Madame Paulette New York Dry Cleaners

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Madame Paulette New York Dry Cleaners

Earlier this year before my grandmother passed away, I fought tooth and nail with a local dry cleaner who ruined one of my garments. They managed to rectify the damage they have done however, some of it is still visible. In the end, I got compensated half of what I asked for. Although it wasn’t the solution I wanted, it was better than nothing. A few friends told me I was lucky. Some dry cleaners won’t shell out a single penny; the most they’ll give you is a smile or a half-baked apology.

Anyway, I came across Madame Paulette’s website earlier this morning. They are based in New York and specialize in cleaning high-end clothes. Remember Melania Knauss in that ginormous, 50-pound Christian Dior haute couture wedding gown from the Empress Sisi/Fall-Winter 2004 collection?

Melania Knauss Christian Dior Wedding Gown Vogue

Well, she commissioned Madame Paulette to restore her wedding gown. Watch this video. This is how they clean haute couture.

Isn’t it amazing how technologically-advanced dry cleaners are overseas? Madame Paulette had me on the blacklights! How I wish local dry cleaners are sophisticated like that.

photo credit: vogue

Celestina Home

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Celestina Home

Celestina (designed by Filipina designer Tina Maristela Ocampo), purveyor of ultra luxe and ultra chic hand-crafted minaudieres to Hollywood celebs, is launching a Home collection next week.

Celestina by Tina Maristela Ocampo
Celestina Home by Tina Maristela Ocampo

This ought to be interesting. Can’t wait to see photos!

Celestina accessories are available online at Net-a-Porter and Vivre.

photos via celestina maynila new york

Anja Rubik for Vogue Paris June/July 2009 Cover

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Anja Rubik for Vogue Paris June/July 2009

The much-awaited and highly-anticipated Vogue Paris cover featuring Anja Rubik is finally here. Although veteran Anja’s been around the fashion circuit for ages, it’s her first French Vogue cover.

Anja Rubik for Vogue Paris Magazine Cover, June/July 2009 issue

Dutch duo Inez Van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin took the photo.

I’m not a big fan of studio shots on the covers of magazines but the world is going through a recession so it’s quite understable why more and more mags go through that route.

As much as I adore Carine Roitfeld and Vogue Paris, I feel this cover was a let down.

In any case, good job on Anja for this well-deserved cover. It’s about time!


photo via tfs

Chinese Woman in Shanghai Car Tantrum Video

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Shanghai Woman Car Tantrum Video

Boy you gotta love the Chinese. People of the world, let me show you how to get your man to buy you a car.

Man oh man oh man oh man. Can you imagine the sort of shit you and I would be able to score if getting something that you want is as easy as throwing a fit?

I wonder what the lovely feminazis over at Jezebel have to say about this.

Posing Guide

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Posing Guide

In light of that whole Alec Baldwin and Filipina mail order bride joke brouhaha, I saw this poster at the photo developing shop the other day. I wanted to print some photos (white border please) for a scrapbook project.

Anyhoo, I simply could not believe my eyes when I saw this on the wall. Now I know why some photos look a certain ‘way’.

Posing Guide for Filipina Mail Order Brides

I wish I brought my camera with me (instead of using my cell) to get a clearer picture. I laughed so hard when I saw the poster until it hit me.

Here in the Philippines, photo developing shops also act as mini studios where anyone under the sun could get photos taken for whatever purpose. When you look at the poster, half of those poses are so sexually-charged and sleazy. It’s almost bone-chilling to think of a photographer to use the said guide as a point of reference to unsuspecting gullible souls.

I dunno. What do you think?