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Fashion, Paris

Top Five // AVOC Paris

AVOC FW17-14Hey guys, so I’m still in the middle of going through all of my stuff from Men’s Fashion Week in Paris but I thought I’d share my top 5 looks from the AVOC Paris show with you guys! I’m really into the futuristic wave that the brand is on at the moment. I’ve attended their show for the last three season and I must say that F/W17 is definitely my favourite thus far. I love the primary colour palette they decided to use and the gender neutral pieces they’ve created, it’s totally my vibe.  Peep below to see the full round up (photos are in no particular order).

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Fashion, Paris

Rochas Paris

christian confidential | rochas parisHi guys, so the other day I got the chance to check out the brand Rochas, first ever menswear collection at their office in Paris. Clean, minimal, comfortable along with silhouettes that compliment the wearer, are key words used to describe this collection. That being said, those are also the key words I use to describe my style (aka, I was really into it)! I snapped a few pics to share with you guys, so you check them out below :).

PS. are you as obsessed with the oversized silver/grey jacket as I am? The design + stitching on the pockets give it that extra flare, I couldn’t get over it – it’s also going to be available in two additional colorways!

Christian
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Paris, Street Style

Paris Day 2

christian thompson | paris Last season during Paris Fashion Week I went for a total euro-vibe but this time around I wanted to do something a little more street. For the shows and presentations, I’ve been styling my outfits with more colour, oversized pieces and a little more edge. Today, I decided to go for something a little more casual and on the retro side. I’m totally obsessed with this look and I hope that you guys like it too!

Even though it’s super cold over here, the energy around the city is so lit and I’m having the best time!  I’m off to grab a bite at Hôtel Costes and see where the night takes me (hopefully, I’ll have a story for you tomorrow)!

Christian
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What I’m Wearing

Men’s Oridecon Track Jacket – ADIDAS ORIGINALS | Sleeveless White-Hoodie (old) – FOREVER21 | Men’s Oridecon Track Pants  – ADIDAS ORIGINALS | Solid Knee Socks–ADIDAS ORIGINALS | X_PLR Sneakers – ADIDAS ORIGINALS |

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Paris, Street Style

Paris Day 1

christian confidential | paris fashion weekchristian confidential | christian thompsonThree weeks into 2017 and I’m in Paris for Men’s Fashion Week – I really can’t complain! I absolutely love this city, it’s edge and style just completely moves me. I’m not sure if you noticed but recently, I decided to go BLONDE! I’ve wanted to try this for a while now and finally just said fuck it, lets just do it! I had to find the right outfit to debut it and I think this whole look came together perfectly! I decided to pair my new red serrated jacket with a comfy oversized sweatshirt, a pair of wide leg joggers, some high knee socks and some fresh X_PLR’s to complete the look. I hope that you guys are into it as much as I am! Now let’s see how much trouble I can get into over here haha!

Christian

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 What I’m Wearing

Men’s Serrated Jacket – ADIDAS ORIGINALS | Purpose Tour Sweatshirt – URBAN OUTFITTERS | Men’s XBYO 7/8  – ADIDAS ORIGINALS | Solid Knee Socks–ADIDAS ORIGINALS | X_PLR Sneakers – ADIDAS ORIGINALS | Suede Backpack – MANIERE DE VOIR |

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Paris, Street Style

Switch Up Flows, Like I Switch Up My Clothes


christian thompson | christian confidential Don’t mind the title of this post, I’ve been listening to way too much rap these days haha! I’m really into this look and I hope that you guys are too! I got these pants from Publish Brand a while ago and wanted to find the perfect outfit to break them in with. I decided to pair them with a leather jacket, a black tank & some white sneakers. I don’t think I’ve ever tried wearing  burnt orange before but I don’t think I’ll shy away from it anymore!

Christian 
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What I’m Wearing

Classic Leather Biker Jacket – MANIERE DE VOIR | Alfie – Rust Pant – PUBLISH BRAND | Vest Top – H&M | Men’s Huarache Sneakers – NIKE |

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Lifestyle, Paris

The Importance of Gratitude

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One of the main things that I love about having my blog is the ability to look back at some of the milestones or experiences that I’ve had in life thus far. As I’m sure you guys have noticed, I take a more personal approach to the content that I create – treating each blog post more of like an online journal entry. Coming close to the end of my content from Paris, I wanted to share with you guys something that I’ve been practising for quite some time now when it comes to how I live my life.

