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31 December 2012

december diary: styling for footzyfolds THE FASHION SHOTS

so as promised, here are the actual photos of the Footzyfolds shoot that i styled. i still have a few that i don't have though but i'm just too excited and can't wait to post the ones i have. 

Footzyfolds are chic foldable shoes that are great alternatives to painful killer heels. the Footzyfolds pack comes with a pouch for the flats and a bigger pouch for your heels. the fashionable foldable flats, which have been featured on Oprah's list are now in Cebu -- available online here and in SCHU Ayala Cebu. 

photography by Dan Douglas Ong | hair and make-up by Ramil Solis, assisted by Chris | fashion styling by Gizelle Faye of Cuckoo Cloud Concepts | ready-to-wear outfits by Props | accessories by Tseng Jewelry by Noreen Tseng and SEPA Cebu | MAC models: April, Raceene and Sue | special thanks to Valeriano Tomol III and Roger Alferez

 SPARKBURST in gold footzyfolds | Cary Santiago gown | stylist's earrings
 SPARKBURST in silver multi footzyfolds | Cary Santiago dress
SNAKE BALLET in red and BOSTON in red footzyfolds | Umberto couture | stylist's earrings
SNAKE BALLET in red footzyfolds | Arcy Gayatin dress | Tseng Jewelry by Noreen Tseng necklace
SPARKBURST in black footzyfolds | Arcy Gayatin dress | SEPA Cebu earrings
TASSLE in black footzyfolds booties | Arcy Gayatin dress | SEPA Cebu earrings | stylist's cuff
OLENA in blue and BOSTON in red footzyfolds | Arcy Gayatin dresses | SEPA Cebu beaded necklace | stylist's collar necklace 

SUGAR in gold footzyfolds | PROPS ready-to-wear apparel | stylist's hat
FRESCA in black footzyfolds | PROPS ready-to-wear apparel | Tseng Jewelry by Noreen Tseng necklace
SUGAR in silver footzyfolds | PROPS ready-to-wear apparel | stylist's accessories
OLENA in blue footzyfolds | PROPS ready-to-wear apparel | SEPA Cebu turquoise necklace | stylist's accessories
OLENA in red / camel footzyfolds | PROPS ready-to-wear apparel | stylist's accessories
there are still more photos from the outdoor shot that the footzyfolds team did. styling was still done by me however, i had to prepare the outfits beforehand because i had to fly to Manila for Bloggers United 5 on the day of the shoot. 

you guessed it, the Bloggers United 5 photos are up next! ♥

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27 December 2012

december diary: styling for footzyfolds

the month of December started with a typhoon (both literally and figuratively, for me). 

typhoon Pablo blew through our country starting from the south and claimed a hundred lives. my heart goes out to the victims and their families. 

on another note, December was crazy good for me despite the natural catastrophe and the unpredictable weather. it started with a styling stint for Footzyfolds Philippines, a project for Cuckoo Cloud Concepts -- styling an engagement session for a couple who just got in from Dubai and will be having their wedding in 2 weeks, flying to Manila for a 2-day Bloggers United (4!) bazaar and finally, meeting Harry down the aisle in our dream bohemian wedding. 

aside from frantically preparing for our wedding, my good friend Karla Bautista-Siao called me up to ask if i could style a photo shoot for Footzyfolds Philippines. it was really short notice and my logic told me that i shouldn't because it was so near our wedding and i still had so many things to do but my heart told me not to pass it up. 

it was truly an honor styling for Footzyfolds and working with the most amazing people. amazing Cebuano designers lent their designs for the shoot and when i say amazing, i mean Cary Santiago, Arcy Gayatin, Rey Humberto Villegas and Hadju Godinez from the House of Salvador Malto. 

photography by Dan Douglas Ong | hair and make-up by Ramis Solis, assisted by Chris | fashion styling by Gizelle Faye of Cuckoo Cloud Concepts | ready-to-wear outfits by Props | accessories by Tseng Jewelry by Noreen Tseng and SEPA Cebu | MAC models: April, Raceene and Sue | special thanks to Valeriano Tomol III and Roger Alferez

here are some behind-the-scene shots. actual photos of the shoot will posted soon. 

MAC models discovered a new model on this shoot as well. she's the sister of Footzyfolds' operations manager and happened to visit the shoot that afternoon. suddenly my 5'2" frame was buried amongst the tall and gorgeous models. 

did you catch me trying to steal an outfit shot by the mirror? i was completely covered up that day because not only did December begin with a typhoon, the shoot took place on the day of the typhoon. anything for the love of styling. 

next post: the actual photos of the shoot. 

