My love affair with hip hop and RnB began in Middle School.
It was Jay Z who first caught my fancy. I was then introduced to Kanye West, Lil Wayne, Snoop D-o-g-g, P. Diddy, Eminem and a whole lot more. I can go on and on and this entry won’t even end. hehehe.
I can clearly remember every song from those years that became my favorites.
Snoop’s Vato, Mary J Blige’s Be without you, Lil Wayne’s how to love, Jay Z and Kanye’s Watch the throne Album-yes all of it. Trey Songz’ heart attack, to great and unexpected collaborations like Beach chair from Jay Z and Chris Martin, Bey and Jay’s Hollywood, Lift off, ughhhh. My ultimate idol in the industry.
I remember singing to almost every song Bey and Jay would release.
I’d like to share with you at least five of my favorite jams of all time. I’ll do it random;y as it would be extremely hard for me to choose my top favorites.
> Let me start with beach chair- part of Jay Z’s Kingdom Come album
I can’t seem to get hold of a decent link to share the song with you. So let me just share a part of the lyrics.
Benzes round corners where the sun don’t shine
I let the wheels give a glimpse of hope of one’s grind
Some said: “Hov, how you get so fly?”
I said: “from not being afraid to fall out the sky”
My physical’s a shell so when I say farewell
My soul will find an even higher plane to dwell
So have no fear, just know that
Life is but a beach chair
I made it (cash money heroes) Kevin Rudolf feat. Lil Wayne, Birdman, Jay Sean
My favorite lines:
I look up to the sky
and now the World is mine
Ive known it all my life
I made it, I made it!
I used to dream about, the life Im living now
I know that theres no doubt.
I made it, I made it!
> Live your Life – T.I feat Rihanna
My favorite verses:
“Hey, never mind what haters say
Ignore ’em ’til they fade away”
“I’m the opposite of moderate
Immaculately polished with
The spirit of a hustler
And the swagger of a college kid
Allergic to the counterfeit
Impartial to the politics
But still’ll grab a nigga by the collar quick
Whoever havin’ problems”
“You’re gonna be, a shinin’ star
In fancy clothes, and fancy cars
And then you’ll see, you’re gonna go far
‘Cause everyone knows, just who ya are
So live your life (Hey! Ay ay ay)
You steady chasin’ that paper, just live your life
(Oh! Ay ay ay)
Ain’t got no time for no haters, just live your life
(Hey! Ay ay ay)
No tellin’ where it’ll take ya, just live your life
(Oh! Ay ay ay)
‘Cause I’m a paper chaser, just livin’ my life
(Ay) my life (Oh) My life (Ay) my life (Oh)
Just livin’ my life (Ay) my life (Oh)
My life (Ay) my life (Oh)”
> Welcome to Hollywood by Beyonce feat Jay Z
I can’t seem to find the original mtv of this one so here’s the link of the lyrics I founf on youtube
> Mirror – Lil Wayne feat Bruno Mars
“With everything happening today
You don’t know whether you’re coming or going
But you think that you’re on your way
Life lined up on the mirror don’t blow it, woo.
Look at me when I’m talking to you
You looking at me but I’m looking through you
I see the blood in your eyes
I see the love in disguise
I see the pain hidden in your pride
I see you’re not satisfied
And I don’t see nobody else
I see myself I’m looking at the…”
> Drop the World- Lil Wayne feat Eminem
LOL I know I’m such a heavy hip hop fan. Don’t get me wrong though, I appreciate music in all forms, just that since I’m all girly, this is the only aspect of my being where I can be like a man. 😀
Back in 2008 when I graduated, I have this list of things I’d like to buy once I start getting a good job and earning on my own.
Fast forward to 2017, I still have this endless list of what I want to have. Most of the things I listed down before I have actually acquired because of my hard work. So there goes the question, what else do you desire to buy this year?
Oh my God, it’s endless! to cut it short though, will cite my top 5 as per usual nyehehe
5. Hublot bigbang
I know for a fact that it doesn’t hold its value. Nevertheless it looks cool to me, thus I want one! nyehehehe.
