Monday’s are not so bad when you’re traveling out of the city and experiencing all that Fall TRUELY has to offer. In other news though, these Chelsea’s boots from @asos_man_us are by far my favorite thing so far this season, I really don’t know what I love more, the color or the texture. What I do know though, is how much I’ll be wearing these, which is all the time!
It’s Friday, Fall is here (begrudgingly some days) but here none the less, we have @vodkabeluga to kick off the weekend and I have a cousin coming in tomorrow for a visit and some engagement photos. So with the busy weekend ahead of me sometimes I like to just sit and clear my head, preparing and figuring out what approach I’m going to take...straight up (see what I did there). I’m always posting my favorite spirits and I just thought to myself, I’ve never asked what your go to spirit is, so please let me know below! #Belugavodka#Vodkabeluga
“Yet once you've come to be part of this particular patch, you'll never love another. Like loving a woman with a broken nose, you may well find lovelier lovelies. But never a lovely so real.” I came across this quote today and it couldn’t be any more fitting. NYC is not this glamorous place where dreams are made of. It’s tough, it’s gritty, and by all means she’s a total bitch, but...there’s just something about that grit and toughness that sets her apart. She’s not trying to be something she’s not, she just is. So many people come here in hopes that they will find what they’re looking for, and so many people leave in tears because they have no answers. NYC isn’t the place to come and wait for her to cradle you and tell you what you’re looking for, she’s a place that you come to and demand answers! She’s a cold hearted bitch but at the end of the day when you sit back and take a breath, she’ll show you that even though things can get tough, if you’ve got her back, she’s got yours...
So who here has noticed the subtle tweaks with my content over the last few shots?! Since it FINALLY feels like Fall here in the city, I figured I can start my “Fall series”. I decided to just keep things simple and moody, with some fall color undertones. As much as I loved the Summer series, that shit was daunting at times, the suns a bitch and never works well with others, but we made it work! Fall also brings new pieces (HOORAY) like this killer jacket from the fam over at @asos_man_us warm, not too heavy, with a fleece collar to give you that extra f*ck yeah, this is cool vibe. P.S Edited this caption because it was brought to my attention that I shaved haha totes forgot to mention that
Kicking Friday off with some editing and @vodkabeluga because why not! A smooth vodka means smooth editing that makes sense, right? As for the rest of the weekend I’ve got some more shoots, and you guessed it, more editing. This week has been a blast playing tourist with a very good friend of mine, but damn, it gets very tiring, especially here in the city since you’re always on your feet. I wouldn’t have it any other way though, so cheers to good times, good company and as always, cheers to all of you! #Belugavodka#Vodkabeluga
As most of you know, I take every shot you see on here. Including the ones of myself. It’s not that I don’t like working with photographers, I’ve just been doing it from the beginning and I’ve had no reason to change that. With that being said I met up with a friend of mine that I’ve really vibed with since meeting him back in February, and I’m such a huge fan of his work! ( @xxjmitch ) His vision, and shooting style is second to none, some make sure to show him some love. Thanks for bearing with the lack of content this week, as I show friend from out of town a good time
“Imagination should be used, not to escape reality, but to create it.” NYC for me is so much more than the sky scrapers and bright lights. Dark alleys with light peeking in are probably my favorite things to search and find here. I love how each individual building, and every fire escape tells a different story. They feed my inspiration for the story I’m trying to tell. I want to inspire you, I want to help you broaden your horizons, I want to help you see the beauty in everything around you! Now, with all that said, I want to know what inspires YOU. What feeds your creativity?
Vintage Polaroid Postcard from me to you - Summer seemed like it would never end at one point, but we’re over the hump and on to the next season. I recently popped in to The House of Peroni down in Soho to connect with forward thinking artists and creatives, while sipping on...you guessed it, @peroniusa . The vibes and the atmosphere were wonderful and intoxicating and it definitely made for some amazing #peronimoments . Now, thanks to this, I find myself wanting to take a trip to Italy so I can experience the original House of Peroni! So that was a huge highlight this week, I hope you’re well, and I’ll write you again soon... #ad
I was a huge baseball fan when I was younger. I played and went to countless MLB games with my father. Growing up in Miami, Fl, it was all about the Florida Marlins (now the Miami Marlins, which I’ve always thought sounded...meh, sorry not sorry) and as much as you could love them when they were winning, they had a very tumultuous front office that would always get rid of the team once we won it all. To clarify, I’ve never been a Yankee fan. Yes obviously it was an easy team to like since they were always favorites to win, but I was never a front runner. Fast forward to today, and I’m happy to be a part of the @toddsnyderny x @neweracap collaboration launch, where I decided to rep what I now call my hometown. Something about it just felt right! Even though I know when my dad sees this, I will definitely be hearing about it haha #toddsnyderxnewera#sponsored
What’s the best part about being an adult? Eating whatever you want, when you want! Taco Tuesday, taco shmuesday, I’ll have tacos whenever I please. To be honest I’m definitely more of a burrito guy so that answers the outcome in the picture. Burritos RULE and tacos DROO...no who am I kidding, tacos are delicious too. What do you prefer? @elluchadornyc
Fun fact : Did you know when I first started this journey my entire wardrobe was pretty much just suiting? I went from this paramedic in a uniform to wearing suits 24/7. Now fast forward to present day and not one person, not even myself can pinpoint my preferred “style”. I love every aspect when it comes to menswear, but what I love most is making it my own! I don’t care about what’s trending, what’s right or wrong, if I like it, I do it. I’m frequently asked questions about personal style and the only answer I ever have is “if you’re feeling it, rock it”! There’s no right or wrong. I mean, I’m not sitting here telling you to rock a bathing suit on the bottom with suiting on the top, but if you’re feeling it...fuck it, roll with it. I’ll sit and admire you because fashion is all about taking risks and personal style is just that, Personal Style.