Mesh it up

New York’s weather is a disaster right now, it’s so hot and humid that the fashionistas are having trouble turning sweat into a trend. And, now that your’s truly has to stay on the Island working all summer, I came up with a couple of ideas to keep you looking stylish, while not boiling with hot layers. For this look, I would say I went a little over the top with a mesh sweater from Forever21. From the moment I first laid eyes on it, I knew it would be a fun little experiment to see how I would eventually style it. I decided to use this mesh sweater that is 100% polyester because its made up of noncellulosic fibers. Petroleum, coal, natural gas, air and water are used to make this fibers. Meaning that chemist working in laboratories produce various combinations of carbon, hydrogen, nitrogen and oxygen to create many of the fabrics we use today. Here, you can see how I layered it with a basic t-shirt from HB designs (a close friend from back home in Mexico) of #Karlito. Considering that the weather is hot as heck, I had no other option than to show some leg with these short shorts from Zara. Keeping the look very minimal with black and white tones. I accessorized with my white and silver Dior reflective sunnies, my Chanel boy bag, and my Fendi key chain of #Karlito that matches the outfit perfectly. On my feet I played it colorful and added my Bernhard Willhelm x Camper color block sandals, just to add a little summer vibe to the whole black and white look. Remember, if it’s hot, mesh it up to look avant-garde, even though the sun is burning your scalp, lol.

El clima de Nueva York es un desastre hoy en día; demasiado caliente y húmedo como para que los fashionistas sufran cada vez que usan alguna tendencia. Ahora que estaré en la isla para trabajar por el verano, me surgieron nuevas ideas para lucir con estilo, sin morir de calor con tantas capas. Para este look, usé un mesh top sobre la camisa blanca Forever21. El primer momento que pusé mis ojos en él, supé que sería un experimento divertido usarlo y adecuarlo a un outfit. Decidí usar un suéter mesh que esta hecho de poliester 100% gracias a sus fibras de noncelulosa. Petróleo, gas natural, aire y agua son usados para crear estas fibras. Lo que significa que la química usada en laboratorios produce diversas combinaciones de carbono, hidrógeno, nitrógeno y oxígeno para crear varias fabricaciones que usamos hoy en día. Aquí pueden apreciar como use distintas capas que estilicé con una t shirt básica de HB designs (un amigo de México) de #Karlito. Considerando que el calor es insoportable, no tuve mas opción que enseñar pierna con mis shorts de Zara, dejando el look sencillo y minimalista con tonos blancos y negros. Accesoricé con mis lentes blancos y plateados de Dior, mi bolsa boy de Chanel y mi llavero de Fendi de #Karlito que va perfecto con el outfit. En mis pies me dejé llevar por el color y me pusé mis sandalias color block de Bernhard Willhelm por Camper, solo para agregar un poco de vibra veraniega a todo el look blanco y negro. Recuerda, si hace calor el mesh up es la opción para crear un look avant garde, aun cuando el sol te queme, jaja.


  
  
  
  

Team Wang

The last pieces to my #AlexanderwangxHM collection are finally in and for this cold weather covering your ears is a must. In this look I am keeping myself warm and comfortable without losing the right amount of cool vibe to rock Manhattan’s freezing streets. Here I am wearing the Wang beanie and sunglass from his recent collaboration with H&M. A black quilted jacket from Micheal Kors to keep me warm, a black tee from Alexander Wang and a Calvin Klein shirt tied around the waist. Keeping the look in dark tones by adding dark indigo denim from Joe Fresh, a pair of black runner 5.0 Nike shoes and my Chanel boy bag. The outfit looked sporty chic and comfortable for this nasty weather that’s seems to be here for the next couple of months, keep warm everybody.

Las últimas piezas de la colección #AlexanderwangxHM están finalmente en mis manos para este clima en el qué cubrirte incluso las orejas es un must. Con este look me mantengo cubierto y cómodo sin perder la vibra cool que rompe el frío de las calles de Manhattan. Como accesorio estoy usando el beani de Wang y los lentes de su reciente colaboración con H&M. La chamarra de pluma de ganzo de Michael Kors para mantenerme caliente, mi camiseta negra de Alxender Wang y una camisa de Calvin Klein amarrada a la cintura complementan el look. Para mantener los tonos obscuros añadí mis jeans índigo de Joe Fresh, mis tenis 5.0 Nike y mi boy bag de Chanel. El outfit es sporty chic y cómodo para este clima tan complicado que aparentemente estará así por los próximos meses, mantenganse calidos.

