FASHION MEETS MUSIC

In my recent travels I had the amazing opportunity to visit Mexico City and while in Mexico I was able to interview one of Mexico’s most prominent star. The one and only Julio Ramirez member of the musical group Reik. After taking a walk around Condesa we finally started digging into the important stuff and here are some things I bet you didn’t know about Julio.

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How did your career begin?

I met up with Jesus, the lead singer of Reik and we started making demos at age 16. Shortly after we were signed by Sony everything started escalating very quickly, we were very fortunate.

How do you see the influence music has in fashion?

As music evolves, how you feel about a record, or how a specific melody makes you feel so does clothing. I really like to give a modern touch to my outfit and I think that is something reflected in my music.

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Your favorite designer of the moment?

Right now I would have to say Cesar Arellanes, Mexican fashion designer from Chihuahua with more than 20 years working in Los Angeles proposing a very edgy vibe dressing Justin Bieber and Demi Lavatto among others. I think he will be dressing me for my tour and concerts I am a huge fan.

What is the social network you like the most?

I like Instagram, a place where artistic people, photographers, models and especially bloggers work to have a voice in the industry. I think that in Instagram people tend to be more real to their persona and can freely express themselves.

Favorite fashion city?

I think I need to travel more to decide, our music is heard in Mexico, USA, Central and South America. New York has always been one of the cities that have recently inspired me so much that I decided that someday I will live there just for the experience.

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Any fashion icons that inspire you?

Paul McCartney, he is elegance, classy, cool and love his music. He has a lot to offer and if by the age of 60 I look like that WOW.

Any stories from you childhood you feel that changed you?

When I was in 5th grade I realize who was good looking and who wasn’t. I believed I was very handsome and actually started behaving very entitled as if my face would get my anywhere. The years went by I matured and realized that everything is fleeting and that beauty isn’t forever, there will always be someone better than you so never take things too seriously.

Where would you like to settle?

I am very homey I would happily grow a family in San Diego, California have my studio, go jogging on the beach. My parents will still be very close that’s very important to me a traditional part that always will be with me.

What would be the soundtrack of your life right now?

Any Beatle’s album but I do have a very special one. Ennio Morricone – Love Theme, I never get tired of listening I really encourage you to hear it.

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Restaurant? Finca Altozano en el Valle de Guadalupe, Baja California

Vacation spot? Ensenada o el Valle de Guadalupe en Baja California

Guilty pleasure? Desserts

3 things you always have with you? My phone, my wallet and my headphones

You cannot live without? My guitar

Book or movie? Movie

Day or night? Night

White or black? Black

Tea or coffee? Black coffee without sugar please

Pop or rock? Pop

Paper or digital? Paper

Sparkling or tap water? Tap water

Black or milk chocolate? Milk, cookies and cream from Hershey’s

Dogs or cats? None but I prefer dogs LOL

Indoors or outdoors? Outdoors

Sunrise or sunset? Sunset

Wine or beer? Wine, no both I am very interested in craft beer

Sweet or salty? Both

Burger or salad? Burger 100%

Here you have it guys, so if you like music in Spanish go check out Reik they have amazing songs and great videos for you to enjoy.

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Neto wearing: Moschino Tshirt, Balmain Leather Pants, Topman Blazer, Roberto Cavalli Booties and Dior Sunnies

Julio wearing: Cesar Arellanes Top, H&M Jeans, Chloe Sunnies and Tommy Hilfiger Sneakers

Pics by: The Joaquin Castillo

 

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Much Love for Moschino

MUCH LOVE FOR MOSCHINO

“Toto, I have a feeling we’re not in Kansas anymore” is without doubt the best quote to go with the pop cultured and cool designer Jeremy Scott. After many years of being in the eye of such competitive industry, Jeremy Scott has officially positioned himself as the People’s Designer; Also the title of his documentary following his story on how he became the Creative Director of Moschino. Scott has broken boundaries in the fashion industry and wasn’t afraid to do something different mix pop culture with clothing, some say he could be the next Andy Warhol.

As the fashion enthusiast you guys know I am I’ve been following Jeremy’s steps for some quite time and here are 5 thing you need to know about Jeremy Scott.

  1. He is from a small farm outside Kansas City. I guess you could be a farmer in those clothes and quite frankly I wouldn’t mind LOL.
  1. Studied Fashion Design at the Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, New York. See he even knew that Brooklyn was the new New York back then.
  1. Launched his label Jeremy Scott on the Paris catwalk in 1997. Paris will always be a good idea.
  1. Is the 1st designer to dress the Diva of Divas, Miss Piggy from The Muppets. Talk about high fashion props to looking fabulous Miss Piggy.
  1. Karl Lagerfeld himself once said that Scott was the only designer who could ever succeed him at Chanel. Could this be? I totally see a Chanel french-fry bag and totally wear it LOL.

So whether you agree with me or are totally repulsed by the concepts of his collections one thing is for sure, we will be hearing more from this cool farm boy.

