Best Dressed 2017

Meet metro Detroit's most stylish NFL player, dentist, nail salon owner, and more


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Ziggy Ansah // Kelli Coleman // Robert DiPilla  // JJ Curis // Robert ‘Chef Bobby’ Nahra
 J.K. Rakolta  // Salvador Salort-Pons // Scott Stinebaugh // Tiffany Moore // Armond R. Harris


J.K. Rakolta

President, Advomas — Healthcare Eligibility Advocates

Eclectic, bold, fun, thoughtful

Why Dressing Well is Important
It’s another way for me to exercise choice. I am in control of the message I want to project and I take this into consideration at every meeting and every event. What you wear has the power to immediately convey an attitude. I respect the design world and appreciate the craftsmanship and the artistry that goes into producing clothing, shoes, and accessories. Dressing well shows I care.

Favorite Shops
I have nearly no time to shop in Michigan because I’m always working. Traveling and online is where I do the most damage — Harrods, Bergdorf Goodman, Intermix, Five Story NYC, Net-A-Porter.

Favorite Designers
Dries Von Noten, Libertine, Gucci, Puma, Oscar de la Renta, Valentino, Shahin Mannan, Alaia.

Craziest Outfit of All Time
Yikes. I think my entire early 20s were filled with one crazy outfit after the next and I never wore the same thing twice. I was finding myself. Ask my father, he would tell you every outfit outside of the office was my craziest.

Sharpest Outfit
The vintage Isaac Mizrahi tea length silk gown with Charlotte Olympia “Love” heels that I wore to the Trump Presidential Inauguration Ball. I found the gem with my best friend, Greta, at the New York Vintage Fashion show one week before my wedding last year. I still hug that dress when I look at it.

Style Heroes
My mum, Daria “Dasha” Knight, will always be my No. 1. I am interested in women whose style evolves … Melania Trump, Blake Lively, Victoria Beckham, J. Lo

When did dressing well become important?

For as long as I can remember. Two years old? I grew up watching my mother get decked out in her dressing room. I thought she was so unique and beautiful — she still is; she made everything look like art. Her style routine captivated me and ever since I’ve enjoyed fashion.

Fashion Advice
Do whatever you want and be respectful.

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