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Magazine: Preview too October

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UPDATE:
In A little more than a month Sarah from D’office and I will have our first magazine out!! Very exciting time with celeb endorsements as well as athletes and some very talented bloggers!!
Today
Let’s hear from you
I may do an article or two for the magazine and with that being said I would like your opinions!! It’s very important since I hear from many of you daily and view a lot of your great blogs!

Options
1.) Mens Basic October Fashions
2.)Threads Personal Luxury likes.
3.)Colognes for every season.
4.)Shoes for the Season
5.) Mens active wear.
6.) Accessories.
THERE ARE THE OPTIONS
Let me know what you think & blow up my WordPress.
HAVE A GOOD DAY
-Cameron

TOMS:Classic meets Charity

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TOMS
Seen globally from the celebs to average folk. TOMS is a fairly new company started in 2006 by CEO Blake Mycoskie. Mr.Mycoskie had the inspiration by traveling too a rather poor area in Argentina. The CEO got his charity up and running immediately after seeing children without shoes. His goal was to show the US that “together we can create a better tomorrow by taking action and compassion today!

CHARITY:by TOMS
BRING COMPASSION!

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Since the 2006 experience of Blake seeing poverty in Argentina he has since became a huge name in the charity business. TOMS has now been the shoe to own as well as a world class charity event!
THE STYLE
Classic meets Classy

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The Canvas shoes and slip ones have been seen in basically any fashion magazine you can think of. Stating classic everyday wear can actually become a sense of comfort and style.
In my opinion I like the comfort and style of the shoe as well as the price. It isn’t as expensive as most tasteful canvas shoes and it also goes to a wonderful cause.
ONE FOR ONE
Buy a pair to give a pair to a child in need!
TOMS

What’s Happening With Threads

Good Morning
I apologize for not keeping up with my
Blog as often but I promise that is now changing! Today I received some awesome news! Probably about a month or so ago I partnered with an Extremely talented woman by the name of Sarah Bulmer. As the director, and designer of D’office Apparel she has been a huge inspiration to me! A post about this wonderful company will be coming soon and it will change the way men see business suits!! Today I would like to tell you about a suit Sarah kindly named after me which is a complete honor! I am currently on there talented team as a style director to help D’office grow and see where this journey takes us!!
GOODWIN 3 PIECE SUIT
Luxury & Classic

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VERY EXCITED
Can’t wait to see what happens next

BUT FOR NOW
I’m heading back to Ohio for our final trip of the summer…. 😦

Calvin Klein

“I’m crazy, and I don’t pretend to be anything else.” – Calvin Klein

Calvin Klein- The Designer:

Calvin Richard Klein was always interested in fashion. Coming from New York, he attended both the High School of Art and Design as well as New York’s Fashion Institute of Technology. Starting in 1962, he began working in clothing stores throughout New York and did an apprenticeship under Dan Millstein. He opened his first store in 1968. He was a protege under Baron de Gunzburg, which is where his talents became popular and well-known for the fashion industry. After his first show was held in New York Fashion Week, Klein was easily recognized and sought after for his designs. He has been married twice and has one daughter. He is known for contributing and donating to the Democratic Party political causes. In 1969, he appeared on the cover of Vogue. In 1973, Klein was awarded his first Coty American Fashion Critics’ Award, then again in 1974 and 1975. In 1974, his signature jeans grossed over $200,000 in their first week of sales. Also during this year Klein received an award from the Council of Fashion Designers of America for outstanding design in men and women’s clothing. He was on International Best Dressed List in 1983. Klein was also awarded by the CFDA in 1981, 1983, and 1993. Klein has made television appearances in Seinfeld and 30 Rock.

