Earlier this Summer, I took the editor of Yellowscene Magazine on a mock-shop to Chelsea so she could get a sense of what I do. That, and the interview that followed, comprise her wonderful article on Mile High Style. Let me know what you think!
There are all sorts of impediments to good style, and one I recently helped remedy involved two things that don’t exactly go together: Botox and armpits. Like anything else in the human body, sweat affects people differently, and some people sweat a lot- enough to ruin clothing, or be limited to certain fabrics and styles. As you can imagine, the excitement of buying a new wardrobe diminishes with the inevitability of sweat stain ruin.
I can’t remember how I first learned about Botox as a solution to excessive sweating, but I recommended it to a new client living with this particular issue. She was skeptical yet hopeful that the $5000 investment she spent with me on new clothing would, finally, start to show returns. Armed with my recommendation for the best Dermatologist in the area*, she gave it a shot**. I’m happy to report that this treatment works, with a 100% improvement rate. Now she can wear the Joie blouse and the Missoni cardigan, the Tory Burch tunic and the Vince linen dress. Her only problem? That she didn’t do this years ago.
*That would be Dr. Adrienne Stewart of Aesthetic Surgery & Dermatology of Cherry Creek.
Gentleman… I know it’s been a while, but this is too important to ignore any longer… You please please must abdicate your responsibilities as brand ambassadors for Abercrombie, Aeropostale, and other style-less mainstream manufactures. Please turn in your t-shirts, and in their place, consider these possibilities-
CLASSIC- You can never go wrong with the simple, classic crewneck or v-neck in white, grey, black and navy. J.Crew is (as far as I’m concerned) the only mainstream retailer that infuses style into their wares, and to this end, I’d recommend anything from the ‘broken-in’ line. If you’re looking for slightly more refinement, anything on Mr. Porter is good as gold.
COOL- A very stylish man once told me that wearing a t-shirt with an attractive (and possibly famous) woman on it was cool. I was 23 at the time and not wholly convinced but my sensibilities have evolved to the point where I now definitely get it . Certain iconic and sexy women in fashion and music (Kate Moss, Debbie Harry, Nico, among others) make great face on t-shirts and a man wearing one conveys a unique and sexy style. Who doesn’t want that?
CULTURE- T-shirts are a great opportunity to showcase a particular culture (or subculture) that you’re into*. Whether it’s music, biking, beer, or any of the endless stuff that dudes like, this is your chance to express who you are, not who this guy thinks you should be.
*But please for the love of God, don’t wear someone else’s jersey!
I recently completed work on a huge project, a soup-to-nuts transformation of an empty 2-bedroom townhouse into the most stylish ‘Airbnb’ on the market. Sourcing every piece in the house, from the hand made wood headboards in the bedrooms to the hand lotion in the bathrooms, with no detail too small* and no space under-utilized**, the result is a seamless blend of modern and rustic that is chic, comfortable, and distinctly Colorado.
When you have friends and family in town, this is a great alternative to the local hotels, and you’re certainly getting more bang for your buck. Reserve your spot here!
*Jelly Bellys and M&Ms fill beautiful glass containers.
**The 3rd floor loft serves as a movie lounge, complete with plush faux-fur bean bags and a selection of DVDs and board games.
Photo courtesy of From The Hip Photo.
One of my style signatures is to repurpose and recreate one item into another. When I saw this antique brass piece from High Street Shoppes (once used to hold soap and other tub amenities), my mind immediately went to entry tray. If you’re lacking a cool piece to hold your mail, keys, sunglasses, change, etc, or are looking for one-of-a-kinds, this is it.
If you’re interested, please contact me. $50.