12 April 2010

what could be better than VOGUE?


you cannot imagine how excited i am about this! i am literally shaking! all the more because when i received the e-mail from claire sulmers of vogue.fr saying that i was featured in TOUR THE WORLD IN 45 BLOGS, it was 3AM here and i couldn't tell anybody else besides my big sister who's still awake and harry.

i received an e-mail from vogue.fr that i was in consideration for inclusion in a roundup of international fashion blogger in Paris Vogue's website: vogue.fr in March 26, 2010. i have this sort of paranoia from jinxing something so i contained my excitement and kept it from you guys until it was sure! believe me, i only told my family about it and my sisters helped me pick out my photo while harry proof-read my answers. although they did not post all the answers i provided, here is what i sent them (one item you might be familiar with because i posted about it in the city we love):
  1. Why did you start blogging? --- I took the plunge into fashion blogging last November 2009 because I wanted to connect to this growing community where personal style is immensely showcased. I have always been into fashion, even as a kid and have always believed that style is not about what is dictated in fashion magazines nor based on what stars wear but should be based on instinct, the environment, on one's mood and lifestyle. Fashion blogging allowed me to express myself and my style in ways I did not expect.
  2. What inspires you and informs your blog? ---- Being in a tropical country and specifically on an island city, I am most inspired by our culture, history and environment. I love the colors that surround me, the beach and the mountains that are both just 30 minutes away from the city. I am inspired by how our city is developing yet we still maintain this serene and chill atmosphere.  Other than fashion, what informs my blog are my thoughts, feelings and experiences. I always make sure that my blog is not solely about my outfit but also about my life.
  3. How would you describe your style? --- My style is a mix of bohemian, vintage and a pinch of rock.
  4. What fashion items are on your spring wish list? And why? --- Cebu doesn't have spring as our country only experiences two kinds of weather --- sunny and rainy. March just kicked off summer here and my spring / summer fashion wish list would be: (1) Beaded / Studded Sandals --- this is the season for the beach, swimsuits and summer dresses and what better way to complement them than bling on my feet. (2) Hindi Bangles --- I got 2 sets from a co-worker from India and fell in love with them. They are so intricate and colorful. I could pile on bangles the whole season. (3) Ray Ban Wayfarers --- They are versatile and have been on my wish list any other season since forever. (Note: I am not too keen on brands or designer labels. I love to thrift and I love vintage.)
  5. What do you do in real life? --- I am in the BPO industry and have been in this industry for 4 years now. I am currently a Team Leader for a customer service / back office group and have 20 people under my wings. I lead, develop and help my agents not just to be their best at their work but also in real-life. Given this environment, my constant challenge and inspiration (fashion-wise) is to stand out among a sea of greys and blacks through my style. And yes, I wear the outfits I post on my blog to work, everyday.
thank you vogue paris!
and most of all, thank you to everyone of my readers and followers who read, comment and support this blog everyday. seriously, i wouldn't have done this without you.
i am happy because for me, this means that my style has a point and it got across. and that this blog makes sense. *big smile*

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44 comments:

Psyche said...

wow! congratulations! i agree, nothing could be better than Vogue! :)

keep up the good work! you always keep us entertained. :)

princesspolitico said...

OH MY GOSH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! CONGRATULATIONS! what an amazing accomplishment - your blog is absolutely fascinating and nothing is better recognition than french vogue. wow! keep up the heartfelt and wonderful posts :)

xo.
princesspolitico.blogspot.com

Robyn said...

Oh Congrats! That's amazing! I totally understand why you would be shaking!

(all the exlamation points!! hehe)

Congrats again!

-Robyn

alyssa said...

congratulations!! that's so great!!

i am alexa said...

wow! congrats babe!! :) you make us, cebuanos, proud! :)

six-twentytwo-onine said...

Congrats!!!!!!
big smile on my face tooheheheheh

Leah said...

Thus is totally fabulous... congrats Gizelle. You made me proud to be a Filipina. xoxo

JT said...

Congrats!! SUch an honor! Keep up the great work!!!!

xo

cute blog!

sincerely,
Jules

sincerelyjules.com

Rainy Days and Lattes said...

Congrats, my dear! I hope they will pick you! But even to consider you, it's a great honor already! :D Love your outfits!

joo said...

Congratulations! Greetings from Brazil!

www.viegraphique.com

shadow said...

hihihihi gratz pay. that is so cool. ^^

Krislyn said...

