19 December 2010

We Will Return: 1.17.11

Thank you to all of our followers and readers who have helped to make Fashion Inc. Style Society the success that it has grown into. We are currently on hiatus for the holiday season to recharge and also to bring you an even better source of fashion news, style, inspiration, and profiles. So enjoy the holiday season in style and when 2011 comes, look forward to the start of new posts about the best and latest in style. Happy Holidays!

06 December 2010

LookBook.nu Guys Roundup 12.6.10

LookBook.nu Girls Roundup 12.6.10

05 December 2010

The British Are Coming

Who said Americans have all the style? A group of fashionable creative individuals based in London whose ambitions are as impressive of the site they've come together to create, Yin & Yang. The characters the site is named after are just as interesting.Yin comes from Niran, a creative advertising student in London who is a self-proclaimed Japanophile and future music label entrepreneur and Yang is Ernest, also a creative advertising student who loves photography and is hoping to work in public relations. The site also is supported by group of equally cutting-edge artists or "The Family", as they call themselves comprising Leona, an aspiring singer and tv personality, Olive, a Brooklynite fashion designer, DJB, a London music and fashion enthusiast, Yemi, a basketball-playing poet and dancer going to school in Maryland, and Jazz a hip-hop loving web designer from London.

04 December 2010

Model Madness: Rael Costa

Bleu Magazine's Shoot Turns The Heat Down

Bleu Magazine's newest fashion spread featured an array of attractive fall and winter fashions worn by two even more attractive male models. However, the spread was horribly undermined by its title and description as well as the underwhelming backdrops of the shoot. Although Bleu Magazine hasn't necessarily always been at the forefront for its fashion photography, it does hold its own very well among other independent fashion magazines/  "It's Getting Cold" simply just didn't do it for me. I immediately became disinterested when I read the first sentence; "Don’t forget you coat!” Now haven’t we all heard that line numerous times for our mothers" Really? This sentence does absolutely nothing to detail the fashions or open the photographic story a spread should tell.
The shoot features many pieces from H&M, including jeans, blazers, and shirts as well as sweaters from G-Star. The shots aren't terribly stylish; the lighting levels don't change in any of the photos, even when the models are in different poses that might have required more play with values. The shots show too much sky, detracting from the seasonal aspect of the spread that would have looked better with a gray sky. The models pose well and effectively show the clothes but the settings they're placed in add no value to the form and focus too much on function. Check out the full spread on Bleu Magazine's site here.

Ice Queen

Just because the temperatures are dropping doesn't mean that your wardrobe has to. Let yourself be transformed this season into a winter wonder with our ice-themed fashion sets designed by the members of Polyvore.com. Glittering white jewels, snow-colored halter dresses, and iridescent blanche heels all add a magical stylish touch to any December ensemble. So don't get left out in the cold this winter, get into these sets and get shopping. If you see an item you like, just click on the set and you can see where to find all the items. Check out more sets after the jump. Enjoy!

03 December 2010

Street Etiquette x Stacy Adams

Joshua Kissi and Travis Gumbs have teamed up with the illustrious and timeless footwear brand Stacy Adams to produce a video talking about what makes an accessory or garment a classic. Kissi and Gumbs are the founders of the men's fashion blog, Street Etiquette and are curators of classic men's fashion. Their blog has been featured extensively in GQ magazine, Vogue Paris' Blog of the Moment, Refinery 29's Best Men's Fashion Blogs, and in the London Times' 40 Bloggers Who Really Count. We covered them earlier in the fall when they premiered their exceptionally designed and produced film The Black Ivy, an homage to the historically Black colleges and universities of America and more importantly on the distinct sartorial style that emerged from their students. The oxymoronic title "Street Etiquette" is a clever and accurate summary of what Kissi and Gumbs blog is all about; it's an artistic melange of the thesis of classical style with antithetical elements of street fashion and creating a synthesis of innovative style that possesses the same refinement and staying power as the classics. Check out the video after the jump.

22 November 2010

LookBook.nu Guys Roundup 11.22.10

LookBook.nu Girls Roundup 11.22.10

To Ri Or Not To Ri?


Since her debut into the music world with her album Music of the Sun, the young free-spirited Barbados singer that was Rihanna has transformed into a edgy, independent, and uninhibited individual who has shocked and enthralled fans with her avant-garde fashion taste, her seductive lyrics, and most of all the many transformations of her hairstyles. You don't have to be a good girl gone bad to dress like one and we've pulled the best looks of the badass style that is Rihanna to show you how! Check out the fashion sets after the jump created by members of Polyvore.com the only site that allows you to use real fashions to create amazing looks. If you notice a particular set that catches your eye, click on it to find all the items and where you can get them for yourself. So if you're up to the challenge, get some rated-R style for your wardrobe. Enjoy!

