Tallahassee Top Singles 2018

The most charitable group to date



High style, high energy and high hopes are just a few adjectives to describe the 19 men and women selected to rock the Donald L. Tucker Civic Center stage on July 14.

This dynamic and philanthropic group have the goal of raising the largest amount yet for charity. Help them reach it and exceed it on the hottest night of summer! 

photo by dave barfield

Eddie marti Kring (Left): Legend Diver 42 MM Automatic watch with Milanese Bracelet by Longines ($2,400) from The Gem Collection. Samuelsohn Sportcoat, Grey Houndstooth w/blue windowpane ($995), Braxx “Pima Cotton” Pant, grey ($198), Magnanni Belt, cognac ($150), Eton Dress Shirt, pink ($265), Edward Armah Silk Pocket Square, pink/blue/multi ($75) from Nic’s Toggery. Shannon Colavecchio (Center): SS Delano Blue and Black Enamel Ring with White CZ by Belle Etoile ($225), SS Delano Blue and Black Enamel Dangle Earrings with White CZ by Belle Etoile ($225) and SS Delano blue and black enamel cuff with white CZ by Belle Etoile ($525) from The Gem Collection. Seven For All Man Kind ankle Skinny Jean, white ($158), Veronica M. Blue Top $58) and Dolce Vita Halo Heel ($98) from Elle Market. Monique Ellsworth (Right): 14k 0.09 CT Diamond fashion drop earrings by Gabriel ($1,590), 18k .48TDW Sun in Shining Charm by Khai Khai ($1,590), 14k .14ct Diamond Cuff Bracelet by Gabriel ($790) and 14k .14ct Diamond Cuff Bracelet by Gabriel ($805) from The Gem Collection. Cooper & Ella Jane Halter Top ($108), Show me your Mumu pants ($78) from Elle Market.
Hair & Makeup Fuel Salon + Store  //   Venue Hotel Duval

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Arthur Huynh (Far left): 40 MM SS Heritage Pulsometer Chronograph Watch with Brown Alligator Strap by Longines from The Gem Collection. Ted Baker Suit, sharkskin grey ($795), Andrew J. Dress Shirt, lavender ($145), Magnanni “Saffron,” cognac ($350), Magnanni Belt, cognac ($150), Robert Talbot Neckwear, purple paisley ($98) and Edward Armah Silk Pocket Square “purple paisley” ($75) from Nic’s Toggery. Samantha Marrone (Center): SS/18k Gold Classic Chain Hammered Drop necklace 16”–18” Wave by John Hardy ($1,995) and SS/18k Gold Classic Chain Hammered Drop Earrings by John Hardy ($995) from The Gem Collection. Zaylee Bliss Sequin Dress by SAYLOR from Elle Market. Samantha Loebig (Right): SS Bamboo Hugger Hoops by John Hardy ($295), Bamboo Silver Kick Cuff by John Hardy ($895) and Bamboo 18k Gold/SS Adjustable Necklace by John Hardy ($1,295) from The Gem Collection. Twist Front Dress by Karlie ($68) from Elle Market. 
Hair & Makeup Fuel Salon + Store  //  Venue Hotel Duval  //  Vehicle Capital Eurocars 2017 Porsche Panamera, starting at $85,000 (as shown $106, 575)  

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Sarah Strickland (Left): SS & 18k Legends Naga Cuff Bracelet by John Hardy ($1,295), SS & 18k Legends Two Tone Hoop Earrings by John Hardy  ($595), Women’s SS & 18k 32” Classic Chain Hammered Y Necklace by John Hardy ($1,650) from The Gem Collection. Veronica M Wrap Dress ($88) from Elle Market. Wendi Cannon (Center): Ed Levin SS & 14k Tendrill cuff by Ed Levin ($520), SS & 14k gold ball Bindu Pendant with chain by Ed Levin ($330) and SS & 14k gold ball dangle earrings by Ed Levin ($253) from The Gem Collection. Yellow Michelle flutter sleeve max dress by SAYLOR ($220) from Elle Market. Jasmine Adams (Right): SS Classic Chain Woven Bracelet with Black Sapphires by John Hardy ($595), SS Women’s Bamboo Lava Medium Black Sapphire hoops by John Hardy ($450), SS Women’s Classic Chain Tassel Necklace with Black Sapphires by John Hardy ($895) from The Gem Collection. Bijou dress by FRENCH CONNECTION ($220) from Elle Market.   
Hair & Makeup Fuel Salon + Store  //  Venue Hotel Duval

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Chris Giraitelli (Left): Legend Diver 42 MM Automatic Watch with Milanese bracelet by Longines ($2,400) The Gem Collection. “Taylor Red” Sport Coat in berry ($595), Ballin Dress Slacks, sharkskin blue ($195), Enro Dress Shirt, white textured ($99.50) Allen Edmond Shoes “Cornwallis,” walnut ($425), Lejon Croc Print Belt, cognac ($98) from Nic’s Toggery. Mutaqee Akbar (Center): Byron Sportcoat, taupe windowpane ($695), Hugo Boss Slacks ($195), Bruun & Stengade Shirt, blue/grey/white ($135) and Edward Armah Silk Pocket Square, blue/red paisley ($75) from Nic’s Toggery. Men’s Triple Row SS & Leather Braided Bracelet by John Hardy ($450) from The Gem Collection. Travis Poppell (Right): “Taylor Red” Sport Coat in blue plaid ($595), Eton Dress Shirt, pink ($285), Edward Armah Silk Pocket Square, blue and vintage gold ($75), Peter Millar Pants, khaki ($145) from Nic’s Toggery. 40 MM SS Heritage Pulsometer Chronograph Watch with Brown Alligator Strap by Longines ($4,200) from The Gem Collection.  
Hair & Makeup Fuel Salon + Store  //  Venue Hotel Duval

photo by dave barfield

Natasha Hartsfield (Left): SS Oval Bangle Bracelet by Ed Levin ($99), SS Rockabye Swing Turquoise Bracelet by Ed Levin ($460), SS Turquoise Rockabye Pendant and Chain by Ed Levin ($330) and SS Turquoise Rockabye Ring by Ed Levin ($350) from The Gem Collection. Grive Dress ($98) from Elle Market. Brandon Simpkins (Center): Two Tone 40.5mm Power Reserve Presage Automatic Watch by Seiko ($525) from The Gem Collection. Hugo Boss Suit, blue ($895), Mizzen & Main, “Whitman” blue, ($125), Colehaan Grand Pro Runner, “heather grey” ($140) and Edward Arman Silk Pocket Square “blue & vintage gold” ($75 ) from Nic’s Toggery. Carliy Watson (Right): SS Tempo Medium Earrings by Ed Levin ($209), SS Medium Glimmer Necklace by Ed Levin ($330), SS & 14k Square Swing Bracelet by Ed Levin ($374) and SS Petite Love Knot Bracelet by Ed Levin ($185) from The Gem Collection. Nica Ruffle Top by Show Me Your Mumu ($88), Skippy Shorts by Show Me Your Mumu ($124) Elle Market.  
Hair & Makeup Fuel Salon + Store  //  Venue 
Hotel Duval

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Dr. Mark Bonn (Left): Seiko SS 40.5mm Power Reserve Presage Automatic with Black leather strap ($475) from The Gem Collection.Jack Victor Sportcoat, blue plaid ($650), A.G. Jeans, navy ($189), David Donahue Dress Shirt, white with blue motifs ($135), W. Kleinberg Belt, blue and brown braid ($135) and Allen Edmunds “Arezzo” Loafer, black ($350) from Nic’s Toggery. 
Tori Cruce (Center): SS Dot Disc Chandelier Earrings on French Wire by John Hardy ($595)and Women’s SS Dot Moon Phase Hammered Link Bracelet with push by John Hardy ($1,195) from The Gem Collection. Riya One Shoulder Dress by Misa ($318) from Elle Market. 
Jermaine Miller (Right): Men’s SS Legends Naga Bracelet 9.5 mm with Blue Sapphire Eyes by John Hardy ($1,200) from The Gem Collection. Strong Suit, blue tonal check ($595), Mizzen & Maine Dress Shirt ($125) and Hanuer Cotton Pocket Square, white with blue trim ($55) from Nic’s Toggery. 

 

Thank You 

A photo shoot with one subject is a lot of work, but a photo shoot with 18 subjects, all with varying personalities and styles, is a feat all its own.

Tallahassee Magazine’s most demanding photo shoot of the year includes: selecting clothing and pairing it with fine jewelry, hairstyling and makeup, a beautiful location, perfect lighting and a luxury car — all while keeping everyone fed, hydrated, comfortable and having fun.

For these stunning images, we have an incredible team to thank …

Capital Eurocars: The photo shoot wouldn’t be complete without the gorgeous 2018 Porsche Macan GTS we borrowed thanks to the generosity of Crawford Adkins of Capital Eurocars. 

Nic’s Toggery: The clothing experts at Nic’s Toggery ensured that each man looked debonair and dapper in the most stylish suits of the season. We thank you, as do our readers!

Elle Market: Owner Carrie McNeill and fashionista Courtney Dunham helped each lady feel confident and beautiful by styling them in on-trend attire. We greatly appreciate their style savvy and continued partnership.

Fuel Salon + Store: For the ninth year in a row, this team excelled in making our Top Singles camera-ready by doing hair and makeup. Owners Sherrie Clark and Laura Brewer, as well as their stylists, carefully selected each look to further enhance each single’s good looks. 

The Gem Collection: The jewelry selection experts at The Gem Collection provided the stunning sparklers and irresistible arm candy. Thank you, Don and Dorothy Vodicka, for providing the dazzling jewels each of the Top Singles wore.

Hotel Duval: Location, location, location! And oh my, Hotel Duval provides the city’s premier locale, overlooking downtown Tallahassee as the epitome of luxury. We are grateful to the accommodating staff for displaying wonderful hospitality throughout the day. A special thank you to Arthur Huynh, Hotel Duval General Manager, and Melissa Cleveland, Director of Sales, for their expert assistance.

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