In this heat (yes, it’s 29 degrees outside –
kill me now!), it’s always good to wear clothes that are light. Mi abuelito and
mi padre would always use the term ‘fresco,’ or ‘fresh’ - meaning
anything that keeps you cool, basically.
Gingham, plaid (in Japanese cotton), sear
suckers, linen, cotton and twill - one reason why my wardrobe’s been the same
the past 15 years.
It’s music festival season again in my neck
of the woods and no matter which festival you choose to attend, the clothes
most people still wear always seem to blend together – awful basketball
jerseys, loose denim shorts, ripped and stained shirts – this isn’t HOBOville!
Last year, amid too many colorful tank tops
and badly ripped denim shorts, I found
myself overly dressed in my Nantucket red cotton shorts, canvas plimsolls and
preppy pique shirt – unbelievable!
Everyone should start dressing correctly
without looking like children. I mean, this isn’t Coachella but one can always
close his or her eyes and dream hahaha!
Here are a few tips on what to wear this
Be practical and pair your Vilebrequinswith a
basic white shirt from Hanes.
Can’t stand the glare? Grab yourself a pair of vintage Persol
sunglasses – it’s perfect for the occasion
Canvas sneaks – think Converse, Keds and yes, your old and handy
Oxford button-down shirts in pale blue, white or pink
Cut off chinos in khaki, navy, Nantucket red or white
Basic flip-flops – just make sure your feet are clean (pedicure? Triple
I haven’t had the time to update my blog as often as I used to due to the fact that I have been extremely busy since the first week of January – blame it on the countless year end reports, client luncheons and weekly alignments.
vibrations - summer is finally in the air and there’s a reason you lose all
those parka’s, grab your trunks, slip on your favorite espadrilles and enjoy
the sunshine with Purificación García’sline of airy cotton suits in navy, twill shorts,
cotton blazers, stripes and everything in cotton candy – I just could not
take my eyes off.
I’m tempted to hop in the outrigger boat and bask in the sun the entire
day but again, there’s no way I’m getting my clothes wet.
I have always loved dogs! Growing up, my
family always had a dog. I spent 15 years of my life with Coco, my English Springer Spaniel and another 15 years with my Black
Lab, Iman, Poodle – Dachshund, Chyna and our
white Spitz, Kato.
10 years out of university
and living by myself, I’ve decided to get myself a new one to keep me company
after a long and stressful day at work. I know there are 170 dog breeds, but
finally zeroed-in on getting a mini schnauzer and named him, Nonno("Non-no" accent on the first syllable. The
"o"s are pronounced like the "o" in home. Nonno is
Grandfather in Italian).
A schnauzer for mimosas and
brunch companion (He had his first afternoon merienda at the Museum Cafe yesterday), a schnauzer for those lazy walks at the weekend market. Schnauzers don’t
shed, so they are perfect for my Persian carpets and oh, they are perfect bates
Though not laid back
as compared to our labs, they are
fun-loving and lively, which means they're just as happy at our home in the
south as in my city pied-à-terre.
What does Nonno want for his first birthday? Definitelythe bridle leather lead and collar from
Filson.Clothes are just too pedestrian.