Corrie Bond

While searching for some inspiration for future photo shoots, I discovered fashion photographer, Corrie Bond. This UK-based photographer is widely known for her work for Marie Claire, In-Style and New York Times. Her work has an admirable feminine quality, and consistently conveys timeless beauty. Bond strategically manipulates natural light and dewy shadows to delicately graze her subject matter. Through her compositions and editing style, Bond’s photographs whisper a soft, vintage feeling. Her editorials are light, breathtaking and a visual treat. Take a peak at her stunning work below and visit her website to see more work.

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Hats

Hats are a classic, debonair way for a man to protect himself from the sun.  A smart-dressed man reaches for a hat on the way out the door as the simple, functional way to complete a look.  Many men say, “I’m not a ‘hat person’.”  This is false.  ‘Hat people’ are merely the people brave enough to wear them.   The key to looking your best in a hat (as with most clothing) is to focus on fit.  Tight-fitting hats shrink the head and can add the illusion of weight; loose-fitting hats can lend the wearer an unfortunate, Oliver Twist appearance.  Also remember that light colors are the only way to go in these warm summer months.  Browse some simple, straw fedoras from Banana Republic, and take cues from the following photos to inspire your own look.

Sean Connery: keeping it classy.

Summer formal

Nick Wooster, owning the straw fedora and the blazer/shorts combo we highlighted 2 weeks ago here.

Straw hat staying on trend with the season’s bright colors. Dapper and Daring.

Another formal look for summer.

Your author, taking a casual approach to the straw fedora at the beach.

 

Rebel

“Icon: A sign (as a word or graphic symbol) whose form suggests its meaning,” Merriam-Webster.

Few people in history have been bestowed with the title “Style Icon.”  James Dean is one of those people.  As an icon, Dean  is the visual representation of the word rebel.  Photographs of the legendary actor exude his renegade, devil-may-care attitude, and the overwhelming consistency of this image explains his enduring impact today.  Dean has always been in style, but no one would dare call him trendy. Why? Because style like Dean’s transcends trends and does not ask: “Is this in?”  Clothing chosen as an answer to that question will always be a shallow response to a fleeting fashion moment.  A person with enduring style asks themselves: “What do I want to say?”  This proactive question will lead to a consistency in your appearance that becomes your style.

That said, Dean is an icon always worthy of emulation when you want to say: “I’m a rebel.”

Dean in his heydey:

Spanish retailer ZARA looks into fall with a Dean influence.

April’s edition of GQ France even featured an overt reference to the actor with Jon Kortajarena modeling the tough, classic look in an editorial shoot meant to emulate Dean’s style.

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Style is not expensive.

We believe that style is more about taste and confidence than price, so it’s refreshing to see a trend come along that is universally accessible.  This week’s menswear highlight is the neckerchief.  It’s hard to miss this accessory right now.  The neckerchief rose to popularity last summer, and it’s easy to see why it’s sticking around for the warmer months again.  This casual cousin of the ascot lends any look a dash of Cary Grant class.

In addition to stylishly complimenting your wardrobe, a cotton, washable bandana worn around the neck can easily save your collars from an unbecoming ring of dirt.

Rummage through your clothes drawers because the odds are that you already have this season’s ‘must-have’.  If you don’t have a neckerchief lying around (or you just want so see how to wear one), check out FineandDandyshop.com here.  Their site has some wonderful examples of this simple accessory.

 Also, if you’re in Savannah be sure to come out to Florence & Millie’s Relaunch Party tonight at 6.  We’d love to see you there!

Jamie Nelson

Even though she is just the young age of 26, Jamie Nelson has already managed to hit the fashion photography industry by storm. She has worked for seven different Vogue publications, as well as Harper’s Bazaar, Marie Claire, Allure, and many other publications. She has also done commercial campaigns for big name companies such as Target, Disney, and Warner Brothers. Her work is rife with amazing colors, clean lines, and distinct style. We love how amazing she is at such a young age, and hope to see much more work from her in the future.


Red Velvet

We are absolutely love, love, loving Red Velvet right now! From vintage style clothing and accessories to an incredible and artistic lookbook, Red Velvet is just our style! We have been looking at their website, oohing and ahhing over every piece. One of our favorite things about their site is you can shop by trend (1960’s, 70’s Chic, Velvet, or Handmade). So cool! And to add to their list of amazingness, they have e-courses that you can purchase that teach you awesome stuff such as DIY style, blogging, and running a creative business. Yeah, this might be our new favorite thing. Take a look at some of the photos from their amazing look book as well as some of our favorite outfits and then check out the rest of Red Velvet!

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