I'm Aimee Astillero. I like food, fashion, hip-hop, film, vampires and other bizarre things. Thanks for finding me! :P
Monday, August 31, 2009
(pic taken via iPhone at the store)
Then here comes Comme Des Garçons with these nifty Gold Toes lace-up shoes for F/W '10. Fancy! Flesh tone with red polished toes drawn on them.
Love the two interpretations from two different designers. I don't think everyone can pull this off, but to each its own right? Definately not your average pair of everyday shoes. They're abstract works of art and are for the creative. Would you rock it?
Sunday, August 30, 2009
September is a creepin', and then BAM! it's finally Halloween! I'm going to get my vampire costume on and get me some cherry flavored wax fangs to complete my look! Buy a box of 24 for $18.95 and roll with your coven or just buy one for yourself for $0.99! When the night is done, chew it like gum!
LINK: Groovy Candies
Want to take a break from reading the Twilight Saga and Southern Vampire Mystery: Sookie Stackhouse Series books? Need a new vampire book that's different? Are you looking for a good vampy laugh?! I got the right book just for you. ;) Read these two funny ass books from Christopher Moore titled Bloodsucking Fiends and the follow-up book You Suck: A Love Story. Basically the first book is about an aspiring writer, Thomas C. Flood who moves to San Francisco to pursue his dreams and to find the perfect girl. Instead he ends up working the grave yard shift at a local supermarket and meets a thirsty redhead baby vamp (No, not Jessica Hamby from TrueBlood.. hehe) named Jody. Jody uses Tommy as her 'minion' while adjusting to her new vampire lifestyle. They go through crazy adventures trying to dodge Jody's maker, Elijah. Then for the continuing book, Flood wakes up and discovers that he was turned by Jody and it wasn't by choice! He calls her a "bitch" and then their new adventures start all over again. It's pretty hilarzz but I don't want to spoil it and all I have to say is I laughed alot. If you do end up reading it, my favorite character is Abby Normal (from the 2nd book) a 16 year old goth. Read and you'll find out why! Two thumbs up to Christopher Moore for writing these hilarious books! :)
Buy Bloodsucking Fiends and You Suck: A Love Story from amazon.com!
Happy Belated Birthday to Michael Jackson the King of Pop who's birthday was yesterday. Even though he's gone- he's definitely not forgotten. After his passing, I've bought a bunch of memorabilia especially the tribute magazine from Time Magazine and People Magazine. I was surfing the net and saw this cool 12" Michael Jackson Billie Jean collectible figure from Hong Kong based toy company, Hot Toys. Now awhile back, Hypebeast posted the Thriller version, but they didn't mention the Billie Jean figure! I dig the Billie Jean version because it was the first time he introduced the Moon Walk and I LOVE the video. So my brother was telling me how to do the moon walk. He said it's all about sliding your heel starting with your left then the right heel follows. I kept trying to do it but never quite got it. *sigh* Anyway, since I can't do the moon walk- with this cool collectible, I can pose Michael to do it instead! I'll leave it to the legend himself. The package comes complete with MJ's trademark sequined white glove and black coat, white socks, black shoes, hat, microphone, and a set of interchangeable hands! It was supposedly released March 2009 and was only available in HK and Japan although I'm sure there's a few floating around on ebay but probably ridiculously expensive (I saw one for approximately $1K). This is perfect for the die hard Michael Jackson fan!
LINK: Hot Toys
Wednesday, August 26, 2009
HIS - Martin Margiela - F/W '09
HERS - Burberry - F/W '10
LINK: Burberry UK
When you think of Christian Louboutin shoes, you think of sexy heels with "red bottoms" (as per Jay-Z). Who would think they can pull off flats like these! It's the fab & trendy Rollerball Loafers to suit your stud fetish and your dose of androgynous fashion. I really dig the way they remixed a casual leather loafer into something rocker chic! You can pre-order your pair at Saks for a $995 price tag.
