House of Hatters

       Growing up I always saw my dad wearing hats, he was my very own Indiana Jones. Being the biggest Indy fan I am, I always stole his hats when playing dress up. Twenty years later playing dress up is still my favorite thing, and well when playing dress up I get to wear Indy’s hats- that’s just a plus. Ever since I saw pictures of the eclectic art installations up at Salvation Mountain I had dreamt of taking fun pictures there. This past weekend my sister and I decided we needed a road trip- a little R&R, TLC- we just needed a destination and soon enough Salvation Mountain was on the GPS and Queen Bee was blaring on the car speakers. Just thinking about my outfits was enough to give me a natural high, but my most treasured acquisitions were my new House of Hatters hats. Nicolas, my precious new black hat baby, what on earth can I say that you can’t already see? I wanted a fresh perspective on men’s athleisure, ergo my black tracksuit brought to a new level with Nicolas’ classic yet modern style.  

Then I present to the world Hugo, oh Hugo what funky combination you are for a hat. Notice the turquoise stone paired with the brown leather and feather. I never thought I would be wearing a stone on my head- on my neck yes, on my hands hell yes, but I have to give it up to House of Hatters for making the impossible possible. Yes, Hugo effortless style in a beige color will quickly become your go to as you leave the house.

Oh Leo, come back- we both fit in this door. Leonardo, just like Leo DiCaprio, a classic yet yummy surprise. This navy and seemingly conservative hat is anything but that. Take note of the darling “muñequita” (mexican doll, for all those out there who are not familiar with the term), I named her Rose, or Rosa in keeping with the hat’s theme. I like to think that these two love birds will never sink out of style.

Talking about Rosa, the spanish word for pink, it brings me to my personal new love Isabella. Isabella is feminine yet outrageously out there with its natural white striped pheasant feather. Yes, I have no shame in admitting that I do look Pretty in Pink. It’s odd to acknowledge a time in my life when I thought being boy prohibited me from wearing pink, but did you know that when I was a toddler and had to pick out construction paper I would always choose pink- you could say, it was written since the beginning and my love affair with Isabella has been years in the making. Yes, Isabella my love, I wear pink now every chance I get. I didn’t choose the pink life, it chose me.

After all that exploring at Salvation Mountain and fighting off other bloggers for the perfect shot. We stopped at my favorite all time destination, In-N-Out. I mean can you even have a road trip in California without In-N-Out? I don’t know and I hope I never do. Ian’s forest green simplicity yet delightful green bow make me crave style perfection every time I see it. Which is why House of Hatter’s is now my number one go-to for stylish yet affordable hats. They strive to make your hat buying experience as easy and fun as possible, which is why there hats are one size fits all. But you may be wondering how is that, after all heads come in all shapes and sizes. Well, their hats feature a unique design hidden within their interior, to make your hat size 100% customizable without sacrificing the hat’s form. They are all handcrafted goods with natural unique imperfections. House of Hatter’s promises- no two hats are the same.

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     Al crecer, siempre vi a mi padre con sombreros, él era mi propio Indiana Jones. Siendo el mayor fanático de Indy que soy, siempre me robé sus sombreros cuando jugaba a disfrazarme. Veinte años después, jugar a los disfraces sigue siendo mi pasatiempo favorito. Desde que vi fotos de las increíbles instalaciones de arte en Salvation Mountain, había soñado con tomar fotos divertidas allí. Este pasado fin de semana, mi hermana y yo decidimos que necesitábamos un viaje por carretera, un poco de R & R, TLC, solo necesitábamos un destino y pronto Salvation Mountain estaba en el GPS y Queen Bee estaba sonando en la radio.  De solo pensar en mis atuendos fue suficiente para emocionarme, pero mis adquisiciones más preciadas fueron mis nuevos sombreros de House of Hatters. Nicolas, mi precioso y nuevo bebé, ¿qué demonios puedo decir que ya no puedes ver? Quería una nueva perspectiva sobre el atletismo de los hombres,  llevado mi look a un nuevo nivel de estilo clásico y moderno gracias a Nicolas.

Luego les presento a Hugo, oh Hugo, qué funky combinación eres para un sombrero. Observe la piedra turquesa emparejada con el cuero marrón y la pluma. Nunca pensé que estaría usando una piedra en mi cabeza, en mi cuello sí, en mis manos, mil veces sí, pero tengo que cederles a House of Hatters por hacer posible lo imposible. Sí, el estilo sencillo de Hugo en un color beige se convertirá rápidamente en tu sombrero a escoger antes de salir de casa.

