NYFW by Roger Castillo

Hi’ya! It’s been a hectic Fashion week (as usual.) This is what I wore on Tuesday to attend a few shows. As i’ve said before I LOVE invading my dad’s closet, this blazer is his. Ya’ll know I love vintage.

Blazer: Vintage

Pants: Thrifted

Sneakers: NIKE

Bag: Forever21

Photography by Shannel S.

 

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Cool Summer by Roger Castillo

Hi'ya! I've been enjoying summer and trying to get out of my shell. I had the opportunity to attend Afro Punk this year for the very first time. I really enjoyed myself. There was great music and style! I was also able to Eryka Badu perfrom *my life is complete* lol! 

Tank: Boohoo

Pants: Free People

Boots: Dr. Martens

Photography by My momma.

 

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Walking Down The Block by Roger Castillo

I'm back! 

It's really tough to find someone to take my photos especially with different schedules. But i'm trying, haha! Today I hung out with my friend Grisell and just walked around the neighborhood, enjoying the beautiful weather. 

Turtleneck: Rainbow

Blazer: Joe Fresh

Pants: & Other Stories

Boots: ASOS

Thanks for reading! 
 -RDM ♥

Photography by Grisell D.

 

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A New Year Is Approaching Us! by Roger Castillo

I cannot believe it's almost time to say goodbye to 2017 and say hello to 2018! 

Despite the conflicts in the world we've seen this past year, the sun continues to rise in the morning. As should we.

Accept and welcome all lessons this year had to offer and prepare for the ones the new year will present you with. In difficult times, remember to chose and walk in love. Choosing to focus on love and seeing the beauty in the world around us will increase positivity and attract good things. Remember to set your intentions for this new year. Count your blessings, express gratitude. Carry a smile.

Happy (early) New Year! 

Turtleneck: GAP

Jacket: American Eagle 

Pants: Thrifted

Boots: urbanOG

This song has been on r e a p e a t ! 

Photography by Liznelle C.

 

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Down By The River by Roger Castillo

Hi Loves!

I can't believe September is here already! Although I am so excited for Fall, I am not ready to let go of summer yet.

My friend Ashanti and I wanted to close off the summer by enjoying a nice canoe ride in the Bronx River. It was so much fun! 

Shirt: GAP

Tee: COS

Pants: Your Neighbors

Sneakers: Thrifted

Photography by Ashanti.

 

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80s Staple by Roger Dé Monserrath

Hi loves!

The weather was absolutely beautiful today! Fall is creeping in right around the corner, and although I am not ready to let go of summer-- I am so excited!! 

Today was a really great day for me. My friend Tanya is in town for a few days and I decided to take her to Harlem since she's never been. We did a bit of shopping at the african market (my favoriteeee) went to the Apollo and ate at this really good buffet style restaurant. 

 

Now y'all know how much I love the 80's. Oversized double breasted blazers were a staple in the 80s. I saw this blazer at the goodwill and literally fell in love with it as soon as I saw it!

Shirt: H&M

Blazer: Vintage

Jeans: Vintage

Shoes: Vintage

Necktie: Vintage

Belt: Vintage

Photography by Tonya.

 

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Colmado Papi by Roger Castillo

Hi my loves! 

I took a mini vacation and went to Reading Pennsylvania again. I fell in love with Reading because it reminds me of the Dominican Republic. These 2 bodegas or should I say colmados (corner stores) were on my list to shoot. I fell in love with the bright colors and cool architecture, just like home. 

Suit: Vintage

Shoes: American Apparel

Photography by Leini G.

 

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Weekend Getaway by Roger Dé Monserrath

Hi my loves!

On Wednesday was one of my closest friend's birthday and we decided to go on a weekend getaway to a friend's house in Reading, Pennsylvania. If you follow me on Instagram then you know how muchI love traveling. It's nice going on a mini vacation close to home. 

Follow me on Instagram to see more pictures from the trip! :)







Blouse: Thrifted
Shorts: Vintage + DIY
Sandals: Target



Thank you for reading! 
 -RDM ♥


Photography by Adalgisa R.

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Celebrating Life! by Roger Dé Monserrath

Hi my loves! 

It's been a while since I last posted and a lot has happened. Thankfully, I have been working more on my styling and I am super excited to launch my styling portfolio! I also turned 21 last week. I am so thankful for another year of life. I am grateful for my friends and family. I am humbled by the presence of my ancestors who allow me to be a source of light in my everyday encounters.  

Also, yesterday was my mom's birthday. So we decided to celebrate together and go out for brunch. I've always said that for my 21st birthday I wanted to dress in all white. The color white symbolizes purity, innocence, wholeness and completion. White is a color of protection and encouragement offering a sense of peace and calm, comfort and hope. Dressing in all white offers an inner cleansing and what better way to welcome a new year of life? xoloo






Shirt: H&M
Pants: Katherine Barclay
Sandals: Target
Bag: Thrifted


Thank you for reading! 
 -RDM ♥



Photography by Richelly O.

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The Suede jacket by Roger Dé Monserrath

Hi my loves!

Suede has been very popular and trending over the last few months and although I know it may seem like a fall staple, it's great for spring! 

Suede jackets are light and will keep you warm without giving you that bundled up look. 
This one is from boohoo Click






Sweater: Old Navy
Pants: American Apparel
Sneakers: Puma
Jacket: BoohooMAN



Thanks for reading!
 -RDM ♥


Photography by Shannel s.

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Carrot Top by Roger Dé Monserrath

Hi my loves!
I teamed up with photographer Ben Kulo (click) for this amazing shoot. 

I've been a huge fan of Shrimps since I was in high school. For their Fall/Winter 15 collection they showcased a pvc trench coat with a bright yellow fur collar and I thought to myself "I NEED TO GET MY HANDS ON ONE!" When I found this trench coat at a thrift store for $15, I immediately thought of this DIY project!  I attached my orange fur collar from Boohoo and wallahhh-- my own version of Shrimps' beautiful trench coat.



Blouse(not pictured): Olly Oxen Free Vintage
Pants:  Olly Oxen Free Vintage
Fur Collar: Boohoo
Coat: Thrifted
Boots: ASOS


Thanks for reading! 
 -RDM ♥

 

Photography by Ben Kulo.

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Winter Mood by Roger Dé Monserrath

After being at home for most of the week, my mom and I decided to head out into the cold weather and grab a very well needed hot coffee. Although we've barley had snow in NYC,  I am already over it and looking forward to Spring. I must admit though, there's something very peaceful and beautiful about a snowstorm as absurd as that sounds. 






Sweater: Mandee
Jacket: Old Navy
Jeans: Hollister
Boots: Mandee
Hat: Brixton
Scarf: Mandee
Watch: Aliexpress



Thanks for reading! 
 -RDM ♥



Photography by My mom .

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Monochromatically Red by Roger Dé Monserrath

Hi my loves! 

You all know how much I love mixing prints and monochromatic dressing. As easy as it may look, monochromatic dressing does require some thought so that you don't look boring. Unless you are wearing a co-ord in which both pieces are the same shade-- try to play with textures. For example, I decided to wear this knit turtle neck with satin pants. 

I decided to wear my silver sneakers because, well, I love the mix of color and also comfort has been super important to me lately. 








Sweater: Mandee
Pants: LOFT
Sneakers: Nike
Jacket: Thrifted
Fur: Christos Dovas


Until next time! 
 -RDM ♥

Music for your weekend, enjoy!

Photography by Liznelle C.

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