Monday, July 25, 2011

Happy Birthday Rosz!

We celebrated Rosz's birthday a day early at their new home yesterday. It was a fun day eating and celebrating with friends. I wanted to feature their lovely home already but Rosz wanted to finish with the place first. So i just took pictures of all their nice lamps and light fixtures for a sneak peek into their modern glam inspired house. I will do a full feature soon, promise! :)

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my favorite!
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inside the master's bathroom
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inside the walk in closet
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floor lamp at the dining area
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table lamp inside the master's bedroom
don't you love the bookcase?
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above the dining table
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at the kitchen

What i wore during the party:
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Black romper w/ gold tassels: H&M
Gold wedges: BCBG

Again, Happy Happy Birthday Rosz! We are not sisters by blood but we are sisters by choice :) Mwah! Hope you enjoyed your special day.

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-Jean

Monday, July 18, 2011

Restaurant of the Month: Shanghai Uncle

Rosz and I was at Shanghai last week to attend the advertising expo. And Shanghai Uncle was recommended by our friend for authentic Shanghainese cuisine. So on our last day we decided to try it. We had a hard time going to the place because the concierge told us it was just near and we could walk going there. It took us almost 20 minutes by foot! Maybe it was near for them but it was quite far for us. Especially if we're already hungry! haha It was packed when we arrived good thing there's one more table left. Everything looked good and we wanted to try almost all their dishes! We can't decide so we ordered up a storm!


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Fried Shrimp Balls
yum! we loved this.
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Meatball w/ Crab Sauce
we loved the sauce but the meatball was too mushy for us
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Kale w/ XO sauce
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Steamed Halibut w/ Deep Fried Spring Onions
we loved the spring onions! it was the saviour of the somewhat boring fish
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Braised Pork
this was recommended by the waiter but it was too sweet for us
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Steamed Xiao Long Bao
what's a trip to shanghai without xlb? yum!
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dining area

It was a nice last day lunch in Shanghai. We enjoyed the food, service and the place. Now we were happy to walk for 20 minutes going back to the hotel because we were so full! :)

Shanghai Uncle
B1 Bund Center, 222 East Yan An rd.
86-21-63391977

2F 211 Tian Yao Qiao rd.
86-21-64646430

After a hearty meal in Shanghai you might want to have desserts at:


-Jean

Saturday, July 9, 2011

Patisserie Sadaharu Aoki

I've already finished with my what i wore and what i ate in Taipei post. But Patisserie Sadaharu Aoki deserves a separate post! It was truly one of the highlight of our trip. K first saw the place while surfing the net for places to eat in Taipei. He was determined to take me there to try out their desserts and of course their macaron. He told me that they only have shops in Paris, Tokyo and Taipei. So we squeezed an afternoon of sweets on our Taipei itinerary. 

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Display of macarons
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Chocolate maquillage
the intense color makes them look like make-up palettes!
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Fraise and Salted caramel macaron ; Matcha macaron
crunchy on the outside yet chewy and gooey inside. the salted caramel was my fave!
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Citron and myrtille
good texture and chocolate taste but nothing exceptional for me
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Fraise Cream Cake
my fave dessert of the day! It was light and fresh and the strawberries were really sweet. I can probably eat a whole cake of this! ;)
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Valencia Cake
K's favorite. Layers of hazelnut bottom, milk chocolate mousse, dark chocolate cake and orange cream on top. 

We managed to finish everything until the last morsel even if we just came from a heavy lunch! haha that's how good they were. We even came back the next day to buy more macarons to go. So whenever you visit Taipei be sure to include this in your itinerary. It will be worth it!

-Jean

Patisserie Sadaharu Aoki
B2/F Bellavita Mall
No. 28 Song Ren Rd., Xinyi, Taipei
Tel.  00886 (0)2 8729 2759

Friday, July 8, 2011

Fall Jewelry Trend: Filigree

When i saw refinery 29's fall jewelry trend forecast i fell in love with the chunky filigree trend! The current filigree trend uses resins in punchy colors and not the usual gold and silver material. 



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*image via style.com and refinery29.com


I'm lusting over the Proenza Schouler fall '11 neckpiece and the aqua filigree cuff by Moschitto. Hope i could get my hands on them. I could already imagine a million ways to wear them! ;)


-Jean

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Jean & Rosz Luxe New Collection

The 2nd collection of our Jean & Rosz Luxe will be out next week. It is inspired by "modern geometrics" . Velvet, leather and enamel were used together with antique, gold and silver castings to give it a luxurious yet modern look. Geometrics shapes are also evident in most of the designs. 
Here's a sneak peek on the collection:

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Read more about our luxe line here.

For orders and inquiries email us at jeanandrosz@gmail.com

-Jean

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Coral Pink, Salmon and Stripes

Summer is already over but i am still into coral pink and salmon color. I've been wearing them and my all-time favorite stripes. What can i say i also love striped tops! I have tons in different style and color. While coral pink and salmon are my go to colors right now to brighten my day. 
Here's what i wore the past few weeks:
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Salmon Ruched Jersey Gown: Custom-made
Animal print peeptoes: Aldo
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Striped top: H&M / Coral pink sheer pleated skirt: bought 5 yrs. ago at a bazaar
Necklace: Jean & Rosz Luxe / Bracelets: Jean & Rosz
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Animal print cardigan: Mango / White tank top: Topshop
Coral pink shorts: F21 / Shoes: Tory Burch
Necklace: Jean & Rosz Luxe / Bracelet: Jean & Rosz
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Striped sweater top: F21 / Taupe shorts: H&M
Gold belt: Topshop / Shoes: fr. HK
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Striped sequined top: Mango / Navy paperbag shorts: F21
Clogs: Oro Nero / Bracelet: Jean & Rosz Luxe

-Jean

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Boheme Photoshoot

My Cousin Bernadine borrowed some accessories from Jean & Rosz for the photoshoot of Boheme clothing. Given the name the peg was bohemian, of course! I love how Bernadine styled the accessories and how the pictures turned out. 

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They even did some product shots:
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You can purchase Jean & Rosz accessories here.

-Jean

**photos by: Zeus martinez, Ashley Gosiengfiao, Teki Diaz and Dan Samson

Monday, July 4, 2011

What i wore: Errand day

I was crazy busy last friday because it was my errand day. Went to the bank, picked up our passports, checked Jean & Rosz at the ramp in shangri la and Embellish Manila at Robinsons galleria. Traffic was bad because it was raining and it was a payday friday so there were sales at different malls. My last stop was galleria so i also checked out Topshop's, Dorothy Perkins' and Warehouse's first day of sale. I needed some retail therapy after all the stress! haha I managed to take a picture of my outfit while trying out clothes ;)

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Gray blazer: Cache Cache / Watercolor dress: fr. Bangkok
Shoes: Zara / Bracelet: Jean & Rosz Luxe

So what do you guys wear on your errand day? 

-Jean