Author: Christian Bendek

The Perry Ellis GT

I spent most of my 2018 wearing Perry Ellis. I love how the brand has evolved and ever since they launched it’s PEA collection I kept noticing myself even more attracted to the brand. I love most how effortless, masculine and fresh the designs are. Perry Ellis is part of America’s Heritage in Fashion and Design and when they approached me with this new watch I knew I wanted a part. Although this is the first time posting about it, if you follow me on Instagram and have bird’s eyes you would know that this isn’t my first, second or tenth time wearing it. I slowly, but surely started collecting timepieces, and I’m so glad to have this one by Perry Ellis a part of my collection. This guy is your everyday watch and extremely versatile so you can dress it up or down depending on your mood.  It’s smart to have this watch in your life. That’s the GT, a celebration of the racing gentlemen of the past, with modern aesthetics that keep outfits looking modern and in style. One of the things I …

Weekend at Gurney’s with Ankari Floruss

Soo, Actually, I had a chance to spend a weekend in one of my favorite places in the world, Gurneys Resort in Montauk, with a group of friends celebrating Ankari Floruss‘s fall collection. I love fall, especially upstate, creating outfits for this trip was definitely my favorite part. I paired them all with Ankari Floruss boots and some of my favorite designers. Also here’s a top 5 list of things to do in Montauk while you are staying at Gurney’s 1- Dinner at Scarpetta Beach. One of my favorite Italian restaurants– be sure to get the spaghetti with tomato sauce– it’s simple, but oh so good! This is one of the most popular restaurants in the area, so make sure you make a reservation. Another option is checking out their other restaurant located at Gurney’s Star Island,  Showfish. I’m not big on seafood, and I still loved the food there. 2- Plan on working out. The hotel offers multiples classes and yoga sessions with Chris. If the weather is great the class takes place on …

Houndstooth is a print that falls in a gray area

I’m obsessing over houndstooth this fall, I have been adding a few pieces with this classic print to my wardrobe. To make things easier for you guys I am linking them here on this post. I haven’t been posting on my blog as much lately but I am hoping to change this in the upcoming months.   The Houndstooth cat by Sandro     Houndstooth wool trousers by Paul Smith Soft Duffle Gancini Bag by Ferragamo Dress boot by Ankari Floruss        

SANDALS ROYALE RESORT BARBADOS

If you come to Barbados, you will feel the omnipresence of Rihanna everywhere, she might not be there physically, but her spirit is all around or at least her song is playing every other song at every beach bar. It’s pure Rihanna bliss. Barbados is a real tropical island and bigger than I was expecting. I’m used to visiting Aruba and St. Barths, very petit island comparing to Barbados– charming but small. Barbados feels like a big rock, a country– I was lucky to have stayed 8 days on the island so I was really able to get to know the Island. I had the chance to drive around and discover beautiful corners like Bottom Bay, which I visited twice, one on my own and the second time I had to bring Moti so we could take pictures together. For the second part of my trip I was (super lucky) and excited to stay at Sandals, what made Barbados feel like a home away from home was the people I met there, especially the staff at Sandals Royale Resort. Staying …

Sunglasses Gift Guide

As it’s getting colder I’m planning my holidays to warmer temperatures, clearer waters, and Islands other than Manhattan like Aruba, Tulum and St Barths to end the year. Trust me, if I can skip the entire winter season, I would. In the last few weeks, I’ve been jumping around the Caribbean avoiding the New York cold and seeking loungers and cocktails. If you’ve been following my journey this season, you’ve probably caught me recently in Miami for Art Basel, Aruba and most recently, Tulum,  which has become one of my favorite places in Mexico. I packed my essentials for Tulum, sorts of linen and swim trunks, a hat for the sun and sunglasses, which is the key to my outfits for many reasons. For starters, they’re not only the perfect compliment to my outfit, but also protects my eyes for UV rays, and most importantly, cover any signs of that the night before was long— if you know what I mean. I’ve been a fan of John Varvatos for quite some time, he’s an American legend …

The Gancini Mocassin

Change is a part of life. It’s inevitable. the trees don’t apologize when they change, so why should I? Finally, the temperature is dropping and I can layer. Fall in New York is my favorite season, I never knew how much I loved cold weather until I learned how to dress for it. I have to be honest, it took me a while. I blame it on the fact that I was born and raised in the Caribbean. Here’s my first official Fall look. I hope you love it as much as I do. The stars of this look are the mocassins, made of soft ostrich leather. They’re a modern version of the classic moccasin with thick grip tread rubber sole. Decorated with metal Gancini, this is the ideal style to wear with casual outfits both in and out of town. 

Five For Fall

Is it too early to be thinking of Fall? Perhaps it is. and since it is 90 degrees outside and the sun is shining, we might have a few more weeks to think about swapping our wardrobes. BUT, since Fall is my favorite season, I am already looking for the perfect pieces to add to my wardrobe— key items that I will wear for strolls in the central park and to shoot in Soho’s famous cobblestone streets. So, to answer my first question, I have to say no, it is not too early. You definitely want to sport the newest collections first and get ahead of your game. As a fashion enthusiast, layering is my absolute favorite thing to do and fall is the best season for it. Here are some of my favorite fall pieces from Canali. If you haven’t heard of them yet— they’ve been around in the game for about 80 years, with their renowned suits, not only in Italy but around the world.   A Fresh black turtleneck A turtleneck is an essential piece …