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11 December 2012

cramming like my life depends on it x BU4 pass winners!

harry and i started planning for our wedding in early february this year and i can't believe that it's literally just days away from our wedding. i sat up in bed the other night with only 5 hours of sleep from a drunken night from my bachelorette party and my mind is running like crazy, very much paranoid about all the things i still need to do for the wedding. see, i've opted to DIY my wedding reception -- so the decor and ambiance will be a reflection of us. DIY-ing a wedding is hard, especially if it's your own. so wish us luck. right now, my nails are blue from paint and my legs are smeared by glue and food coloring.

floral long-sleeved top - thrifted | denim cut-offs - thrifted | silver glitter flats - rubi, cotton on | neon pink belt - props | silver collar necklace - downtown find | camel fringe leather bag - urban originals | boho laptop bag - thrifted | bangles - braids and bonds

anyway, on to great news --- here are the winners of the bloggers united 4 passes:

Tintin Olavia
Hazel Ann Uri
Kate Barretto Mira
Patrick Noel Genio
Daphne Villasin

congratulations and make sure to drop by our booth -- can't wait to meet all of you!

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08 December 2012

bloggers united FOUR | win free passes!

Welcome the holidays with substance and style while avoiding a huge dent on your wallet, as Worldbex Services International, in partnership with ABS-CBN, brings you the highly anticipated yuletide event of the year, the 12th World Bazaar Festival! Stop by the World Trade Center – Metro Manila from December 7 to 23 to witness the Metro’s biggest and longest Christmas charity bazaar. The much-awaited event is set to become more than a grand shopping affair with over 800 booths, as it will also feature Bloggers United 4, where the country’s top bloggers will converge for an ultimate celebration of fashion and ingenuity. Shoppers will get the rare opportunity of interacting with their favorite bloggers during meet and greets and photo shoots. So spread the spirit of merriment and sharing, as you give back to your loved ones and the ABS-CBN Foundation, Inc. Doors open from Mon to Thurs – 12nn to 10pm and Fri to Sun 10am to 12mn.

From December 15 to 16, expect fashion royalties from the blogosphere with the likes of Divine Lee, Camille Co, Laureen Uy, Kryz Uy, and Lissa Kahayon to showcase a glimpse of their closets through their own booths. Grab this exclusive chance to score some of your most favorite bloggers’ clothes, shoes, bags, and accessories, and update your wardrobe to match the seasons’ current styles. A fashion show will feature a rundown of wardrobe must-haves you could get at reasonable bargain prices from the retail and blogger booths. The young and fashionable will also get a sneak peak of what’s in store for the next season, with Snoopy’s Holiday Street Fashion Show.  Also, watch out for other eye-candy and trendy bloggers, such as Victor Basa and David Guison, who will be ready to take photos with their loyal followers. With over sixty participating bloggers, Bloggers United 4 is definitely a fashion event that shouldn’t be missed, if you don’t want to be out of the loop when it comes to fashion and its influencers. Only the 12th World Bazaar could make it possible for you to get close and intimate with these modish bloggers, so save the dates and prepare for the catwalk!

Shopping for a cause has never been this exciting, stylish, and affordable! Indulge in a grand shopping experience at the 12th World Bazaar Festival for the benefit of the ABS CBN Foundation Inc. this December 7 to 23 at the World Trade Center Metro Manila, and catch the Blogger’s United 4 from December 15 to December 16. The 12th World Bazaar Festival is once again brought to you by Worldbex Services International, the leading events company who continues to deliver world-class events for every Filipino to enjoy.  

every time i go home after a bloggers united event, the anticipation starts to build up for the next one and i can't explain my utter delight when we found out that we're still invited to participate in Bloggers United 4. ♥ ♥ ♥ i will be there along with my fellow cebu fashion bloggers, eden villarba of chic in the tropics, alexa luna of i am alexa, vanessa east of one frozen margarita and yves camingue of yvestyle. my sisters will also be there with me to help me out so yes, everyone in will be there. ♥ ♥ 

and we hope to meet all of you there so i'm giving away 5 passes to bloggers united 4! the giveaway will run only until 12 noon on monday so make sure to tell your friends about it. 

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don't tell harry but before i can be fully excited for our wedding, i am currently super psyched about bloggers united 4! *wink*

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06 December 2012

boho chic on the down low

i've been wearing more flats lately and they've invaded two-thirds of my shoe rack. there's something about cute ballet flats that i can't resist. if not for the non-existent cash in my wallet, i would've gone ahead and bought myself two more pairs at the department store early today. sometimes, not carrying cash is a good thing. 

these wide-legged palazzos are very tricky to wear. they're very comfortable but the wrong styling can make you look like a balloon. do you think i styled it well? you, how would you style a pair of palazzos? 

white top with lace sleeves - props | teal wide-legged palazzos - props | gold flats - solemate, sm dept store | yellow green belt - props | light blue feather earrings - downtown find | black and white sunnies - downtown find | coral cuffs - props

i also blogged over at -- a style blog i share with my two sisters.  

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