April 9, 2012
Marry me? Louis Vuitton x Pharrell Williams 2008.

Marry me? Louis Vuitton x Pharrell Williams 2008.

April 10, 2012
The Rising Stars of New Generation Bloggers

Nowadays there is a vast number of blogs to follow on the web, and various topics are being covered by “experts” in the field. In terms of style blogs, it’s either a hit or miss; some style bloggers become social media/web celebrities over night. Couple characteristics I found shared across these “successful” bloggers are 1) They have a very unique sense of style that describes their personality. 2) They have a HUGE group of young teenagers as fan base. Binzento Vincente has his own favourites too! Here are FOUR new generation of bloggers I follow. Watch out folks, these are the rising stars on the web and social media:

1) The Tastemaker

blog: donuts605

One of Taiwan’s (or even Asia’s) celebrity fashion blogger. A fashion boutique owner and a style expert herself, the Tastemaker as the name implies, truly makes (fashion) taste statements. 

What makes the Tastemaker different than other bloggers is her versatility. She explores various trends and looks that are cutting edge. With the mixture of Western and Japanese inspired fashion style and adding her own personal touch, the Tastemaker cast her readers a “fashion spell" that inspires them to come back for more.

2) Dakotakoti

blog: dakotakoti

16 year old American Dakota Rose of Dakotakoti is a recent favourite of mine. What makes her unique is her love with the Asian culture, and a pretty face that resembles Japanese anime characters. Her YouTube channel teaches all the “how to” tutorials from fashion, to hair, to make-up, all inspired by Japanese styles. She earned a huge fan base in Asia, especially in Japan, given that she speaks fluent Japanese and of course her kawaii face. Dakota Rose was featured on television all over Asia, and recently featured on a morning Japanese TV program!

I am 100% confident that Dakotakoti will be a super star one day in Asia, starting from Japan. She mentioned in her blog that she will be booked to Tokyo very soon. 

3) Kiki Kannibal

website: kiki Kannibal

Kirsten Leigh of Kiki Kannibal is more than just a fashion statement. She designs, makes art, produce music and even launched her own online store. One would consider her a young social media business entrepreneur. 

Her online store sells fashion and accessories inspired by her. Also you’ll find artwork, music she produces and even vegan/vegetarian guides. Like Dakota RoseKirsten Leigh had gotten a lot of media  attention. There was an even article about her in The Rolling Stone Magazine. In fact Kiki Kannibal and Dakotakoti are real good sisters. Both girls had big dreams of becoming big one day. They are half way there!! Keep it up girls.

4) Gavin Lindemuth

Tumblir: iwasgavin

Okay… I am not a huge Tumblir user, but when I recently got back to it, I found Gavin Lindemuth. Most of his posts were fashion inspiration, but it sure helped keeping my creative juices flowing in my head when I had writer’s block.

Something about Gavin Lindemuth's Tumblir is fascinating. Not sure what it is, maybe his inspiration represented our current teen pop-culture. Or perhaps, there is the idea of timeless youth that makes his blog energetic but at the same time enigmatic. Like other “rising stars”, he has a huge number of followers. 

Photo courtesy: TastemakerDakotakotiKikiKannibalIwasGavin

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April 11, 2012
Runway Monthly April 2012

Last night was the first season of Runway Monthly. Canada’s first continuous monthly fashion event which occurs every second Tuesday of each month spanning from April to September. It is a huge step for the YYC fashion scene, because it keeps us interested in our local talents, and not having to restrict only focusing fashion events in two S/S and F/W sessions.

The first event showcased newest collections by YYC well known designers, Nicole Rita Tomney (NRT Fashions) and Kirsten Summersgill (Pout Clothing). Also adding inspiration by Artists Within stylist Crystal McKenzie, fashion provided by Primitive Culture. The event was hosted by Kyle Nylund. There was also a fashion trunk sale by Nuage 9 handbags.

Despite losing my photogs at the event due to unfortunate circumstance (which I am not going to talk about it here), I was able to snap few photos of people with my back-up camera. I am quite pleased to see the crowd had put a lot of effort on their outfits to make the night even more fascinating.

Now onto the show: (PHOTOS BY: Zev Vitaly Abosh)

Nicole Rita Tomney (NRT Fashions)

The wild child Nicole Rita Tomney surprised us with a softer, gentle tone in her latest collection. Very different than her previous two (if you check my earlier posts about her work). Clearly, Nicole has evolved her work from a rock-hard-solid punker genre to a much more visually artistic theme. This transformation is refreshing. Nice work NRT.

Kirsten Summersgill (Pout Clothing)

Another unexpected transformation we saw that night by our 2nd showcasing designer, Kirsten Summersgill of Pout Clothing. This latest collection transcends casual women’s wear to Japanese culturally inspired everyday fashion. It’s apparent that Japanese geisha girls was in Kirsten’s mind when she created this collection. A major “rouge and noir” combination further added a strong Asian  theme. A”mysterious-play”, I call it, outlined daring sex appeal in conservative Asian culture. 

Featured stylist: Crystal McKenzie with Primitive Culture

Stylist Crystal McKenzie of Artists Within utilized pieces from Primitive Culture showcased her vision of fashion. There was a blend of modern chic looks and peaceful bohemian styles displayed in  her inspirations. I do like all of the one piece dresses with prints that could very easily be a style in themselves - encouraging the minimalistic theme.

The first instalment of Runway Monthly was a success just by looking at the number of supporters and audience in participation. The second/ next instalment Runway Monthly will be on May 15th. Keep an eye on Binzento Vincente for more coverage of this event.

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April 13, 2012
F@#K THE SNOW, I’M COLOR BLOCKING.

F@#K THE SNOW, I’M COLOR BLOCKING.

April 18, 2012
Liking the "Rocha's"

I’ve made a couple purchases of Simone Rocha, an Ireland based fashion designer, pieces last year to add to my fashion collection. I loved the way she utilized mesh materials to create the transparent free-flowing look, and sheer fabrics that characterized pure innocence. In fact, she has also been one of Lady Gaga’s chosen designers for her fashion forward statement. Talent certainly runs in the family. Her father, John Rocha, a Hong Kong born fashion designer is also one of my inspirations.

Simone Rocha and John Rocha


Simone Rocha 2012 Collection


I find both Rochas’ have very distinctive visions. While Simone Rocha uses a lot of cream colour, sometimes over-sized, and imaginative shapes in her designs, John Rocha primarily focuses on dramatic black cuts and sartorial elegance. His men’s collection is refined and well tailored, displaying confidence, power and modern style. Below are some of the works in his Simone Rocha 2012 collection, for both men and women, during London Fashion Week. (Photos source: independent.co.ukkimkardashianmarried.blogspot.comSimone Rocha)

John Rocha 2012 Collection at London Fashion Week


Currently, John Rocha store is located only in LondonUK. I do hope that one day him and his daughter’s work can spread to the audience here in North America. Perhaps expanding their showcase to fans like myself, and make these pieces easily accessible. :)


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April 19, 2012
Gavin Stenhouse on Binzento

Featuring this week on Binzento “Real People w/ Real Styles” is actor Gavin Stenhouse from London, UK.

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April 19, 2012
Camille Wilkinson: Nurse Betty Dresses.

Camille Wilkinson: Nurse Betty Dresses.

April 19, 2012
"Binzento Vincente" by Joshua McKenney.

"Binzento Vincente" by Joshua McKenney.

April 20, 2012
Binzento: Walter Van Beirendonck cheered me up!! Colour Blocking with The Street Snapper

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April 20, 2012
Louis Vuitton Party in Hong Kong

Louis Vuitton Party in Hong Kong

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