I think when it’s all over, it just comes back in flashes, you know? It’s like a kaleidoscope of memories. It just all comes back. But he never does. I think a part of me knew the second I saw him this would happen. It’s not really anything he said or did, it was the feeling that came along with it.
And the crazy thing is I don’t know if ever I’m gonna feel that way again. But I don’t know if I should.
I knew his world moved too fast and burned too bright. But I just thought, how can the devil be pulling you toward someone who looks so much like an angel when he smiles at you? Maybe he knew that when he saw me. I guess I just lost my balance. I think that the worst part of it all wasn’t losing him. It was losing me.
A sneak peek on the wildlife.
Photography by Pao Racelis
Styling by Box Arcebal
Assistant Styling by Kristian Heruela
Model Trisha Duncan
Post-processed by Pao and Box
Hey guys! How’re y’all? I missed blogging! <3 School is occupying most of my time and applying to colleges and universities is making my ass go around everywhere like crazy. lol. Well anyway!
Remember the teasers I showed you here and here? After what seems like forever, well, my shoot finally came out!! haha This is, by far, the most avant-garde shoot I’ve done and I love it! It’s so unique and I got to look different than my usual cup of tea. Not your usual Trisha here. :)
Thank you Box, Pao and Kristian for messaging me one night to have me for your shoot 2 days later. I never thought I would ever get to shoot with you gals - yet alone meet! Thanks for believing in me and have me done something out of the box and out of my comfort zone. So honored and proud to be part of your portfolios! Till the next! <3
As I told you on my last post, my fashion buddy Akiko and I planned on not attending Day 4 but we got tickets for the Oxygen fashion show so off we went to SMX! We decided to go casual since we’re only watching 2 shows and Oxygen is an RTW brand that is known for their basics. But of course it’s fashion week we’re talking about here so stylish we must be! We got there earlier than expected so we went inside the Superb bazaar to kill time and shop for a little, and because we don’t have invites for the JAG show until a few minutes before the show started, someone handed us VIP tickets! SCORED! I’d like to think we luckily got those because we looked like the most stylish sisters. Hihi.
Trying on shoes at the Superb bazaar. The most comfortable heel-less shoes ever. Look at my killer legs! lol. Will definitely save up for these. Order them from Vishoes!
JAG wanted to start their show the same time as Oxygen’s just so the ones that have invites to both shows wouldn’t make it to the next one. Yikessss.
Wil Devaughn. This show was star-studded!
Kristian, this is for you! LOL
Ferocious skinny jeans = WANT.
My seatmate’s foot on the left. Hhhhmmm girl, I like your shoes! But please cut your toenails. Hahahaha!
Bb. Pilipinas - Universe and Thomasian Cum Laude, Janine Tugonon. All of the new Bb. beauties + Ms. Universe 3rd placer Shamcey Supsup were present but I only got a clear shot of Janine.
We only stayed for the first 15 mins. of the show because we wanted to catch Oxygen from the start. Hihi.
Oxygen was was jam-packed and we were standing already. Told the bouncer we’re VIPs so he put us front and center even though there were no seats anymore. >:) lol
And because of that, I got to take good photos for you guys!
Don’tcha think Danica Magpantay’s too thin this season? Kinda creepy. :|
So peplums are officially back! This season, Oxygen’s pieces are so chic! A very mod kind of dressing. Akiko and I were like, is this Oxygen? Haha!
Oooohhh, galaxy prints!
Some spotting after the first 2 shows!
With Candy mag’s Fashion editor, Sam Potenciano! Finally got to have a photo with her!
A close-up on their fab creepers. <3
Designers: Avel Bacudio, Chris Diaz, Eric Delos Santos, Raoul Ramirez
Angry Marina. lol. Kidding!
With Mega mag’s EIC, Ms. Sari Yap. She though Akiko and I were sisters! So kilig. :3
The ever-androgynous, Sir Andre Chang!
Century Tuna Superbods 2012 winner, Monika Sta. Maria. She’s also from Manresa like Akiko!
With the woman who has the most defined cheekbones EVAH, Supermodel Ria Bolivar! Errrr, blurred.
