...Your significance is your Image...
Charles Gregory is a Wardrobe Consultant & Image Specialist. He's also an Associate Member of AICI
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House of Charles Gregory
Based in Philadelphia Pa., the city of "Brotherly Style", the House of Charles Gregory creates a bridge between its clients and its network of expert stylists/consultants. We pride ourselves in developing an image tailored specifically to our client tastes; a step we believe will enhance any opportunities ahead of them.
At the House of Charles Gregory, we often say, Style is as Style does hence our motto; your significance, is your image! Thus, allowing us to understand that image is a key component in every relationship we encounter! The House of Charles Gregory's mission is to create a paradigm shift that will redefine your interpretations of Glam, Chic, & Fabulous, essentially creating a new idea of sophistication!
As a accredited leader in the Philadelphia area with Certifications in Fashion and Wardrobe, Etiquette, Style Consulting and International Image Excellence, Mr. Gregory would like you to Let HOCG's style and image consultants (Glam Squad), assist you in discovering a new dimension to your look. You'll surely walk away with a new concept of style.
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Being a Style consultant is as equally helpful to me as it is to my clients. And seeing someone pleased cause they executed a great look is one of the perks of being a part of such a fashionable business. This is when a fusion of casual sophistication merges effortlessly.
And you can look like this to. Ask me how???
Excited about this new marketing campaign. Let us know what you think!
Yessssss! Ok so, as I was doing my daily search on Instagram I ran into this picture. Iwas floored by spikes. Now, I will preference this by saying that, I feel the spike thing has been done to much but, this look is just right for me. 2fashions is the profile of the person who posted this. Needleless to say… I lIked the picture. Lol.
I credit to http://www.kiwiis.tumblr.com for the heads up
I shudder at the gripping darkness this movie has! It is probably the best recreated action packed stories of a superhero. What male you know did not ever think about being Batman or better yet The Mogul Bruce Wayne??? I for one is anticipating what is said to break box office records. Make sure you go see this in a theater near you and tell me about what you thought. Hey if your in Philly.. Lets do the movies together and experience The Dark Knight Rises!!
I credit youtube for the heads up
The Addidas Originals 2013 Spring/Summer Preview are the talk of Berlin Fashion week.
You see the ladies wearing the color blocking trends… Well fellas, you can to thanx to Adidas. This bold collection will definitely have heads turning. And screaming LOOK AT ME!!!
I credit Hypebeast.com for the heads up
Every now and then I show a pic or two, or three, from a shoot with my clients Kindred the Family soul. I post on twitter, Instagram, and all the other media outlets that I can find. This Picture of AJA was taken on the set of my first Directorial Debut “Sticking with you”! Fun, Fun, Fun, and fashionable she was… You can see the video on Youtube, or BET soul. I stay busy but, fashion is not just for looks, its my lifestyle!
I credit Matt Muse photog. Charles Gregory Stylist, Alex Zoey Hair
WOW! Can we say Fun & Flirty whether you like it or not isn’t the question?! We are talking this all black McCartney’s Resort 2013 collection. It is such an eyepiece. It was simple and sophisticated … just right for her!!!
I credit eonline.com for the heads up
Let’s jump right into it. I am not much for writing and blogging but, I’m always asked to. So this is my sorry attempt to be an internet Fashion journalist. I figure… Hey, I am a stylist to the stars right?? Sooo, I’m sure I can find something to write about and give some tips while I’m at it. To transition into this new endeavor, I must first introduce this new segment to my site. The Name of this Blog concept is called CG’s Perspectives. Of course, CG is my initials and basically, what I will be doing is giving my take on some of the hottest trends in fashion in addition to a few quick tips and fashion related advice. I tweet pretty often so when people retweet my post and or inbox me about they’re faves, I will make sure I repost them and talk a little more in detail about the story.
Fist up in the blogging pulpit is the 10,000 dollar All-White watch by HUBLOT called the ‘BIG BANG’, designed in celebration to commemorate the NBA Championship win by Miami Heat. You heard the name from JAY-Z so now, I guess because he said it, has to be hot right?? Well I will just say that it’s a great marketing piece for the Watch brand. Its an all white Time piece and D-Wade felt it was necessary for his fellow team mates to own one as a gift. GO TEAM WADE.
I credit Hypebeast.com for the heads up
Britney, Britney, Britney.. Where for thou is Britney???? Here she is in a skin tight Hervé Léger by Max Azria bandage Dress. And guess what??? Its not that bad considering her many Fashion Fails. Im deff routing for The Brit!!!
I credit Eonline.com for the heads up
Fellas, spici’n up your tie collection with some loads of stripes. This Knit knot (by French Collection) will be the talk in you understanding the latest in men’s Fashion. They are pretty affordable and for the guy who hates the formal look, this is perfect to ‘casualize’ you duds!
