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Music Loves Fashion: Dogus Cabakcor

Istanbul is the cultural city of the world… and in it is Dogus Cabakcor.
Dogus is Istanbul’s premier DJ, and his music is what keeps Istanbul’s elite dancing all night long.
First things first…how do I know him? Well, let’s go back…
Dogus has been a great friend to me for 3 years and due to the unfortunate part that we live in two different countries, let alone 2 different continents, is rough. But regardless, whether in person, or just via BBM (I know, it’s an addiction), our friendship does grow.

Dogus Cabakcor

This stylish DJ gets the nightlife of Istanbul going with his eclectic mixes and positive energy making him one of the most coveted DJ’s in not only the city, but the country.

Aside from spinning at hot spots in Istanbul, Dogus also played sets in Miami Beach, and will be spinning in the trendy resort town of Cesme, Turkey.

Dogus Cabakcor, who is the resident DJ for parties thrown by Melisa Cakarlar, has gained immense popularity by DJ’ing her events since 2008.

Spinning at a South Beach venue.

By travelling outside the city of Istanbul, he expands his clientèle by not only the Istanbul social scene (although, they tend to flock to his venues), but also the various cultures that are vacationing in the region.

With fans from all over the world, Dogus has made a name for himself, and unlike most DJ’s, he’s so confident in his sets, that he refuses to take requests. (He wouldn’t play “Alors on Danse” when I asked, that’s the sign of a skillful and confident DJ).

Dogus Cabakcor

Dogus recently DJ’ed the parties for ICONS OF FASHION, one of Istanbul’s most fashionable nights out.

He is currently DJ’ing Pool Parties at Hotel Les Ottomans, and will be doing it weekly bringing his sexy, funky house tunes to the party-goers as they sip their drinks and swim in an infinity pool overlooking the Bosphorus.

For a link to all his up-coming and past events, check it out here:
http://www.cabakcor.com/live.html

Icons of Fashion

Who is Dogus Cabakcor?

(Biography Courtesy of Dogus Cabakcor, edited by Le Fashion Monster)

Recognized by widespread music lovers, Dogus Cabakcor has garnered popularity from his performances at private parties held at venues like; W Lounge, Lucca, Ulus29 Lounge, and Fashion Circus.

Dogus expresses his emotions through his music, and his sets are based on those of; happiness, love, sadness, melancholy, anger, rage, old and new…
His listeners are drawn into a realm of innovation with exciting concepts underlying each distinct color he explores.
“Colors of The Universe” is his first release which was inspired by the idea that short words can carry deep meaning, which is why his sets are named by different colors.

The second album “Lubricated Beats” is meant to have the listener feel every possible good emotion on this earth and to amplify their attitude.
In addition to his musical career, besides being blessed with his cool and friendly character, Dogus also acts as coordinator at the creative workshop called HangarIstanbul. He plays a key role in fusing together the different groups of creative people with backgrounds in virtually every aspect of the arts.

INTERVIEW WITH A DJ

I interviewed him today, and answers are in both Turkish and English.

1. What inspired you to start DJing? DJ’lige baslama fikri nasil ortaya cikti?
Kendimi bildim bileli ritme karsi tepkim vardi ve ortaokula geldigimde yavas yavas Turkiye`deki DJ`leri takip etmeye baslamistim. Daha sonra 2002 senesinde kendi otelimizde amator olarak basladim, ilk ekipmanlarimi o zaman aldim. Muzige karsi olan tutkumun yavas yavas artmasiyla kendi cevremdeki partilerde ve tanidigim mekanlarda calmaya basladim. 2008 yilbasi gecesi performansimdan sonra muzigin hayatimdan cok fazla zaman aldigini dusunerek sadece dinleyici olmaya karar verdim. Ancak bu kararim 11 ay kadar surdu ve 2008 Kasim ayinda yer aldigim bir parti ve bu partideki performansim sonrasinda profesyonel olarak bu ise basladim. Daha sonraki performanslarimda dinleyicilerimden aldigim pozitif tepkiler ve enerjiyle yoluma devam ettim ve bir cok A+ partide yer aldim. 2010 senesi benim icin cok onemli bir sene oluyor, 2 ay Miami Beach`de kalip performans sergiledim ve dunyaca unlu bir cok DJ ile tanisip onlarda bir cok fikir edindim. Su anda bana gore Turkiye`deki en iyi dans muzik radyosu ve ekibi olan FG 93.7  bunyesindeyim.

