Yesterday I was invited to the HONDA Manual school to learn how to drive manual with the pros. It was held in Montreal yesterday at Park Jean Drapeau. They invited a few editors to come test drive the new accord & civic si and of course learn how to drive manual. I’m not sure what took me so long to learn to drive manual but it was a great opportunity to learn with the professionals. Professional driver Daniel Morad was on hand to make sure we got it right! Thanks to Honda for the lessons and teaching me how to drive correctly.
This week I will be in London with some other great editors on a Barbour Press trip. Follow me on Instagram for the play by play experience.
We are staying at the quaint Arch Hotel on Cumberland which is awesome. Stay tuned for the review.
This is how I decided to style in my Vans Era Overspray in black.
1. Beanie: Hugo Boss
2. Jacket: Prospective Flow
4. Scarf: Kapital Japan
5. Safety Pin: Kapital
6. Pants: Armoire by Marcus Troy (samples)
7. Pouch: Porter Japan
8. Shoes: Vans Era Overspray
I’m really excited to bring you all on our next TRAVEL WITH US trip. This time we take you to beautiful Malaysia where we will be exploring the beautiful country and bringing you live updates. As usual we’ve called upon some of our influential peers & friends to join us on this trip. Make sure to follow our journey!
TRAVEL WITH US is a real time visual feed from some of the most breathtaking destinations in the world bringing the audience along for the experience. TRAVEL WITH US is an ongoing lifestyle digital initiative that marries multiple journeys together for a continuous experience all year long.The focus of TRAVEL WITH US is to create a unique experience for viewers/consumers, allowing for an in depth look into the countries we visit and all they have to offer.
TRAVEL WITH US is all about the digital sphere. Activating socially allows us to truly connect with the consumer as well as engage with them real time. We document the entire experience through the popular social media platforms, Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook. All of these streams are simultaneously combined on a customized microsite for a complete and interactive user experience.
Next Destination: Malaysia
Dates: March 9th to March 25th
Event: Malaysia Grand Prix March 23rd & 24th
Social hashtag: #travelwithusmalaysia
Guest: Highsnobiety, Inqmind, TrendHunter ,Naskademini, Travel With Us
Host: Marcus Troy & Daniella Etienne from BHD
Brand partners: RIMOWA , Lazy Pants
Follow: @marcustroy @TheBHD
Host: Marcus Troy & Daniella Etienne from The BHD
You can see the full experience here: Travel With Us (make sure you play around with it, there is a lot to see)
Visit the live feed starting tomorrow here: Live Feed
On Thursday I was invited to Toronto for the Launch of the House Of Hoops by Footlocker & Nike. It was a great event hosted by the Nike Team and Dj’d by Young Guru. They will be releasing some really awesome deadstock shoes for the launch of the store. Each day they will be dropping some new pairs. I picked the 4′s as my shoe of choice! Try and make it down to the shop to get your pairs. You can see the full line up here.
This shop is great for Toronto and amazing for Nike Basketball.
Thanks for the invite guys & the love.
The buzz around PROJECT this season is the introduction of The TENTS @ PROJECT. I think it looks really good and it features some of the best designers in the industry. I love the elevated feel of the concept. The EDITS are my favorite part of the concept where you get to see curated looks from Tommy Fazio, the President of PROJECT Mens.
THE TENTS@ PROJECT will serve as a focused platform of inspiration, connectivity and commerce for designer and high-end contemporary men’s and dual-gender labels. Creatively presented and curated, THE TENTS @PROJECT will present a strong vision of the American fashion marketplace by bringing together the most influential brands, retailers, and press outlets in the contemporary community.
THE TENTS @ PROJECT follows the very successful first show under the creative direction of PROJECT President Tommy Fazio last month in New York. THE TENTS will feature brands at the forefront of the industry that are interconnected by their innovative, artistic approach to fashion and design.
“I am thrilled to be launching the first ever THE TENTS @PROJECT,” says Fazio. “We have carefully hand-selected highly inspirational brands that will be presented in a truly modern and visionary exhibition.”
THE TENTS @PROJECT will also offer an editorial perspective by presenting a live trend forecast that retailers can shop, while attendees will be encouraged to engage and explore in a compelling new environment directly connected to the PROJECT floor.
Top tier names such as Billy Reid, Todd Snyder, and GANT Rugger will join this exclusive section that promises to transform any preconception of a tradeshow format. New brands to THE TENTS @PROJECT include: Michael Bastian, Bespoken, Todd Snyder + Champion, Edun, Robert Geller Seconds, Grayers, Ian Velardi, J. Lindeberg, Kent & Curwen, Raleigh Denim, and Jardine, amongst others.
I’ve always had this vision for a trade show for bloggers and a about 2 years ago PROJECT gave me a platform to bring my vision to fruition. I am really proud of what we’ve been able to build. Every season I invite Bloggers to Las Vegas to take part in the bloggers project. It gives the bloggers and opportunity to meet with brands and it gives the brands the opportunity to meet with bloggers. The interaction and engagement has been great.
I’m always looking forward to working with new bloggers and brands doing interesting things in the space.
I’m proud of this project.
I had no idea what to expect when we pulled up to this Elephant sanctuary…
We were ask to feed them sugarcane
They were eating 5 at a time. It is a great snack for them!
They love being in the water. This is how they take a bath.
Now it was my turn to get on the Elephant. It’s not as easy as you would think.
The texture of their skin is so interesting… it feels bullet proof.
They gave us all this uniform to wear. It is pretty fresh! I told everyone I would wear this during Paris fashion week, ha!
Our next mission was to paint with the elephants. Some of them paint abstract while others paint lines or dots. So amazing.
We became friends.
Then we took a ride on our friends up the mountain. The elephants love to travel through the mountains, it is apparently relaxing for them.
We then took a bamboo raft back to the camp.
This was one of my favorite life experiences. The Elephant is so majestic and gentle, to see one up close it very magical. I think everyone should experience something like this.
Thank you Thailand & the folks over at ELE for the experience. #Travelwithus
Our #travelwithus journey took us to a Silk & Umbrella factory in the fashion district. The first stop was for a famous thailand dish at The Art of noodles.
These spicy rolls were so delicious.
This noodle soup is everything you can imagine. You dress it up yourself with all this goodness and voila you are eating as authentic as you can in Thailand.
As you enter the silk factory they bless you with a silk pin.
These are the worms that they use to make silk. This process is so amazing to witness.
They are still alive.
The process is fascinating…
The entire process of silk making.
After they are done, the women start to make the silk on these old machines.
These Thai women work so hard to produce goods for the people. I regret not picking up som umbrellas for merely a few dollars. This was a great experience to witness the handmaking of silk and umbrellas.
The Crew! @naskademini, @Sarahclever @Marcustroy @Jaystrut & @TheBHD #Travelwithusthailand
She is preparing to give people a medicine ball treatment and massage. This is truly heavenly and worth the trip just for this massage.
Being greeted before our massage.
What ever this was it was magical. You have to stay hydrated before a massage.
Before our massage we had to make a pitstop to see this guy.. An aura Doctor! He needed to read our aura before went in for our massage so we can know which one to get. He asked us to put our right hand palm into a machine which read our aura and told him so many things about us. It was crazy and very accurate. One day I will share with you guys what he said about me… something about futuristic and visionary… next time
We have to wear these outfits for our massage. It was silk and felt like love on your skin.
Our Thai Massage Room. My masseuse beat me up.. seriously but felt amazing.
After the great massage we get to eat this incredible desert! Mango & Sticky rice.
Foot massages are the best.
What a beautiful property and experience.
Thanks to Rarinjinda Chiang Mai for the great experience.