Meet my new favourite boy — Benoni Loos. I LOVE HIM!!! I first met him backstage at Hugo Boss Spring/Summer 2010. I was quietly fiddling with my camera until he went up to me with the Fashion TV camera and the bling bling diamond microphone. The rest, as they say, is history. He’s such a sweetheart and he’s got the fiercest blue eyes ever.
It’s funny because after I took his photos, he grabbed my camera to take a photo of us together (in spite of my protests against being photographed WITH male models) but he tried to kiss my face with his tongue sticking out… It would be fun to post it on the blog but I look like shit so it’s just for my personal viewing pleasure lol. Click click click for more pics!
I popped by the glorious Place Vendôme yesterday night to visit the Dunhill office and to meet the oh so charming Kim Jones, Dunhill's Creative Director. I'm really looking forward to meeting Kim. He and I were supposed to meet in Tokyo but my dinner ran late so I missed out. Now that I'm in Paris, well, I'm happy!
BTW, I look like a mess cause it rained outside and I forgot to bring an umbrella.
It's so sweet and kind of Kim to give me a preview of his Spring/Summer 2010 collection considering the show is only 2 days away and everyone is very busy. When I got to the office, the folks at Dunhill are doing the final fittings.
Unfortunately, as much as I want to share all of the photos I took
during the preview, you're gonna have to wait until Saturday, the day
of his show, to view them.
Here's a teaser — check out these mirrored luggage. I think you can see my reflection somewhere. L.O.V.E!
See you guys at the show. I'm excited to see everything on the runway!
PS. Thank you so much Kim for everything…
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.
I wonder what the womenswear invites look like next season.. hmm.. ;)
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.
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