The World of Dolce & Gabbana + D&G

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The World of Dolce & Gabbana + D&G

In this photo: Dolce & Gabbana and D&G menswear Spring 2010 invites, D&G backstage pass (love how they used my Mother & Child photo) and invite to the Dolce & Gabbana cocktal party at their Corso Venezia store featuring Italian swimmers Emiliano Brembilla, Paolo Bossini, Alessandro Terrin, Mirco di Tora and Nicola Cassio.

Dolce & Gabbana Spring Summer 2010 invites

I wonder what the womenswear invites look like next season.. hmm.. ;)

Holt Renfrew Unveils Fashion Blogger Windows

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Holt Renfrew Unveils Fashion Blogger Windows

From Germany to Italy, let's move on to cool Canada! I have known this for quite some time now but I didn't want to blog about it until it's officially out there and Womens Wear Daily beat me to it. Trust me when I say it wasn't easy keeping this under wraps.

In about two days (this Friday evening), the glorious folks over at the 170-year old Holt Renfrew, Canada's leading luxury retail institution, will unveil their new window installations celebrating their favourite bloggers: the humble ickle 'ol me, The Sartorialist, Sea of Shoes, Garancedore, I Want I Got and Jak & Jil.

Holt Renfrew

Why are they celebrating fashion bloggers? According to Holt Renfrew Creative Director John Gerhardt:

"Bloggers have become the fashion world's new celebrities. They're knowledgeable and influential contributors to the modern media landscape. Their opinions and visuals are relevant, creative and thought-provoking, providing a constant source of inspiration. We are honoured to pay homage to their style."

If you live in Canada, be sure to pay a visit to nine of their locations in Toronto, Ottawa, Montreal, Quebec, Vancouver, Calgary and Edmonton to see the installations. I wish I could see the actual unveiling but alas, I'll be in Paris this Friday.

Don't forget to take photographs! I'm very curious what my window display would look like — send me pics. It's not every day a highly-regarded international retail institution pay tribute to my antics… I mean COME ON, not even Shoemart (or Rustan's) in the Philippines probably doesn't even know I exist!!! But that's ok. Haha. I know my target audience quite well. ;)

To the lovely folks at Holt Renfrew, thank you…thank YOU so much for this very, very generous tribute. We're truly honoured!

photo credit: flickr

Stefano Gabbana

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Stefano Gabbana

Baby, we're not in Manila anymore . I kid you not when I say there are times when I want to smack myself on the face to see whether I'm awake or dreaming. Guess who recognized me from my infamous camel picture…

Stefano Gabbana

Unfortunately my dear readers, I don't remember the EXACT words we exchanged but it went something like this —

"And where do you live?"
"Philippines."
"You've come a long way!"
"Yeahhh!!! Thank you so much for having me here!"
"I know you. I have seen your photo. So you're the one in the camel!"

Not only Stefano Gabbana is good-looking, he's also super nice in real life and he definitely made me feel comfortable. J'adore!! OMG ang gwapo niya tumitili ang pek pek ko.

It's times like this that I want to scream to the entire world that I love my job, I love my job, I love my job.

Thank YOU so much to the wonderful and folks over at Dolce & Gabbana and Swide who took really good care of me and made everything possible. They even gave me a (very) quick tour of Metropol! I'll definitely cherish these moments! And yes, I would be love to join you guys again next season — womenswear!

Enough gushing… I have to work! More pictures, stories and backstage goodies from the show coming up.

By the meantime, check me out backstage at D&G Spring/Summer 2010.

D&G Spring Summer 2010 Menswear Video

D&G Spring Summer 2010 Menswear Video

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D&G Spring Summer 2010 Menswear Video

Just got back from the cool D&G menswear show. Here’s a quick video of the final walkthrough.

Where should I begin on my next blog entry? shoes, how I met Pat McGrath or how the super friendly Stefano Gabbana knows me and loves my camel photo?

Answers on a postcard…

Visions – In An Absolut World Contemporary Style Blogs Exhibit Munich 2009

Visions – In An Absolut World Contemporary Style Blogs Exhibit Munich 2009

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Visions – In An Absolut World Munich 2009

My friends over at LesMads made this lovely video of Absolut Vodka’s “Visions – In An Absolut World” contemporary style blog exhibit in Munich, Germany last week.

June 25th is the last day of the exhibit so if you’re in Munich, be sure to visit the Temporary Gallery in Baaderstrasse 7 to see the works of ten bloggers including myself, Show Me Your Wardrobe, Les Mads, The Cobrasnake, Hel-Looks, Glam Canyon, Stil in Berlin, StyleClicker, F&Art and Facehunter.