Fashion Staple: DENIM

If you don’t own any denim, just get out. Go somewhere else. It’s EVERYWHERE. Jeans, jackets, even button-downs. You’d seriously have to be living under a rock or be Anna Wintour (she’s the only thing too fabulous for them. Just googled, she does wear jeans from time to time! Bless her.)

One of my favorite past times is looking into the history of things. Words, customs, fashions (you know high heels were originally for men, right?), or even food. Maybe I just like the trivial information, but curiosity seriously gets to me. Naturally I started to wonder about denim. Who wore it, when, where, why?! I found this infographic that you might find quite intriguing. I want to know what your favorite style and fit is! Also, skinny jeans seem to be almost always in, so don’t ditch that pair just yet. Perhaps I’ll use some old pairs of jeans and make a stitch hodge-podge jacket, might teach me a thing or two about sewing. XP

 

I also love the feminist movement and liberation through denim. Take that power.

What is your favorite fit or style of denim? I love the straight leg, but am also a major fan of the tapered look. Just gotta hit the gym more and the Oreo’s less. Whoops.

PEACE,

Cory

NO ATTACK

For those of you who follow me on twitter, you may know a few more things about my fashion sense than those who don’t. But don’t fret, I’ll catch you up with the important tweets that are applicable to this line I just found.

I think you get the picture.

Somehow, by the grace of the gods, I encountered this brand on my feed and have fallen in love with it. I’ve contacted the brand and they gave me these photos to share with all of you! Revel in their glory.

 

There is plenty more where that came from, just saying. Check out their site linked below. 😀 This line is called “Stargate” and I can see why! It’s out of this world with inspiration.

In my opinion, these designs are a playful, yet serious questioning of what male fashion is and could be. Why can’t a man care enough about fashion to push the boundaries? There is a playful touch of subtlety where you can’t necessarily place your finger on how the clothes are different from those of most clothing lines, but you can feel that they surely are. No Attack’s Stargate is edgy enough to be different, yet subtle enough to blend in; giving it a tasteful edge.

I can play with their motto “Real men fear no attack” by taking it one of two ways. One way being from the perspective of dressing outside of the norms of what a “normal” man wears. Others are going to comment, smirk, or talk about it, but that man shouldn’t fear those attacks.   Another way I can take it is from the point of view of the “ordinary” man; being that a man who sees another man dress outside of the social norms of men’s fashion shouldn’t feel threatened or attacked by this man’s display of edgy style. The two can coincide in today’s society regardless.

While the line is based out of Poland, they ship worldwide. I know I’m on board. Take me to your leader.

[NO ATTACK Website]

Love,

Rey

Project: Latex Dress

I know I’ve been obsessing over this latest video project I’ve been working on, so much so that I’m attempting to make a latex dress for the video shoot! The whole video is a concept of liberating yourself, finding empowerment through fashion, and celebrating yourself. Last night I got to try a fitting with my friend (& model for the shoot!) and she’ll be wearing a latex dress that I’m making! She asked if there was a sketch or something she could look at, and for once I’m doing it all by mental imagery. (Sometimes my hands don’t draw what I see in my mind, XD, so hopefully they can just make the finished product!)

Here is where it’s at so far; basic steps. However, I’ll hopefully be finishing it up today after I get more materials!

Photo Apr 15, 7 56 58 PM

In the studio and with a clean backdrop, I think this will turn out beautifully! I can’t say exactly what inspired this, other than a collection of imagery in my head as well as some Fall 2014 RTW runway pieces; that and imagining my model wearing it. You can find the finished product in my video coming out soon! (Not the one for this week on my channel lol! >_<) Let me know what you think in the comments below!

Love,

Rey

 

T-SHIRT LINE LAUNCH!

I’m so excited to announce my first season of shirts! For this season, I went with a mythology theme, as I have always loved ancient mythology (specifically Egyptian & Greek)! The quality of the printing here is astounding, and I can’t get over it.

You can access the shop by [CLICKING HERE!]

Let’s grow together and create more! ❤

Love,

Rey

PS – I should add that you can customize your shirts as well by picking different colors! Have fun and enjoy! ❤

T-Shirt Line Launch!

I’m very excited to announce that I will be launching a T-Shirt line in March 2014! If you’ve read my post on customized clothing you know I have a desire to create fashion and not just appreciate it!

Some of these designs have been influenced by my previous sketches and have been modified for T-Shirt street wear! Street fashion has been my current obsession as it is both flashy and comfortable.

I’ve designed these with my friends in mind and to make the wearer feel special. Because when you feel special, those around you feel special. Spread the joy and love!

I’m also doing a GIVEAWAY for the launch! 😀

More designs can be found HERE.

Rey

Fashion Line Launch Giveaway

There’s been a glitch in the system! Someone is getting a special pre-launch package for free!

Launch Giveaway (Dec. 17 at 00:00 — Feb. 1 at 00:00)

ENTER HERE: http://tinyurl.com/ll74n7y

1. Vote on which designs you like the most by “liking” the photo in the album on the Rey Facebook page! (This will help determine your custom Pre-Launch Package!)

2. Share the album with your friends & family via:
Facebook (1 entry only): Mention the Rey Facebook page
Twitter (1 entry, daily option available): Mention @reymusick and use the hashtag #ReyFashionLaunchGiveaway

3.Link with Rey on social media for one entry each!
Facebook: http://facebook.com/reymusick
Twitter: http://twitter.com/reymusick
YouTube: http://youtube.com/reymusick
Instagram: http://instagram.com/reymuse
SoundCloud: http://soundcloud.com/reymusick
Google+: http://google.com/+reymusick

Customized Clothing

One thing I have always had a fondness for is unique style.  I love the bold, the daring, and the questioning.  Growing up I was always surrounded by such stylish family and friends.  My cousins, my brother, and I would always love to take fashion outside the box.  We went to Goodwill and got disco outfits to wear to the mall one time, just to give an example.  Maybe we were just young and having fun, but I like to keep that mentality.  Fashion should be fun and expressive!

Lately, I’ve begun getting requests to customize some articles of clothing, mainly hoodies and jackets, and it thrills me that people like what I’ve done for some of my wardrobe and want it for themselves!  Here is an example of a hoodie and a sweater I customized for myself using similar techniques:

Customized by Rey
Customized by Rey
Customized by Rey
Customized by Rey

The most recent request I have is to customize a pea coat.  I’m quite excited about this one, as I’ve never worked with this material before, and I already have a few ideas for it!  I’ll be sure to share the final product and some of the process when I get the actual coat.

One of my favorite things about customizing clothing is that they are one of a kind pieces.  Even if I were to try to recreate something I have previously done, it would still have its own uniqueness in one way or another.  To me, that is invaluable.

I’ll end this post with a sign my music teacher in high school had upside down: Why be normal?

Rey