Seven Jeans, True Religion’s,
I say no, but they keep givin’
So I keep on takin’
And no I ain’t taken
We can keep on datin’
I keep on demonstrating.
Black Eyed Peas, My Humps
[Gasp] Are they in fashion again? I hope not. I saw a young woman wearing mom jeans [high-waisted, light colored and tapered jeans] last night going up to Piedra. I don’t care if it’s an 18th Amendment mom jeans, it just doesn’t hold right. Awful, awful. I still prefer the slim bootleg jeans. Or maybe the one featured in that popular billboard of Folded & Hung in EDSA with Mexican model Cedric Sandez in scandalously-low waist jeans. Guys just look sexy in those cuts – whether they are Bench or Rag & Bone. Bit of jeans anecdote: I used to date a modish guy who was raving about cheap but finely-crafted Vorve [?] jeans, supposedly a little-known denim store in Market!Market! Sure enough, his pants were the well-constructed ones, with perfect stitching, and I thought this local Vorve jeans must be really something. While he was taking a shower, I checked out his jeans; much to my surprise and awe – it was an Alexander van Slobbe, the one pair I couldn’t afford. We dated for two months.
Organizers of the 2007 Mossimo Bikini Summit [Take it Underground] have finally raised the money for the venue. It will be held on 21 April at the NBC Tent in Bonifacio Global City. So all the fuss and mystery about taking it to an underground venue to accommodate a “reggaethon” was just plain puff to hide the real prob. All’s well for now.
I’m putting here not-in-any-set photos [sent in by a good friend who shall remain anonymous for now but do visit his site at http://malephotography.multiply.com/photos for more] of my favorite at last year’s contest: Hermann Gerhard Weber, who eventually finished first runner-up to Jerome Ortiz. People can’t seem to get enough of him [as I do] but he has lately been holed up in his suburban Laguna house, unless there are good projects in Manila. His latest appearance was a photoshoot with Icon magazine [the Jon Mullally cover] together with fellow hotties Jon, John Lopez and Rei de Castro.
Another Filipino with German ancestry is Hermann Gerhard Weber who was born and raised in the Philippines. He was a Mossimo alum, finishing runner-up to another sculpted god, Jerome Ortiz [from Cologne, Germany]. He studied to be a pilot but ended up in one of the call centers of Makati before joining bikini contests, ramp shows, and fashion commercial assignments.