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March 3rd, 2015

My summer collection called MATISSE!

Summer is already around the corner and I am so excited to share with all of you what we have been working on for the past  six months.  I have always loved the artist Henri Mattise. In fact the “star- spark” in my tag/label is actually based on one of Matisse’s painting. So it was natural that when I went to London last year ,I visited  Matisse’s cut out exhibition at the Tate Modern and got extremely inspired.  My team and I had such a thrill researching on our  theme and basking in the exuberance of the colours and capturing the feel of what Matisse was all about.         I also wanted to interject a level of naiveness to the collection as if it was created through a child’s sense of wonder and creativity. As with all my design endeavors we begin the process by creating a mood board. This serves essentially as our road map to design and from there we begin the entire process.  I would like to share this with all of you  so you have a sneak peek as to where we’re taking everyone this summer.  I do hope you like it?

 

 

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March 2nd, 2015

#BatanEscape part 2

We spent only 2 nights in Batanes and to be honest I could have stayed longer. We were not able to visit the nearby island of Sabtang due to the lack of time. However, I always say that you must leave a place wanting more so that when you do get the chance to go back there is something else to see. Fortunately I have been to Sabtang before but I still really wanted to see it with all my friends.

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February 27th, 2015

#BATANESCAPE

Ten years ago I had the good fortune of visiting Batanes. I thought that it was the most beautiful part of the Philippines! It was like a place I had never been before with the most amazing landscapes and views that would only leave you inspired. I vowed that one day I was going to go back and I cannot believe that it took me a decade to come back.

We took the first flight out of Manila and landed early in the morning to be greeted by this lush green environment.
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February 23rd, 2015

The OSCAR’S 2015 RED CARPET REVIEW!

It’s time for the Academy Awards once again or what I call my very own personal SUPER BOWL!  It’s the only time of the year when I actually take the morning off and literally stay in and enjoy the show.  I have been doing this ritual for as long as I can remember.  I enjoy everything about the OSCAR’S, the show, the speeches, the music but what I really love about it are the clothes.  I still recall being in front of the TV and admiring these gorgeous women in the most amazing evening gowns and literally dreaming of one day being able to make those clothes.

Today I am still dreaming that dream but somehow it has become a bit of a reality.  Although I still have lots of goals and ambitions to achieve today I go back to when I was a child in front of the TV and enjoy the images of fabulous evening gowns and giving my thoughts and opinions about them.  I loved the show this year and I hope you enjoyed it as much as I did.  Here is my little red carpet review.

Channeling Josephine Baker is Lupita Nyong’o in Calvin Klein Collection. I love how she really cemented herself as a RED CARPET STYLE ICON! This gown dripping in more than 7000 pears is a real winner!

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February 18th, 2015

#CalataGang

We were invited by our friend Belle Daza to the beach this weekend for a quick Valentine weekend escape. Although it was just an overnight trip we took advantage of the invitation as it’s always nice to get out of the city and get some fresh air.

It’s always so nice to be surrounded by so many trees.
Can’t wait to hang out in the Balsa. This brings back so many childhood memories for me.
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February 17th, 2015

I LOVE PATTY!

I feel so blessed that I am able to encounter so many creative and wonderfully talented people in my life. Each encounter I have with these people only leave me inspired. One such person is Patty Eustaquio. I first met her several years back when she was one of the designers for  the YDG ( The Young Designers Group). I immediately noticed her as she was doing something completely different from anyone else. As each fashion show she always stood out in my eyes and I became really intrigued and inspired.

One of Patty’s recent work which was actually a painting of the mound of paint remnants and residue that she has been accumulating in her studio.

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February 16th, 2015

AMFAR GALA 2015 Red Carpet review

AIDS is a very important and personal issue to me.  That’s why AMFAR is something that I want more people to know and discuss.  http://www.amfar.org   AMFAR recently had a beautiful Gala in NYC attended by people from several industries.  Although I am focusing on what these people are wearing on the red carpet it is important that we never forget that AIDS is present and we all as a community continue to be aware about this and not take it for granted.  Do take the time out today to read about AIDS and AMFAR and find out how we can learn from AIDS.    While doing this lets take a look at what everyone is wearing?

Brooke Shields Looking very MOTHER OF THE BRIDE! LOL! I like how this gown looks a bit “Filipiniana” I am not sure how old she is now but wow! She is looking it.
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February 12th, 2015

BAFTA Red Carpet 2015 Review

The BAFTA’S  in my mind is the British OSCAR’S.  They have a more reserved and subtle air to the event and the clothes on the red carpet allude to that attitude.  In my opinion this red carpet is the most “real” as you can really feel that these are real people wearing the clothes and not some super nova perfect person with zero wrinkles. LOL!  I always enjoy looking at all the clothes and get inspired with all the glamour. Lets see how this year’s BAFTA red carpet looks like.  Enjoy the photos!

This is one case where a beautiful lady in a boring dress just equates to sadness and mediocrity. So sorry darling Alice Eve, better luck next time.
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February 10th, 2015

The Grammy’s 2015 red carpet review Part 2

This is part 2 of the Grammy’s 2015 red carpet review.  It its just me or I am missing the crazies!  I feel everyone is a bit safe this year and no one is really going nuts?  LOL!  Anyway take a look at what everyone is wearing and let me know your thoughts.

 

Chris Brown in D squared having a Johnny Depp moment. That hat thing that began with Pharell really started a trend.
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February 9th, 2015

The GRAMMY’S Red carpet review Part 1

One of the most exciting red carpet events of the year is the Grammy’s.  I really look forward to seeing this as I think the artist’s and celebrities have a bit more fun with the whole thing and it’s not taken so seriously.  I also think that they take bigger risks at the Grammy’s more than any other red carpet.  This year was very interesting as there was so many new faces each with fantastic personalities.  I have collected images from netisphere to show all of you my thoughts.  Let me know if you agree or disagree?  After all fashion is all about having fun and expressing yourself.  Enjoy the review.

Is it me or it’s the year of the “cut-outs” I have been seeing a lot of dresses with slashes and peek a boos. LIke this one worn by Ashanti. I like a bit of flesh peeking out but I think it’s all about proportions and this dress perhaps needs less skin. A closer gap in the bodice area would have made this one a winner.
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