Have you seen the new Gucci fall winter 2014 menswear collection? Watch the full-length fashion show below. I’m living for the skinny trousers, the boxy, jewel-neck sweaters (my favourite is the dark teal shearling number on look #4), the ultra lux caramel brown leather jacket with a fur collar (look 20) and of course, the textured beige coat (look #11). I also love the idea of using a really light gray turtleneck as the base layering piece. Clean, chic and polished.
I know, I know. The entire solar system and the universe (myself included) castigated Kim Kardashian for wearing that infamous Givenchy roses sofa lewk to last year’s Costume Institute Gala yet here I am, drawn to the same, well, ok, similar, floral situation. I’m currently bored of all my clothes and I need a few exciting things. Now that new merchandise are slowly trickling in at the stores, a mini Givenchy shopping spree at Luisa Via Roma is well-deserved and overdue. I can’t wait to take these items apart and wear them individually. I may have to take the shorts to a tailor when I go back home — crucial to take an inch or two off.
Missed today’s Dolce & Gabbana fall winter 2014 menswear fashion show? Watch the full-length video below.
Behold yet another major sweatshirt (Resort 2014) from one of my favourite British designers, Christopher Kane. Picked up this piece from Luisa Via Roma yesterday. There’s something romantic yet perverted about it. Obsessed with the lace-style, sheer, embroidered cobweb white floral on the front. Perfect for a little bit of nip exposure from time to time…
As y’all know, I recently went to Santiago and Valparaiso, Chile for Spanish jewelry brand Aristocrazy. Check out the video we made on our trip. Fun times all around!
Visit http://www.aristocrazy.com to learn more about Aristocrazy.
I’m so excited that the Resort collections have finally hit the stores. I picked up this Christopher Kane sweatshirt before leaving NYC… perfect for cool mornings here in Costa Rica. I know it’s been a mild winter back home and to be honest, I’m somewhat dreading the return back. We’re having a fabulous time under the sun for the past few days. I don’t think I’m ready to ditch my Missoni swimming trunks to wear fur again…
I have a love-hate relationship with the beach. I hate going to the beach because I’m very out of shape. I’m kind of flabby in the wrong, every wrong places. I really need to take exercise seriously, especially since Summer is just a few months away. On the other hand, I love going to beaches because it’s one of the very few places where one can fully unwind and be totally carefree (ie. you don’t have to bother about clothes, hair, make-up). Simple pleasures as they say.
We spent pretty much the entire afternoon within Playa Manuel Antonio. It’s a lovely area on the Pacific Ocean side of Costa Rica. Had a fabulous, fresh lunch at Marlin restaurant. The lobster and the whole fried fish was absolutely divine.
T-shirt and shorts by Missoni
Bracelet by Cartier
Watch by Rolex
Sunglasses by Etnia Barcelona (click HERE)
Have you downloaded Beyonce’s latest album? I bought it last week on iTunes and have been listening to it non-stop with my gold Frends headphones (Frends headphones, a gift from Rebecca Minkoff who collaborated with them. I think it’s amazing what she did — dropped a major album out of NOWHERE and of course, all 17 music videos at the same time. Now that’s groundbreaking! Only Queen Bey could pull that shit off! Most artists, since the time of the dinosaurs, did the usual formula of sending out teasers, releasing a music video throughout a certain time span to promote the album but not Beyonce. My favourite track? Pretty Hurts.
Pura Vida, Costa Rica! It’s time to embark on another adventure! 2013 was another banner year and, for the final stretch, I thought I’d go somewhere new and exciting — Costa Rica! I know I’m a city boy by heart but it’s also refreshing to take the inner nature lover out of me from time to time. I flew to San Jose on Christmas Day with people close to my heart. We’ll spend the next few days exploring some parts of this beautiful country. I’m usually the well-organized, anal-retentive traveler but this time around, I’ve decided to just go and explore, with no game plan whatsoever. All we have is a rented house in the middle of the rain forest. We’ll see where the roads (and my camera) lead us…
It’s exciting, no? In this day and age of high standards and convenience, it’s easy to forget the essence of travel. It’s sad that over the years, we’ve spoiled ourselves with such high standards that we end up stopping ourselves from visiting certain places. I think it’s important to get lost to see what’s out there. The only thing that matters is that you come back alive to share your experiences.
This Holiday season, I’d like to encourage y’all to take a break from all forms of social media. I know I will.
Don’t be one of “them”. Don’t be a statistic. Happy holidays to everyone!