Wednesday, February 8, 2017

The Bold Wears Gold

Here's a throwback set of photos from the photo shoot we did with my sister a year ago or so.

A simple quote I can relate with this styling is:

Who wears the color gold and matched with black in broad daylight?  .... I did!

I always find black and gold beautifully elegant.  Do you agree with me?  

I actually have posted similar set of fashion styling photos from my blog post on the turban trend last year, see HERE.

What I Wore:
gold turban - Choies ( // top and skirt - Palacio de Fashion // gold t-strap mary janes - Janilyn  // watch and gold stretch belt - G. Country Mall Department Store // sunglasses - SM Kids Department Store // pearl accessory earrings - Siam Street Night Market, Bangkok // "love" bracelet - Ayala Alabang Town Center

Live in style, everyday!

Monday, October 17, 2016

Poem: Confessions of A Girl


With herself at twenty, she realize
That life is vast, too arduous to summarize
Unbeknownst, transition occured rapidly
She was urbane then, now she defies the world madly

Twenty years, she have had just enough or so
She wanted to cease but something is urging her to go
She is not faultless, yet she is trying to be good
Still not heard, often misunderstood
Miseries never fail to cross her way
How she desired happiness will forever stay

She have sought for acceptance, not rejection
She is living in accordance to people's expectations
She feels alone despite she is in a crowd
She have excelled, were they really proud?

She grew in the world with her own hands
She have struggled to discover where she really stands
She have landed on the ground and have reached the peak
She seemed strong although she is still honestly weak
She may appeal clumsy with unstable personality
Immature, irresponsible and unwitty
But she says, "If you take time and sit with me,
You will happen on that there is more that just what you see."

She have fears but she is confused where to seek shield
They gave her wounds but she is unaware on how it could be healed
Her life is cruel at times and have brought destruction
She is tired yet challenged with her life's imperfection
This her story, this is her strife
And these are just confessions of a girl's unhappy life.

Original: 4-20-2003

My Realization:

Juvenile years are indeed demanding and bewildering.  This poem I have written a decade and three years ago is a manifestation of the kind of life teenagers, possibly a greater fraction of the young population, are probably experiencing and struggling in their youthfulness.  But as of this writing, 13 years later, this poem reawakens a memory of my old younger self of how inevitable life's challenges were and uncovers a reality of how my life has positively evolved 360 degrees from then on.

Fashion Experiment


sheer tierred dress worn as top + peach textured dress worn as skirt  - Sigh Styles closet / black stretch pants - unbranded / peach floral brooch - G. Capital SRP / floral sneakers - Guess at Ross -Woodstock, Georgia, U.S.A. / hair clip - SM Accessories / sunglasses - G. Country Mall / earrings - Siam Street Night Market / lipstick - MAC Toledo

Live in style, everyday!

Sunday, October 16, 2016

Fashionably Creative, I Am

" The truly creative person seeks to reveal and not to conceal.  They tell the truth about the truth." 
- Rod Judkins from the book, The Art of Creative Thinking.

Fashion is one form of the arts and so fashion is one outlet for creativity.  I am currently reviving what I used to be fond of doing - creative personal styling.  Many of my days for the past years were somewhat wasted, in the sense that I have suppressed my freedom of self-expression for personal style.  

Here I am now, catching up and exploring the umpteen possibilities I can exploit to reveal the creative person in me, through fashion.  I am breaking barriers, disclosing what is real, because I am confidently declaring that I am fashionably creative.

My fashion sense may seem atypical, unconventional, maybe unwearable for day-to-day, appears to be tainted with a flight of fancy, unpredictable - either in merrymaking mood or a stoic display of my favorite palette: black and white. But, that personal style extremely satisfies my cravings for creative self-expression.  

 I strongly desire to be an instrument for  inspiration to other people, to help them bring out the truth of who they really are, fashion-wise and to motivate them to take off those shackles of hesitancy.

What I Wore:
Dress / sunglasses - G. Country Mall Dept. Store / 2 sets of silver earrings worn as 1 piece hoop-chain earrings - gifted by mom / cobalt blue stretch belt - Landmark in Makati / headband - Ald0 / Lipstick - Avon 

Live in style, everyday!

Monday, September 26, 2016

Fringe Style and All That Jazz

Social media has been an incredible source of inspirational quotes and words of wisdom.  The latest one that hit me is a quote from Reyna Biddy that I stumbled upon at Instagram:

" Trust in your craft enough to admire it, study it, perfect it, breathe it.  Never stop getting better at whatever it is that you love to do."

Foremost, what do I love to do?
My younger years basically can attest my propensity for dressing up and it turned out that it was not merely just an inclination but a passion that I totally fell in love with.

Dressing-up or personal fashion styling has become a craft that I have mastered over the years. My fringe style and all that jazz metamorphosed into a vehement passion that I have nurtured and closely perfected.  There might be times that I marginally opt for the uncomplicated, the plain Jane they say. But what is true of us would spontaneously surface and resurface no matter how firm we suppress it.  

What I learned over time, is that we have to trust in our craft, just like Reyna Biddy publicly expressed. Do aim for the betterment of what we started and what we always are inclined to. Unceasingly challenge oneself and continue doing what we are passionate about and painstakingly loving what we love to do.

What is your craft? Have you given your 100% on your craft? Share you stories, ladies.

What I Wore:

black DRESS worn as top - Forever 21 / knit stripe skirt - unbranded / hot pink fringe vest - unbranded / fuchsia fringe peep-toe sandals - Kay in Hong Kong / sunglasses - Chatuchak Market in Bangkok/ cobalt blue stretch belt - Landmark in Makati / necklace - SM Accessories in SM Seaside City / lipstick - BYS 

Live in style, everyday!