Wednesday, August 18, 2010

and he started calling me rosie

How very English. Not that I'm complaining. Or that I mind. It's been a while since anyone called me by that name. Though I'd very much like a honey bee to sting me in the lips so I'd have a little of that sexy, like Ms Huntington-Whiteley.

Thursday, June 10, 2010

psychedelic thunder

Australia's king of body-con chic Josh Goot continues with the digital print trend, this time with a rainbow take on the natural wonders: clouds, thunder, stars and skies. First noticed about his work when Harper's Bazaar Australia's Fashion Editor Christine Centenera wore a galaxy dress from his Autumn/Winter 2009 collection and fell in love in an instant. Read more about Josh Goot here

beauty is in the eye of the beholder

Beautiful work by Dutch duo photographers Petrovsky & Ramone. Prints available for sale at Bright Young Things gallery, Amsterdam.

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

protect me from what i want

Designer and conceptual artist Tobias Wong was recently found dead in his Manhattan home at the age of 35 in an apparent suicide. He first attracted attention with his 2001 public debut of converting a Philippe Starck chair into a lamp (This Is A Lamp) for Kartell and continued to surprise with a range of provocative projects like his Killer Ring, with the stone set outwards primarily used to scratch graffiti; the Money Pad, a stack of 100-dollar bills bound with notepad glue; Karim Rashid's book I Want To Change The World cut into a gun shape presented as a critique of designer's pretensions on the post 9/11 world; gold-plated versions of McDonald's coffee stirrer as part of the Indulgence series. One of his most elaborate productions was The Wrong Store, in New York's Chelsea neighborhood. Wong organized a hoax-like exhibition (shop as gallery, gallery as shop) in 2007, stocked with an amazing array of products by artists and designers from the United States and Europe with a sign in the window that read, "Come In, We're Closed" when in fact, the store had never opened.

"As time went on his work became more and more ironic, sarcastic and pointed," said Paola Antonelli, senior curator in the Museum of Modern Art's Department of Architecture and Design. "He had an enfant terrible style of design that was very fresh in New York. Today you see all sorts of people doing conceptual design, but he was one of the first."

RIP Tobias.

all wrapped up

Dree Hemingway gorgeously wrapped in neon Valentino Couture at the recent amfAR Cinema Against AIDS 2010 benefit gala in Cannes.

chucks gone wild

You heard me. The Chuck Taylors have gone into the wild with fresh leopard prints in black, beige and pink.

Saturday, June 5, 2010

swim across the current, not against

It has only been a little over a month since my last diving trip (the same time I got my diving license) but my tan is gone and I swear I'm having withdrawals by the day. The experience of being so deep underwater surrounded by gazillions of beautiful ocean life was surreal and remarkably serene although I must confess I get the jitters, at times. The only sounds you hear are your own deep breaths through the regulator. No sounds of heavy banter or your favorite tunes. Oh when will they make any sort of underwater entertainment? Can't wait for my next dive!

fashion tip #2375: all that sparkles

If done right, always reliable to up the ante without trying too hard.

she keeps her dagger in check

Stunned by this gorgeous beauty in Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time. Former Bond girl Gemma Arterton plays Princess Tamina, who reluctantly joined forces with a rogue prince named Dastan (Jake Gyllenhaal) to safeguard an ancient dagger capable of releasing the Sands of Time, a gift from the gods that can reverse time and allow its possessor to rule the world. Loved the movie, Gemma looked every bit a goddess in intricate costumes that were hand-embroidered with gold thread, and beautiful, glass hair beads. After the movie we couldn't stop talking about hair, as I'm tempted to braid it and dye my hair black, while my date blatantly hinting to grow his hair like Jake. Oh dear!

"It is said some lives are linked across time. They are connected by an ancient calling that echoes through the ages... Destiny."

take me away

Ingenious Chanel 'Take Away' bags from the "Shanghai Secrets" collection. How cute are these???

five inches and above, please. no less

Another blog worth checking out if you're into street style is 5 inch and up. This lanky Finnish girl (her name is Sandra, by the way) has a fresh, eclectic style that is just cooler than ice. On another note, I'm seeing braids everywhere these days. So tempted to give it a shot.

agent strawberry fields

Gemma Arterton for Details magazine May 2010

crosby street hotel, ny

Crosby Street Hotel in New York is located in the heart of SoHo between Prince, Spring and Lafayette Streets. The brand new 11-storey, 86-room boutique hotel was built on a vacant parking lot by Firmdale, a UK-based boutique hotel operator with six hotels in London. Eclectic and luxurious, the works of interior designer Kit Kemp (who also owns Firmdale) is akin to the refined British Airway business class. The hotel features a bar, a private leafy garden, guest drawing room, several stylish private event and meeting rooms, a luxurious 99-seat screening room and fully equipped gym.

olivia palermo

This girl's got class.

Sunday, May 30, 2010

just right

Started the day listening to Robin Thicke hitting the sexy falsettos instantly set me in a calm, collected love state. Behind every great man is a woman, the same is true for a song. Behind every great song, lies a great writer. His breakout hit "Lost Without You" propelled him to stardom, garnering several accolades. Having written songs since the age of 16 for the likes of Brandy, Christina Aguilera, Pink, Usher, Mya, and even The King of Pop himself, it took him more than a decade to become a star in his own terms and claim a piece of his pie with albums like A Beautiful World (2003), The Evolution of Robin Thicke (2006) and his latest effort, Sex Therapy (2009).

In a 2007 interview with Giant magazine, on the difference between him and Justin Timberlake:
"I would say that Justin's been a star since he was 16 and it took me 14 years to become a star. That's the big difference. I'm the guy who had to keep trying. I'm the guy who took four record deals and never hit. I'm the guy who has actually been through all the pain and the struggle and the heartache. And when I sing now, I sing with pain and heartache and struggle in my voice. "

Now, if you haven't heard of this incredible R&B artist just yet, it's time get acquainted. Listen to some of my favorite jams and tell me if you're on the same page: Lost Without You, The Sweetest Love, The Stupid Things, Sex Therapy and Jus Right

stay true

No matter what.

fierce in dublin

Need I say more?

Saturday, May 29, 2010

midnight blue

Gorgeous footwear in my two favorite colors from Proenza Pre-Fall 2010. Jack and Lazarro knows what woman wants. Booties, wedge and slingbacks. Can't go wrong there.

louboutin studs + chunky koi

All black everything!

when h&m meets prada

H&M shades, Prada dress. High street and luxe done right, the results are rad.

haute naturale

"A Matter of Taste" is a unique publication by graphic designer/photographer Fulvio Bonavia which features his works of art made with natural and edible elements that fuses cuisine and haute couture. Fashion that's good enough to eat! More images here.