Saturday, November 21, 2009

Bling! Bling!

I love big flashy jewelry. This gorgeous huge gigantic diamond ring keychain was too beautiful to resist! My keys will never get lost in my handbag again.


Old Things Don't Sell?

This endearing story is about tradition, its about making people happy, its about bringing forgotten flavor to people.

John Nese is the proprietor of Galco's Soda Pop Store in LA. His father ran it as a grocery store, and when the time came for John to take
charge he decided to convert it into soda lover's paradise.

He has about 450 pops line the shelves, sourced lovingly by John from around the world. His mission is to keep small soda-makers
afloat and help them find their customers. John also carry half forgotten candies.

To spread the gospel of soda made with cane sugar ( No corn syrup please! ), Galco also acts as a distributor for restaurants and bars along the West Coast.


Stamped Art

Paul Smith for many years been receiving an amazing wide selections of objects from an ardent fan in US. These objects always arrive in its original form and they are never packaged. The stamps and addresses are placed on the actual objects.

It is extraordinary to see how they become objects of Art when they are displayed in an exhibit.


Miuccia Prada's New Book- Its a Treasure

This is not just a coffee table book. Prada: Creativity, Modernity, Innovation—it is a 708 page tome, that embraces 30 years of innovation in the world of fashion, art, communications, architecture and exhibition, design, film, philanthropy and beyond.

This new book was conceived of and edited by Miuccia Prada and Patrizio Bertelli in collaboration with Michael Rock and Sung Joong Kim of 2x4, New York City.

The concept was to look at the entire creative output of Prada. The book documents the Italian brand's diverse projects in fashion, industrial design, architecture collaboration, design, film making, exhibition and art.

The Prada book opens with a forward by Prada and Bertelli ' Careful observation of and curiosity about the world, society and culture are at the core of Prada's creativity and modernity'...' This pursuit has pushed Prada beyond the physical limitations of boutiques and showrooms...and introduces a new way to create a natural, almost fashionless fashion'

You can order the book now on

Its a treasure!

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

My Online Store

A mixture of emotions- excitement, anxiety, anticipation, elation thats how I have been feeling the last couple of weeks. Finally I am launching an online store- FashStyle with my galfriend X-Wen ( Who has a successful fashion blog- )

I had a great time doing the Styling & the Art Direction. Its hard work having to steam all the entire wardrobe on my own but it was worth it.

I want to pay homage to some talented individuals who are lending a hand to put this online store into action. My photographer Kotta Miyaki & assistance Robin Wilonexin, my makeup artiste Lynn Kdronma. They did a wonderful job and of course credit has to be given to my model- X-Wen who looks coolilious in all the poses. I am proud to say I have some photos to show off!

Big smile.

Monday, November 16, 2009

Pain is Good !

Cajohn's Red Savina Puree Guitar Hot Sauce- Signed

Blair's Pure Death Hot Sauce with Jolokia Peppers Feel Alive!
( 5 oz )

Dave's Ghost Pepper Naga Jolokia Hot Sauce ( 5 oz/142g )

Pain is Good Batch #37 Garlic Hot Sauce ( 6.75 oz )

WARNING ! Medium is HOT. Medium Hot is VERY HOT.

Buffalo wings are all the rage as appetizers and party fare.
I have this incredible crisp, spicy lip smacking delicious deep-fried Buffalo wings recipe that I want to share with you and am sure you will love and enjoy!
The end result is an absolutely crispy crunch on the outside, moist and chewy on the inside.

Just make a lot because they are very good and they are eaten very quickly!

To Prepare Buffalo Wings.
You will need :

12- 16 whole chicken wings, half a cup of HOT sauce ( See my recommendations )
Split wings at joint, pat dry, add some sea salt & black pepper
Deep fry at 350 degrees for 10-12 minutes
For the healthy, bake at 425 degrees for 45 minutes until completely cooked and crispy
Put in a bowl, add HOT Sauce and toss until wings are completely covered
Serve with bleu cheese and celery sticks


Sunday, November 15, 2009

Loopland- The Land of Superheroes

Loopland- the home of Allan Sanders an amazing illustrator. I first chance upon his work on my colleague's computer, he has used it as a wallpaper. I asked him who was the artist but he couldn't recall. Immediately I had to google and find out who he was.

Allan's superheroes illustration is a personal project which I adore. I find that the wonkiness , humorous quirkiness of his illustration very endearing. Allan Sanders was born in the North West England. He studied illustration at Manchester Metropolitan University and the Royal College of Art in London. Allan's portfolio includes The Economist, The Guardian, New Scientist, The LA Times, Vodafone. His illustration have been used in magazines, books and advertising campaigns internationally. His interactive & animation work has been featured in exhibitions at the Science Museum in London and on the official website for the 2002 FIFA World Cup.

Am looking forward to seeing more of his work. Am definitely a FAN!

Not for the Faint Hearted!

Colour, colour and more colour! Springsummer2010 accessories for ETRO is a continuation of that philosophy. There is something for the man who likes to make a statement. For the not so faint hearted electric blue loafers? A jellyfish patterned purple holdall? Ladybug cufflinks? For the conservative these intoxicated patterned shoes?

Bunny Ears, Plump Red Lips Headbands for Trendy Chicks.

Fall '09 Louis Vuitton runway, Marc Jacobs sent his models down the runway in now iconic Bunny Ears, a quirky headband that makes you desire one too. Benoit Missolin, the French designer has also created gorgeous fanciful gems studded headpieces, twisted yarn concoctions and darling pom poms to satisfy our headband cravings!