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Street Style

Just a Pop of Red

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Two posts in one week, what has gotten into me (haha)??!? Let’s just keep this momentum going as long as we can. It’s crazy what a change of scenery and good weather can do for your soul. I shot this look last week in an area in London called, Belgravia. It’s quiet, it’s beautiful and totally worked with the aesthetic of this outfit. I opted to do an all-black look with just a pop of colour with my Balenciaga trainers.

I’ve had this jacket from the Eytys x HM collaboration for a little while and wanted to wait for the perfect opportunity to style it. I love the shiny finishing of the jacket and how easily it holds its own in this look. You all know, I love me a good pair of wide leg trousers, and these ones from COS just do it ALL for me! This is a look that you could catch me wearing out and about to meetings in central,  press previews or going out for drinks with a group of friends. Scroll down to see a few more pics in this look.

Christian 
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Flared Cotton-Wool Trousers – COS STORES | Faux Patent Leather Unisex Jacket -EYTYS x HM| Triple S Trainers – BALENCIAGA | Black Ribbed T-Shirt (0ld) – ZARA |

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London

New Chapter < New Book

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Sigh…where do I even begin? The last few months have been a whirlwind of a time for me, to say the least. Filled with highs and lows, ups and downs and every single emotion in between. At the end of March 2019, I took my life into my own hands and made a move across the pond.

I recently shared a little bit about my personal struggle with depression over the last few years on my IGTV and without going to into too much details, I was very unhappy, uninspired and overall unfulfilled. These feelings really played a toll on my spirit and caused me to disconnect from people, things that I love and made me question everything. I knew that this was not something that I wanted to feel forever and I knew that it was my responsibility to get myself out of this rut.

Maybe it’s a career change? Maybe it’s a change of scenery? Maybe it’s more self discovery? Maybe it’s a lack of a love life? Maybe it’s all of the above?

I took a lot of time to really examine my thoughts, to find different ways to release negative energy (journaling, meditation, singing, exercising) and to just pay more attention to the signs that the universe was sending me.

I had created a plan to move to Paris last September and before making the final steps to put that plan into motions, it just didn’t feel right. I can’t really explain it but I had this gut feeling that just kept telling me that it wasn’t the right move.

After a spontaneous trip to London in November, something clicked. I kept asking the universe to send me a sign if this wasn’t the place that I should be and the complete opposite occurred. I got the same feeling that I had received before moving to Toronto (I’m originally from Ottawa, Canada).

I came back home and started to put a loose plan together and a few months later, I took the leap. I’m not committing to a specific amount of time to stay here, I’m just committing to doing what feels right for me. Life is crazy and so unpredictable and I just want to live more in the present and work on being the best person, that I can be. @christianconfidentialToronto, will always be home and I’ll be going back and forth for the next little while to work on a few projects that I have lined up. So no worries, you’ll still me around doing what I do best – having fun!

In regards to my blog and social content, I’m still here! Honestly, I feel like this change will be good for me, to help inspire me and push myself more creatively. I thought long and hard about it and there’s no way I could leave this industry. I’ve been in fashion, music and or entertainment in some capacity since I was 6 years old – it’s all I know! I love it and I truly do feel like it’s the avenue to help push my life’s purpose.

That being said, I do feel like it’s time to step it up and make a few changes to my content and where I’d like to take my brand. I really want to push more video content whether it be style guides/tips as well as touch on more personal topics. I’ve been doing a lot more work as a men’s fashion expert for television segments and I think that I’m leaning towards pursuing more opportunities of that nature.

Anyways, this is probably one of the longest post I’ve written in a very long time so we’ll just end it here.

This was the first look that I shot since I’ve been in London and I absolutely love it! It’s edgy, it’s street and it’s my total vibe at the moment.   I’ve been living in these Saint Laurent Paris Wyatt boots now that there’s no snow where I am. I think they just elevate any look with their sleek silhouette, so I’m sure you’ll be seeing more of them in my upcoming posts. The leather biker pants are from the HM x Moschino collaboration and they’re so fire! It’s my first time really wearing them out and I got so many compliments on them, it was crazy! Scroll down to see more images from this look and thank you guys for continuing to support me and my endeavours – it means so much more than you know!

