Casual Chic…

Casual Chic… Taking a trend from couture,
high end ready to wear, or a concept of design and watering it 
down for running errands, going to the grocery store, or meeting
a friend for lunch…

Is it dying? Maybe. Five years ago, the masses
didn’t have an interest in fashion, and now EVERYONE
wants to be a part of it… The problem?

People just buy garments off the rack, just because
it is on the rack at … say H & M and they don’t even know why?
Today at a high end retail store, the sales associate didn’t know 
that Tom Ford was former Gucci… And the sales associate at 
Aldo didn’t know they knock of shoes from the runway… The girl
at H & M didn’t know that the designs they use are 
translated from runway, and she thought couture just meant style…

*sighs*

Taking the idea of an Hombre Suit and translating that into a thermal
with the casual grading of Hombre, skinnies, and an ankle bootie… 

Taking the studded Christian Louboutin Loafers… and mixing them with
shorts and a white V-Neck… 

Taking the idea of proportion and wearing an oversized button up and jeans
with a snazzy shoe… 

Casual Chic can be as easy as Jeans, a white V-neck, a GREAT watch and a 
decent pair of shoes…

Casual Chic… embrace it… you will never know who you will meet.



The Boy in the Plastic Bubble…

self portrait. November 20, 2012
As a child, I grew up in a plastic bubble… 
My parents raised me in a conservative christian home where
everything was monitored, filtered and influenced by religion.

This is not a religious bash…

In most ways, we as children have no power on what we are influenced with…
But, when life changes and we experience things our parents’ wouldn’t approve of
we then are able to start defining ourselves as adults.

As an adult, I have made my mistakes and I have learned a few lessons.
There are some mistakes I regret, some mistakes that were fun.
There were the mistakes that led to great creative inspiration…and there 
were mistakes that I loved.

Regardless, they were my mistakes.

As an adult my parents and I don’t see eye to eye… on well… almost anything.
I have come to accept that.

Now, I am my own person living my own life
my relationship with my parents is… minimal.

If I could change that I would… but they still live in their bubble,
and that will never change. I have seen it now with my sister.

What is your bubble like? How limiting is it?

My bubble? It is the filter of fashion, beauty, art and life.
My bubble lets anyone in and out as I love to experience new things, new people, new places.
Though, when it comes to my personal belief system… 
Have I become like my parents, and won’t change?
Am I set in my ways in my belief system?

maybe. maybe not. I am still learning,
still experiencing and still deciding what I like in my bubble.

In the Sheets…


This may not be appropriate for people 18 and under.

Cigarette in hand, Tanqueray on the coffee table, and lap top in lap… I found myself contemplating all of these things in the following order…
Sex . Relationships . Fashion . Life

SEX is important one’s life. It actually is extremely important. We find ourselves obsessed with it, talking about it, watching porn, in the movies, all of it… It’s a part of life. I mean right? That’s how we got here in the first place… So, it’s time to start talking about sex… Before, I would consider myself to be sexually conservative, if this was Sex and the City I would definitely be a Charlotte (both in bed and out of the bed). Conservative, classic, and most of all a hopeless romantic wandering the city… 
I was having a conversations with friends about the amount of sex we have, and actually I have come this conclusion… 
RELATIONSHIPS  give us security, while sex liberates who we are. So, it isn’t the monogamy thing that we all want, it is the security of having someone, depending on someone and having someone talk to at any given moment.  So, right now in my life what do I want more? Neither. It’s the fabulous life of FASHION that I want the most. I want the life of glamour, but I want the life that will let me find new talent, and find new faces. I want to work with new and upcoming stars so I can watch their careers grow and change. I have come the understanding that it is fashion who I am married to, and that is where my heart is, and unfortunately it seems like you can’t have both…

YET…

Here is the crazy part… I find myself lately becoming obsessed with sex and relationships.

There have been the whimsical romances like the one I had in New York that never came into existence. There have been the romantic holiday relationships that resulted in breaking up at a starbucks. There have been the long term relationships that result in heartbreak and there have been the friends who turn into hook ups. 

