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London

Followed My Heart To London

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 So…where do I begin? Honestly, I’ve never had an interest in visiting London. Over the last 4 years, I’ve been to Paris at least twice a year and even stayed there for 3 months at one point and I never felt the urge to take the train over to visit London. Truthfully, I didn’t know much about the city but this year it seemed like the universe kept subtly pointing me towards London. Whether it was recommendations from friends, collaboration opportunities from UK based brands or other little signs, it’s like the city was calling my name.

So, like the Gemini that I am, I packed a suitcase and headed to London for a week. Not knowing what to expect or if I’d like it, I went there with no expectations and an open mind. I stayed in Shoreditch (east end, close to central) and made my way to the many boroughs in the city (Chelsea, Kensington, Notting Hill, Soho, Mayfair).

Honestly, I fell in love with the city and wished I could’ve extended my trip but I had a flight booked for a press trip in New York the day of my scheduled return. The best way that I can describe London is, it’s a mash up of New York meets Paris. It’s multicultural, it’s modern, it’s historic, it’s fast pace, it’s clean, it has everything you could ask for (except for shorter travel times haha).

I had a few work things that I had to get done while I was there but other than that, I spent my time exploring the city and getting a real vibe of the place. I have a few friends that live in the city and they made sure to point me in the right direction of places to go and even tagged along to some of them (Shoreditch House, The Curtain, Sketch, Harrods, Barry’s Bootcamp, White City House, LPM, Sexy Fish).

This trip was a little different for me, I really tried to stay in the moment as much as I could and therefore didn’t take too many photos or create much content. That being said, Scroll down below to take a look at some of the moments that I did capture and hopefully you can get a bit of a vibe of my stay.

I’ll be back a lot sooner than expected but I’ll save more of those details for a later post.

Christian 
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I got a chance to sit down with the MR. PORTER team while being in London. If you’re into fashion then you know how big of a deal MR. PORTER is sigh..! 
@christianconfidential@christianconfidential@christianconfidential@christianconfidential@christianconfidentialWe met almost 5 years ago in Paris and have stayed in each others lives since then. Henri now lives in London and took me around to some of this favourite spots in the city. Such a beautiful soul, I’m so thankful for him.

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Miami

Celebrations In Miami

@christianconfidentialHello friends, did you miss me?!  I really have to get better at these frequent updates, it’s nuts and not cool.. sigh.

On another note, I was in Miami earlier this week celebrating one of my best friends birthdays and I’ve got a little travel diary for you guys. I really enjoy taking lifestyle pictures and just capturing the moments when they’re happening and although this trip was short there were plenty of memories created!

Anytime Zineb, Kenza and I are together, it’s always full of inside jokes and fun. I’ve known them both for about 10 years now, so when Zineb said she wanted to celebrate her birthday in Miami, I was all the way in! Most of the trip we spent our time eating great food ( Prime Italian, Carpaccio, La Petite Maison), drinking champagne + wine, laying out by the plunge pool (The Edition)  and doing some retail therapy ( Bal Harbour).

Miami literally feels like a second home to me now but I swear every time I visit, I discover  somewhere new. This time it was the restaurant La Petite Maison.. OMG, the food was so good! Zineb and her fiancé Daniel (aka my tequila shot brother) always gush about this restaurant in Dubai and insisted that we go to their Miami location for her birthday dinner.  If you’re into French cuisine and love a great cocktail, the next time you’re in Miami, you have to try it!

If you’re following me on Instagram (@christianconfidential) and watched my stories, you know that I was obsessing over a specific pair of Balenciaga Speed Trainers. I’ve actually wanted a pair for a while now and every time I went to purchase them they never had my size in the colour way that I wanted. Well, on our second trip to Bal Harbour (yes, second haha), I decided to ask about their latest drop of the Speed Trainers  and not only did they have my size, once I tried them on I knew I had to get them (sigh…). I can’t wait to show you guys how I style them!

That being said, scroll on down and check out these images that I captured on the trip. I also promise that I’ll be back sooner than later with some more style content for you guys.

xoxo

Christian 

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The decor was all Daniel, even though he wasn’t able to be there he found the best ways to make her feel special!
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Street Style

The Rest of Summer in H&M

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They say that time flies when you’re having fun and this summer has definitely proven that. Whether it was spending time on the beach in Miami, spending a week in Paris, having brunch with friends in Toronto or jetting off to Osheaga in Montreal with H&M this past weekend -it’s been a summer for the books and it’s not even over yet!

