Lara Weds in Givenchy Garb

Good day there! I have been experiencing many sleeping disorders this summer that I have elaborated on my previous posts. I realized that I frequently blog whenever its night and everyone's asleep. My brain works decently at night. I might be an owl. In fact I did not entirely sleep, I just watched a couple of cartoon reruns, listened to overly produced songs, and read a couple of foodie news and fashion news.

One of the fashion news that I read on NYMag's The Cut (my daily fashion news go-to site) is that model Lara Stone got married to comedian David Williams in a traditional, 40's themed ceremony.

The sexy top model is ready to be housewife to funny comedian David Williams.
Why is it that everyone just gets married at this time of the year? My cousin, Lara Stone . . .

When will I ever meet someone that will love me for who I am and, you know the ending, live happily ever after. Will I become that old gay man who would prey on younglings just to satisfy lust and loneliness? Maybe?! (Karl Lagerfeld isdatchu???) *sigh*

Just look at the happy couple. Sweet!!! :*

The bride wore a custom Balenciaga gown, designed by Ricardo Tisci, with lace incrustations, gold chain-trimmed straps, and a matching silk crepeline cape. The dress was pretty sexy, well she's hot (there's that), and because of the cut - a slit that extended to the top of her left thigh.

They just look lovely, noh. Hope that they would also last as long as her legs. Wishing the best for them. :)



My Cousin's Wedding, Deux

This has been pretty boring, as is my whole life, oh well. Nonetheless it was not pretty hot when I went out, actually it was pretty windy, which was greatly appreciated by me.

Three weeks ago, my cousin, Queenie Garrote, just got married to a pretty lucky Chinese man, Chifai Yeung, in a wonderful and emotion filled church wedding where all the friends and families of the couple attended to witness and share this special event with them, my family included.

I was really lazy to upload my pics at an earlier date so I just uploaded these now.

They were wed in a wonderfully decorated and prevalently minimalist and Marian devoted church in San Juan. The church was, I believe to be, called Mary the Queen Parish.

The Groom accepting the Bride from her parents.

A kiss from the newlyeds.

The reception of the wedding was at the Shangri-la Makati in Rizal Ballroom. We waited by the foyer for about an hour and most of the guest were starving, which was evident because the nuts were wiped out just like that. At last the couple arrived and we were treated with a scrumptious buffet. Too bad I did not take pictures, I was reluctant and shy in taking pics because I might bug the people.

That's Tita Bebs with our cousin Dylan waiting at the foyer for the happy couple so that we can go in the ballroom to eat.

That's our Lola Caring and our other cousin anxiously waiting for the couple.

Here's what I wore. Suit: Daniel Hechter; Shirt: G2000; Necktie: SM; Black Shoes: Linea Italia. (I look so pale!!! I need a tan!!! LOL!!!)

Here's what my adorable sister wore. She was a bridesmaid. Bridesmaid gown & silk Pouch: Edward Teng; Heels: Aldo; Jewelry: Chopard.

My sister and I were seated with the entourage on table 8. We must be lucky.

Me and my sister with our cute cousin Dylan. He was sick throughout the night so he was crying. Thank God for the shiny silverware to keep little Dylan from crying while this picture is getting taken.

The ballroom was packed with all the friends and family from the bride and groom.

That's my sister with our cousin, Ivy Garrote.

Cousin Ivy, Sheri, and ME. :)

During the reception, me and sis met with cousins that we never met like our very jovial cousin Witwit. She is pictured here Lola Caring, little sis, and cousin Witwit.

We were pretty happy at the end of the night and it seemed we enjoyed the whole wedding, right from the wedding itself to the reception. The church was nice, the food was good, and the couple was great. Hope my cousin and her mate last as long as they are alive. Cheers!!!

LATER!!! I'm hungry!!! Ahahaha!!!


Musing Swedish Sojourn in the Summer

This summer was kind of unique for me since most of the summers ago, my family always comes with dad to his overseas escapades but now since mom is currently battling cancer, we can't and is stuck here in the Phil where its fucking hot!!!

