Sunday, November 16, 2014
Wednesday, November 12, 2014
So I've just received news that the laptop I ordered in Hong Kong has already arrived at my aunt's. Yay! That means I can blog more regularly and don't have to pester my mom or my sister to borrow their own gadgets.
I really don't recall when these pictures were taken. Seems like ages ago.
To be fair, I did draft a business plan for Bosquejo years ago, but many interruptions and delays have held the brand back. Hopefully, I can get it going. I have a feeling next year is the year for expansion.
Besides the arrival of a new Macbook Pro, the carpenters at home have also just finished the two shelves that I commissioned. Am downright giddy just thinking about organizing the piles of books that have made my room into a bodega.
Once the piles clear and the books stand upright, it will be easier for me to refer back to the stories, poems, news releases, photographs, etc that have influenced not only the way I think and write, but also how they have formed my seemingly haphazard aesthetic.
My mind palace approximately transformed into a tangible library, which, no matter how I deny its physical necessity, will be a huge help in looking at things more objectively. How do they say it in finance – to look at things with a "long view"?
The piece above I named the Orbital Galaxy Necklace. Inspired of course by the Infinity Gauntlet comics series. Such a tiny, minimalist object to signify a maximalist, megalomanic perspective.
So where am I writing this now? At work, of course, where a lot of things have likewise happened – from a hiking, swimming, and singing Saturday road trip to confronting impeding business challenges.
I won't deny that keeping myself offline has been more than pleasant – better to keep my focus on the work on hand. But soon, this diary of sorts will also need to make way for a more intimate form of expression.
So I guess that's it for a brief update. Back to work!
Belt, Structure, thrifted
Tuesday, November 4, 2014
As I promised in my previous post, here are some outtakes from the "shoot" for Zalora Marketplace. First is me talking to my aunt on the phone (she was, yes, ordering a yet unreleased necklace – for women this time).
Belt from an Italian market
My friend and capable photographer Jullian has taken many photos of me doing, as another friend put it, my usual facialympics. (I think this was taken after dipping into the pool).
Stupid absent-minded me forgot to bring my own towel. So I had to make do drying myself out (under sheer shorts).
T-shirt, cK Calvin Klein
Studded boots, Dr Martens, thrifted
Swimming shorts (underneath), Speedo
For your information, a storm was brewing in the horizon. So it was a bit cold.
A good pic. Unfortunately this isn't the final form of the Frame Tag necklace so I had to reshoot.
Shirt, Esprit, thrifted
Jeans, Maison Martin Margiela
And finally me wearing my last "outfit" for that day (you can see it was already getting dark). You can also see that Panda, my sister's dog, has the same facial expression.
T-shirt, Yayoi Kusama for Uniqlo via MoMa
Jeans, Neil Barrett
Bag, Fred Perry
Saturday, November 1, 2014
My apologies if I can't be my usual effusive self. (Am now using my phone's 3G signal as hotspot and God knows how unreliable Globe is.) You can purchase the necklace above (named Featherlight) via Zalora Marketplace. Will also be bringing a few pieces to ac+632 later today or tomorrow.
Saturday, October 18, 2014
Two and a half months left in the year, and I can say that I have made predictions on my luck self-fulfilling.
I wouldn’t say 2014 has been bad (I still maintain that I am inexplicably lucky when it comes to many things), rather: it has been full of many drastic changes.
As I look back (nope, not at all sentimental about it), I can see that it’s time to clear and organize not just the things I have accumulated, but also the experiences I have gone through. Literally, with shelves, and figuratively by making sense out of “stuff”.
Yes, I’m the type of person who knows exactly where things are in my bodega of a room, but lately I’ve needed more air to circulate and light to shine through.