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08 December 2013

bloggers united six: the crazy and fun day that was

i am trying to get back on track so here i am being a good blogger and posting the Bloggers United 6 event the day after it happened. i want to try kicking procrastination to the curb and plan to do the same for all my posts in the future (although I do have a lot of catching up to do -- like how my hair transitioned from long, ombre and side-shaved to short, curly and blonde to being wavy and plum. haha!)

the first time we, the Cebu Fashion Bloggers, got invited to join Bloggers United, it was for the 2nd installment of the event. now, we can't believe we're on the 6th! our hugest thank you's to the founders and organizers of Bloggers United -- Aisa Ipac, Ana Gonzales and Melai Entuna for doing such an amazing job. the blogger's bazaar gets bigger and better every time and i know they've done such an humongous feat!

bloggers united six cebu fashion bloggers eden villarba aisa ipac gizelle faye
 here's Eden Villarba ( and i with Aisa Ipac (

Eden and i got stuck to manning our booth all day as the influx of people was crazy so we weren't able to go around and take photos with other bloggers. here are a few other photos i grabbed from Facebook -- Eden and I with our favorite blogger Kookie Buhain and a new friend i met this year, Argie Alcantara. 

bloggers united six cebu fashion blogger argie alcantara eden villarba gizelle faye
bloggers united six cebu fashion blogger eden villarba kookie buhain gizelle faye

just a few snapshots as we went around:

and a snapshot of our booth price drop -- something we did later in the afternoon. we don't want to go home with excess baggage! LOL

and of course, the compulsory outfit shot:
black pleated button-up top - badgley mischka (thrifted) | fringe faux leather skirt - forever 21 | dark taupe booties - rubi shoes, cotton on | silver cuff - rubi, cotton on | lavender chandelier earrings - forever 21 | special thanks to miss juliet of hollywood nails for my hair (whoot!)

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05 December 2013


Top Bloggers Unite at the 13th World Bazaar Festival

When a group of top fashion bloggers unite for the country’s grandest holiday bazaar, one can expect nothing but a shopping experience that is more fun, engaging, and personal, as evidenced by the recent successes of blogger bazaars in the country.

This year, the 13th World Bazaar Festival (WBF), running from December 6 to 22 at the World Trade Center and undoubtedly, the country’s biggest and most- awaited Christmas charity shopping event, proves this true as it once again partners with “Bloggers United 6,” a team that showcases the country’s top entrepreneur bloggers, on December 7 at the World Trade Center (WTC) in Pasay City.

“The thing that makes Blogger Bazaars special is the experience it gives to our shoppers. This is why we invited Bloggers United back for the 13th installment of World Bazaar Festival,” said JR Ang, marketing director of leading events organizer Worldbex Services International.

He added, “The event will bridge influential bloggers with their loyal readers and blog friends, so expect hours and hours of picture taking, bonding, and shopping in a wide array of fashionable items and collectibles.”

The event, which will occupy the second floor of WTC, will serve as the 6th official installment of Bloggers United and will feature fashion royalties in the blogosphere, including the likes of Divine Lee, Camille Co, Laureen Uy, Kryz Uy, Maggie Wilson and Dani Barretto, among others.

Founded in 2011, Bloggers United has continuously influenced the online Filipino community through its efforts of promoting beauty, fashion, and style through a series of bloggers bazaar in Metro Manila.

With its recent collaboration with World Bazaar Festival, “Bloggers United” is expected to gain bigger audience and market share, while giving back to the community, as part of the proceeds of WBF will be donated to ABS-CBN Foundation, Inc.

Bloggers United 6 is a pocket event of the 13th World Bazaar Festival. The bazaar will run from December 6 to 22 at the World Trade Center for the benefit of the ABS CBN Foundation Inc. Doors open from 12nn to 10pm Monday to Thursday and 10am to 12mn Friday to Sunday. For more information, follow its Instagram page @worldbazaar for ticket giveaways and updates.