As far as i know myself, I had reactions to music and when I was right our of elementary school. I started to follow some domestic DJ’s to learn more about the various kinds of music. Later in 2002, I ordered my first DJ equipment, and got a gig at a hotel . After couple of months, my passion about music had grown immensely and I started to play at some of my friends’ parties and a few local clubs. After a New Years Eve performance in 2008, I quit DJ’ing because it took much of my time and didn’t pay anything. Naturally, this separation only took 11 months  and on Oct 2008, I played at a party and after my successful performance, I started my DJ’ing career as a professional.  As I kept performing, I got multiple positive feedbacks so that I could go on with it. The positive feedback allowed me to play at many A+ parties. In 2010, a very important year, I stayed 2 months at Miami Beach, played at several clubs there, met with worldwide known DJ’s and got many ideas. Currently, I am with FG 93,7 which is the best dance music radio and community of Turkey and even worldwide.

2) What kind of clientele do you cater to? (Ex: Types of parties) Ne tarz yerlerde caliyorsun? (Orn: Nasil partiler?)
Caldigim mekanlar ve partiler tamamiyla `upscale` oldugu icin belirli bir kitleye hitap etme durumum soz konusu. Daha cok ozel partilerde oluyorum, ama kaliteli ve keyifli muzik dinlemek isteyen bir kitle oldugunda hep ordayim.

The types of people I cater to are those of the ‘upscale’ clientèle. I do mostly private parties, but I will perform as long as there is a good crowd ready to have a good time.

3) Is there a difference between the music you play for events and the music you play for yourself? Partilerde caldigin ve kendi dinledigin muzik arasinda fark var mi?

Dogrusunu soylemek gerekirse caldigim ve dinledigim muzik birbirinden tamamen farkli. Performanslarimda deep, funky, tech ve progressive house music caliyorum. Aslinda en keyif aldigim progressive house music fakat caldigim mekan ve kitle dogru muzigi secmemde oncelik olusturuyor. Radyo setlerimde ise tamamen progressive house music hakim. Gunluk hayatta ise daha cok lounge ve alternative music dinliyorum. Sanirim beni sakinlestiren ve dinlendiren seyleri seviyorum.
The music I play and listen to are totally different. In my performances I play, deep, funky, tech and progressive house music. The place and the crowd is very important for me when I am selecting music. For my radio sets, I always play progressive house music. On my off time, I listen to lounge and alternative music. I really enjoy music that calms and relaxes me.

4) How would you describe your DJ style (technique)? DJ tarzini (teknigini) nasil tarif edebilirsin?

Benim icin en onemli sey parca secimi. Parcalarimda vokal olmasi en belirgin ozelligim aslinda. Siradan, hic bir ozelligi olmayan parcalara setlerimde yer vermiyorum. Mixing yaparken genelde parcalarin notalarina gore secim yapiyorum ve mixing sirasinda yumusak gecisler tercih ediyorum.

To me, the most important part of my technique is to the find the right songs. Each song tells a story, and will help me tell mine as I DJ. I used a lot of vocals, which is important. I don’t do anything ordinary, and I am very selective with my music choices. When I mix, I generally base my selections on the musical notes in order to have a smooth and flawless transition.

