Bury me on Haight Street

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As great as my love for Manhattan is, sometimes you just need a break from the hustle and bustle of the city. But where can you feel at home if not NYC? Well to that I have one answer: California. Prior to this, I had never fully explored the west coast and this trip exceeded all my expectations. It was incredible to see how passionate the people in California were about life. I was also amazed to see how kind and friendly they were compared to us New Yorkers. The places I visited were equally breathtaking. Including one special place that really spoke to me in San Francisco: Haight Street. Let’s just say for my Brooklynites it’s basically Williamsburg on crack. Haight street is the epitome of all things revolving around art, music, vintage shops. All the young urbane creatures crawl around here.

Going to San Francisco, I was definitely unprepared for the weather there. I expected it to be as warm as a tropical island when compared to New York but was instead greeted by a brisk chill everywhere I went. That’s when I happened to stumble across Haight Street. I had no intention of shopping, or at least I thought I didn’t. Then I turned around the corner and saw my version of heaven-one vintage shop after the other. This vintage crawl went on for a while. Then I hit the jackpot. I found the ultimate Nike windbreaker with amazing abstract detail. I’d been craving something like this for a while but had absolutely no clue where to look.

For this look, I paired my jacket with flared Top Shop Jeans and white Velcro Adidas Stan Smiths. I have different phases with jewelry and right now I’m in the “pile as much jewelry on as you can” phase. I’ve stacked rings, layered necklaces and of course my new favorite jewelry piece, my hoops that I can’t seem to leave home without. This look is all about comfort and staying casual. If you want a jacket like mine I would recommend going to any local thrift or vintage shop or checkout Nike. My current vibe is your bougie “mixtape dropping soon” look and I must admit… I’m loving it.

Control Sector: Part II

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I wasn’t originally planning on posting this, but it occurred to me that the shoot resulted in the perfect example of a “mood shot”. I thought to myself all black is currently how I’ve been feeling in life (I’m sure you all can relate), so this look is a reflection of my personal being and everyday life. For all of those who can relate, my biggest advice is to dress however you feel and never let negative opinions bring you down. Recently, all my work is a reflection of what I’m going through or how I’m feeling a certain day, use your energy to channel creativity and fuel your mind. It is important to document different phases of your life and what better way to do that than through your clothing? Fashion is anything you want it to be so embrace it and personalize it to best represent you in the moment.

Again I am dressed in a Control Sector top and Jacket, if you’re into street wear I highly recommend you check my last post out for more information on their reputable brand.

For more on Control Sector check out their website click here.

Photography: @Jsalon

Creative@YungChamp10n

Wardrobe: @ControlSector

Control Sector: Part I

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Control Sector

Recently I was presented with the opportunity to collaborate with an upcoming and innovative contemporary street-wear brand known as Control Sector. Control Sector is a forward thinking street fashion apparel brand that builds clothes that aim to defy conventions yet remain wearable.

What exactly makes Control Sector clothing so instantly likable and impossible to dismiss? It’s extremely difficult to pin down and define just why a certain brand sticks in our collective consciousness as trendy and avant but with Control Sector the reasons are obvious. They make urban clothes urbane. It’s like a team of scientists put all of today’s youth culture and the hip hop roots of yesteryear into a vat and then distilled the mixture into its purest, most raw essence. Control Sector’s designs seem to come together naturally and organically, with no sense of a particular style being forced. They seem to get the concept and understand exactly what their audience is looking for. And they get it right on the first try, in fashion that’s invaluable.

Despite your preconceived notions, Control Sector isn’t your average street-wear brand, it’s far beyond that. They experiment with materials and focus on the details and textures in each and every one of their garments. Control Sector has that effortless look that is so often highly sought after, and is all about dressing for the future, meaning they’re always one step ahead when it comes to the fashion game. A great deal of their selection consists of minimalistic themes including (but not limited to) loose fitting shirts, drop crotch pants and futuristic zip jackets/raincoats. Control Sector is a company with a vision that I truly admire, and I’m stoked for all of you who get to see these looks.

For more on Control Sector check out their website click here.

Photography: @Jsalon

Creative@YungChamp10n

Wardrobe: @ControlSector