I credit details.com for the heads up
Now I don’t agree with everything or every look a designer throws out there and its OK as, everyone has their own fashionable opinion. I say that to say, this unkempt look by Bottega Veneta- Men’s Spring Summer 2013 show is not my cup of tea. However, there are those who loves this carefree style of dress. I will say however, fusing certain pieces can deff make this work, You don’t have to wear everything, just the things you like.
I credit thesatorialist.com for the heads up
Ladies, as men have stripes for this current trend so do you. When you have on that great swimsuit this summer for the holidays, make sure you have a great bag to style with it. Colorful oversize bags like these are what’s hot this season.
This new Missoni / Converse 2013 Spring/Summer Auckland Race is deffinatley an eye catcher to say the least. Missoni is known for its dynamic fabrics and, it seems now...their innovation.
I credit hypebeast.com for the heads up
Suddenly, I have a taste for Orange. Well Fellas ,you can also pop up your color for the summer. The Nixon 2012 Spring/Summer “Orange Bange” Collection will have you singing “Im the Ish” … well, you just have to be in this color at the very least!!
I credit hypebeast.com for the heads up
Spring 2011 Fashion Trend
From Designers to Boutique owners, FAshionistas, and Fashionistos, The spring Fashion trend report for 2011 is finally out. Remember last winter’s saying, “Grey is the New Black?” Well think…“Long is the new Short”! As an Image consultant and wardrobe Stylist I’ve come to realize, Knowing what works best for your body type has always been key in developing your own personal style however, knowing the Current trend shows how knowledgeable you are with regards to fashion. So, I wanted to take this time and get you up to speed with some of the most talked about trends for spring 2011, and what to look for in the upcoming shows for fashion week Here in New York from February 10th through the 17th.
You will notice… See full write up in the blog section.
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Though this collection may have nothing to do with Eco-Chic, there will be plenty of Green to be $een when customers flock to the cash registers @ Target this Sunday to snap up Zac Posen's version of the retailer's "GO International" designer collaboration series.
The Zac Posen for Target collection celebrates new interpretation & fresh takes on some of the iconic pieces that have sculpted the Zac Posen brand. With a focus on dresses & strong prints, the collection includes Target’s first designer full-length gown, a tuxedo suit, a red suede jacket & bold metallic swimwear. Posen fans on a budget will now be ready for a night on the town in sleek silhouettes modernized by neon lipstick graffiti & flirty floral prints. Exposed zippers & large bows provide added excitement to the assortment, while chiffon ruffles & pleats bring it back to the eighties. Swimwear gets a retro touch with bandeau halter tops, while a paisley-printed silk scarf allows any woman to add a signature Zac Posen statement to her favorite ensemble. Rock tees, knitwear & summer dresses round out the collection.
Following up on the stellar Liberty of London Collection, Target once again ups the fashion frenzy when it opens sales on the Zac Posen for "GO International" on Sunday, April 25th nationwide. Prices range from $16.99-$199.00. The collection will be available through May 30, 2010. But don't wait... if this go around is anything like the past Target / Designer collaborations (Proenza Schouler, Jean Paul Gaultier, Anna Sui, etc.), you'll have to be there Sunday AM to have a fighting chance.
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Blanc de Chine
The Modern Ming Aesthetic
For Fall 2010, Chinese Luxury brand Blanc de Chine took its runway bow once again in the 2nd floor of their Fifth Avenue flagship. Naming the refined elegance of the Ming Dynasty & the related aesthetics of serenity, subtlety, simplicity & lack of pretention as the inspiration, the collection of men’s & women’s silhouettes looked thoroughly modern, yet were strongly rooted in the Asian tradition – in a word, “timeless”.
Though the pace of the show was oddly sloth-like & bordered on tedious, the fashions were not.
Instead, the season’s requisite dose of asymmetry was deftly applied to a collection that looked at home in the West despite being inspired by & produced in the traditions of the East. Standout looks for women were the padded & cropped pieces that had trapunto detailing & some of the tunic styles that were ingeniously finished with various Asian style closures. The cameras went abuzz when the Multi Color Sequin Qi Pao made its slow decent down the runway. The effect was akin to Monet in sequins & truly was a winner.
The men’s offerings were strongly rooted just this side of formal. Many of the jackets had just enough detailing to keep them interesting & all of them would stand out in a crowd, but never too loudly.