5) How would your describe your style (fashionably)? Stilini (modaya uygun olarak) nasil tarif edebilirsin?
Benim icin muzik ve fashion bir butun. Performansim oncesinde calacagim mekana ve partiye gore kiyafetimi belirlerim. Bir kiyafet ne kadar guzel ve moda olsada onun icinde kendimi rahat ve mutlu hissetmiyorsam kesinlikle giymem. Rahat ve acik renkli kiyafetleri az aksesuar kullanarak giymeyi tercih ederim.
To me, fashion and music is one. I try to dress according to the event I am DJ’ing or attending.  But, if I am not comfortable in what I am wearing, no matter how trendy or “in” it is, I will not wear it. I like light colors and comfortable clothes with light accessories as a personal style choice.

6) Who are your fashion icons? Moda ikonlarin kimlerdir?
Acikcasi moda ikonu olarak gordugum ve takip ettigim kimse yok, kendi tarzimi kendim belirliyorum.
I don’t really follow anyone, but I personally like the way I dress. I would have to say, I am my own Icon.

7) Your 5 GO TO pieces in your wardrobe year round? Gardorobundaki olmazsa olmaz 5 sey nedir?
Yelek – Vest
Gomlek– Button down shirt
Saat – Watch
Farkli Tarzda Ayakkabilarim – Assorted Dress Sneakers
Ceket – Blazer

8 ) Tell Le Fashion Monster readers 4 things about you that may surprise us. Le Fashion Monster okuyucularini sasirtacak hakkinda 4 sey soyler misin?
18 yasima kadar dag bisikleti yariscisiydim ve Turkiye 3.` suydum
I was a mountain biker till I was 18 and was the third in Turkey.
Hareketli ve cok sosyal bir hayatim olmasina ragmen isim olmadigi zamanlarda sessizligin ve huzurun pesindeyim.
I may appear to have this active and social life as a constant, but I actually like to rest and have quality time in silence, it’s serenity for me.
1987 yilinda dogdum.
I was born in 1987, people don’t usually believe that.
Ismim Ahmet Dogus olmasina ragmen `Ahmet` pek tercih etmedigim bir isim.
My first name is really Ahmet, and my second name is Dogus, but I don’t prefer `Ahmet` that much.

9) Top 5 stores you shop at? En cok alisveris yaptigin 5 marka?

Armani Exchange
River Island
Dolce & Gabbana
Zara
And of course, H&M

10) Living in the U.S for just over a month, what did you like/dislike about the music scene in comparison to Turkey? Amerika’da bir ayin uzerinde vakit gecirdin ve Turkiye ile muzikal anlamda kiyaslamak gerekirse hosuna giden/gitmeyen seyler neler oldu?
Turkiye`de muzik fazlasiyla `tutucu`. Yani insanlar yeni muzige pek sicak bakmiyorlar ve devamli dinledikleri muzikle eglenmeyi seviyorlar. Amerika`da bu kural sadece kucuk club`larda gecerli fakat dunyaca unlu club`larda bu kural islemiyor. Oralarda en yeni parcalari hatta henuz yayinlanmamis parcalari dinlemek mumkun.
In Turkey, a lot of the music is constricted. People aren’t open to new songs, and they particularly only like songs that they know, they only dance to music they do know and listen to radios a lot. It’s also like that in small clubs in the U.S., but in larger and more famous venues, they try play the newest and “unreleased” tracks and people tend to be more accepting of it there.

11) Living in the US for just over a month, what did you like/dislike about the fashion in comparison to Turkey? Amerika’da bir ayin uzerinde vakit gecirdin ve Turkiye ile modayi takip etmek acisindan kiyaslamak gerekirse hosuna giden/gitmeyen seyler neler oldu?
Turkiye’de markalarin ve magazalarin azligi malesef insanlarin modayi takip edebilirligini azaltiyor. Amerika’da olanaklar daha fazla, fiyatlar ve kampanyalar daha cok, bu yuzden herkes modayi daha sik takip edebiliyor. Ayrica Amerika’da insanlar istediklerini giymekte daha cesurlar fakat burda `diger insanlara` ve `gidilen mekanlara` gore giyinebiliyorlar.
In Turkey it’s hard to keep up with the latest fashions, because they don’t carry all the brands. In U.S., it’s easier, and the sales and prices aren’t as inflated as they are in Turkey which makes it easier for people to follow trends and be up to date on fashion. In U.S., people dress however they want, no matter what. In Turkey, people dress for different parts of the city.

