Month: March 2014

Unbroken

“If personality is an unbroken series of successful gestures, then there was something gorgeous about him”
― F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby

I googled “1920s fashion” and the first photos that came up were from the movie, The Great Gatsby, starring Leo Dicaprio and Carey Mulligan. 1920s was the theme going for a ball I attended last week, the Upsilon Sigma Phi Batch 2013 Induction Ball, held at the Glass Garden in Marikina.

I didn’t have time to go shopping for a dress, so I tried looking into everyone’s closet at home. Sadly, no luck there. So what does a girl with limited time, and limited resources do? Call a friend! I contacted April of Abrille clothing and asked if she had anything that would pass as anything Great Gatsby, and she showed me this dress. It didn’t truly shout 1920s like those flapper dresses, but with my lack of options, I went with it. After all, when I went on Google, there were a lot of long lace dresses, especially in creams and beiges. So, yay, problem solved!

Thank you April, for coming through for me, even if I asked you at the last minute. Sorry for the hassle love. 🙂

Now my next problem, What about my hair and makeup? Good thing I saw this deal on Ensogo for half off service at Blo bar, in SM Megamall. I initially wanted Hollywould, but the hair cadet advised me to get the Pillow Talk instead as it would last longer into the night. He did ask me what time the party was, and how long I would stay there, so, great call!

I love my hair, don’t you? My curls still looked great at midnight, so I was pretty happy with my hair, even when I used a coupon for that. And oh, they move fast too. Now, I am a firm believer of “Wash, Blo, Go”. I actually brought along an embellished headband to keep the look more 1920s, but I was so in love with my hair that I realized that putting on the headband would just ruin it.

For my makeup, I stuck to my usual nude look, to keep everything understated and elegant.

Also, I had to cinch my waist, because the material sort of stretches and makes my waist look nonexistent. I am actually proud of being curvy, so I really like to accentuate that. I think everyone should flaunt their assets, woohoo!

At the party, I was told that there was a dinner buffet, with my dress, you wouldn;t want an unflattering belly bulge to show, right? So I wore this Spanx like undergarment I got from Triumph, and it did the trick! No ugly bulges for me, even after consuming creme brulee and bread pudding!

Lastly, even with the material being stretchy, I was very worried with movement. One of my questions to April was, is it hard to walk in? She said yes, so I requested her to put a slit at the back to make it more comfortable for me. Great idea, right?

Overall, I had fun at the ball. I got to witness a traditional fraternity induction ceremony, complete with the codes and everything. Got to meet a lot of new friends too, like my seatmate, Diane, who was stuck with me every time our dates would go off for some mandatory fraternity business.

Don’t forget to hype this on Lookbook.nu!

Lace Dress: Abrille

Belt: Alex Summer

Heels: Aldo

P.S. Keep joining my giveaways guys! My Summer Siren Festival will be over soon, so join now!

Rags 2 Riches: High Seas

“It’s all the little moments that make life one big adventure.”

Last Saturday, Rags2Riches (R2R), the country’s foremost for-profit social enterprise, launched its newest bag collection for Spring/Summer 2014: High Seas. Held at Privato Hotel, the setup was made to make anyone feel like you could set sail anytime with one of their beautifully handmade bags.

To see the whole collection: Hit the play button

Rags2Riches High Seas 2014 from Rags2Riches on Vimeo.

I especially loved the Hamptons setup (photo below), it took at lot of restraint not to sit on that hammock. haha. One look at it and you’ll yearn for a beach getaway, ASAP.

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See that big blue stripe bag behind me? the one behind my hand? That’s the Cruiser bag. I fell in love with it immediately, and guess what, I took it home with me that day. It was one of the roomiest bags I’ve seen from Rags2Riches ever, and it’s perfect for on-the-go girls like me who like to stuff everything in one bag, laptop, DSLR, vanity kits included. As of this writing, I’ve already toted it around around 3 times, and I can’t believe how much space it has inside!

Another plus is, it’s perfect for my upcoming summer getaways. I have two confirmed trips this season, one overseas, and one to the ever popular Boracay. Both fashionable and functional, I am extremely happy with my purchase. I can’t wait to make new memories and take on adventures with my new Cruiser bag!

