Casual Days | Street Style
Fashion, Lifestyle, Street Style

Casual Days | Street Style

Casual Days | Street StyleWe all have those busy, errand-filled days where our outfit choices become less of a priority.  With the Holiday Season upon us, those days have been happening a bit more often than I’d like, so much that I decided to dedicate a post to it!  I definitely have my go-to casual pieces for those days when my mind is all over the place, things that I can throw together and know I still look stylish enough to be seen out and about.

Casual Days | Street StyleThis time of year it’s all about the sweater – this piece from Charlie Bymz is always a favourite because of its classic athletic cut.  The white calls for a bit more attention – I’d be lying if I said I minded.

Casual Days | Street Style

Casual Days | Street Style What I’m Wearing

 Sweatshirt – CHARLIE BYMZ | Spray On Denim – TOPMAN|  Black Suede Boots – TOPMAN | Sunglasses – Dolce & Gabbana |  Gold Watch – CARAVELLE New York 

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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RIhanna | Icon Award
Fashion, Lifestyle

Rihanna | American Music Awards

 

Rihanna | Icon Award

Congratulations to Rihanna for being the first recipient of the American Music Awards Icon Award. That moment was definitely one of the highlights of the night as she was greeted on stage by her mother who shared a few uplifting words about her. Rihanna also looked stunning last night dawning a beautiful two piece ensemble designed by the legendary Jean Paul Gauthier.  Let’s just say that even if she didn’t win an award, she still would have made the headlines with that outfit ;)!

XO,

Christian

Christian Confidential
Fashion, Street Style

The Modern Day Gentlemen | Street Style

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Surprisingly, dressing up is one of my least favourite things to do.  I’ve never been one of those ‘alls fair in the name of fashion’ types and generally dress for comfort more than flare.  That said, there are many occasions where dress-clothes are a must!

I might not be able to get away from the indigo-jeans, but in this outfit I’ve paired them with a double-breasted vest & blazer.  In it I feel fashionable, flexible & fun.  The detailing on the blazer makes a statement without defining the look.  It’s a subtle style that suits the season with colours to match.

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The vest is definitely a highlight & the key to this outfit’s versatility.  Take it from office to afterwork effortlessly.

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 What I’m Wearing

 Blazer- GSUS | Doubles Breasted Vest – GSUS | Denim Jeans – Tommy Hilfiger | Brown Suede shoes – TOPMAN | Sunglasses – Marc Jacobs | Sleeve Brief Case – Coach | Rose Gold Watch – Michael Kors | Ring – David Yurman

 

Tyson Beckford
Fashion

Tyson Beckford & Ines Rau for OOB Magazine

Tyson Beckford If you’ve been on any social media platform this weekend you may have come across headlines about this racy photo shoot that male supermodel Tyson Beckford  took part in for OOB Magazine with transgendered model Ines Rau. Personally, I think these pictures are amazing and that’s really all we should be talking about. There are no boundaries in Art | Fashion.

Tyson Beckford Ines Rau

 

Tyson Beckford Ines Rau

 

Tyson Beckford Ines Rau

 

Shoot: Tropical Surrealism Publication: OOB Magazine Photographer: Rodolfo Martinez Model: Tyson Beckford ( Can you believe he’s 42!)  Model: Ines Rau

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Fashion, Street Style

Boy In Leather | Street Style

 

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Fall is such an amazing season to experience the best of Toronto – all of the indulgent & cozy classics that bring out the Canadian in all of us.  This is true for fashion as much as anything else!  The unpredictability of the weather makes layering a must – especially if you’re trying to carry an outfit from day to night.  With this look I layered a basic grey scoop neck t-shirt with one of my favourite cool-weather pieces, a leather vest by Canadian designer Ken Chow.  Tied around my waist is my ‘boyfriend’ shirt, a well-loved plaid number from Club Monaco, rocked with my favourite All Saints denim, a feathered fedora & a pair of shades courtesy of Dolce & Gabbana.

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The luxe feel of leather is as exciting as it is timeless:  a great leather vest is the perfect piece to add to your wardrobe this fall and have in rotation season after season.  Personally, I love the added edge it gives my outfits – it’s such an added confidence boost.  Let’s just say that it brings out the bad boy in me so to speak… ;)

Christian ConfidentialWhat I’m Wearing

Print Cigarette Jeans- All Saints | Leather Vest – KRANE | Basic Grey Scoop T-shirt | Plaid Shirt – Club Monaco | Combat Boots – TOPMAN | Fedora – Big It Up | Sunglasses – Dolce & Gabbana

 

The Brunch Fixe
Events, The Circle

The Brunch Fixe

 

Here are some images along with our “The Circle” media coverage from the sold out fashion event… The Brunch Fixe. We would like to thank everyone that contributed into making this event a success. A special thank you to our cocktail reception sponsors Collavini Prosecco & Henkell Rose.

 

The Brunch Fixe
The Brunch Fixe

 

Cocktail Reception Sponsored by: Collavini Prosecco & Henkell Rose

"Christian Confidential" cocktail - Collavini Prosecco, White Cranberry + Mixed Berries

Candy Station Fashion Installation by: Black Caviar
Christian Thompson, Joan, Jay Strut

                                      Click on “The Circle” tab to view our media coverage of this event.. xo

Cocktail Reception Sponsored by Collavini Prosecco & Henkell Rose
Events, The Circle

You’re invited to… “The Brunch Fixe”

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You are invited to the second instalment of “The Circle” by Christian Confidential!  Join us as we collaborate with Jay Strut and Kultura Toronto to bring you “The Brunch Fixe” –

When: Sunday April 28th, 2013

Where: 169 King St. East (Nearest intersection King & Jarvis)

Time: 12:30 to 3:30pm

Hosted by: Christian Thompson of Christian Confidential & Jay Strut of JayStrut.com

*** Special Dj set provided by: Jay Strut***

What to Expect:

As part of our take on how Sunday afternoons should be, join us at Kultura and let us satisfy your ‘Brunch Fixe’ – delicious food, great music, signature cocktails & amazing company.

How to attend?

Tickets are $40.00 and can be purchased online here

http://thebrunchfixe.eventbrite.ca

Tickets include a 3 course brunch + our signature cocktail.

sponsored by: Collavini & Henkell Prosecco

 

(Please be advised that there is a limited amount of seating and all tickets must be purchased in advance)

 

xo,

Christian & Jay