Check out his website for downloads of all his sets, and albums as well as LIVE information and photospreads.

http://www.CABAKCOR.com

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EDC: Electric Daisy Carnival Style

Let me just say one thing.

AMAZING.

I am a lover of music, no matter if it’s country, jazz, hip hop, pop or my personal favorite, house.

Although music is not my forte, I still have a passion and see the beauty of it. Fortunately, my best friend DJ’s and specialized in house music, so I was able to learn so much from her.

EDC, also known as the Electric Daisy Carnival is more than just a rave. Sure, people dress crazy (which i LOVE), and have their glow sticks in their hands waving them around like mad (not my fave), it’s all about one thing…

the MUSIC.

I know this is a fashion blog, but I can help post about music on occasion, after all, it flows in my blood and I do enjoy it.

So enjoy the gallery of all the outfits, scenery and fun times I had on Friday night.

Also check out DJ D’lish’s Blog for videos she took, pictures and a review from a person who is musically gifted’s point of view.

I simple had the best time ever, except for two things; 30 min walk to the car, and being stuck in the car for 1.5 hrs to move up 2 lights (no bueno).

I was able to hear a little bit of Afrojack, a little bit of Chuckie, but once settled into the VIP area, I enjoyed the brilliance of Dirty South, Swedish House Mafia, Kaskade and Deadmau5.  The fun I had made up for the traffic, and seeing how happy me and my friends were, was truly priceless.

What I wore:

GALLERY:

The fashion at EDC was fun and extreme, aside from our “simple” outfits, EDC style consisted of : Neon, Colored furry boots, bikinis, body paint, glitter, sequins, chains, buckles, unique make-up, feathers, pacifiers…i mean, it goes on for days.

Thoughts?

Bosphorus Nights

This weekend I attended an incredible event presented by Turkish-American nightlife group Bosphorus Nights

The event was black and white themed and was DJ’ed by my best friend DJ D’lish.

DJ D’lish spun us into a whirlwind with her eclectic mix of Turkish, Latin and House music.

The crowd was dressed in their best and partying like there was no tomorrow, and the party didn’t stop until it was past closing time.

Thank you Bosphorus Nights for an amazing time, and until the next event…

Let’s enjoy the pictures from this one.

Thoughts?

Music Loves Fashion: DJ D’lish

What’s hot, stylish, and spins you into euphoria?

DJ D’lish!

This hot female DJ is a star on the rise, and a major celebrity to her extensive fan base who have followed her since the beginning of her turntable days.

Born Devran Mustafoglu, the name DJ D’lish was concocted in a way where once you’re filled up with her tasty mixes you can’t help but say, “Oooh, that was D’lish”. (It also doesn’t hurt that she’s absolutely GORGEOUS! D’lish indeed to your ears and eyes!)

DJ D'lish.

DJ D’Lish (Devran Mustafoglu) began her DJ career in November 2008, but her obsession with music began as a little girl. She has always had a passion and love for all types of music. Growing up in an ethnically diverse family and traveling extensively, she has come to respect and admire various genres of music. She was musically inspired by her family from a very young age, as well as by her friends. She not only loves to sing and play the piano (Classical, Broadway, Pop, Indie), but also grew up dancing jazz, modern, and hip-hop, as well as enjoys writing poetry in her free time. Her vast collection of music, unique remixes, and ability to get the crowd dancing and partying is the trademark of DJ D’Lish. Some may say she’s always ahead of the curve, possessing the keen ability to select songs before they become known to the public and made popular. She has DJ’d club events, private parties, weddings, art shows, and multiple fundraiser events. DJ D’Lish has lived in LA for 11 years and attended the University of Southern California for her undergraduate and graduate education. She has a Masters in Communication Management and Marketing and is also passionate about branding and advertising. Biography courtesy of djdlish.wordpress.com


Devran has dominated the house-trance-progressive field of DJ’ing with her multiple mixes, each one deliver a new sensation for your soul.