Before purchasing the blue one though, I honestly thought about this green one too, too bad it was sold out before I even got the chance to touch it! My blue one was also the last piece in that color that day, so you could really tell that this one just flew off their racks.

These are some of the other pieces, and the colors left. Notice again for the Cruiser bag, that the green and blue ones are not on the racks anymore, talk about being the hot item of day.

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Anyway, back to the event.

“We wanted this collection’s launch to be a different experience from our usual night time launch parties. This season, we are all about being light and bright: true to the spirit of summer, and true to our brand’s spirit as well,” says Reese Fernandez-Ruiz, President of Rags2Riches.

“Events like this allow us to connect, regroup, and thank our community of style advocates, who serve as our mannequins, megaphones, and storytellers whenever they bring their R2R bags out into the world.”

“Also joining us today are the people who remind us why we do what we do: some of our R2R Artisans from our partner communities. Bringing all of these people together is like seeing an R2R bag come to life: weaving different threads and stories together, to tell a bigger story of empowerment, style, and sustainability,” Reese shares.

R2R’s Style Advocates and Artisans came together for a Craft Workshop before the formal launch of the collection. Half made rag panels were distributed to the advocates, and with the guidance of the artisans, they were able to make pouches.

I was able to make one of these panels from scratch last year, when I was privileged to go with the R2R team to one of their communities in Payatas. I learned alot from the artisans I spoke to, and they really are thankful for R2R’s efforts to help them in their livelihood.

photo above: the artisans. 🙂

Instead of finishing the pouches with zippers or with a normal flap. They had everyone design extra flaps with Sharpies! Abbey’s design (photo above) was my favorite, she really is amazing at typography.

This little one’s pouch was cute too! Kiddie doodles. 🙂

Aside from the High Seas Collection, R2R also launched their collaboration with Kelly Misa, the pastel colors are just too cute. Her collection is exclusively available at Pormada.com.

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As always Rags2Riches, it has been a pleasure attending your event. Thank you for having me!

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Here’s a photo of the R2R team, design, marketing, PR, all in one.

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Haven’t heard about Rags2Riches? Well, here’s a shortcourse on how amazing the brand is.

“There is humanity woven into every bag.”

Rags2Riches Inc. is the Philippines’ foremost for-profit social enterprise. We create eco-ethical fashion and home accessories out of upcycled scrap cloth, organic materials and indigenous fabrics, and by working with artisans living in the poor communities across the country.

In a world where fashion is often seen as excess, an R2R bag is proof that style and sustainability can coexist. By transforming upcycled scrap cloth into beautiful fashion pieces, we are able to integrate conscientious design into our work.

In a world where fast and cheap labor is sought, R2R places the highest value on every person’s humanity and dignity. We are proud to work with partner artisans who come from all over the Philippines – from the densely populated communities of the capital, to the mountain range tribes of the South. R2R is a life and livelihood partner for these empowered and dignified artisans, as they strive to weave better futures for their families and communities.

As a social enterprise, we go beyond charity and beyond aid. We create meaningful, high value, and sustainable trade.

As compassionate entrepreneurs, we strive for success that does not leave anyone behind. If it’s not inclusive, it’s not progress.

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To learn more about Rags2Riches and our new collection, visit http://rags2riches.ph. You may also like us on Facebook (http://facebook.com/rags2richesinc), and follow us on Instagram (http://instagram.com/rags2richesinc) and Twitter (http://twitter.com/_rags2richesinc).

EVENT PARTNERS:
Major Sponsors:
Privato Hotel
MetroBank Card Corporation
Metrobank Femme Visa

Media Partners:
Business World
HerWord
HighLife

Minor Sponsors:
Zenutrients
Bayani Brew

Event Partners:
Privato Hotel: Venue sponsor
Meg Ruiz: Director and creator of the stop motion videos
Ed San Juan: photographer (official event photographer and product shots)
Alessa Lanot – Workshop for the Rags2Riches Artisans and Advocates
Arriane Serafico – Handpainted typography and graphic design

Spring Fling

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“It’s summer when she smiles, I’m laughing like a child,
It’s the summer of our lives; we’ll contain it for a while
She holds the heat, the breeze of summer in the circle of her hand
I’d be happy with this summer if it’s all we ever had.”
― Maggie Stiefvater, Shiver

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Spring is a prelude to the hot summer sun, and before I go posting looks with crop tops, fringes, cutoff shorts, I’m showing you guys a more conservative but still season appropriate look.

