So what do you do when a national brand asks you to collaborate and develop a series of campaigns (with the first delivery in less than two weeks) and get this... it comes with an irresistible opportunity to hand select Atlanta's Men of Style?
Bloomingdale's! Are you kidding me? Seriously? .... So after a couple of surreal moments, a deep breath and some serious happy dances, I picked up my digital black book and start going through my network and allowed the beauty of the culmination of acquiring spectacular friends and colleagues from the last couple of years do its magic....
We could not have been more honored and ecstatic to hand select a group of movers and shakers that have great sense of style and comfortable enough to celebrate it!
BIG thanks to Alex Delotch Davis the new PR Manager for Bloomingdale's at Lenox. Alex is responsible for letting me have this dreamy marketing project to hand select the first delivery of Bloomingdale's Atlanta’s Men of Style. Working with Alex, Chip Ivie (Men's Suiting) Derek Reid ( Personal Shopper) Emery Lumsden (Michael Kors) and the rest of the Bloomingdale's team for working splendidly in such a speedy period.
We could not have been more honored and ecstatic to hand select a group of movers and shakers that have great sense of style and comfortable enough to celebrate it! A sincere thanks to the first group of Atlanta's Men of Style: Ian Martin, Mitch Free, Michael T. Sterling, Clark Seydel, & Mike Latham for saying yes and committing their time to not only do the fashion shoot on a Saturday afternoon but for making time to make a trek to Bloomingdales at Lenox to make their fashion selections that reflect their style. A whole lot to ask from their busy schedule but they gladly did it with great enthusiasm. Cheers to you gentlemen!
Hugs and thanks to one of the most talented photographers in Atlanta, Galina Coada whose collections of images have graced the pages of Dwell and numerous pages of Modern LuxuryMagazines. We are honored to work alongside with you andadore you for sharing your immense creativity and talent with the launch of PaperGlass.
A special smile and cheers to The Castle partners, Mike Latham & Clark Seydel for opening their super cool place for the fashion shoot and for having their Beverage Director Tristan Robertson concoct two exclusive signature cocktails for the Men of Style Soiree which will be the venue for the After Party !
And last but not least, to the mega talented young visionary who is responsible for developing and conceptualizing the look and feel of PaperGlass in less than a week, my co founder and my rockstar ally, Hunter Aiken.
And of course to you for clicking the pages of PaperGlass, we sincerely thank you.
Photo Credits: Galina Coada except the photo of Michael T. Sterling. Images shot on location in Midtown and The Castle.
More photos here from the Men of Style Soiree at Bloomingdale's. Images by Maryan Aiken