As the NFL season winds down, there’s no question that there is a new breed of fashionable men in town. No one missed the runway walk of quarterback Cam Newton in zebra print Versace pants this week, making his mark as a fashionista. On the flip side, Peyton Manning showed up sleek and suited in Zegna. The NBA might snag most of the spotlight, but this league is quickly boasting its own crop of trendsetters. Players are showcasing their off-field style, dressed up in sleek suits for pre-game arrivals and trips to the post-game podium. Not only are they becoming the men to watch, they are also snagging covers and advertising campaigns for the entertainers they are.
Above Photo: Peyton Manning and Cam Newton arriving at Super Bowl 50
There are so many amazing gifts this year that it is hard to choose what direction to even begin. As a stylist, I really enjoy taking the time with each person in my life and finding them the right gift.
When you are in a pinch or have run out of time, these items below are golden tickets for both the female and male in your life. You absolutely can not go wrong with a great pair of shoes, something techy, a fantastic jacket, or a nice beauty product.
I have loved basketball and fashion for as long as I can remember, my father being both a college and NBA coach. As entertainment has evolved, while working for a premier sports agent, I began to notice the change in athletes and their love for fashion.
There is a boys club happening in the league, and their fashion is getting just as much press as their reverse dunks and blocked shots. There have been some trend forward choices and some sick looks that have made my jaw drop.
How did you get started in styling, as it is a field that so many individuals want to break into?
I MOVED TO LA WHEN I WAS 18 AND STUDIED AT FIDM… BEING SURROUNDED BY SO MANY PEOPLE ON THE SAME PATH AS ME, BOTH AHEAD AND BEHIND, I MADE SURE TO TELL EVERYONE MY DREAMS. I KNEW THAT YOU COULDNT GO THIS COURSE ON YOUR OWN, AND THAT ANYONE WHO BELIEVED IN ME WOULD SUPPORT ME.
You are both a major influencer on camera and off, what are a few tips that every women should have in her back pocket when dressing?
IF YOU EVEN HAVE TO QUESTION THE LENGTH OF YOUR SKIRT, ITS TOO SHORT.I WOULD RATHER YOU CARRIED A LARGER PURSE WITH A BACK UP PAIR OF COMFORTABLE FLATS IN IT THAN SEE YOU WALKING AROUND BAREFOOT WITH YOUR HEELS IN YOUR HAND.MAKE SURE YOU WEAR SMOOTH BRAS UNDER THIN FABRICS… THIS ONE GOES TO MY ROOMMATE ESPECIALLY!
We are approaching summer, what are some of your must have trends for women?
FLORALS WITH WHITE BACKGROUNDS, NEONS MIXED WITH NEUTRALS, AND BRIGHT GREEN JEWELRY.
We love watching you on who wore it better, what is one mistake that women are constantly making?
OVER ACCESSORIZING. IF YOUR OUTFIT NEEDS SOMETHING EXTRA AFTER IT HAS ALREADY BEEN ACCESSORIZED ONCE, THAN JUST ENHANCE THE MAKEUP OR ADD AN INTERESTING LIP COLOR.
You just started a t-shirt line in Los Angeles, tell me a little bit about how this came to be
IT IS ACTUALLY A COLLABORATION WITH THE LINE SEWNSTILL OUT OF MALIBU. WE BOTH SHARE A MUTUAL LOVE FOR THE CULTURES OF TOKYO, JAPAN, SO WE DECIDED TO DO A CAPSULE COLLECTION UNDER THEIR BRAND THAT EXPRESSES THE INFLUENCES IVE ABSORBED WORKING IN JAPAN WHILE STAYING WITHIN THE AESTHETHIC OF THEIR HIGH END, BEACHSIDE BRAND. WE SELL ONLINE AND AT RON HERMAN STORES.
after along day, where do you like to sit and have a drink in Los Angeles?
ON MY BACK PATIO WITH FRIENDS OF MINE WHO ARE UNIMPRESSED BY MY JOB, YET THOROUGHLY IMPRESSED BY ME.
Favorite boutiques in the country
AUSTIN: BY GEORGE
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