LINK: Saks Fifth Avenue
Monday, August 24, 2009
OH EM GEE! Ryan Kwanten aka as Jason Stackhouse from the HBO Series, TrueBlood has now graced the pages of GQ Magazine on this month’s September issue. Why was all my attention focused on Alexander Skarsgard (he plays Eric Northman in the series FYI) when Jason was here all the time?! A-Skars must’ve just glamoured me I guess? Check out my homage to Jason Stackhouse from last night’s spectacular episode 10 where he truly shined. Not only did he save Sam Merlotte, but he also fooled the zombie’d out people of BonTemps by acting as the fake god- Dionysus. I guess Jason isn’t so dumb and self-centered after all. He cares for his town and is built for battle! Am I the only one that feels he doesn’t get as much shine as the other characters? Being Sookie’s brother is definitely not an insignificant role. I just don’t hear as much buzz on him. Don’t worry Jason, I GOT YOU BOO! ;) You look awesome in your photo shoot and the styling is fab! Hey Looking good Jason! Mmm..hmm.. ;) If you need someone to fill the void from your previous relationship with Amy Burley- my name is Aimee too, but spelled differently ;) Enjoy the pics ladies!
LINK: GQ via men.style.com
Saturday, August 22, 2009
Last week, I was devastated when my boo boo Godric made his last appearance in the TrueBlood series. I really wanted to blog about him again but because of my special bond to Eric, I'm going to have to convert back to Team Eric because I love me some Viking! So it seems that Eric managed to trick Sookie to suck his blood. What does this exactly mean? Well- they will now be connected and Eric will know where Sookie is at all times as well as know her inner emotions. Of course Boring Bill wasn't too happy about this and sucker punched Eric. Poor Bill.. but at the end of the day the Viking got what he wanted. Despite being called an "a-hole" or a "monster" there was still a smile on Eric Northman's face. Here's a message to Eric, if Sookie wasn't willing to suck your blood. I'll do it!! "EYE VANT TO SUK YER BLUD!" (Dracula voice) haha
So the highlight of this week's episode was Sookie's dream sequence. Now ladies- how hot and steamy was her dream!? When I saw Alexander Skarsgard's naked body, I just wanted to press pause and stare at all his body's perfections. I really wish that I was Anna Paquin at that moment in the bed with satin sheets and Alexander touching my curves. But let's keep it PG-13 and i'll keep my thoughts to myself.. haha
I feel that this "bond" between Eric and Sookie was introduced too early for the tv series in comparison to the book (atleast from what I remember). Eric and Sookie look great together and you could see that there's chemistry cooking between the two. It's actually more exciting to watch than Bill and Sookie. Anyway, one thing got me puzzled. In the dream sequence, Eric talks about Sookie's qualities and why she'd make a great vampire. Then on episode 8, when talking about a maker's bond with his/her convert, the Viking said something like- "perhaps one day you'll know". So, is there a possibility of Sookie turning into a vampire in the future?!? Will she be converted? Sookie wishing for a conversion was definitely not in the books, that's for sure. The book version of Sookie enjoyed living and did not even think of the option of becoming a vampire. Oh no! Hey Alan Ball- maybe you picked up the wrong book when you wrote the last two episodes. That book is called Twilight. I hope Sookie opposes to be converted or opposes to the thought because she'll end up like Bella from Twilight. HAHA. Bella got pretty annoying when she kept begging Edward to turn her. Oh hell no! Not my Sookie. She's a strong character and she doesn't play games. Sookie is definately a G! Did you see how she stood up to Lorena, Bill's maker?! Now Sook is definately not a Bella type. Oh HELL NO!
In sum- great episode! Can't wait for tomorrow! Alexander Skarsgard is a GOD. Now I wish I had an Alexander and Aimee bond. It seems like everyone's getting a bite out of him. First Lady Gaga in the Paparazzi music video and then Anna Paquin. When will I get my turn!?!
Friday, August 21, 2009
BARNEY'S WAREHOUSE SALE (up to 50-70% off designer clothes!)
from now until Monday, September 7th
Weekends & September 7th, 10am-7pm
255 W. 17th Street
(Between 7th and 8th Ave)
212.450.8400Maybe you'll see me there! :) Happy shopping!
