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30 May 2013

bigger better BLOGGERS UNITED 5

Your favorite fashion and beauty bloggers are all set for the 5th installment of Bloggers United!

Get ready for another round of intense shopping experience as 60+ of Manila’s top fashion bloggers open their closets once again in a big bazaar this June 1, from 10am to 8pm at our best venue yet, the SMX Convention Center (Function Room 3)! Bloggers United gets even BIGGER with our partner bazaar The Great Luxe Sale of Mall of Asia and SMX, happening from May 31 to June 2 at the SMX Hall 1.

Celebrity bloggers Divine Lee, Victor Basa, Laureen Uy, Camille Co, Nicole Anderson, and Maggie Wilson will all grace the event, plus international blogger Maya Kibbel of Elle Girl Japan!

End summer with a bang at BU5! What to expect:
1)      Great finds for less, perfect for revamping your look as another school year starts!
2)      Meet and interact with style bloggers and online friends!
3)      Contribute to Bloggers United 5’s partner charity Diksyunaryo Atbp ( ). Bring old (or new) books as we will accept donations at the registration booth!
4)      Lots of games, music, and other exciting surprises from our BU5 partners!

Don’t forget to charge your cameras, stash some extra cash, and dress your best as we celebrate another day of personal style and expression! Tickets will be sold for P100 availablein all SM Cinemas nationwide. You could also buy at the event venue.  Use GCASH to purchase your tickets to get 50% discount, plus awesome freebies! See you there!

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

In Partnership with:

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18 May 2013

love conquers all: why i do what i do

such a cheesy title, isn't it? well, it's true no matter how much we deny it. love is really one of the reasons why i choose to do what i do -- style for engagement shoots and weddings. we don't just get to do what we love which is expressing our love for art and crafts, we also get to meet new amazing people. people who are in love. 

styling for Christian and Sheila was truly an honor, especially after hearing their love story and what they went through. they've been together for 7 years and have gone through so many trials that rival that of a teleserye and yet they're still going strong and still look like high school sweethearts. here are some of the behind-the-scene shots, of course with the mandatory outfit shots (*wink*). As for the actual photos of this lovely engagement session by the ocean, check them out here


green and brown boho tunic - thrifted | denim cut-offs - thrifted | leopard print boots - forever 21, gifted by sister | brown sunnies - fashion de bella | bangles - DIY, gifted and downtown finds | peacock earrings - downtown find | nail art by me

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09 May 2013

the lipstick effect

the lipstick effect is the theory that in time of economic crisis, women are more likely to buy beauty products to make them more attractive to mates. raise your hand if you're guilty! 

for me though, it's not so much as being more attractive to mates because i already have the guy i want but it's really more about feeling better about myself. so yeah, guilty as charged, my red and pink lipsticks have been slightly overused these days. oh the life of a start-up freelancer. 

(i wanna hashtag "everythingwillpayoff" but remembered this is blogger. LOL).

cropped knit top - thrifted | lace bra - bench | high-waisted denim cut-offs - thrifted | grey ballet flats - janilyn | chunky red necklace - gifted by a client | black sunnies - fashion de bella | black and gold watch - gifted by sister | rings: black stone - downtown find, gecko and fox rings - pink pvssy, bangkok

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05 May 2013

ladies who lunch

i started blogging in 2009 and was widely influenced by international bloggers Karla de Rass, the young Alice Xue and Rumi Neely. however, as all other bloggers, i started obscure and wrapped in my own bubble until i met other fellow bloggers from my own town. it has been a notorious notion that the relationship with people you meet over the internet seldom last but as with my love for proving notions wrong, i am proud to say the people i've met over the internet, specifically in the blogosphere, have become one of my closest friends. 

i met with a couple of my blogger friends, Toni Pino and Eden Villarba last month for a quick brunch at iTea and it's funny realizing that we all met as single ladies who just love fashion to becoming closer friends and now all happily attached and in serious relationships. Toni just even had a super cuddly baby girl, Vania whom i can't get enough of. we're thinking of doing a shoot, all four of us who're happily attached (including Mildred) and maybe call it Ladies Who Lunch, what do you think? 

i wanted to take Vania home to cuddle! so so so adorable!
leopard print knit top - thrifted | red palazzos - props | sequined flats - footzyfolds | oversized sunnies - fashion de bella | brass sphere necklace - downtown find | gold petal cuffs - props | black basic watch - gifted by sister | rings: snake & leopard - gifted by dad, bangkok finds, red stone ring - downtown find | blue oversized leather bag - RAF by plains and prints

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03 May 2013

styling for footzyfolds spring/summer 2013

i once again had the pleasure of styling for Footzyfolds Philippines' spring / summer 2013 campaign. with the sleeker styles this season, the look we wanted to achieve was fresher in breezier yet still classic outfits. of course, we couldn't veer away from the nautical trend as this season offered chic foldable boat shoes too. here are the outtakes -- official photos to be posted soon. 

details: models from Model's Association of Cebu | HMUA by Ramil Solis | wardrobe styling by Gizelle Faye | photography by Dan Ong | outfits by Dino Lloren, William Manahan, Philip Rodriguez and stylist's own

MAC model AR Duenas, make-up artist extraordinaire Ramil Solis and former Ms. World Philippines Karla Bautista - Siao
in Footzyfolds classic styles for Spring / Summer with the girls wearing William Manahan's very chic SS 2013 cocktail dresses
MAC model Kim Covert with MAC's very own Chicoy

even if was wearing heels, i don't think i can ever fare with these beauties..haha!
sneaking in an outfit shot:

chambray button-up - thrifted | denim cut-offs - thrifted | peacock summer sandals - people are people | geometric stone earrings - | neon pink belt - props 

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