Akiko and I’s first late-night adventure deserves a separate post. Craziness together! <3
P.S. Sorry for not updating much on my pfw posts. School just started and I hate the fact that I get home every single day so tired and so late. :( More to come!!
Outfit of the day for Philippine Fashion Week Day 4!
We we’re supposed to watch only one show on this day, the last show - and we actually planned on not watching it anymore - but then lucky us we got tickets to all shows! Will tell you more about that on my next post! The outfitey first. :p
Since this day was unplanned, we just went casual - but of course, it still needs to be stylish. After all, we were gonna go bongga and all out on our last day, PFW Day 5. I wanted to go preppy hence my button down being buttoned all the way up. Haha I just laughed at what I wrote. LOL. Wore my sparkly button down from Italy that I bought in ukay for 10 pesos. 10 freakin’ pesos! SCOREEEEEEED! You can’t see the details clearly but it’s really pretty. :) Ideally, I bought these shorts so that I can wear it with my corset when I want to feel all girly when going out. Finding more tops to pair these shorts with! :)
Bought my necklace in that thrift store in Laguna I was telling you guys about. My first snakeskin accessory ever! And I bought that skull and snake ring the same day in the Superb bazaar. So badasssss.
Akiko wanted to me to have shots while sitting down. Fail. Hahaha!
Thrifted from Italy button down | Forever 21 shorts | No brand, thrifted snakeskin necklace | Forever 21 animal print bag | From Super Sale bazaar cross ring | From Superb bazaar snake and skull ring | Yhansy multicolored skull ring | Bracelet, gift from mom | Primadonna nude chunky heels
Just realized I wear a lot from F21 and my accessories for this outfit are so tough with the skulls. I feel like I’m a biker chick! Haha!
School just started for me today so I’m apologizing now if i won’t get to update every once in a while. But I swear that I’ll do my best to blog more often. I’m so inspired right now *ehem ehem* and I wanna keep it that way. lol :p
So here’s what went down on Day 2 of Philippine Fashion Week!
Me pointing directions. *signs of a good driver. lolz* I can get really bossy. Hahahaha!
Mah girl and Tumblr blogger Isabel hitched a ride. Moved to the back of my car since she was in dire need of a makeover. Choz! Hi girl!
Saw mah boy Nico!! He’s part of the Remodel crew (and I’m so sorry for not blogging about it, it’s been months! i promise i will, soon!!) and he loves fashion too! Got him invites to fashion week and we watched the same designer shows together. :)
So while in line (i swear when i’m famous, me and my crew don’t need to line up anymore. dreaming’s for free!) we took photos and I finally met Nades! And this was also the first time she and Isabel were meeting each other. New buddy! :D
Lace ladies. Swear, we didn’t plan on wearing lace altogether! Haha!
Not the best seats to take photos but the 4th row will do.
Sony presents Premiere A collection: Dimple Lim, Jeffrey Rogador, Odelon Simpao, Roland Lirio, and Xernan Orticio
It’s sad my photo doesn’t give justice to how pretty these leggings are. :(
We’re crazy together. <3
The girl in the back, my friend Patricia Go!! <3
All red from Xernan Orticio. Clean, crisp, geometric lines are becoming his trademark!
SM Ladies Fashion (by this time, my camera died on me. sucks! so I used Akiko’s cam to take photos. all SM runway photos from her. :)
First off, yummy Parisian shoes! Hence the models wearing only underwear. Hihi.
One of my favorites, Jessica Yang and Marita Ganse. <3
Up next, the clothes!!
And I wish I was 5’8 tall. Le sigh. I believe tatangkad pa ako. Hihi.
The scarf-print trend is really in right now and I can wait to get my hands on those!
Reminds me so much of the Salvatorre Ferragamo houndstooth print.
And now, for some spotting!
With one of my idols, Alyanna Martinez. Weeee <3
Mother Divine!!! She told me and Akiko we looked so cute. Shuckssss. <3
With Barbie Forteza. Didn’t know she was that small in real life. We kinda look alike in this photo. wew. :))))
Model Samantha Humphries! She got me in this make-up project but had to back out ‘cause I have braces. Oh well, still, thank you!! <3
Designers for that night: Ronaldo Arnaldo, Arnold Galang, Jun Jun Cambe, M Baretto
I will never ever forget to charge my camera. Haha!
