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Holiday gift guide 2012: Personal Shoppers’ Favorite Gifts

Time Out New York – November 2012

Holiday shopping can be so stressful, you might actually consider paying someone to do it for you. Luckily, there are personal shoppers who will actually select gifts for everyone on your list — and we got these NYC experts to divulge their top gift ideas for 2012. read full article…

Thumbtack.com Features DAMstyle in their Spotlight

thumbtack.com – October 2012

Checkout David’s spotlight feature on Thumbtack, the national search site for local professional services. read full article…

The Stars Align for Fashion for Action: Housing Works’ Annual Benefit Gala

edgenewyork.com – November 19, 2010

Fashion guru David McKnight was seen dispensing fashion tips, while Thom Browne offered sartorial wisdom. read full article…

6 Style Tips for Interview Success

hotjobs.yahoo.com – February 1, 2010

In a tight job market, what you wear to an interview could be the difference between getting and offer and getting rejected.  ”By not really investing in your appearance, it can actually cost you the job,” says New York-based image consultant and personal stylist David A. McKnight.  read full article…

Flying Coach

New York Post – January 11, 2010

Shirt fat.  That’s what style consultant David McKnight calls the ill-fitting shirt epidemic plaguing corporate America. “I get rid of shirt fat,” he says.  read full article…

Chicago-based Fluxcore.org interviews David

Fluxcore.org – January 2010

Ron (Fluxcore): Describe what you do in one sentence. read full article…

Fitness and Fashion Can Co-Exist

CVS Pharmacy Reinventing Beauty Magazine – December 2009

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Street Style: A Lesson In Color

Thestyleblogger.com – October 23, 2009

I met David at a party last night, and he was giving us all a lesson in color. How to pull off a Kelly Green pea coat? Keep the rest of your outfit neutral (white shirt, black cardigan, white/black striped knit tie, dark jeans, neutral suede lace-ups, great tan leather duffle). Well done my man, well done indeed.  read full article…

Fall Colors

Blogher.com – October 11, 2009

Woah, summer went by so quickly. Sometimes, I feel as if it was never here. Well let’s welcome fall and watch nature’s color change and of course, our outfits. With that said, I wanted to share some tips from certified image consultant and owner of DAMstyle in NYC, David A. McKnight.  read full article…

Ask Style: How to Update My Fall Wardrobe?

Mystyle.com – October 1, 2009

Well, there is a recession going on, so how about we go with one piece, but we make that piece so killer, it’s homicidal? Deal? Deal.  A waterproof, silk, shantung, tailor-made trench coat is a must-have this season,” says couture designer Roberto de Villacis, who has dressed stars such as Carrie Underwood.   read full article…

Image Consultant vs. Fashion Stylist

Blogher.com – September 27, 2009

Fashion is fashion and held in the eye of the beholder, correct? Yes, to some extent, that is true. But what few realize, or acknowledge is that fashion just doesn’t happened. There are several “tools” that help make a trend, for instance the designer that creates the designs, the stylists who tells well-known figures to wear the fashions and then the PR person make sure the public understand the garment is the new fashion “it” item.   read full article…

Must-have Fashion Tips for Fall

Dolcedolce.com – August 13, 2009

Do you want to know how to stretch your summer wardrobe into the fall without looking tacky? Have you ever wondered how to look sexy without crossing the line to slutty? Top New York stylist David A. McKnight gives DolceDolce readers the lowdown on how to look like a diva instead of a disaster. He shares his list of favourite sources for hot looks on a budget too — as well as when a lady should really splash out! read full article…

Jacob Bannon: Distance and Meaning

Fightmagazine.com – July 30, 2009

Few MMA fans know the name Jacob Bannon but they know the artist’s style. His audience is limited but his work is influential, a precursor to the noisy, layered prints favored by MMA gear companies. Bannon, an artist, entrepreneur, and musician, began designing demo covers and t-shirts for his band at the age of 13. read full article…

Five Tips to Help You Nail a Job Interview

Marketwatch.com (Wall Street Journal) – July 24, 2009

NEW YORK (MarketWatch) — Before any of David A. McKnight’s clients even utter a word, he scans them from head to toe to get a good idea whether the person is employable.  A series of questions races through his mind: Are the shoes shined? Is the dress too short? Does the person have bad breath? What kind of pen is the candidate using to take notes? read full article…

