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“Gold Lion” by the Yeah Yeah Yeahs

Perfume commercial of Yves Saint Laurent with Coco Rocha. “Gold Lion” was also used here.

Another perfume commercial.  This time from Christian Dior by one of my favorite directors, Wong Kar Wai.  Eva Green is also in it–favorite Bond girl–so add another 10,000 plus points.

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Warning: It’s a KIKAY post

I never liked summer weather. It’s also funny that I’m organizing a beach trip as a graduation getaway for my friends and I.  To make things worse, I am especially prone to hyperpigmentation on any inflamed area on my skin–pimples, post-acne scars, rashes etc.  Which means I have to wear a high-SPF sunblock everyday.  And the heat, humidity, dust from commuting, and sunblock melting on the face are not the best sensations to feel simultaneously.

This is what I currently use.  It feels pretty light on the skin even after 6 hours of hot weather.  But I haven’t tested it yet during the hottest summer months.  I could use a better formulation with the same SPF that is preferably water-based.

Usually when my family goes to the beach, we take a detour in Tagaytay (or at least for the past two or so trips).  I end up slightly overdressed at our end destination.

Yes, I miss December weather and the rainy season that much.  Haha! I found these on Facebook.  My newsfeed is always flooded with friends who get tagged in online sellers’ albums.  (Its quite annoying sometimes because these sellers tag them for products such as glutathione and other bogus-sounding weight loss drugs.  And they TAG by the MULTITUDE.)  I don’t even know the brands of these clothes, but fortunately they are considerably cheaper than the European and American mall counterparts.

Couldn’t resist posting my favorite look from The Sartorialist’s most recent trip to Seoul.  One of the rare occasions I approve of feather boas.  And I really love her smile.


Iconomimicry or Rock the House

He never ceases to amaze me.

From the foto_decadent community on Livejournal.

Editorial: Rock the House
Magazine: Vogue US
Issue: November 2001
Models: Karolina Kurkova, Devon Aoki, Fanni Bostrom, Audrey Marnay, Tasha Tilberg, Sophie Dahl, Kiara Kabukuru, Omahyra Mota, Hannelore Knuts, Diana Meszaros, Cyrille Victor, Matt Duffie, Karen Elson, and others.
Photographer: Steven Mesiel

A preview of my favorite fashion editorial…

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In place of Facebook apps…

I got addicted to Looklet.

It’s basically dressing up, or rather, styling a paper doll on the web.


Muse for the wrong design

Finally, my design professor sent his orders via Multiply regarding our current plate.  The class is supposed to be designing an artists’ village/community in Baler, Quezon.  I’ll post my work as the design progresses.

It’s funny, but I’m drawing inspiration for an ARCHITECTURAL plate from all the wrong muses.  Also, the new constructions, however aesthetically pleasing they are, simply would not suit the Philippine context.  In the end, it just frustrates me and my design is just blah.

I get the feeling that since it is an artists’ community I’m designing, it should be decorative, ornate, fantastical.  Yes, even if it is meant to be a hideaway in the forest.  Ten to fifteen cottages will be designed by famous artists.  But the main element of this design plate (what my class is’ working on) is the common area.

Papillion Rose charm bracelet by Sophie Harley.

Love Knot charm bracelet, again, by Sophie Harley.

Love letter charm necklace.

I guess you can see where this is going… The common area should be neutral enough to unite all the designs of the artists’ cottages.  But I do not want to relegate the common area to something like a blank slate, or a base architectural layer on which the artists can build on.

Okay, great. Now I’m excited to for the real dirty work.

P.S. Couldn’t resist posting before I sign of for tonight.  These are the pieces that I really, really, REALLY wish I could own.

The Algerian love knot necklace (Sophie Harley) worn by Eva Green in Casino Royale,

one of the many Chanel pieces featured in The Devil Wears Prada,

Lastly, an ornate semi-precious stone necklace like this.  (I don’t remember the name of the designer.)

Alright, that’s just about it. Good night!


Finally…! (Reg Stop Spending!!!)

I think should–no–I will pay heed to this after the shoes arrive.  It’s been a long time since I’ve indulged myself this much for staying up so many nights.

I just got my new Ray Ban shades in the mail last Tuesday.  Wheeeeee!

Presenting RB 3358 14/57.  I got the polarized brown one for 30% off from my personal shopper!  (It feels like victory–yes, even if the country is midway through the rainy season. Haha!)

The next online purchase that I am waiting to be delivered to my doorstep is this. (Chanting) 3 more weeks, 3 more weeks…

I was originally supposed to order this pair. But I couldn’t pick between black or brown nor could think of an outfit to wear with it.

Usually, I follow my shopping philosophy “If you can’t pick one, pick both.”  Although I think deep down, I want to get all three.