October Target: Score an Invite for the 2011 Philippine Fashion Week

I have never seen a single show of the Philippine Fashion Week. I could say I’m a lot more “adept” in foreign collections. The Philippines is a rich country, not just in values and agriculture, but also in aesthetics. We’ve seen and heard about Filipinos taking the fashion industry by storm, such as Danica Magpantay who was recently crowned as Ford Supermodel of the World, besting approx 70 other contestants from all over the world, and Rajo Laurel whose cobweb dress landed the cover of  Womens Wear Daily, the fashion industry’s bible, on February 9, 2010 :

17-year-old Danica outshines over 70 models, winning $250,000 modeling contract with Ford Models.

Rajo Laurel, a Filipino designer whose cobweb dress landed the cover of the February 9 issue of Women's Wear Daily, the fashion industry’s bible read by millions of people worldwide (credits: thepoc.net)

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Reinventing Accessories

I preoccupied myself with lots of things today. I did the laundry, organized our room, and fixed some of my stuff. While doing the latter, I realized I have tons of accessories already and that I need to stop myself from buying more. My jewelry box is oozing with them and yesterday, I had to buy another box to place the excess ones. As I was grouping them, I found this cute black bracelet which I haven’t worn in ages:

Unfortunately, it’s broken. It could have been a cool statement accessory; the buttons have really nice details (with the floral and stripe designs and all), it’d be such a waste to just throw them out. So I thought, why not make them into rings? I’ve been drooling over those connector rings from Forever 21 but their prices just don’t suit my budget, but hey I can totally make my own, right, without having to spend thousands of bucks. Read more.

TOPSHOP Spring Summer 2011

I was doing my usual fashion trends research today when I was simply starstruck by Topshop’s Spring Summer 2011 collection. I was originally planning to blog about Chanel and LV again, but I just couldn’t resist to share to you, guys, Topshop’s awesome collection. It’s fun and hip, and gave the bohemian vibe that I dearly love.

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Vanessa Hudgens for Candie’s 2011 Spring Campaign

Move over Britney, Vanessa is now that new star of Candie’s. It was just recently confirmed and announced by Candie’s that Vanessa Hudgens of  the epic High School Musical will be their ambassador for their 2011 campaign. Below are the ads for the campaign:

Candie’s sells junior-sized clothing (teen wear). Although Vanessa’s not a teen anymore, her petite figure makes her a believable endorser for teen wear.

But do you think she’ll attract more buyers than Britney? And what can you say about the Candie’s 2011 spring collection?

CREDITS: http://candies.com, http://www.magicbulletmedia.com/MNR/VanessaforCandies

Preview No. 3: Liz Uy

Hurray! I was able to grab a copy of the Jan/Feb 2011 issue with no less than Liz Uy on the cover yesterday.

What is so special about her that made her land the cover of the No. 1 local fashion magazine? First of all, Liz Uy is just one of the most popular or, shall I say, best stylist in the country; she is a presidential and celebrity stylist. Moreover, she is also the fashion editor of the magazine  she posed for. Although some people raised their eyebrows upon seeing her on the cover (because it’s like a rule that magazine editors and staff should avoid featuring themselves), I think it’s quite a great idea having her. For one, Liz’s style is prodigious yet smooth. It’s like natural for her to look fashionable. Second, the buzz she unintentionally created last year is definitely something worth featuring. Aside from that, she handled all the rumors like how a real fashionista should handle them–with grace and poise. And third, as one reader said, it’s probably high time that magazines stop featuring actors. and instead present those people who helped those actors look beautiful.

Well that’s just about the cover, you haven’t seen anything yet. Unlike other magazines, Preview always comes up with creative ideas in every issue. Last December, they launched the augmented reality with Solenn Heussaff. In this month’s issue, Preview presents the best of S/S 2011 trends “in tune” with the greatest musical compilations:

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