Profound Escape

Hello everyone! Below are some of the photos which made it to Madhouse Manila magazine’s vintage December issue. I styled 3 layouts, inspired by the medieval peasant life with hints of modern trends, of course. I teamed up with Chad (the photographer), Hennie Fortuin (the model), and Ms. Elle Lubigan (the hair and make-up artist). Chad used his Canon ae-1 film camera with a Kodak ColorPlus film.

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Supposedly, the first layout is about a farmer’s daughter who is young, playful, and carefree—hence the flowers, braids, and lace—but we kind of forgot about that so we ended up with these shots. I like the first photo because it reminds me of a child who is hopeful of the future, plus the light on Hennie’s face is just gorgeous.

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The second set represents the transition of the peasant’s child from innocence to maturity, that stage where children are introduced by their parents or by circumstance to the realities of life. So, I chose a a dark and checkered ensemble with a lace collar to add youth. Browns and maroons always remind me of farms.

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The last, but certainly not the least, set is my absolute favorite—not just because the Anne Boleyn hairdo suited the model nicely, but also because all the elements meshed together. I only came up with this look during the last minute, as I wasn’t quite sure if the heavy skirt will complement the printed top. And it did! The Scandinavian cross matched the top too! It was actually Chad’s idea to buy and use the cross. I love the fact that he knows a lot about history and whatnot. 😛

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This set represents a full-grown woman, who has been forced by unfortunate events to take care of her family. Innocence is now lost. However, I don’t really consider this as a sad ending to such a story. I’d like to call it ‘bravery’, instead. I deeply admire people who are driven, tough, and mature. A lot of us today do not like taking responsibilities, and people who do deserve so much respect.

So there you go. We really hope you liked the sets. Please check out Madhouse MNL, and you can find us on pages 137 to 149. Special thanks to ForMe clothing for providing the floral jacket and printed long-sleeves.

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Also, I told you last week that Chad and I went to this Vinyl Dump store in Cubao Expo to interview Joel Devicais, the owner. Chad wrote an article about it and took photos too. Read about it on pages 108 to 111.

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And apparently, Madhouse MNL decided to include the Feral Child pictures which I previously shared here. You can also see them in pages 128 to 135.

Thanks to everyone who supported us! Watch out for another Chad & Daphne collaboration! 😛

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Grand December Giveaway Part 4 (CLOSED)

There are only a few days before Christmas so I’m going to give you the last leg of my December Giveaway series. Here’s what you will win:

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Dun dun dun.. 2 adorable tops from Paradise Treats and one satchel of your choice from Satchella! Now isn’t that awesome?

To join, here’s what you have to do:

1. Like my blog FB page and Paradise Treats and Satchella Bags Facebook pages.
2. Post this publicly on your Facebook account; tag Paradise Treats  and Satchella’s pages; and tag two friends:

I want to win trendy items from Paradise Treats and Satchella! Visit http://daphneverzosa.com/grand-december-giveaway-part-4/ 🙂  (and then tag two friends)

3. Follow ME and Satchella Bags on Twitter.
4. Post this publicly on Twitter while tagging Satchella Bags, and two friends:

I want to win trendy items from Paradise Treats and @SatchellaBags! Visit http://daphneverzosa.com/grand-december-giveaway-part-4/ 🙂 #GDGPt4 (and then tag two friends)

5. Leave a comment with your full name, email address, and links to your Twitter and Facebook posts (and Instagram name if you did the optional).

OPTIONAL: Gain one bonus point by following me on Instagram.

 

REMINDER: All posts should be public, otherwise your chance to win these goodies will be forfeited. Remember to tag those who need to be tagged. 🙂

 

This giveaway, which will end on January 1, 2013, is limited to Philippine residents only. The winner will be chosen via random.org. Good luck!

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UPDATE:

And the winner is…

Honey Claire Comaling!

 Please wait for my email. Congratulations! And thank you guys for joining. You may click here to view the selection process. Happy new year everyone! 🙂

Vinyl

Chad and I had the busiest week of our lives. On Tuesday, immediately after work, we zoomed to this vintage store called Vinyl Dump in Cubao Expo to interview the owner regarding his collection of vinyl records, so excuse me if my face isn’t made up. I’m a very busy girl—emphasis on busy.

Vinyl Dump does not only sell vinyl records. They also have vintage cameras, watches, video tapes, books, etc. It was truly heaven. If you love vintage stuff, give them a visit!

Hello, there young Kuh Ledesma. I like her outfit here—so colorful. 🙂

Now onto my outfit. There’s nothing really special about it, except that the dress was a gift by my boyfriend’s Mom. I like wearing this animal print dress because it fits my body perfectly. It’s not too tight nor loose, just enough to give my body a nice shape. Full-on animal print dresses/clothing can make or break your whole look—meaning one can possibly look either trashy or bold, depending on the fit and styling.

