Sunday, February 26, 2012

My Oscars 2012 Best Dressed List

Yes... I woke up at 6AM (mnl time) to catch the red carpet event of this most anticipated annual event!
 The Academy Awards is not just about the acting honors, before all that, the actors must mesmerize the audience with their fashion by strutting down that red carpet!!

And here are my favorite actresses.. for wearing (what i think is) the most fabulous dresses by the most fabulous designers in the world!! Enjoy!!!

Octavia Spencer in Tadashi Shoji

Tina Fey in custom-made Carolina Herrera

Penelope Cruz in Armani Prive 
... i just love how she said Pri-veh in that sexy latina accent!!

Meryl Streep in Gold Lanvin...
.... will she match that Oscar trophy if she wins the Best Actress!!?

Gwyneth Paltrow in a caped Tom Ford white ensemble...
.... she is bringing the cape fashion back to life!!!

Angelina Jolie in that black velvet Atelier Versace just cant take the scene away from her.
 as i say Angie and Versace is the perfect combination!!!

Jessica Chastain in that Gold studded black Alexander McQueen Gown...
she stole the red carpet scene for me!! love her look so much!!

Emma Stone in Giambattista Valli
they say it's similar to Nicole Kidman's Balenciaga in 2007
... for me Emma's look still rocks!

Cameron Diaz in Gucci

Michelle Williams in Louis Vuitton.... classic!!
That pink crocodile purse!!

Jennifer Lopez in Zuhair Murad 
very modern day Greek Goddess!!

Viola Davis in that green Vera Wang....
her skin and that green looked so fabulous!!!
thank God she ditched the wig!

Milla Jovovich in Elie Saab
... she said it's her first time to attend The Academy Awards... 
she looked great for a first timer!! lol

I can't really rank them, that's why the pics are in no particular order. 
But if I have to choose 3 Top Favorite looks...
I have to choose...

Meryl Streep in Lanvin... 

for me gold means wisdom and she embodied the words
 "dress your age" perfectly with that dress... she totally scored back after that nightmare 
of a dress in Golden Globes!!

 Jessica Chastain in Alexander McQueen....

 The red hair, that pearl white skin, in that Gold and black gown. is just perfect! It's nice that she didn't overdo her hair.. she totally stole the "scene-stealer" title for me...

Viola Davis in Vera Wang.... 

green and her perfect skin worked well.... and what made her looked 
so good is that she sported her natural hair!! I mean that wig in the Golden Globes is hideous... you could never go wrong with what God has given you...

and if you're wondering why I didn't put Angelina in my Top 3...

 that's cause she's already in my Red Carpet legends list... lol

Till the next Academy!!!


Thursday, February 23, 2012

Enrique Gil for Folded and Hung Summer 2012

First, Alden.. then, Sam... now, Enrique!
This is definitely a one hot Folded and Hung Summer!!

Check out Enrique Gil in all his hotness wearing some of Folded and Hung's Summer 2012 Collection!

iStyled: Karylle and Christian Bautista Feature On Manila Bulletin 02/23/2012

They Found Love

Photos by PAOLO SY
Grooming and Hair by JC CANTOS
MakeUp (for Karylle) by RHINA MONTEMAYOR
Clothes from BENCH and

MANILA, Philippines — It is their mutual love for music that binds Christian Bautista and Karylle in a friendship that has survived the test of time, from being partners in a local production of “West Side Story” to the Asian-wide show “The Kitchen Musical” – and to Christian’s attempt to make their relationship more than just friends.
“We would be paired a lot. Sometimes we would go out. We had some moments,” says Christian.
“We’re already friends to begin with. We started pretty much at the same time. We grew up together. I’ve known Christian even before his ‘abs days’,” teases Karylle. “But we realized we’re really better off as friends. And we’re really good friends now, that’s the most important thing.”
Like any friendship, theirs have also had its ups and downs.
“I think, that’s what makes us special. We’ve had our bad days and we’ve had our really good days. We’ve been through a lot together. He’s seen me at my worst and he’s been there for me always,” relates Karylle.
“Sometimes, there are two people, you see them in a movie, a concert, a show, and you’ll think, they’re perfect together, except in real life. What I’m saying is, you could have a platonic relationship outside your careers, yet you can still have a lot of romantic chemistry in your movies or shows,” explains Christian.
Before they were friends and a love team, Christian was an aspiring architect, and Karylle was an aspiring teacher and writer.
This undeniable chemistry will be seen on the concert stage in a show called “Love and Laughter” on Feb. 29, at the Newport Performing Arts Theater at the Resorts World in Manila.

