For the past couple of months, I have being more happy than usual to display my wrist. Specifically, my left wrist. I did everything from wearing short sleeves to folding up my long sleeves just so my wrist is on display. At this point, it may be more appropriate to say that it was not so much my wrist I wanted people to see but what’s on my wrist. My watch. My brand new Waterbury Classic Timex watch.
I kid you not when I say that London Fashion Week Men’s was not on the list of events I wanted to attend this summer. Having hosted Cuts for Him’s first Fashion Industry Insiders Event a couple of weeks before, I was on the road to recuperating and getting some much needed rest. As you can imagine, Hosting a event which caters for about 200 people was hard work to say the least. So I was perfectly ok with me missing LFWM SS18 and any other event happening around that time.
That was the plan until I spoke to a couple of friends from the blogging world who really and truly got me back into the swing of all things LFWM. All they had to do was mention the Mr Porter Summer Social and I was in. I mean completely in. The truth is that because I had barred myself from all events relating to LFWM, I had completely forgotten about one of my favourite events in the summer calendar, Mr Porter.
Jump right in. Yes, go on, jump in and see what you are made of. Or are you scared? Can you swim? Is the water too deep for you?
Ok first of all, these photos were taken in January 2016, in Barcelona and it was an impromptu shoot. The plan was to get to W Barcelona and do a couple of shoots around the pool for a spring campaign I was working on. The minute we got there, I kind of knew I wanted the pool or rather the water in the pool to be an integral part of a shoot. That very moment, I decided that I have to get into the pool fully dressed.
Guessing the reaction I was going to get from the photographer, I kept my plans quiet until the very end. All throughout the previous shoots this idea occupied my mind and the more I thought about it the more it became more than just a shoot to me. The idea became quite symbolic as it would signify where I was in my life.
Now fast forward to the point where I was fully dressed in my suit and standing by the poolside when the photographer (who is now my girlfriend) asked me the question “where are your shoes?”. I took a deep breath and said to her I don’t need them as I will be getting into the pool. She took a long look at me Continue reading Jump right in→
It has been a hot minute since I blogged about anything at all. If you do not follow me on Instagram or twitter, you might be wondering why the silence on the blog.
Well let me start my apologising for the long silence. In my defence, I was pursuing something that I thought all you Cuts for Him followers would be interested in. I have been busy planning and hosting my very first Fashion Industry Insiders Event. Remember the series I did earlier this year call Industry Insiders? Yep the one I sat down with some bloggers, stylists, models and writers? So that series inspired an event which by the looks of things won’t be a one off.
I don’t think I have ever been this busy in my whole life the way I have been in the past 6 weeks. But I can honestly say that it has been truly worth it.
The aim of Fashion Industry Insiders Event is to bridge the gap between established Fashion industry professionals and newcomers to the industry. An amazing panel of experts was put together to deliver short talks and share insider’s expertise and insight.