Since transitioning to an ad agency and working from SOHO instead of Midtown, I’ve been indulging in sneakers, destroyed boyfriend denim and baggy knits/sweaters more often than I care to admit. By “more often than I care to admit,” I may or may not mean everyday. (Sorry Mom!) But what else do you expect from a girl who played sports her whole life and then spent the better half of the last five years either on planes or chillin’ by the beach? Comfort over everything! Plus, I believe in the stealthy kinda stuntin’. If you got it, you really don’t need to flaunt it.
Lucky for me, Lust Covet Desire speaks to every one of my
fashion life sensibilities. Curated by former Atlantic Records executive Geraldine Chung, the online boutique features an impeccable array of basics and accessories for the laid back but street savvy girl who’s as prone to surfing in Malibu as she is globetrotting across Southeast Asia. The girl who unashamedly embodies #TomboyForever but feels equally at home in a pair of Celine sling backs. With a fantastic eye for talent, detail and quality, G has painstakingly hand-picked a cast of remarkable up and coming designers to showcase at LCD.
Every season I fall more and more in love with LCD’s offerings. From Gabriela Artigas rings to A Peace Treaty scarves to Thierry Lasry sunglasses to Cast of Vices… everything(!) I can’t help but want it all. For Fall 2013, they collaborated yet again with photographer Olivia Malone to highlight some new pieces arriving in store and, once again, I’m smitten. Starring stunner Jenny Parry, the lookbook is by far my favorite to date and I can’t wait to get my hands on some of these pieces to keep me warm through the winter months!
While Lust Covet Desire does nothing for me in my quest to slowly amble away from dressing like a 15-year old boy all the time, it does serve as a one stop shop for almost everything I want to wear. Now, I rarely do this, but here’s my holiday wishlist (hinthint, Mom):
1. Perks & Mini Men’s Fuzz Sweatshirt
2. Tom Tom Negative Space Chevron Ring
3. Thierry Lasry Annalinny 516 Sunglasses, currently on sale!
4. Feliks+Adrik Three Crescents Necklace, exclusively for LCD
5. Tom Tom Pyramid Spike Earrings
6. Perks & Mini Duplo Pant
7. Tom Tom Interlock Ring (on middle finger)
8. BWGH ‘Brooklyn parle Francais’ Sweatshirt
9. Gabriela Artigas Infinite Tusk Choker
SALE / MEET / EAT!!! This Thanksgiving and Black Friday at Illest Costa Mesa.
Illest Costa Mesa Black Friday Hours – Open from 10:00PM – 3:00AM and again from 10:00AM – 7:00PM.
75% OFF FROM 10:00PM – 12:00AM
65% OFF FROM 12:00AM – 3:00AM
50% OFF FROM 10:00AM – 7:00PM
Get up to 75% off select merchandise and grab some Tee Bags (3 tees per bag) for only $20! Pick up some Fleece Bags for $40 and Cut & Sew Bags for $40 as well!
Posted in Events, Stayfresh Crew | 2 Comments 24/11/2013 Gear+Gadgets, Studio | Tagged dane, erica, illest socks, rico blanco | Comments Off 20/11/2013
I was approached by Jay Martinez, the mastermind behind Tuner Evo, a little while ago and he mentioned to me that Josh Croll, of Crolls Customs, was planning a little something for SEMA’13. The story immediately caught my attention and I thought it was a great idea to share it with our readers. Fortunately, Josh was able to provide a first hand glimpse of what it’s like to build a complete car from scratch in a very short amount of time. Our kind guest videographer - Chris Petruccio and photographer – Kevin Choi were able to shoot the car for us and capture every detail put into the intricate build. Continue reading →Posted in FatlaceTV, Features, Garage Life, Stayfresh Crew | Tagged Crolls Customs, east coast, scion, Scion Tuner Challenge, sebastian, SEMA, tc, video | Comments Off 20/11/2013
This one’s for my nearest and dearest…
celebrating new beginnings as a Mrs.
To destiny, love…and happily ever after.
“To Have and to Hold”
by Eleanor Magallanes
When a soul finds its mate, it is described as an emotion beyond belief, that saying I love you seems contained,
too tamed to express the emotions we feel inside or can ever envision in our mind.
The eyes are the windows to the soul and a brief glance can evoke unfamiliar sensations that make the heart beat faster,
eyelashes flutter, and send tingles down to our toes.
A kiss with love breathes life into each other, inflames us with desire and leaves us breathless, nonetheless.
Time can seem too short when together or seem eternal when apart,
until the next time, their face, their hands, and their lips we can caress.
Like flowers in full bloom, birds chirping its happy tune and the sun rising and setting;
feeling love and being in love are God’s precious blessings.
Love is a statement that can be expressed in silence, shouted, or written
and followed by exclamations.
