Raheem Nelson

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  1. #WhereIsRa?: Essence Street Style Block Party

    Date 15 Sep 2015
    My New York Fashion Week experience continues with Essence’s Street Style Block Party in Dumbo.  I attended last Sunday and created some live paintings of the jovial crowd. Dumbo is quickly becoming one of my favorite parts of Brooklyn. There was live music, performances, lectures, and vendors. It was…

  2. #WhereIsRa?: The Tailory’s NYFW Party

    Date 12 Sep 2015
    Welcome to my blog! Today I will be talking about some paintings I did to celebrate New York Fashion Week. This past Thursday I went to The Tailory to check out their Fall Lookbook featuring GQ Insider, Leo Chan. “The concept behind The Tailory is very simple-Unique design plus impeccable

  3. Style by Ra: The Navy Suit

    Date 07 Sep 2015
    Welcome to my blog! Here’s this week’s menswear tips The Navy suit is definitely my workhouse. I get so much mileage out of this suit it’s ridiculous. I would say if you had to have one suit Navy would be your best bet. It can be paired with many…

  4. #WhereIsRa?: Windowpane Shoot NYC

    Date 29 Aug 2015
    Welcome to my blog! Today I will be talking about a photoshoot I had in New York City.  Yesterday I went to New York to get some photos taken of me in my new Charcoal Windowpane suit from Combatant Gentleman. I enlisted the help of the very talented photographer, Fox…

  5. Style by Ra: The Grey/Charcoal Suit

    Date 23 Aug 2015
    Welcome to my blog! Here’s this week’s menswear tips For this article I will be talking about the grey suit and the charcoal grey suit. Lighter grays are seen as more casual and can be dressed up or down.If an office for example has a strict dress code you wouldn’t…

  6. Featured Illustration: Dandy In The Bronx

    Date 18 Aug 2015
    Today’s blog post is a little different. I have a special interview with GQ Insider and Menswear Influencer, Diego León aka Dandy In The Bronx. Check out the interview and the portrait painting below… 1. Where does the “Dandy in The Bronx” brand symbolize for you? Diego: It’s my way to personally

  7. #WhereIsRa?: Palo Alto/mDAC 2015

    Date 13 Aug 2015
    Welcome to my blog! In this post I will be talking about my recent trip to Palo Alto.  This past week I attended the Mobile Digital Art and Creativity Summit at The Palo Alto Art Center. It always ends up being a big, family reunion because I’ve made so many connections…

  8. Style by Ra: The Black Suit

    Date 03 Aug 2015
    Welcome to my blog! Here’s this week’s menswear tips Today I’m starting my “essential suits” multi part series. Every man should have a few suits that can be used for different purposes. A black suit is typically considered the most formal suit you can buy (second to tuxedos.) Generally…

  9. Featured Illustration: NHPL (Ives Main Branch)

    Date 29 Jul 2015
    Welcome to my blog! In this post I will be talking about my latest urban landscape painting.  I remember as a kid going to The New Haven Public Library and becoming immersed in books. The library was valuable for school projects or if I just wanted to check out…

  10. #WhereIsRa?: NoLIta

    Date 26 Jul 2015
    Welcome to my blog! Today I will be talking about some of the live paintings I created in NoLIta. Recently I did some live painting in NoLIta. It’s always incredibly fun to go to New York City with my easel and iPad. Plein air painting is not only a great…

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