Sunday, December 30, 2012

Chanel, Dior Homme, and Prada for Sale!

Hey, guys! So I've been doing a little closet cleaning lately and decided to put up for sale some of my special pieces. Unfortunately, they have been neglected for quite some time and need to go to somebody that'll appreciate them. All they need is some TLC. They're available on my copious shop for purchase if anyone is interested. I'm selling a pair of Chanel sneakers from earlier this year, a Dior Homme t-shirt from Fall/Winter 2007 (Hedi's last season at DH) and Prada sneakers I purchased back in 2008. Pictures below!

Comment below if you have any questions :)

xoxo Tony :P

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

WERQ that Unif Donna Jacket, Gurl!

From yesterday after seeing Django Unchained (SO good!)
(Outfit pictured above: Unif Donna Leopard Biker Coat. The Drums band t-shirt)
Sigh, the oversized jacket sure did cause some pain to my bank account ($130 to be exact, but it was on sale, okay!), but it was so worth it. It's so warm, badass, and adds the extra bit of sassiness to every outfit. I can be wearing all black, referencing The Ramones, and add this jacket and I'd still manage to look quite chic. 
Oh, I hope you're able to tell that I got my left ear pierced. I was cringing about getting it considering I can't handle any amount of pain, but luckily it was tolerable and only lasted a mere 2 seconds. Also, I got some highlights and went for a more ashy look. Unfortunately, it delved into an orange territory. Alas, I was able to fix it for free and the result couldn't be any better. I think, if anything, I'll go and get frosted tips one of these days to get the full look I was eager to get originally. This should suffice for now. 
XOXO, y'all.

Filippa K Spring/Summer 2013 : Julia Stegner and Clement Chabernaud by Lachlan Bailey

I'm totally obsessing over the advertisements for Filippa K's S/S 2013 collection. I love the minimal, simplicity of the styling and makeup and of the advertisements themselves. It's a stellar casting that makes the effortless clothes appear even more desirable than they are.


Clement, as usual, looks so handsome and dreamy. There's a soft spot in my heart for whatever Julia does. She looks so fresh faced and I love her styled like this. To be honest, it's making me want to wear a simple collared shirt, some tan shorts, and sashay down the streets of Los Angeles as if it's 80 degrees.  Haha.

Merry Christmas!!

Hope all you suckas got what you wanted and enjoyed Christmas with your loved ones! I only received the latter lol.

Sunday, December 9, 2012

Theysken's Theory Pre-Fall 2013

Stellar collection from Olivier for Theysken's Theory this season. There's such an ease, nonchalant vibe the collection had. Although they may seem a bit like casual pieces and somewhat basic to the eye, there needs to be a more depth view on how Olivier managed to make these cool, basic pieces have a modernized, urban, luxe twist. Take for example the trousers in this collection. There's a pair of blue skinny jeans with a brocade motif on them. For evening, there are a pair in the final look that are embellished. There also happens to be sheer pants for the more risque and edgier crowd. My favorites have to the be embellished pair and the ones above in the middle, which have a subtle sheen to them that make them wearable for everyday duties while also having an interesting factor. The shoes are nothing new. Olivier has shown chelsea boots and black pumps before, which always look appealing. Some subtle plaid prints, embellishments, sheen, and a dark abstract print thrown in there. Casual-wear with a cool, grunge twist. Favorite looks below:

Saturday, December 8, 2012

Le Volume

Fantastic editorial from the M Le Monde December 8th 2012 issue. I love the styling. While the editorial has a slight collegiate/school campus feel to it, Emeline stands out thanks to her impressive runway pieces. It's as if she's saying "I'm wearing Celine, Stella, and Fendi to school, hun. Let me show you how it's done". Girl, definitely show those other kids how it's really done. I'm also an instant sucker for editorials that feature models wearing covetable runway pieces in everyday life. The clothes have a high fashion appeal, but they still appeal to the wearability crowd. 

