Just as when I thought I found the perfect red lipstick for me, I read this:

The ‘American Horror Story’ and ‘Glee’ producer says he is throwing the designers’ clothes “in the trash” in response to controversial comments about same-sex adoption and “synthetic” babies.

Ryan Murphy is boycotting Dolce & Gabbana. If you want to read more,



Whoa…boycott a strong global brand Dolce & Gabbana? I’m speechless.

But here is another one, and this time, I had to think some more. This is The Elton John talking!

“How dare you refer to my beautiful children as ‘synthetic.”

“He said that?”, my astonished friend asked.

Yes he did, check it out here:  Elton John Calls for Boycott Against Dolce & Gabbana, Designers Respond

Then I thought of how, more than six years ago, I performed a moving-on ritual to a D&G pair I had for years. They were durable and never went out of style even to the time I had to let them go. I over-used them because they were perfect for anything in the city, at anytime of the day.  I also thought of  a pair of tights that enjoyed countless of compliments whenever I wore them. I guess you can say that I loved my Dolce and Gabbana pieces.

But what they uttered really hurt the very special people who I sincerely believe are loving their children at a different level. These people are admirable because despite the fact that they could not biologically conceive, they went out of their way to do and find someone to care for. That makes them very special to me. They are also very brave because, though it is not the old-world typical way of creating a family, they are willing to raise them in the atmosphere of true caring, kindness, dedication and love. Someday, when their children mature to understand these things, their normal lives may be agitated when they find out about this brouhaha. What is awesomely admirable is these parents standing up for their children’s honor. They are determined to arrest thoughts and labels put on their loved ones that may result to shattered self-esteem.

Oh well, back to my choice for lipstick. I told you in my previous post that I have to “patronize safe cosmetics, ”  safe for me being PARABEN FREE, among others. Is this D&G lipstick paraben-free?

Let me end by saying: There are different kinds of love, and there are myriad ways of expressing them. Walang basagan ng trip, Pare.”

In Gratitude,

Bangs Zaldivar