Branding

Hudson Was Here

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Had the honor of co-hosting #HudsonWasHere denim event at Saks Atlanta with Hudson Founder & CEO, Peter Kim. Proud to also be joined by Celebrity Stylist, Renaldo Nehemiah & Elly Karamoh of Heidioki Bespoke. Two fellow Lifestyle Influencers that I respect dearly. The event played host to about 75-100 guests with music and cocktails by I.W. Harper [...]

Vest for Versatility

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A vest works best for versatility. And when your arms are free it's for great flexibility. Mix these factors with some camo and you have the Burberry Trowby vest. When I first saw this and tried it on, I knew it was a winner. Down-filled vest, featuring classic channel quilting and golden hardware details that make for a dope finish. Works well for indoo[...]

Winter Outerwear Men's Guide Part 3 | Shearling Jacket

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This is the third part of my Winter outerwear men's guide I'm doing in collaboration with Bloomingdale's Lenox in Atlanta. I had the opportunity to explore their Fall/Winter Men's Store collection with Style Advisor Brian Short and he pointed me in the direction of this Shearling Bomber Jacket. I posted this on the day before Thanksgiving because I feel like[...]

Goorin Bros Ponce City | IW Harper Bourbon

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Right when the crispness of fall hit, I found myself right back in Ponce City Market (see previous post) hosting the Goorin Bros & IW Harper Bourbon Hat launch. The hat is a limited edition, premium felt fedora in black that represents the smooth roots of the brand. Through our collaboration, I had the opportunity to fit and gift my friends and collea[...]

Troisième | Ponce City Market

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Troisième (pronounced twa zee em) is a brand that combines contemporary design with classic construction to create a fly collection of casual menswear. I was privileged to be the male face of the fall/winter 2016 line shot at Ponce City Market last Sunday morning. In their own words, this is how they describe the line: Redefining “casual classics”, Trois[...]

Clicquot Journey Atlanta

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Clicquot Journey is a 21-city global tour that celebrates style of Veuve Clicquot at select venues across the world. We were pleased to host the finale of the Atlanta stop at our Bottle Service Brunch at Atlantis. The event featured Veuve Clicquot bottle service, photo booths and games that enhanced the champagne brunch experience. There were everything from[...]

ATL Tour Champ | 2016

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This was my second year working with ATL Tour Championship in partnership with Southern Company and Coca-Cola. I was tasked with executing a digital and on-the-ground marketing campaign that rallied Millennials (cool young people) to attend and welcome the PGA golfers to Atlanta. The kickoff celebration was held at The College Football Hall of Fame which[...]

Step into the Columbus Circle

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We all know that Columbus didn't discover America, but he seemed to somehow get all the credit. Talk about genius branding... that's a lot to claim credit to! Now that we've got that fact out of the way, lets talk about stepping into Columbus Circle, one of my favorite destinations in Manhattan, NYC. We've all heard the cliche, "welcome to the circle", but [...]

Tanqueray Ten Brunch

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At this Sunday Brunch we toasted with Tanqueray Ten, a new premium Gin by Tanqueray. Distilled with citrus for a bold, refreshing finish for the summer, it blended perfectly with some of the hand-crafted cocktails made with fresh-pressed juices - which included my favorite: The Watermelon Cooler... 1 part Tanqueray, 1 part watermelon puree over ice, garnishe[...]

Chasing Waterfalls.

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They say we shouldn't go chasing waterfalls, but I've been looking for a mens waterfall style sweater for over a year, and found it right at the transition of the season. I was going for white, but this light grey neutral can be paired with the same looks. In the spring months, it's good to have a lightweight, breathable layering piece to throw on in the eve[...]

Members Only Jacket

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You grow up as an 80's baby seeing the Members Only Jacket, and as a kid they just seem like an "old man thing" your uncles wore. Then as you mature it's crazy how the  stuff you used to like takes on this instant vintage mystique. I mean who really thought fads from the 80's and 90's like acid washed jeans and hi-top fade haircuts with the lines would come [...]

It's Never 'Just a Name.'

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Your name is what people call you, how they identify with you, and what they'll remember you by. Your name is your story. It's also something that is given to you. Interestingly enough, I didn't create the Champagne Jesse moniker... It was a product of my environment. Being a business owner at Mills Branding, and an Influencer for Lifestyle Brands like Gr[...]