Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Keys To Life

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I paired up with friend and pianist John Dapaah.We have been planning for a while now to do a little piece together. shot this when while I was back home in Ottawa for the holidays. Enjoy.

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Thursday, January 20, 2011

Press: Bullet Magazine, Premier Issue ( NYC )

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Bonjour! I hope all is well with everyone. I have just recently started my new semester in school so as of right now things are slowly beginning to pick up pace. I would like to say thank you to all of those who have supported and followed me thus far. As well to all my new recent followers don't be shy I don't bite lol. I would love to read comments and thoughts from you guys as well (via twitter, tumblr, facebook,bloglovin, and IFB. This is a style blog so feel free of course to add any put to how you may wear a certain garment or what not that I may feature on here.

A couple of months ago I was contacted by Bullet Magazine to be featured in their premier issue. Along with other fellow bloggers from around the world, we were given a chance to show who it is we are and celebrate self-expression. I actually received this copy in the mail yesterday. Of course this is quite an honour and humbling occasion. So for any followers who are living in the New York area give it a look see.

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Thrifting Guide

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A great number of people dislike thrift stores, for a number of reasons. Often people feel they are “above” thrift stores, that thrift stores carry nothing but junk, or that thrift stores are dark, dirty, and depressing. While there certainly are some pretty dismal thrift stores out there, most are fairly clean and well-organized stores that weed out the broken, filthy, and otherwise unusable before putting stock on the sales floor. And the customers come from all walks of life, from street-walking transvestites to trendy college kids to retired heiresses.
I took some time out and decided to create my own little guide to thrift shopping as well my outfit features pieces that I have found at thrift stores besides the socks enjoy.










Know surrounding areas: I've noticed that thrift stores get placed. In areas of high traffic or cluster busy areas. So get to know your areas and where there maybe other thrift stores surrounding you.


Select a day: To get a great outcome from thrifting and find great pieces, you must take your time. Thrifting isn't really something you can do on a 30 minute break on a hectic schedule. To find great pieces you it takes a lot of time and effort. And even then you might not find anything you may like.








Be open minded:  One of the fun things about thrifting is that you will see things that lend themselves to uses quite different from their original intended functions. For example, a waste-basket can hold poster tubes, a suitcase can act as a coffee table, a record crate can be turned sideways to organize binder’s, books, files, etc. Keep your eyes as well as your mind open for objects the might fill a need in an unusual and interesting way. But at the same time do not get carried away with your purchases just due to the fact it’s at a low price. I myself must admit I have made a lot of purchases that i look at today and say to myself " what on earth was I thinking" and they just end up sitting there collecting dust.





Be aware of sales/specialsThe subtitle speaks for itself; I have entered thrift stores completely oblivious to why it would be so packed, busy, and hectic as usual. And little did I know I was in middle of a 50% sale, and for those who have ever been to a 50% sale at a thrift store. Know they are pretty hectic, so prepare yourself and get there as early as possible to avoid the rush.


Know what it is that you want: Thrift stores aren't only great for unique  and vintage clothing pieces, but as well you can have great household accessories. Such as kitchen ware, books, office supplies, etc. Furniture is also something that they carry. But of course while purchasing these items be sure that they are attractive, what you need, and it’s in good quality. Take a good time out to scan and analyze before you make a purchase. You don't want to purchase something you may end up regretting or returning.





Prepare for a miss:  Thrift shopping is really a hit or miss adventure.  At your average store you can walk in knowing you will most likely find what it is that you want/need. Thrifting is great because you can find pieces that would not be carried anywhere else. Giving you that great unique style and look. However, with this you may not find anything at all, that’s where being creative and open minded can really kick in and save the day. To hopefully help you explore and give that piece that you don't think you would ever wear. A chance and try it out and possibly purchase it.

Saturday, January 1, 2011

POLAR TOG

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Happy New Year!!! I hope everyone enjoyed themselves last night but in a safe and healthy manner. Its a new year, so lets kick things off with something a bit different from what I Usually do. Recently I met up with teo friends of mine who are currently working on a project called Polar Tog. I did a little short video, ( my first video I have ever really made lol ) so please show your mercy.

                                                                                         
"It’s really not about just clothing or fashion, it’s more like a movement, a way to standout and to express ourselves in this globe where billions of others’ live." It’s about two minds reuniting their knowledge towards doing something positive, something that’s been done, but with a twist of Canadian culture and pure patriotism to ours roots and our beliefs. 



You could be a single person or even have a posse in this world, but no matter where you’re heading you’ll always be labeled to something. That being said, being labeled to something comes with great responsibilities…

 Meaning everywhere you go, you should be heading towards that direction in a mindset where you acknowledge the fact that you’re playing the role of an ambassador for your labels, and you never want to fail the mission of standing out and playing that role the best way possible. Polar Tog will take Canadian couture to an extend where the whole world will respect its roots, recognized it as one of the top names in the fashion and clothing industries for the next few decades, till perfection takes place obviously…

All we have at moment is a dollar and a dream; it may not sound like much but as I recall most successors in this world we live in all started in a similar state we’re in. [David] “Growing up my mom always encouraged me to draw on everything I could possibly draw on, by everything I mean completely everything I could possibly trace a thought on, including the walls. That thought was completely organic to me, as strange as it may sound coming from a mother, but growing up made me realized how essential that stage of my life was. Now I’m able to express myself in a variety of ways, and I feel like the clothing business is the most 
spontaneous way to do so.” 


This dream will take most of our commitment, but my comrade and I share a mutual thought where we both agree on, which is “if at age 50 we’re not wearing Rolex watches on our wrist, we failed to succeed in life…” The goal is at the end of the day, saying people wearing our label and feeling the comfort in doing so. We’re 90’s babies, and we’re definitely bringing the ‘retrosuperfuture’ steez to the surface on earth! 

Happy new year  & respect your resolutions please!

Sincerely yours,

David N. & Kendji P. – Polar Tog