Let's Talk about Dior Homme

Accessories, suits, and The Jetsons walkway.

Let’s keep it short and sweet, the whole collection was perfection. Bringing back the iconic saddle bag but designing it for men as a waist bag… Beyond. She show was really about the accessories, but not to be overshadowed by perfectly tailored suits that skewed away from trendy oversized shapes and stayed true to a thinner and fitted is a better look. What made these simple suits stand out though was the masterful draping of silk shawls, giving it an aggressive ninja aesthetic.

So enjoy, get inspired, and get your Dior on!

Our Favorites from Milan Menswear A/W 19

Menswear in Milan did not disappoint with shows from DSquared2, Emporio Armani, Fendi, Marni, MSGM, Neil Barrett, No. 21, Prada, Versace, and more. Luxury, streetwear hybrids once again took focus in almost every ready-to-wear show, but for an autumn-winter collection, there was a surprising amount of bright and nearly neon color palettes across designers. A reoccurring silhouette, oversized sweaters, and outerwear paired with perfectly tailored trousers exposing ankles and big ass shoes. Notably, most footwear resembled Doc Martins in one way or another. Big, bulky, round toes, flat toes, or the occasional creeper. It appears the giant sneaker trend has leaked into boots and dress shoes and we are here for it!

Two collections caught our eye; one eagerly anticipated and the other we can’t wait to get our hands on. Let us start with the underwhelming hype, shall we? Versace.

Versace was highly anticipated because we all wanted to see what would happen now that Donatella sold Versace to Michael Kors Holdings. It would be unfair not to disclose that we are not the biggest Versace fans in general. Yes, there are amazing pieces in the Versace archives. Yes, they innovated many iconic styles, but when it comes to wearability meh, it’s not for us — few, glad to get that off our chest. Now buckle up, and let's dive into the AW19 collection from Versace. 

“Not for the failure of Versace, but for the ability to change the next collection in a positive way.”

Red, Yellow, White, and Black, a color story we’ve seen before. Jersey, jeans, and graphics oh my! Remember those iconic styles we just talked about? The iconic belt bucks and leather harness in everyday wear that created a style revolution in the ’80s. Take all that show-stopping style and bring it down to a fast fashion, forever 21 tragic level. However, we see what Donatella was doing here. She needs the brand to make money for her new boss(s) and wants to stay hip and young with the kids, aka the new consumers of luxury fashion, but it fell so flat looking cheap as Los Angles’ Santi Alley. Two words, screen sprint. One word, no. The whole show was one bad choice after another. It was like watching someone over fifty take a selfie. Chin up, bad angle, too close, and looking for validation from a cringing youth. Time will tell to see if the collection will sell. Our guess is, unfortunately, yes, but the hope is no. Not for the failure of Versace, but for the ability to change the next collection in a positive way. That’s all. 

Now let’s get positive with Prada.  Our favorite Milan show! Step aside screen printed buckle and hello to double, triple wrap belts. No this isn’t the first time we’ve seen this, Hedi Slimane did the same belt wrap during his time at Dior Homme but they we’re ultra slim. Prada has in our opinion, taken the trend of utility belts seen in Off-White and elevated it to a look you can wear with a suit. 

“Colorful fur. A trend we will see more of.”

Yes, we live for this belt and want one as soon as they are available. Along with the belts, Prada took their signature bucket hat and made it winter ready with colorful fur. A trend we will see more of. We love a bucket hat dressed up or down and are living for its furry cousin. The show itself had fantastic music and a dark gothic futuristic simplicity that was perfectly paired with the stylings of every look. From head to toe, this ready-to-wear collection is the first we’ve seen in a while where we want everything. Bravo Miuccia Prada! 

Best of London Menswear A/W 19

Starting off the menswear autumn-winter season, London sparked the imagination with color, texture, and shapes. Designers we gagged over were: A-COLD-WALL*, Art School, Chalayan, Charles Jeffrey, COTTWEILER, Craig Green, Edward Crutchley, Fashion East, Feng Chen Wang, Iceberg, John Lawrence Sullivan, JORDAN/LUCA, Kiko Kostadinov, Liam Hodges, Lou Dalton, paria /FARZANEH, Per Götesson, Phoebe English, and Xander Zhou just to name a few. 