If there’s anything that I’ve learned over the last few years, is that nothing in life is guaranteed. 5 years ago, I was a recent college graduate, fell in love for the first time and had a clear picture of what my future would look like both personally and professionally. As the years went by, the same “clear picture” of my what future would look like became less clear, until it wasn’t visible at all. I wasn’t doing anything with my education, I broke up with my first love, and I felt lost in every way possible.

*** side note *** I’m a gemini so I feel things more than most people. My highs are the highest and my lows are the lowest (trust me… I wish I was being dramatic).

 Fast forward to the present day, I use the knowledge that I learned from college regularly, I get to do what I love on a daily basis and have found a more positive perspective on life than I ever thought possible… how? – Gratitude! 

Gratitude -the quality of being thankful; readiness to show appreciation for and to return kindness.

Instead of focusing on the negatives that were happening in my life, I started honing in on the positives. Every morning I would wake up and say out loud 5 things that I was thankful for (health, a roof over my head, new underwear, 5 extra minutes of sleep – you name it. It suddenly made me more appreciative of everything that I had in my life, which helped me attract even more! One of my best friends/photographer Shayna  and I were having a heart to heart, on one of our last nights in Paris. At one point we looked at each other and said damn, we’re having a moment, while drinking wine on a terrace in Paris – the universe is good! We’re both not necessarily where we want to be in life, and life might not be what we initially pictured it to be but we’re on the right path and for that, we’re thankful! I truly believe that acknowledging the blessings that come into your life (big or small) and being optimistic in unfavourable situations will always lead you to a brighter outcome!

Thank you guys for reading – this was a long one for me!

Christian 

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Paris, Street Style

Dapper Moments in Le Marais

christian confidential Hi guys, so I’m STILL going through my photos from Paris and wanted to share this look that I wore c/o COS for Men’s Fashion Week! I’ve really grown to love the brand, as I feel that a lot of their collection reflects my aesthetic – clean, minimal and oversized. I wore this outfit to  Sean Suen’s SS17 presentation, which was one of my favourite shows this season! To me, this look was perfect for the occasion – wearing regular dress shirts aren’t always my thing but the oversize twist to this one had me excited to style it. I paired it with some light pleated trousers, rose gold accessories (yes, I said rose gold) and white sneakers – are you into it?

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What I’m Wearing

Short Sleeve Oversized Shirt - COS (similar) | Light Grey Trousers – COS (similar) | Men’s Kiel Shoes – ADIDAS ORIGINALS |

 

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Paris, Street Style

Band Tees in Paris

christian confidential So… I’m back from Paris with a bunch of style content that I’m excited to share with you guys! I shot this super casual yet LA inspired outfit – one afternoon while exploring the 5th arrondissement. I love this look as it’s literally what you would find me wearing on a hot day in Toronto. It’s casual, it’s light and gives off an effortless vibe all in one! I’ve always really liked graphic/band tees but this year more than ever they’ve become a staple in my wardrobe. I threw on my favourite ripped denim shorts, a pair of Huaraches and a new flannel I scored on sale at Urban Outfitters!

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Vest Top With A Print- H&M | Vintage Levi’s Denim Shorts – F AS IN FRANK | Flannel Shirt – URBAN OUTFITTERS | Air Huarache Ultra Breathe – NIKE

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Paris, Street Style

Retro Vibes In Paris

christian confidential | parisThese last few days have been pretty crazy to say the least! Forget about having time to recover from jet lag, I feel like I’ve just been going non stop. From attending shows, meeting with brands and shooting some content for the blog – lets just say that free time has been kinda scarce. That being said, I’m that guy that no matter how tired I am, if I’m away from home and I have any free time, I need to explore! In Paris there’s literally something beautiful around every corner and that’s honestly what I love about this city! This was yesterday’s casual look that I put on before heading to an early dinner at Pink Flamingo (they have the BEST pizza). I wanted something super comfortable yet stylish and this two-piece track suit won me over – are you guys into it?

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What I’m Wearing 

Men’s Superstar Track Jacket - ADIDAS | Men’s Superstar Cuffed Track Pants – ADIDAS | Men’s Kiel Shoes (old) – ADIDAS |