Well TGOS readers, you seem to be enamored with Style Mavens, so you have know officially bumped up its frequency to every Wednesday. Luckily, I am absolutely loving writing about my fabulous friends and colleagues...so much fun!!!
This week I decided to feature my friend Andrew. I mean how cute is he? We officially met on that glorious flight home from Milan after fashion week about 2 years ago. The return flight is sort of this mix of pure joy that you get to finally leave the grayest of the fashion capitals and sheer exhaustion from a week of fashion shows and parties. OK, if you are thinking how glamorous, well trust me, it wears off after about your sixth trip. You see at that point I was probably on my 20th. Now, if you are wondering what this has to do with Andrew, well I am going to tell you... I remember walking onto the plane (probably the crappy Delta flight) and there he was...great sunglasses and some fab "fashionista" outfit and pure joy. This joy however wasn't due to our impending departure; instead it was the euphoria I used to get in my early days of Italian jaunts and it reminded me of my love for fashion. I plopped down next to him and we had a great talk, about the shows, about the magazine I worked for, about life...
Though we don't see each other often, I recently bumped into him at my friend Donna's annual, legendary Bday bash and was reminded once again why I love him. Again, how cute is he? Anyway, I knew then and there that I wanted to feature him, so as per usual I trolled Facebook and found this perfect photo. I absolutely adore this look for men...fab floral shirt and cool shades. It is sort of the male version of Boho Chic. Florals are the perfect Spring statement that any guy can pull off. If you know how to rock fashion then your options this Spring are boundless, but if you are more comfortable in a Tommy Bahama (yikes) look, then it is time to update and experiment with some of this seasons easy-to-wear styles. Andrew's shirt is from Dolce & Gabbana and has a subdued easy feel that any guy can pull off. Their new crop of flower inspired prints (at Dolce stores) are bold and masculine and could be this seasons must-buys for even the least fashion conscious man. I mean how can you go wrong in a great print shirt with jeans and yes cool shades a la Andrew? I also am crazy about their Floral Ombre Tux Jacket available at Neiman Marcus. I can actually see Brendan, our first Style Maven in this stunner. If Dolce is a bit aggressive for you, of course I found a milder option, such as this great blue floral from Roda at Barneys. You can make the same style statement with a paisley pattern if flowers are not your thing. Etro and "lowish" option Robert Graham are offering some of the best this season.
So, Andrew just makes me smile and flowers just make me smile, so of course any adorable guy in a floral shirt will be my new source of joy this season. If you know Andrew, make sure to always catch his enthusiasm and let him remind you of all of the reasons why you love whatever it is that you love!!!! And, remember, lose the somber attitude and start to look forward to spring...embrace "Flower Power"