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Florals scream feminity, even in the darker shades. What I liked most about this top is that even if the background of the print is a dark blue, the flowers are still very romantic. Plus, it’s not your typical pastel, or bright floral color palette. The cut also exudes a sexiness that I couldn’t resist, so I just had to get it.

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I love how candid this photo is. Caught in between laughter, you don’t get more genuine that that. Thanks Ben for getting this.

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Because my top was offshoulder, I didn’t want to bear more skin so I paired with a very flowy maxi skirt. I also wanted to go with a monotonal look so I kept the color scheme still blue.

Note that the photo above is actually one of many takes to get a great photo of my flowy skirt, but, in the end, I failed miserably. But hey, the photos still turned out great, yeah?

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Messy hair, half smile, luminous skin, I never thought I’d look this way in a photo.

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Can you keep a secret? This one looks like a photo you could put on the cover of a Gossip Girl novel, yeah?

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It’s been a long time since I last wore arm party or arm candy sets, but these pieces from Shopaholic and Hubby looked too cute not to include in my look! I spazzed when I saw the chevron print watch, eep so chic! And the bracelets, pile them on for more attitude, or when your feeling a bit more casual or simple, just pick one of the bracelets and you’re good to go.

Don’t forget to hype this on Lookbook.nu!

Top: Shop Little Nook

Skirt: Fab2Find

Love Belt: Forever 21

Armparty: Shopaholic and Hubby

Shoes: Ingga Sandals

P.S. Don’t forget to join my two (2) ongoing giveaways!!

Topshop x Adidas: Urban Sportswear

Spazz with me, the Adidas x Topshop collection is finally coming to Manila next week! Yay! Just last Thursday, Adidas globally launched the collection, and here are a few photos of the pieces you’ll be seeing soon.

Two visionary labels collide as the ADIDAS ORIGINALS archives are raided by the best of the TOPSHOP design team. Classics are re-animated in bespoke prints and re-engineered by cutting edge designers to create the ultimate capsule collection. Iconic silhouettes have been taken right back to basics then cut up for a fresh take on urban favorites. Basic fits are slimmed down while attitude is ramped up.
 

An exclusive range of TOPSHOP prints are inspired by London landscapes as ADIDAS ORIGINALS’ urban heritage comes out to play, preaching new rules and taking no prisoners. The iconic 3 stripes and trefoil shout out from graffiti graphics and high-rise repeats, staking their territory and winning the game.
 

Fabrics are tactile, screaming ‘feel me’, sliding through the crowds, setting the stands on fire. Silky, ultrafine cupro and lightweight tricot add texture to hoodies and bold all in ones, while vests and tees marry printed mesh and color blocked cotton panels.  Draped jersey throws the ball to super-soft French terry, updating classic basketball pieces with perfect teamwork. Fits are by turns slinky and slouchy, bouncing contrast off a solid wall of expectation and mixing up a street-sexy blend of on the money attitude. Sports details prevail, accentuating crafty cuts and promising function with your fashion – techno seaming and concealed pockets keep the ADIDAS ORIGINAL spirit soaring.
 

On the ground, three originals footwear favorites: the Superstar, the Tech Super and the Attitude, are recreated in luxury leathers, splashed in TOPSHOPS dedicated I <3 London graphics and enhanced detailing in contrast threads. ADIDAS ORIGINALS legacy for pioneering shapes rings true against a spring fresh backdrop of soft corals, field green and gritty monochromes.
 

Characterized by minimalistic styling and London infused motifs, the collaboration celebrates TOPSHOP’s love for London and ADIDAS ORIGINALS’ reputation as the ultimate sports label in street culture.

