New York, Street Style

Chasing Dreams

christian confidential | christian thompsonOne of the things that I love most about having a blog is being able to look back at photos (old or recent) and relive the moments all over again! I’m currently laying in bed while I write this post and I’m remembering how cold it was last week in New York and the lengths that we went through to get a few of these shots. Contrary to what you see in these photos, there was so much snow around and my photographer and I managed to find this little corner near our hotel, to shoot this look before we headed to Club Monaco‘s presentation for NYFW.  The hustle and bustle of this city even in the boroughs (Upper West Side) is so real, it just gets you in the zone of thinking you can accomplish anything. It’s really crazy because even though I was out there working, I swear I was having the best time. If this trip has taught me anything in life, it’s that sometimes you just have to take life into your own hands. If you’re passionate about something, don’t just follow it, chase it down! When you do, the Universe will work with you to make things happen.

As I’ve mentioned before I’ve been pretty committed to my street wear aesthetic and post was no exception. This look is to the point with some edge aka the perfect combo for the streets of New York.

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What I’m Wearing

Alpha Industries MA -1 Slim-Fit jacket – URBAN OUTFITTERS | Rib-Knit Jumper – H&M | Men’s XbyO 7/8 Pants – ADIDAS ORIGINALS |  Yeezy Boost 350 v2  –ADIDAS ORIGINALS |

Fashion, Travel, Trinidad & Tobago

Travel Essentials + Where I’m Going

Travel Essentials | Christian Confidential I love to travel, whether it’s a short trip to Miami with friends or a whirlwind adventure to Europe, I’m always down! With that being said, I don’t know about you but packing and making sure that I have everything before I head to the airport sometimes gives me anxiety. Did I bring the right amount of outfits? Am I overpacking? Did I remember to bring my passport? Ugh…It’s a lot! I’ve put together a little travel essential list to at least help you remember to pack these items as for me, they’re crucial. 

1. camera 2. sunglasses 3. portable charger 4. rings 5. watch 6. magazines  7. comfortable shoes

Fashion week is about to wrap up in Toronto and as if that wasn’t enough fashion for me, I’m headed to Trinidad & Tobago to take in even more. My friends over at Fashion Vanguard have invited me to take a peak into their Buyer’s Exhibition this weekend and learn about the culture and lifestyle of Tobago. You guys know I’m a wanderer so I’ll be taking in as much of the experience and sharing it with you all on the blog and via social media (Instagram, Twitter, Facebook and Snapchat)!

Stay tuned & talk soon!

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Fashion, Street Style, Uncategorized

Dressed In Black ‘Fashion Week Edition’ | Style Post

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Another Fashion Week has come and gone in Toronto and If you work in the Canadian fashion industry , last week was probably one of the busiest times of the year for you.  I know for myself it was jammed packed with attending shows, fittings, castings, social gatherings, after parties and everything else in between. I had a few different looks that I put together for the week but I wanted to showcase this all black get up that I put together, it was definitely the highlight of them all for me. I’m not the biggest enthusiast for turtlenecks but I decided to put it into play with a black blazer, marled knit joggers and my suede chelsea boots. I think in the end, the look came together really nicely – giving off a very dapper look while providing comfort all at the same time. The Turtle Neck | Style PostThe Turtle Neck | Style PostThe Turtle Neck | Style PostWhat I’m Wearing 

Black Slim Fit Blazer –  VINTAGE | Viscose Sweater  – ZARA  | Marled Knit Chino Joggers – FOREVER21| Suede Chelsea Boots    VINTAGE | Leather Portfolio – COACH | Supreme Canvas Belt – GUCCI

Cocktails, DIY, Lifestyle

The Negroni | Classic Cocktails

Negroni | Christian ConfidentialWhoever put Fall/Winter fashion week in the ‘Spring’ must have been drinking a Negroni – because they’re perfect for any season!  I can’t wait to be having one of these classics poolside.  Any day now, right?

Ingredients: Sweet Vermouth | Tanqueray No. 10 | Campari | Orange

Negroni | Christian ConfidentialDirections:  Pour equal parts sweet vermouth, gin (I used Tanq 10) and Campari into a shaker with ice. Shake & strain into a rocks glass with ice and garnish with your choice of an orange peel or a swirl – it’s as easy as that!