Frais Culture

A Frais Thought: Most Americans have heard the US referred to as the “Great American melting pot”. With the thousands of ingredients in our “one nation”, it can be easy to lose your sense of culture in he mix. 

In some cases, a persons sense of individuality can even be at risk within their own culture. Especially when the western world has far more flashing lights then the 3rd world country most Parents or Grandparents grew up in.

In human geography there is a term called Distance Decay, it explains that the farther you are from your family’s country of origin, the harder the culture is to maintain. Think about how many Little Havanas there are in Wisconsin.

My point is this, keeping your culture intact goes hand in hand in expressing yourself. Embracing where you “came” from, with what you “come” from can breath new life in everything you do.

A perfect example in this case is the the wonderful detail of wooden and beaded bracelets.

I’ve fallen in love with this accessory .It adds that earthy, tribal feel to a fit. After some research I’ve found that African tribes used to use bracelets like these to distinguish royalty from the common man.

Granted, anyone can pick up a pack of these beads and make one themselves, (like I did) but the history behind the tradition speaks volumes!

Especially when people consistantly ask me “Where did you get that”?

My response, “I got it from my culture”.

Se Frais!

Frais Fit: Le Frais Foulard!

Details Details Details!

I have to be in class by 8:30am almost everyday. Sometimes, staring at the closet for 20min, deciding on which outfit to walk out of my apartment with, can be really dangerous.Especially when you go to a shcool that only allows a certain amount of tardys and absences. This bad habit, can lead to consequences far greater than looking good in the mirror.

But! I have gotten better at this. 

I mean, going from staring at the closet, to staring at the mirror for 20min is an improvement right? 

Oh c’mon! You all know how it feels. You,the mirror, and the ominous voice in your head asking…”Whats missing?”

I’ve recently found the solution.

I present to you the Frais Foulard, a multifaceted detail that can be the perfect garnish for your Frais fit.

Now that, I’m saving 20min from my morning I can now use it to eat a well balanced breakfast..or sleep in.

Se frais!

New Frais Fit coming soon!!

New Frais Fit coming soon!!

Guess what?!

Remember that awesome event that happened a few saturdays ago..?

I believe it was called..um..art something…OH!

ART WALK!!

Yes yes! Frais Culture is going to be live and in full effect again, at this months Art Walk. If you are still suffering from the amazing symptoms of Frais Fever at the last Art Walk, our installation of vintage elegence is up again, for a round of seconds.

Be sure to check out the Frais room at Gallery 212 on March 10th, located on 2407 NW 2nd Ave, Wynwood Art District. Miami FL 33127

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Frais Fit: Bike Lane only
With snow storms slowly turning into rain storms in the north, and rain storms turning into humid hell in the south, clothing choices are beginning to shift this time of year. 
Layering, in my opinion is the best way to paint yourself with details. You can really accent colors, textures and more by doing so.
But is it really worth wearing your favorite cardigan, dress shirt and tie combination in them midst of a heat wave. I think not! Especially in Miami.
This Frais Fit goes head to head with mother nature, and allows the person to breath, in the breeze with the trees in times of high degrees, wearing a Frais tee.
(Rhyme intended)
Se Frais!

Frais Fit: Bike Lane only

With snow storms slowly turning into rain storms in the north, and rain storms turning into humid hell in the south, clothing choices are beginning to shift this time of year. 

Layering, in my opinion is the best way to paint yourself with details. You can really accent colors, textures and more by doing so.

But is it really worth wearing your favorite cardigan, dress shirt and tie combination in them midst of a heat wave. I think not! Especially in Miami.

This Frais Fit goes head to head with mother nature, and allows the person to breath, in the breeze with the trees in times of high degrees, wearing a Frais tee.

(Rhyme intended)

Se Frais!

A Frais Thought

Growing up I always wondered why people were so concerned with fashion. I was never given the best clothing. Mainly because my mothers priority for myself and my siblings was food in  our mouths, and a good education.

I associated the fashion industry with pretentious elitists, that made their mirrors a best friend. Probably because their real friends couldn’t keep up with the demand of ego boosting they needed.

I didn’t see the Art in Fashion. After watching overzealous shows on TV with women in large feather hats, and ridiculous outfits in leopard print, I thought it was a contest to see who can make a skinny white girl look the most atrocious.

Fashion in my middle class neighborhood, was no different. Guys would wear tall white tee shirts and expensive sneakers, and be crowned top of the food chain. Women would wear colorful hair attachments, and Gold chains with their names on it, and be the queens of hive.

The fashion world, always seemed like this exclusive lifestyle that i couldnt be apart of.

Then I put on my first fitted dress shirt.

Something happened to me. I realized the clothes don’t make the man it is the man that makes the clothes. The garments have to work for you. Just because everyone is wearing it doesn’t mean it isn’t special. You can create and customize, your clothing based of how you feel!

This overwhelming feeling has truly made me appreciate people that do spend that extra time in the mirror. Why not feel confident about how you express yourself on the outside. Especially in a day and age where people don’t take time to know the inside, why not give them a glimpse of who you are on the outside!

Se Frais!

New Frais Fit coming soon!!!

New Frais Fit coming soon!!!

Frais Fits: Le garçon du Collège
Sleep, A social life, and Good grades. The typical college student can only pick two.
Because of this tenacious schedule, dressing well can easily fall in to the back burner, contaminating the students style drive. This usually causes them to be engulfed into a deadly vortex of wearing sweat pants every day.
This fit expresses the resistance of that trap. It also leaves people wondering how you managed to ace the midterm, when you were at both parties the night before.
I guess they’ll have to lose sleep trying to figure it out.

Frais Fits: Le garçon du Collège

Sleep, A social life, and Good grades. The typical college student can only pick two.

Because of this tenacious schedule, dressing well can easily fall in to the back burner, contaminating the students style drive. This usually causes them to be engulfed into a deadly vortex of wearing sweat pants every day.

This fit expresses the resistance of that trap. It also leaves people wondering how you managed to ace the midterm, when you were at both parties the night before.

I guess they’ll have to lose sleep trying to figure it out.

ART WALK!!

This weekend was a blast! People were buzzing about the Frais Culture installation, questioning, pointing, and showing signs of Frais fever! (a little cheesy i know)

Long story short, the installation was a hit. we presented the Frais guy life style in a gallery sized nutshell. 

But wait theres more!

If you didn’t get a chance to catch the Frais World Piece this weekend, check us out at Miamis first Art Wynwood event, at Gallery 212

New Frais Fit coming soon!

New Frais Fit coming soon!