The Handvaerk Henley


The henley has been the exemplary layer for the winter months for countless years, basic enough to wear as a layer with any outfit but stylish enough on its own to wear unbuttoned when lounging around. Handvaerk offers a line of men's and women's henleys that are made with raw materials and luxurious fabric, the fact that each henley is made in a family operated workshop guarantees that the utmost attention to quality is made. Made out of a light-weight jersey material, the long sleeve henley by Handvaerk is extremely soft and fitted throughout the torso. The long sleeve henley comes in three colors; grey melange, white and black. Designed in New York and handmade in Peru, Handvaerk makes the ideal henley for the fall/winter months.


NYFW S/S14: Michael Bastian 360°


Many of New York’s fashionistas gathered at The Pierre Hotel at 3p.m. on the first day of New York Fashion Week to attend Michael Bastian’s Spring/Summer 2014 menswear collection. While there was plenty of action on the runway, all eyes were on social media. Creating hopefully a long-lasting trend, Michael Bastian has granted a full view of what goes on the day of a runway show through the social-media site Instagram. The social-sphere of Twitter and Instagram was buzzing with eager anticipation after the announcement of the #MichealBastian360 hashtag. In collaboration with Esquire Magazine, a behind the scenes look into the Michael Bastian show was documented throughout the lens of different members of the Michael Bastian team.


Those who followed the #MichaelBastian360 feed were able to see the in-and-outs of the Michael Bastian show from various members of the brands team, including VP and PR maven Eugenia Gonzalez’s (@bastiangirl), who shared a look into finishing up the seating chart for the show and a ‘selfie’ prior to the first model gracing the runway. Not only was Team Bastian taking part on the fun on Instagram, but also top male models Tony Chung (@tonychungmodel) and Eduardo Nueves (@nueves), who shared peeks into the rehearsals leading up to the show as well as views from their hair and makeup chairs. Once the show started, Esquire’s Senior Online editor Jonathan Evans (@MrJonathanEvans) took us front row and shared with us the experience of attending one of America’s leading menswear designer’s show. There was no exaggeration when this unique behind-the-scenes experience was described as a full 360 view. Hopefully more designers will take note and lift the curtains to show us a backstage look into more shows next season. Proving himself to always be ahead of the trend, Michael Bastian wowed us all with his up close and personal look of his SS14 show. (All Images from #MichaelBastian360) (Post originally written for Fashion Houston)


Hurricane Sandy Aid Through Fashion

While Hurricane Sandy may have caused irreparable damage to the East Coast, some of the nation’s top designers and fashion elite are coming together to help out in any way they can. While brands such as Ralph Lauren with a $2 million donation and the PVH Corporation, who owns Calvin Klein, Tommy Hilfiger, Kenneth Cole and Michael Kors donating $1 million, you can too can help out in a fashionable way.




You don’t have to spend much to provide aid. As always, donating to the Red Cross and volunteering is the best way to help. Now more than ever, you can help and look great for a good cause. Brands like Grey Area with their NYC inspired shirts, the FFs with their fashionable bracelet and CFDA along with Vogue providing Fashion For Sandy Relief Charity Auctions, everyone is coming together to make sure that relief is provided to those affected.



So go online, text the Red Cross, buy some clothes or do whatever you can do! Help out in any way you can for those in need.