11.02.13 Menswear

2013 Grammy Awards Menswear Round Up

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While the Grammys are always a stage for wild fashion from the women’s side, the men typically tend to stay on the classic side – with a few exceptions, of course. The menswear always has a lot of diversity, ranging from dapper to disgusting. This year featured a lot of monochromatic looks and, unfortunately, a lot of bad tailoring.

Justin Timberlake: He’s back and he’s looking better than ever. Suiting up in collaboration with Tom Ford was clearly a wondrous decision. Justin made his return to the Grammys wearing an impeccably tailored Tom Ford black tuxedo with a hip twist on the jacket. His shawl collar was matched with a white-edged black pocket square and a droopy black bow tie. What made this outfit so perfect, though, was the way he was able to honour the old school while staying so modern. He kept his look classic with the black studs on his shirt, those amazing black-and-white loafers, and white dress socks. And he even wore a black cummerbund. He’s easily my best dressed of the Grammys.

Frank Ocean: Prior to performing at the Grammys wearing a custom yellow Band of Outsiders tuxedo, Frank wore a Dior Homme navy wool broadcloth Teddy jacket with silver buttons, paired with a navy wool and silk round neck sleeveless sweater, and navy wool broadcloth slim pants for the red carpet. Both looks showcased his cool, laid-back style.

Ed Sheeran: The red-haired English singer gave a grand performance on stage, but not so much on the red carpet. Ed wore a poorly tailored Burberry navy tuxedo with a two-toned notch lapel. The problem was that his tux fit terribly: the waist was not tailored; the sleeves and pants were too long; and those shoes did not work. I’m all for sneakers with a suit, and I like those particular sneakers, but the rest of his outfit is so bad that it distracts from his shoes. A little more effort next time, Ed.

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10.02.13 Menswear

2013 BAFTA Awards Menswear Round Up

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Keeping it classic with black tuxedos and bow ties was prevalent on the red carpet at the EE British Academy Film Awards in London on Sunday. But a handful of biggest stars took a chance with navy colours and velvet fabrics. The risks paid off – for the most part.

Ben Affleck: In addition to taking home the award for Best Director, Bendefinitely took home the award for best male grooming. That dark beard looked amazing with his Gucci Made-to-Order midnight blue velvet Marseille tuxedo. His tux displayed two buttons and notch lapels. Along with his tux, Ben wore a skinny collared white shirt, a matching flat tie in a four-in-hand knot, and black leather lace ups.

Bradley Cooper: Everything below the neck looked incredible on the star of ‘Silver Linings Playbook.’ Wearing a Ferragamo midnight navy three-piece tux with black satin peak lapels, Bradley looked every bit the part of a Best Actor nominee. He even paired it with a bow tie that he needs to straighten out. Unfortunately, it looks like the rain got to him and his hair looks a bit sloppy, considering he’s wearing a tux.

Chris Tucker: If there was one man on the red carpet that ruined his look with the little things, it was Chris Tucker. The navy colour looks great, but he went from looking like a stud to looking like a stooge thanks to his accents. Chris is great, funny actor, but it takes a specific type of confidence and power to pull off lapels that wide – Chris doesn’t have it. And that droopy, oversized bow tie isn’t helping matters.

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10.02.13

Anne Hathaway In Burberry – 2013 BAFTA Awards

Anne Hathaway In Burberry - 2013 BAFTA AwardsAfter a stunning sweep down the red carpet line at Saturday’s ‘Les Miserables’ photo call and premiere at the Berlinale Film Festival, Anne Hathaway headed to England for another grand entrance at the 2013 BAFTA Awards, hosted on Sunday at the Royal Opera House in London.

The Leading Actress nominee continued her ode to classic glamour, appropriately opting this time for a selection from a British designer, Burberry.

With this column gown, she kept the monochrome trend she’s preferred this season going strong.

The cool short sleeves and the shiny circular studs on the bodice kept the straightforward dress interesting enough. But ornamental bangles seemed a bit out of place for this sleekly modern look.

Anne’s chic pixie crop allows her to wear high necklines like this one well, while her bubblegum-pink lippie added a nice shot of colour to her bright smile on the red carpet.

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28.01.13 Menswear

2013 SAG Awards Menswear Round Up

2013 SAG Awards Menswear Round UpWith gowns galore parading down awards-gala red carpets, it’s always hard to focus on the tuxes—no matter how handsome they and their inhabitants are. But at the 2013 SAG Awards, hosted last night at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles, California, the men had their moment. Like many of the girls, some of the guys played with color—albeit to mixed success. But it all made for a far more entertaining and colorful show.

Eddie Redmayne: The ‘Les Miserables’ star continues to deliver great red-carpet performances. The British actor carried off a slimly tailored tuxedo by BOSS Black, rendered in a luxe brown, crushed velvet. He paired it with a white shirt and matching dress shoes from the label. In a sea of black and blue, this delicious chocolate color was a smooth statement—so was Eddie’s cool-boy coif.

Bradley Cooper: The ‘Silver Linings Playbook’ actor and nominee chose Tom Ford for his big night. The midnight navy color of his single-breasted tux, featuring a black satin shawl collar, reminded me of some of the similarly colored gowns seen last night, such as the one from Jennifer Lawrence. I wish his black bow tie didn’t appear crooked, throwing the polish of this look awry.

