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The Best Gift For A Best Friend

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The holiday season is officially in full swing which means the countdown to picking up something special for your loved ones is on. For me, I take shopping for presents very seriously. I always try to find ways to not only give my friends gifts that they want but that also puts a huge smile on their faces. This year I’ve teamed up with Best Buy Canada to find the best gift for one of  my best friends, Shayna.

Shayna and I have been friends for as long as I can remember and have shared many memories together. This year I wanted to get her a gift that she’d not only love but something that also highlighted significant moments in our friendship. After spending some time in Best Buy, I came across this cool portable photo printer called the HP Sprocket, that I knew she’d love!

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The HP Sprocket is a portable photo printer that’s super easy to use, prints images and stickers instantly and has a clean minimal design. It’s also super light in weight and allows you to print via bluetooth directly from your iPhone.

One of the things that Shayna and I love to do together is travel.  I decided to print a bunch of our favourite photos from our past trips (New York, Miami, West Palm Beach, Paris) and create a photo album for her to have with the Sprocket.

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The thing that I love about Best Buy , especially when it comes to holiday shopping is that you can go in looking to find a gift for one person and end up leaving with something for everyone on your list (like the new Fitbit Ionic Watch for your athletic friend)!  Best Buy makes it super easy by having knowledgeable staff in each department and carrying a wide variety of electronics and premium tech gadgets!

If you’ve still got a few people to check off your list, I’d suggest making  a stop at your local Best Buy store or even better you can shop online here.

Good luck guys and happy holidays!

Christian 

PS. look out for a little contest on my Instagram account for chance to win a $100 gift card to Best Buy launching this weekend!

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Fashion, Paris

Top Five // AVOC Paris

AVOC FW17-14Hey guys, so I’m still in the middle of going through all of my stuff from Men’s Fashion Week in Paris but I thought I’d share my top 5 looks from the AVOC Paris show with you guys! I’m really into the futuristic wave that the brand is on at the moment. I’ve attended their show for the last three season and I must say that F/W17 is definitely my favourite thus far. I love the primary colour palette they decided to use and the gender neutral pieces they’ve created, it’s totally my vibe.  Peep below to see the full round up (photos are in no particular order).

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AVOC FW17-15 AVOC FW17-4AVOC FW17-9AVOC FW17-24

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Paris, Street Style

Paris Day 1

christian confidential | paris fashion weekchristian confidential | christian thompsonThree weeks into 2017 and I’m in Paris for Men’s Fashion Week – I really can’t complain! I absolutely love this city, it’s edge and style just completely moves me. I’m not sure if you noticed but recently, I decided to go BLONDE! I’ve wanted to try this for a while now and finally just said fuck it, lets just do it! I had to find the right outfit to debut it and I think this whole look came together perfectly! I decided to pair my new red serrated jacket with a comfy oversized sweatshirt, a pair of wide leg joggers, some high knee socks and some fresh X_PLR’s to complete the look. I hope that you guys are into it as much as I am! Now let’s see how much trouble I can get into over here haha!

Christian

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 What I’m Wearing

Men’s Serrated Jacket – ADIDAS ORIGINALS | Purpose Tour Sweatshirt – URBAN OUTFITTERS | Men’s XBYO 7/8  – ADIDAS ORIGINALS | Solid Knee Socks–ADIDAS ORIGINALS | X_PLR Sneakers – ADIDAS ORIGINALS | Suede Backpack – MANIERE DE VOIR |

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Paris, Street Style

Switch Up Flows, Like I Switch Up My Clothes


christian thompson | christian confidential Don’t mind the title of this post, I’ve been listening to way too much rap these days haha! I’m really into this look and I hope that you guys are too! I got these pants from Publish Brand a while ago and wanted to find the perfect outfit to break them in with. I decided to pair them with a leather jacket, a black tank & some white sneakers. I don’t think I’ve ever tried wearing  burnt orange before but I don’t think I’ll shy away from it anymore!

Christian 
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What I’m Wearing

Classic Leather Biker Jacket – MANIERE DE VOIR | Alfie – Rust Pant – PUBLISH BRAND | Vest Top – H&M | Men’s Huarache Sneakers – NIKE |

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Lifestyle, Paris

The Importance of Gratitude

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One of the main things that I love about having my blog is the ability to look back at some of the milestones or experiences that I’ve had in life thus far. As I’m sure you guys have noticed, I take a more personal approach to the content that I create – treating each blog post more of like an online journal entry. Coming close to the end of my content from Paris, I wanted to share with you guys something that I’ve been practising for quite some time now when it comes to how I live my life.

If there’s anything that I’ve learned over the last few years, is that nothing in life is guaranteed. 5 years ago, I was a recent college graduate, fell in love for the first time and had a clear picture of what my future would look like both personally and professionally. As the years went by, the same “clear picture” of my what future would look like became less clear, until it wasn’t visible at all. I wasn’t doing anything with my education, I broke up with my first love, and I felt lost in every way possible.