The collection will only be available at Topshop Greenbelt 3, starting March 27, 2014. Mark your calendars everyone!

P.S. Don’t forget to join my two ongoing giveaways!

Sunshiny Days

It is getting hot out here! Summer is definitely just around the corner, which means, yay for me, getting nearer to Laboracay weekend! Still, I have to work on a decent beach body so I look acceptable with the competitive Laboracay crowd. Get fit regimens, anyone? I need suggestions to get my body ready in time. EEEEP!

Anyway, now back to my look, it was really hot the day I wore this out, and since the dress’ material is actually very light, I decided to take it out for a spin.

I didn’t want to cinch my waist with a belt as I thought adding one would ruin the charm of the dress. Still, I had to add something to a dd a little attitude, so I threw on my favorite chunky necklace. Getting this necklace was definitely worth it, I’ve worn it a few other times, and every time, at least one person stops to ask where I got it, and how great it completes the whole look. If you haven’t found your go to statement necklace yet, I suggest you start hunting now. The necklace goes a long way.

The dress is actually great for out-of-town getaways because it doesn’t wrinkle easily. Pack it neatly, and when you unpack it, the folds aren’t visible, so it’s a beach must have for my closet.

This photo was a test shot. Notice that I had to move backward to get more sun, as this photo had the sun shining brightly on my face, and not anywhere else.

These sandals are my current go-to footwear. When I don’t want to think too much of what to wear for my feet, I just get these, pick a strap that goes with my outfit, and voila! I also love how these are so comfy even if they don’t look like it. I’ve got around 5 more straps and i can’t wait to show you guys more of this pair in my next ootds, so, watch out!

Don’t forget to hype on Lookbook.nu!

Mullet Dress: Fab2Find

Sandals: Ingga Sandals

Necklace: Peaches On Top

photos by: Benedict Bigalbal

Don’t forget to join my two ongoing giveaways!!

Being Brit with Lee Cooper

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The Great British Festival ended with a bang a few weeks ago, as British brands like Lee Cooper, Marks & Spencer, etc, walked the runway in the festival’s culminating underground train themed fashion show.

This happened at Bonifacio High Street Central, where other non-fashion brands like Jaguar, Mini Cooper, and others also had booths along Bonifacio High Street.

Among all the booths, I really loved Lee Cooper’s. It was the most interactive one, as they had these two good looking men posing as British Royal guards in their booth, and you can take pictures with them too. They also had this telephone booth that was also a great tourist attraction, so there really was never a time when the booth would have no visitors.

When I got there, I met Ms. Faye Arellano, one of the nicest PR people I’ve ever met. She was very chatty, and told us a lot about Lee Cooper.

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She actually encouraged me to take photos with the guards because Lee Cooper was actually holding a best photo contest, where you could win 5000 worth of Lee Cooper apparel just by posting a photo of their booth.

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I was having fun getting my photos taken, then this happened:

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Cheers to the royal guards who were so game to do wacky poses with me!

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Meet the British Ambassador to the Philippines, His Excellency Asif Anwar Ahmad, who was actually game with taking a selfie with Ms. Bianca, one of the bloggers I met there. I really loved how fun he was. 🙂

After walking through the booth of the Great British Festival in High Street, we went to watch the fashion show.

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Lee Cooper opened the event, and they were perfect for the job. Embodying British streetstyle in just a few looks. Like a famous rock n’ roll superstar, Lee Cooper has once again wooed the crowd as it showcased its newest British Carnival

I love how this look is so festival ready, fuss free, and light. perfect for those lazy days.

I love love love this plaid top, brings me back to the 90s, except this op is just cut perfectly, and fit great on the model.

That button down is definitely something I would make my brothers wear, adds a lot edge to an otherwise casual look, yeah?

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That denim jacket, mewants. So effortlessly chic. eep.

Just in time for summer, Lee Cooper has taken in the hues of the spectacular and colorful Brighton Festivals. Brighton is a charming city and a famous seaside resort on the south coast of England. The British Carnival inspired denims and tops that were flaunted on the runway were of grunge marine feel fused with preppy edge incorporated with Brighton backdrop and Lee Cooper heritage.

