Style Profile – BOYSLASHFRIEND

After a long hiatus, I’m bringing back one of the most popular features on Third Looks – Style Profiles. These features combine an interview format with photos that capture each individual’s style at the moment. I couldn’t think of a better person to bring back the feature with than Boyslashfriend. We’ve been homies for a minute so I’ve been able to watch him develop his music and career in real time. We always joke around that he’s the asian r’n’b singer that the world needs right now, but beyond making infectious intelligent r’n’b , he’s also got a great sense of personal style that compliments his music.

Click through for the entire feature and interview and keep up with boyslash on through his instagram and twitter.

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Style Profile: Rachel

I’d like to share the story of how I met Rachel. It was actually on the street months ago when I asked to take this┬ástreetstyle pic┬áof her. Turns out that photo was a good indicator of her personal style and how she expresses herself through her clothing. Rachel takes alot of vintage pieces and basics and works them into an outfits that are greater than the sum of their parts. Photographing this style profile was a good reminder for me that it’s not just the individual pieces you wear but how you coordinate them that makes the difference.

How has living in New York influenced your style?

New York City has given me the balls to dress genuinely. When I was a kid, I would prance around my parent’s house in get-ups I’d never dream of wearing in public. But this city is incredibly magical and filled with such brilliant, passionate people and being here makes me feel brave, in style and in life.

How did you build up your current wardrobe to where it is? 

I have to say, I don’t particularly enjoy shopping. It takes forever and trying on clothes is exhausting. I prefer to take long strolls through the city, maybe do some gallery hopping and then let pieces come to me. If I don’t set out to shop, I end up browsing anyway and find great things.

 You mix in alot of vintage items , what makes a vintage item worth picking up for you?

If it makes my heart race, I’ll buy it.

You told me you about your love of hats, how did that develop?

Growing up, I stalked Bill Cunningham’s photos and lived vicariously through them. Over time, I noticed how beautiful women looked when they were wearing hats and I wanted to be like them. Now, it’s part of me. If an ensemble were a cake, the hat would be the cherry. And for some reason, baseball caps make me feel extraordinarily sexy, so I like that.

See the rest of the feature with Rachel after the jump

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Style Profile : Gia

I respect girls who are are about to look great AND express aspects of their┬ápersonality┬áthrough┬átheir┬ápersonal┬ástyle. Gia is a fellow Parson’s graduate and she currently works ┬áas a PR coordinator for Comme des Garcons which┬áis doubtlessly a dream job for many. I┬áimplicitly┬átrust her taste when it comes to womenswear and I think she has an incredible … Read more

Style Profile : Scott M

I feel fortunate to know some of the most stylish people in New York and I will be showcasing their wardrobes and outfits in a series of Style Portraits. The very first Style Portrait is with ‘Mr.Junior Watanabe’ himself Scott M. I have known Scott for almost three years now and in that time I … Read more