When many of us hear the word “style,” we im­me­di­ately—and cor­rectly—think of the phys­i­cal char­ac­ter­is­tics and man­ner­isms that uniquely de­fine a per­son. Whether we’re talk­ing about Au­drey Hep­burn’s style of fash­ion, Jack Benny’s style of com­edy, or Ernest Hem­ing­way’s style of writ­ing, what we’re re­ally do­ing is call­ing to the fore the spe­cific el­e­ments of in­di­vid­u­al­ity ex­pressed by each of these 20th cen­tury cul­tural icons.

In this is­sue of PS Mag­a­zine, we cel­e­brate the dig­ni­fy­ing and em­pow­er­ing value of ev­ery­one’s per­sonal style, and not a mo­ment too soon, in my opin­ion! Liv­ing in a world to­day where we have dig­i­tal pro­files of our­selves on Face­book, Twit­ter, LinkedIn, In­sta­gram, etc., ex­ist­ing in far greater num­ber than our old-fash­ion, sin­gle “in-per­son” self, it’s more im­por­tant than ever that we em­brace what makes us unique, that which re­veals to our off­line world a bit of who we re­ally are on the in­side.

The fol­low­ing pages are full of ar­ti­cles that cel­e­brate this mes­sage of per­sonal ex­pres­sion through our out­ward-fac­ing, phys­i­cal style. Some of us will bask in the cre­ativ­ity and glam­our of the women pre­sented in Ari Seth Co­hen’s Ad­vanced Style, while oth­ers will chuckle and re­mem­ber the last time they donned a fes­tive Hawai­ian shirt and or­dered a drink with one of those lit­tle um­brel­las in it. And go­ing be­yond clothes and hair­styles, we had some fun at­tend­ing a fe­line fash­ion show in New York City that will likely rede­fine your vi­sion of what a “cat walk” in the

Big Ap­ple might look like!

Wher­ever you are and in what­ever form of at­tire you choose to­day, in the spirit of cel­e­brat­ing you, may this is­sue of PS Mag­a­zine en­cour­age you to proudly dis­play your style! Sin­cerely, John Po­latz Pub­lisher and CEO

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