Style Is What You Make Of It

  I have never considered myself to be traditional. In fact, I strive to be anything but conventional. Jacket, pants, shirt, and tie – that’s what it takes to put together a sartorial ensemble right? Wrong! One of my favorite sayings is “style is what you make of it.” Five years ago, when I began…

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Podcasts ‘N Color

Hey all, Sorry for going mia, but I’ve been pretty busy editing the next couple of episodes for my new podcast. That’s right… I have a podcast!!! I am so pumped for this new adventure and thankful to all those who are tuned in. Newcomers… subscribe to my podcast now available on¬†iTunes. I’ve never been…

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OUT in Toronto

When you receive a call from Out Magazine on a Friday night asking if you’d like to visit “The Six” in a week in partnership with Tourism Toronto what do you do? Me: Cheese smile, says thank you 10 times, does a happy dance, and runs to the girlfriend like ‘babe guess what?!’ You know…

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Simplicity Is The Key

Coco Channel once said “Simplicity is the keynote of all true elegance.” I couldn’t agree more. Just 4 years ago, I realized that I felt most empowered in a suit. I began curating my wardrobe one piece at a time beginning with blazers, shirts, and trousers, but not forgetting the minor details such as ties,…

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The Chelsea Boot

The Chelsea boot, originally known as the Patent Elastic Ankle Boot, was designed by J.Sparkes-Hall (boot marker for Queen Victoria) well over 200 years ago. I’m always fascinating to learn new things about the world of fashion. Some call me a fashionista and I believe I’m a little bit of an expert in my own…

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Michael Jackson Bad

Do you all remember Michael Jackson’s short film Bad? The original video told the story of Darryl (Michael Jackson) returning home from a predominantly white high school in upstate New York to the urban streets of Harlem. I’d share the rest, but it is more thrilling to watch. Fun fact: I mentally prep for each…

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Harlem is Home

I grew up on Manhattan’s Upper West Side at the corner of 89th and Broadway, which is exactly 21 blocks from the start of Harlem. Back then you couldn’t keep my friends and I from riding our bikes uptown or playing basketball at Riverbank State Park. Harlem was the neighborhood that we claimed and the…

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Escaping NYC

Escaping NYC is one of my favorite things to do. I love the Big Apple, but every now and then I need a break from her. My partner and I have pretty busy schedules, but we try to make time for each other when we can. I’m constantly on the go juggling different campaigns and/or…

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Gingham Plaid

Over many centuries, the patterns of Gingham and Plaid have gradually lost their original names and/or meanings. The original Gingham, which means striped, dates back to the 18th century, but today we associate it with a checked pattern. On the other hand, Plaid was originally known as Tartan and was actually used to describe the…

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Friendsgiving 2017

I think it’s important to break away from so many social constraints and traditions so I always work to better educate myself towards a higher power. This holiday season, I decided NOT to celebrate America’s ‘Thanksgiving’, but instead, I honored all of the positive people in my life who’ve encouraged me to be my best…

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