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A Marvelous and Magnificent, Very Vogue Day

18/03/2010, Anna Wintour, Current Affairs, Fashion and Style, Vogue USA

A Marvelous and Magnificent, Very Vogue Day

Welcome to my new office.

Vogue Lobby, 12th floor of Conde Nast Building, 4 Times Square.

I kid, I kid you!!!

What a marvelous, magnificent and magical day. I went to Conde Nast yesterday afternoon.

Without going into detail, I had the absolute pleasure (and honor) of meeting Anna Wintour, Grace Coddington, Sally Singer, Tonne Goodman, Virginia Smith and Mark Holgate at the American Vogue offices. Yes, the inner sanctum where dreams are fulfilled and miracles happen.

Alas, what happened on the 12th floor stays at the 12th floor but let me assure you, the future looks bright!

After spending an hour and twenty minutes at Vogue, I invited a friend for a celebratory visit to Bergdorf Goodman for a quick, no-frills, very late lunch. 

Bergdorf Goodman

During our toast, I had an epiphany.

If the United Nations had a "Dreams Come True" program, I'm probably the ultimate poster-child, no, UNICEF Ambassador, that dreams do indeed come true.

With all the amazing things that have happened to me over the past few months, especially with what I once thought was inaccessible to someone who came from a (very) faraway land and with modest means such as myself, it occurred to me right then and there that maybe, just maybe, it's now my obligation and duty to keep THE dream and the fantasy, whatever it may be, alive, so that I (like the team over at Vogue) get to inspire people of my generation and others, TO HAVE the same, if not bigger, dreams. Afterall, it's our dreams and ambitions and goals that help us all move forward to have better, more colourful and fashionably-inspired lives….

Am I making any sense here? I hope you know what I mean because I feel like I'm posting gibberish after being in cloud nine…

To my fairy godmother, again, thank you so much for the red carpet
ride over the Vatican where I saw the pope, the apostles and of course,
the inner sanctum! 

And Emily? That's all!

Mwah mwah.

PS. Yes, I've been to the closet. It was heaven on earth. Balenciaga and Proenza shoes forever!

PPSS. No, I didn't take photos inside and I didn't dare ask whether I could take photos or not. I'd like to visit there again and some memories are best kept in the head and cherished with the heart!

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1:22 am

A Note to Me From Anna Wintour, American Vogue

04/03/2010, Anna Wintour, Vogue USA

A Note to Me From Anna Wintour of American Vogue

Cloud Nine Moment!

As soon as I go back to the Philippines, you bet this signed note from Anna Wintour is going to go inside a six feet wide by eight feet tall glass and wood frame (ok, think floor-to-ceiling) and I'll post this on my bedroom wall.

Anna Wintour Notecard

Click HERE for the full scan.

I've always believed that the best things in life are small but grand gestures money can't buy.

All those bygone childhood years of me mutilating issues of American Vogue to decorate my bedroom with editorials and ads… and to dream about the imagery and the clothes behind them… have finally paid off!

Thank you so much Anna.

If y'all excuse me, I'm gonna go cry now.

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5:53 am

Anna Wintour Flexes Her Muscle While Carine Roitfeld Plays Second Fiddle in Her Own Turf

27/01/2010, Anna Wintour, Fashion and Style, Vogue Paris, Vogue UK

Anna Wintour Flexes Her Muscle While Carine Roitfeld Plays Second Fiddle in Her Own Turf

On January 25, Anna Wintour, Carine Roitfeld and the French Industry Minister, Christian Estrosi, had a meeting to discuss the future of French fashion and what the French government can do to help the (struggling) fashion industry.

Oh how I laughed when I first saw these images. This is what happens if you put Bill Clinton, Monica Lewinsky and Hilary Clinton together. Look at their body language… and look how Carine graciously distanced herself from Anna and Christian.

Anna Wintour, Christian Estrosi, Carine Roitfeld in Paris

A brilliant display of power (Anna) and sportsmanship (Carine) right there!

Dramalamama, aye caramba Anna Carinnenana. Doesn’t it look like a scene out of a movie? You know, a man, his wife and a mistress? I’ll let you decide who’s the apple and who’s the orange but lady number one looks immaculate in her well-fitted suit,
her luxurious chinchilla fur collar and of course, her impeccable
coiffure — not a hair out of sight. Meanwhile, lady number two is one sexy, hot cougarlicious mess: striking zebra
coat, ferocious trademark raccoon eyes and matching brothel hair. 

