They’re finally here! (Bershka & Stradivarius)
my favorite romper from the Stradivarius fashion show
When brands like Forever 21, Uniqlo, Cotton On, hit the Philippine shores in the past few years, wanderlust shopaholics everywhere were praying fervently for the arrival of Bershka and Stradivarius. Since retails giants Mango and Zara, both from Spain, have been doing well for years now, the arrival of these two brands was inevitable.
Bershka and Stradivarius are also both Spanish brands, under the same mother company. They have distinct characteristics that set them apart from each other, without compromising their similar origin. Bershka is for the younger set, overflowing with bright colors and youthful energy, whereas, Stradivarius, inspired by music, attracts those who are into music, and laidback casual boho chic lifestyles.
As if the title doesn’t say it all. Let me lay it down for you. I have always been fascinated with Coachella, the music, the art, the people, and the partying. Coachella weekend is where everybody lets loose, and take music: indie, hippie, artsy fartsy music, on steroids. During Coachella, you’re only job is to enjoy the music, and have fun.
When my friend Sef first saw me in this outfit, he said, “Nakakatawa yang outfit mo, mukha kang bata, at mabait, parang hindi ikaw.” In other words, my outfit screamed too much sweetness, and not a tiny bit of evil, which Sef thought of me. haha. So yeah, you could say this look would be uncharacteristic of me, but then again, if you look back at my look posts, I have a lot of sweet ones, like this polka dot number and this Little Lulu inspired one.
Birthday Series: One TRF Manila
As promised, another giveaway right on Easter!
This is still a part of my birthday series, even though it took me this long to upload this. Apologies to Thea, the great girl behind One TRF. Thank you again for all the lovely items!! :)
As the usual, hit the read more break for the mechanics :) If the Rafflecopter widget does not appear immediately, please give it a few moments to load properly. :)
Dark and Daring
Hey all!!! Did you miss me? I haven’t been able to blog within the week because school has been eating me alive lately. I have so many requirements to accomplish in so little time!
Before this post becomes inappropriate for lent, I’m posting it before Maundy Thursday! Haha. Sorry, that was so lame. I just want to show you guys one of the looks I’ve been dying to try out, but was never given the opportunity to do so.
U Shop U Win by UNIQLO Philippines
Are you always online? Do you while away your time by stalking people on Facebook? With UNIQLO’s U-SHOP, U-WIN promo, you now have more things to do than browse your friends’ profiles! Not only do you actually play a game, you get a chance to win something while at it too.
Are you excited? Well, I am, ever since I knew about this, I can’t stop playing it! I simply must win that SLR. It’s perfect for my blogging needs. Do you covet any of the prizes? Then what are you waiting for, head over to UNIQLO Philippines’ Facebook page and play!!!
But what? You still don’t know how? Lucky for you, I’m here to guide you in every step of the process!
When I looked at myself in the mirror for the first time after finishing this whole look, I thought that this would be something I would wear to a night of partying at the beach. Say at Boracay maybe, don’t you think so? It just felt so laid back, and all too summery, with the maxi and everything.
photos by Alyssa Yu
AEO Arrives in Manila
American Eagle Outfitters finally opened its doors to VIP Manila shoppers on Feb. 28, 2013, and I was a lucky girl to be there. It was indeed, a night filled with delicious food, great company and great music, I surely had a lot of fun.
Congrats Suyen Corporation for a successful launch!
photos by Alyssa Yu
Anything But Boring
Ever since I saw this Topshop dress in the Shangri-La Plaza Mall Season of Opulence Fashion Show, I’ve always watched out fot it to go on sale. Sadly, when it went on sale, it still cost roughly 3K. Well I couldn’t afford that, it was just too impractical to buy the dress, when I would just prolly wear it once. So imagine my joy when I saw this Forever 21 dress on sale last month! I got it for about 1200 pesos, which was within my budget, so I got it right after fitting.
It was also such great timing, that same day, I was going to the MEGA Goes Digital party, and the theme was futuristic. When you say futuristic, you think, metal, silver, structured, so that was what i was going for. in short, this dress was perfect!
The very sexy cut at the back was a huge bonus too. :)
I’ve always wanted a loose knit sweater, something that was breezy and light, so I can still wear it during summer. I finally found the one while I was shopping at Forever 21’s latest sale, and I must say, I love it! I’ve worn it a few times already, and it was just bought last weekend. My yaya has already frowned on me twice this week for asking her to wash this sweater out of her usual laundry sched. That’s how much I love it. I wore it twice this week! The other time I paired it with cutoffs, haha!