WHEN: Wednesday, February 7, 2018

WHAT: The burgeoning menswear brand Ryan Seacrest Distinction and the new men’s skin care brand, POLISHED by Dr. Lancer, teamed up with an impressive lineup of top designers and brands at the second annual Blue Jacket Fashion Show, a CFDA New York Men’s Fashion Week event that raises funds for The Prostate Cancer Foundation. The Blue Jacket Fashion Show is a national awareness campaign designed to demystify and create a platform to openly discuss men’s cancer issues. Backstage, the Blue Jacket fashion show turned orange, as POLISHED by Dr. Lancer took over to prep the models for their runway debut. The men’s skincare line is available at POLISHEDbyDrLancer.com and is coming soon to Sephora and Sephora.com. The event enlisted top fashion brands, including Ryan Seacrest Distinction, to reinvent the traditional blue blazer, which celebrities and influencers modeled on the runway. The models ranged from athletes to TV personalities, news anchors and more. Instagram sensation Dr. Mike Varshavski strutted down the runway in style in a blue Distinction Evening Collection dinner jacket paired with dark navy pants.



Ryan Seacrest Distinction Blue Jacket details, and more: • Ryan Seacrest Distinction Evening Collection peak lapel, satin shawl collar, speckled dinner jacket • Ryan Seacrest Distinction slim-fit stretch non-iron white covered placket French cuff dress shirt, created exclusively for Macy’s • Ryan Seacrest Distinction black solid satin bow tie • Ryan Seacrest Distinction dark navy dress pants • Ryan Seacrest Distinction accessories including Polished Rhodium square cufflinks and a navy edge white pocket square The Ryan Seacrest Distinction collection is available exclusively at Macy’s and Macys.com



Ryan Seacrest Distinction is a leading menswear lifestyle brand recognized for celebrating classic and iconic looks with a contemporary eye. Founded in 2014, the Distinction brand delivers premium fabrics, design, detailing and value to men’s tailored clothing and accessories. Masculine signatures, geometric shapes, proportion, texture, pattern, and color, are combined in unexpected ways – timelessness made modern. The Ryan Seacrest Distinction brand offers a range of products including men’s tailored clothing and accessories. The Ryan Seacrest Distinction collection is available exclusively at Macy’s stores nationwide and on macys.com. POLISHED by Dr. LancerTM is a new men’s grooming brand dedicated to helping men live better lives through quality skin care designed by men with high standards for men with high standards. Polished began when two friends, renowned Beverly Hills dermatologist Dr. Harold Lancer and long-time patient, the creative entrepreneur and popular TV/radio and host and producer Ryan Seacrest decided to bring to market a high-quality men’s skincare product line, that delivered both results and value. There’s nothing standard about POLISHED; for more information and introductory offers, visit www.polishedbydrlancer.com or follow us on @PolishedforMen on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter.


Reality Star Scott Disick’s Style Evolution and Favorite Streetwear Brands on Complex x Fuse

This Friday, reality star Scott Disick will appear on all new episode of Complex x Fuse to discuss his style evolution, favorite streetwear brands and preferred Kanye West designed sneakers.

Title: Complex x Fuse

Talent Featured: Scott Disick, Wiz Khalifa, Rick Ross and more

Airdate: Friday, December 8 at 11 p.m. ET/PT on Fuse

TUNE-IN: Scott Disick drops some serious cash while Sneaker ShoppingWiz Khalifa explains how he’d market weed to moms; Sean Evans explores the New York BBQ scene with the stars from YouTube juggernaut Rooster Teeth; and Speedy Morman discovers if he has the chops to feed the boss, Rick Ross, on an all-new Complex x Fuse Friday, December 8 at 11 p.m. ET/PT only on Fuse.

Episode Highlights:

Complex x Sneakers Scott Disick talks pal Kanye West’s revolution of the sneaker industry on Sneaker Shopping with Joe La Puma.

Complex x Pop Culture– Wiz Khalifa reveals how he’d market marijuana to moms plus NY’s Museum of Modern Art charts streetwear’s impact on culture.

Complex x Food – Sean Evans and the stars from YouTube channel’s Rooster Teeth dig in to NYC’s BBQ; Complex’s Speedy Morman finds out if he has the chops to make it as a celebrity chef for Rick Ross on Jobs Unlisted.

ABOUTComplex x Fuse features exclusive first-looks of athletes and celebrities eating killer food, answering burning questions, and revealing the secrets behind the hottest kicks. The weekly, 90-minute Complex-branded block features first-run segments from Complex’s core slate of more than 20 digital shows including signature series like Hot OnesSneaker Shopping and Everyday Struggle.

Style + Life + Fashion Men’s Gift Guide 2017: Beard Oil, Cuff Links, Bluetooth Headphones, and More

I promised to share a Men’s Gift Guide and delivered a variety of items below.  Shoppers will find everything from beard oil, sweaters, and cuff links!

