Friday, August 22, 2014

22AUG2014 // HAPPY BIRTHDAY, BENCH!


White T-Shirt: Bench Basics / Banded Sport Skirt: Y-3 / Heeled Mules: Zara

Sharing some photos from my last feature with Bench B/Blog Celebrating 27 Years with YoungSTAR shot by the ever cool Joseph Pascual. Really awesome to be a part of this white t-shirt styling challenge of sorts! Happy birthday, Bench! 

Friday, August 15, 2014

15AUG2014 // SQUARISH

Sunnies by Charlie / PVC Knit Top: Zara / Drawstring Shorts: Uniqlo / Ayahko Bag: Wabi Sabi / Crepe Sole Brogues: Kurt Geiger


Keeping things super simple in this week's post. I love the boxy form that the top and shorts separately take- the top because of the bonded knit + PVC; the bottoms because of the pleats despite the soft viscose feel. In a recent exchange, a friend asked me what my priorities in dressing were. My top priorities, I realized, were comfort and silhouette. Comfort because I really am too lazy to power through the day in anything painful or too constricting, and silhouette because I get bored easily and love to try different things. Hey, so, I'm (slightly) consistent after all!


Photos by Karyn Ong

Friday, August 8, 2014

08AUG2014 // NEW CROPS









 Drape Top: Giordano Ladies / High Waist Zipper Pants: American Apparel / Ayahko Bag: Wabi Sabi / Mules: Zara

I've been playing around with crop tops more lately and keeping an eye out for different shapes and sizes. Here is one super versatile knitted gem. I think it was originally supposed to be worn different ways using the drapes with a pin, but I love how it looks just like this. A big thank you to high waisted pants and skirts to hide any evidence of laziness/lack of exercise!

Photos by M. Tuason

Friday, August 1, 2014

01AUG2014 // I SWEAR I'M A GIRL

Look 1-  Zip Bomber: The Artisan / Mens Shirt: CDG Shirt / Shorts: H&M / Crepe Sole Brogues: Kurt Geiger

Look 2-  Mens Shirt: ACNE / Drop Crotch Shorts: CDG BLACK / Sneakers: Andre


Here are the other two looks from the Preview shoot that weren't published. Yes, they are extremely boyish and mostly comprised of menswear or menswear inspired pieces (as my feet are too small for mens shoes). I often enjoy dressing like this, I can tell you that these bottoms are on heavy rotation among similar others. I'm well aware that going full boy-attire does a fine job at repelling men (does that make me a Man Repeller??) but whatever, who needs men when you've got drop crotch pants?? (I'm kidding)

Photos by Jeanne Young

Friday, July 25, 2014

25JUL2014 // PREVIEW LOOKS PT. 1



Look 1-  Striped Reverse Shirt: CDG Shirt / Trousers: Costume National / Monk Strap Shoes: Balenciaga

Look 2-  Lawn Tee: American Apparel / Culottes: Vintage (Terriblay) / Sneakers: CDG PLAY


Sharing the looks that were featured in this month's issue of Preview MagazineTinay Villiamel (owner and creative director of Bleach Store) and I were placed under the conversation of Genderless Dressing for this year's Best Dressed issue, and these are the two main looks I came up with that were published in the magazine. The shoot went so smoothly, and the only reason I knew what to do in terms of posing was all due to the direction by the super talented Vince Uy.

Comme des Garçons is the absolute epitome of genderless dressing, its literal translation from French is "Like Boys". Needless to say, I gain a lot of inspiration from Rei Kawakubo's amazing work, and aspire to wear her designs more often someday! I have two other looks that weren't published in the magazine, I'll be sharing them here soon!

Photos by Jeanne Young
Direction by Vince Uy


Friday, July 11, 2014

11JUL2014 // UPCYCLING PT. 3

Top: DIY / Shorts: H&M / Sneakers: CDG PLAY / Kasumi Envelop: Wabisabi / Sunnies: Sunnies Studios

Here's the last part of my up cycling blog post series, it's a crop top that I made from an old turtleneck knit. This one was super easy because all I had to do was cut the neck, arms, and body, then sew the sides for a tighter fit. I really like the unfinished edges, and the way the fabric curls on the hem. I made this early last year, and did a blog post wearing it here. Over the past year, the crop top has easily become a wardrobe staple and is now really easy to find. I just like the idea of a DIY because 1- up cycling! 2- not many others are gonna have the same one ;)

Photos by Karyn Ong




Thursday, July 10, 2014

10JUL2014 // PREVIEW BEST DRESSED 2014


See the video here (Stylebible.ph)

The very lovely Tinay Villiamel (owner and creative director of Bleach Store) and I were picked as two of Preview Magazine's Best Dressed list for 2014, under the theme of Genderless Dressing. Even though the shoot was held some months ago, I still find myself speechless and quite nervous about this little highlight of my year. There is really nothing like being appreciated for the things you love and have a real passion for. I started this blog as an outlet for my personal style and interests, and maybe the few events that I attend. I've really been blessed to be surrounded by people that support and inspire me, this has made a lot of things come to life. Thanks to you. Thanks so much, Preview, for the amazing feature!

P.S. I'll be posting some outfit photos from the shoot soon xx