• A man's guide to what not to wear

    “‘Cause every girl crazy ‘bout a sharp dressed man." 
     –ZZ Top, Sharp Dressed Man

    When I found out this issue would be dedicated to men, I knew I would have to write my column on men’s fashion… and immediately panicked. I tried my best to get out of writing it, but I was told I was “not allowed to punt before I even made an effort.” So, here we go. 

  • Fashion takes center stage at awards

    I  love any excuse to dress up. In a job where I typically wear jeans, I find it exciting to wear sequins, rhinestones and glittery heels. The annual Best of the Pine Belt Awards Show is the perfect time to do just that. 

  • Breaking the Rules

    I was recently at a fashion show full of high school-age models. One girl came out wearing a pair of black leather pumps and asked if they made her “look like a mom.” My first instinct was to be terribly offended. I love my black pumps.  I wear them all the time. I am actually wearing them right now. Yes, I am a mom, but I never thought my shoes gave that away. Then, after some quick math, I realized not only am I a mom, but I could be this girl’s mom. The age gap had never seemed bigger or more depressing.

  • Hattiesburgers invade New York City

    Jason Leviere moved to Hattiesburg in the fall of 2010. He had met Hattiesburg native Adam Myrick in New York, where each worked in several capacities for H&M, Restoration Hardware, Coldwater Creek, Crate and Barrel or Kate Spade. The two decided to move South and be their own bosses, opening first a boutique, Click, before adding a shoes and accessory business next door, Twelve Oaks, in Downtown Hattiesburg.

  • Behind-the-scenes look at Spring Fashion shoot

    I generally use this column to discuss fashion trends, style tips or my personal experiences with fashion. This month, I want to go in a different direction. I want to give you an insider’s view into what will surely go down as a very memorable photo shoot.

  • Fashion Rocks!

    My first concert was New Kids on the Block. It was 1989, and I was a very awkward 10-year-old. My poor dad, who deserves to be given sainthood for this, took me, along with my brothers, to the Superdome for the show. My brothers were six and three at the time. See what I mean about the sainthood? Also, one of the best ways to embarrass a 30-something guy is to remind him about the time he went to see a boy band with his blankie and pacifier in tow. 
    But I digress. This column is about fashion, not music or the numerous ways to torture your siblings.

  • A guide to proper wedding attire

    Spring will soon be in the air… and so will wedding bells. Based on the invitations I have seen decorating many a refrigerator, wedding season is about to be in full swing.

  • Bare Minimum

    A new year is here! It is a time of resolutions, goals and promises to start fresh when the clock strikes midnight on Jan. 1.  “Out with the old and in with the new” becomes our philosophy as we attempt to shape the next year of our lives.
    So, how does this apply to fashion? If you keep up with current fashion blogs and trends, it means creating a “capsule wardrobe,” which is a fancy term for a massive closet clean out that leaves you with only 12 to 30 pieces of clothing. 

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