August and its bittersweet aura is the moment we begin to say goodbye to summer and prepare to get back to reality. People take this opportunity to rest and reflect in order to move forward with a fresh goal-oriented mindset.
This month The Style Server was inspired by the Bottega Veneta Pouch in a shade of green they call mustard. The color and it’s many tints cover it all from the summers natural beauty to autumns prosperity. The Saks selections intentionally promote a wardrobe that is timeless with touches of the current trends. A style based on effortless elegance that will guide you back to a business state of mind.
The WSJ Magazine always finds a great way to psyche us up for fall fashion. This year is no exception. Through the artistry of Cara Taylor and photographer Christian MacDonald, they brought about a fashion fairytale on Faro Island off the mainland of Sweden. The waterfront destination is surrounded by the Baltic Sea and was once the live/work residence of director Ingmar Bergman. The lands purity and elegance is all that was needed to capture a sophisticated and magical style of life.
As we move toward autumn the world seems to be drawn to an uncomplicated glamour. Loud logos are losing their luster as the runway is focused on creating a wearable stylish wardrobe. The editorial displays an assortment of up-to-date yet timeless designer selections. A group of contemporary closet essentials that have the staying power to be reinvented year after year.
As we prepare to step into the new season the article reminds us about the value of quality over quantity. Directing attention to the importance of genuine beauty found in nature and performing acts of kindness and respect. A lesson in fashion that establishes classy is the new cool.
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.