Oh Leo, vuelve, ambos cabemos en este puerta. Leonardo, como Leo DiCaprio, una sorpresa clásica pero deliciosa. Esta armada y  aparentemente muy conservador. Tome nota de la querida “muñequita”, la llamé Rosa de acuerdo con el tema del sombrero. Me gusta pensar que estos dos enamorados nunca pasarán de moda.

Hablando de Rosa, me lleva a mi nuevo amor, Isabella. Isabella es femenina pero escandalosamente anda por ahí con su pluma de faisán de rayas blancas naturales. Sí, no tengo vergüenza al admitir que me veo bonito en rosa. Es extraño reconocer una época de mi vida en la que pensé que ser un niño me prohibía vestir de rosa, pero ¿sabías que cuando era un niño pequeño y tenía que elegir un papel de construcción siempre elegía el rosa, se podía decir que estaba escrito desde el principio y mi relación amorosa con Isabella ha tardado años en gestarse. Sí, Isabel, mi amor, ahora uso rosa cada vez que tengo oportunidad. No elegí la vida rosa, me eligió a mí.

Después de explorar Salvation Mountain y peleando contra otros bloggers por la foto perfecta. Nos detuvimos en mi destino favorito de todos los tiempos, In-N-Out. Quiero decir, ¿puedes incluso tener un viaje por carretera en California sin In-N-Out? No lo sé y espero que nunca lo haga. La simplicidad verde bosque de Ian pero el encantador lazo verde me hacen desear la perfección del estilo cada vez que lo veo. Por eso, House of Hatter es ahora mi número uno para sombreros elegantes pero asequibles. Se esfuerzan para que su experiencia de compra de sombreros sea lo más fácil y divertida posible, razón por la cual los sombreros son de talla única. Pero tal vez se pregunte cómo es eso, después de todas las cabezas vienen en todas las formas y tamaños. Bueno, sus sombreros cuentan con un diseño único escondido dentro de su interior, para hacer que su tamaño de sombrero sea 100% personalizable sin sacrificar la forma del sombrero. Todos son productos artesanales con imperfecciones naturales únicas. Las promesas de House of Hatter: no hay dos sombreros iguales.

Pics by: Aranza Soberanes

 

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Like a million bucks

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It recently came to my attention that I was published (for the 2nd time) on the certified Rich Kids of Instagram account (Cue in the flood of haters please, thank you).

But as 90’s pop culture queen Paris Hilton once said “There is no such thing as bad publicity”. With all that said, I must confess, being on the receiving end of such hatred does sting, and being compared to jobless trust fund babies is nothing to be proud of especially during such troubling times.

Growing up in a small town in Mexico, didn’t allow for unlimited creative expression, and so I fled to find my story away from many narrow-minded individuals. I wanted to succeed in the world of fashion but everything I did and everything I have has been earned through hard work and with a goal in mind. My parents granted me amazing opportunities and support but it was me alone who sought a fashion career that put me on the front rows of Fashion Week.

Going through the RKOI page all I could see was the offspring’s of the 1% displaying their opulent wealth. I truly wish that you don’t see me as a spoiled brat whose main job is to post instagrams of himself drinking champagne in private planes. If people took the time to read they would see that not everything I wear is designer. Yes, I like luxury, sue me! But who doesn’t aspire for the finest things in life?

Luxury is part of fashion but it is not everything. Fashion doesn’t mean you have to spend thousands of dollars to look like a million bucks.

Don’t believe me?

EXAMPLE: My favorite look for Milan Fashion Week

Recientemente me llamó la atención que me publicaron (por segunda vez) en la cuenta certificada Rich Kids of Instagram (Nótese los comentarios negativos de los seguidores de esa cuenta).

Pero como la reina de la cultura pop de los años 90, Paris Hilton, dijo una vez: “No hay tal cosa como mala publicidad”. Con todo lo dicho, debo confesar, estar en el extremo receptor de tal odio hace que me ponga de malas, y ser comparado con los hijos de los millonarios más poderos del mundo no es nada de lo que hay que estar orgulloso especialmente si ni trabajan y menos durante estos tiempos tan preocupantes.

