Archives for August 2012

Wrangler Fall/Winter Collection Launch

Wrangler is one of the biggest denim brands with hundred years of denim heritage. Founded in 1904, Wrangler was originally named Blue Bell, and rooted as a work wear company specializing in Overalls. In 1947, the name Wrangler was born, which means “working cowboy”. Since then, Wrangler has delivered denim innovation and authentic craftsmanship, and stayed true to its devotion to denim history.

Wrangler is known for its trademark design called the 7 Icons, which speaks of impeccable form and function. I’m not really particular with pants, most especially the designs, but looking at Wrangler’s presentation below, you would actually see how much thought was poured in creating a pair of jeans that are both stylish and functional.

Yesterday, I was lucky enough to be invited to Wrangler’s Fall/Winter Collection Launch at Robinsons Manila. The event was hosted by the bubbly Kim Jones (below). I love her shoes.

The fall/winter collection is a story of two people who travel and explore places, inspired by the thrill of discovery. Every destination is represented in Wrangler clothing pieces–colorful tops are inspired by the sunrise, which signals the beginning of the journey.

The above photos are just a few of the pieces you’ll be seeing in Wrangler stores, but let me show you more through this short clip I made. The video contains some footage and photos from the fashion show.

I also managed to take some photos of the denim bar:

But what I loved the most are the displays! I’m in love with photos like the ones below. I love traveling as well, it does good things to the soul.

I wish Wrangler would also sell these luggages! Haha. I wanted to nick them and take them home. Thank god I was able to restrain myself. Haha.

And those are just some of the good things you can expect from your favorite Wrangler branch. But of course, I need to thank Melai of Style and Soul for inviting me. It’s been a while since my last fashion show so I’m extremely grateful. I had a great time. Thanks, Melai!

Meet Jay and Sophia. Yay for new friends!

I’m leaving you with this awesome ad by Wrangler. It makes me want to hop on a car (though I can’t drive haha) and go somewhere.  It’s nice to be spontaneous sometimes.

Be Confident by Anya Sarre

Shoes, apparel, and accessories should make us feel good about ourselves and should be an expression of our inner beauty. It can be very frustrating when we are looking for an outfit for a special event and end up getting that awkward feeling in the dressing room because of the way something fits or looks.  Fret no more—even celebrities need confidence boosters, which help their glow for all to see! There are many steps you can take to avoid this situation leading to a boost in self-confidence and more happy occasions!

Shop Your Favorite but Dare to Try New Things

Of course we all fall into our comfort zones, but don’t fall victim to the ease of your systematic routine. Try something new—new colors, new prints, new textures, new style. There is a way for everyone to pull off the hottest summer red carpet styles with their own sense of style and flair! Let your inner fashionista shine brighter than the sun and leave others admiring your style.

Try Out Body Conscious Trends

Fashion should make you exude your confidence. Body-conscious dresses and bandage skirts have been a big trend in the recent seasons because they seem to favor any body type, height, and size. Maxi dresses and pastel colored skinny jeans also seem to look good on everyone. Silk and chiffon blouses are a practical and versatile staple that will flatter any figure. Pair a striped maxi, with vintage accent jewelry and a pair of sunshades to look cool, calm, and glamorous this summer.

Wear the Right Shoes

Shoes make a huge difference on how the outfit looks on you. If you think that reflection in the mirror is unattractive, it might be because you are wearing a cocktail dress with shoes meant for the beach. Wear some trendy wedges or take your night out heels on shopping trips so you can get a glimpse of what your outfit will really look like. Let your inner fashionista shine and fall into your own chic style!



[This is a guest post by Anya Sarre of ShoeDazzle. Anya is a stylist for ShoeDazzle who works alongside other celebrity stylists like Kim Kardashian. She is regularly featured in print magazines and on television—Entertainment Tonight, The Insider, and the STYLE network to name a few.]

And the Winners Are…

Congratulations, Christine and Analyn!!! Wait for my tweet and/or e-mail!

Thanks everyone for joining as well as for the sweet greetings! I still have an ongoing giveaway—head on over to Marj Ramos’ blog to know what we have in store for you! 🙂


NOTE: Three entries were removed since they did not follow the mechanics religiously.

Spice Up Your Life: Spice Girls Olympic Performance

6:00 AM Philippine time is officially the highlight of my month. Spice Girls, the 1990s girl group who made ‘Girl Power’ possible, performed during the Closing Ceremony of the Olympic games in London. I seriously didn’t sleep just to see them again and it was all worth it. I loved them when I was a child (I wanted to be Baby Spice aka Emma Bunton) and you could imagine my excitement when I saw them again, all five of them, since they disbanded around a decade ago. Below are some highlights of the performance:

Posh, Ginger, Baby, Sporty, and Scary werrrking it! Yes, they absolutely still got it; they look better than ever!

Melanie Chisholm or Mel C, in all her sporty glory (pun definitely intended), wears JD Sports. Performance level pa rin! She has always been the best performer (and singer) in the group.

And Melanie Brown (Mel B/Scary Spice) looking feisty in a Zuhair Murad bodysuit. She was the queen of catsuits back in the day so this is just perfect!

Victoria Beckham, aka Posh Spice, wearing Giles Deacon. It’s nice to see her have fun again! I wish I’ll look as hot as that when I’m 38.

Geri Halliwell, aka Ginger Spice, wearing Suzanne Neville. Her Union Jack dress got an upgrade. Fabulous!

My favorite, Emma Bunton also Baby Spice, wearing Maggie Cooke. She still looks lovely and adorable. Talk about aging gracefully! She’s 36. 🙂

This was the Spice Girls during the 1997 BRIT Awards, where Ginger made headlines with her Union Jack dress, making it one of the most iconic moments in pop culture. Later on, the Union Jack was seen in every clothing piece.

Here’s a video of their whole performance during the Olympic Games Closing Ceremony:

And their  awesome Pepsi commercial in 1996. Remember when those shoes were the fad? I was heartbroken when my mom couldn’t buy a pair for me. Haha


In other news, MANELS is holding a sale in all MANELS branches. All items 50% off! Sale starts on Wednesday. Sweldo naman so go na to your nearest MANELS branch! 🙂

*Spice Girls photos from Getty Images, MTV, IBTimes, and Mirror


I was able to find ongoing relief operations in my area, Diliman, Quezon City. So if in case you live nearby and looking for a way to help, kindly consider the following drop-off points:

Reports said the rain will continue to pour until Thursday, so it’s better to have a copy of the following emergency hotlines:

And if you know anyone in need of rescue, please fill this form:

To update yourself on the current flood conditions, visit these links: (with real-time updates)

If you are not from Manila but would still like to extend help, you can donate to Red Cross  via SMS and G-Cash:


Text RED<space>AMOUNT to 2899 (Globe) or 4143 (Smart)

Text DONATE<space>AMOUNT<space>4-digit M-PIN<space>REDCROSS to 2882

You can donate the following denominations:
Globe: 5, 25, 100, 300, 500 or 1000
Smart: 10, 25, 50, 100, 300, 500 or 1000

*I will update once I get hold of new information. Let’s all pray for the Philippines.


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