Monday, August 30, 2010


I don't get it?! I'm sitting here at a coffee shop in the Mission doing some reading for my next project and I can't help over hear a conversation between this two women. To make the long story short, they were talking about some boy the other chic is dating and how he dresses better than the chic. Well! Personally, its your damn fault that you look like an old lady. I think there's this weird mentality among Americans where men are men and that's that. I mean even on my case, my exes had always given me a hard time for liking clothes, shoes and of course my necklaces. I do not get it. I can outrun, out jump, and more athletic than most guys and can defo hold my own when it comes to a fight but still ostracized for the fact that I love fashion. My aunt who lives in Italy told me that everybody dresses up in Italy. Why can't America become like Italy? Is that so much to ask?

Sunday, August 29, 2010


Due to unexpected chain of events, I ended up not going to my actual vacation this past weekend instead I took the time to cross the bridge and spend it with my loved ones. I think that's the beauty of living far enough from them that I could actually enjoy my own life but yet I know they are just a drive away when I want to see them. Honestly, I'm a little bummed out that I didn't get to go with Le boyfriend to Pittsburgh nor to spend the weekend in Paris with my good buddy, Xavier. In the end, I had a very relaxing stay with the family and exploring the hidden little gems of suburbia. 
The creek that leads to the bay
 On Thursday night, My sister and I went and took her dog, Bug for a walk to what they called the Glass Beach. I've never heard of the place. Why's that? I have no idea. I've been living here in the bay area for more than a decade and I had no idea such place existed. I tried to look up the history or what's the story of the place later on and did not find anything which was unusual. Regardless, when we got to the end of the long walk to the edge of the bay, it blew my mind. I thought It was one of the most picturesque places I've been at and there are more than a handful of them within 20 minutes from the city. Especially that night when the clouds were coming in but the sun was still out. I just wished that I wore something nicer and could have had an impromptu photo shoot. ha ha.

Saturday, August 28, 2010

No Bueno

I love being a citizen of our beloved country but sometimes I feel so left behind. Most of the time I would like a piece from one of the big fashion houses and most of the time they wont have it available here in the US. I mean why? I know that European men are MORE fashionable than American men. But it baffles me that the selection offered to Americans are way limited. Just take it to consideration H&M I was quite excited when they came to our shores but guess what happened, the products' quality they sold here are not up to par to what they sold in the H&M stores in Europe. No Bueno.  I actually remember a few years ago that I wanted something from Vivienne Westwood and I had to call the flagship store in London to order the item eventhough they have an online store. No Beuno, no bueno at all. It was only recently that they made a US based online store.  Which brings me to a very interesting development for one of my favorite brands these days. On Sept 2nd Zara will be opening an online store but guess what? it wont be available to the US fans just yet, yep. Thankfully We have two stores in dt. From the looks of it, Zara's Autumn/Winter collection looks mighty fine.

Another Thing that I've been thinking was whether to purchase a classic Wingtip/Oxfords or maybe get a Modern twist of a classic shoe.
Classic Wingtip (Mcallister)

Modern Wingtip (Steve Madden)

I love that classic shoes are coming back to fashion. Even though in the Hipster world it never went out of style. Both shoes have their own charm. Nowadays both can be worn dressed up or dressed down but I think the only advantage with the Modern version is comfort since the inner lining is basically a sneaker. But I really love the sleek look of the classic, which comes with a price. New ones are quite pricey and a biotch to take care of and its really hard to find wingtips that are in good condition and knowing myself? I don't really have the time nor the patience to hunt for them. I think its obvious that I prefer the classics and everybody already knows that I always overdress anyway.

The Conondrum that is Fall

Fall is almost here . . . or is it too soon? My last shopping trip attest to it. Stores are in full gear in showcasing their fall/winter fashions. I like that once again we will be able to wear coats and scarves. But it doesn't really matter for us, San Franciscans because more often than not our summers are almost non existent. Then again, I always feel silly wearing a trench for the fact that I live in California. MOST of the time it is not that cold to wear anything heavy at all.  On the same shopping trip I also found out that Energie has closed its doors. I know I haven't shopped there in a while, since i felt underwhelmed by their summer collection, I'm saddened. According to WWD Men's Collection, Camel is back hmm now where did I keep that Camel overcoat, it is time to unpack those fall clothes and say goodbye to our shorts and tissue paper thin shirts.