11.23.2014

OUTFIT / Lightweight bomber jacket


Lightweight bomber jacket / Ninthsheep
Neoprene tee / Ninthsheep
pants / UNIQLO
shoes / Dr. Martens


Towards the end of august , I bought me some supplies of fabric for future use. larrend and i are planning to create a wardrobe of minimal tops consisting of sweaters, big boxy shirts and cover ups. I realize that ive been stocking up fabrics more than i am utilizing them then one day i said why not start cutting the fabric for a sweater. I've been mentally designjng pieces and the more I stayed on designing, the more i delayed the creating process. The issue of being and doing slapped right in front of me. So i grabbed my scissors and a colored pencil and started on with this black scuba. It's a simple sweater that i turned into a cover up. I cut open the front bodice so it would be a cover up slash bomber jacket and because cover ups are key items hence you can pretty much maximize its use. It is obviously light, making it layer-friendly and it's smart for packing too. I've had heavy coats and jackets for years and i am beginning to realize that you can actually make structured jackets in light materials.  The coat, devoid of any zippers and heavy details, has now become my staple. I found a much thicker scuba fabric and i am thinking of making another bomber in a bigger size soon. So excited for that! 



11.21.2014

DIY / United Nude Repainted


shoes / United Nude 

I never regret buying this fabulous pair. It is engineered and crafted in my own liking. There is geometry, odd shapes and without a doubt, an avant-garde flair. However, I bought it at a time where it was on sale on Solestruck and the time where I kinda veered away from high heeled shoes. Not letting the opportunity drift away, I bought it. When I received it, I noticed the gray leather is distressed ... again it was on Sale. I didn't complain. I wore it with pride , in fact I did when Pelayo Diaz visited Manila for the Bershka opening. Later this year, I feared that the un-pristine leather color will continue and since I am planning to bring it with me to Australia, I brought these babies to a shoe doctor for some color retouch. The grey leather color he use isn't good so I told him to just paint it black. I love it more even! Maybe I would wear it this weekend on the Shoe exhibit at Ayala Museum. Thanks to the curator Brian Tenorio for personally inviting me by the way.

11.19.2014

LIFE / Pure





He is my living ken doll with mustache. He dresses well and looks ravishing on photos. It is believed that when you capture a photo of a person , you obtain a part of his soul. that entity is forever etched in the photograph. I have thousands of Larrends in my iphone, my computer. His little souls make me happy everyday. I am sharing you some of  his souls in this post. Enjoy.  

11.17.2014

OUTFIT / A form that fits












shirt with leather sleeves /  Stussy
pants / Y-3 
leather boots / custom-made 


Fit is subjective.. I abhor tight fits and anything tight for you is not your fit I guess. It's not the "aha!" kind of fit. I find satisfaction in oversized shapes, shapeless shapes, big sleeves, .. I admit , I felt alienated when I saw myself in the mirror wearing a very fitted shirt and pants. I looked ..err fitted.  fitted to the society's dictates of what guys must wear I should say. But I cannot negate that I love what I saw , but it doesn't feel legit. Oh well, it doesnt abolish your self identity when you step beyond your comfort zone yet still here i am in my "let-loose" mantra of dressing up although ironically these things i'm wearing  are  squeezing my boobies and bum right now.

11.15.2014

OUTFIT / Boxy Tank Top



 Scuba tank top / Ninthsheep

I found a humble scrap of  scuba fabric lying in my table the other day as i was trying to have my room in a clean decent state.  I thought of doing something out of it instead of keeping them useless inside a bag. i was able to cut a wide square and rectangle fabric out of it. i pinned it together , and before my eyes was an asymmetrical tank top. I can wear it the other way around, with the long bodice in front and the crop as the back part too.I learned from the 90's minimalist designer , Yeohlee Teng, that it is essential to make use of any scraps of fabric in order to minimize the burden of individual wastes. The small rectangular scrap fabric can be a detail or a panel or a collar. You just have to see things through a lens of endless possibilities.