Thursday, January 31, 2008

Havaianas Flip Flop + Doormat


    Way back in 1907, a factory that produced simple and cheap sandals called alpargatas opened in Brazil. These sandals were used by coffee collectors. Today, it became a fashion icon and turned into a worldwide craze with its new name, Havaianas.

    Over the years, the brand has kept surprising the public by proposing trendy and cool flip flops. Though expensive, Havianas became one of the major global sales hit and one of the most recognized brand for flip-flops.

    Their latest product is a limited edition doormat with a pair of exclusive Havaianas. It is a pair of Havaianas embedded into a colorful doormat. It simply suggest that you can just pop out from your house, sticking your flip-flops on when you pass by the door.



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2008 Spring Fashion Guide

    Kudos to Net-A-Porter.com! They created a spring fashion guide that's easy to follow and easy to remember. Truly, it's easy as A-B-C. I have seen numerous trend reports for the season but I think this is the best among the rest (in my opinion).

    So girls, ready yourselves and learn how to make your Spring the most stylish ever...

    a is for ART
    b is for BOWS
    c is for CHARITY
    d is for DONNA KARAN & DKNY


    e is for ESPADRILLES
    f
    is for FLORALS
    g
    is for GRECIAN

    h
    is for HALSTON



    i is for IBIZA GIRL
    j
    is for JUMPSUITS

    k
    is for KALEIDOSCOPIC COLOR

    l
    is for LACING

    m
    is for MINI



    m is for MINI
    n
    is for NEON

    o
    is for OMBRE

    p
    is for PARACHUTE

    q
    is for (AFRICAN) QUEEN


    r is for RUFFLES AND RUCHING
    s is for SUNGLASSES
    t
    is for TULLE

    u
    is for UNDERWEAR

    v
    is for VISTORIANA-LITE


    w is for WINGS
    x
    is for XANADU

    y
    is for YELLOW

    z
    is for ZIGZAGS



    *click the images to see the full details


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Natalia Vodianova Retires



    I wonder, what's happening to the fashion world these days? Models got pregnant while designers retired.

    While everyone was watching Valentino as he took his final bow last week, Natalia Vodianova, the seventh-highest paid supermodel in the world according to Forbes, will be locking up her modeling shoes in the closet for good. The popular Russian supermodel has decided to retire after taking part in Valentino’s final show last week in Paris and after walking on the runway for 10 years. Vodianova is said to be taking Valentino to Moscow for a week and then to Brazil for Carnivale as a celebration of their retirement.




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Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Frankie Morello's 2008 Spring/Summer Campaign: Amy-Winehouse Look



    Checkout this Frankie Morello's Spring/Summer Campaign for 2008. The female model does have Amy Winehouse beehive hairstyle!

    What a good news after
    receiving the dubious title of one of the Villains of the Year at the NME Awards.

    FYI: Amy's song, Rehab ranked first on the Village Voice Annual Pazz+Jop top songs of the year. Isn't it ironic? She's the Rehab singer who's currently in rehab.

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Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Victoria Beckham Strips Off For Marc Jacobs' Skin Cancer T-Shirt Campaign


    Victoria Beckham is putting up some spice to Marc Jacobs' skin cancer awareness campaigns that aims to warn people of the dangers of excessive sun exposure. Posh has signed up to pose nude for the said project.

    Last year the project raised £30,000 for charity, with Naomi Campbell and Julianne Moore fronting the campaign.

    The shirts, which have been signed by the star, will be on sale from next week. Here's a photo of David Beckham wearing the shirt last Tuesday in Brazil.



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Monday, January 28, 2008

Nothing Beats the Beat of Dinagyang 2008

    Last Sunday (January 27), the place where I live, celebrated Dinagyang 2008. Dinagyang is the biggest and most colorful religious and cultural festival in Iloilo City, Philippines. It started some 40 years ago in honor of Señor Santo Niño.

    It was considered as the one of the grandest and most spectacular street parade in the country wherein colors and sounds were put together into a dance that reverberates in a multitude of figures and body kinetics. It was a dynamic and religious merry-making activity that symbolizes the devotion of every Ilonggos in making Iloilo "the only one" when it comes to its own story of faith and culture in perfect timing.

    Checkout the following photos that reflects the Ilonggos celebration in their most fashionable way...





    *Dinagyang was voted as the best Tourism Event for 2007.


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Tina Fey, Gisele Bundchen, Mikhail Baryshnikov, Whoopi Goldberg, Jessica Biel, Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony in Disney's Fairytale Ads

    If I'm right, this must be the third batch of Disney's Fairytale ads. Together with photographer Annie Leibovitz, Disney created a campaign ads that stars Tina Fey as Tinkerbell, Gisele Bundchen and Mikhail Baryshnikov as Wendy and Peter Pan, Whoopi Goldberg as Genie and Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony as Jasmine and Aladdin and Jessica Biel as Pocahontas.

