Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Questions to Ask When Turning your Passion into the Fashion-forward Business of your Dreams

"The most beautiful makeup of a woman is passion. But cosmetics are easier to buy."
—Yves Saint-Laurent
If you're considering starting your own clothing line, opening an online fashion business or otherwise taking your entrepreneurial and fashion skills to the streets with flair, chances are you've already got a fantastic dose of passion and motivation. In many ways, that passion can carry you through some of the most rewarding and challenging phases of entrepreneurship. But in order to succeed, you'll need to couple experience and know-how with your already blossoming passion for fashion.

1. Are you as passionate about running a business as you are about fashion and design?

Working in the fashion industry and owning your own business are two very different things. If your passion is design and you want to spend the majority of your time working on your craft, starting a fashion business might not be for you. It's not all glamour and glitz.

Monday, April 14, 2014

THE Pocket Square

Pocket squares are [my] must-have accessory. The 12-15 square inch silk or linen swatch of fabric brings so much style to a man's ensemble. It's often overlooked; forgotten. I'm telling you [guys] hook up your personal style with pocket squares. I wear mine with suits, blazers and even with my tuxedo. How do you go about choosing the "right" pocket square? The choice is based on your likes and it's completely up to you. I prefer to have a variety of patterns and colors from traditional, solids and edgier designs. This way, the only decision I'm faced with is which pocket square to match up with my look du jour. You can find pocket squares everywhere. Designers make beautiful but very expensive ones. I have a secret place where I buy my pocket squares and I'm going to share it with you... Century 21... pay them a visit next time you're in NYC! Best selection; best value! Now, go have fun polishing up your style with the perfect pocket square.


Sunday, April 13, 2014

I'm in a BOOK!


 "It is the story of another galactic being who walks into the body of Khalilah, an internationally-known super model. On a trip to Phoenix, she meets and is completely drawn to Jackson and XAM, with whom she shares the same vision for our planet. She uses her celebrity status to create a major event that brings about a New Earth of peace and love. In turn, she finds the love she has always wanted."

This book, written by Maxine Taylor, who is Georgia's first licensed astrologer and a long time friend of mine is a must-read. [Make sure and pick up parts 1&2] Earthbound will engage and captivate you AND guess what?? I am a character in the book! That's not only engaging, but intriguing! I play (myself - Vincent Martinez) the Editor-in-Chief of a major fashion publication. Am I a good guy? Bad guy? Or... well you'll just have to read and find out! Get your The Earthbound Trilogy and happy reading!


Friday, April 11, 2014

Steeplechase: THE Chairman's Tent

 Enjoy the spirit and tradition of the chase with captivating views in the 2014 Charmain's Tent. Join this exclusive party with Atlanta's creme de la creme, mix and mingle with some local dignitaries, meet a few jockeys and relish in the splendor of the hat parade! The 2014 Chairman’s Tent is produced by Sean OKeefe EventsSo don your hats, come sip premium champagne and indulge in sumptuous gourmet goodies all day in an elegant and classic race atmosphere right atop the finish line!!

Chairman’s Tent guests receive:

Daily Outfit Inspiration by Demi Styles

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T.G.I.F.! This is the ideal outfit after a long week at work or school! Comfy enough to wear errands, but amazingly cute enough to wear during a day out enjoying the weather. Espadrilles have made a come-back and so have funky animal prints. Experiment with prints like giraffe or cheetah to add sass to the perfect spring get-up!
Check out where you can get this entire look, here:
Top: Cooper & Ella
Shorts: Michael Kors
Espadrilles: Tabitha Simmons
Purse: Free People
Sunglasses: With Love from CA