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Calvin Klein is best known for branding his name with his company, Calvin Klein Inc., launched in 1968, which includes clothing, underwear, denim, jewelry, fragrances, and accessories. The company’s headquarters is located in Manhattan in New York City. The first store, Calvin Klein Limited, opened in 1968, was a coat shop in New York. Then by 1971, Klein added sportswear, blazers, and lingerie to the women’s collection. Then by 1977, Klein added scarves, shoes, belts, sunglasses, and bed sheets to his line, and then added menswear, cosmetics, and jeans. The 1980s brought his underwear collection to success and has been successful to this day. Also starting in the 80s, Klein sold clothing in over 12,000 stores and in six countries. His annual income was more than twelve million dollars. Mark “Marky Mark” Wahlberg brougth the Calvin Klein underwear line to fame, which also helped an almost bankruptcy problem in 1992. Klein sold his company to Phillips Van Heusen Corporation in 2002. Calvin Klein products include the Calvin Klein Collection, ck Calvin Klein, Calvin Klein Sport, Calvin Klein Jeans, Calvin Klein Home, The Khaki Collection, Calvin Klein Golf, Calvin Klein Underwear, Calvin Klein Watches, Calvin Klein Jewelry, and fragrances by the Calvin Klein Cosmetics Company. A number of famous people have modeled for the company, such as Kate Moss, Kellan Lutz, Scarlett Johansson, Eva Mendes, and Justin Bieber. The monogram “ck” is branded to the company.

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Tommy Hilfiger

“I think it is really important to have a sense of business. As a designer, you can get so wrapped up in the design and fashion side that you forget the business side.” – Tommy Hilfiger

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Tommy Hilfiger- The Designer:

Thomas Jacob Hilfiger created one of the best worldwide known American fashion brands. Born in New York, started in the retail business at the age of eighteen. He started working at Brown’s, a shop in Elmira, New York, which lead him to open his open store near there called The People’s Place. After his store when bankrupt when he was 25, Hillfiger and his wife Susie moved to New York City where he opened more stores. Hilfiger even turned down positions with Calvin Klein and Perry Ellis. He founded the Tommy Hilfiger Corporation in 1984. The Council of Fashion Designers of America awarded him the Menswear Designer of the Year award in 1995. He sponsored Britney Spears’ Baby One More Time tour in 1999. In 2012 he was the fashion consultant for American Idol. Hilfiger has five children and has been married twice.

Tommy Hilfiger- The Brand:

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Founded in 1984, this brand now sells products such as menswear, womenswear, children’s apparel, home decor, denim, and a number of accessories. The company’s headquarters can be found in the United States, Hong Kong, and the Netherlands. By 2004, the company had over 5,400 employees. The brand has a net income of over six billion dollars. The Phillips-Van Heusen Corporation has owned the company since 2010. Daniel Grieder is the current CEO for Tommy Hilfiger. Tommy Hilfiger product lines include Hilfiger Denim, Tommy Girl, Red Label, H by Tommy Hilfiger, Tommy Hilfiger for the Home, Tommy Jeans, and Hilfiger Athletics. Beyonce Knowles is the spokeswoman for the company’s fragrance True Star and True Star Gold. Enrique Iglesias is the spokesman for the fragrance True Star Men.

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Credit: Tommy Hilfiger

Alexander McQueen

“It’s a new era in fashion; there are no rules.” – Alexander McQueen

 

Lee Alexander McQueen- The Designer:

