Fun with Fashion
by Vixie Rayna
ndrogyny was our theme for March, inspired by the upcoming Menswear Fashion Week 2012. All of AVENUE Magazine columnists were instructed to find their inner androgynous style. I tried to breakdown the idea into the basic theme of a tie. A tie is an integral part of every man’s wardrobe. Often, when a woman adds this accessory, it
adds an air of sex appeal, and I found this a challenge to make the look androgynous. I chose monochromatic black styling to help add edge to the style. To me, the key to androgyny is embracing items that are traditionally associated with the opposite sex. Adding a key element like a tie or slicked back hair gives the look a bit of mysterious masculinity.
You too can find inspiration from the opposite sex; if you are a male, try to incorporate hair that may at first glance be feminine as it can soften your masculine look. For ladies, men’s’ hair can add a toughness and edge that you may be missing. Take chances and you’ll find a way to truly stand out! And, remember…Fashion is FUN!