Lovers & Rags

Donny Nguyen Sketches

Posted in Art, People by Michelle on September 6, 2010

I came across this amazing Albatross sketch the other day by Donny Nguyen when I was researching The Rime of the Ancient Mariner. Visit his blog at [ donny draws ]. This is exactly the reason why I started this blog – so that whatever I find interesting, I don’t have to forget.

Here’s another sketch he made of one of the most awesome bands everrrr…. Crystal Castles!

His drawings are evidently oozing of talent. As in the words of Rachel Zoe, “I love.”


Harry Clarke

Posted in Art, People by Michelle on September 3, 2010

Pen and ink are amazing mediums and two of my favorites to experience. And Harry Clarke shows off their assets to the fullest. His illustrations have a consistent gothic quality which makes them so facinating. I really want a tattoo by him, just don’t know what it will be. They’re all beautiful.


Christopher Miles on the Apple Website

Posted in Around the Net / Videos, People, Video by Michelle on November 30, 2009

My brother is featured on the Apple website for creating an HP-esque commercial for the Obama Time Capsule. Check it here or on the Apple website.

Here is the finished video:

And here is the original on my brother’s Vimeo: The Obama Time Capsule from Christopher Miles on Vimeo.

That’s my brother in the blue shirt doing all the arm movements! And his narration on the original video.

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Below are screenshots of the Obama Time Capsule Feature on the Apple website. The second image highlights the feature on my brother, Christopher Miles, and Dillon McCarthy.

Manny Pacquiao Sings on Jimmy Kimmel

Posted in Amusing, People, Sports, Video by Michelle on November 15, 2009

Making every filipino proud…..

Our Labor of Love

Posted in Art, People, Wedding by Michelle on November 13, 2009

Wedding photography by Heidi. Check out her blog here: Our Labor of Love. Really beautiful photos. It’s very kitschy… Brooklyn would love her.


Next thing I want to see… FELA!

Posted in Art, Events, People by Michelle on November 12, 2009

FELA! is now on Broadway and in previews till Nov. 20. You can score tickets for $50.00 a pop or  $27.00 rush tickets 2 hrs before curtain time. The actual opening is November 23.

This new musical is based on the life of Fela Kuti. From Wikipedia:

Fela Anikulapo Kuti (15 October 1938 – 2 August 1997), or simply Fela, was a Nigerian multi-instrumentalist musician and composer, pioneer of afrobeat music, human rights activist, and political maverick.[1] James Brown cited him as one of the originators of funk.

The show covers Fela’s life in music, politics, and death.

Video Footage of Fela Kuti in the 70’s

Striped One-Piece

Posted in Fashion, People by Michelle on November 11, 2009

I don’t know this band, Bat for Lashes, or really care. Or even know how I got on the website. All I wanna know is….. where did she get that outfit??? It’s kind of awesome. Where? Where! Where!?

(Via Brooklyn Vegan)

Barbie x Christian Louboutin ’09

Posted in Art, People, Shoes by Michelle on October 31, 2009

Christian Louboutin is styling Barbie for the Designer Series. I don’t know about you, but I used to collect the collectible Barbies with my mother, spending $250+, without a thought. I think it’s time to delve into our bad habits once again. And what could be better than spending money on a pair of plastic Louboutins? The Louboutin Barbie is very very limited. Only 7,700 being sold of the Jewelry Thief Barbie. All Barbies should be around $150.00.

To Buy and for Pre-order Events: Net-a-Porter and Barbie Collector.

Christian Louboutin gives ‘fat legged’ Barbie a ‘slimmer’ makover! (okay, this is ridiculous!)
Barbie Loves Christian Louboutin (lot’s of pics of Louboutin’s Barbie!)
Barbie Really Does Have it All (via: Pumpsicle) – Read it! Lot’s of info!


December ’09 – Jewel Thief Barbie
December ’09 – Barbie’s Diary, “My Year in Paris with Christian Louboutin” $40 (sold separately)
February ’10 – Safari Barbie
May ’10 – Festival de Cannes Barbie


Boyfriend in Art of Clean Mag

Posted in Art, Events, People by Michelle on October 27, 2009

Check out his blog: A Man Named Sun

Check out the magazine: Art of Clean

Photos by: Veanne Cao


Boyfriend in ThinkCONTRA Mag

Posted in Art, Events, People by Michelle on October 26, 2009

Check out his blog: A Man Named Sun

Check out the 1st Anniversary Issue: Think Contra