Tuesday, July 31, 2012
The continuation of the Bourne series finally arrived in New York City's Ziegfeld Theater. Matt Damon isn't the star of the new film, but Jeremy Renner filled in his shoes. The awkward Jeremy Renner was rushing through the red carpet. It seemed like he doesn't like the attention. He passed through so many reporters ignoring interviews. He is an actor and he should be used to this attention by now. Jeremy's negative vibes gave some of the photographers and reporters the real personality of the actor. On the other hand, his stunning co star Rachel Weisz strutted on the red carpet wearing a strapless Christian Dior Haute Couture from Raf Simons debut collection. The black hour glass strapless ensemble gave the British actress a boost to her style. The hair and make-up was perfection. She wore Christian Louboutin's bow tie shoes. Seeing her on the red carpet being interviewed by Alicia Quarles was breathtaking. The actress has so much charisma and personality. She loves the camera in a very subtle way. She answered all questions about the movie and her wonderful experience in the Philippines. She fell in love with the warmth of the country that she donated money to build a playground in the city. Edward Norton was the last actor to walk on the red carpet. Like Rachel, he is very charming. He may not be the sexiest actor alive, but he has a strong sex appeal. The movie started at 740pm. The action scenes and stunts were beyond. Overall, the movie was great. Guests went to the Four Season restaurant for cocktail hours. It was a fun evening.
Saturday, July 21, 2012
As you all know, I love statement shoes. I inherited this addiction through my mother. She loves accessories. She told me that you can tell a person's style with their shoes. I totally agree with her. I believe the accessories make the outfit, but you have to select the perfect shoes that suits you. For Fall, Miuccia Prada delivered a strong collection of accessories. The shoes I am dying to get my hands on are these lace-up shoes with white floral leather appliques. It reminds me of the 60s in a very modern way. I can imagine myself wearing black tight trousers and a blue trench shirt from Yohji. These magnificent shoes cost $1,395. You will never go wrong with Prada. Her fashion forward shoes will always be the topic of conversation. My lust for shoes never stops. I guess it is the Imeldific in me.
Friday, July 13, 2012
On August 2, my whole family will be flying to Malaysia to see Alexa Dominique Pascual compete with the top figure skaters in Asia. My niece wants to prove to her family that she can excel in sports. When she was in New York, she has been practicing her moves at Chelsea Piers and Rockefeller Center. I told her to go back to ballet so she can move with grace. My sisters and I were not into sports. Alexa always made fun of us. I know she will do well in this competition. I am so sad that I won't be there to support her. I can't wait till she hires me to be her stylist. It will be very interesting to work for her. Hahaha.
Thursday, July 5, 2012
All eyes were on Raf Simons as he took the stage to present his first Dior collection. He did not disappoint his audience. He presented an amazing collection with respect to the house's archives. After his exit at Jil Sander, traces of his designs from his former employer morphed into the collection of Dior. For Raf, couture is an expression of idea. It doesn't mean that couture can't be wearable. He targeted a wide range of audience. He focused on Mr. Dior's silhouette from the 50s. The bar jacket which made the late designer famous was modernized for today's women. Most of the short cocktail dresses were paired with trousers. He showcased both Fall and Spring colors in shades of black, red, orange, blush, blueand light pink, and white. I believe his message is that couture should be timeless. He infused his own mark by experimenting in different dye prints in the form of coats, and ball gowns. He accessorized most looks with a steel band belt and strass choker necklaces. This is only the first collection of Raf Simons for Dior. I am sure that his collection will evolve. I can't wait for October when he presents his ready-to-wear collection for the house. Raf Simons is an amazing designer. Alber Elbaz, Marc Jacobs, Donatella Versace, Diane Von Furstenberg, and Azzedine Alaia were present to cheer for the designer.
Sunday, July 1, 2012
I have been looking online with the latest Spring 2013 collection for men. What caught my attention is Dries Van Noten's rendition of the camouflage. He made me excited once again and I can't wait to get my hands on his pieces for next season. In this collection, the use of camouflage is a form of a chameleon. Not only did he do the print in army green, but he showed it in different color ways. He deconstructed the print and it seemed like a jigsaw puzzle or a virus viewed through the microscope. The sandals throughout the show have soles of the inevitable print. Some of the clothes look like his models came from a fencing match. To make it more modern, he added velcro straps as closure. He used delicate fabrics like voile, silk shantung, and nylon that seems to resemble taffeta. A pair of trousers that looked like an animal print is the hybrid of camo. He is a true genius. Once you dissect each piece, it can stand on its on. The foundation of his empire: color, form, texture, and pattern. He made Paris smile with a collection worth remembering.