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What’s in my bag? (#PDXANTONIO)

January 30, 2014
outfit list pdxnow

Here’s a visual cheat sheet of all the things I’m bringing with me to Portland. #PDXANTONIO.

1. Timbuk2 Avaiator travel bag
2. Olympus om-d e-m5
3. Levi’s Selvage Chambray Work Shirt
4. Club Monaco stripe crew
5. Levi’s dark denim
6. Levi’s black denim
7. Blackwell trading co boot
8. South Lake Union Umbrella
9. Timbuk2 coffee cup
10. Macbook Pro
11. GoPro pole
12. Wool Scarf
13. Sunglasses
14. gopro hero 3 black

#PDXAntonio

Blog, Fashion, Travel

Travel Essentials: The Timbuk2 Aviator Travel Backpack

January 27, 2014
Timbuk2 Aviator hike

I like my travel bags to have both style and ample capacity. The Timbuk2 Aviator Travel Backpack is the essential bag to take with you for small out town getaways or quick weekend trips. One of my favorite qualities about this bag is the rain fly bag covering attached which gives it a bit of ruggedness during those wet days and protects your mobile devices like laptops, cameras, or mobile phones.

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What are the features?

    *Rain fly for soggy days live in its own dedicated pocket.
    *20″ (28.5L) ample capacity can be carried on.
    *Laptop pocket fits up to 17″ MacBook Pro
    *Converts from suitcase to backpack with stowaway padded straps and removable hip belt.
    *Expandable top compartment for quarantining shoes and toiletries.
    *Full-zip opening main compartment provides the easy access of a duffel.
    *Two external zip pockets for smartphone, wallet, and passport.
    *Fabric reinforced tarpaulin and durable nylon fabric construction.
    *External compression straps for cinching or expanding.
    *Padded, ventilated back panel for a comfy, dry carry.

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Blog, Fashion

Style trend: Mixing patterns

January 6, 2014
Mens layering fashion

Mixing patterns can sometimes leave the most skilled style expert filled with anxiety. Polka dot, plaid or stripes mixed together the wrong way can lead to a absolute mess but done correctly, it can lead to genius!

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One tip that I’ve learned in mixing patterns is to think “small and big”. Small patterns like polka dots on the inside and big and bold patterns on the outside. Here are two examples on how you could layer mixed patterns.

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Photos taken at Ian shop

Blog, Fashion

Interview with Butch Stevenson – ian boutique stylist

November 11, 2013

I first met Butch Stevenson years ago when I was starting the Art Institute of Seattle. Back then I was impressed by the knowledge he possessed in styling and fashion. Butch has worked in different downtown Seattle clothing boutiques for over 10yrs and has acuminated a lot of knowledge about the Seattle fashion scene. I recently reconnected with him at ian (Seattle boutique located downtown Seattle) and decided to interview him and share some of his knowledge with all of my readers.

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Who are you and how long have you been with the shop?

My name is Butch Stevenson, manager at ian. I’ve been with the store for
 almost 9 years.

Why do you enjoy fashion?

I guess I’ve been interested in fashion since I was a kid, watching Style
with Elsa Klensch on CNN with my aunt Cauleen Williams. I would also design
clothes in my spiral binder at school.

I love fashion because it’s a way of self-expression. To see what a designer
is into that moment and see how they interpret it into a collection always
intrigues me. Some designers have a similar vision season-to-season but
reimagining it so it becomes interesting again. Ralph Lauren, Daiki Suzuki
of Engineered Garments, Junya Watanabe, and Brunello Cuccinelli are masters
of that and kill it every season. In the store I always look forward to what
Levi’s Made & Crafted does. This season was brilliant with the texture and
colorful prints.

I’m actually more interested in personal style and how people put things
together. It’s interesting when two individuals can have the same garment
and see it in a different way. I always love to see the end result.

I’m also really interested in ‘fashionless’ fashion. You know, the clothes
that people stray from because it’s not hip enough or too “out there”. You
know that red trench that was hanging in the sale rack that makes you wonder
who would buy it? Hi there! I love those pieces! I always find ways to make
it work; and if it doesn’t come to me right then, I keep it in the closet
until it comes to me.

How would you describe Seattle fashion scene?

Safe!!! I have to give props to some of those people, though for stepping up
their game and to those who always are never afraid to bring it (shout outs
to Liana Kegley and Joshua David Meacham at Barneys, Max Jarkow at Mario’s); 
but for the most part people here are afraid to go against the grain even a
little bit. But I do see it getting better…

Are there any trends shoppers should be looking out for?

Floral prints are going to be a thing this spring and I think you can do it
in smaller doses (ie. accessories) if you can’t picture yourself in a floral
anorak! My advice to people though is if you don’t want to be too trendy is
just make sure your clothes fit correctly. Fit is key. I see way too many
guys wear the wrong size (usually too big) thinking they’re hiding
something; but all it does is draw attention to what they’re hiding! Tighten
up!

Blog, Fashion, Photography

Men’s Fashion Trend Fall 2013: 90’s Grunge Look

October 24, 2013

The 90’s grunge look is one of my favorite Men’s fashion trend for Fall 2013. 90’s grunge includes clothes like, flannel shirts, acid wash jeans, denim jackets, wool sweaters, Converse shoes, toques, boots and black leather jackets. This low-maintenance look will give you a little edge without having to try too hard. The grunge look also gives you tons of layers to take on and off for cold fall situations. If you need more inspiration, think of Kurt Cobain or the 1992 comedy movie Singles. Ahh I love Seattle in the fall, it smells like teen spirit!

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Blog, Entertainment, Fashion, Photography

Nordstrom Men’s Shop & GQ 2013 Fall Runway Show (Photos)

September 27, 2013

The Nordstrom Men’s Shop & GQ 2013 Fall Runway Show was presented at the Hyatt Regency Bellevue on Sept 26th. Before the fashion show VIP guest mingled with celebrities such as Dan Savage, Isaiah Thomas and Detlef Schrempf .

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Photo Brandon Foy & Antonio Smith

 

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Although the show was quite short GQ and Nordstrom style experts presented an assortment of different looks.

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I enjoyed the more classic look of velvet blazers, black driving gloves and leather boots.

Bellevue fashion week 2013 Mens fashion show

Fashion, Philanthropy

Nordstrom Men’s Shop & GQ 2013 Fall Runway Show

September 26, 2013

The Detlef Schrempf Foundation, Nordstrom Men’s Shop and GQ are collaborating together for a Fall 2013 men runway show this Thursday, September 26th. GQ and Nordstrom style experts will present a runway show that will spotlight the best of the Men’s Shop collections and will be featuring local celebrity guest models. All proceeds benefit the Detlef Schrempf Foundation and the evening’s charity partners – Bellevue Youth Theatre Foundation and Inspire Youth Project. If you’re not attending, I will be uploading photos for the blog.

Click here for tickets: http://bit.ly/18ZnExj

 

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Georgia’s Photo Bio Collection

February 25, 2013

Last weekend I had the honor of being apart of Georgia Esporlas‘s Photo Bio collection in Vancouver, BC. This collection is a series of photos that exceed simple head shots and captures the true essence of the individual. This collection focuses of dynamic entrepreneurs. Each entrepreneur takes multiple full and body shots with three or four personal items that are close to them. These items are specific to the individual and are somehow significant to each person. The list of entrepreneurs include Executive Producer of Miss World Canada Andy Chu, Real Estate Investor and Restaurant Owner Desmond Chen, Fashion Designer Jason Matlo and more. Georgia’s collection will no be ready release for a couple weeks but when it’s done I’ll post it, until then enjoy these iPhone photo collage up top.