American Living Ruffled Surplice Sheath  Retro Emerald Green Cabochon Brooch (similar here)  24kt Gold Vintage Gold Leaf -Life Earrings (similar here)  Vintage Fur Muff (similar in white here)  Ted Baker London patent Pumps

In fashion, as Heidi Klum declares to contestants in her intro monologue for the hit Lifetime reality show, Project Runway “As you know in fashion, one day you’re in and the next day, you’re out”. I find the truth of this to be perceived from the individual rather than the viewer. Coming from an artistic upbringing which consisted of both literature and fine arts an entelechy came forth with my novice venture into fashion merchandising nearly fifteen years ago.Now at the age of 33, I’ve been given a number of occasions to interview industry leaders, modeling bespoke design’s on a number of social media platforms spanning from an editorial perspective. A recent opportunity in juxtaposition with Westfield San Francisco Centre, the tech epicenter of Bespoke alongside Marybeth La Motte of Red Carpet Bay Area brought me to an exclusive one-on-one interview with Jake Wall Co-Founder of JAKE and season 14 contestant of Project Runway. Session among the 37,000 square foot hub which consists of, retail and high-tech, Jake’s kindred spirit is exposed during our private interview. Enlightened as we converse on a wide spread of topics that surrounded his tailored experience on Project Runway along his contemporary offerings as an entrepreneur.

Aside from our one-on-one, I’ve had the chance to connect with Jake and his entrusted business partner Nathan Johnson on a personal level as an upcoming client and friend. Standing atop Market Street, a boundary of two grids, which separates the garnishing of the cities clatter, Artful Gentleman by JAKE resides. A tailored yet defiant twist with the development of design might come to mind with Jake’s sensible approach to the industry.View this exclusive interview online at VRAI Magazine where you will discover an array of images taken by Jim Norrena of ACT OUT Photography during a previously attended private party in sponsorship with Celebrity Cruise’s and Project Runway while dinning at one of San Francisco’s premier restaurants, Tap 415. In addition, stay updated as a forthcoming bespoke partnership with Artful Gentleman by JAKE debuts along with a behind-the-scenes interview with Blake Patterson of Project Runway.

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