Shemagh or Keffiyeh?

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Arab scarf, Arafat scarf, Desert Scarf. What ever you call it. It's chic and practical.

It's called Keffiyeh or Shemagh, This is my newest accessory and a must-have whenever I travel. Very useful and practical. I bought a Keffiyeh/Shemagh because I need something to cover my neck and nape when I am shooting outdoors and taking photos under the sun. I can also use this during long travels - e.g. going home to the province, camping, and simply for "extravagance and fashion" purposes. Hehe.

The keffiyeh (Arabic: كوفية, kūfīyä; plural: كوفيات, kūfīyāt) is also known as a shmagh, shemagh or yashmag ( شماغ, šmāġ), a ghutra ( غترة, ġuträ) or a hatta ( حطّة, ḥaṭṭä), and is a traditional headdress of Arab men, made of a square of cloth ("scarf"), usually cotton, folded and wrapped in various styles around the head. It is commonly found in arid climate areas to provide protection from direct sun exposure, as well as for occasional use in protecting the mouth and eyes from blown dust and sand. -(

It comes in different colors and patterns. I'm planning to buy a couple more. Wear it just like a giant bandana. ---No, I'm not going to wear it like this.

Researching for my Keffiyeh over the Internet, I came across this interesting:

"Sharia Chic"

Related Post: Men in Shemagh / Keffiyeh

No Anorexia - Nolita by Oliviero Toscani

Photographer Oliviero Toscani's photograph on a billboard.
NOTE: Photograph edited for content.

With a shocking photograph of a naked anorexic woman, shot by Oliviero Toscani, the eternal enfant terrible of fashion photography, Nolita's is the latest attempt to employ a formula that Toscani helped invent with Benetton in the 1980s: the use of provocative, socially conscious images to help hawk products. (And, in theory, the images attempt to accomplish the inverse as well: using consumerism to try to raise public awareness.) In the past, Toscani has used photographs of AIDS victims and death-row inmates in Benetton ads. But this time, the message is also targeted at the very industry that is selling the goods. The problem of eating disorders has long plagued the fashion world, with the proliferation of super-thin models whom critics say not only harm themselves, but establish unhealthy role models for young female consumers. Criticism peaked last year when a 21-year-old Brazilian model died from the effects of anorexia. - [TIME]

Oliviero Toscani
Photo by LorZ

Other Toscani's work:

Global Pinoy Bazaar

Let's create a community of entrepreneurs, designers and product developers uniquely showcasing PINOY INGENUITY and taking PRIDE in being a FILIPINO.

Support and Buy PINOY Products on October 21, 2007 !

Global Pinoy Bazaar is a project of the "Yabang Pinoy" Filipino Pride Campaign whose primary beneficiaries for this project are the following:

Yamang Isip library for Barangay Bagumbayan, Daraga - Albay

Ecological Livelihood for Barangay Balanti, Tarlac

Barangay Aplaya, Muntinlupa

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KC Concepcion for BAYO

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KC Concepcion is now the latest endorser of BAYO. KC joins Lea Salonga, Danielle Cojuangco, Barbie Almalbis and Kitchie Nadal. Talented women and epitome modern Pinays. A lot of other big local brands were clamoring for KC's endorsement. Billboards and ads will be coming out this October or maybe earlier.

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The pictorial for the Ad Campaign happened the same day, just right after the contract signing. Jenni Epperson did the styling with more twists and ideas. Juan Sarte did the make-up, just to enhance the already ever beautiful KC Concepcion.

KC is perfect for BAYO, a very good example and image for a true, modern and proud Filipina. Born to a celebrity parents, KC tried to stay away from the lime light as much as possible and lived the life of a regular girl growing up in a "normal" or non showbiz family.

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KC's image is also versatile. A plus factor for BAYO, to cater to a much wider market. KC can be a fashionista, preppy, a classic and/or a rugged dresser. This October, BAYO is coming out with three different lines: the Young, Trendy and Classic, encompassing all segments of the modern Filipina.

By the way, I have a crush on her. I'm planning to study Français soon. KC je t'aime.

We Will Doodle Exhibit - Doodled Journals

Fully Booked bossktore the fort bonifacio high street taguigLast September 21st, I rushed my self to FULLY BOOKED at Bonifacio High Street for the Doodled Journals - We Will Doodle Exhibit. The exhibit was put together by Fully Booked, PinoyCentric,unltd by Marc Ecko and Project Manila. An exhibit of their drawings on accordion type Moleskines.

I traveled with high hopes that'll be having my shirt Doodled ("doodleyershirt") and pimped by the WWD gang! But, unfortunately I'm late for the on-line sign up (first 20) and late for the event, due to--- what else?! Heavy Traffic on-line and on the road.

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By the time I arrived the whole event's in its climax, The We Will Doodle Artists are doodling the shirts. In no time, I smelled Bloggers' blood in the venue. Aha! Juned, AJ Matela, JMTuazon and Poytee were present to witness the one of a kind artistic fete. The event continued with the live "doodling" of the tarpaulin aka freedom wall. JM and P0ytee aka Tanggera participated in the doodling of the tarp and shamelessly plugged their respective blogs! haha. What a night!

