Monday, March 26, 2012

East Coast Swing!

As some of you know, I took my first trip to New York recently. I’ve always been a west coast kid but one of my goals for 2012 was to travel to new places and NY was at the top of the list. I took a red-eye flight into NY, my good friend Evan, who had originally invited me out to New York, was gracious enough to open his home to me and I couldn’t be more thankful for that. I’m not a big tourist person, I’m more for people watching, shopping, and eating great food (which I did MUCH of all three). I did however check out central park and time square which was very exciting. I spent the majority of my time out in Soho (I love love LOVE that area). The weather for the week was around 35-45 degree’s; however the day I actually left it was mid 50’s (go figure lol). While in NY I had the chance to catch up with Alfred from Black-Scale. He showed me around Soho and put me on with an AMAZING Cuban restaurant. When it came to the night life, the homie David showed me around. I’m used to the club ending at 2:30, however in New York people drink til 6AM. I didn’t have any problems with that of course, so I had a lot of fun when it came to the nightlife. All and all, New York is an amazing place and for my first visit, I’d say it was a great one. I will definitely come back in the near future!

I took a little video for my first visit to Time Square. I don't see myself going back down there again, it's HECTIC.

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Video Of The Day: DMX - How's It Goin' Down

Recent Pick Up: Primitive x Gourmet Quadici

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

High Rise II

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 that caught some of the action for the night, enjoy!

Hello Giorgio!

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.

Lets Catch Up!

Hello world, it’s me again back on BlogSpot! I took a lot of time off focusing on other projects but this has always been my baby. My BlogSpot gave me a lot of opportunities to connect with people all over the world, people that I still to this day work with. I started this blog back in 2008, just wanting to post a few of my poems and it just expanded. I never thought anyone would take time out of their day to care about what I had to say, but they did. I’ve always gave so much credit to my blog for building that platform for some of the relationships I currently have. In the past year so much has changed in my life. I moved to the east side of phoenix, I’ve had a few changes with my career pathing, I started a wine site called Jackson Avenue: Wine Lifestyles and now working more closely with my brother to further our dreams for designing the future. It’s exciting times and I wanted to continue to document my road towards some of my goals. I would also like to give special thanks for the emails, FB messages, tweets, and conversations with people who asked me continue my work and even the emails that I still receive to this day on BlogSpot for a possible return.