Sunday, June 26, 2011

Hailee Steinfeld for MiuMiu Fall 2011 Ad Campaign

Watch out for this girl!!
Oscar Nominated, 14-year old Hailee Steinfeld
 is the new model for MiuMiu's Fall 2011 Ad Campaign!

Hailee got some good reviews when she attended The SAG Awards 
wearing a longer version of Prada's Spring-Summer 2011 famous prints...

 ... she even got the approval of Vogue's Andre Leon-Talley who labelled her 
as one of the youngest fashion icons of this generation.

We will surely be seeing more of this young lady!

DSquared2 Spring-Summer 2012 - My Top Picks

DSquared2 is ♥ ♥ ♥
I'd love to share the top items I would love to get my hands to from DSquared2's Spring-Summer 2012 Collection during the Milan Fashion Week...

This is one hot fashion show!

I want that Jacket!!

I want that red loafers!

I want that S&M inspired suspenders!

I want that shorts again!

I want that Sandals!

I want that overall look!

I want this hot inked model in that festive shorts!!!

Thanks to Beauty and the Bum for the images

John Galliano Spring-Summer 2012 Collection

 For being talented, I praise John Galliano!!

Special thanks to Men Style Passport for the photos

Chris Evans for GQ July 2011

Nice, it's Captain America!
Out this July 2011
GQ (US Issue)
Model Chris Evans
Photo by Mario Testino

Photos thanks to Men Style Passport

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Versace for H&M

This collaboration is Stone Groove Smash Hit Wonder!!!

It is now confirmed that one of the world's biggest fashion lines will be collaborating with H&M.
Versace - (who doesn't know this brand?) founded by the late great Gianni Versace, now being run by sister Donatela Versace, announced yesterday that they will be releasing a line through the international retail giant H&M. The Collection, comprised of 40 pieces for women and 20 pieces for men, will look back at iconic Versace pieces dating back to the 80's.

Here's the announcement!

"I am thrilled to be collaborating with H&M and to have the opportunity of reaching its wide audience,"
"The collection will be quintessential Versace, perfect for H&M and Versace fans everywhere."
- Donatella Versace  

Here are samples of the collection..

Here's a sketch of a Black Studded Leather Dress that's part of  the collection...

..and here's Donatela who wore the exact same design last week during the Milan Fashion Week Versace Fashion Show......

The collection is set to hit H&M Stands this NOVEMBER!!!!!! 

Sunday, June 19, 2011

150 Years Of A Hero

Today, June 19 is the 150th birthday of Jose Rizal, Philippines' National Hero.

Any Filipino out there who doesn't know who Jose Rizal is, should be ashamed of themselves. He's done much in his life and he's proven that the pen is indeed mightier than the sword (during the time when education and literacy is valued).

(if you don't know who Jose Rizal is click here)

Got me thinking of the same question others are thinking- What if Jose Rizal was born on a later time (70's,80's, 90's) what do you think will he do to change our country??? Some said he will use the social media (twitter, facebook), some said he'll lead an activist group, some said an educator, some said he will be a politician.

After all the answers I got, it made me realize that at the end of the day the answers I will receive from people are all just a product of wishful thinking and imagination. At the end of the day, all of us should just be thankful for the contributions and sacrifices this hero gave for us and for our country. At the end of the day, people like me, will just hope that his legacy will live in the hearts of the Filipinos forever.

Last week, I was given a chance to join Manila Bulletin's Students and Campuses shoot for their Jose Rizal Special "A Hero In Love" printed last Wednesday (June 15). A young, modern-day inspired Jose Rizal modeled  by (for me the best actor of this generation) Sid Lucero, together with the women of his life Leonor Rivera (Gwen Zamora), O Sei San (Sarah Lahbati), and Josephine Bracken (Bela Padilla).

"Historians say Jose Rizal romanced the hearts of a dozen women, but only 10 had been identified. Quite a feat for a young man who stood at only 4’11”...

Jose Rizal's life is one of the most documented of the 19th century due to the vast and extensive records written by and about him. Almost everything in his short life is recorded somewhere, himself being a regular diarist and prolific letter writer. Much of these materials that have survived were drawn from his travel diaries – the insights of a young Asian encountering the West for the first time. This period of his education and his pursuit of life included his recorded affections.

Leonor Rivera — Rizal’s ideal woman – was his girlfriend for 11 years. Unfortunately, Leonor’s mother disapproved of the relationship with Rizal, who was then earning the reputation of being a dissident. She hid Rizal's love letters from Leonor, most of them sent from Spain. Leonor believing that Rizal had already forgotten her, consented to marry her mother’s choice, Englishman Henry Kipping. Leonor was immortalized by Rizal in the character of Maria Clara in his novels ‘Noli Me Tangere’ and ‘El Filibusterismo’. Rizal and Leonor were said to be distant cousins.