I told myself this season I was going to experiment more with my style and embrace a few new trends. When it comes to dressing, I tend to lean more on the street/athleisure style for my day-to-day but I do love dressing up for events and special occasions.

In regards to trends this season, there were a few that really resonated with me; 1. dad sneakers ( I love a chunky sneaker so I wasn’t surprised that I fell for this one), 2. wide leg trousers (ever since my trip to New Orleans, I’ve had a special place in my heart for them so I was excited to see them in stores for SS18) and 3. prints and patterned shirts (this has got to be the trend that I’ve embraced the most).

I don’t know what it is about prints and patterns for me this summer, but they work with everything! You can dress them up, dress them down, tuck them in, wear them out, they can be fitted, they can be loose, you can litterally make them your own!

For some of you guys, you might think it’s too much or feel that it makes you stand out a lot so I wanted to take the time to show you different ways that you can style them and feel comfortable with your look.

I took three different styles of prints/patterned shirts from H&M and styled them three ways! Trust me when I tell you, I had a lot of fun putting these outfits together and have worn each of them out and the feedback was great!

I’ve broken down each look below and shared the occasions that I wore each outfit and I want to challenge you guys to do something! We’ve got one month and a bit left of summer – let’s make the most of it style wise. Try something different with your look, don’t be afraid of colours, or patterns and put yourself out there a little – because I know I will!

Christian  

@christianconfidentialThis outfit is a more elevated way to wear a printed shirt. Instead of a regular Oxford shirt I opted for one with stripes and tucked it in to a pair of white skinny denim. This is an outfit that I wore to a friends celebration brunch but I would also wear it out to watch a tennis match or even a business lunch. It’s clean, it’s stylish and it shows your guests that you know a thing or two about fashion.
@christianconfidentialOxford Shirt Regular Fit | Skinny Jeans | Cotton Fabric Shoes |
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This outfit is a more fun take on wearing prints/patterns. This is for those hot summer days or nights that you’re attending a festival, a concert or an outside gathering! It’s the perfect alternative to a tank or a sleeveless top. It’s a light material so it’s breathable, you can leave it buttoned up or unbuttoned and it looks like you’ve put more thought into your overall look!
@christianconfidentialPatterned Resort Shirt | Skinny Denim Shorts | Cotton Fabric Shoes | Imitation Suede Cap |
@christianconfidentialThis outfit is my look for a nice evening out in the summer! The floral prints make for a great conversation piece and tucking it in to a pair of fitted black denim, elevates the entire look. I would wear this look  to a nice dinner on a rooftop patio or to a nice bar for drinks with friends or even on a date. To me, this outfit is letting people know that you’re confident and that you’re in total control of your personal style.

Relaxed Fit Resort Shirt Skinny Jeans | Leather Belt |
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Street Style

Off-White x Nike Zoom Fly Mercurial Flyknit

@christianconfidential So, if you’re into sneakers you’re definitely familiar with the collaborations that have been going on with Off-White and Nike. Last week, my friends from Nike surprised me with a pair of the Off-White x Nike Zoom Fly Mercurial Flyknit sneakers and I haven’t been able to take them off! They’re super light, comfortable and pretty much complete my summer uniform (cut-off tees, shorts and high knee socks). They drop tomorrow at select Nike stores and online. If you’re able to cop a pair, I’d definitely recommend getting them!

Christian 
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Street Style

Summer Vibes In May

@christianconfidential Hi babes, I hope you guys had an amazing weekend! I’m back on the blog today to share this summer inspired look that I shot yesterday. It’s crazy because two weeks ago we had a massive snow storm and this weekend the temperature was well above 20+ degrees – it really felt like we skipped spring and went straight into summer. To be honest, I wouldn’t be mad about that at all, daddy loves the HEAT haha!

I told you guys that I wanted to switch up my style game a bit for the summer and dress up a little more and for me, this is a major start! A Printed shirt, linen pants and classic style sneakers, that’s currently my vibe! I wore this outfit out to brunch with one my close friends and felt totally comfortable and stylish at the same time. I hope you guys like it!

