28 February 2010

Magazine Cover Roundup

We're rounding up the list of those celebrities and faces that are gracing the covers of America's most-read fashion and lifestyle magazines Vogue,Men's Vogue, Vanity Fair, Esquire, and GQ. Take a look below at the stars who made it onto the covers.

Tina Fey for Vogue March 2010

Robert Downey Jr. for Men's Vogue March 2010

 Abbie Cornish,Rebecca Hall, Anna Kendrick, Carey Mulligan, Amanda Seyfried, Kristen Stewart, Emma Stone, Mia Wasikowska, Evan Rachel Wood for March 2010 Vanity Fair

Leonardo DiCaprio for Esquire March 2010

Kobe Bryant for March 2010 GQ

Your Get-Glamorous Playlist

Sometimes life can be a little bit more fun with some background music. For all us almost-famous people out there, having the right playlist can help us feel like we're "in" even when we're not. So, taking from my own Glamorous iTunes playlists, I'm giving all you fauxcialites, wanna-be's, karaoke-singers, and diamond-in-the rough starlets an opportunity to feel famous, stylish, and glamorous and anywhere you go. Just pop these tunes into your on-the-go and you'll be wiping the stardust off your shoulders in no time.

  1. Glamorous (feat. Ludacris) - Fergie
  2. Vogue - Madonna
  3. The Fame - Lady GaGa
  4. Fashion - Lady GaGa
  5. Beautiful Dirty Rich - Lady GaGa
  6. Paparazzi - Lady GaGa
  7. Money Honey - Lady GaGa
  8. So Happy I Could Die - Lady GaGa
  9. Superstar - Lupe Fiasco
  10. Flashing Lights (feat. Dwele) - Kanye West
  11. Conceited - Remy Ma
  12. Rich Girl - Gwen Stefani
  13. Bitch - The Plasticines
  14. Top of the World - Pussycat Dolls
  15. When I Grow Up - Pussycat Dolls
  16. Lights, Camera, Action - Pussycat Dolls
  17. Bottle Pop - Pussycat Dolls

Fierce Fashion Sets

It's been a while since we've posted a lineup of hot fashion sets from Polyvore.com, but we're bringing them back with a huge lineup of new, creative material. Polyvore.com is an online social network and creative hotspot for fashion enthusiats to assemble fashion sets from a large library and to also import items from sites outside of Polyvore. If you're not a member, you can head on over to Polyvore and create a profile and get started on making your very own sets. Polyvore also pays attention to many of the bloggers on Polyvore and puts them in the spotlight on their Polyvore Blog. So if you're looking to get your styling abilities noticed then this is the place for you!

Scene Spotlight: Marquis Phifer of LateBoots.com

We're introducing to some and perhaps re-introducing to others a rising force in fashion blogging, Marquis Phifer, founder of the blog LateBoots, which chronicles his day-to-day hustle as an up-and-coming fashion fixture, Atlanta socialite, Morehouse College student, branding guru, and fashion blogger. His neo-dandy style and unbelievably candid photographic style can be seen throughout his posts that depict him impeccably dressed at many Atlanta parties and fashion shows. Phifer's mentality is extremely ambitious yet he rolls up his sleeves willingly and works himself to the bone to get noticed. His dedication to his work is probably the object most people notice through his blog, and his fearless swagger has lead some envious minds to create a hate Twitter page for Phifer inhospitably named "HateBoots". The 22-year old is aware of his cocky demeanor yet repudiates claims of arrogance by showing that anyone who is self-made has the right to be confident in their own achievements and abilities. Along with his right-hand blogger the equally stylish and avant-garde Sham, LateBoots is setting the art and fashion scene in Atlanta and New York ablaze. Below are some of Marquis' looks from Lookbook.nu.

Looking For Inspiration?

For some of us, leadership is something we are born with. We always want to be at the top, the boss, first, the doers, and the trend-setters. In fashion, it is no different. There are the taste-makers and the trendsetters who have no problem dictation the ever-changing direction of fashion. But following too, has its benefits. If you're the type who likes to follow the next big thing rather than creating it or if you just have an addiction to style, then head over to Lookbook.nu. Lookbook.nu is an online community of fashion enthusiasts dedicated to providing style inspiration as well as establishing themselves as the next big fashion icon. You can "hype" looks, which is similar to the Facebook "like" option. You can browse the most hyped looks and also the hottest looks and their stats from men, women, or both in all countries. You can also create a profile and upload looks of your own to be displayed. Lookbook.nu is a bookmark-worthy site for anyone who loves people who love fashion and for anyone who's looking to steal or upgrade a look.

