Month: October 2011

Philippine Fashion Week S/S 2012 Day 1

This season, I watched and will be watching a total of 10 shows. A far cry from the mere 3 I watched last season.

On my Day 1 (October 24, 2011) of PFW, I watched the L’Oreal presents Michael Cinco and Guess shows. Michael Cinco’s was the best one I’ve seen so far. Those gowns, I die.

So to get you started, here’s what I wore on day 1:

Hype this look in lookbook.nu! Denim Maxi Dress: H&M | Leather Jacket: 7th Street | Accessories from Peaches On Top and Forever 21 | Bag: Charles & Keith

Will blog about the fashion shows soon!

Toast Box

Z and I went to Toast Box in Robinsons Ermita because I really liked Toast Box. LOL. aaaand, I wasn’t able to take pictures last time i was there. πŸ™

What we ordered: French Toast Set and Laksa

I recommend this French Toast as it was fried to perfection, but if you like a more Singaporean set, try the Classic Kaya Toast. It’s actually my favorite set (Kaya), since the first time I tried it back in Singapore almost 2 years ago.

The laksa was very good, even though I don’t normally favor spicy food, this was too good to pass up. πŸ™‚ On the other hand, I really thought they were scrimping on ingredients as there was only one shrimp on top. The serving was big though, so i guess that compensated for the lack of shrimp.

The interiors were were very white, with not much fuss, and cozy as well.

click read more for more photos!

OOTD! pardon the blurry pictures. Top: Space | Skirt and Boat Shoes: forever 21 | Bag: Charles & Keith |

Cherry Ring: Ferreted | All other accessories: Peaches On Top

Lastly, I leave you with my favorite purchase of the moment: these heels from CMG!! I got them for 40% off. STEAL!

Multiply Shopping Party

Being an avid multiply shopper and seller for years, attending this event was a must for me. So when Multiply asked if I can provide giveaways in exchange for invites and publicity, I immediately said yes. I brought along Alyssa, Fran, and Sacki (a.k.a Z in some of my posts) to the party, I actually had one other ticket in excess because my other friend Michelle couldn’t go because of an exam the next day. She and I were actually taking the same exam, but since I really wanted to attend the party, I studied in advance. πŸ™‚ Now enough about me, onto the party!!

Note: all succeeding photos by: Alyssa Yu

But first, OOTD! Leather Jacket from Seventh Street | Nude Lace Dress, Black lace Skirt, Black Gold and Pearl Bracelet Set, Rose Ring, all from Forever 21 |Animal print Bangles, Enamel Elephant Bangle, Mustache and Sparrow Rings from Peaches On Top | Shoes from Janilyn

Hype this look on LOOKBOOK here

The event was highlighted with a fashion show, which really showed how Multiply Shopping really has almost everything.

The beautiful and funny Bianca Valerio hosted the event, check out her stockings!

A lot of bloggers were in attendance, including David Guison, Lissa Kahayon, and Laureen Uy (photo above).

The pretty Camille Co, in an equally stunning ensemble

Alyssa, me, and Fran working the runway

Disclaimer: we didn’t walk in the show, I just had the idea of walking on the runway since we had nothing else to do, I dared them to do it, plus the photos came out great!

The free drinks from Arizona, I especially love the peach flavored one

Opera Cake from the catering by Bizu Patisserie

The freebie lootbag! Thank god I didn’t get my own freebie. LOL

Click read more to see more photos from the runway, food, and lots more πŸ™‚

I really like that Pink Corset dress

the two models above were from the Gym/Sports Segment, duh, obvious much!?

from the Officewear segment

Lastly, the party segment

Up next, more food photos!

Cobbler Fish with Bacon and Rosemary Skewers

Creme Brulee in Vol au Vent

Chicken Satay

Cheesesteak Sandwich

Ham and Cheese Croquette

There were areas where there were merchants, one of which was Therapy Bags, where we had the photo below

hello Alyssa πŸ™‚

and Fran

and to our photographer, Z.

Lastly, see the new Google Friend Connect widget on my sidebar? Click and join my site! πŸ™‚

Benebabe – Benefit Cosmetics Philippines

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Benefit is finally in the country! They’ll be opening their first branch before Christmas, at Greenbelt 5. Now before their opening, they’re holding a

Countdown to the Holidays! Photo Contest

where they’ll be giving away this Early Christmas Gift to the contest winner (photo below)

For the contest mechanics, like their Facebook Page first, then click this link. πŸ™‚

Before I end this post, I’m leaving you with my favorite product from Benefit, Dandelion, a highlighting powder. πŸ™‚ I was last able to buy a Benefit product, last 2009 during my Singapore trip, which is why it’s so great that they’re finally here!