What I wore to Philippine Fashion Week Day 2! :)
I was so tired with the high-low skirts and found them to be too common already so, I turned them sideways! Remember: always be efficient! Let your creative juices flow. lol :)
A teaser of what my buddies wore at Day 2! :>
No brand, thrifted lace corset | No brand, thrifted mullet skirt turned sideways | Forever 21 silver clutch | Forever 21 butterfly connector ring | Charriol bracelet from mom | The Ramp mary jane peep toe platform heels
Oh, and I was wearing my new polish from Revlon, Stormy! Finally found the perfect gray polish! Yaaaayyyyy! <3 Also, I can’t wait to do swatch posts again! :3
I am no photographer but I love taking photos, and I’m actually good at it (well, in my own opinion). Haha! But when others take my photos (not including my friends who take really good photos), they don’t get to take the ones I envision so I apologize for lack and quite crappy photos. Ugh, I need to tag a long someone who can take really good photos - with or without a dSLR. Nyahaha.
About 3 weeks ago, I was supposed to go to Enchanted Kingdowm (this theme park that everyone loves here in the Philippines) with le fashion buddy Akiko but they didn’t let her out - go to EK with just me and the driver? Hell no. No freakin’ way. Hahahaha! So I just went around Laguna and shopped at Paseo and Nuvali. I didn’t know they had so much thrift stores! The clothes are so nice and at dirt cheap prices too! At that moment, I saw it as an opportunity to buy new outfits for fashion week. My money for having fun on rides went to having fun thrift shopping outside Manila. Haha! Bought my corset for 400 pesos and mullet skirt for 450. Awesomesauce! I’ll share more of my thrifted outfits in the coming posts. :)
First off, I have a confession: I’m so sorry I didn’t get to blog about The Ramp’s first fashion show last season during fashion week. I got so busy with school and laziness just won over me. Le sigh. :( Oh well.
So The Ramp had a sophomore fashion show to showcase more of what they can offer this PFW Holiday 2012. This collection is TDF, and was even made more awesome by the fact that it was styled by THE Daryl and Andre Chang. Sweet!
Got 3 tickets for this show and of course, does this girl need an introduction? Brought my fab fashion buddy Akiko with me! Y’all know she’s like an itinerary to fashion week and other fashion related events I go to. She brought along her cousin Jeallie, since her mom couldn’t make it. Let’s drool over the clothes, shall we? But first, I’ll share our photos. Haha!
Since we we’re only watching one show on that day, we wanted to go casual but still chic.
Ugh, isn’t she so pretty? <3 Any cute guys reading this blog of mine? If you need a date for your prom or grad ball, gimme a holler! lol (im serious. haha!)
Last season, we got to sit in the second row and we were craning up our necks but we loved it! This season, I noticed that stage is much lower and wished we got to sit at like the third or 4th row.
Looky, there was catering! Thank God because I was hungry! lol! Bizu food and pastries are the best! And I love fashion shows with food. Nyahaha <3
Spotted: Ms. G Tongi. My mom used to hang out with her in Wensha spa back when we lived in QC. She said they always had a shiatszu massage together. (nice one motherrrrrr)
And now, the clothes!
Peplums are back! And they’re not just in skirts anymore!
Shiny shimmering shoes!
The Ramp kiddies! Recognized most of them ‘cause my sister modeled with them last season in SM Kids Fashion.
Philippe Escalambre. (Akiko was surprised I know almost every model and who’s who in the front rows of the shows we watched. Hehe. :3)
This is the dress I’m drooling over. :)~ I wasn’t able to capture a proper photo but I gasped the moment this came out of the runway. I SWEAR I WILL BUY THIS PEPLUM DRESS. This note’s now plastered on my forehead. (Photo from The Ramp Facebook page)
NEON HEELS! <3
Supermodel Ria Bolivar
Bet ko tong skirt na ito! Ostrich lang!
More spotting after the show!
Stylist Ms. Mikka Padua. She styled my sister on her first editorial ever on Total Girl mag. Such a stylish mommy blogger. Mother peg ko siya!
Sam Potenciano, Fashion editor of Candy magazine.
With blogger Patricia Prieto and supermodel Samantha Gomez, respectively.
