My bad mood because of so many irritating factors (like the curfew, fucking taxes, Ralph Recto, and the depressing and almost non-existent environment for luxury goods) has quickly been fixed by some cheap thrills. And here are my cheap thrills...
1. Zona Sul
Finally someone was sensible enough to put an end to the infiltration of tacky American labels that I find so-so. 7 for all Mankind, Juicy Couture, Michael Kors- honestly, I don't consider them ground breaking fashion labels. Michael Kors became famous for Project Runway and not for his design skills. Did McQueen or Galliano become famous because of selling their souls to television shows? They were known for their talents and not for excessive media coverage.
Well enough American fashion twat. Thank god somebody brought in Brazilian labels. U should have seen the look at my face when I saw this store. The store carries Ellus, Lenny, Redley, Agua de Coco to name a few and I was like what the fuck are these labels doing in poor Manille? I thought I was on coke. I thought I drank a bottle of Robitussin. I thought it was a dream. But finally someone took the initiative to bring poor Manille in touch with global fashion. Kudos to the brainchild of Zona Sul!!!
2. My very first pair of Ellus Jeans
I just had to buy something to pay for 1 week of slavery to my thesis which made me closer to my laptop for an average of 15 hours/ day. These jeans from Ellus are just the thing. I'll probably wear them to an upcoming fashion event at here in poor Manille (if ever it pushes through).
And besides it's a dream come true for a boy who has known such label since he was a kid to finally touch their merchandise. As we all know 101% of the hottest labels aren't available in poor Manille. And Ellus is simply refreshingly sexy just look at their S/s '07 ad campaign avec Evandro Soldati et Leticia Birkheuer.
photo credit: Made in Brazil
3. Chloe Sevigny for Ellus
Brazilian labels are so on the verge just look at that Chloe Sevigny modelling for Ellus!
4. Italian Vogue
I totally lost my respect for Anna Wintour and American Vogue for its banality and lack of creativity. It's like Hollywood- tad tired and boring, always concerned with getting the big bucks and not leaving room for art. And I'm just so glad I found an issue of Vogue Italia somewhere here at a cheap ass price. My god the earliest issue you could get here is Juin 2007 the one with the Adina Fohlin cover. How far back are we in the fashion arena??
4. Paul and Joe pressed powder
I've been looking like a cadaver these days and my eyes are puffier and darker because of lack of sleep and I rely so much on this pressed powder to brighten my horrible face. Call me metrosexual, I don't believe in labels. I do what I do. I love maquillage. Being vain is necessary for ugly people like me you know. The creator has forgotten to make me naturally good looking like Sean Opry... Evandro Soldati... Michael Camiloto... Joao Vellutini... Andre Ziehe... that's why vanity is the inevitable fate. At least in one way, I'm presentable but not good looking.
5. MAC plushglass
My wake-up call. Since, I lack sleep these days I rely heavily on my lip plumper- the MAC plushglass because it has this tinging effect because of the menthol ingredient in it. It wakes me up like a venti Caffe Americano from Starbucks only I have to do it twice! But if you really wanna wake up try Lipfusion!
And now, my eyes are swell thank you for reading my pathetic blog. Tout le monde! Salut!