Parisian Beauty | ..

Wonder what it’s like to be in Paris during fashion week? Wonder no more! I decided to make a video capturing my recent trip to the land of beautiful pastries, food, fashion, people, and architecture!

This trip was incredibly meaningful to me, here’s why.. In 2008 I spent a summer studying and living in Paris, which turned out to be an incredibly blissful time in my life. I left longing to return to study and live again in Paris, and so I did in 2010. However, this time, I was in another place. This time I was filled with angst and unhappiness because I was denying myself my true essence (who I really was). And as a result, I used Paris as the scapegoat for my inner frustrations.

But now, now that I am totally comfortable in my skin & know and love my truest self, it was important for me to recapture the beauty of Paris – the city I once fell in love with and then fell out of love with (because of my own insecurities). This video I made was cathartic for me, it liberated me to re-discover, to re-live, to be blissfully in love again with Paris’s true beauty (and myself).

I truly hope you enjoy…

Bisous,

Mr. Renaissance

A Day at NYFWM 201..

Wonder what it’s like at the first ever New York Fashion Week Men’s?

Here’s a look at “A Day at NYFWM 2015 | Mr. Renaissance” My first ever video & many more to come!

Hope you enjoy!

Bisous,

Mr. Renaissance

Create The Love

My good friend & literal lover rockstar, Mark Groves from @createthelove, invited me to respond to the following questions regarding love and relationships, so here you go, hope you enjoy and hopefully find some inspiration!

How do you create love in your life?

Love begins with oneself. I have always been a firm believer in truly getting to know myself and by doing so being then able to love all parts of myself. I once read, and now always say, that the most important relationship I will ever have in life will be with myself and I consciously work to making it the best relationship I’ll ever experience. By doing so, I know that I have the power (and necessity) to make myself whole and full of love, in order to then share and multiply that pure love to all aspects of my life, including friendships, creative professional life, and romantic relationships.

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TIME Magazine 100 ..

I recently partnered with Chivas Regal for the TIME Magazine 100 Most Influential People Gala in New York City and was their digital influencer for the event. To say it was quite the exhilarating, fulfilling, and inspiring evening would be quite the understatement. To find out more about the entire night’s events and the people I met continue reading below…

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Ghana Water Well!

So last year in lieu of celebrating my birthday, March 21, 2014, I instead decided to fundraise to build a water well in Ghana in collaboration with Generosity Water. I’m very excited to announce that my the water well in Ghana for my birthday fundraiser is finally complete! I cannot even begin to put into words the immense gratitude, joy and love my heart is currently experiencing.

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New York City Beat

Uptown, downtown, sound of the new york city beat! No I am not quoting RuPaul’s “New York City Beat” song. No I am not listening to it as I write this post.

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Hippie Chic

Moving to New York has just been one of the most exhilarating and fulfilling decisions I’ve ever made in my life. So much life, so much growth, so much living! My heart is grateful and I am always finding myself looking forward to what excitement the city will offer next.

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Refined Gentleman

Today was all about the simple, refined gentleman style. As you’ve noticed by now, my overall style entails all the colors and styles of the rainbow. Some days I love to wake up and wear nothing but pops of color (doesn’t matter if its winter or summer!), some days I enjoy wearing all black with a hint of color (always color, color is life!), and some days I like to bring out my refined gentleman out to play. Today, today was that day. [Read more...]

Renewal

Lately its all been about the retro feels – I’ve become inspired by 70s disco, vintage clothing, and vintage shopping. Basically all things that have been introduced to the world years ago, but are constantly being renewed by how people reuse and refresh them, bringing them to life today in their own unique form.

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