Here’s a staple: a good trench. This Y’s by Yohji Yamamoto wool, green coat that I picked up years ago in LA has been my savior for numerous frigid winters and those less cooler nights with a simple tee. It’s a size larger than I’d normally go for in coats, but it makes it that much better to throw on top of virtually anything: suits, chunky sweaters, slimmer jackets and other endless layering essentials. Unbuttoned, it’s elegantly “draped” (if you will), so it sits nicely on the shoulders all the way down. There’s enough pockets inside to make anybody second guess what you truly do for a living; but I let them have their notion and keep my hands and pants pockets free of my day-to-day necessities with this brilliant design.
I’ve been toying with navajo-inspired prints and styles lately, hence this RRL scarf (and recent fedora purchase from my newfound favorite store in East Village not shown). These oversized scarves are incredible to wrap yourself in up past your ears; but I’m also prone to simply dressing it over my neck when we’re not amidst a polar vortex, allowing for the two tail ends to show so that the full complexities of the design work are in plain view.
Now, if you haven’t figured it out already, this post comes with multiple parts. I’m excited to introduce a new dimension to my blog I’ve been only dreaming about doing for years. I’ve alluded to it in a recent post and I’ve talked a few of my friends’ ears off about it over dinners and such. My exploration of style thus far on my blog has been solely through photography and I’ve partnered with some of my incredibly talented friends who’ve helped me with that execution (don’t worry — photography is a huge part of my blog and is not going away nor diminishing; if anything, there’ll be more of it). However, I’ve been longing for elements of movement and, in some cases, sound that all together provide another level of inspiration and help complete the circle.
Video isn’t new in this space at all. But I kid you not, I have a 24/7 projector in my head spitting out moving visuals, especially when I’m listening to music — all types of music. I can’t help but immediately envision a story with some choreographic element the second earbuds are docked in and the play button is pressed. This fact is a big part of why I dance. So, I’m proud to say that video (albeit only 15 seconds of it right now) is finally in fruition. I’ve spent countless hours and late nights learning how to edit, and there’s still so much to learn. Take a look:
Catch me on Instagram — that’s where you’ll find me previewing these short films first. Enjoy.
Wearing: Y’s by Yohji Yamamoto Coat // RRL Scarf & Denim Shirt // Denim & Supply Henley // Isabel Marant for H&M Belt // Levi’s 510 Jeans // Fiorentini+Baker Boots // Chrome Hearts Dagger Dog Tag & Charm Necklace // Tom Ford Sunglasses