Silent does not even to begin describe how I have been lately. My head has been down and I’ve been working hard for the money. I guess being a full time adult and the responsibility that comes with it has finally caught up to me. I get up in the morning and go to work. The cycle is repeated – others may call it monotony but I call it bliss. My bank account is happy to see a steady income finally coming through. Being Filipino, I spent a sum of my first paycheck on a token that would help me to remember it. It’s a cultural superstition I am happy to oblige to.
So what did I buy? One only needs to think of the shoe of the zeigeist…the Prada SS11 brogue espadrille “flatforms”. The it shoe. Not because it is the It shoe but because of the Prada design genius behind it. Brogues, platforms, spazzolato leather = amazing! I have worn them once out already. Can’t wait to wear them again.
You will also be hearing from me a little more…soon.
I know I have been quiet for a week now but that’s what happens when you get a full time job. Other things you used to do get put on the backburner. However let me present to you another Xiaohan Shen and Genesis Mansilongan (Dandy Sachs) production. If y’all recall back in April I shot an editorial with Xiaohan for Spit Press Magazine – Sydney’s creative magazine – well it’s been published now online and is to drop into stores tomorrow! Exciting!!!! My first hardcopy published editorial! I apologise for the screen captures but I also have the low-res images for you to see.
Clothes provided by: Ni Alma, Levis’, Orri Henrisson, Saint Augustine Academy, Topman, Neuw, The Cloakroom and Subfusco.
Shoes and accessories provided by: Antoine + Stanley, John Varvatos for Converse, Doc Martens, Katzi, Oliver Peoples, Dita, Adam No Eve, Saint Augustine Academy and LowLuv by Erin Wasson.
Photography by Xiaohan Shen
Photographer’s Assistant: David Morris-Oliveros
Styling by Genesis Mansilongan (Dandy Sachs)
Stylist’s Assistant: Josh Suklan
Hair & Make-Up: Cheryl Tang
Model: Mark Basa @ Platform
More exciting editorials and shoots to be published.
It has begun. A new chapter in my life. A goal that has been attained and sets up future long-term goals. If you’re reading this as it’s hot off the press then I am on my way to my new full-time job. A world of opportunity awaits me. UBETTAWERQ!
Image courtesy of Prada