Christian Bautista rides the waves of life
From an average guy who could have been an architect, to one of Asia’s hottest singing sensations today – this is what Christian Bautista has become.
Singing is a talent Christian knew he had, but never really took seriously. He was a student athlete at the University of the Philippines in Diliman, taking up Landscape Architecture and playing table tennis for the varsity team.
“Hindi ko talaga ginusto dito. It wasn’t planned. I’m the type of a guy who just rides on the waves. Before I did not have any goals in life. I took up Landscape Architecture not because I wanted to, but because I had good grades in drafting. Whatever my strength is, that’s where I go. Singing is a talent I knew I had but never really took it seriously to the point of making a career out of it. I’m content with it as just a hobby,” he says.
But it seemed like a singing career was imminent. Christian was a church choir member who later on joined the musical theater group Trumpets and got a bit part in “The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe”.
“When I felt that maybe I had some promise in singing, I said, alright I think I like this. It’s easy for me. I’m driven, I’m passionate. Most people don’t know this but I really started in theater, not in the talent search Star Million. I auditioned with my pimply face and bad teeth. That’s when my goal came to me – to be a singer and to last in the industry like Basil Valdes,” shares Christian.
Christian may not have been the grand winner in Star in a Million, where he placed fourth among 10 finalists. But he need not win the coveted title to become a famous singer. Through dedication and hard work, he catapulted himself to certified stardom with a string of hit songs and albums, TV shows, and movies up his sleeve.

Last year, his Christmas album received a Diamond Record Award, while his current album “Outbound”, under Universal Records will be released in different Asian countries including Indonesia, Thailand, Malaysia, and Singapore.
With all these career highlights, Christian admits that at some point it did get into his head. “There was a time that I really thought I was the Asian superstar. I want my way done, if not I won’t do it. Until my family sat me down and told me, malaki na ang ulo mo. I’m glad that somehow I was fixed. Ayoko rin naman maging ganun,” he relates.
From then on, Christian learned to appreciate his fans more. “I realized that they’re the ones who would go out of their way to be with me, to watch my shows. So I became more open, and communicating with them more. I realized too, that that’s the showbiz culture – the more you share, the more the people will connect to you,” he continues.
Christian was recently recognized as one of the 40 Inspiring Youths in Southeast Asia (under the Entertainment and Arts category) in a book that was released to commemorate the 40th anniversary of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN).
“I learned that in the Philippine music scene, some big changes have to happen to survive. Yes stick to your core but sometimes you have to make big leaps or jumps, even risks. After just really singing for about nine years, I just want to try something else and act. Gone are the days when you’re just a singer, you can survive like Gary Valenciano and Martin Nievera. Now you have to be everything,” he ends.

Karylle goes on a roadtrip
aryllestarted in the entertainment industry around the same time as good friend Christian did, 10 years ago. “And it still feels like it was just yesterday,” says Karylle, as she recalls how she opted to finish college.
“I guess it was inevitable because my mom (Zsa Zsa Padilla), the Padillas and the Ferandezs are known showbiz clans,” says Karylle, who graduated with a degree in Communications Technology Management (ComTech) from Ateneo de Manila University.
A consistent dean’s lister and a recipient of the Dean’s Award for the Arts, at that, Karylle has always valued education and the arts. As a fresh graduate, Karylle and her friends decided to put up an arts workshop for that summer.
“That was the alternate career that I thought of before, to teach kids. Aside from pursuing a singing career, I learned that it was something I could also do,” she says. Indeed, Karylle is not only an artist and an aspiring educator but also an entrepreneur. Currently, she co-owns a KTV bar and a restaurant.
When she is not busy with her hosting gig in the ABS-CBN noontime variety show “It’s Showtime”, Karylle spends most of her time either running, or writing poems, in which she hopes to release a compilation of all her works in a book very soon. She also shares her time with the less fortunate, being active in various causes such as the Makabata Foundation and White Cross Orphanage.

Also an avowed nature lover, Karylle has had a lot of headway in being involved in various causes and advocacies starting in high school, and it is this quality and her obvious immense talent in singing and acting, that a lot of young people look up to her as their role model. “It’s becoming more inspiring because my friends are also putting up their own projects knowing that they can do something. A lot of people want to get involved but they just don’t know how to put things together,” she says.
After wrapping up the first season of the hit Asian TV series “The Kitchen Musical”, Karylle hopes to go back to her other love, the theater stage. She made her theater debut in the Trumpets’ production of “Little Mermaid”. This was followed by Atlantis Production’s “Seussical” and the Stages production of “West Side Story” alongside Christian, where her performance was acclaimed by critics.
In her latest album, “Roadtrip” under PolyEast Records, she ventured out of her comfort zone and produced the album by herself. She even wrote 11 tracks which “narrate her personal journey”. She had worked on this album for the past four years, and she claims that this album represents who she is an artist, singer and songwriter.
Likewise, she shares that she got inspirations from travelling around the world the past few years, thus the album title “Roadtrip”. “This album is my own way of contributing to the challenge of OPM to come up with more original songs,” she says.

