27 May 2013

Men Of Style: As Seen in Flair Magazine


Hi Everyone!
Well it's Monday again which means it is the start of another week! No matter what happened last week, Monday always seems like a do-over,  to try and do it better than we did last week and for that I'm pumped! (no it has nothing to do with the fact that I had a strong coffee this morning! ;)

Monday also signals that it is time for another exciting issue of Flair Magazine, today we featured some stylish men who happen to be some of my personal favourites who continue to set the bar for style.

CJ 



CJ from the his and hers blog duo OurMode

Style inspiration?
I don't really have a particular magazine, designer, or celebrity that I follow for style inspiration. I'd say it's more things that happen to catch my eye. It could be an ad, people I see on the street, or even Instagram. There are lots of men there with some serious style.


Favourite label: 
My favourite brand would be Banana Republic. They strike the right balance of classic yet modern clothing. I'm not by any means a brand-only type of guy as I often go thrifting. Crazy what people throw away sometimes.


Where does one find style or become stylish?
For the man just starting to get into style, I'd say finding your right fit is absolutely essential. Next would be investing in pillar pieces that you can build a wardrobe around. Start small and work your way up. 

Why do you think it's important for men to develop a signature style?
Finding your own unique style is important for every man, as I'm a big believer in if you look great, you'll feel great, and do awesome.
Men
style
 
 Website: www.ourmode.ca

Find them:Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram: @ourmode


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  Lorenzo



Lorenzo Atkinson, intern at BCBG (PR office)

Style inspiration
Inspired by anything I see. That 's where I get colour inspiration or different style ideas. I also get inspired runway looks. 

Favourite label:
I love anything Alexander Wang. He's very minimalistic. A new favourite for me is Katie Early, it's pretty perfect. 

How does one find style or becomes stylish?
If you want to be stylish you have to step out of the box. Play with different layers, colours and fits. When in doubt ask a woman, that's who we're trying to impress. 

Why do you think it's important for men to develop a signature style?
It's important to have a signature style because your style and clothes represent who you are.
 
See Lorenzo's complete style profile previously blogged here : He's Got Style!

 TUMBLER: Lozoworld.tumbler.com  INSTAGRAM: @ _Lozoo

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DJ:
 The Eyes Project  

Devaughn Joyner, IT manager.[ Eyes From A Straight Guy ] 

Style Inspiration 
I draw inspiration from advertisements, prints, art, paintings, make-up artists, sceneries ... basically anything that moves me to express myself tastefully through my presentations.
I'm really inspired by female styles and even a little envious of them because their styles are so versatile! 

Favourite label:
I really love anything of quality that is on sale. What I have in my closet and drawers are TM Lewin, The Tie Bar, Banana Republic and Aldo. 

How does one find style or become stylish?
Get to know yourself, and learn what works for you. Then, have fun with it by exploring other options or adding other items to your presentation. Most important to me are the details and subtleties, added to that maintenance and grooming. As a man, it is important to develop a signature style because it defines who we are and identifies how we are, especially our personality. It also provides a preface as to how we feel about ourselves.


See DJ's complete style profile previously blogged here:

TWITTER : @theeyesproject INSTAGRAM : @theeyesproject


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JESAL

 

Jesal Stylist and restaurant manager 
One half of the His and Hers Blog duo :His and Hers Fashions
 
 
Style inspiration?
I think I had always been into fashion and style and from a young age I read a lot of magazines, blogs, watched TV, but I can find inspiration from anywhere. 

Favourite label:
Ovadia & Sons, Thom Browne, H&M, Ralph Lauren, J. Crew, Zara. 

How does one find style or become stylish?
I don't think someone just becomes stylish; it's about finding your style and growing into it - although I do recommend that the ordinary man become more open-minded with his fashion. 

Why do you think it's important for men to develop a signature style?
I think every guy out there needs their fashion identity. It's the first thing people look at when they meet you. Always make a good first impression and when you find that identity, stick with it and you should be more fashionable than before.



Find Jesal and Kimberly : BLOG / FACEBOOK / INSTAGRAM /



I want to thank all these guys for giving us the opportunity to showcase their style and what inspires them for Jamaica and the world.
Thank you for reading and don't forget if you would like to nominate someone for this series kindly leave a comment below or shoot me an email. 
Have a great week!! 

Natalia Oh! 
xoxo 

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20 May 2013

The Ladies of Gatsby

 
Left: Jami Spence , Right: Kaci Fennell




Hi Everyone! 

