Sunday, July 31, 2011
Last night, my friend and I went out to have some fun. We decided to go to Industry. Industry Bar is one of the hottest gay night spots in New York City. The music is always good and fun. On top of that, the men are hot. I love hanging out with Nix. He is so energetic and fun. After a couple of drinks, we started dancing with everybody. We kept on jumping and jumping. It was good exercise on the dance floor. We got out of the club at 4 in the morning. I had a blast. I am going to miss Nix.
Saturday, July 30, 2011
For Fall 2011, Plaid is one of the trends of the season. It is one of the toughest print to wear. It depends on the color spectrum. You don't have to be British to wear the famous print. If you are not bold, you can have it as an accessory. Prada made affordable totes in nylon for the upcoming season. It depends on your choice of print. The red reminds me of Christmas. The blue reminds me of boarding school. If you'd ask me, I prefer the brown. The brown color blocking has a masculine touch to it. Plus, you won't get bored with the color. You can still use it for Spring 2012. For your ensemble, you must wear solid colors. The plaid detail will be the accent of the entire outfit. Who says you cannot wear plaid? The totes can be purchased at www.prada.com at $395.00.
Thursday, July 28, 2011
Right now, I am currently watching Andy Cohen in Live by Bravo. Beautiful Denise Richards and Real Housewives of New York Ramona Singer are Andy's blue lady guests. Andy is oozing with charm and sex appeal. I believe he found the fountain of youth. He looks like he is not aging. All I can say, he loves to smile. No wonder men and women love watching him. You want to keep him in your pocket. Drop it like it is hot. Hahaha.
Tuesday, July 26, 2011
I went to Barneys New York yesterday to check out the latest accessories for Fall 2011. I saw this amazing clutch from Celine in burgundy and blue. I told Mimi that I will come back for it. I needed to pick-up something from the men's third floor. On my way out, I noticed the clutch was gone. I rushed to Mimi and asked her what happened to the clutch. A client snatched it. I was too late. She told me that it was the last piece in the country. She said that she will call me as soon as the next order comes in. Another clutch lost for me to carry for the Fall season. Being patient is what I am known for. I can wait. Darn!!!
Sunday, July 24, 2011
Prada delivered a strong collection for Spring 2011. The fashion house designed the must have shoes for Spring. There was a huge wait list for the Prada brogues. For Fall 2011, Prada continued its success by designing lace up shoes with colored thick soles. It is more subdued than the infamous shoes from last season. It reminds me of Jil Sander's Spring 2011 shoes, but casual and sporty. I can't wait to get my hands on these amazing and comfortable shoes. Now I can click my shoes and say, "There is no place like home". Prada style. Love it.
Friday, July 22, 2011
Summer is here in New York City. Today, the temperature will be in the 100s. I promised my client, Tiffani, that I'd accompany her to the tailor. She wore an amazing Malandrino dress to one of her guest appearances. I had to put on something cool and refreshing. I wore my favorite floral shirt from Liberty London, Camel capris from Zara, and yellow suede shoes from Tods. Since my outfit was light and colorful, I thought it would distract me from the HEAT. I was wrong. After my appointment, I dropped off my client to her apartment. I rushed back to my place and turned on the airconditioner. I will be staying in for the rest of the day. Besides, I deserve a FULL DAY OFF. I have been working non-stop.
Wednesday, July 20, 2011
After my long meeting yesterday, I rushed to Barneys to check out the new men's collection for Fall. I came across the new billboard of DKNY for Fall. I stopped and stared at the models. I got really excited. One of the models used for the campaign is my best friend Anne V. I immediately sent her a bbm text. She responded so fast and ask me to take a picture. Anne and I have known each other for a long time. We've been friends for 6 years. She knows how to balance her career and love life. Aside from having a successful career, she is the loving girlfriend of Maroon 5's front man Adam Levine. When Maroon 5 was in Manila for a concert, she was instrumental for my sister's last minute ticket request. Amazing.
I know I don't see you much, but I just want to let you know that I am very proud of your success. Love you my dear Anne. You will always be a part of my life. Xo.
