Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Golden Gates

I miss living right by Golden Gate Park. I never realized how big it was until it was brought to my attention that there was a bison pen, that I had no idea existed. #SanFranciscoResidentFail. I mean, really? A freaking bison pen? Also the fact that it's bigger then Central Park in NYC. Mind blown.

Spent the morning hanging around the park with Imelda. Ever since moving more towards downtown, I don't really get much of a chance to enjoy nature, aka the man made terrains and lakes in the park. Making more frequent trips here is definitely on my to-do list, since there's many things to-do here.

I've been trying to welcome spring with open arms, but I can't get myself to buy anything pastel colored. Not really my cup of spring time tea. So, a bold pattern and a touch of color is my substitution, I guess? Case in point: black/white gingham, forrest green trousers, electric blue soles.

Just found out Kan-Yeezy will be headlining at Outside Lands this August, which is pretty much a smaller scale Coachella here in San Franisco held in GG Park. I might have to go.

Speaking of music festivals and Coachella, I'll be heading to Southern California for 3 days of dancing and fangirling out at Coachella this weekend. Weekend 1 looked amazing. Here's to hoping I run into Zac Effron.

Photos courtesy of Imelda over at SunsetShutterbug. Head over there and say "Hello".


Friday, March 28, 2014

Spring Has Sprung

Lake Tahoe definitely looked a lot different from the last time I've been here. All the snow melted away, and the sun was blaring just enough to get me shvitzing a bit. Toodles winter, hello spring.

Last weekend I was swooped away out of San Francisco into Lake Tahoe to celebrate my 29th (ugh, just kill me now) birthday with Cody. I love the fact that Tahoe is far enough to get away from the hustle and bustle of the City, but close enough to be surrounded by nature without feeling like you've fallen through the closet into Narnia.

I've always been a firm believer that anything is whatever you make of it, so these last couple years I decided to make nothing big of my birthday. Maybe it's me coping with being closer to turning the big 3-0? Could be, who knows. Turning 30 in gay years is pretty much saying you're dead to the rest of the world. Good thing I get that good youthful skin from my mom though. I mean, just saying. #Igotitfrommymomma.


Saturday, March 15, 2014

Call It Shoeicide

Spring is coming up and I've been on the look out for a new pair of kicks to wear into the warm weather coming up. I had to take a moment to look into my closet to realize that I have like no sneakers. And by none, I really mean 1 pair which I wear while sweating it out at the gym, which is like, rarely.





Maison Martin Margiela 

[photos via mrporter.com]

I am so late on the "trainers" trend wagon. I would see these urban street stylist rocking Nike trainers along with their normal attire and I just wouldn't get it. Personally, I still think it looks kind of redic when I see these boyz wearing button ups, skinny denims, and Nike Free Runs. But hey, to each his own. 

I do however, am obsessed with these kicks. They're sporty enough to wear casually, yet stylish enough to commit shoeicide while strolling the city. Oooh, I be killin' em *Fabo voice*. I've been debating on whether or not dropping a month worth of rent on the Valentino's. I know... how #firstworldproblems of me, huh? I want a pair of each. My birthday is coming up, who wants to send me them?


Friday, March 7, 2014

Pisces Season

It's been hella ugly this past week, but it's all good. Cody and I still mustered up some time and energy (all I wanna do is stay in bed when it's rainy out) to shoot some pictures for you guys despite the dreary mood San Francisco has been in this past week. I guess we needed the rain though, right? Isn't California in a little drought or something?

I got this B. Scott coat a couple years ago downtown at Industrie Denim. The double paneling collar and the camel color is the reason why I got it in the first place. I love B. Scott's designs, he always has these intricate details on the collars, cowl necks, and extra zippers on his coats. I've been having trouble finding any more of his garments in San Francisco now, so I'll have to visit his studio next time I make my way to  L.A. 

My birthday is coming up in a couple weeks! Shout out to all the Pisces readers out there. We all know Pisces' are the business. Over the years, I've realized your birthday is what you make of it. So this year, I've decided to make it something special. It was the day I was born.


