Monday, August 29, 2011
Katy Perry had a couple of wardrobe changes during the MTV Music Awards. She strutted on the red carpet in an Asian inspired pastel colored beaded dress with a matching parasol. After that, she wore a deep purple long sleeve dress to present the next performer. Her second to the last outfit was from Christian Dior Haute Couture 2011. She was wearing a yellow cube hat. I thought it was fun and colorful. She won the best video of the year for her inspirational song, "Firework". I admire Katy and her work so much. Finally, she wore a short beaded black and gray dress accented with a telephone headpiece. Who says you can't have fun during the VMAs? She did. Congratulations.
Sunday, August 28, 2011
I am so proud of Britney Spears. She is one of the best pop singers out there. I jumped on my couch when she won the best pop video for the MTV Video Music Awards. Her song, "Till the End World Ends", is a major hit in all the clubs in New York City. You just want to keep on dancing till the world ends. When she came up to receive her award, she was so shy and wasn't expecting to win. She only deserves the best. As much as I love Katy Perry, I still have my heart set on Britney. "C'mon get me get me on the floor. DJ what your waiting for."
Saturday, August 27, 2011
New Yorkers have been freaking out about the arrival of Hurricane Irene. According to the news, she can cause major damage in the city. Well! It did not stop me from going to a party for the US Open at the Polish Consulate. My good friend, Paul Gasior, organized the event. I came to support him. I also had the chance to catch up with Caroline W. and her boyfriend PGA Champion Rory M. The last time we saw each other was at the Australian Open of this year. I am glad I went with my instinct. It was a successful event.
Friday, August 26, 2011
Finally, I found the perfect wedding dress for my sister's main event on December 11. It took me 2 weeks to do research for the most sophisticated dress in the bridal arena. Since my sister lives in Manila, she gave me the go signal to hunt for the perfect ensemble on her special day. She told me that she didn't want to look like a cupcake. She wants a chic, classy, and modern dress. With the help of Holly, she showed me the most stunning dress in the planet. The dress is perfect for my sister. I almost fainted. I showed her the picture of my sister. She said, "Your sister is already pretty. She doesn't need a flamboyant dress." She introduced me to Narcissus. Yes, it is the name of the dress. I took pictures and sent it via email for my sister's approval. After 15 minutes, she told me to purchase it. The dress will be a surprise. The craftsmanship is beyond. I can't breathe right now. I felt like I was the one getting married.
INTRICATE DETAIL OF THE DRESS
Tuesday, August 23, 2011
On my way home, I passed by the Tiffany & Co flagship store. I stopped and stared at their display windows. What did I see? jewels and ice cream. The concept behind it was brilliant. People cannot resist ice cream. The combination of ice cream and jewelry is simply irresistible. You can see the company is trying to lure consumers to buy jewelry. The different colors of the dessert can mesmerize you. I felt like I was being hypnotized. If you don't have a strong resistance, you will be tempted. Who said you cannot add humor to jewelry? Tiffany proves that sweet jewels do exist. I would like to have 2 scoops of ice cream plus a yellow canary diamond ring on top. The bill? Thousands of dollars for sweets.
Monday, August 22, 2011
This past weekend, Kim Kardashian exchanged vows with New Jersey Nets basketball player Kris Humphries. The wedding was the talk of the town. Kim wore a heart shape Vera Wang dress. Her sisters, Kourtney and Khloe, also wore the designer's creations. There were 450 guests who attended the festivities at a private estate in Montecito, California. Kim's husband wore a white tuxedo from Ermenigeldo Zegna. As usual, Kim's make-up is perfection. I am not a big fan of her Esmeralda look. She accented her hair with a diamond necklace. I don't know what she was thinking. Was she paying homage to her Armenian roots? Or was it just an over board of diamonds? I hope she does not look back and say, "What was I thinking?". I am so happy for her.
Thursday, August 18, 2011
Celine is one of the leading brands in the fashion industry. Phoebe Philo made the house of Celine cool and hip. The clutches from Celine are the hottest commodity in fashion right now. It is so difficult to track them down. Thank God for my loyal friends at Barneys New York, they were able to snatch 2 clutches for me. I love the simplicity and color blocking of my clutches. The olive and black gives the military feel. On the other hand, the burgundy and royal blue gives the ultimate edge for Fall. Thank you so much for mystery man for all these fabulous clutches. Big Kiss.