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Sweater: Moschino Pants: Agatha Ruiz de la Prada Sneakers: New Balance Sunnies: Dior Bag: Fendi

Pics by: By Red Burnette

Info: http://www.meetthedesigner.co.uk

Rainbow Friday

From time to time people have been waiting to shop on the so called “Black Friday” to be honest I’ve never actually purchased anything on this day but here are 10 things you didn’t know about today.

  1. It attracts more people than Disneyland: Talk about the happiest place on earth looks like shopping helps your mood after all.
  1. More people die while shopping than in shark attacks: And here you thought you’d die for nothing, proof that we have some hardcore shoppers.
  1. It’s not just on Friday anymore: Black Friday, Cyber Monday, what’s next Consumerism Tuesday?
  1. You don’t have to set foot in a store at all: That’s right hopefully there is a black card you can use.
  1. Amazon wants to dominate the holidays: Leave it to the online world to persuade us with deals a whole week before Black Friday.
  1. Not all stores like Black Friday: Nor people I don’t like working on that day either (LOL)
  1. Some deals aren’t really deals: Sometimes all we need is the word “SALE” to engage with the consumer.
  1. Pajamas are a big seller: Hey why not invest in your sleepwear besides you may never know you could meet the person of your dreams (in your dreams LOL)
  1. Black Friday has gone global: See the whole world wants to shop!!
  1. It’s not actually the biggest shopping day after all: Christmas 1 Black Friday 0

 

So whether you decide to be brave and storm the stores on this crazy holiday “Black Friday” has revolutionized the psychology of consumers and its here to stay. Hope you find everything you were looking for.

(All facts by U.S.News)

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Wearing: Agatha Ruiz de la Prada rainbow sweater, Levi jeans, Converse x Comme des Garcons sneakers, Fendi baguette, Chloé sunnies, Moschino iphone case

Pics by: Redburnette

#HMBalmaination

The Balmain x H&M collection debuted on Tuesday October 20, 2015 on Wall Street, New York. Being the obsessive fashionita that I am I had the opportunity to attend the show and I must say the whole collection is to die for.

Kylie Jenner, Diane Kruger, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, Alexa Chung and yours truly were among the guests who got an exclusive look at the glamorous, powerful and richly detailed collection designed by Balmain creative director Oliver Rousteing.

The night was full of magic as Rousteing’s designs brought fashion and music together to celebrate the collection in a futuristic subway station themed venue. The show featured models Gigi and Bella Hadid, Jourdan Dunn, Alessandra Ambrosio, Karlie Kloss and Joan Smalls to mention a few.

“Tonight is a dream come true for me. The energy and vibe is unbelievable, and to have the Backstreet Boys perform for Balmain x H&M is incredible. It is an honor for me to collaborate with H&M, and tonight’s launch is something that I will never forget “said Rousteing. Oh in did we will never forget that night and those clothes, the collection is a true reflection of what Balmian represents energy, positivity and glamour.

I am a lucky guy who got dibs and picked out some cool outfits to show you guys but the whole collection will be available in around 250 stores worldwide, as well as online starting November 5, 2015.

If I where you I’d start making a wish list…

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Total Look: Balmain x H&M, sunnies: Dior reflected

Pics by: Felipe Espinal 

#EarthMovers

DSC_1650The weather is New York is starting to change and soon there is going to be snow on the ground. I am gearing up with #CatFootWear to maintain my feet warm all winter long, between rain and snowy days to come what better way to battle the weather than with some powerful footwear.

Caterpillar is an American corporation that designs, manufactures, markets and sells machinery. It is the world’s leading manufacturer of construction and mining equipment.

So with such prestige background who more to trust your precious feet too than Caterpillar. Selling the rights to manufacture, market and sell products bearing the Caterpillar brand and trademarks to licensees world wide.

I had the privilege to attend their #EarthMovers event last week and got deeps on some of their ss16 collection and took home an awesome pair to try on for fall. The Westwood boot in dogwood brown seems to be the perfect pair for fall.

Here are 5 fun facts on the brand story:

  1. Since 1925, Caterpillar has been a catalyst for change and at the forefront of progress.
  1. From the Golden Gate Bridge to the Panama Canal, Caterpillar machines have made every major infrastructure project in the world.
  1. Caterpillar engines powered communications between Apollo 11 and all NASA tracking stations around the globe.
  1. You can find Caterpillar machines dotting all 7 continents.
  1. Caterpillar Inc. is ranked among the world’s top 100 brands.

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El clima en la cuidad de Nueva York está empezando a cambiar y pronto no podremos ver el suelo de tanta nieve que habrá. Y como todo buen Newyorkino me estoy preparando para el frio con #CatFootwear y confió en que mantendrán mis pies calientitos todo el invierno. Entre los días de lluvia y con la nueve por venir, ¿qué mejor manera de luchar contra el clima que con algo de calzado de alta resistencia a climas extremos.

