Jacket: Acne Studios Pants: Acne Studios Shirt: Helmut Lang Shoes: Volley
I've always described my taste in fashion and music as being very eclectic and uniquely based off my feelings that day. Music and fashion both serve as the ultimate forms of self expression, and there is no denying the influence music has on personal style.
This past Monday, Original Penguin and NYLON Guys graciously extended an invitation to see Tanlines perform at the EchoPlex. In honor of Penguin’s 60th anniversary they outfitted me for the evening. Surprisingly, my father was most impressed by this gesture. Penguin had been a closet staple for his father and he was blown away that several generations later, his 25 year old son was wearing full look.
Needless to say, the evening was one for the books. The energy at the EchoPlex was magnetic and nothing beats a live show in your hometown. If you’ve been living under a rock with no wifi connection, I highly encourage you to google Tanlines and give them a listen!
Having grown up in Los Angeles, I had always heard about the iconic Sheats/ Goldstein Residence. Built in 1963, the John Lautner-designed estate in Beverly Crest has been a back drop for more movies and magazine editorials than any other property in the city.
Built on three acres into a sandstone ledge high above the sunset strip, the house is a midcentury masterpiece. With 5 bedrooms and four and a half baths all open to cliffside views, the aesthetic is what you might describe as concrete chic. Cement slabs come together at angles so sharp you could cut yourself. The idea is obviously to feel part of the view because the mahogany walkways between rooms and koi ponds have no railings separating you from the steep drop into the Beverly Hills neighborhood below.
Touring this property with my Samsung NX1 was like being a kid in a candy shop. With every turn of a corner a new jaw dropping view emerged. It was thrill being on site after stalking this property on the internet. The camera's exceptional auto focus made shooting the home's sharp edges a breeze. It was really hard not to instantly upload any images to Instagram with the camera's built in Wi-Fi feature.
Take a rare look inside the Sheats/ Goldstein residence below!
Logo mania hit its peak earlier in the millennium when designers started putting their logo on every square inch of their collections. The movement gained traction within the hip hop community and became an instant indication of status in the early 90's. Then suddenly, the logo was dead.
Recently, however, designers have given a nod to 90's street wear and resurrected the big, bold logo. A word of advice: this trend should be handled with care. One cheeky slogan is cool--being a walking billboard is not.
SWEATSHIRT: Opening Ceremony JEANS: Levis via Shop Wasteland SHOES: Prada