Sunday, September 18, 2011

Lj Productions

If you are in the design industry and would like to connect to the industry, please like my "Lj Productions" Facebook page. Lj Productions is a Marketing and PR Company that connects talent to talent. I look forward to sharing more opportunities with you.

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

One of my favorite boutiques in my hometown.

Collaborations Stillwater is one of my favorite boutiques in downtown Stillwater. The owner Angela Hudson attended FIDM, Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising. Angela features contemporary women's apparel from Miss Me, M.Rena, Ya, Machine Jeans, LA Made, and intimates by Honeydew. The boutique is small, but has a ton of good finds. Please visit Faceook,Collaborations Stillwater or email them at

Vintage Suit from 1968

Last week I was invited to a private party here in San Francisco. Check out the vintage suit I found at the party. I love how this man layered the suit with the sweater vest. (The "V" neck look).
He looked fabulous!

Monday, August 29, 2011

Cuffed Jeans, with tie shoes... for Women too!

Check it out... Ladies can rock the cuffed jeans with tie shoes too!

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

San Francisco Fashion Awards/ Sunday, August 28th

If you are interested in the latest fashion events in San Francisco, please like "Lj Productions" to see different upcoming events. Here is an amazing event coming up this Sunday....

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Love the "V" neck shirt for men

The casual button down is a great look for men. You can either wear it with a t-shirt underneath or
no t-shirt underneath. The key is, do not leave too many buttons undone if you wear no t-shirt.

                               ps. I love the sleeves slightly rolled up. It makes it look more casual.

rolled/cuffed pants for men!

A good friend of mine lives in Sydney and recently came to visit San Francisco. I loved the rolled/cuffed pants he rocked.

Great Shoes for Men!

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

tea dresses

Lucky Magazine, September 2011 features tea dresses. "These swingy numbers telegraph a 40's -era innocence, but the nipped- in waistlines get at a more sophisticated feeling.

Shoes for Fall, 2011-Ankle Wedges

This fall the hot trend is ankle wedges. You can wear them with jeans, pants, tights or alone with a skirt. Super cute! Check out a few images I found in Lucky Magazine. You, can also see another image below. If you are not sure about how to pull off these shoes, go with a simple black. If you are feeling a bit trendy/stylish, pick a color or a print. Leopard print seems to be the in thing this fall.

Good Find, Lucky Magazine

This morning I came across Lucky Magazine, September 2011. It has some great fashion deals and shows the trends for Fall 2011. Check it out, it's worth buying.

Park and Bond, a new website for Men

Hello Gentlemen,

This morning I heard about a new website, called Park and Bond.  It is a "sister" website to Gilt's website. This website is designed to give men a selection of the world's best brands and help men build an amazing wardrobe. Please, check out "Park and Bond".

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Local San Francisco Designers create Hot New Swimwear

Local San Francisco Designers think outside of the box and create hot new trends for swimwear.  Check the latest designs at These designs are also featured in San Francisco at the local boutiques, Wonderland SF and Canyon Beachwear.

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Fashion Show, Gucci 2012

Once again, the V neck is present.

Monday, August 1, 2011

Leather and Chains

Leather and Chains
A new favorite find. Today, I visited the website and she had the La Mer watch below on her website. You can also find it on I love the combo of the bracelet and watch all in one. I'm not personally stoked on the face of this watch, but I love the idea.

Saturday, July 30, 2011

Men's Fashion, 1991

Typically, fashion trends repeat every twenty years. Check out this image of 1991 fashion trends. The "V neck" look is present. The other hot item you will see is a scarf. Sometimes it is hard for a man to pull off a scarf, but try wearing a scarf. The other look that is great, is the layer look. If you are going to wear layers, try doing it with similar colors or start with the basic grey, black and white.

The "V" neck is in... Check out the latest styles for men.

Let me tell you, the V neck look is hot! This does not necessarily mean that men need to show off their chest. I only found a few images, but the first one is my personal favorite. It is the button down shirt with a hooded sweatshirt. I love the "dressy look" with a bit of causalness.
I also love a men's suit vest over a t-shirt. (It's the same kind of "causal-dressy" look). The bottom image isn't necessarily my favorite look, but it shows you some different styles of the "V neck". If you are looking for a few more images, check out Dolce and Gabbana's website.   

