Printemps/Été 07 "We look good together"
Friday, December 29, 2006
Its the most EXTRAVAGANT gift that i have ever received. A Chanel lipbalm and a Shiseido Men product. The Chanel lipbalm is the SOIN TENDRE LEVRES hydrating lip treatment. The reason why i said that its extravagant is because i won't even buy it even if i am very very rich. The price for it is just too expensive for a lipbalm. My wife bought it because she thinks that it suits my style because of the black sleek case....i feel so androgynous suddenly...but frankly speaking, the case is really nice...maybe Dior Homme should come up with a lipbalm too...
The other one is a Shiseido total revitalizer revitalisant total. Its some kind of cream to revitalize your skin. My wife bought it because i once told her that "Shiseido men's facial product seems to be very good". Well, i told my wife that i won't be using this at the moment because my complexion is having lots of blemishes nowadays. I will use them when the blemishes clears...
I feel so bad that i didn't get her any Christmas Gift...its my bad...Sorry my dear...
Posted by Monsieur AG at 12/29/2006
Tuesday, December 26, 2006
Posted by Monsieur AG at 12/26/2006
Monday, December 25, 2006
This is what i called a beach resort!
This luxury beach resort is located in the Republic of Maldives. If you want a weekend getaway to relax yourself, this is the best you can get...forget about Bali, Boracay, Phuket or anything...nothing beats this
Sunday, December 24, 2006
Posted by Monsieur AG at 12/24/2006
Saturday, December 23, 2006
Well well well...its not a holiday actually. Its merely a break from work.
It was so hot in Singapore and i was perspiring almost all the time. Almost the whole stretch of Orchard Road was filled with holidays shoppers. Sales everywhere, high-end boutiques, departmental stores and even low-range shops. I have not been back in Singapore for half a year and i was surprised to see GAP stores in Singapore. There is not 1 but 3 stores in Singapore. I bought a skinny cotton scarf from there, not cheap though for that price(i couldn't post any picture of it because i left it in HongKong).
I bought some Burberry clothes for my little Sister(5 tops actually) and a Fisher Parker gift for my best friend's 3-month old baby. I got myself 2 colognes from Bvlgari and Davidoff...my all-time favourites. I was considering between Bvlgari and Dior Homme but i chose Bylgari in the end because its really nicer than Dior Homme. As for my wife, i bought her Davidoff Coolwater.
OK! and now in HongKong...I was rushing to get home because i wanna buy a jacket to replace the one that i had. It was 10+ in the nite and i was kinda worried that the shops are closed...fortunately, Indu Homme was still open and i got myself a ultra-slim-cut blazer there....I had always wanted to get a blazer from there. Suit from Indu Homme are really cheap and the quality's good...its just so perfectly-cut!
On the second day, i went for a hair cut with my wife at my friend's salon. Her new hairstyle looks really good on her but its not so nice for me...disappointment. I saw a Number (N)ine suit at Twist and i was so tempted to buy it because the price after discount is very attractive(HKD5XXX). What stopped me was that i just bought one the nite before....Next was dinner with my in-laws...
I went to Dior Homme on the 3rd day...nothing much there but there was 30% discount for all clothing. There is nothing that i really fancy except for a tee...a HongKong limited edition tee...i bought it eventually...I finally got a chance to try the best leather jacket from A/W 06/07 and it doesn't look that nice on me, maybe its because of the wrong size for me. Retailed at HKD26000. I browse through the S/S '07 shoes collection but nothing caught my eye....Next was a another shop that sells European labels, got another Dior Homme tee from there because it was really cheap...a 45% discount!
On the 4th day, i went back to Harvey Nichols to buy the Dolce & Gabanna boots that i saw the other day...but size 40 was the only size left...disappointed once again...so don't ever expect to get good stuff when there is a sale because either the good sizes are gone or the nice ones are sold out. I saw the KrisVanAssche collection there as well...it was good, really good....i saw a nice well-designed cropped suit jacket...the price is really attractive(HKD4XXX)...but after trying, it make me look funny because of the thick shoulder pads...i gave it up in the end
I was quite mood-less on the last day because i didn't really buy much...priority on my wife, she wanted to get a bag...She has a few choices--a YSL muse bag, Gucci shoulder bag, or any other inexpensive bag...She settled for a Mango shoulder bag because she can trash it..."No extra care needed"...good choice though...
And now back here!
Posted by Monsieur AG at 12/23/2006
Thursday, December 14, 2006
The movie states that it was inspired by the true life story of Abagnale; the movie diverges somewhat from the real events as reported in Abagnale's book on his exploits.
The film dramatizes the true story of Frank William Abagnale, Jr.(Leonardo DiCaprio), a teenage con man who stole over $4 million (worth about $20 million now) through forgery and other frauds, throughout a crime career lasting six years from 1963 to 1969. The film diverges from the protagonist's actual life story for dramatic effect.
"The true life story of Frank Abagnale Jr. was really amazing, a very very interesting life indeed...what a clever and smart person he is...and of course, the way that Spielberg had dramatized the whole story"
Neil Barrett has been designing fashion apparel for nearly 20 years. Both his grandfather and great grandfather were master tailors, and Neil's passion for tailoring was cultivated at an early age.
Following his graduation from Central Saint Martins School of Art and Design, Neil went on to earn his masters degree in men's fashion design at the Royal College of Art in London. Upon graduation, Neil's design attracted the attention of GUCCI and he was offered his first professional position.
Working for GUCCI in the early 1990s in Florence, Neil gained extensive commercial and industrial experience. He was quickly promoted to senior men's wear designer. After 5 successful years, Neil presented a project to PRADA proposing the launch of their first men's wear collection. Under Neil's direction, Prada become world renowned as the forerunner of "minimalist" men's wear.
In 1999, Neil launched the NEIL BARRETT men's wear collection, and a woman's collection was soon to follow. NEIL BARRETT joined the Milan Fashion calendar featuring his men's collection along with some women's looks in January of 2002.
"like the independent designer he is, Neil always brings an element of grit to his handsome collections. There is never pretty-boy pretenses or sexed-up over overtures, just great clothes for real guys"
Wednesday, December 13, 2006
Impelled by a vision of the man who takes the time to "dress up", Kris Van Assche has embarked on an esthetic quest, pursuing a new masculinity infused with poetry and authenticity.
"His designs are simple yet elegant, he has created illusions of an untied tie on his shirts with prints and patches...and a shirt with rolled up sleeves but actually it was 3/4 sleeved...these were the designs from his debut collection"
After working as Collections Director for Yves Saint Laurent Rive Gauche Homme in 1997, and subsequently as Artistic Director, he became the chief designer for men’s clothing, Dior Homme, for Christian Dior in 2000. In 2002, the council of fashion designer of America named him the International Designer of the Year in New York.
these are the items that i wish to buy for S/S '07....but i do not know if i will buy them eventually...it depends on availability and of course money.... a few Dior Homme polo are quite nice but they are too highly-priced, not worth for a polo...buying a DH shirt would be a better option
This is my all time favourite print from Dior Homme....its from the Spring/Summer 2006....its creatively made up of words to mimick the UK flag....although this print is not complicated or sophisticated but its simple yet mesmerizing