Patti Grandidge in ForMe - Charme Francais + Fashion Extravaganza

Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Where to find classic investment pieces that will withstand the years? The answer is ForMe.

ForMe's latest collection, which is aptly called, "Charme Francais", was launched last weekend in their Trinoma boutique, along with the introduction of their latest endorser, Ms Patti Grandidge. 

The weather last weekend was terrible and I kept getting stuck in traffic along Edsa, thank God Ana was there earlier to take photos.

Here's what happened before my arrival:


Bloggers were treated to delicious tarts and canapes from Cafe France as they were introduced to ForMe's latest collection, Charme Francais, and endorser, Patti Grandidge.

A woman who exudes effortless grace, Patti Grandidge is the perfect choice to epitomize ForMe's style aesthetic which is catered towards the modern and independent woman who can balance work and fun in style.

The Charme Français collection is all about versatile and eye-catching styles that can be mixed and matched with other pieces. Carrying the charm and sophistication of Paris, the selection can be described as chic, playful and romantic.



After the niceties, it was time for some fun. Bloggers were given 30 minutes to walk around the store, browse the latest items and style themselves in a "Fashion Extravanganza" challenge.

I arrived midway through the challenge so I scrambled to grab what I could get in the few minutes I had left to style myself...which was about 10 minutes. Since the dressing rooms were all full, I had to rely on my mad stealth skills ( :P ) and friends to cover me up while I changed just outside the dressing room doors.

Still breathless from brisk-walking from my car to the boutique in five inch heels and smack into fashion madness brought about by frenzied bloggers all around the store, I still hadn't recovered when my name was called as the winner to the challenge.

I happily accepted my prize but more hesitantly posed for all the photographers since I was still shaking from all the adrenaline. So much happened in 20 minutes! Still, I was glad I won since it meant an additonal 3K to the 2K already given to the attendees for shopping the Charme Francais collection. (Weee!)


Thank you judges for choosing me :)

Below are photos of the third and second place winners:


Posing with the judges and feeling awkward as ever!

So happy my friends were there to back me up and help me relax :) xoxo


ForMe's Charme Francais collection is brimming with highly covetable pieces which made it extremely hard for me to decide and narrow down which items to spend my GC's on. If you check out the picture below, you'll understand why...


Everyone looks good in a shift dress! A must-have in every woman's closet ;)


I am sooo inlove with the vintage feel of this dress, I will probably go back and pick this up:



ForMe's Charme Francais collection guarantees a look that is timeless, classy and sophisticated. I suggest you all head on to your nearest ForMe branch before other ladies snatch these up. (They only stock about 2 pieces for every size you know). Of course, nothing is more scandalous than showing up at an event and finding someone wearing something identical to your outfit. The horror! Lol! But all kidding aside, nobody wants that which is all the more reason for you to shop ForMe! :)

for more info on the brand, visit:



Black DIY Leather Skirt + Gold Knit Sweater

Monday, July 30, 2012





forever 21 gold knit sweater, DIY black leather skirt, black zara sandals, cmg fur leopard bag

black, gold and leopard

How's everyone doing? The strong winds and continuous rain almost sent me into a panic attack last night. Everything kept falling off the shelves and the glass windows kept on rattling I was afraid they might shatter and go flying across our living room. Perils of living in a condo is that you're higher up so the gusts are much stronger. The wind gives off an eerie howling sound that used to freak me out when we just moved in some years ago. I wish we could experence this kind of cool weather all year round sans the tragedies. It seems the only way to have sweater weather is to accompany it with extreme flooding. sad.

Anyway, when it was just raining and not yet flooding, I made a night trip to MOA for the Forever 21 VIP opening and this is what I wore.


I find the combination of black, gold and leopard to be timeless and fail-safe so it's usually my go-to outfit whenever I'm feeling un-inspired (That and blue jeans + a white shirt). The addition of different textures make the look more interesting and add much needed detail to an otherwise very minimalistic outfit.

For this post, I am wearing a gold knit sweater from Forever 21 which I got on sale during a shopping trip with Pax and Ana for only P300+ (what a steal right??), paired it with my leather DIY skirt, Love Diva statement necklaces, my favorite shoes from Zara and my CMG fur leopard bag. You like? :)






Flow In The City Part Two




FLOW in THE CITY part two

We’re taking FLOW closer to you!

Learn the art of FLOW… in THE CITY on Aug 4, Saturday at Beyond Yoga Studio 3rd floor Il Terrazzo Building. Get a full-day FLOW from a wide range of activities to choose from.

