Archive for December, 2009

Best Dressed Men of 2009

Posted in CELEBRITY WATCH, MEN with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on December 24, 2009 by Jaiye Gesinde

Ok, so making a list of the top 10 best dressed men was a lot harder than i imagined. There are so many more well dressed guys than i thought, so what i did was put up a few simple criteria I feel would help narrow down the list accurately.

The criteria I feel is like I said before, simple but I think quite appropriate.

  • You have to be daring and explore with your dressing
  • You can have a particular style, but you should be able to pull off different looks
  • Your style and dress sense should be inspiring.

With these points in mind, let the countdown begin:

Coming in at Number 10 is………

Guy Ritchie

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Guy Ritchie Picture Gallery

and at Number 9…….

Pharrell Williams

at Number 8……we have….
Kanye West
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Number 7…….
Number 6……….
Daniel Craig
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Number 5……
Mark Ronson
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Number 4…….
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Number 3……..
Tom Ford
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Number 2……..
Andre 3000
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and now for the Number 1 spot………
really who else is a better dresser than Mr…
David Beckham himself

The Gentlemen of Bakongo.

Posted in LIFE, MEN, WOMEN with tags , , , , , on December 21, 2009 by Jaiye Gesinde

     Ok, am not going to lie. When i first saw this picture, I thought it was a fluke of some sort. I thought some silly guy looking for attention had somehow luckily managed to put together an outfit that made some sense, but after a bit of investigation……well, I was very surprised at my findings.

     I learned about  a  new photo-book by Daniele Tamagni exploring the phenomenon of the African sapeurs, a clique of extraordinarily dressed dandies from the Congo. In the midst of war and abject poverty, these men dress in tailored suits, silk ties, and immaculate footwear.

     The Sapeurs (the Society for the Advancement of People of Elegance) fantasise about walking the streets of Paris or Brussels – places most can only dream of visiting – returning to Brazzaville as sartorial aristocrats of ultimate elegance. They emerged from the chaos of the Mobutu reign, their distinctive look a way of rebelling against his dictatorial decree that everyone should dress in traditional African costume. The Sape is a religion of sorts, a mini-state that provides its own social strata of presidents, ministers and acolytes. And if they don’t know how to tie a bow tie, they’ll know a man who does. Take Salvador Hassane, 29, who works for a mobile phone company as well as being leader of the Piccadilly Group, one of the most extravagant Sapeur subsects. He is a self-professed “style consultant”, advising aspiring young Saps on the most suitable clothes for them, and boutiques and tailors they might like (at a price, of course).

      As with all dress, the Sapeur style is a form of self-aggrandisement, the cult of appearance. To them, to be well-dressed is to be successful, which is not just the essence of bling, it is a cri de coeur. But they do look extraordinary. They wouldn’t look out of place strolling down Savile Row, resplendent in their multicoloured finery, carrying canes and cigars, putting one white buckskin loafer in front of the other and smiling as though they haven’t a care in the world.

Respected and admired in their communities, today’s sapeurs see themselves as artists. Each one has his own repertoire of gestures that distinguishes him from the others. They are also after their own great dream: to travel to Paris and to return to Bacongo as lords of elegance. Designer brands of suits and accessories are of the utmost importance to Sapeurs – Pierre Cardin, Roberto Cavalli, Dior, Fendi, Gaultier, Gucci, Issey Miyake, Prada, Yves Saint Laurent, Versace, Yohji Yamamoto are their patron saints. Unlike some US hip-hop gangs who are dressed in similar fine threads, there is no bloodshed here, here your clothes do all the fighting for you, otherwise you are not fit to be called a Sapeur.

     Even Paul Smith was inspired enough by the Gentlemen of Bacongo to reflect their style in his womens 2010 collection.

Much ado about Christmas… ideas.

Posted in LIFE on December 18, 2009 by Jaiye Gesinde

With Christmas just around the corner, many are still confused about what to get their loved ones for Christmas. If you’re planing to get a gift for a fashion conscious person maybe some inspiration and ideas can be got from some of these trendy items.

Because a woman can never have to many bags or shoes, that is usually a good place to start. It doesn’t matter if she gets another bag or shoe from someone else, as long as yours is fashionable and trendy, it’ll still be very much appreciated.

If you’re buying a gift for a guy, your first thoughts should be GADGETS. However, buying a cool gadget for a guy could be a lot trickier than it seems. Is he a techno kinda guy? Will the gadget be useful to him? Would it fit his personality or style? These are a few questions that could be nerve wrecking.
Not to worry though, here are a few man toys that don’t cost an arm and a leg, and could fit almost any personality, style and basically any guy.

Man or woman, you could also consider hats.

Louis Vuitton Men’s Sunglasses Collection Fall/Winter 2009-2010

Posted in MEN, uncategorized, Videos with tags , on December 15, 2009 by Jaiye Gesinde

The new SEAN JOHN logo and some 2010 collections

Posted in Videos with tags on December 15, 2009 by Jaiye Gesinde

Hublot Watches

Posted in Accessories with tags , on December 11, 2009 by Jaiye Gesinde


Gemela Amor by Coco & Breezy Spikey Studs Sunglasses

Posted in Accessories, WOMEN with tags , on December 11, 2009 by Jaiye Gesinde

Coco & Breezy, the 19 year old twin up coming eye wear designers to definitely look out for in 2010. They HAND make and hustle all their products. Its no wonder their clientèle keeps growing and currently has names like, Ashanti, Kelly Osbourne, Amber Rose, to mention a few on it.

Pretty impressive taking into account they only started about 6 months ago.