as if

Thursday, October 31, 2013

 Thanks for the blog post title Niche.

I was really going for an Urban Rock Chic look since that was the dress code for the Mango Rocks It Up fashion show but the first thing Niche said when he saw me was "Clueless!" I guess that's because of the matchy-matchy tartan jacket and skirt.

Later in the night, when I met up with Ana, she said it looks "Harajuku"-ish. 

I don't know, all I know is that I wanted to try a head to toe plaid look. :)

zara lookbook fall winter 2013
romwe plaid jacket ootd
romwe plaid jacket street style
zara trf lookbook fall winter 2013
romwe plaid jacket ootd
jeffrey campbell coltrane cut out boot street style
jeffrey campbell coltrane boot
jeffrey campbell coltrane
jeffrey campbell cut out boot
zara lookbook 2013
romwe tartan jacket (see here) | zara trf neoprene tartan skirt | forever 21 kurt cobain tee | jeffrey campbell coltrane boots | topman "rad" socks

photos by Paul, Niche and Tracy

last minute diy halloween costume ideas

I found myself in a bit of a pinch today...it's my sister-in-law's Halloween/Birthday costume party tonight and I still don't have a costume.

I've been meaning to make/buy one but I've been so busy lately + not to mention sick that it totally slipped my mind.

Since after lunch, I've been wracking my brain for easy and quick DIY-able costumes. Thought I'd share them with you just in case you're in need of some ideas as well.

First my favorite and what I'm most likely to wear tonight...A clockwork orange. Go traditional with pants or a sexy female version like the photo below...



 Mary Poppins...


80's aerobics...


Paint on a black shirt...cute for those expecting...


Wayne and Garth, flannel, ripped jeans, rocks shirts + chucks you're 99% done.


Sandy from Grease...


A cute scarecrow...


Another favorite...cheerleaders from Nirvana's Smells Like Teen Spirit Video...

 Springbreakers!!! Cute shorts, high tops + bikinis and a fun attitude.


Great Gatsby, throw on a sparkly dress put on a jeweled headband...


for more creative Halloween costume ideas, check Pinterest HERE.

Hope this helps! Got other ideas? Please share, Thank you! :)

GIVEAWAYS:

uniqlo launches new fleece collection

For some reason, I have always seen fleece as something utilitarian, something reserved for camping and sports. I never really paid much attention to it until recently, when I personally got to try and own one from Uniqlo.

Their flagship fleece jackets come in endless colors in a simple cut. They didn't really jump at me when I first saw them hanging on the racks at their SM Aura store but when I tried them on...it was a whole different story.

The simple cut with a turned up collar is actually VERY chic in a minimalistic way. I am in love with all the neutrals...white, beige, black and also the one in a sort of gray-blue shade. They are the coziest thing ever plus prices start at just P790 for the regular fleece.  Personally, I am partial to the furrier/shaggy version which sells for P990 (as seen in the photo below). They have the look of a fur coat but can easily be worn in a country like ours without having to bear the judgmental looks from the less experimental (fashion-wise) set.

For men, and women who prefer a sportier look, they also carry micro-fleece jackets (P790) which are less bulky but offer the same comfort and "snuggability".

uniqlo philippines fleece collection
uniqlo philippines fleece collection
uniqlo philippines fleece collection


Uniqlo's new URBAN FLEECE collection comes in jackets, coats, slacks and t-shirts for men, women and children in different variations of the material yet all are truly affordable.

I'm going back for a matching jacket for me and Nikola plus maybe a black hooded coat that I so totally fell for and is perfect for my trip abroad this January.

The new fleece collection is really something worth checking out, while you're there, make sure to also check out their plaid flanel shirts and super cool graphic tees.

Now I know why UNIQLO is such a big hit in Japan.

for more info, LIKE Uniqlo Philippines on Facebook and Twitter or visit their official website at: http://www.uniqlo.com/ph/

GIVEAWAYS:

triumph launches "body make-up" and shape sensation collections

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Wearing the right underwear can make or break an outfit. Nothing quite spells disaster as much as unsightly panty lines, a bulging belly and muffin tops.

Wrong underwear can make you look older whilest wearing the right undergarment can shed years off your appearance.

These points were the main theme of Triumph's Body Make-Up and Shape Sensation launch last night.

triumph philippines
Their new line of intimates was showcased in a unique fashion show which featured the models sporting their new designs in simulated everyday activities that most women engage in on a daily basis like going to work, cocktails and working out.

Body Make Up is the "new kind of nude". Created to emulate the effects of natural looking make-up. It enhances, conceals and camouflages while giving the illusion and enticing visual effect of wearing nothing at all.

triumph philippines body make up
triumph philippines
triumph body make up
Shape Sensation was developed for times when you need more support and a little extra tuck here and there.

