As the summer sets into the bright and bustling NYC, I've been inspired to explore the city by Michele's eccentric and vibrant concept of travel. You see, you don't necessarily have to hop on a plane or boat, your environment can simply change with your imagination be it a book, a simple change to an environment, or in our case, articles of clothing.
Oh My Gucci! He's done it again. An exclusive look into the Gucci FW17 Collection
Cast into Alessandro Michele's world of mystery, nature, and fantasy, the Gucci FW17 collection takes us deeper into the realm of avant garde fashion than Gucci has ever gone before. The collection, which debuted on February 22 in Milan, was unveiled in Gucci's first ever show combining men's and women's looks...
Shot in the picturesque town of Freeport, TX, directors Nina Hawkins and Alan Ballesteros, along with photographer Caroline Fontenot collaborated with Hues of Man to create a stylized retelling of the story of the most notorious criminal duo in American history. “Bang Bang” re-imagines the story of Texas’s very own Bonnie and Clyde, a couple who went on an infamous spree of murders, robberies, and heists in the 1930s. Bang Bang reunites Hues of Man and Josh Robertson, as well as the models from the Revival of Gucci project. New York City fashion influencer and consultant Alyson Cafiero stars in the central role as the enigmatic Bonnie, and Hues of Man stars as her partner in crime. Pieces are from the Gucci FW16, Cruise 17, and Gucci Ghost Collections.
The Trouble Gang
The Trouble Gang, played by Josh Robertson, Joey Garcia, Erik Tjon, and Tucker May, rule the town dressed in Gucci’s and Trevor “Trouble” Andrew’s Gucci Ghost collaboration. The collection is a wild amalgamation of street and high fashion, bringing graffiti art influences to the Gucci brand. The men were styled to convey a rough, urban confidence.
Elias “Q” Aguilera Jr.
Alyson Cafiero as Bonnie
HuesofMan as Clyde
Josh Robertson as The Boss
Joey Garcia as Trouble Member #1
Erik Tjon as Trouble Member #2
Tucker May as Trouble Member #3
Tony Corona as Bartender
Carlos Philpot as Stunt Driver #1
Lee Lilley ay Stunt Driver #2
Special Thank you to:
Shannon Lilley, Owner of 1966 Mustang
Carlos Philpot, Owner 1986 Buick Grand National
Larry Mcdonald, Owner Kiki’s Tiki Cantina
Jennifer Hawkins, Freeport Economic Development Corporation
City of Freeport, Heritage Ballroom
Mingo Marquez Jr., Bridge Harbor Yacht Club
Donovan Backman, Black Diamond Detail
Captain Ken’s Port-O-Call, Catering
and last but not least…
Giuseppe B. of Gucci Sloane Street, U.K.
Ryan, Jony, and Shae of Gucci Houston
Fashion Returns to Houston with a Bang!
It's been awhile since Houston has had a full blown fashion week. With the absence of Fashion Houston and only little pop-up events here and there, the city seemed to be warding off any attraction on capitalizing on the art and fashion industry. That all ended this past week when Matt and Kara Swinney of Fashion X launched the first ever FashionX Houston...
The Rise of Texas Couture
When you first think of Texas, a few words come to mind: horses, cowboys, oil, Beyoncé...? But when it comes to fashion, it's a missed topic that few pay attention to in the Lone Star State. However, that has not been the case lately with the efforts to Matt Swinney and his team at Fashion X....
A Glimpse Inside the Gucci x Gucci Ghost Launch at NYFW in NYC
Normally, you have to be a fashion journalist, a celebrity, or a major client to get into these types of events. However, someone at Gucci showed my blog and Instagram to Gucci's North American corporate headquarters, and they wanted to show their appreciation for my work and my loyalty to the brand. Along with the invitation, I was notified that I'd be getting the VIP treatment, with Gucci generously paying all travel and lodging expenses. I was also told I would get to meet Trevor "Trouble" Andrew, the brain behind Gucci Ghost, one of the hottest fashion collaborations of the year....
A look inside Houston's newest Gucci Boutique
he brand new SAKS FIFTH AVENUE- Houston opened its pearly white gates of high fashion heaven last Thursday, April 28th and luckily, I got the chance to slip away during lunch to take a peek at the scene- well to really take a peek at the brand new Gucci boutique that came along with it! So, after fighting my way through Wertheimer traffic and walking among the crowds of eager shopaholics and River Oaks moms...I found it, the fresh, out of the box, brand new, etc, etc. Gucci boutique in all it's glory...
Another one for the books!
Another year, another successful Fashion week in Austin, TX. FashionX Austin's AFW16 started on the 15th of April with a full on launch party, brunches, and weeklong soirées at various boutiques across the city in support of the budding fashion community in town...
Celebrating Men's Fashion in Houston
Every year around Spring, Houston Magazine puts on one of the most coveted events honoring men's fashion within the city. As an attendee for the past 4 years- this event is like the Super Bowl for mens fashion. It's one of the few times where the most dapper and most influential figures of fashion...
DIEGO AND DORA DO SXSW
This year’s festival/conference/party tech fest did not disappoint as one of Austin’s premier events started off with a plethora of tech filled panels and surprise musical performances during the first few days of Interactive. Luckily, Yanira and I were able to join in the madness and experienced a bit of that during our sessions at SXSW Style...