Sunday, October 28, 2012

Sylish dudes: Ben Galbraith



So, here's the deal. I'm launching a new sub-section for Stylish dudes, in which I'll interview some cool guys and share their thoughts here. Last month the interviewee was Mexican blogger, living in the UK, Ivam Kent. This month's is dapper Australian blogger: Ben Galbraith. 

// Estoy creando una nueva subsección de Stylish dudes, en la que entrevistaré a chavitos buena onda y compartiré sus respuestas aquí. El entrevistado del mes pasado fue un bloggero mexicano que vive en Inglaterra: Ivam Kent. Este mes es el bloggero australiano siempre pulcro: Ben Galbraith. 

La entrevista no tiene traducción porque no me gustaría modificar las palabras de los entrevistados, así que saquen el traductor interno que tienen, ja. 

Tell me a little bit about yourself:

Im a 23 year old guy from Adelaide, Australia. I am the creative director of www.merrinandgussy.com 

Describe an average day of your life:

Pretty normal really... Get up... Go to work... Etcetera. When I’m not working, you can pretty much always find me drawing, taking photos, making short films or online playing various games. 

When did you discover that you were passionate about design and photography? How was that process?

I have always been interested in art and creativity ever since I was young.  

How do you feel about blogging (in general) and, blogging about fashion?

Hard question really... I probably don't take it quite as seriously as I should. I pretty much wear what I would on any given day of the week and photograph it quickly. 

When did you become invested in fashion, how was that process?

I've always been interested in fashion and personal style and I’ve always found menswear and fashion really fascinating. 

Who would you consider as a stylish dude from this time (say 2005-2012) and why?

A stylish person can be anyone really. I personally don't think there should be differences between those with style or those without... Because everyone has moments of being stylish and moments where they are not. 




You’re always perfectly dressed up. At what age did you make the decision of ditching the cotton t-shirts and sneakers and embracing the dress shoes and suits? What was your motivation?

It might sound funny... but I never was into the t-shirt/sneakers combo. I love suits.

I really like the videos that usually go along with your outfit posts. What inspires you to make them?

Anything really... I often start with an amazing piece of music and go from there. 

When you’re feeling pressured or overwhelmed, what activity helps you re-find your center? 


I play A LOT of PC games... I'll always relax most nights with some mates and just play for a while. 

What are you currently listening; reading and; watching on TV/internet? 

As of this moment right now I am watching a video of a cat wearing a Mexican outfit... Amazing. 

What advice can you give to bloggers who are starting their websites but don't get much exposure?

Work hard at your blog. Like it or not, you are creating a source of entertainment, no different from a magazine or newspaper. Always try and have fun writing your blog and being part of the blogging community, your readers will enjoy it a lot more! 



You can check out Ben on his blog, give him a "Like" on Facebook, follow him on Twitter, hype him in Lookbook.nu (he's the featured blogger this month) or purchase something from his online store


*All pictures above belong to Benjamin Galbraith. 

Monday, October 22, 2012

Unlovable and ugly


I'm wearing:

1. Quilted blue varsity jacket, from Asos. 
2. Unicorn t-shirt, from Pull & Bear. 
3. Black super skinny jeans, from Asos. 
4. Top Ten Hi-Top sneakers, from Adidas Originals. 


So I went a little crazy with the varsity jackets. Any similarities between this one and the red one from my previous post is a mere coinquidence. The thing is, I really love varsity jackets and I couldn't resist to the blue one. Asos has quickly become my favourite store, I mean, they're amazing! Not only do they have a great own brand, they also sell other brands at very good prices. Yes, I'm talking about the Adidas sneakers I got on the sale. 

I also know that the backdrop for this shoot is terrible, I don't like the color of the walls but I was in a rush and had to take the photos there. If you think I'm at a mall, congrats! You're right and I'm super tacky for taking pictures outside. YAY. 

And it gets better since, for no apparent reason, I was inspired and tried to do some cool things with my hair and, well, whipped it back and forth. The results were... interesting. 

