Wikipedia: Philippine Declaration of Independence
What an amazing show! At first I was surprised that Kermit Tesoro was in the same roster as Albert Andrada, Ezra Santos, Bandoix Flores, and Butz Fuentes (all very renowned Filipino designers from Dubai) after all, he was the youngest of the lot. But once showtime came, my worry quickly disappeared. Clearly Kermit Tesoro was ready to compete at this level. He is definitely one of those designers that really push the envelope in terms of creating new methods and challenging preconceptions of what is doable and possible (and acceptable). His experimental flair and almost obsessive eye for detail has led to a cult following. Amongst his loyal clientele, is none other than Lady Gaga (and Divine Lee) the former of which wore one of his new chest pieces in Bangkok, Thailand.
Congratulations on great show Kermit, I’m sure many were inspired by your creations.
Job well done!
What a fun video! Props to @miguellugtu for a great edit of dancing, singing and goofing off. I thoroughly enjoyed this video. Now if only I can get over the LSS that comes after. It really is more fun in the Philippines!
Seeing the iconic Morrissey perform live in Manila was phenomenal! He opened up with “How Soon Is Now?” getting everybody out of their seats and sending everyone rushing towards the front of the stage. No need for seat assignments! I could hear lyrics being sung by fellow audience members all around me for a good number of songs. This was really one for the books.
Went to Reserve after to grab a bite and some refreshments.
Erwin a long time fan got his records and poster signed!
DIY Morrissey support!
Since it was a reasonably leisurely day, I decided to have some merienda with D at Sango in Rockwell. I have to admit that I’ve missed this quirky japanese burger joint, so much so that I may have over ordered.
Okonomiyaki dog! Just look at that katsuobushi on top that gives it just the right amount of umami flavor! I also had a master cheeseburger but I scarfed that down before I remembered to take a picture. Oh well, charge it to delicious!
I made these. Haha, not.
Make your own Havaianas! At this point I was already really excited to make my pair of slippers, but of course I was playing it cool. So I briskly walked in (instead of full on charging the first available slipper technician?)
Immediately everyone was served pomelo juice, piña coladas, wine, and various sodas (no, no diet mtn dew Lana) aside from the assorted h’orderves that the wait staff were hawking (for free of course).
Bianca Roque up on stage
live sand painting shown on a big led wall by Joseph The Artist of Talentadong Pinoy fame.
Raymond salutes you!
music to set the festivity’s mood
caption this. amazing dexterity!
confetti! super stoked!
sidney probably asking for help with what color combination to get. seriously, it’s hard when you’re given a choice of what colors and studs to get on your slippers.
D with BJ Pascual (bjpascual.com)
my “technician” was Sy, who was super helpful and patient with my odd request of letters.
Yes, my creation will at last come to fruition!
…right after these letters are attached
and voila! I give you my WAVVES x Havaianas “sky blue”/white combination! In case you guys are wondering, Wavves is an American noise pop/surf punk band based in San Diego, California. Alright, they’re an unofficial collaboration but I can at least tell my slippers apart when I hit the beach. No crazy colors but I think it looks summery [sic]. Those little sunglasses are polarized raybans btw. Heh…heh.. um ok.
Havaianas Philippines facebook page
“No Hope Kids” by Wavves (video) PARENTAL GUIDANCE
“Short Circuit Mirage” by Turbo Goth (OFFICIAL)
from Turbo Goth’s Debut Album “Destroy Us All”
Directed by Idris Vicuna
DOP: Otto Ferraren
Video Edit by: Turbo Goth and Idris Vicuna
Styling by Carla Villanueva and Val Tilos
Really great video made by my good friend Idris (of the Bee Eyes, one of his many creative pursuits) and Otto for local band Turbo Goth (who describes their music as SEXY ELECTRONIC ROCK MUSIC ATTACK on their facebook page)
The styling of Carla and Val really completed the aesthetic of this black and white dialogue making you feel as if you’re caught in some kind of time shifting loop while suddenly coming back to a glossy, ghostly reality at the same time. Give it a watch and feel free to reblog their work featured here.
Boracay was a great trip, if you don’t believe me see the pictures below as well as my previous post with a video up. Cannot wait to go back, but this time I think I’ll pack extra sunscreen and try not to get sunburned! Good times!
Off The Squall
Discovering the shores
Huddle Formation at the Tides roofdeck
I’m not at the office right now, but just leave me an email and I’ll get back to you.
Ultimate water beach volley championship league
What do you mean you can’t see the sailboat?
♪ Baywatch theme ♫ (gratuitous)
Tim striking a pose?
Sunset, we were about a hundred or so feet from the shore
Sometimes you can’t explain what happened last night enough in pictures, so I’m going to use moving pictures to convey the rambunctiousness of our Boracay trip. Enjoy the ride!
My summer timepiece! Yes, I know it’s a little out of character but I thought I’d mix it up a bit and pick an out of the ordinary piece. The crystals change up to show the time magnetically (like train station info board things)
This soundsystem must have cost a fortune®! Get it? Ha-ha. Dig the blue, I miss having a candy blue fixie.
A few of Phosphor’s selection. Including their famous E-Ink models that has been seen on many celebrities and personalities alike.
Perfect place to show off their horological particulars with these beauties.
Nice backdrop if I should say so myself. Hold on, I could’ve sworn I saw Ian King drifting one of these on instagram. Same one?
The EVO que? No, the EVOQUE! Look at those angel eyes hypnotizing you to sell your house, lot, cat and dog to get behind the wheel of this sweet machine.
Though their styles are pretty much unisex, this red one would look really good on the ladies.
“Oh, I must’ve left my Phosphor in the Jag” One can dream!
Showing off her lovely timepiece.
Now this watch would go very well with this I think. Balllinn!
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Decided to spend the labor day weekend in Boracay since I haven’t had the chance to hit the beach this whole summer, and it’s all been chilly weather activity with the recent trips and travels. ie: Cold-chella 2012. It was definitely a welcome change, and it’s always great to enjoy the beaches back in our islands. It’s pretty hard to beat the balmy weather, and powder fine sand of the mostly party itinerary that is Boracay. This is a snippet of what happened last weekend.
Laureen (of Break My Style) was at the White House party snapping away and enjoying the festivities of what seemed to be a “chill” party that grew to a massive event level as the night progressed.
Derek was there in his retro looking Vans shades.
Laneway Festival buddies, Janina and…
Half of Your Evil Twin Diary in Ray-Ban Aviators
Ubiquitous sunset shot for posterity.
The party just about to pick up. Dino was emceeing, not bad *claps*
DJ something… great set though!
Let’s have a toast for the douchebags.
This guy was probably resting up for the long night ahead. I should’ve done that. Ended up going to bed at 9PM! Fail.
The party ensued.
It got pretty crazy! People were pouring beer all over the place ala victory champagne bath while singing along to club anthems.
Take note, all these pictures were taken before 8PM. Mind blowing!
This was just one of the days, more to come!