Learning the Fundamentals of Apparel Construction

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Learning the fundamentals of apparel construction…Read about it on wwww.DapperAdvisor.com
After earning a Bachelors degree in Criminal Justice, as well as a Masters degree in Higher Education and Student Affairs (both from Buffalo State College), I have decided to take my talents back to Buffalo State and further my education within the Fashion and Textile Technology department. This semester I will be learning about the fundamentals of apparel construction. This course outlines the basic beginning techniques of apparel construction using commercially available patterns and industrial sewing machines. It also introduces measuring techniques, fabric selection, fit and alterations. 

An Ode to Martin Luther King Jr.

Monday, January 19, 2015

An Ode to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

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In honor of the National holiday, I wanted to highlight the life and times of the honorable Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. It has been a while since I featured one of my style icons, but with the current events in America, the recent release of the movie Selma, and the fact that most young people possess little to no knowledge about the legacy of Dr. King, I felt that it was only right to discuss one of America's most prolific leaders, speakers, and heroes of social justice. 

Trends That Will Continue in 2015

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

"Trends That Will Continue in 2015"
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Firstly, let me start the conversation by saying that I do not usually follow trends. Not because I think I am too cool, and not because I think that trends are bad. In fact, I believe that trends are a good thing. Trends keep fashion fresh, exciting, and allows true fashion lovers to experiment with new styles and garments that they might not have been exposed to before. However, one of the main reasons that I do not follow trends is because my body type isn't the typical body type (slim and tall) that most designers cater to. Therefore, most trends just do not look as good on me as they would look on a model or someone you might come across while shopping in Soho. Also, I just rather not spend money on things that I might end up regretting a couple months later. However, with all of that being said, there are some trends that came about last year that I definitely appreciated. So, here are some trends that I believe we will continue to see in 2015. 

The Journey of a Stylist Ft. Shaundel Hall

Friday, January 2, 2015

"The Journey of a Stylist" Ft. Shaundell Hall
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Plaid Shirt by H&M, Tee Shirt by Rick Owens, Jeans by Balmain, Boots by BBC x Timberland, Hat by Marc Jacobs

I have featured a several of my fraternity brothers in the past to serve as inspiration, such as Ernest Mensah, Rashawn Colton, and Eric Lau. All of them have excelled in their respective careers from healthcare, to media production, to fashion design. And as a result, they continue to inspire me in one way or another. Therefore, for the first post of the new year I wanted to start things off right and introduce my older brother, Shaundel Hall. Shaundel has over 10 years of experience in the fashion industry as a model, visual merchandiser, personal shopper and celebrity stylist.