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Fierce,

Have you ever been to a new place that makes your soul feel so alive yet so calm at the same time?

Just a few days ago I went on a very special trip to the Adjara Region in Batumi, Georgia to explore the city and understand their rich culture.

I was truly amazed by what I saw as it immediately gave me a cool Californian vibe with its tall pine trees along the streets and the soothing breeze from the Black Sea beach. And the waves that danced and lingered past my ears while I would be strolling outside my hotel near the Black Sea Beach.

Batumi made my heart so happy and relaxed with the heartwarming hospitality of the Georgian people and their kindness truly exceeded my expectations. Batumi is a small city but there are so many things to discover and one of the things I enjoyed the most was the traditional Georgian Food and the Georgian dance.

Bern Terrace Batumi Restaurant

I am at a loss for words when I begin to describe the beauty of Adjara, as I walked and explored the city I learned a lot from the Georgian people. Their genuine kindness comes from within and the way they make everyone who visits their city, you would truly feel like a local.

The Sheraton Batumi hosted my stay, while I was in Batumi and the staff was very competent as they welcomed I and my 5 suitcases with a big smile!

As I started my first day, I changed my look instantly into a purple and blue colour combination, pairing it with my Vikele Bag.

Lanuk Jewellery earrings and Vikele Hand Bag

Vikele Bag: Charlotte Tilbury Lipstick, YSL Touche éclat cushion foundation  Nars Climax Mascara & Elisabetta Franchi Earrings 

My Georgian Local buddy Kate @katerinovsky took me on a tour around the city and we had lunch at The Bern Restaurant. She ordered a special Georgian Dish for me and Kinkhali which was part of the course! Khinkali is my most favourite Georgian food ever. And I always order it whenever I’m in Tbilisi, Georgia.

I requested her to treat me like a local and not as a visitor since I wanted to learn more about their culture and feel that local vibe that would have an authentic approach.

Kate made sure that I was happy, safe and would enjoy the whole trip and she was so welcoming towards me with her kindness which made my trip even more special.

As the days passed by, I learned alot about Adjara and its hidden treasures. I got to understand on a much deeper level the kind of people that inhabit the city.

They have many natural resources, beautiful mountains, a rich culture, authentic and homemade Georgian cuisine that can compete on any international level.

This trip was a very spontaneous one and Mikheil the Head Of International Tourism Promotion Office of Adjara made sure that my trip would not change my perspective about Georgian Culture and Adjara. But that this trip would help me experience the different facets to Georgia that can make it compete on an international level when it comes to hospitality, culture, safety and a place which you can call home away from home.

Stella Mccartney Top from The Outnet , Anonyme Skirt Alaïa Hand Bag

Styled by Sãmréèñ Kazi

This trip would not have been possible without their undying support and love for me, this is my way of showcasing my love, respect, and appreciation not just to Adjara but to Georgia as a country. Every time I’ve visited Georgia it’s always given me happiness but then when I have to leave, it’s always with a heavy heart.

I always learn something new from people and the way they welcome a tourist is something I really love about them so much. 

Visit Adjara, Batumi and the rest of Georgia as well and you will understand why I feel the love I do for this place and the Georgian people.

Wearing Darin Hachem and Vintage YSL Belt

Thank you to the Tourism Board and all the Georgian people for slaying with me! You made me the fiercest one in your city!

The Fierce City of Adjara! SLAY!!!

Fierce,

There are always a few certain things I look for in a hotel as I tend to travel very frequently. Of course, being visually pleasing and on point are two of my main choices! Yet, I always take into consideration the level of comfort, safety, and relaxation as due to my busy schedule, I need to get my beauty sleep.

So very recently I went to Adjara Batumi in Georgia and I stayed at The Sheraton Hotel Batumi.

The hotel has a very old Spanish era kind of building, in white, which is located near the Black Sea Beach.

From a fashion-oriented individuals perspective, I always look for a cozy bed and a good view and I must say, Sheraton Batumi never failed to provide me with that service. And more so, beyond my expectations.

I would wake up very happy in a cozy bed with a beautiful view overlooking the black sea. And then I would wait to watch the sunset in the afternoon as I’d rest from my slay earlier.

Staying in a place that’s away from home often gives me a little bit of anxiety as I need to take into consideration the safety of the place, the services they offer and also how I will feel during my stay.

Another thing that I am always very particular about in the luxury services that a hotel provides is an in-house spa. And at The Sheraton Batumi, I experienced the top-notch services provided at their Spa. I tried the Deep Tissue Massage and Aromatherapy Facial, I can safely say that the Georgian’s can compete with the techniques of the Thai people when it comes to massages.

Alaïa nude bag

It’s a new discovery for me as I experienced the service at the hotel and the packages they offer. The quality of the hospitality and the regular warm greetings of the staff always gave me a very good feeling.