From ethnic sounds, to beating drums, to smooth melodies from straight from the house (pun?)…DJ D’lish has talent and every mix is filled with her soul.

Accessorized.

Her undying passion for music is what sets her apart from many other female DJ’s out there today.

Frequenting many local shows where various DJ’s spin, she takes those opportunities as a way to expand her knowledge both musically and skillfully.

You can download her passionate mixes here: (each one is a new piece of musical heaven)

DJ D’lish MIXES

Mixes are from NEWEST to OLDEST (top to bottom).

Heart detail headphones!

Aside from being a super hot girl DJ, she’s also two other things;

1. One of my best friends

2. A major fashionista

I’ve known DJ D’lish, or Devran, as I’ve known her, for many years and we recently got very close only a few years ago. Never had I in such a short time connected with another, of course our love of fashion and music was definitely a great way to bond.

Devran’s style and mine are quite different.

She’s Roberto Cavalli.

I’m Balenciaga.

Two different angles that somehow connect.

Together, we learn a lot from each other.

DJ'ing a New Years Bash 2009

DJ'ing a Halloween Party.

Devran has inspired me musically and fashionably.

Always mixing and matching pieces one would not necessarily think to combine, she makes it work.

A boyfriend blazer, ruffled tank, shorts, and studded caged booties? Yep.

With her unique sense of style and knowledge in music, DJ D’lish is going to break through real fast in the music industry, I have no doubt.

DJ'ing a Valentine's Day Party.

DJ'ing a Summer Pool Party.

Below are some candid pictures of DJ’Dlish, aka Devran Mustafoglu with some outfits I absolutely adore and that give you a glimpse of her personal style.

Valentine's Event.

Devran’s mini ruffle tiered dress with a gold zipper streaming down the front is classy, sassy and looks perfect on her. Her black beaded and pearl necklace with a chunky heart pendant compliment the dress by giving the playfulness of the dress a little edge. The red lipstick also vamps it up. Bravo!

On her Birthday.

Little BLACK dress? Not for DJ D’lish. It’s all about standing out in this white-hot number. The simplicity of the one shoulder dress is nice, especially since the color giver her skin a golden glow. The over-sized chunky belt is PERFECTION. It adds personality and a harder edge to take the simple style of the dress and make it something you’d die to wear.( I bought the dress the next day, guilty). The silver in the hardware of the belt is accented by silver hoop earrings (notice the hoop in the belt?, was this on purpose? Who knows, she nailed the look) and a silver ring.

New Years 2010

Devran is the Queen of bright, bold colors, and she knows how to make it work, no matter what. This cerulean blue mini is fierce. The ruched top is chic, and the fluttered mid waist add a cool twist to this dress. The chunky black booties with silver buckles contrasts wells against the boldness of the dress, the coiled bangles and the black angel wing pendant with stones completes this fantastic look.

A night Out.

By adding a belt to One piece contrast dress like this, you can give the illusion that it’s two separate pieces. This outfit, with the metallic and black color scheme is hot for any girl’s night out. The multi strap heels add some attitude for the sexy look.

BBQ.

The butterfly cut top is a great color on Devran, and paired with a simple pair of shorts and a great wedge, this is a great classy daytime look.

Interview with a DJ

Below DJ D’lish talks about music, her inspiration, fashion and reveals some awesome details about herself.

What inspired you to start DJ’ing?