Sunday, February 23, 2014

Kick Game Like East Bay

In honor of the Kitsuné jacket I can only dream of having in my closet in my last post, I decided to bring out my similar Opening Ceremony jacket out for a spin. Granted my jacket is $700 cheaper, but you know what - it's all good. I don't see Beyoncé wearing that Maison Kitsuné jacket.

I mean... Jusstttttttt sayyyinnnnggggggggg. #Beysus
[photo via Beyoncé's instagram]

Spent the afternoon hanging out  with Imelda at Sutro Heights... It's the closest thing you'll get me to nature. Just kidding. I'll hang out at a beach too. Damn, I can't wait till summer.

Copped the boots a couple years ago, and haven't really put them to use in a long time. Truthfully, they were an impulse buy, but I've grown to love them over the years. I've been trying to hold back on adding anymore brogue-type shoes to my closet, but I love them because you can pretty much dress them up, or dress them down. 

My jacket was an impulse buy too, but unlike my boots, I actually loved it the moment I took it home. My favorite thing about the jacket are the contrasting leather sleeves and the thick embroidered patches. I love details like that.

Some one asked me if I got my jacket from playing football in high school. Hilarious! Only thing I'm kicking is game, like East Bay. No footballs here!

Photo's taken by Imelda over at SunsetShutterbug. Imelda and I will be doing a couple more collaborations in the near future, so stay put!


Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Yes, Please

I'm totally buggin', especially since I already have a similar styled jacket, but I'm in love with this Kitsuné lettermens piece. Yes, please to this jacket. Some one want to get it for me?

No seriously... Any offers?  
[photos via mrporter.com]

Kidding aside, I do find it weird (and a bit disturbing) that I'm obsessed with my Opening Ceremony lettermen's jacket that looks pretty similar (style/color scheme wise), yet I'm still drooling over this Maison Kitsuné piece (um, early signs of a hoarder anyone?). Anyway, a boy can dream, right?


Saturday, February 8, 2014

Street Art

I've been teaming up with my girl Imelda who's been exploring random spots in San Francisco with me, shooting some content for my site. We stopped by Warm Water Cove, aka Toxic Beach, to check out the amazing graffiti work done along side the concrete walls of this park. I love the colors and busyness of the art work.

The weather has been getting chillier, after a month of ridiculously amazing (lol, what's winter?) climate for January. With the nice weather, I decided to dust off my short suit that I never wear. Story of my entire wardrobe, really. Last time I wore this suit and tie out was during the summer time for the Justin Timberlake and Jay-Z show, which I pulled out for obvious reasons. I love short suits, I got hands on my first one 4 years ago while I was in L.A., and I've been a fan since. It's a casual twist on something classic, which allows me to serve you with a causal day time realness look.

I love playing with patterns and colors. I feel like you have to be careful when doing so though to not over do it, otherwise it'll start looking messy. So I decided to tone it down with a simple white shirt and black tie to neutralize everything a bit. 

I just recently started to get my clothes tailored this past year, since I realized its so difficult getting jackets to fit for someone fun sized like my self. #PocketGayProblems. My tailor is amazing though. I had him work his magic on my suit, which now fits me like Michele Phifer's cat suit. Loves it.

Photos courtesy of Imelda, check out more of her work HERE. And big ups to the amazing graffiti artists who left their work behind. Toodles.


Friday, January 17, 2014

Touch Of Neon

I met up with my friend and menswear designer, Cana Klebanoff the other day to check out some of his current and past designs. I love the meticulous work he does in the details of his garments and every time I run into him somewhere downtown, he's always wearing an impressive jacket or blazer that he made. If I was his size, I'd would totally be raiding his closet weekly.

Here are 2 of my favorite outerwear pieces he made for his last collection.

I love the piping and the double collar (in the first jacket), and the pop of neon if pretty much amazing. Cana's work is really detailed orientated, so these 2 pieces are more on the simpler side of what he does. I love menswear, so it's always exciting to discover a menswear designer who's aesthetic you like.

I met Cana last year during Snow, an all white fashion show that featured several designers showcasing a collection of all white garments - with him being one the designers.  Cana is showing again in this year's Snow, which is being held at the Metreon Rooftop on February 1st. If any of you guys are in San Francisco, get your tickets here for the show