Style: déjà vu 

The Turtleneck; a Classic rebornturtle5

Though it took a sartorial break for a couple of decades, it’s back and chicer than ever.  The turtleneck is a strong, simple and smart staple if you can refer to an item of clothing as being “smart”

A black turtleneck sweater is a classic that works as a canvas for jewelry or scarves and looks great either super casual with jeans or dressed up with a skirt, jumpsuit or blazer.

Just before leaving on my trip I hummed & hawed for several minutes seconds over buying a tight teal turtleneck but then I bought it.  My excuse – I liked the material,  the weather was getting colder and it was an unexpected pop of colour.  I think they’re pretty practical and nevermind that you are up to your neck in material…it can look quite sexy.  Maybe more so than a way too low-cut top. Wear it with:

A BOLD COAT and CROSSBODY BAG

CHRISTIAN VIERIG/GETTY IMAGES
CHRISTIAN VIERIG/GETTY IMAGES

WITH A MOTO JACKET AND HIGH-WAISTED PANTS

EDWARD BERTHELOT/GETTY IMAGES
EDWARD BERTHELOT/GETTY IMAGES

WITH COLORFUL PANTS AND A FAUX-FUR TOPPER

CHRISTIAN VIERIG/GETTY IMAGES
CHRISTIAN VIERIG/GETTY IMAGES

WITH A TRENCH AND VELVET BOOTIES (for something right on trend)

VANNI BASSETTI/GETTY IMAGES
VANNI BASSETTI/GETTY IMAGES!

Because the point being is you want to stay warm and stylish!

Style ICON – David BOWIE

We all know the various ch ch ch changes that David Bowie went through over his vast successful career and since he was the man of style I had to dedicate a whole post to him because:

This shows his unkempt elegant side. KMazur/WireImage
I love this photo – it shows his unkempt, sexy, elegant side.
Photo: KMazur/WireImage
  1. can’t believe he is no longer among us
  2. he was the original man of style
  3. his was one of the first concerts I went to see at the Montreal Forum
  4. I have four friends who got up close and personal with him – in a professional sense
  5. He was one of a kind and the first and best person at re-inventing himself.  Surely that’s where performers like Madonna & Lady Gaga got the idea from.
  6. out of countless crazy, fun and fashionable images these are my personal favorites
    The Thin White Duke as a swashbuckler, with scarf and full, flowing shirt, Jorgen Angel/Redferns
    A swashbuckler, with scarf and white shirt.  Photo: 
    Jorgen Angel/Redferns
    Things were looking peachy with "Let's Dance" Photo: Paul Natkin/WireImage
    Things were looking peachy with “Let’s Dance” Photo: Paul Natkin/WireImage
    Guess I love a well-dressed bowie best. Photo: Richard E. Aaron/Redferns
    Guess I love a well-dressed Bowie best.  Photo: Richard E. Aaron/Redferns
    Bowie's most normal look of the 70's Photo: Steve Morley/Redferns
    Bowie’s most normal look of the 70’s. Photo: Steve Morley/Redferns
    Handsomely dressed down. Photo: Frank Micelotta/ImageDirect
    Handsomely dressed down. Photo: Frank Micelotta/ImageDirect

    He can really rock a suit KMazur/WireImage
    He can really rock a suit.
    Photo: KMazur/WireImage

 

RIP

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tipping his hat to Sinatra Photo: Michael Putland/Getty Images
Tipping his hat to Sinatra.
Photo: Michael Putland/Getty Images
Looking for a part with "Interview with a Vampire?" He was also an actor. Photo: Hayley Madden/Redferns
He brought Baroque back.  Photo: Hayley Madden/Redferns
Bohemian fashion crossroad? Photo: Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images
Bohemian fashion crossroad?
Photo: Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images
I too would cover my lets with a trench coat if meeting Tina. Wise idea. Photo: Dave Hogan/Getty Images
I too would cover my legs with a trench coat if meeting Tina Turner. Any wise woman would. Photo: Dave Hogan/Getty Images

 

In '97 with his longtime wife IMAN on his 50th birthday - Jan/9 Photo: KMazur/WireImage
With his longtime wife IMAN on his 50th birthday – Jan/9/1997
Photo: KMazur/WireImage

 

 

My friend Dee Lippingwell took this photo among many many others.
Rock Photographer & friend Dee Lippingwell took this photo among many many other great ones of Bowie.
S T Y L E
S T Y L E

Source: Billboard & Dee Lippingwell

He will be missed!