Friday, May 31, 2013

The Other Side - Arthur Gosse by Olaf Wipperfurth

It has been FOUR days and some hours since I got back from my vacation and I'm still trying to get into my old routine. Even though during my trip, I was waking up early to go on our hikes with the Bubs. Now I had to actually drag myself out of bed to get ready for work. I guess there lies the culprit. Fun versus work.

Work on the other hand had been pre-occupying me all through the week. Being busy was good since it got my mind off things like. Missing Rio, the Bubs, the Rio crew that we hung out with, the beaches and the breathtaking views, and the caipirinhas especially the caipirinhas. I could probably go on some more but I would spare y'all the trouble.

Well TGIF, my fashionistos and fashionistas! It's going to be a busy weekend for me.

In today's editorial we have Arthur Gosse as he appeared on the latest issue of GQ Spain. Photographed by Olaf Wipperfurth and styled by Sara Padilla. Gosse donned vibrant prints with the likes of Givenchy, Dolce & Gabbana, Dries Van Noten, Etro and Gucci to name a few.

Saturday, May 25, 2013

RIO, Eu Te Amo (I Love You) - Alex Cunha, Caio Cesar & Pablo Morais by Doug Inglish

It has been a wonderful week and Rio de Janeiro has been wonderful to me . . . and the Bubs as well. It would have been nice if it was sunny most of the days I was there. I wanted a real beach day but a day and half of rain versus the whole week forecast was more than I could hoped for. Probably for the best avoiding getting dark. Of course, we frequented the Urca and Copacabana beaches, Bubs' favorites from the two month stay there and it stayed relatively warm that we spent afternoons at the beach. Hiked the  monolithic wonders that surrounds the city. My favorite was the Corcovado starting from the Parque Lage to the world famous, Cristo Redentor. It was just an amazing experience. Aside from hiking I think that eating and drinking adult beverages, namely caipirinhas, summed up my vacation. Not that I was complaining or anything.

I think immersing yourself to a culture that was not your own was always rewarding to my experience. I know that this sounds bourgeois of me because I know that not everybody has the means to travel to exotic locales. But if you do, you should. I think that everybody should experience the world first hand.

Reading about places does not hold a candle from actually being there and experiencing it all yourself.

Since this would be my last post before I head back to the states, I would like to thank our gracious host and all the beautiful friends that we met along our adventures in Rio de Janeiro. Making my trip extra special.

Agradeço do fundo do meu coração!

Rio, you will always have a special place in my heart.

Have a great weekend my fashionistos and fashionistas!

We close the week with an editorial that appeared on the May issue of Details Magazine. It featured Brazilian models Alex Cunha, Caio Cesar and Pablo Morais as photographed by Doug Inlgish. The boys were photographed working out and donning jeans sans shirts at the one of my favorite beaches I've been at, yes counting the ones from Hawaii, The Copacabana Beach.

Not part of the editorial but I included a video that I saw last year about Rio. Enjoy.

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Copacabana - Zhao Lei by Will Davidson

I will make this short because I am TIRED. Yep with capital letters! It has been a while since I traveled somewhere that took longer that nine hours. I thought that six hour layover in New York would be a nice way to go around town for a bit. BAD idea. I almost missed my flight. Eventhough I had a quick jolt of energy seeing the Bubs and driving around a foreign country when I landed in Rio. I couldn't wait till I could go around town but will have to wait.

I don't think it sank in till I went out of the balcony and I could actually see the Cristo Redentor from the distance. I'm actually in Rio de Janeiro! Scratching that out from my bucket list.

I would try to make time to write blog posts throughout the week. Sharing my adventures in Brazil. Tchau!

The editorial post today featured one of the first wave of the Asian super model invasion in the recent years, Zhao Lei. Will Davidson photographed Lei with a picturesque backdrop by the ocean. Grant Woolhead styled the male super model with great summer looks by Dior Homme, Cavali, Hermes and Salvatore Ferragamo to name a few. The editorial story appeared on the latest issue of GQ China.

Saturday, May 18, 2013

Blonde Moment - Max Rogers by Ben Harries

And that concluded my work week. I can't really put into words how excited I am that I will have a little break from work. So being my Type A self I re-checked my flight itinerary for the 100th time. Yep there is still a six hour layover in New York. So technically my travel time will be longer than I thought with the 3 hour jump to the East coast then another hour Rio time. All these weeks since booking this trip, I'm thinking my travel time is only 15 hours but I guess that's my flight time. which totally makes sense with a six hour layover and a five hour US trek that leaves four hours to Brazil which does not make sense.

