Somehow it feels as if the whole world is touting and hyping The Great Gatsby (2013) as the movie of the year. I’ve read the book (by F. Scott Fitzgerald) and saw the 1974 film a long time ago but I want to see Baz Luhrmann’s epic rendition purely for the stunning production and visuals.
Uniqlo’s Design Director Naoki Takizawa hosted a lovely breakfast yesterday morning at Industria Studios to present the latest Lifewear 2013 fall/winter collection. My beloved Nicola Formichetti styled and grouped the collection in different projects featuring Uniqlo’s cool classics — Heattech, Ultra Light Down, Fleece, Silk, Cashmere, Cotton Flannel and Ultra Stretch Jeans. I’m a HUGE fan of Uniqlo — I stockpile their cashmeres so imagine the delight when I saw the colorblocked cashmere sweaters. I also love how they combined multiple plaid prints in a single flannel shirt. Don’t get me started with the fluffy, cotton candy-esque pastel fishnet wigaloo situation; that’s a DIY project waiting to happen.
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Oh Rita Ora. Not only I was impressed to see her perform in person, I must say that I was truly impressed by her personal style transformation as well. She looked s-t-u-n-n-i-n-g in Calvin Klein.
On me: Suit, orange shirt, jewelry all by Calvin Klein Collection
Greetings from Basel! Calvin Klein flew me to Switzerland as one of their guests for this year’s BaselWorld exhibition. To those of you who are not familiar of BaselWorld, it’s the biggest watch and jewelry fair in the world. It’s my first time to attend the fair. Don’t be misled by the word ‘fair’ though. BaselWorld 2013 was set up to resemble a giant shopping mall with some of the biggest watch and jewelry brands setting up conceptualized “booths” that looked like their actual retail stores. It was a no-expense-barred event and it was fascinating to see what everyone came up with.
It was lovely reuniting with familiar and friendly faces in addition to the Calvin Klein team and Executives: my ultra chic friend Lily Kwong flew in from Gabon, Laura Burdese, Calvin Klein tumblr contributor Hanneli Mustaparta and Ulrich Grimm who is the Creative Director of both Men’s & Women’s Shoes and Accessories. Rita Ora performed at the celebratory party in the evening and my beloved DJ Mike Nouveau spinned at the festivities.
The new Calvin Klein watches and jewelry collection features clean lines and characteristic curved metal surfaces. Some of the highlights from the 2013 line include the ck dress watch, the unisex ck eager timepiece, the ck classic watch that has been newly redesigned for 2013 and ck undulate, a key jewelry offering for the season including two pendant necklaces, rings and delicate earrings that showcase sleek and rounded shapes. Overall, the new collection can be described as sleek, elegant and ultra functional. Totally in synch with the brand’s modern and minimalist DNA. Very Calvin Klein.
On me: Jacket, top, shorts all by Calvin Klein spring/summer 2013 menswear
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Hola mamacita! Hola papi chulo! Despite all my world travels, I had never been to Mexico. It seemed appropriate that Mexico City be my introduction. I’ve heard so many things about this megalopolis — glorious food, terrible traffic, and plenty of pollution, but to be honest, as I stepped off the plane, I had absolutely no idea what to expect.
I had a long list of places to visit in the city, but at the top was the Centro Historico, or the historical center of Mexico City. At its heart was the Zocalo, a plaza lined with immense buildings with ancient facades stained by the pollution and hundreds of years of rich history. Standing at the center of it all, listening to the bells of the cathedral, I felt as though I could have easily been in some other old-world European city.
Queenie and I left our hotel, the Condesa DF in Condesa, at the crack of dawn to beat the crowds and traffic. We spent the entire morning wandering around and paid our dues at some of the old, very old fixtures, such as the Palacio Nacional, Cathedral Metropolitana, Palacio de Bellas Artes, Museo Nacional de Arte and Palacio de Correos. We got back to the hotel just in time to make the last call for breakfast. We couldn’t have had a more productive morning!
On me: Saint Laurent Paris polka-dot button-down shirt (click HERE to buy), 3.1 Phillip Lim shorts (click HERE to buy), patent leather brogues by Gucci (click HERE to buy). On Queenie: Theory shirt, Prada backpack, All Saints jeans.
Some of my fur accessories were featured on today’s issue of Womens Wear Daily alongside Louis Vuitton, Fendi, etc.
Oh Mexico. It’s never too warm to sport a little bit of fur. I must say I can’t live without my lovely purple fur camera strap from my collaboration with Adrienne Landau. This is the the original prototype version in mink fur and we’re producing them in rabbit, raccoon and fox versions.
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Have you seen Miu Miu‘s spring/summer 2013 ‘Rasoir’ sunglasses capsule collection? The ad campaign, shot by Inez & Vinoodh, stars Malgosia Bela, Bette Frank, Martha Hunt, Doutzen Kroes, Adriana Lima and Arizona Muse.
Miu Miu is available at Net-a-Porter (click HERE).
As you guys already know, I skipped the Fall/Winter 2013 shows in Europe due to filming engagements in Los Angeles. Now that I’m back home in New York, I thought I’d take the time out to view everything that I’ve missed. I recently popped by the Saint Laurent Paris showroom uptown the other day for a quick re-see. As always, it’s so different to see the garments up close. I found Hedi Slimane’s collection ultra luxe, extremely well-made, not to mention highly wearable. And relevant! I love the youthful energy and vibe. Some of the pieces are even downright unisex! My personal favourite items include: the white rabbit fur jacket (women’s) and coat (men’s) dyed to resemble ermine fur, the luscious mohair cardigans, the unisex shoes (they released a number of ultra classic yet edgy black biker boots, one of which came even came embellished), the mammoth salmon fox fur chubby coat, and a wide variety of strong jackets and statement capes.
My can’t live without poolside entertainment essentials: Valentino iPad case, iPad, Rebecca Minkoff monogrammed pouch, Christian Louboutin wallet, python iPhone case from Bali, Stella McCartney sunglasses.
Once again, I’m thrilled and honored to visit Sydney thanks to Destination New South Wales and Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Australia. Sydney is quite easily one of my favorite cities in the world and I am so happy to be back! I’m kind of turning into an old fixture in this gorgeous town and I love it! It was so nice reuniting with the Deputy Premier of New South Wales, Andrew Stoner, and 2013 NSW Fashion Ambassadors include Kym Ellery, Anna Plunkett and Luke Sales from Romance Was Born, Lara Bingle, Jess Blanch from Russh Magazine and Jessica Stein of Tuula Vintage.
While I will be going to plenty of shows, I’m also super excited to hit some favorite spots in the city. I’m certainly looking forward to soak up as much of the amazing weather and food as humanly possible. I have always had great experiences here and I’m sure this visit won’t be any different.
Sunglasses by Dolce & Gabbana, bag by 3.1 Phillip Lim, shirt by Ermenegildo Zegna, sweater by Christopher Kane, trousers by Joseph, shoes by Prada
Photo credits: Queenie for Bryanboy.com, Dan Gosse, Getty Images