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Television

Fashion Friday for ET Canada

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So, I’m sharing this post a little but I guess late is better than never right?!? To be honest, I wanted to wait to share this post because I wanted to shoot the look or something similar to it to give you guys a better perspective of my outfit. At the end of march, I shot my latest television segment for ET Canada’s Fashion Friday and it was such a good one! Myself, Jodi Lopez and Carlos Bustamante dished about the latest and greatest in celebrity fashion and gave our honest opinions (some more than others, aka me haha) about a ton of stars.

It’s crazy because I’m really enjoying this television stuff. It feels much more natural to me and being able to be myself and share my true thoughts and opinions is the ultimate cherry on top! I knew that I wanted to venture into television for a while now, and  I’ve dabbled a little into acting a little but  I didn’t truly love it. I felt like with acting I had to stay true to the character I was playing but being a host or a personality to me it’s just like sitting around with your friends and spilling the tea – so much more my vibe.

Fast forward to the look I shot the other week in London which drew inspiration from my ‘television look’. I opted to keep it pretty similar except let go of the hat and elevated the bottom half with faux leather pants.

I love this look, to me it’s very Miguel meets Lenny Kravitz (which I adore them both). This is a look that I’d likely wear to a festival, a night out in the summer or a fashion event in the city. Whether it’s the pants or the printed shirt or the whole look all together it’s bound to be an outfit that people comment on – which to me is a win in fashion!

Check out both versions below.

Christian 

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Street Style

Winter Street Style

@christianconfidential It’s been a while since I’ve last given you guys a new street style post but today I am back  on the blog with one that’s practical, stylish, and gives back to a good cause all at the same time! If you’ve ever spent any time in Canada during winter, you know how cold our winters can get and honestly I don’t know how I would make it through them without my friends over at Canada Goose. If you’ve been following my blog for a while, you’ve definitely seen the brand pop up in my content throughout the years. Whether the brand’s hosting a store opening party, a press preview or simply just interacting with their products on a continuous basis – I’m always blown away by the quality and effort that they put in to everything they do.

That being said, the newest CG addition to my collection might be a little more special (in my opinion) due to it’s involvement with a great cause. The PBI Expedition Parka (that I’m currently living in), is one of 14 items apart of a collaboration that Canada Goose and Polar Bears International (a non profit organization) have created to help support the conservation of Polar Bear habitats through research and education.

Now let’s get into this street style look – personally I’m in love with it! It’s simple, it’s chic and it’s super functional. I went up a size in the PBI Expedition Parka to give it more of an oversized look. I then paired it with a navy blue mock neck, some relaxed fit pants and my favourite pair of Wyatt Harness boots. This is an outfit that you could catch me in heading to meetings, media previews and definitely on February 27th, 2019 for Polar Bear Day!

For additional ways that you can get involved in Polar Bear Day please visit PBI’s official website here!

Christian 

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PBI Expedition Parka – CANADA GOOSE | Mock Neck – ZARA | Relaxed Fit Pants – H&M |  Cat-Eye Sunglasses – GIVENCHY | Wyatt Harness Boots – SAINT LAURENT |

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Street Style

Outerwear Finds at Saks OFF 5TH

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As the temperature begins to drop in the city, I’m starting to have to find creative ways to not only look stylish but to stay warm at the same time. Luckily for me, I’m a huge fan of layering, warm  fall staples and winter accessories. Recently, I put together this street style inspired look with the help of my friends over at Saks OFF 5TH that I think that you guys are really going to love!

When it comes to putting an outfit together, 9 out of 10 times I look for a statement piece that I want to build my look around. After discovering this mixed material jacket by Dsquared2 (at Saks OFF 5TH), I knew right away that it was going to be my focal point for the look. Since the jacket played with different materials and colour combinations, I wanted to find classic pieces that would compliment and elevate the overall vibe that I was going for. I opted for black dressy joggers, paired with  some sleek hi-top sneakers and a cashmere turtleneck ( aka one of my favourite f/w essentials).

