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Curating your life thru fashion, fitness, and cultivation. 

Blog: The Bandwagon Effect

Lifestyle Blog

Filtering by Tag: street style


Ariel Lauren

FPIR Presents

Bold Bean Fashion Week

Interviews by Ari Laren | Photos by Luis S. Rivera


Tomorrow is the big day! The preparations for the fashion show at MOCA OCT.7th at 7pm are coming along with help from tons of pros and great friends! The show will feature over twenty models!!!! It's going to be huge!! it's only fitting that we share christopher Paul's Bold Bean Fashion Week Q&A today...because Christopher has a huge heart!! Christopher Paul holds it down at Bold Bean with a constant smile and kind words. If you want a pick me up this bae will serve you up an espresso with a dash of sweetness! 


Chai HEART Bold Bean!!


Meet Christopher Paul!


Christopher has been a Barista at Bold Bean for two years; loves Guatemalan Asodiett and has strong feelings about VELVET SHORTS! He just might be the sweetest pea in the pod!



What is your favorite BB beverage for fall?

We have an amazing Single Origin Espresso on right now, the Guatemalan Asodiett, it’s got a great honey sweetness and a smooth body. Perfect for Fall or any season!


What are your origins as a Barista?

I’ve worked in coffee for years on more of [the] retail side. [I] transitioned to a barista role about two years ago,  I love it, it’s completely changed my relationship with coffee.


What is one thing you will never wear again?

Velvet shorts, I think that’s the sweatiest I’ve ever been… :X Ya’ll velvet freaks can keep those, so soft but so sweaty.


What’s one thing you will never stop wearing?

Denim on Denim. I’m a massive fan of the ever versatile Canadian Tux. Wedding? Casual Party? Baby Shower? None changing ceremony? The canadian tux is your best friend.


How does your life influence your style?

Working with coffee has made me more of a practical dresser, it has to be comfortable and able to resist those coffee stains but I also still want to present myself decently. Fashion is great because as quiet/ shy guy it can sometimes act as the voice I have a hard time finding.



FPIR Presents

Bold Bean Fashion Week

Interviews by Ari LarenPhotos by Luis S. Rivera

in celebration of

MOCA fashion show

October 7th at 7pm

during Art Walk!!!

LIVE music by local legends TOMBOi

WATCH as models traverse the dynamic runway provided by the landscape of the Museum.


Curated by Fitz Pullins with the MOCA board of Contemporaries

Prints Charming

Tom Canfield

Written by Tom Canfield (The Bandwagon Effect Content Contributor)

Step away from the blue jeans. Printed tees can be styled a number of ways —dressed up, dressed down, layered... the options are endless.

Below, a few ideas (for both men and women) on how to style your favorite printed tee. And if you're in the market for a new model, we've got you covered.

1. Dressed up.

A bright floral skirt, killer heels  and  a neutral bag lend an interesting edge to a white tee.

A fringed leather skirt tempers an otherwise casual tee.

When topped with a neutral blazer, a casual printed tee veers decidedly more sophisticated.


2. Layered

When topped with an open oxford, a printed tank manages to look casual yet pulled-together.

Skater shoes and just the right amount of accessories ooze casual-cool.

Print on print on print. Never better.


Tom Canfield

Written by Tom Canfield (The Bandwagon Effect Content Contributor)


Fitz Pullins’ Inventory Room is predicated on being a trendsetter in the men’s fashion and lifestyle fields. Still, there are times when we need outside inspiration. So where do we go when we need it? With over 300 million users, Instagram is increasingly a source of inspiration for many sartorialists and designers alike. Below, our top five Instagram accounts for men’s fashion and lifestyle.


This DJ-cum-style icon hails from north of the border, in Canada, but his style is New York through and through. In addition to posting his minimalists, athletic-inspired looks, Fallis often posts his daily workouts and health eats, and shares a good dose of travel inspiration. Follow him at at brendanfallis 


A native of California, Gallagher is one of the most popular male fashion bloggers of the past few years. His Instagram account, iamgalla features his takes on style from many different locales. He posts good food shots, too.


This London-based style consultant was recently named a top five style icon by GQ Taiwan’s readers, with good reason. His style (think oversize patterned Missoni scarves, ostrich-leather shorts and suits paired with boat shoes) is innovative and unexpected. His account, matthewzorpas is one worth following for a daily dose of style inspiration.