For the very first time, the FLOW group will be inviting guest speaker, PJ Lanot to conduct an NLP workshop for Better Communication and Motivation. Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP) is the art and science of how people can will themselves and inspire others to excellence through proper encoding of information and communication.


NLP is all about empowering yourself to achieve the change you want for better results in life, work, and relationships. The famous life coach, Tony Robbins is deeply influenced by NLP and introduced this concept in the book “Unlimited Power”.

FLOW’s resident yogini, Monica Eleazar-Manzano will be conducting an Anti-Gravity FUNdamentals class. In an Anti-Gravity Yoga class, students will learn to fly, hold and balance in challenging yoga poses longer, gain better kinesthetic awareness, build cardiovascular and muscular strength, become more flexible, increase joint mobility, decompress the vertebrae of the spine and utilize the agility you’ve gained from yoga to play with gravity!

Get your party-on with Sharon’s heart pumping, calorie burning Zumba session. Sharon Yu is a certified Zumba Dance and Toning instructor through the Zumba Academy in California. Remove blockages and let loose with the Inner Dance facilitated by the FLOW group. This is an energetically charged, free-flowing dance and healing modality which is being taught and practiced in Bahay Kalipay, Palawan.


Absorb the sun’s light through a Green Smoothie seminar by the creative brains behind Sunshine Daydream and Rawlicious plus mingle with kindred-spirits during the Vegetarian Potluck dinner. A full-day package costs P1,999 which includes a tote bag with goodies from sponsors.

You may also just choose your own preferred activities with a minimum of two classes to join.

To register please log onto www.flowsurfyogasamba.multiply.com or email us at flowsurfyogasamba@gmail.com.

For more details check us out at: 

Website www.flowsurfyogasamba.multiply.com



Blog: www.flowsurfyogasamba.blogspot.com
Email flowsurfyogasamba@gmail.com
Facebook www.facebook.com/flowsurfyogasamba
Twitter www.twitter.com/surfyogasamba

Print on Print on Print on Print on Print

Sunday, July 29, 2012




So yesterday, was another rainy, humid day. The type of weather that is so bipolar and common to our city. The kind of weather that can't make up its mind weather it wants to be hot or cold. Add to that a bipolar blogger bearing the pseudonym Ms. Eggplant who couldn't decide if it was going to be a striped or floral day. Why not make it both? To hell with reason, we only live once (and no way I'm gonna say YOLO :P). And besides, I kinda like the "bag lady" look.


I paired the crazy prints on prints with my Topshop trainers, leopard CMG bag and Nava leopard umbrella (not in photo) as I trekked the streets of Bonifacio High Street towards the G-Star Raw Flagship Store for it's grand opening and then later some "tea and crumpets" with my friends in Seattle's Best Coffee. It was one of those days when I was very thankful to be in rubber soles. The floors were sooo slippery and I didn't feel like risking breaking an ankle from towering heels.



Forever 21 SM Mall Of Asia - VIP Opening

Saturday, July 28, 2012

Our favorite store that provides us with up to the minute fashion choices at very affordable prices gives us more reason to trek to SM Mall Of Asia! Last July 26, Forever 21 opened their latest addition to the fast growing chain. A 2,000 square meter store located at the 2nd floor of MOA's main mall.


To celebrate the event, a fashion show was held at the ground floor prior to ribbon cutting. (I was late and missed the entire show but thanks to Ana, I was filled in on the juicy happenings that occured earlier.)

5 or was it 6? members of the audience were awarded best dressed and each got take home a Samsung Galaxy Pocket. Among the 5/6 was Daryll Chang and our friend Paul.


On to the store opening where media and VIPs got to shop to their heart's content!

Despite the brand already being in the country for awhile, shoppers were still got in a frenzy once it's doors opened. Women were hoarding clothes as if there was no tomorrow with some girls carrying as many as 4 mesh bags! I don't blame them since some items were marked for as low as P249!



It was crazy and I had a tough time narrowing down my choices as to not go over budget! :P


And here we are, a tired but happy bunch of shoppers seeking refuge from the crowd behind a secluded clothes stall...


Just like all the other Forever 21 stores, the Mall Of Asia  branch does not fail to impress. They have some unique pieces in stock that aren't available in their other shops and will definitely make your trip worthwhile.

Thank you so much for having me Forever 21 and Ms. Jane Kingsu-Chen! Congratulations on the successful launch, it was really a fun night for all of us :)


Follow Forever 21 on www.facebook.com/forever21ph and www.twitter.com/forever21ph and do not forget to visit its new website,www.forever21ph.com.


Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Patti Grandidge in ForMe - Charme Francais + Fashion Extravaganza

Where to find classic investment pieces that will withstand the years? The answer is ForMe.

ForMe's latest collection, which is aptly called, "Charme Francais", was launched last weekend in their Trinoma boutique, along with the introduction of their latest endorser, Ms Patti Grandidge. 

The weather last weekend was terrible and I kept getting stuck in traffic along Edsa, thank God Ana was there earlier to take photos.

Here's what happened before my arrival:


Bloggers were treated to delicious tarts and canapes from Cafe France as they were introduced to ForMe's latest collection, Charme Francais, and endorser, Patti Grandidge.

A woman who exudes effortless grace, Patti Grandidge is the perfect choice to epitomize ForMe's style aesthetic which is catered towards the modern and independent woman who can balance work and fun in style.

The Charme Français collection is all about versatile and eye-catching styles that can be mixed and matched with other pieces. Carrying the charm and sophistication of Paris, the selection can be described as chic, playful and romantic.



After the niceties, it was time for some fun. Bloggers were given 30 minutes to walk around the store, browse the latest items and style themselves in a "Fashion Extravanganza" challenge.

I arrived midway through the challenge so I scrambled to grab what I could get in the few minutes I had left to style myself...which was about 10 minutes. Since the dressing rooms were all full, I had to rely on my mad stealth skills ( :P ) and friends to cover me up while I changed just outside the dressing room doors.

Still breathless from brisk-walking from my car to the boutique in five inch heels and smack into fashion madness brought about by frenzied bloggers all around the store, I still hadn't recovered when my name was called as the winner to the challenge.

I happily accepted my prize but more hesitantly posed for all the photographers since I was still shaking from all the adrenaline. So much happened in 20 minutes! Still, I was glad I won since it meant an additonal 3K to the 2K already given to the attendees for shopping the Charme Francais collection. (Weee!)


Thank you judges for choosing me :)

Below are photos of the third and second place winners:


Posing with the judges and feeling awkward as ever!

So happy my friends were there to back me up and help me relax :) xoxo


ForMe's Charme Francais collection is brimming with highly covetable pieces which made it extremely hard for me to decide and narrow down which items to spend my GC's on. If you check out the picture below, you'll understand why...


Everyone looks good in a shift dress! A must-have in every woman's closet ;)


I am sooo inlove with the vintage feel of this dress, I will probably go back and pick this up:



ForMe's Charme Francais collection guarantees a look that is timeless, classy and sophisticated. I suggest you all head on to your nearest ForMe branch before other ladies snatch these up. (They only stock about 2 pieces for every size you know). Of course, nothing is more scandalous than showing up at an event and finding someone wearing something identical to your outfit. The horror! Lol! But all kidding aside, nobody wants that which is all the more reason for you to shop ForMe! :)

for more info on the brand, visit:



Monday, July 30, 2012

Black DIY Leather Skirt + Gold Knit Sweater





forever 21 gold knit sweater, DIY black leather skirt, black zara sandals, cmg fur leopard bag

black, gold and leopard

How's everyone doing? The strong winds and continuous rain almost sent me into a panic attack last night. Everything kept falling off the shelves and the glass windows kept on rattling I was afraid they might shatter and go flying across our living room. Perils of living in a condo is that you're higher up so the gusts are much stronger. The wind gives off an eerie howling sound that used to freak me out when we just moved in some years ago. I wish we could experence this kind of cool weather all year round sans the tragedies. It seems the only way to have sweater weather is to accompany it with extreme flooding. sad.

Anyway, when it was just raining and not yet flooding, I made a night trip to MOA for the Forever 21 VIP opening and this is what I wore.


I find the combination of black, gold and leopard to be timeless and fail-safe so it's usually my go-to outfit whenever I'm feeling un-inspired (That and blue jeans + a white shirt). The addition of different textures make the look more interesting and add much needed detail to an otherwise very minimalistic outfit.

For this post, I am wearing a gold knit sweater from Forever 21 which I got on sale during a shopping trip with Pax and Ana for only P300+ (what a steal right??), paired it with my leather DIY skirt, Love Diva statement necklaces, my favorite shoes from Zara and my CMG fur leopard bag. You like? :)






Flow In The City Part Two




FLOW in THE CITY part two

We’re taking FLOW closer to you!

Learn the art of FLOW… in THE CITY on Aug 4, Saturday at Beyond Yoga Studio 3rd floor Il Terrazzo Building. Get a full-day FLOW from a wide range of activities to choose from.

