Friday, 12 February 2010

Oh, Give her the ring already.

This weekend is the only time of the year when a man  actually makes an effort to touch the sensibilities of  his woman.  No, I am not talking about holloween, It's Valentines day, people! 

If you are a man and you still haven't booked  a hotel for the weekend or you still haven't thought of a gift for her, you know you are in bad situation. I suggest you better act quick before it's too late.  Order now a bouquet of roses (always works) and this:

Part of Tiffany Celebration® Rings collection ( special rings for any occassions)  these Passion for Pink pieces radiate different shades of red that exude passion and fire. The platinum band is dotted with vibrant pink sapphire and exquisitely hand-faceted diamond set making it a perfectly romantic gift for your loved one. Luxurious and elegant, I also love the fact that you can combine several rings to create a stunning piece! 

When you care enough to give the very best, give her a Tiffany. And oh, you might also want to pop the question too for a total Valentines experience.  Just saying.

Happy Valentines everyone!


Thursday, 11 February 2010

Farewell Alexander

This is a sad day for the whole fashion industry and perhaps the world. British fashion designer Alexander McQueen was found dead at his London home on Thursday, his spokeswoman said. He was 40 years old.

I don't know him personally but as a fan and an avid admirer of his brilliant works, I felt shattered when I learned the news, I can't help but to cry.  This time, I am no drama queen.

It is a tragic day but rest assured, we will always remember the brilliant designer that he was and the most beautiful things he's done for the world of fashion and art.

You will be terribly missed.  Rest in Peace, Alexander.


The EGO has landed in Madrid.

While New York is being covered in snow, I am so glad that the rain has finally stopped today!  Seems like the coast would not be moaning for the lack of water come summertime.  Everything has been soaked, filled and the dams might probably be brimming/ overflowing enought to suffice the entire population for the next two years or so.  Yes, that's how heavy the rain was here on the Coast of the Sun.

While NYC is turning out to be a perfect scenery for a late (white) Christmas card, I'm sure  it won't stop every determined blogger in the city to gatecrash the best shows in this month's fashion week. I, personally am excited not what the latest Marc Jacobs collection be but on what Tavi´s hat will be like.  I hope it's as massive as the last time if not, double the size. 

Madrid on the other hand will have it's 51st Cibeles Madrid Fashion Week starting the 18th of February and will run for a staggering six days of non-stop Spanish fashion. We look forward to seeing our favorites: the crazy Agatha Ruiz de la PradaAngel Schlesser (who got pissed off with me when i compared his brand to  I will post about that soon), Joseph Font and David Delfin who will be presenting his collection in New York a few days earlier.  I don't really know if they will all be showcased this month but what I know is that this year, the Ego fair will be a smorgasboard of kick ass up and coming designers as exciting as the main shows themselves.

"El Ego" is a fair with booths and stands showcasing the works of the best newcomers and young designers of the country.  Our eyes are set to follow the most coloful and most fun of all---Maya Hansen.

Maya Hansen is probably the best corsétière in the country.  Her Argentinian and Danish roots must have had something to do with her designs as they are complex, diverse and versatile as the two cultures in her blood.  It is amazing that from creating goth corsets as a starting point, her work is now as pop and mainstream, I can imagine the likes of Katy Perry and Dita Von Teese sporting her wonderful, colorful designs.  Here are more pics from her S/S 2010 collection:

Cheeky and fun, add a ball skirt on this one and its perfect for any quinceñera party :)

Why do I see Pink (the singer) on this one?  Oh yes, Lady Marmalade.

Take out all the frivolities. Corset + black cigarette pants + black power blazer =Priceless.

This one is inspired by Marie Antoinette and I am loving it.  I can see her working it as she head to one of those late night parties in Paris whe she goes incognito.  Weirdly enough, this dress looks like a very sumptous cake as well, doesn't it?  I know Maya has a "cake" inspired collection too. Maybe this is one of those.  It definitely looks delish to me!

IFEMA (the fashion week organizer) is still holding my invites for the bloggerspace (there will be a space provided for 20 bloggers this year) and we are hoping we will hear from them before the weekend so I can arrange my travel plans.  I already have an invite for El EGO fair but it would be hitting two birds in one stone if we could go there and actually blog about the show.  Elena of IFEMA, gorgeous, honey, darling, cariño, can you hear me?

If not, I'm calling out all fashionistas in Madrid to go and spend a day in EGO.  The Ego has landed to your city, and it is wearing a corset.


Monday, 8 February 2010

Who is Sedene? believes this girl is gonna be the hottest model to walk down the runways this season.  Having coveted important projects left and right including walking for Valentino, Calvin Klein and photoshoots for Vogue, this towering damsel (at 19, she stands 5´9¨) can almost taste fame and fortune only after a year of stepping to NYC after leaving her hometown, Jamaica.

Sedene Blake is represented by New York Model management and is already a favorite to many designers.

Will she be the next Naomi?  We still yet to find out (sans the mobile phone, we hope!)

Watch out world, this bitch is ready to dominate.

Sedene Blake
Height - 5'9'' Bust - 32'' Waist - 23'' Hips - 34''


photos from the TFS forum

Sade's Soldier of Love: Same ammunition, new battleground.

Album cover

Four years after her million selling album "Lover's Rock" in 2006, the queen of soft, heart wrenching R&B, Sade is back with vengeance with her newly released "Soldier of Love'.

The 10-track album begins with guitar strings in "Moon and the Sky"a sweet start as if to call back her fateful minions (like me and the all the rest of the gay population in the world.  Yes, she is a gay icon).  Her familiar voice then comes wrenching singing about failed relationships and treasons as always.

 I say "as always"  with endearment.  True there is no significant difference with this album and her past ones aside from the reggae flavor of "Babyfather" and the Timabaland-ish bass and drums of "Soldier of  Love"  but who needs a new Sade anyway?  It is her classic , slow and careful tweaking of words that made us love her in the first place and no, I don't want to hear her whipping out  any other musical genre either, thank you very much.

Album cover 2

What's most surprising about her is that her voice never changed at all.  For a 51 year old woman, she sounded exactly how she sounded with her first album,"Diamond Life". And by the look of her new music video, she only got a tad older too.  Her signature combed back flamenco hairdo, the loop earrings and her to die for figure is still the same.  As if she never disappeared for years right before our very eyes.

Aside from the title track, my favorites include "Morning Bird"(you are the morning bird who sang me into life),"The Long Hard Road" and "Skin"--- Jazzy tunes that would make you consume a pack of Kleenex if you let your emotions go while listening to them.

Sade brought is back from the battleground of music but then again, she might find that the ground is empty.  She is her own genre and no one else can destroy a heart slowly as she does with her voice---her one true weapon.  This soldier has won, yet again.

Sade - Soldier Of Love from DarkFish Entertainment on Vimeo.


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