‘Man’day Monday – Armani

Giorgio Armani is an Italian fashion designer, particularly noted for his menswear and his clean, tailored lines.

These colorful Armani Collection Ties  can be added to any classic suit, and guarantees well dressed groom and groomsmen, as well as incorporates your wedding color scheme.


Can’t decide?  Don’t match any of the ties, and have each groomsman wear a different color.

“Man”day Mondays – ‘Vest’ed Interest in Ties

I think there is no better way than finding men’s style for the groom by watching Big Screen Award shows.

Last night’s Golden Globes proves it, with this year’s style favourites, there were two top contenders for men’s wear:

Tuxedo’s with ties and tuxedos with bow ties with two variations, some with vests, some sans the third piece. Variations can be seen below, to style your man to his personality.  Images from The Hollywood Reporter’s red carpet pics.

The necktie traces back to 1618–1648 when Croatian mercenaries in French service, wearing their traditional small, knotted neckerchiefs, aroused the interest of the Parisians. Due to the slight difference between the Croatian word for Croats, Hrvati, and the French word, Croates, the garment gained the name “cravat”

Ewan MacGregor in a skinny tie.


Glee’s Chris-Colfer also prefers the skinny tie.



Owen Wilson, another skinny tie fashionista.


The Handsome Channing-Tatum in a skinny tie.


Michel Hazanavicius goes a little more traditional with a regular tie AND vest.


The bow tie originated during the Prussian wars of the 17th century: the Croat mercenaries used scarves around the neck to hold together the opening of shirts. This was soon adopted (under the name cravat, derived from the French for “Croat“) by the upper classes in France, then a leader in fashion, and flourished in the 18th and 19th centuries.

Traditionalists sporting bow tie and vest:


Matthew Morrison varied by wearing a charcoal tuxedo, black vest


Classic Tuxedo look by Gerard Butler


Angelina and Brad could pass as  a bride and groom!

Gentlemen suited up with bow ties no vests





…..and don’t forget about the little guy, should he be in the wedding…..



“Man”ic Monday – Fun Groomsmen Shoes

Want to throw a little quirkiness into your wedding day?  Groomsmen shoes are a great way to make a fun statement:









Accessories We Love: Bridal Red

Summer is officially here, which for many of us not only means outdoor picnics with sunscreen and sandals but also weddings…and more weddings! One of the boldest colors for summer? None other than a traditional favorite…red…which we also happen to think makes a splashing statement in any of your bridal style looks (a.k.a., bridesmaid dresses to honeymoon swimsuits). See a round-up of our favs, below. enjoy! {photo above via elizabeth messina}


look 1* bridesmaids: { midsummer’s bloom tank dressreiss nicole red dress +printed satin maxi dressCayenne Strapless Pleated Dress }

look 2* shoes: { jimmy choo red patent pumps + charlotte olympia dollyhampton rope leather sandalswalberg red ankle strap wedges }

look 2* beach honeymoon: { ampe bikini + norma kamali top & briefs + one shoulder zebra suit + cuba ruched swimsuit }

look 4* jewelry: { avanessi one love bracelet + blu bijoux necklace + manuganda ring + rebecca minkoff bracelet }

Accessories We Love: Elle & Jae Bridal

We get real excited over here at modèle when we discover a new favorite designer, and today we’re excited to share with you some of the most gorgeous wedding gown and bridal accessories you’ve ever seen! Readers…meet Elle & Jae Bridal!

Founded by two best friends obsessed with all-things-great-design, Joey Brooks and Lauren Born joined forces to create the perfect bridal sashes and headpieces for the modern and fashion-focused bride!

Gorgeous, right?! We’re a little obsessed over here!

For your own piece of bridal accessory magic, head over to Elle & Jae Bridal, today!