Pretty things

Met up with my girls—Ginggay and Penny—at One Rockwell for some chat ‘n’ chew at the newly opened Apartment 1B.


Ginggay brought the swag—initial coin purses from Madison at the 2nd level, Power Plant Mall.
They are Php 750 each. So adorable!
Chuvaness x Alphabet Bags
The plan was to visit Univers, as Penny and Ginggay went to look for a bag, specifically my Celine backpack which caused them bag envy


The Ed Calma restroom here is so nice…


Was inspired to take an Every Where We Shoot kind of pic inside Univers with Ginggay, Tadi and Penny


Oh, and the first stand-alone Comme des Garçons shop opens here next month!


Be still, my heart

I heard that Adrien Brody was coming to town but it was top secret. He’s on his way to the beach (not telling which one). I also know which hotel he’s at. I’m getting a heart attack just thinking about it.
These NAIA pics confirm his arrival. Eva Cadelina had a pic taken with him at NAIA 1.


Eva said he was so nice and was even surprised that someone recognized him here.
I knew Eva as a former model in the ’90s. It’s always nice to see her smiling face at arrival


Meanwhile, blogger Scott Roxas spotted him at NAIA 3 lining up like everyone else (no VIP treatment—*le sigh*).
Scott said nobody seemed to know him (which is good) and took these stolen shots


Read his account here.
Ugh, I love this guapo outfit. Jeroen dressed like this in Tokyo one winter (remember, Grace?)

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Heard that Adrien’s part of the Bourne movie and is headed to the beach for some R&R.
Here’s wishing him more fun in the Philippines.
Adrien, minamahal kita!!!!!!!!! Remember this?

What is deliciously frivolous and creepy?

Mich Dulce presents her AW 2012 millinery collection in a short film directed by Jason Tan, featuring Manila’s current It Girl, Georgina Wilson.
Mich explains the theme behind her unabashedly feminine and frivolous collection. It was inspired by Marie Antoinette, who became a symbol of the shameless frivolity of a dying regime.
“Today, we live in an age where femininity is a luxury, and being girly is almost trivial and superficial. I just think we all deserve to play and be who we dreamed of being when we were eight, and this collection is about doing just that,” says Mich.

Georgina Wilson

Like her previous collection, Mich continues to work with traditional hand-woven Filipino fabrics like T’nalak. The sustainable material is molded into exaggerated bows and ruffled berets. Piña fabric is introduced this season, adding another element of softness through veils and ruffles while preserving the fiber’s edges. The result is a collection that is doll-like, sweet yet slightly sinister.

Dulce’s designs are known for its overt romanticism and high drama. They are objects that not only speak of luxury but rather demand it as an entire lifestyle.
In Dreams You Are indulges in the reverie of pomp and circumstance, of rakish regality, and the decadent dandy. It refuses to simply grow up and is adamant of going to bed with a hat on.

Chic Hollywood at Marni x H&M launch

LOS ANGELES—Drew Barrymore, Winona Ryder and Milla Jovovich were among the guests who attended a party to celebrate the launch of Marni at H&M.

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Drew Barrymore

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Winona Ryder

Held in a beautiful Hollywood residence, the event was hosted by Marni’s Founder and Creative Director, Consuelo Castiglioni; the Director of the Marni at H&M campaign, Sofia Coppola; and Margareta van den Bosch, H&M´s Creative Advisor.

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L-R: Consuelo Castiglioni, Sofia Coppola, Margareta van den Bosch



Around 200 guests gathered to celebrate Marni´s collaboration for H&M, a collection full of Marni’s signature print and color arriving just in time for spring.

Marni at H&M Collection Launch
Felicity Jones

Marni at H&M Collection Launch
Elisa Sednaoui

Marni at H&M Collection Launch

Guests enjoyed an evening in an atmosphere captured by Sofia Coppola’s campaign for the collection, as well as an exclusive performance by Bryan Ferry.


Marni at H&M Collection Launch
L-R: Consuelo Castiglioni, R Jones and Sofia Coppola

Marni’s collection for H&M is all about freedom and experimentation, Marni prints and colors intended to mix and match together in a playful way.
Everything goes with everything, making African prints the perfect companion to Bauhaus modernity, and sporty silhouettes sitting with more feminine shapes.

James Jaggar
James Jagger

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Noomi Rapace (L) and Bea Akerlund

Anton Yelchin
Anton Yelchin

The collection also includes a full range of shoes, bags and charming accessories to create a total Marni look at H&M.
Meanwhile for men, Marni offers a fresh take on menswear staples, with a subtle use of print and a softened use of color.
The collection will be available from March 8, 2012 in around 260 stores worldwide, as well as online.