The sole purpose of creating a gift guide is to assist everyone with their holiday shopping. Remember, purchasing in-store can be very hectic. If you’re limited on time between work and family responsibilities, then shop online.  The trick is to purchase items at least one week early and don’t forget to include gift wrapping.

If you’ve waited until the last – minute (because this happens) check the scheduled arrival date on items.  How unfortunate would it be to have gifts ship after the holiday!

To purchase from the kit, click on the individual product and it will lead to the direct purchasing site.

View the Women’s Gift Guide: Style + Life + Fashion Women’s Gift Guide 2017

Allen Edmonds Opening at Harbor East


Harbor East and Allen Edmonds today announced that the U.S. premium men’s shoe, clothing and accessories manufacturer will set up shop in Baltimore’s upscale retail district. Allen Edmonds will occupy approximately 1,300 square feet at 635 S. President Street in the former Starbucks space between the Hilton Garden Inn/Homewood Suites and Landmark Theatres. While several high-end department and premier men’s shoe stores in Maryland carry Allen Edmonds product, the Harbor East location will be the brand’s first brick-and-mortar store in the state, exclusively featuring their signature line of premium, handcrafted men shoes as well as apparel and accessories.

Allen Edmonds began handcrafting shoes on the Wisconsin shores of Lake Michigan in 1922. Today, their 212-step manufacturing tradition continues with the brand offering the finest men’s dress and casual shoes available featuring classic American styling and fine craftsmanship. The company prides itself on using superior leathers combined with expert service from Master Fitters who have earned their title by fitting thousands of customers with custom-made-like product. Partnering with like-minded manufacturers, Allen Edmonds also offers men’s clothing and accessories including sportswear, ties and pocket squares, watches and leather goods.

“It is with great anticipation that we bring our premium line of men’s shoes and apparel to the Harbor East shopper,” stated Paul Grangaard, President and CEO. “With its robust office and business traveler population, the neighborhood is terrific fit for us. We look forward to serving both our loyal Allen Edmonds customers, as well as gentlemen new to the brand, in such a vibrant urban setting.”

“Harbor East is poised to welcome such an esteemed and timeless brand as Allen Edmonds,” stated Tim O’Donald, President of Harbor East. “It is a truly exciting time for the neighborhood as we see high-end retail open up in such rapid succession. We look forward to Allen Edmonds opening and to a long relationship with the company.”

Harbor East welcomed Brooks Brothers earlier this month. Warby Parker is projected to open in April.

There are 60 company-owned Allen Edmonds stores nation-wide. The Harbor East location is projected to open early summer of 2016.

About Harbor East

Harbor East is home to Baltimore’s best shopping, dining, entertainment, hotels and residences, boasting 5.5 million square feet of development. Replacing a landscape once characterized by warehouses and factories, Harbor East is now defined by gleaming architecture and modern amenities, creating a neighorhood that is vibrant, sophisticated and a true destination. Among its many distinct attractions are critically-acclaimed restaurants, national retailers, a world-class fitness center, seven-screen art house theatre, 200-slip marina and the luxury Four Seasons Hotel Baltimore. An inspiring place for business, Harbor East provides a contemporary setting for best-in-class offices and international corporations. Owned, developed and managed by a company with deep roots in Baltimore, Harbor East is proud to call the city home, generating over $38 million in taxes and fees annually and providing space for over 6,000 local workers. Harbor East is committed to ensuring the long-term success of its properties with a focused vision of advancing Baltimore City as a whole.Welcome to Harbor East – 12 square blocks of restaurants, boutiques, hotels, and harbor-side amazing. www.harboreast.com


About Allen Edmonds

Founded in 1922, Allen Edmonds Shoe Corporation is a privately-held, U.S. based manufacturer of premium men’s footwear, apparel, leather goods and accessories with a focus on American manufacturing. Allen Edmonds’ famous Goodyear welted shoes are handcrafted in Port Washington, Wis. using a 212-step production process. Consistent with the company’s heritage, Allen Edmonds remains committed to providing excellent products at exceptional value for style and quality conscience men worldwide. By partnering with like-minded manufacturers, the company’s offering includes men’s clothing and accessory needs from head to toe. Allen Edmonds products are available at premier stores worldwide, including 60 company-owned Allen Edmonds stores across the United States, and online at AllenEdmonds.com.

Adam Lippes Plaid Collection for Target

It is all about plaid at Target – the perfect look to kick off the fall season!

Available now, shoppers can pick up their favorites in this trendy print, from clothing to kitchen accessories and more.  With over 360 items to choose from there is something for everyone, whether decorating a living space or grabbing the perfect hosting gift.