Their Autumn/Winter 2013 collection features intelligent fabric containing LYCRA XTRA FINE fiber which provides ultimate control and comfort at the same time. It gives you the freedom to enjoy a svelte silhouette without the restrictions that usually accompany it.

Aside from that, Shape Sensation has also re-invented the highly renowned "ultimate curve creator" into the "ultimate lace shaper" which functions the same way but has been re-designed to be trendier and vibrant to encourage women to bring back the glamour of being curvy (Hello, Marilyn!).

triumph philippines shape sensation
triumph shape sensation
Check out Triumph's new offerings at all leading department stores nationwide.

for more info, LIKE Triumph on Facebook

GIVEAWAYS:

team manila fat kid inside outfit

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Blurry pictures are becoming a fast trend but I do the best I can do with the amount of time and sunlight I'm blessed with for the day...


Wearing my Jeffrey Campbell La Cage gladiators again which surprisingly turned out to be very versatile. I didn't expect them to be this easy to style. So far I've worn them with flared hem skirts, an LBD and now bermuda shorts. They are definitely my flavor of the month. A bit pricey but so worth it. Would gladly trade in 5 of my cheaper shoes for another one of these in a different color.

team manila ootd
jeffrey campbell la cage gladiator sandals street style
jeffrey campbell la cage gladiator sandals ootd
jeffrey campbell la cage
forever 21 tux | team manila shirt | meg shorts | suiteblanco fringe bag | jeffrey campbell la cage gladiators via nasty gal

GIVEAWAYS:

switcheasy cover buddy ipad mini review

We spend so much money on gadgets that oftentimes, we try to skimp a little on the case by buying counterfeit....

Which might seem practical at the time but when you think about it, totally defeats the purpose of purchasing a case at all.

We purchase these cases to protect and enhance our investments but fake ones don't really deliver the performance and safety features that the real ones do.

But then again, we're back to the problem of budget. Some can get quite pricey but not all.

I'd like to introduce you to my Switcheasy Cover Buddy for the iPad Mini which retails for only P795. That's only about P200 more than an average counterfeit iPad Mini case in the tiangge.

digits trading
The Switcheasy CoverBuddy for the iPad Mini comes with:
  • a screen protector
  • screen squeegee
  • microfiber cloth
  • 2 connector protectors
  • 2 headphone jack protectors
Things you don't get from buying in the tiangge and which would also probably add up to the same price if you did indeed purchase all these little extras separately.

switcheasy cover buddy review
The case itself is made from super strong polycarbonate which is thin yet strong enough to protect your iPad and is also scratch resistant. It fits extremely well and maintains "tackiness" and accessibility of all external buttons.

switcheasy cover buddy ipad mini review
beyond the box
What's even cooler is that it comes in a wide array of colors and is compatible with Switcheasy's Smart Covers for those of you who prefer front and back protection.

So now you know all these, would you still buy fake for roughly the same price? I'm not.

Switcheasy is distributed in the Philippines by Digits Trading and is available at Beyond The Box.


GIVEAWAYS:

mango mall of asia flagship store opening + fashion show - #MangoRockItUp

Mango opened their new flasghip store in Mall Of Asia yesterday with a bangin' fashion show called "Mango Rocks It Up" which featured their latest collections for Fall/Winter 2013 from Mango, Mango Touch, Mango Sport & Intimates, Mango H.E. and Mango Kids.

The show was hosted by Borgy Manotoc and Nicole Anderson while live music by Taken By Cars provided the festive atmoshphere and soundtrack of the event.

mango moa opening
Their MOA boutique is by far their largest and most complete with all of their lines under one roof. Now, your whole family can shop together just like Aubrey Miles, Troy Montero and their super adorable son who was looking really stylish in his little scarf.

Fall/Winter 2013 at Mango is highly influenced by grunge and rock n roll. The collection is comprised mostly of plaids, tartans, faded florals, structured coats/jackets and beat-up jeans. For the more glamorous set, there's also lots of luxe pieces in gold tones that are perfect for the holiday season ahead.

mango rock it up
mango rock it up
mango moa opening
mango moa opening
mango kids philippines
mango fall winter 2013
mango kids philippines
mango moa fashion show
mango philippines
mango philippines
mango rock it up
bubbles paraiso mango moa
mango philippines
mango philippines
mango branches philippines
mango branches philippines
aubrey miles, troy montero mango
mango mini me
mango mini me
mango mini me
Mango's Flagship Store is now open at the ground floor of SM Mall Of Asia.
See the video of the fashion show HERE.

