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Monday, 4 July 2011

My eternal love for New York...

When I was about 8, people ask me what I want to be when I grow up... A typical child would say- "I want to be a doctor!" or "I want to be an astronaut"... well I suppose I was not a typical child coz my response was not to answer what I want to be but instead WHERE I want to be when I grow up. Three words- NEW YORK CITY. 

Growing up in the Philippines I thought that going to NYC was an impossible feat but, when my family migrated to Australia in 2000 that dream was closer to reality than ever before.

My fate suddenly changed.. there I was- a working uni student majoring in PR and Fashion... I surrounded myself with everything that reminded me of NYC- Sex and the City TV show, Sex and the City movies, Gossip Girls, a picture of Empire State building and even Lady Liberty posted on my wall.... the lists goes on.

My style and tastes also evolved.

I am a self-proclaimed shopaholic whose addiction in bags and shoes was seen as a slight problem by others but never myself.  What can I say? I enjoy shopping but who doesn't right? How can you say NO to a half price tan leather Lady Dior or to a 40% Chloe Milton Hobo bag? The fact that big department stores like Saks Fifth Avenue and Bloomingdales now ship to Australia doesn't help my case, and even worse, feeds my addiction even more!

Regardless, I still had my eyes on the prize- my first trip to NYC and 2008 was finally the year.

The dream was finally a reality! my boyfriend at the time almost had to restrain me when I walked out of the airport as I squeal like an 8-year old girl and had to stop me channeling my inner Beyonce and singing along to Jay Z's "Empire State of Mind" (can't a girl have a break?)

It was all I ever dreamed plus a whole lot more. Ever since then, I've been back every year and I don't think I can ever stop. I have so much love for NYC and it seems that I fall in love with the place every time I go back. It's not just the place- it's the people, the identity, the pretentious night clubs in meat packing district, the bagel you just have to have!, the culture, the fashion.. it's EVERYTHING!

I know one day I will live in one of those penthouse apartments on the Upper East Side over looking Central Park just like Blair Waldorf and if I'm lucky, even land my dream job as as Fashion PR for Kelly Cutrone. Seriously, a girl can dream.

Sunday, 3 July 2011

Learning curve

So it's been 3 months since I started my blog... really at the moment it's a hardly anything considering the lack of blogging from my part! I've been so caught up with my new job and really, I blame my lack of time management skills BUT I'm learning and I'm learning fast! Knowing how to sync my work calendar to my iPhone is probably the best thing I've discovered since learning that Bloomingdales and Saks now ship to Australia! 

My problem is, I'm a major workaholic and starting a new PR job has not helped... I feel like there are not enough hours during the day to complete the stuff I want to do... The other night I even had a nightmare about work which was definitely a wake up call (even in my dreams my work follow me!). Now I'm learning to leave work  at work and actually concentrate on the many other things I enjoy in life... reading, friends, playtime with my dogs, photography and of course my blog.

I have yet bought myself a present for getting this new PR gig and I'm seriously considering burning some hard-earned cash between these 3 bags but I'm unsure which one... It will probably mean me starving for a week or 2 but the thought of holding one of these bags and calling it my own is worth the starvation...thoughts???

Christian Dior - Lady Dior Cannage Handbag - Coral

 Alexander Wang Ryan Ombre Patent Handle Clutch

Stella McCartney Soft Raffia Iris Shoulder Bag


Sunday, 3 April 2011

First 'Blog' Date

Hello fellow style fusionists.. This is my first ever blog and as much as I'm not new to this territory being a constant 'blog stalker' and all,  I feel anxious and excited all at the same time. This blog has definitely been something I've always wanted to do and funny enough I finally had the guts to do it today, while at home with a sprained ankle! 

For all of you who don't know me, I'de describe myself as a)non-stop talker b)SHOPAHOLIC (who isn't these days?).. I love beautiful things, NEW YORK, travelling, trend spotting, photography and of course anything to do with fashion and style. With these in mind, all I want is to be able to share to you guys my loves and passions (fashion and all)