New Year New You: Photo Shoot 2017

Blazer & Pants: ETRO Shirt: Brooks Brothers Shoes: Ferragamo Eyewear: Warby Parker

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!

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Junya Watanabe Spring 2017 Menswear

Junya Watanabe Spring 2017 Menswear. Florals, stripes, paisley, tropical prints and tattoos - perfection!

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Tadashi Shoji Fall 2016

It was an edgier, sexier season for Tadashi Shoji. Tadashi embraced tribal motifs and tattoos, wet hair and smoldering eyes. Designers often revamp their aesthetic to stay relevant and attract younger clients. Well-played Tadashi. There are some rock-star looks in this collection. Tadashi tastefully gave us skin, revealed though sheer fabrics, and also gave us leg via show-stopping thigh-high slits. There were short body-con dresses and beautiful flowy long ones in chiffon with just the right amount of sequin and pattern. 

Tadashi Shoji's stunning Fall 2016 RTW was shown at the Arc at Skylight Moynihan Station and featured jewelry created in collaboration with Sequin, a NYC-based design studio. Sequin designed the choker and arm chains shown throughout the collection. Yet another way Tadashi kept "it" fresh this season.

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The Peter Mui Tattoo Art Collection At Auction in NYC

More Than One Thousand Works Of Original Tattoo Art to Be Sold November 13-14

New York City-based auction house Guernsey’s, well-known for producing many unusual auctions, will be conducting an unprecedented auction of the Peter Mui Collection of Original Tattoo Art this November 13-14 in the heart of lower Manhattan’s trendy Meatpacking District at 22 Little West 12th Street. The late Mr. Mui was a highly-regarded fashion designer, actor, and musician; the sale is being conducted on behalf of his family. 

The Mui Collection, which will be sold in more than one thousand unreserved lots, is believed to be the largest collection of original Tattoo Art by what many consider to be the world's most accomplished Tattoo artists. For over fifteen years Mui traveled the globe, seeking out the top Tattoo masters of every style. His collection consists of original works on art board, canvas, and paper by noteworthy artists such as Japan's Horiyoshi III, Horitomo, Horitoyo, and Horitaka; Swiss artist Filip Leu; American Traditional Tattoo icon Bob Roberts; Spain's Tattoo realist Robert Hernandez; Biomechanical Tattoo pioneers Guy Aitchison and Aaron Cain; and Tribal Tattoo artists Leo Zulueta and Roger Ingerton. 

The majority of the art in the Mui Collection exists as full (often vivid) color, torso-sized original paintings consisting of extraordinary images and designs. Smaller images known as “Flash Art" will also be included in the sale. Other than this unique auction, examples of original Tattoo Art can be found in a number of the world's leading museums.

Although the use of Tattoos to adorn the human body pre-dates recorded history, it is over the last several decades that the art of Tattooing has gained true international recognition. No longer limited to smaller and simpler designs applied to a very few, today one need not go far to encounter Tattoo enthusiasts who proudly display far more extravagant images and designs that often cover extensive portions of their bodies. With the proliferation of Tattoo Art, it is no surprise that a select group of Tattoo artists have risen to exalted positions, generating large groups of admirers.

Though their work was mostly limited to body applications, Mui was successful in appealing to the finest mainstream artists and ultimately responsible for making their creations recognized as the world's finest collection of Tattoo Art. His sudden and premature passing in 2009 left his family with his massive, archivally-maintained, totally unique collection. Inasmuch as Mui was an active buyer at Guernsey's events and was a personal friend of Arlan Ettinger, Guernsey's president, it was only natural that the Collection go in the direction of the New York-based auction house.  

Visit www.guernseys.com for more information.

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Justin Bieber Strips for Calvin Klein

And I was like, baby, baby, baby, oh... Justin Bieber! As the new face (and body) for Calvin Klein, the superstar will most likely gain a whole new crop of "Beliebers" as he shows off his washboard abs and tats while wearing nothing more than Calvin Klein underwear. In some of the ad photos, he also wears Calvin Klein jeans and model Lara Stone, but is anyone really noticing?? Yeah, back to the body. Exactly. Now that the Biebs seems to be growing up, let's hope his attitude does as well. In the meantime, enjoy the pecs - I meant pics.

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Haider Ackermann MEN Spring 2014

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, you had me at tattoos. The duchesse satins aren't bad either. This collection is like a collision between luxury and bad boy. The models look like cleaned up punk rockers with money. Or former punkers who grew up. Ackermann's skillful use of silks and satins, usually associated with womenswear, is cleverly masculine. Perfectly layered. And totally appealing. View photos: 

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