CLOTHES / COS (y) Cables

 Cable knit Jumper / COS 

I've seen a great deal of cable knits in stores back in the Philippines. I've always hated it when Zara or Uniqlo release heavy cable knits that are just unbelievable for Manila's t-shirt weather however when I came here and experienced cold mornings of 7 degrees Celsius, I have learned to appreciate the resilience of a cable knit jumper against an awfully cold environment which I surprisingly love/ hate. This is the star of my wardrobe. I couldn't count the nights I've slept in this warm fibrous thing. It's like giving you micro hugs that translate into super fine warmth. I wouldn't go crazy and collect more but having one from COS is enough. I love love love this to death. 


LIFE / New Space

I couldnt contain my ripe excitement to share tidbits of our house project : rennovation. It was a minimal revamp of my partner's house . We changed the brown blinds to light roman blinds in white. We've been selling old furnitures and buying new ones for the whole week. To compound, we have been painting incessantly walls , doors , tables, and doors. A true mark of a grown up individual! It was my birthday and when I got home , the carpet was scraped off and the new PVC floor boards in oak white were installed flawlessly by my man. The best gift ever is having a white room and waking up with the sun bursting inside the small space , illuminating every bits and corners. I just love love our new place. I think I've finished 3 books ever since we moved in. It just makes the mind more relaxed and inspired. Also, we did some closet editing and we donated heaps of clothes to the Op shop so yeahhh.. more space, more fun. 


OUTFIT / Vegan Biker

PU Biker Jacket / Nelly Man
pants / Zara Man

I have failed to mention in my last posts that i've just turned vegetarian . I think ive started last June and it feels amazing! It is a herculean task i must say but becoming a vegetarian is not only result of a healthy aspiration but also an effect of awareness. I love leather but thinking about the cows (and calf) that has to be sacrificed for a meter of leather made me weak in the knees. i think There's always something bad or good that an individual do in this world and it all boils down to making choices. So in my small little way i chose not to eat meat . Now i understand why stella mccartney prefers vegan leather for her luxury goods. She must have been using ultra hi quality vegan leather for her pieces because the price could speak for itself. So here i am enjoying my faux leather biker jacket. I will be handling it with utmost care ( minimizing laundry ) to extend it's pristine state. I have bad experiences with faux leather clothing and the key is always not to wash them. My bad! I never thought i would consider choosing a faux jacket but comparing my genuine leather biker (link) , this is more light and wearable. So I'm really happy that NellyMan sent me this awesome beauty! 


PHOTODIARY / Minimal houses 02

Lovin' the neighborhood in our side of town.. I've always imagined what's inside the pearly white  boxes of concrete which are almost stoic but adorable.I really have a thing with cube like houses. Just by staring (stalking) at them makes me happy...


CLOTHES / Marbled

 Marble shirt / YD.

I've been quite familiar with the Australian labels around . A new discovery is the menswear label, YD. I've been a little late with the marble craze . I love them but I wasn't mad enough to be engrossed with it. I was just searching for a gift for my partner   , Larrend , who has an undying admiration for  anything marble. His interest has resurfaced more during the time we were renovating our room and we were looking for furniture and bric-a-brac's for the home. I haven't found a marble table yet but a shirt would do for now. 


OUTFIT / Soft White Foam

white foam tee / Ytinifninfinity via BrokeBitch
skirt / DIY
pants / Uniqlo
Shoes/ Converse

I've been lemming for this foam tee since last year . I don't even have to explain why but it is worthy to convey that it's one of the best neoprene tee I've had. It's structured and light and I just feel good wearing it. I collect neoprene tops and this, being in the top of my faves, is unbeatable. Designed by Victor Barragan from Mexico , his pieces evoke modern and witty collections that summarize the influence of internet. I can understand how many fashion denizens have loved his pieces but for me , I personally adore this white foam crop.


BEAUTY / Dior Skin Star

DiorSkin Star Foundation in Sand 031

 // I think ive already covered my clothing essentials at this point and now im beginning to re edit my cosmetics and skincare . I just turned 28 and im an ardent believer that age is just a way to box and identify people easily. Ive seen 37 yr old women who look so radiant and young that ive mistaken them as 24 yr old girls. Id rather believe that people age in brackets . Im on my late 20's and i have just started to feel small changes with my skin. One of those is my skin type. Ive been an acne prone guy since college however now i sort of moved on from that. I was even surprised to found out that my skin could be dehydrated at times hence my change of make up and skin care. I just couldnt use a matte foundation from MAC anymore like i did before. 

Im so happy to share with you my recent purchase from Dior cosmetics! I know ! This has got to be the closest i could buy from Dior for now. My interest ignited further when Raf Simons entered the house and started reinventing the look of dior couture and the brand itself, the way Chanel has majorly shaped womenswear in the 1920's. 

Ive been contemplating on buying this foundation online but online shoppers are only for time-poor people. Im not one of them. Ive always loved the idea of going into the store and trying them personally . I believe that When we buy something, we also buy the experience even if it's free.  So that's what i did. Thankfully , here in Mackay , there's a Dior counter at Healthpoint Chemist and it was a very nice experience i could say! 

It was my first time to really look into the products because before i wasnt that keen or interested but now its a whole different admiration that brought me to the brand. I never buy foundations right away . I always ask for samples and i what i do is i try them for a week to see the comfort and wear it would give. Ive been far ahead from being an impulsive shopper and now its all about being smart and reasonable. The beauty advisor was kind enough to lend me the Diorskin forever tester so i could try it at the very comfort of my home and i was like so so so surprised that they even have such services here! I mean if i was a professional shoplifter i wouldve just disappeared , happy to have gotten a free dior makeup. Arent australians the sweetest and warmest? Gobsmacked, I just  told her that i could just buy it straightaway because it feels weird to borrow a tester and bring it home like borrowing a book from the library but she insisted on the borrowing-the-tester- method haha. The following day i returned the tester and bought the diorskin star foundation ( rather than the diorskin forever) because it delivers a more skin like radiant and matte finish. And before i left the lady gave me a new and free dior backstage blender ! I almost cried and hugged her! The sponge costs like 27 aud and i got it for free! Now you know the benefits of really dropping by the store personally and being a part of the experience. Now im a happy owner of the backstage blender sponge and yes the spectacular diorskin star foundation!