March 24th, 2014

Upcoming Trunk Show with Jewelry Designer Gogo Ferguson

Gogo-Seaweed-Necklace-AlpacaA native of Cumberland Island, Georgia, Gogo Ferguson draws inspiration from the idyllic beauty that surrounds her there. Found items, from shells to bones to seaweed, become her designs cast in precious metals. From there, they go on to be treasured pieces owned by collectors such as Isabella Rossellini, Penelope Ann Miller, Wes Anderson, Nicole Miller and Maria Sharapova. Gogo even had the distinct privilege to design the wedding rings of John F. Kennedy, Jr. and Carolyn.

If you’re not traveling to Cumberland Island any time soon, you’ll have the chance to meet Gogo and experience her jewelry in person, here in Sarasota. Click here for the finer details at Sarasota

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January 6th, 2012


Ringling College of Arts and Design, Fashion Photography, Fashion Photography students, RCADPhoto By :: Shannon Soule

If you’ve been following this blog you probably know by now that I love a good collaboration, especially when it comes to fashion and art. Tip of the hat to Terry McKee who coordinated a five-pronged collab for a Nuovo Salon Group + Saks Fifth Avenue combined anniversary celebration, benefitting the Sarasota Museum of Art, which featured an exhibit of work by the Ringling College of Arts and Design’s Fashion Photography students. // CLICK HERE for MORE @SARASOTAMAGAZINE.COM

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September 9th, 2011

Jean Paul Gaultier: Fashion’s L’enfant Terrible

jean paul gaultier, jean paul gaultier exhibit, nana teddy bear

Whether you love it or hate it, Madonna’s infamous and iconic conical bra, created by Jean Paul Gaultier for her 1990s Blond Ambition tour, has an interesting back story. The thing is, the look wasn’t first designed for her. Preceding all others, the original style risk-taker was none other than Nana, Gaultier’s childhood teddy bear. The inventive, ahead-of-his-time designer fashioned Nana’s brassiere out of the handy medium that is newspaper. // Click Here for MORE @

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August 15th, 2011

Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty

alexander mcqueen savage beauty exhibit

Here it is—the launch of my style blog for Sarasota Magazine: Who.What.Wear.  As the name suggests, I’ll be posting general musings on the stylishly savvy, what’s hip and current locally as well as noteworthy Internet finds and fashionable discoveries.

I’m a style spectator, so I’ll share what to know and where to find it. In fact, consider me your personal shopper, of sorts.  I’ll update you on what’s trending while keeping you ahead of the curve, even de-mystifying some of the pesky fashion-insider information.

So, with that, let’s get right to it and kick off this blog with the designer everyone seems to be talking about.

More than likely you’ve heard all the hype about the Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty exhibition at The Metropolitan Museum of Art in NYC.  I went.  And allow me to tell you the truth of the matter—it was AH.MAZ.ING.  // Click Here for MORE @


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