Archive for September, 2011
Friday, September 16th, 2011
Guest stylist Camille Revilla isn’t about to mince words. Guys, if you’re looking like Mike Crap-bag (like the “Friends” reference?) she’ll tell you. “Your shoes are junk”. “You look like a yeti”. “Please tell me your closet burned and your only choice was to borrow your Grandfathers jeans. Those are his jean, right”?.
Still, Camille’s real talent is her ever-ready what-not-to-wear whit that will have you bashfully checking bathroom mirrors should you be so lucky (or perhaps un-lucky depending on your current belt selection) to run into her.
Now, don’t get the wrong impression here; Camille believes that the beauty of fashion is the individuality and opportunity for self expression. Style is often a matter of ones own personal preference and is influenced by many external factors. She’s not quite as harsh as portrayed above (we take a degree of “artistic liberty”, ok?).
For a glimpse into what she really thinks about style, see below:
1. Where do you draw your design inspiration from? a lot of it comes from what I see on the streets of New York. Tired of your wardrobe and need some new ideas? Walk around SoHo and the Meatpacking district…Mulberry is great too. The people watching in this city is amazing.
2. Any celebs? Rachel Zoe has phenomenal taste. I would literally wear anything she picks out. I also love…get ready for it…Vanessa Hudgens. Yes, you read right. She is always dressed in the perfect mix of hippy/bohemian style. The girl can accessorize too!
3. How has your personal style evolved through the years? Moving to the West Coast changed my style entirely. I used to be a preppy girly girl (standard New England style). Living in LA and Seattle opened my eyes to so many different styles. I tend to gravitate to rocker/hippy/hipster styles now. Since moving to New York, I’m continually seeing new trends and coming up with new styling ideas that I want to try. I love being adventurous with how I dress; its an artistic expression for me.
4. How does NYC + LA differ in terms of style/fashion? – LA tends to be way more glam/bright colors…its heavily influenced by the hollywood scene. New york is more grungy/high fashion. its super “hipstery” (is that even a word?)too, which i love. obviously. i appreciate the fashion scene here more.
5. Sure, “hipstery” is a word. Whatever you say. Ok, One thing every guy needs to own (accessory, basic, shoe, etc.) – I’m going with more than one thing. Sorry. COLOGNE!!!! guys don’t realize how much women love cologne. We literally go crazy for it. Finding a guy who wears cologne, is like finding a needle in a haystack. Guys, don’t soak it on! Just the right amount and you’re golden. Then there are shoes. Shoes can make or break your outfit. Not daring? Fine. Buy some converse chucks and you can literally wear them with just about anything. They can be dressed up or down and they make you look like you know how to style, even if you don’t. Keds, toms, and boat shoes are always safe bets too.
6. How can a conservative female dresser “explore” something new/adventurous without feeling
Weird? Start small. For example, the maxi skirt. Any girl can and probably does wear maxi dresses already, so its a safe bet you can try the maxi skirt with out feeling crazy. Its everywhere this season and it looks so chic paired with a simple cotton t or silk top (and it can be warn with a blazer or a leather bomber well into the fall/winter). Throw on some sandals or platforms and you’ll look straight off the runway. Honestly, a lot of it just comes down to having the confidence to wear it.
7. You go to NYC hot-spot – Havent found it yet! Half the beauty of living in this huge city is there are a million places to try out. I love checking out new places every time I go out. Right now I’m really drawn to the West Village/Meatpacking night scene.
Thursday, September 15th, 2011
We’re pretty excited to announce a collaboration with some Boston area DJ’s (who we’ll tell you a little more about later) in an effort to have a good time, and introduce you to a local charity we like, So We Run.
So We Run is a non-profit who’s aim is to provide new and lightly used shoes to those in need. A wardrobe piece we take for granted and probably have dozens of, is often a scarcity in poor areas.
Chances are pretty high that you’ve never heard of Faith & Fortune or So We Run; both are young organizations with a common goal; have a good time while helping others. This is where you come in.
We believe that ordinary people doing ordinary things can in fact make a big difference. It doesn’t need to be the Red Cross or Tom’s Shoes to guarantee that your efforts are seen. In fact, these organizations started with one person and a simple idea; do SOMETHING. Do anything.
“How can I help” you ask? Well, it’s pretty simple. Come join us for a rockin’ good time at Trinity dance club in Boston on October 14th. Easy enough, right? We’ll be collecting shoes at the door, or if you’d rather donate a few bucks, that’s cool too. If you have neither, come anyway!
Visit the invite here,RSVP, spread the word like mad, and finally, get ready to do this: