THE LAB'S NEW EDGY MENSWEAR STORE: THE CELECT EXPERIENCE

Where Damir Doma meets Second Layer, The Celect is Orange County's answer to avant-garde and high fashion brands. It was an incredibly proud moment for me to help celebrate such a phenomenal store as host.

On June 21st 2014, I had the privilege of hosting and ushering in a new kind of fashion movement into the heart of Orange County (OC) - specifically at

The Lab Antimall in Costa Mesa

The Celect

, a hand-picked boutique in

Selectism's weekend travel guide

, is the OC's answer to avant-garde and high fashion brands. It's often difficult to find all my favorite brands in one place, but The Celect's husband and wife team, Murphy and Carrie, pulls that off effortlessly with a curated eye.

The caliber of

Damir Doma

,

Bernhard Wilheim

,

Diemme

to

Second Layer

goodies were astronomical and easily rival some of the top boutiques in the same genre. My outfit, which consists of a simple muscle tank and tiered short trunks, speaks to the minimally edgy yet high-end aesthetic the store represents.

Not only were there complimentary sips and sick beats by

Casual Touch

all night long, I was joined by some amazing, turnt-up company from LA down to the OC. I can't think of a better way to spend time with close friends, new faces and the community by exposing them to such an amazing shopping experience.

A heartfelt thanks to all who made it happen: Murphy and Carrie at The Celect, The Lab Anti Mall, and

ShoutPR

!

*Special shoutout to my blogger and industry friends who came by, in no particular order:

Stephanie

,

Yuka

,

Francis Kenneth

,

Randy Tran

,

Gloria Tran

,

Candy Lin

and

Lady Lux

Photography by Randy Tran