30 September 2010

Just Another Day...


Polo: Polo Ralph Lauren; Pants: H&M; Shoes: Zara; Belt: J.Crew; Watch: Michael Kors


Headed out to the gym to work on my fitness and wanted to post this outfit. Feeling very prep master in my Ralph Lauren polo and web belt from J.Crew. With the right pieces a look can really come together with little or no effort at all.

What do you think?

27 September 2010

When In Doubt...



Shirt: Zara; Pants; H&M; Shoes: Zara; Watch: Michael Kors


"Aint nobody dope as me, I'm just so fresh, so clean. So fresh and so clean, clean". I absolutely love this song because it describes my mood every time I leave my house. This outfit, while basic in color combination is anything but when you get into the details.

I would have to say that this linen pullover was a summer staple and is easily making its way into my Fall lineup. Whenever I feel like keep an outfit simple and clean, yet chic all the same, I reach for a black and white ensemble which is basically fail proof.

Anyway, hope your week is off to a great start. Happy Monday.

21 September 2010


Shirt: Polo Ralph Lauren; Trousers: H&M; Shoes: Aldo; Watch: Michael Kors




Finally! The weather in Fort Myers is breaking and while its still 89 degrees out, there's little to no humidity, making it much more bearable. As you can see...since watching A Single Man (produced by T. Ford), I've pretty much up'd the ante when it comes to getting dressed in the morning.

I feel the need to be a little more pulled together, especially from 8 - 7. It feels quite rewarding to walk into the office everyday and know that I feel and look my most powerful! There is nothing more rewarding or liberating than owning a wardrobe of strong pieces that are interchangeable and speak volume.

I know I've been getting quite deep on this here blog; it just feels like everyday I have a better understanding of my role in life and who I am and want to become as a man, as a publicist, and as a blogger. Does that make sense? Did I lose you yet...

Happy Wednesday.

17 September 2010

A Single Man...


A Single Man produced/directed by Tom Ford was an absolutely brilliant movie. To state the obvious, the costumes were stunning (based in the 60's) and absolutely inspiring. I love how much attention was paid to detail when people in those days got dressed. It was about where you were going, who you were going to see throughout the day...it was all quite glamourous actually. I really wish Americans could go back to giving a damn about how they look everyday, but one can surely dream.

I've never read the novel by Christopher Isherwood (immediately ordered it from Amazon once the credits rolled) and I can hardly wait. The main character, George, played by Colin Firth, is dealing with the lost of his lover to a tragic car accident and the movie takes you through the entire day of George's life. What's interesting about the day that the audience is allowed to share in, is this is the day that George has decided to commit suicide. Deciding that the stress and pain of losing is lover, Jim, is too much, George goes about his day making sure to see everything as clear as possible as he knows this will be the last time.


Tom Ford is completely amazing as the film is shot so beautifully that you are instantly transformed into the psych of George and his melancholy way of thinking. Instantly you feel his pain and want to hold him and tell him to hang in there. The film has a grayish tone to it until George stumbles upon something that instantly ignites his senses - the secretary's lipstick, the rose, a prostitute's mouth, the puppy's smell of buttery toast - all light up and instantly the screen is bright and you feel George's optimism about what life can truly be when enjoyed for the simple beauties that one encounters on a daily basis.

All in all, I was so inspired by this movie because it taught me to really appreciate everyday as if it was my last. Make the most out of every single minute, of every single day, because that's all you get. I appreciate Tom bringing this amazing work of literature to film because sometimes, we have to see it and hear it in order to truly understand such a powerful message. Very few movies move, motivate and inspire and A Single Man is that film.

16 September 2010

A Little Effort...



Shirt: Polo; Tie: Vintage; Vest: H&M; Jeans: Uniqlo; Watch: Ted Baker; Shoes: Zara

I may be a little late to the party...may have taken the first sip of the kool-aid...but whatever you want to call it, I'm all about my new obsession that is Tom Ford! The man is a complete and utter genius and the fact that I haven't explored his work prior is downright despicable on my part.

I recently read Tom's interview in Women's Wear Daily where he talks about his reason for leaving the States and heading to Europe to develop his talent. Stating that American fashion is too lack and laid back, where Europeans appreciate glamour and style, Tom felt his American way of life was holding him back from his true potential. A little effort goes a long way he believes...and so do I.

Never did I realize how laid back people have become with their looks, especially in the workplace. Hello, flip flops and ripped jeans anyone. It's almost a little sad how society has shut out social norms when it comes to dressing for certain arenas, ie. the office, a cocktail party, someone's freaking wedding, and on, and on, and on. I definitely can say that I've been a culprit of this tragedy and have decided to put a stop to it once and for all. I must remember that looking the part helps you along the way, and my new found obsession with Tom Ford is clearly having positive effects on my sartorial standards. So far, so good.

02 September 2010

Distance Lover...

Village (East or West) strolls... (Zara)

Lazy Days in the city... (All Saints)

Never failing...at anything! (J.Crew)

Everyday essentials, no matter where I go...(Filson)

When the lights are too blinding... (Karen Walker)

Unfortunately, living in Florida doesn't give me the opportunity to go fall shopping like my counterparts up North. Oh, the great divide. Until the weather breaks here, my wish list of images above and on my desktop will have to take me to autumn leaves and warm hot chocolate.

Oh distance lover, Fall. I don't know when I'll see you, but when I do...it'll be a glorious celebration.