It has been almost four months since I started working while standing (sometimes standing with just one foot, ninja style) at my workstation with my improvised standing desk. Until now random colleagues are still throwing the same question “Why are you standing?” followed with their own theory like the following: Are you punishing yourself? Are you having back pain issues? Are you trying to get fit? Are you protesting? Does your butt hurt? While I respond with random silly answers like the following: Yes, I am punishing myself for being late No, I just feel like standing and tired of sitting Yes, It is part of my diet since I feel that I’m getting fat. (but that just a feeling) No, that’s a silly question. I am just getting fat and trying to slim down. Thats it. No, I am totally fine. I just needed to change. (and sometimes) You should try it your self, you’re fat. (with Michael Jackson lyrics) If you wanna make the world a better place take a look at yourself, …
I just woke up one day when I decided to take picture of myself wearing my everyday working clothes to work. And over the year I have collected not only tons of lookbook photos but also memories from 2012. The places where I took the photos and friends who are very patience taking multiple shots of myself posing until I am satisfied with the look. Thanks to my tripod, to Jemma, Namal, Aireen, Kabbie, and specially to my buddy Sandra Essa who took most of my gorgeous photos from the past 4 months. Photos below are mostly taken with the use of my HTC mobile phone and iPad 3 with 5 megapixels processed by Instagram. So here are my selected collections from 2012. All images used are owned by John Robert Ramos.
I might be a little outdated but I couldn’t miss this stylish guys in Suits, tv series. Sometimes you hear about a new show, catch an episode and then, almost instantly, you’re hooked. It’s annoying to think that there is another tv series that will occupy your vacant time. Sleep late at night because you just can’t wait to finish the whole season you already recorded/downloaded because you knew you’ll find interesting look that you can wear for the next day. USA Network’s hit TV series Suits, which first premiered in the US last June, is one of those shows: it’s a slick, witty, intelligent and stylish legal drama that quickly took my attention. ABOUT SUITS Even the best lawyer in New York City can use some help. While running from a drug deal gone bad, Mike Ross (Patrick J. Adams), a brilliant young college-dropout, slips into a job interview with one of New York City’s best legal closers, Harvey Specter (Gabriel Macht). Tired of cookie-cutter law school grads, Harvey takes a gamble by hiring Mike …
I love Threadless designs… I love funny t-shirt designs! I only wish that time will come shipping here in the UAE will be more easier, faster and safer. I had troubles claiming my first order. Lost and never received the replacement order. What could be worst? Better luck next time. I wish to get more shirt online but not sure for now. Why I love Threadless? I’m a designer too! It’s a crowd of creative people when you’re inside their website. Everyone is so creative! Blog post by: John Robert Ramos Image of my self are mine of course, Threadless images are from threadless dot com.
“Welcome to the 75th Hunger Games!.. And may the odds be ever in your favor!” -Effie Trinket I’m currently reading Hunger Games Book 2 and that is how I could describe the previous Splash Autumn/Winter Royale Fashion Show held at Madinat Arena, Jumeirah on September 22, 2012. Just like the people from the Capitol of Panem, flamboyant, glamorous and surreal. And just like Katniss, I find it too much. I made a lot of laugh all night though I am not the kind of person who introduce my self first (I am antisocial), I am the observer who look at everyones face and see the whole event in multiple perspective. It wasn’t boring at all in fact it was extravagant from the red carpet to the late after party. Here comes the sartorial folks… Spike and studs galore! Blog post and images by John Robert Ramos. I hope you don’t mind folks.
Model: Jemmalyn Soriano, Hair & Mua by herself. White lace socks rarely found nowadays. We found it at Ansar Gallery at little girls accessories section. I am the photographer as usual but I am not a photographer note that.