On his second trip to Europe, Rizal stopped by Japan where he met O Sei San, a lovely and intelligent daughter of a samurai. She served as Rizal’s interpreter and accompanied him on sightseeing trips around Japan. She was fluent in English and French. She introduced Rizal to Japanese culture, teaching him to write and paint. Rizal would have married O Sei San, but he left Japan because he thought he was destined for a greater mission in the Philippines. In a letter, he said of her: ‘O Sei San, O Sei San, sayonara. No woman, like you, has ever loved me..

While on exile in dapitan, Zamboanga, Rizal met a petite 18-year-old Irish girl. Her name was Josephine Bracken, the adopted daughter of George Taufer who had traveled to Dapitan from Hong Kong to have his eye treated by Rizal. Immediately attracted to Josephine, Rizal called her ‘dulce estranjera,’ or sweet foreigner. While there had been a few other women in Rizal’s past, Josephine alone was the one he married. The day before his execution, in Rizal’s final poem ‘Mi Ultimo Adios’, he said of Josephine (translated as follows), ‘Farewell, sweet tender foreigner, my friend, my felicity’.

Location Manila Bulletin Office
Photos by Jovel Lorenzo
Styled by Lorraine Rafols
Grooming for Sid Lucero by Janeth Tia
MakeUp for Bela Padilla by Janeth Tia
MakeUp for Sarah Lahbati by Rene Joaquin
MakeUp for Gwen Zamora by Rene Joaquin
Clothes from Forever21 courtesy of SM Department Store

Caption Source: Manila Bulletin Website

Visit Students and Campuses Facebook click here

Angelina Jolie for Louis Vuitton Core Values Ad Campaign

No longer a rumor!
Last week Louis Vuitton released a part of their Core Values Campaign featuring no one else but the ever so gorgeous Angelina Jolie...

Photo by Annie Leibovitz, shot in Siem Reap Province in Cambodia. Jolie proved that there will always be beauty in simplicity. Carrying that discotinued style Louis Vuitton bag while posing on a wooden boat wearing a simple top and bottom. 

Louis Vuitton Core Values Campaign is a project which promotes travel and supports charity. The goal of the campaign is to reinforce Louis Vuitton's core idea which is "Less about fashion, more about travel and quality."

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Ricky Lo: Taylor Lautner for Bench! Not True

Between Chuvaness and Lo, I find Chuvaness more credible!!

Earlier today, news spread as Ricardo Lo declared in his Fun Fare column that Taylor Lautner (Jacob in The Twilight Saga) has been "tapped" as the newest Bench Endorser. Not confirming though whether he will model Bench Shirts, Underwear, or Jeans. Still, fans swooned upon hearing the news.

click here for the FUNFARE article...

This afternoon, Chuvaness (Blogger, Cecile Van Straten) twitted...

So someone needs to get his facts straight! I'll be waiting for Lo's retraction tomorrow! lol

Ed Westwick for Penshoppe: First Photo Out

First Photo Out hmmmm... no comment!
Ed Westwick for Penshoppe
Photo by Darren Tieste
Styled by Raoul Ramirez and Audie Espino
Grooming by L'Oreal Paris Ph

Photo from Penshoppe Facebook Page

Monday, June 13, 2011

Journey To The Healthier Me

Today marks the first day of my journey!

A year or so of no regular intense workout, due to back problems, made me gain weight! Late last year I planned to re-enroll in my previous gym after this year's summer. And now here I am just on schedule!

Here's my primary weapon, My Trainers!

I bought it a couple of weeks ago!

My partner who will help me in achieving my goal is...

 they gave me some books for Body First Program, but I have not yet started reading it. But I must say I'm more determined now, compared to the first time I enrolled with them.

So help me God! lol

Lea T Walks The Runway On Bikinis!!!

Ikaw na Lea T!!! 
A few weeks ago, photos of Lea T posing for Blue Man (Brazil's biggest swimwear line) Spring-Summer 2012 Ad Campaign Photo Shoot surfaced, and took the web by storm. Terry Richardson as the photographer also posted some pics of Lea T with him during the shoot.

For those who don't know who Lea T is. She (from what I know) is the world's first Trans-gender now Transsexual Supermodel. She became famous when 
she posed naked for French Vogue, became 

... and now she's conquering the runway....

...In bikinis!!!

Photos were taken from the Blue Man's Spring-Summer 2012 Fashion Show last week where Lea T headed the show, with her fierce look and killer walk!

Go Lea T! I'm looking forward to seeing more of you in the future!!

Post inspired from  Styleite, Fashionologie, and Fashionista
Photos grabbed from Hufftington Post