4. VCA 10 motif alhambra necklace 10 motif and Magic alhambra
images from google
A girl can dream right? Working on the 10p motif right about now. The rest, to follow hehehe. For the time being, I have to be content with my sweet alhambra, which I really love.
3. Audemars Piguet Royal Oak in solid gold
On.the.works. Right bruks? (My friend and enabler in JP)
2. A blue car
Only because my Connor wants a blue car haha.
1. 5 carat flawless diamond earrings – heart
Need. I. say. more?
This Morning The pambansang Bae, my dearest Alden and I were chatting. I always take pride whenever he compliments me with regards to getting his orders fast and delivering exactly what he wants.
I then asked him if I could feature him on the blog by posting his top 5 favorite designer shoes. The humble gentleman happily obliged.
Before giving you his top 5, let me just share with you how happy I felt when he told me several meet ups ago (to deliver orders) how his love for Valentino began. (You see, I am very passionate with my job) He said: “Sayo galing ang first Valentino ko”. I felt so happy that even though it was a very simple pair of shoe, I actually somehow influenced him to become a shoe addict. hahah. 😀
I also feel honored for he tells me that he only asks me to source for him or he buys his stuff himself whenever he travels.
I’ve always been very vocal about how much I adore this young man. Always kind and never fails to greet whenever he sees me.
Anyway, let me present to you Alden’s 5 most favorite shoes.
5. Giussepe Zanotti Camouflage high cut sneakers
Zanotti has always been known for its unique collections and designs both for men and women. I know a number of celebrities who has a love affair with this brand and just like the hollywood stars, (JLO, KimK, Kanye West et al., they even have collaborations with them) Alden was smitten by the fun and one of a kind designs of Zanotti.
4. Prada slip ons
I noticed that Alden loves comfy and easy to wear shoes. This pair of Prada slip ons must be perfect for his casual days out.
3. Louis Vuitton Fast Lane sneakers
This pair is such a looker: laid back luxury- what with its yellow color and classic graphite damier pattern put together, it created such a beautiful twist to a rather ordinary pair of sneakers. Louis Vuitton never fails to create fashionable luxury footwear for men. No wonder the bae loves it.
2. Gucci Guccisima leather
Gucci made a great comeback in 2016 and I don’t think it will stop this year. Re- inventing the classic with their current designs of florals and animals, they’ve been driving everyone crazy. From clothes to bags and shoes. Alden is no exemption. Though he chose to stick with the classic guccisima, this slip ons can take him from day to night. from a casual stroll to dinners with friends or gatherings not needing formal shoes.
1. Valentino lace less open sneaker in white and black.
Of course, Almost every guy I know- clients, friends, acquaintances are all sporting Vs on their feet. Although this is a more subtle version of the rock runners, this is his most favorite pair. We’ve seen photographs of him wearing this and other styles of Vs. Though I must say, this one perfectly fits him. 😉
There you go. Bae’s top 5 shoes. Thank you Alden for allowing me to write and feature them here. Looking forward to writing more about you so your fans get to know these little things (shopping and fashion related) thru the site.
PS: you may also order these pairs @loveluxebags heheheh 😛
Happy New Year guys!
Of course my first post for the year has to be special. So today, let me share with you what our queen, Marian Rivera’s top 5 favorite bags are!
I know you’ve all been waiting for this. Of course as per every post, I ask for permission from the featured artist before I make my article. I told Yan I wanted this to be my first post for 2017. It was quite difficult for her to downsize her favorites and come up with only 5 since we know that her bag collection is massive. HAHA! I personally cannot recall how many she owns. As I mentioned before she is the type who buys something in all colors once she falls in love with the brand and the design.
Evidently, her Hermes collection alone is to die for. Not to mention other designer bags she has amassed over the years.
So what are the top 5 bags of our queen?