For some time I have been seeing more and more people at Pinterest and Lookbook.nu wearing New Balance sneakers… and I’m not talking about random guys at the gym. Fashionable men and women around the world of fashion found a new love with colorful New Balance collection. I myself would love to have all available colours. Casual or high street and even semi-formal, its your style. Check the whole look above at mrporter.com Guys & Gals from Lookbook.nu Time to get my own from Namshi.com Blog post by: John Robert Ramos Image Credit: MrPorter.com and Lookbook.nu. (I do not own these images)
Thursday morning, while I’m in between jobs for weeks now (in a good way) for the first time after long months of extreme summer here in Dubai I finally made it to my favorite Mamzar beach where the water is smooth as silk and quiet like a lake. (Yah, I know this beach is unusual, not for surfers but good for swimming lapses and sun worshippers. FYI, Mamzar beach shoreline is manmade. Oh yeh!) So there I went by 8am (because it opens to public by that time) then left after 2 hours to save my self from skin cancer. I went to shop for a new swim shorts at River Island the night before and there I almost hoard those items on sale. Not proud but I’m a compulsive shopper. Back to River Island, I found great collection of printed swim short that are similar from my another favorite online store Mr Porter. Short swimming shorts are the trends for men specially the printed designs mostly vintage graphics or patterned. Here are some collection …
This is how we spend leisure time, fashion photography. Simple and ordinary settings yet fabulous result. Jemmalyn Soriano, the Diva, my high school friend and almost a family has been shooting ever since. She is my very first photography muse. I thought of doing more fashion photography as I have a great feeling that one day I will make it as an art director or director of photography in fashion editorials. So I will keep on producing and taking photos. Photographer: John Robert Ramos Clothes, Shoes, Accessories, Hair & Make-Up all by her self, Jemmalyn Soriano Location: Our terrace
I spent my Sunday taking photos of a friend who’s behind “Postura Style” Ms. Rona Kathrina. “Postura Style is an online fashion boutique based in Dubai. They offer a unique, classic, feminine, edgy collection with quality and affordable prices that you will surely love.”- www.posturastyle.blogspot.com She is selling her stuff thru Facebook page where you can find her selections of women clothing for now. Her bright collection reflects a classy, chic and very feminine woman. Price ranging from AED 50 to 150. We ate Krispe Kreme from the beginning up to end of the day. LOVE! At first, I didn’t really have a concept for this fun shoot but as we go on finding the right corner of their apartment unit at Dubai Marina’s one of the tallest residential tower, all we’ve got are the heights, the summer wind and the sunlight. Not just proper lighting coming from the daylight but lights brighter than sunshine and I love it. Since I’m a fan of natural lighting photography it always works for me. Given that I am not a professional …
The September 2012 issue of American Vogue features fashion designers Riccardo Tisci (with Rooney Mara), Raf Simons (with Diane Kruger), Sarah Burton, Christopher Bailey, and Stella McCartney (with Karen Elson, Stella Tennant & Claudia Schiffer), Lazaro Hernandez, Jack Mccollough, Kate Mulleavy, Laura Mulleavy, David Neville, and Marcus Wainwright, Peter Copping and Erdem Moralioglu (with Emilia Clarke & Ruth Wilson), Nicolas Ghesquière (with Kristen Stewart), Olivier Rousteing, Joseph Altuzarra, and Anthony Vaccarello (with Chanel Iman, Kate Upton & Candice Swanepoe), Peter Dundas (with Caroline Trentini); all photographed by Norman Jean Roy.
Why make sense of things we can’t understand? Why complicate? Things in life are supposed to be easy but we human made it hard for our selves. River Island Sunglasses, Topman shirt, H&M Pants, Suspender and Shoes, Bow Tie made by Sierly & Mami. Post and photo by John Robert Ramos
Just another early from work shoot. Getting used with the grainy natural effect from my 5mp phone camera since the super humid weather in Dubai doesn’t allow my slr camera to go out in the air. EXTRA WIDE NECK SHIRT, BERSHKA, in TOPS KHAKIS, H&M, in H&M PANTS POINTED ESPADRILLES, MAX, in FLATS Post by: John Robert Ramos Photo: ME, its always me.
