Jul 6, 2015

The WHD x Hanne Denys Presents: Sport


It's in our nature to be a little competitive sometimes, but I'm not quite sure it's always a bad thing. Sometimes healthy competition can be the thing that drives us, and helps us push ourselves further. It strengthens us mentally and emotionally, so that we can roll with the punches and keep fighting. Mixing a clean, sporty silhouette with innovative luxury textile, this outfit from Matiere is the perfect symbol for the modern, driven young adult - who will stop at almost nothing to hunt down their goals, achieve their dreams, and look effortlessly stylish doing so.








Wearing: Top - Matiere; Shorts - Matiere; Sneakers - Volley


*This blog entry is the fourth part of a six-part digital series collaboration between the WearHouse District and photographer Hanne Denys, which combines Denys's favorite elements of photography - lines, shapes, and color - with editor Dalton Primeaux's favorite elements of menswear to tell a story about nature, self-expression, and human emotion.

Jun 25, 2015

MS MR “WRONG VICTORY” (ACOUSTIC)



Still so in love with MS MR's album Secondhand Rapture, which is freakin' perfect, it's easy to believe how ecstatic I was when the duo announced that their new album How Does It Feel which will be released on July 17.

To top it all off - Last week, MS MR released a STUNNING acoustic rendition of their newest song “Wrong Victory.” The Charlotte Rutherford-directed video, was shot in what Lizzy Plapinger and Max Hershenow (the duo that make up MS MR) describe as “the attic of a stunning, near-perfectly preserved 70s house in South London that’s essentially our dream home." It was premiered by PAPER Magazine HERE and can be seen here: http://smarturl.it/WrongVictoryAc.   

Also, Airbnb has partnered with MS MR to kickoff Lollapalooza Weekend in Chicago with the chance to win a private in-home concert for one lucky host and 20 guests, including songs being performed live for the first time from their new album How Does It Feel, on Wednesday, July 29. For more information, visit http://blog.airbnb.com/lollapalooza/?af=14383374&c=tw_us_lolla_brand.

UPCOMING MS MR PERFORMANCES: 
6/19 – Kansas City, MO – Boulevardia 2015
7/12 – Philadelphia, PA – Festival Pier (Radio 104.5 Summer Block Party)
7/30 – Chicago, IL – Lincoln Hall (Lollapalooza After Show)
7/31 – Chicago, IL – Lollapalooza
8/7 – Minneapolis, MN – Target Field (96.3 Go Fest 2015)
9/24 – Houston, TX – House of Blues (w/ Circa Waves, Crater)
9/25 – Austin, TX – Emo’s (w/ Circa Waves, Crater)
9/27 – Dallas, TX – House of Blues (w/ Circa Waves, Crater)

*MS MR will also be performing at Terminal 5 in October - You better believe I will be there, dear.

Jun 22, 2015

The WHD x Hanne Denys Presents: Construct


Never be afraid to let yourself go, bare all, and create sometime unique. This outfit is a representation of doing just that. I'm happiest when I'm doing something creative: making something, building, writing, stitching, pasting, painting, sketching... and the list goes on. But, often presenting something you've creative yourself can be scary. Everyone's a critic, and so many of those critics can be so hurtful. The only way through it is to shrug off the hate, learn from the criticism that is constructive, and just be yourself. Never let the cruelty of others stop you from doing what you love.



Wearing: Jumpsuit - Dickies (Tailored)


*This blog entry is the third part of a six-part digital series collaboration between the WearHouse District and photographer Hanne Denys, which combines Denys's favorite elements of photography - lines, shapes, and color - with editor Dalton Primeaux's favorite elements of menswear to tell a story about nature, self-expression, and human emotion.

Jun 8, 2015

The WHD x Hanne Denys Presents: Solitude


There's always something going on in the city. It can be so exciting, but after a while I think for me it becomes a little overwhelming. I'm very lucky that I have opportunities throughout the year to retreat back to a simpler lifestyle, one of peace and solitude. It takes these times spent alone, in the country surrounded by green, to really reflect and mediate. It strengthens my relationship with me. It helps me align my goals, face my fears and focus on what's truly important. I take this time to recharge my energy and breathe deeply. But, most importantly these times alone make me appreciate my life and the chaos, culture and beauty waiting back home for me in Manhattan.



Wearing: Sweater - Linder; Shirt - Linder; Pants - Linder;

Boots – Forever 21


*This blog entry is the second part of a six-part digital series collaboration between the WearHouse District and photographer Hanne Denys, which combines Denys's favorite elements of photography - lines, shapes, and color - with editor Dalton Primeaux's favorite elements of menswear to tell a story about nature, self-expression, and human emotion.

Jun 3, 2015

Haute's Unique Sound



Haute's track "Down" was on repeat for a week and a half following its release, and I still haven't gotten enough. It boasts such a unique sound by mixing soulful vocals, hip hop beats, and elements of modern pop music - like nothing I had heard before.

Based in Montreal, Anna Magidson and Romain Hainaut, who make up the duo of Haute, have crafted an infectious sound that is both gripping and sultry.

The duo's most recent track "U Should Know," released earlier this year continues to deliver the soul and R&B sounds that I fell for in Haute's previous release. This just makes me excited to see what else Haute has in store for us. Possibly a music video, or an EP to come? We'll have to wait and see. But, I'm sure it won't take long for Haute to blow up in the music scene.