LET'S HEAR IT FOR THE BOYS: Mixing And Matching For A Modern Vibe!

January 29, 2013

   It was a warm winter day when I spotted this cool and collective Fashionisto on the streets of Savannah. He strolled down the turf with exuberant confidence and a modern style that had to be captured and shared. When I approached him, he bared a brave smile that hinted to a bit of flattery.
   I selected this Fashionisto because I was taken back by his impressive choice of textures and colors. My eye was first drawn to his statement bow tie and the flavor it gave his ensemble. Bow ties aren’t just for the rich and the famous, they can be worn easily with a button-down shirt. When shopping this look, check out this Michael Kors bow tie here.

   It is important to remember that in order to achieve a modern vibe like my Fashionisto, you need to choose colors that complement each other. In this case, blue and red have been pulled together to create a seamless look. If you’re having trouble putting colors together, don’t be afraid to consult a color wheel. It will give you all the necessary information for you to create a successful color story. My Fashionisto is also sporting a plaid blue top with hints of red in it, and with his red bow tie and red shorts, who wouldn’t want to replicate this look? Plaid tops are easy to find but I recommend Urban Outfitters for a great selection.

Hint: To move forward with this fresh look, remember to use that complement each other. For example, a blue top with a red short. Then you can add in accessories to complete your ensemble. In this circumstance, a bow tie is the perfect addition to finishing the outfit. Take it a step further will these Gucci sneakers.

Paris Fashion Week 2013 - Who Stole Your Heart?

January 27, 2013

After viewing the amazing collections from this Springs Haute Couture from such designers as Maison Martin Margiela, Karl Lagerfeld and Jean Paul Gaultier to name a few, my heart was stolen by the amazing two creative directors from Valentino! Every garment was built with careful attention and the amount of novelty present was breath taking. 
#Valentino #Spring2013 #Speechless 
#Couture #TheBestOfTheBest

Quintessential Chic For A New Modern Vibe!

January 25, 2013

Bag: Michael Kors (similar here + here)  
Bracelet: Hive and Honey (similar here
Jacket, Shirt and Pants : DailyLook

I had a lot of fun with this outfit! I loved matching the champagne pants with the pearl collared lace top. has some really great finds! The addition of the white jacket really completes the outfit. It's a classic look with a new modern vibe.

Valentine's Day Is Just Around The Corner!

Jewelry: Moda Tesori

Valentine's Day is just around the corner Fashionistos/as! Guys have your figured out what to get that special lady in your life?  Well, I have the perfect gift idea for every important gal. Check out my new online jewelry store Moda Tesori. I choose the name from the Italian words Moda which means Fashion and Tesori which means Treasures. (Fashion Treasures) We have everything from earrings to necklaces and we even have gifts for guys! The first seven to sign up will receive a coupon code for $15 for $30 worth of jewelry. Everyone who spends over $50 will receive a free gift as well!

Happy Shopping! 
xoxo, Alicia G. 


January 22, 2013

   Hola, Fashionistas/os! I hope that everyone is off to a great start this quarter. My fashion story this week happened by coincidence. I was on my way to my very first class of the New Year and there he was! I spotted him bright and early looking very classy and impressionable in a casual suit. It is often said that your first impression is your last one, so why not make it a memorable one boys?
   The power of a suit can be traced back through centuries. From the high-class financial man that you’ll find on Wall St. to Giorgio Armani’s spring/summer 2013 men’s collection, suits are a must-have item for every Fashionisto. Start your year off right with this Ralph Lauren Black Label suit. Suits don’t have to be an uptight ensemble in your closet — spice it up with a splash of color from a tie or pocket square. But if you’re still not ready for the full-on suit just quite yet Fashionistos, try mixing it up with an Armani Collezioni sport coat. Sport coats are a great way to dress up your outfit without over doing it. You can find them in various styles, colors, fabrics and patterns. They match well with a timeless khaki trouser or a nice sharp jean. Try finishing it off with a striking pair of oxfords.
   If you are a Fashionisto of serious business then start dressing like it. There’s nothing more attractive than a confident man in a sharp suit. Set your best foot forward this year with an ensemble you are sure to wear for years to come.