I started listening to more mainstream house music DJ’s when I was in college & that sparked my desire to be a part of this particular culture. During that time I began to see more DJ’s spin live & downloaded more of their music. However, I was initially inspired by a close friend that basically taught himself how to DJ. At one point I realized that I had just as much music as he did (with a lot more variety) & the passion to do something innovative with these songs. One day I just decided that I was going to go for it and buy all the equipment. It was definitely VERY overwhelming at first, but I loved music so much that I just took baby steps and taught myself how to DJ.

Who do you look up to musically?

This is a very loaded question for me. Those who know me understand my undying love for house/electronica music; however, I am also a big fan of lounge, acoustic, spanish guitar & indie/folk music as well. Just to name a few from the dance music genre: David Guetta (mostly because his recent work has been so innovative by fusing hip hop & electronica genres together for this new hiptronik movement), Bob Sinclar (not only is his music great, but his lyrics are inspiring), Tiesto, David Vendetta (I love his use of middle eastern tunes), & Laidback Luke.

How would you describe your DJ style (technique)?

My style is very simple to be honest. Since I haven’t been DJ’ing too long (over a year now) & don’t necessarily have much technical training, I don’t use effects 100% of the time. For me, it is more important to have fluidity in a mix and smooth transitions. Song choice is VERY important! You definitely don’t want to have your audience looking at you funny because you made an abrupt transition into another song!

How would you describe your style (fashionably?)

Stylistically, I would like to say I’m a pretty trendy individual. Sometimes I’ll wear what’s in style, sometimes I don’t. I’ve been told before that if I were a brand I would be Cavalli. Animal prints are extremely attractive to me, but of course in moderation 🙂  Oh yes and I love PINK & rhinestones (which are all over my accessories & DJ headphones)

Who are your style icon(s)?

Deniz Senkan(Le Fashion Monster), Victoria Beckham, Rachel Bilson.

(Note. I did not tell to her say that!)

Your 5 go-to pieces (KEY pieces) in your closet year round.

1) My black leggings are NUMBER 1. I wear them year-round with everything, tunics, t-shirts, & dresses and they get tucked into boots perfectly & go with my sandals for summer.

2) My black snake skin high-wasted belt. I wear this with almost anything that NEEDS  a belt. It’s big, black & has a silver hook that goes with pretty much anything.

3) My Aldo Black peep toe leather booties. I literally where these during every season…leggings tucked into them or with a skirt.

4) My black cotton cardigan wrap shawl… Since you can wear it over 10 different ways, this item is perfect for any outfit and any season, especially to keep warm!

5) My American Apparel v-neck t-shirts.

Tell Le Fashion Monster 3 things about yourself that we may not know.

1)I have a Masters in Communication Management and Marketing.

2)I absolutely LOVE food, if I could have my dream job (besides anything dealing with music) I would be a professional food critic.

3)When I was around 2 yrs old, I stood up on an airplane and sang an entire song from a broadway musical to the passengers 🙂

Your Top 3 Favorite Designers

1) Roberto Cavalli

2) Marc Jacobs

3) Balenciaga

Top 4 store you shop at and why.

Aldo: Shoes are extremely trendy & unique. The affordable alternative to more high end shoe stores.

Forever 21: cheap stylish accessories. Clothes can be hit or miss, so you have to be selective when you shop there! More or less I’ll buy a top from there and accessorize it with other items of clothing/jewelry.

Ellie: Clothes are extremely trendy by mid-range designers and affordable.

Urban Outfitters: For when I’m feeling the bohemian chic vibe. I shop here a lot more in Summer than any other season because I especially love their sundresses and skirts.

How would you describe your personal style?

I’d say my personal style is a mix of bohemian, casual chic, with a hint of rock n glam (mostly for my nights out). I like to stick with bright colors, but am also victim to my blacks, whites, and grays. Animal prints are a definite for accesorizing & I will occasionally throw in eye-catching details like giant rings, thick silver/gold bracelets & hoop earrings. In other words, I’d say my style is pretty eclectic.

