I can’t even remember the last time I had a birthday party. I think it was about three or four years ago, I’m not sure. In any case, it’s always nice to celebrate your birthday surrounded by great old friends and amazing new acquaintances. I had a little surprise birthday celebration at the Commons&Sense Magazine + A Shaded View on Fashion party at Le Baron de Paris. As my favourite style icon Diane said, I sure did get the ‘rockstar treament’.
Baby Mary of Faline, Jun Takahashi of Undercover, my dearest Yoshiko, the fabulous Yuya, the iconic Diane Pernet, Yoshiko of Yoshiko Creation Paris and of course, Shun (of Vogue Hommes Japan) in the background — I can hear your voice!
Thank you so much to everyone who made my birthday special. Tokyo rocks!
I went to Beijing and all I got was a bloody t-shirt. Just kidding. Here’s a video of me mincing around the Nanluoguxiang Hutong district of Beijing. Hutongs are these traditional and ancient Chinese alleyways that are almost very rare to find in this city of enormous buildings.
Funny how my Spanish friend Ate Danica (the one with the green scarf) didn’t bat an eyelash when I walked past him. Hahaha! We were so pressed for time so I didn’t get the chance to check out each and every shop but I did end up buying a t-shirt that says “I <3 BJ”. Hysterical!
My newfound acquaintances in Beijing made me ride the subway yesterday en route to a housewarming party and boy I had fun. You know, I would like to use the subway more but walking in Beijing is such a bitch. It’s a MASSIVE city and for me, it’s so much easier if I cab it.
Each ride on the subway (you can go ANYWHERE within Beijin) costs 2 Yuan which is like oh bloody hell, thirty US cents? Dang!!!
Well, the secret is out of the bag. As some of you already know, I did a quick shoot for Singapore’s Style Magazine and my solo editorial will come out in a few weeks. It’s gonna be awesome I’m telling you. I did several looks… girls, boys (there’s this GREAT scene involving a banana but I don’t think it’s gonna get published), mixed and everything in between! I’m so excited…and nervous at the same time! I hope I’m capable of giving good pictures. Hah! Here’s a quick video of me trying to WERK one of the looks for the camera. The key word is TRYING. LOL.
Trust me, getting the right shot for that look was harder than I thought. My legs are so short, stumpy and thick. Ugh! Sometimes I wish I was 6’2 but oh well. Nothing I can do about that…
I went out on Thursday night with some of Singapore’s lovely fashion bloggers. I wanted to have a quick dance before I go to sleep so we ended up at this club called “Play”. Most of the gay clubs were closed but that’s Singapore for you.
Anyway, the bouncer let us in for free. Natch! I was wondering where all the guys were… turns out, it was a lesbian night! I only realized this after 10 minutes of dancing and I saw chicks snogging on the stage!
It’s all fun and good. It’s quite interesting (and refreshing) though to go to a lesbian club especially in this conservative city/state. I mean, correct me if I’m wrong but I don’t even think there’s a lesbian night/club in Manila and we have what, 14 or 15 million people in the city? That’s the third world for you.