This look really ticks off all of the boxes for me when it comes to my current style aesthetic. It’s edgy, it’s sharp, it’s athletic and keeps me warm! If you’re in the market for new outerwear and winter accessories my friends over at Saks OFF 5TH are having an outwear sale from November 7th to the 19th in store, where you can get 30% OFF! Whether you’re looking for a classic overcoat, an everyday jacket or something a little more edgy, like the one I got – they’ve definitely got you covered!

Christian

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Street Style

H&M Studio FW18 Collection

@christianconfidential Hi babes – So the first full week of September is coming to an end and it’s still really hot in Toronto but I shot some new content for the #HMStudio FW18 collection, that I wanted to share with you guys on the blog! I got to select a few pieces from the collection last week and trust me when I say it was a hard to not request everything! For this coming fall, I feel like a lot of menswear brands are embracing a collegiate trend and H&M has definitely illustrated that through their campaign!

I wanted to stay as true to their vibe but add a little more edge to it with the use of my own accessories (boots and hat). I really like the way both of these looks came together and I hope that you guys do too! I’ve been thinking a lot about visiting London (random, I know), which is what I think  inspired me to shoot the second look.

I’ll be travelling a few times throughout this month so you can expect some travel diaries coming your way!

Talk soon,

Christian 

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New Orleans

Season Pushing in NOLA

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I don’t think I’ve ever embraced bright colours as much as I did on my recent trip to New Orleans. It’s crazy what visiting  a new city and having some good weather will do to your personal style. I’m really loving the risks that I took with this look. It’s different from my everyday outfits but it really works, at least for me. I decided to keep it light and bright in terms of colours and tones. This is a look that I’d wear for a day of exploring or to attend an outdoor gathering in the Spring. It’s light and loose fitting, allowing you to breath and feel comfortable in warm weather.

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Short Sleeve Resort Shirt – H&M STUDIO COLLECTION | Relaxed Wide-Leg Cotton Trousers - COS | High Neck Sleeveless – COS | Classic Cortez – NIKE SPORTSWEAR |

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Fashion

Your Personal Stylist: Ask Perry Ellis

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The holiday season is one of the busiest times of the year, for most people. Whether it’s filled with end of the year client meetings, holiday parties or family get togethers, there’s always an occasion that you have to attend. For myself, I can find these added social obligations to be a little stressful, especially when it comes to deciding on what to wear.

As most of you know, my everyday style tends to lean more on the edgy and athleisure side. So when it comes to dressing up for multiple holiday events, I’ll admit that I get a little self-conscious about putting a bunch of looks together.

That being said, my friends over at Perry Ellis in collaboration with Amazon have a new tool that’ll help you never skip out on an event because you  ” don’t have anything to wear”.

If you Ask Alexa to Ask Perry Ellis, what to wear to a specific event, Alexa now acts as your personal stylist. Ask Alexa will send outfit suggestions straight to your app and email with direct purchasing links. She takes into consideration weather, venue and dress code when it comes to attire recommendations. The best part about this whole experience is that you can do it all in the comfort of your own home or in my case, hotel suite!

I think that this skill is a great way to add valuable pieces over time that may be missing in your wardrobe and to ensure that you’re on the right track when you’re putting your outfit together. You always want to leave a lasting impression on your guests so why not get a head start by ensuring you look your best!

To find out more information on how to get the Ask Perry Ellis skill for Amazon Alexa visit here.

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Slim Fit Machine Washable Suit Jacket – Perry Ellis | Slim Fit Machine Washable Suit Pant – Perry Ellis | Slim Solid Dress Shirt – Perry Ellis |

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Street Style

Danger Zone

@christianconfidential The other day I went to grab lunch with my cousin at La Carnita and ended up throwing this look together. I had no intention of shooting it but the longer I wore it, the more I really liked it. It’s simple, athletic and super cozy but for me, I think that what I love  about this look is the way that the light colours and tones play together. The different shades of blue and the ruggedness of the denim jacket really adds dynamic to the outfit – I hope you guys are into it too!

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