December 31, 2011

reminiscent obsessive times

I wanted to just make a little personal post (not that my blog isn't already personal) to just go off and ramble about things. You know just to get so many things off my chest before the year ends. I bought myself Lady Gaga x Terry Richardson the day of Cyber Monday, you know just to take advantage of the sales. I was going to buy it anyways since I am a Lady Gaga fan, so might as well get it for a smaller price. The book contains so many beautiful pictures taken by the photographer during his time following Lady Gaga. The photos are of the artist during her tour of The Monster Ball. I personally loved the book, but this is coming from a Lady Gaga fan, so it's kind of biased.

I fell in love with this ring that Gaga wore in one of the pictures. It is a diamond encrusted snake ring, and I just looked at it for hours. Even when I was done looking at the book, I still went back to this picture because it was just too wonderful to stop looking at.  I also really enjoyed Gaga's nail color. My New Year's resolution this coming year is to end my evil habit of biting on my fingernails, because it's just a terrible habit that is so not chic. ANYWAYS, I've been reading on how to stop and I get so many suggestions like jalapeño juice on my fingers (yuck!), hypnosis (umm...weird..), or some bitter substance that can get you addicted to the taste. I decided to go for the fun method...painting your nails. The psychological theory is that if you see that your nails are nicely painted, you wont want to ruin them. I've always been so jealous of the fact that girls can paint their nails as normally as they breathe, but if guys do it's just a little weird. So I'm just going ahead and getting my nails painted to avoid having ugly nails. I plan on getting them in the color pictured below, just because I founded to stylish and chic. I'll talk more about my nail artistry as we cross that bridge.

I fell in love with the necklace that Gaga sports in the picture below. I actually had seen it before when the paparazzi pictures were shown online of her shopping while wearing the necklace. So it was only natural that I fell in love all over again with it when I saw it pictured in the book. I made a mental note of it, and moved with my life. I honestly forgot about it UNTIL I saw Chloë Sevigny had a similar necklace. Even though hers was made out of a metal, I found out where I could find a similar necklace. She explained it was from a sex shop in LA. So I went back to my not so little Gaga book, and gazed at the necklace once more.  I just knew I had to find my own! I looked up several bondage/sex shops in the San Francisco area (naturally, there was a lot...since it is San Francisco and all). After much research I started doubting if I would be allowed into one of these sex shops since I am underage. Then I started doubting if I would feel comfortable among all these adults buying sex toys, while little ol' me is trying to look nice and cute with a bondage collar. I finally gave up on my idea and started looking online for one. I couldn't find one exactly like Gaga's or Chloë's but I did find some that I liked. They were just too pricey, and since they weren't exactly what I wanted I decided I should just wait until I come across the perfect one. Hoping that is soon, since I don't know how much more long this fetish trend will last. Maybe once I'm 18 I will venture with one of my friends to look for one. 

I have a confession to make...I am addicted to looking at pictures of nails, hair, and lips. I almost always pay attention to these features on people I meet in real life too. I found every aspect of this picture was made for my love. I love the color in Gaga's hair, and the color of her nails. I've always really liked the shape of her lips, and even her teeth. I've even told myself that I'm going to get teeth just like her's if I have the money for it.

My other obsession is EYES! I love looking at eye shapes. I love doodling eyes, and makeup on eyes. My Government notes for school consist of 75% government related notes and 25% pictures of eyes with wonderful exaggerated cat-eye eyeliner. I don't think my teacher would appreciate it if he saw my notes, but it's not just in Government. For as long as I can remember the margins of my notes are always covered with eyes. So one day while I was at my mom's friend's house, I was bored (and when I get bored I tend to yawn, and when I yawn I tend to cry) so I had all these tears running down my cheeks and had nothing to do with them. So the little model inside of me stated taking pictures of myself crying. I wasn't crying because I was sad but I took the pictures to make it look like I had just rewatched My Sister's Keeper.  The picture below is so cool in my opinion because the tears made my eyelashes stick together giving me a natural Twiggy look. I also think I resemble some sort of Virgin Mary in the picture, looking up at the heavens.

