mercoledì 21 luglio 2010

My Fashion Icons - 1. Adam Levine



I'll start today to talk about my fashion icons...i don't know how many they will be but i know for sure that the first chapter is completely for Adam Levine (for who doesn't know who he is i'll introduce him as the lead singer of Maroon 5..and if you don't know who Maroon 5 are, probably we don't live in the same world ahaah)



Short Bio from wikipedia.org:

Adam Levine is an American singer-songwriter and guitarist. He is the frontman for the pop rock band Maroon 5.

Early life

Levine was born in Los Angeles the son of Patricia (née Noah) and Fredric Levine. When he was six, he made the winning shot of his local YMCA championship basketball game (on a team his father coached) with seconds left on the clock. He has said that the incident changed his life, gave him the confidence to be successful, and turned him "into an optimist…and a bit of a cocky son of a bitch."

Levine attended Frenchwoods Festival of the Performing Arts Camp (Hancock, NY), where he met the original members of the band Kara's Flowers (His first group). He attended Brentwood school (Los Angeles, California) in Los Angeles as part of the class of 1997.

Kara's Flowers

In 1997, the band released an album titled The fourth world. That same year the band appeared on an episode of Beverly Hills, 90210. The album had little success, and its only single"Soap Disco", failed commercially. Disappointed with the results of their album, the band went on hiatus and went their separate ways.

Levine and bandmate Carmichael left Los Angeles to study at Five Towns College a small liberal arts school in Dix Hills, Long Island New York. This was the first time the two Los Angeles natives were exposed to a completely different music scene, a cultural awakening for the young men. On MTV News in 2002, Levine said, "That's when I started waking up to the whole hip hop, R&B thing. We had friends named Chaos and shit. It was not Brentwood High."

Maroon 5 and mainstream success

During this time, Levine worked a two-week stint as a waiter at Johnny Rockets. After dropping out of Five Towns College, Levine and Jesse reunited with Mickey and Ryan, but added former Square guitarist, James Valentine in 2001. Renaming the band Maroon 5, Levine and his friends began to compile all of their newfound musical influences into their music. While Levine was working as a writer's assistant on the television show "Judging Amy," he spent time writing the lyrics about his ex-girlfriend, Jane. Those lyrics became the album "Songs About Jane."

Personal Life

Levine's ex-girlfriend Jane is the muse behind the name of the band's debut album, Songs About jane. In a 2004 interview, he claimed that she had not contacted him despite the success of the album. They have since made up, and by 2007, Levine referred to themselves as "close friends".

Levine's stepmother and father own two fashion stores in California. In 2005, he and Ryan Seacrest of American Idol attended the inauguration of M. Fredric, his parents' second store, in Studio City.

Levine is a "car junkie," his favorite car being his 1971 Mercedes 280 SE 3.5 Cabriolet. He rarely drives his cars because of his concerns about the environment.

In 2006, Levine broke his sternum while lifting weights, what he called "one of the most painful things I’ve ever experienced." He began using spotters while lifting weights before giving up weightlifting altogether when he began yoga in 2007.

As you read his father has two fashion shops in Los Angeles so we can say fashion it's in his DNA!

He has an amazing style, i must confess that i took from him my passion for coloured socks!
here below you can see an example: red socks!



Here it is the same picture but in two different version: on the first one you can see his Piede de poule Jacket whit white shirt and bordeaux tie and the other one is in a pop art version (you know art is my second fashion) and i find interesting post both!



And here it is some of his looks, i hope you like it!!



I hope you will see the cut of my Iceberg jeans in the next post, it' so hot here in florence so i decide to make them short!!

Stay Tuned!



Inzierò da oggi a parlare delle mie fashion icons o meglio ddei personaggi pubblici che influenzano il mio look, non so quanti saranno ma so per certo che il primo di cui voglio parlare è Adam Levine (per chi non sapesse chi sia, è il frontman dei Maroon 5, e per chi non sapesse chi sono i Maroon 5 mi sa che probabilmente non viviamo nellos tesso pianeta ehhehe)

Vi do un breve cenno della bigorafi tratta da Wikipedia:

Adam Noah Levine (Los Angeles, 18 Marzo 1979) è un cantante statunitense, voce principale e chitarrista del gruppo Pop Funky, Maroon 5.

Adam è nato a Los Anglese da Patsy Noah e Fred Levine; Levine ha un fratello, Michael, una sorella, Julia, e due fratelli, Sam and Liza, dal secondo matrimonio di suo padre con Lisa. Lisa e Fred Levine hanno due negozi di moda per uomini. Nel 2005, Adam e Ryan Seacrest degli American Idol hanno assistito all'inaugurazione del M. Fredric MAN, il secondo negozio dei suoi genitori, a Studio City. La famiglia Levine è ebrea.

Nel 1997, il gruppo realizzò un album intitolato The fourth world. L'album non ebbe molto successo, e il suo unico singolo "Soap Disco" fallì. Delusi per i risultati del loro primo album, la band si sciolse e loro proseguirono per strade separate.