// Y bueno, quizá me aloqué con las chamarras de baseball. Cualquier parecido que encuentren entre la mostrada arriba y la roja de un post anterior es mera coinquidencia. El asunto es que me encantan esas chamarras y no me pude resistir a la azul. Asos se ha convertido rápidamente en mi tienda favorita, ¡es que yo los amo! No sólo tienen su propia marca buenísima, también venden otras marcas a muy buenos precios. Sí, estoy hablando de los tennis Adidas que conseguí en la rebaja. 
También sé que el fondo de estas fotos es horrendo, no me gusta el color de las paredes pero tenía pocas opciones y tuve que tomar las imágenes ahí. Si piensan que estoy en un centro comercial, ¡felicidades! Le atinaron y yo soy el rey del mal gusto. 
Y esto se pone aún mejor ya que, por ninguna razón aparente, estaba inspirado y decidí hacer cosas buena onda con mi cabello y, pues, lo whipeé sin parar. Los resultados fueron... interesantes.  


The shoes needed a close-up in order for you to appreciate their grandness. 
I love you like a love song, beh-by, Hen.

Photographer: Sand

Currently listening: Mika - Blue Eyes

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Let me find out your secret

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I'm wearing:

1. Red quilted varsity jacket, from Asos.
2. Striped polo shirt, from Pull & Bear. 
3. Waxed gray skinny jeans, from Zara. 
4. White espadrilles, also from Zara.
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So, I finally have a varsity jacket and I'm the happiest man in the world. Well, not really but I'm pretty happy about it. I think the Asos team really hit the spot with this one. Actually, most of these clothes were from the summer sale: the polo shirt bewitched me with its contrast collar and I needed gray jeans since my last ones ripped to death. 

Anyway, this brings us to an important theme for me: online shopping. Lately, most of my shopping is done that way, it's ridiculous. I don't know why but the clothes are cheaper and, well, the chances of someone having the same item as you (especially here in Mexico) are close to zero. 

One of the funny things about my online shopping possible addiction behavior is that I spent hours and hours browsing through all the different categories. I start with shirts, jackets and, at some point, I'm looking for Christmas gifts and weird hair things, haha. I actually do love online stores, they're something so different, so fresh! It's easy to get carried away and buy all the items over there (if I had enough money for that, anyway).

// Por fin tengo una chamarra beisbolera y soy el hombre más feliz del mundo. Quizá no, pero en serio me hace muy feliz. Creo que el equipo de Asos dio justo en el clavo con ella. De hecho, casi todo el atuendo salió de las rebajas de verano: la camiseta polo me embrujó con el cuello contrastado y realmente necesitaba jeans grises (los pasados se rompieron hasta morir). 

En fin, todo esto trae un tema importante para mi: comprar en línea. Últimamente, casi todas mis compras se hacen en ese modo, es ridículo. No sé por qué pero la ropa es más barata y las posibilidades de verle lo tuyo a alguien más (especialmente acá en México) son cercanas a cero. 

Una de las cosas chistosas sobre mi posible adicción comportamiento ante las compras online es que paso horas y horas en los sitios, checando todo, chamarras, camisas y, por alguna razón termino en vestidos de novia o buscando regalos de Navidad y cosas de cabello, jaja. Amo las tiendas online, son algo muy diferente, muy fresco. Es fácil perderse y comprar todo ahí (si tuviera el dinero, pero no).
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Confessing my sad habits, with love, 
Hen.

Photographer: Ulises (DEBUT!)

Currently listening: Two Door Cinema Club - Sleep Alone.

Thursday, October 11, 2012

If a plain crashed into my room (Ray-Ban Collab)

I'm wearing:

1. Ray-Ban's oversized clubmasters, got them at Pretavoir
2. Black funnel mac, from Asos. 
3. Wrinkled plaid shirt, from Zara. 
4. Red t-shirt, from Pull & Bear. 
5. Waxed gray skinny jeans, from Pull & Bear. 
6. Black leather lace-up boots, from Asos. 
Lately, the weather has been so insane. It's ridiculous. The day was sunny at first, then came the rain (for no more than 20 minutes, really), and bam! Sun again. Well, instead of going all bitch-face-y and stuff, I seized the opportunity and went out to take some photos. 

