I was considered Cai Subijano’s photographer of the day while she interviewed asian designers Vivienne Tam and Josie Natori. It’s very amazing how asians are being more recognised in our time of day and how successful and powerful these two women are as designers. We met up with them after their NYFW 2014 fashion show and we were also able to check out their newest collection! Yes, they’re as incredible as how you see them in runways. Both of them have so much passion in what they do and in sharing their designs to the world. We first went to the showroom of Vivienne Tam and I was amazed at how friendly she was- she even gave us VT phone casings for us to bring home. I heard she only gave away these casings during the show so we felt very privileged. As Cai started interviewing her, I started taking photos but couldn’t help myself so I just sat down and listened to her talk about her interests, her world and what she envisions her brand to be in the next five years. I love her. We quickly hurried to Josie Natori’s office afterwards. Upon arriving at her showroom, I felt my jaw drop when I saw how big her place is and how beautiful her designs are. She’s also a Filipina who went to NYC to pursue her dreams! Pinoy pride! She enters the room and it was instantly filled with positive energy- I love her. She answered Cai’s questions with detail- even pointing out what her favourite pieces are in the room and why she created such classy accessories. After the interview, it still felt so surreal for me that I had just met two amazing and talented designers. I’m such a lucky girl! After hearing them talk, I felt so inspired to work harder and to be the best woman I can be. Woman power- that’s what I call it. Cai’s wonderful article already came out last week (for those of you who doesn’t know her, she works for Philippine Star Y Style section) and you can read the entire article HERE. Happy reading! BMS.
So this is the main reason why I went to New York- to attend the Guess “Road To Nashville” event. Endless thanks to Guess for flying me all the way there to attend this awesome star-studded party! So many things happened during this night, not to mention I saw so many celebrities too! Star-struck moment for me. Anyway, here’s how my day went.We went to the Guess flagship store for our fitting during the day. We got to choose what clothes we’d like to wear too! I love how everyone was so accommodating. I really had a hard time choosing what I’d like to get because they have so many nice dresses!
I was like a kid inside the store- I felt like I was left inside a candy shop and just wanted everything. Here are some of the clothes I tried on. I love this black and white dress so much- too bad they didn’t have it in my size anymore.Their jeans are seriously comfy and can fit every person perfectly. They're very stretchy and that’s the reason why a lot of people like it. Tried on so many outfits until I found the right one for the event. After the fitting, I went touristy mode with Obee and Cai until it was time to go to the party. We freshened up for a bit and headed straight to the venue. I love the set up!Look at all the photographers waiting for celebrities and influencers to arrive. Paparazzi time! The event was filled with celebrities like Ana Kendrick, Jared Leto, Joe Jonas, Kate Bosworth and a lot more! One of the people I look up to- Eva Chen. So happy I got to meet her. She’s so sweet in person and of course, impeccably stylish as always.
Hello there Andrew and Andrew! The venue was packed in an instant.Meet one of my inspirations in the blogosphere- Kristina Bazan of Kayture. She’s even more beautiful in person. I love her Instagram account too!With my buddies Obee Ham and Cai Subijano. I had a blast traveling with them!
After a while, the fashion show started and everyone literally stopped whatever they were doing and rushed to the stage. As you know, Guess is very famous for their sexy image. Just look at these girls! Parang walang flaw sa body hahaha. Love the denim on denim look!
This denim corset will be a nice piece of clothing if you’re going to the beach.
All about studs. Look at this statement jacket- now that’s what you call an edgy look. I’d probably want my guy wearing this- it looks so bad ass.Leather jackets make guys look sexier, don’t you think? The mix of denim and leather is just perfect. I loved Guess’ new collection!After the event, we went to Momofuku to have a couple of drinks before heading home. Thank you so much Guess for flying us to New York. I had an unforgettable and awesome time at the Road To Nashville party. Because of Guess, I was able to meet my style icons and check out their latest collection. I can’t thank you guys enough! Cheers to more events (hopefully) in the future. BMS.
I attended the Giordano Concepts store opening a few weeks ago at Megamall and had so much fun seeing everyone again and checking out Giordano’s latest collection! It wasn’t like any ordinary store opening though- this one had a theme. They invited 16 style influencers (including me yay) and asked the Preview team to style us according to our personality. Okay, nakakalikig to be styled by the Preview Magazine team. We even had a mini photo shoot after! It was such a cool experience. Here’s what happened during the event.The event was hotsed by Issa Litton.Each person is assigned to a style expert from the Preview team and I was assigned to be styled by Karen and MJ. Woot! A blast from the past. Look! It’s our feature from last year’s best dressed issue. This is seriously one of my favourite shoots.
