About

L E V I T A T E    S T Y L E

Men's Style & Travel Fashion Blog based in New York City


Leo Chan
Founder & Creative Director

Hey I’m Leo! I was born in Hong Kong and moved to New York City when I was 10. I started Levitate Style in 2014 to show my passion in photography, modeling, style, and traveling around the world all in one. I first started with photography as a hobby for a few years and then some modeling for two years. I worked in corporate banking for 4 years before starting  Levitate Style with my lady Alicia Mara.


My style is a reflection of an urban/modern take of NYC, mixing classic menswear like suits with casual style pieces like sneakers and leather jackets. My style allows me to be on the go and ready for all occasions in life, from stepping into a corporate office to attending fashion events to traveling around the world.

My style is also adaptable and international – I take my style on trips around the world and translate it to fit with the new culture and customs (See EGYPT). I am a strong believer that style is attainable and affordable at any price range. Style isn’t about the brand or how expensive an item is but the fit, look, and material. Growing up with little, I had to make sure to get the best quality and bang for my buck. I love discovering new brands that offer quality and value that fits my style

Since starting Levitate Style, I've been blessed by the opportunity to work with great brands like GQ Magazine, Movado, Timeberland, and Perry Ellis just to name a few. Check out more about me from PRESS page!

PS: I also love the NBA, Eating all kinds of good food, and Hillsong NYC is my second home!



Alicia Mara
Co-Founder, Photographer, Website 

Hey there! I'm Alicia Mara and I am the Co-Founder and the behind the scenes face of Levitate Style. I'm mostly behind the camera, but you will see me make special appearances in our Levitate Travel posts! I work on everything behind the scenes at Levitate Style including our website development and analytics. I was born and raised in Buffalo, NY and made the move to NYC to pursue my human rights career after graduating university with degrees in International Studies and Music with a minor in Chinese. My background is in refugee resettlement, but I currently do remote nonprofit consulting on the side while I'm not working on the blog.


My personal style is minimalist and monochromatic. Nothing looks better than a sharp black suit with black double monk straps (man or woman)!

I love to travel, read books, drink coffee, watch cat videos, be at Hillsong NYC, and check out universities!


Why Levitate Style?
Levitate Style means to rise above in effortless style. I personally believe that everyone has their own style & preferences. Money doesn't buy you style and style is timeless.



Instagram: @levitatestyle