Cory Monteith: This ‘Glee’ cutie stepped outside the norm with his Calvin Klein tuxedo paired with a sleek set of black Christian Louboutin loafers. His cufflinks and tie bar were by Ox and Bull Trading Co. and his timepiece from Versace. The exaggerated peak lapel in black contrasted sharply with the light heather grey of the single-breasted jacket. But was Cory red-carpet-royalty or just prom-king ready?

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Romeo Beckham In Burberry Prorsum – Cirque du Soleil

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The Beckhams were out in London yesterday evening to watch the Cirque du Soleil show in the capital.

I wasn’t surprised to see the newest fashion favourite in the Beckham household don the brightest colours.

Romeo Beckham, face of the Burberry Prorsum Spring 2013 campaign, wore black pants, a black t-shirt and a printed scarf with his Burberry Prorsum Spring 2013 blue-and-aqua metallic bomber jacket.

He looks so adorable. He’s definitely adopted Victoria’s love for fashion.

It looks like Elle Fanning and Kiernan Shipka have competition for Best Dressed Teen of the year, and Eddie Redmayne has some serious competition for Best Dressed Male of the year.

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14.01.13 Menswear

2013 Golden Globe Awards Menswear Red Carpet Round Up

Golden Globes Men 1The girls have been feted for their fashionable entrances and exits at the 2013 Golden Globe Awards, hosted at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in California. But there were plenty of handsome guys on the red carpet, too. That said, most of the men played it safe, taking a rather traditional approach with tuxes, all tied up with a bow (tie).

Ben Affleck: Ben was definitely the evening’s Golden boy, as he snagged the Best Director and Best Picture win for ‘Argo’—and he dressed for his double victory. His midnight blue peak lapel tuxedo from Gucci was a handsome three-piece affair, especially with the matching satin bow tie. The blue spin on the traditional tux won me over. Even his perfectly groomed facial hair wasn’t bothersome; it only added a sense of refined depth to the look.

Bradley Cooper: The Best Actor nominee for ‘Silver Linings Playbook’ went green for the red carpet with his well-tailored, black Tom Ford two-piece tux, a part of the sustainable Green Carpet Challenge. A pert bow tie topped off the dapper look.

Robert Pattinson:  This ‘Twilight’ heartthrob is all grown up. The British actor impressed with his slim Gucci black peak lapel ‘Signoria’ tuxedo with white dress shirt and black satin tie, matched to black leather lace-ups. It was the picture of formality, and Robert even exchanged his standard scruffiness for a clean-shaven look for the occasion.

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14.01.13

Adele In Burberry – 2013 Golden Globe Awards

Adele In Burberry - 2013 Golden Globes‘Skyfall’ songstress Adele made her return to the red carpet at the 2013 Golden Globe Awards, hosted at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, California.

She clad her curves in a black, boatneck Burberry number with lace detail and a bracelet sleeve; it was nothing if not sophisticated.

While the overall look could have been a bore for such a bold personality, she pumped it up with sparkling Cartier jewels and sizzling red, talon-shaped nails.

Adele is still flaunting her new-mom glow, and her pretty makeup only brought it out even more. Her hair seemed a bit overdone, but the bouffant played into the ensemble’s retro-elegant vibe.

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09.01.13 Menswear

2013 National Board Of Review Awards

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It wasn’t just ladies’ night at the 2013 National Board Of Review Awards held at Cipriani Wall Street in New York City last night. Many yummy actors took to the red carpet too.

Bradley Cooper: The actor, who has been pretty much dedicated to Tom Ford over the last few weeks, opted for an ink-blue Gucci suit on this occasion. A matching tie and a light-blue shirt completed his look. As sharp as he looks, I think he needed some product in his hair.

Eddie Redmayne: The British actor, and your man of the year, kick-starts 2013 wearing his favourite brand, Burberry. This black Burberry Tailoring slim-fit suit was styled with a white dress shirt, a white pocket square and a Burberry jacquard grey tie. I like that he has modified his signature red carpet pose for the start of the year but I’m happy to see that boyish grin still in check.

Daniel Craig: The British actor didn’t take his navy coat off so we don’t get to see much of his dark-grey suit, which he styled with a blue shirt and navy tie. I guess he wasn’t planning to stay long as his lovely wife Rachel Weisz was also out promoting her new movie, ‘The Deep Blue Sea’ last night.Read More…

04.01.13

Jessica Chastain In Burberry – Walter Kerr Theatre

Jessica Chastain In Burberry - Walter Kerr Theatre

Jessica Chastain looked chic on Wednesday sporting an effortless daytime look as she was spotted headed to the Walter Kerr Theatre in New York City, where she stars in the Broadway play ‘The Heiress’.

The flame-haired actress, unlike most actresses who are sunning themselves in St Bart’s, has worked throughout the holiday.

Opting to wear a plum Burberry Queensbury trench coat with a simple top and navy jeans, her accessories add a chic touch to her look.

They included the Alexander McQueen ‘Heroine’ bag, which continues to be a celeb favourite.

The sleek minimalist bag, with flap closure and interesting side zipper, was accompanied by rose-tinted pink shades, Prada Mary Janes with floral appliqués from the Spring 2013 collection, and a gold Louis Vuitton bracelet.

I wouldn’t change a thing about the look as each piece perfectly complements the other, and I love the plum theme she’s working here.

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You can buy a suede version of Jessica’s Alexander McQueen ‘Heroine’ bag from AlexanderMcQueen.com.

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