Monday, July 21, 2014

What to Wear to the Mermaid Festival

So the other night I stayed up with the sun and a bunch of (cute) gays on my fire escape. 
Then I had to go into work for the night. 
I was feeling some kind of way. 
But, in Brooklyn nature, I went out after work. 
Rooftop party in Bushwick with some new and old bests? I mean who wouldn't? 
Look at these boys. 
Over tipsy and sleep-delusional conversation, I made plans to go to 
THE MERMAID FESTIVAL in CONEY ISLAND the next morning. I'd never been to Coney Island. And wtf is the Mermaid Festival? I was in. 
Dreams of Beyonce in bumper cars filled my dreams. I was feeling some kind of way. 
Soon enough we were on the stoop in Bed-Stuy drinkin JUICE. 
Mermaid Festival prep with Charles. 
And we were off to sea kids. 
To be honest, I had never heard of the Mermaid Festival before.
 I grew up in the South near the beach soooo we already were mermaids idk. 
This is an event though y'all. People from all over DRESS UP like beautiful creatures of the sea. Anything goes. These freaking super mermaids above total set the precedent for my costume expectations today. 
Coney Island. 
America on a boardwalk. 
Kealro
Pisces on a BACK. Look at this. (I'm a pisces) This is the first thing I saw when arriving at the Boardwalk. Where my Pisces at? 
Kealro was looking bomb in his new UNIF Pu$$y, money, weed tank. It really is a beautiful piece of art. I am stupid envious. Love his gladiator sandals in the summer too. 
Kealro and I both wore our American Apparel board shorts. 
The Mermaid Festival is a Coney Island tradition centered around a parade put on by the local townies (and everyone cool). Basically you get dressed up with your friends and walk in a parade down the boardwalk. Anyone can join. It's great fun. 
But the bar is high...these people do it right. 
Still exhausted and delusional from the past couple of days, this bizarre gathering was all the more weird. And beautiful.
It really was weird yall. But so much creativity and talent. 
After the parade, horizontal was all I wanted to be. 
I love living in Brooklyn. Every day is a day to dress up. Every day is a day to play a new character. This place is creative, inspiring, and genius all at the same time. 

I can't wait to be a merman next year. 
Because we're obsessed. 

Fresh and Precious




Thursday, June 12, 2014

Men's Floral on Waverly Place

Trend of the day: Men's Florals. 
We love them. Deep coloured tropical prints are everywhere currently so I decided that deep coloured floral prints are part of the mix as well. I'm going with it. 
 Here are my three favorite florals ATM. 
Favorite men's floral number one: Blue with Daises from a Joe Fresh in Toronto. I love the short sleeve button-up with high waisted dress pants. It's a sexy, vintage silhouette for men. Daises and sunflowers were also a theme in the 90s. I think this is another reason I love this shirt. 
Joe Fresh Daisy Button-up: $35
Favorite men's floral number two: Red Daisies from Topman on Broadway in Soho. 
Absolutely obsessed with this print. Topman never does me wrong. 
I used to only wear Topman when I was younger....
now I can't afford it.
 #life #grownupworldsucks 
I decided to treat myself for this red, white, and blue beauty. 
The cut is great. The flowers are groovy. I digggggg. 
Red, White, and Blue Daisies by Topman: $55
Favorite men's floral number three: Vintage Groovy Orange Floral
I semi-lust for this print. I found this groovy-ass polyester when I was on a business trip last year. I rented a car and drove to DC. Along the way, I stopped at three Goodwills in backkkwoods Virginia/NC/etc......found a Goodwill that hadn't been touched since idk the 80s. 
THIS was one of the many things I bought that day. 
70's Orange and White Groovy Floral: $10
Throw on a floral baby. 

Because we're obsessed. 

Fresh and Precious 


Thursday, May 29, 2014

DIY: Men's Spring into Summer Vision Board

m- Every season Courtney and I try to throw together a fashion-inspired vision board for fun. 
True believers in the Law of Attraction, we think there is strong power in visualizing what you desire. Today I made a Spring into Summer vision board and I love it aleady. Living in Bushwick and working in Chelsea, has really kept me excited in switching up my street style every day. 
This is alwaysssss a fun DIY. Get stimulated.Get inspired. :)
Change in season, change in reason. 
This project is nothing far from the collages you've made your whole life. 
This just has a little more purpose.
 The Barnes and Nobel in Union Square is usually my retreat when Spring rain suddenly happens. I stop on the third floor to grab a few magazines, then head upstairs to sit and flip through. You can stay as long as you want. It's quite nice. Don't tell anybody.
 Today I decided to buy two magazines- I'm usually too broke to bring them home. #nyclife

1. British GQ Style: Spring-Summer 2014 
-When given the option, I always, always choose the UK edition over any other. The Brits are always ahead of the game. Plus the white-boy style is perfect for me. :) 

2. Fantastic Man: Spring 2014
-Fantastic Man is my favorite men's fashion magazine at the moment. The layout is clean and classic. Straight out of Holland, the fashion is European in cut and classic in color-pallete. Plus 90's Euro(trash) is super on trend right now. Super on point. 
Find something sturdy to paste your pics on. I could only find a box. 
The shape turned out cool though. I love crafts whew.
 Leo! Babe! Showing us what's good. 
Hawaiian print is the new plaid....sure. We'll take it. I've always thought vintage Hawaiian shirts are sexy when done right. Check out our blogpost from last Summer with Lori Wyatt in Charleston. The Hawaiian shirts that everyone is coveting are super deep and rich in color. I love. Will definitely have some more of these in my close soon. Thanks Leo. 
White. 
All white everything. This is what I need after a winter in a warehouse with no windows in 
New York. White. Sun. 
All white outfits are pristine and make you look freaking great. 
It's like a white box of natural of light is following you around all day to make you glow. 
And it's great for warm days to come.

 My Spring and Summer summarized: High waisted trousers. Short shorts. Vintage everything. Lightwash denim. White.
and mushrooms. 
Also going to try out this no-shirt, just bandana thing. Working on my fitness but I think I can make it work come summer festival time. 
I've got my plan down and Im excited about it. Now I'm going to start finding these things on the street. So fun to inVISION. If you think it, if you see it, it will be. Yessssssss warm weather. 
 Because we're obsessed. 
Fresh and Precious 

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