For the very first time, the FLOW group will be inviting guest speaker, PJ Lanot to conduct an NLP workshop for Better Communication and Motivation. Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP) is the art and science of how people can will themselves and inspire others to excellence through proper encoding of information and communication.


NLP is all about empowering yourself to achieve the change you want for better results in life, work, and relationships. The famous life coach, Tony Robbins is deeply influenced by NLP and introduced this concept in the book “Unlimited Power”.

FLOW’s resident yogini, Monica Eleazar-Manzano will be conducting an Anti-Gravity FUNdamentals class. In an Anti-Gravity Yoga class, students will learn to fly, hold and balance in challenging yoga poses longer, gain better kinesthetic awareness, build cardiovascular and muscular strength, become more flexible, increase joint mobility, decompress the vertebrae of the spine and utilize the agility you’ve gained from yoga to play with gravity!

Get your party-on with Sharon’s heart pumping, calorie burning Zumba session. Sharon Yu is a certified Zumba Dance and Toning instructor through the Zumba Academy in California. Remove blockages and let loose with the Inner Dance facilitated by the FLOW group. This is an energetically charged, free-flowing dance and healing modality which is being taught and practiced in Bahay Kalipay, Palawan.


Absorb the sun’s light through a Green Smoothie seminar by the creative brains behind Sunshine Daydream and Rawlicious plus mingle with kindred-spirits during the Vegetarian Potluck dinner. A full-day package costs P1,999 which includes a tote bag with goodies from sponsors.

You may also just choose your own preferred activities with a minimum of two classes to join.

To register please log onto www.flowsurfyogasamba.multiply.com or email us at flowsurfyogasamba@gmail.com.

For more details check us out at: 

Website www.flowsurfyogasamba.multiply.com



Blog: www.flowsurfyogasamba.blogspot.com
Email flowsurfyogasamba@gmail.com
Facebook www.facebook.com/flowsurfyogasamba
Twitter www.twitter.com/surfyogasamba

Sunday, July 29, 2012

Print on Print on Print on Print on Print




So yesterday, was another rainy, humid day. The type of weather that is so bipolar and common to our city. The kind of weather that can't make up its mind weather it wants to be hot or cold. Add to that a bipolar blogger bearing the pseudonym Ms. Eggplant who couldn't decide if it was going to be a striped or floral day. Why not make it both? To hell with reason, we only live once (and no way I'm gonna say YOLO :P). And besides, I kinda like the "bag lady" look.


I paired the crazy prints on prints with my Topshop trainers, leopard CMG bag and Nava leopard umbrella (not in photo) as I trekked the streets of Bonifacio High Street towards the G-Star Raw Flagship Store for it's grand opening and then later some "tea and crumpets" with my friends in Seattle's Best Coffee. It was one of those days when I was very thankful to be in rubber soles. The floors were sooo slippery and I didn't feel like risking breaking an ankle from towering heels.



Saturday, July 28, 2012

Forever 21 SM Mall Of Asia - VIP Opening

Our favorite store that provides us with up to the minute fashion choices at very affordable prices gives us more reason to trek to SM Mall Of Asia! Last July 26, Forever 21 opened their latest addition to the fast growing chain. A 2,000 square meter store located at the 2nd floor of MOA's main mall.


To celebrate the event, a fashion show was held at the ground floor prior to ribbon cutting. (I was late and missed the entire show but thanks to Ana, I was filled in on the juicy happenings that occured earlier.)

5 or was it 6? members of the audience were awarded best dressed and each got take home a Samsung Galaxy Pocket. Among the 5/6 was Daryll Chang and our friend Paul.


On to the store opening where media and VIPs got to shop to their heart's content!

Despite the brand already being in the country for awhile, shoppers were still got in a frenzy once it's doors opened. Women were hoarding clothes as if there was no tomorrow with some girls carrying as many as 4 mesh bags! I don't blame them since some items were marked for as low as P249!



It was crazy and I had a tough time narrowing down my choices as to not go over budget! :P


And here we are, a tired but happy bunch of shoppers seeking refuge from the crowd behind a secluded clothes stall...


Just like all the other Forever 21 stores, the Mall Of Asia  branch does not fail to impress. They have some unique pieces in stock that aren't available in their other shops and will definitely make your trip worthwhile.

Thank you so much for having me Forever 21 and Ms. Jane Kingsu-Chen! Congratulations on the successful launch, it was really a fun night for all of us :)


Follow Forever 21 on www.facebook.com/forever21ph and www.twitter.com/forever21ph and do not forget to visit its new website,www.forever21ph.com.