I feel that this hotel deserves a review not just by what they offered me but also for the level of comfort I felt after this wonderful experience. And that is something I will always remember.

Georgian people treated me with respect and honor, which I am highly grateful for. The fact that they let me experience everything just like a local and yet let me explore their city as a tourist is something that I will highly recommend to all of you.

In Georgia, you will not only feel how it feels to be a local but they will also treat you like a local with respect and attention. 

Wearing Stella Mccartney  from The Outnet Styled by Sãmréèñ Kazi

To every one of you slaying with me, make sure to book your stay at The Sheraton Batumi as they will never fail to provide you with quality service, the best that Ajara has to offer during your stay. Stay Fierce!

Wearing Darin Hachem

Fierce,

In life, we can never avoid the struggle. it is universal. We all feel it and all are changed by it.
The coping stage will always be different on every individual and their varied mechanisms with which they find peace and happiness.

In this society where it is now filled with such strife and discombobulation of everything around us. it is a place that is suffocating, and this makes it even more difficult to find positivity in struggles and pain. It’s no wonder so many people feel rushed to find where they belong and where exactly they fit in in a wonky puzzle.

Let me tell you this, despite everything around you. Don’t forget to be just you! own everything with enthusiasm and power within you. You have the power to control your thoughts, words and how you live your life. Everyone is fighting their own battle. But what makes you different?

You are stronger than you realize. You’re a warrior whose fight does not go unnoticed. You have been thrown some very difficult challenges, but you fail to back down and fail to cower in fear.

At the end of the day, you watch the sun go down with pride, looking forward to the next day with a one of a kind enthusiasm and exuberance.

You have the strength of both a queen and a king, and you have the mentality many could only dream of. You are a special person created with a unique purpose with a plan that will shine like the world’s brightest star. Hang in there. Good things are coming, Fierce!

Fierce,

For me, my work is 100 percent reflects my creative vision, sense of direction, personal style, artistic approach, and my identity.
I feel the need to ALWAYS create a strong visual impact with my work to mirror the impact of the issues I always face in the Middle East. I rarely create a project that is shallow or doesn’t have a deeper meaning — that doesn’t represent my representation. I felt like it’s always about my identity and how I face things in life in a fierce manner.

I always want to represent a different part of modern-day life to people like me. That in this life, there’s a place for love, for work and your passion. At the end of the day, I always tell to people that “ It wasn’t a mistake to pursue your dreams, so dream big!”

Photographed by James Pouliot

Whenever I create something or do a project whether personal work or commercial I always look on a different perspective to approach a certain topic on how I understand it. It is always hard to pursue something for marginalized people like me, I always need to go beyond the expectation of others and the way I do my work. I can say that I am selective about the projects I choose to accept but it’s because I want to align myself on brands and companies that are aligned with my values and beliefs no matter what.

Outfit by & Other Stories

“For me carving out my niche has been beneficial because brands and clients approach me already know exactly what I’m about to give and tend to view the project from the same perspective as me”

Representation matters a lot since it gives a voice to marginalized people and for me, that should always be the case. Having different opinions and voice will make something more relatable and authentic to people.

Being Real: Ryle Tuvierra – The Fierce Walker

While  other style bloggers are upping the ante promoting their uber fab existence with all the perks that come with the popular blogger territory – the front row seats, the designer clothes and accessories, the limo pick-ups and lux hotel stays, all in all a glamorous Chanel-scented life, one Filipino has gone all out to buck the trend.

Style blogger on the rise Ryle Tuviera “The Fiercewalker”, a well-loved figure in the local fashion blogging community, known for his tasteful ensembles and a gift for wearing it well, recently dropped a reveal in his blog that serves as an eye-opener and an important lesson to share not only with his counterparts, but with people in general, in an industry where the need to keep up with the Joneses is a big deal, especially in the grand city of bling.

Ryle, who has a strong following to his blog and on Instagram, who recently got appointed as Dubai representative of Marriam Mossalli of Shoes and Drama and Niche Arabia, and who used to tell people that he is a merchandiser working in a fancy office because he was afraid of being judged, recently opened up about his real day job in his blog www.thefiercewalker.com.

He shares – “I Am Ryle Tuvierra and this is my noble job. I am a simple store staff in a 24-hour convenient store at the heart of Business Bay. I work as a normal store staff; as a normal person with no glamour. I cook fried chicken, spring rolls and fries. I clean the toilet from time to time, wash dirty cloths and clean the tables for customers. I do deliveries to apartments around the area and collect garbage for throwing in trash trucks. I am not afraid to be judged because of my real job.  I am here for you to know that not everyone you see in a person is real. All the laughter, glitz and glamour can sometimes be just an illusion.”