What most of you probably know about me, is that I love to dress up, I will always be the girl who overdresses at any event- unapologetically so. What you probably don't know about me is that I draw inspiration from older time periods, I've been known to re-watch the Godfather trilogy for a better understanding of the baroque trend. It's no surprise that my favourite TV-shows have so much emphasis on varying style periods. So when I got asked by Garfene to be the stylist on a photo shoot for the movie The Great Gatsby I jumped at the idea.  Read his article as seen in today's Flair Magazine.



The Great Gatsby - novel written in 1925 by the famed American novelist F. Scott Fitzgerald, for a brief summary on this heart-wrenching love story, read here

 

 




Creative director: Garfene Grandison

Stylist: Natalia Oh!

Photographer: Gladstone Taylor

Make-up: T'Rone Buchanan tel: 484-6836

Clothing & Accessories: Q&E Art Supplies, 2E Camp Road, Kingston Tel: 968-5700

Models: Kaci Fennell and Jami Spence

Production personnel: Krysta Anderson

Location: Shot on location at the Devon House heritage site 
Location manager: André W. Reid





For those of us who have yet to see the movie or (like me) has not yet read the book- stay tuned, as I will have a follow-up post on The Great Gatsby movie premiere we went to on Friday.


Thanks for reading everyone! 
Natalia Oh!

 xoxo


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14 May 2013

He's Got Style!:: Eyes From A Straight Guy

Hi Everyone! 

Hope everyone is having a great week so far, I know I am! I'm so grateful for all the good that has come into my life, I hope I never take it for granted.

I'm so excited to share with you another edition in the 'He's Got Style!' series.
This true gentleman, possesses such knowledge and appreciation for style and men's fashion and still manages to teach style principles while offering humour and positive energy.

Chances are, if you're on instagram you already know about him, but without further adieu allow me to introduce you to the creative mind behind 'Eyes From The Straight Guy' aka The Eyes Project.



 PROFILE


I'm "EyesFromAStraightGuy" aka "eyes",  I'm from Washington, DC and I currently live in the DC Metropolitan area.

How would you describe your personal style?
 
Artistry, colorful, vibrant, refreshing, alive, dapper, snazzy, natty.
 

13 May 2013

DIY: No Sew Asymmetrical Top


Hi Everyone! 
As seen in today's Flair Magazine this is the easiest way I've seen to update a t-shirt that doesn't require sewing or a glue gun. It should take about 30 minutes of your time.


 


SUPPLIES:

Men's LARGE T-Shirt
Scissors
Tailor's chalk (I used painters tape for visual purposes)
Measuring tape




* Note *
If you are: SMALL choose size LARGE mens t-shirt.
If you are: MED choose size X-LARGE mens tshirt
If you are: LARGE choose size XX-LARGE tshirt



STEPS:
  • Make a diagonal cut from under one arm to the top collar then cut off the other sleeve. (I used blue painters tape for visual effects).

  • Cut the remaining shoulder at the seam to open it. 
  • Cut about a 13" line from the top of the shoulder down to the top of your bust. (This will form the supportive strap and the piece that will hang off your shoulder)
  • Measure your bust and waist then mark on the shirt so you will know where to stop cutting.
  • Cut the strips, you should end up with 5 strips depending on how thick you cut them.
  • Cut the shirt all the way up the side to open it up.
  • Take each strip and stretch them to curl the fabric.
  • Now tie the strips of fabric to fit.

ADDITIONAL TIPS:

Sew studs around the neckline to add more edge or make the strips smaller and add beads to the ends.
Try this project using a black or army green t-shirt for a soft take on military chic.

Wear over a bathing suit as a beach cover up or dress it up with skinny jeans and strappy heels.

(My apologies for the poor quality in photos showing the steps, as I'm using the new camera and for the life of me could not figure out the flash. #fail.)




Thanks for reading everyone! 
Natalia Oh! 
xoxo


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9 May 2013

The Women's Prosperity Network Invites You...

Hi Everyone!

Hope you're enjoying your week, and hanging around just a little longer for the weekend to begin. Yay! to being a mother this weekend! I get to relax on Sunday and read my magazines, who am I kidding? I'll be on instagram ;) 


 I want to introduce you to The Women's Prosperity Network (WPN) which, simply put is a network of women whose mission is to build up and help each other professionally and personally. I sometimes feel we're living in a world which seems like everyone is out for themselves and just trying to one up each other, that, it is always refreshing to find a group - of women- no less, where their main objective is to lift each other up and see prosperity rise. 


