While you shop gifts this holiday season for friends, loved ones or yourself (no judgement, I do it each year too), take a break and visit the Facebook page of Perry Ellis for a chance to win custom-made $500 wish list—one given away each week until December 22nd.
As described above, there are four simple steps to this contest:
- Follow Perry Ellis on Pinterest
- Create a board titled Win Your #MerryPerry Wish List (check out mine)
- Pin the contest image (above, or you can repin this) and at least four items from PerryEllis.com
- Share your album in the contest tab
Perry Ellis will also be having another contest on its Facebook page soon, and on its Instagram.
Stayed tuned for more contests to enter!
In this week’s edition of OUT On The Street, I found writer and stylist James King on Greene Street, in SoHo, showing us how to dress up a pair of geometric camo pants from Club Monaco. See the full look on Out.com, and check out more street style on Vee Travels.
Continuing Vee Travels’ gift guide series, this week features luxury carry-on bags that’ll make anyone very happy to receive as a present this holiday, but you’ll probably want to pick one or more of these up for yourself to bring along on your next flight or train ride.
Tumi – Alpha All In One Duffel
Bold use of white and orange are paired with the trendy camo, Tumi’s Alpha All In One Duffel lives up to its name with the functionality to split into four smaller bags. The three exterior compartments each detach from the main duffel and convert to a messenger/brief, a crossbody bag and a tote (which opens up from the section on the right below), leaving a slimmer and sleek carry-all to use on its own as desired. ($495, Tumi)
Mulberry - Small Clipper Leather-Trimmed Canvas Holdall
A small holdall, it makes up for size with its eye-catching blue canvas body. Trimmed with a brown resilient leather and two handles, the shoulder strap is of course detachable. ($950, MR PORTER)
As we start to say goodbye to the fall season with December’s arrival (and with the recent snow in New York), our autumn wardrobe is here to stay for the winter ahead. Shot just before all the foliage starting leaving Central Park, I styled Vee Travels model James in heritage brands from both sides of the Atlantic for an outfit that you’d just need to throw a coat on and you’ll be all set for a cold winter’s stroll.
American classic Brooks Brothers’ lambswool shawl collar sweater is perfect to keep warm, and has the added feature of suede elbow patches that makes it a sophisticated sweater. I paired the orange sweater with the Milano Fit Brushed Twill Pants (which will work both in the office and on the weekend) and with an olive and purple plaid shirt from J.Crew. I topped off the look with a pair of rugged, scotch grain derby boots from British footwear heritage brand Grenson.
While you shop gifts this holiday season for friends, loved ones or yourself (no judgement, I do it each year too), take a break and visit the Facebook page of luxury travel brand Tumi for to enter its holiday giveaway for a chance to win stylish gear for your next trip.
Eye candy men’s gear prizes the past couple of days have included the Drexel Envelope Brief in Earl Gray and the trendy Lejeune Backpack Tote in the new white and black colorblock scheme (both pictured above). Win other and similar Tumi gear by entering each day here until Christmas.
Stayed tuned for more contests to enter!
January kicks off gay ski-week season, when thousands of queer guys and gals hit the slopes—not to mention hot tubs—all over the world. For NewNowNext.com, I’ve put together a list of some of the best wintery retreats, offering miles of fresh trails, apres-ski cocktails, pampering, parties and memories to never forget. See five of the gay ski weeks selected below, with the full set on NewNowNext.com:
Aspen Gay Ski Week
The 37th edition of the first and most famous gay ski festival hosts a week of skiing, snowboarding, parties, concerts, drag and more. Enjoy cocktail and dinner events, music with country-pop hottie Steve Grand, comedy with Mario Cantone, a downhill costume parade, theme parties and daily hot-tub gatherings starting at 3pm. And while Colorado has yet to legalize marriage equality, Aspen Gay Ski Week is sponsoring a group civil-partnership ceremony in downtown Aspen on January 18.
The holiday shopping season is among us, which means it’s time to start thinking gifts. Continuing Vee Travels’ gift guide series, this week features seven iPhone 5/5s cases for each different style and need out there:
Bespoke & Natural Enthusiast: Carved
Design one of kind wooden smart phone skins to give as a gift or purchase a case with one of Carved’s beautiful artwork to give an iPhone the personality to match the owners. Each skin is handmade with the artwork laser-engraved on the wood, with adhesive applied to back which you can add right on your phone. Carved’s skin leaves no adhesive residue when removed, or select one in a case format for easy phone wardrobe change as need. ($24-$49, Carved)
The Mind Easer: Prong’s PocketPlug
For the guy who always forgets his charger, this cool black case comes with flat folding plugs inconspicuously stored in the back of the case. There is an added micro USB port on the side (a bonus but you won’t really need it), and the phone’s speaker is not buffered. Easy to slide the phone on and off, the PocketPlug will soon be available in white and the colors blue, red and pink. ($69, Prong)
In this week’s edition of OUT On The Street, I spotted a stylish student named Sichao on the NYU campus. Dressed in luxury garbs, Sichao pulls off a Jil Sander overcoat with Church’s lace-ups, and a WANT Les Essentiels de la Vie tweed backpack that is on my wish list. See the full look on Out.com, and check out more street style on Vee Travels.
I love the pre-winter season in New York when the city starts to get brighter each night with holiday and winter lights being put up, it’s perfect for a date night stroll. Vee Travels blog model Eric poses as my faux boyfriend for a walk around the classic Rockefeller Center (yes I know touristy, but like Icona Pop’s hit from last year, “I don’t care, I love it!”).
Sticking to bold basic colors is always a good way to go if you aren’t sure what color to wear on a first yet (and blues are good all year round), but make a little statement with your style by adding some a color blocking such as this Express wool peacoat that I styled with an Armani Exchange henley sweater and Zara ankle boots and trousers.
The holiday shopping season is among us, which means it’s time to start thinking gifts. Continuing Vee Travels’ gift guide series, this week covers six great men’s fragrances to use in different occasions and situations:
Make A Statement: Odin’s 11 Semma
Recently released from the New York boutique Odin, the 11 Semma is vibrant, but not overpowering. Using a concoction of chile pepper, clove, myrrh, cinnamon and tobacco leaf, Odin’s 11 Semma offers a sweet, woodland masculine and feminine scent that is perfect for man (or a woman as it is unisex) who wants to stand out. (3.4 oz, $165, Odin)
Vacation Refresher: James Bond 007 Ocean Royale
When James Bond comes to mind, there are a number of ocean and Caribbean scenes to recall, which is why the icon’s fragrance brand went with the sea for the inspiration of the 007 Ocean Royale. The user will feel refreshed when the bergamot, lime, anise and seaweed accord touches his skin, then the Jamaican woods take over to get the user even more vacation ready. (1.7 oz, $40, Khols.com)