A trip to the south with Farfetch x Capitol

I’ve always heard the South was more than just barbecues and fried chicken. I really never thought I’d get to have a glance at the chicest experience in North Carolina. I was invited by Farfetch to celebrate Capitol Boutique’s 20th Anniversary in Charlotte. Making my way to the hotel room I realized I had a total different perspective of what this trip would be.

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I found myself joining a group of bloggers to discover Capitol’s boutique, the women’s store division. Although there probably was nothing for me to wear, it was impossible for me to stop starring at how organized, detailed and beautiful their collections were. Every single designer, new season, you name it, it was there! The girls had a little fun playing dress-up but I didn’t worry cause I knew the next day it was my day, and I was the only guy in the trip – so that meant all for me!

We were gathered in a bus and driven to North Corner Haven for a one-of-a-kind farm party. I’ve been to many farms in my life, but nothing like this. We had skeet shooting in one side, goat playground, a moonshine teepee tent, oyster bars, real open bar situation in the middle, I mean there was everything you could possibly ask for. Women and men were dressed head-to-toe in designer, everyone in beautiful spring gowns and tailored blazers. All I could think of was, could this get any better?

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The second day we headed to the Men’s store – Tabor. I finally had the chance to play dress-up but in a total different scene. When we arrived at the store there was a southern BBQ party outside, people seated by the benches enjoying a sip of rosé or their favorite beer. I got the chance to meet the incredible staff and snap pictures in every corner. Right after we had to change into our outfits and get ready for the Oscar De La Renta Exhibit Unveiling at the Mint Museum.

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I wore an Engineered Garments suit & Common Projects sneakers for the party.

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Being able to presence this unveiling was magical. Coming from a Dominican background myself, knowing the full story behind this amazing man and his career, I felt honored to be invited to presence this. I could remember my mother wearing some of his pieces with admiration and pride. The party wasn’t any less, we danced all night to the DJ’s music until our feet hurt and we had to go back to the hotel. It was an indescribable weekend, from the warmth of the people to the amazing experiences – unforgettable.

C.P.

 

WELCOME BACK, LET’S CELEBRATE!

Hey Guys!

Welcome back! I’m so excited to introduce you to the new layout of the blog. I hope you love this new design as much as I do. If you’re a reader from the beginning, you will be able to identify some similarity from the first layout I ever designed. I’m also really excited to show you all the new things I have in mind, new projects, new platforms, new type of content!

So talking about new beginnings, about two months ago I sat with myself and realized how blessed I was, I started thanking God for allowing me to be able to pursue my passion and live where I’ve always wanted to. I decided what better way to celebrate my new website and welcome Fall than surrounded by my closest supporters on a sunset rooftop gathering hosted by me and my friends from Veuve Clicquot.

I simply love having bubbles around me when I celebrate, specially when toasting to success. I’m grateful for having such amazing friends and family that support me. It’s been a year since I finally moved to New York from Miami. I can remember how tough were the first few months. I found myself with no plans for Christmas, sleeping before midnight on New Years, and praying to attend those Fashion Week events in the winter.

Today, I look back and see how far I’ve become this year and how many doors have opened in terms of partnerships, brands that I dreamed to work with, and events that I never thought of attending.

Fall is my favorite season as it marks the anniversary of moving to this city and chasing my dreams, encountering new obstacles and learning how to overcome them. I’ve been heart-broken, I’ve laughed, made new friends, ended friendships, went through a great loss and the birth of a new family member. No matter what happened week by week, I tried to keep a positive mindset overall. Here I am celebrating all of this and preparing myself for the next big obstacles and achievements that are on their way. To be honest, there is always going to be something to be grateful for, so why not toast to that?

Thanks to Veuve Clicquot for being part of my vision and a dream to work with. These bubbles surely helped sparkle the night!

Much love, C.P.

 

 

 

Wearing

Sunglasses (Thom Browne)

Shirt (Richard James)

Pants (Zara)

Sneakers (Banana Republic Men’s)

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