Kanye West • Runway Fashion Show

FASHION  |  Kanye’s invites to his runway fashion show. Happening in Paris for Fashion Week. Look for feeds and coverage of the October 1st event.

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J Cole • Sideline Story [New Album]

MUSIC  |  Just bought the new CD in itunes, J Cole goes hard in this album with Jay Z and others. The songs featured date back to his amazing single ‘In The Morning’ with Drake as well as some new unheard tracks. Many had been leaked but I refused to listen till I bought the album. Check out one of my favorites below, it features Missy Elliot in a whole new sexy light.

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Donald Glover x Unique Sense of Style

Left: Jacket,, $1,800, by Band of Outsiders. Sweatshirt, $110, by Tailgate. Pants, $420, by Salvatore Ferragamo. Sneakers, $70, by Nike at Urban Outfitters. Socks by Urban Outfitters. Hat by Aviator Nation. Watch by Smart Turnout. Bracelet by Miansai by Michael Saiger. Backpack by JanSport.

Right: Jacket, $695, by Rag & Bone. Shirt, $88, by A|X Armani Exchange. Tie, $160, by D&G. Pants, $248, by John Varvatos USA. Suspenders, $22, by Topman. Hat by Borsalino at JJ Hat Center. Glasses by Tom Ford. Watch by Aldo. Leather bracelet by Tod’s.

Left: Vest, $185, shirt, $125, and bow tie, $85 by Polo Ralph Lauren. Cords, $390, by Bottega Veneta. Jacket (on bike), $425, by Shipley & Halmos. Loafers, $198, by Tommy Hilfiger. Socks by Smart Turnout. Glasses by Moscot. Belt by Brunello Cucinelli. Bag by American Eagle Outfitters.

Right: Vest, $275, by Smart Turnout. Shirt, $185, and shorts, $375 by Gant by Michael Bastian. Jacket (on arm), $1,370, by Prada. Shoes, $325, by Florsheim by Duckie Brown. Socks, Punto by British Apparel. Cap by Stüssy. Glasses by Paul Smith Spectacles. Briefcase by Filson. Bracelets by Urban Outfitters (leather) and Miansai by Michael Saiger (cord).

Left: Cardigan, $410, shirt, $310, tie, $160, cords, $335, and sneakers, $395 by D&G. Patch (on cardigan) by Melet Mercantile. Sunglasses by Ray-Ban. Backpack by Penfield. Watch strap by Smart Turnout. Watch by L.L.Bean. Bracelet by Miansai by Michael Saiger.

Right: Sports jacket, $1,370, by Jil Sander. Crewneck, $110, by Tailgate. Shirt, $108, by Saturdays NYC. Jeans, $250, by Prada. Sneakers, $50, by Converse. Socks by Lands’ End. Glasses by Moscot. Scarf, Psycho Bunny by Robert Godley.

Awareness // International Student Volunteers

Around this time of the year, interested students (or young adults) look into traveling with an organization to volunteer around the world. Since I have had many messages or questions about where and how to get involved, I decided to do a post on it. My hope is to raise awareness about various organizations (two of which I have gone away with) in order to inspire you to plan a trip of your own and volunteer. The first one I would like to share is called International Student Volunteers, which is an American company. I had an amazing experience to Thailand with them as we spent two weeks at an orphanage (photos above) and two weeks traveling the country. I highly suggest looking into this organization if you’re looking to volunteer as well as travel.

Hope this information helps you decide on a volunteer trip as it is a life changing experience. Feel free to post any questions in the comment section below!

30 Gifts To 30 Strangers In Sydney, Australia

I was recently sent this short video titled “30 Gifts to 30 Strangers in Sydney, Australia,” which was filmed and edited by Lucas Jatoba (as well as Melanie Hogan and Marcelo Maluf). Lucas’ description, as follows, is truly inspiring:

“Hello! My name is Lucas and I’m Brazilian. Since I arrived in Australia a lot of beautiful things happened in my life, so on the day I turned 30 I decided to celebrate in a special way, being grateful to the people of Sydney. Thank you so much to all my friends who helped make this happen, without you it would not have been possible. And thank you to everyone who lives in Australia, making this country such a wonderful place. A big hug, Lucas.”

As a young adult, who aspires to inspire others on a daily basis, I truly appreciate Lucas’ initiative to make a difference in other peoples lives. From the Fresh Train team, and myself personally, thank you for inspiring me today.