Okay so remember how I told you guys about my SF shopping experience?? Well here is one of my purchases that I have been dying to show you guys. I have another obsession...yes FUR! Well I only own faux fur because I thought I was against buying real fur, but lately I've been having my doubts and see myself wanting the real thing. I just hope it's me being psycho because even though I despise PETA, I love animals. So this jacket is faux, and I really love it. This picture doesn't do the colors justice (I didn't want to show you guys the real thing until I posted it in an outfit post), but I just love it's colors. It has these puffy shoulders that I could do without, but it's still beautiful.

This picture of this McQueen jacket came to my mind when I was buying my coat. I just think it was the mood and look of the whole collection that was registered in my mind when I saw the coat.

The four pictures above are from a little journal I have. I called it my lookbook. I would spend my time in math class, and anywhere else just cutting magazines apart and pasting them in my little lookbook. I did this during Junior year. Just a little before I started this blog, I really stopped working in my lookbook. I recently came across it again and went through it. These are some of my favorite pages. If I had the time I would continue on and finish it, but I just don't anymore. Maybe during the summer, or in college..HA doubt it! Actually looking back at pictures from that year...makes me really miss it.

So like you know I got the Monster Ball DVD and I've already watched it a couple times, and I always love this shot. It really shows the difference between Gaga and the other people in the store. I think I can relate to it, just because this is how I feel at times in my town. Like the comparison of the two pairs of shoes...(no not better than the others..) but like I'm from a whole different world. It's truly fascinating how different I am from the people around me. Yeah I seem pretty normal huh? Well maybe the people in my town are just a little weird with their Stussy clothes.

I found this picture on Instagram, which you can follow me on btw (punkius is my username), and I didn't know if to be scared or delighted. It's an Instagram that is only pictures of this cat in Japan. My first reaction was this frightened shock, but then I fell in love with the cute little kitty. Sigh...only in Japan. I think I love it so much because I love black cats because I have an obsession with panthers.

Well that's really all my obsessions...well I have more but these are the only personal pictures I had to demonstrate them. I'll tell you guys more as I go along writing on this blog. You guys can make like a list and turn into a game. VICTOR'S OBSESSIONS!

I just want to take some time to thank all of you who read my blog regularly, although you guys don't really comment anymore (hisss!), I still see your views and it means a lot. It's so cool that people from all around the world look at PUNKIUS. I am beyond humbled by this opportunity. I never knew that this blog would get so many views, it's really nice. Thank you!

 I've also already seen a couple of blogs on Tumblr naming themselves PUNKIUS, which even though it's super annoying it's a little flattering. However this is the only PUNKIUS, there is no Tumblr named PUNKIUS that represents this blog. My Tumblr is posted on the side bar. Seeing as I did come up with the styling of the blog's name, I would appreciate if some you stopped copying it. Be original guys!

THANK YOU AGAIN, and hope to have this good of a success with PUNKIUS in 2012. I am working on this special project for next year, it's a book/novel post. It's going to tell a time in my life, through diamond lens (aka details are filled in with glamour). Can't wait for all of you to see it.

December 30, 2011

Haider Ackermann

This is a long over due post showing you my favorite looks from Haider Ackermann's Spring/Summer 2012 collection. This was the collection that made me fall in love with his work, and made go back to look at all his past collections. I would love to see what he could do at Chanel if the Kaiser named him his heir. This collection had things that I love about Spring/Summer...VESTS + SHEER CLOTH. Take a look at things I want in my closet.

Pictures provided by VOGUE

December 29, 2011

julia my love

Kiki de Montparnasse Lingerie
The Roitfeld's are my guilty pleasure. The whole look of these pictures are just incredible, and show off her beauty. Since she did take these pictures while pregnant, we can be experiencing the glow of motherhood. I can't wait to see another addition to the Roitfeld family.

Julia seems so happy, it makes me happy.
A proud mother, who told W's Stefano Tonchi  that she will be called 'Madame'.

Such a classy wonderful family. I have said it once and I will say it again, I want to be a Roitfeld.

December 27, 2011


Galaxies away do you think they celebrate Christmas? Greetings, happy holidays! I really hope all of you are enjoying these rejoicing times. I just got out of school for holidays on the 23rd and have to go back on the 9th. Last week was really chaotic for me, having to get ready to leave school for the break and making sure I talked to all my teachers about my letters of recommendation for college before break. Thankfully the college application process is almost done, and I will finally be able to go into full seniorits mode. I really can't wait for the coming year because it will be full of so many changes in my life, and it will be the year that I face all my fears and adventure into the unknown all by myself.