Christian 

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Short Sleeved Lyocell Shirt – H&M | Linen Trousers (old) – COS | Classic Low-Top Sneakers (old) – ADIDAS ORIGINALS |

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New Orleans

Boho Inspired


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So… I’m back on the blog today from the beautiful city known as New Orleans! I let you guys know that I was taking a random trip out here and didn’t know what to expect and let’s just say that it’s the best decision I’ve made in 2018 thus far. I don’t want to say too much until I share my photo diary but I couldn’t wait to post this Boho inspired look, that I shot.

This look is different from what you’re probably used to seeing from me but I’m branching out a little and really trying to embrace new styles this year. I always use clothes as a way to express myself and right now I’m feeling very light hearted, creative and open minded. I wore this look out to lunch on my second day in New Orleans and loved it so much that I just HAD to shoot it. It’s colourful, it’s light and gives off an elevated Boho vibe!

I’ve got a couple more looks that I shot out here + my photo diary that I can’t wait to share with you all!

Christian 

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Printed Shirt – ZARA |Relaxed Turn-Up Trousers - COS | Classic Cortez – NIKE SPORTSWEAR |Kathmandu Bracelet – THOMAS SABO |

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Street Style

FW17 “Off-White” Toronto

@christianconfidential 2  So, a little over a month ago I got the chance to work with one of my favourite brands at the moment, Off-White. If you’re into luxury street style, you’re definitely familiar with this brand. It’s spearheaded by Virgil Abloh, who I’ve had the chance of meeting on a few occasions and has developed a cult following by celebrities and consumers alike.  With the success of the brand, Off-White has opened their Canadian flagship store in Yorkville, right here in Toronto! That being said, I had the opportunity to style + model a few of my favourite pieces from the fw17 collection for Off-White Toronto. Over the season, be sure to check out the brands Instagram page (@OFF__WHITE__TORONTO) for some style inspiration from yours truly! I hope that you guys like the looks as I had a blast putting them together!

xx

Christian 

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Street Style

Athleisure Moment

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First off, are you guys as into this parka as much as I am?!?! Right before heading to New York for Men’s Fashion Week, I stopped by the COS showroom for some inspiration and I noticed this jacket – I knew that I had to have it! I wasn’t sure what I was going to do with it but I knew that it was such an iconic piece that I would make it work. I wanted to keep this look super casual and athletic, so I paired this oversized parka with a classic tank, some white joggers and my new Cortez sneakers (you’ll see me wearing these a lot).

This look won’t be for everyone but if you’re confident and have some height on ya (I’m 6’0 feet), I’d definitely recommend trying to rock something like this. It’s so bad ass and functional at the same time!

Christian
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Oversized Transparent Parka – COS | Classic TankFOREVER21 | Z.N.E Joggers (old)ADIDAS | Classic Cortez LeatherNIKE SPORTSWEAR |

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Street Style

The Homies


@CHRISTIANCONFIDENTIAL @CHRISTIANCONFIDENTIALSo… it legit feels like it’s been forever since I’ve last posted but here I am with some new material for you guys! Last week I was working on a cool lifestyle project with a Toronto based home interior company (Merchant Sons) that allowed me to involve some of my close friends in the process. Jason and Daniel aka my brothers and I spent an afternoon with a camera crew visiting some of the hidden gems in my neighbourhood. I love ‘working’ with these guys because it literally feels like we’re just hanging out. Daniel always has a new story to share and Jason is always full of positive energy.

Our last shoot location for the day was at a minimally designed coffee shop called, PUB PRK (Public Park). The Café  had a dope concrete wall across from it that I noticed and instantly wanted to shoot on. Earlier in the day, I styled the guys (and myself) in some of my favourite casual pieces and once we wrapped for the day we shot for a bit. The thing that I like most about these looks are that they’re all lit on their own but when they’re all captured together, the vibe is brought to another level. Each look is different but has an athletic, casual, spring vibe to them that ties them all together.  Stay tuned to see the final project featured on the blog later this week  but in the meantime enjoy the fashion aspect of it!

Christian 

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What I’m Wearing

Oversized Denim Jacket – ZARA | Champion Hoodie – URBAN OUTFITTERS | Men’s NYC 7/8 Pants – ADIDAS | Tsugi Shinsei Men’s Training Shoe –PUMA |