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Category Archives: Closet Confessions

Closet Confessions: Malania Dela Cruz of Dela Cruz PR

This month’s Closet Confessions takes you in the closet of Malania Dela Cruz of Dela Cruz PR. Based out of Vancouver, B.C. DCPR reps many of our favourite lifestyle brands such as Lifetime Collective, KNWSHOW, Urbanears, Plenty & Minimum Fashion just to name a few.

I met Malania earlier this year for the first time despite being in contact about blog work over some time. Since then it has been a wonderful relationship full of creativity! She may be small (5’2 to be exact!) but she packs a mean punch in the PR world – watch out for her latest work with upcoming events and projects.

She took myself and Kate into her home on a rainy weekday afternoon with fresh flowers and scrumptious cookies in hand. Playing with her closet (actually, it’s an entire room) for 2 hours creates some serious closet envy. We hope you feel it too. Happy reading!

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“As one who naturally gravitates to black, I try to incorporate more prints into my wardrobe. Here i’m wearing a printed top and pants from Danish brand, Minimum with vintage Knox hat, JCrew bracelet and Dolce Vita black suede pumps.”

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“A colour coordinated closet not only looks cool but it also makes it easier to dress in the morning. Judging on the majority of items in my closet, it seems I have a penchant for black ankle boots and black/white garments.”

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Pic 3 – “I am known to pair sophisticated pieces with casual basics, like a floral print Erdem dress matched with a worn-in Lifetime Collective jean jacket. And as a lover of metal/rock music, it’s only natural to incorporate edgy touches like the Cheap Monday cage bra.”

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“Shoes are my absolute favourite fashion item to buy, especially heels. Anyone who knows me knows I’ll wear them high, low, whichever – I love them!”

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Pic 2 -  “These Italian-made, leather ankle boots have been in my closet for nearly 15 years. I bought them at Value Village for an absurdly cheap amount and was pleased to find them hidden away in a costume box years later when they were back in style. They are a staple in my shoe closet!”

Pic 3 – “Nicholas Kirkwood is known for his signature sculptural shoes, which I adore. I was beyond excited when I found, and later bought, these magnificent platforms for my wedding day from The Room at The Bay.”

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“These retro platform Dolce Vita sandals make a nice pairing with our Flora side table, made by  Canadian high end furniture company IZM.”

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Pic 1- “I’m not really the fur-wearing type, unless it’s vintage. This white rabbit fur coat was passed down to me by my late-friend Krista, whose style was much more flashy than my own. When I look at it I’m reminded of her spirit and her lust for life.”

Pic 2 – “A colourful handbag is an easy way to accessorize an outfit. I have a collection of new and vintage bags in my closet”

Pic 3 – “Thanks to my husband (shout out to DJ Age) we have a library of over 3000 records in our house. We still like to hunt for rare vinyl when travelling, along with little treasures, like my 1930s Parisian fashion magazines. Also, I am to note that the Jane Fonda work out record is not my husband’s. Ha!”

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“I think anyone can wear Emerald green and look great. I bought this blazer from Plenty and it’s a go-to piece when i want to dress up a t-shirt and jeans.”

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Pic 4 – “I am eternally drawn to gold and black accessories. Lately I’ve been stocking up on Komono watches and sunglasses, chunky pieces from J Crew and gold statement rings.”

Pic 5 – “Most people don’t know this but for a small blip in time I oversaw the marketing and sales for a small jewelry collective. I still hold a large collection of handcrafted earrings from one of the designers, mainly because they are all one-of-a-kind!”

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“My husband is a skateboarder and, of course, I have to share space with his toys too. Wearing a Moschino net tank dress, Joie leather sandals and vintage jewelry.”

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“My wedding dress (Jason Wu from The Room) is still one of my treasured clothing purchases to this day. I’ll likely never wear it again but it’s fun to take it out and admire its beauty.”

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All photos by Kate Williams.

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To follow Malania on her style adventures you can follow her on Instagram & Twitter at @MalaniaDelaCruz as well as Dela Cruz PR on Instagram & Twitter at @DelaCruzPR and Facebook.

Follow Kate on her photography ventures on Instagram & Twitter at @Adore_Imagery as well as Facebook.

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Closet Confessions: Viranlly Liemena of The Social Life

One thing is for sure, if you’ve never met Viranlly Liemena then you have definitely spotted him. He’s a hard one to miss in his suit ensembles as he roams around Vancouver going from home to work to one fabulous party after another. Vancouver is a funny city when it comes to menswear. There really isn’t many options for mens style in this city and I know many would agree with me. Viranlly is a refresher amongst all of the jeans, plaid and The North Face jackets.

