Friday, November 21, 2014

21NOV2014 // GO-TO SHORTS


Sunnies Studios / Top: Giordano Ladies (revised) / Bottoms: Vintage by Terriblay / Clutch: DIY

Been on a little bit of a blog hiatus by accident. Working on a super exciting small project which I will disclose as soon as it comes to life!

Meanwhile here are some pieces I've found myself wearing a little more than usual. I realized that you could figure out your go-to pieces really being in a rush and really don't know what to wear. At these very often times, I tend to grab the shorts. Luckily, I've started hoarding different kinds of shorts lately. There are the drop crotch shorts, skorts, fancier basketball shorts, the boy shorts (aka bermuda), and wide legged pant-hybrid ones like the ones I'm wearing (aka culottes). They remain true to my boyish tendencies (by style or mannerism- I am not the most poised lady) while still allowing me to be a woman via choice of tops and accessories.


Photos by M. Tuason

Friday, October 31, 2014

30OCT2014 // SUMMER GOTH




Sunnies Studios / Top: James Isara Geometric Bralette (c/o ASTO) / Skirt: Vintage / Sandals: ASOS

Here's the outfit that I wore to the super cute Sunnies Studios' 1st birthday bash

I've been told that I tend to go a little goth at times, I suppose it's only natural for someone who wears a lot of black and with several variations in styling! I don't mind at all, I actually embrace it- I've accidentally referenced the 90s flick The Craft! (Thanks for the reference, Martine!) 

Many thanks to Asto Group for sending me a couple of cute tops like this. They know exactly what I like. They too are celebrating their 1st birthday/anniversary this coming November, and have contacted me for a little collab! Here's a fun coupon code for 20% off any purchase on their website: ASTOxRB


Photos by Anton Aguila

Friday, October 24, 2014

24OCT2014 // #WEARETIPPED

I love when there's a way to collaborate passion + a really amazing cause. In this case, it's the British heritage franchise Fred Perry's collaboration with Habitat for Humanity Philippines in rebuilding the Typhoon Yolanda devastated city of Tacloban. 

Taking the collaboration further, Fred Perry Philippines is doing a fine job in creating a community, creating awareness via The #WeAreTipped Wall. On weekends between October 12 to November 23, top photographers transform select Fred Perry shops into their studios, where customers come in their Twin Tipped shirts and get their portraits taken for a cause by: 

1. Buying a Twin Tipped shirt (10% of each sale goes to Habitat for Humanity)

2. If you already have Twin Tipped shirt, come and get your photo taken and pledge ANY amount. 

Follow Fred Perry on Facebook and Instagram for more of these upcoming shoots and events! 

Sharing a few portraits taken by the amazing fashion photographer BJ Pascual, who kicked off this campaign. 


Friday, October 17, 2014

17OCT2014 // CLOSET DIARIES



2-in-1 Mesh Dress: Melissa Araujo / Sneakers: EYTYS (sold at HOODWINK)


Here’s a really lovely spread for this month’s Closet Diaries with Meg Magazine. Thank you so much for this, Meg (special shout out to Portia)!
I didn’t have a lot of time to think about what to wear and what to show in this feature, but I think here you see something that can exactly represent me today. For one, I am wearing all black in each outfit, most of which I have owned for ages. And two, I’ve started repeating ‘favourite things’ to feature! 
Doing this one made me realize that I’ve really slowed down collecting things, or even shopping loads (which I know is a little strange for a personal style blogger). Over the years I have collected things I really like, that are versatile, simple enough to be basic and make a subtle statement in styling. Though I do try new things, there is now the “core” that is the aforementioned (very humble) collection that I work around today. The reason could easily be the expenses, the idea of quality over quantity, the challenge of working with a smaller, more curated wardrobe. Better yet, it could be the mix of all the above—for now (of course there will always be a long want and to-buy-one-day list growing longer).

Friday, October 3, 2014

03OCT2014 // SOMA STORES STORE OPENING


Top c/o ASTO / HW Pants: American Apparel / Boots: ASOS / Bag: Balenciaga City

Went to the opening of the SOMA Stores at Green Sun Hotel showcasing up-and-coming local designers (photos here). The space was almost like a museum, with art installations on your way to the next retail shop. I've been following a couple of the designers for a while now (specifically Proudrace, who used to only sell their fashion internationally and Basic Movement by Esme Palaganas, a very talented young designer who pulls at my fashion-basics-with-a-twist heartstrings), so you can imagine my excitement of knowing they are finally going to have a retail space nearby! The event had a fashion show (which I missed due to very heavy traffic) and an afterparty. The attire was black and/or white- well, you know that's exactly my jam.

Photos by Anton Aguila

Monday, September 29, 2014

29SEP2014 // DURRTY HOTDOG

LULU DK Jewelry Tattoos (PH)

Only my close friends know my secret dream of being a DJ. So when Xtina Superstar sent me an SMS inviting me to guest DJ in this month's DURRTY HOTDOG at Black Market the Saturday before last (yes, this post is very late), I flipped (with excitement). So I know nothing about DJing, but it seems like everyone had fun. I know I did! In case you're wondering, I played a bunch of trap / rap / and remixes of some nostalgic music. Thanks so much to the HOTDOG crew for the awesome night and for your patience in teaching this rookie! Xx

Photos by Goks, Inez Moro for Black Market, M. Tuason

Friday, September 19, 2014

19SEP2014 // PARADIGM SHIFT


Sunnies Studios / Vest: Paradigm Shift / Pants: UNIQLO / Kasumi Envelope: Wabi Sabi

I've been using this vest over everything lately. It's a nice finishing touch to any lazy outfit. I found Karl's (inkarlcerating) online shop, Paradigm Shift, one day, and was really excited to find that there were still a few stocks available for purchase!

Dear Karl, please make more clothes! <3 p="">


Photos by Karyn Ong