Gone are the days of classic silhouettes & dapper reporters, hungry to get the latest stories. Often I find myself marveling at vintage photos of the past & all of the nostalgia they carry. It was a much simpler time. For years, I’ve received the question “Where does your inspiration come from?” & every time it’s the same answer…”the past.” This year, in the hopes of separating my content from the rest I’m going to play around more in the creative, vintage space. You’re going to see a lot more thought-out art direction, cohesive styling & elevated editing. To be completely frank, I’m sick of seeing the same crap on social media & I think the next “social trend” is going to be creativity, and all of those who can boast it. Well that’s what I do best, kids! So, buckle up & be prepared to see many new characters from Galla. This month, I partnered with Express to bring my inspiration to life.
Whether you were a LA native or Big Apple baby, you were familiar with the classic “reporter.” Always ready for the occasion, any interview or even interrogation (that rhymed, didn’t it?) Pencil & notebook in hand, & even some equipped with the latest cameras to snap celebs, the accused or events. I styled this electric blue, three-piece suit from Express with a khaki trench for an on-the-go vibe every 1940’s press guy resonated. Then I tied in the GALLA RULE, aka let the accessories do the talking. A fedora, tortoise glasses, vintage Polaroid (courtesy of Nicholas Pierce) Argyle socks, gray tie & leather oxfords from Express as well. Now even though this was styled to the 9’s doesn’t mean you can’t strip away some pieces for a perfectly good streetwear look. You can make it your own by adding a brighter tie or socks with more modern sunglasses etc. The sky is the limit people, let’s think outside of the box this year!!!!!!
Thank you Express for sponsoring this post.
photos: Nick Pierce