I have no idea who Marlon Stockinger is, but I sure want this stick!! Freaking 10 mbps. Let’s gow na!!!
I consider Jennylyn Mercado one of the prettiest faces in local show biz.
Some people don’t have to do anything, yet they annoy the hell out of you. But Jennylyn, I like.
Nothing about her annoys me, except maybe, her name. And the name she gave her kid (Alex Jazz).
In the film Rosario, she portrayed a woman whose series of wrong choices leads to her tragic end.
In real life, her story isn’t far from Rosario, as though life imitated art.
You can read about it in this month’s Yes! magazine.
The story begins with Jen as a baby abandoned by her mother and raised by a loving aunt, only to be taken back at age 3 by her biological mother to live in with her lover.
When Jen’s mom abandons her again to work abroad, Jen is physically and mentally abused by her drug-addict step father.
The story ends up in the tabloids when Jen’s aunt comes to rescues her with the help of some cops.
The article takes you through her journey as a reluctant commercial model entering show business and gaining popularity by winning a reality show called Starstruck Survivor.
She falls for her fellow winner and consequent love team, Mark Herras, who turns out to have more women than she can handle.
She falls in love with the boy next door, Patrick Garcia, an angelic-faced actor who turns out to be a controlling stalker.
They get pregnant, he’s not ready, and denies it’s his child. They break up in a bad way.
She gives birth to a boy named Alex Jazz or AJ, whom she raises with her adoptive mother.
She meets Dennis Trillo, seriously one of the best-looking actors in town, who turns out to be more than just a cad.
I don’t really blame her for falling for this guy
If a guy looked like this, wouldn’t he be worth the heartbreak?
What I love about Yes! mag is that they even provide angry text between Dennis and Jennylyn
Not to mention, a blow-by-blow account and illustration of the final confrontation/physical altercation that resulted in the couple’s breakup
Hats off to Jen. After all the hurt and pain brought about by the men in her life, she takes matters into her own hands and enrolls in a self defense class.
Read all about it and don’t miss the June issue of Yes! magazine.
If you were a brand of clothes, what would you be?
I’ve been wearing Comme des Garçons since 1985, when my dad took me home a black pullover from Matsuya Ginza.
Since then, I’ve been collecting anything Comme.
Not too long ago, Sayoko’s friend, Kyoichi Tsuzuki published a book titled Happy Victims.
It is one my favorite books. In it, the author and photographer went through the homes and closets of Japanese fashion victims who were devoted to one brand of clothing.
Here’s his photo of one Comme des Garçons collection.
Pretty sure I could match this collection if I wanted to.
“When we get rich, I wanna wear Comme everyday,” I told my husband.
I’m not there yet, but who knows…
Last Saturday, Jappy Gonzales of Univers invited me to a very casual dinner with a person named Enda from Comme des Garçons, whom I assumed would be Japanese.
Dinner was at Café Juanita in Pasig; I was coming straight from the Easter Egg Awards at Newport City.
On the way there I was practicing my Japanese with the help of Kissa Castañeda, a friend who lived in Japan for years.
Kissa was texting me the polite way to greet the foreign guest.
When I arrived in time for dessert, I saw that Enda was far from Japanese, but Irish. So I wasn’t even able to greet him in Nihongo.
Jappy’s group is always very low-key. I’ve met his business associates from Martin Margiela, Jil Sander, and Fred Perry, and I’m very careful not to whip out a camera and take a picture of them or the food.
That’s why I was too shy to take a picture of Enda, but I was able to Google him at a private dinner in Taiwan.
Being in this casual setting, it’s great to be able to ask questions about the brand, such as, “Is Rei Kawakubo’s hair a wig?”
Nope, it’s really her hair.
Plus some stuff that is private.
I learned how old she is and how started out working as a stylist in a fabrics store. (I have visions of her draping mannequins in fabric like in Carolina’s, hehe.) I told them I had seen a bench she created years ago, which belongs to Kyoichi Tsuzuki.
Then I asked Enda to explain the collaborations with Pink Panther, Mickey Mouse, and now, Matt Groening, creator of The Simpsons.
We segued into other CDG collaborations with The Beatles and The Rolling Stones (which I missed completely), not to mention a major one with H&M, Converse, Fred Perry, Cambridge Satchel, and more.
What I really was dying to know if there was any chance for a CDG x Crocs collaboration—so I asked.
At which point Jappy almost choked on his cassava, and Enda nearly fell of his seat.
I started to sweat bullets while explaining myself. Because I love Comme and Crocs are so comfy—but hideous—she can make it look nice. She can create a clog with polka dots. I would buy it. I would line up for it. I tried to explain.
Jappy listened, seemed to get it and agree… “That could probably sell out,” he pondered.
It could be earth-shattering, I wanted to say.
Enda was laughing silently and giving me The Look. Would he tell Rei? Maybe not.
If they don’t do it, I can still hope for a Viktor & Rolf x Crocs collab because Crocs are really the comfiest shoes out there. Give them a break please? Vivienne? Yohji? Jeremy Scott??
Rhett Eala did it, so think about it? Please?
Sorry I’ve been paranoidly sick. Will find out tomorrow if I’m sick or it’s just in my head.
Last Saturday I accepted an award of 2nd runner up at the awarding of Easter Eggs at Newport City Mall.
Thanks to your votes, the Missionary Sisters of the Chatechism of Lipa will take home Php 50,000 from Megaworld and more.
Divine Lee won 1st runner up and Php 75,000 for Childhaus, while Tim Yap won Grand Prize and Php 150,000 for the Virlanie Foundation.
Divine Lee’s kids touched my heart. Thought of these kids a lot these past two days.
Aside from the Php 50,000 prize from Megaworld, I also collected additional donations of Php 183,500 from friends and readers who wanted to help the nuns in Lipa. This brings the total to Php 233,500.
Php 33,500 will go to the tuition fee of nuns going to school this year, and Php 200,000 will go towards the building of a water pump for the home for the elderly in Marawoy, Lipa City.
Thank you all and God bless.
For Summer 2011, Janina Dizon Hoschka launches her new handbag line through bejeweled color-blocked stingray clutches called Tatjana.
“I constantly think of ways to evolve my line and it was a natural progression for me to introduce clutches. As a jeweler I wanted to incorporate a girl’s best friends (diamonds and bags) into one. The line is named after my daughter who continually inspires me with her bubbly personality,” says Janina.
Janina creates pieces crafted in exotic stingray and lambskin leather with a 0.03 carat diamond tucked inside the flap.
The luxurious yet practical clutch is a great addition to any woman’s wardrobe. But don’t let its slender figure deceive you; it easily can fit in a camera, mobile phone, lipstick and cash—any woman’s basic necessities for a night out.
The first collection will be limited to 30 pieces of playful colors like grass green, lemon yellow, ruby red, sapphire blue, and more.
Clients will also have the option to order and choose their own combination of colors and diamond placement.
Bespoke orders will take three months to produce.
It’s good enough for you!
Uh….who made this poster again?
Read about them here.