Archives for October 2011

Suprises and Giveaways

I’m supposed to reveal my First Anniversary Blog Giveaway on November 6, but I couldn’t resist not telling you a bit about it. Well, at least you know now what to expect on the sixth. HAHA.

So below are some clues:

 

 

1. TSOKNAT

Tsoknat manufactures handmade bags for customers who appreciate modern, playful, and quirky designs. It is owned by Toni Rose Palma, who hails from Naga City, the hometown that I sorely miss. Visit Tsoknat’s online shop or like the facebook page to know more about their products and sales.

 

 

 

 

 

 2. ASIANVOGUE SHOP

Asianvogue Shop, an online fashion boutique from the Philippines, was established on May 2009 by Guia del Rosario. The shop’s products cater to “every fashionista’s ever-changing style. The shop provides shoppers with an extensive selection of fashion forward footwears and bags.” Visit/Like  their multiply and facebook site to get updates on products and sales.

 

 

3. ANTLER

“Antler is an online store/contemporary business that provides fashion alternatives for and caters to bold fashionistas, tastemakers, artists, and just everyone.

Each material in the Antler collections are produced with the highest attention to detail. ”

Like Antler’s facebook page to view on sale items. Their items are so gorgeous that I decided to buy one for myself, which I blabbed about here.

4. The Closet Goddess

The Closet Goddess is owned by Rowena Cruz, also a talented make-up artist. Her shop boasts of trendy and imported pieces that will not hurt your budget. Si Kim Chiu lang naman ang regular customer niya. 

Like TCG’s facebook page here.

 

5. Decadence Theater (Decathea)

Decathea sells handmade and customized accessories. It is owned by Eloisa Molina, who happens to be my officemate (HAHA). Her shop makes accessories based on customer preferences (e.g., color, material, design). Like Decathea’s facebook page to view products.

6. Zeros and Fives

 And of course, my little online shop/website fanpage. I gotta make some contribution to this giveaway of course. Initially, my plan was to sell good finds from bazaars and thrift stores, but I couldn’t attend to it yet. Zeros and Fives already has some items on hand, which include rings and earrings. Like the facebook page to see what I have in store for you, guys. 🙂

ARE YOU EXCITED? Well I am! Do not forget to come back on November 6 to know how to join in my blog giveaway and see the exciting prizes that await the winner!

Meanwhile, I will leave you these shots of the stuff I wore to the VANS fashion show yesterday:

Fedora hat | Tube top from Divisoria | Vest with scarf from Shopaholic| Denim shorts from Bench | Rings from Zeros and Fives | Wedges from Luzzi (Thanks, Nez!)

 Hype this look on lookbook and chictopia.

I apologize for the photo quality. There is something wrong with the uploading/internet I think. Ugh.

Anyway, follow me on Twitter for updates on the giveaway!

VANS x Philippine Fashion Week S/S 2012

Last week, Connect Agency provided me passes to VANS’ fashion show. I was quite surprised that a brand like VANS will participate in an event such as PFW, blame it on my ignorance. I figured later on that despite its popularity with extreme/action sports, VANS is still categorized under ready-to-wear. Though it is associated with active lifestyle, this does not necessarily mean that brands like VANS cannot be runway worthy. The photos below are proof.

During the penultimate day of the Philippine Fashion Week, VANS Philippines showcased its OTW (Off The Wall) collection.

What I love about the show production is that it stayed true to VANS’ character. The runway was a skate ramp and there were actual skaters and BMX riders displaying crazy stunts! How awesome is that.

Now on to the collection. Below are some photos I was able to shoot. Get ready for some color feast. Hehe. I was on front seat yo! 🙂

VANS Girls

Brent Javier!!! *faints*

I want Dianna Menezes’ abs!

Aubrey Miles and Troy Montero, the host of the night, with their adorable kid, Hunter

And who could best represent VANS? Jhong Hilario. Just look at those moves!

VANS is all about checks and solid colors this season, which are perfect not just for the summer but for the whole year! One awesome thing with apparels like VANS is that anyone can use them at any season. Talk about convenience.

And speaking of convenience, look at what VANS treated us with. Thank you, VANS!

Oversized top, bag, and sneakers from VANS

Hype this look on lookbook and chictopia 🙂

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Oxygen x Philippine Fashion Week S/S 2012

I was one of the 50 (55?) bloggers invited by Oxygen to witness their spring/summer 2012 collection. Upon entering the hall, I was amazed at how organized everything was. There is a seat for everyone! Yay!

