Wednesday, June 25, 2008
Al Gore's 'Inconvenient Truth' makes so much more sense than ever.
Tuesday, June 24, 2008
Blue swimmer crab spaghetti. I love this dish. I love crabs but I hate removing it from its shell. Too, messy and smelly especially if you are eating in a resto. I only eat it by hand if I'm at home.
Salmon with bean sprout salad and potato chips. Fresh potato chips I consider my junk food. It's a feel good food especially if I'm feeling down and crabby from lack of sugar. Being pesco vegetarian, I think my palate has developed greatly where it can taste the nuanced, delicate flavors of vegetables. I so hated bell peppers before but now it's one of my fave vege especially if it's grilled in olive oil with some pepper and salt. Yummy!
Monday, June 23, 2008
Talked to a friend just now through YM and I told him I've been missing my old life in Iloilo. Nope, not the work but the stuff I love doing there. Thrift shopping, dinner with friends, coffee, magazine hunting... My life seems so predictable now. But I'm still happy naman.
I love how my designs are improving because I can check on the production of it since my seamstress is at home. I don't understand why I feel so restless.
Maybe I need sugar.
Sunday, June 22, 2008
Saturday, June 21, 2008
Thursday, June 19, 2008
I think it was with my friend Rhea when I bought this drape-y vest from a thrift shop in Sakrolay. I kinda like how it frames the shirt and make it less 'waiter-ish'.
Costume: shirt by Yves Saint Laurent paired with the tank.
Wednesday, June 18, 2008
Opening of Angkor Children Hospital's visitor center
Shorts: thrift shop find, no brand
Belt: Giordano Concepts
Shoes: leather gladiator by Don Protasio Spring/Summer 2008
Opening of Lucky Seven fastfood (the Jollibee of Cambodia)
Shirt: Y's Yohji Yamamoto (top), Giordano (under)
Eyewear: Spy red Wayfarer
Bag: Prada nylon back pack
Shirt: Jil Sander button down
Pants: True Religion
Bag: Marc by Marc Jacobs
Shoes: Muji sneakers
At the office
Pants: Givenchy Homme
Night-out, casual look
Shirt: DKNY tee
Scarf: from Backstage
Pants: ONLY jeans
Watching a magic show
Pants: bespoke pants
Answers to Questions:
Most Admired Designer: A lot! But I'm still constantly obsessing over Helmut Lang - his past works, his philosophy, his move into the art world, everything about him. If he releases a book I'd be the first one to buy but I think it's unlikely because he is too cool for that, but who knows.
Whose closet you'd like to raid: Nobody comes to mind...maybe Johnny Depp's closet. Or the closets of Hedi Slimane or Nicolas Ghesquiere of Balenciaga.
Scent of the Moment: Higher Dior by Dior Homme, my scent for years now.
Design Philosophy: Quality over quantity
Fashion extravagance: Fashion to me is never extravagant. I buy only what I like to wear and I keep it for a very long time.
Fashion Icon: 'Elegance is refusal' - Coco Chanel
Fashion Must have: A good bar of soap. Even though how fab you dress if you don't smell nice I don't think you will ever be fashionable.
Best Dressed: Locally, I think Joan Bitagcol (model, photographer) and Cecile Zamora van Straten (writer, fashion designer) are best dressed. They both have that certain quirkiness I find intriguing.
Best Dressed: Internationally, I think Belgian designer Ann Demeulemeester is very well dressed. I can imagine myself wearing what she's wearing. Fashion writer Martin Webb looks very dapper to me.
Fashion No-no: I really don't like rules especially in fashion. I don't want to limit myself to what I can wear.
Fashion Cheap thrills: Thrift shopping is my kind of thrill. I once found a Comme des Garçons tee for less than a dollar. I was ecstatic. Everytime I find something I like I get a natural high.
Favorite Destinations: Thrift shops in Phnom Penh, ukay-ukay in Iloilo, bookstores in Singapore, shopping in Hong Kong, getting lost in Bangkok, etc.
Current Occupation: art gallery director by day, clothes designer by night and freeloader during days off
Fashion Advice: I don't like dispensing fashion advice. I like the diversity of style that people come up with. I guess, being true to yourself is some sort of advice, I don't know.
Tuesday, June 17, 2008
This is their mini shop.
But we usually go to their warehouse across this pond. There, the real treasures are hidden.
They call the place Handicap of Tears. Poetic, no?
And yes, that's Loven hoarding antiques.
And this is what I bought. A wooden maleta.
Most items in town are so overpriced especially in the night market. So to get a bargain and to make a nice profit we seek out out-of-the-way suppliers because they tend to give a better bargain.
And it's a nice escape, also.
They have a nice pond with lilies and insects flying around.
One can stop to smell the flowers.
Everybody is welcome.
Couldn't get the real thing so I settled for the shopping bag (Loven's when he bought a Keepall).
Costume: Comme ça du mode tee, unlabeled shorts, Bench gold foil tote, Nike Air Rift and LV shopping bag. lol!
Monday, June 16, 2008
I ordered this for lunch...
here! Amok fish is a joy.
At the children's table : Brews, Brice and Brandon, 3 B's! One is isip-bata while the other 2 are real kids. hehehehe!
Rhea, Jessie and Kathy
Blady, Cielo and Irish