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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 …

PANAMA HAT GIVEAWAY WITH ARTESANO

Hello everyone! I am proud to partner with Artesano this summer, I’m sure you have seen me on Instagram sporting their elegant and fun panama hats. We’ve been having so much fun and we have seen and read so many positive reactions to all the pictures with the hats that we decided to give away one to a lucky follower, it could be a beautiful women’s hat for her or it could be for him! You all can participate!  Visit Artesano’s website to take a look at their big and beautiful selection of hand made hats. With more than 50 beautiful models for him and her I’m sure you are going to have a hard time choosing just one.

Pantone Colorwear by Flavio Melchiorre

  Pantone Colorwear recently did a collaboration with the award-winning Italian designer Flavio Melchiorre, the result is a colorful explosion of forms and figures, quite detailed, whimsical… a showstopper for sure. I was lucky to get my hands on one of these t-shirts.   Visit Pantone Colorwear to purchase this item and remember to follow me on instagram. Pictures by Ayrton Tromp

The Calder Manning by Onia

Since I started this journey, Onia has always been a great supporter of the King with their amazing swimwear and this week we are giving you the opportunity to participate in a giveaway I’m doing with the help of Onia. The Calder 7.5″ Manning is their signature cut and style. To me, the highlights of this piece is the chino cut, so you know it fits well, it’s not baggy, which makes it a not so regular swim-short. The Liberty Art fabric is another exclusive touch, Liberty has been offering fabrics since 1875, so you know you’re sporting trunks with the highest and most exclusive materials on the market. Please visit Onia and explore in more detail about this fantastic pair of shorts we are proudly giving away to one of our lucky followers. To participate is easy, just go to my Instagram and comment with the hashtag #Onia on one of the three pictures announcing the giveaway. Follow Onia on Instagram and like their facebook page for more information and see what else this …

A Solar Panel Bag to charge my iPhone

  So… I was approached by Birksun to do a collab and we did, they have these backpacks with solar panels that can charge your gadgets, specially your phone… The bags have this school design, you know? flash back to my high school years… lol.. BUT what this baby does is amazing, right? being able to charge your phone at the beach while you’re just being lazy, and if you are a freak like me that can’t live without a fully charged phone, this Birksun bag is a solution and a blessing. Takes about 1 hour to charge the phone 33%, so lets say 3 hours to fully charge it. it is a life saver, really… yesterday I was at this pool party and I was sunbathing, chatting, taking selfies while charging my phone. Also is a great conversation starter… Solar panels are not a novelty but solar panel fashion accessories that charge your iphone? YES THEY ARE. This baby is only 100 dollars, if you ask me is worth your money. They come in different models, there’s a black …

We need your help!

  My dear friend Benjamin Mach designed and is selling this cool t-shirt to raise money for amfAR The Foundation for AIDS Research, a foundation for aids research. It’s only $45 and 100% profits go to this great cause. Available at benjaminmach.com     Follow Benjamin on Instagram here and you can always follow me here!

My Bachelor Shoes

  Yes…  I got this new pair of loafers by Bachelor Shoes, The GREEN LOAFER has a driver construction with rubber button treaded sole. Made with leather and metallic eyelets. Finished with a nickel-plated buckle at front. They are super comfortable, they transition from day to night easily, perfect for many occasions. You can learn more about Bachelor Shoes visiting their website, also you can follow them on Instagram.

Sailing Day

So… I Paired more or less this look last saturday I spent the day by the Marina with friends. I chose this bright coral Onia Joey t-shirt (better wear a colorful t-shirt just in case you fall overboard) and I paired it with a pair of Calder E5 by Onia also, the print is really minimal and they’re 5″ which is my favorite length when it comes to swim-shorts. Toms, not flip flops this time, you can’t go wrong with a pair of black Toms. The star of this outfit are my Oxford Vaughan sunglasses, the SuperYacht is the essential choice for eye protection against the challenging elements of the great outdoors. I added the Nixon watch and the Frescobol Carioca bag to complete the look online, those two pieces are on my wish list. I really like that watch. You can follow me on instagram clicking here

John Pelican and The Caribbean King

So… Let’s talk about John Pelican… This young, Spanish brand has a preppy look and feel, that’s one of the things I like about it… Sometimes you just wanna wear a pair of classic swim trunks that are very masculine and very laid back. This could easily go from a beach day, to the lake and to a day laying by the pool at the country club. The cut is very classic, the length is just about right, not too short, not too long, they are roomier than most of my other shorts, they have side pockets and a velcro closure for the back pocket. The fabric is 100% Polyamide, that means they dry super fast and that’s a great quality. Check them out here, you can also follow them on instagram here!

