Wednesday, August 15, 2012


It is difficult to find interesting men's shoes in the market. Most retailers are buying classic shoes to sell. Barneys New York is one of the stores that carry size 40s. In the beginning I wasn't paying much attention to Christian Louboutin's designs. I was focused more with brands like Dries Van Noten, Lanvin, Prada, Balenciaga, Burberry Prorsum, and Pierre Hardy. Now, I have been a follower of Christian's designs. For Fall, Barneys bought interesting selections from the designer. What caught my eyes? The suede cognac "Tasselissimo" is simply divine. The shoes were not displayed on the 5th floor because it is only through pre-order. Howard showed me these spectacular shoes. I almost fainted when I tried them on. To my surprise, they are comfortable and stylish. If you have $1,795 to spare, these are the perfect statement shoes to wear on the streets of New York. The multi tassels give some added chicness to it. Christian Louboutin is part of my vocabulary. Let's just hope that my closet won't be overflowing with shoes. I am running out of space to store them.

Monday, August 13, 2012


The 2012 London Olympic games was a success. The United States ended being number one in the medal tally. I was quite disappointed with the opening ceremony. On the other hand, the closing ceremony last night was a major success. I remembered all of the songs I used to listen growing up. The performances of George Michael, Annie Lennox, Oasis, Fat Boy Slim, and the reunion of the Spice Girls were major hits. George Michael performed his famous single "Freedom". Annie Lennox came out in a Gothic galleon. The highlight of the evening was the Spice Girls. It gave me goose bumps when they performed their greatest hits from the 90s. The gold number fashion show led by Kate Moss and Naomi Campbell prove to the world that the Brits are the leaders in fashion. I felt like I was part of the event.  The organizers redeemed themselves with an amazing and spectacular showdown. The Brits know how to party hard... a night that viewers and spectators can never forget.

Monday, August 6, 2012


Last week, my sister April and her daughter Alexa flew to Malaysia. My niece Alexa competed on behalf of the Philippines for Skate Asia. I am so proud of her because she is determined to win. My sisters and I were not into sports when we were young. Alexa told me that she wants to be different. Instead of immersing herself into designer brands, she chose figure skating as her passion. At first, it was just a hobby for her. In the long run, she decided to focus in this sport. She's been joining competitions back home and winning second. At the recent competition in Kuala Lumpur, Alexa won 2 bronze medals and 1 silver. As soon as I got my mother's email, I called them up. I was so happy and excited for my niece. Winning medals will boost her drive to achieve more. I won't be surprised that she will need my services in the future. Congratulations Alexa for bringing honor to our country.