How To Create a Personal Style

"The paradox of fashion is that everyone is trying at the same time to be like, and to be unlike, his fellow-men" - J.C. Flugel (1930)

Everyone wants (or should want) to be glamorous, stylish, and seen as a fashion icon. The most important attribute that the greatest fashion icons possess is personal style. Personal style is the aesthetic that one chooses to express themselves through their dress.Many people often believe, based on the media, that personal style is something unattainable or too lofty a goal to reach. But we here at Fashion Inc. beg to differ. Personal style is not the ambrosia of the rich, famous, and glamorous, but is something for us all to possess. So, in this post, we're going to show you how to do it in ten easy steps. Listen up students...

  1. Find your interests. People often tend to associate how they dress with the activities, hobbies, and people they hang out with. Write down all of these things and find pieces that reflect those things.
  2. Pick up a magazine. If you've never cracked open an issue of Vogue magazine or GQ, go to the store and pick up one. These magazines are the fashion bibles of the world and anything that's hot and stylish you'll be able to find in here. If you want more avant-garde and cutting edge magazines, try Bleu magazine, Trace magazine, or Obvious magazine. Don't pick out a look you like because it looks good on someone else. Make sure you can see yourself in the outfit.
  3. Get measured. If you've never had your measurements taken or if you haven't had them taken since your high school prom, go over to a formal wear store or section to have them taken. Knowing your measurements helps you to find clothes that will complement not compete with your figure. Also, it will help you to know which looks will work on you and which won't.
  4. Go window shopping. Taking a trip to the mall just to try on clothes is an excellent way for you to know if a style or outfit will work for you without having to buy the clothes first. Take an honest (but constructive) friend along to evaluate your choices. Also, take a look at the mannequins. These can be used as templates to start a new personal style or to add items to a look.
  5. Something borrowed. Take a look at any notable personality in fashion and they can give you a list of influences and inspirations on their style. When it doubt, fake it until you make it by copying an outfit from someone you admire or stealing an item from their look. Remember, the master in anything was once a novice. A great place to do this is at LookBook.nu, an online fashion inspiration website where you can browse looks from other people around the world or if you're feeling stylish you can upload a look of yourself.
  6. Hit the books! There are tons of books and resources on creating a personal style. One of my favorites is Fonzworth Bentley's Advance Your Swagger: How to Use Manners, Confidence, and Style to Get Ahead. These books are a great source of knowledge and have large amounts of technical information and tips about dress and appearance. Also researching fashion history books can also give you a retro-style inspiration.
  7. Find a signature item. More often than not, people who are respected for their style tend to be because of one or several signature items they are seen with. Whether it's a headband, a bow tie, belts, fragrance, or hair ornaments, having a signature item makes it easier for you to stand out as an individual and also for people to see you as one. It makes your more interesting and can possibly inspire others to be like you.
  8. Get an icon. What do you want your personal style to say about you? If someone could sum up your style in five words or less, what would they say? Take these answers and then find someone whether famous or not who you feel embodies these qualities and take from their style. Doing so will help you to adopt those qualities and allow you to make what you wear your own.
  9. Confidence. Creating a new personal style takes a great deal of confidence because you are taking a risk by stepping outside of your comfort zone. Confidence lets others know that this is the new you and that you expect good things out of it. And if the change is big enough, people will change the way they see you. No longer will you be an irrelevant Plain Jane but you will have evolved into a full-fledged Glamazon.
  10. Like it! If you wear a style that you don't feel comfortable in, then everyone else will notice it too. The key word in personal style is personal. It's all up to you to find out who and what you want to be. Don't let anyone else's expectations, feelings, or tastes dictate your personal style. When you find something that you fall in love with, go for it and go for it hard. People will respect you for being you and if they can't, they know where the door is.

We're Back...

And we're more ready than ever to tell you who we are, and show you who you want to be. Although Fashion Inc. had taken an extended vacation from blogging, we certainly weren't taking a vacation from style. For those of who have visited the page before, and for those of you who haven't we've evolved the look of our blog to signal we've evolved our organization itself. We'll be sure to give you injections about fashion inspiration ideas, the hottest trends, up-and-coming fashion personalities, collection reviews, blog reviews, Polyvore fashion set showcases, and style tips to increase your glam factor. So, to celebrate Fashion Inc. Style Society's reawakening and reentry into the world, we've decided to hit you with a barrage of posts that are sure to hit your style sweet spots. It's go hard or go home and Fashion Inc.'s doing it big this time. Enjoy...
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