Happy FriYAY loves! We are se excited to introduce Dr. Christopher Metzler, who Ali styles and recently styled for the shoot below! Dr. Metzler is a political pundit, strategist & author, who frequently appears on CNN, CNBC, BBC News, C-Span, Fox News, and is a contributor to AM Joy on MSNBC and News One Now. Dr. Metzler is a Senior Fellow at The Institute of Emerging Health Professions at Thomas Jefferson University. He is also a member of The University of Oxford, England as well as Kellogg College at the University of Oxford.
Get to know Dr. Metzler more below:)
1. Dr. Metzler tell us about yourself
I am a Caribbean Man (Grenada to be more specific. The land of sugar and spice. It explains why I am both sweet and spicy.) Raised in the U.S., I have come to appreciate the power of difference and to seek it out. I am a modern day renaissance man with appreciation for the historic things, the finer things and great education. I am also the guy who likes to kick it at the club. Your classic home boy. I don’t live in a box. I explore all aspects and sides of life. I was educated and Columbia and Oxford Universities and am a globe trotter. Love living, working, partying and shopping all over the globe.
2. Why do love fashion?
Fashion allows me to express myself and my many moods. I am excited by textures, colors and style. Nothing is better than looking and feeling good. Here is a secret: In high school, I worked part time in a major department store-Burdines (succeeded by Dillard’s). I was a model in the windows wearing the finest of men’s clothes. I also walked the runway in fashion shows. Biggest reveal: I worked my way through undergraduate school by teaching fashion and modeling at The Barbizon School of Modeling where I became a Director of fashion.
3. Ali says you’re quite the “fashionisto” and have such a sexy style! What inspires you?
I am a Pinterest junky where I relax by looking at fashion pins. I would often look and say damm..I can wear that! Fashion tells my story in so many ways. I am a man of a certain age and will not be that guy in outrageous prints, fitting clothes and looking like I am waiting for Godot.
4. How would you describe your style in 3 words?
Fitted, Slim and popping
5. You have many “slashes” when it comes to your professional career. Tell us a little bit about your passions and hobbies outside of your many work hats.
I love to drink Vino, love brunch, spending time with my mom and dad and sometimes just contemplating my navel. I am a fitness guy and work hard at staying fit and trim. Given my frequent travel, I have to watch my eating habits to avoid the law of gravity. I am passionate about Health and Fitness, Learning and Simplifying.
6. You had a few amazing photo shoots in Hollywood with Photographer Tasia wells of Getty studio, Ryan Hartford of Ecliptic Media photo and Nicolette Carney. How was each shoot different and what type of style did you want for each?
All of the shoots were amazing and every one was different. I loved Tasia’s hair! Amazing. You go girl. She has a unique ability to bring out the mood and to make shots pop. Ryan was so easy to interact with and did what he had to do to get the shots. He was on fire. Nicolette has a good eye for the color palette and framing all shots.
7. Who are some of your famous, favorite fashion plates?
A$AP Rocky, Idris Elba, Lewis Hamilton (fellow Grenadian), Miles Teller, Jeff Goldblum and Ludacris
Photo creds above: Ryan Hartford
Photo creds below: Nicolette Carney