Saturday, December 29, 2012


Lola A wanted to wear something festive yesterday for our post-Christmas dinner date with Alfie, one of our favorite people in the face of the earth, at the Marriott Cafe. She picked this fiery red Donna Karan drapey cardigan which she turned into an asymmetrical dress by cinching it with a belt. 
Top - Donna Karan New York cardigan / Bottom - Giordano Ladies culottes
Footwear - Prada wedges / Accessories - Floral felt brooch from Paris + Uniqlo braided leather belt

Thank you Alfie for the lovely dinner! 

Sunday, December 23, 2012


Who doesn't love Margiela right? Well, Lola A without a doubt worships Margiela! And here she unquestionably proves her undying love to one of the most important maisons in fashion history! 
I'm super glad I got my Mom these oversized denims because it fits her like a glove. And the copper Margiela heels look amazing as well. Although the shoes according to my Mom are pain-in-the-ass to walk in but in the name of fashion she'll endure it. Well, heck they look absolutely fine. That's enough reason to endure pain, isn't it? Tiis ganda as most beckys would say!
Both are presents from moi! Yes, I'm a good son and she's a lucky Mom! Hahaha!!! But would you blame me for not spoiling her!!!
Top - Maison Martin Margiela Mainline / Bottom - Maison Martin Margiela x H&M oversized denim trousers
Footwear - Maison Martin Margiela Line 22

Saturday, December 22, 2012


Lola A is not the biggest fan of lace or anything girly girl but this regal Comme des Garcons sheer lace blouse in noir somehow grew on her.
Top - Comme des Garçons lace top + agnès b. maxi skirt / Footwear - Vanilla Suite wedges

Monday, December 17, 2012


Just a basic LBD - long black dress from the Queen of Minimalism...Jil Sander! Yes, it's by German designer Jil Sander not Belgian designer Raf Simons for Jil Sander.
Top - Jil Sander / Bottom - Random leggings / Footwear - Rad Hourani
Accessories - Borba Margo x Weekday

Photo by Anton Aguila

Saturday, December 15, 2012


Issey Miyake is absolutely one of the many Japanese designers my Mom and I worship. His iconic origami-like creations are classic pieces that defy all trends. His garment pleating has been continually been replicated but never matched. According to the brilliant designer, it takes two or three people to create garment pleating. Then, they have to twist, twist, twist the pleats together and put it all in the machine to cook it. No wonder these things cost an arm and a leg. But that's a little price you pay to walk around wearing a piece of art. 
Top - Issey Miyake blouse / Bottom - Hong Kong find skirt with fringes + leggings
Footwear - Prada wedges

Tuesday, December 11, 2012


Mom borrowed my vintage navy blue Yves Saint Laurent double-breasted blazer last week. She wanted to replicate the oversized jacket look she saw on German Vogue I got her two years ago. We both adore German Vogue for its fierce editorials compared to the more commercial and mainstream editorials on American Vogue. Coincidentally, I got this vintage YSL jacket this summer when I was in Berlin. When I tried it on it fit me like a glove. And the gold YSL buttons make me look like a total baller and a bad-ass playa. So I had no choice but to swipe my plastic.
Doesn't Lola A look sharp in a men's jacket? 
Top - Yves Saint Laurent vintage double-breasted blazer + Veronique Branquinho button down shirt
Bottom - Zara trousers / Footwear - Giordano Ladies brogues


Both my Mom and I worship Maison Martin Margiela. The Belgian fashion house's influence in fashion cannot be ignored. Its revolutionary designs and conceptual shows have served as references for the next crop of fashion designers. Aside from this, Margiela is known for actively supporting the fight against AIDS. The Margiela AIDS Charity Tee is undoubtedly one of Margiela's most iconic pieces. It was first produced in Fall/Winter 2003. Since then, it has been seasonally reproduced in different colorways. Part of the proceeds go to Aides, a French organization that aides people afflicted with HIV.

The classic AIDS Charity Tee reads "There is more action to be done to fight AIDS than to wear this T-shirt but it's a good start." Who doesn't love the idea of fashion with a cause, right? Certainly not Lola A who fully supports the fight agains AIDS!
Top - Maison Martin Margiela AIDS Charity tee / Bottom - Hong Kong maxi skirt
Footwear - Converse hi-tops

Monday, December 10, 2012


Lola A injects some humor to her typical black and white ensemble. Fashion is supposed to be fun after all, right?
Top - Jil Sander cardigan + Comme des Garcons button down with excess fabric / Bottom - Comme des Garcons dropcrotch trousers
Footwear - Rad Hourani signature boots

Photos by Onin Lorente

Thursday, December 6, 2012


Mom and I are both obsessed with neoprene fabrics right now. There's something interesting and cool about its rubbery texture. And yes after washing it there's no iron-pressing necessary. It's ready-to-wear just the way I like it. It's perfect for traveling and people on-the-go. 
Top - Hong Kong find asymmetrical jacket + H&M neoprene blouse / Bottom - Giordano Ladies skirt
Footwear - Catalan traditional sandals from Barcelona

Photo by Anton Aguila