The color palette was easily accessible & was obviously designed to sit well with the company’s broad range of black offerings season after season. This collection is markedly different from any other collection currently in the market. It struck the perfect balance between the conventional fashions of the West & the offerings of the East, but never crossed the line into costume.-Scott French
Outerwear brand FURI captures minimalism and charm with luxurious Fall 2010 collection
April 2010 - Women's outerwear newcomer Furi Design (FURI) debuts its Fall 2010 collection, in response to its well-received first Spring/Summer 2010 trench coat collection. A balance of simplicity and contemporary design, FURI offers a quality wardrobe of clean and minimalistic jackets, tailored coats and chic capes, essential for Fall. Steven Lee and Susan Gauvin, the Montreal design duo behind the label, present exceptionally tailored, structural shapes off-set by a hint of the 1960s.
Luxury textures and modern design for everyday wear
FURI Fall 2010 features soft and lightweight French faux-fur on caplets and oversized coat collars. With warmth in-mind, much of the collection is crafted in buttery soft Italian pure virgin lambswool, while silky and sensuous Japanese Bemberg lining absorbs and releases moisture. All FURI outerwear is accented with all-natural, top-quality Italian Corozo nut buttons and snaps (often called vegetable ivory); providing excellent durability and resistance to scratches and fading. Available in a rich palette of plum, olive, charcoal and navy blue, in textures like tweed, herringbone and lambswool. $500-950 USD retail.
Susan Gauvin, co-designer of FURI stated, "We want to offer women versatility by embracing modern cuts and functionality of design. We were inspired for Fall by nostalgic fabrics; mixing unconventional patterns and textures-like an Olive tweed coat topped with an oversized faux fur collar."
About FURI Design
With over 20 years of combined experience in design and production of ladies outwear, FURI designer Susan Gauvin and Steven Lee have consistently delivered quality garments for well known brands and retailers across North America. FURI's mission is to re-emphasize true values of femininity, evolutionary styling, and focused direction in fashion. All FURI products are conceived in Montreal and designed with individuality, comfort and functionality in mind. www.furidesign.com.
Can we say LEGOS
All pictures were pulled from The Cool Hunter
____________________________________________________________________________PRESS RELEASE April 2009
Green is the "it" color for MTV Movie Awards swag bags this year and Jonano's ecoKashmere is Swag eco style!
Pittsburgh, PA, April 2009 - Jonano is pleased to announce the selection of Jonano eco chic collections for inclusion in this years MTV Movie Awards Red Carpet Style Lounge Swag Bags. Celebs like Brittney Spears, Paris Hilton, Terri Hatcher, The Jonas Brothers, Eva Longoria, Vanessa Williams, Zac Efron, Jessica Alba, Mario Lopez, Javier Bardem, Jessica Simpson, Jack Black, Faith Hill, Michelle Branch, Victoria Beckham and many more will be there.
Hosted this year by 'Saturday Night Live' funny man, Andy Samberg, The MTV MOVIE AWARDS draws celebrities who gather to honor a current crop of best movie performances - and the coveted Popcorn Award given in such categories as "Best Kiss," "Best Villain," and "Best in Comedic Performance." Once again the "it" color is Green this year as eco swag continues to top celebrity favorites lists.
This year Jonano joins the eco swag offerings on everyone's "Gotta Have It" list. Included in this year's bag will be the latest and greatest in beauty, electronic, and of course, eco-chic apparel. Eco-inspired swag is sure to be a hit with the stars as so many celebs are happy being green.
The MTV Movie Awards debuted in 1992 and immediately made its reputation by poking fun at mainstream Hollywood.
By connecting celebrities and influence rs with hot new Eco and sustainable fashion, Jonano hopes help raise awareness of a sustainable lifestyle options.
Headquartered in Pittsburgh, PA, Jonano specializes in eco-friendly fabrics and sustainable business practices.
Jonano designs, manufactures, distributes and retails organic fashion including organic women's apparel, a baby line of organic bamboo clothing, organic spa and medical uniforms; brand names include Jonäno, Sami Baby, Eco Scrubs, ecoKashmere, and eColorgrown.
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This is One of the Promo Shots of 1 of our celebrity Clients...Kindred the Family Soul, for the release of their latest album LOVE HAS NO RECESSION. This was a fun look that we put them in to look not only sophisticated but also, CHIC. Balance is always important. If they are a couple... they're appearance should communicate a non verbal message that they are truly together. You can see some of the behind the scenes photos of this event here This Look was one of my all time favorite shoots. ________________________________
Wardrobe Styling has never been difficult to me however, the chemistry with a Styling team that's foreign to each other, or met for the first time such as this can be a challenge, especially when trying to do something different and creative. Utilizing color and working with great Models, Makeup Artists, And Boutiques willing to be open to creativity allows for an end result that looks as Balanced as this. And have an end result with a PHOTO like this... A challenge becomes a luxury and a pleasure at the same time.
