Land

Apologies for having forgotten this blog. I have too much stuff I dwell on, eating all my time and energy. Quite frankly, these past couple of weeks, I’ve been feeling consumed, unhappy and stuck. I was living a life I despise. I lack the passion and drive. This is not who I want to be, not what I want to do.

One day, someone asked me what I was waiting for. I told him “I don’t know. Maybe a miracle.” And just randomly he said,  “Don’t get too down or feel too trapped. Become the person that you want to be and not what others expect of you. Do it for you.”

In that moment, it just hit me. I spend all my time whining and not doing anything. I am trapped because I settled. This was what I chose. 

But it is not too late. It is not yet to late to live.

DREAM. TRUST. HOLD ON.

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Major Major

So there had been a lot of fuzz regarding the answer that was said to have caused Venus Raj the crown. If I were in her place, I don’t know what I would have said too. But I’m a totally different case. I wasn’t trained for that.

However, my brother is.

Over dinner, I asked him the same question: What is the biggest mistake that you’ve ever made in your life and what did you do to make it right?

He answered, “I don’t believe in mistakes. I believe in lessons.”

Quite deep for a 15 year old, don’t you think?

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Vanity Teen

Hey you guys! I haven’t mentioned here before but I’m contributing for the Vanity Teen website now. Mainly, I write about male models. Typical. haha. But there. I hope you guys check it out if you have time.

Here are the segments that I am writing for:

http://vanityteen.es/categoria/the-other-side/

http://vanityteen.es/categoria/male-model-street-style/

http://vanityteen.es/categoria/new-kid-on-the-block/

And here is my profile:

http://vanityteen.es/contributors-carmel-co/

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So you think you can dance?

cos James Smith sure can.

watch the video here.

P.S. I’m calling dibs on this boy.

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Androgyny

I remembered the time I started to like models. I got so crazy with the skinny punk boy look. Think Cole Mohr, Ash Stymest. As my growing fascination for models continued, the types of boys I liked evolved. Mostly they were still the skinny ones, but there came a time when I liked the beefy Brazilian ones, one in particular (Francisco Lachowski). It’s kind of like mood swings. Flavors of the month. Phases.

If you read my blog from time to time, you’d probably have guessed that I’m in to the androgynous male models now. It’s the oddness that makes it really beautiful, I think. With that, I would like to share my top 5 favorite androgynous models.

(Ph: David Vasiljevic)

Marcel Castenmiller – Duh! This was so obvious, right. I’ve made quite a number of posts about him already. There’s just something about him that makes him so cool. I also feel like he has a good personality. And I don’t think I could say it enough, but he is just soooo beautiful. Possibly the most beautiful I’ve seen, ever. And I think other people are feeling this too since he’s been booking a lot of shows last fashion week and note 2 major campaigns for FW10: Versace and Fujiwara!

(ph: Jono Namara)
Jaco Van den Hoven – Now this is not surprising either. How could you not love this boy. He’s so charming. And those blue eyes just pierces right through me. I wish he would get more work though. I’ve seen him doing a lot of work in Japan but I think he would fit the Parisian look. I hope the casting directors see that. ‘Til then, I would just be continuously routing for this boy.

(ph: Alfonso Ohnur)
Tomek Szczukiecki – This boy is just captivating. He is so beautiful, I’m out of words. He’s like a gypsy. Always always takes stunning photos and looks marv on the runways too. His beauty is just so in demand this season booking the Paul Smith and Versace FW10 campaigns, kudos Tomek!

(ph: lirfons)
Michael Tintiuc – A recent favorite. After following his lirfons tumblr, he started to grow on me. Not only does he have a stunning face, he also has a great style and he styles and designs clothes too. And oh, did I mention he skateboards? Is that just cool or what?

(Ann Demeulemeester FW08)
Paul Boche – One of my favorite Germans. He’s got very strong features and I think it really looks great, especially on pictures because it gives off a strong character.

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Spin your top

With movies, I normally have very low expectations. It’s so easy for me to like a movie, cos I don’t really set a level, you know. I want the movie experience to be stress-free and light. So most of the time, I enjoy watching movies except if it’s really bad (e.g. local movies. no offense.) But the thing about me is that I only enjoy it one time. The next time I watch it, it would bore me already. I think in economics, it’s called Diminishing Marginal Utility. The happiness and experience you got from the first time you did something, would never equate to when you do it again.

A week ago, because of the rage with this Inception movie, I decided to go see it for myself. Boy, was that awesome. I know I have low standards, but even if I had high, I’d still like that. My heart was beating so fast the entire time. It was so intense. And not to mention, JGL was the best. The most chic ever. With the sleek back comber hair, and the three pieces suits and cashmere, I can almost see an editorial. haha. But going back to the story, that was seriously a mindfuck. After the movie, I felt like I lost track of everything. I kept asking myself, “Where the hell did I lost it?” I thought of reading spoilers and explanations online, but then I realized that it would confuse me more. So I watched the movie again. I guess, the thing about these kind of movies, is that it plays with your head so much, you have to see it again to understand. Unlike the other films I’ve repeated, watching the movie for the second time was quite a good experience for me as it enlightened me. It wasn’t as heart pounding as when I first saw it, but it was nice. I still am not certain about the plot but I understand it more now.

And oh, because of the movie, I think I want to name my future daughter, Ariadne. It’s such a nice name, don’t you think?

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Scottish Skwatings

So, menswear fashion week is done, World cup just ended and NYFW doesnt start til September. I have nothing left to do. So I decided to watch Trainspotting. I heard from a person I follow in twitter that it was good so I decided to give it a try.  And I loved it. I loved every bit of it. 

I’d like to let the movie speak for itself though.

I’d like to come up with more reasons why I loved this movie but, as Mark Renton would put it,

XX

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