Archive | June, 2011

You Are What You Eat

30 Jun

Summertime calls for backyard BBQ’s with friends, freshly picked berries, and cooling off with a refreshing bowl of citrus sorbet.  Today’s post features folks sporting melon, berry, and citrus hues for a fresh take on pops of summer color.  Compliment these crisp colors with a nice fitting pair of white jeans or styling them with a sharp green hue for a slightly preppy spin.

-AP

Photo by Anthony Cunanan

Crop Straight Leg in Clean White

Photo by Anthony Cunanan

Men's Multi Plaid Shirt

Photo by Anthony Cunanan

Lightweight Twill Pants in Dark Spice

Photo by Anthony Cunanan

Photo by Anthony Cunanan

7 For All Mankind Topenga Sunglasses

It’s Electric!

29 Jun

Add some spark to your wardrobe this summer with tops, jeans, and accessories in electrifying shades.  Choose from a rainbow of colors: neon yellow, florescent orange, or even a vivacious blue to spice it up.  If you prefer to keep these colors from overwhelming your ensemble, try pairing them with soft neutrals or basic black.  But if you’re feeling brave, try styling two bold colors together for a trendy colorblock look.  The key is finding the hue that suits you!

-AP

Photo by Anthony Cunanan

7 For All Mankind's Racerback Tank

7 For All Mankind's Viscose/Jersey Open Cardigan

Photo by Anthony Cunanan

Photo by Anthony Cunanan

Photo by Anthony Cunanan

Photo by Anthony Cunanan

Men's Jersey Feed Stripe Tee in Tropical Green

The Royal Couple Head West

28 Jun

William and Catherine are headed to Cali on July 8th, so Women’s Wear Daily asked LA designers what they think the royal couple should wear for the big trip west. Here we have a sketch of what 7 For All Mankind had in mind for the newlyweds. Creative director Michele Manz states that “William and Catherine in 7 For All Mankind exude a natural, effortless off-duty California style with premium denim as the foundation.”

William wears our Slimmy slim jean with a rolled cuff and a beautifully tailored washed linen blazer with bindings, military styling, and hand stitching – paying subtle reference to his wedding day uniform. Completing the luxe casual look is a washed down chambray shirt over a bleached down indigo henley with ecru collar.  Catherine wears our Biancha jean (a new super sexy wide leg fit for fall) with an ecru luxe linen/viscose blazer and neck scarf as a cool layering piece over a rich indigo slub draped tee.

Can’t wait to see you stateside…safe travels!

Stop ‘Em In Their Tracks

24 Jun

The individuals featured in today’s post show that just a little bit of red goes a long way.  Turn heads and capture someone’s attention with just the slightest touch of rouge – it’s simple yet effective.  Remember Jennifer Lawrence’s breathtaking red dress at this year’s Oscars?  Exactly.  Incorporate this saucy shade into your wardrobe with go-to pieces like a hat, sunglasses, or even headphones.  Regardless of how you style it, someone will be sure to stop and notice.

-AP

Photo by Anthony Cunanan

Photo by Anthony Cunanan

7 For All Mankind Morgan Sandal

Photo by Anthony Cunanan

7 For All Mankind Arieta Sunglasses in Flame

A Short Story

22 Jun

Summer is officially here, and these guys are definitely keeping it cool with their array of colorful shorts.  Each of them has a slightly different approach to how they styled their shorts, but they all stay clean and polished.  Keep shorts from looking sloppy by pairing them with a crisp button down like our Lightweight Chambray Panel Shirt or even a classic polo.  Top off the look with a leather belt and a super stylish pair of shades.  Staying cool in the warm summer months never looked so good!

-AP

Photo by Anthony Cunanan

Slouchy Printed Twill Chino Short

Men's Lightweight Chambray Panel Shirt

I Only Have Eyes for Blue

21 Jun

Denim is in our DNA here at 7 For All Mankind, so naturally we love anything indigo.  This summer we spiced up our go-to color with several pieces that come in a bold electric blue hue.  Whether it’s the color of your finger nails or a pair of silky shorts, this vibrant tone is sure to make a statement.  Below are a few people we spotted on the streets of NYC pulling off this color in a small way, but with big impact.  How will you be wearing your blues this summer?