Tuesday, July 19, 2011
Last month, Dream Hotel downtown opened in New York City. It is the hottest place in town. With the new rooftop bar called PHD(Penthouse Dream), it will be the coolest spot to be seen.
There are so many things to see in New York City. The metropolis keeps on growing. I am amazed with the city's character.
Saturday, July 16, 2011
Fashion houses like Gucci, Celine, Givenchy made a come back after hiring talented designers. It is not the case for the house of Halston. Marios Schwab, Harvey Weinstein, and Sarah Jessica Parker parted ways with the company. After trying to relaunch the brand, there was no success in keeping up the momentum. The first collection of Marios Schwab was a hit for the fashion industry. Insiders told me that the collection he designed was not picked up by the stores. For his second and succeeding collection, he looked into the archives of the house. It became a success. Sarah Jessica Parker's role is to oversee the Heritage line. With her high profile character from Sex and the City, the house took a chance in hiring her as the Chief Creative Officer. SJP was heavily involved in creating the collection. It was very difficult for her to leave the company. She loved the brand. She put her whole heart and soul to it. As for Harvey Weinstein, he invested in the company. With his connections in Hollywood, the company thought he'd be bringing more income. In this case, it did not happen. How many times does this house need an overhaul? Who is the next candidate? The next designer should stick to the DNA of the house.
Friday, July 15, 2011
I was very fortunate to own a pair of Prada's hit men's runway shoes from Spring 2011. These shoes were hard to find. I have the blue/red/caramel colored brogues. I had these shoes since February. D knows how to do his research. He got me these hard to find shoes before I left for Paris. Miuccia Prada gives inspiration to designers around the world. Meaning, everybody loves to copy her style. Shoe designer Jeffrey Campbell is one of the copy cats. Yes, he knocked-off the infamous Prada Brogues. The price may be less than the original, but it looks cheap. I'd rather pay the full price and buy my comfort and style. Jeffrey Campbell's shoes will give you foot problems in the future. It also screams poorly made in China... Bad Clone.
Wednesday, July 13, 2011
This past Monday, Emma Watson wore a gown from Bottega Veneta's Fall 2011 collection. She graced the red carpet at the Avery Fischer Hall in Lincoln Center. She was in New York to promote the last installment of the movie Harry Potter. The oatmeal saffron gold colored ensemble looked good on Isabeli Fontana. I don't think this outfit suits Emma Watson's youthful look. The bodice gave her form, but the drape fabric below the waist did not give her justice. I am not a huge fan of this dress on her. It felt like she came out of a package. The hair and make-up gave her a fresh look. She is now a lady, but there could have been better options for this event.
Monday, July 11, 2011
Jean Paul Gaultier has been in the fashion industry for 3 decades. With his retrospective in Montreal, his Fall 2011 Couture collection is about celebrating his work. He is a huge admirer of the late Yves Saint Laurent. He continued the designer's legacy by deriving inspirations from different cultures. For this collection, he revisited his love for his pinstripe suits and trench coats. He loves bringing back supermodels like Eve. Once again, the former model's famous shaved head with the dragon tattoo complimented the white dress she was wearing on the catwalk. He may not have the set design like Chanel, but he knows how to produce a spectacular collection. Loyal followers of Gaultier will snatch these outfits as part of their unending collection of the designer's work. Bravo.
Saturday, July 9, 2011
This coming Monday, I have a fitting with my new client, Tiffani. She is currently starring in the USA Network show. She will be promoting the show this coming Tuesday by having personal appearances on VH1 and MTV. I am very blessed to have clients who are nice and sincere. As what I said, I will have more celebrity clients by the end of the year. I believe in baby steps. I am in no rush to reach the peak. I would like to thank all my mentors who helped me with my career. I owe them a lot.
Friday, July 8, 2011
Azzedine Alaia is one of the best designer in the entire fashion industry. Known for his 80s bandage dresses, he made a strong statement amongst his peers in the industry. With his vocal and brutally honest views, he doesn't care what people say about him. All he cared about was his love for his work. After a couple of years of not staging a proper runway show, he decided it was time to come back to the catwalk and show his creations. He is known for his laser cut technique. Any woman who wears his clothes feels power, strength, and domination. His pieces may be pricey, but it is worth every dollar. He is a genius.