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    Banana Republic x Thursday’s Journal – Fall 2016

    Okay, everybody. Brace yourselves for what I’m about to say: summer is over. I know! Cue the dramatic meltdowns of a million beach bunnies and dig out that consoling cookie dough ice cream.

    Actually…I’ll take cookie dough ice cream over a day getting sand grains stuck in my forbidden places any day. Now, Fall doesn’t officially start until Thursday, September 22 but we might as well just dive in head first, right? We don’t do no mucking around in these parts. This is New York City!

    In anticipation of the oncoming chilly weather (which I freakishly crave and adore), I’ve partnered with Banana Republic (yes, I was compensated) to show off some of their latest and greatest pieces. These include a thin crewneck sweater, two wovens and a quilted vest. For those who aren’t extremely familiar with BR’s fits, let me drop some knowledge for you really quickly. I have what could be considered more of an athletic build (minus an athlete’s muscle mass) so the Camden shirts are a much more comfortable fit. The Grant is a slimmer fit and while I could fit into a size small, it definitely made me more conscious of my body.

    For the shoot, I decided to take advantage of my neighborhood in South Slope. I tried three different locations and hated every shot so by the time the fourth setup came, I was concerned that this shoot would be a total failure. However, I always feel more relaxed when taking my photograph sitting in some manner and the images captured were much more what I was aiming for. Despite the fact that I struggled to get to the end result, the bright side was that I have a more nuanced relationship with 4th Avenue.

    Shout out to noted photographer Brandon Haas for agreeing to photograph me. I know you were originally booked to shoot a Vogue editorial. 😜

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    Summer Vibes in the City

    PS: Wearing Garciavelez Is A Smart Decision The end of the summer is quickly arriving but that doesn’t mean we have to completely resign ourselves to the throes of an incoming winter.…

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    Sounds of 2016 – Part 3

    HERE IS THE BEST MUSIC OF 2016 – PART 3 Summer is here and no one is more happy about that than me! Why? Because summers are meant for backyard grilling sessions,…

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    Social Media Engagement Matters Most. Here’s Why.

    HERE’S WHY SOCIAL MEDIA ENGAGEMENT IS SO IMPORTANT From CPG brands like Coca-Cola (1M followers on Instagram) to personal/lifestyle brands such as Sonya Esman’s Class Is Internal (she averages 100K likes on Instagram), you can’t scroll…

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    Walk This Way

    FANCY TO A DEGREE. CLUMSY ON HIS FEET. Global warming is #TooLegit which has made this spring quite unpredictable. No longer can we say things like “It’s April 15 which means…