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Ever wonder how People Magazine chooses their candidates for “Sexiest Man Alive”? The annual tradition was started in 1985 with Mel Gibson and has continued with the editors of People Magazine keeping a watch for celebrity men who have that certain physical appeal, romantic flirtiness, and universal appeal that keeps them in the public eye all year round. It is all about the “mystery” when it comes down to fueling the fire of sexiness.
For 2015, People Magazine picked former footballer, brand model, and family man David Beckham. Even though he has retired from soccer, he is still at the top of his game. David has the smoky sultriness that is attracts attention. He is certainly no stranger to fashion. Whether he is photographed on the red carpet in LA, out on the streets of London, or hustling through the airport with his family, he has a style that is both modern and eye-catching.
Looking “red carpet ready”, David Beckham is dressed in a black, one-button tuxedo from designer Tom Ford. It is tailored nicely over his shoulders and chest with details of wide, to the waist lapels. David accessorizes with a crisp white dress shirt, black bow tie, and a pair of shiny leather dress shoes. Even if he wasn’t nominated for anything at the event, he is still a winner with this look.
Being a family man with 3 sons and 1 daughter, is also part of David Beckham’s attractiveness. In this photo, he is out for an ice cream with his adorable daughter Harper. David’s casual look includes a great denim button-down, black skinny jeans, and white sneakers. The grey knit cap and sunglasses hanging from the neckline are the perfect modern accessories. David does have some competition in the fashion department with his daughter Harper’s leggings, grey print skirt, and metallic ballerina flats.
Last, but not least is the “brand model” David Beckham who is looking rugged in a plum colored plaid shirt, a dark taupe quilted vest, and mud splattered blue jeans. He even manages to make motorcycle trail riding a fashionable thing.
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On November 23, 2104 the annual celebration of the latest talents on the music scene today took place. The American Music Awards was held at the Nokia Theater in Los Angeles and those celebrities who shine in the music industry, as well as those who admire them, hit the red carpet for the event.
One woman who not only is a singer, dancer, producer, but also has her own line of fashion is Jennifer Lopez. She and Iggy Azalea brought attention to the “abundant derierres” with their song “Booty” during their AMA performance. JLo’s red carpet look, however, drew attention to her overall figure with this nude colored, strappy wrapped dress that seem to be channeling her inner goddess. Her dress had a great little gather in the front that enhanced the overall look of its “strappy” midsection and bustline. Jennifer shows that a woman in her forty’s can look as hot as any of the younger set. Also, love how she accessorized with a pair of glitter pumps, matching square clutch, and minimal make-up.
Next, is Ansel Elgort, who is a young actor that has starred in recent movies like “Divergent” and “The Fault in Our Stars”. He has become one of the hottest Hollywood men recently, but I have no idea what he was thinking with this outfit for the American Music Awards. My eyes are drawn immediately to his cropped suit jacket that looks like it shrunk at the cleaners with the tight fit, short sleeves, and angular hemline. Then, he amplifies the ugliness factor with a white button-down shirt that has a two-toned stripe down the placket that is tucked into a pair of low-rise leopard, speckled trousers. Unfortunately, the only part of his look that I like is his brown lace-up shoes.
Lastly, is a couple of TV personality hosts form the BET’s Rocsi Diaz and Terrence J. Terrence looks suave in his deep purple colored tuxedo with the grey lapels, charcoal dress shirt, and black trousers. It is a fantastic departure from the regular old black that retains the same class impact. His co-host Rocsi, however, looks like she is wearing an almost athletic top that got sewed onto a loud, geometric skirt. I could have seen the flouncy skirt alone with a solid black top, minus the “peek-a-boo”.
Recently, an event took place at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, which benefits the Met’s Costume Institute. It is also the opening event for the institute’s annual fashion exhibit. Each year of the gala has a theme and this year was, “Charles James, Beyond Fashion”. Charles James is well known in the fashion industry for his approach to design through sculpture.
