Friday, December 29, 2006

Dior Homme by Hedi Slimane Seasons Review

Automne/Hiver 01-02 "Solitaire"

Printemps/Été 02 "Boys Don't Cry / Red"

Automne/Hiver 02-03 "Reflection"

Printemps/Été 03 "Follow Me"

Automne/Hiver 03-04 "Luster"

Printemps/Été 04 "Strip"

Automne/Hiver 04-05 "Victim of the Crime"

Printemps/Été 05 Dubbed "Beck", yet no official name given

Automne/Hiver 05-06 "Everybody just looks the same"

Printemps/Été 06 "The World Was a Mess, but His Hair Was Perfect"

Automne/Hiver 06-07 "These grey days"

Printemps/Été 07 "We look good together"

Christmas Gift from my Wife

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...

Tuesday, December 26, 2006

Dior Homme S/S'06 Parka+Blouson

6EH1046825 601 R301
6EH1046825 601 R301

I love this napoleon-style jacket. Its just so nice! Too bad that they are not available in stores anymore. I should have bought them when they were up on ebay...REGRETS REGRETS...But its one of the iconic item from that season...

Last Supper by a fashion house

The poster, by French fashion house Marithé and François Gribaud, is a version of Leonardo da Vinci's work with an almost all-female cast. Angelic-looking women clad in the company's "casual chic" pose around a long table as Christ and his apostles. One man, John the Apostle, sits on a woman's lap, his torso bare and jeans riding low.
The poster has been plastered on walls, billboards and magazines in New York and Paris for weeks. In Milan, where Leonardo's fresco is preserved and the influence of the Vatican is never far away, city authorities have banned it.
Their decision follows a ruling by the city advertising watchdog last month. This Last Supper "inevitably recalls the very foundations of the Christian faith", said the Istituto di Autodisciplina Pubblicitaria. "This kind of image, with a high concentration of theological symbols, cannot be recreated and paro died for commercial ends without offending the religious sensitivities of at least part of the population."
"One of the women apostles is kissing the naked torso of a man, which just makes the imitation more offensive. As does the use of Christian symbols like the dove, the chalice and the position of the fingers of the female Christ."
The company says the image is not offensive but a tribute to women. It was inspired by Dan Brown's bestseller The Da Vinci Code, which suggests that the figure of John in Da Vinci's masterpiece is actually Mary Magdalen in disguise.

Dolce & Gabbana


Monday, December 25, 2006

Maldives, Taj Exotica Resort and Spa

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

For my DISNEYed Wife

For My DIORed Wife

Sunday, December 24, 2006

Merry Christmas!

Cartier Santos 100

(clock-wise from top left REF W20073x8, W20072X7, W20090X8, W20091X7)

All 4 are the extra large model, steel octagonal crown set with a faceted spinel, silvered Opaline dial, Roman numerals, luminescent sword-shaped black oxidised steel hands, alligator straps, deployant buckle, mechanical movement with automatic winding Cartier Calibre, water resistant up to 100meters/330 feet. The differences of the 4 different model are the 18K yellow gold and steel case, 18K yellow gold bezel and chronograph function.

I hope to own any 1 of the 4 above SOON.

Saturday, December 23, 2006

Back from Holiday

Well well well...its not a holiday actually. Its merely a break from work.

First to Singapore then to HongKong.

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 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 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 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!

Thursday, December 14, 2006

Looks from KVA

This is one of the looks from KVA A/W '06 collection. A very casual look with all the layering, a vest on the shirt with a tee inside...really looking casual yet smart

Its basically made of these two important items

Union Jack

I would love to visit England one day but i don't know if i am able cope with the long-haul flight...I am not sick or what but i am just so afraid of boredom. Anyway here's something that i would like to share--The Union Jack(the flag of United Kingdom)

It's actually consisted of the flags of 3 different countries, namely England, Ireland and Scotland.

(Personally, i think the design and idea is pretty cool~)

Home-ward bound

Finally going back Home

My all-time favourite movies

Catch Me If You Can is a 2002 motion pictures set in the 1960s. It was directed by Steven Spielberg and adapted by Jeff Nathanson loosely from the book by Frank Abagnale Jr. and Stan Redding.
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"

The Da Vinci Code is a 2006 feature film based on the bestselling 2003 novel The Da Vinci Code, by author Dan Brown. Because of some controversial interpretations of Christian history, both the book and movie version of The Da Vinci Code have been the target of criticism by the Roman Catholic Church. Some bishops have even urged members to boycott the film.
The novel is based on the controversial premise that there is a conspiracy within the Roman Catholic Church to cover up the true story of Jesus. The novel has helped generate popular interest in speculation concerning the Holy Grail legend and the role of Mary Magdalene in the history of Christianity. According to this premise, the Vatican knows it is living a lie, but continues to do so to keep itself in power.
This book concerns the attempts of Robert Langdon, Professor of Religious Symbology at Harvard University, to solve the murder of renowned curator Jacques Saunière (see Bérenger Saunière) of the Louvre Museum in Paris. The title of the novel refers, among other things, to the fact that Saunière's body is found in the Denon Wing of the Louvre naked and posed like Leonardo da Vinci's famous drawing, the Vitruvian Man, with a cryptic message written beside his body and a Pentagram drawn on his stomach in his own blood. The interpretation of hidden messages inside Leonardo's famous works, (which relate to the concept of the Sacred feminine) including the Mona Lisa and The Last Supper, figure prominently in the solution to the mystery.
The unraveling of the mystery requires the solution to a series of brain-teasers, including anagrams and number puzzles. The solution itself is found to be intimately connected with the possible location of the Holy Grail and to a mysterious society called the Priory of Sion, as well as to the Knights Templar. The story also involves the Catholic organization Opus Dei.
"A big mystery which i believed no one knows, not even the Roman Catholic Church...I guessed the truth has already been buried in the histories of all mankind"

a little about NB

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

a little about KVA

Kris Van Assche was born in Belgium in 1976. Shortly after graduating from the Antwerp Royal Academy of Fine Arts, he moved to Paris in 1998. After working with Hedi Slimane at Yves Saint Laurent and then for Dior Homme, he began to show his original creations in January 2005. Today, he heads his own label, Kris Van Assche.

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"

a little about DH designer

Hedi Slimane (born July 5 , 1968 Paris) is a French fashion designer . He studied Art History at the Ecole du Louvre , and was also educated as a tailor. From 1992 to 1995 he worked for Jean-Jacques Picart, notably on the centenary exhibition of Louis Vuitton's "LV" monogramme label.
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.
"Ultra-sleek and fully-detailed designs from Hedi attracted the hearts of all young fashion followers"

Wish list for Spring/Summer 2007

Dior Homme S/S '07 leather sling bag

Neil Barrett S/S'07 fake suspender print shirt

Neil Barrett S/S'07 fake necktie print shirt

KrisVanAssche V-neck tee (black)

these are the items that i wish to buy for S/S '07....but i do not know if i will buy them 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

Dior Homme leather jacket

in my opinion, this is the best leather jacket from the Autumn/Winter 2006...much nicer than those campaign ones which are pretty normal....

Dior Homme jacket

I love this jacket and i almost bought it....unfortunately some paypal problems occurred and i didn't get it in the end...but come to think about it, i would have regretted if i had bought it because i won't have much chance to wear it...

Dior Homme print

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


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