This dress easily makes a statement, with its bright colors and bold print, it is sure to be a showstopper. Which is why, the moment I decided that I’d get it, I thought I should wear it to an event, or to any significant gatherings. Incidentally, on the day I actually wore the dress, I was sort of in a lazy dressing state, but since it was fashion week, I thought this would be the right time to wear the dress out.
When wearing fully printed dresses, I find it best to keep accessories at a minimum, as the look is already busy as it is. Ditch the armparty and go with just one classic watch, with a thin bracelet. As for the earrings, you have the option to go big, with huge rhinestone dangling earrings, or simple pearls. For shoes, I suggest wearing one in neutral colors, so as not to take any attention away from the focal point of your look, the colorful digiprint dress.
leave a comment and let me know what you think of my look, yes?
Sea of Shoes
When it comes to appreciating shoes as an essential part of fashion revolution, I’m a late bloomer. I’ve never been much of a shoe hag, nor do I indulge myself in shoeporn. But now, seeing the rise of statement shoes for the past few years has given me a change of heart. Shoes are indeed, those that can make or break an outfit. That’s how big a role shoes play in the current thriving fashion industry.
My own fascination with shoes started with brands such as Jeffrey Campbell, Finsk, and the legendary Louboutins, which I read about a lot in Chick Lit. I can’t afford them on my own, but, hopefully, when I’m as independent as I wish to be, I’ll be able to buy myself a classic Louboutin pair, a Pigalle in genuine black leather.
Anyway, enough about that. Last fashion week, a good friend of mine, Raissa, gave me invites for the SM Shoes and Bags show. Since I just recently discovered my love for shoes, I was giddy about this show, and invited a lot of friends to go with me. Sadly, the weather was not so good that day, so I ended up going with just Miya (my sister), Alyssa and Ryan (Alyssa’s boyfriend). So many wasted invites. Sad.
On a happier note, I enjoyed the show, especially when the kids were the ones strutting the runway, they even grooved to the music! So adorbs!
Because I was going to watch SM Men’s Fashion that day, I decided to wear something menswear inspired. I couldn’t wait to wear this tiger print velvet muscle tee out, so I built my outfit around the tee.
Since the color of the tee gave off an opulent vibe, I decided to pair it up with an equally flashy bottom, sparkly shorts! To top it off, I added a leather jacket to toughen up the look. I honestly don’t think I do edgy well, but I think this works for me, yeah?
Of Menswear and Seascapes
On Day 2 of PhFW, I found myself watching all three shows on that day. It was rather tiring as since we were just part of the regular seating, we had to line up early for each show to get good seats. Anyhoo, we enjoyed ourselves anyway, so I’m not complaining. :)
Before I forget, thank you Rocio for my invites :) I had a great time, especially enjoyed ourselves with the yummy food at the SM Men’s Fashion show. :)
Behind the Runway - L’Oreal presents Albert Andrada and Ezra Santos
I have always been fascinated by things I don’t see. For example, the backstage craziness that happens before, during and after a fashion show. In these events, it’s actually what happens behind the scenes that intrigues me the most. The conceptualization, to the creation of the pieces, to the actual execution, from the models, to the makeup, down to the shoes and accessories, the whole shebang is just amazing. I love the whole dazzle of the fashion industry, and I love that this blog has enabled me to have a bit of that.
If you’ve been following me in Instagram, you’d notice that I won from L’Oreal Paris PH Instagram #GiveInToColor Giveaway for PH Fashion Week. Along with invites to the L’Oreal Presents Albert Andrada and Ezra Santos show, I was also given backstage passes to the makeup room. Read on to see my fab experience, actually seeing the makeup magic happen.
A look from Ezra Santos’ collection for L’Oreal. Don’t you just love the back detail?
Leather During Summer
I was actually not that prepared this season, I literally dug through my closet to find stuff to wear for fashion week. But hey, I think my looks turned out great, yes?
Anyhoo, I wore this to the Veejay Floresca, Chris Jasler, Philip Tampus, Melchor Guinto show.
I was actually also going to the Sassa Jimenez, Lizanne Cua, Yvonne Quisumbing, Esac show later that night when something came up, so I ended up just going to the first one. It was sad missing the latter as I have become fond of Sassa Jimenez, and this would be the third time that I’d be watching her show. But hey, at least I have the internet to rely on for photos of the show. :) (I also missed the L’Oreal presents Jerome Salaya Ang show the next day due to family matters, but all is good. I actually got to preview his collection in his atelier when my mom had her gown made. - Jerome is my mom’s newest gown designer. haha and my sister’s prom dress designer. LOL)
So anyway, read on for my runway report :)
L’Oreal presents MENSWEAR - PFW S/S 2012
If having so much backlog was a crime, I would already be a major offender.
Finally, I am able to post the last of my PFW-related posts with this one. YAY. Do forgive me for not updating this blog properly for the past two months. Boo me.
Anyway, before we went in the show, I spotted these really cool shoes, not only are they spiked, the heels were also handcuffs! HANDCUFFS! pure awesomeness at that.
Moving on, after a few remarks by the director of PFW, the last show finally started, it opened with this guy (below), I have no idea who he is, but he’s pretty good-looking, and the runway looked architecturally beautiful. Of all the shows I’ve seen, this particular one has to be the most well-attended one. Prolly because the industry is dominated by women, and where handsome, scorching hot male models go, women follow. LOL
For the collection proper, here’s the lineup of designers:
The two models above demonstrated how their jackets can be turned into pants.
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EsAc - PFW S/S 2012
I actually didn’t get to finish this one because the L’Oreal Men’s collection was starting in a few minutes, and my sister and I have yet to fall in line. With luck on our side, my professor was actually the 3rd person in line (it was a really long queue), and he allowed shobe and I to fall in line with him. Teehee.
Anyway, onto the collaborative EsAc collection by Raoul Ramirez, Lyle Ibañez and Audie E. With denim being a difficult fabric to work with, I was very impressed by how the pieces turned out, and how feminine and soft they looked given that the fabric was originally tough and stiff.
The EsAc part was actually opened by this red bikini-style swimming trunks clad Caucasian male model. The back part of the swimwear actually had EsAc printed on them, which can be seen in black later on in the show.
Sassa Jimenez - PFW S/S 2012
Nobody brings out the girly girl in you like Sassa Jimenez does. With a collection that boasts of playful prints, dainty colors, a myriad of shapes, classic silhouettes and great attention to detail, the designer was spot on. Reminiscent of Jimenez’s Holiday 2011 collection, frills, and the oversized puff skirts were still present, proving to be a hit time and time again. Truly, the collection will be the desire of every female who loves to dress up.
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Noel Crisostomo - PFW S/S 2012
Noel Crisostomo shows minimalist does not mean boring, at all. With structured silhouettes, classic pieces, and an injection of citrus and cool colors every now and then, the collection comes to life.
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