{Shopping} Gucci 2011 Spring Summer Sale

Yes, it’s that time of the year… When designer brands and upscale department stores go on sale just like Gucci! Gucci is having its 2011 Spring Summer sale in stores and online. So if you’re wanting to get a new bag, shoes or other pieces from Gucci, now is the time because they are on sale! Click on the image below to get directed to the US sale page. And remember, the stores have different stocks on sale too so you might want to head to you nearest Gucci boutique as well! ๐Ÿ™‚

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Chanel Spring-Summer 2011 Haute Couture

Chanel Spring-Summer 2011 Haute Couture was held last January 25th at the Pavillon Cambon-Capucines in Paris. I know I’m a tad bit late posting this, but better late than never, right? Chanel is like the most-coveted Haute Couture for me and it’s only right to post about this.

One notable thing about the Chanel SS11 show is that the models were all wearing FLATS! They must be too darn happy for this – no slipping, sliding or falling on the runway! Guess I’ll be seeing a ton of black pointed flats in stores soon! Expect other brands to follow. We know how Papa Karl is a big influence in the fashion scene. Remember the clogs from last time? Who would have known clogs would be brought back to life?

Now on to other things. We’re seeing a lot of sleek /skinny /straight-cut trousers even under dresses and skirts. And notice the use of sash (flowy fabric belts) in a lot of outfits? At the same time, we continue to embrace the modest cut skirts – knee high, mid calf and maxi ones. I’m actually loving the shiny shimmering flowy fabrics towards the end of the show. How about you? Click on the images to enlarge. If you’d like to watch the Chanel Spring-Summer 2011 Haute Couture Fashion Show, there’s a video at the end of this post. ๐Ÿ™‚

Watch the Chanel Spring-Summer 2011 Haute Couture

If you’d like to see larger photos of the collection, visit Chanel’s website.

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MFJ at Yigal Azrouel Spring/Summer 2011

Sorry readers for not being able to post as promised. I am determined to finish posting today the last two fashion shows I attended during the Mercedes-Benz New York Fashion Week. As I type, I am uploading three new videos of the Yigal Azrouel Spring/Summer 2011 show on my Youtube account which I will share towards the end of this post.

On my last day in New York, I had two fashion shows to attend… alone… and in different venues. The first being the Yigal Azrouel at the Exit Art building on 10th Avenue while the other at the Lincoln Center. I was so glad that there was a bus stop nearby. I arrived safe and sound at the venue. Right after the show, I was able to take the bus (alone, first time) going to Lincoln Center without any problems and without traffic too! Whew!

It was a small studio but good thing I was seated on the third and last row. Problem is, all three rows were on the same level so it was hard to avoid the heads of the people infront of me. Oh well.. here are the photos from the Yigal Azrouel Spring/Summer 2011 Collection.

If you’d like to read more, check out my post at Chictopia about the show.ย For now, here are three videos I took. Pardon the first one as you can hardly hear my voice with all the noise going on. I’m just showing you the venue of Yigal Azrouel’s show, Exit Art, and the people who attended.

 

 

Photos and Videos were taken by Cris Zaragoza, care of Chictopia.

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Betsey Johnson Spring Summer 2011 Show

So if you thought my New York Fashion Week posts are over, think again. I know. I’ve been procrastinating but it’s only because I have been… taking time… to myself. The story below. For now, let me share with you the most fun and entertaining fashion show I’ve attended this New York Fashion Week – the Betsey Johnson Spring/Summer 2011 show!

The invitation – which comes with a biking map of NYC and an uber cute Betsey Johnson baller ID! I now use it to add color to my gold bangles and other bracelets I wear. ๐Ÿ™‚ Thanks to Betsey Johnson! It gets even better later on with the swag bag! It’s the best so far! ๐Ÿ™‚

Upon entering the theater, I immediately took photos prior to the show! ๐Ÿ™‚ Check out those pink Betsey Johnson paper bags! They are filled with goodies I will share later on!

Kelly Osbourne was there and showed off her physique after losing 42 pounds! Can you believe that? Wish I could shed off a few pounds too!