The true stars of these photos are my new sunglasses, I never liked the club master shape on me but Ray-Ban took me by surprise with the oversized version of it. They're amazing. I got them at Pretavoir.co.uk which is the coolest UK glasses boutique ever. They've got hundreds of different styles, free UK delivery (always) and occasional free international delivery and their customer service is incredible (that's huge on my book). I love them, they even send a special cleaning kit (sweet!).

You should really check them out, they have tons of Ray-Ban models, including my own and other club masters.

// Últimamente, el clima ha sido infernal. Es ridículo. El día estuvo soleado al principio, luego vino la lluvia (que duró como veinte minutos, en serio) y de repente, ¡BAM! Sol otra vez. En vez de sacar mi bitch-face y eso, decidí aprovechar la oportunidad y salir a tomar fotos. 

Las verdaderas estrellas del día toman la forma de mis nuevos lentes. Nunca me ha gustado la forma club-master en mi pero Ray-Ban me sorprendió con una versión extra-grande. Están bien padres. Los conseguí en Pretavoir.co.uk, que es como la boutique de lentes más buena onda en Inglaterra. Tienen un chorro de modelos distintos y, a veces, el envío es gratuito. Además, su atención a clientes es increíble (muy importante para mí). Los amo, hasta envían un kit especial de limpieza (AW).

En serio, chéquenlos, tienen un chorro de modelos Ray-Ban, incluyendo los míos, y otros club masters.
Check out the glasses' details!
This week, Pretavoir is having free international shipping and the Tom Ford line is pretty amazing for prescription glasses, the lens come for free! Like me, fellow lost boys, seize the day.

// Esta semana es una de esas con envío internacional y la línea de Tom Ford está bien padre para lentes de aumento; además ¡te regalan las micas! Como yo, niños perdidos, aprovechen la oportunidad.  

Love, Hen. 

Photographer - Sand

Currently listening: Ellie Goulding - Little Dreams

Saturday, October 6, 2012

The power of one

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I'm wearing:

1. Slim fit double breasted blazer in blue, from Zara. 
2. Striped t-shirt, from Zara. 
3. Super skinny jeans in black, from Asos. 
4. Denim sneakers, from Converse. 
5. Striped hat, from Zara. 
6. Feather necklace, from Asos. 
7. Silver watch, from Tommy Hilfiger. 
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Sometimes it's hard for me to be versatile with my hair. I mean, it's a little long, straight and well, anything not side-parted looks absolutely horrendous on me. There goes the "oh you should shave your head" or the "do the slick-back super classy look"; nope, not for me, no.

So when I thought about keeping the hair out of my face, create volume and tuck it in a hat... Man, could swear I heard the angels singin'. Not really, but you know what I mean. I think it looks kinda cool, I'll not do it everyday but it's cool when a change is needed. 

This look is one of my lately favourites, I really, really love those black jeans, the blazer fits amazingly and the denim Converse are super cool. Actually, I only have two pairs of Converse, these ones and some brown leather ones. They have to be special in order for me to buy them. The ones I'm wearing have red stripes on the sole that justify the use of the red feather necklace. Guess I do am a matchy-matchy kinda guy. 

// A veces es difícil ser versátil con mi cabello. Es un poquito largo, lacio y si no uso raya de lado, se ve terriblemente feo. Hasta ahí llegó el "rápate, te verás muy bien" o el "péinate todo para atrás"; no, no. No es para mi. 

Cuando se me ocurrió quitar el cabello de mi frente, darle volumen y atorarlo en un sombrero, puedo jurar que escuché el canto de los ángeles. No realmente, pero entienden lo que digo. Creo que se ve buena onda; no es algo que haría todos los días pero está bien para variarle al peinado diario.

Este atuendo es uno de mis favoritos recientes. Amo, amo con todo el corazón mis jeans negros, el saco está muy bien entallado y los Converse de mezclillla están bien padres. La realidad es que sólo tengo dos pares de Converse: estos de mezclilla y unos de piel café. Supongo que deben ser extra especiales para que los compre. Los que uso ahora tienen rayas rojas en la suela, eso justifica el uso del collar con plumas rojas. Creo que en serio soy muy combinado. Ja. 
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Are the poses with hand magic a bit much? Haha.
Love always,
Hen.

Photographer: Chiu (he's currently in Paris!).

Currently watching: Downton Abbey (series 3).