Sunday, January 12, 2014


As soon as Leonardo Di Carpio opened the envelope to announce the best actress in a motion picture, I closed my eye hoping it would be Cate Blanchett. When he read her name, I jumped off my couch. Like Meryl Streep, Cate Blanchett is one of the best actresses of all times. I have seen most of her films and she portrays any role thrown at her. From my previous post, I’ve seen the movie “Blue Jasmine” 6 times. When she came up the stage, she exuded class. She knows how to command presence and make the audience listen to her. On top of that, her stylist did an amazing job by letting her wear Armani Prive. She made Armani look fashion forward. She accessorized her black lace dress with diamond earrings, rings, and bracelet. When she turned around, you can see her sexy back. I believe she will be nominated for an Oscar and take home the trophy. I am glad she won. 


The men’s show in Milan just started. I have been looking at the collections and I haven’t seen anything I like. To my surprise, I came across Ferragamo’s collection.  My peers know that I love bold stripes and color blocking. Shades of rust, blue, saffron, brown, and pale blue were among the colors used for next season. Amongst all the coats, I love the rust and blue combination. I believe these coats are great investment pieces for Fall 2014. I can’t wait to get my hands on them. It is time to save up and put them on my back. What am I talking? Winter is not over and I am looking forward for the cold weather again.

Saturday, January 11, 2014


The first time I saw the movie “Blue Jasmine” was with my friend Helio Campos. It was cold in New York and I was so excited to see this film of Woody Allen starring the great Cate Blanchett. The addiction to this movie didn’t stop. I convinced my aunt, Paola Isabella Rocha Tornito, to watch this film with me again. For the 3rd time, I saw this film with Tina Ocampo, her daughter Juliana, and Raia Gomez. On a rainy day, I asked my assistant Jake Laurino to come see it with me again. I couldn’t stop laughing because the film was great. On my way back to Manila, I saw this movie twice in the plane. My friends know that I have the habit of watching movies over and over again. This coming Sunday, Cate Blanchett (Jasmine) and her co-star Sarah Hawkins (Ginger) are nominated for their roles at the Golden Globes in Los Angeles. I am keeping my fingers crossed that these two actresses win the trophy. They both deserve it. I highly recommend this film.

Friday, January 10, 2014


It’s been a long time since I last posted an entry on my blog. I know I have been absent in the blogging scene, but now I am back. I have been looking for accessories for men that are fun and whimsical. Fendi’s bug collection gave me the energy and the drive to write again.  Fendi launched the bug collection for women last year. After a successful launch, the house made a small collection for men. Nylon totes, wallets, coin purses, clutches, and cellphone cases were the first series for Spring 2014.  As much as I love prints, I need something fun and whimsical to add to my collection of accessories. I am glad that FENDI responded to my plea. I can’t wait to get my hands on these pieces.