My style icon Tom Ford grooves to his own beat and sees fashion through his vision and not what is expected or the norm. Therefore, I am fascinated with him because of his individuality when it comes to the design of his product line, the advertising of his fashion line and his choice of music and unique sound for his fashion and product videos.

As a marketing executive, I appreciate his insane creativity and the time it takes to achieve what has he accomplished. It seems simple but it takes volumes of talent to reach this seamless level.

There is a fine line between sexy and trashy and Tom Ford takes the subtle and elegant route. A bit of glitz and glam mixed with sober colors and classic styles.

Take his retro chain sandals, a simple concept but the square front, riveted heel and chain detail makes it different. My favorite is the nude chain sandal as it elongates the leg. Tom Ford designs become classics with time because they are not trendy.

The materials, craftsmanship and design are unique and often copied. My choice because I want items that stand the test of time and don’t look outdated in six months. Items that I can add to my collection and use for various business and personal occasions.