See here for more on how to wear neon without looking too flamboyant.
And let's recall your basic knowledge on geometry. There are two types of line: vertical (top to bottom) and horizontal ( left to right)
In fashion these lines are coined as stripes. They say if you are quite gifted with love handles, horizontal stripes does not suite you, cause it will widen your shape, worsen your shabby look. Vertical stripes will help petite ones appear taller, and make 'healthy' ones look slimmer.
I browsed my chictopia account only everytime I remember that I have an account in that site. But through chictopia there I discovered the charm of Lissa Kahayon then I was more glad to know that she unveiled her very own blog early this year, May 5 in exact.
This is the very first picture she posted on her blog.
She's young, so vibrant, so transparent, so real. And her sense of style, as I described it and frankly e-mailed her about it, is - simply distinctive, perfectly feminine and brilliantly flirty.
I'd like to share how she honestly and humbly answered my questions (all for the love of fashion). I am so grateful that she basically spared me some minutes from her super busy life and took time to answer my 5 queries. Thanks Lissa!
The Q and A:
How do you define your style?
Lissa- very unpredictable- I can do rocker, girly, punk, tomboy, etc. :) It depends on my mood, the weather or my inspiration for the day.
What are your three essential fashion items?
Lissa- High heels, oversized earrings and a men's watch.
What will be your advice to fashion-novices?
Lissa- Confidence is key and don't follow trends. Always invest in the classics.
What makes your blog successful?
Lissa - I'm really honored you think my blog is successful. I guess when you're passionate about something, it really reflects on your work. I don't let photos pile up on my camera, I always make time to blog no matter how tired I am and I don't blog to brag or show off- what you see in my blog is the real me that I love to share with everyone.
What is your definition about FASHION, in general?
Lissa- Fashion is an expression of one's self. It speaks volumes about a person and is a reflection of who he/she is.
I so like these pics of her and David. They look soo good together.
I love this shade of pink on my cellphone and netbook.
I think its close to old rose. It's pink = girly but not flashy, perfect for a professional. Fits for my generation too ( me, a product of the 80's). I 'work' (do net researcher for my daytime work, do blogging for past time, play Angry Birds now, but was a Plants vs. Zombies addict, do updating my online shop (known by a few) in my mini offiice, inside my yellow bedroom with my pink hp mini and pink blackberry curve. Guess what, both gadgets are sponsored by special individuals in my small circle.
Even with my gadgets, I embed color coordination in my selection. In my mini office, I am facing the wall, painted in yellow and decorated with wall stickers (still with the color pink) and photos that inspire me to do the best for my --- days.
HP mini 110, thanks to my dad! Pink Blackberry, thanks to my 'partner-in-crime', my soon to be business partner. If not for them, I could not have the chance to get hold of these.
Thanks to my special sponsors! lol. But really, I thank them with deep sincerity.
In a week, we dined at two restaurants of two different countries-cultures-cuisines.
1.) CANVAS BISTRO BAR GALLERY at the Terraces in Ayala.
I was with my family and it was our first time at the bistro. We do not have any idea what to order. I have no pre-gathered reviews of the restaurant. So I asked the lady, who attended to our table, as to which would be their best-seller. She replied: Pork Medallion with Tiger Prawn and Pesto Fettuccine. So I ordered it. See the picture just right below.
We got a taste of their pasta and steak.
What I like in this bistro is that they serve healthy drinks such as Cranberry Juice and some tonic mixes.
and they do serve garlic bread as appetizers??
It is a gallery indeed with walls filled with framed jewelries from some jewelry artists.
And the bistro inspired me to start my own collection of HATS!
Got to leave you with this link for some Australian cuisine info:
My review of the restaurant: I usually give ratings to the restaurants we dined at and to the foods we ate there. However, in this particular post, since we left the bistro with our tummy full but gastronomically dissatisfied, so I'd rather not give ratings in numbers but express them with candid words. I do not know if this review will be the same with others who have eaten at the bistro, but since I tasted all the food we ordered, so I got to comment that the food tasted: bland...maybe because it is not Filipino-cooked-and-flavored and my taste buds were quite ignorant. We paid for about 2,000 pesos, glad that I have two 'groupons' that saved us 800 pesos. Our experience gave us a lesson, "Once is Enough."
2.) KOREYUM at the ground floor of Robinson's Cybergate Mall.
This gigantic frame greets you, with Lee Min Ho and some famous Korean actors.
They serve kimchi for free! I am always interested to taste kimchi, and finally...it is something that I would love to eat again and again.
Others who have already tried on some Korean resto said that most of the food are served really hot, hot meaning CHILLI-fied (flavored with all types of chilli). But then in Koreyum they can serve their noodles either non-chili, mild or extremely hot.
Got to leave you again some wikipedia fact on Korean cuisine:
My review of the restaurant: The presence of orange (carrots) and greens (cabbage, etc.) on all the foods we ordered made it quite boring , though healthy but seemingly soo redundant. Anyway, the foods tasted almost exactly the same. Only the KIMCHI made a difference, it spiced up the Koreyum experience. Just like Canvas, we left the resto tummy-full but with taste buds craving for something that oozes with flavor. We paid everything for about P1,000 pesos, quite expensive for a not so memorable dinner. Lesson learned: "It was not the best Korean resto, so I'd not stop looking for one."
Hope to have shared you something worth considering.