Who is Paul Conrad?

What better way for a twenty-one year old "manrepeller" to spend his time than documenting his overly layered outfits?

That's exactly what Paul Schneider does. At the ripe age of seventeen, The Youth Novels was started as a way for Paul to document what he wore for his friend's entertainment. Over the years, The Youth Novels has become much more than just that.
After a long stint at American Apparel, a few clothing pieces in stores, and a short lived modelling gig with them, Paul branched out and turned his blog into a much larger passion.

He's been named the TOPMAN brand ambassador for Calgary, along with fashion blogger and close friend Ania Bonicka of www.aniab.net. He's expanded his brand awareness with an extreme passion within the fashion industry, focusing on luxury brands and a "designer" obsession.
With an intense love of the industry, Paul's managed to venture to the concrete jungle of NYC for New York Fashion Week, and avidly attends local fashion events in Calgary.
Over the course of The Youth Novels, he's managed to work with some amazingly talented photographers in the area and support the growth of local brands and companies within Calgary.

A lot of Paul's inspirations come from Luxury lines such as Loewe, J.W.Anderson, Proenza Schouler, Ann Demulemeester, Helmut Lang, 3.1 Phillip Lim, Prabal Gurung and many more. He also pulls a large amount of inspiration from blogger Leandra Medine of MANREPELLER, since he would consider himself to be a bit of a male version of her with his "man-repelling" outfits.

With a constantly growing closet and an emptying bank account, the passion and dream of turning The Youth Novels into less of a passion and more of a career is the ultimate goal.
Thank you all so much for constantly being there for the growth of the blog, and supporting it along the way!
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