OOH MY GOD! wow. what an honor! congratulations!!! what an unexpected thing to have come across.

projectvee said...

this is amazing!!!! i'm so excited for you, dear :)

Mom Daughter Style said...

OMG, you're so sikat na Gizelle. Congratulations and thanks for sharing this information with us.

Jen said...

GIZELLE!!!!! That is beyond amazing to be featured in VOGUE!!!! :) You definitely deserve it and you're next to so many other fantastic bloggers. Congrats! <3

Martwa Marta said...

that is amazing!!!!!!!!!! you absolutely deserved to be presented in this issue! my congrats!!!

Jing said...

congrats, gizelle!we're so proud of you!sikat na si gwapa!you deserve it!

cherie said...

wow! congratulations :)

Laura said...

Nice post and blog!!!

barbielaura.com if you want visit my blog and bloglovin if you want to follow me...

Momo said...

Congratulations! I just discovered your blog today, lol.. I wish I'd be featured once in Vogue in the future.. again congratz! So happy for you!

Tuesdai Noelle said...

Hey Gizelle :)

Congrats! and well deserved :)

Have a fab day :)

Mode Junkie said...

congratulations on the feature babe! you deserve it!

xoxo

Silvia Couture said...

congrats! Lovely blog<3

-Silvia

ANN said...

Wow that is amazing, congratulations!

Jennifer Fabulous said...

Congrats! What awesome news. I loved your interview. I can't believe you only started this blog a short while ago. It has grown into quite a little empire. ;)

Julia mode said...

FELICITATION !! =)

Carmen said...

Congrats! Its amazing that you were featured!

Carmen.xx.

tranish said...

Hi, Gizelle! Thanks for your sweet comment on my blog! I am following you now, too :)

That is FABULOUS about being contact to be in Vogue Paris! Oh, I do hope you make it! Congrats for getting noticed!

xoxo

Nicole Jarecz said...

congrats! this is amazing!

Tieka, Selective Potential said...

Aww, that's so amazing!! Congrats! Well deserved! :)

Elaine said...

That's awesome!!! Congrats!!!

clothed much, a modest fashion blog

pensandlens said...

sorry for being MIA....miss visiting you blog...I am enjoying my vacation...

anyways just give me a ring or anything if you wanted to meet up...

Take care and CONGRATULATIONS!!!!

I am so proud of you super duper proud...

you deserve the feature my dear!!!!


Take Care,
Sweet
http://pensandlens.wordpress.com

Denise said...

O.M.Gawd!

get out of here! c'mon this is the best compliment a gal can get! Congrats beyb! you're so French now. hihihhi.

I am Denise Katipunera

Toni said...

CONGRATULATIONS GIZELLE!

its VOGUE! i mean VOGUE!
im getting goosebumps right now!

michelle_ said...

holy cow !!!
this is such an awesome feature !
i couldnt have been happier for you !
congrats love !

MICHELLE || Glisters and Blisters

surfmycloset said...

Hey!

It's my first time to drop by your blog.Congratulations for this!=D make pinay fashionn bloggers proud! yiihii!=D

Meream said...

Congrats! Well-deserved :)




PS - My website was busted for a while. It's back up but I lost some content and your comments (that I really treasure). BIG SAD but life goes on, yeah? Adding you to my blogroll again. :)

inked said...

congrats. ps I like how you described your style <3

Cupcakes are fashion ! said...

Congrats ! You blog is great, you deserve it ;)

http://cupcakesarefashion.blogspot.com/

XOXO, C.

fhen said...

congratulations for the featured!
awesome interview

xoxo

Nubia said...

This is so exciting sweety congrats. So proud of you, keep up the good work. great interview also!

www.Nubiasnonsense.com

Niviarsiaq said...

Woah! Congratulations! This is huge! I love your answers, definately food for thought. I like how you said "I always make sure that my blog is not solely about my outfit but also about my life." That's just do great. I have a really hard time figuring out what to say about my life on my blog and mainly just write about the outfit so I really admire your ability to combine the two!!
You are awesome! :)

DaMnViXeN said...

represent at its best! bongga! you deserve it gizelle!

The ViXeN's LaiR

Philip Acharon Lapinid IV said...

wow. i so love you. you're so great. and you're from cebu. following..

cebuanostreets.blogspot.com

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