And with Lee Cooper’s GREAT participation in the Great Britain Campaign, both British fashion lovers and competitors must be on the lookout for more GREAT collection brought by the only Fine British Denim in the Philippines.

I also had a great time meeting these people: (L-R) Ms. Janelle Shio, Account Manager of AQA, Blogger Alyssa Yu, Blogger Bianca Santos Blogger Phylicia (that’s me!), Blogger Matt Angeles, Blogger Bee Padilla, Marketing Assistant, Lara Flynn Jaro Visual Arts Manager, Wilson Lacbay, Jr. Graphic Designer, Kevin Frias Creative Director, Mr. Barbo Martinez (he designed the Lee Cooper booth)

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And oh, have you noticed that Lee Cooper has been touring different SM Malls for the past 5 months? The last leg was at SM Aura, and I really loved their display, including the clothes that were being exhibited.

Loved the clothes shown here? Then troop to your nearest Lee Cooper branch, in many department stores, nationwide.

To join the conversation, use hashtags #leecooperph #leecooperphils @leecooperphilippines and #greatbritishfestival

photos by AQA and Matt Angeles.

Summer Siren Festival + Giveaway (CLOSED)

Picture this, a three day weekend on the beach, three days of mad parties, back to back music concerts, and all-day activities. Spend the night partying away or jumping to music, and spend your mornings on waking up to sound of waves crashing on the serene sandy beaches, what a life.

That’s exactly what Travel factor HQ is giving you with the summer’s biggest destination, the Summer Siren Festival. Heed the call and join us on April 4-6, 2014, at the Crystal Beach Zambales.  Here, all you need is right within your reach – great music, amazing new experiences, and your friends. Meet new people, make new memories. Escape to bliss. That, is the Summer Siren Festival.

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From April 4 to 6, 2014, the Crystal Beach Resort Zambales, a sprawling seven-hectare beach front estate lined with pine trees, will be transformed into a themed paradise of art, music, wellness and partying.

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BEACH

Epic bamboo art installations, giant beach inflatables, all these to keep you inspired and feeling like a kid again. The whole Crystal Beach resort is exclusive to the event, for a truly blissful escape.

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PLAY

Wellness, fitness, and other activities will be available in all three days! They’ve got Crossfit programs, yoga, poi lessons, as well as other activities that will turn you into a summer athlete!

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PARTY

Dance, let loose and escape – right by the shore, your feet in the sand, the cool sea breeze blowing in your face as the stage lights bring you to bliss. For two back-to-back nights, Summer Siren brings you unforgettable nights of partying with top electro and indie bands, and premiere DJs! And if that’s not enough, two exclusive, limited-entrance yacht parties will be in full swing twice each day – that’s four luxe parties available just for you!

Roam around, explore, discover, enjoy; laugh, dance, jump, scream, roll around and make memories. There’s space for everything and more at the Summer Siren Festival.

Join us and experience, your best summer weekend yet.

Visit the official website, or follow them on Twitter and Instagram: @summersirenfest. You can also join in the conversation by susing the hashtags #summersiren #summersirenfest #summersirenfestival

Interested? Go to summersirenfestival.com for more info, and instructions for everything!

They’ve got all-In packages, as well as just the passes themselves.

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They also have Festival Passes available, Php 2000 for regular and Php 3500 for VIP, which is already goof for 3 days of fun, leisure and escape.
PROMOS:

  • Form a GROUP OF 10 and take another one for free! Get 10 Festival Passes, or 10 All-in Packages, or 10 Yacht Party Tickets of the same kind and get an 11th for free!
  • Got a BPI Credit Card? The Summer Siren Festival All-in Packages and Festival Passes are available at 3, 6, 9 or 12-month installment plans!

See you at the festival!!

But wait, there’s more, I, I together with Travel Factor HQ, am giving away two (2) regular passes for the Summer Siren Festival!

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Reminders:

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  • Deadline of submission of entries is on March 29,2014 12:01AM
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  • Winners must be willing to meet up at Makati or Manila areas, whichever is convenient.

