Jul 19, 2015

The WHD x Hanne Denys Presents: Bold


I think it's really important to be bright and colorful as much as possible, even if that means stepping out of your comfort zone. It helps to keep our look fresh and interesting. Doing my best to embrace the colors of summer, I reached for this fun, Miami-esque blazer + shorts combo in pink from Boohoo. It was important for me to try something a little new, and style it in an unexpected way. If we don't take risks and try our best to be daring, we will just fade into the background. I can't think of anything worse than that.







Wearing: Tank Top, Blazer, Shorts - Boohoo.com; Sandals - Zara


*This blog entry is the fifth 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.

Jul 12, 2015

King of the Beach


So, not too long ago I expressed my hate for summer in a blog post. Well I guess the summer gods saw that, were total upset and decided to do everything in their power to make me love the season. Because so far this summer has been bad ass. From Summer Fridays, where the office closes early so you can get a head start for your trek to the Hampton's Jitney or LIRR (I don't think that was a thing back in NOLA), to weekly trips to the beach or sunbathing in Sheep Meadow, this has been an amazing summer. Just in the past few weeks I've lounged on Fire Island, sipped Patron on the shore of Rockaway beach, and sought thrills at Coney Island. And I must say I've never been happier! Dang New York, you are too good to me!!

Here's a glimpse of my summer so far...

Fire Island have me like... (Swimsuit - Mr. Gugu)
The beach didn't say a thing. It just waved. (Bag - The Beach People; Sandals - Zara; Sunnies - Etnia Barcelona)
I'm shore you did. (Swimsuit and Tee - Mr. Gugu; Flip Flops - Ipanema;
Sunnies - Komono; Hat - Nike;
The most amazing beach-scented candle that I'm obsessed with - Baxter of CA;
Planner - Erin Condren)
Don't be such a beach. (Amazing bayfront lunch at Maguire's)
99 Problems, but a beach ain't one. (Sunnies - Komono; Sandals - Teva; Swimsuit - Nike)
Killin' it on Coney Island.
Our tans may fade but our memories will last forever.
Because 'Merica. 
Sheep Meadow, aka where you can find me almost every Sunday afternoon.
Water gets warmer. Drinks get colder... 
Skin gets darker. Hair gets lighter...
Life gets better.

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.