Saturday, June 29, 2013

Beaming With Pride - Jacey Elthalion by Nick Leary

It has been a very laid back week for me. Work has been light and easy, eventhough the Menswear fashion week in Milan wrapped a few days ago and Paris would be on its last day today. I must say there were quite noteworthy collections unveiled this week. Givenchy, Juun J, Dolce & Gabbana, Frankie Morello, Dsquared2 my usual favorites. Made me want next year to come around sooner. But hey I can't possibly forget New York Fashion Week on September. I wanted to see my local New York fashion has to offer too.

On the local front, the Supreme Court released their ruling on DOMA and Prop. 8 cases. I'm just going to say it will be a very happy Pride in San Francisco and I guess in New York as well. Congratulations to all who are getting married and for those who are now recognized in California. It's about time. Eventhough I had to miss a few fashion shows this week because of the recent celebration from the rulings. I, first hand, have something to celebrate.

This is not the end but a beginning.

Again, Happy Pride to my New York and San Francisco friends!

We close of the week with an editorial that appeared on GQ China. It featured current face of the Guess campaigns, Jacey Eltahlion. The editorial was shot by Nick Leary and styled by Grant Pearce with great swim pieces by Ralph Lauren, Marc by Marc Jacobs, Lacoste, and Etro to name some. The location for this shoot was just devine. Made me want to go on another beach destination.

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Can't Be Bothered - Jacob Coupe by A.P. Kim

I dont know if everybody gets on these episodes where they feel like that they just can't be bothered by anything. After a very physically and emotionally taxing weekend. I'm spent. So it's nice to see the besties for an impromptu brunch on Sunday. But apparently not enough to reboot myself and it's only Tuesday. With the menswear circuit in Europe well on their way, work's been busy for us buyers. It is safe to say that I don't have time for additional drama in my life. I will cut you down and deal with the consequences later on. I don't have time for people's insecurities right now. Thank God for the ignore call button.

I'm featuring an editorial that appears on the newest issue of Essential Homme today. Top male model Jacob Coupe is photographed by A.P. Kim and styled by Terry Lu with simple yet sharp pieces by Boss Orange, Alexander Wang, Brook Brothers, and Dior Homme to name a few.  

Speaking of pink, it is pink party on Saturday. I'm still not sure if I'm wearing my pink Givenchy shirt or purchase a new one. I guess I have a few days to decide.

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Class & Respect - Guy Robinson by David Goldman

The beginning of the menswear fashion show circuit began with London once again for the Spring/Summer 2014. Well Rio and other European cities had theirs a few months ago but I always keep an eye on the big hitters, in all honesty. Discovering new designers is awesome but in terms of trend spotting, I tune in on the big hitters and markets. To say the least, my days had been busy with fashion show watching and taking notes to what seems to be trending in London. Such a hard job. No, not really.

At least it keeps me busy and keeps my mind off things. So what does one wear during a funeral? I don't know if people really ask themselves this question. To think of it is so morbid that I never really give it much thought. I thought that a simple white shirt with my Etro feather bow tie is subdued enough but I guess bow ties are completely inappropriate for funerals according to Esquire magazine. On the other hand, there are quite a few people saying it doesn't really matter. I'm opting a simple black tie and play it safe. The Bubs says that if somebody gives me a hard time, they're not in mourning enough. I don't want that attention. So I'm choosing to blend in.

We open this week with an editorial that appears on the newest issue of GQ UK. David Goldman photographs Guy Robinson in great sartorial and Gatsby inspired looks. Jo Levin styles Robinson in pristine, handsome looks by Gucci, Hermes, Louis Vuitton, and Prada to name a few. I'm loving that image when Robinson is walking down the steps.

Friday, June 14, 2013

As We Whisper Our Goodbyes - A Project by Keith Au & Desmond Cheung

What we have done for ourselves alone dies with us; what we have done for others and the world remains and is immortal

My Grandmother on my Father's side passed away yesterday. She's my first family member that's been there all my life and passed away. I know death of a loved one will always be hard but I guess you could never prepare yourself for it, no matter how much you try. Deep inside, I know that her passing meant she's no longer suffering from her ailments and now in a better place but I also wish that she could have been with us a little longer. She had done so much for my family and I'm truly and deeply grateful for all of it. What I will miss is when she calls me and she can't quite pronounce my name and comes out as Liegs

We will miss you, Grandma and you will live on inside the hearts of all the people you touched. Thank you for everything and We love you. 

I'm closing the week with an editorial for Hypebeast featuring Spring/Summer 2013 looks by Givenchy  that appeared on their website a few months ago. The project is photographed by Keith Au and Desmond Cheung and with Wasabi Cheung's styling.

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Pieces - Arran Sly by Damien Blottiere

You don't have to point out that most of the time sometimes I can be a smart ass. Most of the time I'm just kidding but there are times when people just tend to get to me. My pet peeves might be as long as my wish list/buy list of Givenchy pieces. Of course, most of the time I just throw a side-eye shrug it off.  Come on, I'm a realist I know how to conduct myself in public. I did go to a private school where Manners and Etiquete is an actual class. So on a recent conversation with people, they can't quite wrap their heads on the fact that I don't bend backwards for anybody. 

