Vancouver

West Coast Diary

So, you know the saying ‘when you make a plan, God laughs’ I feel like that’s been my life for the last year and a bit. Like most of you, I had v big plans for 2020 (like, life changing BIG) and then covid happened and everything fell apart.

I was emotional, lost and not sure how to process everything. It felt like my life was unraveling right in front of my eyes and there was nothing I could do about it. I’m a low key planner (I know, odd for a Gemini) and I’m not one to play the victim role. My entire life, I have always found a way but with all of the restrictions and health concerns that covid brought, I really couldn’t think of a way to pivot.

Long story short, I hit a very low point, to which I decided to stop trying to control things that were out of my control and to start listening attentively to the Universe.

Fast forward to 2021 and I’ve ended up magically on the west coast of Canada – Vancouver, BC to be exact. I won’t go into details yet, but just know that it’s beautiful here, very different from Toronto but beautiful none the less.

I’ve been taking some time to just take in everything that this city has to offer (nature included, who am I?!?!) and finding + rebuilding myself.

After being in Toronto, which is one of the most locked down places in North America, it feels good to be able to have some normalcy back in my life (Vancouver is still taking precautions with covid but the restrictions are a lot less strict).

I’m going to come back to this in another post but we’re going to pause this topic for now until I’m able to share the rest with you at a later date!

So, that being said. You guys know that I LOVE me a travel diary, so doing one (or more) for Vancouver is a must! My girl Jaime, happens to be here as well so we’ve been making the most of our time, exploring and getting to know the city.

As always, I’ve snapped some pics along the way for you. Some street style, scenery, eats + everything in between – I hope you like it!

Christian

The SeaWall
Blue Water Cafe – Yaletown
Exploring Kitsilano wearing LEE x H&M joggers.
View from the top of Grouse Grind
Wearing H&M Faux Shearling Jacket on a hike.
What’s In My Bag (LA CREME MAIN – CHANEL, BOY de CHANEL Lip Balm, L’homme A la rose – FRANCIS KURKDJIAN ) *gifted

Grooming

Fresh Notes with Prada

@christianconfidential It’s finally feeling like spring in Toronto, which I honestly can’t be more about happy about. We didn’t have a bad winter (temperature wise) but it was a very dragged out one. The older that I get, I’m convinced that I was meant to live somewhere warm all year round. I’m such a happier and productive person, it’s literally like night and day!

That being said, I’ve partnered with Prada fragrances on a social media campaign for the year and I’ve just released the second edition of the partnership. This time around we were working on digital content for their latest fragrance Prada L’Eau, which came out at the perfect moment in my opinion. The fragrance is filled with floral notes, hints of amber and red ginger – I think you guys will really like it!

For me, I always opt for fragrances that are lighter in scent and have a fresh airy vibe to them and Prada L’Eau definitely embodies all of those features. Whenever I spray it on myself, it reminds me of being somewhere tropical or the Mediterranean enjoying a night out wearing linen and just having a great time!

Since, I wasn’t able to recreate that exact vision (sigh, Imagine I was able to shoot this project in Greece LOL), I opted to shoot my images wearing linen, playing with shadows and utilizing the sun. I was really happy with how the photos came out and I hope that you guys enjoy them as well!

Christian 

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Soho

Plaid in Soho

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I’ll never turn down a chance to visit New York and I’ll never visit New York without spending at least a day in Soho. There’s something about this area that really resonates with me and I wouldn’t have it any other way. The architecture, the colour palette, the boutiques, the cafés, the restaurants, I just can’t get enough!

I was in a mood this day and felt like dressing a little different than my usual ensembles. I got these plaid pants  from H&M before heading to New York  and thought that this would be the perfect opportunity to break them in. I love the way that the outfit came together and Soho made for the perfect back drop to capture these photos – I hope that you guys enjoy them!

Christian 
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Plaid Pants – H&M | Leather Moto Jacket – MANIERE DE VOIRArly Pull-On Boots – ALDO | Sunglasses – CUTLER AND GROSS| Grayson Gold-Tone Smartwatch – MICHAEL KORS |

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 |

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 |

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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