GIVENCHY Spring 2011 Studded Backpack

I LOVE my new backpack!!!!!!!!!

Just got it in the mail today.

I’ve wanted one since the first one came out. But this one is even better. At least I think so.

It was so hard to get one. You couldn’t even bid on one on eBay before a bitch outbid you at the last second. Then I had this lengthy correspondence with a guy who had one but had to jump through all these hoops to get the money to him. Anyways, it was a nightmare.

But then I found this one through eBay but paid full price and sidestepped the bidding war.

Isn’t it BOOOTIFUL?

So happy right now.

Til next time guys:)

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Frankie Morello Fall/Winter 2012-2013 Collection

Don’t really know much about Frankie Morello other than he casts the hottest male models out there and is based in Milan. But I loved his collection of menswear this Fall. I especially loved the the studded jackets, laptop cases, and shoes, which were also studded.

The show was divided between a sleek city-boy look that was polished but edgy, and a rich nomad that had vague influences of American Indian and Indian culture. I was more interested in the city look, which explains the lack of the other looks.

Here are my favorites from the collection:

I love the styling of the slouchy tee over the shirt. Wish I could find more tees like that.

If I can’t find the studded shoes above, these heavier looking ones would do.

All photos above are from Homotography

The photo above is the only look I liked from the rich nomad portion of the collection. I though it was a successful look that I haven’t seen before. And I loved the slouchy gauzy shirt peeking out from under and the rusty red pants are perfect.

Here are some detail shots:

All detail photos from NY Mag

Can’t wait to see the pieces in online stores!

They’re prices are pretty reasonable. Especially the shoes!

Givenchy Pre-Fall 2012 Lookbook

It’s no secret that I’m crazy for Givenchy (who isn’t?) and this collection is just another reason why Givenchy is becoming the most-watched house out there by men and women alike.

It features the same design elements of previous collections like the shark-tooth lanyards from the women’s line, marine-inspired elements, tons of leather, cut-outs, men’s earrings, the ever-present sandals, street-wear, the infamous rottweiler, stars, and the color green. The blue is also a nice touch, a color which I haven’t seen at Givenchy before.

I love that they used Simone Nobili. The lookbook also features Willy Cartier but I thought he looked a bit awkward in the looks. While Simone was perfectly suited to the urban backdrop and masculine styling.

I know it’s been covered by everyone and their mother but this is my take on it.

Here are my favorites:

I’ll either get the sweater or the t-shirt version, depending on price and availability.

I love the cut-outs in this sweater.

This army jacket is MAJOR. I love the pure-white fur hood.

Okay, one Givenchy post done. Two more to go.

Good job, Riccardo.

SHORTS vs. PANTS

Shorts vs. Pants

That’s the internal struggle that’s been plaguing me for the past week.

I’ve been agonizing over it because I have to make drawstring shorts or pants for school.

I’ve been dying over the Givenchy look since the collection came out. I never wear shorts or tights but it seems not so hard to pull off. The drawstring leather pants from CELINE are to die for. And the drawstring look is perfect for what I have to do in class. The pants are closer to what I have to make. So I’m leaning towards making pants.

I wish I could make both but it’s Industrial Sewing so I have no time to make both. We have a whole checklist of things to do in class. And I have to buy fabric pronto as I need it in 2 days.

Faux Leather vs. Black Satin

That’s my other dilemma. Never worked with leather before and mistakes are bound to happen. Satin is too shiny but the matte reverse is perfect since I can’t find an alternative. And the faux leather is like $15 per yard. Way too expensive for a pair of shorts made in school.

So many decisions, so little time.

I’ll post what I end up making:)

Japanese BBQ|Girl with the Dragon Tattoo|ROLEX & CHANEL

So I had a busy day today with my shopping/movie buddy Hannah.

First we had some BBQ at GYU-KAKU Kapiolani.

Stupid me ALMOST LOST my iPHONE for the SECOND time. First time, I lost my first black iPhone 4 in Vans Waikele, along with my FENDI case:( I’m over it.

So I bought a new one.

Thanks to the nice waiters for recovering it for me from the bathroom.

GOD KNOWS why I took it with me! I should just tape it to my face!

Drama averted. Whew!

Then we went to watch The Girl with the Dragon Tatoo 2011.

It was sooooooooo goood. I loved how much more high-budget this version was than the last. For $100 MILLION dollars, it better be. It made me believe that it was real.

The rape scene was horrendous as usual but the revenge scene was much more satisfying than the Swedish version.

