Wednesday, July 18, 2012

SOUNDTRACK OF THE DAY - KPOP EDITION 2NE1,BIG BANG, SUPER JUNIOR AND MIGHTY MOUTH & SOYA

These are the songs that are on constant repeat on my IPhone and I’ve always replay on YouTube.
"I LOVE YOU" BY  2NE1 “I Love You” is the latest music and video from the group 2NE1, maybe this is to counter point their last year song “Hate You”. The song is a down tempo pop danced song with the usual rapping. It is not as bombastic as “I’m The Best” (still my all-time favourite 2NE1’s song- baratatatat is just so darn catchy). Most of the time I can’t help myself singing the chorus part “I love you” which get embarrassing when you’re in the public place specially in the gym. The look of the video reminds me of the film “Hugo”. It looks like a fairy tale version of Europe. Also on a fashion note, I heard that most of 2NE1’s outfits from this video are Roberto Cavalli





"MONSTER" BY BIG BANG I have to admit that Big Bang is my favourite K-pop band. So it’s easy for me to like this song, plus I love the chorus “ I love you, baby I’m not a monster.” I could easily see this song as a soundtrack for a TV show or a movie.





"SEXY FREE AND SINGLE" BY SUPER JUNIOR “Sexy Free and Single” is the comeback song of Super Junior. It’s the usual Super Junior’s offering from the beat, choreography and video. It’s not as good as their song “Sorry Sorry” and “Bonamana”. My 2 year old nephew still loves dancing to those songs. The song “Sexy Free and Single” is still very danceable and catchy and it reminds of some the early 90’s music I used to listen to. The best part of the song is “I’m sexy free and single and I’ ready to bingo” (yes, I know it’s I’m ready too. Bingo! But they didn’t sing it that way.) I love imaging grandpas and grandmas all over the world singing that chorus.

Monday, July 16, 2012

SALVATORE FERRAGAMO FALL 2012 CAMPAIGN

Here is Salvatore Ferragamo's fall 2012 campaign.  Fashion Icon Kate Moss, top male model Sean O'Pry and Karmen Pedaru star in seductive and mysterious ad set in the Berlin's gilded Russian embassy.







Sunday, July 15, 2012

MODEL PORTRAIT: MATT AYMAR (VELOCCI AGENCY) BY EDWIN CABRERA

Here's a male model portrait I did with very sexy male model Matt Aymar from Velocci Agency in Toronto.

(bag by Nella Bella)

AT THE COTTAGE - NIAGARA ON THE LAKE BY EDWIN CABRERA

One of the best luxuries in life is time. So for those of you who regularly visit this site your probably wondering why it went of hiatus for more than a week. Well, I decided to take a nice break. I went to a cottage on Niagara on the Lake here in Ontario with my family. Yes, I took a break in middle of men’s fashion week in Milan and Paris, where every fashion people are either in those cities or tuned in to their computers watching the live stream of the shows.
  I was getting a little fashion burned out and I really wanted to spend time with my family. It was completely relaxing. I didn’t go near a computer or went online with my Iphone. I spent most of the time just enjoying small-town life. I was at my bed at 10:30 PM. The last time I went to bed that early was when I was sixteen.
But I did bring my camera though. So here are some of the photos I shot. I also shot some videos when we went to butterfly observatory. That place was like a small paradise. It’s so beautiful. It reminded me of one time when I was in high school and sketched a whole women’s collection inspired by the butterflies. Darn, I wished I kept those sketches.




Sunday, July 01, 2012

VALENTINO MEN'S SPRING/SUMMER 2013

Valentino designers Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pierpaolo Piccioli have been trying to bring couture’s technique in menswear, so for spring/summer 2013 they promised to deliver a collection that is edgy and energizing. Valentino is one of favourite fashion label because of its great quality and timelessness. I have a few of their clothes that I got them years ago and still look great and fresh, although I have to eat like a bird and exercise crazy constantly so I could still fit on them. (I guess we all have to suffer for fashion.) I like how the duo is fusing opulent luxury and sportswear together.

They used innovative fabric to traditional tailoring. Valentino men’s spring/summer 2013 collection has large military inspiration. The shoulders are rounder giving some of the jackets volume. My favourite pieces are the leather polo shirt and track pants-tuxedo pants hybrid. Gorgeous tones of grey, army green, rust and navy runs thru out the collection.









VERSACE MEN'S SPRING/SUMMER 2013

Donatella Versace showed the classic Versace collection lots of gold, pastels, Roman inspired clothes and half nudity, and it’s more obvious when the inspirations are gladiators, Mister T and Elvis. This collection is pure fun and high octane luxury veering towards tackiness. But there are still wearable tailored jackets.