Saturday, February 15, 2014

While We Are Here - Andre Bortolan, Andre Kherwald, Josue Wiese, Fabricio Bach, Rafael Desimon, & Luis Coppini by Gustavo Zylbersztajn

To say that a lot has happened from the past couple of weeks would be an understatement. Aside from work duties and some social responsibilities, this year would seem to be a busy year. It also finally rained in San Francisco. That meant I could have my bubble baths again! Well, maybe not . . . yet. And the social event of the season came and went. Mercedes Benz New York Fashion Week. I was just glad that it didn't snow (heavily) when I was there. But only braved the streets with my Prada shoes my last day there, other days I went with my Hunter snow boots.

In terms of the shows I think Public School, Rochambeau, and Robert Geller topped my list. Although the stunning operatic presentation of Moncler Grenoble was a must see.

That weekend, I also signed my "adieu" paperworks. An end to a chapter of that part of my life. It was bittersweet (and expensive) but nonetheless necessary.

Time for this post to be wrapped up. Menswear tradeshows (Project, Capsule, Liberty, and Mrket) happening in the Sin City, Las Vegas this weekend! Here we go!

The editorial post today appeared on the Brazilian issue of Pulp Magazine. It featured male models, Andre Bortolan, Andre Kherwald, Josue Wiese, Fabricio Bach, Rafael Desimon, and Luis Coppini. The project was photographed by Gustavo Zylbersztajn and styled by Paulo Martinez.

Not a whole lot of fashion in here but I do love the colors.

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Looking - Paolo Anchisi by Adrian Mesko

I know I haven't posted in a while, but I thought I needed to gather myself and actually catch up on some work. Funny, how I have so much free time on my hands these days. London, Milan, and Paris menswear shows just happened and I'm quite excited how great some of the collections looked. Of course, I had my favorites like Frankie Morello, Vivienne Westwood, Givenchy (of course), Kris Van Assche, Dior Homme to name my top picks.

The thing I'm (sorta) hating would be the unseasonal warm weather that we've been having. Okay, I know that the whole country was or still is on a polar freeze but not us Californians. I really should accept the fact that I wont be wearing any of my heavy knitwear, neoprene sweaters and heavy coats while I'm here in my beloved San Francisco. I know it will be rough on my skin when I finally get to New York for NYFW next week.  

Which on another part, I am excited and very anxious to see the changes for this season's fashion week among other things. 

On a final note, HBO's Looking? Umm . . . what?! Disappointment, that was what it was. Although it did feature my neighborhood's laid back watering holes.

Today's editorial appeared on GQ Japan/China featuring one of the top male models right now, Paolo Anchisi. The project was lensed by Adrian Mesko and styled by Jacky Tam under Grant Pearce. Paolo donned dapper looks by Gucci, Louis Vuitton, Tom Ford and Etro to name a few. 

I think it was interesting to see the variances with both editorials. I think I preferred the GQ China variant better. The Ralph Lauren Purple Label shot with the lady model was too candid/red carpet rather than editorial. 

Saturday, January 11, 2014

It Takes Two - Ben Hill by Milan Vukmirovic

I know I should be thankful to the somewhat temperate to a little short of amazing weather that we, Californians, were having while the rest of America was freezing. I mean the other day, a friend of mine and I were just walking around the city shopping in a tee and brunching and day-drinking in bar patios. So far this year has been really busy for me which was good keeping my mind of some things. 

Sometimes I still think that we I made a bad decision. But I guess I would find out in time. 

Have a great weekend my fashionistos and fashionistas!

Today's editorial post featured the work of one of my favorite photographer, Milan Vukmirovic. Ben Hill donned dark florals for this editorial that appeared on the latest issue of Details magazine. The editorial featured fashions from Gucci, Dolce & Gabbana, Prada and Marc Jacobs to name a few. 

Tuesday, December 31, 2013

It's Just Another New Year's Eve - Farewell, 2013!

And another year has come and went. Le sigh. In reflection of the past year, I thought, it was a good year. Eventhough these days, it felt like it wasn't. But I had to keep reminding myself to breath and to take each day in graceful strides at this point.

2013 was a big travel year for me. I think I racked up miles this year than any year of my young adult life. From the usual suspects like New York, Los Angeles, Santa Monica, Burlington, Vermont to a camping trip up in the Redwoods. But the cherry on top of my travel cake was my trip to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil back in May. Scratching that from my bucket list. Never have I ever missed those caipirinhas!

