A Starry Night Soiree Benefit

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I recently had the pleasure of attending a benefit for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. Having done battle with cancer, it was important that I show up even for a little bit to show support (and for the wine). The event was held at Capitale, located at 130 Bowery in Manhattan. After passing coat check, taking the obligatory selfie, and grabbing a white carnation I stepped foot into the grand hall. It was my first time in Capitale… and trust me it didn’t disappoint.

The view was breathtaking! Looking out at the room all you could see was a sea of suited/gowned people sipping champagne, up again rose colored walls with intricate designs. The crowd was very mixed. A few of the local hip elite, news anchors, small time celebrities, supporters, corporate executives, and athletes were in attendance. The event lasted two short hours and climaxed with a short awards ceremony. A choice few supporters picked up awards, and survivors were thanked with a clip package. I would've done a ootd, but I was on the "verge" all evening as my friends say lol. All in all it was a great night.

Perceived Style

My name is Kevin Kamari Foreman but you can call me Kam for short. I am a New York based up and coming designer/stylist. The idea to begin blogging about fashion came about over a glass of wine with a designer friend of mine Kenny M. at the end of 2013. I was showing him some of the looks I had put together for my birthday when he turned to me and said - "you have a good eye... maybe you should try getting into fashion yourself." That's when Perceived Style was born. I have an obsession with classic American prep, bodybuilding, grooming, beauty products, and fashion in general so it was a good fit for me. Before my blogging days I used to be very depressed, very overweight, self conscious, and constantly self-defeating myself. Fashion helped pull me out of that. It taught me to live life, love the skin I'm in, and care about what's on it. So when I was creating the blog it was easy to decide what it would be about. The main focus of Perceived Style is to inspire people to be comfortable in their own skin, to smile more, and to care more about their overall appearance using tips and photos. Job History: I used to work at BFCU in bethpage long island. Now I am the creative directior/CEO for Perceived Style and a freelance menswear designer as of June 2014. Education: I went to Farmingdale College for 2 years then moved to Hofstra for the last 2 years. I presently am taking continuing classing in blogging, fashion writing, and design. Interests: Art, Fashion Shows, Menswear, Shopping, Photography, Womens Fashion, and Food/Movies.

Summer Road Trip Essentials

One of my biggest pet peeves is planning a trip last minute with friends. I always miss stuff and never have everything I need. So with the summer fast approaching, it's time to start preparing for those epic summer road trips. In my case I'll be driving down to North Carolina with friends in July to a white party. Hopefully, with this list you'll have what you need to survive the shenanigans and have a good time. Here's some of my picks to get you through a long trip:

  • ·         Sunscreen
  • ·         A great pair of Ray-bans
  • ·         A classic pair of Converse
  • ·         Bermuda Shorts
  • ·         Boat shoes
  • ·         Polo Orange
  • ·         Spotify (for the drive)
  • ·         A map of local rest stops
  • ·         Apple Maps (directions)
  • ·         iPad (to get work done)

 

What do you bring on a road trip? Where are you guys headed this Summer to get away?

 

 

 

Perceived Style

My name is Kevin Kamari Foreman but you can call me Kam for short. I am a New York based up and coming designer/stylist. The idea to begin blogging about fashion came about over a glass of wine with a designer friend of mine Kenny M. at the end of 2013. I was showing him some of the looks I had put together for my birthday when he turned to me and said - "you have a good eye... maybe you should try getting into fashion yourself." That's when Perceived Style was born. I have an obsession with classic American prep, bodybuilding, grooming, beauty products, and fashion in general so it was a good fit for me. Before my blogging days I used to be very depressed, very overweight, self conscious, and constantly self-defeating myself. Fashion helped pull me out of that. It taught me to live life, love the skin I'm in, and care about what's on it. So when I was creating the blog it was easy to decide what it would be about. The main focus of Perceived Style is to inspire people to be comfortable in their own skin, to smile more, and to care more about their overall appearance using tips and photos. Job History: I used to work at BFCU in bethpage long island. Now I am the creative directior/CEO for Perceived Style and a freelance menswear designer as of June 2014. Education: I went to Farmingdale College for 2 years then moved to Hofstra for the last 2 years. I presently am taking continuing classing in blogging, fashion writing, and design. Interests: Art, Fashion Shows, Menswear, Shopping, Photography, Womens Fashion, and Food/Movies.