Miss USA 2010 Rima Fakih being interview by NBC

The cutie Melanie Zilo who was sitting in the same row as MFJ! ๐Ÿ™‚ Check out my friend, Kat’s encounter with Melanie here.

Denise Richards…

MTV’s The Hills’ Kristin Cavallari (also from Laguna Beach TV series)

Now I couldn’t make who this guy is as he was incognito with his cap… but by the looks of it, looks like it’s the Belgian-American Designer Diane Von Furstenberg’s Husband, TV Mogul and Billionaire Barry Diller. You think? I’m not so sure, but it looks like him.

Then Ciara walked in from Backstage! ๐Ÿ™‚

Up next was this lady in liquid leggings and a blazer with an awkwardly positioned bow and fringes… guess who?

It’s Carmen Electra (Playboy, Baywatch, Singled Out, and becoming more and more the face of parody films like Meet the Spartans, Scary Movie, etc.)! Sorry but these photos of her were taken with an iPhone. I was just walking on the runway towards the exit when I suddenly saw her next to me, being interview by NBC.

Now, let’s get to the show! The Betsey Johnson Spring Summer 2011 Collection! Below is a video of the start of the show, followed by photos of Betsey Johnson’s designs! I also managed to capture the finale on video – which was so awesome by the way! Betsey Johnson is truly one of a kind. I may find her sense of style too bold for me but you just gotta love her! She’s way too lovable not to watch! I have to apologize for the shots though, because it was so hard to be seated right next to the backstage entrance! ARGH! It was so hard to take photos. I appreciate that I’m in the third row but I was actually supposed to have been seated in the same row but in the middle section of the runway and not right next to the backstage entrance. What happened?

When I was trying to get in, the barcode scanner always failed on me. To get inside, you’ll be given a ticket with a barcode and they will scan it near the entrance to the theater. It failed on me twice until they just gave me a paper with my seat number on it. When I got inside the theater, someone was already sitting on my seat! So that’s the reason why the scanner kept on failing – because someone already checked in and got that seat. Thankfully, they were able to get me a new seat in the same row but near the backstage! Not that I’m complaining but I could hardly get good photos and couldn’t see what’s happening at the end of the runway! In fact, Hubby saw more of the action while he was at the lobby area inside Lincoln Center – where all the big screens are showing the fashion shows and where all the goodies are – free Starbucks, bottled water, sodas, liquor, cocktails, chips, and goodies – all while he was sitting in a very comfy lounge chair! Sounds like he had a blast, eh? Well yeah… but to be inside the theater and see the collection up close, feel the bass of the loud music being played, not to mention the swag bag – ooh the adrenalin! I was like on fashion crack! LOL!

 

Now, watch this video that I took – the Betsey Johnson Spring/Summer 2011 Fashion Show Finale!

 

And here are the goodies that I got from Betsey Johnson. Thank you!

Photos and Videos taken by Cris Zaragoza, courtesy of Chictopia.

So let’s get back to my story. I feel like I’m always busy. But you know what? I actually realized that FACEBOOK is the culprit! Haha! It has been taking up most of my time and of course other things too. It’s like, I’m only spending 20% of my supposedly “work time” for work, about 40% on my blog and Chictopia, then the remaining 40% are divided to FB, chat, games, surf, etc. So when I find myself not being able to finish, I end up continuing work at night until early morning! I’m becoming irresponsible right? Well, guess what… that supposedly “work time” will now be 90% blog and other blog-related activities and the remaining 10% will be for social activities like FB, leisure, and break time! Oh yeah, I am now a full-time blogger! I officially quit my freelance jobs as of today since I’m earning the same or actually even more from this blog. I just decided to go full time with my passion for fashion! ๐Ÿ™‚ YAY YAY YAY! ย ๐Ÿ™‚ I am free!!! ๐Ÿ™‚

xoxo,
Cris

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MFJ Goes to Monique Lhuillier SS11 Part 2

Monique Lhuillier Spring Summer 2011 Collection was simply beautiful. I love Monique Lhuillier. Being a Filipino like her makes me proud to be one. ๐Ÿ™‚ She always comes up with gorgeous and feminine dresses that are loved by many, including Hollywood celebrities. Well, I am lost for words so do check out the many photos I took and there’s also a finale video at the bottom! Enjoy!

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