Assembly Rooftop Bar
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Hometown: Camden, NJ
Neighborhood or town you live in: Philadelphia, PA
Job: Founder and producer of Philadelphia Fashion Week / Published stylist
What do you most love about what you do for a living?
I love producing quality events and creating a platform for emerging designers.
"It’s rewarding to be a leader in the Philadelphia fashion community and putting a spotlight on the talent that is undeniable in Philadelphia."
How would you spend a perfect day in Center City?
I would start my day with lunch at Maison 208 on 13th Street with luxe ambiance on the perfect spring day.
"There are not many places to shop for a man of a certain size but Century 21 stores always has a great find. What I love most is that the items I buy are often edgy and fashionable. I am a man who likes to dress well and C21 always fixes my fashion needs!"
Tell us about your favorite places to eat in Center City and why: Buddakan, the ambiance is sexy and the food is to die for. The lamb chops and wasabi mashed potatoes are my fav and it wouldn’t be a meal if I didn’t start with the calamari salad!
Tell us about your favorite places to drink in Center City and why: Assembly Rooftop Lounge, I love the view and my fav drink is the Old Faithful, accompanied with the cheese plate! I love to get dressed and have a great night with friends at this happening spot for cocktails.
Tell us about your favorite Center City hidden gem: One Liberty Observation Deck is a beautiful place to take someone as part of a date to oversee the city. It’s a breath taking experience and will leave a lasting impression on whomever you take there!
Favorite designer or fashion brand: Iris Bonner of These Pink Lips based in Philadelphia. Her designs are creative, edgy with an empowerment message behind it and is also eco-friendly. Her designs have been worn by many celebrities and sold in Bergdorf Goodman and featured internationally.
Who is your style inspiration? Dapper Dan is a true style icon and has a huge influence on my sense of style. Although my everyday sense of style tends to lean more towards street style. I love to get deeper and make a splash at events & turn heads!
Describe your go-to look: Blazer, skinny jeans, Chelsea boots and a slim fit t-shirt.
Favorite scent: Valentino ‘Uomo’ Fragrance
Favorite drink: Old Faithful
Last trip you went on: My last trip was to Los Angeles. Outside of business meetings I attended a few fashion shows and enjoyed great food and had a relaxing day on Venice beach.
What is on your bookshelf? My Bible
What is on your nightstand? My box of mens accessories
If you could have one superpower, what would it be and why? I would love to have the ability to fly! I would love to be able to experience life not being stuck on the ground but to be able to fly anywhere in the world at any given time.
Describe your style in 3 words: flashy, bold & chic
Kevin Parker photographed in Michael Kors blazer and Ganesh dress shirt from Century 21, flower pin from Jos A. Bank, hat from Hats in the Belfry, jewelry, pocket square and shoes are his own, at Assembly Rooftop Lounge.