Sunday, April 20, 2014

Well Hello Brad, Such A Pleasure!

Brad, it's such a pleasure........
What's been trending so much that it's making the modern day cookie monsters get up..grab their running shoes..dust that mud from last year's most recent activity off..and run gut first into the gym? FITNESS, of course!!

 For the past few years people have been making it a necessity to go to the gym and get fit. So, what type of marketing sparked this epidemic?
That's easy, those fitness junkies have reeled us into their world by marketing off their beautiful bodies, triggering our guilty conscious by sliding those drastic "before and after" pictures through the cracks, eagerly posting healthy meals with the paragraph recipes attached right below the picture, and a list of workouts that can be lazily done at home like big-booty squats and egg crate ab routines. Last BUT NOT Least, They've sold us by combining fitness and fashion. You rarely come across fashion pictures of a model portraying an image of a starving greyhound in a silk Versace (ver-sace) blouse anymore. Now you can finally enjoy the view of a lean hunk of greatness in a tailored suit with a delicious body to make that outfit hug every inch of their body in the right places. You know fitness models that look like Bradley.......Oh, he's that exotic stallion below!
Ultimately, some people assume that a model's figure is too hard to obtain, maintain, and/or sustain.......BUT guess what......its not! It all starts with self motivation, drive, and discipline to develop a healthy fit lifestyle. Some people need that extra push by trusting fitness trainers to help them reach their goals without any setbacks. I'm confident that someone like Bradley can put you in perspective of what it takes to achieve such a life altering goal. 
BRAD
"A healthy lifestyle is my greatest inspiration. There are so many illnesses these days due to unhealthy dieting and lack of exercise. I believe fitness will not only help to maximize my life span, but also help me get the best out of life. It also compliments my modeling. I never thought I would be a fitness model because I'm very shy and body conscious." 

"When I began modeling I was only interested in the fashion part of it. Print and editorial was my main focus. Recently I've decided to step out of my comfort zone and attempt fitness modeling which includes modeling underwear and swimwear and also a bit of runway modeling. I've also added some artistic nude shots to my portfolio which you can look out for in the near future." 
So beautiful people find that one thing or person that motivates you to push hard so you can lead yourself to a healthier lifestyle. We all want to live longer lives so let's stop saying it and let's start doing what it takes to survive in this jungle of a world!

Featuring
Fitness Coach & Model Bradley "Brad" Duncan
Absolutpics (Trinidad)
BluephotoNYC (New York)
Mi' Kaelah Yisreal Portrait Photography
Ijumo Hayward Photography

Instagram: @Bradlified
Facebook: BradQK

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Vixens Room

walk into......
V I X E N ' S   R O O M


"We are every girl's one stop destination for the sexiest styles around. The perfect outfit for any occasion is here for you! We carry the most selective styles and custom made pieces. We are consistently seeking brand new designers to keep our customers fashion savvy. We like to think of a Vixen as a trendsetter. She's that girl that walks in the room and catches everyone's attention. A Vixen has attitude and confidence. She's bold and loves to take risks but yet she's still a lady. Are you a Vixen? If not then what are you waiting for? Walk into Vixen's Room......"


FEATURE: VIXEN'S ROOM
INSTAGRAM: @VIXENS_ROOM
FACEBOOK: VIXEN'S ROOM

S H O P



Thursday, December 5, 2013

Mr. Marcel F. Well done!

Marcel, Marcel, Marcel
 
 
Someone asked me what does "dapper" mean to me..
"style that is thought of naturally; style that is created without over thinking what (Dapper) fashion should look like."
 
I definitely think that Mr. Marcel F. visually defines "dapper".
 
 
Marcel displays all of the aspects of what I love about of men's fashion. I have a serious passion for fashion because I've observed that fashion is what makes the world evolve. In fact, fashion has had such an impact on society that the ratio for free lance stylists and designers has increased. Why such an increase? Simple, it's what I'd like to call
 
FASHiON EVOLUTiON
 
This evolution has caused more consumers to learn how to find a style of their own. Especially, men's fashion because society is already persuaded that women are fashion pioneers, but it's so rare to see men become dominant in fashion without the help of a woman. Not realizing that our most influential female fashion leaders are made up and mostly styled by men alone!

 
I love men's fashion from shoes, to bow ties, European cut suits, ravishing haircuts, even cute accessories that enhances a man's outfit (such as cuff links, bracelets, phone cases, watches, luxury cars, man bags, hats, scarves, etc.). I could describe men's fashion from grooming all the way down to the type of socks a man is wearing with his outfit. I love styling men, and encountering well dressed men who know how to hold their own in fashion. 
 
