Sunday, November 30, 2014

Happiness: Los Primos

Better late than never. Almost forgot to share these photos. I changed my phone so I completely forgot that I had a lot of photos to sort through the old phone. Lyn and I had dinner at Los Primos last November 1... practically a month ago.

Monday, November 17, 2014

Disconnect: Solange Knowles + Alan Ferguson

The very first thing I did when I saw Solange Knowles' wedding photos was to text my brother Charles:
"When I get married, I want to be as bad-ass as Solange."
Bad-ass is definitely an understatement.

Monday, November 10, 2014

Happiness: Ran Hwang's Becoming Again

Concluding this year's theme of "Transition", I had the pleasure of attending the launch of Becoming Again last November 6 at Third Floor Hermès.

The most beautiful oftentimes come from the simplest and most basic of things--take for example random and mundane knick knacks such as buttons and pins. That is exactly what Korean artist Ran Hwang created in the art space Third Floor Hermès. Add in colossal curved Plexiglas panels and technicolor lights, you have a mirage of extraordinary landscapes, scenic nature, and flying Phoenix bird. 

This is my favorite art installation by far. The attention to detail and the intricacies of design are breathtaking, obsessive and beyond incredible. You get drawn in, just marvelling at the visuals transition to various episodes from a Phoenix, to blossoming peonies. I made a short video of Becoming Again and check out the rest of the post after the jump.

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Disconnect: From London With Love

I am truly a sucker for festive ad campaigns. Just take a look at this one from Burberry featuring a very cute Romeo Beckham. Beckham not only inherited his dad's good looks but he got some pop star moves from his mum as seen in his breakdancing. Ah, this video makes me giddy for Christmas! I can't wait anymore!

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Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Disconnect: The Zellweger Debacle

Last October 20, the whole world was shocked to see a dramatically different Renée Zellweger in the 21st Annual Elle Magazine's Women in Hollywood gala. Zellweger's new appearance received a huge backlash with critics suggesting she has gone under the knife.

I decided to go down memory lane and relieve her glory days.

Monday, October 27, 2014

Disconnect: BANKS

It is incredibly empowering to see women in music nowadays. Not that there weren't any empowering women before. My earliest memories of music were that of powerful female vocalists such as Whitney Houston and Mariah Carey and women with sass such as Salt-n-Pepa, TLC, the Spice Girls. And then there were a mixture of both with Christina Aguilera, Aaliyah and Destiny's Child.

In reality, there is no shortage of inspiring female artists. They are everywhere, in every genre of music and in every variety. I found myself drawn to the beautiful Jillian Banks or just BANKS. Her music is dark R&B, pop alternative with elements of electronic and trip hop. If you listen closely, you can see influences of Aaliyah and The Weeknd in her music. 

Sunday, October 26, 2014

Disconnect: Ellie Goulding

I am quite surprised I haven't written about Ellie Goulding. I had the opportunity to see her perform live last June and it was amazing. I wasn't really a fan of hers before seeing her live but she clearly made me into a convert! She was incredibly sexy with her dance moves, infectious with her energy and empowering as a woman--so much so that I started running because of her. Have you seen her Nike ads?

She's the coolest chick in the block.

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Disconnect: Tavi Gevinson

I remember mentioning a couple of years during my blog's beginnings that I wasn't a huge fan of Tavi Gevinson. Not that I hated her. In fact it was the opposite, I find her work admirable. I just wasn't checking out her website everyday to read every single post.

But it is undeniable the success she has achieved since she started her blog, Style Rookie. She has also come a very long way since her granny chic days. I love how she has finally developed her own style and in turn, changed her focus from fashion to pop culture and feminism.

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Happiness: Chuck Grant

Cool girl Chuck Grant is slowly gaining prominence in the world wide web as an up and coming photographer. The almost 25 year old is Lana del Rey's little sister and just like her big sis, she dabbled into a bit of modeling on the side. 

For Nylon, Chuck Grant takes front and center stage as Lana Del Rey snaps and interviews her little sister. 

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