Fashion of Philly: Stylist of the Month - May

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Stylist of the Month - May

Tell us a little about yourself.
I am a photographer from Philadelphia PA, currently working out of New York and Philadelphia. My work is very political, very avant-garde and just all around very edgy. My goal as a photographer is to change the way that people think and to inspire them to look at their surroundings in a different light.

As far as me personally, I like long walks on the beach... (Right) in all seriousness I am a huge foodie and wine-o, I love vegan cuisine and I am an advocate for LGBT youth. I want to inspire the LGBT community to live a classy, refined, and modest lifestyle. Of course I am edgy but I am really very old at heart. I love classic novels and tea.

Describe your personal style.
My personal style is very English. I like to mix a little bit of edgy rock and roll with every tailored (Taylored haha) piece. I love long coats and blazers, bow ties, and BOOTS and just anything that is well made and well constructed. Great denim is a must have for me. Clothing integrity is a huge part of my style. I love putting together outfits that are eye-catching for positive reasons. I use my art background to play with color and really play up old styles. I like to think of my style as a modern taste to old concepts.

Where do you find your inspiration?
I am inspired by a lot of things. Mostly English fashion. I love taking more formal pieces and trying to make them work in day-wear. I go thrifting a lot, so I am usually inspired by classic and unique pieces. But with my photography and my sensibility as a stylist, I would say that my biggest inspiration is Victorian and Edwardian fashion and culture. I think that if it were possible, I would dress in that period all the time.

Who is your favorite fashion photographer?

My favorite fashion photographer is definitely Ruven Afanador. I think he is one artist that really makes me feel less insane. I think his concepts are brilliant and he is technically sound.

Where are your top 3 places to shop?

My top 3 places to shop are probably H&M, ZARA, and ALDO, and countless thrift stores.

List three of your favorite designers.

This is an easy one. Alexander Mcqueen, John Galliano, and Marc Jacobs

With John Galliano being one of your favorite designers, what are your feeling about what has happened to him recently?

I honestly think that the situation that John Galiano finds himself in is rather strange. I think that when you have that many eyes on you, I would say that you need to be a bit more concerned about how you represent yourself. I think that there are so many good people say bad things and it can be taken out of context. Its kind of sad how easy it is to offend people if every word you say is being heard. Kind of makes me question my quest for stardom, haha.
What’s your favorite color?

My favorite color is blue.

What do you splurge on?

BOOTS! I buy so many pairs of boots. If I go shopping and I say, “I am not spending a dime” that is the one thing that will change my mind.

Do you collect anything special?
I collect vintage cameras. I have about 25 at this point. From brownies to Ponies, all iconic cameras.

What fashionable item do you wish would disappear?

Well I can tell you confidently that I am not going to feed into the glam-rock fad of men wearing “Jeggings”. No thank you. I am not a huge fan of Gender-Bending. And for woman, I will never ever ever understand wearing leggings as pants. If the garment does not cover your bum, it’s not a “dress” it’s a shirt.

What is your must have piece for spring?

I would say that my Must Have for spring for me personally is a navy blazer with Blue piping on the lapel. But generally, probably a small flare of animal print. I personally just got a cheetah bow-tie that I will be working into my spring wardrobe. I also think that everyone needs a tiny bit of denim.

What is your favorite song of the moment?

My favorite song at the moment is “Rolling in the Deep” by Adele.

Where would you love to be your next travel destination?

London, England.

Do you have any advice for other fashion stylist out there?
My advice to other stylists is to always stay true to your sensibilities and personal styles. Because I am seeing a trend in the music industry that everyone wants to be Lady Gaga and they are all making themselves so contrived and over-the-top just to get fans. I imagine the struggle to be the same in the Photography world, but stay true to you because fads come and go. Trends are something to follow but I think you should always put your spin on it.

Well thank you for taking an interest in my personal style. To view my work go to

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Click here to read about February's "Stylist of the Month" Deborah Artaza
Click here to read about March's "Stylist of the Month" Bridget Marowski
Click here to read about April's "Stylist of the Month" Marcus Branch

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  1. He looks great! I love this interview!
    Hope all is going great!!

    Monica from F&ML: Fashion And My Life

  2. Great interview and most amazing pics

    <3 Marina

  3. Thank you for the support!!!!!