The glorious folks over at New York magazine sent “real” women to test-drive some of the finest fall/winter 2009 footwear down the streets of Manhattan. Watch this video.
I’m begging you — I need, need, need, desperately need, those Nina Ricci and Rodarte shoes NOW! Is there any stylist out there who can hook me up with those? Please? Please, pretty please, with sugar sprinkles on top? I’m a size 40 — model size — just for your information.
President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo's $20,000 Dinner at Le Cirque
And I thought it was only $15k — that's what my Filipino friend in New York told me the other day. This, my fellow Filipino taxpayers, is where the pesoses go. From NY Post's Page Six:
The economic downturn hasn't persuaded everyone to pinch pennies. Philippines President Maria Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo was at Le Cirque the other night with a large entourage enjoying the good life, even though the former comptroller of her country's armed services, Carlos Garcia, was found guilty earlier this year of perjury and two of his sons were arrested in the US on bulk cash-smuggling charges. Macapagal-Arroyo ordered several bottles of very expensive wine, pushing the dinner tab up to $20,000.
How time flies fast eh? I spoke to the lovely Michael Angel (who will officially open the New York womenswear collections next month) on skype last night and he indulged me with a quick preview of his Spring 2010 looks.
He really matured as a designer in spite of him only showing in New York for a few seasons. I think it’s his best collection to date. Sophisticated, well-cut pieces and mind-blowing, colourful prints — potent combination to start NY fashion week with a bang! I took some screenshots but alas, they’re for my personal enjoyment only.
Shoelovers of the world, you’re gonna die when you see his shoes. He collaborated with a prestigious, blue-chip footwear institution. My lip are sealed on this one!
I’ve heard about this whole glutathione rubbish a long time ago. Here in Asia, there are many, many, probably millions of people obsessed in having lighter, fairer skin. It’s hysterical that some go to extreme lengths in skin whitening and skin bleaching. But hey — it’s their happiness, not mine, so who am I to judge? Quite frankly, I don’t care that others do it. I’m very much happy with my skin colour and I’m not obsessed with it. I’m probably the last person to go through treatment specifically targeting the colour of my skin.
After weeks of a friend trying to brainwash persuade me in give this thing a try, I finally caved in yesterday afternoon. Based on what I’ve read on the internet, glutathione is a harmless substance so why not give it a (literal) shot? I thought I’d try it out for the health benefits. Studies say that glutathione is a powerful antioxidant… and that’s exactly what I need because I’m a heavy coffee and tea drinker, I have poor eating and sleeping habits, I smoke like a chimney and I do not exercise.
I’m gonna give it a few sessions to see what happens. I’m kinda worried about the skin lightening side effect…HELLO AYOKO MAGING MULTONG BAKLA…but there’s always the fake tanner for that.
Oh the things that we do to our body…
Have you tried these glutathione injectables? What’s your experience?