As the new year unfolds, many of us focus on a "new you." For me, this meant a fashionado upgrade. It was time to switch it up a bit with new looks, different styles. I took a more sophisticated approach to my personal style and image so in some of the photos I'm wearing Etro, one of my favorite design labels. Etro does pattern like no one else can and their fit is perfection! And because [I think] I'm a cool 50 year old, I couldn't resist and had to stage a few shots that showcased my ink. You can be dapper yet still be edgy.
One of the best photographers in Atlanta also happens to be one of my best friends... Tomas Espinoza. We've been working together for a long time. Tomas is a perfectionist as am I, so we're a great match. I was able to pull him away from his busy shooting schedule at HGTV and as a freelance photographer to spend half-a- day with me! I'll be replacing some of the fashionado banner images with these. Thanks Tomas!
What an amazing, wonderful and fabulous year 2014 has been. The only thing better may be what 2015 has to offer... big plans ahead! Thank YOU for being a part of this ride with me and for your love, loyalty and support. Enjoy the photo gallery which highlights the past twelve months. Happy New Year. XO
Michael Kors spoke to GQ Magazine about "suiting up" for work and how to do it right! This video caught my attention because in under two minutes Michael Kors gave excellent advice, guidance and style tips for how men can upgrade/stay current with their work attire. Pay attention guys, this is good stuff!
I amy not have many needs but I sure have a lot of wants! Like the beauties that were not only made for walking but stopping traffic. They are the Gibson Wool-Tweed Derby Boot by Thom Browne available at MR Porter. I have a thousand looks already spiraling in my head to match them up with.
I started wearing glasses in the 11th grade when it wasn't cool. Well, that was then and today we have Warby Parker. Glasses are not a fad and they're more than a trend. Glasses have become a must-have staple in the world of fashion. It's an accessory that celebrates form while serving functionality. The 2014 Winter Collection by Warby Parker embraces that concept with eight super stylish designs. Let's meet these handsome beauties:
The Warby Parker Oates design is my personal favorite... This is the pair of the 2014 Winter Collection that I would rock with a suit or jeans. In shorts or in a tux. Like most Warby Parker designs, they boast a contemporary twist on a classic style. [I would need them in progressives which is not a problem for WP!] Imagine a chunky shawl collar cardigan, weathered jeans, suede boots and these WP Oates...
Up your cool factor with Warby Parker sunglasses!
Available in your prescription (if necessary) WP offers their expansive collection in various shades to suit your personal style.
Do these not scream convertible ride through the country?
Introducing: Talbot, Vaughan, Laurel, Verne and Wilkie round up the Warby Parker Winter Collection. You definitely must visit their website and go in their stores because what I have featured is really just a sampling of what Warby Parker offers. In addition to these eight new shapes, WP gave us choices, six new rich tones to be specific. And we like that! You see, they mixed things up in a very fashion-forward way: stainless steel meets acetate and if you really want to make a statement, add color! Confident. Sophisticated. Cool. There's a Warby Parker for everyone's personality.
And speaking of "cool"... [did you know] that for every Warby Parker sold, they donate a pair to someone in need!
Uncle Karl took to the streets to protest women's lib for Spring 2015. It was a very stylish spectacle. (Last season Chanel went grocery shopping, remember that?!) I am all for showmanship, I love it, but what about the clothes? I was underwhelmed by the first grouping of tweeds. Dare I say they felt (a little) frumpy? But hey, if you're going to be frumpy, why not in Chanel! The black and white pieces towards the end of the collection were my favorites. And there were some pretty fab caplets and coats of varying lengths.