Monday, March 26, 2012
Thursday, March 22, 2012
I’ve been a fan of Gourmet for a few years now. I picked up my first pair of Gourmet’s a few years back with my first trip to SF. The brand has definitely evolved since then. The Quadici has definitely been one of the styles for Gourmet that has grown in popularity over the years. This was actually my first Quadici but I was more than excited when waiting for the release of this shoe. I really love that the shoe is so versatile, the patent leather and nylon with the clear sole really do a great job coming together. The blue embroidery is a great finish aswell! Gourmet has really impressed me with all of their designs and every season they continue to raise the bar.
Saturday, March 10, 2012
Recently, I was blessed to be part of a group that wanted to build a respectable platform for Phoenix and beyond. The gentlemen who established the group happen to be good friends of mine. After attending the previous event, I thought the concept was great and I wanted to contribute. I joined up with them for the next event labeled “High Rise II”. The event was held downtown Phoenix at 44 Monroe. The thing that attracted me to the original events was the level of class that was set. There was a very grown up vibe. The dress code was upscale but not snobby, definitely for the mature crowd and people who have been instrumental in phoenix and the lifestyle that is starting to flourish throughout the city. Bottles of champagne and smoking cigars, gave it an extra feel. It was a very positive event and gave you a real reason to dress up and the opportunity to be around forward thinking individuals. I’ve posted a video that was created by Ashton-Alexander.com that caught some of the action for the night, enjoy!
A couple weeks back, I was invited to a lecture about a designer named Giorgio di Sant’ Angelo. Leah, a good friend of mine let me tag a long for this lecture. Before the lecture I’d never herd of Giorgio so I was more than happy to attend and learn. During the lecture, I also had the great chance to view some of his work and learn a little about his lifestyle. He had a great taste for fantasy and merged his own Latin upbringing with gypsy, American Indian, and even Asian influences. The fabrics he used were very vibrant and really stood out with each piece that I had I seen. He really brought knitwear to another level, mixing his ethnic-inspired looks. When the lecture ended, I even came home and did some more research on him because I was so intrigued. It was a great experience overall and I was very impressed with the lecture and the knowledge of the speaker on Giorgio’s work.