-AP

Photo by Anthony Cunanan

Photo by Anthony Cunanan

Silky Safari Shorts in Electric Blue

Men's Double Rib Striped Sweater in Cement Peacock

Purple Perfection

17 Jun

Happy Friday everyone!  Continuing with our series of street style photos that focus on pops of summer color, today’s post is all about purple and violet tones.  We spotted pops of purple in items as small as a feather clipped into a young lady’s hair, to a gauzy floral scarf, and even a man sporting a bright violet polo.

Subtly weave this royal hue into your wardrobe with accessories like our Montecito shades, or wear it in a bolder way with our Paradise Top.  If wearing an intense color seems scary to you, tone it down by pairing it with a neutral colored item such as our men’s Cargo Short.  Finding a way to make something work for your personal style is half the fun with fashion!

-AP

Photo by Anthony Cunanan

7 For All Mankind Montecito Sunglasses

Photo by Anthony Cunanan

7 For All Mankind Paradise Top

Photo by Anthony Cunanan

7 For All Mankind Cargo Shorts

A Vision in Green

15 Jun

Last weekend, a photographer friend of mine and I hit the streets of NYC looking for folks who inspired us with their great summer style.  There were tons of people who caught our eye, but the ones that stood out the most were the individuals who incorporated a pop of color into their outfit – thus inspiring the upcoming series of blog posts.

To kick off the series, I’ll be focusing on all things green.  From the teal waters of the ocean to bountiful and lush gardens, green evokes countless thoughts of summertime.  Throwing on a pop of green instantly gives your outfit a sense of vibrancy and life.  Below we have a few examples of how green can be effectively styled into an outfit.  The gentleman uses his bright mint shorts as a statement piece, whereas the young lady’s turquoise necklace stands out against her muted military green jacket.

Photo by Anthony Cunanan

Photo by Anthony Cunanan

Here at 7 For All Mankind, we’ve also found a way to incorporate this fresh color into our summer line.  Take for example the women’s Button Side Seam Short in a washed Jade color or the more subtle men’s Shadow Gingham Fitted Shirt in Island.  No matter how you wear it; green is sure to make you stand out in a crowd.  It sure caught our attention!

Stay tuned for more street style posts…this is only the beginning!

-AP

Big Apple Bite Expands West

3 Jun

Did you know that according to the National Hot Dog and Sausage Council, Los Angeles, the home of the rich and famous is also the city that consumes the largest amount of hot dogs in the US?  So naturally, LA was the perfect home for Papaya King’s  west coast debut.  The famous NYC hot dog stand which opened its first west coast store in the heart of Hollywood in May, had lines out the door with people anxiously waiting for a taste of its famous NYC dogs.  Could Papaya King give Pink’s a run for their money?  Try it for yourself!  Located on Willcox and Hollywood Ave and open Monday-Sunday 11am-3am, stop in for your own personal morsel of the east coast.

Win Over $800 in Prizes from 7 For All Mankind and OPI!

1 Jun

It’s officially summer and we’ve teamed up with one of our favorite beauty brands to give your wardrobe a pop of color this season.  OPI and 7 For All Mankind are giving away over $800 in prizes to one lucky winner who fans both brands’ Facebook pages and fills out the Color Splash Sweepstakes entry form on the 7 For All Mankind Facebook page.  The grand prize winner will receive:

~ A pair of colored splashed bottoms from 7 For All Mankind

~ A pop of color top of your choice from 7 For All Mankind

~ An 8G iPod nano in the color of your choice

~ Complete set of OPI Nice Stems and Femme de Cirque nail lacquer collection

~ OPI Avoplex High Intensity Hand Cream, Exfoliating Cuticle Treatment, Liquid Soap, and Revitalizing Hand Scrub

~ Three scents of OPI Avojuice body cream

~ Plus a whole list of additional beauty products from OPI totaling over $300!

In addition, FOUR 2nd place winners will receive a colored splashed bottom of their choice from 7 For All Mankind and a complete set of OPI’s Nice Stems nail lacquer collection.  Contest ends June 10th, so enter now!

*Winners must be a fan of both the OPI and 7 For All Mankind Facebook fan pages. Sweepstakes starts 6/1/2011 and ends 6/10/2011 at 11:59PM EST. Winners will be notified via email. No purchase necessary to enter. Only one entry per contestant. Sweepstakes is only open to legal residents of the United States and the District of Columbia ages 18 and older.