Advocate: Sean Avery

Sean Avery is a canadian professional ice hockey player for the New York Rangers of the National Hockey League (NHL). He formerly played for the Detroit Red Wings, Los Angeles Kings and Dallas Stars. Prior to the NHL, Avery played for the Owen Sound Platers and the Kingston Frontenacs of the Ontario Hockey League (OHL). Avery is best-known for his success in distracting other players.

In April 2008, it was announced that Avery would be spending the summer off-season interning at Vogue magazine. According to one fashion report “Avery is a self-confessed clotheshorse who has been known to give girlfriends advice on how to dress, and in interviews has expressed a dream to become a fashion editor after his days on the ice”. He joined in a fashion partnership with friend and former director of Calvin Klein’s celebrity services, Lauryn Flynn. In June 2008, Avery guest-edited Mensvogue.com, the website for Men’s Vogue magazine. He is also a vintage wine aficionado whose collection has been featured in an NHL.com interview. He revealed on ESPN that as a child he would play with dolls that he would steal from his babysitter. His interest mainly resides with women’s fashion; of men’s fashion Avery has said: “You do suits and pants and that’s about that. Women’s clothes tell a story. That’s what’s interesting to me.”

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