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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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All Black Everything | Style Post
Fashion, Street Style

All Black Everything | Style Post

All Black Everything | Style Post

If  you read my blog regularly you’ve definitely picked up on my slight obsession for everything black & leather, especially when it comes to jackets. – In a perfect world this look would be my uniform with the occasional pop of colour on my feet every now and then. Last week I got the chance to pop into my friend Ken’s studio to check out some of his fall/winter collection. As soon as I saw this jacket  I knew I had to have it. What I love about  Ken’s work is  the amount of attention he pays to details and the quality of his pieces which is clearly displayed in all his outerwear. This look is dedicated to those winter days  that you’re running around the city trying your best to stay warm & stylish at the same time. All Black Everything | Style Post All Black Everything | Style Post All Black Everything | Style Post What I’m Wearing

Walmer Jacket –  KRANE |  Black Long Sleeve Tee  – CLUB MONACO | Skinny Black Denim – H&M| Leather Snapback  VINTAGE  |Chelsea Boots – VINTAGE

The Turtle Neck | Style Post
Fashion, Street Style, Uncategorized

Dressed In Black ‘Fashion Week Edition’ | Style Post

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Another Fashion Week has come and gone in Toronto and If you work in the Canadian fashion industry , last week was probably one of the busiest times of the year for you.  I know for myself it was jammed packed with attending shows, fittings, castings, social gatherings, after parties and everything else in between. I had a few different looks that I put together for the week but I wanted to showcase this all black get up that I put together, it was definitely the highlight of them all for me. I’m not the biggest enthusiast for turtlenecks but I decided to put it into play with a black blazer, marled knit joggers and my suede chelsea boots. I think in the end, the look came together really nicely – giving off a very dapper look while providing comfort all at the same time. The Turtle Neck | Style PostThe Turtle Neck | Style PostThe Turtle Neck | Style PostWhat I’m Wearing 

Black Slim Fit Blazer –  VINTAGE | Viscose Sweater  – ZARA  | Marled Knit Chino Joggers – FOREVER21| Suede Chelsea Boots    VINTAGE | Leather Portfolio – COACH | Supreme Canvas Belt – GUCCI

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Fashion, Interview

Christian Confidential – Conversations with Reese

Think Reese | Christian Confidential

On today’s episode we sat down with Canadian designer Sherise Cromwell and discuss – her most influential trip to date, turning her dreams into a reality, being behind the camera & much more!

Check it out below :)

Think Reese | Christian ConfidentialWhat I’m Wearing

 White Scoop neck T-shirt| Print Cigarette Jeans – ALLSAINTS|  Plaid Shirt – CLUB MONACO | Bracelets –  CHRISTIANCONFIDENTIAL|REESE

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Christian Thompson | Christian Confidential
Fashion, Street Style

The Over Coat | Street Style

 

Christian Thompson | Christian ConfidentialAs hard as I try to keep my looks fresh & on point, I have to say that the weather outside these days is definitely uninspiring.  When I’m in the mood for something easy but elevated, it can be as easy as shedding that (ubiquitous) bomber jacket & grabbing a stylish overcoat.  Paired with a simple and refined all-black get-up, this two-toned coat by Toronto’s Krane Design keeps you warm & helps you stand out in a flock of Canadian Geese.

Christian Thompson | Christian Confidential

Christian Thompson | Christian ConfidentialWhat I’m Wearing

 Jacket – KRANE | Biker Knee Denim – ZARA |  Black Suede Boots – TOPMAN |Basic Black Long Sleeve Shirt – BANANA REPUBLIC |  Fedora – H&M 

ThinkREESE | Christian Confidential
Events, Fashion, Spotilight

REESE | Trunk Show

ThinkREESE | Christian Confidential

 

Known for her bold, unisex accessories, Toronto designer REESE is hosting a trunk show just in time for Christmas – her unique, statement making pieces are a perfect gift for that special person on your list.  Her show runs Dec. 12-14 at TNT in Hazelton Lanes.

XO,

Christian

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John Varvatos | Christian Confidential
Fashion, Interview, Lifestyle

5 Questions with John Varvatos | Interview

 

John Varvatos | Christian ConfidentialI recently had the opportunity to sit down with the ultra-talented John Varvatos at his label’s first flagship store in Canada.  It was such a thrill – he was extremely charming and incredibly down to earth, an uncommon balance in someone so tremendously accomplished.  He was in Canada celebrating two things, firstly the launch of his new store, and secondly, the release of his new book ‘Rock In Fashion’ which we spoke about here:

John Varvatos | Christian ConfidentialThis is both the first John Varvatos store in Canada and the release of your first book, how are you feeling right now?

I haven’t really thought about it too much – I’ve been running around so much – it’s just very exciting.  I grew up in Detroit and I’ve spent a lot of time in Canada.  I dated someone while in College in Toronto for four years, I’ve been here a lot.  I have an affinity to Toronto and I think that for North America this city, along with New York and LA, is very cosmopolitan.  Even more  than LA actually –  it’s more global, more international.

John Varvatos | Christian ConfidentialHonestly, when I found out that you were working on a book I didn’t understand your motivation.  What’s the message that you’re trying to leave with us by releasing ‘Rock In Fashion’?

 The end message really is that fashion and rock and roll are totally intertwined, they’re totally incestuous.  It started back in the 50s and it’s a relationship that’s just continued to evolve.  As you go through the book it shows you that what goes around comes around.  Young artists have taken cues from their influencers and made them their own, which is great, but the initial influence is still there – when you flip through the book you see some of the juxtaposition.  You really can see it!

John Varvatos | Christian Confidential What’s the one chapter in your book that best reflects the relationship you see between rock and your fashion?

The section on tailoring really gets to the root of what I do.  It’s everything –  I had to narrow it from 200 images to 25.  It was like tearing my heart out.

John Varvatos | Christian ConfidentialAt the start of ‘Rock in Fashion’ you have an image of one of your collaborations with Converse – the model is wearing a shirt that says ‘Who the hell is John Varvatos?” – If you could answer in five words, what would you say?

 Passionate, focussed, warm, friendly, and bald.  If I could add a word, it would be humorous!

John Varvatos | Christian ConfidentialLast but not least, if we were at the gym and our iPods were switched, what’s the one artist that I’d be surprised to find on it? 

 You might find one artist named Evelyn ‘Champagne’ King – that would be something people would not expect me to be listening to!

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