*** side note *** I’m a gemini so I feel things more than most people. My highs are the highest and my lows are the lowest (trust me… I wish I was being dramatic).

 Fast forward to the present day, I use the knowledge that I learned from college regularly, I get to do what I love on a daily basis and have found a more positive perspective on life than I ever thought possible… how? – Gratitude! 

Gratitude -the quality of being thankful; readiness to show appreciation for and to return kindness.

Instead of focusing on the negatives that were happening in my life, I started honing in on the positives. Every morning I would wake up and say out loud 5 things that I was thankful for (health, a roof over my head, new underwear, 5 extra minutes of sleep – you name it. It suddenly made me more appreciative of everything that I had in my life, which helped me attract even more! One of my best friends/photographer Shayna  and I were having a heart to heart, on one of our last nights in Paris. At one point we looked at each other and said damn, we’re having a moment, while drinking wine on a terrace in Paris – the universe is good! We’re both not necessarily where we want to be in life, and life might not be what we initially pictured it to be but we’re on the right path and for that, we’re thankful! I truly believe that acknowledging the blessings that come into your life (big or small) and being optimistic in unfavourable situations will always lead you to a brighter outcome!

Thank you guys for reading – this was a long one for me!

Christian 

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Paris, Street Style

Dapper Moments in Le Marais

christian confidential Hi guys, so I’m STILL going through my photos from Paris and wanted to share this look that I wore c/o COS for Men’s Fashion Week! I’ve really grown to love the brand, as I feel that a lot of their collection reflects my aesthetic – clean, minimal and oversized. I wore this outfit to  Sean Suen’s SS17 presentation, which was one of my favourite shows this season! To me, this look was perfect for the occasion – wearing regular dress shirts aren’t always my thing but the oversize twist to this one had me excited to style it. I paired it with some light pleated trousers, rose gold accessories (yes, I said rose gold) and white sneakers – are you into it?

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What I’m Wearing

Short Sleeve Oversized Shirt - COS (similar) | Light Grey Trousers – COS (similar) | Men’s Kiel Shoes – ADIDAS ORIGINALS |

 

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Paris, Street Style

Retro Vibes In Paris

christian confidential | parisThese last few days have been pretty crazy to say the least! Forget about having time to recover from jet lag, I feel like I’ve just been going non stop. From attending shows, meeting with brands and shooting some content for the blog – lets just say that free time has been kinda scarce. That being said, I’m that guy that no matter how tired I am, if I’m away from home and I have any free time, I need to explore! In Paris there’s literally something beautiful around every corner and that’s honestly what I love about this city! This was yesterday’s casual look that I put on before heading to an early dinner at Pink Flamingo (they have the BEST pizza). I wanted something super comfortable yet stylish and this two-piece track suit won me over – are you guys into it?

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What I’m Wearing 

Men’s Superstar Track Jacket - ADIDAS | Men’s Superstar Cuffed Track Pants – ADIDAS | Men’s Kiel Shoes (old) – ADIDAS |

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Street Style

Project X Paris

Christian Confidential | Project ParisDepending on who you ask, one of the best (or worst) qualities that I possess, is my obsession with finding the next best thing! In regards to fashion and my profession, this trait is totally viewed as a good thing. Don’t get me wrong, I’ll never turn my back on the classics or my go-to brands but there’s something exciting about discovering a new brand or product. Recently, I came in contact with the good folks at Project X Paris – an edgy street wear brand from Paris (obviously) that I’m really feeling at the moment! I decided to style their beige joggers and sweatshirt in this style post with a pair of Axel Arigato  hi-tops, that I think play well together. I don’t know if you’ve noticed but lately I’ve been in such a chill vibe when it comes to what I wear but don’t you worry, i’ll be sharing some dapper looks soon, promise!

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Fashion, Lifestyle, Paris, Travel

Paris

Paris | Christian ConfidentialHi guys, I hope that life has been treating you well these days. I’m definitely still on a high from my trip to Paris. It’s my third time traveling to this beautiful city and I must admit that every time I visit, I fall more & more in love.  I feel like everyone has a place in the world that makes them feel extra special inside, and for me, it’s Paris!

This trip was extra exciting, as it was the first time that I’d be attending shows for Paris Men’s Fashion Week…which to me, is huge! Paris is legit the fashion capital of the world  and to be able to see how things are done over there was definitely a goal of mine personally and professionally. I’ll get more into the shows and all that good stuff in my upcoming post but in the meantime I wanted to share some of my favourite moments and places while away. I decided to switch things up and bring over my Instagram aesthetic to the blog for this post!
Ps… I just want to say a huge thank you to you guys for your continued support!  Honestly, these experiences wouldn’t be possible without my readers and it truly means a lot to me. If there’s anything that you want to see more of, just let me know!
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