Guilty

Guilty. Of spending too much for the past weeks. Shopping is just so therapeutic, when I don’t get access to a spa I mean.

this post is going to be a photodump of my recent purchases. So skip this post if you have absolutely no interest in these things. πŸ™‚

Penshoppe was having a huge sale, and everything was 30% off, so I bought 2 dresses. What made me feel good about buying was when the cashier told me that 25 pesos from my P1000++ purchase would go to a charity of my choice, courtesy of golden ABC.

This card came with my receipt, and this has the code I needed to pick my charity.

It feels great shopping for a cause, *wink wink*

A few other purchases. Yes, feathers again. HIHI

And my splurge of the moment, this leather jacket from Seventh Street

Which reminds me, check out the Seventh Street Clothing Items I’m selling at the multiply site πŸ™‚

Belts

Oh and i was able to buy this tie/belt/scarf hanger and I organized my stuff.

and by the way, I have new items over at Peaches On Top, do check them out.

(I know, shameless plugging)

more photos after the jump πŸ™‚

It’s The Date

It was so unfortunate that I wasn’t able to bring the camera to this date. πŸ™

Anyway, the photo above was taken a few hours before dinner, and that was what I wore that day πŸ™‚

Z and I had dinner at this cozy place called Harbor View Restaurant, which describes itself as:

A Filipino Seafood restaurant that sits at the edge of the Manila Bay where one can enjoy breathtaking views of the World Famous Manila Bay Sunset and the Manila Skyline whilst dining with friends and family!

The restaurant sits atop Manila Bay, and it’s Al fresco dining area is simply breathtaking (talk about literally dining at the harbor, water everywhere!), the view was beautiful. Sadly, it was raining that day so we didn’t get to witness the sunset Manila Bay is well known for. At night however, the city lights up to a spectacle that leaves diners in awe.

Take note: It was my first time eating there. πŸ™‚

All succeeding photos were taken from the restaurant’s Facebook page

View from the restaurant at night

The food was great, you can tell the seafood was really fresh catch of the day. What we had were, Oysters Rockefeller, Chili Prawns, and Baked Salmon.

Oysters Rockefeller. This was very good, I couldn’t stop eating! The temperature was right, cheese was oozing, and the flavor. I can’t even begin to describe it’s awesomeness. I even ate Z’s portion. Sorry Z, you know I really love my oysters πŸ™‚

Chili Prawns. Z loved this dish very much, sweet and spicy, this was the perfect mix of both. Even with the serving having only 4 huge prawns, it was enough to fill us both.

I couldn’t find any pictures of the Baked Salmon, so I’ll just describe it. Cheese, mayonnaise, garlic, and Potato wedges, add these up and you come up with the Baked salmon entree. The salmon itself was baked with the cheese, mayonnaise and garlic, and it was perfect. The salmon had this crispy crust, and the cheese just simply complements the whole thing. The Fried Potato Wedges that came with the salmon was just as good, being reasonably seasoned, even as a side dish.

Overall, I loved my Harbor View experience, I left the place with a very happy stomach πŸ™‚

Harbor View Restaurant is located at:

1000 South Drive, Rizal Park, Manila

For reservations: Call 514-6339, 359-0570

Of Freebies and Strong Winds

My family went to SM MoA last time for their sale, and to claim my mom’s freebies from her credit card. πŸ™‚ Three Pepper Lunch meals for free!

I ordered the Sukiyaki which was sooooooo good πŸ™‚ The meat was perfectly marinated πŸ™‚

Sister ordered Pork Teriyaki (which was one of the free meals, the other two were Chicken and Beef Pepper Rice)

Mom’s Chicken Teriyaki

More OOTD pictures after the jump πŸ™‚

The sleepyhead photo. eek.

Bag and shoes from Charles & Keith. There’s a funny story about these shoes, my mom really hated the boat shoes I blogged about here, which I was wearing that day. She hated them so much, she was willing to buy me shoes on the spot just so she doesn’t see them on me. LOL

I was trying to take a decent picture when the freaking wind suddenly grew stronger, now I look wasted. LOL