Jessica Yang! <3 I missed her last season! PFW is not the same without her! :)
The Ramp truly lived up to their slogan “A Mixology of Style”. I really can’t pinpoint exactly what their theme was but I love it! Now, I’m off to hoarding pieces and shopping till I drop!
Hey guys! Officially starting my PFW Holiday 2012 posts!
I’ve been watching fashions shows from both brands and designers every fashion week for 2 years now and they all never fail to impress me; each collection better than the next. Some brands don’t go back for a second show but The Ramp Crossings had their sophomore show and I’m glad they did because now, I want to hoard all of their pieces!
I fell in love with this sheer button down back when I saw it in Rockwell right after the Candy Style Awards. The laser cut at the bottom was sooo cute. I wanted to buy it right away but problem is, I had no moolah with me so I asked Kuya Jeff, our family friend who brings me to everywhere a.k.a my driver (kidding!) haha!, if he can buy me that plus this cutout dress that I saw on the rack together with the button down (which I have to alter first ‘cause it’s a tad bit too big on me) but he told me, if he bought it, we would not eat anymore. And he was desperately hungry. Haha! I didn’t wanna leave Rockwell without it but I had to, mom was already worried ‘cause it was getting late and we were hungry already. Haha!
So I was a bit sad that I didn’t get to buy it until my birthday came a long…Kuya Jeff surprised me with the button down and the cutout dress! Plus Serenitea milk tea! He’s a convert addict. :3
While prepping up, I only then realized the laser cuts on my top looks like the pattern on our table place mats. Hehe. I’m weird like that.
Since it’s The Ramp fashion show, I had to wear The Ramp of course! I bought this leather skirt months ago and at first, it didn’t go well with any of my tops. I almost forgot about it until I was digging in my closet finding what to pair with that top. Now, I shall only wear that skirt with my place mat button down. :p
Button down from Rockwell | Leather skirt from The Ramp | Pumps and tiger ring from Forever 21 (that I have overused and abused) | Clutch from SM Dept. Store | Fangs ring from Quintage | My cuff’s a gift from my mom!
More posts to come! :)
Videography and Photography by Pao Racelis
Styling by Bacs Arcebal
Special thanks to Kristian Heruela and Alfred Perez
A teaser video of the shoot I had with the most creative people I know and I know that one day, they’ll be known to all for their creativity. <3 Please watch the video and watch out for the photos! (posted the first teaser here.)
Also, follow them and view their works! I’ll be blogging about Philippine Fashion Week Holiday 2012 collections that I have watched within the week. Get ready for tons of photos! :)
One day, I stumbled upon these high school boys’ blogs and found out they were building up their portfolios - as they were fashion maniacs like me. haha! I’m not gonna spill more details but I’m leaving you guys a teaser of the most unique and tiring - but so fun! - shoot I’ve had. Watch out! And follow their blogs too, yes? :)
Photography by Pao Racelis
Styling by Bacs Arcebal
Assistant Styling by Kristian Heruela
Model: Trisha Duncan
Direction by Pao and Bacs
Bloggers United Strikes Three!
Third time’s the charm for the most anticipated fashion bloggers event in the country!
Bloggers United is staging their third bloggers bazaar this June 2 at the Grandview Events Place to once again gather Manila’s top fashion bloggers in one single venue outside of the World Wide Web. After holding two successful events last year, Bloggers United has easily become one of the most anticipated affairs for both fashion bloggers and readers in the metro. More than just a bazaar, Bloggers United also partners with charitable groups to use and channel their influence in a positive manner.
Through the overwhelming power of social media and blogs in today’s generation, the previous Bloggers United events have successfully joined forces with top fashion bloggers like Laureen Uy, Camille Co, Kryz Uy and many moreto inspire their followers and to raise funds for various beneficiaries, namely KIDS Foundation and GMA Kapuso Foundation. This time around, the event will benefit Operation Smile Philippines.
The event gets better and better every time! To make Bloggers United 3 even more momentous, top Indonesian fashion blogger Anastasia Siantar of The Brown Platform will also be selling alongside Cebu fashion bloggers and our very own top celebrities Divine Lee & Sarah Meier.
