Monday, April 30, 2012

Runway Monday: Mad With Precision - Prada Fall/Winter 2012-13 Review

This weekend seemed exceptionally short. On the other hand, It was fun . . . a lot of fun. Wine and a dashingly beautiful, cooky company will ALWAYS be fun. Did somebody say impromptu photo shoot?  I dropped off E.S. at the airport yesterday morning, and I'm not exaggerating when I say that we said goodbye for a good half an hour by the gates. Not much water works though but I was definitely sad to say goodbye. I know I'm going to see E.S. on Skype but like I said it's not the same.

As I was going through my calendar for next month, it looked like it's shaping up to be another busy month at work and social calls. I'll be travelling to two cities that I've never been, Dalas and Seattle for work. Fashion shows on the weekends and my SoCal trip hanging by a thread. Not to mention parties and social events that I haven't RSVP'd yet. I'm allocating some time this week to go through them. All of them.

Deep Breaths, It's just Monday.

In this week's runway review, I present one of the best shows from Milan last January, Prada. Forget about the borderline unwearable tongue-in-cheek golf wear.  It was time to get serious, Militaristic Serious. The collection as you've guessed it had the military severity to the silhouettes and to me was almost sinister. The color story sticked with a more dark and foreboding hues of crimsons, plums, browns and blacks. The slim tailoring of the pieces I absolutely adored.  One of my favorite pieces were the shirts with the slim waist detail partnered with a light turtleneck was just great. You know when people say, his suit looked so sharp that if you fall you loose your leg or something? This was the collection they were talking about.  I thought the precision of the tailoring in this season's collection really took center stage and not some cooky accessory or print.

Speaking of accessories, I found the shoes with the plastic lining pretty interesting but reminded me of Romain Kremer's collection for Camper that I own while the ones with seals were a bit strange. The circular John Lenon-esque glasses reminded me of a mad scientist and thought that people with narrow faces would be the only ones who would look good wearing them.

Overall it was a very strong collection that really left an impression on me days after I saw the show. Eventhough that the whole collection was serious I couldn't help to find the cooky apliques on the shoes and the fun pins on the coats quite refreshing. Not to mention having a great line up of actors closing the show was definitely a nice surprise.

Saturday, April 28, 2012

At least, Out Loud I Wont Say I'm In . . . - Adam Senn by Matteo Montanari

I'm happy that E.S. is in town, I mean really happy, but I'm sad because I know that some point this weekend, E.S. is flying back to New York. And that sometime is tomorrow. We both have our own lives going on right now and it happens to be living on separate shores. We have gone here and there but is it really wrong that all I want to do is stay under the covers and stare at each other or something more romantic? Take-in every inch of E.S.'s face, every subtle imperfection that makes it well perfect to me.

I think that the time that we're apart seems like years and the time we're together seems like seconds. Faith is never fair but justified.

This is not the editorial that I was going to post but I promised somebody  (ahem E.S.) last night, not to post the newest editorial that E.S. booked in here since I'm already sharing TMI's about us to the world. But like I said it will only take a few smart people to put two and two together, really. But I digress, what E.S. wishes, E.S. will get.

So instead of E.S.'s editorial, I give you equally stunning and sweaty (?!?) Adam Senn as he appears on the newest issue of GQ Spain donning, as you guessed it, great pieces from the Spring/Summer 2012 collection of Dolce & Gabbana. Matteo Montanari photographs the top model as Miguel Arnau styles him.  

Happy Weekend my fashionistos and fashionistas!

Friday, April 27, 2012

All Or Nothing - Rob Evans by Anthony Meyer

This will be a short post since I'm posting this as I'm about to go to bed and it is exactly 3:25 AM. It has been a non-stop marathon adventure since E.S. landed yesterday. I'm also waking up early, if my body lets me that is, so I can get some gym time in before we head out to the wine country for some R&R. I know it's Friday but my weekend began yesterday. E.S. is only here for 4 days and we have to make it count. I'll sleep next week.

Alright, I'll shut up now.

In today's editorial, we have Rob Evans as captured by Anthony Meyer and styled by Philippe Uter with pieces by Alexis Mabile, Jean Paul Gaultier, Dries Van Noten and DSquared to name a few. I'm loving the Dior Homme bracelets with the fur shrug.

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Things That I Want : Cargo Hold - Michael Bastian

Last night was probably one of the most synchronized movie watching that E.S. and I had in . . . ever. I know #LongDistanceRelationshipProblems. We saw the film Melancholia and I really liked it. I've wanted to see that movie when I heard about it when it came out but it slipped out of my mind. I wont ruin it to my fashionistos and fashionistas that are planning to see it. But I was absolutely enamored by the opening sequence. The imagery were both haunting and beautiful. Truly a film not to be missed.

Michael Bastian S/S 12
Speaking of E.S., the day has come to be reunited!!! I have a short day at work then off to pick E.S. at the airport, dinner then a looong overdue hang-out session. That means either we go out and paint the town or stay in  . . . and stay in. Imagine it. I'm actually just excited to see E.S. again, eventhough we talk on Skype almost everyday, there's a difference seeing the person right in front of you.

Unless they develop that hologram thing that they did with Tupac which still kinda creeps me out.

In today's Things That I Want post, I'm bringing you the revival of the new breed of cargo pants. No they're not the ones that you probably wore back in the 90's or also called the pants that you should have never worn in public. Like any trend these days, they are more slim fit and tailored. They also come in different colors. So don't be afraid to embrace Spring/Summer seasons with color. Now that they are tailored, you can either dress them down or dress them up and people wont necessary would want to smack you on the back of your head and ask you what were you thinking wearing those pants. I'm not speaking from experience there BTW.

