My son Ben knows me so well.
When I entered the room, he asked me, “Mommy, are you buying those Balenciaga Crocs?”
“Yes, definitely. What color should I get?”
Ben, 15, said yellow or pink.
“I’m kind of leaning towards grey. But if it’s not too expensive, I want to get a color too,” I said.
I really don’t like purple
And the black looks a bit benign. We’ll see…
I’m guessing price point would be around $650. Just a wild guess from me.
I got one of those hyped Balenciaga “Ikea” bags because I really think it’s art.
I also think Demna Gvasalia is a genius. I was talking about Demna with my friend Tere Henson.
Demna is the creative director of Balenciaga, and co-founder of Vetements, which is my current favorite label.
So the more the Internet made fun of the “Ikea” bag, the more I wanted it.
I feel the same way about the Crocs.
In 2011, I had dinner with Jappy Gonzalez and Mr. Enda Cleary of Comme des Garçons where I opened up the idea of a CDG x Crocs collab.
During that time I was all about CDG, and now I am all about Demna, so this shoe is really amazing.
So the Universe really does give me what I want. Or maybe in Balenciaga’s case, Univers will.
NEW YORK—The Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute presents Rei Kawakubo/Comme des Garçons: Art of the In-Between, from May 4 to September 4, 2017 at the The Met Fifth Avenue, Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Exhibition Hall, Floor 2.
A thematic exhibition, rather than a traditional retrospective, this is The Costume Institute’s first monographic show on a living designer since the Yves Saint Laurent exhibition in 1983.
A publication, Rei Kawakubo/Comme des Garçons: Art of the In-Between, authored by Andrew Bolton with creative direction and design by Fabien Baron and Yuki Iwashiro of Baron & Baron, accompanies the exhibition.
It features new photography by Nicholas Alan Cope, Inez and Vinoodh, Katerina Jebb, Kazumi Kurigami, Ari Marcopoulos, Craig McDean, Brigitte Niedermair, Paolo Roversi, and Collier Schorr.
A rare interview with Rei Kawakubo and a chronology of her career, amplified with quotes from the designer, provide additional insight into her aesthetic and career.
Published by The Metropolitan Museum of Art and distributed by Yale University Press, the 248-page hardcover book has 205 color illustrations and comes in a slipcase with a pullout poster of a Paolo Roversi photograph that was shot for the publication. It retails for $50.
‘Tis the season for chic clothing. I love layering and all that, which I can’t really do in Manila.
I’ve been feeling under the weather lately. I can describe the feeling to missing someone badly, except in this case, I’ve been missing Japan.
I’ve been checking the weather daily to see if it’s gotten warmer over there, but it’s still 6 degrees in Tokyo. Ten degrees is my limit.
I am itching to go back but I’m torn between taking the kids to Rome to pass through the Holy Door, or celebrating my birthday in Tokyo.
Meanwhile I have been so overwhelmed with all the fashion on my Instagram feed.
I’ve been so lazy to get dressed. I blame it on the heat. I so envy these people.
1) Loving Maxene Magalona’s Tokyo fashion and the Hello Kitty headband is to die for. Among all the local celebrities who’ve been to Tokyo lately, Maxene is the cutest!!
2) Clara Magalona is my goddaughter, that’s all. She’s also cute!
3) This Japanese girl with the Vivienne Westwood shoes just reminds me of me.
4) It seems that torn bell-bottoms are back in Tokyo
5) Russian girl in Comme des Garçons. I have this purse!
6) Chef Kerwin Go and his hubby José in matching Visvim coats
7) Rachel Ashwell and her friend look really comfy
8) Lazy chic in Paris
9) I love the yellow in Tokyo
10) It is polite to cover up when you have respiratory illness in Tokyo
Jeroen and I take a special honeymoon trip every November 25th, usually in Tokyo, and this year marks our 14th wedding anniversary. So in a couple of weeks Jeroen and I will be in layers and cold weather.
Jeroen and I get along because he lets me be me. He’ll wake up early, find a cool place to eat and be back when I wake up. On my shopping day he’ll rent a bike from Muji at Yurakucho and go to places I’ll never see.
Here’s one place he’d rather not see —Dover Street Market in Ginza. 🙂
It’s one of three CDG stops for me, namely:
1) Comme des Garçons flagship in Aoyama
2) Comme des Garçons Trading Museum in Omotesando
3) Dover Street Market in Ginza.
Have a look at what’s in store right now as Simone Rocha x J Brand launches today
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