Whenever SB Magazine produces a fashion spread, I find myself pondering the meaning of style. How is style defined? How does someone define his or her own style? I’ve never considered myself a fashionista or guru of the latest trends. I simply like what I like. When I was a teenager, I would spend a considerable amount of time planning my outfits for the week and shopping for the season’s fads. That changed.

As you age, you learn the value of quality over quantity and the shades of colors that add a little pep in your step. You learn to take risks, and you learn to wear the clothing that gives you confidence. I’m still learning all the above but now in my thirties, I’m closer to defining my own style. I mean, at the end of the day I’m the one that has to wear it.

My favorite thing about this month’s editorial fashion spread is it’s a mix of eras, patterns, textures and spunk. We took a trip down memory lane with a visit to Hot Wheels Skating Palace in Bossier City and dressed the models in disco-inspired looks. Sequins, metallics, bell-bottoms and rompers all make an appearance. We want to say a special thanks to the team that made it happen: photographer Kachi Eke, Hallie Breithaupt and Aubre Clark of Chemistry Hair Salon, the owners and management at Hot Wheels Skating Palace, the lovely models A.J. Haynes (a literal rock star since she’s the lead singer of Seratones), Brett Kessel and Ransom Ashley. We would also like to say a special thanks to all the boutiques that provided looks: Suite Nine1Six, The Spotted Zebra and Krush.

That’s a wrap! Here’s to another successful fashion shoot.

We also took another approach to fashion by spotlighting one of spring’s very appropriate trends: floral. Fairfield Manor Bed & Breakfast was the perfect location to showcase these blossoming looks. Thanks to Couleur, Pretenses, Azarue’s Bridal & Formal, The Frilly Magnolia Boutique and The Pelican Parlor.

Before I sign off, I have one more fashion-related topic to discuss. SB Magazine is hosting a party from 6:30-8:30 p.m. May 11 at the Remington and you’re invited. A special announcement will be made at the event, but shhh, it’s a secret. Although I can’t give too much away, come dressed to impress and ready to learn more about the announcement. To find out more event information, follow SB Magazine on Facebook.