Author page: Joseph Ungoco

What To Wear

The Best Summer Whites Of The Season

I actually waited until the Tuesday after Memorial Day to break out my blindingly white – in the Southern California sun – summer whites. Here is my review of the best summer whites of the season.

continue reading

What To Wear

Male Box: Lady in Red (Haute Couture)

February is national Women’s Heart Health month and, hopefully, all of you celebrated Wear Red Day on February 3rd. If not, you still have the rest of month to help raise awareness of this important issue and encourage the women in your lives – including yourself – to get heart screenings. For fashion types, the Red Dress Collection is the…

continue reading

What To Wear

Male Box: The Long and Short of The LBD (Short Edition)

Short, when it comes to hemlines, is a relative term. Valentino Garavani famously said that “an evening dress that reveals a woman’s ankles while walking is the most disgusting thing I have ever seen.” Thankfully, the same is not true of cocktail dresses and a woman’s knees. This season’s short LBDs range from right at the knee to slightly above to as high as you dare.

continue reading

What To Wear

Male Box: The Long and Short of the LBD (Long Edition)

At this time of year, many women fret over what exactly to wear to big public charity galas and private holiday events. Many turn to their tried-and-true trusty Little Black Dress, but, as reliable as the LBD is, some women long for a new best friend. I thought I’d take a moment to give a primer on the LBD using the latest offerings from Saks Fifth Avenue to illustrate my point.

continue reading

What To Wear

Male Box: London Calling

It’s official – I am totally UK obsessed – AGAIN! A month or so ago, I got a call from my former Editrix in Chief informing me that she and her husband are moving from London to San Diego. For the first leg of their move, they are sailing – with their dog – on the Queen Mary 2. He is a former Royal Marine and they met during Fleet Week in NYC. Could it be more Sex and the City?

continue reading

What To Wear

Male Box: Paris HC Italian Style… Ciao Raggazi!

No review of the Haute Couture would be complete without a look at the Italian labels who show during HC week in Paris. That said, Fendi is an Italian brand designed by a German and Valentino was founded by an Italian who put the creative offices in Paris. Let’s take a peek at their looks for evening; you may even…

continue reading

What To Wear

Paris In Springtime? Fall Is Where The Fashion Is!

As promised, here is another installment on my beloved HC (aka Haute Couture) featuring the Paris-based designers we all know and love. Chanel is often seen as the entry point to HC. The migration path for a Chanel customer goes something like this: Chanel No. 5 (Eau de Cologne), 2.55 bag in calfskin, Ready-to-wear skirt suit, Chanel No. 5 (Eau…

continue reading

What To Wear

Male Box: Couture Fall 2016 – Vous Êtes Inviteé…

Who says the French are not hospitable? This past Haute Couture (HC) season, even the venerable Chambre Sydicale de la Haute Couture welcomed guest designers with open arms – and are we glad they did!

continue reading

What To Wear

Male Box: 60s Inspired Cocktail Dressing

I finally broke away from the “Downton Abbey” DVDs long enough to watch the new BlueRay of “The Man from U.N.C.L.E.” Whereas before I was inspired by the 20s fashion of Season 5 and early Chanel, now I’m all about the 1960s, when the Jet Set hopped planes to go to parties all over the world. More importantly, the airline…

continue reading

What To Wear

Male Box: T Is For Turtleneck, A Luxe Layering Primer

Years ago, during my first all black uniform phase in grad school, I would dutifully troop down to Saks Fifth Avenue in the Prudential Center in Boston on the first chilly weekend of fall and buy six identical black merino wool turtleneck sweaters for the season. It may sound excessive but “slim fit” was not part of the fashion lexicon…

continue reading

What To Wear

Male Box: Colors Of Fall 2015

  A few weeks ago as I was sweltering in the LA sunshine, I found myself envious of my NY friends wearing scarves and hats in their selfies. For years I have been pontificating about wearing fall colors even in the parts of the country that don’t really have a fall season. Now that I live in LA, I’m fully…

continue reading

The One Message You Want in Your Mail

  • Get Fashion and Lifestyle News
  • Beauty and Anti-Aging
  • Expert Opinions

Twice a Week and We Won't Annoy You... Promise

%d bloggers like this: