Thursday, October 31, 2013

Reactions to PRAS Episode 2

The Project Runway All Stars were tasked with creating some creepy couture for Halloween and the results were very interesting. What did you think of the challenge and the results? Post your reactions to PRAS Episode 2 here.

Spotlight: Jamiel Ventosa, Manhunt International Philippines 2013



When Jamiel Ventosa won the Manhunt International Philippines 2013, I was really thinking that he was representing a part of the province of Laguna. Good thing some of my friends noticed it and so I immediately corrected myself. In the pageant, he represented the Municipality of Santa Rosa, Nueva Ecija. He is into basketball and modelling. At present, he is taking up BS Criminology in Wesleyan University.

He will be representing the Philippines in Manhunt International World Finals next year in China. Manhunt International Philippines is produced by Prime Event Productions Philippines Foundation In, headed by this year’s National Director – Ismael Lumibao. This year’s Manhunt International Philippines is supported by Coca- Cola Philippines, Sony Philippines, Island Haze and KPUB as official event venue partner.












BPR Live Party: PRAS Episode 2

Welcome back All Star fans! It's episode two of Project Runway All Stars Season 3 and it looks like we are following Alyssa to the museum for some creepy couture. The BPR party crew is on hand to watch all of the fun and fashion and you are invited to join us. Simply click on the comment tab to join the party!

HAPPY HALLOWEEN | MASQUERADE CHIC

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Photos via: Vogue Paris

Happy Halloween! Loving these masked looks. Great inspiration for a last-minute costume or even early prep for next year. This actually makes me want to throw a chic masquerade party just for the hell of it- I'm thinking New Year's would be perfect.

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Look of the Day: All Black Everything


If it's even possible, I feel like this season I'm loving black even more. While for some of us a total black outfit is the epitome of boringness, I have to admit most of the time my attention is immediately drawn to people wearing black rather that to those wearing colors. 

I'll stop wearing black the day they make a darker color - this phrase has to be my slogan for autumn!

I'm wearing:
Dress - Chicwish
Biker jacket - Chicwish
Biker boots - ASOS



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EDITORIAL: Tao Okamoto, Chiharu Okunugi & Dae Na in UK Harper's Bazaar, November 2013

 Models: Tao Okamoto (The Society), Brad Kroenig (Ford), Chiharu Okunugi (New York), Noah Mills (IMG), Dae Na (VNY) & Senait Gidey (IMG)
Editorial: Romeo & Juliet
Magazine: UK Harper's Bazaar, November 2013
Photographer: Max Von Gumppenberg & Patrick Bienert
Stylust: Carine Roitfeld
Hair: Shay Ashual
Makeup: Carole Colombani

Source: models.com

The Winner in the Battle of Campus Crushes!


Roppie Eusebio was declared Mr. Lotus 2013.
In the battle of campus crushes in Cavite,
He emerged victorious.
We congratulated him and wished him
Luck in his next endeavors.
We also hope that he try national pageants next time.




Fuzzy Leopard

DETAILS:
Sweater / AG Jeans c/o (last seen here) / Theory Heels (old similar here) / Celine Bag / Sunglasses / Watch




Happy Halloween! I can't believe October is over. It always seems like the last three months of the year fly by faster than the rest, probably because there is so many fun events to look forward to October - December. 

Are you guys dressing up? I love looking through Instagram and seeing everyone's costumes. Last year Cody and I dressed up as Batman and Cat woman. For the first time since we have been dating we haven't even thought of a costume yet! Life has been so hectic with the baby and work we haven't had time to think about costumes for anyone other than the kids and the dog. I'll have to say dressing Mio up is one of my new favorite things to do. He will wear anything! I think because he knows there is a good treat after so he will do anything for food.

Now on to fuzzy sweaters, you can never have too many soft sweaters! I have been eyeing this furry leopard number for weeks. I was surprised how small it runs though. I ordered a 6 because that was the only size they had left besides a 12 and I expected it to be pretty baggy. It wasn't at all. Maybe my belly is growing quicker than I think, but I could have easily gone with an 8 and been happy. They have restocked all the sizes so I would say order up at least 2-3 sizes if you want it oversized :)

Have a safe and fun Halloween!
XOX, 
Christine

When a good day turns into a better one!

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 Hope you're having a fantastic week! Mine started quite nice and I hope it will end in the same way. It began with a wonderful package I received about two days ago, in which these super tights waited to enchant my wardrobe forever! Okay, enough poetry for the time being.

They are from Surfdome, a wonderful online shopping site where you can find clothing of all kind! When I browsed through their collection I had no idea what to chose first! But then, I saw these tights HERE and I have already begun creating outfits in my mind. 
You know I am passionate about dots, and I wanted a pair of dotted tights since ..forever! Especially colored ones. So I created a casual-chic outfit, vintage inspired, in a great color contrast perfect for this season, composed of a thrifted vintage velvet skirt, a simple soft sweater and a 1960's style hat. 
I am thinking now of how to wear these tights with other prints - with great pleasure!

