New year, a new decade, and a new you! January represents a beginning and an opportunity to reflect, recharge, and reset. A moment to get back to the basics personally and professionally to be the best version of yourself.
This is a milestone moment as we welcome the second coming of the twenties. The first time around the ten years was filled with a rowdy exuberance. A time that was known for social and political change. As we walk the current 20’s there is a similar state of mind that will hopefully bring about the same prosperity, advancement, and gaiety.
It was also during the 1920s that women’s fashion became known for its forward-looking style. The flapper was the new description of the modern woman. The dress code was filled with a dazzle to match the upbeat culture and start of the jazz age. The era saw the progressive breakthrough in new technology introducing moving pictures and radio. As we fast forward to the present times we now have smart devices with voice commands the new norm to make living easier.
The one thing that remains consistent is January represents a time to start fresh. The Style Server expresses this sentiment influenced by a black and white canvas as a guide to update your style of life. The shop is stocked with the contemporary essentials from the Visionaire designers at Saks. An assortment of must-have pieces to design a wardrobe that roars with elegance and glamour of current standards.
This year’s holiday season seems to have come to life in true New York style. The streets were filled with the exuberance that shows off Manhattan’s awesome celebratory customs.
As always the main event is the Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree. The hometown crowd and tourists alike flocked to 49th Street to experience the magic of the season. To follow suit the Saks Fifth Avenue light show offers an inspiring state-of-the-art entertainment. The store’s traditional window stroll shares the Disney adventure of Frozen ll and the remarkable gifts of Elsa, Anna, Olaf, and Kristof.
As a Saks employee and a girl who grew as a client, I truly appreciate the brilliance of Christmas in the city. This year I was thrilled to see and hear from friends and family who continue to experience this treasured tradition. Saks has mastered the respect of its heritage while adhering to modern-day living. This know-how captures a diverse audience who appreciates the fable, fashion, and fun.
The celebration continues as we move into phase two of the party season. There is still time to explore the festive fascination and create the memories that matter most. Come and experience Greatness is Everywhere. A mindset we should adopt in everything we do. Learn to take on a fearless spirit. The kind that lights up the world cherishing the past while creating a promising future.
December is the calendars’ hostess with the mostest! It is the month that welcomes the holiday party season. The winter’s solstice is the time Mother Nature dims the lights to let the festive sparkle fill our hearts. Despite the unpredictable weather, a magical radiance always prevails. Gratitude and the art of giving are in-vogue to promote a joyous mindset personally and professionally.
The dress code requires attire that is merry and bright. Formal to funky the Style Server expresses how to include a touch of red brilliance for any type of occasion. The Saks selections offer a tint of the hues glimmer to enhance your wardrobe all year long.
November takes hold as we commemorate the privilege of freedom and head to the polls to express our voices. This is also the time of year daylight fades as a festive sparkle begins to light the sky. The calendars overall theme represent the spirit of gratitude. We rejoice with family and friends as we celebrate Thanksgiving and America’s riches.
November is a bridge as we enter the journey to begin nature’s rebirth. A time of year when fashion is driven by the timeless designs that rejuvenate with newness and glow from the season’s thankful aura.
The Style Server portrays tones of grey to mimic the overall somber scenic mood. The shop is filled with the current selections from The Advance Designers and their close friends at Saks Fifth Avenue. Tried and true the classic color offers a cool elegance to welcome winter with a happy heart.
October offers a fresh perspective of the world. Mother Nature begins a reformation as it sheds its current beauty to prepare for the rebirth in the spring. This is a miraculous occurrence to watch the Treeline light up in a rainbow of rich hues. An inspiring moment that encourages us to follow suit and become the best version of ourselves.
The calendar calls for daylight to fade and temperatures to drop. This rowdy atmosphere encourages us to feel brand-new. The rejuvenated state-of-mind is perfect to celebrate the baseball champions and honor the spooky spirits of Halloween.
The Style Server is dedicated to autumn and its radiance. The shop glows of tints of orange that represent the sparkle of the season. The new additions offer wardrobe updates that are both modern and elegant as we fall- forward in style.
September is the month of transition and transformation. A fresh feeling fills the air as we begin on a new season. The crisp atmosphere inspires new dreams and the goals to make them happen.
Dealmakers get back to business as the students start a brand new academic adventure. All in all, the calendars begin to fill up with more serious realities to match the more mature attitude.
September is also the host of NYFW. This event places the current trends on pause as we set the stage and create a plan for the year ahead. The party is positioned perfectly to welcome autumn and celebrate the style of the times.
To balance life and its changing demands The Style Server represents a neutral foundation. The assortment is based on timeless classics designed into modern silhouettes. The shop is filled with The Advance Designers and their close friends who make Saks the leading edge in luxury retail.
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.