Friday, April 18, 2014

The Classic Cars of Cuba

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These cars are works of art. Someone recently told me that classic cars aren't too common in Cuba anymore, well, I hope the same fool is reading this now because he couldn't be more wrong! They are everywhere. Most of them have been converted to diesel engines for economic reasons and while the shell of the vehicle is original, the motors have been rebuilt with Nissan parts, Mercedes Benz and others. They have to be maintained weekly so they keep running and renting a taxi classic is cheap cheap cheap.

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

4 weeks to Doggies 7!

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WE are one month away from the 7th Annual DOGGIES ON THE CATWALK! Get ready for the most fun you can have on a Friday night with 18 furry friends and fashion. Get ready for cocktails. Get ready for games. Get ready for dancing. AND most importantly, get ready to support the Atlanta Humane Society and get your tickets!! CLICK HERE.

Love the ad, btw! Woof woof to Modern Luxury for being our exclusive media sponsor once again!!

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We are Back!

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I'm back from Cuba, in body - my heart is still there with my father. This '51 Chevrolet was our car for most of the time while in Havana. We took the photo on my old street which faced the house my mother grew up in and where I lived until I was five. The trip was phenomenal and very emotional as expected. I have many photos to share with you - from the amazing architecture to the classic cars to the beautiful beaches. We also returned with over eleven hours of video footage, so we have our work cut out for us.

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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.

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