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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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Street Style

Wear Canadian – CAFA Awards

@christianconfidential  Last Friday, I had the opportunity to attend one of the biggest celebrations in the arts & fashion industry in Canada. The CAFA awards are in their 6th year of highlighting different areas of the industry and this years celebration was the best one yet.

I had the opportunity of attending the awards ceremony dinner and afterparty with the Simons team. Since I was a little boy, I’ve always equated my family trips to Montreal with a visit or two to Simons. In the last few years, I’ve developed a closer relationship to the brand through attending press previews and store openings in Toronto. On every occasion the team has always been so welcoming of me, so to be invited to attend this year’s show with them was a great experience!

I’m not the biggest fan of dressing up on my day to day but for special occasions, I do love to switch things up! I wanted to wear something fashion forward, that made a statement and represented the kind of talent that resides in Canada. I opted to wear this look, from the talented designer Ross Mayer of Mayer Man.

This look is an ode to the past, the present and the future. The classic mixed material bomber is a statement piece and I wanted it to stay that way. I opted to accessorize with pieces that would compliment the bomber and elevate the look like, the cashmere turtleneck, the beret and footwear. I chose these pants, as they were classic yet different with the incorporation of the fringe detailing.

Beret’s are such a hot trend at the moment and I’m in love with the fact that people are embracing it but I chose to incorporate it into my look for its history. I took inspiration from it being a statement piece in the Black Panther movement.

I’m in love with this look and for everything that it stand for so I hope that you guys like it as well. Thank you to the CAFA’s for continuing to support Canadian talent, Simons for the invitation and Mayer Man for helping me put this look together!

Best,
Christian 

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New Orleans

New Orleans: Photo Diary

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It’s been a while since I’ve been somewhere for the first time and until my most recent trip, I didn’t realize how much I miss that feeling. Earlier in the month, my cousins and I decided to take a trip to New Orleans.  I’m not even sure why we decided on New Orleans as our destination but I’m really glad that we did.

To be honest, I didn’t know much about the city other than, it was hit really badly by the hurricane a few years ago and that they’re known for having amazing food and great artist, oh and Mardi Gras!

I was open to just taking in as much of the culture and its unique beauty during the time that I was there.

I really don’t know how to explain New Orleans other than it’s like no other place that I’ve visited. At moments it made me feel like I was in Miami because of the palm trees, Paris because of the patio set ups outside of the restaurants,  Portland because of the architecture in the Warehouse district and the Caribbean islands because of the colour palettes – it’s truly magical!

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Mother’s Restaurant (the food was amazing here!)
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A huge thing that made my experience in NOLA so exceptional was, the people! I’m not going to lie, I feel like the people in New Orleans restored my faith in humanity (seriously). Everyone was so friendly and so accommodating, it was like nothing I’ve ever seen before. To know and hear about all of the things that some of these people have endured with hurricane Katrina and to see how positive they are, it was so beautiful and refreshing!

I feel like the universe wanted me to see this city for many reasons and I’m so glad that I was able to.  I’m not sure if I shared this on the blog before but I’m really into connecting with higher spirits and I’ve always had a fascination with psychics and their practices since I’ve been a kid (it’s not for everyone).  I ended up doing some research on a boutique before arriving in the city, that provides psychic readings, spiritual guidance and sells crystals, called Earth Odyssey.

One afternoon while exploring the city, I ended up right in front of the store and decided to check it out! Luckily for me, they had an opening for a reading with their psychic and without hesitation I did it! It was honestly one of the most amazing experiences I have had and the reading was very accurate. If you’re into that stuff and happen to be visiting NOLA, I’d recommend stopping by.

As always, I took my camera and iPhone X  around with me for you guys to get a glimpse into my trip! Feel free to scroll down and see some of my personal highlights.

Until my next adventure,

Christian 

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Wearing the latest (top + bottoms) from H&M Studio collection – shop here!
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Picked up a few crystals after my reading that promote; love, healing, positivity and financial abundance.
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New Orleans

Streetwear Basics

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So, I’ve been away from the blog for about two weeks now but for good reason! It was Toronto Men’s Fashion Week + Women’s Week which meant that my schedule was all over the place (more than usual). That being said, I’m finally catching up on my travel and style content from New Orleans!

I shared this look on Instagram  and you guys seemed to really like it so it only made sense to share the full look + details on the blog, as well.

I love this look, this might actually become my summer uniform for 2018! Although I was in New Orleans, this outfit gives me complete California vibes. It’s the whole ‘effortless’ yet ‘put together’ feel that really wins me over! I wore this look on one my first afternoons alone exploring the city. I wanted to feel comfortable and myself and this was what I came up with.

Christian 

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Cotton Twill Shirt Jacket – H&M | Cotton Jersey Tank TopH&M | Vintage Levi’s Denim ShortsFASINFRANK | Legacy Printed SocksTOPMAN | See You Later 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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Soho

Casual Meets Luxe

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So, this will be my last street style post from my New York trip! I am all caught up and ready for my next adventure, which happens to be, this weekend! I’m heading to New Orleans for the first time and I’m hella excited. It’s crazy because I think the part that gets me the most excited is the fact that I have no clue what to expect! I haven’t traveled somewhere new since Los Angeles in October (so nuts). As always, I’ll be documenting my trip for you guys so you’ll hear all about it (good or bad) haha!

Anyways, back to this look. I really like the way this outfit came together. The sneakers make it casual, yet the jacket gives it a more luxe vibe all at the same time. If I were to go on a lunch date in Soho, I would say this would be my perfect outfit!

