Saturday, October 22, 2016

Victorious Victoria




Target's next designer collaboration is going to thrill fashionistas all over the world!

It's Victoria Beckham!

Excuse me while I reel from the initial shock.

Friday, October 21, 2016

FMM: Pretty Kool

After that very busy and intense weekend at work, it's nice to just sit back and keep cool.

Better yet, keep Kool!

Kool and the Gang is always a good idea for Friday Magic Madness. Especially when you listen to one of their biggest singles ever!

I feel Kooler already.

Thursday, October 20, 2016

Guard it with your life!

The official trailer of Guardians of the Galaxy 2 is out!

Geek mode on!

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Rather entertaining

A few weeks back, Mark and I had dinner with Fati in Glorietta 5. We ate at Gerry's since Mark was craving for Filipino food. This was the time he just got back from Japan.

While we were eating, they were playing these different music videos on screen. One that particularly caught my attention featured a young Japanese woman who was going around the city, haunted by a particular song and a group of dancing locals. It ended with her going loca in bed, then his "father" turned out to be someone else in disguise.

Weird, but interesting.

The problem was, I couldn't hear what the song was. After all, this was Gerry's. So, the crowd was noisy, plus there were around 6 TVs playing simultaneously. But since I found the music video rather entertaining, the images were left in my mind.

Because of that, the next few days after that night were spent trying to figure out what that video was. Enter all these on-line search tools like google and youtube to help me out.

I searched for things like "Japanese woman going crazy" or "Japanese people dancing by the beach." This went on for a few days until...

Jackpot! I found the song and the music video. It turned out to be a cover of "Rather be."

Hooray for google and youtube!

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Separation anxiety

You'd think "separate" is an easy word to spell, right?


Apparently not.



Gosh. All these errors flying around the place is giving me an anxiety attack.

Monday, October 17, 2016

Pointing (Fat) Fingers

Just when I thought the news about Whammo's' comeback was the biggest thing in snacks this year, I was wrong!

Look who's making another comeback!

Yes! Fat Fingers! The local attempt to ape Twinkies.

Just like Whammos, this was a favorite of mine in the 90s, and I was saddened when it disappeared from the shelves.

Now that it's back, you can just imagine how thrilled I am.

Time to point fingers again!

Sunday, October 16, 2016

Golden boy!

It's the year of golds for the Morales family!

First, it was our parents' golden wedding anniversary last January.

And today, the family's first born - Kuya Marv - celebrated his golden year!

Of course, we had to celebrate this golden day. We missed some family members, though, like Biboy and family, plus Raymond and the kids.

Happy Birthday Kuya Marv! Here's to more golden blessings ahead!

Saturday, October 15, 2016

Kenzo costly

Now, the anticipation really starts!

They've finally posted the full lookbook of the Kenzo x H&M collection, along with the prices. Off hand, it looks like a cross between the Alexander Wang and Balmain collaborations.

It's like Alexander Wang because it's very niche. The pieces are too loud and vibrant, and you really need to be a fan of Kenzo to love this cacophony of prints.

It's like Balmain because they're pricey! The most expensive piece in the collection is a $549 dress! That's more than P25,000 for an H&M dress!

And like Alexander Wang and Balmain, I also won't be getting anything from this collection. I miss the more inclusive collections of old - like Lanvin, Versace, Commes de Garcons and Marni.

That said, there were 2 interesting pieces from the collection that would be wearable for everyday. And at least they're not over $200.

Still, I won't be getting them.

Friday, October 14, 2016

FMM: Breaded

Majority of the past week was spent working on bread.

That's why it's just fitting that today's Friday Magic Madness song is from...


And this isn't just any Bread song, it's their most popular from the 70s, and my favorite, too!

Now, on to more bread work!

Thursday, October 13, 2016

Look at U(niqlo)

The first 2 collections of Lemaire for Uniqlo must've been so popular, they've decided to make it permanent.

Similar to how Jil Sander had her +J collection under the brand, Christophe Lemaire now helms the Uniqlo U brand.

My first encounter with this collaboration was during my last trip to Tokyo last September. They were already buzzing about it in the Ginza main store, and they had images of the pieces from the collection.

True to Lemaire's aesthetic, a lot of them were chunky knits, comfy pieces and basics with a twist. It's perfect for countries with sweater weather.

Unfortunately, we don't have that kind of weather here in Manila. But hey, that didn't stop Uniqlo from bringing it in.

Yup, the collection is here in Manila! They already have it in the Uniqlo Megamall store, and it's a pretty solid collection.

They have this nice duo tone knit dress that's very versatile. Plus a black, denim dress that has that Paris chic to it.

Let's see if it's eventually worth buying.