The District Dude - Allen Onyia
From James Harden to Naomi Campbell and Timothee Chalamet, Allen Onyia has his finger on the pulse of the fashion world as he covers celebrity fashion on a daily basis. Starting his website, Upscale Hype, Allen continues to share his favorite street style finds with his following. Let’s not forget to mention that his personal style is one to watch as well. Continue reading below to see how Allen makes Houston his own runway.
You have a big event to attend this weekend- which River Oaks District retailers is your go-to for an outfit?
I’m a high-low type of guy so I’m definitely visiting the Tom Ford boutique for that stand out piece and then hitting up the COS store to build out the rest out the outfit. It’s all about balance with me.
Your company, Upscale Hype, features some of the biggest names in the celebrity fashion industry-what are some of the most memorable looks you’ve covered?
In the last two years, it would definitely have to be us breaking down and telling our readers what Conor McGregor was wearing leaving the Brooklyn police precinct after his altercation at the Barclays Center. It showed people that every moment is a style moment lol.
You’re a native Houstonian- Sugarland, in fact! What are some of your favorite local spots to take out-of-towners?
Right now, I show off the River Oaks district and everything it has to offer. In regards to entertainment, great dining, shopping, and nightlife it’s a one stop shop. I also make sure they stay at the Post Oak Hotel, both areas represent how progressive the city is becoming.
Who in the fashion world inspires you?
Honestly, it’s not one single person. I’m inspired by everything around me...culture, emotions, and moments. Those three things inspire my fashion and style.
We know you’re a big ice cream fan- what’s your ice cream order at Amorino?
Anything with strawberries for the win!
What movie are you dying to see at iPic?
That’s easy. It’s “Glass”
What’s the best advice you’ve ever been given?
“If you look good, you feel good. If you feel good, you play good. If you play good, they pay good.”
What is an essential you never travel without and where are you going, by the way?
My Rimowa x Off-White transparent cabin case is my must have essential. I got it as a gift from Alexandre Arnault, Co-CEO of Rimowa and I absolutely I love it. It’s the perfect mix of functionality and art. The transparent aspect of the case is a great way for me to show my personality and style as I maneuver from airport to airport...city to city. It’ll definitely grab your attention. Hahahahaha...where am I going!?...let’s just say, I’m going around the world in 80 days.