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Bloggers: Dhon Jason, Juned and AJ

Shameless Plugs by JM and Poytee

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Rick Manzano of ProjectManila

photo courtesy of ProjectManila

I finally met Rick of, the man behind the blog and one of the organizers of the WeWillDoodle event. Sporting his new DSLR, and uber busy taking photos, Rick encouraged me to doodle on the tarp, But I was too lazy at that time and I have this fear that I might empty the markers provided and dominating the spaces left with my unusual doodle style. I decided not to express myself that night, worried I might carried away that may turn to something artistically emotional, hehe. I Anticipated heavy traffic, I left the venue after a few chit chat and photo-ops.

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The 50 Most Stylish Men of the past 50 years by GQ

3 Photographers and 3 Designers made it to the GQ's 50 most stylish men of the past 50 years.

David Bailey
Photo: Terry O’Neill/Hulton Archive/Getty Images

In 1962, David Bailey was a 24-year-old British photographer embarking on his first foreign assignment, a New York shoot with his then girlfriend, model Jean Shrimpton. He received some instructions: “Remember, you will be representing Vogue, so do not wear your black leather jacket in the St. Regis Hotel.” Nice try. Shrimpton remembers that “when we arrived at the airport, we were both dressed completely in leather.” Hardly surprising, considering they were the tremors causing Swinging London’s fashion and music youthquake. In fact, Antonioni used Bailey as his inspiration for the lead fashion-photographer character in his legendary document of the period, Blowup. Bailey penetrated the world of high fashion with a combination of balls and fearless style: fur-lined coats, tight trousers, and perfectly tailored suits. Iconic as Bailey’s photos became, it was usually the man behind the camera who was the most striking subject in the room.

• The white tank-top T-shirt will never lose its cool. Every man goes through his phase of wearing one.

Richard Avedon
Photo: Laura Wilson

When he died at 81, while on assignment in 2004, Richard Avedon was as famous and beautiful as any of his photographs. “You’ve got to ask yourself, How could one man be the author of so many of the iconic images of the twentieth century?” says David Remnick, editor of The New Yorker, where the photographer worked for nearly sixty years. “We remember his Marilyn, his Ezra Pound, his Bert Lahr, his practically everyone.… Avedon’s enthusiasm was so winning and so seductive that he got people to do everything.” Avedon was a nearsighted high school dropout from the Bronx whose crew cut soon grew into a smooth, silvery mane and whose black frames became a trademark, protecting the ever peering eyes that never lost contact with their subject—he stood left of his camera, never behind it. “And if he ever blinked,” adds Remnick, “I missed it.”

• A safari shirt works as well in the city as it does in the field. It’s rugged but elegant.

Yves Saint-Laurent
Photo: Topham/The Image Works

In 1954, a wool-trade group held its design contest in Paris—a sort of Project Runway for the ’50s—and the winner of the dress category was a shy, gangly 18-year-old from Algeria. He was tall and slim, almost hiding behind his creation in a skinny suit and wire-framed glasses. But the competition’s prestige helped get him a job at Christian Dior, and that was all Yves Mathieu-Saint-Laurent needed. In three years, Monsieur Dior, France’s most cherished designer, was dead at the age of 52, and Saint-Laurent, at just 21 years old, took the reins. He found some aggressive horn-rimmed glasses and, after his first collection, was hailed by the French press as the savior of haute couture. Saint-Laurent ultimately asserted himself as his own brand. He loosened his collar, relaxing into hashish and caftans in Marrakech, and by 1971, in ads for his men’s cologne, he even posed nude. His hair had grown out, but he looked right into the camera, wearing nothing but those signature glasses.

• Find a signature item and stick with it. Saint-Laurent wore a version of these bold glasses throughout his career.

David Hockney
Photo: King Collection/Retna LTD

The British artist David Hockney—master of one-point perspective and portraiture, the Polaroid collage and the California swimming pool—has spent a lifetime dressing more for comfort than for effect, with a mind more for color than for trend. “His fashion sense is gemütlich,” says the writer Lawrence Weschler. On occasion, Hockney, now 70, has appeared in a gray flannel Savile Row suit. But more frequently, he’s made the rounds in workman’s pants that reflect his painterly ethics (“He’s one of the hardest-working artists I know,” says Weschler). He has also favored brashly striped rugby jerseys and ties, aviator or Coke-bottle specs, and suspenders as thick as a firefighter’s. What the curator Henry Geldzahler called the artist’s “primitive craving for brightness” manifests itself right down to Hockney’s toes. “He wears different-color socks,” says Weschler. “It’s such a fantastic innovation. Why on earth do we wear same-color socks? The amount of time we spend matching them, it’s absurd!”

• A rugby shirt is forever. Literally—just try wearing one out.