 My friend Nadine Sinclair has been asked to lead the Jamaican Chapter, in her own words she states: "I’m honored to bring the power of WPN to the women of Jamaica.  This is an opportunity for us to connect and share ideas as we grow with a commitment to living our best lives.”





 Women’s Prosperity Network (WPN Global) is an organization that is redefining networking and professional development for women. WPN provides a community filled with business development tools, self-mastery resources, and is designed to develop trusted connections. This combination has proven to be the winning formula for our members. This is not just another women’s networking group.  This is a true network of like-minded and like-spirited women coming together to live their best lives!


DATE: 

Wednesday May 15

LOCATION:
 OMG Restaurant and Coffee Bar
Cobblestone Professional Centre
1a Brumalia Road, Mandeville, Jamaica
(962-6529, 962-7251)

  TIME: 6pm-8pm

COST:USD $5.00  (Payable at the door )  

 Light refreshments will be offered.
RSVP:   By clicking HERE 



The event will be hosted by Nadine and will introduce you to the WPN Network and it promises to be an empowering and motivating experience for all of us. 
  Please mark it on your calendars.


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Also, if you haven't already heard the Gleaner Lifestyle is running an amazing 
* GIVEAWAY * on their facebook page, please check it out if you're in Jamaica. 





Thanks for stopping by everyone!

   

Natalia Oh! 

xoxo  

8 May 2013

Before Sunset



‘I’ve learnt it starts with inner peace,
 then you can experience love.
Then maybe happiness’ 
– Tassia Stewart

 [ PHOTOS : Yorkali Walters ]

Dress: Tuscany Boutique (similar) // Clutch: Jeng Beng (similar
Shoes: Steve Madden  (similar)
 Earrings: Mango(similar)


Talk about a quick post, hope everyone is having a great day, I promise to ramble on my next post to make up for such few words today :)

 Thanks for stopping by. 

Natalia Oh! 
xoxo 

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7 May 2013

Met Gala Fashion : Hits and Misses


One of the biggest annual fashion events took place last night, The Metropolitan Gala which highlighted the Museum's spring exhibition, “PUNK: Chaos to Couture” in New York.

It truly was a spectacular fashion event as celebrities and designers wowed us with their interpretation of punk couture. The word punk signals anarchy and rebellion so it was hard not making everyone pass the bar as a hit, but the true fashionista knows how to strike balance with a themed event and not go overboard. 

Almost everyone made the best dressed list, almost. Regretfully some of my personal favourites made the  D list; however it was one of the best red carpets in a long while. 
 

Enjoy the photos that took me FOREVER to download and compile, it was really difficult to choose my favourites

Watch the red carpet arrivals online: 

Metropolitan Museum
Vogue
Samsung
Moda Operandi 

HITS
Jennifer Lopez
Anne Hathaway
Rooney Mara
Rosie Huntington-Whiteley
Tabitha Simmons

Beyonce

Cara Delevingne
Dakota Fanning

Doutzen Kroes

Chloe Sevigny

Eve
 
Gisele Bundchen

Gwen Stefani

Donatella Versace
Sarah Jessica Parker
Karen Elson

Taylor Swift

Jennifer Lawrence
 
Miranda Kerr

Emma Watson

Minka Kelly
Kate Bekinsale
 
Kristen Stewart

Ashley Olsen
Florence Welch

Emma Roberts

Jessica Beil

 
Jamie King

Alexa Chung
Julianne Hough

Cameron Diaz

Nicki Minaj


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MISSES : 

Kim Kardashian
Katy Perry
Kerry Washington

Madonna
 
Mary Kate Olsen

Miley Cyrus

Nicole Richie

Solange Knowles


Coco Rocha
Alicia Keys

Sienna Miller

Katie Holmes

I'm sure a lot of you guys won't agree with my misses, but some of the women there should just know better. How can Kim Kardashian hear 'punk' and wear head to toe couch? Kerry Washington just made me mad, she should know better; the colour and the fit of that gown dwarfed her, she didn't look too comfortable either, as if she knew it was a failure. I could go on... but I won't I will scroll back to the top. 
I'm very excited to see the interpretation of these gowns soon in stores and the streets, aren't you?


Have a great day everyone! Thanks for reading. 

Natalia Oh 
xoxo


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