So, if you love blog-reading and blog-hopping, Bloggers United is sure to be the perfect end-of-summer bazaar for you. Not only will you be able to bump elbows with your favorite bloggers at the event, but you will also be able to snag some of their own stylish statement pieces as they open their closets to sell to the public. Stay-up-to-date with the biggest gathering of bloggers by following us on Twitter and Facebook, and bookmarking our official webpage.
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It’s that time of the year, guys!! Bloggers United is back once more and aren’t you excited?? I sure am!! Can’t wait to shop and see my favorite bloggers and blogger friends! Plus, they’re flying in a special international blogger just for this - Anastasia Siantar! If you’re still not bought by that, I don’t know what will! Haha!
Thank you Ms. Ana Gonzales for inviting me once again! :)
See youuuuuu! <3
Last Friday night (i just sang in my head. lol) I, together with my forever partner-in-crime and fashion buddy Akiko, went to the first ever Candy Style Awards held at the Rockwell Tent. And as usual, with every event by Candy mag, it sure is packed with pretty Candy girls eager to chase off the Candy cuties and camwhore with the stars. Haha! Since I don’t have new clothes yet, I just wore my outfit last Dance Night. Seriously I really need new clothes. PFW is coming up! Someone gimme money and I’ll go ukay-ukay hopping! lol Anyway, here are the photos! The tent had really poor lighting so my photos didn’t turn out well but I’ll still blog about them. :)
They had a really long line upon entering the tent. When Akiko and I were almost to the door, a nicely dressed man came to their black carpet. I kinda recognize him and asked Akiko who he is. Can you guess who?
Lissa Kahayon's sexy back. Her cutout dress is TDF!
Remember when I blogged about the time I went to the first Bloggers United and then Tricia asked me if she can take my photo? (read it here.) She called me up and said “Hey! I remember you!” Awwww, she remembers me! Name twins! Excuse the haggardness. :|
One of the boysssss. Haha! Just had to take a photo with the Candy cuties!
Candy cutie LA! Akiko and I exchanged cams so we wouldn’t have a problem taking turns on taking photos of each other! Haha!
Looky who made the girls go wild, Ivan Dorschner!
MYX VJ Bianca Roque and this dude hosted the event.
The Deputy Editor In Chief, Marla Miniano.
What we wore. Hay, I’m an outfit repeater! :|
Isn’t she so pretty? <3
Akiko spotted in the event her friend, and now my new friend, Alecx Garcia. So cute!
Alecx’s heel less shoes. TDF. Akiko told me this is like the fourth time she spotted her in this kind of shoes!
Julia Montes and Kathryn Bernardo won as the Most Stylish Celebrity BFFs. Julia couldn’t make it so played a video. Should’ve taken a photo of Kathryn though.
Looky! I spotted an old classmate/schoolmate of mine from 3rd grade! Meet Nica Borromeo. Fellow HSSian!
The Most Stylish Celebrity Sisters, Megan and Lauren Young! Click on after the jump for more photos! :)
Hype On The Spot on Lookbook!
After what seems like forever, mah girl Isabel Quinones and I finally pushed through with our shoot! Waaaah! You guys will be in awe of this girl’s talent. We’ve known each other since grade school since we both graduated as Benildeans but we only became close last year. I found out we both love fashion and we’ve been hooked ever since! I’m very proud to say I’ve witnessed every step of her way to become one of Tumblr’s most famous bloggers. (Yeah girl, yes you are!!!) Even more, we both dream big and we know we can conquer them. ;) I have so much praise for this girl!
Hello fat legs. Must. Exercise. Now. haha!
Isabel was telling me a shocking story and being the OA that I am, I was doing a shocked face and snapped this. I love how candid it is. I wish I put on some lipstick. My lips are so pale.
Bitches say what? Hahahaha!
My hair looks like it has highlights. For the record, it’s natural. :)
I’m crazy enough to wear a blazer under the intense heat. But you know what, it wasn’t THAT hot today and it actually rained after. We shot in my village and there were a lot of onlookers but keri lang. I’m so proud of how the photos came out and the response to it is very overwhelming! Can’t wait for our next one! You better watch out ‘cause we’ll be collaborating with a very fierce friend! Til the next! :)