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5 Bold High-top Sneakers To Get Now

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High-top sneakers are a great year-round option to have handy, but these are five bold styles to get your hands on this fall season before they are gone. From brands like Generic Surplus, Volley Australia and more: Read the rest of this entry

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Daily Essentials: True Blue Summer

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In addition to my In The Bag series, I wanted to start a new one to have something more regular to showcase five different items that can be applied to everyday travels – shot in the ever popular #flatlay style. For my first post of Daily Essentials, items for summertime in the city in blue tones that were selected since it is a favorite of mine and has been noted as being very popular right now (though isn’t always?). To add a summer vibe, torte and hemp also play a role in this set.

The slim cross-body square tote is from Ben Minkoff ($350) and is named the Heath Zipper Tote. I fell in love with it right away for its simple, yet chic design and the sharp royal blue. It is crafted in genuine leather and has a later zip pocket and several open pockets inside. You’ll be seeing it again soon in an Outfit post!

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20 Of The Best Looks From Milan Spring/Summer 2015

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A look at the best from the spring/summer 2015 men’s presentations in Milan this fashion week. A lot of neutrals, blues and greens, plus splashes of red, pink and both neon and pale hues.

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John Varvatos’ Detailed & Versatile Artisan Acqua Fragrance

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The third fragrance from John Varvatos’ Artisan collection, the Artisan Acqua is one you’ll want in your collection for more than the Mediterranean-inspired light, but versatile scent of citrus blended with spices and herbs. Visually appealing and making summer that more desirable, the packaging is a clear flask-like bottle that has a beautiful hand-woven  rattan cover over it with an antique cooper cap and tag—showing the same detailing Varvatos gives his clothing.

Citruses in the scent include tangelo, mandarin and paradisamide (a fruit note of guava and passion fruit with a little bit of grapefruit, rhubarb and cassis), and greens take over with the heart notes of clary sage, lavender, coriander, toscanol and others. The scent is fresh and light, allowing you to use it during the day or for a night out, and would pair well with either the casual look of jeans and a tee or with a crisp dress shirt, tie and trousers. 4.2 oz, $84, John Varvatos


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MFW: Fierce, Glam Fashion From John Varvatos AW14

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As Milan Fashion Week comes to an end today, one of my favorites this season had to be the fierce, glam fashion rockstars from John Varvatos’ upcoming autumn/winter collection.

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As written for NewNowNext: Known for his rock-and-roll aesthetic, John Varvatos took inspiration for his autumn/winter collection from legendary rockers KISS, who also made a surprise appearance on the runway. The show featured models in KISS makeup, plus tight leather jackets, statement coats, slim suits and leather boots. “[John’s clothes] have all those elements that I love in clothes, which are timeless,” said KISS’ Paul Stanley. “There is a style that goes back to some of the great rock ‘n’ roll bands of the 60s.”

See selections from the collection below:

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Street Style: The Winter Rocker

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In this street style find for Out magazine, back in New York, I came across an edgy dressed FIT student from Korea that struck a chord in our rocker sensibility. He wears a mixed-material jacket by Rick Owens paired with a sweater by Parisian designer Damir Doma, and leather boots by John Varvatos, of course.

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See the full look on Out.com, and check out more street style on Vee Travels.


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Outfit: Simple, Vivid Accessories & Patterns

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Don’t just pop on any sweater this fall season,  stand out with an eye-catching pattern. You don’t have to go with a loud print nor multicolor argyle, but a simple woven pattern such as this John Varvatos henley sweater can go a long way when paired with vivid (but still simple) accessories.

Shot at the Mondrian SoHo, Hayden models the charcoal grey Varvatos sweater paired with a reversible, red tonal leather belt from Varvatos (red is always best paired with solids, and breaks up the sweater and H&M skinny jeans nicely), sky blue aviators from Express, and a pair of skull patterned socks from Stance (to break up the jeans and simple ALDO kicks).

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Outfit: Shark Week Ready

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The shark’s the hottest animal right now! Discovery Channel’s annual, week-long obsession of the sea creature started on Sunday, and Sharknado‘s becoming a cult classic; with plans for a second film due in 2014 that will be based in New York.

When I came across TOMs’ Shark Week shoes, I fell in love with them and put together a look based around the ‘it animal’s new footwear. With the shoes having a strong pattern already, even if you go with the Biminis, I wanted to keep the look simple, but still sharp.

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Shot by the Intrepid, I styled Eric here with John Varvatos’ silk-blend Hampton polo in dry fig and a pair of dark wash, skinny jeans from Express. Accessories include are VonZipper’s new Commonwealth sunglasses in torte, a brown cuff watch from GUESS, and the tech-friendly Herschel Supply Heritage backpack—all of which matched the navy canvas and brown suede stringing the eyelets perfectly.

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