princess or queen

princess or queen? jealous or crazy? yes obsessed with beyonce’s lemonade, particularly that song. aren’t we all?

every stone has a different energy. every crystal has a different meaning. this one is for sobriety, how appropriate.


i didn’t choose it – it chose me.


this smooth & sexy amethyst from brazil has ventured many miles to find me. if only true love could do such a thing. 

sexy edgy rock n roll pheromones oozes out of this gem, no joke. thanks for helping me out with the game, ’cause i’ve got none. 


look up my rockstar friend @justinbmontoya on ig for more of his custom made jewelry featuring exquisite stones & precious metals from his exciting travels across the world. 

how i wore it:

georgetown waterfront yachting ready:

hamptons chic ready: 

cheers to sobriety! 

eye candy

a sneak peek from my “cleopatra in the city” themed reality show birthday party. enjoy the eye candy. you’re welcome, of course.

carmen marc valvo

love me, shoot me, leave me.

story of the fashionable life.

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camera bombardment outside lincoln center.

they: “what are you wearing?”
me: “oh, last night’s dress.”

super classy jokester. it was fun til a few did some close ups on my toes & shoes. “ok, thank you boys. that’ll be all for now.”

20140908-121907.jpgbackstage pass, viewing the team prep the runway & lights for a smooth show.

20140908-122050.jpgcarmen marc valvo.

20140908-122239.jpgpicture of you taking a picture of me.

20140908-122318.jpgphotographers taking their positions.

20140908-122412.jpgthe mastermind himself, carmen marc valvo & fam!

20140908-122428.jpgmodel boys just hanging.

20140908-122506.jpgthe look book board for the models of the show. hi skye!

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[not my best] selfie with mister carmen himself, we’ll sort of :D i should have said hi!

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show’s about to start!

20140908-160404.jpgsome of my favorite pieces but everything was so beautiful, so glam.

20140908-161018.jpgloved the show. bravo, bravissimo carmen!!!

and thank you to my dear friend who invited me to this glorious show with backstage access & festivities!

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les benjamins

love notes from paris,
drums on my heart…

20140709-104726.jpgparis fashion week is here. an up & coming turkish designer brand is making waves across the borders: les benjamins. the cocktail party in le marais hosted by the lovely paula was filled with special guests & fashionistas as the new collection was unveiled.20140709-195015.jpgwhen paula & i first met @ cannes film festival, all dolled up & glowing #tbt20140710-142315.jpg20140709-195028.jpgmy favorite piece in the collection: albert einstein + miley cyrus. e=m[iley]c[yrus] squared. brilliant. 20140709-195044.jpgsister loved it too.20140710-183340.jpgcute + hyperactive dog spotted. must pick up. he went for a kiss.20140709-195103.jpgmust take photos.20140709-195349.jpgsome help from his owner.
20140710-030655.jpgme: is he neutered? [random question]
he: what? [laughs hysterically]20140710-030802.jpgfinally got the shot [after 20 tries]. meet easy, the dog.20140710-030902.jpgthanks to victor malecot at ten days in paris for our sibling photo.20140710-031017.jpgcoolest kids in town selfie: L-R yours truly, myself [in creepy shadow]; benoit, a talented jazz musician [& natural charmer]; martin the attorney; baby co, the little sister & attorney in the making.20140710-031058.jpgbaby co had harassed chased down stalked pet every single dog in sight during our monthlong eurotrip. what is one more lovable italian greyhound?20140710-031114.jpgles benjamins has an effortless chic & feel to their designs. trendy streetwear full of attitude mixed with symbolic images allow one to ponder about pop culture and its influences. the understated cool factor is here to stay.

a great celebration it was with champagne & beer flowing since it was also a glorious win for france against nigeria that day. allez les bleus!20140710-175934.jpg
for a sexy chill hotspot in paris where the cool kids + hipsters + fashionistas dwell inbetween mtgs, castings, rendezvous, see le progrès.

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in the elevator with nicole miller

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50 shades of purple. iSmiled!

nicole miller x scene magazine showcased nm’s fall collection on the pleasant rooftop of the W downtown. naturally, i gravitated toward the eye candy bar to see what tonight’s selection would be.

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brunette red & white wines & carefully crafted cocktails for the event.

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of course i had to try the nicole miller cocktail

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rainbow glowballs. the night is complete.

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elevator selfie w/creepy handsome greek god – i had to.

as i left the event in a full elevator, i realized [only afterwards] that the woman next to me speaking of her fringe bangs was nicole miller herself. if i had known earlier, i would have been obnoxious told her i love her designs so much that i wore her dress 2x for 2 different events & was photographed in them:

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1st time wearing nicole miller lbd @ my aussie friends’ film premiere in vegas. clutch by liucia & shoes by b by aperire. photo by erik kabik.

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supporting my favorite aussies [natalie walker & ben knight] at their film premiere, holding a summery kimono clutch by liucia.

