Glimpsed at BMA Contemporary Wing Reopening: DJ Relax
( Karen Jackson, for The Baltimore Sun / November 17, 2012 )
"I don't 'dress up'; I just get dressed," says the professional DJ/musician/event planner. "My friends stopped asking me why I dress up all the time. They say, 'Oh yeah, I get it. That's just what you put on today.'"
Nelson layered a mix of textures and soft earth tones for the BMA event, artfully combining vintage tweed with modern camouflage for a look that's truly contemporary.
"I wanted to be warm and cool at the same time."
HIS STYLE: "Musical. Talented. Colorful. Independent. Loving. Free."
WHAT HE'S WEARING: Pink button-down shirt from Sears. Multicolor bow tie from Macy's. "I love bow ties. I've been a big fan of bow ties for the last three years." Gray cardigan from H&M. Cream chenille scarf borrowed from his wife. Vintage tweed jacket in soft earth tones from the now-closed vintage clothing store Wonderland. Ralph Lauren camouflage pants from Macy's. Invicta watch that was a gift. Fedora from Macy's. Black rimmed fashion glasses from Claire's. 1980s-style silver hoop earrings from a mall kiosk.
IT'S ALL ABOUT THE '80S: "I'm an '80s superstar. Nothing beats the '80s style. There's always a little bit of '80s style in every style ever since. The '80s never stopped ¿ in disco music, and especially in fashion."