Saturday, April 28, 2012
This past Sunday, Vicky Kaya called me from Greece to greet me a happy birthday. I was in the hair salon and accompanied my niece, Alexa, to have her haircut. To my surprise, Vicky told me that she came back to the runway and strutted on the catwalk at Jean Paul Gaultier's Fall 2012 collection. During her younger days, Vicky modeled for Chanel and Dior. She told me that it was great to be back on the runway. It is been a trend for supermodels to grace the catwalks. In my opinion, her agent was right on track. I am pretty sure that she will have guest appearances in Paris, Milan, and London this coming Spring 2013. She's been a friend for many years. I am proud of her achievements. Go Vicky.
Friday, April 27, 2012
It didn't stop the weather for Yaz Hernandez to throw a party. Her mother, Toni Colon, hosted an intimate party for her daughter Yaz Hernandez. Yaz, together with Narciso Rodriguez and Bacardi, will be honored by the El Museo del Barrio on May 17 at Cipriani 42. She wore a white cocktail dress from Carolina Herrera. Her ring and earrings are from Bo Chic. Mrs. Colon's apartment is very chic. Senora Toni wore vintage Mary McFadden. Each part of the room have different wall paper designs. Modern artworks are hanging on the walls of the apartment. I've never been to a beautiful home on Park Avenue. The best part of the evening was Yaz and Valentin giving a speech. Yaz's guests were mesmerized with her oozing charm, wit, and beauty. People didn't want to leave. For me, she is one of the best ladies to throw a memorable party. I am glad I was a part of it.
Sunday, April 22, 2012
Tina and Rico Ocampo of Celestina have been very good friends of mine. We've been friends for the longest time. Their children are like my own. Betina, Selina, Juliana, and Emilio are always there for me. I love spending time with them. In New York, Betina and Selina are studying in Parsons. We love spending time together. All of my friends adore them. I don't know what I will do without them. They are very reliable and hardworking. Thank you for always being there for me and my family. I love you girls.
Sunday, April 15, 2012
On December 2011, my sister got married in Manila. I helped her in choosing the right wedding dress for her. Her designer of choice for the main event was from Reem Acra. The designer's sales director, Holly, helped me choose the Narcissus dress. It fit her so well. After having brunch at Freds of Barneys New York, we went to Reem Acra's Spring 2013 bridal show. I was so excited to see my good friend, Lelle Henrichsen. Of course, she looked amazing. We sat down and saw the show. The show was magnificent. It was also Alexa's first time to see a fashion show. My good friend, Enchong Dee, joined and he had a blast. After the show, we went backstage to congratulate the designer. April met Reem Acra. She told Reem that she felt so beautiful wearing her creation. Meeting the maker of her gown made my sister's day.
Wednesday, April 11, 2012
Tonight, my client Yaz Hernandez will be attending the Spring Fever Lenox Hospital Gala at Cipriani's in New York City. Red is one of her least favorite color. On the contrary, the Narciso Rodriguez dress made her love the color. Her earrings are from Carla Amorim. The orange ring is from Bo Chic. Her diamond H.Stern Zephyr cuff added some bedazzle to her outfit. Her minaudiere is from Stark. The sparkly shoes are from Rene Cavoilla. To complete the look, we added a crocodile and sable cropped jacket from Russian designer Marusya. At the end of the day, my work is complete when I see a smile on my client's face. Now, I can go to bed and sleep early.
Friday, April 6, 2012
Every since I was a teenager, I admired Ricky Martin's work as a singer and performer. I started listening to his album Vuelve. Even if I didn't understand or speak Spanish, I fell in love with his music. He rose to stardom by performing his hit single, "The Cup of Life", at the World Cup. "Living La Vida Loca" is his all time number one hit single and album. He became an international superstar. Last year, Ricky Martin came out to the public that he is a homosexual. He wrote his autobiography called "ME". It became the number one best seller. On the other side of his career, Ricky Martin returns to broadway in Andrew Lloyd Webber's hit musical, "Evita". This is not Ricky Martin's first appearance on broadway. Back in 1996, he portrayed Marius in "Les Miserables". He plays the narrator Che. He tells the story of the life of Eva Duarte Peron, the first lady of Argentina. The show premiered last night. I bet all my team members were there last night to see Ricky Martin perform.. I can't wait to see it.
Thursday, April 5, 2012
GREAT NEWS!!! Tom Ford will be opening his first outlet store at Woodbury Commons in Central Valley on July 15. Known for being private with his collections, it will be the first and only outlet store in the world. Even with the super discounted prices, Tom Ford's collection is still pricey. It will be a great addition to the space. As much as his company tries not to go the outlet way, they have to dispose all the inventories. I am excited that Tom Ford made the right decision. Amazing. I am glad he joined the bandwagon with other high-end brands.
Tuesday, April 3, 2012
At last night's Save Venice Gala on Park Avenue, Tinsley Mortimer wore a two tiered gown Spring 2012 gown from Lela Rose. The ensemble have white floral appliques as the main detail of the dress. I was helping her get ready for the event. We had two options to choose from. I thought the Lela Rose was appropriate for the gala. Her earrings and ring are from Kwiat. Her diamond pave calla lilies bracelet is from Asprey. Her purple shoes from Giuseppe Zanotti were not seen. The black shrug is from Pologeorgis. I am glad I made someone beautiful for the evening. Another successful project, onto the next.