Friday, December 7, 2012

L'Officiel Ukraine December 2012: Snejana Onopka by Sonia Plakidyuk

...and my queen is back. My god, if another hiatus from the industry happens, I'll certainly lose it. Lol. It's not my favorite cover with Snejana in it, but my god those cheekbones are out of this world. She's totally serving some Jerry Hall realness. Glamour, fur, red lips, cheekbones..work, hunty!
 Here's a little sneak peek at her editorial.
Now, the wait for the full editorial to pop out on the internet commences!

p.s. ...and let's channel Snejana on that cover for the weekend. lol

What are Those Shoes, Margiela?

If you got $695 to spare, then these babies are what you should splurge on. I swear, I'm not even the fashionista type that finds male fashion sneakers covetable, but these are pretty rad. The icy, metallic blue has me sold on these.

Sigh, one day you'll be mine. I would pair them obviously with a very monochromatic look. Maybe something all black or all grey to place the attention on these bad boys.

Nick Lawson - You Look Good (Original Mix)

Sigh, finals are literally in a couple of days, so I'm going to be focusing my time being here at home lol. Adios, shopping and going out, hello gender/women's studies essay and economics textbook! Anyways, I've been having a little obsession with House music lately(thanks, Boiler Room TV!). I swear, I'm finding out about so many fascinating, cool artists and finding out about new songs. I'm especially obsessed with this track from Nick Lawson that I discovered the other day.
I swear, I just wanna throw my books to the floor and dance instead of bobbing my head. Seriously, I think if it weren't for House music, I'd go insane.

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Mood Board: Chanel Pre-Fall 2013 Paris-Edinburgh, The Smiths, and Kate Moss Looking Fierce While Smoking

Lagerfeld takes Chanel to Scotland this pre-fall season! I'm absolutely dyeing at how gorgeous this is. Now, let's all pray that I somehow get this outfit below (LOL) or that I'm able to replicate it with H&M/high fashion pieces in my closet. LOL. This post was originally going to be a "What Would I Wear Today" type of post, but there's no fun in that. So, I decided to whip up a quick mood board. There's Kate Moss smoking since I've been smoking too much (don't judge, gurl), Marte's look at Chanel that is SO what I wanna wear during this weather, and the The Smiths music to make everything better!
(Marte Mei Van Haaster at Chanel Pre-Fall 2013 Paris-Edinburgh, Kate Moss by Terry Richardson, and The Smiths)

Monday, December 3, 2012

It's Official: Alexander Wang is Balenciaga's Newest Creative Directo

I don't even know anymore what to think...
From the New York Times:

PARIS — Alexander Wang on Monday became the first designer of Asian descent to enter the highest ranks of Parisian high fashion when he was named creative director of the storied house of Balenciaga.Mr. Wang, born of Taiwanese-American parents, brought up in California and a successful designer of hip, streetwise sportswear for his own label in New York, will follow in the footsteps of the Spanish haute couture master Cristóbal Balenciaga, who died in 1972.The appointment was announced by PPR, the French luxury conglomerate which bought Balenciaga in 2001. The group includes Gucci, Saint Laurent, Alexander McQueen and Stella McCartney.Mr. Wang, 28, who will continue with his own U.S.-based company, said in a statement that he was “deeply honored to embark on this new role for a brand and house that I have such great admiration and respect for.”Isabelle Guichot, president and chief executive of Balenciaga, lauded Mr. Wang’s “modernity and his individual and cosmopolitan vision of design.”Mr. Wang will succeed Nicolas Ghesquière, who was at the helm for 15 years and created a futuristic high-fashion elegance. He left last month with a plan to open his own fashion house.
It's evident the house is going for a more commercial route and trying to appeal to the masses than what it what it stood for. For me, Balenciaga was a fashion house I looked forward to every season because not only did Ghesquiere produce unexpected collections, but he was a true visionary and each collection embodied a futuristic, youthful, opulent, and out of this world vision. Ghesquiere always pushed the boundaries and worked with different elements to create some of the most complex, but beautiful pieces I've ever seen. Sigh, I mean, you just know Balenciaga won't be the same in producing beautiful pieces like these below:
 (From top to bottom: Balenciaga Fall/Winter 2006, Balenciaga Fall/Winter 2012, and Balenciaga Spring/Summer 2002)
Sigh, Nicolas will surely be missed. All I can hope is that he starts his own label immediately because fashion week will be more lonelier with another star gone. I'm a huge fan of Wang, and I do own a couple of his pieces, but I just don't think he's right for the label. Imo, I thought Christopher Kane was the ideal candidate. He has the creativity and the skill to work at prestigious house. I hope Alexander Wang doesn't disappoint for the F/W 2013 season. I'll just be optimistic from here on out.

