Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Thanksgiving | Kombrewcha

My 2016 Thanksgiving trip back home to Tennessee was utterly perfect. From the moment I landed to the second I was NYC bound. I came back on Thanksgiving day because flights were way cheaper (who would have thought!?). With that being said, I got to enjoy the Macy's Thanksgiving Parade and be at home getting stuffed. 
Now that the perfect weekend getaway is over. I'm winding down with some Kombrewcha. If you have ever had Kombucha, it is that, but with a kick; aka 2% alcohol! I am actually not that much of a drinker. I think everything is too bitter. Also, the most major reasoning: empty calories and it is not even living a healthy lifestyle (vegetarian here, remember!?).  Kombrewcha is organic and instead of being filled with that nonsense called calories, it does not have as much. Just a womping 65 and filled with probiotics.

Sunday, October 16, 2016

There Goes the Bomb

 Everyone probably has a good bomber. I, on the other, did not own one up until about last week. Of course, I appreciated them and I most definitely noticed that they are a very staple piece within the 'hypebeast' kids, but I never actually wore them. I figured since Autumn is here, why not go with some new outerwear. After all, my personal style is ever changing into more boy-ish ways.
Cream/Off White Sweater: Lacoste
Black Trousers: Thrift Store
Navy/Embroidered Bomber: c/o StyleWe
Black Platform Shoes: Asos

Sunday, October 2, 2016

NYFW Spring/Summer 2017

I have been overwhelmingly grateful for this past New York Fashion Week. If you have been a supporter of my derpy life and my blog, you will also know that I model as well! Aside from talking nonsense about fashion and style, I actually like to sport it via runway and presentation.

This season, I was a part of 5 utterly amazing designers, of whom you all need to check out because they have killlllller designs and need to be appreciated outside the fact that I was able to grace the stage in their clothes. Blessedt is an understatement.

I also vlogged each backstage's shindigs, so be sure to check out what goes down before hitting the stage!

Malat: Designers from Georgia. And not the peachy state Georgia, either! From the land of Eurasia, showcasing in New York. Everything had a chic and sophisticated look, with a nice touch of detailing to the garments.

Maison the Faux: A duo from The Netherlands who made their way to MADE fashion week. A line like no other; blurring the lines for gender - creating humanwear. Definitely something I am into because my personal style has become less and less 'girly'. Even better part: I got to unleash my inner alien. 

Samantha Black | Sammy B: Her collection incorporated bits and pieces from her culture of Jamaica with NYC. Minimal with rad construction. Brought out my blasian side with the bantu knots. 
Byron Lars: If you wanted diversity on the runway, Bryon gave it to you. He chose models of all sizes and colors and slapped beautiful printed pieces on us!

 C. Adeola | Chiniza Moses: The inspiration behind this collection was an African girl coming to the sickest sense of style. Pieces ranging from my favorite jumpsuit to garden-type prints.
When I was not on the runway, I actually got to attend a few shows. Before my call time (to be in a show) and days where I was not booked for a show. Here a few of my 'models off duty' looks; how did I do!?
Brown Suede Top: c/o Zaful
White Trousers: Thrift Store
Brown boots: Zara
Stripe Two Piece: c/o Zaful
White Button Up Ruffle Sleeve: Thrift Store
White Boots: Asos
Black Dress: c/o Romwe
White Boots: Asos
Photo Credits: Peter Stigter, Andrew Boyle, Malat, Sammy B, Getty Images, The Know It Alls, Stephen Sherman

Monday, August 8, 2016

Sheep's Meadow

Summer in the city has been unbearably hot and humid, but for the most part, a killer time. Look at the calendar. It is already August, which means it is inching closer to Fall, my favorite season! I love the aspects of what the city offers in the summer, but I'm not a humongo fan of the weather. The free ice cream, concerts, and movies will be missed, but the fall and winter will be openly welcomed. 

Of which, watch my latest vlog to see what tings Daniel, Silas, and I tried to hit up:

Also, I really am contemplating on turning into a photographer. It is so fun and I am obsessed with my kind of new, but not really Sony camera. Definitely digging the over exposed pictures from this set!

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

New York Fashion Week: Men's S/S 2017

Although I always prefer the fall/winter seasons, this round of the New York men's collections ended great. Fashion week is always a busy and hectic one with trying to wake up early and catch the first show. This season, they opened up the Cadillac House, which is another platform in addition to Skylight Clarkson Square. 

Last season, I vlogged about fashion week, but it was a little too lengthy. This season, I put it into two parts. Please subscribe to my channel, check out both videos, and give a thumbs up!

Part 1:

Part 2:

All the designers that presented this season were amazing. Each with their own style, whether that's the pieces itself or how it was presented. Here are just a few of my favorite looks.
Timo Weiland / Nick Graham / Kenneth Ning
Carlos Campos / Ovadia & Sons / Tim Coppens
 John Elliot / Woodhouse / General Idea
Photos from: FashionGPS/NowFashion

Saturday, July 16, 2016

New York Fashion Week: Men's Spring/Summer 2017

Another great season of NYFWM has ended and it has built up more personal style inspiration from the runway and the streets. The past two seasons were held at Skylight Clarkson with a few off-site shows, but this season, it also included Cadillac House. The new venue is on Hudson, which is literally a street from Washington (Skylight Clarkson), so the walk really is not too bad in heels. 

I kept my outfits to either a shorts or pants look, because this is, after all, men's fashion week and not women's. It was such a busy 4 day event. So busy, that I had to put my vlog into two parts. Watch the first part here!

First look was a simple V Files Sport Plus crop top paired with my mini houndstooth trousers.

Black crop top: V Files Sport Plus
Houndstooth trousers: Thrift Store
Black/blue 'Eleanora' Platform Oxfords: Opening Ceremony
Black purse: Thrift Store

 I love that men are branching out into jumpsuits, so I wore one too.
Navy/black jumpsuit: Kisua
Black open toe booties: Zara
Vintage LV purse
Wood watch: c/o TreeHut
PS: Can you spot my sprout?

 I love my blacks and whites, but I also love colorblocking primary colors together.
Red crop top button up: Thrift Store
Yellow shorts: Thrift Store
Blue purse: Badgley Mischka
White heels: Zara
Wood watch: c/o TreeHut

Simple, with detail. Staple white button up, but with colored buttons and x's to match the shorts.
White button up: Thrift Store (Cherokee)
Patterned shorts: Color of Heat
Black lace heels: Altuzarra
Blue backpack: c/o Light in the Box