Month: September 2014

BOYFRIEND + NEW ENGLAND, A TRYST: NEWPORT, RI

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Waking up to be a Vanderbilt, or descendant of (like Anderson Cooper!) would sure be nice, would it not? Then again, more money…more problems, and upon basking in the glory of their fine residences Bellevue Avenue you have to wonder, what’s the upkeep on that? Newport, Rhode Island though, old money and all, was an incredible getaway for Stephanie, and the chance for us to step back in time and play a little, “what if?” What if I made enough money to afford the upkeep on that home? What it…what…if…

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Boyfriend + New England, A Tryst: THE HAMPTONS

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As the business of being the boyfriend of a blogger goes, I think Stephanie and I are entering a golden era. Stephanie has always been a dreamer, but I think she been growing more and more adventurous, under my bad influence, and we’ve turned quite a few normal trips into excuses for photo-shoots. This connection between dream and making it a reality found it’s high-gear, and in that lane she turned my obsession with the idea of a preppy life and my over-use of the idea of “The Hamptons,” into a turbo six-day New England road-trip extravaganza.

5 cities…East Hampton, NY, Newport, RI, Martha’s Vineyard, Falmouth, MA and Boston…in 5 days. And we did it…and we came back broken and exhausted, but I also came back with a new dream in my heart…

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Outfitted for Combat: NYFW

…and so I make my way back to the arena where I was first baptized in couture…Fashion Week.

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Werk.

Five years ago I made my first round to Miami Fashion Week in the summer of 2009, and then New York Fashion Week in the following fall. They were night and day to each other, Miami being this week long retreat of designers, press and South Beach party-goers to New York’s high-fashion, high-fuel gauntlet of shows. These experiences are what made me hunger for the imagination of design, and the beauty of presentation…I just so luckily happen to be The Blogger Boyfriend, and when Stephanie went on assignment, so did I go with her…and I went outfitted for the fashionable urban jungle. Meow. (more…)