Christian 
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Men’s Shirt Jacket – H&M | Long Sleeve Sweater (old) – ARMANI EXCHANGE | White Denim – ARMANI EXCHANGE | Classic Cortez – NIKE SPORTSWEAR |

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Soho

Plaid in Soho

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I’ll never turn down a chance to visit New York and I’ll never visit New York without spending at least a day in Soho. There’s something about this area that really resonates with me and I wouldn’t have it any other way. The architecture, the colour palette, the boutiques, the cafés, the restaurants, I just can’t get enough!

I was in a mood this day and felt like dressing a little different than my usual ensembles. I got these plaid pants  from H&M before heading to New York  and thought that this would be the perfect opportunity to break them in. I love the way that the outfit came together and Soho made for the perfect back drop to capture these photos – I hope that you guys enjoy them!

Christian 
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Plaid Pants – H&M | Leather Moto Jacket - MANIERE DE VOIRArly Pull-On Boots - ALDO | Sunglasses – CUTLER AND GROSS| Grayson Gold-Tone Smartwatch – MICHAEL KORS |

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New York

Behind-The-Scenes+ Runway Moments with Perry Ellis at NYFWM

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As promised in my previous blog post, I have more content to share from my project with Perry Ellis around their latest runway show! If you guys were following along on social media last week, you know that I was in New York for Men’s Fashion Week and working on a cool behind-the-scenes collaboration with Perry Ellis.

The morning of the show, I spent some time in the Perry Ellis showroom going through their massive (and I mean MASSIVE) archive collections to put together a look for the show. I’m not going to lie, I felt like a kid in a candy store with all of the options that I had to choose from. I ended up narrowing it down to my top three looks and with your guys help via Instagram, I opted for the look below.
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The hustle and bustle during a show at New York Fashion Week is like no other! You’ve got a full crew of make up artists, hairstylists, male models, dressers, pr,  photographers, videographers, bloggers etc… it’s nuts! When I arrived, the models were just getting ready to run through their final rehearsal and then  back upstairs for any last minute make up touches and into their first look!

10 minutes before the show began, I made my way downstairs to be seated and catch up with a few of my blogger buddies attending the show.

The show had a very clean and minimal routine for the models, allowing guests to really take in the clothing. I, myself was a huge fan of this presentation, specifically as I felt that it gave a true nod to the heritage of the brand. There was a lot of vintage feels coming down the runway, especially the jackets (which I love) but with a modern twist.

The thing that I liked the most about this collection was that there was something to wear for every occasion in a man’s every day life. It really showed how much thought the creative director Michael Maccari and his team put into it all. .

I can’t wait to get my hands on some of those pieces and see what they come up with next!

Christian 
@christianconfidential@christianconfidentialProcessed with VSCO with a6 preset@christianconfidential@christianconfidentialThe following photos were taken by: Jonathan Hokklo for Perry Ellis
BTS_PE_FW18_0997BTS_PE_FW18_0937Creative Director: Michael Maccari & modelFullSizeRenderPE_FW_2018_LOOK_023I’m in love with these loose fit pants and the neck of this knit sweater!
PE_FW_2018_LOOK_017I will be needing this jacket, it’s so my vibe!
PE_FW_2018_LOOK_014I love the fit of this athleisure look and the colour choices! PE_FW_2018_LOOK_012I’ll take the yellow jacket with black accents in a medium please and thanks! 

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Miami

21 Days In Miami

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Can you believe that it’s the new year already? Like it’s nut! I feel like 2017 came and went by so quickly if it wasn’t for me capturing moments for my blog I don’t think I would’ve been able to remember everything that went down.

That being said, at the end of November my cousin shared a quote that stuck in my head for the rest of the year. “May this last month of 2017 be the plot twist you’ve been waiting for.” and let me tell you that it was!

At the beginning of December my friends and I decided to do a last minute jaunt to Miami for Art Basel. When I say last minute, I mean, L-A-S-T  M-I-N-U-T-E! We literally booked our flights and accommodations the night before, it was so crazy. If you know me, then you know I’m much more of a planner, so this trip was already starting out a lot different.

The plan was to arrive on thursday and leave on sunday. We were all having so much fun, checking out the art installations, having lunches at Soho Beach House, dinners at Komodo and Nusr-Et and partaking in the Miami nightlife (we left E11even on the friday night at 8:30 am to give you guys an idea of how fun it was haha).
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When the sunday came around, I was nowhere close to being ready to go back home. Toronto just got their first snow fall and the temperature was plummeting well below zero. My friend Jay and I decided to stay for a few weeks longer and complete the rest of our work for the year in Miami. Honestly, it was the best decision I’ve made in a long time! Everyday I woke up early, got a workout in (Equinox South Beach) then grabbed my laptop and got to work while laying out on the beach in 26+ degree weather!

This was the first time that I wasn’t surrounded by snow for Christmas and to be honest, I wasn’t mad about it! In Miami, they’re very festive with their decorations and you’re still able to feel the Christmas vibe.

I also took this time to really reflect on the direction that my life is going in and what I need to do in the New Year to reach higher heights.

All in all, this was a great experience that I’m really glad that I got the chance to experience and as usual I took a couple pics (maybe more than usual) for you guys to check out!

Believe it or not but I actually shot all of my content with my iPhone 7! I’ve had this phone for about a year now and I’m still blown away by the great quality that it captures. It gets me amped to test out the new iPhone 8plus and the X!  #ShotOnIphone

I hope that 2018 is off to a great start for all of you and that you push through with your resolutions as hard as some of them may be! Remember, you’ve only got one life to life, so whatever it is that you want out of it, go for it and never settle!

Christian 
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