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It’s bad enough that I refuse to assemble my own furniture. But I’m not doing myself any favors by adding flowers, fashion magazines, and vogue collector items to my new coffee table. At the end of the day I’m left wondering, “Is my style too gay?”

My decorating tastes are vastly different from my family and friends. I have a weakness for beauty and an affinity for chicness. Most people would regard these things as positives, but do I have too much of a good thing?

Every decorater (amateurs included) doubts the vision they have for their personal space. Add this. Subtract that. Move it this way. It’s a never ending game of chess. Is the endgame just Gay? Why can’t I opt for the traditional dark hues and masculine pieces that litter most bachelor pads. The struggle is real apparently and has no end in sight.

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Yes, my furnishings and decorating choices might be regarded as flamboyant and anti-masculine. But I’m ok with that. A home should be a reflection of the inhabitant and how they wish the world to be. Are the furnishings too gay? Maybe. Is that a problem? Not at all.

Never doubt a vision and never doubt yourself. I’ve come too far to turn back now…stay tuned.

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Xoxo,
Jared Johnson

Fashion, Life

The Gay Aesthetic.

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That moment when you realize the new wall art is a mantra for life. A mantra you purchased for 40% OFF with a coupon. Life is good.

Xoxo,
Jared Johnson

Fashion, Life

Who Would Have Thought?

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What do you do when there’s no professional photographer or camera? You prop your phone up on the desk, set a timer, and strike a pose. Today, I was having a bit of melancholy mid-week moment. It only took a silly expression, bizarre pose, and some attitude to turn the day around. Keep the positive energy flowing in 2016.

Xoxo,
Jared Johnson

Fashion, Life

Hump Day Shenanigans.

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It’s all about the septum.

Fashion

Afrocentric Wednesday!

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This shot of Erykah Badu is today’s inspiration.

Fashion

I.N.S.P.O.

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Sarah Paulson is an acting force to be reckoned with. Her critically acclaimed performances in the American Horror Story franchise, stage work, and starring roles in blockbuster Hollywood dramatic films have made her A-List. Paulson has perfected her craft but her style isn’t second to her gift. 

The actress has a way of keeping it classy and unpredictable when it comes to her red carpet style. And her flare for risk and edge makes her a fashion standout. Check out some of her best red carpet looks below.

Xoxo,
Jared Johnson

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Fashion

Red Carpet Lookbook: Sarah Paulson

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I don’t know much about the Golf Wang fashion line but I need to do my homework. This morning I stumbled across their Fall/Winter 2015 lookbook and was transported to Wonderland. The candy striped overalls, polka-dot shirts, and throwback velour track suits spoke to the inner child of this fashion lover. But while I may feel like an Alice, the looks are far from kiddie.

Alone or together, the various pieces could easily blend into the wardrobe of the most sophisticated style star. And the pastel colors lend themselves to the cold weather transition by brightening up the predictable black, browns, and beiges that are typically seen this time of year.

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True, the urban feel and look may not seem chic but this collection is perfect for mixing and matching. I can already visualize the above candy striped overalls paired with a Yves Saint Laurent white button down and topped with a Zara black fedora. Fashion is all about play and Golf and Wang seem to understand that . And trust, they’re playing to win.

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Xoxo,
Jared Johnson.

Fashion

Golf Wang & Wonderland.

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