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Americas Next Top Model Cycle 18 - British Invasion

Yes!! America's Next Top Model is back for its 18th cycle!!

This time around, Tyra is up to something really exciting.
She brought 7 imports from Britain (Thus British Invasion) who will compete with
7 American models. Here are the Models for this upcoming cycle!!

Age: 22
Hometown: Armadale, Scotland
Height: 5'8"
Hobbies: Tae kwon do and kickboxing
Favorite musician: Rihanna and Beyonce
Favorite model: Tyra Banks and Kate Moss Moss

Age: 25
Hometown: Essex, England
Height: 5'9"
Hobbies: Running, gym, walking my dog, seeing new places
Favorite musician: Emeli Sande
Favorite model: Crystal Renn

Age: 18
Hometown: Seattle, WA
Height: 5'9"
Favorite movie: Ray
Favorite musician: Nacho Picasso
Favorite model: Chanel Iman

Age: 20
Hometown: Magnolia, TX
Height: 5'10"
Hobbies: Modeling, wake boarding, going to the beach
Favorite musician: Kings of Leon, Jay-Z, and Belle Epoque
Favorite model: Adriana Lima

Age: 24
Hometown: Milwaukee, WI
Height: 5'9 3/4"
Hobbies: Taking photos, playing basketball and writing
Favorite musician: Patti LaBelle
Favorite model: Grace Jones

Age: 22
Hometown: Folkestone, England
Height: 5'9"
Favorite movie: Terminator 2
Favorite musician: Marilyn Manson
Favorite model: Milla Jovovich

Age: 20
Hometown: Scotia, NY
Height: 5'10 1/2"
Favorite fashion label: Calvin Klein
Favorite musician: Mickey Avalon, Ani Difranco, and Ed Sheeran
Favorite model: Mosh

Age: 21
Hometown: Oxford, England
Height: 5'9"
Favorite movie: Devil Wears Prada, Mean Girls, Factory Girl
Favorite musician: My boyfriend's band, Bob Dylan, Pulp, and Britney Spears
Favorite model: Kate Moss

Age: 20
Hometown: Pendleton, OR
Height: 5'10"
Favorite Musician: Drake
Favorite Model: Irina Shayk
Favorite Fashion Label: Betsey Johnson

Age: 19
Hometown: Augusta, GA
Height: 5'11"
Hobbies: Cheerleading, track, dancing and all things music and fun
Favorite musician: Michael Jackson
Favorite model: Tyra Banks and Adriana Lima

Age: 22
Hometown: Brooklyn, NY
Height: 5'9"
Hobbies: Going to events like art galleries, dance competitions and lounges, watching movies
Favorite musician: Lil Wayne, T.I., Adele and Evanescence
Favorite model: Tyra Banks and Milla Jovovich

Age: 24
Hometown: London, England
Height: 5'7"
Hobbies: Trampoline, gymnastics, and dance
Favorite musician: Drake
Favorite model: Eva Marcille

Age: 20
Hometown: South London, England
Favorite movie: Roots
Favorite musician: Rihanna & Mavado
Favorite model: Jessica White

Age: 24
Hometown: London, England
Height: 5'8 1/2"
Favorite fashion label: Louis Vuitton and Burberry
Favorite musician: Drake, J Cole, Movado, Beres Hammond
Favorite model: Lilly Cole and Naomi Campbell


So who do you think will be fierce? 
I personally like Mariah (the name says it all!!)