Due to the fact that I was traveling heavily, this was the first year that I skipped a whole season of Mercedez Benz New York fashion week. Consequently, this was also the year that I got invited to the most shows and installations. For that I thank every designers and PR people who invited to the every show and every after parties. Thank You from the bottom of my heart.

2013 was also full of wonderful surprises and gift filled. This year, for my birthday my parents finally bought me my Togo Hermes Birkin bag. I also became officially and legally, Mr. S-T.  

But this year also brought a few heart breaking moments. I lost two of my grandparents almost around the same time and this was also the year that I'm concluding a chapter in my life. 

The last leg of this year was a big wake up call for me. It practically thought me that I should never take everything for granted.  

But at this moment, I'm at peace with our decision. Not easy but it has to be done. So goodbye for now. We'll be just fine.

I'm closing today's post with quote by, author, Sonia Ricotti which I thought was appropriate not  only because of my situation but for the closing year as well,

Surrender to what is. Let go of what was. Have faith in what will be.

Have a safe, yet fun New Year's Eve celebration, everyone!

HMMM . . . That picture reminds me of a dinner that happened recently. Awkward.

Photo credit: High Society story captured by Michelle Du Xuan for Harper's Bazar China.

Friday, December 27, 2013

Say Something - Baptiste Giannesini by Rick Day

The funny thing about this Christmas, I didn't really wanted anything this year but to get some things as they were. Well, I meant besides that my nieces to be happy, of course.  Sometimes it feels like putting back a broken mirror. No matter how perfect you had put it back the cracks will show. Sort of like the same feeling like I am screaming in a crowded room and nobody could seem to hear me. To those who recognized it, Thank You. The funny thing, these hugs came from parties that I least expected it.

Human compassion without turning things to their own benefit or issues. I'm giving myself leeway to deal with the situation till after the Holidays. I don't have the time to deal with this right now.

Well, hopefully everybody got what they really wanted for Christmas.

In today's post, Baptiste Giannesini grazed the pages of L'Altro Uomo book. The fashion story was shot by the famed photographer Rick Day. Giannesini of RED Models was styled by Giorgio Ammirabile with pieces by Perry Ellis, Byblos, Carlo Pignatelli, and Eton to name a few.

Thursday, December 19, 2013

Just For Now - Justin Hopwood by Bell Soto

Being sick sucks, this sinus situation is really annoying me. Why don't we add the fact that I have to fill my mind with this "parting" situation. Being an adult sucks. Ultimately, I know this is for the best. If only I could tell my subconscious to stop thinking and go back to sleep and stay asleep because it's 3AM right now! I guess I could go shopping online. . . . that's a thought. Just keep myself busy and keep reminding myself that I wanted this. Three years of memories are what they are . . . memories. Be strong and shine.

The final stretch to Christmas. 

Today, we have Soul Artist Management talent, Justin Hopwood as photographed by Bell Soto for Risbel Magazine. Hopwood dons blue hued fashions by Levi's styled by Seth Howard. 

Speaking of memories this reminded me of someone three years ago waiting around Sushi of Gari on 46th. As I'm finishing my fashion shows for that day.

Saturday, December 14, 2013

Only Need The Sun When It Starts To Snow - Alfred Kovac by Eniko Szucs

There are times when I think about my life, and for the past two days I've been doing that a lot. Generally, I'm happy with it. I could make some changes to make it better, if I will be honest. Thing with life, you will never really know what might tomorrow bring. Either that or we already knew what was happening and we just ignore it. Is it human nature to be optimistic? I mean I always thought I'm pessimistic but I guess when we love somebody we tend to forgive a lot of things. 

I made some drastic decisions that will probably throw my life into limbo. But I do firmly believe that it will be best for both parties involved. Not an easy decision but somebody needs to call bullsh*t when they see it. If to ere is human so is being vindictive.

Regardless, have a wonderful weekend my fashionistos and fashionistas! 

Today's post features Alfred Kovac appears on the pages of Elle Hungary as photographed by Eniko Szucs. Cameron Carpenter styles Kovac in pieces by Alexander Wang, Louis Vuitton, Gucci and that Guissepe Zanotti pair.

The worst thing about being with a New York model every time I see New York and well literally see models from the same agency, it just reminds me of said person. It sucks. No wonder Taylor Swift writes those songs about her exes.