Ryle who says he has always been told by his two moms to always be honest to succeed explains, “I want to share my story because a lot of people think that if you are abroad and you are into fashion, then you must be rich and fab.  But the truth is that most of us are hiding the real truth like our real jobs, salary, and etc.  But we are getting this kind of attention because we get exclusive invitations to parties and events.”

Sharing how he makes it work, Ryle enthuses, “Yes, you may see me as the feisty Fiercewalker but when it comes to my work I am just a normal store staff always waiting for the customers smile and satisfaction with my service. I am so happy every time I get smiles and laughter from customers that forget I don’t get much sleep because of my schedule. I always find ways to make everything easy in my life.”

He adds, “Sometimes I work for 24 hours, managing my job and then blogging and attending events, but I love it! This is my passion. I have always wanted to be in the fashion industry since I was a kid.  So I fought for it and sacrificed so many things in order for me to be where I am right now. I know I may sound crazy or ambitious but if you really want something, you will fight for it and you will do anything and everything just to get it. I really love working in fashion and I think this is the only way for me to get to my dreams and goals in life.  My story is a mirror of everyone working abroad. I am working for my family and for my dreams.”

As for balancing his dreams and his day job he says, “You don’t need to be in a fancy job for you to influence other people and to get them inspired. I have to admit that I am dreaming that someday I will have a better job that suits my personality and my interests, but for now I will be a normal store staff from a 24 hours convenient store, serving the customers every day with a happy smile and a positive vibe for them to have a great day and be inspired once they step into our store.”

“Let everybody know what you are doing but never let them define you as a person and who you have to be in life. You have the free will to do whatever you want. Just use that in the right manner and right place so you can have a better future in life. ”

Original post from Illustrado Magazine

STAY FIERCE!

 

Fierce,

The boyhood dreams theme of the Celine Menswear Spring 2020 is a breath of fresh air from all the collections this season.

High-Waisted flares, tailored suits, and leather jackets are the hippie pieces that I love from the whole collection.

I also love the tiny bomber jackets and boot-cut pants so much! Since during Summertime, I usually travel to Milan and I often want something comfortable yet edgy whenever I have to tend to meetings. The whole vintage vibe is in full swing for Spring 2020 and they’ve elevated it to the next level at Celine.

Here are my top picks:

Fierce,

It’s the 10th Anniversary special of and I am so happy to share with you, my take on the fabulous collection of Simon Porte. The stunning collection that was showcased in the South of France in lavender fields whilst taking the experience of the word ‘Extra’, to a whole new level.

The colour palette for the collection is giving me that fresh and show-stopping vibe for Summer in 2020!

The Pink trousers and coats are giving me so much life for the ladies who strutted the pink runway.

Also, If one is to talk about Jacquemus, those instagrammable small bags are here to slay the Summer with such a different twist. It looks like they are showing a painting within a painting in the field.

I would definitely grab one of the big hats, especially the pink one as it’s giving me that Pink Panther kind of energy.

The looks are so sophisticated and light, perfect for a cocktail party in summer…

Here are my top picks:

 

My Favourite!

we Slay in Jacquemus!

 

Fierce,

Keep it cool and edgy with Raf Simons latest Menswear Spring 2020 Collection, red gloves pair with beige inner, orange gloves with a checkered top, lavender shorts with leather shoes is a juxtaposition of elements with lazy kind of look makes it more interesting.

For me, If I just wanna have to wear something for a lazy breakfast hangout with friends I’ll go with Raf’s latest collection as it is too casual in a way that colours play a vital role to keep the look interesting. Boxy shirts with distressed pants are what I need for a casual party. As it looks very simple and yet edgy cool.

Here are my top picks:

 

Fierce,

An interesting twist to your usual casual, Valentino Menswear Spring 2020 Collection is here to teach you how it should be done with right classic accessories. Leopard print sunglasses, camouflage print in blue and brown, pink coats and beige tops will definitely make your Summer look a picture perfect that needs a tap of likes.

What I find so interesting in this collection is that it gives me a feeling of a summer camp in the southern part of France. That chill and yet non-conventional summer look is what I need to see for guys nowadays. I find it interesting when a man knows how to carry a printed top with tailored pants. Valentino is one of my favorite collection this season.

Here are my top picks:

Fierce,

The first thing that comes in my mind when you talk about Acne Studios Latest Menswear Spring 2020 Collection is balance, contrast and proper proportions. Each look is screaming perfect street style shots straight from a casual night out with friends in Paris or Berlin.

Transparent necktie, leather pants with Camel-toned coat, Mesh top with a floral top are my top picks from the collection. I love how they balance it by sticking to muted colours. Mixing different elements and having a solid color can make the look work with proper styling. Acne Studios nailed it with a fresh approach.

Here are my top picks: