After working in leadership development at Luck Stone for more than a decade, John Sarvay, 41, started his own business, Floricane (928-2818 or floricane.com) about a year ago. He now works mainly with nonprofits and cultural organizations, doing strategic planning and facilitation. Stylist Megan Marconyak notes that while Sarvay was comfortable with his usual attire for casual and formal settings, "he wanted an in-between style he could wear to meetings with clients that would show his creative side." Sarvay says that he usually picks clothes in muted earth tones: "Megan simply built on that, adding a splash of color and eliminating a few wrinkles."
Hair and makeup artist Phillip Krane Bernier of YY Salon says that with a new business and a toddler daughter, Sarvay doesn't have lots of time for styling his hair. As a result, Bernier trimmed it by about 3 inches: "We cropped it close, tapered the back and texturized the top … It was all about something easy and manageable."
Marconyak says she went for a monochromatic style that accentuates Sarvay's 6-foot-4 frame without looking stuffy. He's wearing a black Hugo Boss sport coat, $695; The Protégé straight-legged, black corduroy pants, $168; and a Saks Fifth Avenue charcoal cashmere sweater, $285, all from Saks. "To show some creative flair, we [added] a purple-and-white striped Saks Fifth Avenue brand dress shirt, $135, and a colorful Hugo Boss tie, $95, both from Saks Fifth Avenue," Marconyak says. Sarvay's customary Doc Martens were replaced with a shiny pair, $180 from Need Supply Co.
To top off the look, Marconyak suggested replacing Sarvay's black backpack with a stylish Passchal briefcase made from an old inner tube, $499, available at passchal.com, and wearing an upscale-looking Boccia watch, $100 from Compass.
The Style Team: Megan Marconyak, email@example.com; Phillip Krane Bernier, theartistryoflife.com, and YY Salon, 3222 W. Cary St., 353-4001 or yysalon.com
From Left: Rebecca Arnold Photo; JaY Paul Photos