iStyled: Zia Quizon Feature On Manila Bulletin

When Zia sizzles

Photos by PAOLO SY
styled by JP DICHE
Clothes from FOREVER21

MANILA, Philippines — Just last year, Zia Quizon was a typical college girl – walking around campus in jeans and shirt, sans makeup, thick glasses, really the nerdy type of gal. She was even a consistent dean’s lister, a junior taking up Literature at De La Salle University.
Zia always knew she was bound to do music, but was a tad too shy to perform in front of huge crowds. So she just contented herself to singing in the shower or the glee club. Besides, having the King of Comedy Dolphy and singer Zsa Zsa Padilla for parents, she knew there will always be comparisons.
“I’ve always loved music ever since I can remember. Usually, I only perform for my friends who have bands. When I started doing TV guestings, the feedback was just really positive, to the way I sing or the way I carry myself, or my type of music. So I was encouraged to start in the industry,” she says.
“I also saw that OPM music was changing, a lot more originals are coming out. And I wanted to be a part of that, of changing the landscape of this industry somehow. However I could, how humbly I could,” continues Zia.
Her jazzy vibe is a a breather to those who have grown tired of young female belters and it seems going against a style that is past her generation is working well for her. The result: a self-titled debut album under PolyEast records containing three remakes, including her dad’s favorite song of all-time “Smile”, her mom’s popular 80s ditty “Mambobola” and three originals, her own composition “Simple Girl”, the hit debut single “Ako na Lang”, and her latest single “Dear Lonely”.
“I was a bit hesitant because I didn’t know how people would react to the album, and I didn’t know what I was getting into. I think it was a good experience. I’m also really blessed because I have my parents with me, and everyone in the family, my sister Karylle, all my brothers, they’re just so full of advice. It’s coming from a place of genuine care,” she says.

Now that Zia has accepted her destiny, so to speak, her mother Zsa Zsa is proving to be a bit of a stage mom while Dolphy, a proud dad.
Zia says her parents were more excited for her when she decided to enter showbusiness, mainly because finally, she has come out of her shell.
“I’m really shy, painfully so. I don’t really know how or why it happened. Maybe because my parents are really known people so I tended to just be introverted. They know how hard it is for me to step out of my comfort zone, which is cool because they were proud, too. And in a sense because I’m coming out of my shell. I’m becoming my own person. Besides, you don’t know when opportunities are going to come, you just have to strike and go for it,” says Zia.
Comparisons with sister Karylle couldn’t be helped, but Zia insists a sibling rivalry does not exist. “We’re just really supportive of each other because we didn’t really grow up together. Now we’re kind of making up for lost time especially that we’re in the same industry. We’re bonding a lot, finding things out about each other. She would literally go out of her way even if she’s so busy,” adds Zia.

Zia’s taste in music was greatly shaped by her parents’ musical influences – ballad, pop, R&B from her mom, jazz, standards and the classics particularly by artists such as Louis Armstrong, Dean Martin, and Frank Sinatra from her dad.
“I think I got my passion for music from dad because my type of music is really the oldies-centered type of music, the more classical music. From my mom, I got her outlook in life, her views, and how she deals with problems but without letting it get to you. That’s why I also write songs just to let it out and be done with that feeling,” shares Zia, who finds herself in the company of her guitar composing songs when sad or heartbroken.
She learned how to play the guitar on her own with a little help from her brothers and the internet.
Zia wants music to be something she enjoys doing, and not something that she has to do for a living. “I took up Literature because in a way they’re related. Literature can help me in writing songs. I would prefer that music be my passion and not my work.”

Although Zia once dreamt of becoming a journalist, she has realized that making music is really what she wants to do for the rest of her life.
“I was always really scared to be in showbiz because I was different. I wasn’t what people would expect from a singer, especially not here where being different isn’t exactly a good thing in our industry. I guess also because I was here at the right time, that people are looking for something different.”
While Zia recognizes that her famous parents will always be a part of who she is, she likewise aspires to make her own mark in the industry.
“Getting awards would be nice. Not really for bragging rights, but because it is just very validating for a musician. And it could come from either a fellow musician who praises you or your work, or the fans. But if this doesn’t take off, I will not force it. This is why I’m still in school. Maybe that’s why I guess it would be nice to get an award,” she ends.

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Sunday, February 19, 2012

Sam Milby for Folded and Hung Summer 2012

Sam Milby x Folded and Hung... Perfect combination!!

I just wanna say thank you Folded and Hung for adding a little steam in this cold and gloomy Monday weather!!

Sam, though thousands of miles away, will never be missed because of these photos! HOT!

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Kate Moss for W Magazine this March 2012

Nothing could go wrong when it's Kate!!

Yes, Kate Moss!! The fiercest supermodel I've known!
She is the cover girl of W Magazine for March 2012.
Photographed by Steven Klein. Kate poses as "The Good and The Bad" Kate.
Gucci for the black dresses, and Vera Wang for the white ones!

The photos are dark and almost demonic... but fierce!!!

Check the full editorial below! 

Here's the Bad Kate cover and its editorial photos...

and here's the Good Kate Cover and editorial photos..
Which I still find dark and demonic... but fierce!!