DJ D'lish & Le Fashion Monster (Deniz Senkan)

For more information about DJ D’lish, here are some links to various online accounts:

DJ D’lish Blog

DJ D’lish Facebook FAN Page

Follow her on Twitter; DJ D’lish Twitter


Music Loves Fashion: Damon Rey

Singer/songwriter Damon Rey was born and raised in Los Angeles, California. A true artist and male fashionista (in my eyes), he has been passionate about his music and involves himself  in all aspects when it comes his songs. Since studying at Thornton School of Music at USC, he’s proven himself a standout singer/songwriter on the LA scene, often playing at clubs such as the Mint, Troubadour, Viper Room, Room 5, etc.

More recently, he’s been making waves touring colleges on the west coast.

In 2008, he released an EP, entitled “Pieces”, filled with lovely acoustic songs, which is his first CD. You can buy it here: Damon Rey “Pieces

Damon Rey will be releasing his highly anticipated début full-length album this summer.

 

Singer/Songwriter Damon Rey

 

Aside from his exceptional talent in music, he has style. There is something about his look, it’s spunky and it’s his own.

It’s impressive because it’s very difficult, especially for men to not follow trends too heavily. Damon Rey has created his own trends, which is something not a lot of men could say.

 

From the multiple times I’ve seen him he has truly stood out. Mixing pieces one could not imagine, and making it work.

Damon’s creativity shines through not only musically but fashionably, and that’s what makes him unique in my eyes.

 

 

Damon in a crisp white collared button down, slack and tie carrying his beloved keyboards. Photo credit: Damon Rey

 

 

Photo courtesy of : Damon Rey

 

 

Photo Courtesy of: Damon Rey

 

The reason I truly adore this look is that it goes very well without looking too matchy-matchy. I notice the details in everything, and aside from the rugged leather jacket, his scarf is the center of this outfit. Whether or not he knew it, the scarf compliments this look. The chocolate-brown, charcoal gray and black stripes influence the rest of this look. The brown jacket, the charcoal gray layered under the jacket and the black belt emulate the scarf’s tones. The White T-shirt and medium-wash denim balance out the look.

 

 

Photo Courtesy of: Damon Rey

 

This look to some is a hard one to pull off, but for Damon it seems effortless. A plaid tie is something men may dream of wearing, but pairing the right garments together to not make it look too schoolboy is hard to do. A tie with such a distracting pattern is fearsome to men…but let’s learn from this look. The fine navy lines in the tie are complimented by his jacket, as is the red that is the power color of this look. The soft blue button down brightens up the tie allowing it to take center stage.  The greatest thing about this look is that he can remove his outerwear (the sweater) and can easily turn his look into something more dressy.

I love vests. No, you will not look like Aladdin, or Pinocchio if you do it right! Simplicity is key when it comes to vests. Don’t put them over a tailored top (unless it’s a wedding, but even then…) but over a casual solid long sleeve or 3/4 sleeve the vest is one of the most stylish male accents (aside from a cool scarf as well).  To add more punch to this look, Damon accentuated his look with a colorful plaid scarf giving it an edge. This is a perfect ensemble to look casual and still be stylish.

Damon Rey’s Top 5 Wardrobe Essentials:

1) Classic White Converse

2) White V-neck Shirts

American Apparel

3) Zip-Up Hoodies

4) Ray Ban Sunglasses

Get them at: OPTX Fine Eye Wear

(20% off sunglasses and prescription eye wear with the mention of Le Fashion Monster)

5)  Scarves (In the winter)

Damon Rey has a website that has all the latest news on the singer as well as his Facebook. Feel free to check them out here:

Damon Rey

Damon Rey FaceBook

Check out Damon Rey’s video of him performing his song “WORDS” off ‘Pieces’ live on New Delhi TV – MSNBC’s sister station in India. It’s broadcasted nationwide.

You can buy his album ‘Pieces’ on iTunes here:

‘Pieces’ by Damon Rey

 

 

COACHELLA Style: The Hippie

If you are going…to Coachella…

Be sure…to wear some flowers in your hair.

