Archive for April 2009
This past week, I found myself remembering my grandmother. I don’t know if it’s because of: a. Elyoo’s entry about her grandmother; b. seeing all the old photos that my brother and I salvaged by scanning them; c. this project that I had to design in which a character reminded me so much of my Lola. When I was creating my PD notes, she was actually my peg for the character.
Anyway, the dress below belongs to her. I think she wore it during the 40’s. The sewing is pretty messy, she said, it was one of the first dresses she’s ever made.
I believe that Lola is the most creative person in the family. Her creativity was expressed through “housewife” chores (maybe due to the era where she had her peak). She’s a great cook, a great designer and a fashionista in her own right. I adore her clothes, most of them, were sewn and made by her.
Lola is the biggest direct inlfuence on how I dress up. She’s taught me almost everything she knows about fashion when I was a little girl. I remember her telling the little girl that I was (as she was fixing my hair), what to wear, how to wear it and why. More than that, she taught me how to make and maintain them. The tons of shoe boxes in my shoe closet is exactly how she keeps hers.
“Always do your best to look appropriate and still stand out. You’ll never know who you might see.”-Lola
Lola’s very old now. She cannot even remember us anymore. But I will always remember her fashion and her teachings.
Dress: From and made by my grandmother
Belt: Black Patent, Gozum
Bag: Borrowed from Kia
Ring: just saw it in my jewelry box
Shoes: Black, patent and satin, VNC
Why is it that when women wear men’s clothing, it becomes more fabulous and chic? Haha! Wore this at work and a night out (not really clubbing, just a movie and fabulous dinner at John and Yoko) at Greenbelt. 😛 Oh!! Just a side note, watch “Miss Pettigrew lives for a day“. It is sooooo great. (and watch out for Amy Adam’s wardrobe there! 😉 )
* We are the stylish breed *
* Making the masculine, feminine and chic *
Top: Men’s polo, gift
Bottom: Black Leggings, Robinsons Dept. Store
Necklace: Gray necklace, Kota Kinabalu Sunday Market
Belt: Black patent, Gozum
Bag: Gray Patent, Tomato
Shoes: Gray and Black Mary Janes, VNC
A BIG, BLUE, PATENT BAG! I am still finding a cute outfit for this one.
When my friend, Kia, saw my post on wanting a blue bag, she immediately PM-ed me telling me that she’ll give me her extra blue bag. It was soooo sweet.
THANK YOU KIA! ❤
* I wanna do this bag some justice, so I am looking for the most perfect outfit for it. *
Since I love the VNC Satin peeptoes, I was looking for another outfit to wear it with.
I have worn this top at numerous occassions but never thought that it would look totally different with a thin belt. 🙂 Only shows that we can always revamp a piece of clothing. Hehe.
Top: Printed Satin, The Flower Collection
Bottom: Skinny Jeans, Flea Market
Belt: Patent, Choc brown, Gozum
Shoes: Gold, Satin Peeptoes, VNC
Yup. Another black dress in my closet. Hehe. It’s actually an A-line dress which I just belted. Oh! And it was such a great coincidence that the belt (which I bought a year ago) matched the shoes I bought at KK. 🙂 Wee!
*hmm. what bag to use?*
*love how the shoes, belt and earrings blended very well*
Dress: Black A-Line Dress, The Flower Collection
Belt: Gold Satin Belt, The Flower Collection
Earrings: Gold Oval Hoop Earrings, H&M, gift
Shoes: Gold Satin Peeptoes, VNC
IT is SOOOO HOT here at work. ayayay! Anywho, I was just actually finding another reason to wear my yellow belt and this pair of slacks that i adore.
There is something about mixing corporate-y pieces and casual pieces that I love.
Top: White Haltered blouse, The Flower Collection
Bottom: Brown pin-stripe slacks, Flea Market
Belt: Yellow, thin belt, Gozum
Glasses: Eyeglasses, Dunhill
Summer indeed is the time for tank tops! This is one of the reasons why I like Summer. I love wearing tank tops!
Top: Salmon Tank, Aeropostale
Bottom: Jeans, Robinsons Dept. Store
Belt: Purple patent, Gozum
Bracelet: Bangle, gift
Shoes: Flats, VNC