Saturday, October 29, 2011
Last Thursday, I visited my aunt who lives in Alpine New Jersey. She needed my help to sort some of her clothes for her trip to Asia. I've never been to her house, but some people say it is to die for. Her driver picked me up from my apartment. To my surprise, her house is the most beautiful and modern structure I've ever seen. I said to myself, "My aunt has impeccable taste". The design of her house was inspired from the Japanese Zen architecture. She has her own golf course and tennis court. Whenever you want to watch movies, she has a theater. Other amenities include: basket ball court, gym, sauna, massage room, yoga room and more. After lunch, I had to help her pack her clothes for her trip. She amazes me with her fashion sense. She loves Ann Demeulemeester, Rick Owens, Vintage Helmut Lang, Martin Margiela, Commes des Garcons, Yohji Yammamoto, TAO, Undercover, and Junya Watanabe. I was very impressed. I had a great time with her. I must say I had a day off for myself. Indeed, it was relaxing and therapeutic.
Thursday, October 27, 2011
In a matter of days, the Versace for H&M collection will reach the shores of New York City. There will be a fashion show on the Hudson River showcasing the spectacular dresses from the fashion house. On top of that, I can't wait to see my good friend Lucio. I believe it is a smart move of Donatella to collaborate with the giant retailer. It is the best strategy of the house in answering a solution for people who cannot afford the main line. The collection is all about the best pieces from Gianni Versace to Donatella's current collection. I cannot wait. It's coming soon. Another extravagant event for the house of Versace. You can expect tons of celebrities.
Tuesday, October 25, 2011
Whenever I pick-up samples from my client's apartment, I am always greeted with a smile by Carmen. She works for Yaz Hernandez. She makes sure that the apartment is always in proper condition. Even though she doesn't speak english that much, we completely understand each other. She tries to teach me Spanish. In return, I teach her English. I love seeing Yaz, but my day is complete by getting a hug from Carmen. All of my clients are like family to me. It includes all of the people who works for them. Indeed, Carmen is an added value to the household of the Hernandez. A diamond in the rough. A gem that shines from within. Only a woman with pure heart can bring light to a happy household. You are always kind and generous to me. My love to you. I dedicate this entry to the lovely Carmen.
Monday, October 24, 2011
This past weekend, I went to New Orleans to attend Claudia and Zan's wedding party. I was so excited because it's my first time to visit. The city is full of energy and rich in culture. I fell in love with the French Quarter. I felt like I was in Europe. It is like going into a labyrinth. Once you enter, it is hard to get out. The first night of the festivities was at Cafe Amelie. The restaurant is so beautiful. I can relate with the architecture because it has the European influence... like most ancestral homes in the Philippines. Lit torches surround the entire garden. A live band was serenading the guest. Overflowing drinks were served. We had fun. The dancing party was the highlight of the event. It was just the beginning.
Sunday, October 23, 2011
I just got back from a wedding in New Orleans. I almost missed my flight en route to New York. We all had fun and we danced the night away... overflowing champagne. Congratulations to Claudia and Zan.
As soon as I arrived to my apartment, my doorman handed me a box. I opened the box and it was the invitation for the Versace collaboration with H&M. Yes, Versace jumped into the bandwagon by teaming up with the infamous retail company. I can't wait to see the collection on November 8th in New York. You don't expect less from the fashion house. I know the fashion show and the after-party will be sick. I can't wait.
Friday, October 14, 2011
When I go out at night, I cannot leave my apartment without a clutch. Why? I put all my stuff in there. What's inside my clutch?
2.) Bright Colored wallet- so it's easy to find
4.) Business Cards
5.) Blackberry with Pierre Hardy Case
6.) Agenda Book- I love writing my schedule
7.) Bright Wallet
Thanks to Mimi of Barneys New York. I have the best clutch to carry... Celine. I love the royal blue and deep burgundy combination. It is simply divine.
Thursday, October 13, 2011
I thought yesterday was going to be relax and easy. I received a voice mail from a client saying she needed clothes for tomorrow. I love last minute requests. It is so challenging, but at the same time exhausting. Thank God I did it. I had to go to my sanctuary. Life is full of surprises.
Wednesday, October 12, 2011
This past weekend was the end of my addiction to cigarettes. Saturday was the last day of my smoking habits. I had my last stick and I enjoyed every puff. I felt like I was going to be sent to the guillotine and die. It was the best decision I ever made in my life. I always associate stress with smoking. It was my excuse to continue my lust for nicotine. It is my 4th day for not having the inevitable tobacco. I am struggling like an addict, but I know I can do it. Now, I can breathe properly and inhale the fresh air. I am keeping my fingers crossed that I won't go back to smoking. I am going to live one day at time. I won't be a preacher and say smoking is disgusting... I was a smoker. I just made a choice of quitting. I don't want to spend any more money on cigarettes. I'd rather buy shoes. Hahaha.
Saturday, October 8, 2011
It has been rumored that Marc Jacobs is the top contender for the house of Dior. If this happens, it is the smartest move of the fashion to hire another talented designer. He has a legion of loyal followers around the world. His strong presence can turn a house from death to reincarnation. For Louis Vuitton, he showed how feminine clothes should be done. At the center of the circular runway stands an all white carousel. Models were seated on each horse as they wait for their cue. People in fashion believe that being vulnerable, nice, and sweet are the results of being weak. In this case, he proved to the world that it ain't bad to sweet. Each ensemble displayed magnificent craftsmanship of embroidery, sheer double layered fabrics, and appliques. Shades of sorbet were his main color theme for this collection. As each model walks down the runway, you just want grab these clothes and wear them. Lush alligator jackets in pale yellow, light blue, and beige depicts the epitome of luxury. My favorite part of the show are these daisy appliqued details on skirts and dresses. Feathers were in the air in some garments that added lightness to it. A special appearance of Kate Moss sealed the show with its grand climax. Indeed, it is a signal that Marc Jacobs can design for any fashion house with his creative mind. He can adapt to any environment and make it work. Whether the rumors are true or not, he is the best bet to ascend the throne and continue his reign at Dior.