He is a British fashion designer who founded his own label which has become a major name for the fashion world. He grew up in London and decided in elementary school that he wanted to be a fashion designer. After dropping out of school at 16, he apprenticed for Anderson & Sheppard, Gieves & Hawkes, and Angels and Bermans. He worked for Prince Charles until moving to Milan to work for Romeo Gigli. He returned to London in 1994 and attended Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design and graduated with his masters degree in fashion design. He worked as head designer for Givenchy starting in 1996 and ending in 2004. McQueen brought extreme creativity to the brand. McQueen designed for David Bowie and Bjork, even directing a music video for her. He became known for his theatrical designs and runway shows along with his shock tactics. Some of his collections are titled “McQueen’s Theatre of Cruelty,” “The Birds,” and “Widows of Culloden.” He is known for creating the “bumsters” pants and trend, the “Manta dress,” and using skulls on clothing. He was one of the first designers to use Indian models. His most famous runway show was his 2001 Spring/Summer collection VOSS. His awards include the British Designer of the Year and the International Designer of the Year from the Council of Fashion Designers in 2003. He collaborated with Gucci and Puma. McQueen has boutiques all around the world, such as in Las Vegas, Milan, New York, Los Angeles, and London. Lady Gaga has used his designs in her music videos, and other celebrities like Rihanna and Sarah Jessica Parker have also worn McQueen clothing. He enjoyed scuba diving. Alexander McQueen committed suicide on February 11, 2010. His funeral was in London and his ashes were scattered on the Isle of Syke. A memorial for the designer was held on September 20, 2010 at St. Paul’s Cathedral; guests included Stella McCartney, Bjork, Kate Moss, Sarah Jessica Parker, and Naomi Campbell. Performers like Kayne West, Katy Perry, Lady Gaga, Courtney Love, Bjork, and models like Naomi Campbell and Kate Moss have all made tributes to the designer. Savage Beauty, an exhibition for McQueen, was held in 2011 by the Metropolitan Museum of Art. It is to become a traveling exhibition starting in 2015. Lee Alexander McQueen’s eccentric and creative self is still missed in the fashion world to this day.

Alexander McQueen- Fashion Brand:

Founded by Lee Alexander McQueen in 1992, it is a famous British fashion house known worldwide. Sarah Burton was named creative director of the company in 2010. The brand starting launching menswear collections in 2005 and womenswear in 2008. 2008 also brought about an online store for the company. It’s famous low-priced collection is called McQ, which consists of men and women’s clothing, accessories, and a ready-to-wear line. The collection is supposed to be geared towards a younger audience and the creative director is Pina Ferlisi. McQ’s first standalone boutique was created in London in 2012 and was presented at London Fashion Week the same year. The brand has collaborated with jeweler Shaun Leane and perfumer Jacques Cavallier, Alexander McQueen brand’s first two fragrances are Kingdom and My Queen. The brand also has an eyewear collection, focusing on the signature skull design. The company also has a Centurion Card. The Alexander McQueen PUMA line launched in 2006. The company was the first to join the MAC’s cosmetics releases by fashion designers. McQ Alexander McQueen for Target was launched in 2008. The brand also has luggage. The Alexander McQueen brand has a number of controversies from runway shows to design lawsuits. An underwear line was launched in 2008 and has helped support AIDS charities. Harley Huges was added to the McQueen team in 2014 alongside Sarah Burton. Even without Lee Alexander McQueen, his brand is still able to thrive for his legacy.

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Tom Ford

“Dressing well is a form of good manners.” – Tom Ford

He is a film director, an author, and a fashion designer well-known with high-end names like Gucci and Yves Saint Laurent. Thomas “Tom” Ford was born in Texas and later moved with his family to New Mexico. After graduating from high school and then dropping out of Brad College at Simon’s Rock, he moved to New York City and studied art history at New York University. He then left there and was apart of a number of television ads. Ford then enrolled at Parsons The New School for Design where he studied interior architecture. While at Parsons, he spent some time in Paris where he found his love for fashion. While in Paris he interned for Chloe’s press office. He graduated from Parsons while a degree in architecture but also spent time studying fashion. Ford then worked under fashion designer Cathy Hardwick. Hardwick said while interviewing Ford, he mentioned Armani being one of his favorite designers. When Hardwick later asked him why, he said she was wearing Armani, and then that there was no wonder he was hired. In 1988, he worked for Marc Jacobs. Ford has mentioned that he left the company because “Too much style in America is tacky. It’s looked down upon to be too stylish. Europeans, however, appreciate style.” Ford was then hired in 1990 for Gucci. He started designing menswear and then shoes for the brand. In 1992, Ford became design director, including Gucci’s ready-to-wear line, fragrances, advertising, image, and store design. He became creative director in 1994 where he starting changing the brand for the better. Gucci sales rates increased 90% between 1995-1996 because for Ford. Within the 1990s, Ford brought Gucci into partnership with LVMH and Pinault-Printemps-Redoute. Gucci was practically bankrupt when Ford joined and by 2004 when he left the company, they valued over $10 billion. Ford then became creative director for Yves Saint Laurent. In 2005, he created his own film production company. The following year, Ford launched his own line of menswear, eyewear, and accessories. His famous film debut is titled A Single Man. His film earned a number of award nominations for both the film and the actors apart of it. He wrote a book called Tom Ford in 2004. Tom Ford has been recognized with a number of awards such as the 1997 People Magazine’s 50 Most Beautiful People, the 1999 Style Icon Award for Elle, the 2000 Best International Designer for VH1/Vogue, the 2000 British GQ International Man of the Year Award, the 2001 Best Fashion Designer for Time Magazine, the 2001 Designer of the Year Award for GQ USA, the 2004 International Best Dressed List Hall of Fame, the 2008 Menswear Designer of the Year for the Council of Fashion Designers of America, and the 2014 Geoffrey Beene Lifetime Achievement Award. Tom Ford has many new ideas to bring to both the fashion world and film industry.

