All posts tagged: christian bendek

AU NATUREL BY THE CARIBBEAN KING

    I remember when I was on the cover of Express Magazine back in December of 2014. In the interview I spoke about one of my plans for the future of possibly starting my own swimwear line. It wasn’t anything written in stone, but was just an idea I had. Finally, after a few months I decided to start the project, the first piece of the collection is a flesh colored swim brief . I drew inspiration from the idea of playing with sand colors and the playfulness and sexiness of the illusion of being “au naturel”, which is the name of this brief. The flesh colored items in clothing and shoes have been present in fashion in the last seasons but never in swimwear for obvious reasons.  Those reasons were the motivation that inspired me to take this direction. The design is a classic brief, not too small and not too big, just the classic speedo cut for men that are… let’s say, courageous, to wear a snug piece of swimwear. I’m very proud to say …

HAWAIIAN INDIGO MATCH | RALPH LAUREN SUMMER 2015

   Hawaiian Indigo Ralph Lauren Polo shirt, Hawaiian Indigo Ralph Lauren shorts, Nixon Watch, Tod’s leather bracelet, Ralph Lauren white sneakers, Alfred Kerbs sunglasses. _________________________________________________________________ It’s been kind of crazy week and sometimes you need to dress accordingly, not that this is a crazy outfit but for me trying this matchy-matchy was kind of an unusual idea that actually paid off. I’ve seen this trend in guys going on for quite a while now but it wasn’t until I visited the ralph Lauren store and saw this Hawaiian print; the shirt and the shorts right next to each other, that I decided that I will experiment and I’m pleased with the outcome. What do you think? Leave a comment weather you like it or not, I’m always open to honest opinions… I love it. I think is now, fresh and fun. You can get this outfit visiting the Ralph Lauren store at the Renaissance Mall here in Aruba or just click om the links and buy online wherever you are! Follow me on instagram and tag me …

PAZZI ‘CARIBBEAN KING’ SPECIAL EDITION

I am very proud to introduce the ‘Caribbean King’ Special Edition Pazzi sunglasses, designed by Silvio Vasconi in collaboration with me. The Caribbean King Special Edition Pazzi sunglasses are the perfect accessories for life in the Caribbean. I’m a huge fan of tortoiseshell eyewear, so when Silvio Vasconi approached me with this collaboration idea, I knew that his Special Edition ‘Pazzi’ frames would be a bright, beautiful tortoiseshell style, with rich, brown lenses. With their distinctive ‘Pazzi’ wayfarer shape, The Caribbean King Special Edition Pazzi frames suit both male and female wearers. The beautiful tortoiseshell Italian acetate is hand-finished for a stunning glossy finish, and the anti-reflective coating on the back of the CR39 lenses provides a striking and distinctive flash of colour. The ‘Caribbean King’ logo is inscribed on to the inside of the left temple, proving the authenticity of this Special Edition Silvio Vasconi frame. If you are in Aruba you can buy them exclusively at Sun Specs located at Palm Beach Plaza. Also you can buy them online clicking here.

CROWNS FOR THE KING | DOLCE&GABBANNA FALL-WINTER 15-16

Crown print quilted bomber jacket by Dolce&Gabbana, Ripped Gold 14 fit denim with crown and bee embroidery jeans by @ Dolce&Gabbana, Hand Bag by @dolce&Gabanna, Neo Noir Sunglasses by Le Specs, Watch by Nixon. __________________________________________________________________ What a pleasant surprise to see crowns and also bees in the newest collection of Dolce&Gabbana, crowns fit for a king of course *laughs*. “Crowns have long been a heraldic symbol of royalty, courage and power and along with the industrious, loyal and kind icon of the bee, these two emblems have been unified and adopted as a leitmotif of the Dolce&Gabbana in the Fall Winter 2015-16 menswear collection. In their familiar concept of high/low, Dolce&Gabbana transpose these age-old symbols of human virtue onto shirts, embroidered tailoring and accessories. Universally recognized symbols in their own right become fashionable icons for the season, and beyond.” If you are in Aruba make sure you visit the Dolce&Gabbana store located at the Renaissance Mall, maybe we can go shopping together next time. You can follow me on Instagram clicking here! Photography @enriquebalestrini