When I saw the lookbook of KTZ Fall/Winter 2013 collection, all I utter was "OOOH" and "AAAAAH"!!! Seeing pieces like this ignites the "designer" side of me and is having ONE-MAJOR-FASHION-ORGASM!!! KTZ drew inspiration from primitive tattoos and body decoration from Polynesia and did a collaboration with Rein Vollenga for their headpieces (will do a separate entry...another super duper awesome designer!!!). Below are the pieces that I wanted and inspired me the most. ENJOY!!!
Thom Browne FW 2013 Paris
Super love the quirkiness of Thom Browne's collection for F/W. It reminds you of Sponge Bob but the dark and fashion version of it. LOL. We are seeing a lot of "structured clothing" on the runway this FW and personally they are my fave and are so within my avenue, and Thom Browne showcased an avant garde version. Who would not fall in LOVe when designers push the norms and show something that is really fresh and may trend soon. At least now, you can cross our on your list what would life be if everything is in SQUARES!!!
CAPE of good hope
Valentino F/W 2013 Paris
You have no idea how much I would KILL for these capes on Valentino's collection for F/W. I am so DYING right now. (...ping!!! having an idea on what I wanted to wear for our Fashion Week here.) Every pieces on Valentino's collection are so clean and crisp, unmistakably rich and luxe!!! <3 Truly Orgasmic....haha
Les Hommes Fall/Winter 2013 Milan
Tom Notte and Bart Vandebosch Milan for Les Hommes designed a F/W collection full of drama...flair...theatrics that will leave you asking for more. (...for me it did) It may not be snowing here, but those floor length capes....OOOOOHHHH WOW!!! Drool and just dying to have those damn pieces!!! <3
Dolce and Gabbana F/W 2013-2014 Milan
Friar...Altar Boy...Cross...Religion...when I saw D & G's collection, I felt like transported back to my childhood religion subject discussing old Spain and how Christianity came to be. I totally adore (and highly covet!!!) the "bell sleeves top" that looks oversized...but come to think of it...it is inspired from an altar boy's white gown (minus the gown's skirt). Structured- Hi waisted- Religious- Clean... LOVE!!! <3
Black is the NEW Black
Craig Green F/W 2013 London
Layering...Texture...Variety...Opulence...Structure...BLACK. Is there more that you can ask for? This is what Craig Green for MAN showed for his Fall/Winter 2013 London. I-DIED-WENT-TO-FASHION-HEAVEN-IN-LOVE with with how he styled his collection, texture upon texture upon texture. Layering patent material over matte finish material are drool worthy and gives that extra in the over-all look. Yes it is Fall/ Winter look but don't fret, the materials used are not as heavy and I think (...and I am praying, I can pull this off here in our Manila weather) it is versatile enough for any season.
And who dare miss those headpieces or shall I say wood plank...BRAVO!!!
Bazooka JOE Chia
I LOVE Fashion...LOL...who doesn't??? I love dressing up...I love my shoes. But you know what, my downfall is I am too LAZY to do research on new designers, new designs etc. I am like what you can call "fashion spoon feeding" Haha. But late 2012 and now maybe one of my 2013's resolution, I have been devouring a number of fashion blogs globally and so far, I am enjoying what I am seeing. To start off... I have come across Malaysian designer Joe Chia
and his latest menswear collection. One word, "J'ADORE" (or is it two...talk about Melanisms...lol). I fell in love with the monochromatic scheme, STRUCTURE of his clothes and new silhouettes he presented. If you only you were within my reach.
all photos from Joe Chia site
super LOVE the sheer paneling at the back. Hello "fresh breeze."
I have been obsessing with "over-sized" fashion lately. Not just over-sized...I mean really OVER-SIZED (with my arms stretched from left to right...) Aside from this look, I just purchased me some mean-over-the-top-black-over-sized-button-down which I am just dying to wear. I think there is something relaxing about the ensemble and most importantly "freedom" from my usual skin tight clothes. This is what I wore to the last 2012 event/ party I attended. Let us see what 2013 would bring!!! CHEERS everybody and HAPPY 2013 to all of us!!!
"Excuse the finger..." I am so in love with my Ann Ong Talon Ring
Oversized Black Buttondown- thriftedSheer Cover-up- thriftedBlack Skinny Trousers- tailoredHavoc II- THE RED PUMPSGold Talon Ring- Ann OngCross Ring- Underground TPESkull Necklace- Oxygen
My very own SATC
Just had my last post-holiday dinner/ reunion last night with my fab girls which I fondly recalled my Sex and the City gal pals. (They were my college bff's and during those years, SATC is on TV and I was their biggest and #1 fan...and still am). Of course I am Carrie Bradshaw...haha and not Standford Blatch...lol. It is really nice to have a get together like this, once or twice a year but time seems irregardless or irrelevant since the night will be filled with laughter regaling childhood memories and updating ourselves with what has been keeping our time lately. "I love you girls always and forever...chos"
Had dinner reservations at a Mexican restaurant at BGC. I arrived 6pm sharp...as I was the one who reserved the place. Hehe...while waiting...checking my mails
Tricia and Shery
Mexican food platter...I swear...I came home starving after dinner as I yip-yap the entire night and ate a few only.
Nachos..."i-bottomless and saya..." Yes we ordered unlimited, bad for me...I felt bloated the entire night...hehe
(L-R) Tricia, Shery, Joana, Me, Jakelyn and daughter Kate
Had coffee afterwards...
Little trivia about me: my other nickname during college was "Babyspice" for very obvious reasons...hehe
Thank you for all the presents!!! I truly LOVE them all!!! Hope to see you soon girls. XOXO.