Mogblog Subscriber Giveaway!

Perhaps by now you've seen some of our MogVlog 's - like yesterday's #MASKOFTHEMONTH. Or last week's Thirsty Thursday Recipe. My Workout Essentials? Or how to Contour Your Face Like a Man?? No? If you haven't, where you been? Check out the channel here.

So to bring even more attention to our new youtube channel with weekly videos - we'll be running a MOG giveaway! That's right. Another chance to get free stuff! Directly from me. Want the skinny on the details? Read on.


To enter, you just need to "like" our youtube videos, and subscribe to our channel! That's it! Do that, and your name gets put into a hat, and on the date of our next video - next week - I will draw and announce the winner! 

Most importantly, what do you get? How about a hand-painted and framed piece of art in signature Erik style? Something cool and chic to put in your office or at home that'll make people jealous and wonder where you got it. Plus, a whole slew of designer skincare samples. And maybe another little goodie or two. So! Go watch those videos - give em a like, subscribe for more and cross your fingers, because it may just be your lucky week!

DIY Leather Cardholder

Happy Humpday, Readers! Today marks the end of our first #MOGBLOG Giveaway! If you didn't win, but still wanna get your hands on that leather cardholder - its still your lucky day! (Kinda.) Read below for how to DIY one of your very own! 

DIY Leather Cardholder

You'll Need:
A small piece of leather
A ruler
A piece of paper
A sharp pair of scissors
A Krazy Glue Pen

Start by making your pattern on a piece of paper. Its sort of a diamond shape, with its points extending from a central rectangle that measures 2.5 x 4 inches. (the best thing about this envelope shape is that you can make it whatever size you want - if you want a more substantial sized wallet, or even an oversized clutch, you can just scale it up to that size!)

Next, use a pencil to trace it onto the sueded side of your leather (or what is going to be the inside of your wallet) and then cut it out.

Once it is cut - depending on the thickness of your leather - you may want to use your ruler to help crease the leather, pre-folding it so its easier to work with when you bond it in the next step.

Now: the bonding. Fold your side panels in first, using a bit of krazy glue, and press them together for about a minute. Follow that by folding your bottom panel up and bonding one side at a time. Once it is all assembled, I like to give it a good clamp (If you happen to have binder clips, they would be perfect for this.)

And thats all there is to it - in less than 15 minutes, you can make yourself a cool kid leather cardholder that's totally unique. Bonus, when you get complimented on it, #humblebrag like its your job!

I'd love to hear how this works out for you, so let me know in the comments below. And also, I'm happy to answer any questions you may have there. Looking forward to it! x

Behind the Scenes: Studio Day

Hey Everyone! Busy day here in the #MOGBLOG studio today. I wanted to share with you a behind-the-scenes look at what I've been doing with the materials I shopped last weekI can't show you everything just yet, but what I can show you is this - a lot of sketching, a lot of draping, a lot of thinking. (If you smell burning, that's just my brain...its doing overtime at the moment.)

Reminder that this is the last day to enter our #MOGBLOG Giveaway! So if you haven't yet (and really, what are you waiting for?) be sure to FOLLOW on Instagram, Pinterest, and Bloglovin'. And SUBSCRIBE via Email below. Good luck!

Shopping Day

Yesterday, a good friend of mine and I had the opportunity to go shopping for an upcoming project we're collaborating on. I can't say too much yet, but when I can - you'll be the first to know! But what I can tell you is, we got some really great finds. It was fun to take him out and explore the local fabric stores together, especially because it was his first time.

I know it can be overwhelming, but sometimes there's nothing better than really digging through the aisles at the fabric store - particularly when you're in need of a little inspiration. There's just so much to choose from, and you might be surprised what will catch your eye.

Check below for my outfit details (and where to shop them!) And don't forget to enter for our #MOGBLOG Giveaway!

OUTFIT DETAILS (Click each for link to shop)
Topman Hat
JCrew Oxford Shirt
American Apparel Leather Tote
Nike Free Run Sneakers

As always - don't forget to SUBSCRIBE to #MOGBLOG with the link below!


Hey Everyone! So excited to share with you our first #MOGBLOG Giveaway! That's right. Giveaway. As in Free. As in what are you waiting for? Check it out below:

So if you want to win this gorgeous goatskin leather Cardholder (handmade by yours truly) all you have to do is FOLLOW #MOGBLOG! Here's how it works: in one week (March 25th) the winner's name will be drawn from a hat. Want to increase your chances? I thought you might. For each social media platform you follow us on, your name gets put in the hat one more time! SO:

SUBSCRIBE TO #MOGBLOG VIA EMAIL (link at the bottom of this post)