August 25, 2014
Every season I like to catch up on new editorials and ads just to keep me updated on some of my favorite stylist work. I came across this amazing fall/winter piece, lensed by David Sims and of course outfitted by the brilliant Joe Mckenna. This piece is classic, tasteful and without a doubt timeless!
Just a little inspiration gift to you guys to keep your creative juices flowing!
August 5, 2014
All Photography by Brandon Gilliam
Amara's Outfit: H&M Top, Forever 21 Shorts, Steve Madden Shoes,
Urban Outfitters Purse, Beacons Closet Sunglasses
Amara's Notes: I'm always on the go, whether it's going to work or hanging with friends and exploring new parts of the city. Summer is a time of minimal rest, a lot of work and even more play. For a day with friends I always like to be comfortable and still well presented. By now you all know that I love wearing basics with a certain pop piece included in the outfit. Detail for me, is key, since my outfits are generally black and white based. Something as small as the chain in front of my boots and the print on my shorts or even the zips in my bag and hat make all the difference in my outfit. The days are starting to get hotter but i couldn't resist bringing my Steve Madden boots out to play. the cut out on the side of my boot makes it a lot more neutral and doable in the Summer.
I got to visit a few cool locations in D.C this day. every year in D.C it feels like the city is evolving more and more. New buildings and businesses are swarming to D.C as it becomes a more commercial and attractive area. I went to Metro Center where i interned this summer at Sunoco Oil on K St and took some shots at the cool new buildings around the area. The architecture in downtown D.C is very futuristic and modern. it excites me to see the world evolve and see how much life is changing every day. Anyways, I Hope all of you are growing and learning more about yourself each day this summer & don't forget guys, DETAILS MATTER!
Lots of Love,
July 29, 2014
All Photography by Brandon Gilliam
Isaiah's Outfit: Opening Ceremony Top, Oak shorts, Adidas shoes,
En Noir hat
It's been really good to be back in New York City, and my new Adidas sneakers make running around the city a lot easier. July has been a very busy month working at PR Consulting and today I got time to shoot around and actually document some amazing new merchandise I purchased this summer. I collaborated with one of my good friends and photographer Brandon. I really wanted to really showcase my sneakers and the surrounding area for this shoot. I wanted to push my boundaries and create something innovative for this post.
The streets of NY are filled with watchful and creative people that are always keeping an eye on details and garments. I have been constantly stopped about my cool but chic Opening Ceremony crewneck countless times while walking around. I don't plan on ever taking this sweater off because of how comfortable it is. I'm not always a fan of pop colors , but when I saw these highlight colored sneakers at the Adidas store, I knew I had to have them. One small pop piece can go a very long way with a simple outfit.
Hope you guys enjoy the visuals!
Let me know what you think
July 14, 2014
All Photography by Brandon Gilliam
Amara's Outfit: H&M Top, H&M Blazer, Zara Trousers, Steve Madden Shoes,
Chanel Purse, Celine Sunglasses
Amara's Notes: Now that its half way into my summer, I'm starting to realize the importance of embracing every moment life has to offer. Summer is a time when I get to do activities I'm too busy to do during the school year, like visit some of my favorite art galleries or go to a book store and get lost. I got to visit some cool areas of D.C this weekend and wanted to capture all the minimal surroundings I stumbled upon. I went from the U Street area of D.C to Georgetown. I wanted my outfit for the day to be comfortable but also very chic and modern. Although my outfit was very basic and minimal on top my trousers was the centerpiece of my whole outfit adding a great pop and "School Girl" touch. My sandals also made my outfit more casual chic and perfect for a day on the move.
My day was full of activities including sushi with friends, a visit to my favorite gallery in D.C "Artist Proof" and some shopping for my trip to London next week. Artist Proof is a contemporary art gallery that opened in the Georgetown area of D.C this past year. My favorite exhibit was a series of pictures by Fred Maroon, best known for his work on Capital hill documenting the Nixon Campaign and D.C's landscape. What was exciting about this was that this was his first photo series doing fashion photography, which was featured in LOOK Magazine in the early 1960's. The Gallery even had the original copy of the magazine featuring the same model. This exhibit was by far one of the best I've seen all summer. I'm glad I got to spend the day getting inspired. I really miss Isaiah, but summer is giving us a chance to experience individual journeys and reflect on everything we've learned this year. Luckily, the "Diary Series" is a perfect chance for you guys to come along for the ride. Hope all of you are taking advantage of summer; nothing beats good weather and good company. XX
Lots of Love,
July 1, 2014
Isaiah's Outfit: Button Up: American Apparel, Shorts: Uniqlo, Sunglasses: American Apparel
Amara's Outfit: Bathing Suite Top: Forever 21, Shorts: Forever 21, Shoes: Steven Madden,
Sunglasses: Urban Outfitters
Isaiah Notes: Normally on Mondays, at PRC, we talk about how fun (or, sometimes, long) our weekend was, so I feel that´s what I should write about here on the first post of the week. Lets see, I had a great three days filled with dinners with friends, vibes, drinks, a bit of clubbing and even a mini road trip. But you know me, I´m the kind of guy who just prefers to showcase stories visually rather than talk about it through writing. This weekend I honestly threw on all basics. My black American Apparel short sleeve silk button up, paired with my Uniqlo sporty trunks. I threw a cool mono tone tank under just to give it a more "I'm dressed" feel. It was a pretty relaxing weekend and I wouldn't trade it for the world.