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and then wearing the same nicole miller again but this time with a blazer @ carbon’s spring charity soiree #oopswhatevs

i missed the hors d’oeuvres so i cannot comment on them, but who needs to eat when i’m already attending a bunch of tastings back to back?! i do, actually.

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trippy clockwork orange-esque lighting + reflections @ the w lounge downstairs to end the night.

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pharrell, we meet again.

if you set your mind on something, you really can achieve it [or a version of it].

i first met pharrell at an mtv vma afterparty in 2007 in vegas, snuck some red carpet photos & thought to myself, wait, i want to be officially invited to the vma’s one day, soon, and not just as someone’s guest. sure enough, come 2008, i was cast in mtv’s bff show with paris hilton, & there i was, blondie, at the vma’s in la and tokyo, side by side the top musical talents in the nation. even famous tokyo talents wanted to take a photo with me [moi?]. more about all the drama my interesting experience on that show and its aftermath in a later post.

mtv vma's in tokyo, circa 2008. ok, that was a bad blonde day for me

mtv vma’s in tokyo, circa 2008. ok, that was a bad blonde day for me

mtv vma's in la, circa 2008

mtv vma’s in la, circa 2008

much better blonde day, paris hilton's hair launch 2008

much better blonde day, paris hilton’s hair launch in malibu 2008

anyhey,  on sept. 19th, the new yPlan app had their launch party in new york at finale, one of the newer clubs in ny that i enjoy revisiting occasionally, with pharrell performing several of everyone’s favorite tunes. he looked quite smooth in his cool hat + ice creams + all that swagger, but his polka dot cardigan was what stole everyone’s heart. this is not the usual party scene, so i was looking forward to who i might [not] meet. notable conversations of the night:

  • “can i make you my client? i can get you out of trouble & i will be better than the attorney[s] currently representing you.” [better than my sister & a greek god??] “no.”
  • “guess what i do for a living.” “i don’t know, from that sweatband you’re wearing on your head, a marathon runner? a sushi chef?”
pharrell & i at vegas vma after afterparty, circa 2007

an exhausted pharrell & a smiley sinsu at vegas vma after afterparty, circa 2007

pharrell & i at wip, with ice creamz

mouths-wide-opened pharrell & i at wip, my fabulous ice cream by onch, circa 2012

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pharrell swaggerin, yplan launch party @ finale 2013

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if you really want it put a yPlan ring/beer opener on it

now, to set my mind on my next goals…in the meantime, i’ll be searching for the perfect cocktail to share with you.

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fashion week foliage

gatsy-esque fringe skirt by liucia

gatsby-esque fringe skirt, jeweled wristlet & clutch by liucia

i’m ready to hang out with nick & jay in my favorite liucia gear. highlights of the night:

  1. giving getting an unmistakable love stare from supermodel coco rocha & taking a selfie with her. from our brief moment [trying to get her to join me @ manon hah!], i was inspired. she wears her short hair with so much sex, i’m tempted to chop off my mane again [finally] so i can donate to locks of love.
  2. running into gerard caruso, artistic director of rusk [one of the sponsors of nolcha fashion week] whom i met when i modeled for rusk hair products while back.
  3. ono e-cigs. something to replace my drinking habits perhaps…
selfie with coco rocha

selfie with coco rocha #toosexyforthecatwalk

during a media event, i found these gems. thank you to homanz for these lovely pieces – can’t wait to sport these!

bags by homanz

bags by homanz – hong kong to new york


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trattoria il mulino grand opening by grubman pr

trattoria il mulino: 36 e. 20th st, ny, ny 10003

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sequined dress by liucia
italian leather clutch by liucia

on sept 3rd, i attended their grand opening event by grubman pr. one of the highlights was meeting the infamous lizzie grubman herself – from just a quick encounter, i was in awe. [girl power!] i had initially mistakened her story for that of heidi fleiss [how did that mix-up happen?] the other was the live jazz entertainment from the talented underground horns. the food & ambience was a more casual but trendy version of the west village’s dimly lit & serious il mulino. never-ending hors d’oeuvres and cocktails circulated, which all looked delicious, from octopus skewers to crab cakes to filet mignon on toasties. i was on a raw fish + vegetable diet, so i couldn’t try much but everyone seemed satisfied. passion fruit cocktail was amazing. overall, a great addition to gramercy.

had to take a selfie to showcase the gorgeous wall of smooth white stones.

had to take a selfie to showcase the gorgeous white marble-stoned wall

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being a diva on the drums

buzzkill of the night: old man in a 12-piece suit in the unisex restroom did not lock his door. he had just finished zipping, whew. iShut door quickly. iHide. iAvoid. he found me & struck up conversation:

“you almost caught me there! hahhahahah”

my reply w/a grumpy cat face: “good thing i missed it. you should lock your door.”

i learn later that he was actively asking around what celebrities were in attendance, clearly to leave traps doors unlocked. photographer sean smith caught the moment when i transformed into sailormoon. for more photos of the food + night, click here.

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