Saturday, October 29, 2011

Beyoncé: Busy B

I really believe that Beyoncé is one of the busiest woman in the music industry nowadays. She is everywhere! She's done music (she sings beautifully and dances like there's no tomorrow), movies, and sidelines into fashion, too. Oh, and she's pregnant, too.

And I must say, I am a fan of most of her music, from her Destiny's Child days to her solo career. She's an amazing woman.

To make my point of her being busy, in a span of a month, she has released 3 music videos for her 4th studio album, "4". It's actually just three weeks, and I wouldn't be surprised if she'll release another video by next week.

Let's count them videos down, and first is Countdown.

A nod to 60's retro, this video showcased B in mostly flats. Probably because she is pregnant. You can only see her in heels a few times. This is actually a really fun video, I could imagine how it was shot, especially the costume changes (see photo above).

Next is probably my favorite in the bunch, Love On Top.

I read somewhere that her inspiration for the video was boybands! And boy, can this girl sing! She sings the chorus an octave higher than the previous and she did this five times! Amazeballs!!!

Last is Party.

Really not my cup of tea, though the fashion here is way beyond! Trailer Trash meets Louis Vuitton, Dolce and Gabbana and Givenchy!

So what do you think? Which was your favorite? Do tell!

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Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Bench at Philippine Fashion Week 2011

The Philippine Fashion Week started last weekend and opening the week long festivities is Philippines' best retail store, Bench.

I probably have a lot of Bench items in my closet, from jeans, shirts, bags, socks and even underwear. I bought them not because they cost cheap but these items are classic staples that will last me for seasons to come. I mean, who can say no to a perfectly dark denims and stripey socks, right?

The show started with Filipino top designer, Randy Ortiz.. For more information, click! And here are the photos.

Bench is also known for putting celebrities and personalities as endorsers. A handful of them walked the runway as well. One of them is Isabelle Daza (pictured above) in a Randy Ortiz for Bench jumpsuit.

The colors featured were blacks and grays with a pop of red here and there, as the sweater above.

I love this gray sweater with a sole black sleeve.

Jumpsuits are really catching on. But can normal women actually wear this out?
I guess some women will choose fashion first than comfort.

Did you guys know that gray is my favorite color?

Bench is also known for their underwear and Part Two was a presentation for Bench Body.

Part Three would be the Spring Summer Collection 2012.
Cute couple alert!
Borgy Manotoc and Georgina Wilson opened that part to cheers and hollers.

Nicely done! Printed shirt paired with summer staple khakis.

Did you guys know that gray is my favorite color? I guess you know that now.

All photos were from Head on to that link for more information.

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Harry Shum Jr.: The Man With No Bones

It's that time off the year again, not Christmas though (soon), but when Glee collides with fashion. This time, it's Harry Shum Jr. who plays "the other Asian", Mike Chang in the hit TV series.

For GQ's November issue, Harry dresses up for the winter season. Too bad, I am not a fan of winter, the coldest I can get is when I lower the temperature of the air conditioning unit. Not good for the environment, tsk tsk!

Anyway, here are his photos:

I love me some double breasted coats, but alas, it is never too cold in the tropics for these.

Great color! The red down vest really pops out against the gray flannel suit.

Gray and Beige always looks good together.

My favorite looks of the bunch! Print-on-print-on-print. The large argyle print on the sweater vest is paired with tiny gingham on the dress shirt. The stripe socks is just fun.

Please note that the parka is longer than the suit jacket.

Loving the red socks now, where can I buy me some of these?!?

The Moleskin suited Harry.

Hooray for corduroy wales!

And for the ladies:

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Sunday, October 16, 2011

Esquire Philippines Ball

Though I am not based in the Philippines anymore (for now), I am happy to say that I am still in the loop on what is happening around my home country. Thanks to various blogs and twitter!

Recently, Esquire Philippines Magazine was launched at the Manila Peninsula with guests ranging from Fashion Folks, Models, Editors, Celebrities, and Socialites. In my case, I wasn't in Manila at that time. And even if I was, I don't think I'll be invited anyway. 

Below are my top picks for Best Dressed.

As it is a men's magazine launch party, let's start with the boys.

Borgy Manotoc rocks a short suit combo which is fitting as it was hot, literally, in Manila Pen that night. Not sure if the air conditioning unit was broken or it was because the place was packed!!!

Esquire's Food and Wine Expert Erwan Heussaff dons a slim suit from Joey Samson.
Plus points for the floppy velvet bow tie.

Mike Concepcion dons a navy blue (?!?) double-breasted suit.

Next in line is Carlos Concepcion in a crop pant suit with a bright orange pocket square.

Designer Rajo Laurel rocks a three-piece suit in Manila weather, Good Luck with that!

Nino Gaddi on a bright blue blazer! BBB!

Now, onto the ladies who did not disappoint. I've read a tweet that the Esquire Ball was just like prom only sluttier! LOL! Well, there were an abundance of skin for the ladies, it was either a slit to up there or a cleavage up to there! Or sometimes even both.

In no particular order,

Preview Magazine's Beauty Editor Agoo Bengzon

Sarah Meier-Albano in a bright red orange number by Sassa Jimenez.
50% Bohemian, 50% tribal, 100% Chic!

TV Host Bianca Gonzales looked fun and flirty in a fringed dress by Perry + Robin

Preview's Daryl Chang in a leg-baring, arm-covering dress.

An amazingly tall-looking lady, Arci Munoz dons a strapless art deco print gown.

In full bloom!
Andi Eigenmann in a bright dress and pregnant-appropriate wedges.

Phoemela Baranda is "le smoking" in a cleavage baring tuxedo by Rajo Laurel.

Philippines' premiere fashion goddess Anne Curtis in a sexy, plum Rajo Laurel gown, Jil Sander Heels and Jul B. Dizon jewelry.

Divine Lee looks amazing in a super sexy Rajo Laurel (again) gown.
Woot Woot!

Sheer Thrill!
Bianca Valerio sizzles in a Joel Escober gown.
I think she is missing some layers of fabric for her skirt. LOL!

Sheer it is. Seems like there was a dress code on sheer fabrics!
Maxene Magalona looks fresh and fierce in a sheer cut-out gown by Veejay Floresca and Jul B. Dizon jewelry.

Also in sheer and in Rajo Laurel, Cherie Gil rocks a white jumpsuit with sheer panels.
Watch out for the red wine sister!

Cleavage in all angles! Bubbles Paraiso in a fiery red cut-out gown.

Georgina Wilson rocks a healthy tan with a sheer Martin Bautista dress and Jul B. Dizon jewelry.

Preview's EIC and a mother of three (!) Pauline Juan wore Rajo Laurel.

Fun and Fab in a Jun Escario number.
Liz Uy looks amazing in this sequined gown.

So was your favorite! Do tell!

*all photos are from

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Saturday, October 1, 2011

Every Teardrop Is A Waterfall

I wasn't really a fan of coldplay before. They were a little a too old for my taste. However, their new single is really getting into me, in a good way.

The song is catchy, dancable, with a right mix of fun and emotion to it. Anyway, last Sunday, at church (Evangel Family Church), they played the music video for the song and I am pleasantly surprised.

The video is stop motion at its finest!

Nice, right!

The new single, taken from Every Teardrop Is A Waterfall EP (featuring two more new tracks). Download it from
Music video by Coldplay performing Every Teardrop Is A Waterfall. (P) 2011 The copyright in this audiovisual recording is owned by EMI Records Ltd

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