This off-shoot of Net-a-Porter, the ever-popular luxury designer fashion site geared toward women, is geared specifically for men with a taste for luxury. Here, you’ll find a perfectly edited selection of both lifestyle accessories and clothing (like Alexander McQueen bowties, Bamford shave oil and Balenciaga leather high-tops, to name a few). The brand’s Instagram account, mrporterlive, consistently posts a solid selection of classic and contemporary looks. Those Lanvin suede sneakers might be out of your price range, but cyber-style inspiration is free...


This fashionable Florida transplant is based in NYC, where he works as a stylist for the likes of Lindsay Lohan, Jessica Stam and a handful of Victoria’s Secret angels (tough job, but somebody’s gotta do it). His account, jloganhorne, features a healthy dose of celeb spotting (thanks to his globe-trotting adventures with pop star Katy Perry) as well as close-up shots from fashion week and glimpses into the life of a celebrity stylist. 

Tips for Styling the Basic Tee

Deant'e-Jamal Felton

Written by D. Jamal Felton (The Bandwagon Effect Content Contributor)


We all have those mornings where nothing is going as planned, time is fleeting and on top of all that we just can't muster up the energy to put any apparent effort into our outfit. Well thank God for basic tee's. Here are a couple tips and tricks to easily styling a basic tee without looking basic.

1. The Classic Way


Check out this girl's cheeky spin on the classic White Tee & Jeans look which never seems to go out of style. She offsets this great off-white, oversized tee with these fitted high-waisted denim shorts that are great for elongating the legs, which in this case, is necessary per her very tall, snake-skin boots that give this otherwise simple look that extra "umph". Notice how she opted for a nice and sleek ponytail which allows for her shoes to be main attraction of her outfit and eliminates any extra fuss.

2. The Casual & Care-Free Way

When you see the ever-trendy Pop-Culture Goddess, Beyonce, wearing something new you ask no questions. You just figure out how you can wear it too, and fortunately enough for you this ironic "Kale" tee is available right here courtesy of the Inventory Room. bey kept it pretty casual and care-free in this outfit with a beanie, her sleeves rolled up, and a well-fitted pair of jeans no doubt. Notice how (even though the pictures's in black and white) we can tell that she opted for a bold lip in order to refrain from looking like an ultra slouch.

3. The Creative Way

What I love most about this outfit is the creativity. This young lady takes a basic tan scoop-neck tee and tucks the front right half of the shirt into her pants for the illusion of an asymmetric hem line immediately transforming the otherwise basic shirt into something modern and chic. Continuing with the modern and chic theme, she then paired the shirt with these liquid-leather pants which steps the outfit up another level and makes it evening appropriate. Notice how she kept her makeup and shoes pretty demure taking into consideration the volume of her hair and the boldness of the rest of her outfit.


Fitz Pullins

IMG_3799 Photoshoot for Jeff Whipple, Artist

What is a trend?  A trend is a social process in which style changes. A good example of this is how we dress, of course my first obsession.  If a change is short lived its known as a fad.  Trends typically last long term. A lot of fashion changes are fads because they do not stick around for longer than 2 seasons.  A good example of a trend would be pleats.  They lasted a LONG time and then gone, some people are thankful. 

Trends are created by, you guessed it, TRENDSETTERS.  Think Madonna, Michael Jackson even Miley Cyrus, Chanel ahhh and of course J.Crew.  This may sound simple but for some it is not easy.  Trendsetters COVET change from time to time and in fact, often.  They are open to new originative styles and ideas embracing the new.  Personally, I find most trendsetters to be fascinating and can be found within the creative class.

Most wide spread trends are, of course, started in large cities like New York, Los Angeles and my beloved, Atlanta.  On a more international scale, Paris, Tokyo, Milan and London are filled with trendsetters, trendsetting. 

This important anthropological phenomenon is why I started the Bandwagon Effect.  Here in the southeast we have to embrace and not be afraid of TREND and become more bold with our style and how we approach everything we do.  Let's try new things, adopting an attitude of change is good.  Here at the Bandwagon Effect we are looking for those who embrace this spirit. In the next few days I will post my second feature Jacksonville style "One to Watch".  

I would love to hear from you with your ideas of what is hot, what is now and what is on TREND here in Jacksonville and all over the southeast. 

Stay tuned for more fashion as we continue to roll this Bandwagon down the streets and pick up more momentum on our goal to inspire and feature those who inspire through their bold trendsetting nature.