Lougè Delcy

Défilé de Mode

"September is the January of Fashion." says Candy Pratts Price. Models model the latest, Editors edit collections, and photographers photograph subjects. A time to find endless inspiration on the streets of New York that will no doubt end up being "liked" on the world wide web. This time around, I attended the Marc by Marc Jacobs runway shows, shot backstage at DKNY, documented style downtown and even had time to shoot a classic cars. Inspiration is everywhere.  To celebrate the idea that inspiration is everywhere, I've partnered with American multinational e-commerce company Ebay to help folk shop their inspiration.     

 

High Altitudes

Every good adventure begins with the desire to experience a new facet of life. For a bunch of guys from Brooklyn, New York, a weekend among the scenic woodlands of Connecticut was a great way to broaden our horizons. And so, we commenced our journey, equipped with backpacks and water bottles.

We ventured out in the serenity of a Sunday afternoon that reminded us of summer’s vitality and vigor. Temperatures were reaching just above 80 degrees Fahrenheit but this did not deter us en route to our first stop at Southford Falls. There was a dominating coolness in the atmosphere as we stood amidst massive boulders, towering trees and the perpetually flowing water present at the Falls.

 Our next stop helped us reach higher altitudes at East Rock Park. We hiked up a rocky, wooden pathway carved out of the mountain's side to gain a deeper appreciation for a bird's eye view; overseeing New Haven's landscape. Despite the fatigue that came with completing two hikes, we readied ourselves for Sleeping Giant. We traveled along a progressively steep trail for half an hour before reaching the majestic tower at Sleeping Giant. This castle-like structure provided us with a wondrous view of Connecticut’s green lands. The guys and I rested while taking in the view of the approaching sunset. Before the sun retired for the day, we ascended down the trail to head back home.

The day’s expedition ended with a small gathering around a fire pit outside of my friend’s house. This proved to be the ideal opportunity to share a bottle of La Crema Pinot Noir. The smooth taste of the wine is balanced with a moderately dry finish. It contains the perfect balance for my palate. Elation filled our laughter as we recalled the adventures of the day. La Crema Pinot Noir does well to savor life’s unforgettable moments, which is why I chose it for this summer occasion. This harvest season, be a part of the winemaking journey and weigh in on La Crema's next varietal by creating your own unique adventure with the Virtual Vintner experience by La Crema.

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The Dance Africa street festival in Fort Greene, Brooklyn is the ultimate meaning of lifestyle and culture. Bringing together a diverse group of people to celebrate the unofficial start to summer with African prints clothes, great music, non stop dancing and mouth watering food. Honestly feels like you've left New York City, traveled to a distant land and immersed yourself in supreme culture for the three days. 

 

I'm pictured wearing a Shaw Park printed hat, Lucio Castro shirt and short printed set, and leather band #DieselWatches. This summer it won't be hard to keep track of all the Brooklyn festivities with my Diesel timepiece.

 

 

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NOLA Vibes

Our recent photo journey to New Orleans gave us a crash course on it's major elements and themes. The food and fashion coated with gravitas, and the culture and jazz exploding with rich expressiveness, made this trip to Nola feel as if it were far out and away from the Hustle and Bustle of New York. Life there is so much different, so much more fluid with it's 20MPH speed limit, it's never failing southern hospitality, and it's vibrant living scenery of houses splashed with the four pillars of Nola:


Food. Fashion. Culture. Jazz.

The energy on Frenchman Street empowered us to see the musical notes of Jazz Fest float over our heads and infect the very rhythm in which we, along with the people, walked. Gators, Poboys, beignets and crawfish from restaurants like Cafe de Monde, Commander's Palace and Dat Dog, played our taste buds with the tss-tss-tss! of the hi-hat on a drum set.

To match the pulsating vibes of New Orleans, I stayed fresh to death in bold Japanese twill pants from Paige Denim. The chinos worked well when styled with a floral shirt, white kicks and a golden brown fedora hat. The fearless experiment with the bold hues of summer blues opens one's every biological senses to the ever-thriving, ever-rythmic, ever-joyful mantra of New Orleans:

Food. Fashion. Culture. Jazz.

 

Enjoy the photo set and stay tuned for more post in the days to come. 

 

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