Growing up in Mexico, Coca-Cola products were always banned from my home. I remember the day my mother found a Diet Coke can I had left open in the fridge and I still can hear the words, 'rat poison' coming out of her mouth in slow motion as she dumped it out in the sink. I remember seeing the Coca-Cola truck delivering its appealing products to my neighbors’ homes and always wondered what I did wrong to deserve the punishment of having to drink green juice instead. Looking back, it was definitely a blessing in disguise. However, no matter how much my mother badmouthed those products, the Coca-Cola brand never lost its appeal.
When it comes to off-duty favorites, vintage t-shirts are on the top of my list. For a casual day in Venice this past weekend, I wore a vintage Israeli Coca-Cola t-shirt. I was originally wearing the dark pair of Ray-Ban sunnies, but while walking around in Venice, I decided to stop by 'Gotta Have It' (one of my favorite vintage stores in LA) and I picked up the vintage yellow Ray-Ban aviators and switched up my look on the fly. I layered it with my gramma's vintage Burberry trench, which was perfect for the chilly, windy weather.
The contents of Coca-Cola may be toxic, but the company itself has teamed up over the years with major influencers like Bill Clinton and Bono to use its massive international power and global distribution system to do their best to make the world a better place. As long as I'm not drinking it, I don't see anything wrong with wearing a Coke and a smile.
Coat: Burberry vintage
Sunnies 1: Ray-Ban
Sunnies 2: Ray-Ban vintage
Pics by ADAM BRAVIN