 
Let's take the outfit below for example. Mr. Marcel is wearing a simple navy blue button down, classic blue leather jacket, stoned washed denims rolled at the top of the ankles, all black high top sneakers, a simple black watch, and a unique haircut to go along with his sexy after shave. Now all of these items sound like simple pieces to his outfit, but its his personal style that makes this simple outfit stand out.
 
 
Along, with the rest of his outfits, they all help Marcel to achieve a signature look that can't easily be duplicated. He chose his great pieces that work for him and his style preference. It is always important to add pieces to your outfits that work for you and suit your personality/mood for the day.
 




 
It's the little things on pieces of your outfit that makes your personal style show. For example, Marcel's pants would be considered standard gray skinny pants to some men who don't convey a sense of style, but to others who appreciate nice detailed pieces the patched seams in the inner knees and the skinny ankles added by adjustable side zippers with a slight drop crotch makes these pants an appreciative, authentic piece of clothing. You know, pants that you'll heave to force yourself not to outwear with almost every outfit because you love them so much!?!?
 



 
Last, but not least!!!!
 
SHOES, SHOES, SHOES!
 
I love shoes that need no recognition..shoes that automatically catch everyone's attention..shoes that become the most important piece to an outfit. Noted, I personally think that shoes are THE most important part of anyone's outfit; aside from their hairstyle. If your shoes don't have chemistry with your outfit then your outfit is just "busy artwork". Remember, you're the canvas so you must dress yourself in a such a way that it gives meaning and tells a story.
 
 In addition, shoes are like the frame around your canvas. You ever notice how some pictures are painted so beautifully, but the artist may have chosen the wrong style frame which took away from the pictures meaning?
 
Let's break it down....You can either wear a full plaid suit and pair it with some matching plaid dress boots and hat; which is equivalent to buffoonery . Or, you could wear that same plaid suit and compliment it with some nice brown wing tips and a solid colored fedora to give your outfit a classic look!
 

 




 
Mr. Marcel F. has been sumptuous in many ways on the lookbook.nu along with many of the other great stylists and models. In which I advise all of you to go check out their fashion site. I love the fashion diversity the LookBook gives and how everyone units all over the world through fashion, style and creativity. The lookbook.nu is also a great site to get inspiration on creating a new style if you've recently decided that you want to change up your look and go for something "out-of-the-box", more mature, classic, chic, punk, emo, prep, urban, you name it... lookbook.nu has it!!
 
I enjoyed sharing with you the things I love about Men's Fashion and how well Marcel F. displays it. I hope you all enjoyed reading!! Until next time Loves.
 
-B. Dunn
Marketing/Wardrobe Consultant
 
 
Feature: Marcel F.
(Blogger at OneDapperStreet.com)
Website: lookbook.nu
 

Monday, November 25, 2013

The Jena Green Show



MEET JENA GREEN
 
"My passion is reporting on sports. A couple of months ago I came up with the idea of The Jena Green Show which is a sports show locally in Chicago that airs on CANTV channel 19. The main focus is to shed some light on former athletes who played in any professional league that you don't hear from anymore and current athletes. My goal is to continue to build my audience, get onto a bigger network, and continue sharing knowledge with the future generation."
 
 
"A large part of my personal style comes from choosing clothing that complement my personality, complexion, figure, and showing a little bit of skin while still being able to leave a some imagination. I try to keep a good mixture of colors to play with since I use to be pretty plain. Now I go big and bold  when it comes to colors. I love to keep things classic by blending a mixture of old and new pieces. I like for my style to reflect the type of person I am. Being a school teacher and a sports journalist, I tend to keep my clothing professional but there is always a time and place to change it up."
 
 
"Many people asked about my latest photo shoot and I would like to thank Victor Powell CEO of Powell Photography, Inc. who has done such a wonderful job capturing my inner and outer beauty. You can find him on Facebook by typing in Victor Powell or Powell Photography, Inc."
 
 
"A year and half ago I cut off all of my long pretty black hair and ended up with a hair style I did not ask for which was a mohawk. A month later I decided to try the natural look and it is a process when trying to train your hair a certain way. I have done everything I can possibly do so I figured why not be natural? I went for it and I love the compliments I receive. Being natural is a beautiful thing and I wouldn't trade my hair for anything unless Oprah calls and hire me lol. I learned that a lot of black women are making the effort to not only explore, but understand their natural texture and this is the new trend which I believe will never go away. Once I got the hang of my natural hair, I know I will not turn back to the relaxer. So many styles I can do with being natural. I'd recently done a photo shoot which consist of me wearing my natural hair and drew in a lot of attention."
 
 
Feature: Jena Green
Photographer: Victor Powell
Instagram: @greenjena
Facebook: The Jena Green Show