They say all darkness has its bright side and quarantining is no exception. During the challenging times is when exceptional humans show up. The fitness industry has been overflowing with this type of showmanship. It is Torch’d the 11 am bootie call from Isaac Calpita that stole my heart. The live class requires no reimbursement just the generosity to pay it forward to No Kid Hungry. So far, The community has raised almost $500,000.00 and bonded thousands of grateful groupies.
It is only proper for a do-gooder to attract like-minded personalities. Isaac begins every session with his roll call to welcome guests and VIPs. The first shout-out always goes to Zara Terez Tisch. The founder of Terez and creative influence behind Isaac’s wardrobe. Zara is a multi-tasker who gives light and love to all she touches. Focused on promoting the good leading a progressive company with a timeless soul. Following her heart to succeed with her master plan to inspire joy and positivity from the inside-out.
Her collections are ageless and offer a colorful perspective to your everyday routine. The Style Server highlights selections from Saks with an extra bit of flair from The Advance. The result is playful glamour to be the best you from morning till night. A fashion moment I call sophisticated sunshine and the new chic.
The sunshine solstice is the moment we honor the lady in the white dress. The timeless frock is always a summer favorite. The images below set the stage for the ease and romance of the season. Most of the photographs are from the late Peter Lindbergh. Peter was the master at capturing the true essence of a woman. The purity of the images expresses the beauty and spirit of all its ageless supporters.
Staying home has turned into an excellent opportunity to catch up on the things that get lost in the everyday hustle. Like most, I have been living in a world based on simplicity. Fortunately, I believe and practice a less is more, and quality outweighs quantity lifestyle. A mindset that has served me well during this time.
As I have made an effort to reorganize and reaccess my world, Forever Chic by Meg is no exception. I decided to make more of an effort to share the segments that have gotten paused along the way. The Wardrobe Update is first on the list. Now with three years on the front lines of the fashion, I have firsthand information to offer. To reinstate the piece I attached The Wardrobe Room Refresh and The Capsule Wardrobe from 2017. Both outline the importance of learning to simplify creating a style of life composed of more joy and less stress.
As a refresher, I want to review the three steps used as a guide to streamline the process. To start you need to design a foundation of essentials. This is a group of timeless goods that will make life easy to maneuver. The second step involves physical work. This is the time you use your shortlist to decide whether to keep, toss, or donate. The outcome should produce a slimmed-down collection of things that make you confident. The last and most important phase is the assessment. If needed you should call in someone who cares to give you an objective opinion based on the functionality, fit and feel.
Learning to live simply is an art. The photos of Jane Birkin offer inspiration to get you started. Her effortless elegance makes it look easy. A priceless gift that will keep you happy and always in vogue.
The cover of April Vogue showcases their story about the universal camaraderie found within the modeling community. The piece encompasses runway professionals from all over the world to share their all-around personal style. A well-timed project as we are all linked together to face the worldwide pandemic.
Besides, highlighting the trade’s global growth, the styling efforts also offer an uncanny connection. The denim focus and easy elegance are an esthetically fitting dress code. The images are a mix of industry’s visionaries from Isabel Marant and Dries Van Noten to the iconic Givenchy and Ralph Lauren. All who contribute timeless wardrobe updates to pair with the classic blue cotton.
A feature to bookmark for the needed inspiration. The wisdom and style to be a guide as we take-on the changing world and adapt to the new normal.
To start the new decade Town and Country dedicated its first issue to the jewelry that has made a significant impact in fashion throughout the years. The magazine explored the importance of these treasured trinkets based on craftsmanship, monetary worth, and sentimental value. It was the article by Stellene Volandes titled “Aerin Lauder on the Jewels that Made History” that captured my attention. The style synopsis took me on a memorable journey that included my own jewelry box.
The museum-worthy photos of Aerin by Ruven Afanador showcased the prestige of the pearl, the sparkle of the diamond, and rebellious radiance from the natural beauty of turquoise. The story also shared the exclusive glitter worn by the notable icons that continue to influence the runway today.
Aerin outlined the different contexts these decorative ornaments can portray. The family heirloom, a meaningful keepsake or the timeless tradition of gift-giving. All meaningful connotations that allow the best moments in life to linger-on.
