Where to begin....Mark D. Sikes is a man of many talents. He has his own L.A. based interior design firm, maintains a crazy successful lifestyle blog and most recently launched a women's sportswear collection. To start, I really love some of his interiors work. With an untraditional background in marketing and merchandising, Sikes started his own firm in 2011. He self-describes his aesthetic as "all-American" with "European sensibilities" and has been published in just about every major design magazine.
While not verified, I think how Sikes really rose up in the design world is through his blog. With a tag line of - chic people, glamorous places and stylish places - Sikes covers all things interiors, fashion and design related. I personally like that his posts are relatively short, contain lots of pictures and really focus on the class and timeless elements of design.
Finally, Sikes just released his first fashion collections which is all stripes! Just white and navy too! Considering I love all things stripes, I am totally into it.