Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Doing "It" In The Kitchen - Alexandre Cunha, Brad Allen, Diego Fragoso, Kevin Mertens, Nan Fulong, Rich Stinger & Ton Heukels by Marco Falcetta

If I had a weakness it will be in the kitchen. I admit, I'm not one of those guys who could cook. I mean growing up I always had somebody cooking for me be it my Mom, my Father or our house helper. In college, I lived in the fraternity house with a cook, the only one in the University too. Post college, I eat out or pick up something on the way home. Sure, I could get domestic helping out in the kitchen and I've had cooked things following a recipe. I think I was fortunate enough to date people who can actually cook. Was that a subconscious decision of mine to date these individuals? Perhaps. I think that I'm at an age and stage in my life that I had to learn how to cook. I mean if the Bubs and I moved in we had to switch back and forth on the cooking. I mean it would be great to just order take out every night but there was always something special with a home cooked meal. It doesn't help either that the Bubs' a health nut.

One of the reasons I love celebrating Holidays with my family.

Today's editorial post appeared on Homme Style's sixth issue. It featured models Alexandre Cunha, Diego Fragoso, Kevin Mertens, Nan Fulong, Rich Stinger, and Ton Heukels as photographed by Marco Falcetta. Giuseppe Ceccarelli styled the boys with Versace's offerings for the Spring/Sumer 2013.

Sur,e I own a few Versace pieces and sure most of their collections I deemed gotti. But, hey, I loved the pop of colors. Nobody would ever say your outfit was boring. Speaking of Boring, if somebody asked for your opinion on their outfit. Do you lie and tell them you liked it eventhough you didn't? I never did but I think sometimes were surprised with my honesty.Then again if you liked it, then who cares what other people think.

Saturday, April 27, 2013

Young & Beautiful - Marlon Teixeira by Lope Nova

I think that sometimes it surprises me of the things that the Bubs and I talk about. Usually we talk about the most mundane things like celebrity sex tapes, the people that are persistent and pursuing us and our semi-normal life. Then the Bubs asked me, "Will you still love me when I'm no longer young and beautiful?" Of course, I found out that it was from a Lana Del Rey song but this is deep like any of her thought-provoking songs. I think that our society is so obsessed with youth that it's crazy. Working in the fashion industry, I get to see it with a front row seat. The Bubs and I work in a profession that there will always be somebody younger and more beautiful than us, and we're not even barely in our mid-life! No wonder I have this unexplainable fear of aging!

I have in the past shied away from suitors that are older than me because I always thought that we wont have anything in common. So, that's why it amazes me to find couples that have more than ten years their senior. I guess my parents had quite an age gap between them but I just thought that standards were just different back then. But hey they're doing something right since they're still together.

So, back to the subject of love, yes I will still love the Bubs even we're no longer young and beautiful. That's the vow we took and that's the vow I'll keep.

Happy Weekend!

We close of the week with a cover story that appears on the newest issue of L'Officiel Hommes Korea with Brazilian super model, Marlon Teixeira. Marlon is photographed by Lope Nova with great denim fashion looks styled by SunYoung Lee. The coverstory features the beautiful beaches of Rio as the backdrop. In exactly a month, I will be there, maybe at the exact same beach too. 

Thursday, April 25, 2013

I Want That Too - Jon & Mark Norris by Francesco Scontrini

I think this week is a little strange with the fact that I'm actually catching up sleep during the work week from the lack of sleep from the weekend. But of course, I'm actually actively making my night/social life to a minimum and make sure I get some rest. This is where having the Bubs overseas works in my advantage. A four hours difference means earlier bed time for the Bubs. The longing kills me thought especially seing all my cousins over the weekend with their significant other.

Sometimes I find myself thinking that I'm ready for a family, settle down and move in with the Bubs like the other night. Then a huge part of me resist it. I'm not that old but I do want to see my future kids grow up. Then I visit someone's house with kids and how crazy having kids are. I guess it's a trade off. Am I really ready for all that commitment and responsibility. Kids are not like pets that I could return when it doesn't "work out."

This too shall pass.

