WEEKEND RECAP

I had a solid weekend shopping at The Outlets at Orange where I found a couple of awesome pieces. We decided to hit The Lab after, I haven’t been there in ten years so the nostalgia was real and the compound is still as cool and creative as I remember. For the most part everyone was stylish and extremely friendly. Sunday was the day to give praise to the creator and to celebrate life in Malibu with a vegan steak platter and sparkling water at Malibu Farm. Overall I had an absolutely fantastic weekend and I’m beyond grateful that I’m able to do the things that I enjoy. 


-Danny


FINALLY FOUND CHANEL

I’ve always wanted to find a Chanel® piece thrifting but consistently come up short. Over the years I’ve felt like I was hunting a unicorn, an elusive creature that I would never find. That all changed last week when I finally found a beautiful pair of CC trousers. 


-Danny





DRIES VAN NOTEN LA STORE

I went to the new Dries Van Noten® store this weekend and boy was it a thing of beauty. Nestled within the old Opening Ceremony building and the even older Charlie Chaplin studio, the DVN team did an absolutely remarkable job turning this WeHo landmark into a hub of pure creativity. Walking through the over 8,000 square feet you can’t help but to be hit with huge gusts of inspiration and admiration for the lines, colors, shapes, proportions, materials and art used within the two floors. It makes you feel like you’re walking through a maze of the designers mind and archival genius. I highly recommend everyone go and check it out, I promise you won’t leave disappointed. Thank you to the lovely staff and Michael for helping me out and allowing me to shoot some footage while shopping.


P.s. I shot these images and video stills with the Sony ZV-1. This little camera is seriously a beast.


-Danny


FLEA MARKET FINDS PT.6

I feel like I didn’t get that much this weekend but the items that I did find are pretty insane. Starting from the authentic vintage Prada® and Fendi® bags from the early 90’s that I found at a West Hollywood yard sale to the authentic vintage Gucci® briefcase and Canon AE-1 camera. I was hoping to find more cameras but there’s always next week. After all of the haggling I spent $86 total for everything. 


-Danny


IT’S LIVE!

My Youtube channel is finally live. God, look at how low those numbers are, isn’t it amazing? There is very little in this world that beats the high I get from turning nothing into something. Give me a month, give me a year, give me five. I don’t know how long it will take to turn this into what I envision but one thing is certain, I haven’t been this excited in a long time! There is no time like the present and there is nothing and no one standing in the way of you and your ideas except for yourself. Get up and be creative. Even if no one pays attention, the fact that you followed through with your desires is already a success story.


-Danny


DEALS AND STEALS

Hunting for deals is one of my favorite things to do when it comes to buying clothes. I think it’s absurd to spend $800+ for a pair of trousers or walk around with tons of designer logos on you at any given time. I think style is something that comes with confidence in who you are, rather than the need to project figures of a price tag onto others just so you can get a hit of validation from people who ultimately don’t care. I feel so deeply about this, about people living above their means just to fit in or feel good about themselves that I even faced one of my biggest fears and recorded a video about it. I’m kicking off my YouTube channel with a video of how I search for deals on pieces that suit my personal style. Moreover, I even talk about how you can make a buck or two while shopping. For instance, These Helmut Lang jeans retailed for $345 and I paid $105. The Marc Jacobs x Magda Archer sweatpants retailed for $195, I got them for $100. The Helmut Lang fleece joggers retailed for $200 and I got them for $50. The Nike x Martine Rose sneakers are selling for around $180, I got them at the outlet for $40. All of which I could easily sell and make a 200% return on my investment. Granted, if you have disposable income and collect clothes as one might acquire works of art, for the beauty and process of the creation, then so be it. Everyone deserves to collect what makes them happy. This is more geared for those who go broke just to keep up with the Joneses. And I say this from the perspective of someone who was once participating in that never-ending race.  


P.s. I can’t believe I fit into a size 28 pant now!


-Danny