With the Met Gala, comes a red carpet that rivals any West Coast event. Some fashion looks on the Met Gala’s red carpet were classic and some were more “artistic”. At the top of the list of fashionable couples are Beyonce and Jay Z. Beyonce looked glamorous in her sheer Givenchy couture gown that was a throw-back to a look from the 1970’s Motown Era. The sheer beaded panels of her dress showed her figure, but covered what needed to be. Also, the vintage head netting and dark maroon lips added just the right touch. Beyonce’s husband Jay Z looked dashing in his James Bond style white tuxedo jacket and black trousers.
On February 4th, 2014 London hosted the British Academy of Film and Television Awards at the Royal Opera House. Some of the highlights were: Dame Helen Mirren, who was presented the BAFTA Fellowship Award by Prince William for her outstanding contribution to British Cinema; Films like “12 Years a Slave” and “Gravity” came out on top; and Jennifer Lawrence was honored as BAFTA’s Supporting Actress in “American Hustle”.
Along with the honors of excellence in films, television, and games, the BAFTA’s red carpet was teaming with fashion: some good and some not so good. In the Excellent women’s fashion category was Kate Blanchette in a striking short-sleeve, satiny gown that had a grey floral placement print at the outer hips and outer knee area. Kate’s dress was sleek and had an Asian flavor.
Next, is Lupita Nyong from “12 Years a Slave”, who was dressed in a beautiful aqua, strapless gown with a gleaming gold belt and flowing bottom. The simplicity of Lupita’s gown showed of her natural beauty and the color was refreshing.
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If there is a “season” for award ceremonies, this is certainly it. Just as Thanksgiving flows into Christmas and New Years once the holidays start rolling, so is it that there is a run of red carpets as celebrities transition from one award ceremony to the next. As we move towards the “big daddy” of them all in five weeks, The Oscars, we have the opportunity to see both talent and fashion acknowledged at different events. This past weekend was the SAG Awards, which is particularly meaningful to actors and actresses because it is their peers, members of the Screen Actors Guild, who vote to acknowledge their excellence in film and television.
On the carpet this year at the SAG Awards, I found that the men had taken a backseat to the women when it came to fashion forwardness. They definitely leaned more toward classic and demure looks, rather than trendy. One example is Matt Damon and his wife Lucianna. Mat looks very ‘business-like” in his Dolce and Gabbana muted stripe, charcoal suit with the straight tie and lace-up black oxfords. He is definitely outshined by his wife’s silky, strapless ivory gown with the ruffled accents. What a gentleman he is for making sure that his lady is the center of the attention!
One tuxedo that did impress me was this navy blue one with the thin black lapel. The squared-off lapel bottom and frog-style button closure gives the suit an almost nehru look. The plain white dress shirt and black bow tie keep the focus on the front of the jacket, where it should be. Of course, the most noteworthy thing here is the blue color, which is something I’d expect more from a blazer from Stuarts London. It definitely works though!
In the ladies line-up on the red carpet of the SAG Awards two things ruled: strapless and color! Some shining examples are: Sandra Bullock showing off some leg in her emerald green, shimmery Lanvin gown with the side bow; Jennifer Lawrence looking fantastically “party-like” in this sleek black Dior gown with iridescent sequins; and Lupita Nyong looking like a Caribbean dream in her form-fitting, blue Gucci gown with the delicate floral neckline.
Tuxedos are by far the most popular clothing worn by men when attending formal events. This includes weddings, black tie events, and formal dinners. Some of the important factors you should consider when renting a tux include:
Go for a tuxedo that fits exactly like your favorite suit. You do not want to appear before distinguished guests in an oversize or ill-fitting tuxedo. With this in mind, the rule of thumb is to go for a single button or single-breasted tuxedo that drapes over your shoulder blades with some extra space to spare. The breast pockets should not bulge but look filled. For the trousers, the crease should run down the middle of your knees and shoes. It should also fit well around the waist.
The cost of renting a tuxedo ranges anywhere from less than $100 to more than $1,000 for a designer cut. In general, the amount of money you are willing to spend will determine the quality of tuxedo you will wear to a special event. Nevertheless, you can get a nice one for about $200 to $300. (more…)