 

In Detail

When going to a bar, I make it a point to wear something comfortable, yet makes a statement. The day I wore this out was for G-Shock’s Shock the World Manila Tour at Hyve. When at parties, I like to wear clothes I can move in, I can dance in, and weave through crowds in. These make this look perfect for the job.

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At first glance, my top looks very common, but when you look closer, it’s actually sheer and dotted with bronze spots. I paired it with equally interesting and comfy pair of shorts, which have these studs on the lining, and on the pockets. Oh yes, pockets! Especially since my bag is so small, I can stuff my other valuable in my pocket instead.

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To keep my legs long, I wore these super flattering pointy heels, they’re not the most comfortable, but I can manage. The envelope clutch had nice lasercut pattern, so I added that into the look. Since I was all in for the little details and not going for something loud and over the top, I think I got that right, yeah?

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Anyhoo, as expected, there was a really enormous crowd at the party, we could not believe how long the lines were! I didn’t actually think that G-Shock had such a huge following here in the country, so now we know. Add to that the fans of the bands performing that night, the crowd was wild.

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As I was weaving through the hodgepodge of people at the bar, I was so thankful I wore this outfit, no snags, no hassle, no mishaps, except for this guy who was so drunk he spilled beer on a few strands of my hair. So there. what a great look to dance in, and you don’t have to worry about anything accidentally peeking out!

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This watch. this watch. Is AWESOME. I’ve never had any Casio watch before, so I was amazed, this thing had so many functions, and looked so cool too! It went well with my look, so you can see how versatile it is.

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Love love love the details on these shorts, the studs, and the useful pockets, what more can you ask for?

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Don’t forget to hype this on Lookbook.nu!

Top: Worldbex Bazaar

Studded Shorts: Iglesias PH

Pointed Sexy Heels: SM Parisian

Baroque Envelope Clutch: Iglesias PH

Shock the World Manila Watch: Casio G-Shock

photos by Benedict Bigalbal

Shoutout to Ben who took my photos! Such an upgrade from my usual ootd shots, eh? Thank you Ben!

P.S. Watch out for my next post, I’m giving away passes to a huge beach summer festival!

Shock the World (G-Shock)

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G-Shock’s Shock the World Tour finally landed in Manila just recently at Hyve Bonifacio Global City. I had a lot of fun at the event, mainly because Gshock creator Kikuo Ibe was such a joy to listen to.

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Shock The World (STW) events have been held all over the world last year to commemorate G-Shock’s 30th anniversary. It has sent shock waves to more than 50 cities globally, including Hong Kong, New York, Paris, London, Barcelona, and now, Manila.

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Aside from Mr. Kikuo Ibe (creator and innovator of G-Shock) being able to be present at the event, Casio also displayed rare G-Shock models usually seen by collectors, to the event attendees.

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I love how Mr. Ibe introduced his speech in flawless Filipino, we were all in awe as he spoke our national language, in correct grammar, mind you. I found the man endearing and adorable, no wonder his brand is well received by many parts of the world. It’s also inspiring to hear his story, how the G-Shock creation process started, and how the brand developed into what it has become today.

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Following a meet and greet with ‘father’ of G-Shock Kikuo Ibe, Shock The World Manila transformed Hyve in Bonifacio Global City into an inspiring showcase of the original G-Shock watch, first designed in 1983, and the latest Casio G-Shock timepieces, including the limited edition STW MNL watch, collaborative pieces such as GD-X6900MNM-1 (Eminem) and GLS-8900-2 (Louie Vito), GW-9400 (Master of G: Rangeman), MT-G (Metal-Twisted), and GB-X6900 (Bluetooth) watches.

The Rangeman watches are the recent additions to the “Master of G” series designed for use in the most extreme environments. The MT-G is the elite collection of G-Shock, featuring the same toughness of all G-Shock watches, but in premium styles. The newest Bluetooth watches use low energy wireless technology, enabling two-way operability between a paired smartphone and the timepiece.