Five Fashion "laws" for men.

Last night I was out with some friends. After looking around the bar and speaking to one of my guy friends, I realized how much men love fashion advice. They want to dress in style and they are not always sure how to do it.  They want advice on what to wear.  This afternoon I found some good tips for men to follow/use.

These tips are simple but they are “men’s fashion laws” for looking attractive. No matter what season, no matter what style, following these guidelines will keep you looking your absolute best.
Guy with layers

1. Layering—If you want an eye-catching outfit without resorting to “peacocking” then develop an eye for detail and combinations. Nothing expresses your personality better than 2 or 3 layers of carefully coordinated clothes. I still stand by my own all-time favorite 3 piece sexy casual combination: 1.) button-down shirt, 2.) light, zip-up hoodie, and 3.) sports coat. Just mix and match whites, blacks, and grays to create an interesting outfit (without coming off try-hard).

2. Clothes that fit—I say it again and again, but I still see 4 out of 5 guys wearing baggy clothes that make them look sloppy. I don’t care if you’re 20-30 pounds overweight, you’d STILL look better wearing clothes that fit. Nothing says slovenly existence better than clothing that sags off your body. So, as a rule of thumb, if you can grasp more of a handful of fabric on your shirt or pants that means it’s way too baggy. Also, if ANYTHING is bunched (e.g., pants legs), get it tailored—immediately. Bunchy and baggy is equal to sloppy and ugly.

(Note: And, yes, that includes your jacket—especially your jacket!)

"I personally am not a fan of the button down shirt, but if you are going to wear it. This law makes sense.
3. Unbutton, untucked—Again, another faux pas that seems obvious, but guys are out committing it again and again. Just type “men’s fashion” into Google and see how many pictures feature guys with tucked-in or fully-buttoned shirts. And, if that doesn’t convince you, go out and observe how many guys with hot girls have their shirts tucked or buttons buttoned. YET STILL, at every conference I speak at, on every live program I teach, and every time I’m recognized out, I meet dating advice students who tuck in their shirts in and are fully buttoned up. In fact, if I’ve met you and my first comment was, “Untuck your shirt and undo about 3 of those buttons,” don’t be offended (I say it to everyone); however, heed my advice! Women want guys who let it “hang out”—so do it!

Very Important Law.. invest in some standard expensive staple pieces. They will last and will go far.
4. Quality versus quantity—I doubt anyone reading is attending runway shows or salivating over this year’s Prada outdoor line. Though, buying “cheap” brands because it saves you a couple bucks is just not worth it in the long run. I, too, was once guilty of “bargain hunting,” trying to find all my clothing at inexpensive stores like H&M and TJ Maxx. While you will certainly find some cool pieces there (especially shirts and vests to incorporate into layering), for fashion necessities go with quality brands. For example, shell out a little extra money for jeans and jackets/coats. While it may hurt a bit up front to drop $150 for a pair of Diesel jeans or $400 for an Armani trench coat, you’ll look forward to wearing these items and feel good every time you put them on.

This is great, please try ... It's ok to look different and wear something you might not always pick. You don't want to look like every other guy.  You want to stand out. As long as it doesn't make you look like a clown, wear it and own it. Be confident and it will look good.
5. Experiment a bit—No, I don’t mean that type of experimenting. I mean experiment with some “riskier” fashion items. For example, try wearing a neck tie out or a vest or a button-down argyle sweater. Thumb through an issue of GQ and see what the “very fashionable” male models are wearing and experiment with it. Sure, it may feel a bit “incongruent” at first, but you’ll probably find lots of people commenting on your intrepid outfit. Sure some guys may tool you, but the corollary to that is that some girls will find you irresistibly sexy. Again, let me just reiterate that this is NOT “peacocking” where you wear something absurd simply to get a reaction out of people—this is you being “highly stylish” and in synch with tomorrow’s fashion staples. And who knows, you just may stumble on a “fashion law” that applies only to you and makes you look devilishly more charming than the average guy who’s still going out in graphic print t-shirts and American Eagle jeans. (If that’s you, please stop immediately.)