However, since I was late, I had to situate myself in the farthest corner. It was alright though; people were on their seats so I was still able to take some photos.

Oxygen’s spring/summer collection featured androgynous cuts, lots of blue and green hues, and graphic tees using Marcela Gutierrez’s artwork. I’ve noticed that artworks are becoming a fashion fad.

This one-piece I like!

IMHO, Pauline Prieto, one of my favorite local models, best carries the androgynous look but still manages to look classy.

Danica Magpantay, 2010’s Ford Supermodel of the World, begins and closes the show. She looks way younger in person.

Very wearable! This is one of the reasons why I adore Oxygen. I am a sucker for anything that’s edgy, trendy, but at the same time, wearable. Oxygen gives me all.

Since Oxygen is all about edge, I decided to wear the following for the show:

Top from Oxygen | Ripped leggings from Cocco | Heels from Tiffany

Scarf from Shopaholic at SM Department Store | Gold flower ring from Zeros and Fives | Connector ring from Stylebreak

Hype this look on lookbook and chictopia

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Thank you Connect Agency for the invite! 🙂

GUESS x Philippine Fashion Week S/S 2012

I was fortunate enough to receive an invite for Guess’ fashion show. This month’s fashion week is actually featuring all the spring/summer collections, but since it’s Guess’ first time to join PFW, they also included their fall/winter collections.

My camera was a total failure during the show, so I was only able to take a few passable photos for blogging.

A number of celebrity endorsers walked the runway for Guess. Wasn’t able to take photos of them though. Sad 😐 I just hoped EVERYONE was seated throughout the event. But no :s However, I was able to shoot a short video, which I will upload in this post in a bit.

After the event, I had the opportunity of taking a picture with my favorite veejay Sanya Smith, who was the dj of the show (IKR, siya na talaga!). She’s incredibly tall and nice, while I, once again, looked like a hobbit.

Thanks, Katt, for the photo! 😀

And yep, you GUESSED it right! An event like this should not end without taking photos at the photo booth.

Katt, the kaladkarin. She has always been supportive of my fashion endeavors. Thanks, bakla! 🙂

And now on to what I wore to the event:


Thank you, Cocco, for the the lovely dress and biker jacket! Love love!

Cross necklace and red suede heels from St. Francis Square | Connector ring from Stylebreak

Hype this look on lookbook and chictopia!

Thank you, GUESS, for these freebies and Ed Lorenzo of  Connect Agencie for the invite!

See you, guys, on Friday for OXYGEN’s fashion show at SMX, MOA. 🙂

How To: Fishtail Braids

Today I’m going to show you how to make fishtail braids–without the help of other people! First, all you need is a toothed comb, a ponytail tie (or an elastic band will do), and something to accessorize your hair when you’re done.

I apologize in advance if some of the photos are too bright for your eyes, I needed to add more exposure so you could actually see what happens to the hair as I show you the process.

STEP 1: I wanted to do a side braid so I placed everything at the right, away from the direction of my fringe to create balance. You are free to place your hair wherever you want. Same procedure still applies to non-side braids.

STEP 2: Cut hair into two sections, by cut I mean separate. You now have a left and right section (if that makes any sense).

 STEP 3: From the left section of your hair, take a small part from the back.

 STEP 4: Place it on top of the remaining left section of your hair, BUT do not combine them.

STEP 5: Instead, combine it with the opposite (right) section of your hair.

STEP 6: Pull both sections on opposite directions to ensure that there are no stray hairs. This isn’t necessary though, but I do this all the time. Hee~

STEP 7: Just like STEP 3, gather a few strands from the back of the right section of your hair.

 STEP 8: Place them on top of the right section, then combine with the left.

STEP 9: Repeat STEPs 3 to 8.

 Continue this process until you reach the tips, or the point where you can still gather your hair together.

In the photos below, I stopped braiding at about three-quarters of my hair’s length as there were a few strands already sticking out. Fishtail braids are fun to do when you have really long hair. Hmm, if that’s the case then I shouldn’t have my mane trimmed for at least two months more. :s

STEP 10:  Hold the braids together by using a ponytail tie or an elastic band. You are free to use whatever accessories after to add more character.

Since I’m sucker for bows and florals, I attached my bow+floral hair clip to the hair tie I used. I curled the short strands at the other sides to make the look much prettier and less messy.

Then, wore a beanie to tone down the preppiness.

Below is a quick recap of what I’ve done in .GIF format. I hope you enjoyed my first tutorial!

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