I know, I know. I’m a bit late in the game. I initially had doubts buying these Balenciaga cut-out boots at Barney’s. They first released these boots (for women) centuries ago but when I saw them on the men’s section for the first time during New York Fashion Week, I knew I had to get them. It’s a no-brainer purchase.
Are you excited for fall? I am! I’ve decided to stock up on outerwear this season. I bought this Acne Studios coat (dubbed the “Era”) on my trip to Stockholm last month. I know I’m gonna get major mileage out of this piece. Outerwear (ie. jackets and coats) is the most crucial thing one needs in the upcoming cool months. If you are a keen observer of my personal style, you’ll know that I’m a coat person vs a jacket person. There’s something comforting about wearing a nice, big coat. I like how it envelopes you and sometimes, the simplest, frills-free coat can be the chicest thing in the world.
Sunglasses by Saint Laurent, “Era” coat by Acne Studios (click HERE), belt by J Crew, bag by Missoni, shoes by Balenciaga (click HERE)
Photos via Jamie Mann
It’s been quite awhile since I last obsessed over a designer collaboration. I must say Junya Watanabe Comme des Garcons’ capsule collection for Loewe is nothing but spectacular. I love the rendition on Loewe’s iconic Amazona bag and of course, the jeans — a delightful melange of leather, denim, suede, and different textures and fabrics.
Click HERE to shop the collection.
Sunglasses by Saint Laurent, jacket by Acne Studios, shirt by Missoni, jeans by Loewe x Junya Watanabe, bag by Loewe x Junya Watanabe, sandals by COS
Photos via Jamie Mann
I recently attended the Luisa Via Roma’s Socialyte Gala Awards, held at The Box in New York City. I won an award! Thank you so much for those who voted for me in my category — Industry Choice (Men’s) Award. I wore my favourite shiny DSquared2 tuxedo jacket to the event – and blinged it out with a Cartier bracelet and Express watch. Quite a mix eh?
New York Fashion Week officially begins today which means today is also the first day of fashion month. I thought I’d share some photos Rumi and I took while having lunch at Zink Grill in Stockholm, one of our favourite lunch spots. Calm before the storm, as they say. I’m so happy I had some “down time” with my best friend before the madness begins. It’s gonna be crazy over the next few weeks — there’s New York, there’s Milan, there’s Paris, there’s the trip to Los Angeles for a day for Teen Vogue’s Young Hollywood event in between, then there’s Paris again for more shows. Lord have mercy on me. As Emily once said, “I love my job, I love my job, I love my job.” Wore my Acne Romantic sweater with a pair of trousers from Theory.
Be sure to follow my fashion week adventures on my social media outlets! I’m also covering the Prabal Gurung show and afterparty on behalf of NJOY e-cigarettes so be sure to follow @NJoyecigs and #NJOYment.
Sunglasses by Christian Dior, bag by Chanel, Acne “Romantic” sweater, mink fur cowl by Bryanboy x Adrienne Landau, bracelet and watch by Cartier, trousers by Theory, boots by Acne
Houston Stockholm, we have a problem.
Ever heard of the phrase “Stockholm Syndrome”? Here’s a little fun fact for you — in 1973, several employees of the former Kreditbanken in Norrmalmstorgwere held hostage. During the standoff, the victims became emotionally attached and even defended their captors after they were freed. The ground floor of the same building is now the home of the Acne flagship store in Stockholm. The rest of the building now belongs to Nobis hotel where I stayed at for a week. You could only imagine how often I went downstairs to Acne. Rumi and I must’ve been there at least twice a day. I literally bought something new every day. It was so awkward telling staffers that it was somewhat pointless to wrap my purchases in tissue paper (and huge paperbags) because I’m literally staying a few floors up.
Oh Acne. Acne, Acne, Acne. Why oh why do you make some of the most relevant clothes around? You’re so dangerous to my bank account.
Sunglasses by Saint Laurent, “MAPE” leather biker jacket with shearling collar by ACNE (click HERE), tank top by COS, “Orlando” crushed velvet trousers by ACNE, bag by Salvatore Ferragamo, sandals by Prada
Välkommen till Stockholm! Words cannot express how nice it is to be back in Stockholm aka Stockhome. I used to go to Stockholm at least four times a year MINIMUM but my schedule this year stopped me from coming back sooner. This trip, thanks to Fashion Networks Europe, feels like a homecoming to me, not to mention a celebration of different milestones. Rumi and I first bonded and sealed our friendship in Stockholm (during fashion week) a few years ago so to be back at the same exact place is special. It’s also amazing to see some of my closest and dearest people in my life in the same city. Y’all know who you guys are. Talk about a reunion of all sorts.
Aviator sunglasses by Saint Laurent, top by COS, shorts by Alexander Wang, sandals by Kris van Assche
As you guys already know, I’m currently serving as a judge for H&M’s latest ’50 States of Fashion’ social media contest to promote the launch of H&M USA’s e-commerce site.
I represent the North East region, which covers 9 states, my home state New York included. Some interesting stats — we’ve received over 1,500 photo submissions from my region and over 16,000 votes were submitted on those photos. My job is to pick the finalist representing my region from a group of “well-liked” semi-finalists. Not an easy task when the submissions represent a wide variety of personal styles, aesthetics, etc.
I’m proud to announce Francisca (Ala Mode Wearhouse) (instagram: alamodewearhouse), from Massachusetts, as my personal choice for finalist representing the North East region. As a finalist, Francisca will receive a $250 H&M shopping gift card and a chance to win the grand prize (a trip to NYC + a major shopping spree).
Visit http://www.50statesoffashion.com to view the rest of the submissions from all regions in the USA.
On me: white t-shirt, vest (click HERE) and leather pants (click HERE), all from H&M’s Fall 2013 Paris Show Collection.
Just because I’m a big city boy at heart it doesn’t mean I’m no nature lover. Every once in a while, I like to escape the craycrayness that is New York effing City and go to places like Muir Woods at my best friend’s hometown in Marin County, California. Muir Woods National Monument Park is home to some of the rarest trees in the world — thousand year-old Redwood trees. I’ve never seen trees that tall before. It was insane. It’s a shame the weather (and the sky) wasn’t being cooperative. It was overcast and foggy the whole time we were there.
Theory sweater, shorts by Alexander Wang, sneakers by Bernard Willhelm for Camper (click HERE)
To kick off their Fall 2013 project “Life Your Life” initiative, the lovely folks over at American Eagle invited some of their favourite friends to take part in their Rock Your Walk video project. I went to the launch party at their Times Square flagship store a few days ago and bumped into my lovelies Leandra Medine (of Manrepeller) and my fellow ANTM colleague Johnny Wujek who DJed at the event. Vanessa Hudgens and Jessica Szohr were also there. I also had so much fun taking over American Eagle’s official instagram account that night!
I love American Eagle denim. They’re so easy to wear, the price points are terrific and I could wear them with pretty much anything! It’s so hot here in NYC so, at the very last minute, decided to cut off my American Eagle jeans and turn them into shorts!
Why don’t you take part in the festivities and submit a video of yourself walking in their jeans? The best videos will be added to the an ongoing runway video and will be featured on American Eagle’s major LED billboard on Times Square! Visit www.ae.com/RockYourWalk for more information or to submit your videos!
Photos via: Michael Simon, StarTraks Photo