5. Princess Diana Bag from Lana Marks
Designed by Lana Marks for the late Princess Diana.
I wrote about this bag several articles ago. It made quite a buzz in the entertainment industry, not only on social media but the press picked up the story as well (When we first revealed this bag). Naturally, like I said Yan has this ‘Midas touch’. She can turn anything unknown to be the next big thing. Take it from me. I’ve been working with her closely and I’ve seen how some designers we barely even know skyrocketed to a list status after she wore them. As expected, everyone talked about it. For one, she’s the first Filipina to ever own this as per Lana Marks herself, who even wrote a hand-written note congratulating her for that.
She debuted the said bag on Zia’s 1st birthday celebration with Godparents and friends, nonetheless. A very remarkable bag for a very special occasion.
A bag designed for a Royalty deserves to be owned by another royalty (in showbiz that is 😉 )
4. Analeena croc
Awaiting go signal to post the pic. 😀
FYI, Olivia Palermo is crazy in love with this brand
3. Suvimol My sweet box Himalayan croc leather
Long before she showed her collection to the public, Yan and I were contemplating on which bags from the brand to get. If my memory serves me right, She was still pregnant with Z when we started to look into Suvimol’s designs. I told her that even in Dubai, the royalties also carry this bag. Actually, even Eva Chen (EIC of Lucky magazine) herself, one of the icons in the fashion industry adores the brand. Of course being a real fashionista who never sticks with one brand alone, Yan developed a love affair with the creations of S’uvimol.
This bag became her instant favorite. She first wore it to a showbiz commitment. She also used this bag when the family celebrated mommy Amy’s birthday.
2. Hermes kelly 28 in pink nilo shiny croc
I know it would take a lot of you by surprise to learn that Hermes is not her most favorite. Although as I always say, the most fashionable people who are confident with their style never really stick to one brand alone. Just like Yan, being a queen herself, she knows exactly what she likes and is not afraid to experiment.
Although her collection of Hermes bags is honestly almost every girl’s goal, I love how she views them as a mere accessory and not as something to define her individuality.
She doesn’t really identify herself with these bags alone, let alone the brand, in fact she can leave the house and live as luxuriously without them.
Since time immemorial the Birkin and Kelly bags have been a status symbol to most of the society people. They often associate it with affluence what with its hefty price tags and long wait list. Yet, if you know how to carry yourself and if you really can set trends, you don’t let your bag carry you. You carry the bag and still stand out because of you. Exactly how Marian does it, Right?
- Lana Marks Bespoke Marian Rivera Cleopatra Clutch
Man, I don’t really think this needs a lot of explaining. It’s not everyday that a renowned designer names a bag after you. Imagine a piece especially created for you and was made according to your style and preferences.
One that can speak for itself; that when you look at it, people will immediately say: “Ah, that’s so her”
As seen on the official website of Lana Marks, alongside Hollywood actors who have their own version of the cleopatra bag designed for them, Marian’s bag stands out and was for a time the photo on their home page.
Ahhhh, makes me feel so proud to be of help to bring this for her.
Whew! I’m sure she had a hard time choosing only 5! I’m telling you, she has so much bags that the public hasn’t seen yet. She has a lot, really. You can’t even imagine. hahaha! Can’t wait for her to share all of them to us. At least one at a time.
Oh, and I know what you guys will say, don’t worry my next top 5 will be her favorite shoes which will be followed by her favorite twinning outfits with Princess Z.
Exciting isn’t it?
Cheers to a positive and happy 2017!
I’d like to finally share to you the skincare products I can swear by. Since the inquirer/preen article, my acquaintances would often tease me about my being a LaMer baby.
Honestly, I have very sensitive skin. Too sensitive that event top and well known derma clinics can’t handle. One wrong medicine and I’m all red and have to meet my allergist. Anyhow, ever since I started the La Mer regimen, I only have good reviews to write.
It all started with the creme de La Mer.
