The Sartorialist Documentary


Worthy magazine contributor, Toni-Ann Martin has an
amazing resume. From modeling the latest fashion trends at the
University of Florida, where she received her B.S. in journalism, to
writing for numerous publications. Receiving her M.S. from Columbia University, when you think about writers who are
bound to have an impact in the world of journalism, Toni-Ann Martin is a
name to remember. Enjoy her post.  

If you’re
a true fashion fiend, The Sartorialist should be one of your bookmarked
pages. If not, it will be after you watch this video. As part of
Intel’s Visual Life series, The Sartorialist’s founder Scott Schuman is
featured in this exclusive mini-documentary. Schuman’s blog is one of
the go-to spots for street-style photography, gaining so much popularity
that an anthology of his work–under the same moniker– was published
by Penguin in 2009 and has sold more than 100,000 copies. This Visual
Life episode allows viewers to learn more about the man behind the blog
we love and adore. Enjoy!

Read  The Sartorialist 

Watches of the week

Men's Fashion

Marcus Williams is Worthy magazine’s renaissance man. He literally can do it all; art, photography, music and he can write-anything. He was kind enough to lend us his eye for our first men’s fashion post. Take a look at a few items that have caught our artist’s eye.  

When it comes to accessories, men generally have slightly fewer options to choose from than women do. So finding the perfect timepiece, to complete a look, is that much more important. The right watch will stand out without being overly ostentatious. Worthy Magazine is proud to bring to you this week’s top 5 picks of unique and stylish watches that will hopefully aid you in your search for dynamic wrist wear.

First up, it’s a watch. It’s a tie. It’s the tie watch collection from Neves. Their innovative usage of ties as watch bands make for a very stylish and sophisticated assortment of watches that offer a unique look with just the right touch of class. Neves provides three different style options to choose from: The Windsor, The Persian, and The Pratt. Every style is well within most budgets at $75. You can locate a retailer in your area here:

Next, there is “Chapter One” brought to you by Maitres du Temps. Watches are not just for telling time anymore. This beautiful watch features a tourbillion, mono-pusher, chronograph, retrograde date, retrograde GMT, and two idiosyncratic rolling bars which display the day of the week and the phase of the moon. And if none of that means anything to you, well hey, at least it looks good. And that’s what really matters, right? More info on this watch and where to get it can be found here:

At first glance, Harry Winston’s “Opus 9” is hardly recognizable as a watch at all. This is due to the very unique manner in which the time is displayed. This watch uses two diamond scales which serve as the hour and minute indicator. This piece is a bit strange but sleek and stylish nonetheless. Good luck locating this particular watch, however. Only one hundred of these limited edition watches were created.
A classic look presented with far from traditional materials. This assortment of wooden watches from WeWood is sure to be a definite attention grabber. The components are 100% natural wood. It is hypoallergenic and free of toxic chemicals, and features miyota movement. And wearing this watch is also an act of forest conservation as WeWood plants a tree for every watch sold. These watches, which come in a variety of alluring colors, are widely popular and are constantly on back order. So reserve yours ASAP here:

And last but not least there is the “TO” automatic watch collection by Issey Miyake. This watch is proof that you don’t have to be complex to stand out. This is a perfect example of simplicity done right. Simplicity, however, comes at a price. That price happens to be somewhere in the range of $1,199 – $1,519 depending on color and choice of band. So if you got it and want to flaunt it, this watch can be found here:  

Michael Kors is Getting Married


According to recent reports, the king of American fashion, Michael Kors is getting married to long-time boyfriend Lance LePere.

According to the report, A rep for noted designer and “Project Runway” host Kors confirmed the good news to Women’s Wear Daily and Page Six,
releasing the following statement on the designer’s behalf: “Lance and I
are very excited to finally be able to have the opportunity to marry in
our home state after many years together. “We have no plans for a major
party, but we will be getting married privately.”

We are excited.

Read more here

GO SEE THIS MOVIE: Rise of The Planet of The Apes

XY- Opinions

Some movie reviewers try to make their articles as long as possible. They utilize literary techniques like foreshadowing and misdirection with the goal of obscuring their conclusions until the very end of the review. The title of this article should make it obvious, that I am not that kind of writer. I hate movie reviews that meander aimlessly around the point. You are reading this  because you want one piece of information.You want to know if “The Rise of The Planet of The Apes,” is worth seeing. 

The answer is an emphatic YES. Is the title of this film hokey? Sure! Is the premise of monkeys taking over earth laughably absurd? Absolutely! The film is excellent, but it’s likely to be very different from what you’re expecting. Heading into this movie, I was expecting a sci-fi spectacle. I was expecting a revamp of the utterly catastrophic, Planet of The Apes-starring Mark Wahlberg. I expected a lazy plot buttressed with explosions and special effects and a film that catered to the short attention spans of the modern movie audience. 

Instead, what I saw was an incredible character piece, tastefully enhanced with cutting edge instant capture film technology. Rise of The Apes is essentially the story of a young ape, genetically enhanced by the character of James Franco. His test subject displays incredible cognitive abilities, while being raised as Franco’s son/pet. The part of Caesar is brilliantly played by Andy Serkis. It is this role that truly makes The Rise of the Apes a spectacular film. I truly believe that Serkis will be nominated for an award for his performance. He breathes life into a creature that would be little more then a CGI enhancement without him. You can feel the pain of Caesar the chimp, as he struggles to navigate between a human world that is incompatible with his animal instincts and an animal world he is simply to intellectually gifted to truly be a part of. 

The quiet, and pensive character of Caesar could have been a one dimensional brooding figure that mindlessly crusades to destroy the human race, but this movie is so much smarter than that. Caesar is instead charming, kind, violently defensive and ultimately empathetic figure. Even though we know, as an audience, that Caesar is heading towards annihilating our entire species, you will find yourself torn and at times siding with the chimps. This film is essentially a prelude for the inevitable sequels and by the time the movie ends, you will want to see the next installment of this franchise. This is a rare, Hollywood attempt to remake a classic that actually works. Go see this film. You will not regret it!  

Blog Love: Femmes With Benefits Goal Diggers Necklaces


Femmes With Benefits is a blog that I have been following for a while. These women are amazing. They are all about being independent and goal oriented. So naturally being the ambitious beautiful women that they are, they have launched their own online store. The “Goal Diggers” necklaces are the first items on the online store. One necklace says “Goal Diggers Grind Harder” and the other necklace says “Goal Diggers Dig Deeper”.
We think the necklaces are adorable and send a great message. You just have to check them out and stop by their blog as well.

They have also been featured on Fashion Bomb Daily

What do you guys think?