I'm Diggin' It

Daniel Simmons aka Diggy Simmons, the son of hip-hop dynasty legend and mogul Joseph Simmons known better as Rev. Run has certainly grown up from the young pre-teen we watched on MTV's Run's House. His incredibly precocious creativity and keen eye for avant-garde, cutting-edge style have placed him in the spotlight of numerous celebrities and creative professionals, one being budding tastemaker Marquis Phifer. Like all of the members of the Russell family, creative acuity and business sense appear to be inherited family genes and Diggy is no different. But what is surprising audience so much now is his apparent swift execution of lyrical style. Not only is Diggy making people think twice about his artistic abilities but they're seeing reflections of his father in his superb rap skills. Read more to check out a vignette of him freestyling to "Shook Ones" by Mobb Deep and just so your mouth doesn't get to dry from being wide open, it's best to take this one with water.

18 November 2010

A Few Good Morehouse Men

Marquis Phifer and the illustrious men of Morehouse College in Atlanta are understanding the need to give back to the community and how to do it with style. The 143-year-old institution of higher learning has gained itself the reputation of being the number one college for producing the most intelligent, successful, eminent, and most of all stylish Black men in America. Alumni such as Martin Luther King Jr., Spike Lee, and the father of the "Morehouse Mystique" Benjamin E. Mays all have stepped up to the challenge of using their talents to better their communities and society at large. Phifer and other students went to Booker T. Washington Early College, Atlanta's school aimed at helping students succeed by providing high school classes that will earn students college credit.

How Do You Say Love In Portguese?

The people over at oficM certainly do and they say it oh-so-well. If you never stopped by the Brazilian fashion oasis in a vast desert blogosphere, then you'll find the excellently designed and managed site refreshing, interesting, and most importantly of all, stylish. Still rusty on your Portuguese? Don't worry, the page had a Google Translate button so you can read all of the posts in your native language. But after all, fashion speaks the language of beauty, which is known universally. It's sleek white minimalist design and its pithy posts make the glamorous images on its page come all the more alive.

Model Madness: Eryck Laframboise

Drake Makes GQ's Men of The Year

Drake, the supernova-by-night rapper that's been making his way into the ears of the fellas and the hearts of the ladies has become GQ magazine's Breakout of The Year in its annual Men of the Year issue. The man behind supremely styled songs like "Successful", "We Like Her", "Find Your Love", and "Fancy" has been producing chart-topping hits most which weren't even included on an actual EP. But fans who know the real Drake know him from his days on the after-school special Degrassi in which he played Jimmy, a basketball player who after being shot by a student, became wheelchair bound. But in the spring of 2009, audiences began to see a newer, more creative and edgy side of Graham after he was discovered by rapper Lil' Wayne. Since, his style and swagger has gained him much attention, making his appearance on this month's GQ his second cover in 2010. Fans hope to see more from the urban upstart with the release of his album So Far Ahead. Check out more pictures of Drake from the spread after the jump.

16 November 2010

I Like My Honey On Top

If you’ve never taken a look at the uber-stylish and avant-garde artistic world of Japanese street fashion, then take primer in Japanese Style 101 at Honeyee. Created by the legendary godfather of Harajuku style and Japanese street style Hiroshi Fujiwara, with the subtitle ‘Intelligence Service for a High Style’, Honeyee boasts an impeccable and highly sleek design and layout. Its magazine style splash page is a design diamond among the bevy of Japanese fashion blogs swimming around the internet. It has an excellent manipulation of photos which fade on the page highlighting the newest in fashion events, creative productions, and Japanese popular culture.

Rocking & Rholling

If you’re looking for someone to hook you up with a massive overdose of fashion and art, then you’ll want to hit up Rhuigi and Rhoxanne’s site Rhu & Rho. Once you hit the front page you’ll get up-close-and-personal with the newest in avant-garde fashion photography and cultural injections. The personal style of both creators is sublimely chic and contains the right amount of insubordination and adherence to classical style. The design of the blog is far from fussy and the courier font of the posts gives the impression of a desktop pile of photos and torn out notes from a pocket carnet adding to the realness and authenticity of the blog. Big on showing rather than telling, the blog is rife with interesting videos and it resembles Marquis Phifer’s Lateboots pre-Wordpress. It’s a real-life account of real people doing real-life work and reaping the fruits of the labor. Currently the pair has worked on revamping their blog with their 10.10.10 campaign.

The Snobiety Pages

The Titel Media group, the minds responsible for fashion sites such as Selecticism, Curated, and Rad Collector boast another blog dedicated to men's fashion, High Snobiety. High Snobiety focuses on the newest in exclusive accessories and fashions for men, shunning the overused and overpromoted mainstream brands like Gucci and Louis Vuitton. Independent brands such as 10.Deep, House of Billiam, and Alife are the spotlighted brands known only by the most savvy of underground style conoisseurs and only afforded by them as well, hence the name High Snobiety. Overall, Snobiety's design isn't especially eye-catching, taking the road less traveled with the static outer wrapper image and extremely few ads.