They also showed us the latest collaborations for Baby-G, their line that’s geared to the younger ladies. I especially love that they renewed their contract with Girl’s Generation, my favorite Kpop girl group.

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At the Shock The World Manila party, Gshock presented the media with its chosen Filipino street culture savvy brand ambassadors. the roster n included skateboarder and owner and CEO of CalleSkateshop Mai Mailan; Filipino street artist Archie “Chichimonster” Geotina; street wear maven and CEO of Rhipstop Kaz Onozawa; and Nix Pernia, more popularly known as DJ Nix Damn P!, who all embody the brand’s tough, influential and hip personality.

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Attendees of the Shock The World Manila party enjoyed performances by local musicians and artists Urbandub, Motherbass, Up Dharma Down, and DJ Aryan. It was indeed, a night of fashion, music, and street culture all rolled into one, perfectly embodied by the G-Shock brand.

Oh, before I forget, the Manila leg also featured the launch of the Shock the World Manila limited edition G-Shock watch, which I will be using in future ootds, so watch out for it!

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The Shock the World Manila watch comes in G-Shock’s signature look, with a white exterior and red, blue, and yellow accents to reflect the colors of the Philippine flag. To commemorate the 30th anniversary of G-Shock, there are 30 red stars on the upper portion of the strap. On the opposite side, three stars and a sun can be seen to represent Filipinos.

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The limited edition watch, which is based from the model DW-6900NB-7, features a mirror dial, and is shock resistant and water resistant up to 200m. It will be available in all Time Depot Stores nationwide starting March 1.

For more information, visit www.shocktheworldmanila.com.

Like us on Facebook or follow @CasioWatches_PH on Twitter and Instagram, and join the conversation with the hashtag #STWMNL2014.

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About G-SHOCK
CASIO’s shock-resistant G-SHOCK watch is synonymous with toughness, born from the developer Mr. Ibe’s dream of ‘creating a watch that never breaks’. Over 200 handmade samples were created and tested to destruction until finally in 1983, the first, now iconic G-SHOCK, hit the streets of Japan and began to establish itself as ‘the toughest watch of all time’. Each watch encompasses the 7 elements; electric shock resistance, gravity resistance, low temperature resistance, vibration resistance, water resistance, shock resistance and toughness. The watch is packed with Casio innovations and technologies to prevent it from suffering direct shock; this includes internal components protected with urethane and suspended timekeeping modules inside the watch structure. Since its launch, G-SHOCK has continued to evolve, continuing to support on Mr. Ibe’s mantra “never, never give up”. Last 2013, G-SHOCK celebrated their 30th anniversary.

About Casio
For the past forty years, Casio has been an industry leader in timepiece innovation. In 1974, Casio released its first watch, and it was the world’s first LCD watch equipped with a full auto calendar with leap year compatibility. CASIO G-Shock will celebrate its advancements in timepiece technology, outline the future evolution of the Casio family of timepieces and unveil an entirely new collection of limited edition collaborative pieces.

Casio will continue to lead the timepiece industry with new technologies, provide consumers with the perfect fusion between fashion and function and remain dedicated to the Casio philosophy of zero to one.

(CLOSED) Giveaway: Zomato Restaurant GCs!

Missed me? I’m sure you did, so to keep everyone happy, I’m hosting another giveaway! This time, it’s in collaboration with Zomato.com, and we’re giving away restaurant GCs, that you can use for your date, night out with friends, celebrations, or for a random day out, anytime, really.

The great thing about this giveaway is it’s so easy to join!

Up for grabs are 1700 pesos worth of GCs from these restaurants:

  1. Mandarin Palace
  2. Singing Cooks & Waiters
  3. Burger Avenue

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I will pick three winners using the Rafflecopter widget, and each winner gets to take home GCs from one restaurant respectively.

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  • This giveaway is open to Philippine Residents only
  • Deadline of submission of entries is on March 30,2014 12:01AM
  • Winner will be chosen via random.org and will be announced shortly after at the Pretty Ingenious Facebook Page.
  • all entries will be double checked for validity
  • Winners must be willing to meet up at Makati or Manila areas, whichever is convenient.