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Crop it up

So its official the #AlexanderwangxHM collection is sold out but I was lucky to snitch a couple of pieces that obviously amazed us all. Here I am wearing the black scuba neoprene crop top with a white Calvin Klein dress shirt underneath. Ripped black jeans (by me) from Joe Fresh where the perfect match making the look very grunge and relaxed. My high rise sneakers from Sandro made the perfect statement of making the whole outfit out of black and white pieces. To accessorize a black coat that came in handy if the weather of Manhattan decided to change on us again, a camel felt hat for The Hatter Company and a 3.1 Phillip Lim colorful fur clutch. Emphasizing on making the hat and clutch stand out from the achromatic color scheme of the outfit worked pretty good, balanced and gave a little pop to the look.

Así que es oficial: la colección de #AlexanderwangxHM esta totalmente vendida, y soy muy afortunado de tener un par de piezas que obviamente les van a encantar. En esta ocasión estoy usando un crop top de neopreno negro con una camisa blanca de Calvin Klein que sobresale debajo del crop top. Jeans negros rotos (hechos por mi) de Joe Fresh son el complemento perfecto que me hace ver grunge y relajado. Mis tenis de botín de Sandro son ideales para la idea de un outfit armado con piezas en blanco y negro. Para accesorizar el look, llevé un abrigo negro por si el clima de Manhattan decide cambiar de nuevo, un sombrero color camello de The Hatter Company y el colorido clutch 3.1. Phillip Lim. Enfatizando que el clutch y el sombrero se salen de la gama de color del outfit, lo cual arma perfecto, balanceando y dando un toque pop al look.

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The Bowery

“No street defines Manhattan’s Lower East Side like the Bowery” I am usually spotted in the LES so nothing gives me more thrill then to wear my amazing “Everyone has a story. Wanna be part of mine?” tshirt by Bowery Supply Co. As I walked through Bowery Street I could see how this brand gets the inspiration to create such wonderful tees involving New York as a character and giving credit to such wonderful street. I paired my tee with ripped jeans from TOPMAN and accessorize it with my leather jacket wrapped around my waist from Versace, in my Chanel boy bag a Fendi bag bug was the perfect pop of color my outfit needed. It was essential to keep my feet simple so I paired the look with my 3.1 Phillip Lim booties and a black hat to match my black wayfarer sunnies from Ray Ban giving my look a total street style vibe that went cohesive with everything Bowery Supply stands for.

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All Black Sunday

Despite Manhattans´ weather mood swings today was a very pleasant day. The sun was shining but a cool breeze moved my locks out of place (jajaaj) for today’s look I went all black, wearing my Zara black t shirt paired with black trousers from Helmut Lang. To accessorize and give it a more relax vibe to an all black look I paired it up with my white Keds and a furry clutch from 3.1 Phillip Lim. What to make the look more formal? Change the shoes for black dress shoes and either add a blazer or a leather jacket and voila!!

You can change the whole look of you outfit just by accessorizing the right way.

Aunque el clima de Manhattan todavía no se define, hoy fue un día súper agradable. El sol irradiaba pero se sentía una brisa fresca, lo que me llevo a lograr la idea de un look fuera de lugar (jaja) para mi outfit de hoy fui en total black, usando mi playera Zara junto con mis pantalones negros Helmut Lang. Para accesorios le di un toque relajado y complementar el tono negro, me puse mis Keds blancos y un clutch con conejo de 3.1. Phillip Lim. Para logar un look mas formal, solo cambia los zapatos por unos negros casuales y agrega un blazer o chamarra de piel y voila!!
Puedes modificar totalmente el look solo cambiando los complementos de manera adecuada.

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UWS

It’s officially autumn and like the leaves it’s time to change. New Yorkers are putting away all the summer clothes, dusting their coats but I refuse to let go of summer. For these look I am wear my H&M mustard (hey it’s a fall color) short shorts paired up with my Zara flower detailed shirt over a white Alexander Wang blazer giving the perfect look. Since mustard is a warm color it blends perfectly well with the white assembling a fall or summer look depending on the accessories. Not giving up on summer I whore my Nordstrom mirrored aviators to go with the sunny vibe, I am not ready for the winter and in New York winter seems eternal. Holding tight to summer, I might even end up on the East coast.

