Pictured: Robert Graham Shirt, Chloé Cady track pants, MR x Net-a-Porter Gold Boots

It’s easy to become increasingly immune to hatred with every new act of terrorism (we were reminded of it again this Halloween). And while it is important to be careful and stay safe, it is also worthy to remind ourselves to embrace and love one another just a little more. Hate doesn’t usually come out of nowhere and many times it manifests too violently when people are repetitively faced with emotional estrangement- whether that be personal, political or economical (the list is inexhaustible). Rather than pointing fingers and excluding others, practicing inclusion on a daily basis can slowly mold our environments to be safer. Of course, this is easier said than done, but even small signs of gratitude, like saying “thank you” to the cleaning lady, can perpetuate this. So here’s a little rainbow for everyone reading this and may your day be just that much more colorful.

-Matt Chu

 

Pictured: Printed shirts by Robert Graham (available here)

We all know the saying, life’s a b**** (or beach, if you’re kind of punny), all too well. What if we replaced that dog-word with another one that also starts with a b? There’s beauty, bliss and blast. Ah, blast- an adventure that’s filled with moments of thrill and surprises. Done. Life’s a blast is the next b****. It’s these simple shifts in our language choices that influence those around us tremendously, including ourselves. I realized over the past few years that speaking positively, makes the heart/mind internalize it and forces you to become what you put out in this world.  View Post

Pictured at Washington Square Park in a See by Chloe blouse 

Graduation seasons is the perfect time to be cliché and get away with it. You know, be true to yourself, fight for your passions,  be resilient and the list goes on and on. With so much advice from so many well established individuals, it’s easy to wonder what really matters. And while most focus on specific character traits, the overarching theme is simply be open-minded. That’s it. When you are emotionally in-sync with yourself and are receptive of new experiences, you naturally make the most of who you are, the opportunities and even the “failures”. I personally found this to be the most helpful in my past four years at NYU Stern, since it allowed me to break past group think, build my own path and overcome those inevitable roadblocks. Being open-minded opens doors to the futures we often narrow and beat down; yes, knowing what comes next helps, but only with open minds and hearts, do we fully embrace the bright futures and possibilities ahead of us.

-Matt Chu

Graduation seasons is the perfect time to be cliché and get away with it. You know, be true to yourself, fight for your passions,  be resilient and the list goes on and on. With so much advice from so many well established individuals, it’s easy to wonder what really matters. And while most focus on specific character traits, the overarching theme is simply be open-minded. That’s it. When you are emotionally in-sync with yourself and are receptive of new experiences, you naturally make the most of who you are, the opportunities and even the “failures”. I personally found this to be the most helpful in my past four years at NYU Stern, since it allowed me to break past group think, build my own path and overcome those inevitable roadblocks. Being open-minded opens doors to the futures we often narrow and beat down; yes, knowing what comes next helps, but only with open minds and hearts, do we fully embrace the bright futures and possibilities ahead of us.

-Matt Chu

Hand sewn vest by Adam Dalton Blake, skilled in wildly imaginative and colorful designs (see his work here and here)

The topic of youth always seems like a touchy subject- either we have it, but we’re frustrated with it, or we’ve lost it, but it remains a state of desire. Either way, it doesn’t encompass the sense of stability and contentment that comes with adulthood. In that respect, youth is almost always temporary, perhaps due to its nature of becoming rather than being. But what about the becoming that makes it so desirable? Let’s take a quick short study: View Post