Posts Tagged ‘Fashion’
SFF turns 1 today!
It’s been a year and as I look back at all the outfits I have worn the past year, I saw the slow changes in my outfits. It took awhile to decide on what specific outfit it is that I’d be featuring here for this specific occasion. At last, this outfit won me over. Since, I’m always told that I do dress up in costume-inspired outfits, then, why not do a costume-inspired one, from one of my favorite countries-Japan.
This Modern Kimono has been in my closet since November of last year. It was given to me by my brother as his pasalubong when he visited Japan. He knows how much I wanna see Japan and he knows how much fond I am of Kimonos. According to the store owner (from where he bought this), this is what women use there as blazers for work. It’s considered as something formal too.
Anyway, a lot has happened in a year! I wonder what will happen next or how I’ll look like next month, next year.
On an entirely different thought, I remember one thing that Rachel Zoe said on her show, “Fashion is a great way to express yourself without saying a word”. That being said, one of the principles I uphold in styling myself is, it doesn’t matter how much your outfit costs or if it has a name slapped on it, what matters is how you wear it and how it makes you feel.
Expensive does not equate style. Style is an extension of your personality and a reflection of your present state.
Top/Dress: Modern Kimono, Japan, gift
Inner: Black tube dress, Flea Market
THAT I DON’T HAVE! Waaah. The Black Clutch is as important as the Little Black Dress – a definite MUST-HAVE. Oh, but life can be cruel sometimes! hahahah! Hay… Frustrations. Hehe.
Okay, so it’s not as if I don’t have one. I do have one but it retired due to old age. So, my quest for the Black Clutch begins now. Hehe. The bag at the top-left side is my #1 choice. LOVE it. The others, well, just in case I cannot get my first choice.
Pretty, isn’t it? Hay… Wish I could get this soon. *fingers crossed*
Bags: Black Clutch from ALDO
Forgive the pics, I took this in a different time of the day. And I was hurrying the editing (I fell asleep hehe. I am actually a little giddy while writing this down).
When I was told by my officemates, that I looked Roman-ish when I wore this, I thought, moods do influence the way I dress, I didn’t realize that sometimes, I do wear stuff in a theme– like a costume of some sort.
I do love costume parties! Oh, do I miss those days! I’d totally dress up in a specific theme or character. “Themed Dressing”, I guess, is part of my nature. Could it be the theatre background?
I do love costumes, conceptualizing them, looking for them, re-creating them. I guess when my emotions or mood are just to vague (or when I’m just pretty bored with my life, hehe), I do dress up in a “costume” and live in it for a day.
It IS fun! Clothes or rather our own fashion style/statement do influence how one walks, talks, and feels. Themed or Costume-y, I think we should just be able to determine, if it’s just inspired by a specific era or character OR when you’re already looking like a kid going to a Hallooween Ball?
The things we discover. hehe. Hmm… I wonder if I have stuff that can be Greek-inspired…
Dress: Green, A-line, The Flower Collection
Belt: wood with rope, gift
Shoes: white glads, VNC
Accessories: Gold chain headband, from a dress | Bangle, gift | Earrings, India
This was only one show. But I am already okay with one show. At least for this year that is. First-timer, I won’t deny it. Hehe. I was like a little girl on Christmas Eve. I was just so giddy! (Thank you again, Jeffie and Pao Pao for the invites!)
*This is me trying to take shots of the show. But i couldn’t*
I was just in awe and before you know it, it was done. So, boo. No great photos during the night. Hehe.
*Watched Marlon Rivera’s show with Pao and my brother. 🙂 *
Met the nicest people, Jeff and his friends are sooo funny and nice. Saw Rica with her officemates, Nante with his officemates, Sir Ron Capinding and my brother introduced me to Mr. Frederick Peralta!!! Wow. Just wow. And as though things couldn’t just get better, we capped the night off with a fabulous and delicious meal at Sugi with Marc. Oh, such a great joy!
*This was actually my plan B outfit*
Although I was not able to wear what I originally intended to wear, I think the plan B outfit worked well. Most asked me why I wasn’t in a dress. haha. Well, I’m not predictable! Hahaha.
My main point, is that I would wear this pair of shoes no matter what. So, it worked out well. hehe.
This is one night to definitely remember!
Top: White bubble tube top, F&H
Bottom: Black skinny jeans, Flea Market
Necklace: Dark Gray, Kota Kinabalu Sunday Market
Pashimna: Blue, India, gift
Bag: Blue Clutch, ForMe, gift
Shoes: Dark gray peep toes, StellaLuna
It starts tomorrow!!! MAY 26, 2009. I can’t wait!
