FG: How would you describe your personal style?
CM: My personal style can be described as casual chic. I love the idea of feeling and looking your best. An ideal look for me would be a classic button-down, fitted jeans, dress jacket, high-tops or loafers and a tie. I embrace color and am not afraid to wear bold statement pieces. I love to stand-out!
FG: Name 5 items every woman should have in her closet.
CM: Classic White Button-Down, Lightweight Cashmere Cardigan, Little Black Convertible Dress, pair of Christian Louboutin’s, and a statement piece from jewelry designer Patricia Brown .
FG: Who is your fashion icon and why?
CM: My fashion icon would have to be Mary Alice Stephenson. She is someone who without even really knowing me, gave me the chance to do what I love. I wouldn’t have had all these amazing opportunities and be where I am today without all of her love and support. In my eyes, she encompasses what the rest of the industry is lacking, and is a true icon within a separate category.
FG: What fashion trend is your least favorite?
CM: This season, a trend you won’t see me embracing is the idea of the long skirt. What woman is looking to cover up in the heat? Especially, when they’ve worked so hard at the gym all winter long. I won’t suggest to my clients they walk around looking like they just stepped off the prairie.
FG: What the weirdest item in your wardrobe?
CM: I was just given these glasses from Giantvintage.com that to some make me look a bit slow. I actually like them and get compliments all the time when on. I’ll let your readers be the judge!
FG: What is your style philosophy?
CM: My philosophy can be explained by a simple equation: Image + Confidence = Style . If someone can create an image and carry enough confidence to attract others to want to imitate it, then in my book, you define in some sense of the word style.
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