Occupation:Stylist, TV Personality and Renaissance Man
Home:New York City and L.A.
Fashion icons: Grace Kelly, Sophia Loren, Natalie Wood
When he knew he wanted to be a stylist: “When I walked out of the movie Mahogany.”
Personal style: Classic old Hollywood meets urban homeboy chic
Designers he adores: Catherine Malandrino, Colette Dinnigan, Luisa Beccaria for women; Paul Smith, John Varvatos, and Joseph Abboud for men
Wardrobe essentials: Jil Sander white Henley, Hugo Boss slim ties, Paige dark denim jeans, EXPRESS Military-style shirts
Fave accessories: Prada knapsack in brown and black, Yankees baseball hats and Kangol caps
Latest obsessions: Nike custom sneakers and Belstaff jacket
Basics behind women looking their best:
1. Undergarments, like Spanx or Hanes Smooth Illusions. They make clothes look great!
2. Well-tailored clothes.
4. Great perfume.
Beauty buys: Kiehls eye cream and Line-Reducing Concentrate; Paul Mitchell Tea Tree hand soap in a bottle “for my guest bathrooms.”
Hair must-haves: Fullmore hair thickener and Bumble and bumble Hair Powder (for on-camera). “My hats hide a multitude of bad hair days!”
Always in his bag: “Sunglasses, Sprint Samsung phone, iPod, coconut water, Listermints, and my book!”
Worth the splurge: Burberry Military Style Coat
Cheap Thrill: "My bicycle, which I ride everywhere in the city. It’s green and keeps me in shape.”
Favorite movie stars: Brad Pitt, Denzel Washington, Angelina Jolie, Julia Roberts
Celebs he’s styled: Halle Berry, Michael Jackson, Cindy Crawford, Pierce Brosnan
Fave shoes: Nike Slides, Chanel flip flops, Alexander McQueen’s Puma sneakers
Beloved blogs: Access Hollywood, Simon Doonan (for The Observer), and Perez Hilton. “I like a little gossip.”
Top online shops: Shop It To Me and eBay
Where he fuels up: Fig & Olive in New York; The Ivy in L.A. and KOI in both cities
Stays away from: Liquor. “It’s aging.”
Music he grooves to: R&B--Usher, Beyonce, Whitney Houston, Lionel Ritchie
Loves to travel to: Paris and Anguilla
How he’s reducing his carbon footprint: Rides bike, takes subway, recycles, and uses energy-saving lightbulbs
Charities he supports: The Creative Coalition, All For Africa, St. Jude