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The lifestyle companion by Eddie Handmade | Cuts for Him

So over the summer, I was able to secure what I used to call a notepad. In fact, I am absolutely sure everyone else including the brand manufacturers (Eddie Handmade) calls it a notepad. And you must be saying to yourself why would I call it anything else, right?

First of all, it is important to recognize the impact this rather “minor” accessory has made in my creative life. As a content creator, I always document in the form writing or other means the process of capturing images both still and videos before implementation. Imagine sitting up at night writing down steps and processes for a shoot the next day so you can go out there and just execute flawlessly. It’s a beautiful feeling when I am able to execute dues to planning especially when managing clients expectations combined with other creatives such as photographers, stylists, makeup artists etc.

However, I have always struggled with documenting this process itself.  Writing on pieces of paper Continue reading The lifestyle companion by Eddie Handmade | Cuts for Him

St Jame’s Market + LFWM | Advent calendar prices to be won

Ok, guys, this is one exciting news for those of you who would love the chance to win amazing gifts for Christmas.

St Jame’s market in collaboration with London Fashion Week Men’s has organized the advent calendar of the year.

You now have the opportunity to win gifts throughout December in St James’s Market. With a fabulous gift giveaway each day in the run-up to Christmas in their ultimate real-life St James’s Market Advent Calendar.

 

St Jame’s market has turned on Continue reading St Jame’s Market + LFWM | Advent calendar prices to be won

Cultured in Culture | London | Cuts for Him

CULTURE! The Oxford dictionary defined it as “The arts and other manifestations of human intellectual achievement regarded collectively” and the Cambridge dictionary puts it as “The way of life, especially the general customs and beliefs, of a particular group of people at a particular time”.  People identify themselves along cultural lines and strong bonds are formed through generations. Culture is as old as humanity itself but has been misunderstood or misrepresented.

It is usually said that a person will not know where they are going unless they know where they come from. This to my interpretation fits the bill for knowing your heritage culture. I also believe that every group of people practice some form of culture possibly passed down to them. From the food we eat to the clothes we wear, from art and architecture to the songs we listen to, from things relatively insignificant as a gift to more important things such as a language all contribute to defining our culture.

So it always baffles me when people try to define a person using one of the above or even worst, their skin colour. Come to think of it, skin colour is one of the most used criteria to pigeonhole Continue reading Cultured in Culture | London | Cuts for Him

Style meets history at The Langham London | Cuts for Him

I don’t know about you but this year seem to have whizzed by so fast. I mean, it feels like just the other day I was looking forward to summer but now it is all but gone. It seems like we are knee deep in autumn which I must say I love for its vibrant colours. Autumn is one season of the year that truly gives us a spectacle especially around parks and woods in and around London.

I can honestly say I have not had time to properly enjoy summer in London. My summer has been all about traveling to different countries and or working with brands to develop content for them. Kind of feel exhausting but in a good way lol. I don’t know how that is possible but yeah it was good to be busy and productive.

Because I have been so busy, it was a welcomed relief to finally force myself to disconnect from work for some rest.  Seeing that my primary pre and post-production workspace is home, I needed to get as far away from it as possible if I were Continue reading Style meets history at The Langham London | Cuts for Him