Poche Plage

So… Poche Plage is an italian brand that I recently found on instagram. I liked their models but couldn’t really tell much by the pictures, I have a pair now and all I can say is: WOW! Why WOW? They are flattering shorts that fit your body and look good in every possible way, specially in the back for me, they really have a great design, they are short and modern looking, colorful, with great patterns that are whimsical, masculine and attractive to the eye. The fabric is great, the long cord that ties the waist is really something that adds to the design making it more fun and playful. I would say: Get a pair! … and they’re made in Italy, you know is good. Learn more about this brand here, you can also follow them on instagram here and you can follow me clicking here!

Monza by Oxford Vaughan

“Luxury sunglasses designed for the man who wants to tell his own story, in his own way…” Sunglasses are not just an accessory, a complement they’re a necessity when you live in a sunny place. After years of having gone through different brands and models, trends and styles I have found in Oxford Vaughan the perfect companion for my days in the Caribbean. The Monza, the current model I’m sporting these days, is a beautiful example of what I like in sunglasses, it has a retro futuristic design inspired by F1. When I wear them I dare to dream of that era in the 60s where everything was more glamorous. They bring back those days of luxury. “The Monza are hand-built using aircraft grade titanium frames, plated with 18K yellow gold, tortoiseshell zylonite and polarised, world-renowned ZEISS lens technology, for visual impact in every sense…” That’s how their website describes them, which is pretty accurate and technical, but let me speak from the heart and tell you what it’s to wear them. First off, they’re incredibly light, almost weightless and that’s a quality that, to me, is …

BURNT CORAL

Once again Onia has the perfect color for summer, I have to tell you I’ve seen many flamingos in my life, now I see them in every single summer collection… and I wonder, do i wanna wear a picture of one or better sport the color of one? The answer is obvious. Check The Calder 7.5″, their signature trunk, in Burnt Coral. This short is sophisticated, sporty, perfect for a beach day or lounging by the pool. Make sure you follow Onia on instagram, you can check this pair of shorts here.

Why CabanaBro?

Why Cabana Bro? Not only because they’re 100% Hasselhoff approved or because of their retro, colorful design… I am going to tell you why these shorts are a must have in your wardrobe. Everybody owns a T-Shirt that you only wear at home or those sweat pants that are so comfortable that you feel good in them on a lazy sunday. You know the ones that give you a “life is good and relax” feeling that you wear because you feel at ease, free and comfy… Well, that’s the feeling I get when I wear Cabana Bro to the beach. They’re effortlessly cool, they’re colorful without being over the top, they are short but keeping it masculine, a very “Bro cut” we will label it and we all know that a “Bro” is HOT, Bro! That’s what these shorts are, cool shorts for cool dudes. Made of quick-drying polyester they’re perfect for a beach or pool day or gym or even jogging, you can wear them anywhere and because they have a tailored fit to them they look …

Love Brand Club GIVEAWAY

Get ready for your beach holiday with a Love Brand & Co. GIVEAWAY!  For a chance to win a Free pair of our ‘Pineapple Punch’ Limited Edition Classic Shorts:  1. Follow @lovebrandclub on instagram  2. Post the image below with the hashtag  #ToPineFor (must use the hashtag to be entered)   The winner will be selected at random and announced on Thursday 31st July 2014 at 5pm GMT #lovebrandclub #giveaway

