Tuesday, May 17, 2016
What a crazy week! From the Met-Gala afterparties at Gilded Lilly and then at UP & Down which was literally like BA-NANA’s.. I nearly had conniption over how much GLAM was going on at Up & Down after the Met-Gala… Seriously… What else.. AN amazing little trip up to Madison Hermes, which I haven’t been to in so long because for some reason I never make it past 30th in NY lol!… To the Balmain NYC boutique store opening which was so chic and cool ”Hey Olivier!!!”… TO that all leather Balmain jumpsuit that I literally just can't get enough of right now!! SLAYY MAAMAAAA SLAAAAAY!!!!!! Just a seriously crazy, fun, productive, exquisite week... And here.. is literally what images/clips I captured from the trip... You know what I say!! Sometimes you must be having REAL authentic fun if you don't have a lot of pictures to document the night!!! That being said.......... Enjoy! XOjay
Are you a shoe person!?!? I know that as time has gone by my love and admiration for a good pair of ankle boots, heels, sandals, etc. has extremely grown! I love me a good pair of shoes!! With that said you could only imagine how excited I am to share a really great event that makes über stylish shoes available at crazy discount prices!!!.. YASSSS HUNNY!! It's the Designer Shoe Warehouse Sale.. I am excited to share this with you guys and also share that I will be there on the 19th early afternoon to have a kiki, fight some of y'all for some shoes #YouBetterWatchYoBackHunny and see all the amazing styles!!!! Check out below for the official invitation!! See y'all there!
Monday, April 18, 2016
YOU GUYS ARE GONNA GAG!!!!! I am sooo excited to announce that I am working with PUMA on helping them launch their dope a** new PUMA FIERCE sneakers AND GURLLLLLL you already know before I even saw the shoe I was already sold by the NAME 😭 😂 😭 😂 😭 !!!!!! Aside from the fact that these kicks are very stylish (I love how clean and slim the fit of them is) they are actually super comfortable and I've been wearing them non stop since I got my feet in them!! I am so excited to share that from today onwards I will be rocking my favorite PUMA sneakers around Toronto AND even more exciting I have teamed up with PUMA to give away a crazy PUMA prize pack to one lucky reader here in Toronto.. Those details will be announced in the coming weeks but meanwhile stay tuned while I show you some of my favorite new PUMA sneakers as well as just how apparently muscular and hand-stand-able I JUST AM LOL 😂 😂 😂 😂!! I seriously had so much fun shooting this look because I got to go back to the kid in me and just be free and run around, be crazy and just not give A!!!! If you know me then you know how very rarely I think I have ever showed this more sporty side of me and I love it... It's really liberating to just run wild and free sometimes... This is my FIERCE!
images by George & Clarke
Sunday, April 17, 2016
Im currently on this airplane home from New York... Stuffing my face with snacks right now and seriously... At this moment all I can think about is the delicious lunch I had a bit ago at the new Ritz Bar, here at The Ritz Carlton, Toronto. Just thinking about the authentic Peruvian flavors, the sauces (Oh you already know I LOVED the sauces) has my mouth watering right now. The Ritz Bar brought in a new concept that we definitely needed in Toronto with their Peruvian inspired Tapas style menu. Each dish has the right sauces to make your senses experience the rich flavour with every bite. ALSO.. You know how I’m all about those cocktails, so you can only imagine my excitement when the Ritz Bar created a handcrafted cocktail menu that incorporates Peru inspired flavors to complement each dish I was having. Enough food daydreaming right now, I can’t wait to get back to Toronto and indulge at the Ritz Bar, again!
Thursday, April 14, 2016
It's always so crazy to me how fast things go by.. It's April and I am here like wow did Toronto Fashion Week already come and go that quickly? Flashing back at it all, amidst the shows, the parties, oh the parties, the events and all was one thing that always makes my fashion week just that much more.. That one thing is, my stay at our Toronto Ritz Carlton.
This season was nothing short of amazing.. From the warm welcome I got once I entered the hotel to the absolutely ideal view of the tents of Fashion Week JUST so I could see when all the photographers were outside LOL #kidding. That from the beautiful room to... may.. I say... one of the most delicious dining experiences I have had in the city in a while which I will be sharing in another post very very soon!!!!!! Stay tuned :):)
Wednesday, April 6, 2016
I know you've probably seen some posts about this before but I have always had a passion for music. I taught myself how to create (not on a professional level yet!) my own sounds.. I am a firm believer in diving into what your heart wants so I thought I would give it a try.. I started doing it a long time ago, nearly 10 years ago.. It's actually how I made the name "Jay Strut" - "Jay Strut" was to be my stage name and I was suppose to pursue this dream of being a performer.. Although I put it on the side lines as long as I have I would rather be late to the show than not show up (lol).. So.. Here we are and I would love to share a song I recently sing on, wrote and produced on my little computer (I use garageband, use the keyboard as notes and sing into my apple headset lol..I have yet to go to a studio!!).. When I tell people I make music they think it's a joke, or a funny caricature of music but I personally do not think it is and I hope you can give me a couple minutes of your time and check it out :)
Monday, March 28, 2016
It's funny how clothes change moods... How I can feel one way in one look and another way in another.. Take this jacket for example, this beautiful Chanel coat from one of the recent collections just had me feeling on some sort of royal level! The beautiful embellishment, the workmanship the luxurious and rich colour and texture of the coat... Chanel details never cease to amaze me and continuously, continue to inspire and seduce me with their almost magic like ways...
Tuesday, March 22, 2016
I never expected to do it.. It just literally kinda happened.. If you don’t know what I am talking about we might have to reconsider our relationship [kidding!] - It’s the Turtle Neck.. Hello!?!?!?.. ON The conversation of trying different things this season [in regards to my personal style of course], I think this is the first time that I have ever worn a turtleneck lol! And the irony of it all is that I loved every second! I am liking the idea of covering up more and more.. Wearing different necklines paired with other things that I would normally wear like for instance, a bomber jacket.. I know it sounds like a basic conversation but for someone who is so stuck in their ways of their own style [a.k.a me] I find doing things like this quite exhilarating MMKAY! So let me live ok LET ME LIIVEEE! Also.. How cute is this gorgeous Chanel Boy Bag, the colour is so rich I just can't stop staring at it... ALSO, clearly I have a sick addiction to these Aldo boots (I never really take them off for my more dressier looks).. So sad they are out of season now, I have a back-up pair but might need a couple more for life lol!!
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Monday, March 21, 2016
Fashion Week has been quite interesting for me.. The main reason is because this week I have totally gone against the grain of what I normally wear and have been wearing completely 'different' things.. Almost 'Trying To Blend IN' if you will... I wore things I don't normally wear like tops that cover up my chest, light coloured this and that, like this absolutely cozy and beautiful sweater from COS' Spring/Summer 2016 collection... Needless to say I am quite impressed by how comfortable I was trying these new styles. However I think what makes me me, is that I DO NOT blend in... I am not like the other bloggers in my city that all have the same style of content or dress for everyday.. I am not every day.. Even in these simple pieces, realistically a sweater and jeans, as Beyonce would say "I SLAY" - Yes you might think I am crazy for saying this but I genuinely think it's important to uplift yourself.. Seriously! And to not be afraid to be proud of your self, your unique-ness and most of all I think people should give themselves a moment here and there to brag about themselves once in a while and share not only why they are thankful but why they feel deep down inside they are their best, or, simply, THE best ;)... I always say, I wish I had the confidence I do now in high school!! GURRRRLLLL!!