Kim Jones + Dunhill Spring Summer 2010 Preview

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Kim Jones

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!

Bryanboy and Kim Jones

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

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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?"
"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

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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…