November 12, 2013

Daniel Villareal

Daniel Villareal is a designer from Chicago, a one-time reality TV star and sex blogger, a coffee enthusiast, and a resident of New York City.  He is a graduate of architecture, and came to New York to find a niche somewhere between architecture and fashion.  As a student, Cristobal Balenciaga’s vision of a woman resonated with him and influenced his understanding of form and structure.  His sense of style is a fascinating play on gender and theatrics, with unexpected touches of restraint.  He barely wears any jewelry, and the night I met him, he wore a women’s fully-sequined sweater in reverse, for a less garish sparkle.  Daniel takes inspiration from the forgotten, the details of everyday life that go unnoticed, and the things that are left unsaid.

Daniel wears an unknown sheer body veil blouse, Topshop slim leather pants, and Dr. Marten's steel toe construction boots.

Daniel wears an unknown sheer body veil blouse, Topshop slim leather pants, and Dr. Marten’s steel toe construction boots.

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sheer + steel-toe

sheer + steel-toe

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90's vintage Bergdorf Goodman leather shirt, Charles Chang Lim black and white spotted trousers, Gucci loafers, and Robert Marc sunglasses

90′s vintage Bergdorf Goodman leather shirt, Charles Chang Lim black and white spotted trousers, Gucci loafers, and Robert Marc sunglasses

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Gucci loafers with "ghost" horsebits

Gucci loafers with “ghost” horsebits

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vintage alpaca wool headscarf, Japanese knit tank, Acne jeans, and Y-3 sneakers

vintage alpaca wool headscarf, Japanese knit tank, Acne jeans, and Y-3 sneakers

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vintage Japanese knit tank

vintage Japanese knit tank

Y-3 floral print sneakers

Y-3 floral print sneakers

vintage motorcycle jacket, David Beckhams, and Dr. Martens boots

vintage motorcycle jacket, David Beckhams, and Dr. Martens boots

Vintage riding helmut by M.J. Knoud, Raf Simons face-print tunic, Theory slouch pants, and Duckie Brown boots

Vintage riding helmut by M.J. Knoud, Raf Simons face-print tunic, Theory slouch pants, and Duckie Brown boots

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serving face

6 Comments

  • Hannah
    November 14th, 2013 at 10:22 am

    Amazing photos!

  • Dev
    November 19th, 2013 at 3:23 pm

    Okay, so a couple of things. On picture 13 it says “David Beckham’s”, but David Beckham’s what?
    Also, where can i get those Charles Chang Lim trousers and are they even mens? One last thing and most important thing! That word poster on the wall, where can i get it?

  • Charlie | My Outfit
    November 21st, 2013 at 10:24 am

    Dev – I think by ‘David Beckhams’ he means his underwear (i.e. H&M briefs) – http://bit.ly/1cHMkOu
    I love the outfit photo 5 onwards.. Love the print on the trousers.

  • Hidden Placket
    November 23rd, 2013 at 4:58 am

    this seems to verging on camp rather than dandy

  • Mr Essentialist
    November 27th, 2013 at 3:05 am

    Love these Izzy!
    http://www.mressentialist.com

  • Liping
    December 10th, 2013 at 1:34 am

    Great pics! I love the shoes!


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