I don’t speak German but I can if you like. German GQ decided to launch an anti-homophobia campaign called “MundPropaganda” featuring straight male celebrities in Germany…
Chanel released this short film directed by Karl Lagerfeld called “The Return” to celebrate Chanel’s latest Métier d’Art fashion show in Dallas, Texas. In the 1950s, Coco Chanel visited Dallas at the request of Stanley Marcus (of Neiman Marcus).
I’m curious about this new film, Yves Saint Laurent, coming in 2014. The film stars Pierre Niney as Yves Saint Laurent, Nikolai Kinski as Karl Lagerfeld and Guillaume Gallienne as Pierre Berge.
I know I wear a lot of womenswear pieces but there are times when I wear full, head-to-toe menswear lewks. Case in point: this Missoni turtleneck sweater which I paired with an Ermenegildo Zegna trouser I picked up last year. I’m a big fan of a good Missoni knit — they’re usually cheerful and colourful, not to mention timeless.
Men’s Missoni available at Mr Porter and The Corner
Turtleneck sweater by Missoni, trousers by Ermenegildo Zegna, belt by Missoni, watch and bracelet by Cartier, sunglasses by Christian Dior, sandals by Kris Van Assche
Despite all the drama and the negative reviews by the usual critics, the success of Hedi Slimane’s fall 2013 Saint Laurent collection is rather astounding. Talk about a big hit — many of the core pieces, including this Saint Laurent stars cardigan, are sold out everywhere. Every fashion magazine in existence shot countless covers and editorials featuring pieces from the collection. People are buying the jackets, the skinny jeans and of course, the irresistible knits.
Saint Laurent Paris available at Luisa Via Roma
Currently obsessed with this gorgeous gold bracelet from jewelry designer Janis Savitt. I love the hook and latch closure and that touch of diamond. Soo effortless, so chic.
After brunch on Saturday, my friend Stacy (who I haven’t seen in months) and I, went to the newly-opened Balenciaga women’s flagship store in Soho. I’ve been to several Balenciaga stores around the world like Los Angeles and Paris and most of the boutiques were quite underwhelming. The new Soho store however is pretty major. Obsessed with the interiors, especially the green marble! I also love the selection. For some strange reason, I thought the Soho flagship had better selection than the store on Saint Honore… hmmm.
Sweater, trousers and shoes, all by Balenciaga, gold bracelet by Miansai by Michael Saiger.
Earlier this year, the formidable Suzy Menkes contacted me to participate on this year’s International New York Times Luxury Conference at the Capella Resort in Sentosa Island, Singapore. The theme focused on luxury’s new frontier — South East Asia. I’m really glad I went. It’s my first time to attend Suzy’s annual luxury conferences and boy I learned a lot. I loved Wen Zhou’s (Phillip Lim’s CEO) humor! Although my session was quite light (it was a Q&A) compared to other key speakers, some complete with powerpoint presentations, I must say my nerves got the best of me. It’s not every day that I get to speak in front of over 500 luxury executives! Before my session started, I spent about four hours sitting on the front row watching other speakers with my partner-in-crime in Singapore, Anna Sui. I wanted to go to the bathroom so bad to do number one. However, because the event is being filmed, taped and livestreamed, I didn’t want to stand up and be taped walking out of the room so I held it together.
Because it’s a conference and not fashion month (when everyone looks like a Christmas tree), I ditched the usual accessories and went for this gold flower pin from David Thomas’ collaboration with Jason of Beverly Hills called “Gentleman”.
After a grueling, eight-day trip in Singapore and the Philippines, I’m finally back at my shoebox of an apartment in New York. It’s nice to be home. Home sweet home as they say.
It was also nice to see all my loved ones in Manila. I know they went through that mammoth of a typhoon Haiyan a few weeks ago but everyone I know was spared. I’m super lucky, not to mention grateful, that they’re all safe, sane and sound. Unfortunately, I can’t say the same for the hundreds of thousands, if not millions, of people who survived (and lost lives) such a gut-wrenching tragedy. If there’s anything to be thankful for this Thanksgiving, I’m genuinely thankful that my family and friends are well.
It’s no secret that I’m a HUGE Miuccia fan, however, believe it or not, I haven’t bought anything Prada during fall 2013. Things will most definitely change next season though. They’ve just released their Resort 2014 ad campaign video and boy oh boy, the tropical prints are screaming to be worn…