GIVEAWAYS:

Thursday, October 31, 2013

as if

 Thanks for the blog post title Niche.

I was really going for an Urban Rock Chic look since that was the dress code for the Mango Rocks It Up fashion show but the first thing Niche said when he saw me was "Clueless!" I guess that's because of the matchy-matchy tartan jacket and skirt.

Later in the night, when I met up with Ana, she said it looks "Harajuku"-ish. 

I don't know, all I know is that I wanted to try a head to toe plaid look. :)

zara lookbook fall winter 2013
romwe plaid jacket ootd
romwe plaid jacket street style
zara trf lookbook fall winter 2013
romwe plaid jacket ootd
jeffrey campbell coltrane cut out boot street style
jeffrey campbell coltrane boot
jeffrey campbell coltrane
jeffrey campbell cut out boot
zara lookbook 2013
romwe tartan jacket (see here) | zara trf neoprene tartan skirt | forever 21 kurt cobain tee | jeffrey campbell coltrane boots | topman "rad" socks

photos by Paul, Niche and Tracy

last minute diy halloween costume ideas

I found myself in a bit of a pinch today...it's my sister-in-law's Halloween/Birthday costume party tonight and I still don't have a costume.

I've been meaning to make/buy one but I've been so busy lately + not to mention sick that it totally slipped my mind.

Since after lunch, I've been wracking my brain for easy and quick DIY-able costumes. Thought I'd share them with you just in case you're in need of some ideas as well.

First my favorite and what I'm most likely to wear tonight...A clockwork orange. Go traditional with pants or a sexy female version like the photo below...



 Mary Poppins...


80's aerobics...


Paint on a black shirt...cute for those expecting...


Wayne and Garth, flannel, ripped jeans, rocks shirts + chucks you're 99% done.


Sandy from Grease...


A cute scarecrow...


Another favorite...cheerleaders from Nirvana's Smells Like Teen Spirit Video...

 Springbreakers!!! Cute shorts, high tops + bikinis and a fun attitude.


Great Gatsby, throw on a sparkly dress put on a jeweled headband...


for more creative Halloween costume ideas, check Pinterest HERE.

Hope this helps! Got other ideas? Please share, Thank you! :)

GIVEAWAYS:

uniqlo launches new fleece collection

For some reason, I have always seen fleece as something utilitarian, something reserved for camping and sports. I never really paid much attention to it until recently, when I personally got to try and own one from Uniqlo.

Their flagship fleece jackets come in endless colors in a simple cut. They didn't really jump at me when I first saw them hanging on the racks at their SM Aura store but when I tried them on...it was a whole different story.

The simple cut with a turned up collar is actually VERY chic in a minimalistic way. I am in love with all the neutrals...white, beige, black and also the one in a sort of gray-blue shade. They are the coziest thing ever plus prices start at just P790 for the regular fleece.  Personally, I am partial to the furrier/shaggy version which sells for P990 (as seen in the photo below). They have the look of a fur coat but can easily be worn in a country like ours without having to bear the judgmental looks from the less experimental (fashion-wise) set.

For men, and women who prefer a sportier look, they also carry micro-fleece jackets (P790) which are less bulky but offer the same comfort and "snuggability".

uniqlo philippines fleece collection
uniqlo philippines fleece collection
uniqlo philippines fleece collection


Uniqlo's new URBAN FLEECE collection comes in jackets, coats, slacks and t-shirts for men, women and children in different variations of the material yet all are truly affordable.

I'm going back for a matching jacket for me and Nikola plus maybe a black hooded coat that I so totally fell for and is perfect for my trip abroad this January.

The new fleece collection is really something worth checking out, while you're there, make sure to also check out their plaid flanel shirts and super cool graphic tees.

Now I know why UNIQLO is such a big hit in Japan.

for more info, LIKE Uniqlo Philippines on Facebook and Twitter or visit their official website at: http://www.uniqlo.com/ph/

GIVEAWAYS:

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

triumph launches "body make-up" and shape sensation collections

Wearing the right underwear can make or break an outfit. Nothing quite spells disaster as much as unsightly panty lines, a bulging belly and muffin tops.

Wrong underwear can make you look older whilest wearing the right undergarment can shed years off your appearance.

These points were the main theme of Triumph's Body Make-Up and Shape Sensation launch last night.

triumph philippines
Their new line of intimates was showcased in a unique fashion show which featured the models sporting their new designs in simulated everyday activities that most women engage in on a daily basis like going to work, cocktails and working out.

Body Make Up is the "new kind of nude". Created to emulate the effects of natural looking make-up. It enhances, conceals and camouflages while giving the illusion and enticing visual effect of wearing nothing at all.

triumph philippines body make up
triumph philippines
triumph body make up
Shape Sensation was developed for times when you need more support and a little extra tuck here and there.

