BACK TO BASICS:THE WHITE BUTTON UP

 

The first chapter of The Black Book is called Back to Basics. In this vlog post I touch on one of the most important staple pieces that every man should have in their closet “The White Button Up”, its importance lies within the versatility of the shirt. It can be dressed up and down and paired with virtually anything so easy. In the vlog post I showcase five different looks from my closet incorporating  a few different white button up. The video is linked in this post below but I thought that mood boards would better explain just how versatile this article of clothing is. I will be bringing you more posts to help better your wardrobe so be ready gentlemen!!

 

Chiyoteru (Eternal light ,千代照)

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As my brand expands I become more in love with what I do. I know I’ve said this before but this shoot is my absolutely favorite to date. I had a vision and a concept and I brought it to life. I want to put my spin on what I felt would be a modern day Geisha girl.
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I literally was laying in bed one night looking through photos on Tumblr and Pinterest to try and develop the right look and feel I was going for. After a few days I knew exactly what I wanted to go for. From what I wanted the hair to look like, to finding the right type of dress even down to make up, and set design. And I knew exactly the team of people with whom I wanted to work with.
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I am more than pleased and happy with how everything came out. I feel this is just beginning for me and shoots like these set me apart from the rest of my competitors. This has transformed from just your typical “stylist” to a bigger goal in which I’m working towards production manager/creative director.
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I hope you guys enjoy my work as much as I enjoy sharing it with the world. There will be greater things to come for the Antonio Cardoza brand. I am determine to leave my mark on this industry, and I WILL! Just wanted to thank the team I worked with for this shoot you guys are amazing and thanks for helping bring this concept to life. Love you all.
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“Geisha needs an elegant wardrobe, just like an artists needs ink. If she is not properly dressed, than she is not a true geisha.”
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Photographer: Princeton Tymus
Model: Diana Ly
MUA: Rebekkah (beatbysweetz)
Styling/Creative Direction: Antonio Cardoza

Swim Where? For Ellements Magazine

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Nothing more exciting then accomplishments. This shoot is one of my favorites because it’s my first published shoot. I love the colorful, playful vibe of it. I’m so proud of the team and I for executing the concept! So much more to come for me and I’m excited and grateful.

Photographer: Arantes Stephen

Assisting Photographer: Marcel Dutch

Makeup Artist: Romy Simpson

Model: Yicary Caraballo

Styling: Antonio Cardoza