The Row by Olsen Twins

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GROWing Obsession

I think there’s something wrong with me. But in a good way. I’m not really keen on celebrity clothing lines because most celebs rarely get involved in the design process. A lot of them capitalize on their fame and lease their names out to vendors in order to make a quick buck.


Gold bib necklace from Von Kottwitz, sleeveless top from DressedUndressed Tokyo, jacket from The Row, pants from Anna Rita N, boots from Fiorentini + Baker.

When I saw pieces from the Olsen Twins’ The Row in Tokyo back in March, I instantly fell in love. I remember asking “who made this?” to a friend who worked at the store because the garments, other than a tiny gold chain, did not have a label on it.

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Manny Pacquiao vs Ricky Hatton Knockout [pics, video]

Manny Pacquiao vs Ricky Hatton Knockout [pics, video]

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Manny Pacquiao vs Ricky Hatton Knockout

Congratulations all around! Manny “Pacman” Pacquiao knocked out Ricky Hatton on the second round. Here’s a video from YouTube.

I initially had doubts Manny would win because Ricky seemed to be a strong fighter. I guess I was proven wrong and most of the crap I’ve read and seen online about Hatton, especially from the press, are nothing but good ol’ British hype.

Manny Pacquiao and Ricky Hatton picture. TKO Knockout on Round 2

Though I must admit, and I’m sure I’m not alone in this one, I was curious (just curious, nothing wrong with that) to see how my fellow countrymen would react if Manny lost a fight. Every opportunistic mother fucker is kissing his ass here in the Flips where he is virtually treated as the national hero, a god. I think it’s laughable that at one point he even tried to run for local politics… but I’m not gonna get into that. He worked very hard for his recognition, as a boxer and as a sportsman.

Anyway, click click click for pictures of this great (albeit short) six-minute fight. Even Mariah Carey and P. Diddy was there!!!! LOL

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Karl Lagerfeld Speaks of the Truth

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Karl Lagerfeld Speaks of the Truth

Amen Uncle Karl, amen. You know, if I didn't obsess about fashion that much I probably would've let myself go a long time ago.

Karl Lagerfeld quote about weight.

As much as I agree with good ol' Uncle Karl, don't you think this sort of message sends out the wrong (ok, maybe not wrong but confusing) signal out there? It's funny how the fashion industry are quick to distance themselves from any eating disorder hullabaloo, especially when people discuss about the link between fashion magazines and anorexia yet here you have one of the world's most iconic tastemakers influencing people to use fashion as a motivation to cut back on the calories.

It's true though. Majority of people want to lose weight simply because of aesthetic reasons. What else is there to motivate oneself to lose weight?
Health? If health was a concern, no one would overeat themselves in the
first place. What, do you really think the obese Midwestern American housewife would stop overeating one day just because she wants to? I doubt it. People want to lose weight because they want to feel beautiful. They want to be fashionable. They want to be accepted. Society's perception of beauty has been altered over the years (thanks to the media) positioning those who are trim and slim to be on top of the beauty chain. Because of this, people who are on the heavier side of the scale are pressured by others to try to fit into this 'ideal'.

What do you all think? I think I'm talking nonsense.

A Memo from RAFW Bloggers…

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A Memo from RAFW Bloggers…

Rosemount Australian Fashion Week might be over (and I totally missed it) but here’s a quick memo from some of my dearest friends, Sonny, Patty (whose life I feared for because of the trainwreck woman), Isaac, Matt (who made it at the Sartorialist), Helen (congrats on the IMG/Chic Report gig) and Hannah.

These guys dominated the runways and (teh interwebs) with their sterling coverage of this year’s RAFW festivities in Sydney.

Also, my beloved Sonny’s photos can be found at the New York Times. Talk about major upgrade. I hope they pay well… and I want a bottle of whatever that is that you were having! JK.

Thank you and I truly miss all of you.