My mane story

I had long hair practically all my life. When I entered college, I had it permed, straightened, digi-permed, then I had it straightened again. Sometimes I have bangs, sometimes I don’t. I do a lot of things with my crowning glory- even the most extreme at times. Name it, I’ve probably done it. I used to have long curly hair before I spontaneously had a bob cut done, the shortest I’ve ever had my entire life. Imagine my mom’s surprise when she saw me after that. She could barely recognize me!

Truth is, it was fun the first few weeks. It felt clean and light, and had a carefree vibe which was actually what I liked best about having a short hair. But for someone as impulsive as I am, I always want something new. I always want something changed. And when you just had a bob cut roughly two months ago, growing it back is the boring part.

My hair went through another digital perm session while waiting for months. And to my dismay, after a year, it still isn’t as long as what I’m trying to achieve. I realized I’ve been patient enough, and patience, if you must know, is not my virtue. Hence, I had to ask my good friend Google to find me the best hair extensions I can avail of here in Manila. The answer: Tokyo POSH <3

So, guess who’s back with a long mane? If you’re having the same dilemma, you can visit them too at the R2 Level of Powerplant Mall, Makati City or at the 3rd floor, Main Mall of SM City North EDSA, or click here to check them on Facebook.

Life is too short. Sometimes, waiting is not an option! ;)

Love my new hair. Thank you, Tokyo POSH! :)

Polo (The Traveling Closet) | DIY shorts (Jag) | Grey pumps (Alice Viterbo shoes) | Satchel (Cole Vintage) | ring and bangles (from Port 88 bazaar) | chain necklace (Amientottie Accessories)

Photos by Mark Clemente

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Carnival de Rainhas 09.18.2011

September 18, 2011. Carnival de Rainhas.

Unlike Port 88, this bazaar in Rockwell did not just border on clothes, shoes and accessories. Although it did not exactly turn out to be the ultimate fashion destination that I thought of, I did not go home disappointed. There were games, prizes, and food. Lots of food!

I was able to find some quirky stuff while roaming around, but I was mainly pigging out the entire time. I went gaga over the sweets- there were cupcakes, gelato, chocolates and pastries. It’s like a mini version of Candyland!

Mark looking so happy with the rainbow cake. :))

And that's me and my rose tequila gelato <3

The most fashionable cupcakes! ;)

P.S. If you’re wondering how my hair suddenly grew inches longer in the span of 24 hours, I shall spill the beans on my next post. :)

Photos by Mark Clemente.

Port 88 Bazaar 09.17.2011

September 17, 2011. Port 88 Bazaar.

I’m not always present when there are scheduled bazaars around the metro, but the past weekend I obviously got carried away and went bazaar-hopping to my heart’s content. My first stop: the biggest mid-year bazaar held at The Megatent Events Venue.

My friends and I went to Port 88 last Saturday  after watching Contagion (which was, by the way, a very intelligent film). We were just in Greenhills so we thought of dropping by, and I couldn’t bear  the thought of missing out on all the shopping excitement with some of the trendiest brands participating in the event. And when we got there, oh boy, I was so right. Megatent was practically oozing with pretty clothes, cute accessories, and beautiful shoes scattered all around the place. There’s Cole Vintage, Virtual Mae, Five By Five, So!Fab, Charles & Keith and many more. It’s a crazy shopping haven. You’d want to take everything home!

Scroll down and take a peek:

FYI: All photos were taken by my boyfriend Mark. Sorry for looking a bit cranky. I went here straight from the office. And though my skirt is maybe a bit too short, I swear I tried my best to adhere to corporate dress code. :)

With my sister Micah <3

Cute statement rings. Sex and The City. LOL. =P

My friend Khryc and the girls behind Erzullie for plus-sized beauties :)

Almost everything's on sale! :D

I wasn’t exactly a big fan of bazaars, but this time I had a whooping experience! I am so excited to try on everything I bought, and I’m already looking forward to next year’s Port 88 event. Totally blissful!

Next post: Carnival de Rainhas. :)

Happy days are here again!

Unfortunately, the concept of an eight-hour sleep is underrated in the corporate world. But I’m not dwelling on that, because there are so many good things happening in my life right now. I am trying to focus on being positive instead.

heart-printed top (Maldita) | vest (Giordano) | shorts (from Greenhills) | heels (Michael Antonio) | bangles (Girlshoppe) | red headband | studded ring (from Singapore) | robot ring (from Greenhills)

To start off, I am working on backlog! Yes, finally! These photos were taken around mid-August. The second half of that month practically caught me off guard with an overwhelming schedule, hence the late upload. I am still trying to adjust to my new daily routine, but I’m pretty confident that I’m on the right track somehow. I mean, my social life is slowly turning back to normal, considering that I’m required to work six days a week.

I spent the past weekend attending bazaars. Saturday at Port 88 in Megatent and Sunday at Carnival de Rainhas in Rockwell. I’ll be blogging about my experience later, with the pictures that were taken in between shopping and pigging out.

For now, here are the rest of my overdue photos.

Photographed by Mark Clemente.

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Project: Flared Dress

I was beguiled at first sight when I spotted on the movie poster for One Day. It was the perfect kiss, the perfect atmosphere, and the perfect vintage fashion. Tell me, who did not fall in love with Anne Hathaway and her flared skirt paired with those Dr. Martens boots? I, for one, am besotted. I told myself I must create a look similar to it, hence the challenge: Design a flared dress inspired by Emma Morley of One Day.

The Inspiration: Emma Morley of One Day (photo by cinemablend.com)

Materials: Navy blue fabric (printed), zipper, small buttons in beige, bias tape

The fabric caught my attention because of the print. It has scissors on it and a tape measure at the hem. It looked so enticing for someone like me who’s into sewing and fashion design. Plus, I thought the color was perfect, exactly the shade of blue that I wanted.

Compared to Emma Morley’s classic urban style in the movie poster, I did a tube dress to make it seem more feminine. My intention was to get an inspiration out of it, and not to copy the entire look. To tweak it some more, I paired the dress with my Forever 21 loafer boots. It’s the closest that I have to Doc Martens signature footwear. Also redundant with ribbons as you may notice, I am obviously a lot more girly.

This is the second dress that I made myself. I think I’m learning something new every time, so I’m taking it positively while practicing. Wish me luck on that! :)

Dress (self-made) | loafer boots (Forever 21) | necklace (from Singapore) | bracelet (Simple Joys) | robot ring (from Greenhills) | studded ring (Forever 21)

Photography by Mark Clemente

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The Barbie-Ken Wedding

I was reading the news in Yahoo! Philippines when I stumbled upon the photos of the cutest wedding in the history of international fashion scene. I knew the bride since I was three years of age, and she was in fact my first ever style icon. Seriously. Who doesn’t know Barbie?

I freaked out when I discovered that she already tied the knot with her Ken. Unfortunately, I wasn’t invited (LOL!). But I wouldn’t miss it for the whole world! And you shouldn’t either. So let me share these gorgeous photos with you as Barbie and Ken both say “I do.”

The preparation before the wedding

The lucky groom

The wedding ceremony

"You may now kiss the bride..."

The reception

The honeymoon? <3

Congratulations, Barbie and Ken! <3

And if I may just add, the photographer is a total genius. Hats off to you, whoever you are! ;)

Photos from: http://bridalguide.com/blogs/bridal-buzz/barbie-and-ken-wedding-album