Everyone is talking about London’s Olympics and so are Pull & Bear’s The Simpsons at the Olympics T-shirt collection. It is never too late to hook yourself up just like everyone else cheering for their own countries. For me, I would like to cheer with this cute and funny classic graphic shirts. Here below are Pull & Bear’s must have T-shirts to blend in with the current events. Post by: John Robert Ramos Images from Pull & Bear
One summer evening before the sunset, that’s 6:30 pm in Dubai. The sun was still up until 7:10 pm. High humidity (almost damp) with outstanding temperature in the wind. Yes we did, just right after work. After posting “Let’s Pull & Bear” I went to visit Pull&Bear in Deira City Centre and took some stuff. I am very lucky to find this limited edition vintage canvas bag with a genuine leather strap. A staff on the cash counter told me that I just purchased a high quality product, its very strong and will outlast. Anyone can tell that it is indeed look tough even the trousers with a label tagline saying “Stronger than ever”. Pull and Bear is a Spanish clothing and accessories retailer based in Narón, Galicia and founded in 1991. The company began to sell through an online store in September 2011. Here in Dubai you can find them at Deira City Centre, Dubai Mall, Mercato and Mall of the Emirates. Top: Photo Edition Shirt not from P&B but from Bershka. Carrot fit …
I know its a bit late to feature a spring/summer collection, but hey I’m in a place where we have 365 days of sunshine (almost). This campaign ad on a beach in Cuba where they use classic sepia kind of photography and videography took my attention. Pull&Bear – SS 2012 Campaign – Here Comes The Light, featuring Dorte, Mariana Santana, Florian Van Bael, Tom Lander and the famous Brazilian model Marlon Teixeira. Music by “Lay Your Head Down” by Keren Ann. www.kerenann.com I’ll make sure to visit Pull&Bear tomorrow and check out the store at Deira City Centre or Dubai Mall. Post by: John Robert Ramos Media credit: Pull & Bear <a href=”http://www.bloglovin.com/blog/3853445/aertwrk?claim=yu3snh2e7dy”>Follow my blog with Bloglovin</a>
Sale at River Island!!! That’s what Dubai Summer Surprises (sale season) will do. Here I am again posting myself. GREY AZTEC PRINT T-SHIRT, £18, RIVER ISLAND, in RIVER ISLAND TOPS NAVY SLIP ON ESPADRILLES, £19, RIVER ISLAND, in RIVER ISLAND SNEAKERS GREY SHORTS, £25, H&M, in H&M SHORTS SUNGLASSES, £120, RAY-BAN, in RAY-BAN EYEWEAR Post by: John Robert Ramos Image Credit: My own, River Island
It is hot. It is hot. It is hot to the nth level here in Dubai and I tried my best to look easy under the heat. Here I found salvation from ZARA summer collection. Its linen shirt with Mao collar for AED 195. See from the photo below, I am still sweating over the linen shirt. Same shoes from Bershka, my favorite shoe going to work. Pants from H&M. Post by: John Robert Ramos Image Credit: Zara online and my own photos taken by my self.
MEN’S FASHION: Lucky Stripes Sailor striped tees are always classic. Casual, hi-street and even semi formal, these stripes will always draw attention just like the pedestrian lane. Remember that striped shirt can broaden your shoulders and torso. Spring-Summer 2012 trending collection from all hi-street fashion brand like H&M, Reiss, River Island and a lot more brands. Here are my stuff. (1)Fine Stripes T-Shirt w/pocket from River Island, $30. (2) Blue Sailor stripes w/pocket from River Island, $30. (3) B/W Stripes Tees from H&M $25 Get it from River Island but I guess it is finish. Striped T-Shirt from River Island, $30 Buy this at Fred Perry, Dubai Mall or Deira City Centre, $30 or online. Striped T-Shirt from Namshi.com, Selected Homme collection for AED105. Pay by credit card or cash on delivery. As I’ve said, you can wear it under your blazer or sport jacket and make statement like my favorite 500 Days of Summer actor Joseph Gordon-Levit. His Tweed Sport Jacket from H&M, $129. Thats all folks! Posted by: John Robert Ramos Image credit: My …
MEN’S FASHION: Sunny Sunny Day. One regular saturday walk in a breezy white tank top and easy flats. SHORTS, TOPMAN, in TOPMAN SHORTS WHITE TANK TOP, $20, THREADLESS, THREADLESS.COM, in TOPS TAN LEATHER STRAP RUCKSACK, $195, RIVER ISLAND, in RIVER ISLAND BAGS FABRIC SHOE, $40, BERSHKA, in FLATS BROWN TORT RETRO SUNGLASSES, RIVER ISLAND, in RIVER ISLAND EYEWEAR Lets all look fresh and easy.