Sunday, April 20, 2014

20APR2014 // SKIRTING PT. 1

Top: Vintage / Skirt: Y-3 / Sneakers: CDG PLAY x Jack Purcell / Bag: Wabisabi / Sunnies by Charlie 

Wishing everyone had a great Easter holiday!

I wanted to do a little project for the blog, something along the line of themed outfit posts. Since my personal style is a little bit inconsistent apart from it being mine, I thought I'd at least try to put it to good use. This one is going to be a three-part post with the theme of skirts. Starting off with my most used one; this Y-3 skirt from the SS12 collection is one of my most versatile pieces. Not too girly, not too dressy, but enough details to play around with to style in several ways. Because the fabric is made of sweat material, it is extremely comfortable. I got away with wearing this in the cold spring last February in Paris, layered with black tights and heeled boots. I just have to make sure to walk like a lady when wearing this skirt because of that oversized ribbing on the hem.

Photos by Cholo dela Vega 

Monday, April 14, 2014


 Cloche Hat: Y-3 / Shorts: Sune / Sunnies by Charlie

A very delayed continuation from my previous post..
We stayed at this cozy boutique hostel in La Union called Flotsam & Jetsam where the vibe was super chill and welcoming. Couldn't help taking some photos before heading out to the beach. 

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

09APR2014 // LA UNION

Top: Terriblay (vintage) / Bikini top: American Apparel / Shorts: Uniqlo / Sunglasses: Ray Ban

I spent last weekend in beautiful San Juan, La Union, about six hours away with traffic from Manila. It was nice to be away from the city, slow down a little and just enjoy being. It was a great reminder that there are so many things bigger than us, and that we should always try to take a few moments to keep grounded and centred, and most of all, grateful.

Photos by Karyn Ong

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

26MAR2014 // RONNIE & JOE

Top: Vintage / Shorts: From Korea / Challenge Talisman Necklace: Pyrrha  / Bag: Wabisabi / Spin Wedges: Acne Studios / Lip: MAC Cyber + Night Moth

Super simple look for Ronnie & Joe Optical Salon's launch party last week. As expected, the store was very well designed, and showcased all the beautiful eyewear in a very tasteful and effortless way. Ronnie & Joe represent several amazing brands like Dita, Native Sons, Thom Browne, Moscot, Illesteva, Matsuda, Karen Walker and more. Having gone through Lasik surgery several years ago to give me better vision, I now (partially) wish I had a real excuse to wear some of the optical frames we saw in the store. I wear a lot of dark colours and pretty basic clothing, but I love my crazy eyewear. I'm glad to know it's not going to be too hard to find them locally anymore. More photos from the event here.

Photos by Anton Aguila

Sunday, March 16, 2014


Here are a few snaps of very random things. Hope you enjoy x

Photos by D. Ong and myself

Sunday, March 9, 2014


Time moved on fast forward these past few days. Paris is absolutely stunning of course, and even though I didn't get to take many pictures, I had that much more time to soak it in and enjoy it before, between and after our long work days.

The weather was brutal at first, and eventually transitioned to the most perfect weather the day we were leaving. I will miss the daily dose of fashion exuding practicality laced with genuine personal style-- ever inspiring realness. That, and eating a little too much. How can you not? As they say, when in France....

Meanwhile, here are night shots of me.

Au revoir, Paris xoxo

Coat: MUJI  /  Blazer: Vintage  /  Tank top: American Apparel  /  Shorts: Terriblay (vintage)  /  Boots: Vagabond (old)  /  Carry Bag: The Leather Company

Photos by D. Ong

Friday, February 28, 2014

01MAR2014 // EVOLVE


Managed to snap these photos the day before leaving for le work trip. I haven't yet washed my hair by this time the photo was taken, but the colour will definitely change as time (and washing) goes by.

It's taking a little time getting used to the short and straight hair, I haven't seen my hair short and straight since early 2012, a few hours prior to digital-perming again. I had to make the big choice if I really wanted to go grey it would have to be cut off due to the damage from both the perm and the bleaching from the ombre. I've been wanting to do grey for ages, and I have been craving a new look too. So my stylist chopped the hair and recommended that I don't bleach my entire head so that my hair has dimension (and also the great fear of my hair breaking off). I'm looking forward to the different toners we'll be playing with from here on, but I really do love the grey so I might just stick with it for a little bit longer.

Shirt: Terriblay (vintage) / Vegan Leather Shorts: American Apparel / Ayahko Bag: Wabisabi / Platform Sandals: ZARA / Sunnies by Charlie

Love lots, black soul xx