Crecer en una pequeña ciudad en México, no me permitía una expresión creativa ilimitada, y por eso huí para encontrar mi historia lejos de muchas personas de mente cerrada. Quería tener éxito en el mundo de la moda, pero todo lo que hice y todo lo que tengo se ha ganado a través del trabajo duro y con una meta en mente. Mis padres me concedieron oportunidades asombrosas y el apoyo pero fui yo quien buscó una carrera en moda que me permitiera el acceso a ese mundo.

Pasando por la página de RKOI todo lo que pude ver fue la descendencia del 1% mostrando su riqueza opulenta. Realmente deseo que no me vean como un mocoso mimado cuyo principal trabajo es publicar en Instagram a sí mismo bebiendo champán en aviones privados. Si la gente se tomara el tiempo para leer, verían que no todo lo que llevo es de diseñador. Sí, me gusta el lujo, ¡demándenme! Pero, ¿quién no aspira a las mejores cosas de la vida?

El lujo es parte de la moda pero no lo es todo. La moda no significa que tienes que gastar miles de dólares para que parezca que vales un millón.

¿No me crees?

Aquí la prueba

 

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Vitage Jacket: $75

Topman Jeans: $60

Zara Turtleneck: $25

Chloe Sunnies: $150 (got them on SALE)

Sebago Chelsea Boots: $165 (Sponsored)

Chanel Laptop Case used as cluth: $750 (Borrowed)

Gucci Belt: $390 (Borrowed)

TOTAL COST OF MY LOOK: $1,615

WHAT I PAID: $310

 

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Saint Laurent Military Jacket: $1,500

Saint Laurent Leather Pants: $4,140

Dior Sunnies: $500

Shoes: Don’t really care

TOTAL COST OF HER LOOK = $6,140

WHAT SHE PAID FOR = $0

Fun Fact: Fashion editors get everything for free, even that fabulous jacket that looks a bit familiar.

See my point?

OTHER: BLOGGER, CELEBRITY, SAINT LAURENT SS15

 

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So please whoever is “researching” for rich kids do your homework and don’t leave me with the Trumps of the world I have style, class and imagination.

Love,

N

Así que por favor, quien esté “investigando” quienes son los niños ricos hagan bien su chamba y no me dejen con los Trump’s del mundo. Yo si tengo estilo, clase e imaginación.

Con amor,

N

Moshi

Having to be on my phone constantly has become part of my job description.  You know that iPhone´s don’t last very long. I don’t care if you iPhone 7 has more life battery but if you are like me always on your phone you will need some extra juice. My Moshi Ionbank not only charges my phone on the go, its simplicity and light weight gives you up to 2 full iPhone charges.

Tener que estar en mi teléfono constantemente se ha convertido en parte de mi día laboral. Sabemos que los iPhone no duran mucho y que no me importa si a tu iPhone 7 le dura mas la pila.  Si eres como yo y siempre estas en tu teléfono necesitarás un poco de pila extra. Mi Moshi Ionbank no sólo carga mi teléfono sobre la marcha, su simplicidad y peso ligero le da hasta dos cargas de iPhone completo.

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Moshi has such a good reputation in technology you can find products at any Apple store. And since being on my phone is such big part of my job you can imagine that listening to music comes in hand. My new Avanti headphones not only look stylish and on point but they actually fit your head perfectly due to a metal headpiece that incorporates magically.  I´ve tried tons and tons of headphones but none like these ones. You forget that you are wearing them because of they are super light weight and perfect to walk, run, or simply hop around.

Moshi tiene una reputación tan buena en tecnología que puedes encontrar productos en cualquier tienda Apple. Mis nuevos audífonos Avanti no sólo se ven con estilo pero realmente se ajustan a tu cabeza perfectamente debido a un casco de metal que se te incorpora como por arte de magia. He probado toneladas y toneladas de audífonos pero ninguno como estos. Te olvidarías que los estás usando si no fuera por la calidad de audio que estarás escuchando mientras caminas, corres o simplemente paseas. Son súper ligeros y perfectos para cualquier momento.

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Having extra juice and a good background jam is essential for me but you need something to carry them around. Thanks to Moshi I can easily have all my travel essentials in one bag. The Urbana bag has the perfect space for my laptop, mini iPad, iPhone, headphones and of course my extra battery. I couldn’t be happier with the product my only concern is the zipper. I constantly stack up my bags (I have so much stuff with me all the time) and with no exception I thought I would do the same with the Urbana bag unfortunately the zipper breaks when you carry to much junk. I don’t know it might be the universe telling me to leave some stuff home but I just like being prepared for any occasion.

