides back for the classic look, for the top, aim to keep it longer and blow dry back. Then whilst blow-drying, rub gel into your hair and create the wavy texture. Also the use of hairspray will give that old Hollywood style and it’s done. This is really easy to do and very effortless, kinda like James Franco. (Look below to see how it should turn out)

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Another trend is the short quiff, which is pretty similar to the one above. Here it’s more neatly done. To create the perfect quiff, use a comb to create partings whilst forming a quiff at the tip of the hair and push back. (Below) is how it should turn out. Using less gel or product here works better.

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Quiffs are very on trend, if you’re wanting to create a more extreme quiff, grow the top longer in order to create a radical look. (Below) shows a highlighted quiff, Which is very effective. Soft highlights such as light tones, chocolate or honey tones create a cool look. Hairspray works well here, although textures wax can hold the hair upright.

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So as you can see the traditional short back and sides works well. It is truly up to you to decide how long you want the top to be. If you do visit the barbers, be sure to take some images with you in order for them to get the closest possible. Having a short back and sides allows bed head to look good and you can literally walk out the house with a cool look. Highlights will look great especially in the spring.

This is how my hair looks after a fresh cut. I look at celebrity styles. So check online for people’s hairstyles you admire. Thanks!

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