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Strap On

With the F/W season almost through, I’m very much looking forward to a bit of change and less layers in my daily routine.  In the meantime, I’ve been trying to keep warm on the streets of New York with some of my favorite outerwear.  I haven’t been able to live without a topcoat.  For a professional like myself, it’s a great go-to piece to throw on over any look that might need structure.  Those who feel a bit basic in this style coat, strap on a fun colored or textured belt you might already have in your wardrobe to add some shape.

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Camo Flock

Camo commanded its presence on the runways for fall.  Designers flocked to this particular print giving their take on the masking motif.  I particularly prefer something more authentic when it comes to this type of pattern, but couldn’t resist purchasing this button-down from J-Crew.  It looked so real and for the price I couldn’t pass it up.  Anywho, when it comes to wearing anything military-inspired, I’m not a fan of dressing  full on.  I suggest focusing on one piece like a jacket, shirt or trousers.  Then mix it up with other trends from the season.  Keeps it a bit unexpected if you ask me!

Blazer: Vintage, Shirt: J-Crew, Denim: J.Brand, Brogues: Cole Haan, Watch: Nixon, Bracelet: Tai, Sunglasses: Eyebobs

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Verry Berry!

Last week, I was invited to attend a roundtable discussion with a group of other entrepreneurs here in New York.  It was great to meet other like minded individuals with the drive for being their own boss. From a CEO to a major tech company, to an emerging handbag designer, one thing we all had in common was the passion for what we did; an element for success.

With that said, I was asked to wear dark colors since we were going to be filmed.  I thought it would be fun to do a quick shoot before I headed over, and called on one of my photographer friends to capture my look for the day.

If you haven’t already noticed, stores are starting to look like berry patches as the color was a huge hit on the runways for fall.  Buyers bought and are now filling up their selves with different tones from this particular palette.  I can’t wait to rock all the cool fall trends and got a bit of a head start on this one.

Shirt: John Varvatos Collection, Shorts: Docker’s, Belt: Hugo Boss, Sandals: Kris Van Assche, Tote: Lacoste, Watch: Nixon, Sunglasses: VestalVerryberry

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CTMA coming soon!

CTMA is going to be taking on a whole new look soon.  My apologizes for the inconvenience, but we’re getting a complete makeover.  Stay tuned!

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You had me at Same love

Known for their thrifty style and contagious energy, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis are gaining fans with every song they create.  Ellen Degeneres recently had them on her show to let the world know how much she really loves the rap duo.  Their album “The Heist” was released back in October 2012, and is now gaining worldwide attention with hits like Thrift Shop & Can’t Hold Us.

Same Love, the most recent song to hit the airways, is what has made me a fan forever.  While leaving the gym one afternoon, I happened to catch it on the radio for the first time, and had to pull over in a parking lot because I knew I was about to take in something quite profound.  Closing my eyes and just using the sense of sound, I felt as if I was listening to the truth.  No bullshit, no lies, no promises left for dead; just the plain ole truth.

A well-known biblical figure once said, “The truth will set you free,”  and if you didn’t feel a bit liberated after listening to this song; I suggest you go back and press replay.  As a gay man and someone who has struggled in his early life to accept himself for who he is, this has become my new anthem.

With gay marriage now legal in 12 states, a president who supports the idea of same-sex marriage, primetime television creating shows based around gay characters, and the first NBA player to publicly come out as an openly gay man; Macklemore & Lewis’s Same Love reminds us that in order to get to the truth, we must strip away the fear and rise up.

June is a special month for the LGBT community celebrating equality, and the song couldn’t have come at a better time.   It continues to climb the charts and already has a little over 45 million hits on Youtube.  Whether you are for or against gay rights, you are listening to the voice of the future.

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The Finalists revealed

The votes have been tallied and the finalists have been announced for the 7th Annual Handbag Designer Awards.  With thousands of submissions worldwide, it was a very tough to decision to narrow it down to the best of the best.   A highlight of my year, I enjoy seeing what the emerging talent has in store for us.  With that said, enjoy a  behind-the-scenes look at what it takes to be the next it handbag designer.

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Splurge-Worthy: Alex Jacket

Although it might officially be spring, it doesn’t always feel like it from the get go.  To ensure you’re not left out in the cold without the proper attire, it’s important to be spring ready at all times.  Versatile pieces are key for those unpredictable days.  A jacket is no exception, and the Alex jacket by MM: Minicucci x Marcanio is totally worth the splurge.  It’s not only the perfect springtime jacket to sport around town, but it transforms into an edgy vest for those long-awaited warmer days-in a zip.   What more can you ask for?  How about 14 more spring ready jackets hand picked by the editors over at Bangstyle!

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Mataano F/W 2013

styleTV’s own Katherine Harwood checks out the Fall/Winter 2013 Mataano collection in New York, and talks with the identical design duo, Idyl & Ayaan Mohallim.  She also happened to bump into one of New York Fashion Week’s most buzzed about bands Early Morning Rebel backstage, who tells her what they love most about the shows.

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Tracy Reese Fall 2013

There was nothing more sexier and powerful on a woman then a popped collar at the Tracy Reese Fall 2013 show.

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David Tlale Fall 2013 Presentation

Only two models and one icon caught my eye at the David Tlale Fall 2013 Presentation.

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