by Tara Osipoff on September 9, 2012
Keven Blehm comes around the corner into the back staff area of our workplace.
“Knock, knock,” Keven says as he enters.
“Who’s there?” I ask as I lean on the counter.
“Oh…” Kevin replies. It appears that I have startled him, as though he wasn’t expecting to get a response at all.
Keven starts tending to his work, disregarding my response completely.
“Keven, who’s there?” I ask, impatiently awaiting the rest of the joke.
“Orange,” he quickly snaps at me, as though I am inconveniencing him.
“Orange who?” I ask. “Kev! Orange who?”
“Ugh, I don’t know. I don’t even like jokes.”
Keven Blehm. Simply one of the most interesting and unique human beings I have ever had the pleasure of meeting. When I decided that I was going to be doing features on people from time to time on my blog, to talk about people with mad style, Keven Blehm was one of the first people that came to mind. The moment I met Keven I knew he was special. He certainly left me perplexed, but more so intrigued, and I couldn’t wait to be in his presence again. I could tell that whenever Keven is around, an energy of joy is certain to flood the space that he occupies. You could travel far and wide on this great earth, but I can assure you that you most certainly will not meet another person that even comes close to Keven Blehm. He is one of a kind; to say he is quirky would be remarkably huge understatement. He is quick-witted and his kindness reaches a whole different magnitude. Which brings me to his style. Keven’s style is simply a reflection of his beautiful, peculiar way of thinking; it is a reflection of his entertaining mind.
Keven never ceases to amaze me with his style, from his crisp fresh colour palettes to his sharp, beautifully shined shoes. He always has something on that makes me look twice; I feel like I could follow him around work sometimes just to take in every aspect of his well-put-together style. If I am so lucky as to see Kev out on the town, outside of our work environment, I always feel inspired when I see him. He will have on a two-toned fedora or a gorgeous knit sweater and crisp jeans. Keven is always looking handsome and dapper. He rocks a lot of clothes from local shops, such as Coda (where he used to work), but he is not limited in where he purchases his clothing. You can catch Keven in trendy names and in genius designer gear. He is one of the most original people to come across, and why? I think it’s because Keven has something that is rare; Keven is okay with being Keven. He isn’t afraid to be himself; you won’t catch him jumping on bandwagons of what may be “cool” at the moment. He has his own definition of cool, and he is perfectly okay with that. He isn’t willing to compromise who he is for any form of acknowledgment, and he doesn’t need to—he does just fine getting noticed by being exactly who he is.
I know that no matter where my fashion career will bring me, I will always feel honoured to have spent a day with Keven, embracing his edgy style and soaking in every ounce of his charismatic energy. You can catch Kev in a fabulous fitted maroon suit, detailed with pocket squares and flashy, elegantly cut shoes, or in a fresh look that is a blazer and a pair of well-made jeans. Never underestimate this man’s attire. Like his personality, it is delightfully unpredictable, and he is always on top of the fashion game with quick trends created by the man himself. He is a leader in all areas of his life, and I will be interested to see where this man’s life leads him. I rest assured with a sense of peace, because I can only see him traveling in great directions—it is the only way he knows how. Be sure to keep your eye out for this trendsetter, and take a few tips from him; I will bet money that whatever original outfit he has put together today will be filtering it’s way through the city shortly after.
Thanks for reading my beautiful followers.
Have a grateful day, set trends, embrace every ounce of your delightful self, and smile—it’s sexy.
Life is beautiful, dress accordingly… that’s it, that’s all.
Photography by the man who sets trends in his own industry, Scott Goodwill
Hair by the always stylish, always fresh, and always fabulous Sheena Huber from Elements
Styling by little ol’ me of course… oh right, and Keven Blehm