Kelly Misa, Mikaela Lagdameo and Patty Laurel all looking fresh and lovely. All printed. I love checkered prints on guys. So cute and preppy!Venus Raj trying on some of Giordano Concepts’ coloured jackets. I love how basic and easy to wear their clothes are.Blogger besties! I missed Cams and Pat so much. We’ve all been so busy working that we barely get to see each other anymore.With Tim Yap, Richard Yap (I swear, they can pass as brothers! hahaha) and Tweetie De Leon.
These sweaters look so comfortable and nice to wear on casual days. Being styled by MJ. Divine Lee wore mens clothing. I love her look!Giordano Concepts’ full team! Everyone had so much fun being styled by the Preview team. Oh, mean girls lang ang peg! Hahaha. I love my girls. Thank you Giordano Concepts for inviting me and making me part of this event. Their new store is located at SM Megamall Fashion Hall D, 3rd floor. BMS.
(Apartment 8 top and skirt, Chanel bag, SM Accessories bracelets/ rings, Elizabeth and James heels)
There’s something about this outfit that makes my overall look entirely sweet. Ang tamis!!! Mint is still one of my favourite colours and now that summer is fast approaching, I can’t wait to wear more light coloured pieces! I got my apparel from Apartment 8 and I must say, they’re really good at making girls look feminine and chic! For some reason their clothes really fit me well- and jackpot na rin because the styles are really really nice too! An all white ensemble with a pop of colour is awesome. I wore this when I met up with my Sunsilk Lock It winner Kei Carlos. She won a shop and style session with me, P5,000 so we can shop and a feature on Yahoo! Beauty Talk. Here are some photos from our bonding/ shopping experience:We shopped at SM Department Store in SM Aura and had lots of fun! Kei is actually an avid contestant when I have blog giveaways. She loves joining my giveaways! I love her! I always see her name pop up when I read the comments and I’m so happy Sunsilk chose her as the winner. Isn’t she so pretty? I also love how her hair is perfectly silky straight. We spent hours together and got along easily. It was a breeze shopping with her because she knew what she liked and I was just there to guide and help her. She’s still in school so we bought items she can use when for her presentations, meetings, etc. We also wore matching clothes! I had so much fun at the shoot. Thank you Sunsilk for the experience. BMS.
(Apartment 8 apparel, Roberto Cavalli clutch, SM Accessories bangle, Giftsahoy heels)
I wore this cutesy outfit last Saturday when I attended the Imperial Festival 2014 show at Resorts World Manila. I have tons of clothes from Apartment 8 and this is one of my favourites! I love this cropped top simply because it looks so different from all my other cropped tops- plus the sweetheart cut makes it look sweeter! I paired it with this silk skirt I also got from Apartment 8 and I love how the colours are so vibrant that it made the outfit really bright even if the prints are just at the bottom of the skirt. The shade violet really popped out, don’t you think? It looks perfect for a casual weekend stroll! Not too dressy for a Saturday but nice enough to wear to an event. Anyway, here are some photos from the Imperial Festival 2014:I arrived at The Plaza just in time for the Lion Dance show. I just have to say, Resorts World Manila always have events that really make the people go “wow”. Look at their set up. It’s so nice and perfect for the show! I’ve seen so many dragon/ lion dances because every Chinese New Year, we have them go to our house to perform for good luck. That being said, I just have to say that I’ve never seen props this beautiful. I love this! To welcome the year of the horse, they invited Malaysian lion dance champions Kun Seng Keng to show the people their wonderful talent.
Here I am near the lucky tree. You have to purchase P2,000 worth of items at Resorts World Manila and you can go pick an “ang pao” for good luck.The Philippine Ling Nam started the show and wowed everyone with their amazing performance. People started bringing out their cameras to take photos/videos of the entire show. Wushu demo. Loved it!Here we go!! The Malaysian world champions started The Kun Seng Keng show. No wonder why they’re called world champions- they blew my mind away! They did jumping stunts and everyone kept shouting! It was so thrilling to watch. The entire show was such a success! They also had stalls that sold lucky charms and a fortune telling booth. I love Resorts World Manila events/shows, they’re always so awesome. This March 19, they have another performance from pop opera quartet Il Divo as they take on the world of musical theater with their concert A Musical Affair. Tickets are now on sale at all TicketWorld/ TicketNet outlets and Resorts World Box Office. You can check out their website and Facebook fanpage for more informations. BMS.