And it doesn’t stop there!  Launching on September 27th is the buzz-worthy Adam Lippes Collection, a limited-time line of more than 50 items emblazoned with the designer’s interpretation of Buffalo plaid. The collection includes women’s and men’s apparel, shoes, accessories and home décor items.

Shoppers will need to act fast to get their hands on Adam Lippes must-haves:

  • Apparel: Grid & wear it like never before! We have something for the entire family – Kids (Boys & Girls), Women and Men will all be able to rock chic plaid-adorned outfits this fall.
  • Home Décor: Let plaid take over your home this fall with the Adam Lippes Home Décor collection – Stag Heads, Throw Towels, Pillows, Rugs and Lamps will be sure to delight as you crisscross the house with tons of modern yet unique pieces draped in plaid.
  • The Unexpected: From paper towels to Coke bottles and a Fitbit, we will have something that will surprise your readers in a way that only Target can.


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SOGAA Youth Fashion Show and Designer Interviews

SOGAA Presents

A Youth Empowerment Fashion Event

When:  Saturday, August 29, 2015

Time:  6 pm – 8 pm

Visit:  SOGAA.org for tickets and information

Producers:  Jacob Pierce, Ken Moore and Caprese Garrett Jackson, owner of Bonneau Incorporated.

How:  Students learning how to produce a fashion show.  Baltimore youth ages 15-19 – there will be workshops and shadowing of related areas in the fashion industry.

The Featured Designer Interviews:



Stylehouse Accessories

*  How long have you been in the fashion industry and how did you get started?  I started working in fashion in 2011 and launched my company in 2013.

*  Describe your collection and inspiration for your designs – My collection is very playful and chic, its has many influences from African/Indian cultures as well as inspiration from notorious designer Alexander McQueen.

*  What is the best piece of advice you can give to Baltimore City youth?  Have a plan, focus, get a mentor, and never give up.

* How can people contact you?  www.stylehouseaccessories.com


Siobahn Peay

* How long have you been in the fashion industry and how did you get started? I am an Emerging Designer and starting in May 2016 will be considered my sophomore year in this industry! So far, so good!

*  Describe your collection and inspiration for your designs – My collection is ready-to-wear, very fun and vibrant. I love color, and try to incorporate it in my designs. I find my inspiration from everyday life; for example a girl at the mall or local store.  I like to create items that women can wear in their everyday lives. Women of all sizes, preferably curvy!

*  What is the best piece of advice you can give to Baltimore City youth? I’d like for the youth of Baltimore City to stop waiting for validation, I want them to be their own inspiration! I want them to live life and know how awesome they are.

*  How can people contact you? My social media outlets, siobahnpeay/Instagram, siobahnpeay/facebook, siobahnpeay.com or siobahnpeay@yahoo.com


Original Crackage

*  How long have you been in the fashion industry and how did you get started?  I have been in the fashion industry since October of 2012. I went school at North Carolina Central University in the Fall of 2010 to pursue my degree in fashion. As a student, I starting thinking of ways to start my clothing line; as far as developing a name, concept, theme, ect. By October of 2012, I had everything ready to start selling my clothes on campus and other areas, and in March of 2014 I officially launched my brand website, www.originalcrackage.com.


*  Describe your collection and inspiration for your designs – Original Crackage is a high-end, urban, fashion brand specializing in uniquely exclusive designs which include black&white, stripes, lines, abstract shapes, and hints of color blocking. All the designs are original and come from my imagination which stays consistent to the brands concept/theme. This goes along with the brand message, which is to be you, be original, and embrace whatever it is about yourself that people might not understand. This is the origin of the inspiration for the brand.


*  What is the best piece of advice you can give to Baltimore City youth?  To be yourself and don’t worry about what the crowd is doing. If you stay true to yourself, you will never have to question who you are. We all have different motives and aspirations. Just stay consistent with whatever you love and go all out. You only live once, and with this one shot would you rather be someone who made something of themselves, or some one who didn’t? Live your life with no regrets!
* How can people contact you?  weswoods.originalcrackage@gmail.com / 3017413847


 gamakache Black


* How long have you been in the fashion industry and how did you get started?  Since 2000 but I got serious about designing in 2012 I started sewing as a kid by watching my grand mother

*  Describe your collection and inspiration for your designs – My designs are based around the color black.  I wear this color daily, so I decided to create a collection that centered around black clothing.


*  What is the best piece of advice you can give to Baltimore City youth?  Stay focus on what you want to achieve because with hard work you will make it.  Never take NO for an answer.  IG Gamakache_black Facebook Gamakache Black www.gamakacheBlack.com Twitter and mpersaud2013@gmail.com


  Khemistry by Trease


*  How long have you been in the fashion industry and how did you get started?  In my mind, I’ve always had a passion for fashion.  However I actually established my line in February 2014.  God guided me in the right direction and from there I learned to sew.

