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New York

Through The Lens Of My iPhone X : New York Fashion Week Men’s

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Fresh off my return from Men’s Week in New York, I’ve put together my latest photo diary for you guys! This trip to New York was like no other, filled with magical moments, a constant high and energy rush that words can’t describe. From presentations to runway shows, to meetings at the Empire State building to random nights out, I literally got a taste of everything except time to relax (but who needs that?!) haha!

The week before heading to New York I got my hands on the latest iPhone X and I decided to wait until my trip to truly test it out! I heard great things about the X but I didn’t realize how much of a beast it was, until using it. It took a minute for me to adjust to the new system (taking screenshots is different on the X haha) but after I got the hang of it, I was more than good to go! My favourite thing about the X… the camera (obviously)!

The camera on this phone literally made this work trip so much easier for me. When you’re attending fashion week events, everything happens so quickly and as a blogger you’re trying to see and capture EVERYTHING! Usually, I find myself  switching between 3 devices to capture the best content –  which can be stressful. This time around, I was able to solely use the iPhone X during  shows and presentations.

Instead of telling you guys all about it, I’d rather show you. Every photo in this blog post was both shot and edited using only my iPhone X and the apps I have on it – isn’t that crazy?

If you love blurred backgrounds in your street style photos, you can create that effect easily in portrait mode and can also create that effect with the front camera too (elevate your selfie game)!

These images are highlights from some of my favourite moments during Men’s Week. From hanging out at the LAB SERIES lounge at Men’s Day to getting a tour of the Sean John showroom, to lunch at Freds, to cocktails at the King Cole Bar to working on an exclusive project with Perry Ellis (more on this to come) see it all below!

Christian 

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My favourite presentation at Men’s Day!
@christianconfidentialOne of my top 3 outfit options to wear to the Perry Ellis Runway Show – shot using portrait mode on the iPhone X
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Justin Livingston for LAB SERIES
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Trying out some of the latest products in the LAB SERIES lounge at Men’s Day.
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Cocktails at the King Cole Bar 
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Just arriving at the Perry Ellis showroom for my fitting.
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Backstage Action 
@christianconfidentialRunway Show Finale FW18
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Meetings at Global Brand Group @christianconfidential

Getting a tour of the latest Sean John collection at their showroom located in the Empire State Building.
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Santa Monica

Santa Monica: Photo Diary

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 Hi guys, so I’m currently in California for the first time (I can’t believe its taken me this long to come out here) and I’m in love! Yesterday, one of my favourite people Mindy and I headed to Santa Monica to do some exploring! We did a lot of walking (which a lot of people don’t like to do out here haha), ate some good food, sipped on nice wine and ended the day at the Santa Monica Pier. There’s something about the water that just always leaves me feeling recharged and capable of doing anything! I’m going to keep this post short just because I’m still here and I have to get ready for dinner but in the meantime, I snapped a few photos along the way for you guys. Believe it or not, this was all shot on my iPhone – ayyyy!

xx

Christian
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Lifestyle

The Perfect Sunday ft. Merchant Sons

@christianconfidential@christianconfidentialSince I started Christian Confidential (which seems like forever ago), my life has changed in so many ways. I’ve been very fortunate to have been able to work on some really cool projects, travel to places that I’ve only dreamed of and build some really great friendships along the way. That being said, when you’re running your own business it’s very easy to get caught up in all of the day-to-day tasks that you never really get a chance to ‘clock out’ from work. Over time, I’ve learned that this type of living is not sustainable and sooner than later you’ll end up burning out. It’s a tricky balance to try and grasp, especially if you’re a control freak (ahem meeee) and want to be involved in everything!

 Three years ago, I spent a few months abroad living in Paris and really took a liking to their ‘way of living’. My favourite day of the week out there always happened to be Sunday. The energy of the city was different, there was a very ‘laid back’, ‘do things on your own time’ type of vibe that I loved. Since being back in Toronto, I’ve attempted to integrate that same ‘way of living’ as much as I can into my own life. Sunday is the one day for me, where I can wake up late (guilt-free) and put no real pressure on myself to complete things.

My friends over at Merchant Sons, a new home decor retailer based out of Toronto, Canada asked me to describe what the ‘perfect Sunday‘ looks like to me and instead of just telling them, I decided to take them along with me (and you guys, of course).

@christianconfidential@christianconfidentialLike I mentioned earlier, on Sunday I do as little or as much as I want. I may stay in bed until 11:00am and watch the latest release on Netflix (Chewing Gum, anyone?) or flip through magazines. I may go to the gym or I may go for a run through the city. I might meet up with the boys and grab brunch or an early dinner, or I might go catch a movie on my own.

For me, Sunday’s are about things being easy, which is also what I love about Merchant Sons. They create practical things that we all use on a regular basis with a mantra in mind of making life easier. Whether it’s cozy bedding sets, scented candles, blankets or pillows they’re all made to look great, provide comfort and support your lifestyle!

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In collaboration with Merchant Sons, my team and I put together a little video + photos, giving you guys a glimpse into what a typical Sunday can look like for me. The main message that I want you guys to take away from this post is to always make time for yourself. As important as it is to work hard to achieve and attain the things that you want it’s just as important to recharge, reflect and relax.

Christian
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What’s In My Place

Complete Bed Set | Towel Set | Sweatshirt Cushions | Sweatshirt Blanket | Scented Candles

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Film by Tin Mantra Productions for Christian Confidential

Photography by Christian Thompson & Sean O’Neill for Christian Confidential

Friends featured in the film: Jason Oliveira and Daniel Hundertmark