I know it’s almost summer but this crazy weather is just so fickle like a woman’s way of thinking. It’s hot during the the day and gets really chilly at night so a coat in hand will always be helpful during these times. I got this one from the sale last month with my friend Ria together with another denim coat. I knew I only had to buy one because of budget reasons and I was already convinced to get the denim coat because it was more classic and can be used for a few more seasons. But I just couldn’t help myself from getting this striped coat because of its powerful impact. Very fashion editrix!!! It’s the only thing I need to wear and I’m ready to vogue my way. Stripes are very “in” because of the sixties inspiration going on in fashion now and I could see a lot of people who are so into it. I am not against trends but when you follow them, you should really own them.
Banana Republic coat, Muji socks, H&M sunglasses and Zara shoes
photos by Ria Reyes
Last week H&M invited me to the presentation of their AW 2013 collection together with some press people and a few loyal customers. This collection was also the return of H&M to the catwalks of fashion week. The last time was 8 years ago in New York and earlier this year, in Paris. The collection is mostly about well-tailored pieces with a lot of military inspiration especially for the outer wear. Textures played a huge part in it with all the embroidery, sequins, leather and furs going on. The richness in tailoring and texture in the women’s collection was toned down by the usage of black and white while the men’s collection enjoyed a hint of colors, specifically mustard, eggplant purple and orange in a sunset tone. Accessories were very varied- from metallic crystals arm and neck candies to quirky lip sequins and classy embellished velvet shoes.
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Two in a row??? I never thought I would be working for Club Filipina for two consecutive issues but here I am, begging you guys to get a copy of the magazine’s Gold issue if ever you are in Japan (even if it’s a bit late already). After my sudden styling gig for last month’s cover and centerfold, I made a review article about the Julia Phone Pochette by Tuneswear for the May issue. Club Filipina is available for FREE in selected Filipino stores and restaurants all over Japan. If you are somewhere else in the world, you can click HERE to go to their virtual copy via Isuu. Thanks again to Lenard for entrusting me this!
Though I’ve been blogging for some time, there is a different kind of joy when you see your words in print. It feels like they’ve been immortalized.
Yesterday was quite a surprise. The only plan was to go around shopping with my friend Mark around Shibuya and Harajuku when I bumped into Camille Co, one of the Philippines’ most celebrated fashion bloggers. I came up to her while she was with her mom and sis and it was so nice of her to spend some time to take this photo with me. I’ve been following Camille for some time now, tweeting and putting comments in her blog, and I was so touched when I introduced myself to her and recognized my name. Whether they admit it or not, a lot of Filipino girls, specifically the bloggers, want to be like Camille. She’s pretty, tall and has achieved massive success through her blog. But what they should really learn from her is humility and friendliness that exuded from her when we met. Plus, remembering people’s names will surely take you a looooooooong way.
It was nice meeting you, Camille.
Serving HOT Asian couture, Manila Luzon is my current obsession…and I just can’t get enough of her.
Calling Club Ageha’s Shangri-La, you have to book Manila and fly her first-class ass here to Tokyo right NOW!!!
I promise I don’t have a thing for graffitis right now. It was just coincidence that my mom thought my last outfit post would be perfectly shot with a graffiti background and Yusuke thought of the same thing when I had dinner with him the next day. I’m not complaining though as long as someone is willing to take my photos for my blog posts. LOL! I love the contrast of the background to my colors. Thus the contrasting title of this entry. Moreover I love my new platform shoes which I bought from a store in Harajuku during the Golden Week holidays. They remind of my 10-year old self, a time when I was a head-to-toe Spice Girl fanatic. They made me dream of wearing platform shoes someday and look!!! Here I am wearing my very own pair. They’re not only high but they also have spikes which makes me love them more. But the main reason why I bought them is to add more inches to my height which is one of my biggest insecurities in life. I wish I was taller because if I was, I’m pretty sure I’m working now with Gisele Bundchen, Lindsey Wixson, Joan Smalls, Daphne Groeneveld and Liu Wen.
horned beanie and platform sneakers from Harajuku, H&M socks and sweater, EDWIN denim shorts, Coach leather bracelet and gifted arm candies
photo by Yusuke D. Maria
I really respect the fact that some people have their signature style. Minimalist, avant garde, preppy, whatever they call their thing. But as for me, if there is something that I love about fashion, it’s the fact that I can be whoever and whatever I wanna be through the clothes I wear. If you’ve been a constant reader of this blog, you will notice how my style changes from time to time. I dress according to what I wanna be or whatever I feel inside my gut. If I wanna look smart, I dress smart. If I wanna be a punk, I put edge in every piece of apparel on my body. Fashion is so powerful that it can change a person’s image, manifest the feelings of someone and be a source of empowerment to anybody. As for now, I’m feeling inspired by punk and Harajuku street style. Creativity and diversity overflow in the area and it is such a beautiful site to see whenever I go there.
SPINNS Harajuku cap, In Process by Hall Ohara sweater, Forever 21 leather jacket, shorts and bracelets, vintage Dolce & Gabbana cuff, JEAQ necklace, Versace x H&M boots and John Galliano bag
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