Essential Fashion Advice

Dolcedolce.com – July 16, 2009

It’s hard to keep up with David A. McKnight. After 10 years of traveling the globe and consulting for some of the world’s leading companies, he launched his unique image and lifestyle consulting company DAMstyle in 2006. Since then, he served as creative director of an online magazine, styled celebrities for magazine photo shoots, wrote and published image articles, and  read full article…

Hide that Gut and Show That Butt Off This Summer

whatshaut.com – July 13, 2009

Summer is finally here – and so is the weight you packed on while hiding away from the winter’s cold and spring’s showers. More than half of the U.S. population is facing this problem where they have gained extra, unwanted weight during the off-season. However, with summer being the season to wear as little clothes as possible and showing off your confidence with your summer body, what do you do with the excess weight?  read full article…

POSHGLAM Brings on Male Editor

Poshglam.com – July 3, 2009

Once there was a boy who loved fashion growing up, but he pursued a different career path because it’s what was expected of him.After years of going down the corporate road, he finally took a detour toward a path that led to his first love. Then one day, he finally harnessed the strength to turn that passion into a profession, and so far he’s living happily ever after.  read full article…

Sultry Florals with Whiteflash

Whiteflash.wordpress.com – June 16, 2009

Beyond the cliche patterning on wallpaper and bedding, floral ornamentation has been appearing in runway shows earlier this year, ushering a subtle but very apparent comeback for the summer of 2009.  For men who don’t quite sport florals, fashion stylist and DAMstyle principal David A. McKnight says:  read full article…

Get Ready for Summer

sheknows.com – June 15, 2009

We all want to bring our style to the next level come summer, but how we do that can be a bit more difficult decision. We consulted David A. McKnight, certified image consultant and owner of DAMStyle and got some great advice to get us started!  read full article…

Fit and Fashion

Fitconnect.com – June 6, 2009

The MTV episode of True Life: I Hate My Large Breasts just aired where I made a cameo offering lady an alternative to surgery. You can see me speaking with her about the fact that she just needs confidence and working out can help that. There are some scenes of us working out as well.  read full article…

We Wear Things: DAMstyle Interview

Wewearthings.blogspot.com – May 5, 2009

So through our fave PR buddy Romey I was able to do a mini interview with new york stylist… David McKnight of DAMstyle. Now I know all you readers are in no need of a personal stylist.. since all you guys and gals have FABULOUS style.. but I thought it’d be interesting to get some insight on the job itself… cause who wouldn’t want that job?  read full article…

You can Be a “Beach-ista”…Sometimes

Whatshaute.com – April 21, 2009

Sales, sales, sales! This is a common thing people are on the look out for this year – even the Upper Eastsiders, who once occupied designer, luxury department stores, are looking for the best deals. With summer right around the corner, you can expect to see fashionistas, budgetistas and now “beachistas” predicting the “haute-est” outfits that you can get without spending your whole paycheck.  read full article…

Some job seekers may need extreme makeover

MSNBC.com – April 20, 2009

Stephen Staffieri of New York always considered himself pretty stylish, but he started to wonder about his look after several job interviews led nowhere.Out of work since he was laid off in August from his job as a campus recruiter for JPMorgan, Staffieri, 28, knew he had the credentials to find another position in human resources. But something seemed to be holding him back.  read full article…

Moving Out of the Midcareer Morass

hotjobs.yahoo.com – June 15, 2008

If you have at least 10 years of experience in a particular field, job hunting in the current market presents a special challenge. You’re beyond entry-level in terms of experience — and salary expectations — yet you’re not quite ready for the executive suite, either.  read full article…

The Rules of Workplace Style

hotjobs.yahoo.com – October 1, 2008

The power suits for men and women may no longer set the style standard in today’s “business casual” workplace, but how you dress for the office still matters. “People who dress better are typically treated better at work,” says David McKnight, a New York City-based image consultant. “They are usually given more responsibility and are shown much more respect.”  read full article…

Dressing for Success – Follow the Dress Code to the Top

sfgate.com – April 8, 2007

(04-08) 04:00 PST 04/08/07 — Back in the heady days of the dot-com boom, casual Fridays seemed to lead to casual weekdays and, in short order, a re-definition of the entire concept of “dressing for success.” Call it the anything-goes dress code, where flip-flops and Lynyrd Skynyrd T-shirts were often the sartorial norm for highly educated, well-paid professionals in the Bay Area.  read full article…