Style Solutions & Velvet Eyewear Winner Reveal!

In Accessories on January, 09 2013


After two weeks of fashionistas around the country sending in pictures via Twitter of their holiday party outfits, we have come to a winner–Jaclyn Santos above! We thank everyone who submitted photos, and below are our top two other looks. Jaclyn will receive a pair of my favorite “Janis” Velvet Eyewear sunglasses. We can’t wait to see how she wears them, but until then, let’s hear a bit from our stylish winner from New York City.

S: How do you describe your personal style?

J: I am a professional Fine Artist as well as a shoe designer for Jay Adoni and Modern Vice. I obviously love shoes and have quite a collection. I typically wear classic silhouettes and tailored basics, like a great pair of a jeans and a silk top, or a nude or black dress, and pair it with a really nice purse, shoes, and accessories. As an artist, I’m in love with really high quality materials in both my clothing and accessories–soft leathers, silk, unique hardware, etc. I really look for quality.

S: What are your go-to brands?

J: For footwear, Modern Vice makes the most comfortable, hand-made shoes ever. I’ve been wearing their “Jett Jodhpurs” which have molded to my feet and are so comfy and stylish without trying too hard. Other shoe designers I love are Giuseppe Zanotti, Tory Burch and Christian Louboutin. For evening, I own a lot of Herve Leger and BCBG, which I was wearing in the photo above) and Marc Jacobs. During the day, I love Michael Kors and Topshop, and I’m also obsessed with Lululemon, which transitions easily from work to the gym. I also love wearing my own shoes–I made a limited edition series of hand-painted rain boots with Modern Vice, which are super cool. I also make hand-painted pumps, which I love wearing to events or around the city.

S: What sunglass shape do you believe represents your personality?

J: I love oversized aviators as well as the classic wayfarer. Those two styles best compliment my face shape.

S: What’s your style goal for 2013?

J: Lately, I’ve been really into building up my jewelry collection. I’ve recently acquired some really nice rose gold pieces from Michael Kors and Tiffany’s and would like to acquire a few more rose gold items. I’ve also found some really nice hand-made statement pieces and I’d like to find more unique accessories this year.

S: Why do you love sunglasses?

J: I love sunglasses because they protect my eyes from damage and help prevent fine lines caused by squinting. Also, I love being able to walk around the city incognito when I’m tired!




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