Sunday, August 14, 2011
This past Wednesday, I received a package from an unknown admirer. The doorman told me that a very tall and handsome man dropped off the package. Before I open presents, I always look for the card. The only word written on the card, "Enjoy". I opened my present. To my surprise, it is my favorite scent from Maison Fracnis Kurkdjian, APOM. I was so happy because I ran out of this scent. I always buy this fragrance in Paris. APOM contains Orange Blossom and Ylang Ylang ingredients to make the scent soothing to the nose. Every time I spray this perfume, I receive many compliments from my peers. On my skin, the scent morphs into fresh powder. I can't stop smelling myself. Hahaha. Up to now, it remains a mystery who gave me this amazing present. I hope the person reveals himself soon. Only few people know about my obsession with Maison Francis Kurkdjian's scents. Who can it be?
Thursday, August 11, 2011
This entry of my blog is dedicated to my lovely client/friend, Tinsley Mortimer. Today is Tinsley's birthday. She opened big doors for my career when she hired me to be her stylist for her reality show. I consider her as one of my angels because she believed in my talent. Her seal of approval gave me more high profile clients. She deserves only the best. I love her and her family. I know so many things will happen for her career. I always tell her to believe in the mythical bird, the phoenix. She is a special person in my heart.
Tuesday, August 9, 2011
I can't wait to come home this December. My sister, April, is getting married to her fiance Daniel Werner. I had a chance to get to know my future brother-in-law when he came to visit New York. Like my other brother-in-law Fergus, Daniel is cool. He was in New York for work. He had the chance to meet my other friends in the city. My sister told me that her wedding is my dream wedding. She handed the baton to me to approve every detail. Who knows? I will be getting married next year.
APRIL AND DANIEL WAITING FOR THEIR FLIGHT TO CEBU
Monday, August 8, 2011
Miuccia Prada is one of the most influential designer in the fashion industry. For her Miu Miu line, she created jeweled encrusted couture sneakers for Fall 2011. These fashionable shoes are for women who want to make a statement. If you have $500 to spare, you can be the modern Dorothy Gale. Click you shoes 3 times and say "There's no place like home."
Friday, August 5, 2011
I was running late to meet my fashion guru in Soho. As I was walking on Prince Street, I bumped into one of my closest friend, Anne V. She has been so busy with her career as a model. On top of that, she's been spending quality time with her boyfriend Adam. I have known Anne for 7 years. She was the person responsible for introducing me to the book, "The Alchemist". From then on, we became very good friends. The last time I saw her was in Paris during fashion week. We spent 15 minutes chatting on the street. She has a special place in my heart. I am very proud of all her achievements. Even if I don't see her that much, I know our friendship will last for a long time.
ANNE V AND MOI
This past Tuesday, I had lunch with Lily O'Boyle. She is one of my favorite aunts in New York City. We are not blood related, but I consider her as my own. We went to Serafina for Lunch. I noticed her beautiful white leather woven bag. Since I love accessories, I immediately made a comment. She told me that the brand of her bag is RAFE. Rafe Totengco is an accessories designer in New York. He is one of the few Filipinos who opened the gates to the global market. He is talented and humble. Rafe is the creative director of Jones New York. I cannot wait for him re to launch his bag line. Im a big fan.
Tuesday, August 2, 2011
Jennifer Lopez knows how to make an entrance. Her song with Pitbull, "On The Floor", is a hit. All the clubs in New York are playing her new dance song. With the beat of Lambada in her single, people will keep on jumping on the floor. You can expect the best from J.Lo when it comes to the total package. Her hair and make-up is just superb... thanks to Oribe and Scott Barnes. In the wardrobe department, I love her beaded Swarovski encrusted cat suit. I wasn't a big fan of her gold gown with feathers. No offense, she looked like an Iguana. Definitely, it is La Lopez's comeback.
Monday, August 1, 2011
I have been an admirer of Christopher Bailey's work for Burberry. He made the British brand cool and hip. For Spring 2012, he delivered a fun and colorful collection with an homage to modern arts and craft with a touch of African heritage. With Prada's hit Spring 2011 creeper shoes, designers were inspired to create their on take on the must-have item. Instead of using jute for the soles, Burberry used cork. I love the color combinations he used: yellow/brown and black/turquoise. It reminds me of an upgraded high fashion golf shoes. My addiction to shoes does not stop. I just checked into shoe rehab... it did not work. I can't wait to get them. I simply must have it. I sound like a crazy person on shoe drugs.