The soft luxurious moisturizer leaves my face extremely soft and smooth. I can run through my fingers and feel like it’s flawless. hehehehhe
So I collected all of them. I’m not certain if I mentioned that I have an addictive type of personality. Haha! In a GOOD way though!! When it comes to the best products and shopping items, I need to have it. Must’ve inherited my Papa’s genes,eh?
My routine is simple. I begin with the facial wash, alternating the refining facial cleanser every 2-3 days. Since the beads may cause my skin to slough off frequently which I don’t like, and also not advisable.
Then, I use the oil absorbing tonic next followed by the treatment lotion.
The soft creme follows and then the La Mer concentrate which helps diminish spots or stops breakouts. It also helps in lightening black spots.
I layer it with the brilliance serum and regenerating serum and use my eye creams altogether. hehehe
The eye concentrate, the eye balm intense and the illuminating eye gel. If you’ve already met me you’ll know that my eyes are very deep set because of my mix blood.
It doesn’t end there though. hehehe
I use my favorite gennaisance serum- this is my holy grail.
This one is used to help you become pore-less. (Of course feeling ko no pores ako, pagbigyan it’s my blog, okay? Okay.
Finally, I use my perfecting creme. This leaves my face rosy. hehe
Before going to bed I use my lotion and body creme alternatively and my lip balm for my lips to prevent it from drying.
PS. I also use the body refiner for bath and the sun screen.
PPS. For travel, I use my regenerating travel kit and moisturizing soft lotion. Sometimes, I also bring the renewal oil along. If I remember hahaha.
There you go. Hope you try it out soon and feel the difference! 🙂 What about you? Care to share your beauty must-haves too?
Disclaimer: Images courtesy of la mer website
I have received a couple of messages asking me to blog about my top 5 favorite shoes. Those that I can’t live without. Be it for work, a night out, a special event or a casual stroll.
Another reader also suggested to write about my top 5 restaurants.
So I decided to make an archive of all my top 5s beginning today. So you can expect some food places, countries to travel to, brands of clothes, favorite clothes, bags, and the list goes on. As long as it could be ranked and I am fond of it, I can include and write about it.
As my first installment, I will feature top 5 shoes that I really love and can consider as must-haves.
In reality, I am more of a shoe addict. Even before I started loving bags. I was already crazy for shoes. In school, mom knows that I need to have at least 4-5 pairs of school shoes that I can interchange with every so often. hehehe
All my closest friends can attest to the fact that I never liked rubber shoes/sneakers until very recently. (Got hooked with NMDs) I only had a crush on yeezy’s. I like Kanye’s music ever since I was in college so it goes without saying that I’d definitely support his shoe line as well. HEHEHE.
4. Christian Louboutin Cataclou in high and low heels.
I usually wear the lows when I’m with Connor or if I have a quick meeting with my lawyer or random interviews.
The highs serves their purpose when I’m attending a birthday party where I want to wear heels and yet still want to look casual.
3. Hermès oran
As I’ve mentioned in my previous post, I am always out and walking. Thus, my footwear must be comfortable. Of course I also choose the designs that are pretty. So comfort and vanity comes hand in hand so to speak. The Hermes oran is inarguably one of those that falls under this category.
Among my humble collection, this by far is my favorite. I love how sparkly and pretty it looks.
2. Manolo Blahnik hangisi flats
On meet ups or important appointments, I usually wear a pair from my little hangisi flat collection. I can’t choose my favorite pair so let me share some of my flats. I love how comfy and more business-like this shoe looks like. Yet not too formal at the same time. Perfect for daytime events and small night gatherings when you have no extra pair in tow. It can typically be your day to night shoes.
1. My top 1 is still Manolos but in 105mm.
My high heels usually comes out for formal occasions or special events. For shoots as well. hehehe. I choose the color nude as my fave and must have since it pretty much goes with anything or any color of your outfit.
Plus, a little trivia on why this is my favorite: This was Marian’s birthday gift to me last year. So it also holds a sentimental value.
That’s about it. Hope you enjoyed my first top 5 post! Til next!