Thank God For Fashion

November - Thanksgiving


As turkey time rolls near, celebrate how much you're thankful for style by checking out our Thanksgiving-themed fashion sets from Polyvore.com! Don't get caught dead cutting the turkey without having a killer outfit that will make lookers mouths water more than your grandma's pumpkin pie. Click on the sets to view each item to add to your cornucopia of style and if the holidays have got you feeling the creative spirit, then log on and compose your own Thanksgiving masterpiece.So what are you standing around salivating for? Dig into the sets after the jump before they're all gobbled up!

Team Epiphany x Influencers

Team Epiphany a cutting-edge lifestyle branding and marketing firm has put its heads together to create the short film Influencers, which speaks about the role of influencers in the creative world and how those people are made, continue to influence, and how the new generation of influencers has to navigate the new digital world. The film also identifies pop culture icons such as Jay-Z and Notorious B.I.G. as creative influencers along with professionals like Dao Yi-Chow of Public School, Hiroshi Fujiwara, father of harajuku style, and Deidre Maloney of the fashion branding group BPMW. Read more to listen to the podcast and to check out the short film.

04 November 2010

LookBook.nu Guys Roundup 11.4.10

LookBook.nu Girls Roundup 11.4.10

Model Madness - Christian Ragin

02 November 2010

Sets By Zelia

Today's Polyvore fashion set inspiration comes by way of the mind of Zelia, a member of Polyvore.com whose exceptional eye for style and her ability to create elegant and creative sets has earned her a spot in this week's set showcase. Zelia's edgy, uber-stylish, and feminine style go along perfectly with any sophisticated woman's wardrobe and any savvy girl would have no problem with taking a hint from her styling genius. Still not convinced? Well then have a look below at some of her looks we've pulled and if you still need more evidence, check out more after the jump. Enjoy!

Bleu Picks This Month's BleuBerry Jason Coles

Lady Gaga à Gogo Goes To Paris

The minds behind the blog Paris Most Wanted, Andrea Bomo and Sandy Miller along with their amie Jocelyne, decided to take a trip to the Galerie Chappe to view one of the greatest art tributes to one of the greatest pop culture icons of all time, Lady Gaga. The exhbit, dubbed “Lady Gaga à Gogo”, features paintings and digital art of Lady Gaga created by her fans, or “little monsters” as she affectionately calls them. Media of the works created included canvas paintings of a Dunkin’ Donuts ad-turned-Gaga, a stylized airbrushing of the words ‘Lady Gaga’ with kittens drawn around the letters à la Hello Kitty, and a black marker-drawn poster of a picture of Lady Gaga in soda can hair rollers, a scene from her Telephone video. Famous fashion designers also contributed reproductions of the simultaneously glamorous and creatively avant-garde outfits Lady Gaga has been spotted in on stylish sleek black mannequins. Overall, the exhibit was an impressive one and any Lady Gaga aficionado would certainly be both impressed and proud with the artistic rendering of the inspiration that is Lady Gaga. Photos after the jump. below from Paris Most Wanted.

22 October 2010

The Best of Polyvore

If you're looking to add some cutting-edge style to your wardrobe then look no further than the front page of Polyvore.com. These sets represent the most stylish, most creative, and most inspired fashion sets of the week. So that means that if you need some fashion food for thought, then you're in the right place to find it. All of the latest trends, the hottest designers, and the best looks you'll find our lineup of fashion sets. So what are you waiting for? Click read more to see more stylish sets!

Justin Bieber: Maverick or Make-Believe?

The men's fashion and culture magazine Details compiled a list of 2010's Mavericks, men who have in some way profoundly impacted style and culture. In their inclusion of 16-year-old pop star Justin Bieber, I was skeptical to agree with Details inclusion of him as a "maverick". He was discovered by R&B superstar Usher who got him audition for Island Def Jam in front of L.A. Reid. They agreed to sign him and since then the "Bieber Fever" has been spreading. Now I'm not against the furthering of a 16-year-old boy's dreams of using his prepubescent voice to skyrocket himself into fame. I'm against a magazine that overall does an excellent job of recognizing admirable style and cutting-edge culture actually calling this kid a maverick. Does this mean that guys like Zac Efron, Corbin Bleu, and Soulja Boy are also mavericks?

Does Kristen Stewart Hate Beauty?

I am certainly beginning to think so. Style.com spotted the actress at the screening of her new movie Welcome  To The Rileys by the Cinema Society in New York City. According to the article in Style.com's People & Parties section, "In her latest film, Welcome to the Rileys, Kristen Stewart of Twilight fame plays a down-and-out underage prostitute." Stewart no doubt has a knack for playing characters immersed in dark situations and it appears that her moody temperament, social awkwardness, and immense shyness also play out in her off-screen life. She hardly ever looks comfortable when being photographed at events, even when she's looking as elegantly as she did at the premiere. The post also reported " Stewart had swapped the Spring 2011 Valentino dress she wore on the red carpet for gray jeans, a beanie, and a T-shirt. She was Bella all over again."
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