Monday, December 27, 2010

Yule Tides

Dress & top: Eastwood tiangge

What I wore for Christmas eve. I've been brought up to always wear signature Christmas colors for the occasion, whether it merely be a touch of red or a splash of green. This year I opted for both!

Necklace: Forever 21
The top is a lot greener in person, trust me. Come closer and see the hints of gold in the roses!

Chyeah I dunno what I'm doing either. And before you ask, that's a Santa head on the couch. Ho, ho, ho.

Hair clip: SM Department Store
Shoes: Rebel Nation
Of course my shoes can fly! I'm Air-mez! (Spot the joke, if you will.)

I come bearing not just one outfit, but two! Yesterday was a blockmate's debut, with the theme "Modern Vintage" I think I only got the vintage part down though...but why don't you see for yourself?

Dress: Thrift | Gloves & socks: SM Department Store | Shoes: Bayo
I was a candidate for "Best Outfit" (or something like it) though! Pshaw, my outfit didn't seem like it was very modernized to me though. Poppycock!

Necklace: Gift
I've always had a soft spot for fingerless gloves, even when I was a kid, so this was a delightful find! And it's lace, too. You can't go wrong with lace.

That's all for now, folks! I hope you had a wonderful Christmas. See you in 2011!

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Fail Shoot For School

The title says it all. I had another photo shoot as a requirement for one of my classes. We were to conduct a fashion shoot following the theme of ~*~vintage~*~ I know right? Don't look at me like that.

Anyway, who else would be my model other than Maronne? Here are some outfit details, all in black and white as per usual because I am such a tease.

We came up with two outfits under the influence of pegs to follow my group's ~*~vision~*~ I don't really consider this a legit shoot seeing as it was very much done for school and nothing out of either of our initiatives (and we were both pretty SLUSH AND MUSH), to be frank. Still I might be posting a full set on my main blog some time soon, so there may or may not be another post on this shoot.

Happy holidays everybody! The Cheapskateers wish you a very happy Christmas. :)

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Tanjoubi Omedetou

Here's a late post from last Saturday! I met up with my best friends, whom I haven't seen in a long time, to celebrate my birthday with an insanely fulfilling dinner at Sugi, one of my favourite Japanese restaurants in the metro (plates and plates and plates of Japanese delicacies, each cleaned out completely in 30 seconds!!) It was really chaotic in our tatami room, but it was definitely because we really missed each other and were taking this chance ---to yell obscenities and animatedly tell stories to each other--- for all that it was worth. I'm starting to think that we have a penchant for getting along especially well amidst chaos.. Ha! But anyway, I should quit yapping and move on to the photos!

Denim marching band jacket: Greenhills Tiangge | Tank top, necklace, belt:  I forgot, sorry! | Skirt: thrifted | Oxford heels: Bangkok (borrowed from my sister) | Bag: France (gift from mom)
I'll be honest. I really had no idea what to wear, so this outfit was thrown on rather haphazardly. Thankfully it isn't too horrid. My hair is so long, poofy and unruly! It's currently in a very awkward growing stage and poofs out in strange places. I haven't had hair this "long" in years... Feeling it brush against the back of my neck is something I'm not used to. How is this information relevant to your interests? It isn't. Ha.

Another shot of the outfit. I thank the rest of our lovely friends, who patiently waited while Ina and I went off to take outfit photos, all ~*~*~fashion blogger~*~*~-like.

Ina finally managed to give me my own Cheapskateer pin. I stare at it every now and then. It makes me happy. Yes, I'm shallow. Yes, I have stalker tendencies.

I'm in love with the fact that this bag has both fringes AND embossed skulls on it. It's very Jack Sparrow... Or at least I think so. I don't have anything else to say, so I'll pass the torch on to Ina!


Top: Thrift | Skirt: Bazaar | Bag: Gift | Shoes: Tutto Moda

My lovely wrap-around skirt has a beautiful print on it, which I think was fitting for the venue since we had dinner at a Japanese restaurant. Purple shoes have Syvester the Cat's face on them and are secretly HUGE on me, so I usually wear them when I'm in long bottoms. Longbottom. Harry Potter. I haven't seen the latest movie yet.

Don't be fooled by the Italian origins of my shoes though! They were a bargain when I was younger so we couldn't pass up the sale despite how wrong the size is on me.

Prints prints prints. I don't remember where I got my necklace though, but I'm guessing it's from another bazaar.

Here I am pointing out that the three pendants are the three hand signs for the game "Rock, Paper, Scissors".

And look, we remembered to take a picture together this time! Hurray! Did I ever mention that I'm the shortest in our group? Maronne in heels helps emphasize my height.

