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Travelog China: The Jay Ahr Beijing Project

I’m currently freeeezing in below 0 degC temperatures in Beijing, China but am happily doing so because of the privilege of being at designer/ artist Jonathan Riss’ exhibition for his label, Jay Ahr. Before I had left for Beijing, my story on the talented man behind Jay Ahr for the Huffington Post was published, in time...

Jay Ahr on ShopBop

I’m so pleased to announce that Jay Ahr is finally carried on one of my favorite shopping sites, SHOPBOP! Here are some of my favorite looks from his collection: Jay Ahr Asymmetrical Chain Jacket Jay Ahr Miniskirt with Leather Trim and Jacquard Jacket Jay Ahr Sweater Dress with Feathers   It’s really about that Jonathan’s collection becomes...

Travelog: The Orchard, Beijing

Located in Shunyi (on Hegezhuang Village, Cuigezehuang Township) just on the outskirts of the cosmopolitan part of Beijing, The Orchard is something of a revelation– at least to me. I’ve had an entirely different perception of Beijing as a city and was not under the impression that a gem of an apple orchard (which reminded...

Beijing: Jay Ahr at Work

In Beijing, I not only got to see some beautiful sights (which I shall write about in the upcoming days), but I was also given the privilege to visit designer Jonathan Riss’ atelier– where all his embroidery magic happens. Jonathan’s work not only entailed fashion but also works of art revolving around animal armour– embroidered...

Beijing and the Opposite House

Four and a half hours of sleeping soundly on the plane got me off to a good start here in Beijing. Hats off to my dear friend Jonathan who had taken great lengths to ensure that I was not going to “drown” in the enormity of the Beijing airport. He was absolutely on the mark...

Off to Beijing, China!

I am Chinese- Filipino. But ashamedly I’ve never been to Beijing, China! It had to take a Paris- based Belgian designer , Jonathan Riss of Jay Ahr to get me to visit this former Olympic city. I cannot wait to see it, and also can’t wait to see Jay Ahr’s 10,000 sq.ft. atelier/ workshop/ space...

Jay Ahr: Watch the presentation of His FW 2013 collection

In full length, Jay Ahr’s presentation of his FW 2013 collection. Go and shop Jay Ahr’s collection online HERE  x TheBagHag Share on Tumblr

Flirty, Fluid Movements at Jay Ahr FW 2013

This is the first official presentation of Jonathan Riss (initials J.R. hence the label Jay Ahr) and it was a resounding success! I had a special preview of the collection yesterday and had tweeted bits of it before Jonathan had worked on final looks that would make it to the runway, and I was astounded...

A Video: Jay Ahr’s Beijing Lab

My designer friend Jonathan Riss of the label, JAY AHR is really a genius. He is one of the few independent designers who has embraced technology and has used it not only to inspire, but also to enhance, document, and willingly share his creative process with others. This 5 minute video below is worth watching...

The Five Bag Styles You’ll Need

Thought I’d repost this story I wrote for my Huffington Post column a few days ago. These are the 5 key bag styles that you need in your closet and you’re pretty much good to go 1. The Day Clutch: To choose to carry a clutch over a large tote for the day takes a lot...

Happy Halloweeeeen!!!

Happy Halloween, everyone (ok that was yesterday)! Where did you peeps spend your halloween– and what did you peeps wear?? Share!! During the day, I went with my kids to the Dusit Thani Manila Hotel for their Halloween party for kids– this hotel really knows how to throw a good kiddie halloween party complete with special...

PFW SS 2013: Jay Ahr’s Details

Jonathan Riss (Jay Ahr– pronounced like J.R.– his initials) is a Belgian designer that I have a deep admiration for. Having met him a few seasons ago in Paris (and he happens to also be good friends with a friend of mine, PJ, an excellent stylist and former editor in New York) and then meeting...