Street Style

cozy vibes cont’d

wow, can you believe it guys? I’m back on the blog within the span of a few days, I don’t know who I’ve become but I like him, lol.

On the real though, I hope that you guys are doing well. I’ve taken a lot of time to myself to reflect on life and make some changes that I hope will help bring some needed positivity + steps in the right direction in regards to my personal life, career and everything in between.

Mental health is no joke and this past year has really tested me in ways that I couldn’t have imagined. I’m happy to say that I do believe that I’ve turned a new leaf and I’m in a much better space mentally and spiritually but trust me, it wasn’t easy. I’ll share more details about my journey another day but I want you all to know that life is v precious and you should never feel ashamed to ask for help.

Also, never give up on your dreams, no matter how out of reach they might seem! If no one else believes in you, I believe in you and what’s meant to be will be, I promise you that!

Anyways, this is supposed to be a style blog and here I am talking about my feelings and no mention of my style, lol. I’ve beeeeen living in sweats for too long but I’m making a promise to myself that I’ll switch it up more often, at least for the blog.

I wore this on Valentine’s Day, super simple, super cozy vibes. It’s from H&M women’s collection, some say it’s grey but it’s giving me a dark grey/purple tint which I love – do you?

I only took a few pics that I liked before getting brunch and snacks so see them below.

Christian

Street Style

Don’t Keep Me Waiting

@christianconfidential Happy February, happy new year, happy 2020! I’m back on the blog today with an impromptu style post.  I’ve been fairly MIA for the month of January on all of my channels. I really needed a minute to get things in order and put in some behind-the-scenes work  on a few things that you’ll start seeing shortly!

Anyways, let’s get into this look, sigh…it’s such a vibe. I got this Houndstooth-patterned Coat from H&M two weeks ago and I’m in love with it! I’ve been dressing it down a lot  but today I decided to dress it up and really test its versatility.  I wore this look to a fashion related meeting followed by an early dinner and I felt comfortable in both settings.

I hope you guys like it!

Christian 

(All photos shot on my  iPhone XR)@christianconfidential

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London

New Chapter < New Book

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Sigh…where do I even begin? The last few months have been a whirlwind of a time for me, to say the least. Filled with highs and lows, ups and downs and every single emotion in between. At the end of March 2019, I took my life into my own hands and made a move across the pond.

I recently shared a little bit about my personal struggle with depression over the last few years on my IGTV and without going to into too much details, I was very unhappy, uninspired and overall unfulfilled. These feelings really played a toll on my spirit and caused me to disconnect from people, things that I love and made me question everything. I knew that this was not something that I wanted to feel forever and I knew that it was my responsibility to get myself out of this rut.

Maybe it’s a career change? Maybe it’s a change of scenery? Maybe it’s more self discovery? Maybe it’s a lack of a love life? Maybe it’s all of the above?

I took a lot of time to really examine my thoughts, to find different ways to release negative energy (journaling, meditation, singing, exercising) and to just pay more attention to the signs that the universe was sending me.

I had created a plan to move to Paris last September and before making the final steps to put that plan into motions, it just didn’t feel right. I can’t really explain it but I had this gut feeling that just kept telling me that it wasn’t the right move.

After a spontaneous trip to London in November, something clicked. I kept asking the universe to send me a sign if this wasn’t the place that I should be and the complete opposite occurred. I got the same feeling that I had received before moving to Toronto (I’m originally from Ottawa, Canada).

I came back home and started to put a loose plan together and a few months later, I took the leap. I’m not committing to a specific amount of time to stay here, I’m just committing to doing what feels right for me. Life is crazy and so unpredictable and I just want to live more in the present and work on being the best person, that I can be. @christianconfidentialToronto, will always be home and I’ll be going back and forth for the next little while to work on a few projects that I have lined up. So no worries, you’ll still me around doing what I do best – having fun!

In regards to my blog and social content, I’m still here! Honestly, I feel like this change will be good for me, to help inspire me and push myself more creatively. I thought long and hard about it and there’s no way I could leave this industry. I’ve been in fashion, music and or entertainment in some capacity since I was 6 years old – it’s all I know! I love it and I truly do feel like it’s the avenue to help push my life’s purpose.