I've recently gotten this strange obsession with trying to perfect the Alexa Chung picture. I just really admire anybody who can edit their pictures on their iPhone so perfectly, and Alexa takes the cake for editing in my book. I've gone through so many apps trying to look for the one that I believe Alexa uses, but I wasn't very successful. It wasn't until recently that I realized that it's not the app she uses that makes the pictures so perfect, it's her vision and good looks that make her pictures eye-candy for me.

Christmas this year for me started early. I went out a week before and bought myself a bunch of new clothes in San Francisco. I visited my favorite thrift stores like Buffalo Exchange, Wasteland, and the Haight-Ashbury Goodwill. I also visited H&M, Urban Outfitters, and American Apparel. Urban Outfitters and American Apparel both had things that were so-so, but they were really overpriced. I'm not cheap with my clothes, I just like spending more money on things I absolutely love. Actually it was my first time visiting Urban Outfitters in San Francisco and it was a mess and really just terrible. They had all their designer collaboration clothes out on display throughout the store, and that was pretty much it for the guys section. In the women's section I did find a nice looking fur coat, but I had just bought one at Wasteland so I was low on cash. I've personally only bought shoes at UO just because I've never really seen any of their clothes that call to me. American Apparel was a different story! I really liked a lot of things, but it just came down to buying one AA sweater or buying more than one thing at different stores...I chose the latter. I really made some nice purchases at H&M, they had a nice sale so it was easy! I'll be pointing out the things I bought as I post them.

Christmas Eve is celebrated more in my family than Christmas day. We got together with some family and we opened some gifts later that night. I got a lot of clothes. 1 pair of pants, 2 H&M shirts, and the HBO Monster Ball Special DVD are the only presents that I LOVED. OH, my parents did buy me Carine Roitfeld's Irreverent, but Barnes & Noble has to special order it and it ships in 2-3 weeks so I can't wait for that. Irreverent was really the only present I cared about.

I really didn't know what to wear for the occasion. I really didn't have any nice festive clothes so I went with something more minimal. Here you can see me posing with our tree. Now the tree isn't that small, I'm just tall so it looks like a midget compared to me.

Dad's coat, H&M top, and Dior shirt underneath. 

My neighbor (she's 7) asked me what kind of video games I played with when I was 5, and I had to tell her that when I was a kid we didn't care about video games. I told her that all I played with was my Winnie the Pooh playset (with all the charcters and with a carrying case that was also Pooh's house that you could play with). It makes me really sad to see how technology affects children at such a young age. I love technology but I wish there was an age limit on it, just so children can experience a simpler, happier childhood.
Here you can get a better look at the detail of the layering. The H&M top is a cream color, but when I combined it with the Dior shirt, it camouflages into a nice toned down nude color. The necklace is also from H&M and I love it because you can really just give any outfit an extra UMPH with this collar necklace. Speaking of colors, I would like to take sometime to appreciate the beautiful pointed color of my Dior shirt. It's just so perfect. :')
My friend Mrrm asked me if I was dressed up as a priest. I mean if I were to wear the necklace under my collar I could see what she was talking about.
Shoes are thrifted. I wish they were pointy, but I love the extra boost they add to my height,

If you are wondering about all the galactic styled pictures, I spent a day being inspired by Lady Gaga's performance of Marry The Night at the MTV EMAs. 

I just hope you guys have a lot of fun during this time of year. No matter what holiday you celebrate, or even if you don't celebrate anything at all. Shout out to all my American Muslim readers though, because it must be hard to have everyone celebrate Christmas and Hanukkah. I respect all of you that stick to your traditions and don't fall for the commercialized version of Christmas! 

I'm trying to think of something cool and fun to do on New Years. Something for the end of December and then the beginning of January. I don't know where I'll be spending NYE so we will just have to see if my location affects my posting abilities. 

December 17, 2011


Daria Strokous and Kati Nescher grace the Spring/Summer 2012 Louis Vuitton campaigns, photographed by Steven Meisel. Despite the fact that some called the campaign a pastel eyesore, I really think it is the perfect bold move for the collection;seeing as it goes with a theme that was started when the collection was presented in a merry-go-round.  The campaign is retro and cute. It's bound to stand out of the pages of a magazine while you are flipping through it.