Monday, June 30, 2008

Suffering from OJD?

Summer is in full swing, which can only mean one thing--it's cute boy season :) And lately, theres been an abundance of stylish cuties in the celebrity scene. One of my favorites...well, three of my favorites...happen to be the Jonas Brothers. Their huge hit 'S.O.S' gets stuck in my head on a nearly daily basis, and while 'When You Look Me in the Eyes' might be one of the corniest songs I've heard in a long time, I still belt it out when I'm driving. Kevin, Joe, and Nick Jonas are always seen wearing trendy, well tailored, and well styled suits, tees, and jeans, despite their young ages [20, 19. and 15 respectively]. They're even pretty talented in the accessorizing field, usually sporting a hat, tie, or scarf of some kind. And they have pretty good morals, too, making them a great role model for the tween set both in everyday life, and fashion :)

The JB tend to dress up their jeans with tailored pieces such as vests, button down shirts, and blazers. In the above photo, Joe, center, accessorizes with a tie, and Nick, right, rocks a fedora and scarf.

No strangers to red carpet fashion, the brothers pull out the stops. This pic from the Kids Choice Awards features the JoBros in well tailored suit coats and trousers, but they also show off their young, fun, personalities with the brightly colored shirts, ties, or as Joe, above-center, is seen wearing, a tucked in ascot.

Fun shades, monochromatic pallettes, and well tailored looks make these boys look like men.

The boys also sport pocket squares from time to time--a look i love!

Even for a more casual red carpet, they still bring their A-game. In the pic below, taken at the Disney Channel Games, [L-R] Nick, Kevin, and Joe take the nerd-chic trend, and give it a vibe that is much more age appropriate. I'm also digging Joe's headband. It works well with the stark white vest, and plaid tee.

And if you haven't figured it out [or caught it yourself!], OJD = Obsessive Jonas Disease :)

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

spotted on the UES...

S & B dressed to the nines, as usual. S & B being the fictional Serena van der Woodsen and Blair Waldorf of the
CW's hit series 'Gossip Girl'. Yes. I am still terribly obsessed with this show, and no. I'm not in anyway ashamed to admit it. This show continues to inspire my designs, from subtle influences in accessories--hello, patterned tights!--to the great mix-and-matching of classic looks with a modern flair. 

But, what would any decent prime-time soap opera be without the boys? Gossip Girl's three main hotties are also expertly styled, each with their own little spin--at least when they're seen out of their St. Jude's School for Boys uniforms.

 The guy everyone loves to hate, Chuck Bass, played by Ed Westwick, is hardly ever without his scarf, a bow tie, or something plaid--all attributing to his signature look. He's always a little bit classier, and more dressed up than the others, which definitely gives him that snobby, rich kid appeal.  

"Lonely Boy" Dan Humphrey, played by the talented Penn Badgley, is NYC's answer to Seth Cohen :) Residing on the wrong side of the tracks--in this case, Brooklyn--Dan's style is a little more indie-rocker, and a little less pretentious than the other boys. He favors neutral colors, and clothes with less structure and more laid-back attitude--just enough "emo" without being overkill. 

The last--and my personal fav.-- UES hottie is Nathaniel Archibald, aka Nate, played by Chace Crawford [sigh.]. Nate's look is a much more relaxed version of Chuck's--preppy, but with a casual quality to it. He also tends to wear a lot of blues, which is fine with me--it brings out his eyes :)

[i had to put the last one in <3]

and in true soap opera fashion, they're pretty consistently on the arm of a different girl--making them the best accessory of all...

[all images courtesy of CW online]