That being said, I do feel like it’s time to step it up and make a few changes to my content and where I’d like to take my brand. I really want to push more video content whether it be style guides/tips as well as touch on more personal topics. I’ve been doing a lot more work as a men’s fashion expert for television segments and I think that I’m leaning towards pursuing more opportunities of that nature.

Anyways, this is probably one of the longest post I’ve written in a very long time so we’ll just end it here.

This was the first look that I shot since I’ve been in London and I absolutely love it! It’s edgy, it’s street and it’s my total vibe at the moment.   I’ve been living in these Saint Laurent Paris Wyatt boots now that there’s no snow where I am. I think they just elevate any look with their sleek silhouette, so I’m sure you’ll be seeing more of them in my upcoming posts. The leather biker pants are from the HM x Moschino collaboration and they’re so fire! It’s my first time really wearing them out and I got so many compliments on them, it was crazy! Scroll down to see more images from this look and thank you guys for continuing to support me and my endeavours – it means so much more than you know!

Christian @christianconfidential@christianconfidential@christianconfidential

Street Style

Winter Street Style

@christianconfidential It’s been a while since I’ve last given you guys a new street style post but today I am back  on the blog with one that’s practical, stylish, and gives back to a good cause all at the same time! If you’ve ever spent any time in Canada during winter, you know how cold our winters can get and honestly I don’t know how I would make it through them without my friends over at Canada Goose. If you’ve been following my blog for a while, you’ve definitely seen the brand pop up in my content throughout the years. Whether the brand’s hosting a store opening party, a press preview or simply just interacting with their products on a continuous basis – I’m always blown away by the quality and effort that they put in to everything they do.

That being said, the newest CG addition to my collection might be a little more special (in my opinion) due to it’s involvement with a great cause. The PBI Expedition Parka (that I’m currently living in), is one of 14 items apart of a collaboration that Canada Goose and Polar Bears International (a non profit organization) have created to help support the conservation of Polar Bear habitats through research and education.

Now let’s get into this street style look – personally I’m in love with it! It’s simple, it’s chic and it’s super functional. I went up a size in the PBI Expedition Parka to give it more of an oversized look. I then paired it with a navy blue mock neck, some relaxed fit pants and my favourite pair of Wyatt Harness boots. This is an outfit that you could catch me in heading to meetings, media previews and definitely on February 27th, 2019 for Polar Bear Day!

For additional ways that you can get involved in Polar Bear Day please visit PBI’s official website here!

Christian 

@christianconfidential @christianconfidential @christianconfidential What I’m Wearing 

PBI Expedition Parka – CANADA GOOSE | Mock Neck – ZARA | Relaxed Fit Pants – H&M |  Cat-Eye Sunglasses – GIVENCHY | Wyatt Harness Boots – SAINT LAURENT |

Street Style

H&M Studio FW18 Collection

@christianconfidential Hi babes – So the first full week of September is coming to an end and it’s still really hot in Toronto but I shot some new content for the #HMStudio FW18 collection, that I wanted to share with you guys on the blog! I got to select a few pieces from the collection last week and trust me when I say it was a hard to not request everything! For this coming fall, I feel like a lot of menswear brands are embracing a collegiate trend and H&M has definitely illustrated that through their campaign!

I wanted to stay as true to their vibe but add a little more edge to it with the use of my own accessories (boots and hat). I really like the way both of these looks came together and I hope that you guys do too! I’ve been thinking a lot about visiting London (random, I know), which is what I think  inspired me to shoot the second look.

I’ll be travelling a few times throughout this month so you can expect some travel diaries coming your way!

Talk soon,

Christian 

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Street Style

Retro Style with Simons

@christianconfidentialI know, I know… M-I-A much?!?! Honestly, I don’t even have a good excuse to explain why I haven’t been on my blog as much as I should be but please don’t hate me! It’s crazy because I’ve been pretty busy this summer working on projects but most of it has been living solely on social media @christianconfidential.