Those may not be the most accurate lyrics, but this blog has some accurate hippie style that will having you wear flowers in your hair.

Crochet Crop Top by Free People $88

This super cute crochet crop top is one of the cutest tops I’ve ever seen. Add some skinny jeans, or a distressed denim short and you’re ready to spread some love. For a super hippie look? Add a fun knotted headband.

Get It Here:

Crochet Crop Top

Denim Shorts by Forever 21 $22.80

A little acid wash (so 70’s) and a little shredded (a little rock n roll) make these the perfect bohemian short.

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Denim Shorts

Tie-Dye Tunic $42

Nothing is more hippie-like than tie-dye, and this piece is super cute. Keep cool and look stylish at the same time.

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Tie-Dye Tunic

Floral Plane Print Dress $46

Flowers and planes! An odd pairing, but super cute nonetheless. I have this dress, and it is perfect for Coachella, and also, in the winter add some black tights, ankle booties and ta-da! Add a fun floppy hat and make this look pop!

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Floral Plane Print Dress

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Shirt Dress by Urban Outfitters $58

This little shirt dress is so flippin’ cute, I can’t even explain it. Gladiator sandals, twisted headband, and a peace sign.

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Shirtdress by Urban

Floral Dress by Dolce Vita $198

A sexy hippie? Of course. Nothing wrong with a little floral and a little cleavage. This sweetheart top is sexy detail in this dainty floral dress. Add a cute sandal, a floppy hat, and some over-sized shades, and stand out from the crowd.

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Floral Dress

One Shoulder Romper by Aqua $88

This romper is to die for. Add a funky belt, a floppy hat, some shades and you’re the hippest girl at the festival. Groovy!

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One Shoulder Romper

There you have it! Coachella fashion for you hippie’s out there!

What did you think of these Coachella styles?

COACHELLA Style: The Socialite

Coachella is a place where fashion meets music and it’s a beautiful experience to witness. Stand out with Le Fashion Monster’s Coachella looks, this weeks is The Socialite.

What is the Socialite? Well, you can spot them dancing with over-sized shades and chic styles. Slightly overdressed (no problem with that), and usually found in the V.I.P section of the festival…just saying!

I love the fashion at Coachella, there is such an array of people!

Here is Coachella Style: The Socialite

Lacy Tie Back Tunic by Forever 21 $22.80

Whether you’re dancing or lounging in the sun, this dress is comfortable and stylish.

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Lacy Tie Back

Crinkled Chiffon Dress by Forever 21 $24.80

This dress is super chic and perfect for the Coachella socialite! Add some big shades and go lounge in the V.I.P area!

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Crinkled Chiffon Dress

Graceful Crepe Blouse by Forever 21 $27.80

Pair this top with some cute white or denim shorts and some over-sized shades and you’re the most comfortable socialite at the festival!

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Graceful Crepe Blouse

Layered Top by Forever 21 $27.80

Add some leggings or shorts, and tent-hop with this cute top. It’s girly, it’s chic, it’s awesome!

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Layered Top

Pair these tops with these shorts and you’re ready to rule the desert, miss Coachella fashionista!

Denim Short by Forever 21 $22.80

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Denim Shorts

Red Romper by Forever 21 $24.80

Be the belle of the festival in this gorgeous linen romper! The linen will keep you cool, and the style will make you hot!

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Red Romper

Diane Von Furstenberg “Nika” $299.00

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DVF “Nika”

Ballet Flat by Jessica Simpson $59.00

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Ballet Flat

Dolce Vita “Julius” Sandal $159.00

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“Julius” Sandal

The shoes above are great for the festival, sure the Diane Von Furstenberg’s are a little much, but do the Coachella Socialite’s actually get dirty?

No…we lounge in the V.I.P.

The great thing about these looks is that they are easily transferable from the daytime festival scene to all the hot after-parties, (hello, House of Hype)!

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Coachella Style: The Rocker