Crazy, Sexy, Cool CAMPERS

The Spring-Summer 2007 collection of this international shoe brand (born in Mallorca, Spain in 1877. More of camper's history here) is crazy especially the ¨twins¨. The pair looks the same but they are not exactly identical! How fun could that be?
Spot the difference:



What's even crazier about this collection is that the shoes are androgynous . They are supposed to be UNISEX but would you think your grandads, dad, uncles and brothers or any heterosexual men in their sane mind,would, for the love of god wear these???

or these?

I could properly wear these

but definitely not these
I think it is best that they should just stick to those original, bulky, heavy, schoolboy shoes that they are known for, really. It is nice to spread worldwide consciousness to be bold and brazen and try things both enjoyed by men and women (I mean, hey, isn't bisexuality the new butch?) but I think this collection is just too much.
Yes, I am gay but I am not a transvestite. Thank you.

More wacky designs on www.camper.com

B is for Balenciaga.

B is for bags but to be more precise, Balenciaga bags. Need I say More?


Señor Balenciaga sits onthe Kingdom of great Spanish Designers along with Manolo Blahnik. He started out in the 50´s in the quaint province of Gipuzkoa, one of the many ETA terrorists- infected areas in the country.

This year, his motorcycle bag collection were spotted in the arms and hands of high voltage celebrities like Cameron Diaz, Nikki Hilton, Nicole Ritchie, Lindsay Lohan and more.


I think this collection is a rather brave move away from the company´s traditional design and style that is known for---goat skins combined with silver trimmings and what have you.

Now,they've used gold instead of silver which some Balenciaga fanatics thought a little bit tacky and ¨matronic¨.


I am not worried though 'coz the Men´s collection is just orgasmic. Check this:







And this:


Aren't they gorgeous? Androgynous...chameleon..bisexual..unisex.

Perfect for ladies and gentlemen and everything in between.

My Spanish teacher and friend, Antonio, once told me he would never talk to me ever again if I buy any designer bags.

Teacher or Balenciaga? A leathery problem.

The answer is in the bag.


For more info check out www.balenciaga.com

A little bit of history about the Spanish master from fashionfromspain.com
Cristóbal Balenciaga was born on 21 January 1895 in Getaria (Gipuzkoa). This maestro of haute couture had been familiar with textile design since his early childhood, as his mother was a dressmaker. In 1911 he moved to San Sebastián and began to work as the head of the Pegasin du Luvre workshop. In 1915 he opened his first couture house in San Sebastián, under the name of Balenciaga, which was followed by the first Madrid-based subsidiary company in 1921. At his San Sebastián workshop, Balenciaga adapted the designs that arrived from Paris, a normal practice amongst the tailors of the day. The opening of his Madrid store represented the first step on the road to success in Spanish fashion for Balenciaga, success that would soon extend outside Spain. Read full article on Cristobal balenciaga...

Spanish Style 101

After a bottle of Prozac, a gallon of jasmine tea, smoking Chinese incense and yoga sessions, I am finally calm, my dear readers. I decided to abandon the drama and stress of everyday living and be fun again. Yes, believe it or not, I am a fun person.

So here´s my goodie bag of surprises for this week---I decided to introduce you all to the wonderful world of Beauty, Class and Glamour---Spanish Style. Within the next two weeks, you will be seeing loads of expensive, luxurious, pretty fabulous things that people who do not have money call ¨superficial¨, ¨shallow¨, and ¨global consumerism¨. I don´t care. I don´t have money either to buy these marvelous shits,but hey, who knows? I might just bump with an Arab Oil Magnate frolicking in Marbella, lurking in the nearby Chiringuito prying for twinks (well, I don´t really fit in the category of twinks now but I still look like one :) ) so as early as now, I have to get ready for frivolity. So with no further ado, I present to you all...

THE A TO ZED OF MY FAVOURITE SPANISH DESIGNERS



Armand Basi

The Armand Basi company was born in Barcelona in the 1940´s as a workshop for making high quality kintwear that was sold in the most pretigiuos establishments in Spain. From then on, the company grew and became one of the finest signatures in clothing and lifestyle in the country and around the world.

Image from Armand Basi Spring Summer Collection 2007 fashionfromspain.com

So what´s so special with Señor Basi´s design? I just love his clean and simple cuts, casual style but with an elegant effect.


fashionfromspain.com

Chic, urban and stylish but not screaming.

In the meantime, I am salivating for this...




And this...



After wearing my hazel contact lens for 5 days, it wouldn't be able to see the light of day no more since it popped out of my eyes last Saturday in the club. I guess my eyes were just too dry and irritated by smoke and fuglies around me so it decided to fly out without warning. So, I´m back with my faithful specs which gives me headaches since it is just too tight (or is it just my big head?).

The Armand Basi ring is sooo gay, I want to have one for my wedding (in the future, God knows when). But then again, the designer´s name is engraved on it and unfortunately, I don´t think I will ever meet the man of my dreams with the same name.


Oh, well...I think I will settle for a real rock from Tiffany´s.


images from www.armandbasi.com