Caterpillar es una empresa norteamericana que diseña, fabrica, comercializa y vende maquinaria. Es el principal fabricante del mundo de maquinaria de construcción y minería. Con tanto prestigio no me queda la menor duda en que #CatFootWear mantendrá mis preciosos piesitos calientitos.

Tuve el privilegio de asistir a su evento #EarthMovers la semana pasada y me probé algunos modelitos de su colección primavera/verano 2016 y por supuesto me lleve a casa un par de botas para probarlas y estar mas que listo en el otoño. La bota Westwood en marrón cornejo parece ser el calzado perfecto para estas épocas.

Aquí te comparto 5 datos curiosos de la marca:

  1. Desde 1925, Caterpillar ha sido un catalizador para el cabio y en a vanguardia.
  1. Desde el puente Godlen Gate al Canal de Panamá, las maquinas Caterpillar han hecho todo gran proyecto de infraestructura en el mundo posible.
  1. Los motores Caterpillar fueron los que hicieron la comunicación posible entre Apolo 11 y todas las estaciones de seguimiento de la NASA en todo el mundo.
  1. Podemos encontrar máquinas Caterpillar en los 7 continentes.
  1. Caterpillar Inc. se encuentra entre las 100 mejores marcas del mundo.

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Pics by: IamGabrielaGum

Hat: Zadig and Voltaire, Cardigan: Zara, Tanktop: H&M, Sunnies: Dior, Jeans: Hudson, Boots: CatFootWear

#VenetoNYFW

Photographers on one side fashionitas on the other and street style are the pictures of choice when it comes to Fashion Week.

How can I start to explain how the most important week of the season for fashionitas all over the world works? Between backstage and front rows here are 10 rules every one should follow in order to keep and maintain your cool on the seasons most hectic yet glamorous week.

#1. Sunshine is a big spot on you. It shows all the mistakes. (AVOID at all coats cheap fabrics, ruined accessories, and dirty shoes)

#2. Don’t match clothes and its own function. Like rain and trenchcoat or snow and moonboot, FORGET IT leave the umbrella at home!

#3. Be careful with black. DON’T put together different tones of black; materials reflect the black in different ways.

#4. Wear just nightclothes in daytime. It is UNEXPECTED!

#5. DON’T carry big bags. (On the front row they hinder the passage)

#6. ALWAYS check the weather. Clothes live in the best context.

#7. SHAPE UP! You must choose outfits fierce and fully shaped.

#8. Pay attention de DETAIL. Even if you think people aren’t watching, a good ACCESSORY is worth a thousand words.

#9. EXPIREMENT! Fashion Week is the time of the season you can dress up and none of the others can say anything about it.

#10. CONFIDENCE and a SMILE are a MUST! No matter how tired you are or how crazy you’ve looked when fighting for your cab confidence and smiles are only here to enhance you wardrobe of choice.

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Sweatshirt: Agatha Ruiz de la Prada, Jeans: Hudson, Sunnies: Dior “reflected” Backpack: Chanel Shoes: Adidas Superstar

Hair by: Kim Garduño

Pics by: LUI VAL

Overalls 101:

In case you didn’t get the memo, overalls are back, and they have been for a while. Not only is it this trend from the 80’s and 90’s insanely comfortable, but they are also practical and incredibly stylish. Bib overalls were, and still are the everyday apparel for some people. They were perceived as a uniform for the working masses, especially those in agriculture. And are perhaps the most versatile of transition items by allowing you to show others that you have something cool going on, whether it’s a layer underneath, or on top of them. Either way it’s pure genius.

Farmers, who really had it down before any of us, originally used them but the denim all-in-one really exploded when Princess Diana embraced it. Lately, luxury denim brands and designers are interpreting the overall in covetable iterations that will banish the words, “she could be a farmer in those clothes”, from any association with the look.

Now that overalls are popping up everywhere again, it seems like few people know how to wear them without looking like they just came from a farm. While sporting a denim onesie seems pretty foolproof (after all, everything matches with denim), figuring out the right shirt, shoes and accessories to pair with your overalls is an art form.

Here are 4 tips to help you look great in your favorite childhood trend:

  1. Leave the plaid at home: For real. This is one instance when wearing a flannel is not okay, unless you’ve been driving a tractor all day.
  1. Stripes, however, are an almost guaranteed home run: Channel your inner sailor with a blue-and-white striped shirt and you’ll look adorable, I promise.
  1. Fit is key: If you have a longer or shorter torso, try and find a pair of overalls with adjustable straps, so there is no gapping (or pulling) in the crotch area.
  1. Believe in yourself: No matter what trend you want to jump on as long as you wear it confident there is no look you cant rock and if you add a dazzling smile you’ve hit the ball out of the park!

Total look by Zara, shoes: Adidas x Pharrell Williams supercolor, Chanel graffiti backpack and Dior so real sunglasses

Pics by: LUI VAL

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