It can be felt in a hug, seen in a smile, sensed from afar; articulating love has no limitations.
Love speaks a universal language; beyond our skin color, native tongue, and religious belief.
Love is to conquer the challenges in its way so denying it is pointless,
making any reasoning illogical and the arguments of yesterday obsolete.
We explore through life hoping to find our one missing piece to our life puzzle since finding love is a quest sought after by all.
It is a treasure to seek and when found, to have and to hold, for at last, once two parted halves of a person becomes one complete soul.
More aloha, next episode…Posted in Ladylike, Life, Stayfresh Crew | Tagged 808, hawaii | 3 Comments 20/11/2013
The winter months have officially arrived on the east coast. Colder weather and traces of snow typically means switching our rides to “winter-mode” or storing it till next Spring. However, here in Toronto, we’ve been getting short spurts of warmer weather which has allowed us to enjoy our prized possessions one more time. And that’s exactly what Daniel Banh, of Level One fame, and photographer, Raymond Tran did! The setting? Toronto’s downtown core for a moment of hi-jinx and neck-breaking in Daniel’s 1992 Acura NSX!
As we already know, the NSX already draws attention but one that is flush and fitted in Slammed Society fashion was that much better! Anyhow, this one’s for those who endure the climate change wherever you are in the world. Enjoy the photos, it’s a perfect send-off to Fall as we take on winter.
Vehicle Specs: 1992 Acura NSX
Gruppe M exhaust
Prospeed stage 3 ecu
Shine GT front lip
NA2 side skirts
NA2 rear valence
JDM NA1 center tail light
Recaro RSG bucket seat
Buddy Club seat rail
ARC tear drop shift knob
Vertex 7 star 330mm steering wheel
NSX-R horn button
BC coilovers with Swift springs
Volk Racing TE37SL 18×10 +40, 18×10.5 +22
Yokohama S.Drive 225/35/18 255/35/18
Project Kics lug nuts
With the emerging popularity of classic builds in our country today, it’s hard not to drop by a car meet organized by Manny Martinez, a man known for his nostalgic builds in the Philippines. Last October 26, Manny gathered retro car builders and fans for a late night meet and greet at the Greenhills parking grounds. It was the perfect venue for the event because of the ambiance of Filipino racing heritage in Greenhills which started during the 70′s. Here are some of the photos.
This Corona liftback was one of my favorites during the meet. It was also displayed last August at the World Of Toyota. (http://fatlace.com/2013/08/the-world-of-toyota/)
Manila famously known for being a “Toyota country” since the 1970′s still has enough Starlet’s on its roads.
Here is Joma’s work-in-progress KE70, fresh from it’s 3sge beams engine swap with a 6 speed tranny. Check out those TRD Tosco wheels.
Joma is now in process of lightening the car with FRP panels.
The meet featured alot of KE70′s , we have seen the rapid growth of its platform this year not only in our country but also in Japan.
As a huge Nissan fan, one of my small regrets is to choose a KE70 as a personal project car over a Sunny truck.
Of course there’s always an option (dream) to go for the S30 Fairlday Z, but the Sunny is one of the most widely available classic Nissan/Datsun’s to purchase in our country.
A nostalgic car meet is not complete without an AE86.
I remember talking to Mark regarding his hunt for KE20/25′s. Here you go man.
Lovely plate on this recently built Toyota Chaser.
Again, big thanks to Manny Martinez and Paulo Arespacochaga for inviting me to your meet. Expect more classic builds here in Manila on Fatlace.com. Til next time.
Posted in Events, main, Slammed Society | Tagged Fatlace, manila, slammed society, Stance Pilipinas | 3 Comments 18/11/2013
Since 1963, Alpinestars has been a leader in protection, performance and style. 2013 represents a milestone year for the brand as it celebrates its 50th anniversary. From its beginnings as a boot manufacturer in Northern Italy, to a global maverick of motorsports and fashion, the brand will reflect on its past and look ahead to the future.
To celebrate and acknowledge the anniversary, Alpinestars has released a hardcover, full color book documenting the past 50 years. The book is a chronological journey through five decades of motorsports and action sports achievement. Contributors include Alpinestars athletes and motorsports legends; Roger DeCoster, Kenny Roberts Sr., Randy Mamola, Rick Johnson, Jimmie Johnson, Michael Schumacher, Mick Doohan and Jeremy McGrath, as well as veteran motorcycle journalist Chris Jonnum.
The 256-page book; Alpinestars One Goal. One Vision. 50 Years., is available for purchase now for $45.00
Available here: http://www.alpinestars.com/50-year-bookPosted in Motorsports, Stayfresh Crew | Tagged 50th, alpinestars, anniversary, book, F1, Formula 1, MotoGP, Schumacher | 1 Comment ← Older posts Newer posts →