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Street Style

Ride The Wave

@christianconfidentialIt’s been a whirlwind of a time, both good and bad over the last few weeks for me. I, honestly haven’t had this bad of ‘growing pains’ in a very long time. Things that used to fulfill me don’t seem to cut it anymore and finding the answer as to what I need to do differently to correct those feelings haven’t been the easiest. Sometimes I wish that life could just be as easy as getting dressed comes to me but unfortunately it’s not. Long story short, my apologies again for not being as active as I usually am on the blog but thank you guys for riding with me.

Here’s a look that I styled over the weekend that I hope that you guys like. I’m mixing some old items with a few new ones with this look. A pair of loose denim, an old light weight bomber, a basic long sleeve tee and my new Alexander Wang for Adidas Originals sneakers.

Christian

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Street Style

Downtown Moments with Kenneth Cole

@christianconfidential Hi guys, a little over a month ago I had the opportunity to shoot some cool content with Kenneth Cole for their Spring/Summer 2017 footwear collection. I’ve been a fan of Kenneth Cole for quite some time now, as it’s one of those classic brands that never go out of style.

That being said, I shot three looks with them and this outfit was definitely my favourite! It’s crazy because I don’t dress up that often but when I do, I tend to like the way it all comes together! I decided to pair the brands Skate-Trick Leather-Combo shoes with some grey cuffed dress pants, a turtle neck (it’s still cold in Toronto) and a black motorcycle jacket to give the look a little more edge – I hope that you guys like it!

Christian 
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Fashion, New York

NYFW 17 Photo Diary


christian confidential | NYFW 17New York Fashion Week… (sigh) where do I even begin? I told you guys that I was originally set to be in New York for a cool project that I was filming that coincided with Fashion Week (Women’s). I decided to extend my stay in the city to explore, shop and see a few more shows + presentations. I’ve only been to Fashion Week in New York once before which was a lot of fun but this time around the whole experience was kicked up to another level.

One thing that I’ve learned when it comes to  traveling + work is that, it’s so important to have a great team with you and good friends (Shayna, Sean, Jay + Vanessa) – it really makes the experience so much better! From attending shows, to shooting street style, to presentations + appointments, late dinners to the after parties… there was never a dull moment.

As always, I had my camera with me + iPhone 7 (the camera changed my life, review coming shortly) documenting as much of my time away as I could. Keep scrolling down to see some of my favourite moments.

Christian

Shows + Presentations included in this post:

Club Monaco, Lacoste, Nina Tiari, J.Crew, Vivienne Tam, Chanel

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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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Street Style

Cozy Vibes // BALR.

christian confidential | christian thompsonHi guys – So I’m back tonight with a  nuuuu style post! I’ve actually been shooting quite a bit of content that I can’t wait to share with you all! It’s crazy because when fall usually arrives and the temperature starts to drop, it usually takes the MOST out of me to get outside but thankfully we’ve been having some good weather  in Toronto! Anyways, back to this look – I’m really into it! I’m wearing a new hoodie from my friends over at BALR. that I paired with some loose distressed denim, a nude long line bomber & some white sneakers.  It’s cool, it’s cozy aka the perfect fit for fall!

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What I’m Wearing

Toweling Graphic Hoodie – BALR. |   Loose-Fit Distressed Denim (old) –H&M | Nude Long-Line Bomber (old)  – MANIERE DE VOIR | Men’s Air Huarache  I.D. Sneakers – NIKE |

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Miami, Travel

Miami Photo Diary

christian thompson | christian confidential Hi guys, as promised, here’s my latest photo diary from Miami. After Paris, I think that Miami is my most frequently visited destination and I don’t feel bad about it. Whether I’m looking to have a wild time with friends or a quiet trip alone, it never disappoints! This trip was all about taking in as much warm weather as possible (it’s about to get REALLY cold in Toronto) and getting some much needed rest (there’s nothing better  than falling asleep on a beach). We kept it pretty low key and did a couple nice dinners (Cecconi’s is always a must visit), some time on the beach and a lot of bubbly. See below for a few of my favourite photos that I snapped along the way!

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Street Style

I Stay Neutral

Christian Thompson | Christian Confidential Recently, I’ve noticed that I’ve been drawn to anything and everything with a bit of a dramatic flare to it! What I mean by that is, oversized tops, long-length jackets and wide leg pants (not to be confused with wide leg denim YUCK haha). I put this look together right after planning a future trip to New York and I think that’s where the grungy, yet hipster influence came from.  I went with a neutral colour scheme and used accessories (boots + tuque) to give it some personality. I have a love/hate relationship with Dr. Martens, I can’t wear them everyday (sometimes they make my feet look too BIG) but with the right outfit they’re mad dope – I hope you guys are into it!

Christian
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What I’m Wearing

Piped Seams Sweatshirt – ZARA | Trousers – COS | Original Boots – DR. MARTENS |

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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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