On Refinery29: Jordan, Lots of Layers

When I’m out looking for people to photograph I’m actually searching for personalities. When I saw Jordan on Walton Street I instantly had that zing like “yes! this girl is amazing!” Some people have this really intoxicating energy where I feel happy just being in their presence. I hope I captured that with my camera because Jordan definitely had that magical aura. We chatted for a while and it turns out that she’s a huge fan of my blog, which is always the biggest compliment a stranger can give me.

She explained to me how she likes to mix vintage (her earrings) with new (Zara shirt, American Apparel shoes) for an updated, modern interpretation of the 1940s. Even her hair is coiffed like Rosie The Riveter. A lot of girls who are into vintage style stick to gorgeous day dresses and the Betty Draper look, which always looks stylish. It intrigued me to see how Jordan drew upon a different element of the era, namely that World War II and the 1940s was the first time in American History when pants-wearing by women became really widespread.

Click here to view the original post on Refinery29.

Candid: How to Wear Leopard

Leopard Print Scarf
This woman superbly demonstrates that even the classiest ladies can rock leopard print. It’s easiest to incorporate this high-energy print into a look on accessory pieces like scarves. We all know how tricky leopard-print dresses, cardigans, and pants can be to wear. Next to the face leopard prints only work in non-natural colors like blues and pinks because yellows are not flattering next to the face. That’s why natural brown and yellow leopard prints are most popular on belts and shoes.

Pinks will draw out the natural colors in the face without highlighting zits (as reds sometimes can). You can see here how the pale shades of pink in this woman’s scarf highlight her rosy cheeks and pink lips without overpowering her. She’s already drop dead gorgeous but her scarf is achieving the goal of all accessory pieces; to add to a look, not subtract.

Prova is the undisputed master of the investment leopard print scarf. In Chicago you can find them only at Ikram. In New York they are sold only at Bergdorf Goodman and Kirna Zabete. 

Here are some fantastic pink leopard print scarves I found at a range of price points. This is also the perfect holiday gift for your moms, co-workers, sisters, friends, and girlfriends.
Diane Von Furstenberg, $250
Tory Burch, $98
Theodora & Callum, $77
TopShop, $32

Lono Brazil of Le Sapeurs Row

Lono Amy
There are not enough superlatives in the English dictionary to describe how happy I feel when I look at this photo. I spotted Lono Brazil on Rush Street a few weeks ago and was saving his photo for a Monday post. When I saw him I thought to myself, “this must be how James Bond would dress on the weekend.” Everything about Mr. Brazil’s look is sharp, from his killer sunglasses down to the precisely cuffed jeans. His facial hair should be held up as an example to all young men on how to correctly groom a beard.

Turns out he’s a blogger too. Make sure to check out his Tumblr, Le Sapeurs Row.