Their Autumn/Winter 2013 collection features intelligent fabric containing LYCRA XTRA FINE fiber which provides ultimate control and comfort at the same time. It gives you the freedom to enjoy a svelte silhouette without the restrictions that usually accompany it.

Aside from that, Shape Sensation has also re-invented the highly renowned "ultimate curve creator" into the "ultimate lace shaper" which functions the same way but has been re-designed to be trendier and vibrant to encourage women to bring back the glamour of being curvy (Hello, Marilyn!).

triumph philippines shape sensation
triumph shape sensation
Check out Triumph's new offerings at all leading department stores nationwide.

for more info, LIKE Triumph on Facebook

GIVEAWAYS:

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

team manila fat kid inside outfit

Blurry pictures are becoming a fast trend but I do the best I can do with the amount of time and sunlight I'm blessed with for the day...


Wearing my Jeffrey Campbell La Cage gladiators again which surprisingly turned out to be very versatile. I didn't expect them to be this easy to style. So far I've worn them with flared hem skirts, an LBD and now bermuda shorts. They are definitely my flavor of the month. A bit pricey but so worth it. Would gladly trade in 5 of my cheaper shoes for another one of these in a different color.

team manila ootd
jeffrey campbell la cage gladiator sandals street style
jeffrey campbell la cage gladiator sandals ootd
jeffrey campbell la cage
forever 21 tux | team manila shirt | meg shorts | suiteblanco fringe bag | jeffrey campbell la cage gladiators via nasty gal

GIVEAWAYS:

switcheasy cover buddy ipad mini review

We spend so much money on gadgets that oftentimes, we try to skimp a little on the case by buying counterfeit....

Which might seem practical at the time but when you think about it, totally defeats the purpose of purchasing a case at all.

We purchase these cases to protect and enhance our investments but fake ones don't really deliver the performance and safety features that the real ones do.

But then again, we're back to the problem of budget. Some can get quite pricey but not all.

I'd like to introduce you to my Switcheasy Cover Buddy for the iPad Mini which retails for only P795. That's only about P200 more than an average counterfeit iPad Mini case in the tiangge.

digits trading
The Switcheasy CoverBuddy for the iPad Mini comes with:
  • a screen protector
  • screen squeegee
  • microfiber cloth
  • 2 connector protectors
  • 2 headphone jack protectors
Things you don't get from buying in the tiangge and which would also probably add up to the same price if you did indeed purchase all these little extras separately.

switcheasy cover buddy review
The case itself is made from super strong polycarbonate which is thin yet strong enough to protect your iPad and is also scratch resistant. It fits extremely well and maintains "tackiness" and accessibility of all external buttons.

switcheasy cover buddy ipad mini review
beyond the box
What's even cooler is that it comes in a wide array of colors and is compatible with Switcheasy's Smart Covers for those of you who prefer front and back protection.

So now you know all these, would you still buy fake for roughly the same price? I'm not.

Switcheasy is distributed in the Philippines by Digits Trading and is available at Beyond The Box.


GIVEAWAYS:

mango mall of asia flagship store opening + fashion show - #MangoRockItUp

Mango opened their new flasghip store in Mall Of Asia yesterday with a bangin' fashion show called "Mango Rocks It Up" which featured their latest collections for Fall/Winter 2013 from Mango, Mango Touch, Mango Sport & Intimates, Mango H.E. and Mango Kids.

The show was hosted by Borgy Manotoc and Nicole Anderson while live music by Taken By Cars provided the festive atmoshphere and soundtrack of the event.

mango moa opening
Their MOA boutique is by far their largest and most complete with all of their lines under one roof. Now, your whole family can shop together just like Aubrey Miles, Troy Montero and their super adorable son who was looking really stylish in his little scarf.

Fall/Winter 2013 at Mango is highly influenced by grunge and rock n roll. The collection is comprised mostly of plaids, tartans, faded florals, structured coats/jackets and beat-up jeans. For the more glamorous set, there's also lots of luxe pieces in gold tones that are perfect for the holiday season ahead.

mango rock it up
mango rock it up
mango moa opening
mango moa opening
mango kids philippines
mango fall winter 2013
mango kids philippines
mango moa fashion show
mango philippines
mango philippines
mango rock it up
bubbles paraiso mango moa
mango philippines
mango philippines
mango branches philippines
mango branches philippines
aubrey miles, troy montero mango
mango mini me
mango mini me
mango mini me
Mango's Flagship Store is now open at the ground floor of SM Mall Of Asia.
See the video of the fashion show HERE.

GIVEAWAYS: