Bombay Sapphire and GQ Magazine

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I have been fortunate enough for the last three years to style Bombay Sapphire’s annual advertorial in the December issue of GQ Magazine.  Working with the amazing creative team behind the shoot, the classy gents at Bombay Sapphire and the fabulous photo-team of: Photographer: Dean West, Producer: Gayle Kotula, Stylist:Christie Moeller, Stylist Assistant: Josalene Ginn, Grooming and Makeup: Homa Safar, Hair: Dennis Marshall Cooper and Makeup Assistant: Keely Zelanka.

This year Bombay Sapphire takes the most imaginative bartenders from the US and Canada on a winter getaway to Morocco.

Styling 38 people for one shot is like the Olympics of styling,  Each person is a different size and has a different style personality.  The challenge is to make them all as fashion forward as possible yet maintain their own style aesthetic and coordinate with the color palette of the overall shot which incorporated Bombay Blue, creams, tans and safari beige.

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For all you gents who want to up your style quota or for those of you looking for some great men’s gifts this season, here are FIVE key pieces similar to ones I used in the GQ spread that will take a mens suit from office drab to GQ fab.

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ONE: Paul Smith Cotton Blend Socks

TWO: Paul Smith Fine-Cotton Pocket Square

THREE: Alexander McQueen Bow Tie

FOUR: Jack Spade Lapel Flower

FIVE: Penrose embroidered Woven Tie

 

 

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