That being said, I definitely need to show more love to you guys and keep my site updated on the regular. These images are from a recent project I did  for Simons, in efforts to promote a new younger line that they’re pushing called, DJAAB. I would describe this collection as an ode to retro street style with a modern twist to it. If you’re into oversized fits, vibrant colours and comfort this line definitely has something for you.

These were my favourite images and looks that I put together featuring pieces from their collection – Also check out the video that my team and I shot for it here!

Christian 
@christianconfidential@christianconfidential@christianconfidentialWHAT I’M WEARING

Life T-Shirt – DJAAB |Block – Style Nylon Windbreaker – DJAAB | Yellow Track Joggers – DJAAB |

Street Style

Oversized Flex

@christianconfidentialHi guys – I’m back on the blog today with a cozy spring time look that I shot before the crazy ice storm hit Toronto!  Can you believe that we had an ice storm in the month of April?!  It’s absolutely insane to me! I swear if the weather doesn’t get warm quickly, I’ll have no choice but to go on a long beach vacation (no joke haha!).

I love this look, it’s so me at the moment. I love the oversized, Japanese street style aesthetic it’s inspired from. From the oversized denim jacket, to the wide leg pants to the chunky sneakers, I think they all compliment each other so well.

Whenever I’m in Toronto, I’m always on the go and my goal is to always be comfortable but not look like a blob at the same time (haha),  so this outfit works for me. I could wear this to a collection preview, to do stylist pulls and attend a lunch meeting – while still being stylish and comfortable.

Christian @christianconfidential@christianconfidentialWHAT I’M WEARING

Oversized Denim Jacket – ASOS | Grayson Gold-Tone Smartwach – MICHAEL KORS | Crazy BYW Shoes – ADIDAS ORIGINALS | Men’s XBYO Pants (old) – ADIDAS ORIGINALS |  Quay x Desi Sunglasses – QUAY AUSTRALIA |

New Orleans

Streetwear Basics

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So, I’ve been away from the blog for about two weeks now but for good reason! It was Toronto Men’s Fashion Week + Women’s Week which meant that my schedule was all over the place (more than usual). That being said, I’m finally catching up on my travel and style content from New Orleans!

I shared this look on Instagram  and you guys seemed to really like it so it only made sense to share the full look + details on the blog, as well.

I love this look, this might actually become my summer uniform for 2018! Although I was in New Orleans, this outfit gives me complete California vibes. It’s the whole ‘effortless’ yet ‘put together’ feel that really wins me over! I wore this look on one my first afternoons alone exploring the city. I wanted to feel comfortable and myself and this was what I came up with.

Christian 

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Cotton Twill Shirt Jacket – H&M | Cotton Jersey Tank TopH&M | Vintage Levi’s Denim ShortsFASINFRANK | Legacy Printed SocksTOPMAN | See You Later Sneakers (old)ADIDAS ORIGINALS |

New Orleans

Boho Inspired


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So… I’m back on the blog today from the beautiful city known as New Orleans! I let you guys know that I was taking a random trip out here and didn’t know what to expect and let’s just say that it’s the best decision I’ve made in 2018 thus far. I don’t want to say too much until I share my photo diary but I couldn’t wait to post this Boho inspired look, that I shot.

This look is different from what you’re probably used to seeing from me but I’m branching out a little and really trying to embrace new styles this year. I always use clothes as a way to express myself and right now I’m feeling very light hearted, creative and open minded. I wore this look out to lunch on my second day in New Orleans and loved it so much that I just HAD to shoot it. It’s colourful, it’s light and gives off an elevated Boho vibe!

I’ve got a couple more looks that I shot out here + my photo diary that I can’t wait to share with you all!

Christian 

@christianconfidential @christianconfidentialWHAT I’M WEARING

Printed Shirt – ZARA |Relaxed Turn-Up Trousers – COS | Classic Cortez – NIKE SPORTSWEAR |Kathmandu Bracelet – THOMAS SABO |