I remember the first time I saw Viranlly. I said to myself ” WHO, is that!?” My friend who was with me at the time whispers over to me *just like when the new Emily whispers to Miranda at the gala* “that’s Viranlly… he’s a photographer for The Social Life… great style right?” Uhm, yes. I met Viranlly at a J.Crew event last summer and immediately hit it off and asked if him and his style would proudly be shown on Closet Confessions. Thrilled when he said yes.

A little rundown on this fashionisto – He takes amazing photographs that gives Tommy Ton a run for his money, his style speaks for itself, he’s an extremely talented fashion illustrator, coffee runs through his veins and you’ll most likely catch him at Revolver in Gastown and finally… the man has got a voice on him! Check out his Instagram videos for his most recent singing moments.

Now… the moment you’ve all been waiting for his… yes… THE CLOSET. Enjoy!

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“I must say when it comes to filling up my closet, i very much enjoy mixing business with (a lot of) pleasure. I mean y’know.. mixing the basic and practical white oxford shirt with loud printed jackets and maybe some spikes on my loafers”

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“I am one of those guys who wear colors, a lot of them. From the subtle-st tone charcoal and navy to the loudest hue of fuchsia and yellow, i will find a way to pull them off. I don’t however, wear too much black.”

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“I am (a little) obsessed with crisp, white shirt. It has the highest level of versatility for a guy’s wardrobe. Whether you want  wear them with a leather jacket or underneath your gray three piece suit with a matching tie, a white dress shirt is NEVER the wrong option. And you can’t have too many of them. I am a big supporter of white shirt + blue jeans. It’s very timeless and effortless. Top it off with a sportcoat and a tie when you’re feeling a little fancy that day.”

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“You know what they say, you build everything from the bottom, everything including your outfit. Nothing is more heartbreaking than looking at a guy pairing his nicely tailored suit with the wrong pair of shoes.”

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“There’s something about wearing a tie to your outfit. Really, it makes you feel a lot better, and definitely makes you look better. It gives you that extra confidence you need, just like a pair of sexy heels.”

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“I am so glad that i have the luxury (and guts, apparently) to go back and forth between that eccentric, pattern-stacking, color block-addict kid and that black-and-white, classy lady. I mean, gentleman.”

“Tailored clothing has been a big part of my style evolution. Let’s be honest, we all go through those phases discovering our own personal style till we found “the one”. For now, (and hopefully ever) I have decide to dress like the Italians.”

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“Not. Enough. Shoes.”

All photos by Clemmie Cao.

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To follow Viranlly on his style adventure you can follow him on Twitter  & Instagram or at @Viranlly – to see his photography you can check out his official Tumblr site HERE or follow The Social Life via Twitter, Instgram or at @The_Social_Life and Facebook.

A huuuuge thank you to one of the new Closet Confessions photographers, Clemmie Cao! Clemmie is one talented photographer and I’m so hyped to have him on board. You can see his most recent work HERE or follow him on Facebook & Instagram or at @ClemmieCaoPhoto.

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Closet Confessions: Joshua Langston of The Social Life

If you want meet a guy with cool, eclectic style and a personality to match, then you’ll want to introduce yourself to Joshua Langston. When first attending events I noticed him. He was that guy in the crowd who wore whatever he wanted and it stood out - definitely nothing that anyone else in Vancouver was wearing to these events.

I knew I had to get into his closet and show you all what he’s about! Joshua works as an Editor and Lead Contributor for The Social Life. Before his take off with TSL Joshua worked in various roles in the fashion industry from styling, fashion show production and event planning. Although he works in Social Media Development his true love is writing.

During his time in the industry Joshua has at the pleasure of meeting some great fashion players including Leandra Medine of The Man Repeller, Derek Blasberg, Nicola Formichetti, Paul Smith, Mary Katrantzou…just to name a few! This fashion fiend may live in Vancouver but is sure to fly to New York whenever he gets the chance, of course for New York Fashion Week!

Let’s dive right into his closet, shall we?

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 ”This is my happy place. If I’m ever in a bad mood I just sit in my closet and meditate. Some people like to be surrounded by trees, I prefer Prada, Dsquared and Vintage Louis Vuitton. This shirt is one of my new favourite T-shirts I got at Jennyfleur Loves – It’s Amanda Bynes in Court and says “VERSACE” Across it.”