I close the post with a picture our polaroid shot that night. Thanks for reading!

Go Cheapskateers!

Friday, November 26, 2010

Going On

Going On by Gnarles Barkley has recently been added to my jogging playlist, and now I can't get it out of my head. I love Gnarles Barkley's music. Anyway, what the heck am I going on (pun not intended) about? Here are two outfits. I've been focusing on callbacks for Blue Repertory's Hair, so I've had no time to take photos. I've gotta practice!

Blazer: from Japan | Tank top: Cotton-On | Denim Cutoffs: Thrifted | Creepers: T.U.K. | <3 Yaoi Necklace: Tuxessories

Major props if you get/understand what my necklace says. Teehee.

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

You're a Romancer

November is ending and this is only the 3rd post of the month! So here I am with another outfit...3 of them, actually, all of them from a week ago. Late, but it's better than nothing.

Top: Thrift | Dress: Thrift | Skirt: Kids of Bayo | Shoes: Sugar
What I wore to the first day of my college week. Studying in a school that requires you to wear a uniform everyday barely leaves any room to dress up. Personally, I'm okay with being in uniform; it's one less thing to worry about in school. But I still dress up at every opportunity I can take...which is still pretty rare anyway. Moving on.

I partially wore the purple top because it has a cat on it and it was my blockmate's birthday that day (and she LOVES cats -- I call her Cat Lady). It's really, really comfy. Also, spot the Team Helvetica name tag!

Here's a better look at the outfit. 'Scuse the face, I was imitating a friend. Thanks to Nicole Santos for the feature!

Lace cover up: Thrift | Dress: Jellybean | Skirt: Custom made | Shoes: Thrift | Hairpiece: Saizen
Later that Friday I had a dinner at Eastwood with my family. Nothing much to tell so I'll just say (again) that I really love that lace thing and it's one of my best thrift finds and and and that skirt is really old and I still love it.

Necklaces: The Bead Shop and Gingersnaps (?)
Once upon a time I lived in peasant skirts. I was always in those long skirts, with a random tee and sneakers. That was when I had this skirt made, back when I was obsessed with teddy bears. I haven't totally outgrown peasant skirts just yet since I love being in long skirts and dresses. I usually call those my 'lazy defaults'. Uh, okay.

Shirt: Esprit | Dress: Thrift | Bag: 168 Mall | Shoes: 168 Mall | Hair clips: YRYS | Necklace: Gift
Back from my trip to Divisoria, last Sunday I immediately wore two of my new buys. I don't really know what was going through my mind when I was cooking up this outfit, other than maybe wanting to wear a long dress with a weird hemline. When I couldn't find any I just took one of my random lazy dresses, scrunched up the side and tied it.

I call these my 'Gentleman Shoes', even if they're just...typical men's shoes. I was surprised there was a size that would fit me, considering how small my feet are!

Astro Boy bag. Your argument is invalid.

New name tag! I should have an outfit with all my name tags on it. Wearing this makes me a legit Cheapskateer. Trufax.

Hi Maronne, I'm wearing that necklace you gave me all those years ago again. On another note, that tee is just secretly a house shirt that I took from my cousin's closet one summer day when I didn't have enough clothes during a sleepover. Cool beans.

So that sums up last week's outfits. I wonder if December (next week already omg) will be any different from this month. I do hope the weather will be colder so that we could all wear more layers! /hahaha that made me sound really ditzy bye

Friday, November 5, 2010

Philippine Fashion Week S/S 2011 (Day 6)

The final day of PFW featured the following: Grand Allure Collection, Chris Diaz, Jerome Salaya Ang, Gerry Katigbak, Marlon Rivera, Michelle Lim, Premiere C Collection, Ford Models' Supermodel of the World Philippines 2010, and Cesar Gaupo.

I don't have an extensive report because I don't want to swamp you with all the photos I took (like my previous post, oops?), so I did a lot of deductions as to which ones to post. Which is, well, rather incomplete, but whatever. I don't have any shots from Cesar Gaupo's collection because we got there a bit late (read: hello, crowd) and I was pretty wiped out by then.

Well, here you are! Just a couple of favorites, among some. Did you attend any PFW show? Tell me about it!

Congrats to the Ford Models' yaddayadda (too long to type, I am lazy) winner! You go and make our country proud now.

That should be about it. Kind of ironic how...the first time I'm at PFW and I already get to see so many shows full blast! It was overwhelming and humbling, and I enjoyed heaps! Hope you did, too. Here's a cheers to Philippine fashion!