The month of July is the calendars lucky number seven. The moment in time called the high of summer and the date we wish America a Happy Birthday. The Americana aura is everywhere as we appreciate the liberties of living freely. This is the season when the work week gets shorter and weekends linger-on. The social scene moves outdoors and the dress code is footloose and fancy-free. Sunfilled spirits and high hopes radiate the streets showing off an effortless and easy state-of-mind.
The Style Server represents the patriotic perkiness of the color red. A hue with the ability to project a dynamic, passionate, or loving personality that creates a style statement for any occasion. The shop was inspired by the Saks selections with diverse tone temperaments. An assortment of vibrant shades that will enhance summertime sparkle and prepare for the fall-ready fashion ahead.
Town & Country promoted the occasion through the artistry of contributing editor Claiborne Swanson Frank. The stylish shutter-fly was asked to bring the historic sparkle into present-day fashion. The gallery worthy portraits showcased a group of contemporary contessas for their modern glamour and worldly influence. All the ladies were dressed in easy elegance to radiate the beauty and superiority of the brilliance they were asked to model.
All of Swanson’s well-known projects focus on the meaning and significance behind the image. These pictures are no different. The story represents the circle of life. An opportunity to respect the merits of the past while creating a memorable future.
June welcomes the delicate summer wind and its blissful beauty. Simple yet spunky the sun-filled season is short and spirited. A less is more mindset takes hold as Fridays become the unofficial start to weekend fun.
This is the moment we honor the selfless men who share their wisdom and unconditional love to build a better world. We express our gratitude to our environment by recognizing the importance of the oceans and its inhabitants. To complete the thirty days and its tributes we celebrate the rainbow of respect that represents global Pride. We recognize the efforts of The Stone Wall Riots and the modern appreciation of freedom and liberties for all human beings.
The Style Server was inspired by the cool tones that embody us all during this carefree time of year. The comfortable pastel and neutral hues surround the crisp white that signifies summer style. The Saks designer selections include the footwear and handbags that paint the runway.
May is the moment to feel the excitement of the beginning of warm weather and the extended hours of sunshine. The month makes its grand entrance celebrating the Metropolitan Museum Costume Institute Gala known as the infamous Met Ball. The long-standing Manhattan jubilee sets the stage for this colorful and happy time of year.
To embody this spring spunkiness The Style Server is decorated in the blues of summer. The ultra-marine hues represent a classic spirit that is appropriate for any occasion. Streetwear moves from overcoats to blue blazers and wool hats to Yankee caps as less is more mindset rules the runway. To prepare for sun season the boutique is filled with the modern elegance from The Advanced Designers and their friends at Saks.
April takes hold with its cheerful sense of humor and frivolous spirit. Spring’s natural prettiness and vibrant shades of pink, yellow, and orange can be found everywhere indoors and out. Natures superpowers and fresh perky palette inspire a cleansing mindset as we trust the start of a new beginning.
To celebrate, The Style Server is designed to brighten on many levels. The shop glows with the pinkness that currently inspires my own heart. This month not only influences our shift in appearance but in overall attitude. The Saks selections encompass everything from tie-dye to plaid and neon to pastels. Based on a state of mind meaning to capture the timeless liveliness of the current season.
This year March made its grand entrance with the roar of winter. As we begin this journey we are hopeful the month will live up to its reputation and exit into the warm sunshine.
This is the time of year we execute daylight savings time and celebrate the luck of the Irish. Additionally, we honor women and their incredible accomplishments. Mother Nature is included due to her talent to redecorate with unique ingenuity. This spirited and renewed attitude inspires a focus for better health, more joy, and increased wealth.
The Style Server represents this cleansing mindset dressed in a neutral palette. The shop is designed with modern essentials, on-trend treasures, and Saks accessories. A time to concentate on transitioning with ease and embrace climate change with what appears to be an effortless elegance.
In August of 2017, I decided to take my Personal Shopping career to the next level by joining Saks Fifth Avenue. I was excited to become a member of the historic longstanding establishment I have always admired. The store has been a well-known luxury fashion house since its inception in 1924. This past April the landmarked edifice boarded up the main level to begin a legendary transformation to move into the future.
Fast forward to Monday, February 4th, 2019 as we unveiled Iconic the one-of-a-kind handbag destination. Tears filled my eyes with joy and gratitude to be a part of such an incredible moment in New York retail history. The main level is now a work of modern art from OMA and designer Rem Koolhaas. The magical escalator is a vision of cutting-edge elegance. A rainbow radiance fills the first and second floors with a youthful glow to inspire the store’s cultured clientele.
Koolhaas like Saks is experienced at his trade adding meaning and authenticity to this paradigm shift. The work of a mastermind alliance that proves life gets better and newer with age. The Style Server celebrates Saks and the handbags that are decorating the Iconic. A proud moment to represent this forward-thinking vision brought to life by gifted and ageless minds..
I always say February is a great opportunity to make a special statement. A quiet time of year that appreciates any and all notable occasions it can take on. The month is short and sweet as we honor the importance of the meaning of love and the accomplishments of our American patriots.
As the weather fluctuates from a frigid to tepid Fashion Week overtakes the essence of the city. Glamour is everywhere representing a Moda-forward mindset giving the winter blahs a blast of perkiness. The Style Server honors this lively aura with the beautiful blues of 2019. The sapphire tones are accompanied by the handbags found at the Iconic at Saks Fifth Avenue. The long-awaited unveiling of the new floor is a welcomed milestone for retail and February festivities. This is the calendars second chance to enhance the new you this time with a new Saks.
One of my favorite moments of the 2019 Golden Globes was the presentation by Dick Van Dyke and Emily Blunt. The two iconic actors from different generations share the showmanship of their roles in Mary Poppins. The awards appearance celebrated the film and it’s message -everything is possible even the impossible.
To honor this enchanting tale Harpers Bazaar showcased Emily who portrays the modern-day super nanny in Mary Poppins Returns. The British born actress felt right at home on Cherry Tree Lane modeling a stunning selection of fanciful fashion. Dior, Dolce & Gabbana, and Giles Deacon shared the stage with Mary’s animal entourage to express her beauty and invincible spirit.
Let the current images bring to life this ageless story and its lesson that what we believe we can conceive. A magical movie filled with magical moments that affirm a spoonful of sugar is the ingredient for a good life.
January represents a blank canvas ready to paint a new masterpiece. This month we welcome a fresh start celebrating the successes and the challenges of the past year. This mindset promotes good humans ready to be better, stronger, and more determined to achieve their goals. The first days encourage brand-new intentions regarding relationships, health, career. and the overall meaning of your life.
Let’s start with relationships. The art of connecting is a talent. Time, effort, and dedication need to be applied to flourish bonds into lasting connections.
It is true the more you move the healthier you will feel. As the world becomes more chaotic and complicated it is imperative to be active, eat well, and keep your mind educated. Incorporating wellness disciplines will allow you to always be the best version of you.
Work and life balance is essential. Whether you are a stay at home CEO or the boss in the boardroom evaluate how your business habits affect your happiness. Listen to your inner voice to guide you towards a just and fulfilling career.
Last but not least, are you satisfied with the imprint you are leaving behind. Are you where you want to be in all life’s categories. Be honest and decide if you are experiencing the authentic and meaningful journey you are meant to enjoy.
Forever Chic by Meg is ready to welcome 2019. The Style Server is filled with shades of green to represent growth, freshness, and ambition. These attributes along with the current silhouettes will jump-start the new year and inspire a new you.