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Michael Kors

“Personal style is knowing yourself, your lifestyle, your body and finding clothes that become the frame. You become the star. It’s knowing when to say yes and when to say no.” – Michael Kors

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Karl Anderson, Jr., now known as Michael Kors, is a New York City based fashion designer. Kors’ collections include womenswear, menswear, handbags, shoes, jeans, footwear, watches, and other accessories. His mother was a model which led him to have an interest in fashion since a young age. Even as a teenager, he was designing and selling clothing under the name the “Iron Butterfly.” He attended the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York City but then dropped out to work at Bergdorf Goodman boutique selling his designs. Then in 1981, he launched his womenswear line. From 1993-1997, Kors suffered financial trouble but then got back on his feet when he became the first womenswear designer for Celine fashion house. For his own brand, he launched a menswear collection in 2002. He left the Celine house in 2003 and added accessories to his own line. Kors was able to add to his brand, including the Michael Kors runway collection, the MICHAEL Michael Kors and KORS Michael Kors lines. He has boutiques nationally such as in New York, Chicago, and Beverly Hills. Kors is well-known for his time on the television show Project Runway. He is also popular with celebrities; stars such as Jennifer Lopez and Rachel McAdams have worn his clothing. First Lady Michelle Obama wore Michael Kors in her first term official portrait as First Lady as well as Alicia Keys at President Obama’s inaugural ball in 2013. Gwyneth Paltrow wore Michael Kors collection in the movie Possession and in 2006 Jennifer Garner wore a custom Michael Kors dress as a presenter at the Academy Awards. He starred as himself in an episode of Gossip Girl and was referenced in the film The Devil Wears Prada. In 2014, Michael Kors was listed as the latest fashion industry billionaire. Other awards are the 2013 Couture Council Award for Artistry of Fashion, the Golden Heart Lifetime Achievement Award by God’s Love We Deliver in 2012, the Oliver R. Grace Award for Distinguished Service in Advancing Cancer Research in 2010, the Geoffrey Beene Lifetime Achievement Award from the Council of Fashion Designers of America along with the Fragrance Foundation’s FiFi Award for Lifetime Achievement in 2010. He was on Time magazine’s list of top 100 most influential people in 2013. Michael Kors still has a lot to offer the fashion industry.

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Burberry:

Founded in 1856, Burberry is a British clothing house formed by Thomas Burberry. The company distributes clothing, perfume, accessories and sunglasses, which makes it a huge success. The brand is best known for its Tartan patterns as well as the famous french coat invented by Thomas Burberry himself.

Thomas Burberry:

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Holding the status of Founder of the House of Burberry, he is also the inventor of Garbardine. Burberry started off as an assistant at a drapery store. He opened his first Burberry house in 1859 and since then, the brand has become international. Queen Elizabeth even received tailored clothing from the company.

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