Friday, August 28, 2015

Out Of My Comfort Zone [Featuring Maison Margiela Paris]

[Jacket] Maison Margiela Paris [Sweatshirt] Dsquared2 [Shirt] Orlebar Brown
[Jeans] Nudie Jeans [Shoes] Mango [Sunglasses] Emporio Armani

Traveling through America or Europe is exciting but in all honesty not that interesting. Sure you see the famous sights and are exposed to new things but they are really not that different from home. Over the last few years I have becoming increasingly bored with the western lifestyle. I’m living in a world that has lost so much of it’s culture, a world filled with people who hate their jobs, eat so they are not hungry and wear clothes because public nudity is frowned upon. That’s why I was incredibly happy to travel to China earlier this month and learn more about the Chinese culture that I have recently grown to love. There’s a lot that I have to say about the country, people and lifestyle but I’ll save that for another day. The point of todays post is the importance of trying and experiencing new things. Whether that be traveling to a new country, trying a new cuisine or even something as small as experimenting with your clothing style. As you can see my outfit today is far from my norm. I’m wearing the ultimate in luxury rain gear from Maison Margiela Paris. This coat is truly a piece of art and I couldn’t be more exciting to welcome it to my wardrobe and to continue experimenting with my style. But don’t worry suits and ties will always be a huge part of this blog. Stayed tuned for more coming soon. 

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Justin Targia 

Friday, August 21, 2015

The Ghost Shopping Centers Of China

[Shirt] Ben Sherman [Blazer] Mango [Trousers] Kent & Curwen [Bracelet] Bottega Veneta 
[Shoes] Doucals [Sunglasses] Trussardi

China is truly a country unlike any other. When you have wealthy people and hard workers the possibilities are endless. China is becoming known for their record building speed. They are changing farm land into cities filled with thousands of buildings capable of supporting millions in just a few years. There is only one problem. Getting people to move there. Many of these cities are empty and now being called ghost cities. New malls and shopping centers located outside of the big cities are also facing this same problem. During my stay in China I had the opportunity to look at property at a newly built shopping center in Taizhou, Jiangsu. This shopping center is not your traditional Chinese design. These are western style buildings built from beautiful stones and natural materials. Each of the over 30 buildings are designed differently creating a unique property reminiscent of ivy league schools. Unfortunately all of these completed buildings stay vacant as companies and retailers are afraid to invest in a new location. A walk through this space made me realize what a beautiful shopping center this could be. I can only hope for the best because it would be a shame to see this property go to waste. 

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Justin Targia 

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

The Rural Shopping Streets Of Taizhou, Jiangsu, China

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[Shirt] Patrize Pepe [Pants] The Kooples [Blazer] Zara [Tie] Brooks Brothers 
[Shoes & Bracelet] Massimo Dutti [Sunglasses] Trussardi

I’m now in China and happy to share with you my first post during this trip. I’ve seen a lot of things during my first week here and apart from the late night street food, nothing's fascinated me more than the small commercial streets. These are long streets filled with hundreds of shops each selling small and very cheap products. Just about every Chinese city has a street such as this one in Taizhou, Jiangsu. On them you will find everything from clothing to auto parts but it wasn’t variety of products that interested me. For me the beauty came from the large signs above the shops and the advertisements plastered all over the windows. Each of them are extremely colorful in hopes of catching your eye. This is far from the luxury lifestyle that China is well known for, but it's equally interesting and hopefully shows you a little of the China that you don’t know. More to come soon!

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Justin Targia 


Sunday, August 2, 2015

Seersucker X Denim

[Shirt] Dsquared2 [Blazer] Zara [Pants] Moschino [Tie] Olymp [Pocket Square] Tiger of Sweden
[Sunglasses] Trussardi [Shoes] G.H. Bass

There isn’t a more classic summer fabric than seersucker. Unfortunately it's not seen that much anymore and for the most part is thought of as outdated and something your grandfather would wear. However, if worn properly tailored, it's a great option and shouldn't be left out of your summer rotation. That’s why despite the not so summer like temperatures I’m wearing a seersucker blazer. The fabric is extremely breathable and lightweight making it perfect for those hot days but still can be worn with chillier temperatures if layered probably with a sweater or heavy denim shirt. When summer days are cold we often get the urge to wear something warm and comfortable from our winter wardrobe. I think the best thing to do is layer summer materials instead. By doing this you are still dressing seasonally appropriate and staying warm. At least on Sunday I’ll be traveling to China for a two week stay in Shanghai where the weather should be much warmer. Follow me on Instagram @mimosasandme to see daily what I'm wearing and doing in China.

Justin Targia