I just didn’t like the re-writing of the ending. Don’t wanna spoil it but it’s not the same as the book or the Swedish version.

HARRIET-FUCKING-VANGER!

I don’t care what anyone says, Daniel Craig as Mikael Blomkvist is so much HOTTER. The Swedish actor was plain ugly. Sorry, but I’m really not.

Anyone who saw the Swedish Mikael Blomkvist NUDE saw what I mean. EWwwww.

I LOVED it when Lisbeth transformed from a super punk to uber rich bitch to steal $3 Billion from Wennerstrom. FIERCE!!!!!

But the most touching scene in the movie was when Lisbeth, aka Rooney Mara, sees Mikael on Christmas back with Erika Berger. TEAR. So heartbreaking.

GO WATCH IT PEOPLE!!!!! I want to see the SECOND and THIRD US versions as well.

And then we went shopping….

Excuse my hairy arm:/

It’s a ROLEX Oyster Perpetual Datejust.

The bezel is White Gold and the circumference of the face is the biggest they have.

$8500 US.

I couldn’t take it off.

I needed a l’il gift for my besty cuz I’m the worst gift giver. It’s the timing that I have to work on. This is for Xmas, kinda.

Hope my friend likes the color, it’s called Vendetta.

And that was my day out:)

Night peeps.

CHANEL OVERDOSE

I’m usually not into charm bracelets, being a guy and all. Even a gay one wouldn’t be caught dead rocking a LEGIT charm bracelet from Tiffany’s. And if you’re gay AND wearing a charm bracelet from Tiffany’s you should be ashamed of yourself!

I KID. LOL. LIVE and LET LIVE I say.

BUT…But the one above can definitely change my mind. It’s diviiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiine.

IT’S FUCKING TO.DIE.FOR.

I would sooo rock this one. I want one like NOW.

That’s all.

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

Yes, she’s topless and has nipple piercings.

So I’ve jumped on the hype train that Vogue started months ago on The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo movie adaptation, it’s second version if the Swedish version is counted.

You all know the never-ending cycle of Hollywood newbie turned into polished, fabulously styled, and daringly coiffed star, plucked from virtual obscurity. Of course, the reason for this is usually the movie that said starlet is starring in.

This time said starlet is actress Rooney Mara.

I won’t write about where she came from or who she is because honestly, I could care less. All I know is that she’s an amazing actress (hey, try rocking no eyebrows and a hideous haircut while riding a motorcycle) and she has the bone structure of an European refugee model. And you can Google all that shit yourselves.

She plays Lisbeth Salander, the strange gothic investigator bad-ass made infamous the world over in Stieg Larsson’s The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, and it’s following second and third installments.

Can you imagine this…

Rooney Mara in 2010

…turned into this VOGUE bad-ass.

Mara in American Vogue November 2011 issue

Honestly, when the Vogue images came out a few months ago they went right over my head. I was like I don’t know who this is but she looks good in photos. Cut to December and I’m reading the famous The Girl with the Dragon Tatoo  book by Stieg Larsson. And it’s a Trilogy!

I vaguely remember seeing the movie trailer for the Swedish version of the book in 2010 but quickly forgot about it because it seemed a little too dark and cerebral for my tastes.

Then the visually stunning, fractured and fast-paced trailer of David Fincher’s version of it came out…

I think the trailer’s brilliant in not showing enough of the movie that audiences recognize the storyline but not showing too much. The perfect trailer.

This motivated me to read the book faster because I stopped for a while due to boredom and wishing it got to the good parts already. Watch out though, the good parts come at you with the speed of car crash. Quick and unexpected.

Anyway, my new obsession with Rooney Mara started with the dress from Givenchy’s Haute Couture collection for Fall 2011.

She wore this to the premiere of The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo in London on December 12, 2011.

I think she wears it well. Givenchy Haute Couture can totally take over the wrong girl. It’s high fashion but it gives her a little sex appeal. And her PR people are geniuses because it’s a world away from her character in the movie.

And I love that she picked Givenchy to wear to the most bad-ass movie to come out in a long time.

Just to remind you guys…

Apparently, she got real piercings like her eyebrow and nipples but the tattoos were just too much of a commitment. Boo! I commend her for the nipple bar-bells though:)

Rooney Mara in W Magazine February 2011

This is my latest obsession with a female bad-ass in a movie. I’m practically creaming for the whole Trilogy to unfold in the next few years. Hopefully, TONS AND TONS of people go see this film so that they make the sequel for The Girl Who Played with Fire.

I’m watching The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo on Friday. I CAN’T WAIT!

Movie Review coming soon:)