PS. I think my readers love a visual experience rather than just writing up the things I've done. I'm going to try my best to start creating more art fulfilling descriptive post, just to visually express my experiences through photos.
Amara's Notes: Now that I have an internship and two part time jobs, i value time relaxing and reflecting a lot more than in the beginning of the summer. Before i got two jobs, i felt like i had too many hours in the day because of my lack of productivity. As much time as i spent with my friends, i felt like there was still more i could be doing. Now that i have a job, i spend more time working than taking in everything life has to offer. Fortunately, i got a chance to spend a few days with Isaiah, Asher and Allie for a weekend get away in West Chester NY. Asher's amazing family welcomed us with open arms and made us feel right at home. I cant stress how important it is to get out of your comfort zone and experience somewhere new. A comfort zone is a beautiful place, but nothing grows there. We spent a whole day relaxing by the pool, drinking lemonade and vibing to great tunes. Since Asher is a DJ (AND A REALLY GOOD ONE AT THAT) he created the most amazing summer playlist that put me in a complete daze. My black and white printed shorts added a necessary pop to my simplistic swim wear apparel. My favorite piece i wore was my new slides from Steve Madden, that might actually be my favorite summer purchase thus far. Overall, I had an amazing weekend but now i have to mentally prepare myself for the work week approaching lol. How are you guys spending your summer? I hope your staying cool, don't let the heat make you go crazy. XX
Isaiah & Amara
June 27, 2014
Every summer I ALWAYS get excited around this time. This is the only time that fashion highlights the part of the industry that sometimes gets over looked, MENSWEAR. Of all the designers I studied and watched during MFW, Neil Barrett stood out. The London based designer Neil Barrett kicked off his spring/summer 2015 show with a clean pure white canvas, applying innovative prints and graphics as his paint. He showcased an effortless yet cool style that highly contributes to the collection's story, which was one of the reasons, this collection above all resonated with me. Barrett delivered on the go sneakers, crew necks, and structured bomber jackets. When worn with slim-cut pants, a few select neutrals and paired with ankle boots, it provides an effortless look for a man of style. Whether wearing a classic colored camel coat for a more dapper look or dressing down in a daring designer sweatshirt for the streets, Neil Barrett is absolutely a go to designer.
To see more of these looks click http://www.neilbarrett.com/it/ .
LIVE LOVE & MENSWEAR!
June 9, 2014
Amara’s Notes: Last week Timeless Aesthetic was invited to a private viewing of Nicole Miller's Resort ’15 collection in New York City. While Isaiah has been working hard at PR Consulting for amazing Designers, I got a chance to visit her Atelier in midtown. I could have easily made this post all about her Resort ’15 collection, but I didn’t want to simplify my experience to only her pieces. What I experienced at Nicole Miller was much more. I was able to see what goes on behind the scenes of design and production at Nicole Miller. I was instantly greeted by Social Media Manager Mia and was taken on a tour around Nicole’s showroom. I saw everything from the design team working on her upcoming collection, to textile workers creating the actual garments. Mia even introduced me to CEO of Nicole Miller, Bud Konheim. Everyone in the office was very friendly and took time to actually talk with me about their experiences at Nicole Miller. Nicole’s Office was filled with all kinds of inspiration and personal family photos. I got a chance to also meet Nicole and share a few words about her amazing collection and the inspiration she got for the collection. Nicole’s new collection takes print mixing to the next level. The tropical ambiance including many palm trees and pineapple inspired prints filled the room with great vibes (Which reminded me of our last post Into The Wild). The collection had so many colors and was very clean and focused on detail. Detail in any case matters and Nicole knew exactly what she was doing when she created these pieces. I recommend that all you ladies check out some more of Nicole’s pieces and get familiar with this amazing designer and brand. Hope your summer is being filled with great memories and amazing clothing. XX