Archives for May 2012

SPOTLIGHT: Allison Harvard

I’ve been an avid fan of America’s Next Top Model since its first cycle, but I have not fangirl-ed over the contestants as much as I did with Allison Harvard and Ann Ward. In fact, I have already written about Allison, or Allicat as she fondly calls herself as well as her fans. Before ANTM, however, she was already quite popular. Her photos, which many found weirdly adorable, made rounds in the internet, most especially in the site Know Your Meme and 4chan, where she is dubbed as Creepy Chan. This is probably the reason why she was the most popular among ANTM‘s Cycle 12 contestants, aside from her strange fascination with blood and her huge eyes. And she returned in Cycle 17, and I was quite hopeful she’d win this time. Unfortunately, just like Cycle 12, she ended up bagging the second place. Izalright though, as Allison became more popular and received more modeling jobs after that last Cycle.

Below is a gallery of my favorite photos of Allison—from her Cycle 12 days to her artworks. Yes, she is an artist and paints really well. Click the photos for a larger version and to see more of Allicat. 🙂

Allison tweeted earlier this year that she’s participating in New York Fashion Week. Below are the two out of three shows she walked for:


Malan Breton Fall/Winter 2012

Gemma Kahng Fall 2012

UPDATE: Allison recently walked for Michael Cinco x Bench during the Philippine Fashion Week Holiday 2012. Below is the motion editorial featuring Allicat 🙂 :

Come back for more Allison Harvard news!

 

Photo Credits:

Allison Harvard’s Tumblr, ANTM Flickr, Emperor’s New Groove, and Fanpop.com

Summer Love Giveaway (CLOSED)

It feels like it’s been ages since my last giveaway so I decided to post one today. Apart from that, I’d like to announce that I’ll be including brand new, authentic designer and American items in Zeros and Fives online shop‘s next collection. I personally feel that there is a lack of shops in the Philippines that carry varied American products. Mine will sell perfume, bags, footwear, and jewelry that are GUARANTEED AUTHENTIC, shipped directly from Florida, USA.

Now to launch that collection, dubbed Like a Lady, as most of them would certainly make anyone very lady-like, I am giving away these three items to one lucky reader:

Polka dots pants personally bought by me some months ago, brand new and unused.

Lace collar blouse from my June Days Collection (more cute items for sale!)

And these gorgeous 24KT gold over sterling silver earrings from Macy’s, one item from my new Like a Lady collection.

HOW TO JOIN:

1. Like Zeros and Fives’ Facebook page.

2. Post this on your Facebook wall (make sure it’s public). Tag Zeros and Fives Facebook page:

“Win a pair of pants and gold earrings, and cute top from Zeros and Fives! Go to http://daphneverzosa.com/?p=2416 for the mechanics.”

3. Follow Zeros and Fives on Twitter.

4. Tweet this (make sure it’s public, no need to tag me):

“Win a pair of pants and gold earrings, and cute top from Zeros and Fives! Go to http://daphneverzosa.com/?p=2416 for the mechanics. #summerlovegiveaway”

OPTIONAL: Double your chance of winning by adding Zeros and Fives on Multiply as contact. 🙂

5. Comment on this entry with your full name and Twitter name (and Multiply name if you did the “optional”).

NOTE: If your Facebook and Twitter are on private mode, please make sure to include the link to your Facebook and Twitter status. For Facebook, all you have to do is to click the time below your name (e.g., 8 hours ago) and copy the link/URL. For Twitter, click Expand then Details, then copy the link/URL. You don’t have to do this if your accounts are public. Or better yet, you may want to change your account settings to public until the promo is over. *wink*

It’s that easy! Strictly no double entries and please follow mechanics religiously. You have to make sure that Zeros and  Fives can find your Facebook and Twitter posts,  otherwise your entry will be forfeited. Promo ends on June 30, 2012. This is open to Philippine residents only. Good luck! <3

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P.S. Blog giveaway winner will be announced via Twitter OR Facebook, like what I did last time. So make sure you’re INDEED following me on both accounts. I just have to say this to prevent people from accusing bloggers of picking ghost winners. I read it somewhere and that is just rubbish, although the post was not targeted towards me (hopefully). As for me, I am not using my computer all the time and I do have a life aside from maintaining the site, which my phone cannot handle. Okie?

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Congratulations to MARIE CASTRO!!! You’re the winner of this giveaway. Thank you everyone for joining! ‘Til the next one!

 

Lazy Eye

Clothes, purse and shoes from Forever 21, Ode to Her ring, 1721 hair clip

I wore this outfit to ZALORA’s official launch last week. The dress code was “dress to impress” but I chose to wear the most comfortable items I could sport. In the past, I would wear outfits that are beyond my comfort zone, and I’d end up exhausted and displeased after. I know that we should sometimes experiment, but I’ve always believed that when it comes to fashion, comfort is key. Speaking of which, these shoes (which remind me of Jeffrey Campbell Litas–they look the same, no?) may look heavy but they are the most comfortable! New shoes often give me blisters, but these didn’t. Spell relief.  Aside from that, I looked tall. HAHA. It’s not everyday that I’m 5’5″, you know. Lol. Better grab the chance while I still can. 😛

If you like this look, hype on lookbook and chictopia! 🙂

ZALORA Official Launch (Photos)

On May 9, ZALORA invited the metro’s fashion-savvy bloggers and personalities to their official launch, and I was lucky enough to be invited thru Nuffnang. The beautiful Sara Meier was the night’s host. One rare thing about the launch is that ZALORA used a different kind of product presentation. Instead of walking the runway, the models who were wearing white garments just stood at the stage while the designs are projected onto their bodies. So techie. 😛

If you haven’t heard about ZALORA, below is a description of what they provide:

Zalora.com.ph aims to bring you womens shoes, mens footwear and a large variety of clothes from a huge range of well known and emerging hot brands with ease, simplicity, fast home delivery and an amazing customer support experience. You can quickly peruse our well known brands such as Folded & Hung, Crocs, Cole Vintage, DC, Dolce & Gabanna, Europak, Gucci, Holster, Jansport, Kipling and Bayo. Whether you are a daring fashionista, a conservative dresser or looking for sports workout gear, you can shop online. We ensure you’ll always discover fashion that compliments your style and needs perfectly. With free shipping right to your doorstep, why bother attempting those EDSA traffic jams or the MRT crunch to get to those crowded shopping malls?

Coming up: What I wore for this event 🙂 Ciao!

How to Make a Fishtail Braid (Video)

I know this video tutorial is late, and I apologize. But here it is guys! I hope you’ll like it. Making a fishtail braid is a bit tedious the first time you do it, but you’ll find it quite easy once you get the hang of the process.

My face looks squashed. I filmed this in portrait mode so I had to rotate it. Unfortunately the video editor that I was using only had two ratio options. I guess I’m gonna have  to look for more video editing software then. In the meantime, please bear with me and my amateur editing skills. At least you get a better view of the braid. 😛

If you have questions, feel free to leave me a comment below and I’ll definitely answer them when I get the chance. If you want a full text of the steps of making a fishtail braid plus pictures, I blogged about it last year here. Please subscribe to my Youtube channel! Hihi. Thank you! :3

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