Truthfully, I would rather have people be upfront rather than tiptoeing around me. I don't like wasting time. Life is too short.

We open the week with this great editorial that appears on the fourth issue of Dust magazine. Damien Blottiere photographs Arran Sly with his famous origami of images/collage style editorials featuring Fall/Winter 2013-14 pieces by Riccardo Tisci for Givenchy. 

Thursday, June 6, 2013

Love Is Blindness - Nick Youngquest by Pat Supsiri

It is no secret that we perceive the word, the feeling, love in different ways. I've been in a relationship with the same person for almost two years now. I think that each day, I learn more about myself and this thing called love and commitment. What it really means to me.

Honestly, as much as I love the idea of being in love. Being in a relationship is a lot of work and I really barely have enough time in the day to do all the things that I need to do. Sometimes relationships hinders me from doing things that I want to do. On the other hand, it also takes me to places that I've always wanted to visit and experience things that I would probably pass on if I'm not in that relationship.

Last night, while having cucumber gimlets at one of my favorite bars in the Tenderloin, Bourbon & Branch with some of my coworkers. We were talking about couples, friends and such. He thinks I'm cynical that's an understatement when it comes to relationships. One of them thinks that I would probably feel different about relationships if the Bubs and I live in the same city. Perhaps he has a point. I've never been the person to look for "love" but with all my dating "career" it tends to find me.  Don't get me wrong I'm thankful that I don't have to experience this gross disappointment that some people get from having troubles looking for their life partner.

I think my point is, sometimes love makes us do stupid things . . . but not me. I'm not one of those people who keep making the same mistakes. I've put people ahead of my own passions before and it is just a few years back that I fully realized this mistake. I love you but I love me more.

In the end I think all I could really hope for is happiness and contentment at this point time. If it ain't broke why fix it.

Today we have rugby player turned model Nick Youngquest as he appears on the pages of the newest issue of Lab A4 magazine. Pat Supsiri photographs the Australian model in great summer pieces by Ermenegildo Zegna, Versace, and Gucci to name a few. The editorial is styled by Chris Cheng.

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Shock & Awe - Benjamin Eidem by Charlotte Wales

Honestly, I only follow one TV series religiously, Game Of Thrones. The last episode is defo something. Everybody knows how graphic HBO series are and this show definitely got plenty of shock and awe.  I think the story itself makes you fall in love with a certain character then they kill them off. It's a little sad but I actually tear up quite a bit without really knowing it after watching the newest episode. I'm not going to ruin it for those folks who didn't get a chance to watch it. Then again, it's all over the social media world. 

Since I'm starting my summer reading list upon finishing both World War Z and Cloud Atlas simultaneously. Maybe I should start reading ahead so I wont be that Flabbergasted by upcoming events. Sometimes I really hate surprises. Then again that's also the same reason why I love the show so much. 

We open the week with an editorial that is shot by Charlotte Wales for VMAN's latest issue. Ben Eidem models crisp pastels, as styled by Zara Zachrisson, by Givenchy, Zegna and Salvatore Ferragamo. Is it me or Ben looks really skinny in these pictures.

Oh that Givenchy shirt that I bought but didn't wear for this weekend's family event. I change my mind the last minute and went for a more prep look, complete with bowtie and Goorin Bros. hat.

I can always wear it on Wednesday. "On Wednesdays, we wear pink!"

Saturday, June 1, 2013

Withdrawals from Paradise - Matthew Terry by Milan Vukmirovic

OMG June first! We are officially half way through the year. It's surely amazing how time flies when you're having fun. Six months in and I've racked so many miles on my MileagePlus program it's unbelievable. Eventhough that I live in a city where almost everybody in this world knows where San Francisco is, I do miss waking up in my paradise, Rio de Janiero.

So on my spare time this week, if I'm not working, shopping online, skyping with the Bubs, or hanging out with people, I'm reminiscing Rio through my pictures and actually cataloguing everything on my Facebook by tagging EVERY single picture I took and uploaded from my trip. I know that's part my OCD part actually feeling withdrawals from being away from paradise. I'm only half kidding. 

I've decided not to wear the Givenchy shirt that I bought for the family event on Sunday. I'm going for the Gatsby appeal. 

I promise next week I will not will try not to talk about my trip to Rio. Funny thing, at work I don't usually offer the details about my vacation unless I'm asked, not like some people I know. Honey, I just read you. Boom.  

We close the week with an editorial that appears on the newest issue of Details magazine that is shot by one of my favorite photographers, Milan Vukmirovic. The simple editorial features top male model Matthew Terry known for his appearance on that Calvin Klein underwear ad that aired during Superbowl. Matthew Marden styles Terry in clean Summer looks by Lacoste, Burberry Prorsum, Marc Jacobs, Bottega Veneta, and Dior Homme to name a few.