Tener pila extra y una buena melodía de fondo es esencial para mí, pero es obvio que necesitas una mochila para llevarlos contigo a todas partes. Gracias a Moshi puedo fácilmente tener todos mis elementos esenciales de viaje en una sola bolsa. La bolsa de Urbana tiene el espacio perfecto para mi cargador, mini iPad, iPhone, audífonos y por supuesto mi batería extra. No podría ser más feliz con el producto mi única preocupación es la cremallera. Constantemente atasco mis maletas (tengo muchas cosas conmigo todo el tiempo) y sin excepción pensé que haría lo mismo con la bolsa de Urbana, lamentablemente, la cremallera se rompe cuando se lleva cosas de mas. No sé podría ser el universo diciéndome que deje algunas cosas en casa, pero me gusta estar preparado para cualquier ocasión.

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Pics by: JC

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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#VenetoinMexico

After spending most of my time in New York City I felt it was about time to explore the Mexican version of a cosmopolitan city. I recently (okay like a month ago) visited Mexico City a magical place that did remind me of NYC. I stayed at my cousin’s apartment in La Condesa, streets full of artists and models and shops and restaurants kind of reminded me of SoHo. The food was as always amazing I am sorry but Mexican cuisine is quite delicious and of course with no doubt Mexico City houses many of the best restaurants recognized worldwide. Did a little damage to my credit card and went shopping to Mazaryk and it kind of looks like a mini 5th Ave. Louis Vuitton in a corner Cartier in the other and of course where I ended up shopping was at Zara which was right next to Massimo Dutti (see it does look like 5th). Unfortunately there are almost no walking between districts due to the fact that Mexico isn’t an island, which kind of sucked because I am used to walking everywhere but on the bright side uber was way cheaper then Manhattan so I always had a ride. After all even though I am Mexican and it did felt good to be “home” New York has everything I’ve ever wanted so for as long as I can handle it I will continue to call New York my home.

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TOTAL LOOK: Zara SHOES: To boot New York SUNNIES: Chloé BELT: Salvatore Ferragamo ACCESSORIES: Cartier, Valentino, David Yurman, La Santa

Pics by: Eduardo Guijosa 

Viva Baja

The reason why I’ve been so MIA on the blog the past month was due to a fun little trip I took. I had the privilege to visit Ensenada, Baja California Mexico. Everything was delightful from the food to the beach, the ocean the best things the city offers. My trip wouldn’t have been the same with out my lovely friends Andrea Maria from Dear Milano and Cassandra De La Vega from Gypsy Wings. We had an amazing time under the sun and enjoying the welcoming resort Estero Beach. Our adventures didn’t stop there we also had the amazing opportunity to visit La Ruta del Vino at El Valle De Guadalupe, which consists on a tour were you go wine tasting the different grapes and visiting the different wine production houses and actually see how the wine is being made. Of course after days enjoying the resort and city we wanted to extend our stay, Ensenada has a lot to offer. One day you can go the beach and get a great tan but by dinner you can go to El Valle De Guadalupe (1:00 hour drive from the city) and enjoy the best cousin accompanied with an exquisite wine.

Cheers.

Don’t forget to check us out at Elite Magazine were we talked and laughed about how we meet (my friends) each other.

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1st look: Pullover ZARA, swim shorts VINTAGE, sandals CAMPER, hat PANAMA, sunnies DIOR

2nd look: Shirt H&M, shorts JUICY COUTURE, sunnies CHLOE, backpack CHANEL

Pics by Elite Magazine 

It’s all about the blues…

It’s definitely starting to feel like spring here in the city. After a harsh winter, New Yorkers can finally stop layering and dress a little more cheerful. For this look I am wearing top, bottom, and coat by Mr. Nieves New York all in blue tones with the most interesting patterns. I am wearing black thick-framed Kaibosh sunnies to protect me from the strong rays of the sun; we so happily are gasping in. To continue in the tones of blue I decided to wear Rain Man blue boots because the weather channel said we would have a few drops here and there. You know what they say “its better to be safe then sorry”. Last but definitely not least my Chanel graffiti backpack was the perfect accessory my outfit needed, mixing in the tones of grey and blue popping out perfectly.



Pics by: LUI VAL