I am so jealous of my friends who went abroad this summer because I miss the experience and thrill of riding a plane, fortunate misadventures and mishaps, and just the joy of discovering precious sights and sounds of the luscious locale.

I was fortunate enough to go to Sweden (two summers ago) at the city of Lund, because of dad's business trip, which we tagged along (as always). During our stay, we remained in the comforts of our hotel room but when dad got home, we went and toured Lund and captured stunning portraits of the Swedish locale.

Windmills in Sweden!!!

That's my dad in the black pleather jacket, blue jeans, and brown sneaks.

Random Object!? (LOL!!!)

Everything just seems tranquil in Sweden, unlike here where crimes are rampant and even the elections was boisterous and unnerving that I sometimes wish that I would live somewhere in Europe in a mansion of sorts. A person could dream right?

My way to unwind amidst all this ruckus is to listen to calming and enjoyable music.

My music tastes had evolve, from pop to jazz then to country to electro then to indie, which would result to a mish-mosh of songs that I truly enjoy and listen to on my iTunes every time I open this frickin' laptop.

  1. Summer in the City - Regina Spektor
  2. Me and Armini - Emiliana Torrini
  3. Cape Cod Kwassa Kwassa - Vampire Weekend
  4. Relator - Pete Yorn & Scarlett Johansson
  5. Cousins - Vampire Weekend
  6. Love Long Distance - Gossip
  7. This Too Shall Pass - OK Go
  8. Giving Up the Gun - Vampire Weekend
  9. Kids - MGMT
  10. Dog Days Are Over - Florence + the Machines
  11. Why Do You Let Me Stay Here - She & Him
  12. The Rip - Portishead
  13. Window Seat - Erykah Badu
  14. Moves - The New Pornographers
  15. In the Sun - She & Him
  16. Valentino - Diane Birch
  17. Pencil Full of Lead - Paolo Nutini
  18. Pursuit of Hapiness - Kid Cudi feat. MGMT & Ratatat
Anyways, I have been pretty talkative at my blog, because I'm BORED!!!

LATER!!! Gonna Eat Ice Cream and Everything would be ALRIGHT!!!


Just Can't Sleep Right

Hey there! I have been having some serious sleeping problems lately. I researched that I may have a DSPS (Delayed Sleep-Phase Syndrome) and/or, sparingly, transient Insomnia which could be caused by my adaption of late sleeping times (i.e. 4:00 in the morning!!!) and/or poor sleep hygiene (i.e. messy room?!).

Probably the reason for these sleeping problems maybe that I had been engaged to watching reruns of classic Cartoon Network show Powerpuff Girls (seriously I love them and am hooked once again) rummaging the web for useless and mundane topics like cupcake recipes, Facebook foolishness, and fashion follies.

Due to my inability to sleep right and my curiosity for the mundane, I recently got a preview of next months Vogue, featuring Blake Lively on the cover, with Glee's Matthew Morrison in all his hotness!!!! He is featured here in a fashion story with equally hot Raquel Zimmerman. Gosh!!! I wish I had a teacher like that!!!

Image Source: Vogue.Com

LATER!!!! Watching Powepuff Girls now!!!! Wahahaha!!!:))


Remember Now

Karl Lagerfeld recently showcased the Chanel Cruise Collection in St. Tropez, accompanying the collection was a seventeen minute short film entitled Remember Now.

The short film featuring models Karolina Kurkova, Heidi Mount, Freja Beha Erickson, Madgalena Frocowiak, Abbey Lee Kershaw, and Lagerfeld's boytoy Baptiste Giabiconi and more, and actors Elisa Sednaoui and Pascal Greggory, gyrating and prancing to house music and Sacha Distel classics. At the end of the film you can see Karl Lagerfeld entering the disheveled room in an all-white outfit, like a dove after a storm of hot-messes.



Exclaiming Eclairs

The other day I was feeling bored and creative so I thought to myself to make some pastries. I searched the interwebs for a recipe of eclairs because I was inspired by watching Chef Academy (I'm a sucker for cooking shows) in 2nd Avenue. Luckily I found an easy recipe using choux pastry.

