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style journal // the loewe must-have.

Posted on April 25th, 2016

Transitioning from winter to spring is always a sartorial challenge, especially when temperatures rise and fall with the sun. One must-have piece that won’t change in my winter-to-spring rotation? My Loewe Puzzle bag. I’ve been wanting it since it came out a few seasons ago, and I finally pulled the trigger before SXSW. As my first non-black bag, its gotten a lot of wear in the short time I’ve had it, and as my wardrobe evolves and becomes lighter (I swear!) in the warmer months, I’m sure the cost-per-wear in the spring alone will justify this purchase (thank you Farfetch).

As for my wardrobe and evidence that it is getting lighter, my Proenza sweater (a marled Gap version here), Saint Laurent-inspired coat by Carine Roitfeld x Uniqlo (an all grey version from Topman), and Celine sneakers (the original og Vans Slip Ons) are helping me through this non-black slump:

 

 

[[ photography by justin duplantis ]]

style journal // modern chinos.

Posted on April 17th, 2016

What comes to mind when you hear the word “chino”? For me, it conjures up images of men in pants that are too loose in all the wrong areas. Too baggy in the thigh, too much room in the calf, and definitely not tapered enough at the ankle. And while you may be thinking that I wear clothing slimmer than most men, there is something to be said about fit and proportion, even on a regular joe. There is a fine line between sloppy weekend-wear and polished work-wear.

The chino pant style was one that I avoided, but Banana Republic’s new chino fits have changed my perception of them. The Fulton sits low on the waist, skinny on the leg and is an overall skinny fit. I also tried on the Aiden, which sits below the waist, slim through the thigh and leg, and an overall slim fit.

If you’re like me and you weren’t convinced that there were chinos out there that fit like they are supposed to, check them out (especially now that they are up to 40% off!)

 

 

Thank you Banana for making me a chino convert, and for helping step up my spring color game. Also wearing the new Soft-Wash Classic Crew t-shirt. Photography by Justin Duplantis.

on the go // austin tx, sxsw.

Posted on March 20th, 2016

SXSW this year was a blast, here are some highlights: With my PIC McDigital Loft! Whole Foods Test Kitchen, where chefs get to experiment with the latest and greatest and upcoming The view from a hike with JB & Brandon Camille Styles x WhoWhatWear party.. one of the best this year! Thank you for opening up your home! And of course I totally geeked out over all the speaker panels, keynotes, and meeting new people. Here were my takeaways from SXSW 2016: All about community this year vs just pure innovation. How do you build, engage and activate your community to add value to your brand, company, product, service, etc. (thanks Musa) Overall the buzziest subjects were products that are years away from actual production…

style journal // made in la.

Posted on January 26th, 2016

Still crushing on LA atm, so hard that I even looked into flights leaving Friday, because I just found out that I have President’s Day (Monday) off. But flights are $$$. Dilemma!

style journal // pinkprint.

Posted on January 2nd, 2016

Color has become my new norm while in LA.. how could it not? The sun gives me life and the warm weather makes it fun to wear anything (including black!). The pink wall of the Paul Smith store has brightened up this block of Melrose for quite some time now (I remember seeing it years ago when I lived in LA) and every time I pass by, even now, I can’t help but feel light, playful and SASSY.

 

[[ american apparel fisherman sweater // vintage levis from the vintage twin, similar here // classic vans slip ons // the row sunglasses // john hardy & cruciani bracelets // captured by OC ]]