Cocco

Luna Park

One thing I love about Quezon City (where I live) is the abundance of trees. It may not be the cleanest place but it sure is the greenest, which is one of the reasons I prefer to stay in the city for as long as I can. The parks remind me so much of my hometown, Naga, that I sorely miss.

This is what I wore during the Gear4 media launch in Taguig on Thursday, which I will blog about really soon. Angry Birds fans, watch out! 🙂

My housemates would often tease me that they can only find one color scheme in my closet. And if you’re a regular visitor of my blog, you’ll know what color they’re pertaining to. Dun dun dun… PINK. Duh. Then I would vehemently deny that pink is my favorite color. I SWEAR. And of course, they’re unconvinced haha. But pink is such a pretty color, yes? Maybe too girly, but you can’t deny it looks really good on a girl, and sometimes even on boys. Sometimes.

 

Dress from Koreana | Tribal necklace from Ling Dacudao | Sling bag from Dushbag | Cocco boater hat | The Little Things She Needs wedges

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I’m leaving you with this beautiful but quite haunting song by the Pet Shop Boys, a 1980s English electronic dance music duo regarded by Guinness as one of UK’s most successful musicians.

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Lost

FORME top and shorts, COCCO boater hat, collar necklace by Ling Dacudao, Forever 21 heels, Ode to Her ring, Giani Bernini sling bag from Dushbag

Have you ever been in a situation where you’re stuck and you’re struggling to emerge from it? I’m beginning to wonder if the things I’m currently doing are indeed worth the effort, and if my hard work will bear any fruit at all. Before, I was so certain of what to do with my life that I have even drafted a ten-year plan. Slowly, albeit not entirely and exactly as planned, I achieved some of them bit by bit, despite the fact that I only came from a humble family. And I know that that is something to be proud of.  But what if all the hard work will amount to nothing? What if what you want isn’t really meant for you to have? How would you know?

I feel like escaping sometimes so I could free myself from my own questions, go somewhere sequestered and stay hidden for a while. Oftentimes when I need to contemplate on things, I detach myself from everything and go somewhere calming, like the woods. I know escaping is not the best way of facing one’s own demons but for some reason, I feel very at ease with nature. It helps me rediscover and rework myself, so this shoot with Jashen was very cathartic for me. Although I have not completely won over my battles, I’m beginning to see a glimmer of hope.

I am thankful to the people who never give up on me and to those I’ve met recently. For ForMe clothing to take a chance on me, despite the crisis I am going through, is very humbling. Maybe, just maybe, all the effort could be worth it after all.

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Photos by Jashen Manuel

*First and last photo were post-processed by yours truly. ‘Trying to copy Jashen’s awesome style but apparently I failed. lol

 

Paperdoll 2.0

As promised, I’m going to show you another set of photos from this layout. This set, however, was taken by Unica Policarpio.

H&M Dress from Shop Class| Asianvogue heels| Miss Sartorial detachable collar| Bag from Landmark| The Little Things She Needs connector ring| Cocco boater hat

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Thanks again, Unica, for these wonderful photos! 🙂

Paperdoll

I couldn’t think of a name for the post so I used the photographer’s title instead. How lazy of me, I know. Looking at these photos I initially thought of Sunkist (90s kids know this). I look so orange-y I want to drink myself. Haha. Ugh, awkward statement.

H&M Dress from Shop Class, Asianvogue heels


Miss Sartorial detachable collar

Orange has always been my favorite color since high school. My friends can attest to that. One time during our Christmas party at school, I wore a full orange+white outfit—top, bottoms, and slippers. I looked hideous. Lol. But seriously though, for me, orange looks very fresh and soothing to the eyes. It always reminds me of summer, and we know what summer usually means, right?—FUN!

Bag from Landmark, The Little Things She Needs connector ring

Cocco boater hat

I lost a number of stuff during the shoot, more due to my clumsiness and carelessness, which I tweeted about here. Nevertheless, I tremendously enjoyed this shoot with Antonio Aguila, who I met during the Philippine Fashion Week last year. This guy is so talented he does not alter his photographs and posts them on his blog as is, except of course this collaboration of ours. He did a bit of color-grading, but it’s obvious no alterations were made on my face and body. I can actually spot the teensy flabs hahaha 🙂

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Thanks again, Anton, for the wonderful photos! ‘Will be posting more pictures from this set soon.

Music and Prints

I am writing this entry while Pumped Up Kicks is playing. I just cannot work with silence screaming in my ears, you know. Music brings me to my element.

Sam wanted movement shots when we took this layout, but I was too shy (haha!) to move around so he had to play some dance music in the background.

This animal print dress-looking thing is actually a faux fur coat from House of Cocco. The first time I set my eyes on it, I instantly fell in love. The mannequin, which was elevated from the floor, was wearing it when I came in the store, so I had to ask the kind people from Cocco to get it for me.

It truly frustrates me how we can’t wear fur coats, don layers, and wear boots in our country. We’re missing out A LOOOOOOOOOOOT.

Adorable, isn’t it? What’s great about this coat is that it’s not too cozy, just enough to shield the cold, so we can definitely wear this here in the tropics. Besides, it’s December already and it’s the only month we Pinoys can get away with this kind of garment. Cocco has recently released their December/cold season collection so you might want to check out their stores in SM and Trinoma. Gora na!

So what do you think?

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Photo by Sam Lim

Make up by Wilma Esturco

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