Every now and then I get the chance to collaborate with a brand that really encourages me to tap into my creative space and create something that’s really different. If you’re into menswear, you’re definitely familiar with the heritage brand Perry Ellis. I remember while growing up and going through my step dads closet and seeing the logo on so many classic staples. You guys know me, I love my edgy statement pieces, my casual cozy pieces and my classic staples.
Perry Ellis is known for its suiting, contemporary apparel, cutting edge athleisure wear (have you seen their 360 collection?!) and are also pretty invested in the fragrance department. Last month, they came out with their newest scent, Perry Ellis and it’s a solid contender. A scent is personal, it’s a representation of you, and for me, I always choose my scents wisely. Think about it, there’s two things that people will always remember you by, 1. the way you made them feel and 2. your scent. I attach people and memories to scents all the time, kind of how I attach experiences to my favourite songs (PartyNextDoor’s Break From Toronto, will always remind me of my first visit to Paris).
The new Perry Ellis scent is for the modern day guy that’s a forward thinker, fashion conscious with a taste for classic and heritage style. Notes from Italian bergamot, crushed lavender and infused verbena gives this scent a refreshing finish.
For this project, my team and I wanted to really bring out the values behind this fragrance in a special way. In this short spot that we created with the brand, you’ll see me in my most intimate state that I’ve been on camera to date. I shed a layer or two, and let myself be vulnerable for you guys to get a glimpse into what I aspire for, what I struggle with and what I’ve overcome throughout my journey this far. Believe it or not, one of the most important things that helps build my confidence day to day, is knowing that I’m wearing a fragrance that supports and reflects my ideas and vision.
Hey 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).
Hi guys, so the other day I got the chance to check out the brand Rochas, first ever menswear collection at their office in Paris. Clean, minimal, comfortable along with silhouettes that compliment the wearer, are key words used to describe this collection. That being said, those are also the key words I use to describe my style (aka, I was really into it)! I snapped a few pics to share with you guys, so you check them out below :).
PS. are you as obsessed with the oversized silver/grey jacket as I am? The design + stitching on the pockets give it that extra flare, I couldn’t get over it – it’s also going to be available in two additional colorways!
Three 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!
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).
I’ve got a short #OOTD post for you guys, that I think you’ll love! I’ve been really into track suits lately, and this is my latest purchase from Adidas – obviously! It’s one of the latest drops from their fall collection that I’m really feeling. I decided to keep the styling to a minimal and paired the suit with a white tank, some sneakers and a baseball cap. I’d rock this look on one of my many “I just wanna be comfortable days” while doing errands or meeting up with friends!
Okay, okay… don’t hate me but it’s about that time that I start talking about fall fashion on the blog! Don’t get me wrong, I LOVE fall – it’s probably my favourite season to dress for but here in Toronto, fall last for about a month and then it’s winter (which 9 /10 times, we don’t see eye-to-eye). I put this look together that you guys seemed to really like on social media – yaaas! Denim + oversized anything are my best friends and play very well together around this time of year. I completed this look with a pair of brown Chelsea boots that I’m currently obsessed with! If you see me repeat this look a few times, try your best not to judge me haha!
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.
It’s been a while since I’ve shared something really personal on my blog, so bare with me on this post. For the last little while, I’ve been struggling with the direction my life has been going in. I’ve had some pretty rough days that only a few of my close friends have witnessed. It’s like every time I take 1 step forward, I’m pushed 5 steps backwards. I’m a gemini so I know that I feel things a lot deeper than most people, I always say that my high’s are the highest and my low’s are the lowest – no lie! I’ve been doing a lot of soul searching, trying to figure out where these negative feelings stem from and how to correct them. I’m convinced that the universe is trying to send me a message that for some reason isn’t clear to me or that I subconsciously don’t want to hear. Either way, my patience is definitely being tested… which is also something I’m trying to work on.
The reason why I’ve decided to share a little bit about what I’ve been going through is solely because I feel like someone else might be going through something similar! I know how difficult it can be to go through things and if I can help someone feel less alone by sharing my personal journey, I’m more than happy to. I feel like every one is put on this earth with a purpose at hand. I’ve always felt that my purpose in some way was to experience things and share it with the world. There’s actually even a quote that I heard when I was a kid that stuck with me “Knowing everything won’t do you any good, unless you use it to put beauty into this world”. Although I’m currently in the middle of figuring out my own situation, I do have a few things that I’d suggest to anyone feeling down to try out.
1. As difficult as it may be you have to try and stay positive. Positivity attracts positivity, so even if it’s small things in your life that are going well, use those to lift yourself out of your funk. 2. Take as much time to yourself as you need. It’s important to acknowledge what you’re feeling and to figure out why it is that you feel that way. 3. Remember, this too shall pass! It’s so important to remember that nothing last forever and in time, everything gets better! It’s probably not the first time you’ve felt this way and probably won’t be the last. It’s merely growing pains and this life lesson will make the next chapter of your life feel that much better!