Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Photo Diary #1 - Anna

A social network is defined as : a social structure made up of individuals (or organizations) called "nodes", which are tied (connected) by one or more specific types of inter dependency. Social networks such as twitter, Facebook, Myspace, blog spot, etc. Have really made the world much smaller in a sense that everyone can manage to locate or get into contact with whom ever they want world wide.

Through blogging I have ran into really creative and inspiring individuals through the net. To be honest even though my base is being a "Style Blogger". I don't find that I get much of my inspiration from other fashion blogs or style blogs that often.  I really try not to limit myself to a title I'm really into trying to dip my hands into a bit of other things and experimenting from time to time. To help grow and possibly make my path a bit more clearer.

Where a lot of my inspiration comes from is looking at work from photographers. Being able to capture NOT just picture but LIFE itself is what really triggers me as an artist. In no way would I ever attempt to label myself as a Photographer, but it's just an art that I am greatly intrigued by. 

I am in the midst of trying out another project more like a series that involves photography and capturing life. It's just another one of my random impulsive thoughts that came to me randomly one day ( actually while I was in the shower lol ).

But anyhow here are a few shots I took of Anna this past week at my apartment, just thought I would share. There are more on my Photo Diary.

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Wrap It Up

Personally one thing I have always had the desire to attempt to wear was a head wrap. I have always been drawn to them visually, but i tend to only see them worn by women. Rarely do I see males wearing them and when I do they look just as good.
Scarf - Thrifted
Oversized Waist Coat - Thrifted
Henley - UO
Belt - Thrifted
Chinos - AA
Shoes - Thrifted
Bag - Thrifted
 Middle Eastern, Central Asian, South Asian, and Sikh turban wearers usually wind it anew for each wearing, using long strips of cloth. The cloth is usually five meters or less. However, some elaborate South Asian turbans may be permanently formed and sewn to a foundation. Turbans can be very large or quite modest dependent upon region, culture, and religion.
A head wrap s a great way to really bring a dull outfit to life just as much as any other accessory. The head wrap if you think about it is really just a pretty simple accessory, but how you put it together will make a great difference. I just used a scarf that I picked up at a thrift store, the color tones and pasterns of the scarf are perfect for the earthy tones I was looking for so I figured it would suit best for a head wrap piece as well. I greatly encourage my fellow man to give them a try like I always say "style has no sex nor color" if you're confident and comfortable enough to wear a garment, than why not?.
This leather bag is probably one of the best pieces I have discovered at a thrift store yet. I usually tend to use Satchels or Man Purses for school and days out around the town. Mainly because I have it hard to find bag packs that accompany my style. The size of this bag is just right, its not to big and its not to small which makes it really easy to carry my essentials with out it getting heavy, bulky, or loosing its form.
I was somewhat forced by a friend to purchase this shoes/sandals. No way am I a fan of wearing sandals or anything where my feet are somewhat exposed. But I have grown fond of these shoes, the amount of comfort is incredible its as if I have nothing on my feet. I surely will not regret this purchase and will bring my friend along with me as I shop more often.
The Henley shirt is a purchased I made probably 3 years ago. But never wear it, reason being it was buried away deep into my closet. What drew me to this Henley was definitely  the Chinese style collar detail. Most Henley tops I run into tend to just be a straight button up from a V cut.

Saturday, June 11, 2011

Proprpostur X Against Nudity

 The good people over at Against Nudity recently got in touch with me. To see if I would possibly be interested in featuring one of their pieces. So I took a quick glimpse through their looks and fell in love with this bag. So of course It is only appropriate to share this beautiful bag as well as the great concept and team behind  Against Nudity.
Button Up - Levis'
Braided Belt - Thrifted
Shorts - American Apparel
Socks - American Apparel
Shoes- Thrifted
Bag - Against Nudity
Against Nudity is the first brand to have been launched online. They are a fairly new business from Montreal and  exclusively sells clothing made in North America. What's great about Against Nudity is that they strongly believe that everyone should have access to what they need, and at fair prices. They aim so that their prices are established based on the quality not in terms of brand awareness.  Just because you are wearing a particular brand doesn't mean that what you have on is great quality.

"The backbone of how you sell is how you buy. Most businesses are obsessed with paying the least and charging the most, whatever the effects on human beings may be. We guess this is the meaning of business for most... We don't care about the lowest cost. We care about the right cost; the one that will give the workers the quality of life they deserve. That's why all our clothes are made in North America. That way, we can guarantee every human behind AgainstNudity receives a decent salary and has access to essential public services. We believe it is possible to make a difference in the fashion industry." - We are AgainstNudity.com.

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Attention To Detail : Bracelets & Rings

Its been awhile since I have met someone who's style really intrigues and inspires me. Until I met a fellow co worker Vanessa. I really had to get a shoot with her for my blog to share with all my readers she's truly a beautiful person. From here on out her face will be a lot more familiar in my blog.
Dress - BCBG
Shorts - American Apparel
Shoes - Thrifted

"Accessories are decorative items that supplement and compliment clothes" A lot of men tend to try and stay away from jewelery (accessories) due to the fact that it may seem a tad "suspicious". Unless if it's something like a Rolex, or a ridiculous sized pendents and rings. It really shouldn't be this way, as most of you know I encourage those to wear what ever they feel fits their story/style. 
Button Down - Nevada
 Shorts - Tommy Hilfiger
Wing tips - Thrifted

Over time I have collected a wide collection of accessories from hats, rings, necklaces, socks, and ties. When accessories are brought into play, your outfit can be much livelier if done correctly. Keep in mind accessories can also tarnish your look. My accessories have really developed to be more than just some sort of trend. They have just really grown on me, I feel naked without them. Ive been through so many different bracelets due to a few of them snapping here and there but I really don't see myself letting go of them anytime soon.
Using accessories properly can be extremely effective. You can have the same outfit on 3 separate occasions however, if you tinker around with your accessories properly and accordingly. Your look may have 3 different feels to them. Instead of shopping and thinking "I would like to purchase a black pair of sneakers I think it will go best with all of your tops". Think "let me get this top because it will go great with all my accessories".

Accessories can also have a symbolic meaning followed behind it. For example my Ankh ring means a whole lot to my being.   This is an Egyptian symbol, that represents life and immortality. However like many religious or spiritual symbols Ankh does not have a single straight forward meaning.

I did a bit of research on rings and actually came across some interesting information on the significance of wearing rings in the Roman Era.

THUMB—according to the literature of ancient Roman, wearing a ring on thumb could propel your will, and step to success.

FOREFINGER—the finger for direction, wearing a ring on Forefinger, your personality will turn to be open and independent, which is the most suitable for professionals.

MIDDLE FINGER—inferior to the third finger, the middle finger is most suitable for wedding ring .wearing on this finger could make free and chipper atmosphere, will make you inspired, charming and more opposite sex luck.

THIRD FINGER—from the ancient Roman era, people used to wear wedding ring on the third finger. It is said that the finger is joined with heart and is most suitable for delivering sacred vow. For third finger with many important acupuncture points, wearing a ring on it will press muscle moderately and is helpful for stable emotion.

LITTLE FINGER—which is conveying charming and sexy message. unexpected thing will happen with a ring on the little finger. It is highly recommended to the sensitive people or someone who engaging in fashion or related field.
Wearing a ring is love’s message.