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Wearing: vintage skirt, thrifted sweater, Meli Melo hat, Surfdome tights, no name shoes, New Look old bag, Parfois necklace

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Tonight on Project Runway - Preview Video


Results In - You Were the Judge Episode 1

Our polls for Episode 1 are closed. You disagreed with the judges and felt that Seth Aaron Henderson deserved the win. Click here to see the results. You also disagreed with judges' choice and felt that Daniel should have been out. Click here to see the results. 

Check back with us tomorrow for our Episode 2 poll.
Photos courtesy of MyLifetime.com

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Wednesday, October 30, 2013

SARAH JESSICA PARKER | NEUTRAL FALL LOOK

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Photo via: Refinery 29

Sarah Jessica Parker in a great casual neutral fall look while out in NYC.

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ps- Loft and Who What Wear are giving away a trip to Paris! Enter here (ends soon!).

MAGAZINE COVER: Liu Wen on (France) Antidote Magazine, Fall/Winter 2013

Model: Liu Wen (The Society)
Magazine:
(France) Antidote Magazine, Fall/Winter 2013
Photographer: Victor Demarchelier
Stylist: Yann Weber
Hair: Unknown
Makeup: Unknown
Manicure: Unknown

Source: models.com

SASHES AND TIARAS.....Miss Universe 2013 EVENING GOWN Portraits Review Part Two: The "Oh No She Didn't/Ayyy Mija's!" Group!




Oh Dear! Miss Azerbaijan Aysel Manafova (left) and Miss Estonia Kristina Karjalainen (right)--Miss Universe 2013 Evening Gown Portraits


All Photos Courtesy of MissUniverse.com





Continuing with my Review of the Miss Universe 2013 website just-released "Evening Gown Portraits"...in my last post, I talked about the "good" ones/my favorites of the bunch, so now it's time for the "Oh No She Didn't" or as my mom would say, the "Ayyy Mija's!" of the gowns. Whether these beautiful ladies were ill-advised or they might just have questionable taste levels (or maybe this was the last dress on the rack), they ended up here. And yes, we know that some of these might not be the actual evening gowns they will wear for the Preliminaries (which take place in less than a week on November 5th) and for at least this bunch, let's hope so! Now, for this group of "Oh Dear's", I decided to separate them into specific sections...keep reading and you'll know what I mean:





The "Real Housewives of Miss Universe 2013":



Miss Bulgaria Veneta Kresteva: Oh huney! One wrong look from Veneta in this gown and she might cut you...with some sequins! While I get the stage impact of this navy and silver completely beaded gown, I just think she looks more as if she was hosting the "Eurovision" Contest. And yes, in this, she looks like a "Real Housewife of Beverly Hills" who already has had two husbands and four kids and is heading to a party in Palms Casino Las Vegas...via private plane.









Miss Estonia Kristina Karjalainen (left): This royal blue gown looks so dated and soooo POLYESTER-y, I just cannot fathom why she chose this or who made her choose it and how she felt this was "Miss Universe" material. Kristina totally looks like a cast member of the "Real Housewives of Orange County" in this.

Miss Netherlands Stephanie Tency (right): This ivory beaded gown is a nice gown, but again, very dated and just screams 1996 wedding guest at the Beverly Hills Hotel. Her too-bleached hair and pouf-ed up style doesn't help either. Another cast member of the "Real Housewives" series yet again.



Miss Russia Elmira Abdrazakova: I'm sure Elmira is a lovely woman but this entire look is straight out of "The Shah's of Sunset". The black dress with silver crystal waist and sleeve hem accents plus those stripper platform pumps poking out...it's just too tacky-licious. And then, THAT hair! This is the girl your Mom and Dad warned you (at the last Bar Mitzvah you were at) to stay far, far away from because nothing good is going to come out of it.





Miss Slovenia Nina Burdevic: Nina chose this printed gown in what could best be described as a "puke-y" color combination; it hurts my eyes just looking at it. I think that possibly on an olive-skinned contestant, I might like it more, but on Nina, it looks a little "Real Housewives of Slovenia".



The Pageant Betty's:



Miss China Jin Ye (left): Let's start from the top: the bouffant, the diamante earrings and necklace (too mucheyy!) and if that wasn't enough, let's just throw in a bracelet as well. Edit. Edit. Edit girls when it comes to accessories. And then there's the strapless mermaid shaped gown with organza rosettes. The entire package is Pageant Betty not red carpet/Miss Universe fab.

Miss Ethiopia Maheder Tigabe (right): Ahhh, bless her heart. The reason why beautiful Maheder is here is again, the entire package. Her hair is sooo Pageant Betty 1998, the dress looks like it is from a Prom-&-Pageant shop; it looks cheap, and it is waaaay too short--about 8 inches in fact. I know some of these contestants don't have the options (or money) of the Top Girls, but good styling and the proper gown length could, at the very least, make it acceptable.