This is why I never really think about the how and when.  Just get me there. hashtag blonde moment.

Not that I think blonde people are dumb or anything. of course not.

Happy Weekend my fashionistos and fashionistas. I'm off to brunch.

We close off the week with an editorial that appears on the current issue of the Fashionisto magazine. This flowery and pastel-filled cover story featuring Max Rogers of Storm is photographed by Ben Harries. Fashion Editor, Kenny Ho, puts together looks by Gant Rugger, Alexander McQueen, Etro and Maison Martin Margiela to name a few.

Thursday, May 16, 2013

An Inner Indecisiveness as Wide, as Wavering As The Ocean - Tobias Sorensen by A.P. Kim

I feel like a hipster that I just recently bought into the Lana Del Rey band wagon. I mean I've like her more popular songs in the past but I never really thought about buying her albums. So after listening to a few less popular songs on Youtube, I'm hooked! I just love her voice mixed with her somewhat deep-thought provoking songs. I can't really believe that her voice is not a candle scent yet. Sheesh. On a side note, it's so funny to see old pictures of her blonde and . . . different before she became, well Lana del Rey. 

Speaking of change, my co-worker is wondering wether I ever bend for anybody because she thinks I'm strong headed. Of course, I have. Relationships are all about compromise. The funny thing about dating a model you'd think they'll be more inclined to be fashionable but most of them are all about the basics. That's not me at all. I'm always the one dressed up. That's how I grew up and now that I'm an adult it comes second nature. There are times when I catch myself looking at the mirror when I'm wearing a V-neck shirt with jeans and hi tops (The Bubs' unofficial "uniform") and shake my head in bewilderment. Sometimes it bothers me that I change for the sake of my significant other but I make sure that I don't lose myself completely in the process. These Hi tops are Givenchy! Now if I can only rub high fashion to the Bubs. 

It's Thursday, That's all.

Today we have top model Tobias Sorensen as he grazes the cover and cover story for the newest issue of Essential Homme photographed by A.P. Kim. Terry Lu puts together daytime beach/pool/resort/whatever you wanna call it looks from Versace to Emporio Armani.  White sand beaches . . . soon I will be there. I know this is not shot in Rio but in Mexico. Close enough I guess. 

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Tomorrow We Will Run Faster, Old Sport - Elbio Bonsaglio, Diego Fragoso, Simone Bredariol, Casey Taylor, Edward Wilding, & Micah Dix by Jay Schoen

Over the weekend, I got the chance to see The Great Gatsby and I love it. I mean reading it years ago as a young adult, honestly, I didn't quite understand most of the adult themes in the book. I think it is one of those books that as you grow older you discover new things about the story. Seeing it with Baz  Luhrmann vision is great but with a slight or heavy huh?! Why?! WTF?! Technicolor extravaganza that I come to love from his movies. I manage to convince my friends not to see it in 3D this is a tragedy for god sakes and the fact that the 3D glasses wouldn't go with my Goorin Bros Fedora and ensemble. The movie is good and actually great to see it re-imagined.

I really wish people would start to dress up again. I know the dapper "movement" in parts of SF and NYC is alive and well. So I'm thankful for that but I mean dress up. The movie also makes me want to wear my suits, bowties and ties, collar bars and cufflinks again. I've been on my edgy, Givenchy-loving fashionisto lately and I'm actually starting to miss my dandy, blazer wearing bowtie branding self. I literally went home and re-organized my closet and take some of my suit jackets out from their cozy garment bags, old sport.

Home stretch till my vacation! Slowly but surely, I'm getting better, foot wise and head cold, both.

In today's editorial post we have an editorial that appears on the newest issue of Class Of Its Own magazine. Upcoming models, Elbio Bonsaglio, Diego Fragoso, Simone Bredariol, Casey Taylor, Edward Wilding, and Micah Dix are captured by the talented Jay Schoen sporting handsome double-breasted suits, a must-have piece this Summer. Guiliano Deidda styles the boys in these sartorial pieces by Canali, Tom Ford, Paul Smith, Z Zegna, Dolce & Gabbana and Hackett London to name a few.