In honor of all this wonder, I want to share selections from The Vault at Saks Fifth Avenue. The floor hosts the jewelry and timepiece designers that have endured the test of time alongside the modern mavens of the day. The new destination offers a lasting custom for luxury shopping that will hopefully continue to prevail.
Most of you know I am the Brand Ambassador for The Advance Designers at Saks Fifth Avenue. What I enjoy most is being a part of a group of exceptional labels that all offer their own individual style and unique vision.
Recently, I was honored to attend the Rick Owens book signing event. It was a special evening highlighting his two new publications. The first is a coffee table collaboration is with Danielle Levitt a film maker and portrait photographer. The second is Rick’s individual work about the life and career of Larry Legaspi. Legaspi is a fashion icon best known for his signature artistry for the music labels, Kiss and Labelle.
Saks welcomed Rick’s fall collection titled Larry to follow suit with the inspiration of his new book. The assortment includes his steadfast timeless silhouettes while introducing shades of red and bolts of silver. The new fashions are the inspiration of Legaspi’s mindset and contributions of the seventies. The line proudly decorates The Advance as yet another successful interpretation of Rick’s dark elegance. Only this season he shares the creativity and style of the times of both the past and the present.
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.
In 2014 I started on a journey to change my life or a least my career. I joined a Harvard Business School start-up working as an online stylist and fell in love. After a short stay, I founded Forever Chic by Meg and joined Saks Fifth Avenue as a Style Advisor/Personal Shopper in 2017.
On April 7th I was promoted to the Brand Ambassador for The Advance Department at Saks. The store ultimate destination is the home of the premier designers and their cutting-edge masters. A truly pinch-me moment as I continue this adventure of making dreams come true – both for me and for my clients.
I thought it fitting to formally introduce the anchor brands as I am proud and honored to represent them all. I will start in alphabetical order with Acne Studios. The Stockholm based design house that offers a steadfast group of modern essentials. The assortments are inspired by the director’s interest in visual arts and its impact on contemporary culture.
The floor would not be complete without the American influence of Alexander Wang. The urban craftsman is known for his downtown cool esthetic that covers all style categories including ready to wear, handbags, and shoes. A home-town favorite for the lady that likes an advanced approach to traditional classics.
Isabel Marant is our popular Parisian ally. Her free spirit touches the hearts of timeless girls with diverse mindsets. Her devoted audience can count on the seasonal wardrobe updates that will enhance everyday style. Saks offers all her groups to encourage a chic head to toe Isabel statement.
Next, up is the recognizable Mr. Rick Owens. The mysterious fashion wizard and his avant-garde creations have established a cult following. The dedicated congregation anticipates his modest silhouette and color upgrades each season to add to their exclusive collections.
Last but not least would be the doll dressmaker Simone Rocha. The Irish designer brings to life an animated prettiness for the gal who loves a playful and glamorous imagination. The dresses, skirts and one-of-a-kind t-shirt renditions are fun and flirtatious. Her artistry is both formal or combat boot casual for a woman who wants to write a unique fairytale.
The images below represent the core five labels and their up-in-coming ready to wear runway collections. In addition, The Style Server is filled with the buy now wear now selections you can currently find at Saks. This is a special moment for my personal campaign and career objectives that promote an everlasting personal style that is original, elegant, and timeless.
Light-Up your closet with the neon glow. The electric color wars are brightening up the streets in iridescent shades of green, pink, and yellow. The 1980s trend is a quick fix to enhance your spring wardrobe. All the designers from the iconic Valentino to the cutting-edge Off-White offer a glow-in-the-dark silhouette for every fashion persona.
The Style Server is stocked with a few favorites from Saks. The options include accessories, footwear, and head-to-toe ensembles to suit your personal style. A mode that will turn heads and promote a upbeat spirit as we step into spring.
A girl in pearls never seems to lose its luster. This enduring decor has always given women a flirtatious elegance. Whether you have a classic or cool demeanor the adornment signifies a prestigious and stylish status.
February’s Market Report in the WSJ Magazine takes us on an enchanting adventure with a modern lady and her suitor. The couple is styled in ruling denim, leathers, and trending utility suits. The up-to-date silhouettes welcome the purity and wisdom this timeless gem represents to every new generation. Today, the Style Server mimics the editorials ensembles accompanied by David Yurman pearls from Saks Fifth Avenue.