p.s. Hey, with Wang at Balenciaga, we can maybe expect a Lil Kim soundtrack in Paris, no? LOL. No, but seriously that would be pretty badass. Plus, Wang always has a good model lineup for his shows and is very loyal to his models. Maybe Snejana there? Who knows. A girl can dream, no? ;)

Vitalic - Stamina

Obsessed with the track "Stamina" from Vitalic's newest album. Let me take me break from the horrendous amount of reading I have to do and let's dance!
The music video below:
Gosh, Vitalic is IT! He's so brilliant. The music, the music videos, the beats, everything just makes you want to dance. Definitely check out his music.

Sunday, December 2, 2012

OOTD : Nasty Gal Time

I really need to invest in a lengthwise mirror for myself at home instead of opting to take my OOTD photos right before I enter my job. Lol. Anyways, my two packages arrived earlier this past week and I'm finally able to wear my new creepers and my new leopard biker coat from Nasty Gal.
(White creepers from TUK. Black skinny jeans from Gap. Oversized black t-shirt. Leopard biker jacket from Nasty Gal. Nude colored satchel bag from Windsor Fashions. Coffee made with love :D)
It it weren't for the chilly weather that day, I sure know I wouldn't have been able to wear both these pieces. The creepers are unfortunately uncomfortable, but that's the standard with creepers. I wasn't fully on board with how the jacket looked on me, but after a couple of times I finally came around and decided to keep it. I'm so glad I stuck with that decision. As for the inspiration, I was going for a somewhat punk/rock 'n' roll look. The white creepers look so nice with an all black look. Can't wait to wear the jacket more this season!

#happyendings

I've been having a crush lately on model Soo Joo. I mean, that blonde hair and that killer bone structure? Flawless. I just want nothing but the best runway shows and editorials for her. Anyways, in Dazed and Confused's December 2012 issue she did a phenomenal editorial titled "#happyendings". Can we hashtag this as #toofierce and #phenomenalstyling? I'm going a bit cray for the first image. That pink feathered dress with those fierce Blumarine F/W 2012 metallic boots (they're STILL on my Fall/Winter shopping list but unfortunately I'm poor)? Perfection. She's like a lost geisha in Nueva York who's heading to an after party or hoping to find some bad boys along the way. My favorite images ahead!
 

Saturday, December 1, 2012

What Would I Wear Today: Miu Miu Fall/Winter 2006

I'm currently in bed watching hunky Tom Hardy in Inception. Yup, I'm having quite a wild night. Enough sarcasm aside, it's cold outside and what would I wear tonight for a lovely night out with the gals? This knit look from Miu Miu Fall/Winter 2006 below.
Gorgeous, right? I love the mix of the different knit fabrics and the metallic, robotic-looking lace-up shoes add the right unique touch to the look. Mama Miuccia never disappoints.

Shop-Along Hangout with Azealia Banks/Azealia Answered My Question! YAY.

The fabulous and inspiring Azealia Banks did a live shop-along hangout event through Google+ with the lovely folks of ASOS and a couple of bloggers. Fortunately, I was able to stay up way past my bedtime in time to catch it. It was at 4 in the morning and I was exhausted from earlier that night, but being a true fan I just couldn't resist seeing Azealia being fabulous and giving some amazing fashion tips. Now, I might be acting a bit over the top, but I'm so ecstatic that Azealia was able to answer my question towards the end of the video (at 53:25 to be exact).
Yes, I can officially say Azealia answered a couple of questions of mine. haha. I couldn't be any happier. Gosh, can we travel back in time to the mermaid ball? That concert was too sick. Seriously, one of the best music events I've ever been to.