Gucci On

Fashion blogger brings a casual appeal to high-end brands

Photography by Krystal Ramirez

Arvin Olano

Fashion and lifestyle blogger, arvinolano.com

Your blog arvinolano.com features a lot of luxury items styled in a way that is both casual and wearable. What are some of your go-to pieces right now?

My Gucci Princetown loafers. The Princetowns are a backless-style loafer available lined or unlined in lamb fur. I own a couple of pairs, and I rotate them depending on the weather. This shoe goes back to my love for being comfortable but luxe at the same time.

Have any fashion collections recently inspired your work?

I currently work in the luxury retail industry—right now I’m inspired by Gucci. Their creative director , Alessandro Michele, has brought a sense of freedom to be who you are by wearing the clothes you want to wear. In the end, fashion is a reflection of your identity, so I love that a mega-brand like Gucci is pushing this idea in such an amazing way.

What’s your favorite part of the styling/creative process?

My blog is an extension of who I am and what I do in my daily life. My favorite part about styling is the creative flow. The creative flow is the feeling I get when I’m completely immersed in a task, and I become one with what I’m doing. I’m so focused on finishing what I started that time slows down. ­

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