Monday, November 26, 2012

Celine Luggage

I know I used to blog incessantly about the Celine Box Bag but after bumping into a girl at uni last May (with a classic black Luggage no-less), I'm now literally besotted with the Luggage tote. Otherwise known as the Boston tote, the Luggage tote is created by the current Creative Director of Celine - Phoebe Philo (God, I LOVE her. She's one of my favorite designers. Can anyone say minimalist chic much?). Philo is also the brains behind some of fashion's most desired and well-coveted it bags - the Paddington (Chloe) and yes, the Box shoulder and this season's favorite arm candy, the Celine Trapeze.

Look at the red edge detail on the luggage! 

That aside, I've managed to obtain my very own Celine baby! <3 I literally had a hard time looking for one. Apparently the classic black luggage is a very popular model - I was told I have to wait for some 4-6 months on the waiting list for new arrivals. So it was a godsend indeed when my dad told me he has managed to find the last piece of this leather baby. And just so y'know, the luggage bag comes in five different sizes. I've gotten this info from the friendly sales supervisor at the Celine boutique in Singapore:

Nano - 20 x 20 cm
Micro - 26 x 26 cm
Mini - 30 x 30 cm
Shoulder - 30 x 37 cm
Medium - 38 x 40 cm

Note: The Medium is really huge (it's basically a traveling bag). Popular designs/models are the micro and mini. My luggage tote is the mini.

Friday, October 19, 2012

Justin Timberlake x Jessica Biel Are Married!

Congrats to the newlyweds! (Yes they are one of my favorite Hollywood couples)

P.S. Can't wait for pictures - I'm (still) wondering about the new missus' choice of wedding gown.  According to previous reports, it's most probably an Elie Saab gown.

Monday, October 8, 2012

In a nutshell;

My reading material for the week

When I decided that I wanted to pursue a career within the Public Relations industry, friends and loves ones would never fail to bombard me with, 'So what exactly is PR?'

Sometimes it's hard to put it into words... I mean, everyone knows PR translates to generating press coverage and publicity for the brand that you're presenting (which probably explains the why the word 'public' is there in the very first instance, duh). But I think nycgirls probably summed it up best here.

Another favorite question? What do PR practitioners do? Well, media monitoring (to ensure that your brand receives (sufficient) press coverage), media pitching and press releases, event planning, crisis communications and campaign building. Of course, that's not it. PR executives have to build a good working relationship with members from the Press, considering that we work closely with the media. And then there's the client side as well.

I was pretty much on geek mode today and decided to head down to the nearest bookstore for some PR material (well, it's always good to read up about the industry). And this analogy totally summed up what PR is all about:

"If a boy meets a girl and impresses upon her how wonderful he is...that's Advertising.

But if the girl seeks him out because she has heard from others what a splendid fellow he is...that's Public Relations."

- Brian Salter (Journalist and PR Consultant), Successful Public Relations (2012)

Saturday, September 22, 2012

Ben Whishaw

I seriously must have a thing for underrated yet very talented performers (how oxymoronic) of their time - a la Cillian Murphy. I probably also have a thing for actors who don't look like the typical Hollywood hearttrobs, with pretty features and uber cool slicky hair. Zac Efron? Rob Patz anyone? I seriously think Ben Whishaw is one of the finest actor of his generation and yes, a pretty cool and unconventional-looking one at that.

Yes, granted he ain't that tall (1.75m or 5'9, for the record) and he does come across as scrawny waifish but dude has this amazing charisma about him. I mean, there must be a reason why he was handpicked as Q in the upcoming James Bond film. And plus, he looks good in both modern and period dramas...

I LOVE him in Bright Star. He was so brilliant and amazing as John Keats (though he totally creeped me out in Perfume: The Story of a Murderer - but then again, thats what good actors do. They are able to immerse themselves into different characters and I guess if someone does a really good job in making you like them and abhor their absolute presence in another, I guess thats considered a job well done). 

By the way, if you haven't watch Bright Star, you totally should. It's a period drama by the Academy-Award winning director Jane Campion which also stars Aussie actress Abbie Cornish. It basically delves on the ill-fated love affair between the struggling poet Keats and his one true love Fanny Brawne. Expect to tear at the end of the movie. I watched it during a flight to Melbourne and I was trying so hard to contain my tears so that the dude beside me wouldn't think I've gone bonkers. I can still remember the scene where Fanny Brawne broke down and collapsed into her mother's arms upon learning about Keats' death. And the part when she went 'I can't breathe' over and over again was such a haunting moment. If you need more convincing, here's the movie's trailer. Check it out, you will definitely not regret it!

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

London Fashion Week

Backstage at Louise Gray

 Louise Gray - I'm really digging those crazy, clashing prints!

Michael van der Ham

Michael van der Ham

Peter Pilotto

Lucas Nascimento

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