VOYEUR: SAM FOXMAN’S DOWNTOWN OFFICE

Posted on: December 24th, 2014 by Sam Foxman

Thanks to Helene Sayad for the fantastic profile! Check out the original article on stlmag.com or click HERE.

VOYEUR: SAM FOXMAN’S DOWNTOWN OFFICE

Evntiv’s founder knows how to throw a party.

By  St. Louis Magazine

As the impresario behind event-planning firm Evntiv, Sam Foxman produces spectacular galas, concerts, weddings… He’s like the Wizard of Oz, orchestrating magic from his downtown office, which blends classic midcentury pieces with a contemporary environment.

 Inspiring Art

The print be­hind his desk is an early work from St. Louis native Jenna Bauer. “Little-known fact: Jenna used to be the bass player in a rock band I was in called Yellow Afternoon,” Foxman says.

Worth Their Ink

He swears by Pilot G2 0.7 millimeter black rollerball pens. “I used to buy fancy pens for hundreds of dollars,” he says, “but no matter how hard I would try, I would lose them.”

Swatch Out

Fabric swatches are staples in Foxman’s office. “I like to pull colors and textures when considering an environment for a party,” he says.

On the Books

Foxman is reading This Is a Kenneth Cole Production, the new book about the activist and fashion designer. “I admire any person who isn’t afraid to mix business with purpose,” he says.

Sharp Dresser

Named to SLM’s Best Dressed List in 2009, Foxman is wearing a Billy Grey Custom Clothiers shirt, a Prada jacket, Hudson jeans, a Salvatore Ferragamo belt, a Richard Tao tie, a Cartier Tank Française watch, and To Boot New York shoes.

WTF?

While in Napa Valley on his honeymoon, Foxman picked up some irreverent sticky notes, with messages like “Oy Vey” and “WTF?” “I like to think it brings a smile when I deliver a document with that stuck on the corner,” he says.

KISS

PEZ dispensers bring him back to his first rock show, at age 8. “It was at that moment that I wanted to be in the business of entertaining people,” he says. “Fortunately for my clients, I do it without wearing leather boots and demon makeup.”

 

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