Banana Republic pants and Saxx underwear

When Kevin Love isn’t throwing game-tying touchdown passes or answering questions about trade rumors, the Cavaliers star has a pretty steady gig as a model.

On that front, it’s been a pretty good couple of days for Love, who scored 39 points in the Cavs’ thrilling win over the Washington Wizards on Monday. His latest ad campaign for Banana Republic is hitting in-store displays, billboards and direct mail this week. The photos feature pieces from BR’s spring line, which include stain and wrinkle-resistant pants, stretchy jeans and moisture-wicking sweaters.

“I am all about being comfortable while looking polished, which is why I loved the pieces in this spring campaign,” Love said in a release. “One of my favorite items are the Nanotex trousers because I’m always on the move, traveling and on the road, and they stay wrinkle free. I can pair them with lightweight layers or versatile outerwear so I’m ready for anything.”

Love, who counts Don Draper and Larry David among his fashion icons, also just launched a new collection of boxer briefs for Saxx Underwear. The NBA All-Star says the designs, which feature camouflage and patriotic patterns, were inspired by the Pacific Northwest and Americana.

Moran mobile boutique fashion styles ideas

I just purchased a truck. It’s not like the food trucks you see around; it’s a Nissan high-roof cargo van. It’s a little smaller and easier to drive. I’ll be outfitting it soon, but right now I do pop-ups. I have display racks so that I can set up at shows and events at wineries, hair salons, country clubs, house parties and other types of events.

How’s business?

It’s been great. I rolled out the mobile boutique last October and it’s done well enough to afford the van at the end of December. I’ve applied to the Cleveland Flea, the Summer Market in Avon Lake and the Hudson Flea. So I hope to be at even more events soon.

Where has this talent for fashion come from?

I’ve always loved fashion and have had jobs in fashion. I worked at Nordstrom when I was in high school and I learned a lot about the retail side of the industry. I worked at the American Eagle headquarters and learned about merchandising. I became a luxury expert though my job at Poshmark in California. I learned about quality and how to authenticate luxury goods.

In fourth grade I tried to draw fashion designs. I am a horrible drawer. After a while, I realized that I was drawing pieces that I had seen when we had been out shopping. I was combining pictures of things that I had seen at different stores. By sixth grade, I was figuring that out and I even started looking for colleges. I come from a family of entrepreneurs, so I was looking at schools with business fashion programs. I still have the printouts of the schools I was considering. I started my wardrobe styling business in high school as a blog.

Which college did you eventually choose?

I was against Miami University until I visited. They didn’t have a fashion program but I was really excited about the chance to study abroad in Italy. I studied fashion in Florence and got a business degree in entrepreneurship. We came back to be closer to family and I worked for Zestive, my mother’s catering company while I planned my next steps for my business.

What inspires your fashion?

I’m not super trendy and I don’t follow what’s on the runways. I use Pinterest and Instagram a lot. They can be good styling tools. This might sound weird, but I see things that I like and then they end up being trendy. I just know what I like and gravitate toward that. I go with my gut.

Valentine gift tips

Is there anything better than a Valentine’s Day gift made with love? Yes, a Valentine’s gift made with love in Cleveland.

Cleveland Bazaar Valentine is this Saturday, Feb. 11, with 80 local artists and makers displaying countless handmade items.

The show runs from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Lake Affect Studios at 1615 E. 25th St. There will be a full bar and a food truck, so plan to spend some time and enjoy the heart-filled atmosphere.

The show will offer countless varieties of gifts including jewelry, fine art and photography, candy and bakery, tea, ceramics, glassware, one-of-a-kind cards, skin care, bags, cosmetics, pet items and so much more, including little wooden robots.

Cleveland Bazaar, formerly known as Bazaar Bizarre Cleveland has been putting on indie craft and art events for more than a decade. The organization takes pride in hosting events in many of Cleveland’s non-traditional venues such as re-purposed warehouses like the 78th Street Studios and the Screw Factory and other sturdy, old reminders of the city’s industrial past.

How do you describe your style

I would say I’m Boho-chic mixed with sassy. Because I love glitter, lace and bright colors, prints and heels. All of that is sexy and sassy, too.

What does your wardrobe tell us about you?

It shows that I am bold and confident and that I can be stylish and comfortable, too.

Where does your love for fashion come from?

I think it comes from my father. He’s something! He’s loved fashion since he was young and passed it on to me.

Tell us about your blog.

It’s called Carolyn Shavaughnand it’s a fashion and lifestyle blog. I discuss fitness and getting back into shape. I show the different outfits that I wear for working out and for going out. I talk about what’s going on in fashion, what the plus-size models are wearing. I’ve been a size 4, now I’m about a 16. I don’t worry about the size numbers or the scale. I just work on being fit and healthy.

What’s next for the blog?

I will be launching my online store through the blog in April. I’ll offer clothing and accessories, all unique handmade things, some made by me and some things made by other Clevelanders.

How did you come to be an Uber and Lyft driver and what’s it like?

I was laid-off from my job last February. I use my own car and make my own hours. Only a couple of times have I turned people away. Sometimes people are too drunk or obnoxious or make me wait too long. For safety reasons a small group of us uses a walkie-talkie app to stay in touch.

Where do you like to shop?

I’m good at mixing pieces together. I like to go to Dillard’s, Lane Bryant, Stein Mart, Torrid, Burlington and consignment shops. I think H&M has good styles and accessories at great prices. Online, I like Dia&Co., Missguided and Eloquii. I’m always looking to save and I shop on a budget. You don’t have to spend a lot to look stylish and put-together.

What’s the trend of fashion that you like

Wardrobe essentials are the building blocks to a solid and functional style.

Examples of wardrobe staples are the basic v-neck tee, little black dress and dark wash jeans. They’re simple, versatile and can be worn with almost anything, at any time of the year!

This page will give you a detailed checklist of the wardrobe basics any chic fashionista should own – giving you an overview of what clothes and accessories you need to solidify your closet.

It may not be that obvious to you, but a sign could be that you spend more money on buying new clothes rather than wearing them.

 

Here are the common tell-tale signs:

  • You feel like you have nothing to wear despite your stuffed wardrobe
  • You tend to buy a lot of new clothes and accessories that are usually worn a few times
  • When putting together an outfit, you may feel that your look is boring, or that you’ve worn it in the same way in ages

If you found one or more of those points familiar, then your wardrobe really needs a reality check with some trend-proofing!

Most of the staples are basic and versatile – and some pieces are essential for the various inevitable occasions such as job interviews and your conservative auntie’s 60th birthday bash.

 

They are also:

  • Trend proof – you can wear them on all occasions without sacrificing style
  • Flexible – you can change the whole look of it by adding a couple of accessories
  • Your wardrobe foundation – without them you’ll end up feeling like something’s missing. It’s like not having underwear which is essential
  • Style savers – use them to tone down a dressy or an excessively trendy outfit
  • Outfit multipliers – with for example 12 basic garments you can create up to 80 outfits! (This is called ‘Wardrobe Capsule’)