Oficialmente llegó el otoño, y como las hojas, es tiempo de cambiar. Los New Yorkers ya están guardaron sus prendas de verano y están desempolvando sus abrigos, pero yo me rehuso a dejarlo ir… Para este look decidí usar mis shorts H&M color mostaza ( hey es un tono otoñal) que van perfecto con mi camisa de flores de Zara y mi blazer blanco Alexander Wang, logrando un look perfecto. Ya que el color mostaza es un tono cálido va excelente como look de otoño o de verano, dependiendo de los accesorios con los que lo combines. Sin rendirme aún con esta cálida estación, usé mis Nordstrom aviador tornasol para seguir con la onda veraniega, definitivamente no estoy listo para el invierno y aquí en New York el frío parece eterno…

Aferrado al verano, probablemente termine en la Costa Este.

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GRR…

After spotting the man bun all over #MBFW I decided to give it a try. Holding my hair in bun was the start to the whole outfit; wear my black unfitted size Givenchy dog tshirt with a pair of black ripped jeans from H&M was the perfect kick ass look. To accessorize my mirrored yellow aviators from Nordstrom and my Camper Together X Bernhard Willhelm sandals wear the perfect pop of color this black rock and roll look needed. My black Celine phantom bag was the essential piece and not for the reasons you think (jajaja) though I am obsessed with it the bag is the perfect size for this intense week. After all you might need a change of outfit!

Durante la semana de la moda en Nueva York descubrí las nuevas opciones de cabello para hombre. Así que decidí darle una oportunidad. Recogí mi pelo con un pequeño chongo alto para iniciar el outfit, me puse mi playera de Rottweiler de Givenchy con mis jeans rotos de H&M para lograr un increíble look rompedor. Los complementos ideales fueron mis aviadores amarillos de Nordstrom y mis sandalias Camper Together de Bernhard Willhelm, mezcla de colores ideal para lograr el look negro rock and roll que buscaba. My Celine panthom negra fue la pieza clave –y no por las razones que crees (jajaja)– sino porque estoy obsesionado con esta bolsa, que tiene el tamaño perfecto para una semana intensa.

Al final, seguramente vas a necesitar un cambio de outfit!

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Wild Wild East Coast

Getting prep for #MBFW is not an easy task, people have this misconception that one just wakes up in the morning and looks pretty. Well confession it’s completely the opposite and when it comes to put together your looks OMG chaotic. Luckily one day I was roaming around my neighborhood in the East Village and came across with this magnificent poncho from Rannoch Designs. Since I lay eyes on it I knew it would be a great statement for Fashion Week so I paired it up with a simple white tee from Zara and ripped jeans from TopMan. To accessorize I went for comfort with my Nike 2.0 runner shoes, on my head my Zadig & Voltaire black straw hat and my Chloé leather aviators giving the look a more street everyday wear to the poncho. To complement the outfit my Chanel boy bag was the perfect piece missing the contrast the mohair made with the chains was exquisite reminding me of Chanel’s last collection that had a touch of the Wild West.
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Mr. Nieves

Any man can live in color – MR NIEVES dares to live in print.

Mr. Nieves

For my second day of #MBFW I wore this amazing print assemble from Mr. Nieves, an up and coming New Yorker designer that brought back his Puerto Rican roots. In his new collection we can see how colorful and perfectly tailored the pieces are. For this occasion I choose this black and white print top with a checkered pattern mix but the secret to not overdo it is by accessorizing wisely.  In this look I am wearing a Proenza Schouler PS11 bag in a light tone to blend in with the heavy print, for my feet a pair of white sneakers from H&M giving a perfect balance of tones to the look. In my ankle I am wearing a navy blue handkerchief as a bracelet just to have fun with a different accessory and of course as most of the time in my eyes my Ray Bans. The black wayfarers go perfectly with the fit of the matching pieces making my outfit look fresh and clean especially during those hot September days. 

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#VenetoMBFW

So #MBFW (Mercedes Benz Fashion Week) started today at Lincoln Center and it was amazing. The adrenaline you get from attending one show and run to the other yet looking glamorous as possible is hard work, bet hey someone’s got a do it. This season I got the opportunity to collaborate with EFM (Engineered for Motion) and the name says it all. EFM is a durable and efficient piece of garment that not only looks good but performs your daily tasks very efficiently in a city as hazardous as New York. So what could be more hazardous than Fashion Week, people running from show to show, thinking what to wear for ten hours then change your mind last minute (Oh wait maybe that’s only me jajajaa..) the point is that today I was ready to take the fashion world by storm with this perfect teal and blue long sleeve and shorts assumable both from EFM. Since the weather is still pretty warm here in NYC there is no point in boiling yourself with a jacket only because you know its Fall. To accessorize I wore my Camper Together X Bernhard Willhelm multi colored sandal, with a transparent plastic clutch and my brown leather Chloé aviators making the perfect match for the first day at the tents.

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Photographer Theresa Balderas