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Top 5 shoes for the men in the office

The five pairs below look good enough to catch some stares and they are INEXPENSIVE enough that they make the toes curl!

1. The Bees knees of Nordstrom (house brand shoes).

Adrian Oxford
John W. Nordstrom Adrian Oxford – $175.00

 Made in Italy with a more traditional toe shape.

Calibrate Brandon
Calibrate Brandon -$125

A true oxford with closed lacing

2.Hugo Boss and Cenerello

Hugo Boss & Cenerello
Hugo Boss Matano-$275 and Cenerello Wingtip- $225

Both of these shoes are 30% off at LastCall.com

The Matano is pretty basic, modern wingtip with an almond toe.

The Cenerello it’s a wingtip that looks smoother than most, because of the saw-toothed pinked edges and perforations.

3. Cole Haan

Cole Haan
Cole Haan Air Adams Cap toe. -$198

Just a plain brown cap toe dress shoe with a rubber sole, equipped with Nike Air.

4. Ciro Lendini Brogue

Ciro Lendini Brogue
Ciro Lendini Brogue – $158.00

Made in Italy, the Cap toe and brogue styling, true oxford, and available in brown too.

Sold through Yoox.com

5. Johnston & Murphy

Johnston & Murphy
Johnston & Murphy Letson Medallion-$185

These amazing shoes look much more expensive than $185, a whole cut oxford for under two bills is a rare thing. Made in India from Italian calfskin uppers that have slight shade variations throughout but it’s a subtle enough that it adds to the look.

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Designers: Andrea Doria FW14 Lookbook

 

We fashion connoisseurs love hearing about new and upcoming designers. We’ve come across an inspirational one this week! Andrea Doria Cohn was born in California, but made her way to New York to start her business in 2012. This designer’s biography describes her personal line as being, “Dark and light, female and male, fantasy and grit. ANDREA DORIA resides where the seemingly opposite meet.” She truly follows through with it! Here are some of our favorite looks:

 

 

Look more at the collection here:

www.andreadoriany.com

Further inquiries can be made to Majorie Gatson (Assistant Designer):

majorie@andreadoriany.com

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Split Personalities

 

We have heard of color blocking and we have heard to “mixed media” clothing, but this new trend has the whole fashion world buzzing! It’s what WWD has dubbed  as the “split personality” trend! It’s one garment that has two totally different looks to it. Some designers took this to the extreme and did dresses with two different hemlines, and made the most uncoupled patterns work, while others just stepped it up a notch with the color blocking trend. See how these designers created the look!

Adeam

 

Charles Warren

 

Desigual

 

Derek Lam

 

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Gap Chic

Harper’s Bazaar posted a charming little blurb covering supermodels that rock a gap-tooth smile. In an industry where imperfections don’t make the cut, it’s nice to see women showing a more natural side. Kudos!

Lara Stone
Model Lara Stone

 

Lindsey Wixon
Model Lindsey Wixon

 

Ashley Smith
Model Ashley Smith

 

Abby Lee Kershaw
Model Abby Lee Kershaw

 

Georgia May Jagger
Model Georgia May Jagger

 

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Paris Fall Collection 2014

Christian Louboutin, Chanel, Alexandre Birman, and Aquazzura were a couple of the designers that dominated Paris Fashion Week 2014.

Alexandre Birman
Alexandre Birman Fall Collection 2014

The gorgeous red strap peep toe shoe, brilliantly designed by Brazilian designer Alexandre Birman, can be considered one of the most have shoe designs. This peep toe shoe can be paired with a pencil skirt for the office or paired with a nice pair of skinny ankle jeggings for a girls night out.

Edgar Osorio Aquazzura
Aquazzura Fall Collection 2014

The amazing Edgar Osorio of Aquazzura came with another amazing scarpin shoe in a grey tone with gold crystals. This glamorous shoe would look perfect with any little black dress!

Christian Louboutin
Christian Louboutin Fall Collection 2014

Christian Louboutin made a bold statement with his color pattern choice on this scarpin shoe and a needle heel! A nice pair of dark skinny jeans and white bag would be the go to choice for this!

