Guest post from The Language of Yolande: "Fall Forward"

Monday, August 26, 2013

As we prepare for some of the hottest weather of the summer, retailers are preparing for fall. July is the start of fall fashion. To stay ahead of the game, check out the trend for the fall.

Feminine Suiting

After seasons of very feminine and overly sexy clothing, fashion is now moving to a more masculine look. What perfect way to create this look than using classic menswear fabrics. Although the looks are becoming more masculine, there is still a feminine touch here and there.

Billy Reid and Dolce Gabbana 
Tomboy Chic

Inspired by street fashion, designers have taken the tomboy chic look into the fall. This look is achieved by pairing classic school boy pieces with chic feminine pieces.
J. Crew and Phillip Lim

Below the Knee

As we know in gravity, what goes up must come down. This rule can easily be applied to fashion. After seasons of the mini skirt, skirts that are below the knee were ruling the fall 2013 runways.
Celine and Oscar de la Renta

More is Better

Oversized coats were all over the runways for the fall. The masculine movement also influences this trend. Designer used classic menswear coats, such as the peacoat, and gave them a twist.
Chanel and Trussardi

Mix and Mingle

For the spring/summer trends, we saw a mix of prints, prints, and more prints. Well no worries that continues in the fall! 
J. Crew and Diane Von Furstenberg

Seeing Clearly

Another trend that continues from spring/summer trends is crystal jewelry. This trend adds a pop of glam to any look. 
Balmain and Dries Von Noten

Sky High

With clothing women’s clothing becoming more masculine, a thigh high boot is a perfect way to bring sexy to an outfit.
Phillip Lim and Tom Ford

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Sir Byron Laurent's Back to School Style Guide on "My Carolina TODAY"!!

Friday, August 23, 2013

Once again I had the blessed honored to be back on My Carolina TODAY with Valonda Calloway and Mike Morse talking about Fall fashion for the dapper young man. This original aired on August 2nd and I want to make sure I share it with all of you! Check it out below!!

Everything Weddings And More: Derby Vineyard Styled Shoot by In His Image Photog...

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Southern Gentleman Style at its BEST!! I had the opportunity to style the men of this photo shoot for a Kentucky Derby style wedding theme. Outside of being a little hot (ok, very hot), it's was a great time!! Big shout out to Creative TOUCH Designs for the inspiration, In His Image Photography and Gregory Vineyards for the awesome location! Also, I want to send a major shout out to everyone that participated in front of the camera and especially those behind the camera. The photo shoot was featured on Everything Weddings & More website and you can check it out by clicking on the link below!!

P.S. Contact me at if you are looking for a little "Gentleman Style" inspiration for your special day! Now taking bookings for 2014.

Everything Weddings And More: Derby Vineyard Styled Shoot by In His Image Photog...: We are stepping it all up this Thursday for you. Awesomeness of a well thought of and planned styled shoot today by In His Image Photogra...