Karlie Kloss

Vintage

I like looking at old photographs, especially my parents’. They remind me so much of how innocent and unperturbed the times were back then. Sometimes I feel like many of us today are constantly chasing the wrong things. In the past, people’s ways of living are just simple and uncomplicated, unlike now.

These photos were taken using a Canon ae-1 film camera. My boyfriend is so much more comfortable using film cameras than the digital ones. These photos can already tell you why. I tried shooting some things using his camera too (which I will share really soon), and I immediately understood why he loves using it to take pictures.

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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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Holga Series: Mind Cruisin’

It’s been a year since I last saw the ocean so when Chad told me we’re going to La Union, I agreed without hesitation. I haven’t been to La Union but I do know it’s a famous surf spot, and I understand why. It’s clean and the waves as well as the locals are very pleasant. I initially wanted to try surfing again, like I did last year, but we didn’t get to bring nor rent a longboard so I learned skimboarding instead.

This is me smiling after bruising my knee and thigh, getting a swollen ankle, and landing on my butt after sliding countless times. I have low pain tolerance, but when it comes to learning how to surf and skim, I’m willing to endure a few injuries. Those injuries pale in comparison to that certain high you get after successfully riding the board, that feeling of being stoked. I’m not really an excitable person, but beach and water activities (or even the lack thereof) often delight me.

And no, I did not wear these while learning how to skimboard. That would be difficult, not to mention ridiculous. I would topple down even before I get to the board. Lol. This is 1 of the 3 looks I wore in the Beach Bunny video Chad and I made. Please watch if you haven’t. 🙂

Making the sailor salute because I’m wearing a sailor top. Don’t judge. 😛

Sailor top from Ode to Her | ForMe shorts | The Little Things She Needs wedges

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Thanks for reading the first post from my Holga series! 🙂

Big Jet Plane

How do you like my new blog layout? I hope you’re viewing this on a desktop or a laptop with a wide screen. I’m not sure if the layout is compatible with netbooks, as the balloons might cover some of the texts. As you know, my website was hacked by some phishing site yesterday. My web developer, Jehz, advised me to change my blog theme and delete the plug-ins, since they’re prolly the reason why my website was easily hacked. I realized it’s the most opportune time to put into action some thoughts that bugged me recently. And so I have, beginning with a new blog layout. 🙂

The Little Things She Needs wedges

I Love H81 by Forever 21 denim top, Clothes for the Goddess “skorts”

Paris Dreams MiuMiu-inspired bag

Ode to Her ring, Genevieve Gozum belt

I bought the bag a few days before my trip to Bicol last month. I wanted something where I can fit all my clothes and shoes. I was on a budget and I didn’t want to pay additional airport baggage fees. Good thing Paris Dreams carries a line of MiuMiu-inspired bags in different colors, and at the same time, with enough space. It’s perfect.

Speaking of trips:

Someone shared this on Facebook some days ago and I fell in love with it right away. Take You Higher is actually a remix version of Angus & Julia Stone‘s Big Jet Plane. My boyfriend is a big Angus fan, but he liked this version as well, especially the video. We both love traveling, and any song that reminds us of it is instantly a favorite. Ah, I can’t wait for August.

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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.

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