Styled by Charles Gregory, Make-up by Tinisee Buckman, Boutique Nikki London, Model Yve Edmond
Its a pleasure to announce, Charles Gregory as Being cast to Host the Keys to the Estate. Out of over 50 submissions The Wardrobe Stylist and Image Consultant will be the face of one of the Largest Social Media contest to date. Here are 2 videos of Keys to the Estate.
keys to the Estate Episode 1 from Charles Gregory on Vimeo.
Our New Client on EyeWitness News Morning Show!!!!!
The "DogCatcher" did it again! The dog game exposed live on CBS EyeWitness News Morning Show on March 30th. Did she really say all that..click the video to view.
We are absolutely excited and thrilled to have worked with April Walker, author of "More Than One Way To Skin A Dog" here at the House of Charles Gregory. We had the opportunity to style her for an appearance live on CBS Eye Witness News Morning Show on March 30th and yes... she looked amazing. As Ms. Walker is becoming a new looker on the seen, we will continue to available to her as she develops a strong image and visual brand . Not to mention producing and executing head turning looks for her photo opps. She's such a Fashionable pleasure and we were truly honored to work with her.
Congrats April and we wish you more success!!
On Scene Fashion Commentary ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Ok fellas, As women have essential items to staple into there fashionable lifestyles, so do we. The weather gets cooler, the chill sets in, the time comes to prepare. A must have item all men should have would be an Overcoat. Timez have chanced so, the traditional winter Goose Down has morphed to the sleek looking wool and or cashmere pieces. They also come in blendz but, you don't have to go classic. Renditions of the over coat have arrived in various forms and varieties. For example, the military inspired over coat has made its way in the gentlemans must have. If you were paying attention to your favorite sitcoms, videos and or even coverage on the Red Carpet. You can see versions of the over coat. To this Fall/Winter grab an over coat and leave the leather bombers in the closet. source-d&g Fall 07 Photo: Marcio Madeira ______________________________________________
August 15, 2007—Valextra has become the luggage of choice for the twenty-first-century jet-setter. Now the Italian luxury brand has come up with a duo of nautically inclined bags for those moments when the twenty-first-century jet-setter swaps his Gulfstream for the Gulf Stream. Developed in conjunction with Argentinean yacht designer German Frers, the two-piece offering is made from leather-trimmed canvas, and available in either cream or navy. Befitting the marine theme, it's also completely waterproof (in case the onboard Jacuzzi overflows, perhaps). A sleek, 2.3-inch-deep garment bag can be folded and carried like a suitcase and features a lengthy side zipper for easy access. Even smarter is the soft trunk (available in two sizes), which contains, Voltron-style, up to nine freestanding compartments for shoes, grooming products, and clothes. (The outer bag can be unzipped and packed away.) Fittingly, Valextra CEO Massimo Suppancig and designer Frers developed the idea for the bags while sailing near Portofino, Italy. “The pieces must be useful, and they must be beautiful” was the pair’s objective, according to Suppancig. “In the end," he adds, "we were successful.” Tough to disagree, though isn’t there a saying about a man waxing his own yacht?
Valextra / Frers Design garment bag, $2,950; small trunk, $3,480; and large trunk, large trunk $4,790; available at Barneys New York, 660 Madison Ave., NYC, (212) 826-8900, www.barneys.com; and Saks Fifth Avenue, 611 Fifth Ave., NYC, (877) 551-7257, www.saks.com. Not sure what to pack? Get some ideas here.
— Liz Arnold for men style.com
The Tux you must have.
0k fellaz, an essential and must have piece for every man is a tuxedo. Now you’re probably asking yourself, “What do I need a tux for???”
Well, their will be one measly time in your life where you will have to look distinguished. You will attend either a wedding, a black and white ball, a new years soirée and possibly, a night on the town with your significant other where she for a chance, get to wear that gown she’s been dying to wear.
Most Tuxedos are standard in style so, you don’t have to worry about your fashion ooops’ if you keep it simple. Yes, a tuxedo will set you back a few hundred smackeroo’s however, you will have it forever, and you don’t ever have to worry about who had it on B4 you. Now, I’m not telling you to spend your life savings on a tuxedo buy DIOR, but invest in yourself. You are worth it. “Aren’t you???” Well, I could be wrong!!!
Picture source; Fall 2006 Mens Ralph Lauren
Fashion Tip "Bad Guys' Wears Gray"
Gray can be a ferocious color if paired just rite. I know, I know, you are comfortable with the black assemble that you ware to funerals, on dates, to the game, and to visit mom, because you haven’t returned her calls for a week.
I’m guilty too however, brighten up your wardrobe with the “New black” without worrying about the color shock.
-Photograph by Krysten Littels for Avenue Report Styled by Charles Gregory