Jul 232012

Besides being one of my best friends, Roy Otwell is the founder and co-proprietor of the ultra-hip home store Switch Modern (switchmodern.com). He’s a dedicated student of popular culture, cool trends, and good style. Roy says “Fashion is about trends but style involves authenticity and a point of view.” Here’s what Roy been observing on the streets of New York this month.

“Madras! Plaid! Gingham! As men’s fashion becomes bolder and brighter over the last year, it’s no wonder that madras, plaid, and gingham are increasingly visible. Even Gap’s windows are extolling the virtues of madras. A madras shirt paired with your favorite shorts, worn leather shoes, just the right hat, and of course the obligatory Ray Bans seems to be the outfit for tooling around town. Perhaps this trend forebodes a very hot summer.”


Feb 232012

I’ve ask several buddies to share tips, trends, and random thoughts on a wide range of topics ranging from New York street fashion to how to better balance work and play.

Meet Jill Jurgensen. Every time Jill and I get together in Manhattan, trouble follows. Jill is an accomplished interior designer and photographer. She’s been a keen observer of fashion ever since she dressed her first Barbie. Visit Jill at http://www.jilljurgenseninteriordesign.com/aboutthefirm.html.

Here’s Jill’s tip this month.

So long winter! What’s hot in New York right now? From Rag and Bone downtown to Guiseppe Zanotti, uptown, it’s all about electrifying color!