COLLECTION / Lanvin F/W 2015

 I haven't seen this coming but I was surprised to  have some favorites in the collection. So happy to see something wearable and new in Lanvin's code of aesthetics. 


OUTFIT / Concrete congruency

shoes / Dr Martens
sweater / Topshop
pants / Uniqlo
photos by / Larrend 

// I'm so happy to be a minimalist. I admit , it was an attraction to the aesthetic at first.  I started loving whites and the world of  simplicity in fashion thanks to Love Aesthetics and Vanillascented . I was surprised how fast it became a trend. Actually,I never saw it coming. It was the time when sporty things and shirts with numbers became at its peak then suddenly there's a whole lot of blog posts and OOTDS going around saying that minimalism is the next big thing. Well , it's a lifestyle and if you make it a lifestyle , you stick to it. It's not like an H&M collaboration that erupts and dies in season. If you're gonna love minimal things and end up buying 5 white wardrobes in 2 weeks then you might wanna step back and reflect since its the antithesis of the principle. There's a difference with loving and living minimalism. I've observed kids claiming they are into it but it's more of , you know, the presentation. The internet is a place where you can discover real deals and not so real deals. I appreciate the way they present a minimal style because visually it's a great sight but more than that there's a whole lot more.

I was answering an interview from a Japanese magazine the other day and 2 of the questions were " What was your most expensive fashion purchase this month? " and " How much do you spend on clothes in a month?". I literally had to pause and had a brief interpersonal conversation. It was funny coz I think I clicked the 0-10USD button. I also hadn't bought anything expensive in the past. I bought fabrics but I think It's not counted. I think that from the outsider's point of view, if you are a blogger of style or fashion, you have this impression that shopping is part of your system. I admit I've been there. And I think every minimalist have been in that zombified shopping phase in their lives which led them to appreciate the zen way of living. Some friends and relatives who know my blogging would want me to be in a conversation about shopping, fashion brands and the likes and it's just funny because in truth I would rather talk about their kids and food and  health more when I'm with them. Me and my boyfriend are doing our very best to save up for the future. He isn't the  "stop buying that, don't buy that" kind of boyfriend. He just shows me how he saves up and buys little to none. He lets me realize what are the important things in life. It makes me ask myself and basically, it's not a pair of shoes from Acne anymore. He influence me positively and now I'm becoming happy. When you feel genuinely happy sans the accumulation of objects , I think it's a good sign. Again it's a lifestyle, and it's ok to be tempted once in a while. It's okay to buy once in a while . The way you get lured to eat a bacon cheeseburger while on a week-long detox. Okayyy so mentioning a burger at 9pm actually made me hungry haha..


LIFE / Few of my favorite things

//Sunlight and shadows and white fluffy blankets
Bright empty rooms and concrete gray tablets
High hotel ceilings that make my heart sing
These are a few of my favorite things

Cream colored houses and glassy light windows

Green plants and clean hands and strawberry mallows
My boyfriend's gift necklace and minimal rings
These are a few of my favorite things

Boys in white dresses with thick black eyelashes 
Calm clouds in blue gray that break into patches 
Silver white nails and eyeliners with wings
These are a few of my favorite things

When the dog bites
When the bee stings
When I'm feeling sad
I simply remember my favorite things
And then I don't feel so bad//


OUTFIT / Body meets Clothes

Big Neoprene shirt / Ninthsheep
Culottes / thrifted
shoes / Jeffrey Campbell via Solestruck

quick update : In 5 days , I will be flying to Sydney to join my man , Larrend and live with him in Queensland! Our de facto visa was just approved recently and I can't wait! I'm so happy. We're so HAPPY!


COLLECTION / C a r b o n

So happy to discover this menswear label - Carbon. Carbon is a Bangkok-based menswear label. Obviously , the style is spot on in my taste . 



Minimal bomber jacket / Nintsheep
shirt / no brand 
pants / Y-3 denim 
shoes / Dr. Martens 

When you look at the sweater in the closet, hanging lifelessly, you see it as a painting. You admire the color and imagine the feeling of wearing it. You judge it like a guest from afar in an art exhibit but when you wear it you become one with it and a new discovery is felt, made real, made functional. It's not a lifeless garment anymore but an extension of the body. How it sways with the arms when you walk and bounce with zest when you run. Have you ever felt that excitement when your drapey coat battles the wind and the result would be a dramatic wave of fabric? Clothes bring joy, indeed. And wearing them triples the fun! There is no better moment than now. If your mind , body and heart wants to wear that freakin biker jacket in the humid day , go ahead! There are no special occasions. The true value of a garment is only realized when it's worn.


OUTFIT / Cement Gray

sweater / Balenciaga
culottes / thrifted
shoes / Dr. martens
bag / Tomtop
umbrella / Japan surplus

Grandpa dressing for more happiness while stuffing my face with Dairy Queen


COLLECTION / Rory Parnell

photo : HERO 

I remember that excitement when I saw the pieces of YANG LI for the first time. This time , Rory Parnell's debut collection wowed me in a lot of ways :The fabric, silhouette plus the choice of Navy as the color. Menswear is a whole lot more fun now. I can see myself in these pieces, fck it!


OUTFIT / Basic boost

Neoprene shirt / Ninthsheep
pants / Initial
shoes / Jeffrey Campbell

/ I love big clothes on me . It reminds me of kids playing dress up. I think I am still that kid who marvels at the way clothes transforms a physique when he sees how the big neckline reveals the collar bone or when the sleeves are big enough that the arms wind up as an elephant's trunk. The undulation of loose pants like a voluminous blanket as I walk fast during the day or the beguilling sight of my small head versus a jacket 4x my size. People would mistake my clothes as costumes for I don't know why. But it's okay to have weird clothes coz I abhor the thought of sharing any of my treasures with them anyway.


OUTFIT / Timeless Transition

Mesh raglan top / Uniqlo
culottes / JEANASIS (japan )
rubber shoes / Converse 

Actually I can't quite decipher what to wear with my new rubber Converse because they fit into whatever outfit  I wear. So here's me wearing something unplanned for the day. Didn't know these sneakers look strong with culottes too. Blogging an outfit have become quite boring (blogging since 2009 )  I think and I dunno maybe I'll take a rest for a while as I am preparing to move in with my partner in Australia by the end of the month. YES! My Fiance' VISA was just granted last Friday! Finally ! After 9 months of relentlessly waiting, I have my ticket to fly out there and see my man and live with him forever. There were times I have doubted and faltered because I was like waiting for snow in Africa but negativity ,indeed, wouldn't bring you to better places. 

**Or maybe I'll blog as much as I can during my last few days here in the Philippines to contain all the memories and moments I have here. =)