Cris Domingo made me break the rules. Yea, today we are going all the way to San Fransisco crossing over to New York. She is beautiful, she is dapper, she is humble, she is the queen of androgynous.
I first saw a picture of Cris I think on tumblr, And I thought what?? I had never seen a woman look so good in a “men’s outfit”.
So I saved the picture on my laptop and moved on. Then I came across another image I cant remember where and I had to look her up, And oh my since then she became one of my fashion favorites.
Cris is Originally from San Francisco, but currently living in New York City. She has collaborated and accomplished projects with Curve Magazine, DapperQ, and The Tailory NYC.
In 2014 she was featured in Elle UK for San Francisco Street Fashion by a British photographer.
From single breasted blazers, chino shorts, ties, pin & pocket squares, loafers, ascots, pocket watches, to waistcoats, suits, hats, cigars, jeans, sunglasses, monk shoes and briefcase, Cris has taken over men’s world and made it even more interesting.
I recently interviewed her as she shared her passion for menswear with me.
Tell us a bit about yourself, and what made you venture into fashion?
I didn’t venture out into fashion itself. It’s been part of my daily life and have no intentions of doing this professionally. It’s just something I do for fun.
Why androgynous and What inspires your look?
I felt more confident about myself when I started wearing suits and eventually my preference/taste in clothing evolved. My main inspiration is the Italian men’s fashion because unlike American men, Italian men based their clothing decisions on detail (cut, color, style, pattern). Their cuts are more fitted and slimmer. American men prefers comfort over style and convenience before detail.
Do you have a stylist who help you put your outfit together? if not how do come up with your look?
I do my own makeup and style all my clothing. I also own my camera and do all the photo/video editing on my page. My friends usually takes all my photos and have collaborated with professional photographers from the past. It’s really part of who I am so I don’t consider this as an ‘idea’ or concept. Everything just happened naturally for me.
Whats your most treasured item in your closet?
My treasured item in my closet would be my first watch which is a Rolex Datejust. I bought it with my first salary and nothing can ever be more valuable when it’s worked hard for.
Who is your style icon? or someone you admire in the fashion world.
My mother. She is not a fashion icon but her elegance and style is what I really look up to. Her attention to detail in clothing is what I have acquired from her and this created an impact as I developed my own personal style.
As I continue to present myself I am pleased to see people who have been appreciating my work. Expressing my gratitude to those who have been leaving positive feedback on my page.
– Always stay true to yourself, because that’s your path to success.
Ooh and I have to say, she is one of the most humble people I have come across in the industry. Its hard to come by humble people nowadays, trust me. Follow her on