12.31.2011

さようなら 2011

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Sayonara , 2011...You've been very great..

I wasn't able to make a year-ender blog because I just came home from my Baguio trip with my Gold Dot Family. I've always considered my life unplanned and it was a whirlwind indeed . I'm so glad to have shared those big chunks of life experiences with you. This isn't really a fashion blog , rather it's an extension of my brain and I couldn't be more happy because you guys have shown your genuine interest with it. You may find me weird because I'm not the blogger who do giveaways and begs on twitter to follow this and that but I'm so grateful that you , guys still take your time and do your online visit.

To FFT - we all rised together and we will rise altogether once again next year , i am sure of that. thanks for the love and hugs during the saddest times .

To my Gold Dot Family, thanks for believing in me ... chos! haha.. Miss Ally Duazo saved me and guided me to be where I am now. We are so excited for next year...

To our Fashion Friends.... thanks for being part of my 2011. Proves that genuine friends really make the world better.


Tomorrow is a new day.. Let's make it a "Now"year instead. Do the things you love.. Do it now....




Let's make things happen this 2012...

12.30.2011

Jesus キリスト

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tee - proudrace / warmer - paradigmshift / pants - mercibeaucoup / shoes - Asian Vogue


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So happy to finally receive the drop crotch shorts with attached leggings that my aunt ordered for me. It's a Japanese brand Mercibeaucoup . There was a time when I hoarded drop crotch pants and harems sometime in 2007 during the Comme de Garcon x H&M craze but this time I want my harem pants in wool and linen fabric. I already donated those stretch harems I had since it has become ubiquitous in the market. At the moment, I already have 4 and counting. There are times that i want to look sleek and skinny but I love it whenever I look like a normy Japanese going to work on a Monday morning.

I know the look is reminiscent to Givenchy. I think wearing warmers under the shirt is innovative. Too bad i lost the other half. Must find it somewhere.

12.29.2011

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This is the Gold Dot Thysz neckpiece... So this one's cool. When you wear it, the plastic Margielic bib kinda disappear because it is transparet . And it would seem that those nuts and bolts are attached on your collarbone or shirt. It's just a simple DIY idea and when I suggested it to Miss Ally Duazo of Gold Dot, there was this lightbulb moment. Good thing it pushed through.

This neckpiece is the sister of our Automaton Ria cuff that I've worn in almost everyday . check it here .

12.28.2011

ビーナス Venus is a boy

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tee- Proudrace / pants - Giordano Concepts / heeless boots - Brian Evalle

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Next year , I'll be more experimental with my decisions. I'll say yes more often. Saying yes has brought me into a lot of realizations and opportunities. Enough with the Virgin shy type mentality and be liberated.

For now , let's all adore my Virgin tee by Proudrace. Wore it to a friend's dinner and had everyone brought up the issue of Virginity. haha. This shirt is a conversation starter. I had to wear my Brian Evalle Heeless shoes.. I brought it with me because I had a quick photoshoot for a Swedish online magazine feature. They insisted that I bring my ridiculousy high platform shoes. So there.

The dilemma of owning too much shoes is maintaining its quality. The more that you keep it unused, the faster it will wither. And we don't want our shoes to expire hastily , right?

high as an Ostrich


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desiree wedges

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the grey one will look great with vintage pieces.



My new favorite wedges from Gold Dot. These shoes just came out fresh from the shoe oven. I was surprised when I saw the actual shoes. They're basically higher yet more comfy. Ally Duazo knows and understand the vitality of a comfortable killer shoes. Ironic , no?

A lil' story behind these shoes. I remember we conceptualized this design over BBM in no less than an hour. Before I went to bed, I sketched , took a photo then sent it to Ally. While she took photos of the swatches , colors etc. for me to choose. I wasn't working for GoldDot yet but Ally was so sweet to ask for my suggestions for the shoes. It was fun. Ally thought of releasing lace ups which veer away from the ubiquitous and rampant Jeffrey Campbell LITA heels. So we came up with these. The look and feel is still Gold Dot , no ? What color do you like among the three? Team Blue here.. but i like the grey as well...

order now!

12.27.2011

さくら cherry on top



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jacket - Don Protasio Holiday 2010 / band sweater - Proudrace / red leather leggings - Proudrace / Wedge - Feet for a Queen



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On top of everything , I would like to thank my dear friends and loved ones for a very lovely year. oh, Have you noticed that the weather every Christmas day in Manila has been consistent for the past few years. It's sunny yet windy. A rather perfect timing to wear all these red pieces from my favorite brands. It's fun combining red and cherry . It looks more festive and Christmas-y. The two-toned leather leggings are the cherry on top of my new clothing pieces. Rik Rasos, one of the designers of cult brand ProudRace, told me that Michelle of Kingdom of Style also have these exact leggings so I am wearing it loud and proud haha.

BTW, my dad bought us a new benchpress (if you happen to notice). My dream of having a toned arms and chest will come true. twinky boy no more i guess. haha


Can't wait for Chinese New Year.

12.26.2011

ホリー Holy Shi(r)t

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There was a time when Religion and issues of Sacrilege and such became big in the art scene. It caused division and created a massive awakening. Then there's Lady Gaga and her video Judas and the countless fashion collections enliven in the biblical context plus those entertaining Vogue Editorials (naked wearing those crowns of thorns and the tapestry finished dresses). I was a big fan of the brand Imitation of Christ mainly because of the "name". Prior to those events, I have this plan of diy-ing all my white shirts with handpainted cross streaked with red textile paint. I almost had my shirts digi-printed with faces of Mary and the Holy Family only to realize it would be very expensive and temporary. It somehow actualized but then it dosed off of since my interests easily jump from one thing to another. I had those phase when i was so fond of gore mixed with biblical icons which if would be taken seriously would be deemed blasphemous by some sectors. Nevertheless, it's all about self- expression and auto-articulation.

So happy that my favorite brand Proudrace released this collection a couple of months ago with this image of him. I love that the brand has grown into a more high end label too yet it continues to embody that bold and youthful attitude . It's actually an inspiration among us, indie designers who are still striving to embark in this path. Jesus would be proud himself.

Went to a Christmas event and I loved the combined brands that I randomly picked. Not basically about the brand though but the aesthetic of each undoubtedly speaks so much about darkness , rock and the like. The skirt is from UUU shoop , a Hongkong brand . They have the most explosive and fun designs. They are experts in stripes and crazy patterns . No wonder why StyleBubble loves the brand so much.