Shirt: Yves Saint Laurent Jeans: Acne Studios Sunnies: John Varvatos Bag: Saint Laurent
It’s no secret I have an affinity for designer. As i’ve gotten older i’ve strayed from the allure of fast fashion and only visit the retail space for “investment shopping.” I always aim to present high price point styles in a down to earth manner.
I personally think it is offensive when someone is blatantly dripping in designer. Fashion is the best way to show case your personality without having to actually speak, so when your outfit reads like an american express black card purchase—you get the idea.
Shirt: Dior Jeans: Levi's Sunnies: John Varvatos Bag: Saint Laurent Shoes: Cole Haan
Fashion Week to Some: it's a Disneyland of sorts where oversized sunglasses and stilettos take the place of Mickey Mouse ears and Magic Castle rides. For those in my industry, Fashion Week is 7-days grouped into one huge blur, that consists of copious amounts of espresso and very little carbohydrates.
While i'm far from a Miami Swim Week veteran, I learned during my stay at The James RoyaI Palm that the only way to survive.... is by learning the "tricks of the trade" from the city's most enduring hotel.
Let me first explain!
Foremost, if you don't get a proper nights rest during your week in Miami -- you'll be dead (quicker than your iPhone battery). While the process of removing yourself from the hotels heavenly beds each morning is truly a daunting task, I was able to tackle the shows without using profane language or biting someone's head off (excuse me).
When you stay at the James, you're able to take chic pool meetings after a 13-hour day and shimmy straight up to your room after -- important.
It also goes without saying that when you stay in this hotspot: Location Location Location.!
The fact that this boutique hotel sits on Miami's Atlantic white beaches and is also conveniently located near the Swim Tents...is well, everything.
Growing up in Los Angeles has made me one of the most jaded human beings on the planet, it’s a blessing and a curse. After 24 years in this town celebrities, TMZ and kale salads start to loose their magic. However, every now and then places like the Bonobos Guide Shop pop up in town and change the way us Angelenos live our day to day.
The new guide shop is situated on La Brea in between Beverly and 2nd Street. This particular stretch of La Brea is quickly becoming the new shopping designation for men in LA with Steven Alan and Gant right next door. When you enter the guide shop you immediately just want to hang out, think chic man cave meets showroom—and did I mention there’s beer? Bonobos also set’s itself apart from LA’s saturated retail market through their innovative approach to the shopping experience. The 1,500 sq ft space is stocked with the season’s outwear, shirts, denim, suits and accessories but buyers don’t actually leave the store with product. Instead, shoppers enjoy a one-on-one personal styling experience and then your selects are mailed directly to you door. For those in the industry, it’s like going to a showroom for a fitting and then having your selects mailed next day.
If you’re in the LA area, be sure to stop by the new La Brea location—you will not be disappointed!