As a life-long jewelry lover (and serious) bracelet fan, I couldn’t be more excited to be a part of the launch of the new men’s collection by Dean Davidson. Trust me – it’s going to be HUGE. A celebrated designer, Dean has been designing women’s jewelry for over 10 years. The idea to do a men’s collection has been in planning stages for some time and as you’ll see, it was well worth the wait. Modern, masculine and well formed – this is a jewelry collection stylish guys are going to love. Continue reading
I once again had the pleasure of being part of the annual Oscar red carpet recap on CTV Morning Live with three talented and beautiful ladies – host Aisling Tomei, stylist Taylor McDonald and photographer and publicist Aldona Barutowicz. As always, we had blast. There are few things I enjoy more than talking about fancy dresses. Check out the full clip here. Looking forward to next time! And check out my full blog post on many of the most talked about Oscars looks this year.
Chatting Oscar fashions with CTV Morning Live Host Aisling Tomei and Ryan Massel.
The biggest red carpet of the year is sure to get all fashion lovers talking. So it’s always a pleasure to be a part of the annual CTV Morning Live Oscar red carpet recap. I was happy to head back to Calgary to discuss the good, the mediocre and the unfortunate (Heidi Klum usually makes this category) on the popular morning show. Continue reading
As Christmas quickly approaches, it’s time to get on those daunting holiday shopping lists. Because people often ask me for gift suggestions, I decided this year it was time to create a fancy (and mostly affordable) gift guide with suggestions on what to get those stylish friends and family members who appreciate unique pieces they’ll have for years to come. I’m a lucky guy because this list includes many items from some amazingly talented friends whose work I not only love and appreciate, I believe in. Continue reading
Get ready for another unforgettable outdoor dining experience because Dîner en Blanc is back for its third edition in Calgary. The highly sought after event is a unique opportunity where attendees can step up their fashion game by wearing mandatory solid white looks while enjoying a fancy picnic unlike any other. As always, the top secret location will be revealed last minute but this year nearly 2,500 attendees can also look forward to art installations and live performances. Continue reading
Men have so many more options these days in terms of expressing themselves through how they dress – and accessorize. While I’ve always been a huge fan of men’s accessories, lately I have a new found interest in lapel pins. And they seem to be growing in popularity because we’re seeing a lot more of them. Continue reading
Recently I was invited by popular Canadian leather designer Kat Marks to spend an intimate evening (charmingly dubbed “Leather Together”) with a group of bloggers and local influencers to create custom leather luggage tags. During the two hour private workshop, Marks led us through the process of making our own personalized luggage tag, under her careful guidance and watchful eye. She provided detailed step-by-step instructions on how to create our leather souvenirs and customize them so they suited each of our personalities. I embossed mine with “FANCY.” Obviously.
Still trying to find something cool and unique to give as a gift for Father’s Day? Not to worry. Because fancy socks could be the answer. Sock Box – a sock of the month club only available in Canada – offers gift subscriptions for cool socks to be delivered. After all, what dapper gent doesn’t appreciate a colourful pair of socks? They’ve become an important part of any well-dressed man’s wardrobe. Continue reading
Bow ties for men are a wardrobe essential. Like plaid shirts. And bracelets. No longer meant for only formal wear, bow ties suit many different looks – from super casual to dapper. Big events, work, dinners out or brunch with friends – there are bow ties for every occasion. These days, a stylish guy can even wear one with a cool shirt and shorts. And they look great with a plaid shirt and jeans. Because, why not? Continue reading
CINCO2015 is tomorrow night and guys should have fun embracing the Cinco de Mayo look. When thinking of traditional Mexican inspired men’s fashion, sombreros, ponchos, traditional matador uniforms and mariachi band outfits immediately come to mind. And unlike some of the Cinco de Mayo-inspired women’s looks (colourful dresses, flowers, big and bold accessories – a la Frida Kahlo ), some customary Mexican looks for men can be slightly harder to interpret. But that doesn’t mean it can’t be done. Last year, Italian label Etro designed a whole collection celebrated the unique Mexican aesthetic with an awesome and sexy collection.