For those who are wondering, here’s the schedule:
May 26, 2009 | Tuesday
6:30PM SM DEPARTMENT STORE
7:30PM The Collection of MARLON RIVERA
9:30PM PREMIER COLLECTION A Featuring: ANGELO ESTERA, JEROME SALAYA ANG, JOEL ESCOBER, RANDALL SOLOMON, RAOUL RAMIZREZ, YAKO REYES
May 27, 2009 | Wednesday
6:30PM LUXE WEAR COLLECTION Featuring: ALDRICH APARICIO, BOYING EUSTAQUIO, EDGAR MADAMBA, EDGAR SAN DIEGO, JAY SUSTIGUER, JONA BALLARAN, MARICAR KOBAYASHI, MARTIN BAUTISTA, NOLIE VINEZA, PAUL HERRERA, RAMON FAVILA, RICHARD PAPA, ROEL ROSAL, ROLAND LIRIO
7:30PM The Collection of SHANON PAMAONG
9:30PM PREMIER COLLECTION B Featuring: CZARINA VILLA, ERIC DELOS SANTOS, JOHN PARAS, MICH DULCE, PIA GLADYS PEREY, TINA DANIAC
May 28, 2009 | Thursday
5:30PM DESIGN FUSION / VISION & TRENDS Featuring: ANNA LEAH SALVADOR, ANTHONY RAMIREZ, ARIEL LAGAT, ARNEL ZULIETA, DON PROTASIO, DONN DELANTAR, HERBERT CUSTODIO, JASMINE CASTELO, KAT CORPUS, REGINE DULAY, SIMON ARIEL VASQUEZ
7:30PM The Collection of RONALDO ARNALDO
9:30PM PREMIER COLLECTION C Featuring: ANTHONY NOCOM, BANG PINEDA, ESTIEN QUIJANO, JEROME LORICO, ODELON SIMPAO
May 29, 2009 | Friday
5:30PM GRAND ALLURE COLLECTION Featuring: BENJIE MANUEL, DAX BAYANI, JAZ CEREZO, JOEL BAUTISTA, JOHN HERRERA, JONITE MARTINEZ, LIZANNE CUA, LLOYD ARCEO, MARC RANCY, MELVIN LACHICA, NAT MANILAG, PHILIP TORRES, POPO GO, REN MANABAT
7:30PM The Collection of REENE SALUD
9:30PM PREMIER COLLECTION D Featuring: CEIGE CAGALAWAN, DELBY BRAGAIS, DIMPLE LIM, EDWIN UY, KERMIT TESORO, NORMAN NORIEGA
May 30, 2009 | Saturday
2:30PM The Collection of ROBIN TOMAS
4:00PM The Collection of ARNOLD GALANG
5:30PM The Collection of MICHELLE LIM
7:30PM The Collection of GERRY KATIGBAK
9:30PM The Collection of M BARRETTO
May 31, 2009 | Sunday
2:30PM The Collection of JEFFREY ROGADOR
2:30PM PREMIER COLLECTION E Featuring: CHRIS DIAZ, ENRICO CARADO, JAKI PEÑALOSA, JOHN ABUL, LEN NEPOMUCENO-GUIAO, OLIVER TOLENTINO
4:00PM The Collection of JORGE PALMOS
5:30PM The Collection of SASSA JIMENEZ
6:30PM bench/ , HUMAN , Kashieca
7:30PM The Collection of LYLE IBAÑEZ
5:30PM The Collection of MICHAEL CINCO
June 01, 2009 | Monday
6:30PM READY TO WEAR COLLECTION Featuring: AVA PAGUYO, EDDIE CASTRO, JULIUS TAROG, NICKY MARTINEZ, NIKKO SONICO, PENCIL DIESTRA, REIAN MATA, RICKIE ABAD, TWINKLE FERRAREN, ZIGGY SAVELLA
June 02, 2009 | Tuesday
6:30PM MENSWEAR COLLECTION Featuring: ANTHONY NOCOM, BANG PINEDA, ESTIEN QUIJANO, JERRY KATIGBAK, JEFFREY ROGADOR, JEROME LORICO, LYLE IBAÑEZ, M BARRETTO, ODELON SIMPAO, RANDALL CONCEPCION, RAOUL RAMIREZ, YAKO REYES, EDWIN TAN
June 03, 2009 | Wednesday
6:30PM PLAINS & PRINTS
Schedule courtesy of StyleAnywhere. Thanks!!
OH YEAHHHHH!!!! FASHION WEEK BABY!!!!!
Last Wednesday, I was telling Rica how nice it’ll be if you can be part of the Philippine Fashion Week. I was gunning on trying to find part-time jobs to get in because I never thought I’d be invited. That same night, during the AP2407 meeting, Paopao and Jeff gave me the most fabulous invite ever!!!!!
*When I got this last Wednesday, I had a huge smile on my face the entire night!*
PAO and JEFF!!! I love you both!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I am so excited!!!! Hehehe. I’ll be watching the May 26, 2009 show. Gahd! Can’t wait!!!!