Chanel
Chanel Fall Collection 2014
Cnanel
Chanel Fall Collection 2014

Orange is the new black this fall for Chanel. Chanel made a stylish orange clutch and a bag combining orange with black! The perfect look would be with brown boots and a nice fall leather coat for these two bags!

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Man-Up Monday: Ray-Ban Remix

“What’s up? I’m Justin.”

 

 

Wait one second, Man-Up Monday… I get to customize Ray-Ban sunglasses to my own personal style? Let’s take a moment of silence for this one… This new project isn’t just for the men; it’s for us all! First, you choose the style of frames. Next, options for color contrasting eye rims and temples are given. Would you like to really stand out? After changing the color of your lenses, why not add an engraving to the sides? Nice! Now, let’s go to the beach!

Here are a few more sunglasses I chose to customize:

“Hi, I’m the New Wayfarer!”
“Hello, my name is Aviator. I’m pleased to pink you.”
“Hey there, I’m the Original Wayfarer.”
“Hi, I’m Erika.”

 

Here is the YouTube link to Ray-Bans Remix project! Check it out!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=IH3ER6Clgzc

 

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DressCodeNation Behind-the-Scenes

An exciting new project by Barbara Glass is in the works, taking off right here in the city of Chicago. Audiences can look forward to a fashion segment titled DressCodeNation, featuring stylish city goers. To top it off, the segment is filmed on the hottest locations, so that you can take notes for a fashionable night on the town. Look forward to the first segment filmed at RPM restaurant!

Behind-the-Scenes
Behind-the-Scenes of DressCodeNation

 

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Milan Fashion Week Fall 2014 kicked off with fierce shoes!

Designers played around with texture, color, and styles to make interesting yet beautiful boots, sleepers, pumps, and sandals. A few of my personal favorites included some of the gorgeous shoes by Bogetta Veneta, which included black and red pointed reptile skin booties, a black scarpin shoe that features a nude reptile skin print, and also an amazing yet feminine black, little high-heeled scarping shoes with three jagged peaks under each side of the ankle which just made me think “I have to have them!”. Roberto Cavalli has also caught my attention with his white and silver ankle strap shoe. Overall, the designer’s use of animal prints, reptile skins, stones, studs, and embroidery on the shoes has made a bold statement in the Italian Capital of Fashion during the Milan Fall Fashion Week 2014.

Bogetta Veneta
Bogetta Veneta Fall Collection 2014

These booties would look amazing paired with skinny jeans and a beautiful mahogany bag.

Bogetta Veneta
Bogetta Veneta Fall Collection 2014

 

Bogetta Veneta
Bogetta Veneta Fall Collection 2014

 These fierce heels make a perfect “go to” shoe.

Roberto Cavelli
Roberto Cavelli Fall Collection 2014

  These shoes are simple yet elegant, making them an effortless choice to wear for a summer wedding or a great night out.

Dolce and Gabanna
Dolce and Gabanna Fall Collection 2014

 

Dolce and Gabanna
Dolce and Gabanna Fall Collection 2014

 

Gucci
Gucci Fall Collection 2014

 

Versace
Versace Fall Collection 2014

 

Emilio Pucci
Emilio Pucci Fall Collection 2014

 

Emilio Pucci
Emilio Pucci Fall Collection 2014

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Man-Up Monday: Bow Ties

The bow tie can really “Man-Up” a man… No?

Hello, all of you Man-Up Monday fans… If you take a look at the article, ‘Bow Ties: Style & Fabric Guide’ on tie-a-tie.com, you are sure to be enlightened! Which bow tie do you wear on the cold winter days? How about when those classy White Tie invitations start pouring into your mailbox? You’ll find all of the answers there!

 

 

Need a new bow tie? You can find these lovely bows on the website as well!

 

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Celebrity Selfies

After the viral effect of Ellen’s selfie at the Oscars (which shut down Twitter), it’s evident that even celebrities are picking up on the “selfie” trend. Various publications and online journals have already tried to analyze it, wondering if these could be candid moments or staged photographs. Either way, fans are loving the experience of sharing such moments with their idols.

Ellen Selfie
Ellen’s star-studded selfie at the Oscars
Cara Delevigne and Kate Moss
Cara Delevigne and Kate Moss

 

Oprah
Oprah

 

Miley Cyrus
Miley Cyrus