Paragon

So here’s what I wore during the MANGO Touch and H.E. by MANGO store launch. The launch was in Makati, which is pretty far from where I live, so I opted for pieces that are both chic and comfortable.

Speaking of chic, I think there’s nothing more chic than this sweater from Kashieca. I love the pearl accents so much, hence the post title ‘Paragon’—which is a name for a big pearl. When I bought this sweater, I knew this would go well with my soft tulle skirt that has pearl accents as well.

If some people are doing their versions of the print-on-print trend, I’m creating my own—pearl-on-pearl. Lol

Of course, one can’t go to a MANGO event without wearing (or bringing) anything MANGO.

Excuse my awful hair. Fear not, I’m having it fixed next week. Haha

My favorite pair of heeled booties. I’ve said this before and I’ll say it again—these are so comfortable despite the heel and platform height, I swear! I can actually run around in these.

Wore a headband to attain the collegiate/Blair Waldorf-esque look that I was going for. Have you seen the final season premiere of Gossip Girl? I missed Blair and Chuck so much. Dan Humphrey, as always, you’re a douche.

Kashieca sweater| Skirt from bazaar| Liz Claiborne watch| MANGO purse| Forever 21 heels

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Thanks, MANGO for these wonderful items!

And to the boyfriend for being such a good sport. This was actually the first fashion event he attended. Hooray!

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Cutting-edge

My addiction to everything Leighton Meester has translated into my pictures and styling lately. The first instance I saw her on TV, that is the House, MD episode where she played a blonde teenage girl obsessed with Dr. House, she reminded me of my all-time girl crush Alicia Silverstone. Since then, I have discreetly followed Leighton’s career. ‘Til she became the very popular Blair Waldorf in the series Gossip Girl. I must say, her brunette locks suit her better.

I’m so loving these beauty shots of her for Marie Claire that I used them as peg for my shoot with Sam Lim at Hinge Inquirer Publications’ studio a couple of weeks ago.

So, below is our version.

My hair looks pretty long now, but I didn’t realize I’d still be needing extensions to exactly imitate Leighton’s hair. /FAIL. Nonetheless, I love how the make up complements my outfit.

It’s amazing how two opposite fabrics can make an edgy yet fun statement. The feminine touch given by lace tones down the boldness exuded by snakeskin print.

I’m posting the colored version of the photos above for you to see what the dress actually looks like. 🙂

You can buy this dress at House of Cocco‘s boutiques in SM and Trinoma. Aside from their faux fur collection, they have also released pieces in varied animal prints. Just perfect for the chilly weather, don’t you think?

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Photo by Sam Lim

Make up by Wilma Esturco

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