The Slit Queens:



While I love me a slit and some gowns can do slits very well, some cannot. And these are two examples of the latter--and especially when you combine it with the total unfortunate look:

Miss Honduras Diana Schoutsen (left): No, no and no. From the hair style (so Prom-&Pageant 90's), the big ol' earrings to the tacky silver stacked pumps, the entire look is so dated. The dress itself doesn't do Diana any favors; it looks cheap and typical and yes, the slit just takes it over the edge. It all needs editing.

Miss Italy Luna Voce (right): Luna won the "Top Model of The World" pageant (according to Wikipedia) but I would never, ever know this from looking at this garish choice of a gown that naturally, has to have a slit. This is more appropriate for a Vegas nightclub act before she strips down to a almost-nothing sequined bikini top and thong. Seriously.



Sheer Mess:



Miss Azerbaijan Aysel Manafova: Ayyy Mija! Where are you going in this concoction? Oversized jeweled strapless bustier attached to black panties and a see-through chiffon overskirt. While I applaud the sheer tenacity to "Just Go For It" by wearing this ensemble, I think the taste level is questionable and maybe three more layers of that black chiffon would have helped.





Miss Nicaragua Nastassja Bolivar: This is a confusing gown for me. It has heavily sequined applique on the sides, top, sleeves and then panels of royal blue chiffon godets in the front and the back for some reason. I can just hear fashion designer--and former "Project Runway" judge--Michael Kors now: "She's POOPING Chiffon!". And then, the lining: it stops just where her bootie ends. Why? Who knows. She's like a belly dancer about to perform a dance to Ravel's "Bolero" in a questionable Moroccan nightclub.





Miss Angola Vaumara Rebelo (left): I think the gold lace sequin applique in this gown is interesting but I'm confused why all of a sudden there's blue in the wrists and once again--like on "Miss Nicaragua", the lining awkwardly stops way too close to her cha-cha.

Miss Aruba Stefanie Guillen Evangelista (right): Oh no. Unless she is figure skating to Rimsky-Korsakov's "Scheherazade", this gown is unacceptable. It's trashy, cheap-looking and badly designed.



Cha Cha Girls:



Miss Paraguay Guadalupe Gonzalez Talavera: This gown--featuring a nude-colored strapless bustier with black crystal applique--and black satin and tulle full skirt is two minutes away from a Folies Bergère show that got cancelled. The gown looks as if it was attacked by a cheap fabric store in Downtown L.A. Cha-Cha Not.







Miss Nigeria Stephanie Okwu: God bless Stephanie for even thinking that this was cute. She either asked an actual fashion designer--or saw this on a rack and said "Yep! I'll take it!". This Halloween-orange mermaid ruffle iridescent POLYESTER mess of a gown is THE definition of Bad Cha-Cha. This is a dress one wears at the Rio de Janeiro Carnival on a float...if you're a fabulous Drag Queen. Otherwise, not so much.





Miss Romania Roxana Andrei: This "interesting" design combines both Cha-Cha aspects as well as semi-Asian influences. There's the oversized blouson bishop sleeves and high slit (Cha-Cha) and then the red printed applique satin fabrication (a little more "Asiana"). Irregardless, the entire look is more of a "Dancing With The Stars" Hostess...in Macau.



The "Underwhelming Gown Prize" Goes To:





Miss Norway Mari Ekelof: Mari, Please...I want you to just try!! In this "Evening Gown Portrait", you're not even trying! A) You look as bored as a web-searching twenty-something at their local Starbucks. And B) this slate blue chiffon maxi-dress is not what one chooses to feature on their "Miss Universe Evening Gown" portrait. It's a nice dress to bring to your Cancun vacation--and wear for after-pool cocktails-and-dinner night--but not to this.



The "At-a-Girl/Oh No You Didn't" Prize Goes To:





Miss Haiti Mondiana Pierre: I have two words: Go Mondiana! First, I love how she incorporated some of the Haitian flag colors into her gown...as FEATHERS that trickled down from her gold embroidered Empire-waisted dress. It's half National Costume/half evening gown (a very small half!). She's sooo GORGEOUS, but the dress is definitely "Ayyy Mija!/No She Didn't!".



Finally, the "Please Go Back To The Tony Ward Couture Show Look":



Miss Poland Paulina Krupisnka: I don't necessarily dislike this evening gown on "Miss Poland" Paulina Krupinska so much; yes, it's a bit tacky and cheap-looking (and yes, the color combination is a bit garish) but it's OK. It's the fact that she looks so underwhelming and not "Miss Universe" material in this entire look--from the 1990's side swept hairstyle to the pose, to the earrings and shoes. It's a FAR CRY from what she looked like last week modeling in the Tony Ward Couture runway show at the Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Russia:








Paulina: Please do this above and NOT what I saw in that "Miss Universe 2013 Evening Gown Portrait", if you have to borrow one of the $50,000+ costing Tony Ward Couture gowns, do it, and make sure to pay for the dry cleaning afterward--and send him a BIG bouquet of flowers!--just do it! Trust me, it will only help you darling.