20.4.14

BLACK IS THE NEW BLACK






































Photography by Bostyn Ashjian

Black. My color. I used to have a closet full of the brightest colors I could find but as I have gotten older I have gradually faded to the dark side. Now my closet is mainly a rack of timeless, black pieces like this impeccable Theory blazer. We shot these images yesterday and I am very happy with the results. Wanted to share these two with you and get your opinions! 

How much black is in your closet? 

xoxo,
Ben Green

19.4.14

CURRENT LUSTING: 04.19.2014















Clean. Minimalism. Concepts that are not exactly under-represented, and probably overly talked about, but nonetheless exactly what I love. I've come to realize I feel much more put together in an outfit that took, in fact, almost no time to put together. There is something so wonderful about clean lines and streamlined cuts that accentuate the body in a modern and subtle way. For the longest time I was anti-menswear, but let's face it, up until recent years the menswear section wasn't exactly the most developed. Now, the minimalist "trend" actually stems from menswear inspired pieces and I find myself seeing so much of it in my closet now. It's good to embrace the things you don't like ... once they become appealing to you. Haha.

There are so many sublime images in this set and they give you a look into what my mind is currently stimulated by. I really can't get over the last image and its chic, sophisticated homage to the hospital scrub. As I am getting ready to move to New York in T-minus 4 months, I am looking into all the different ways I want to design the interior of my apartment, so you'll see some probably intangible, but no less wonderful to look at, images for inspiration. I hope my roommate will be okay with the interior work being my job. 

Had to throw Lorde in here as well. She is just everything right now. And she's embracing clean, minimalism. Read here to take a little look-see into her concert the other night. 

Please let me know in the comments if minimalism has made its way onto your rack! Or let me know your favorite images from the set. Off to a shoot soon, hope we get some great shots that I can show you later.

Enjoy your saturday!

xoxo,
Ben Green





16.4.14

VICTORY'S CONTAGIOUS: LORDE @ THE BOULEVARD POOL














She's an alien. God, Lorde was probably the best and most entertaining performing artist that I have ever seen live and I couldn't be more ecstatic that I got to see her last night at the Cosmopolitan Boulevard Pool. Thanks to the universe, and Ryan, for supplying me with a ticket to this beautiful event and it reminded me how important music is to my life.

I want to start incorporating more music into my blog, so let me know if that is something that you would like to see! If you want to see a clip or two of Lorde from her concert, check out my Instagram.


Can we talk for a second about Lorde's opening act, Lo-Fang? I think I actually lost all my bodily functions when I heard is beyond gorgeous voice and then he played the electric violin? I lost it. Definitely an artist I am already listening to on repeat and you should too. I love listening to artists with super distinct voices that sing material that is original and innovative. He definitely falls in this category.

Here are some more pictures from my wonderful night last night:






























xoxo,
Ben Green

15.4.14

TRAVEL DIGEST: MIAMI, FL


Oh Miami. There is so much I could say about this magical little place. As I mentioned in a previous post, I am not really a fan of the beach, so I wasn't exactly sure how my relationship with South Beach, Miami was going to go down. 

It went down well.

The weather was so unbelievably perfect and I wouldn't probably ever live there, but it has quickly become close to the top of my list for vacation destinations. It was so great to be able to get away for a couple of days and spend it with some of my favorite people. I also think, personally for me, I really only think about exotic, beautiful places being outside of the United States, in some intangible place across the globe. But Miami reminded me of the gorgeous sites in my own country. I thought I would share with you some of the things I did, and girl you know I was snapping my camera every 5 seconds, so lots of pictures to show!

Bottom line, what a wonderful getaway. Take me back!


MIAMI, FL THROUGH INSTAGRAM

"Feelin free today. @freepeople @shopwasteland @coach #xoxobengreen
#miami" 
"kimono times. by #Vesst ... @coach @targetstyle @romwe
@brandymelvilleusa #xoxobengreen #miami"
"A little lunch in the city. #miami #xoxobengreen

"#miamibeach #xoxobengreen"
"#miami day 1. Lunch by the bay @khalahrenee" 
"Arrived in Miami. #xoxobengreen #miami #hiltonmiamidowntown"


OTHER MIAMI MOMENTS:  













I just finished writing up this post after watching the total lunar eclipse. Got me a bit distracted. Nature is truly fascinating.

I might sound like a freak but sometimes when I have a break off from school, but no time or convenience to go out of town for a vacation, I pull out the bed in my guest room and have a little staycation. It's not exactly the hotel experience I long for, but it gets me out of my own bedroom. Quite relaxing.

Now that it's past midnight, I hope you all enjoy your Tuesday! 

xoxo,
Ben Green

30.3.14

WAITING GAME


That perfect, casual dress. Yep, I found it. When I stumbled on this piece from Free People I was automatically drawn to its detailed stitching and mix of prints. I love the way the different panels of fabric come together like a quilt and the length is quite perfect. I wrote in my last post that I wanted to venture into more color and print, and this isn't exactly colorful, but it definitely counts as a print! The quality is impeccable and it's unbelievably comfortable. 

This piece is so versatile, as you can dress it up or down. I chose the more casual approach with this look and it is just the perfect way to achieve a simple-throw-it-on-out-the-door look that is still intriguing. 

Picked up a couple other items from Free People, so you will probably see those soon.




































Sunglasses English Laundry via Nordstrom's Rack / Dress Free People / Bag Coach / 
Boots Dolce Vita


I'm off to Miami on Wednesday morning so I will try to take as many pictures as I can! I don't love the beach (I know, I'm an alien) but I'm sure there will be little shops and cafes I can indulge in instead. Follow me on Instagram to keep updated on my trip!

Have a load of homework to do. Counting the days until graduation. 

xoxo,
Ben Green