Hint: When shopping this look, it is important to ensure that you know your correct sizing. Go to the men’s section in a local department store and have an associate measure you. Once you know your fit, it’s easy to find a suit that will suit your taste. Try mixing a light colored sports coat with a dark pair of jeans. Pair this with a deep tan colored shoe and forget whoever said, “A good suit is hard to find.”


LET'S HEAR IT FOR THE BOYS: School Is Back In Session!

January 15, 2013

    Let’s face it, Fashionistos. It’s back to the grind with endless art projects and late night trips to Starbucks. Although school is back in session, that doesn’t mean your outfit has to be too. Whether you’re located in the chilly north or living the warm life here in Savannah, Georgia, beat those back to school blues with a touch of summer in your look.
   I spotted my Fashionisto this week strutting his cool toned blues on the streets of SAV.  From his hiked up argyle socks to his timeless Converse All-Stars, I couldn’t resist this look. Every Fashionisto should own a pair of Converse. Check out these for an effortless vibe every time. Sock’s the limit is what this Fashionisto’s style screamed at me this week. Dress socks are a perfect way to spice up a bland outfit. Not only can you wear them with a nice pair of slacks but for a casual feel, pull them up and wear them like my Fashionisto has. You can find all different styles and colors here. Don’t be afraid to be a little daring once in a while, boys! After all, sometimes fashion is something that just happens. Go with your instincts and you are bound to put together an effortless look!
   Sweater season is still present, so when picking out the perfect top, choose colors that will stand out. Neon is the trend right now and Hollister Co. is a fabulous place to find a sweater that will keep you warm but still give you that surfer summer feel. Let’s also not forget about out our accessories, Fashionistos! Every one of you should own a chunky watch. Whether it’s a Michael Kors like my Fashionisto or a Movado that you are sporting, time is of the essence and a chronograph should always be spotted around your wrist.

Hint: When putting this look together, mix colors that are in the same shade or tone. It will give you an easy going casual feel that will have heads turning. Be a little daring and hike up your socks and pair them with a classic pair of Converse All-Stars.

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STYLE GURU BIO: Alicia Gonzalez

January 8, 2013

   Hola Fashionistas/os! My name is Alicia Gonzalez and I am a sophomore studying Fashion Marketing and Management at the Savannah College of Art and Design. Fashion has been my forte since I was able to dress myself as a little girl.

   I grew up in the small town of Gorham, Maine where fashion was not a main priority. I had to reach far and wide to gain access to this amazing world. Vogue was a major outlet for me and I will never forget the excitement I would get every month when a new issue filled the racks. I always knew that I wanted to pursue a career in fashion but unfortunately couldn’t afford to go to college when I graduated high school. I decided to enlist in the United States Army as way to pay for my college tuition. I obtained the rank of SSG and worked as an Information Technology Specialist, which is just a fancy way of saying that I was a computer geek. I deployed to Iraq in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom twice while I served and will always carry with me the discipline and courage I learned while being a Solider. After serving in the military for six years, I decided that it was time to hang up my combat boots and move on to work towards my dreams.
   Attending SCAD has been the biggest dream come true for me. I have met some amazing students and professors and have been provided the opportunity to work with a lot of talented people within the industry.
   I look forward to providing all of you fashion lovers with the most current LET’S HEAR IT FOR THE BOYS articles. I will be writing to you from Savannah, GA where life is easy going and the culture is rich and vibrant with Fashionistas/os. In the famous words of Coco Chanel: “Fashion is not something that exists in dresses only. Fashion is in the sky, in the street, fashion has to do with ideas, the way we live, what is happening.” To me, 
THAT is what fashion embodies.

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