Friday, April 12, 2013
Lately, I didn’t have the time to blog. I have been very busy with other projects related to styling. My fascination with shoes never stops. I was on the hunt for the Harvana by Christian Louboutin. Dong Ronquillo and I paid a visit to the men’s store in New York at the Meat Packing District. To my surprise, they have my size. I was so excited to wear them. The next day, my assistant and I were doing market appointments. Suddenly, I grabbed her left arm before crossing the street. I told her that these shoes were pinching my toes. I ignored the pain. At the end of the day, my feet weren’t cooperating. I had to check if I had blisters… thank God I don’t have. This past weekend, Daniella organized a dinner at Dos Caminos. I decided to wear the shoes. I walked from 55th Street and 6th avenue to 50th and 3rd avenue. I started feeling the pain again on my toes. I kept on walking. By the time I reached the restaurant, I was experiencing pain. I went to the bathroom to check on my toes. I was shocked that my two big toes were bleeding. I always come prepared. I brought my NEOSPORIN. After dinner, the ladies dropped me off on 55th and 3rd avenue. I told myself that I could walk back to my apartment. The alcohol didn’t help. I was experiencing more pain. I was so tempted to remove my shoes, but I didn’t. As soon as I reached my apartment, the wounds became deeper. I applied more ointment to avoid the pain. God must be telling me to stop my addiction with shoes. The Harvana’s are pretty, but extremely painful.
Tuesday, March 5, 2013
Men around the world will be excited for this great news I am about to share. Italian watchmaker, BRERA Orologi, launches its Gran Turismo Collection. This is the brand’s first innovative design by using Swiss Movement: Ronda 5030D, moving away from its traditional Miyota Quartz.
The new GT Collection features 5 unique designs in 54mm with 48mm bezel, this is the largest men’s watch created by the brand to date. A luxury sport watch, the GT debuts tri-toned metal combinations and honeycomb dials. The 54mm case comes in 3 finishes: stainless steel, rose gold, and grey IP. There are subtle pops of rich color on each bezel offering an exquisite design element. With these elements, the BRERA Orologi Gran Turismo collection is sporty, masculine, and fashion forward.
According to Maurizio Pasi, Co-Founder of BRERA Orologi, “We wanted to create a high quality oversized luxury sport watch using the Swiss Movement to showcase the power, beauty, and exclusive design of the Gran Turismo”.
The GT collection is now available at Neiman Marcus’ website (www.neimanmarcus.com). If you have $895-950 to spare, order your BRERA Orologi Gran Turismo collection. For collectors out there, this collection will be a great addition to your watch family.
Saturday, March 2, 2013
After the sudden departure of Nicholas Ghesquiere last year from Balenciaga, people were wondering who would be inheriting the throne. Nicholas is brilliant, genius and talented designer. He made Balenciaga modern and edgy. His designs were widely copied by other designers. At the end of the day, revenue is important. Not everyone can pull off a Balenciaga number. People weren’t buying the clothes because it is too risky for them to wear. Most of the people you see wearing Balenciaga during fashion week, clothes were borrowed from the house. The handbag and perfume division were helping the house earn its revenue. Through the help and efforts of Vogue's Anna Wintour, she helped another designer’s dream come true. Alexander Wang was the chosen successor to the throne. At 29, Wang has a successful business. He is expanding his label around the world. The whole fashion industry was eager to see his first runway collection. To be honest, he didn’t disappoint the crowd. He went back to the archives of the house. He presented black and white ensemble, which I believe is the smartest choice. Most designers go wild with their first shows, but Wang chose a different route...back to the archives of Balenciaga. Raf Simons went back to Dior’s bar jacket while Wang did the cocoon shape. He stripped down all the frills, ruffles, and ornate decorations. He stayed true to the house’s DNA with his own interpretation. The knitted sweaters were hand painted in white. When the models move, it looks like eggshells being cracked. Coats with a huge safety pin-like buckle detail were strong looks... a sure seller in stores. Low heeled knee high boots and strappy sandals complete each look. This is Wang’s first collection for Balenciaga. I am sure he knows what needs to be done…deliver a collection women can wear with a touch of edginess. Nothing to worry, Wang will sail this ship to a different direction...profitability.
Thursday, February 28, 2013
After the disastrous red carpet and after party appearances of Anne Hathaway at the Oscars, she should look back at her best dressed moments during award seasons. When she was nominated for best actress for “Rachel Getting Married”, she wore a strapless beaded Armani Prive gown. Her costume changes when she hosted the Oscars with James Franco, she wore Armani Prive, Tom Ford, Atelier Versace, Lanvin, and more. They were expecting more from Anne Hathaway this past Sunday. People will remember her more as an actress than a fashionista. Your whole look is your business card to the world.
|HOSTING THE OSCARS IN ARMANI PRIVE|
|ARMANI PRIVE- RACHEL GETTING MARRIED|
|ARMANI PRIVE, ATELIER VERSACE, AND TOM FORD|
Wednesday, February 27, 2013
After Anne Hathaway’s femmebot fiasco on the red carpet at the Oscars, you’d think the actress would vamp it up at the Vanity Fair party. Your guesses were wrong. She wore a custom made Saint Laurent column gown in dove gray for the event. She looks like she is ready to go to bed while vacationing in Saint Tropez. I am so bothered with the neckline. The beading doesn’t sit right. This time, she wore sticky tapes to cover her nipples. The cheap looking gold plastic paillettes sequins didn’t add luster to the whole look. Saint Laurent’s designer Hedi Slimane should use Swarovski crystals to give life to the dull color of Anne’s ensemble. This cascading fashion catastrophe of Anne Hathaway will be forever remembered.