Black & Diesel

I can't believe it's already June here in New York City! It was only just yesterday that I was looking at snow on the ground. With the warm weather comes the ability to shoot so many more looks and I can't wait. Is a shoot I did before the weather went south of the border and got hot. The entire outfit other then the boots is from ZARA's fall, winter 2014 Collection and a pair that with some basic brown Timberlands to combat the snow and my favorite multicolored Diesel tote. If you need some bag inspiration check out my post on everyday bags here.

How is the summer treating you guys? Are you excited for the warm weather?

Perceived Style

My name is Kevin Kamari Foreman but you can call me Kam for short. I am a New York based up and coming designer/stylist. The idea to begin blogging about fashion came about over a glass of wine with a designer friend of mine Kenny M. at the end of 2013. I was showing him some of the looks I had put together for my birthday when he turned to me and said - "you have a good eye... maybe you should try getting into fashion yourself." That's when Perceived Style was born. I have an obsession with classic American prep, bodybuilding, grooming, beauty products, and fashion in general so it was a good fit for me. Before my blogging days I used to be very depressed, very overweight, self conscious, and constantly self-defeating myself. Fashion helped pull me out of that. It taught me to live life, love the skin I'm in, and care about what's on it. So when I was creating the blog it was easy to decide what it would be about. The main focus of Perceived Style is to inspire people to be comfortable in their own skin, to smile more, and to care more about their overall appearance using tips and photos. Job History: I used to work at BFCU in bethpage long island. Now I am the creative directior/CEO for Perceived Style and a freelance menswear designer as of June 2014. Education: I went to Farmingdale College for 2 years then moved to Hofstra for the last 2 years. I presently am taking continuing classing in blogging, fashion writing, and design. Interests: Art, Fashion Shows, Menswear, Shopping, Photography, Womens Fashion, and Food/Movies.

Streets BK Opening

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We’re a week into June and I’ve already fallen back into my old habits: eating out a lot! If you follow me on Instagram you'll know I was invited to a restaurant opening a while back. I love good food so when I got invited a new place of course I jumped at the chance. The place is called Streets. Yes…like the thing you walk on. It features a wide variety of “food cart cuisine” from around the world amped up to modern times. Chef Roble’s (yes the chef from EMPIRE on Fox) menu was delightful and he was very entertaining. So to prepare for the night I snagged this look from 21MEN. Due to the lighting the outfit looks less teal than it is (should’ve bought my camera). Regardless, this was one of my favorite looks to date. It’s a good thing I got the chinos with some stretch to them, it ended up coming in handy when I was stuffing my face.

All in all it was a wonderful evening. How would you have styled the evening? Are you taking advantage of the spring trends? Let me know! Cheers all.

Perceived Style

My name is Kevin Kamari Foreman but you can call me Kam for short. I am a New York based up and coming designer/stylist. The idea to begin blogging about fashion came about over a glass of wine with a designer friend of mine Kenny M. at the end of 2013. I was showing him some of the looks I had put together for my birthday when he turned to me and said - "you have a good eye... maybe you should try getting into fashion yourself." That's when Perceived Style was born. I have an obsession with classic American prep, bodybuilding, grooming, beauty products, and fashion in general so it was a good fit for me. Before my blogging days I used to be very depressed, very overweight, self conscious, and constantly self-defeating myself. Fashion helped pull me out of that. It taught me to live life, love the skin I'm in, and care about what's on it. So when I was creating the blog it was easy to decide what it would be about. The main focus of Perceived Style is to inspire people to be comfortable in their own skin, to smile more, and to care more about their overall appearance using tips and photos. Job History: I used to work at BFCU in bethpage long island. Now I am the creative directior/CEO for Perceived Style and a freelance menswear designer as of June 2014. Education: I went to Farmingdale College for 2 years then moved to Hofstra for the last 2 years. I presently am taking continuing classing in blogging, fashion writing, and design. Interests: Art, Fashion Shows, Menswear, Shopping, Photography, Womens Fashion, and Food/Movies.