Xarifa

So… I first was introduced to this brand while browsing online for new trunks last year, it was Xarifa’s first collection. This brand is based on Milan and advertised as a product 100% made in Italy so naturally I had really big expectations… and they were all met and surpassed.  The moment I received my first pair of Xarifa trunks, the Squame Sulphur Sky, I was pleasantly surprised by its packaging, it is the most exquisite packaging for a swim-short I have ever seen. It came in a white branded box big enough to fit the short, inside there was a bag made out of the same fabric and print as the shorts. The presentation is superb and that to me speaks highly of such a young brand. Once you take the shorts out of the bag you notice the classic cut, but once you put them on they look really fitted, I believe the key in the design is the cut around the leg area which is a lot more narrow than some other brands and that helps shape the swimwear to your …

BLUEMINT X THE CARIBBEAN KING

This summer BLUEMINT and the Caribbean King are working on a fun collaboration by showcasing colorful swimwear, taking these vibrant colored shorts and placing them in the idilic setting like Aruba seemed like a natural progression. The colors compliment the beautiful beaches and vice versa. Let’s start off with the dandelion trunk… The color yellow of this trunk is as bright as the Caribbean sun which exudes a joyful way of life and stands out at the beach or pool. The pair that are featured today has been dubbed Dandelion by BLUEMINT. With such a fun name I figured that these need to be taken out for a wild escapade around the island. Jumping from piers, into rough waters and then for a much needed nap after “test driving” these trunks around Aruba. The Dandelion is well constructed inside out! This I could tell the minute I unpacked them from the box in which they cam in. Once I started detailing it you can see the finish is beautifully and impeccably done. It is with no doubt …

BLACK FREQUENCY

Another wonderful piece by Onia, the Black Frequency. It is available now online. Since my first pair of Onia I’ve always been a fan of the Calder shorts. Check this beautiful new piece named Black Frequency. Why the Calder? Exemplifying a commitment to class, style and quality from the smallest detail upwards the Calder Trunk is their signature style. The fit is inspired by the classic chino cut and their construction—sewn with a clean finish along the inner and outer seams—takes a cue from high-end dress pants. • 7.5″ inch inseam • 17.5″ inch outseam • superfine mesh lining • custom antique nickel hardware • internal quick drying nylon adjustable drawstring • two deep, reinforced, double-lined side pockets • rear pocket with hidden snap • rear locker loop • zip front fly and snap closure at waistband Make sure you follow Onia on instagram and twitter or like their facebook page.  

Haze Collection

Haze Collection with their colorful glasses are definitely a statement piece that you should wear this summer, specially the EDGE model in Crystal Fire that I’m sporting in the picture below. Their design has a beautiful architectural nature, each pair is made of acetates imported from Italy, carefully hand-crafted . They’re the perfect companion for the beach.They look great, they are comfortable, a conversation starter and, since the brand is new and they’re clearly a quality product, you can’t help but feel a hint of exclusivity wearing them first.     You can check their website and follow them on twitter, instagram, facebook and tumblr.

The Lady Bugs

  So… The Lady Bugs trunks are certainly a very colorful and a playful piece of clothing… They jumped out at me the very first time I saw them online on the Love Brand Club instagram which needless to say it was love at first sight, I felt I needed a piece that was fun, easy and of course a conversation piece. So far the reactions have been positive, many from my instagram and as expected also at the beach, yes, people stop and stare at the trunks and smile. That’s one of the things I look for when I get a pair of trunks: that X factor, that special something to help you stand out and these have them in a fun, friendly, approachable and child like way if I do say so myself. The fabric is 100% synthetic which is great because they dry so fast and that’s always a great quality in swimwear. It also feels so soft and it has a shine when wet that adds something to it which I appreciate. …

The BurkmanBros

So.. I have these new pair of swim-trunks by the talented BurkmanBros, I was very curious because these are my first pair so I didn’t know what to expect but I have to say I am very pleased with them, not only the use of their exclusive fabric but also they are as bright and bold in color as you see online but it has an extra something, you can feel right away is a quality product. The fabric’s composition is 80% cotton and 20 % polyester.. Yes it takes a bit more to dry but the shorts keeps its shape all the time and that’s something I like a lot. Furthermore they always look good no matter how wet they are. You don’t have to worry much in regards to how the shorts looks after you get out of the water because they look perfect, so say goodbye to awkwardly pulliing and adusting it in public. They have 3 convenient pockets, a zip fly and to help them stay snug and fitted around the waiste they have a drawcord closure, which is very convenient since shorts can get a bit …