So it’s been a while since I’ve last posted on the blog and I feel like I owe you guys an explanation. The last couple of months have been very interesting to say the least and I needed some time to really reflect on what I’ve been feeling and what’s going to be my next move. I don’t necessarily have the answer as of yet but I feel like I’m in a better place to pick up where I left off. I’ll go into further details about this in another blog post but I just wanted to let you guys know that I didn’t forget about you and that I’m working on a few things personally and professionally that I’ll be sharing with you guys soon!
Something that I’m excited about, is a feature that I shot with Urban Outfitters earlier this week that will be coming out in July on their social channels and website! This is a look that I styled for them that I’m totally feeling right now. I’d like to think that this look is a mash up of retro + island vibes. It’s a dope look that I would wear on a cooler (weather wise) summer day with friends either checking out Kensington Market or heading to a backyard party.
What I’m Wearing
BDG Straight Cropped Jeans - Urban Outfitters | Mowgli Surf Coach Jacket – Urban Outfitters | Converse Pro Suede Hi-Top Sneakers - Urban Outfitters | Adidas Linear Tee – Urban Outfitters |
So… these last two weeks have been pretty hectic on my end. I’m not sure if I shared this with you guys before but there’s something going on in the universe right now and I feel like there’s a huge shift that’s going to happen in my life and I’m just trying to prepare for it. I’ve been getting a lot of subtle signs and it’s caused me to be more present in my everyday life, which I tend to struggle with but honestly, I’d be lying if I didn’t admit that I just want this ‘thing’ to happen already (I have the patience of a two-year old sometimes haha)! I’m convinced that it either has something to do with my career path or my love life. I don’t want to assume too much as to what it’s going to be but either way I’m excited for it! Anyways… enough about all of that, let’s talk about this look that I put together over the weekend! I am in love with its simplicity yet how much attention it demands at the same time. Sticking to a pretty simple colour scheme, I wanted to make a bold statement with the pieces that I chose to incorporate within this outfit without being ‘too loud’. I just got this black jacket (not to be mistaken as a bath robe haha) the other day from ASOS and I’m obsessed with it. It’s so cozy and oversized and just plays well with so many pieces. I paired this jacket with a grey hoodie, some black joggers and the ‘zebra’ Yeezy 350 V2’s. This look is totally me at the moment, it’s fun it’s understated yet something you won’t forget. I hope that you guys are into it!
ChristianWhat I’m Wearing
Extreme Oversized Borg Duster Coat – ASOS | Grey Hoodie – Vintage | Men’s Joggers (old) –AMERICAN APPAREL | Yeezy Zebra 350 V2 – ADIDAS ORIGINALS |
Hi bb’s – I hope that 2017 is off to a great start for ya! It’s crazy to me how time just keeps flying by, I can barely keep up haha! I promised myself that this year, I’m going to continue to push boundaries in all areas of my life especially the blog. I have this rule that I placed on myself that doesn’t allow me to do the same thing that I did last year unless it’s done on a bigger scale. That being said, this year will be no exception, I really want to do dope shit and challenge myself to continuously grow creatively. I’ve got a few tricks up my sleeve that I’m excited and nervous to share with you guys within the upcoming months, so be patient with me.
Also, I wanna just say a huge thank you to you all for continuing to stick by me! Nowadays EVERYONE is an influencer or blogger or whatever you wanna call me, and I hope that you guys know that I appreciate each and every one of you – let’s live out our dreams this year!
What I’m Wearing
Baseball Bomber Jacket – EXPRESS | Cotton Zip Front Hoodie – EXPRESS | Black Skinny Fit Denim – EXPRESS | Hi-Top Sneakers (old) – AXEL ARIGATO |
Guys… did you miss me?! I’m going to just assume that the answer is a hell yes and get straight to the goods. I’m obsessed with this minimal fall/winter look that I put together the other day. It’s clean, it’s edgy and minus the exposed areas around the knees, it will actually keep you pretty warm this season. Recently, I picked up this asymmetrical faux-shearling coat from Armani Exchange and I can’t get enough of it! I think it really brings the whole look together quite nicely making it the statement piece of the outfit. This is a look that can be worn to a lunch meeting and easily be dope enough to wear for some evening cocktails (minus the tuque).
