Fashionably Responsible


So I wanted to travel extremely comfortable on my way to Los Angeles. As I mentioned in the earlier blog, I wore my new boots, for the reason that they are comfortable and I knew it was going to snow a ton. Guess what happened? A big black scuff mark in the middle of the boot because some girl didn’t take the time to pay attention. She back stepped on the train for no reason whatsoever. Guess I should have been a little more Fashionably Responsible.


I really love blogging. I love having an arena in which I can share myself and what makes me with everyone who decides to read. One of the hardest things I find that comes across my plate when it comes to blogging is just what is my blog about. I love talking about music, pop culture, fashion and the personal developments that I go through as young twentysomething year old.


One of the things that I noticed when I started blogging, was the focus of my blog was all over the place. Mainly because I was thrilled finally to have a blog but I wanted to take the time to figure out what it was that readers liked about me. Towards the end of the year, I discovered that people care about the personal development that I was going through but they really responded well to my views on fashion(recovering and always relapsing shopaholic).


Fashionably Responsible, well, I’ll be honest. I like the way it sounds. I’m not very responsible when it comes to shopping, I do it and I do it a lot. Now, I’m on a mission to justify everything that I buy because as I get older I realize that I should care more conscientious about things like that. Make purchases that will last a while and aren’t just a fad. Anyhoo……


Mercedes Benzova & Princess Herbal Essence

Disclaimer: Mercedes Benzova is an alter-ego drag persona that I came up with many years ago. This was the last time she came out. Check her out

Once upon a time a few months ago, a good friend of mine, Catherine, came home from Paris for about a week in time. She wanted to film a fashion film,we enlisted the help of a good designer friend Rufus Dixon of Rufus Dixon Designs IV, Patricia, Matt and made a short fashion film. This is the Diamond Dunhill remix but I’m posting the link to the original which is Catherine’s version...






Well…I almost started this sentence out as a lie. I was going to say “I noticed that I started this blog and jumped right in” Well….truth is that’s what I did. I didn’t just now notice it and say “Oh I need to write a blog stating that” There wasn’t a purpose in that, just something that if I didn’t start the blog right away i probably never would have. 

I’d like to start my first Official Blog Post as an About Me! I want you to get to know me and I hope to get to know you as readers. Cliché, yes but it’s the truth. This something I’ve always wanted to do and I figured now was the perfect time. It’s now or never, sink or swim, do or don’t! 

My name is Andrae and I’m a 26 year old gay male from the Boston area by way of Houston! I’ll cut the shit. I’ve spent my entire life growing up here but never actually felt a connection in the sense of this being my home. I love everything NYC, ATLANTA, HOUSTON, SAN DIEGO, LA, etc. Places I’ve always felt a connection to in a sense. I love Boston don’t get me wrong but it’s just not me at the moment. 

I currently work as a junior colorist at one of the top salons in Boston…and probably in the country. I strive for excellence. However, I always wanted to go to school for Fashion Design. I really enjoy the fashion industry as a whole. I remember watching the Style Network, years ago when shows like “Behind the Velvet Ropes with Lauren Ezersky, The Look For Less, FashionTV and Nick Scotti” were on. Growing up, I always admired my grandmother’s sense of style from her bags to shoes to clothes to the way she presented herself. She was very chic and I’ll give it to her now she still is. 

My other big passion is music. Actually, I hold music on the same level as I hold fashion. It is the other element of life that I hold dear to me. My mother grew up around music and I can remember countless times growing up as a kid on a weekend just listening to music from Sade to The Gap Band to Prince to Janet, the list could go on. I have been very lucky to find different aspects of every genre except for country and bluegrass that I can really appreciate. Every genre has a time and place in your life. 

My life is really just beginning, I’m 26 and the world is my oyster. Actually, I hate oysters. The world is my Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup, my French Fry, my double stuf Oreo, my Chocolate Blizzard with Peanut Butter Cups, my Root Beer Soda with EXTRA ICE, my packet of Salt(I have a love for SALT). I’m making a path for myself in all sorts of directions and if you had asked me 3 years ago, I would have said “It has to be done this way. This way. Not that way” Life is too short to have rules like that, you have to go after what you want. I’m doing just that….I think. 

This is my journey. Fashion is to Music as Adventure is to Life. 

d(._.)b 100 Square Feet by Annekei is the song I’m living to at the moment.