The choux pastry is fairly easy for a pastry virgin like men. All you need are: a cup of water, half a cup of unsalted butter, a teaspoon of sugar, half a teaspoon of salt, 2/3 cup of plain flour, & 5 large Eggs.
  1. Combine the water, butter, sugar and salt in a medium saucepan and bring to a full rolling boil then remove saucepan from heat, and add the flour all at once and stir with a wooden spoon til the mixture comes together.
  2. Turn the heat to low and put saucepan back on and stir and mash continuously for about 3 mins to cook the flour and either put the mixture in a food processor or in a large mixer bowl and process or beat for 30 seconds.
  3. Add the eggs one at a time and keep mixing til they're incorporated.
  4. Fill a piping bag fitted with a 1/2 inch plain round tube, with pastry then pipe 10cm lengths on a baking tray lined with baking paper.
  5. Run the tines of a fork down the tops of the eclairs to encourage the pastry to crack evenly when they bake.
  6. Bake in a 180C oven for 30 min.
  7. When cooked, gently make a hole under each eclair for steam to escape enabling them to dry out inside.
  8. Put them back in the turned off oven for another half an hour to cool down slowly.
Eclairs can't be without its cream filling which is very simple! All you need are 3 1/2 cups of thickened cream, 3 tablespoon Icing Sugar, 1 teaspoon Caramel Essence and 1/2 cup White Hot Chocolate Powder then combine everything and pipe the cream in the holes made at the base of each eclair.

Another essential element of an eclair is the caramel icing. You need
2 tablespoons of butter, 4 tablespoon of milk, 3 cups of sifted icing sugar, and 1 1/2 teaspoon of caramel essence. First, put the butter in a saucepan over really low heat til melted. Then add the icing sugar, milk and caramel essence and beat til smooth over the heat. Dip the top of each eclair in the icing and let them cool.

VOILA!!! You now have caramel eclairs!!!! Good to share or not!!!!

Recipe and Image Source: Lifestyle food.com.au



I Got Beauty, I Got Class, I Got Style, and I Got ASS

I blogged yesterday of Beyoncé's preview of her new music video Why Don't You Love Me. Now I present the new music video for Why Don't You Love Me from her album I Am… Sasha Fierce. This 60s-70s inspired video featuring Beyoncé as scorned housewife B.B. Homemaker doing household chores, like dusting her 16 Grammys and changing tires, in outfits unsuitable for household work(I mean high-heels and short shorts???) nonetheless its a fun and nostalgic(???) video.



B.B. Homemaker

Hey there, Corti here, feeling a little hungry and sleepy, but I can't and don't want to eat or sleep, while watching PBB Teen Clash 2010, which is getting ridiculous every minute nonetheless it's my guilty pleasure. While watching something that is painfully delightful, I've recently stumbled upon the preview of Beyoncé's new video for her single: Why Don't You Love Me.

In the video, Beyoncé is B.B. Homemaker channeling Daisy Duke and donning the shortest shorts you could possibly find and putting on what The Cut would call: drag-queen makeup, and I would personally agree! Oh well.

Enjoy 37 seconds of Beyoncé as mechanic B.B. Homemaker.


Urban Summer



Good day, today is Sunday meaning Church Day and lazy day(as with most of the days of summer-boring). Had brunch(brunch because I basically woke up during lunch) a while and the food was delicious dinuguan, a Filipino delicacy made with pig's meat and doused in its own blood to be consumed with either a puto or white rice!

Image Source: Going Filipino

Anyways, I've been thinking of getting myself brogues! Yes brogues! I have been obsessed with brogues.

Image Sources: Style Bubble & Flickr

I have been searching for brogues for men(even for women) everywhere within the Makati and Manila area but to no avail. I personally think that brogues are one of the biggest trends in footwear this Spring/Summer. It could be worn with frilly dresses for a feminine with an edge look or with cropped tailored pants for a casual look. Oh well, here are the brogues that I am currently fixated with.

Image Sources: Polyvore, Asos, & Net-a-Porter

Aren't they fabulous? Gonna save me some money for new shoes and clothes.

Anyways, sorry if my entry feels a little disconnect because I am not enitirely focused. Oh well, I feel hungry again.

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