Bow Ties

Are in! I wrote an article about the neck knots back in December and wanted to shed new light on the feature. Below are some photos of me in a Marina Makaron Moscow bow tie and an update on my article!




The bow tie dates back to the 17th century during the Prussian wars, when Croatian mercenaries used scarves to hold the openings of their shirts together. In the 18th and 19th centuries, the French upper classes used bow ties as a sign of the aristocracy and a fashion-forward royal court. Now, after a slight decline in popularity, the bow tie is back and bolder than ever.

The 21st-century versions are printed and studded to perfection. No longer just for formal occasions, this accessory is commonly worn during the day with alternative looks. For instance, one might wear colored khakis, a dress shirt, combat boots and a studded bow tie. Designers are feeding the consumer’s want, need and opportunity to be different. Tying on these updated bow ties is a way for men (and women) to show confidence in their appearance.

Want to try a bow tie? No time is better than now! Rock a unique bow while mingling with family at holiday events. Switching up your style says a lot to others. Make this summer the one where you shine. For a glam look, add a few rhinestones to your tie. Remember: Go bold or be boring!

Want to see the original article in The Triangle? Click here.

Until tomorrow, IMC


Fast Five with Marina Makaron

Marina Makaron, owner and designer of Marina Makaron Moscow, is a world traveler, designer, mother, blonde, and all around fun woman! She splits her time between Moscow and Philadelphia, but on occasion stops by her flat in NYC. This creator loves working with different fabrics and has built an empire around her colorful silk pieces.

What’s happening now: Marina just wrapped up her Fall 2013 show at Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Russia and is focusing on pushing her current spring collection. Rumor has it that more info on Marina can be found HERE and on her brand page.


Photo via Facebook

Fast Five:

Ian Michael Crumm: What did you have for breakfast?

Marina Makaron: Coffee with milk and omelet with kolbasi… and cucumbers.

IMC: Whose shoes are you wearing?

MM: Lately – Miu Miu

IMC: What is your favorite guilty pleasure?

MM: I try not to feel guilty; if my body desires excess of something, maybe it knows something I don’t and it’s good for me.

IMC: Where were you last night?

MM: Golf & Yacht Club Pirogovo

IMC: What do you wear to bed?

MM: Commando, Sir

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Photos via Designerz Central 


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Suni Silvan Shoot (behind-the-scenes)

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Suni‘s images to come soon!

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A Day Styling in NYC

This past weekend I was invited by Skai Blue Show to assist with styling a photo shoot. I was familiar with most of the clothes and excited when I found out my friend Kristen was modeling! We were on a time crunch and had to style fast, but the images turned out well! Here are my behind the scenes shots..IMG_0702



Before the photographer was set up


Model Kristen Sokac – @KristenMagnolia


Make-up artist @MimiRizkalla changing Kristen’s lips






Another new lip color!


In action


Combining marina makaron moscow, Lobo Mau, and Cayetano Legacy Collection. Love this look!


High-waisted goddess


In action


A Lele dress and Lobo Mau necklace


Suni Silvan, the photographer, at work


My friend @BrandonGThomp was there to help!

Styling by myself, @IanMCrumm, and @MichelleConron!!

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