I'm taking cues from the Spring/Summer 2012 collection of Michael Bastian. I really liked the cargo pants that were featured in this collection. The pants retail for $545 at Barney's.

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Countdown Till NYC-SF - Parker Gregory by Giampaolo Sgura

The countdown is killing me! Killing me I tell ya! E.S. arrives in SF in two days! So, so excited eventhough I have a truckload to do before then. I'm planning to finish everything before E.S.'s plane touches down on Thursday afternoon. I know I have a day but I'm being optimistic. They did say that love (ahck! I've said it!) makes the impossible things, possible.

On another note, I totes forgot about Brad Goreski's book signing event at the Brooks Bros Black Fleece store at the Fillmore. I knew I'm forgetting something last night but didn't know what it was because my iPhone decided not to sync with my Mac's calendar . . . again. Staying away from twitter didn't really helped my case either.  I'm a little sad since Brad Goreski is one of my style icons for couple of years now. I've seen him around New York Fashion week but I have yet to actually shake his hand or what not. Oh well but still sad.

Well Hump Day is here once more. Have a productive mid-week my fashionistos and fashionistas!

In today's editorial, Parker Gregory works with the always amazing Giampaolo Sgura for the latest issue of Hercules magazine. This photo series is part 2 of 3 of the Giampaolo Sgura portfolio project for the magazine. Gregory is styled by Miguel Arnau with pieces by Prada, Dolce & Gabbana, and Emporio Armani. I'm loving the photo with the Prada jacket and shirt since it completely captures how a man can be laid back with jeans and a baseball cap paired with your high fashion pieces.

It's been a hot minute since I've been to SoCal, I feel like a trip to L.A. is long overdue.

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Farfetched - Alex Cunha by Daniel Jaems

I knew that I can not extinguish fire with fire and that I can not resolve a shouting match by shouting louder. I also knew how. . . interesting dealing with different people is, I do it everyday. But that doesn't really warrant an individual to be condescending if it wasn't provoked. My Monday was pretty busy and when I showed up at the local FedEx store to pick up a package in the afternoon, I received the most attitude that I could handle from the person behind the counter. In any other day I could have shrugged it off and move on but I calmly retorted a sentence worth of tongue lashing (without raising my voice) and when I was done, the person just had the deer on headlight  on his face and fetched my package. When he came back, he apologized and tried to explain that he was overwhelmed . . . yadi yadi yada. I just shrugged and left the store. I'm by no means proud of what I said to him but I think some people need it so that they'll snap back to reality and realize that they can't do that to people without consequences sometimes. We are all adults here, we should all be held accountable for all our actions. That's not rocket science.

In today's editorial, we have Alex Cunha as photographed by Daniel Jaems for the Co:lab website. Cunha  was styled by Julian Gregory in pieces by Lanvin, Wooyoungmi, and E. Tautz to name a few. The editorial was titled, Cave Man.

If Cave men look like and wear things like Alex Cunha? I wont mind being one.

Monday, April 23, 2012

Runway Monday: Do Ask, I'll Tell - Dior Homme Fall/Winter 2012-13 Review

As I mentioned on Saturday, San Franciscans had a chance to enjoy great weather over the weekend. I took advantage of the weather to wear shorts and my straw fedora from Goorin Bros. I spent the afternoon with a friend and his very close friend that was visiting. We had fun but I had to call it a night around 10 since I planned to skype E.S. and not stay out all night. I also found a pair of pants that I bought and wore during my last trip to NYC last february. I think It's always a nice surprise to find money , among other things in the pockets.

I'm opening the week with the review of the Fall/Winter 2012-13 collection of Kris Van Assche's Dior Homme. I absolutely adore the military reference on the collection. The cuts were sharp and modern and the color palette also remained true to military's color theme which were toned blacks, whites and military green and khaki. The men also adorned caps and mirrored sunglasses that completed a very masculine silhouettes on the pieces. There were a lot of great outerwear that features fleece and a faux camouflage with the bird details. As one of the biggest pieces for the fall/winter seasons, the cloaks in this collection were both modern and completely wearable. Overall, another great collection from the genius,  Kris Van Assche with key pieces that surely would be must-haves for the Fall/Winter seasons.

Happy Monday my fashionistos and fashionistas.

Saturday, April 21, 2012

In Bed With - Matthew Terry, Jordan and Zac Stenmark, Simone Nobili, Antonio Navas, Alexander Cunha, Jamie Wise, Patrick Kafka, Vladimir Ivanov, Ryan Barrett, Matt Woodhouse, & Peter Lissidini by Giampaolo Sgura

Holy warm weather, Spring/Summer has arrived in San Francisco. Right in time for the weekend. Hopefully, it lasts till next weekend when E.S. comes to visit. In both jobs that I do, I know that my hard work gets recognized and that feels good. Not like I'm an attention Wh*re or anything then again I'm a Leo but I'm a believer on the saying give the credit where it's due. So by the time to invite somebody to meet the client, the boss asked me. Yay! It was a perfect way to end the work week.

I'm closing this week with one of Giampaolo Sgura's editorials/ portfolio series inn the new Hercules Spring/Summer 2012 issue. I really liked the Is Not Where You Go, Is What You Wear,  which is true, but mostly for the slightly dramatic hue of the shots. David Vivirido and Miguel Arnau  styled the boys in must have pieces from the collections of Calvin Klein, Versace, and Prada to name a few.