Hubert de Givenchy
Photo: Sygma/Corbis

Fashion designer Hubert de Givenchy first made his name turning out brisk, modern collections. But he did it, as he once said, with the soul of a classicist. At six feet six, impeccably mannered and militantly self-disciplined, Givenchy christened the notion of the fashion uniform: He would wear his signature white linen work smock over his dark suits with an ever present gold pinkie ring. According to his muse Bettina Graziani, he was “very chic but didn’t like to show off.” Longtime confidante Audrey Hepburn, who faithfully wore Givenchy’s clothes in films like Breakfast at Tiffany’s, used to phone the designer just to tell him she loved him. Now 80 years old, Givenchy has softened his outlook a bit. “As you get older, clothes don’t have the same importance. You see things differently,” he admits, before adding that “the most comfortable thing is a pair of jeans and a T-shirt.” Doesn’t get any more classic than that.

• Underdressing is the only sin. You should never be afraid to be the best-dressed man in the room.

Hedi Slimane
Photo: Art Department

When you see Hedi Slimane in person, he reminds you of a Japanimation character: two-dimensionally skinny, big round Speed Racer eyes, and a stop-and-stare hairdo that has ranged from a faux hawk (which he is credited with creating, back around 1998) to, more recently, a helmetlike cut that feels vaguely East Berlin. Except that you don’t even need to see Slimane to appreciate the former Dior Homme designer’s style. Just look at Justin Timberlake or Green Day’s Billie Joe Armstrong or any number of young, cool-cat actors. Basically, any of us slinking around in an anorexically thin black tie; or a superslim, short-cut suit; or white sneakers with slouchy jeans and a suit jacket; or a back-from-the-dead fedora owes a debt to Slimane. Some designers make beautiful clothes; some change the way we dress. Slimane has done both.

• It’s all about fit. No matter your body type, your clothes—especially your suit jackets—should deftly shadow its lines, favoring precision over indecision.

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Forty, Filipino, and Fabulous - PSID 2007

Our home and its architecture, fixtures, furnishing and its interior design is an epitome of us. These elements represents our personalities, characters and ambitions. Designing our own home requires time, effort and careful planning. Just like choosing our clothes, wardrobe and what to wear for an occasion. There's a lot of things that we to consider. Choosing what's right, what's hot, what's not sometimes requires professional help. Couturiers or Designers is to clothes; and Architects and/or Interior Designers is to our living or working spaces.

Interior Design has equal importance and significance in the fashion industry and design empire. As it is obvious that well renowned designers and fashion houses are venturing not only into cosmetics and fragrances but now investing to Furnitures and home interiors. Tickling not only our senses but our pockets or bank accounts as well. Giorgio Armani came out with Casa Armani, Donna Karan - Home, Ralph Lauren with Home/Paint to name a few.

But what if we don't have the resources and time to plan all of these? That's the time we need professional help (not a shrink), Help from Interior Designers and Decorators. Interior Designers are always in touch with the hottest trends and ins and outs of the business. They are the people who are always in contact with the country's Furniture designers and manufacturers. They know where to get everything that you need and fancy. To get inspired designing your home and if your planning building your own home or remodeling you existing crib. Drop by Paseo Center. To check out the latest exhibit of the students of Philippine School of Interior Design.

The Philippine School of Interior Design (PSID) Advanced Class of 2007 will mount its graduation exhibit dubbed as “Forty, Filipino, and Fabulous” (“F3”) on Sept. 29-Oct. 31, at the Paseo Center, Paseo de Roxas cor. Sedeno st., Salcedo Village, Makati City.
Mounted in cooperation with the Chamber of Furniture Industries of the Philippines (CFIP), ‘’F3’’ will celebrate PSID’s 40th anniversary with an exhibit showcasing Philippine furniture integrated into masterfully-designed and executed interior spaces.

“We welcome this opportunity for cooperation between CFIP and PSID. We’ve worked with a lot of PSID’s faculty and alumni, and we’ve always been impressed with their talent and professionalism,” says Joy Cancio, CFIP vice president for Chamber Development. “With this exhibit, we look forward to the students’ designs as they promote Filipino furniture. We hope this will inspire students to explore furniture design as well.”

‘’We are celebrating the union of CFIP and PSID with a breakthrough interior design exhibit. All 19 booths are carefully planned, researched and executed to promote the ingenuity and creativity of Filipino-designed furniture pieces in fabulous interior settings, and to emphasize the importance of furniture as an indispensable element in creating interiors that work,’’ explains PSID professor Jie Pambid.
PSID is the country’s premiere institution in interior design education, established in 1967 by Engr. Augustine Cancio and Herminia Cancio-Layug, with the curriculum conceptualized by interior designer Edith Oliveros, Arch. Lor Calma and National Artist Napoleon Abueva. Since then, PSID has produced a number of successful practitioners and has been consistent in topping the local board examinations for interior design.

PSID offers Basic and Advanced Interior design courses to around 350-420 students, with a pool of 25-32 professors. The Advanced Course is marked by a major exhibit that serves as the thesis of the graduating batch.

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