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!

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Folded & Hung + Jellybean S/S 2011

As promised, here's the post on the F&H + Jellybean collection I got to see last Friday!

Jellybean was the first to showcase their collection, and their music was done live by a trio boy band. I honestly don't know who they are. So sue me.

The show opened with a model carrying a bunch of pink balloons. Cute. (Watch out, this post is image-heavy.)

I've always had this mental image (more like mental synonym) of Jellybean being really "girly", as I've probably mentioned in this post. Their collection features just that, using a lot of florals, pastels, ruffles, tutus, big bows, boater get it.

I doubt the tutus will actually be available in stores, but I really did like their collection! The feel was very fitting for spring. I was stupid enough to wonder why the clothes I saw weren't around when I still had my gift certificate, only to be reminded the first release of these clothes was at this very show. Good one, Ina.

Suddenly, Maja Salvador appeared! Not surprising since she's their celebrity endorser, after all.

I secretly wanted that weird tutu-skirt she was wearing. It reminds me of jellyfishes. (Maybe I'm still a bit hung over from watching Kuragehime?)

I seriously wish these clothes were available in time for my gift certificate. CURSE YOU, TIMING! (Yeah okay whatever just shut up Ina.)

So with the Jellybean collection done, this means it's time for...

Folded & Hung! (Did I mention that their backdrop was this huge screen that made it look like the models were coming out of a bus? I thought it was a train at first, though.)

Well, well, well. What do we have here? Is that an Anne Curtis before me?

You go work those cheekbones, gurrrl. (Um, what?)

The idea was to make it look like the models were hanging out and ~*~chillin'~*~ after getting off the 'bus'. Uh, I think so?

F&H's collection had a more summery feel as opposed to Jellybean's spring look. Theirs was a more...bohemian-hippy look. Yeeaaaaah.

Oh, and there was a lot more bare skin. (Pointless detail, how typical of me.)

Hey. Cool tops bruddas.


Oh hey I really like this get up. And that hat.

This could be Tim Yap. (Actually I only heard one of the photographers say that when he came out. I saw the name "Tim Yap" at the makeup area too.) Let's just assume that this is Tim Yap.

Look, it's my high school batchmate Aya! We're in the same university and college, just not in the same course. It was such a pleasant surprise seeing her backstage! I had another doofus moment that night when I unsurely asked her, "You're modeling...?" to which she gave me a nod. I think. Stupid question considering she's a model and was also there at last season's PFW.

Sequence by now is pretty vague to me. Either all the models did their final walk and then Angel Locsin did her strut, or it was the other way around. (Secretly, I mistook Angel Locsin for Andi Eigenmann for a while. Cool story.)

Then suddenly, the show was over. Wow. The entire experience was incredible (I'll elaborate more on this again, accompanied with my backstage shots, on my main blog), and I'd like to express my congratulations and gratitude to F&H + Jellybean for a successful show and for the opportunity!

The show was crazy and wonderful, and considering it was my first time at Philippine Fashion Week, this was also very memorable. I now have a soft spot for F&H, even if...I don't get to buy stuff from there...awkward...

Next post will be on the collections of the final day of PFW. Thanks for reading and sorry for the killer amount of photos. You know you love them anyway YEEAAAAAH KEEP TELLING YOURSELF THAT.