Yigal Azrouël’s eponymous label was launched in 1998. Sixteen years later this Israeli born designer, of French-Moroccan descent, has made a name for himself by understanding how to dress a woman with his signature fluid, feminine draping. He designs for a strong, modern woman, and he seamlessly marries a minimal edgy silhouette with subtle sexy architectural elements.//Click Here for More @SarasotaMagazine.com
I spotted the stylish Cheryl Lasris Gordon while dining alfresco at State Street Eating House. She was so incredibly well-put together that I struck up a conversation and handed her my card for this blog.
What I admire most about the style of this highly successful attorney and partner at Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick is her easygoing aesthetic that’s so smartly styled, especially in a business where a matching suit is de rigueur. Cheryl pairs on-trend yet classic pieces, like her YSL patent Tribute pumps, fabulous Peter Pilotto scarf and gorgeous jewels by Ippolita. So chic! // Click here for more @SarasotaMagazine.com
I’ll be the first to admit that my no fail, lazy-girl styling trick is to reach for my fave accessories: High impact, low effort. Case and point, the duality of the Jemma Wynne collection – the pieces are made to mix and layer perfectly, yet are powerful enough to be worn alone; whether you gravitate toward their ever-evolving lines from season to season or if you prefer something special like a one-of-a-kind piece. I especially love how they define their design aesthetic as the “cashmere hoodie of jewelry for women…rich but comfortable.” You get exactly who the brand designs for – the modern femme. //Click here for my interview with Jemma Wynne and more about the upcoming trunk show at June Simmons @ The Met…..
Most of us have at least one drawer brimming with bathing suits, all shapes and sizes, many of which would never hold up to swim workout. And, lets face it – when we reach for the one suit for the laps it usually serves more of a utilitarian purpose than one befitting the style of the chic swimmer.//Click here for more @SarasotaMagazine.com
Feminine with a definitive air of retro charm coupled with a sense of optimism could describe both the Milly line as well its founder and designer Michelle Smith. There’s a sense of modern beauty infused with a vintage sensibility about both. Known for it’s high impact with low effort, the Milly line is flush in luxe fabrics, rich prints and cheerful colors.
Thanks to an intro by Brenda and Geoffrey Michel of The Met (where you can find the latest Milly collection!), I caught up with Michelle for a Q&A that includes where she shops for inspiration to what she’s working on right now…//Click for more @SarasotaMagazine.com
If you haven’t heard, Pantone – the global authority on color –recently announced it’s 2014 Color of the Year: Radiant Orchid. Determined after their annual survey with the designers behind New York Fashion Week and beyond, Pantone unanimously agreed upon this surprisingly vibrant color that will easily pair with the pastels we saw all over the spring runways.//Click Here for More @SarasotaMagazine.com
Iain Webb has spent his life, since the age of 14, not only in the company of a ballet but in good ballet company as well. For a man with his striking resume, he’s humble in his accomplishments. Iain has produced and directed international performances as well as international stars. He’s even performed himself as Sancho Panza with The Royal Ballet in Baryshnikov’s production of Don Quixote. It’s all quite impressive.
Iain also happens to be a sharp dressed man with an uninhibited eye for style as well as an inherent ability to combine sleek, yet edgy, tailored separates. And, he’s known for his signature accessories – a pair of sunglasses and a sophisticated cross-body bag, usually of the Louis Vuitton variety. I caught up with Iain Webb for What I Wear to Work….Click here for more @SarasotaMagazine.com