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 ”I tried hanging my belts for the longest time but it took up so much space. I bought this leather studded box and started rolling them into there. They take up much less space but they are constantly spilling through the top.”

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“I live for a great high-top. I have always loved them, the more interesting the better. I have a few pairs that I have a special love for, this includes ALL of my Jeremy Scott x Adidas. I think I have like 8 pairs from various collections he’s done”

“My black and white Vintage Louis Vuitton Creepers, I got these at a vintage shop for a RIDICULOUS deal and they were practically never worn.”

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“I keep all my high-tops along the top shelf, with a space at the end for my snapbacks, then I have a shoe cabinet as well as shoe racks under the t-shirts and dress shirts section of my closet. It’s all about maximizing the space but also allowing me to be able to see everything and have it somewhat organized.”

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 ” I call the Adidas to the left my Bedrock & roll high-tops. The Gorilla and Panda’s and my “Mickey Mouse” high-tops are both Jeremy Scott x Adidas Originals”

“ I love these Puma high-tops because they give me this Keith Harring meets Dr. Seuss vibe”

“I love hardware, it brings me back to my teenage years of listening to Nirvana and bleaching my hair to hell. I love anything sharp, pointy and inconvenient in my clothing. I have been toning it down a little lately but I feel most comfortable in a studded vest, jacket or shoes.”

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“Sometimes when I can’t decide what to wear I juggle my shoes and the first ones to fall I wear.”

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 ”I have always been a big fan of headwear. in my day to day life outside of the events and meetings I basically live in a snapback hat. UNIF does a lot of cheeky snapbacks that I love and Jennyfleur Loves has a great selection.”

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 ”This jacket was something that shocked me, not for it’s design, but for where I got it. I was at H&M grabbing some black and white basic t-shirts and came across this jacket in the MENS section. It gave me a bit of a Stevie nicks vibe, and I had to have it.”

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“I like to wear a lot of accessories. Stack up the rings, layer those necklaces, I want to make “Mr. T” blush.”

“I recently bit the bullet and got prescription glasses. I put it off for years because I would get teased in school when I wore my glasses, and being gay didn’t help. With the amount of work I do on the computer with emails and writing I noticed my eyes were getting worse. I went to Granville Optical and my friend Reid Boultbee got me into these Celine Glasses. They are actually sunglasses I had my prescription put into, I like how heavy and bold they are.”

“Bowties and neckwear should be FUN. I’m all about great printed bowties and pocket squares, they add that extra oomph to a suit.”

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 ” I have a 4 tiered shelf for my accessories. The first tier is rows upon rows of sunglasses. Front vintage Christian Dior, to Tom ford and Prada. I recently got some glasses from “House of Holland” that are round and say “Cross my heart and hope to die” “Stick a needle in my eye” from the haute boutique Secret Location. I most recently just got some amazing wood frame sunglasses from a brand new UK line Moat house eyewear.”

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 ”Biker gloves. Enough said.”

“One of my children, my 3.1 Phillip Lim Pashli Tote/ I love the trapeze shape, but the leather grain and the heavy gold hardware makes it look a bit more butch.”

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“I’m trying to up my scarf game so when I was at NYFW in February I picked up 5 Givenchy scarves (On sale sooo good I felt like I was stealing). They are very soft and lightweight and great piece to have for spring or fall.”

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“Sneakers are my work out shoes, they are by Adidias and they have little computers built into them that track your progress, unfortunately no GPS to find the gym….”

“Boots are from Comme Des Garcon, I got them my first season at NYFW in 2009 at the Barneys Warehouse sale.”

“Red Paul Smith brogues from the barneys warehouse sale.”

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 ”Tank – Jennyfleur Loves | Jeans – Marc Jacobs | 3.1 Phillip Lim Pashli Tote | “Bitch Ring” Jennyfleur Loves | Velvet Loafers – Dsquared | Sunglasses – Tom Ford | Cuff – Balenciaga”

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 ”Dog – My roomates Chihuahua named Diesel | Hat – UNIF – Jennyfleur Loves | Shirt – TopMan | “FUCK” Pants – Patricia Field | Shoes – Dsquared”

“Our house phone is a Motorola flip phone….ACTUALLY.”

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 If you want to join Joshua on his fashion adventures then follow him on Twitter and Instagram at @JoshuaDLangston or click HERE.

To see his work and follow fashion events you can click on over to The Social Life.

As always a HUGE thank you to Whitney Krutzfeldt for her photography talents. You can follow Whitney and WCK Photography on Instagram and Twitter at @WCKPhotography or click HERE. To follow on Facebook click HERE.

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