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Glaciers In Alaska on the Disney Wonder

Blah blah, facts. : The Disney Wonder Cruise Ship is sailing to Alaska! Departing out of Vancouver, B.C., the ship will call on popular ports such as Tracy Arm, Skagway, Juneau, Ketchikan, and Skagway!Kent Phillips, Disney Cruise Line. In 2017, Disney Cruise Line guests set sail to Alaska’s Icy Strait Point on new itineraries departing from Vancouver, British Columbia. Pictured here, the Disney Wonder sails through Alaska’s Tracy Arm Fjord. Images from Disney Cruise Line Alaska and Pacific Northwest cruise itineraries.

The Lost Boys : Cinespia at Hollywood Forever Cemetery

It's summer, and that means movies in the cemetery, and not just any graveyard, the Hollywood Forever Cemetary. Cinespia to be exact, and one of my favorite activities. Especially when it's a Vampire movie! Tonight's feature? 80's classic, The Lost Boys.

The best part about Cinespia isn't just the experience, it's really all about the photobooth. Given that it was Shaun's first time, Leah and I had one request. Wear a black or white t-shirt and a leather jacket. Mission accomplished for the perfect first Cinespia photo that didn't suck. So proud

What was that? A little vampire humor? Well, it wasn't funny!

Aside from the photobooth photo we also got spotted by the amazing Cinespia photographer, Kelly Lee Barrett or @cutiesatcinespia on Instagram who took that sick photo of us without our jackets on. Super clean white tee, almost James Dean look. For the food, we brought Rosé, sparkling Rosé and of course In-N-Out!

Cheers to a successful night at the movies... in the cemetery amongst the dead

MY #OOTD | Sunglasses: ACNE Studios | T-Shirt: Calvin Klein | Jeans: Ksubi | Shoes: Rick Owens | Jacket: Top Man

BeautyCon LA

Who doesn't love beauty products? I know I do! I'm the go-to person for most of my friend groups for skincare advice. 

I wouldn't say I have a problem but... I probably do. 

So when it was time for BeautyCon, I was ALL IN! Luckily, I have some great friends who got me into the talent area where I scored significant amounts of swag. I'm not talking samples and random stickers no one wants, I'm talking full sized products! 

I'm not going to dive into everything I got, but I had enough to share with some friends. Overall BeautyCon was a great experience and a fantastic day, regardless of the free stuff. Oh, and I got these great photos out of it. Thank you to the random photographer. 

MY OOTD | T-Shirt: Comme Des Garcons Play | Jeans: Ksubi | Accessories: Etsy, and Jean Paul Gaultier

RuPaul's DragCon : Start Your Engines!

What's made of press on nails, glitter, and crazy contour? RuPaul's DragCon!

RuPaul's Drag Race has quickly become one of my favorite shows, and I'm going back to watch all the older seasons since I didn't start watching until season nine. All hair Sasha Velour! So, when it was time for DragCon you know I was ready and waiting for tickets.

So which queens did I meet, and greet with my presence? Ahaha, jk. Here they are listed out, with links for you can see who they are if you're living under a rock. 

My favorite queen ever; Aquaria, Barbie Jeep babe; Trixie Mattel, Sleeping Beauty; Pearl, and a few more. From afar I saw; Mizz Cracker, Sasha Velour, Desmond Is Amazing, Milk, Monet X Change, Alyssa Edwards, to name a few. 

I also organically ran into Detox and her crew for the second time in two weeks. Detox, if you're ever reading this, sorry I didn't know who you were both times, but I do now. I'm also glad I didn't know because we and your friends had real moments and not fan ones. That's what matters right? Anyway, xoxo. 

MY #OOTD | T-Shirt: Uniqlo | Jeans: Ksubi | Shoes: Vans for Opening Ceremony | Backpack: Fjallraven