Hi guys! I’m here in the magnificent city of Istanbul, Turkey. I’m terribly sorry for the lack of blog entries as of late as I have been ultra busy living my insane life. I went from Tel Aviv (which I still need to blog about — very soon), to New York, to Hong Kong, to New York again, to Frankfurt, to New York again and now I’m in Istanbul. It’s one trip on top of each other, back to back, with so many events in between. The car ride from Istanbul airport to my hotel at six o’clock in the morning felt ultra cinematic. There I was, alone in my car, in the dark, wearing my gorgeous black Max Mara coat, and I was staring at the window. I couldn’t stop asking myself… is this real life? I swear to god, sometimes it feels like my life is a movie. I’m not joking! It’s 4AM now on a Friday and I’m still battling jet lag. Here I am, in my hotel room, wearing nothing but a white bath robe. I opened a bottle of red wine earlier and I’m smoking what’s left on my pack of Marlboro lights on my balcony. Moments like this remind of me movie scenes… Ah well.
Sana Aşığım Istanbul!
If you live in the USA, be sure to watch the new HBO Documentary featuring some of Vogue’s most prolific fashion editors: Anna Wintour, Grace Coddington, Tonne Goodman, my beloved Carlyne Cerf de Dudzeele, Polly Allen Mellen, Camilla Nickerson, Phyllis Posnick and Babs Simpson. Add it to your calendars — December 6, 2012, 9PM Eastern Time.
Click HERE to buy the book, ‘Vogue: The Editor’s Eye“.
Save the date! Donatella herself will takeover the official Versace twitter account to answer your tweets. Be sure to note your calendars, this Thursday, November 29, 2012 at 7:30PM European Time.
There are very few reasons for a downtown guy like myself to head uptown — Barney’s, Bergdorf’s, the shops along Madison Ave and of course, good causes. For instance, cancer-related causes have a special place in my heart. I’ve lost my aunt Cynthia to the disease a few years ago. The Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, along with the fabulous folks at Max Mara, recently held their annual Fall Party at the super chic Four Seasons Restaurant. I had so much fun at the event. Thank you Max Mara for the experience!
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If you’re in New York City and looking for something FUN to do this Wednesday night, be sure to buy yourself a ticket and swing by the W Hotel in Union Square for the first ever LOVE hangOVER ball by W Hotels of New York City. Proceeds will benefit amfAR.
Kelly Osbourne will host the event and Jessica Stam, Lily Donaldson, Edward Enninful, Mickey Boardman, Simon Doonan, Pat McGrath plus moiself will judge the Voguing ball.
For tickets or for more information, click HERE. See you there!
Here’s some excellent coverage backstage at this year’s Victoria’s Secret Fashion show. I made a cameo with my gurl Alessandra Ambrosio. I’m the fallen angel haha!
Alessandra is so pretty. Not gonna lie… it takes a lot of wit, nerve and balls to pose beside her.
Congratulations to me. I’ve just made my first ever Tory Burch purchase. I saw these cute shearling and leather boots at Net-a-Porter earlier this morning. I need a warm and casual every day boot I could wear on my fashion circus days off. Just a few weeks ago I was thinking about buying my first pair of Uggs because the temperatures are not going anywhere but south. So happy I held myself back.
Tory Burch Alma Shearling boots at Net-a-Porter (click HERE)
Humanity be damned. Shame on you people, shame on you. Black Friday, without doubt, turned people into cattle. Watch these girls and women storm Victoria’s Secret in Oklahoma. Unbelievable.
All this for bloody yoga pants. Yoga pants, people, yoga fucking pants.
Before embarking our hour-long train to my beloved Kelly Cutrone’s country house in Cold Spring, my friend Sophie and I had a quick lunch at Cipriani Dolci in the gorgeous Grand Central Terminal. “Pardon me but who are we thanking again,” she chirped. Thanksgiving (something about pilgrims and Native Americans so on and forth), as you know, is a very foreign concept to us. I’m Filipino and she’s British — we’re both transplants (aka ALIENS) in this land. Kelly invited us, along with about thirty of her close friends, neighbours and family members, to celebrate Thanksgiving. It was a fun-filled night with awesome food, great wine and amazing company. Thank you Mama Kelly for your loving hospitality as always.
Michael Kors sunglasses, Theory turtleneck (click HERE to buy), J Brand jeans, Noritamy bracelet, Balenciaga boots
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How’s it going guys? My weekend started very early in the week — I’ll tell you more about it later. Anyway, I need to remind myself that my weekend is far from over. And there’s no better way to do it than playing an anthem on a cold, Saturday morning. This one is called “Million Voices” from Otto Knows. Enjoy!