What I’m Wearing
Asymmetrical Faux-Shearling Coat – ARMANI EXCHANGE | Black Ripped Skinny Jeans –TOPMAN | Black Faux-Suede Chelsea Boots (old) – TOPMAN | Long-Sleeved Stretch T-Shirt – H&M |
It’s been a while since I’ve shared a new style post (forgive me), so hopefully you guys like this one! I hosted a cocktail party for Armani Exchange the other week and put this look together, incorporating items from their latest a/w collection. I decided to go the whole winter-white route for my top and bottoms, while adding a pop of subtle colour with my footwear (I told you guys, you’d see these boots a lot haha). This look really does it for me, it’s not something I’d wear everyday (I’m the worst at keeping my whites clean) but it’s definitely a look I’d wear on a special occasion!
Ps. To all those that came out to hang out with me that evening, thank you!
What I’m Wearing
Textured Grid Crewneck– ARMANI EXCHANGE | White Slim-Fit Denim –ARMANI EXCHANGE | Special Edition Brown Leather Three Buckle Ankle Boots – ZARA |
Last week, I had the chance to attend and co-host the #ClarksMashup big reveal. The anticipation for this event has been making a lot of buzz on social media over the last couple of months and here’s why. Clarks had a cool idea to bring together creatives from all over Toronto to create art installations, embracing both old school craftsmanship and new world technology. This concept was inspired by the brands’ Trigenic line of shoes, which embraces the same mantra.
Over the last couple of months, each group of creatives has been working to find ways to bridge the gap and create something cool to present at the reveal. Fast forward to last week and here we are. A group of media and industry professionals met on Queen Street West at a boutique called, Gravity Pope. After being decked out in different colours of Trigenics, we were off on the Clarks Mashup Crawl! At each stop, the group was introduced to the artists followed by a brief description of the story behind their installation.
My group was the second stop on the crawl and oh boy, did they ever do a great job (not that I was surprised)! Shaz, Amir & Simon found a way to illustrate the best of both worlds with their installation. Embracing Shaz’s woodworking skills to create something tangible, while integrating Amir and Simon’s ability to manipulate light to create a show around it. The audience was definitely impressed by their work along with the other two groups.
We ended the night off back at Gravity Pope where the ‘Mashup’ theme continued with options of infused cocktails, music and great conversations! All in all, I would have to say the night was a success!
It was great to see an influential brand like Clarks push an initiative like this! The concept was something creative and out of the box – which is what truly attracted me to this project! It was a pleasure being a part of this experience and allowed me to meet some really cool people and learn a thing or two. To learn more about Clarks and their Trigenic line you should click here!
Until next time,
So, I’m back this week with another style post that I think you guys will love (at least, I really do haha)! This look incorporates a lot of my favourite pieces at the moment: chelsea boots, destroyed denim, an oversized sweatshirts and a trench coat… yes a trench coat! I could’ve left the coat out of the equation but I think it brings the look up a notch and gives it more of an edge. I had to find a cool location to shoot this outfit and some how I stumbled on a cool grungy alleyway in Yorkville (if you’re familiar with this area, you know it’s not that easy to find) that totally matched my aesthetic. This season, I see myself experimenting a bit more with colours and shapes so expect to see more variation. Will you guys be taking any chances with your looks this season?
What I’m Wearing
Special Edition Brown Leather Three Buckle Ankle Boots – ZARA | Oversized Sweatshirt – COS STORES | Destroyed Denim (old) – H&M | Navy Blue Trench Coat (old) – H&M |
If there’s anything that I love, it’s the release of a dope sneaker! As part of my collaboration series with Adidas Originals, the Adidas EQT Support ADV’s were a drop that I was really excited for. Taking inspiration from the past and revamping the look with a primeknit upper, these kicks are a total win. When it came to styling my outfit, I opted to keep it simple and have the sneakers be my statement piece. Clean, minimal, with a futuristic flair, you can’t go wrong with having these in your closet!
My buddy Sean from Tin Mantra Motion Pictures and I shot a little fashion video featuring some of my favourite pieces at the moment all styled with the EQT’s. Check it out below and let me know what you think! Ps. they’re also available in an all white & all black colourway that can be found on adidas.ca.
Photography shot in Soho, New York by: V. Cesario
What I’m Wearing
Cotton-Blend Hoodie – FOREVER21 | Leather Shorts – H&M | Equipment Support ADV Shoes – ADIDAS ORIGINALS |
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!
What I’m Wearing
Piped Seams Sweatshirt – ZARA | Trousers – COS | Original Boots – DR. MARTENS |