In today's editorial, we have the British Norris twins, Jon and Mark, represented by WhyNot Models as they appear on the latest issue of Kurv magazine. Francesco Scontrini photographs the twins in beautiful black and white. Demetrio Baffa Trasci Amalfitani Di Crucoli (okay, that's a mouthful) styles the twins with some Spring/Summer 2013 pieces from Emporio Armani, Givenchy, and Etro to name a few.

See I can tell the Norris twins apart, I'm not sure if they're identical but the Coppini twins? Nope they look too much alike. Then again, the Coppini twins are also the only twins that get booked separately or as far as I know.

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Family - Grayson Gettys, Ben Lark & Ian by Christian Ferretti

As someone once told me, as adults, we get to choose our own family. I've been fortunate enough to be born in a family that I adore and adores me back. No matter how I think I'm independent and having such great friends all over. To have the love of one person that means the world to me. I still find myself fall back to the ones that loved me from the beginning, no matter what. Of course, I'm not saying that my family is perfect but whose is, right?

This weekend is just one testament that I should really never take everything for granted and how lucky I am to live the life I'm living. Thanks to my friends, my brother and my sister and their significant others, my three beautiful nieces, the Bubs, and last but not the least my father and my mother. I couldn't ask for better parents. Especially when my father uttered two words in how he referes to the Bubs. It almost made me cry.

It only makes sense that they welcome the Bubs when they knew this person is the right person for me. One fact about me, I'm not one of those people that lets every single person I date meet my parents, regardless of longevity. So in the recent history, there were only two counting the Bubs. The other one is just a fluke. No offense if you're reading this.

Eventhough yesterday is a "usual" Monday. I'm being optimistic that the week will look up. Crossing my fingers.

In today's editorial post, we have quite a dark family living in Suburbia. The Yes! We Will Come Round For Tea appears on the latest Hero magazine issue. Grayson Gettys, Ben Lark, and Ian sport edgy fashion and are watched over by their stern and very fashionable mother, played  by Karen Bjornson. The story is photographed by Christian Ferretti and styled by Gro Curtis.

Thursday, April 18, 2013

Put A Lid On It - Baptiste Giabiconi by Jack Waterlot

There are people who I know who are just like this. I don't know if they can't help themselves or something else. People who complain a lot. I mean of course I get frustrated too. Especially now that I'm doing a carb depleting regiment, I have to be extra cautious of my emotions. What I hate is when I'm at my workplace and somebody I work with starts complaining about some mundane problem that they have. One, I'm not your friend. Two, it's very unprofessional to talk to me about this. Three, hire a therapist. I have one and I don't even have issues . . . or do I?  Worse comes to worst get a boyfriend/girlfriend they might actually have the time to listen to you. Regardless, I'm at work because I'm there to work and not to coddle people. Honestly, I wouldn't mind if this happens once in a while but it's becoming a regular occurrence. Sometime at some point I have to say (civilly) I've had it, put a lid on it because I'm actually trying to work here.

The End.

In today's editorial post we have Lagerfeld's muse Baptiste Giabiconi as he appears on the newest issue of Dsection magazine. Jack Waterlot photographs Giabiconi with New York as a backdrop. Andrew Holden puts together Sartorial looks including pieces by John Varvatos, Dior Homme, Emporio Armani and Billy Reid to name a few. I personally love those big rimmed fedoras.

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

I Remember You But Not The Feeling - Simone Bredariol by Jay Schoen

I don't know why it's been but I find myself reconnecting with people from my past. It's a little refreshing and weird at the same time. It's great because catching up with somebody that you cared for dearly in the past is interesting to me. It's like getting to know them all over again. Most of the time we don't really stay the same. We grow or regress depending on the situation. But I think no matter what, bottom line, they are your exes for a reason or the other. We reminisce over the "good ol' days" and for a second it is fun. Then I try to remember how it felt when I was my younger self. Nothing.

I remember the person but I don't remember the feeling anymore. Must be a sign that I'm happy with the Bubs.

Also, my thoughts are with the friends and family who are affected by the Boston Marathon bombing yesterday.

In today's editorial post, we have Simone Bredariol as photographed by Jay Schoen for David magazine. Ivan Rasic styles Simone in easy spring pieces with what appears to be a warm-looking bachelor's pad as a backdrop. Contemplating . . . or something.