Saturday, December 31, 2011

What Are You Doing New Year's Eve?: The Last Post of 2011

It's New Year's Eve! Like most individuals, the last couple of days had been days to reflect on the things that happened this year. It is a lot easier now with Facebook's Timeline (Yes, I'm half-kidding). Every great times with friends, meeting new ones, losing some, EVERYTHING with an easy scroll down to stroll down memory lane. Overall, A crazy, Ah-mazing year!

I decided Thursday night that I'm not going to New York city to meet the person I'm sorta-kind-of seeing, since I promised my parents to attend their New Year's Day luncheon this time around. Jet setting from NYC and be proper in front of family the next day? I don't think so. I have to say it's been a while since I spent New Year's with my family and not the person I'm seeing. Good thing: I don't have to get my tuxedo dry cleaned the last minute, Bad thing: I don't have somebody to kiss at midnight! And of course, I mean somebody I would rather kiss and not some random person. The woe of "seeing" somebody and there is almost 3,000 miles between you both. I know crazy. Psh! I need a drink, already.

All kidding aside, be safe, have fun tonight, drink a lot of champagne (or sparkling wine depending how classy are the hosts to your parties) and be grateful for every moment, life is too short for regrets!

Happy New Year to my friends, family, my dear fashionistos and fashionistas and of course, my special Canadien friend in NYC!

A little something for you all featuring Zooey Deschanel and Joseph Gordon-Levitt (loved them both in 300 Days of Summer), like I said on Facebook, these two are cuter than a bucket of Golden Retriever puppies!

So, what are you doing New Year's eve?

Photo credit: Michael Kors Holiday Campaign featuring Taylor Fuchs, Simon Nessman, Grayson Gettys, Armando Cabral with Karmen Pedaru by Marion Testino.

Friday, December 30, 2011

Not For Us - River Viiperi for Versace for H&M Cruise Collection

Once again, the US fashionistos and fashionistas are being dissed for the second pre-spring collection of the Versace for H&M Cruise collection. Sad. Eventhough that it looks a little tamer than the wild prints and studded looks of the first collection, I like it. It still have the Greek theme but now with the Santorini, Greece twist that I absolutely adore! Clean and neat. River Viiperi reprises his role as the face of the Versace for H&M collection. The collection will be available online on January 19 to those countries where an H&M online store is available. The most important fine print, NOT IN AMERICA. Boo!

Today is my last day at work for the year 2011. Kinda surreal. The year went by so fast. On another note, I'm very thankful for all the great things that happened that made the year a great year, really.

Happy Friday, my fashionistos and fashionistas!

Thursday, December 29, 2011

Things That I Want: Mission: Impossible - Arthur Sales & Mario Loncarski by Alfredo Albanesi

I am still under the weather, but I chose to go with a friend to see Mission: Impossible last night. It was the right decision. I had always been a fan of the Mission: Impossible franchise and this one was not a let down at all. I also love that it ended in San Francisco! I was supposed to see this move Monday night with the bestie and some friends but I was delirious with fever. I'm glad I saw it, and if you haven't seen it,  you should take the time to see it! it was very much entertaining . . . or was it good because my friend insisted of mixing our Coke zero with some left over rum from Christmas. I'm not gonna spoil the movie for my fashionistos and fashionistas who haven't got the chance to see it, but go see it! So, I'm posting this event as the last "Things I Want" of the year.

In a similar titled editorial that was featured on Geil magazine, Arthur Sales and Mario Loncarski took on a mission that is quite impossible. The shoot was styled and shot by the amazing Alfredo Albanesi with pieces by Rick Owens, Romain Kremer for Mykita (I must say I'm loving R.K.'s colab pieces), and Ann Demeulmeester. Hmm the whole, neoprene/wool movement is really taking off. Who knew.

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Everyday Life - Janos Molnar, Lennart Richter & Sean Fox by Brent Chua

Since I started work already, I sort of miss the days when I would go home to the 'rents house during the holidays and stay there and catch up with people I haven't seen in a year. Well, back then it was torture to be away from my friends but now, with Christmas came and went. I miss waking up in the morning with home cooked meal ready for me. Le sigh. Family can't live with them can't live without them.

Janos Molnar, Lennart Richter and Sean Fox served as the subjects for these great photo series by New York based photographer Brent Chua. Styled with pieces by Bang Pineda, Roberto Cavalli, Philip Lim 3.1 and Mack Sam for the Fashionisto magazine. These were three out of the many works that Brent Chua did for the Fashionisto magazine for the last couple of months, such a great eye.

Happy Hump Day for the fashionistos and fashionistas that were now back to the grind like myself.