I didn’t want to catch too much attention at work so I did a B/W look by choosing a sequined pair of flats which I bought for P150 ($3.75) from a woman selling shoes in the streets. I’m amazed how durable these are. Normally shoes with that price tag will only last me a month, provided that they don’t get wet. I’ve been using these flats for 3 months now, and no sequin has even fallen yet! What kind of sorcery is this? LOL.

Then I chose a black belt to cinch my waist and add more shape. I also brought with me my black biker jacket because it’s so freaking cold in the office. I usually end up looking very ghost-like after a long day’s work. I’m not complaining though. I consider myself very lucky to have a job, and this job in particular. Ciao!

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By the way, my Grand December Giveaway Part 1 will end on Sunday, December 16, so you still have a couple of days to join. Click HERE. Part 2 and Part 3 are still ongoing!

Grand December Giveaway Part 3 (Trinkets MNL) (CLOSED)

I’ve already prepped you of this so I’ll cut to the chase. Trinkets MNL is going to pick 3 winner of the following goodies—1 grand prize winner and 2 runners-up. So what’s in store for you?

Grand Winner
  • A copy of Status Magazine Dec-Jan ’13 Photo Issue (in w/c Trinkets MNL was featured as 1 of the “Brands To Know” on p. 20!)
  • 1 Trinkets MNL Statement Necklace (of your choice)
  • 1 Trinkets MNL Skull Candy Bracelet featured in Status Mag
  • 1 pair of Trinkets MNL Skull Candy Earrings
  • 3 pcs. of Trinkets MNL Box-Braided Bracelet featured in Status Mag (the 1st ever Trinkets MNL piece made)
  • 1 Trinkets MNL Tube Necklace featured in Status Mag

 

2 Runners Up
  • 2 pcs. of Trinkets MNL Cloth Braided Bracelet
  • 3pcs. of Trinkets MNL Box-Braided Bracelet featured in Status Mag (the 1st ever Trinkets MNL piece made)
  • 1 pair of Trinkets MNL Wood & Chain Dangling Earrings

 

All you have to do is:

1. Like my blog and Trinkets MNL‘s Facebook page.

2. Share this on your Facebook timeline; tag Trinkets MNL and two friends:

Get a chance to win fun accessories from Trinkets MNL! Visit http://daphneverzosa.com/grand-december-giveaway-part-3-trinkets-mnl 🙂 (tag two friends)

3. Follow ME and Trinkets MNL on Twitter.

4. Post this on your timeline; tag Trinkets MNL and two friends.

Win fun accessories from @trinketsmnl! Visit http://daphneverzosa.com/grand-december-giveaway-part-3-trinkets-mnl #GDGPart3 🙂 (tag two friends)

5. Leave a comment below this post with your name, email address, and links to your Facebook and Twitter posts (include your Tumblr and Instagram name if you did the optional thingy).

 OPTIONAL (Increase your chance of winning by doing the following):

1. Follow ME and Trinkets MNL on Tumblr. (+1)

2. Follow ME and Trinkets MNL on Instagram. (+1)

 

That’s it! This giveaway is for Philippine residents only. Giveaway will end on December 25 at 12MN. Winners will be chosen via random.org. Good luck!

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And the winners are:

GRAND PRIZE WINNER: No. 80 Narissa G. Maquera

RUNNERS-UP: No. 72 Ma. Karla Shane Orinoco and No. 12 Candie Salvador

Congratulations, girls! Trinkets MNL will be contacting you so wait for their email!

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Grand December Giveaway Part 4 is still ongoing! 🙂

Goofy

When Jong and Chad taught me how to surf last year, we found out I was goofy-footed, meaning I use my right foot in front of the left when riding a board. Quite ironic, I thought, as the word is a complete opposite of my personality, according to many.

People think of me as a very serious person, even Chad before we dated. And I guess to a certain point, I am, but I can be really goofy when I’m really comfortable with the people I’m with.

I’m not afraid to look ugly as well. Hello, gummy face! Hahaha. A friend of mine calls me gummybears because I’d smile so wide my gums would always show. LOL. I like smiling, what can I do? I think it’s pointless to smile and act happy if you’re not genuinely happy.

And speaking of happiness, I was so excited when I saw these distressed studded high-waisted shorts and spike bracelet from Boutique De Reines in the mail last week. I knew they’d be perfect for my Baler beach trip with Chad. Of course, you’ll get the first dibs—I will be posting more photos of our trip here soon. 🙂

I love high-waisted shorts because they help emphasize the curves of my body. I gained a lot of weight recently, which went straight to my derriere  and thighs. My waist remained relatively small, so I knew these shorts are perfect for my body type. 🙂

Wore the spike bracelet with it for some added zest.

Forever 21 hat | Anti-Fashion Manila floral corset | Boutique de Reines studded shorts and spike bracelet | Solemate flats | Liz Claiborne watch

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Photos by Chad

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