    Let me show you the ads fresh from the fairy godmother's portfolio...







    Checkout the previous ads


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Thursday, January 24, 2008

Christian Dior Haute Couture 2008

    You want something unique and quite weird-looking outfits? Then you should have Christian Dior Haute Couture for 2008. Perhaps it is absolutely not anything anyone could actually wear , but the designs are certainly interesting.

    In the Paris Fashion Week 2008, Dior's collection was all about volume, structure, colour and vietnamese-looking head gear. Strapless dresses with fitted bodices and volumous skirts in turquoises, yellows, pinks, purples and maroons can be seen in the runway. Everything matched from the colour coordinated platform shoes and oversized earrings to the eye make-up.

    The gowns looked stunning with embroidered gold detailing and volume either in fish-tails, around midriffs or in the entire dress.

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Diane Kruger: Vogue and GQ February 2008 German Issue


    Diane Kruger must be flattered! Indeed, she has a face that could launch a thousand ships. After having an amazing exposure in her latest movie, National Treasure: Book of Secrets, she'll dominate the magazine world this February 2008. We will see her on the cover of two magazines; Vogue and GQ Germany editions.

    Click here to view more photos...


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Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Seung-Hyun Kang: Ford Supermodel of the World


    According to Yahoo, in fashion, it's always about the next big thing - and the next "it" girl and face. And so, Ford named Seung-Hyun Kang as the new Supermodel of the World after scouting for the world's freshest face last January 16, 2008.

    Seung-Hyun Kang won a $250,000 contract with Ford Models. At the age of 20, she is the first Asian model to be the top among 49 representatives of other countries.

    The judges noted that her most attractive point is that she has both oriental mask and western figure. Oriental for having a single eyelid and long eyes and western for possessing a tall height and long arms and legs.


    Ford Supermodel of the World winners, from left: Vilita Bitvinskyte of Lithuania, Natalia Belebrevik of Russia, Nicole Faveren Vasquez of Peru, Seung-Hyun Kang of Korea, Jacquelyn Jablenski of New Jersey, U.S.A., and Alexina Graham of the United Kingdom

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Valentino's Goodbye To The Fashion World


    Yesterday, January 23, 2008, the fashion world wept as Valentino bade his final goodbye after a phenomenal 45-years in the business at the age of 75.

    "He is parting in happiness but the fashion world is in mourning," said front row guest David Furnish who, together with his partner singer Elton John, is one of Valentino's friends.

    Valentino’s latest runway collections got amazing reviews: "It's a happy collection. It's not a collection with tears in between.". It's colorful, playful, elegant, chic, and at times simply breathtaking.



    Italian designer Valentino's red dress is projected on the wall during his Spring/Summer 2008 Haute Couture collection show in Paris yesterday. Lipstick red, the color that defined Valentino's career, engulfed his final turn as the designer streamed models down the runway in his signature shade, creating a flame-hued tunnel.



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Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Madonna, Shakira, and Manilyn Monroe in Sunsilk's Newest Commercial

    The Sunsilk's new campaign called "Life Can't Wait, featured three of the world’s most iconic women namely Madonna, Shakira and Marilyn Monroe. Using old stock footage, the campaign aims to inspire women all over the world to live their lives to the fullest.








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Marian Rivera For Louis Vuitton

    Marian Rivera is currently gracing the cover of Preview Magazine for January 2008 in time with her latest endorsement for Louis Vuitton. She is sporting herself as a retro chic for Louis Vuitton's cruise collection of bags, shoes, accessories, etc.

    Indeed, she's really the 2007 rising star. Not all Filipina celebrities can pose for Louis Vuitton.





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Monday, January 21, 2008

Samsonite's Fahionaire Collection

    Fashion then, fashion now..

    That's the tagline of Samsonite's Black Label colletion. The company recently reissued its original 1960s Fashionaire luggage collection, one of the hottest travel collections of the Sixties. Samsonite showed then for the first time that luggage could also be fashionable, as well as functional.

    The full collection, which is a celebration of the flower-power generation, includes a suitcase, wheeled upright case, beauty case, shopping bag, duffle bag, shoulder pouch, umbrella, scarf, wallet and keyhanger. There’s also two colour schemes to choose from - white or black background.

    Of course, it’s a limited edition.







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Kirsten Dunst For Miu Miu’s Spring/Summer 2008 Ad Campaign



    Kirsten Dunst is the new spokesmodel for Miu Miu’s Spring/Summer 2008 ad campaign. Kirsten looks great coupled with the vibrant splash of colors - the purple and red color combo. The ads had dark shadows and moody feel and include a hodgepodge of French maids, Pierrots, harlequin and Playboy bunnies.

    It was shot by Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott in Los Angeles back in November.













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