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Monday, July 29, 2013

The xx - Angels (Live In a Tokyo Hotel Room) | Lost in translation

The xx was one of my favorite Brit indie bands during College. Their debut album was just amazing. It was introduced to me by one of my college friends. Back then, I fell in love with songs like VCR, Heart Skipped a Beat and Islands. Now I love songs like Angel and Fiction. Angel is like Lost in Translation. This live video with them playing in a typical Tokyo hotel room is just beautiful.

I heard that they were playing in the Fuji Rock Festival 2013. I almost braved the stormy weather again. Great experience last year with the Kaiser Chiefs, Arctic Monkeys and Cold Play but the weather was bad. Surprisingly enough a few days later they will be playing live in Manila this July 30, 2013. Just can't wait to see them.



Thursday, July 25, 2013

FARFETCH.COM | Chloe Shoulder from VITKAC Poland | #FarfetchHero

Thank you +farfetch for the stunningly cool and feminine #Chloe  shoulder bag from their boutique#VITKAC  in Poland. Get involved in this wonderful Google+ community and share your love for fashion and all things creative!

I first heard of last year at their Hong Kong Launch at the Space, Hollywood Road.

A revolutionary fashion portal that is a fashion cult favorite. With a wide network of independent boutiques, it fulfills the need and desire to find unique items even those with well-travelled heels have a hard time looking for. Case in point when I was looking for the Church's Burwood Met Brogues, a limited edition item, it was sold out everywhere in Hong Kong. I was told that it was impossible to get them. Amazingly, Farfetch was the only one that still had it. Even now. Its like visiting your favorite independent boutique and getting to know the individuals behind each boutique’s personal selection. Trust that they always have the best.
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Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Stunningly Cool & Feminine (Not Me) Chloe Shoulder Bag x Maison Martin Margiela T-shirt Dress x Ann Demeulemeester Brogues

Its not me, its all about the bag. I would write all about the stunningly cool & feminine Chloe Shoulder Bag from later in a different post. Everything I'm wearing is white and it makes the berry red bag all the more striking. A Maison Martin Margiela white T-shirt Dress, sleeveless on one side, with one short sleeve on the other. I love its conceptual aesthetic - with its codes of deconstruction in the form of two dresses sewn together. One part feminine, the other casual cool. I really don't feel quite right in a dress all day. But the Ann Demeulemesteer white menswear brogues with red laces off sets everything perfectly for me. I will always envy menswear brogues for its handsome design and high regard for craftsmanship, and sometimes I just don't care that its menswear and just buy it anyway because its beautiful.

Chloe Shoulder Bag  x Maison Martin Margiela T-shirt Dress x Ann Demeulemeester Brogues
Maison Martin Margiela white T-shirt Dress
Berry Red Chloe Shoulder Bag from
White Ann Demeulemeester Brogues


Monday, July 22, 2013

"from broken bonds, fragmented dreams" | Fatal Flaw by DAPHNE GUINNESS | Directed by NICK KNIGHT


A sublime vision of a Madhatter-like Daphne Guinness, singing in the dark is haunting. SHOWstudio exclusively released the music video for 'Fatal Flaw', Daphne Guinness' debut single. According to her it has a dreamlike quality, "This song came from broken bonds, fragmented dreams. In part, it’s about the sheer randomness of love and its illusionary effect". A crossover of the senses, the glamorous rock psychedelic film is in harmony with the tone of Guinness' personal lyrics. 

'Fatal Flaw' lyrics by Daphne Guinness
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Wednesday, July 17, 2013

"White drama" | Comme des Garcons S/S 2012 Collection

I was looking at the runway pictures from the Comme des Garcons S/S 2012 collection and found myself remembering of the nearing Christmas season as well as all things white and pretty such as snow and roses. I found it interesting that the collection played with a variety of white and a little hint of black in some pieces. Despite the choice of color scheme for the collection, it did not entirely have the impression of leaning towards the strict or the soft. The manner that the collection coordinated the textiles and the forms together with the color scheme made it well-balanced.

I guess this design shows best what I mean. For this design, the upper portion including the headpiece has a knitted or lace material draping asymmetrically that gives the element of something soft and free. Yet, the lower portion of the design have a skirt with an almost cage-like structure paired with a solid white boots that adds a strict geometrical touch to the look. Surprisingly though, it seems that skirt is made of lace or a textile similar to it.

Some designs had a formal and somewhat corporate appeal to it because of the clean straight lines the jackets and mantle. While others seemed to simplify the silhouette of models by the unusual but curiously eye-catching form of the pieces like how the arms are hidden.Yet, for all of the designs, it does not miss the hint of the much gentler elements by toning the geometrical, the strict and the solid by using embellishments that reminds us of roses and knitted or lace or something similar in each design.

The immaculate white and creamy pieces which uses draping techniques and embellishment is truly a sight to behold.



Monday, July 15, 2013

I Love Kusama at Ayala Museum, Manila & LOVE SUMMER TOKYO, a Yayoi Kusama & Roppongi Hills collaboration

Yayoi Kusama is love for the month of July. With LOVE SUMMER TOKYO and I Love Kusama, held this month in both Tokyo and Manila. It seems that everyone loves her. LOVE SUMMER TOKYO, a Yayoi Kusama & Roppongi Hills art project collaboration, is being held beginning 19 July, 2013 until September 1, 2013. The famous polka dots will be everywhere in Roppongi Hills, including a beer garden, standing bar and cafe. The cafe "Watashi no daisukina watashi", which translates to "The Me Who I Like", has an original menu and collection of items inspired by the artists collection. The Mizutama Garden will feature many of her iconic works as guests enjoy their food and beer. The Mizutama Plaza will also be covered in in the famouse polka dots and other Yayoi Kusama related events would be held this summer in Tokyo. 

When in Manila, I Love Kusama is held in celebration of the 40th Year of the ASEAN-Japan Friendship. The exhibition    of Lim and Kim Camacho is part of the Collectors Series, which features artworks that are not usually seen in public. It will be on view beginning 16 July, 2013 until 1 September, 2013 at Ayala Museum's Ground Floor Gallery and Third Floor Glass Lane .


"Yayoi Kusama, born in Japan, 1929, is one of the leading and most influential figures of the avant-garde scene and is credited to be an important precursor of various art movements which took shape between the 1950s and 60s, namely Minimalism, Feminism and Pop Art. Kusama remains active and relevant at 84, as attested by her works being one of the main highlights of the recently concluded ArtBasel HK.

Notable Kusama installations include her immersive infinity mirror rooms that have been featured in institutions like the Whitney Museum of American Art and Tate Modern, and her iconic spotted pumpkin sculptures seen on both indoor and outdoor exhibitions in different countries. In 2011, Kusama also worked with fashion designer Marc Jacobs for a line of whimsical products and corresponding window displays forLouis Vuitton."

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