Twitter: @worldbex #worldbazaarph
Instagram: @worldbazaar

For more information and updates, follow Bloggers United:
Official Hashtag: #BU5

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13 August 2013

catch-up post: the maze hipzone makeover

oh how time flies -- so cliche but so true. i didn't realize how crazy busy i've been until i was preparing this post and it's almost 2 months overdue. one day we were excited for the Maze Hipzone's revamping and launching of their SS 2013 line and the next day, we're experiencing heavy downpour because summer is way over. 

nevertheless, the experience that was the Maze Hipzone's re-launching is worth doing a catch up post because well, the face lift was much awaited. the Maze Hipzone holds great fashion finds and it's awesome that it's now getting the attention that it rightly deserves. 

silk floral top - thrifted | khaki cutoffs - onyx jeans, DIY | buckled platform booties - zu shoes au | round faux croc skin bag - props | beaded cuffs - downtown find | claw silver and gold cuffs - borrowed from mom | rings: snake and leopard rings - bangkok finds, cross connector and flower rings - downtown finds | stone necklace - BU find

right after the event, Toni and i couldn't resist running directly to Maze to shop. i scored a pair of "so me" floral booties that was the perfect pair to reward me for my self-imposed and necessary shopping ban. i remember not being able to resist buying shoes every month when i had a full-time, cubicle and stress-inducing job yet these booties that were a break from a 4-month hiatus was enough to make me happy. 

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02 July 2013

i support cervical cancer awareness

this post may be late but it is definitely still worth posting because cancer awareness doesn't end when cancer awareness month ends. it should continue because we are in constant need of education. we humans, especially the Filipinos, are very guilty of delaying finding out the truth of what we're physically feeling because we are afraid of having to hear bad news. we are afraid of being aware and afraid of what awareness might do to our minds. we are afraid until it is too late. 

this experience has opened my eyes to the shocking statistics of cervical cancer in the Philippines and specifically to how it affects women. cervical cancer can develop in 10 to 20 years. that means, it can be contracted when we were young and only develop in our late thirties or forties. for more information about cervical cancer, get in touch with she matters


black and white collared top - props | watercolor silk skirt - thrifted | plum booties - gifted by sister | nude faux snakeskin clutch - props | necklaces: chunky chained necklace - borrowed from mom, white bib stone necklace - downtown find | beaded bracelets - downtown finds | claw duo-color cuff - borrowed from mom | studded snake bracelet - bangkok find | leopard ring - gifted by dad | black watch - gifted by sister | leopard sunnies - fashion de bella

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25 June 2013

the barber's hesitation

i never realized the hassle guys undergo to maintain their hair. i thought my curly hair was already high maintenance until i shaved one side of my head and found out i need to get a trim every 2 weeks to keep it as sharp as it is. one thing i discovered with having a side shave is having to rely on nearby barbers to maintain the shave -- yes, barbers! i couldn't set an appointment with my hairstylist every 2 weeks just to shave my head so i've frequented nearby barbers (near our house or home) trusting in their ability to cleanly shave the head with all their years of experience. and you know what they always ask, "are you sure?" which of course has been smirking at their semi-shocked and scared faces -- afraid they'd hurt a girly-girl. ha!

linen oversized blazer - thrifted | patterned leggings - props | black and grey snakeskin wedges - pill footwear, the ramp | green braided belt - thrifted | grey oversized sunnies - urban outfitters, gifted by sister

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18 June 2013

once upon a time: a bride & breakfast editorial

one of the best gifts 2013 has blessed me and Cuckoo Cloud Concepts is a small message, on January, from Janna Simpao of Bride and Breakfast asking if we'd be interested in doing an editorial with them. i just woke up at 6AM to pee when i saw her message sent at 3AM. i literally shook and jumped off my bed! 

Cuckoo Cloud Concepts was just a start-up wedding styling team that April and i started in October 2012 -- something we did with a leap by leaving our cubicles and taking on the endeavor full time. we didn't have any assurance of clientele nor whether Cebu would bite the idea of engagement session stylists or wedding stylists. we presented ourselves not as florist but a team who adds additional styling to weddings that would capture the couple's personality further. so it was an amazing surprise to have been caught by the Philippines' no. 1 wedding blog much more being invited to do an editorial. 

we got to work immediately and worked on the project for two months. here are the behind-the-scene shots and for the editorial, you can check them out here

cotton top - thrifted | denim cut-offs - thrifted | leopard print boots - forever 21, gifted by sister | camel braided belt - props | floral headdress - custom-made by Cuckoo Cloud Concepts | crochet cardigan - BU3 find

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