Some historians argue it was Lilly Pulitzer who introduced the iconic shift dress into pop culture, but it was the Rockefeller, Vanderbilt, Kennedy and Whitney families that popularized the brand in a major way, making it a must-have for resort jetsetters. You may be surprised to know that these internationally recognized cheerful prints have humble beginnings – Lilly Pulitzer’s juice stand off Worth Avenue in Palm Beach.
Of course, that was simply the beginning. Beyond that, former Town & Country executive editor Kathryn Livingston, who boasts a 20-year editorial career with Hearst Magazines, chronicled behind-the-scenes details of the life of the very private Pulitzer in: Lilly: Palm Beach, Tropical Glamour, and the Birth of a Fashion Legend. // READ MORE @SarasotaMagazine.com
Guy Bedarida, creative director and head designer of the John Hardy brand, joined the company in the 1990s after receiving a call from Mr. John Hardy himself. Since then, he’s worked synergistically with the team, taking it to new heights with an eye on sustainability and social responsibility.
Guy’s passion for craftsmanship can be found in his joaillerie history, which includes the likes of Van Cleef & Arpels. Today he works closely with hundreds of artisan masters to create intensely coveted jewelry with a Balinese pedigree. Here we get to know the talented man behind the brand before his personal visit to Sarasota’s Saks Fifth Avenue on April 16 from 1-4 p.m., where where he’ll be signing pieces from his new spring 2013 collection. Interested? RSVP to (941) 364-5318. Or enjoy the John Hardy trunk show from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. that same day.…//CLICK HERE for more @SarasotaMagazine.com
According to his Neatly Collected blog‘s home page, Jordon Stone is a “sartorial enthusiast, maker, writer and style liker.” All of which is right on, in my opinion, along with a bit of Les Misérables’ Eddie Redmayne thrown in for good measure. Jordon’s a guy who pays attention to detail and has the ability to wear clothes and not let them wear him. He’s perfect for the modern skinny suiting and style that’s clean-lined and well-fitted. And he’s overall a tailored, dapper, young man of our time, with a hip personality to match his look. I have a feeling you’re going to enjoy getting to know him.// Click here for more @SarasotaMagazine.com
If you take your workout seriously then you’re gonna love being on the cutting edge with the hottest athletic gear out there. It’s called HPE (Human Performance Engineering) and founder Nick Harris has been at the forefront of the science of human performance since the 90s. Nick’s even worked with our own Brian Johnson of AC/DC during their world tour. And, HPE is gaining ground overseas in a major way. In fact, the line is launching in Harrod’s this June.
Intrigued? I was. As you can imagine, being exposed to a cool product has become an occupational hazard. But, the gear delivers more than it promises; I already feel the difference in recovery time after a serious Yoga class. And, wait ‘till you read what Nick says about how HPE will be your new go-to travel gear, especially in the battle against jet lag.//READ MORE @ SarasotaMagazine.com
Courageous is the word that comes to mind when one thinks of Clint Hill. Maybe you don’t recognize the name right off – but it’s certain you know the man. Hill was the Secret Service agent who leapt onto the back of President and Mrs. Kennedy’s motorcade on that fateful November day in Dallas, 1963. He’s a memorable figure of bravery during a time of great grief. // Click Here for More @SarasotaMagazine.com
You never know who a celeb will be when they step off the screen and into your day. I’ve often been surprised, and not always in a good way. But lovely and soft-spoken Southern belle Andie MacDowell was warm and gracious when we sat down for a one-on-one chat while she was here for the Ringling College of Art and Design’s Digital Filmmaking Studio Lab. Frankly, Andie seemed more like she was making new friends in Sarasota rather than acting like than the accomplished actress she is – remember sex, lies and videotape, Four Weddings and a Funeral and Ground Hog Day, which just celebrated its 20th anniversary? //Click Here for More @SarasotaMagazine.com
Herb Ritts (American, 1952 – 2002)
Djimon with Octopus, Hollywood, 1989
Gelatin silver print / Image: 50.8 x 40.6 cm (20 x 16 in.)
Framed: 76.2 x 63.5 cm (30 x 25 in.)
The J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles, Gift of Herb Ritts Foundation, 2012.23.16
© Herb Ritts Foundation
The highly distinctive black-and-white photography of Herb Ritts is as iconic as those who modeled for them. California-born, Ritts shot his film among the elements of the place he knew as home: Los Angeles. Hence the title of his up-coming exhibit at The John & Mable Ringling Museum of Art: Herb Ritts: L.A. Style. // READ MORE @ SarasotaMagazine.com