Upon further thought (yes, I know it doesn’t happen very often but unfortunately for me and you, I *do* like to exercise my brain from time to time to burn calories), I realized these photos represent a very bittersweet state of affairs. I could only imagine how intense, and to a certain extent, how embarrassing, it must have been to Carine that Mama Wintour is taking proactive measures — in her own turf.

Click click click!

CONTINUE READING

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4:51 am

Happy 60th Birthday Anna Wintour!

04/11/2009, Anna Wintour, Fashion and Style

Happy Birthday Anna Wintour!

Happy, happy 60th birthday Anna!

Anna in 1988 (yes, eighty eight)

Andre Leon Talley and Anna Wintour in 1988

Anna in 2009

Anna Wintour at Oscar de la Renta Spring/Summer 2010

That's all. Mwah mwah.

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11:19 am

Anna Worshipper Part 3

30/10/2009, Anna Wintour, Fashion and Style, OMGOMGOMG, Vogue USA

Anna Worshipper Part 3

There's more where these came from. I don't think the fash pack had seen anything like this before. I'm talking about Chris Crocker/Britney Spears levels here.

Anna Wintour Worshipper

Anna Wintour Worshipper

Anna Wintour Worshipper

Get ready for Anna Wintour's biggest fan! Visit http://kasmslo.blogspot.com.

photo credit: kasmslo

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10:48 am

Anna Worshipper Part 2

30/10/2009, Anna Wintour, OMGOMGOMG, Vogue USA

Anna Worshipper Part 2

Going to extremes…

Manolo is dat chu?

I'm about to pass out from too much laughing, sorry.

Anna Wintour Manolo Blahnik

Wow. Just wow. I honestly don't know what to say.

photo credit: kasmslo via fashin

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10:43 am

Anna Worshipper

30/10/2009, Anna Wintour, OMGOMGOMG, Vogue USA

Anna Worshipper

There I was thinking I'm a weirdo for loving Sally Singer, Aliona Doletskaya and Carine Roitfeld. But this, this my dear readers is something else. Ladies and gentlegays, meet Kate.

Anna Wintour

Now this is what I call TRUFASHINDEDICATION.

Anna Wintour

Anna Wintour

And Emily?

That's all.

photo credit: kasmslo via fashin

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6:42 am

Watch The September Issue Online [full-length video]

28/10/2009, Anna Wintour, Fashion and Style, Film, Vogue USA

Watch The September Issue Online

For those of you unlucky ones who haven’t seen RJ Cutler’s smashing “The September Issue” documentary, boy, consider it your lucky day. Watch the full-length video below.

[Update - 11/03/2009: Due to a copyright claim by Actual Reality Pictures, producers of The September Issue, I am removing the Youku.com (where it's hosted) video player on my site. You may, instead, buy the September Issue DVD HERE.]

Anna Wintour, September Issue

It’s an hour and twenty something minutes long so grab some popcorn and a drink. Or a bag of raisins and some mineral water.

As always, I have one thing to say. You’re welcome.

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8:12 am

Peter Som Spring Summer 2010

23/09/2009, Anna Wintour, Fashion and Style, New York City, Peter Som, Spring Summer 2010

Peter Som Spring Summer 2010

Peter Som, surprisingly, is one of my favourite collections in New York. I’ve been to a few presentations at Milk Studios during Mercedes Benz Fashion Week and I really enjoyed his. It was a beautiful presentation with the models interacting, some even smiling, when you point your camera to them. And the clothes? There’s the element of fun and youth to them and the looks were very, very well-put together. I thought the styling itself was inspirational. Spectacular! These are easy to wear, well-made garments in some of the most amazing fabrics. I wanted to touch them. Also, some of the sweaters were to die for — you know me, I have a MAJOR weakness for anything striped! There’s a quirky feel to the looks, yes, however, one thing thing remain distinct: the finishing was so exquisite it gave the whole collection a sophisticated polish.

Peter Som Spring Summer 2010 presentation

Peter Som Spring Summer 2010 collection

Don’t even get me started with some of the accessories. I, along with several people I met throughout the presentation were swooning with the gorgeous necklaces and bracelets.

Click click click for more photos.

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1:51 pm

The September Issue

02/09/2009, Anna Wintour, Fashion and Style, Film, Vogue USA
Anna Wintour The September Issue Movie Poster

Here at the cinema about to watch the September Issue with John, Ashley and Jesse.

*This post uploaded via BBMobile*

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