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DM Daily: Thurston Howell III

I’m rather upbeat about the look I’m choosing to share with you all tonight, mainly because after rummaging through my closet, I managed to put together a fun, and might I add, believable outfit that successfully allowed me to channel Thurston Howell III from Gilligan’s Island. Remember him? He was chic! 

As of late I’ve come to learn a little something about my wardrobe habits. I tend to buy a lot more than I wear. Things often find themselves nestling all the way, way back of the closet never really enjoying a life outside my bedroom. Sad, and such a waste. Clothes aren’t made to hibernate, and when I reluctantly calculate how much I’ve spent over the years, the figures help explain a lot with respect to why I haven’t been able to do much else in life (LOL). 

Well this all changes now. Spring cleaning was serious and legitimate this week, and I finally realized and I’m no longer “saving” that special dress or jacket for the ultimate dinner event in London, or show in Paris; NO, I’m wearing it all now, starting today. 

Last season while I was away in Milan on buying trips, I casually ventured into the Maison Margiela boutique in Montenapoleone in search of a blazer that could at times be mistaken for a coat; a long blazer if you will with those classic gold buttons that give the appearance of something that could very well have been passed down.

And there it stood, in the window display. Exactly what I was in search of.

And yes, those shoes are the coveted No.21 pair that y’all should seriously consider getting now before we predict they’ll sell out.

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Photo Credit: Linita Masters

By: Linita Masters

“Forty years into this, it’s still as much fun as it’s ever been to play music,” Vince Gill.

Hollywood, CA -Guitar Center Hollywood ( The Hollywood Times ) 02/06/2016- Multi-Grammy Award winning Country artist Vince Gill was inducted into Guitar Center’s RockWalk at Guitar Center’s flagship store on Sunset Blvd – Thursday, February 4, 2016.

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Vince Gill and Joe Walsh. (Photo Credit: Linita Masters)

Gill was inducted by his friend and legendary Eagles guitarist Joe Walsh. During Walsh’s introduction he said Gill was the real thing, a national treasure, humble, brilliant, with a million dollar voice and a he couldn’t have asked for a better friend. Gill seemed genuinely humbled by the recognition, saying,” “It is an absolute honor to be chosen by my peers to be inducted into Guitar Center’s RockWalk. I’ve always been grateful to be able to spend my life doing what I love to do, and to be recognized in such a monumental way, cemented next to the legendary artists reflected on the RockWalk, is a moment I could never have imagined when I picked up that very first guitar.”

Gill was warm and personable as he made a cast of his hands in wet cement that will now join the ranks of musical icons/ innovators/ honorees like Eric Clapton, Jimmy Page, George Martin, Carlos Santana, Johnny Cash, B.B. King, James Brown, Marvin Gaye, Van Halen , Run DMS, Queen , Aerosmith and AC/DC.

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(from left to right) Wayne Colwell – EVP of Stores, Guitar Center- Joe Walsh; Vince Gill; Darrell Webb – President and CEO, Guitar Center (Photo Credit: Robert Knight)

Guitar Center’s RockWalk honors those artists who have made a significant impact and lasting contribution to the growth and evolution of music. Guitar Center manager of music marketing and artist relations, Jake Cheung, said “Gill is a legend in the music world with 20 Grammys and countless other accolades, but he has also forged a meaningful career as a humanitarian, producer and collaborator,” Cheung said. “These, among other attributes, are what make Vince Gill the perfect example of the type of artist we intend to honor with Guitar Center’s RockWalk.

On February 12, Gill releases “Down to My Last Bad Habit,” his latest solo album and following his album release he will reunite with Lyle Lovett for a 13-city tour of acoustic shows.

Gill is also a spokesman for America’s Best Communities, a $10 million competition to revitalize small towns and rural communities.

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“At the end of the day, what I get excited about is doing something I haven’t done before. When I record a song, I feel successful if I’ve accomplished something new.”- Vince Gill

Country Singer Vince Gill Inducted into Guitar Center’s RockWalk

By: Linita Masters “Forty years into this, it’s still as much fun as it’s ever been to play music,” Vince Gill.

Country Singer Vince Gill Inducted into Guitar Center’s RockWalk By: Linita Masters “Forty years into this, it’s still as much fun as it’s ever been to play music,” Vince Gill.