Saturday, December 30, 2006

Female Fashion Creature (international)

It's chic to have a list at the end of the year. So I came up with my own list - my favorite female fashion creature. These women have fascinated me for the longest time now with their consistency in creating their world with such ease, style and flair. Each fashion incarnation, each bag or clothes put on trancends fashion and becomes their own.

Stella Tenant

Carine Roitfeld

Rei Kawakubo

Miuccia Prada

Isabella Blow

Cecilia Dean

Ann Demeulemeester

Hidetoshi Nakata and Nicolas Ghesquiere at CY Fashion Award

Fashion technical award (?), Balenciaga by Nicolas Ghesquiere

One of my fave victim and Fashion Icon awardee, Hidetoshi Nakata. Fashion victims do get awards.

Maggie Cheung, International Fashion Icon and Balenciaga addict

'Channel Young' China Fashion Awards 2006
Stepping into its sixth anniversary Channel Young the Shanghai Media Group's popular lifestyle TV channel and Dragon TV presented this year's China Fashion Awards on Friday, live from Shanghai.   
The awards honored the 30 most successful figures and trend-setters in fashion, entertainment, music and sports from China and the rest of the world.   
Maggie Cheung won the top award: International Fashion Icon. She expressed her excitement and said that it was a special award for her since other prizes she'd received were all for her films.   
She said she'd probably cooperate with director Jia Zhangke in his new film if the script was suitable for her. The actress revealed that she is a big fan of director Jia.   
Japanese sports star Hidetoshi Nakata also grabbed a Fashion Icon award.   
Stylish Actress Awards went to Hong Kong's Carina Lau and Chinese mainland actress Zhou Xun.  
Film veteran Leung Ka Fai and young Chinese mainland actor Huang Xiaoming took home Stylish Actor Awards.   
Taiwan pop tart Jolin Tsai was identified as Asian Stylish Breakthrough Singer and also one of the Stylish Female Singers along with Karen Mok and Han Xue.   
Stylish Male Singer awards were won by Eason Chan, Alan Luo and Chen Kun.   
In the technical category fashion designer awards went to Nicolas Ghesquiere and Joseph Li. Russian Sasha Pivovarova received Most Stylish Model award and Greg Kadel took the Stylish Photographer award.   

Hidetoshi Nakata

I love fashion victims. One of the biggest fashion victims the media has dubbed is Japanese soccer superstar Hidetoshi Nakata. (I think David Beckham is more of a fashion victim but I really don't like his style). According to Ms. Chuvaness (Cecile Zamora Van Straten), Hide's the boyfriend of fashion genius, Nicolas Ghesquiere. She should know coz they were among the few who had dinner with the two when they stopped in Manila (check for complete update).

ABathingApe Tee with Heditoshi Nakata cartoon print

Dubbed the "Japanese David Beckham" because of his celebrity status in his homeland, the 29-year-old is considered one of the best players to ever come out of Asia. He played for several Italian clubs and is currently with the Bolton Wanderers in England. Female admirers might appreciate the fact that he's not really into watching soccer. "I don’t really understand why people are football fans," he told London's Sunday Times. "I don’t like to watch any sport so I don’t understand what makes people do that." He's not married. (but of course...)

Friday, December 29, 2006

End of the Year Party!

"Hostess with the mostest" in training, Frances "Titit" Pefianco cooked up an "End of the Year" party recently with chef du jour Miguel Cordova and party guy Vince Ascalon. Friends of the trio were invited for some revelry at Afrique's Del Rio where Miguel prepared some palate pleasers of juicy ham, beef salad, samosas, pasta, dips, sauces and other magical treats for the stomach. Needless to say, Afrique's was filled and it spilled right out of the street. Of course, booze overflowed which everyone extended to Flow and the newly refurbished Club Verse. It was a night of the "cheapest exchange gift" (the most ugliest and cheapest gift you can give), Trip to Jerusalem game (where the winners are the ones with the most glam pose) and the latest gossip around town. Seeing everyone laughing, dancing, eating and having a good time, Titit (in her usual high pitched voice) declared the party a winner!

Frances "Titit" Pefianco

Vince Ascalon

Bo Parcon and Ian Alla

Roi Javellana and friend

Roger Besa and Gail Guanco

Jufrey Derequito and Gibby Urbano

Miguel Cordova and Aman Garganera

Katrina Loring and Tyrone Diez

Scarlett French

Tata Fernandez

Vanessa French

Roger and Mae Bedro

moi, Don Protasio!

Tuesday, December 05, 2006

YDG & Paul Smith Sale

YDG wares

YDG pieces

some are in the sofa

Paul Smith on sale at Kapitolyo

YDG sale at Saguijo compound

Loius Claparols and moi

With James Reyes

Random Thoughts

The past weeks were so hectic. i had to finish several pieces for some photoshoot for several magazines. i had to do an accessory, a swimwear and a mini skirt. then im harassed today in sending the pictures of our last fashion show which was covered by Mega magazine. the agency in charge of sending it was just not doing their job. nakakaloka!

i did some shopping a week ago and bought a Paul Smith jeans. there was a sale when i went to Manila. lots of beautiful pieces. some of the pieces are not for me though even though how much i love it. so winter ang drama. wool pieces and thick lining.

also checked the YDG sale. very nice. met the designers. thank goodness the driver im with was so patient in looking for these out-of-the-mall sales.hehehe

i really had fun.