aging GRACEFULLY……


As my next (forget it!) birthday is almost in the corner, panic attack is always been a factor in my stress barometer….hiding all the mirrors..trying to get an amnesia test…but why? YOU KNOW WHY!

I have a friend..you know..a friend,..who yearns to look 35 years old again and would willingly sell his soul to Ba’al Zebub to rid himself of wrinkles, sagging skin, enormous belly and witchy look….Then, admitting that he is a coward who cannot deal with the pain and the repercussions of age-defying treatments and surgery…blah,blah,blah…the sight of the knife,the after effect of anaesthesia…the scars etc..etc…drove to wonderland of Alice… and boringly settled down to a life filled with laugh lines!!!!(har! har! har!)

THE STYLEMONGER ON A HUGE CHAIR


After hitting the 40s, (helllooooooooo!!!!)I’ve discovered to my horror that crows’ feet look way better on crows. They just don’t suit me one bit. What makes me even more dyspeptic is that, despite my failing eyesight, I’ve noticed that a lot of people 20 years older than me look about 30 years younger….waahhhh!!!!!

Hey, I’ve seen them throwing kisses on the RED CARPET on television… and Page 3! (hellleeeer!) Okay, so the rest of their bodies don’t quite match their youthful faces but SO WHAT!…. – they still look more presentable than I do….much ado about vanities hmph!!!!.

Then I have this other friend of mine..you know..friend..hehehe…that I swore to my Prada vintage shoes never to squeak come hell and high waters…..plezzzz..hush..hush.. anyway he was boasting that he led thy clean ..very clean…immaculately clean..ultra fabulously clean..did I mention the commercial ad on TV about this Tide ultra..twas very funny!!!..but let’s talk about it next note!..anyway, where were we Mimosa????….ah okey as what I was telling you about him flaunting his super clean lifestyles in his not so younger days…, loading up on colourful organic salads (an euphemism for insect-infected, puke-inducing, ridiculously expensive raw vegetables sold at soaring prices!!!yuck!), spending quality time with their personal hormone filled,six abs packed trainers(beefcake moron!)… using sun block religiously,hey YAYAH….where’s my PHYTO-BLANC white with sunblock chuvanez?…

Shunning nicotine(OHHH) alcohol and French fries and other ‘HEY DUDE I’M ON LOW CARB,NON MEAT BODEE LOVING KIND OF GUY..YO!!!. Unlike poor old self-indulgent. myopic me…..HUHUHU…

But no….my savvy HEALTHY world of my friendliness say, it’s because those not so old creatures have pawned the family silver and bone china to pay for cosmetic surgery!!! and Botox jobs, among other things.

The real tragedy is, I cannot – absolutely cannot – bring myself to do what they’re doing. Not because I’m an annoying and so secured about my looks….aha! , ‘You shallow person, ageing is a natural process, enjoy!’

Not at all. The truth is, I yearn to look at least 18 again……waahhhhhh I would willingly sell my soul to a handsome hunk and cute devil for it if needed; but I cannot deal the pain. So, I’m a wimp, big deal.

Miss Nora Aunor has made me realise that going under the knife to look hot just ain’t worth it. Why should I suffer acute pain to look like an extra from Planet of the Apes? That’s not my role model….so I stick out…..and go chicken….

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO ME……………….!

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the new BREED of FASHION DESIGNERS


The ‘new’ young DESIGNERS are all about direction and dedication even while they may drive their well known and publicity jaded old school to distraction.

I invited two fresh new kids on the new “black” who tether on the edge – between being known and not being known. No famous faces here, no Page 3 incumbents.

Rather, the ‘new breed..New -List’, as I see it. New Faces who work hard and maybe party hard,feeling the heat and getting into the spirit of things. This is a phenomenon that hits the Dubai social scene when the circuit is fill to bursting a new season, a new list of wannabes as it were, shifts into style gear.

Welcome to the world of the young, brave and beautiful!

Together TWO of hand-picked young individuals who are emerging in fashion’s only-the-real-talented-designers-will-surface!!!and the faux fashionist, the pseudo- art creators, the failed-to -impress thrown to the pit of the nobodies…..

These then are the buzzwords of the new mix of FASHION’S bet of fresh air…. They know what they are doing and get out there to do it. With the world becoming a smaller place, their universe has expanded to include whatever they wish it to. This, I firmly feel, is the ‘lucky’ generation.

IGNACIO LOYOLA

IGNACIO LOYOLA

so far:(before &now on ur career)

now: IGNACIO LOYOLA’S career took a soaring height after winnning the Runway Art in DUBAI 2009

fashion for you:

ysl or chanel:
YSL

london or new york:
LONDON

hermes or lv:
HERMES

design school or real world:
DESIGN SCHOOL

follow or create:
CREATE

galliano or macqueen:
MACQUEEN

sexy or sensuous:
SENSUOUS
couture or pret-a-porter:

COUTURE
black or white:

WHITE

RIC VICENCIO

RIC VICENCIO

so far:(before &now on ur career)

BEFORE

I was in Preview mag’s Top 10 Young Designers a year after I entered the industry.
I was on Mega’s list of top 25 designer for 2007. I’ve done countless shows.

My 2007 fashion week collection is one of mega’s top 10 collection for that season.
Done some styling for 2 of the Bench underwear show, the swimsuits for the Mossimo Bikini Summit.

My works are featured in most of the mag’s in Manila, some on the cover…..

fashion for you:

ysl or chanel:
YSL

london or new york:
NEW YORK BUT LONDON ON WEKEND

hermes or lv:
LOTS OF LV &MAYBE ONE HERMES

design school or real world:

REAL WORLD BUT DESIGN SCHOOL WOULD HELP

follow or create:
CREATE

galliano or macqueen:
GALLIANO

sexy or sensuous:
SEXY

couture or pret-a-porter:
I CAN’T CHOOSE ONE OF THEM

black or white:
WHITE

LE MAGIQUE………!!!!!