After a night out with my Dad, we discovered this friendly little creature lurking by our front steps to greet us. Last week- my Mom was complaining about something that kept crawling inside our garbage can and making a nasty mess... She had no idea what it was. I guess we solved the problem. It's the freaking Possum! It kind of looks like a big rat doesn't it? I have a phobia for rats ever since a little incident that happened to me when I was younger in the Philippines. It was close to New Year's Day and my cousins thought it was fun to put fireworks (paputok in tagalog) inside the little holes in the garden. As a few exploded, rats started coming out of nowhere and running scared. Mind you- we had plant racks welded onto the wall. So rats just started running wild across the plant racks. I realized that it was a bad idea to be in the garden that day because all of a sudden a rat jumped from the plant rack trying to land onto the floor and I happen to get in the way! The rat's claws scratched my face! Don't worry guys- I don't have rabies!! You might not believe me but if you ask my parents they'll laugh and tell you it's true. Anyway, back to the story- so as this possum tried to run away from us, it jumped on top of our gate and was chillin' for a good 20 minutes. Me, being the freak that I am, stayed with the night creature because I'm so curious and wanted to play Sherlock Holmes. I wanted to see how he would jump off and started taking pictures at the same time for evidence. Now here I am- blogging about a traumatic childhood experience and sharing a picture of the possum. Isn't he cute? He totally posed for the pic! SYKE!! This sh*t only happens in Staten Island... FUR-REAL!
Wednesday, August 19, 2009
Check out these Silver Glitter Fangs Ring by LA based Jewelry designer, Steven Shein. It's made out of wood- silver in one side and gold on the other. Get yours now for only $19! Perfect for you twi-hards that like em' sparkly like Edward! ;)
Tuesday, August 18, 2009
Boat shoes were such a thing for the boys this summer. Of course, since dressing like a boy is the “in” thing- the ladies want to take a little something from the fellas and make it their own. Check out this beauty from Balenciaga, introducing the “Boat Boot”. Premium leather, lace-up, rounded toe, quilted leather accent and a wrap around belt... I can just imagine myself rocking these for the Fall. Of course I would loosen the laces and not wear them all choked up like the pic. Available for $945 at Barneys. It also comes in white if you're interested. Do you love? Because I LOVE.
Monday, August 17, 2009
I was browsing through Borders during my lunch break and stumbled across these goodies on the Twilight Table- Sky Bar's New Moon: Heart's Desire. It's a creme filled milk chocolate heart available in Bella, Jacob, and Edward wrappers. You can buy it each for $0.79 or buy a pack of 6 for $3.99! It's pretty delish, but the creme filling is a little too sweet for my taste buds(PAUSE). Nonetheless- they're pretty good novelty items to promote the new movie. That's why I got the 6-pack for my fellow twi-hards: @annaWHY and @LadyHood. :)
Say what?! Learn vocabulary through Twilight? Now I can become a master wordsmith with this 192 page book from Brian Leaf! Ok, I know. It's really a SAT/ACT/GED/SSAT vocabulary work book- but it's an interesting aid to help teens prep for the exam and it's only $10! After you're done with this one, don't fret- the sales associate at barnes and nobles also told me a second volume is due out in October, Defining New Moon
Buy your copy now!
I'm a cupcake lover. I'm not picky at all... I accept them in all shapes and sizes! Check out these intsy wintsy bite-sized cupcake treats from Baked by Melissa if you're in the Soho area. I got 3 cupcakes for $3 and tried the red velvet, cookies & cream, and cookie dough. They're perfect if you're calorie counting like me! It took me two bites to finish one... but that's because I wanted to savor the goodness. They are pretty expensive but worth every bite! :)
3 cupcakes = $3
6 cupcakes = $5.50
12 cupcakes = $10
25 cupcakes = $20
50 cupcakes = $37.50
100 cupcakes = $70
Baked by Melissa
(Between Spring St & Prince St)
New York, NY 10012
Saturday, August 15, 2009
Seems like Vashtie likes vamps too! Check out this downtown sweetheart's Violette Summer '09 look book titled "Fangs of New York". My tshirt pick is the Femme V81 tee in lavender. What's yours? :)
Thursday, August 13, 2009
If you're in NYC, it's showing at:
Wednesday, August 12, 2009
Available via OAK
8618 4th Avenue
(between 86th & 87th Streets)
Brooklyn, NY 11209