But recently, very recently I encountered a new type of relationship… and a sexual experience I hadn’t had before. 
PASSION.
As cliche as that may sound… I recently met a guy who is probably the most passionate man I have ever been with… I recently consulted with a girlfriend, I needed a second opinion on the entire situation. 

What happens when you meet someone at a bar, who instantly finds a connection with you. His eye contact is extremely intense and well… at this bar I ended up kissing him… and then, something out of character, I took him home. The sex you ask? Is amazing… Maybe it’s too good, because I cant get enough. The downside you may ask? He is leaving. But I have this connection to him, it’s addicting. 
He’s smart, he’s funny, he’s attractive… He’s about to leave as he’s a foreigner… I am not sure.

Do I pursue something with him as he is into me?
And I am into him….

It’s quite possible that I will get hurt…
That nothing good can come of this but great sex, good conversation and a few good laughs.

Well that solves that… Pursue it.

Ballet and Relationships

Ballet. It’s funny how ballet and relationships are the same. In ballet we all know what perfection is, or should know. We know that there are body types that are perfect, and those that aren’t. There are those who have perfect fifth, and a stellar arabesque. We know ideally what the position should look like, but let’s face it… It rarely happens. We spend our whole lives striving for perfection. We are taught the mechanics, the basics and we torment ourselves with the perfection of Svetlana Zakarhova, Natalia Osipova,  Ashley Bouder, and others. We then become involved in the artistry of ballet and are romanced by the classics of Swan Lake, Sleeping Beauty and Giselle…

The same goes with relationships.

We know the basics… Play nicely… Treat others the way you want to be treated…
We practice… Failed relationships that we learned something from…
We are romanced with fairytales and wait for knights in shinning armour…
But perfection… Rarely happens.

So how do cope?

Some of us will spend a lifetime getting to know one person, who you will grow old with and be ever so much in love. Some of us will spend a lifetime of sexual encounters and that will be satisfactory. Some of us will spend an entire life married to a career and some might spend the rest of their lives consistently dating but never want or have a long term relationship…

If in ballet very few of us make it to be professional… Yet alone, become a soloist or a principal.

Even though we commit every hour of our life to it, practice until we literally bleed- sometimes things just don’t add up.

So few of us will make it into a healthy relationship… Yet alone get married and stay married … So that dream… doesn’t always come true…

And no matter how hard you try in a relationship, sometimes it just breaks.

And so, we move on. Some go onto teaching, and some will go back to school, and some will go into a world of glitter and the glamour of fashion.

So here’s a toast to the broken hearted…

My fellow people who have had their heart broken by lovers, by careers, or by dreams… It gets better.

OH THOSE GAYSIANS DO IT AGAIN, AND AGAIN…


OH YOU KNOW HOW THOSE GAYSIANS ARE TAKING OVER WOMENS WEAR… WELL THEY ARE DOING IT BING IN MENSWEAR NOW… 

SO IT HAS HAPPENED… ALEXANDER WANG HAS LAUNCHED HIS NEW MENSWEAR LINE FOR THE FALL SEASON…
THE SOHO STORE IS SWARMING, AND WELL THE PRICE POINT IS ROUGHLY AROUND 500.00 AND OF COURSE JACKETS ARE PRICED AROUND 2,000.00
ALEXANDER WANG IS ONE OF THOSE FIERCE LITTLE GAYSIANS THAT HAVE MADE A SPLASH IN FASHION. THOUGH HE STYLE IS KOMBAT BOOTS AND CASUAL MILITARY HE HAS TAKEN HIS PERSONAL STYLE AND HAS PRODUCED IT FOR EVERYONE. IT ISN’T JUST THE WOMAN WHO GET TO WALK THE UPPER EASTSIDE IN ALEXANDER WANG ANYMORE…. THE BOYS IN CHELSEA WILL DEFINITELY HAVE SOMETHING TO STOMP AROUND IN THIS FALL….


OTHER FASHIONABLE MEN THAT ARE NOTEWORTHY THIS ENTRY…

3.1 PHILIP LIM (GAYSIAN)

OH YOU KNOW HOW THOSE GAYSIANS ARE TAKING OVER WOMENS WEAR… WELL THEY ARE DOING IT BING IN MENSWEAR NOW…