Thursday, July 21, 2011

Musical Indulgence #1

"Music is your own experience, your own thoughts, your wisdom. If you don't live it, it won't come out of your horn. They teach you there's a boundary line to music. But, man, there's no boundary line to art." - Charlie "YardBird" Parker 

Anyone who really knows me knows that I have a serious love with music of all forms. More importantly I always love sharing music with others everyday. Reason being music has the power to cause emotions to well up within us. These feelings are gripping - often irresistible - and seem to emerge from nowhere. These feelings colour our moods, affect our perceptions and generate a behavioural pattern. That being said I always get a feeling of a accomplishment. Knowing that what I shared with them may up lift them at a down moment in their lives. 

I always find myself up for hours at night just surfing the net discovering new sounds and artists all over the world. And I figured " why not share with my readers ".     

                                                                                      Lonnie Liston - A Garden Of Peace
B.Lewis - Life Inside The Iceburg

Common Ft. Eryka Badu - The Light (remix)

James Blake - What Was It You Said About Luck

Destiny's Child - Bills Bills Bills ( James Blake Remix )

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Attention To Detail : Cuffs

Button Up - American Apparel
Braided Belt - Thrifted
Jeans - Cheap Monday
Socks - Happy Socks
I must say the "cuff/rolled up jean" is probably the fastest growing "trend" in style that I have seen in a good while. And for every one who reads my blog knows the cuff is a detail that I am very fond of. Even though rolling my jeans, khakis, or wool trousers is a trend. It is just become second nature to me just before I hit the town for the day.
There are actually a few different styles and techniques when it comes to rolling up your jeans, or maybe its just something that I just came up with in my mind over the years.These cuffs can be used in flexible manners, if your're going somewhere casual but not too urban maybe you would want your cuff to of coarse be a lot neater. Versus someone who is just enjoying a day out on the town.
But the cuffs don't just stop at the jeans. As well rolling up short sleeve t-shirts and button ups, has become a popular trend as of late. This style really originates back to the 50's when it was more functional, the motorcycle greasers would tend to roll their cigarette packs up into their sleeves. With any trend there must have been a functional use to it at one point and time.

Special thanks to SheDel over at the My Thrifted Closet for featuring me on her blog check it out.

Thursday, July 7, 2011

ProprHello - Sula

Many of the beauties in life we take for granted or we just are not conscious of them most of the time. Among such beauties are the people we meet while on this roller coaster we call life. People we meet will always leave a mark on us whether it's for the good or bad, and in some instances it can go both ways.

As my journey continues I continue to meet more great people day in and day out. Especially this summer that I have spent here in Montreal. Not saying that I haven't met any great people back in Ottawa, but there is just something here that just vibes with me.

As I had mentioned in a previous post, I was creating a series that consist of photography and capturing life itself. Well this is the first installment of just that. What I am aiming to do is feature friends and people I have encountered throughout my life. These people are beautiful inside and out and will have left a mark on me for many years to come and this is my way of sharing them with you all.

Everyone meet Sula. Like myself she as well is a student in Fashion Marketing, she's actually the cousin of Vanessa who I featured in a post awhile back. Truly a beautiful person inside and out, I keep telling her she needs to hop her butt into modeling professionally. And her style phewww!!! is amazing I must say it must run in her family. She was busy painting her new apartment with Vanessa until I totally barged in wanting to shoot her lol.

I hope you enjoy,

Saturday, July 2, 2011

Attention To Detail : Frills & Tassels

First and foremost I must apologize for I have been slacking with my updates. I promised myself this summer I will be a much better blogger and push harder with my updates. But when life really starts tugging away at you, you have to deal and roll with what comes with it.
Blazer - Thrifted
Button Up - Ralph Lauren
Shorts - Thrfted
Loafers - Thrifted

When it comes to footwear there is pretty much a very wide selection of styles you can choose from for any occasion / event. Not many men from who I have come across tend to steer away from slip on's. Why? I have no clue. During the summer season slip on's would probably be my first choice above anything else. The amount of comfort I get from them keep me coming back and ditching the lace ups from time to time. There is nothing better than waking up getting dressed for the day than being able to slip your feet (Literally) into a pair of shoes and be on your way.

With footwear I'm always pulled by the detailing that has been put into the piece. It can be as simple as a color way or stitching of a sneaker to craftsman ship of a wingtip lace up.

Tassels & Frills are a great example for attractive detailing put into a shoe. However many may argue on how "profession" and "appropriate" they may and may not be pending on the surroundings. But in my opinion they add a bit of character to a mans wardrobe, it doesn't ever hurt to show you're human from time to time.