Wednesday, July 23, 2014

PROJECT NY: WHAT I WORE, DAY 1










Blazer- Born to Tailor | Shirt- Alenford | Tie- Gitman Vintage | Tie Bar- The Tie Bar 
Jeans- Frank & Oak Watch- Daniel Wellington | Shoes- Bally

Project New York, a place where brands, buyers and pretty cool people meet. This was my third season joining the Blogger Project, honored to say the least, a roster full of new and old faces of fashion folks. This year, Project moved to the Jacob Javitz Center, way bigger and better, if you ask me. Although Summer 2014 has a few more weeks until it becomes a season in our past, the anticipation for Summer 2015 is on, and after seeing the new collections, I can assure you it's going to be a good one. You see, a Summer season is as good as its clothing. Some of my favorite collections were Todd Snyder, Bespoken, Anderson's Belts, Troubadour, Ben Minkoff, and way more. For the first day, I decided to throw on some blue, stripes and a pair of double monks, because I mean business. New York was short and sweet for me, but I'm super excited for Project Vegas, picture Project NY, but on steroids, yup, way bigger. Stay tuned for a few of my favorite brand spotlights, they're coming, I promise.

Monday, July 21, 2014

BONJOUR BROOKLYN









Photo Credit: Janice Thi Tran 
Sweater- BWGH | Jeans- Zara 
 Hat  - Coach |  Watch- AVI-8 | Shoes- John Varvatos

Bonjour Monday! This past weekend I had the opportunity to re-join the Blogger Project, a group of super fashionable individuals curated by Marcus Troy, for the third season to cover the latest Spring/Summer '15 collections featured at Project New York. Many people ask me, "What is Project?!" Well, it's a place where buyers from all over the world search and discover treasures, both brands and products. In addition, having the the Blogger Project present at the show give the brands the opportunity to connect and seek for advice from people that may know a thing or two about fashion (yup, I probably know a thing or two, but that's probably it.) The first day was off to a powerful and great start, and stick around as I will share a few brand spotlights. Moving on to today's look. Kicking the week off with a casual look featuring Brooklyn We Go Hard, a French contemporary sporty streetwear brand. Many of you might know them by their famous sweatshirt, Brooklyn Parle Francias, which was spotted on many influentials this season, and is basically sold out everywhere. I paired my sweatshirt  with distressed denim, a leather baseball cap and a pair of John Varvatos for Converse kicks.


Monday, July 14, 2014

BLACK SUIT DRESSED CASUALLY









Photo Credit: Janice Thi Tran 
Suit- Theory | T-Shirt- Neil Barrett 
 Shades  - Saint Laurent |  Watch- AVI-8 | Shoes- Kenneth Cole

Were you ever naturally forced to purchase a black suit for a distant cousin's wedding, and thought to yourself that you are spending hundreds on a suit that you're probably only going to wear once? And, today it is sitting in your closet collecting dust? Well, that doesn't have to be the case. First, it's important to invest in a black classic suit, trust me, it's worth every penny. There are different ways you can wear your black suit, and you don't have to wait for a special occasion to wear it either, you can wear any suit, when styled correctly, just because it's Tuesday. First, ditch the traditional white button-down shirt and tie, and throw on something way more casual like a T-shirt or sweatshirt. I suggest something with a pattern or loud print. Another way to dress down your black suit is, simple, throw on a pair of sneakers. The kicks should be something subtle, a pair of low-top Common Projects should do the trick. Today, I'm wearing my classic black suit by Theory, paired with a grungy t-shirt by one of my favorite Italian-based designers, Neil Barrett. Lastly, I added a simple pair of black slip-on sneakers by Kenneth Cole. And, viola, here it is, a suit that was initially intended to be worn only at your distant cousin's wedding, worn just because it's Tuesday.