Levine e gli altri della band Carmichael lasciarono la California per studiare al Five Towns College, una piccola scuola di arti liberali a Dix Hills, Long Island, New York. Questo è stata a quanto pare la prima volta che i due nativi di Los Angeles furono esposti a scene musicali completamente diverse, fu un risveglio culturale per i due giovani. A MTV News nel 2002, Levine ha affermato, "Quella è quando io ho incominciato a conoscere l'intero mondo hip hop, R&B. Avevamo amici che si chiamavano Chaos (caos) e shit(merda). Non era la Brentwood High."

Dopo essersi ritirati dal Five town College, Adam e Jesse ripresero i contatti con Mickey e Ryan, ma aggiunsero il vecchio chitarrista Square, James Valentinenel 1999. Cambiarono il nome alla band in maroon 5, Adam e i suoi amici cominciarono ad infondere nella loro musica tutte le nuove influenze musicali acquisite. La voce espressiva di Adam Levine ha contribuito notevolmente a raggiungere il successo che hanno ottenuto nelle classifiche. Il loro album di debutto, Songs About Jane, è dedicato all'ex-fidanzata di Adam Levine, una ragazza che , come dice lui , lo ha ispirato negli anni, e la maggior parte dei testi delle canzoni sono ispirate alla loro rapporto tempestoso. In questo periodo, Adam Levine sta promuovendo il nuovo album dei Maroon, It won't be soon before long, che è stato realizzato il 22 maggio 2007.

Come avete potuto leggere il padre possiede due negozi di moda, quindi possiamo dire che Adam la moda ce l'ha nel sangue.

A mio avviso ha un grande stile e devo ammettere che la mia passione per i calzini colorati e per i loro abbinamenti la ho presa proprio da lui come potete vedere in una foto sopra dove ha dei calzini rossi!

Ho inoltre postato la stessa immagine in due differenti versioni. La prima con giacca piede de poule, camicia bianca e cravatta bordeaux e la seconda in stile pop art (chi mi segue dall'inizio sa che sono un grande appassionato di arte soprattuto moderna)

Spero di potervi deliziare del taglio che ho dato ai miei jeans Iceberg nel prossimo post!!

Ci sentiamo presto.

39 commenti:

  1. Hi! Thanks for the detailed story))) I also like their music ...

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  2. I love Maroon 5! Adam Levine is pretty awesome :) Lovely blog, I'm your newest follower!

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  3. OMG ...My fashion Icon too. I'm sharing your post on my facebook page...the 200 girls on my page will die after this post. AHAH... i wished i had more boys as followers , just to learn from Adam how to dress.

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  4. OMG!!!! i love this man, man!
    he's incredibly hoooot!!!! continue talking about more people like him,
    PLEASEEEEE!!!!
    ahahah
    much love
    xx

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  5. ohh Adam, he has an amazing style and voice!

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  6. I love Adam! One of my fave songs from his band is "Infatuation". And I like your blog and articles too. Keep it up! :)

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  7. Ciao Dorian, grazie della visita e piacere di conoscerti. Buona giornata

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  8. he really has got amazing style!
    xxx

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  9. I love Adam he is so cute and have good style!


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  10. La moda prima o poi colpisce tutti, inevitabilmente! ;)
    Comunque piacere, Alessia!
    Sei di Firenze centro?

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  11. Thanks so much for your comment! You've got a nice blog!

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  12. Concordo! Adam Levine ha un gran senso dello stile. Mi piace molto l'abbinamento giacca pied-de-poule e cravatta bordeaux!

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  13. Hai ragione, ha un ottimo stile!
    Se ti va vieni a fare un salto da me:
    http://rejectingtheobviousness.blogspot.com

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  14. Io sono di Barberino di Mugello! Un po' fuori dalla città, purtroppo!

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  15. I love Adam and i love your blog <3
    kiss

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  16. Grandiosi i Maroon5,
    a mio parere uno dei gruppi più all'avanguardia che ci sia.. :)
    Complimenti per il Blog!.


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  17. love him so much! and his music! thanks for following, i'm following you too now!

    elizabethfaraday.blogspot

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  18. Ciao Dorian mi sono aggiunta ai tuoi sostenitori perchè è molto bello il tuo blog.

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  19. I love Adam!!
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  20. looks like you have some great fashion icons :)

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  21. I really love their band and music!! He has such a great style too!! I love well-dressed musicians!! xxoxoxoo

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  22. WOWWW! So handsome!

    ♥Raquel♥
    http://stylefashionfamous.blogspot.com/

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  23. he does have great style and ALWAYS looks good.
    and thanks for your nice words!

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  24. Adam has a great style in my opinion. I like it!

    Thanks for stopping by my blog!

    xxx
    - Laura

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  25. Really great post.I think he has great style!

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  26. I like his style and of course I love Maroon 5!!
    Thank you for your comment!!you have a great blog!! xxx

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  27. Love all these stylish and talented men! Love this post!

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  28. He is super hot:)

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  29. AGREED! This man has great style!! HOT in the new clip In Misery with his new GF!! Its such a cute clip!!
    Thanks for the comment post - great blog!! xo

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  30. completely agree, adam has fantastic style. and so do you by the looks of it..!

    xx

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  31. Oh lui è davvero fantastico :D
    Nuova Follower ♥

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  32. He most def has great taste! and he's super attractive! =)

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  33. great blog. i love adam levine!! come follow me xoxo

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