30 Years of Michael Kors
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NEW YORK—Renowned designer and favorite judge on TV’s Project Runway, Michael Kors celebrates 30 years in fashion this year.
Started in 1981, his unique pieces have been described as timeless luxury, pragmatic glamour, and having a modern point of view in both ready to wear and accessories.

Michael Kors

To recognize his contribution to the fashion industry, Michael Kors recently showed his Fall 2011 Collection at the Lincoln Center.
This milestone was witnessed by the who’s who of fashion and society and graced by celebrities who have inspired Mr. Kors throughout three decades.


Another milestone is the newly opened Michael Kors Madison Avenue Flagship store, spanning 5,500 square feet and three levels so that clients can enjoy a larger display of his collection.


In Paris, he also opened a 7,000-sq. ft. Michael Kors Flagship retail location at 279 Rue Saint Honoré.
Not only is this the largest Michael Kors store in the world, it is also the fashion house’s first freestanding retail location in France.
The flagship offers pieces from the Michael Kors Collection, KORS Michael Kors and MICHAEL Michael Kors labels.

MICHAEL KORS Fall 2011 30th Anniversary Fashion Show
Angela Lindvall, Karolina Kurkova, Carmen Kass, Frankie Rayder

MICHAEL KORS Fall 2011 30th Anniversary Fashion Show
At MICHAEL KORS Fall 2011 30th Anniversary Fashion Show

To celebrate its opening, an intimate dinner was hosted by Charles H. Rivkin, US Ambassador to France, and his wife, Ms. Susan M. Tolvon.
This was graced by Vogue’s Anna Wintour, Andre Leon Talley, Emanuelle Alt, Franca Sozzani, and Anna Dello Russo, Harper’s Bazaar’s Glenda Bailey, and W Magazine’s Stefano Tonchi along with celebrities wearing Michael Kors designs: Mary J. Blige, Zoe Saldana, Jennifer Hudson, Claudia Schiffer, and Karolina Kurkova.

Michael Kors is exclusively distributed in the Philippines by Stores Specialists, Inc. (SSI) with stores at Greenbelt 5, Rustan’s Makati, The Power Plant Mall, Shangri-La Plaza Mall, and Newport Mall.

Maria Taniguchi’s Echo Studies opens March 30
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The Vargas Museum presents Maria Taniguchi Echo Studies, opening March 30, 2011 at the Lobby and West Wing Gallery at 4 PM.

MTaniguchi Echo Studies Invite

Echo Studies reflects Taniguchi’s practice in the “sublimation of the intersections in information sharing and research”.
It focuses on how the researcher’s decisions, sensitivities, and process continuously challenge scientific objectivity in the creation and manipulation of data.
Employing sound, video, painting, drawing, and installation, the artist probes relationships among subject, representation, and process.
Taniguchi brings in this exhibition a large-scale geometric abstract painting, Untitled Mirrors rendered meticulously with black brick-like designs revealing the potential of pattern to “reflect information”.
Echo Studies also foregrounds the artist’s notion of the tropics through a recent work in Romblon, an island south of the Manila known for marble production.

copystand, frieze art fair
(Photo: Stephanie Syjuco)

Maria Taniguchi (b. 1981) graduated from the University of the Philippines with a degree in Fine Arts, major in sculpture.
She took her MFA Art Practice in Goldsmiths London in 2009. In the same year, Taniguchi was accepted in the LUX Associate Artists Programme, an arts agency supported by Arts Council England.
Taniguchi has exhibited extensively both locally and abroad. Her recent exhibitions include Roving Eye: Video from Southeast Asia (SorlandetsKunstmuseum, Norway); JUMP CUT Dialectic Dream (The Barber Shop, Lisbon); Complete and Unabridged (Osage, Hong Kong and La Salle, Singapore); +Pyramid (Green Papaya Art Projects, Manila); and VIDEO e identidad cultural en Filipinas (CAIXAFORUM, Barcelona).

For more information, please call the Vargas Museum at 928-1927, 981-8500 loc. 4024 or e-mail
Exhibit runs until May 28, 2011.

Where’s the best carbonara?
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I know, don’t look at food photos at night.
But look at this Spaghetti a la Carbonara

Spaghetti, alla, Carbonara,

Did you know that carbonara is ’80s dish here in the Philippines?
That’s when carbonara became “uso” as far as I know.
My sister makes the best carbonara in the world. Good thing I don’t live with her, otherwise….

Spaghetti, alla, Carbonara,
Spaghetti, alla, Carbonara,

It’s haunting me!

Spaghetti, alla, Carbonara,

Eat, Pray, Love has to be one of the corniest movies I’ve ever seen.
But there’s one scene I recall where Julia Roberts eats carbonara like there’s no tomorrow.
I can’t cook, but luckily I’m married to a chef.
Here’s that Eat, Pray, Love carbonara recipe from People Weekly. Try it if you wish.