*  Describe your collection and inspiration for your designs – This current collection is glamorous and for the more risqué chic who doesn’t care what people say and wants to stand out in the crowd. She is confident and sexy.  I was inspired by our (upcoming) senior prom girls, seeking to stand out and leave their legacy with younger peers.

*  What is the best piece of advice you can give to Baltimore City youth?  My advice to our Baltimore City youth today is to take full advantage of free education. These are the years that mold our way of thinking and future.

*  How can people contact you?  Contact me on instagram @ k_khemistry88 or Facebook trease chemistry.  Business line is 443-885-9696.

Yvonne Fields

* How long have you been in the fashion industry and how did you get started?  I have been designing since I was in middle school but I officially  started my design company in 2013. I started by making clothes for my family and friends.

*  Describe your collection and inspiration for your designs – This collection (and other collections) was inspired by everyday women.  Those who want to find the perfect outfit to turns heads.  They want to transition from work to happy hour. Also, women that love colors in bold print no matter what season it is.

*  What is the best piece of advice you can give to Baltimore City youth?  You’re never too young to start working towards your dream.

*  How can people contact you?  Email: Yfandimi@gmail.com | Number: 301.433.1279 | Instagram/facebook: YvonneFieldsDesigns

Interview conducted by Jacob Pierce

Christopher Schafer Clothier Interview with Style + Life + Fashion

Style + Life + Fashion interviewed Seth Schafer from Christopher Schafer Clothier located in Baltimore, Maryland.  Seth joined the business in 2013, leaving his own mark on the fashion industry.


He has been featured in the Baltimore Business Journal as well helping the team to win RAW Awards Baltimore’s Best Fashion Designers 2013. 

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What inspired you to become a menswear designer?

My father was the biggest inspiration. He opened my eyes to the industry and really took me under his wing. Since working with him I have developed my own style in how I design clothing.

In your opinion, what makes your studio and collection unique from any other brand?

Our studio is unlike anything I’ve ever seen before. My father and I are both musicians and we have a full stage setup in our studio. We enjoy playing music after a long day. He is a drummer and I’m a bassist. We have a different ambiance compared to most places. We are located on 1400 Aliceanna Street in a two hundred year old warehouse. The juxtaposition of a vintage building with modern luxury suits really works for us. We are really active in the community as well. We recycle gently used suits and give them to gentleman who have been recently released from prison. The goal is to dress them accordingly to give them a better chance at landing a career. More info can be found at www.sharpdressedman.org

What are some of your greatest accomplishments as a designer?

I was named Baltimore’s Best Tailor by the City Paper in 2014. I also was awarded 40 Under 40 award from the Baltimore Business Journal.

What’s your favorite accessory from the collection?

We just finished up a ton of new ties that are made from vintage silk. They all are beautiful but one particular paisley tie has been my favorite!

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Honestly, how many suits do you own?

I have all the staple suits of a wardrobe. The navy solid, grey solid, charcoal herringbone are essentials in anyone’s wardrobe. I have about 15 suits. I recycle my older suits and give them to our Sharp Dress Man program. I would have a much bigger wardrobe if I kept all of my suits, but the enjoyment of telling a gentleman that the suit I’m giving them was mine personally is an awesome feeling.

Do you have any advice for anyone that’s interested in becoming a menswear or fashion designer?

I would recommend spending as much time as you can meeting people in your industry. They can help refer business and teach you things about the business. I personally think it makes you a better designer if you can help recommend other people for your clients needs.

What’s in the future for Christopher Schafer Clothier?

Right now we are rapidly growing here in Baltimore. The vision is to have a shop in Los Angeles and London.


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Interviewed by Kimberly West

Amazon Prime Day – Exclusive Deals on Electronics, Clothing, and More


Mark your calendar! Prime Day is right around the corner,Wednesday, July 15, 2015.

What is Prime Day?

More deals than Black Friday, exclusive for Prime members.

Prime Day is a one-day shopping event on July 15, 2015, with more deals than Black Friday. Prime members can shop exclusive deals from electronics, toys, video games, movies, clothing, patio, lawn and garden, sports and outdoor items and more.

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Prime Day is a global shopping event, offering more deals than Black Friday, exclusively for Prime members. On Wednesday, July 15 new and existing members will be able to shop thousands of Lightning Deals, Deals of the Day, and will receive unlimited Free Two-Day Shipping. Members will find deals starting at midnight PDT, with new deals starting throughout the day, as often as every ten minutes. Not a Prime member? Try Prime today and get immediate access to deals on July 15.

Prime members can find deals on products across categories including electronics, toys, video games, movies, clothing, patio, lawn and garden, sports and outdoor items and more. Members will enjoy deals on items perfect for summer adventures, their to-do list, family road trips, back to school supplies, and everyday essentials. Prime members can shop on any device, including smartphones and tablets and enjoy deals anytime, and anywhere.

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