Charriol: Cherie Amour Jewelry Line

Posted on Sunday, 21 September 2014

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Charriol is an international luxury brand that specializes in fine Swiss timepieces, jewelry and accessories. I’ve worn my Charriol watch a couple of times, but now it’s time to focus on their jewelry line!

Show “amour” to the chéri in your life with Charriol’s Cherie Amour collection! If I were only a married man, I’d give my special ladies one item each from the collection - the necklace to my mom, the bracelet to my sister, the ring to my wife, and the earrings to my daughter. I just might propose this idea to my boyfriend, just in case he wants to surprise me 15-20+ years from now.

What I love about this collection most is the juxtaposition of the dainty, sparkly hearts, and Charriol’s iconic sterling silver twisted cables. These feminine pieces will definitely speak to every girl’s heart! 

In the Philippines, Charriol is exclusively distributed by Stores Specialists, Inc. (SSI) - a member of The SSI Group - and is located at Greenbelt 4, Power Plant Mall, Rustan’s Makati, Rustan’s Tower, Gateway Mall, SM Mall of Asia, 158 Designers’ Boulevard Alabang Town Center, TriNoma, Robinsons Magnolia, Robinsons Midtown, Newport Resorts World, The Podium, Rustan’s Ayala Cebu, Abreeza Davao and Limketkai Cagayan de Oro.

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SM Makati: Shifting Workwear

Posted on Wednesday, 17 September 2014

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A lot of people think that my wardrobe is bottomless, but I actually repeat clothes a lot. I’ve always found it practical to invest in classic pieces that work for my body type. If they fit perfectly, I’m definitely wearing them again. If I find a certain style that is versatile enough to go from day to night, I’m definitely buying it.

This is why I have a ton of shift dresses in my closet! Move over, bodycon dresses, because shift dresses are much more comfortable and sophisticated. They’re great for work too! I usually wear shift dresses to my meetings because they automatically make me look decent and professional. (The last thing you want to do in a professional setting is distract people with unnecessary skin exposure!)

But what *can* you do to modify a knee-length shift dress? I love wearing shift dresses as is, but different occasions call for different styling. These kinds of work dresses need not always be boring, since there are various ways to make them more exciting:

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1) A) Use a belt to shorten your dress to your desired length.

This is a technique that I often use for all my good but awkward length dresses. I’m just average height (I’m only 5’3” without heels!) with a short torso-longer legs proportion, so I always play with proportions, and try to elongate my figure by showing off my legs. (This explains all my leg-baring OOTDs!)

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B) Use a belt to define your waist.

This creates the illusion of a curvier figure, and also acts like an additional accessory to the whole outfit. I chose a skinny black belt with a gold buckle to match my favorite gold jewelry.

Choosing the best belt for your body type is important, unless looking frumpy doesn’t bother you at all. If you’re petite or pear-shaped, go for skinny belts that won’t overwhelm your frame. If you’ve got an hourglass figure, make sure your belt emphasizes the tiniest part of your waist (don’t go for the ones that rest at the hip). If you have a long torso, you can get away with wide belts.

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2) Wear a blazer over your belted dress, and match it with boots/booties.

Perfect way to make your work dress go from day-to-night. Choose a non-black blazer to make your outfit pop, and skip the office pumps for edgier shoes!

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3) Wear a knit top/sweater over your dress, and accessorize with a statement necklace.

It was only recently that I appreciated layering over dresses! I love how my skirt collection seems like it has somewhat doubled, now that I can make my dresses look like skirts too! Best to go for cropped sweaters and knits to balance out the length of the shift dress.

Also, statement necklaces are always your best friend. 

The bag (SM Parisian) and dress (from SM Woman) are available at The SM Store in SM Makati. You might also want to check out the sleeveless version of this dress, as well as the rack of SM Accessories where I got the statement necklace in my last photo.

Have fun shopping!

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Status Hair Premier Salon Launch - September 1, 2014

Posted on Tuesday, 16 September 2014

There are 3 special additions to the Status Salon family - Banawe branch, C5/Acropolis branch, and Grand Midori Makati branch. A few weeks ago, they did back-to-back-to-back events to launch these special branches. 

I went to the C5/Acropolis launch because not only is it just 5 minutes away from my house, but it’s the salon that I often frequent anyway! It was nice to see the salon staff responsible for taking care of my hair all dressed up for the event too!

Say hello to their newest endorser, Karylle! 

I dropped by the salon a few days ago to get my hair extensions (since I had them dyed with some subtle pink/purple streaks), and I found myself ogling at Karylle’s photo for a good few seconds. So pretty! 

The priest gave his blessing, and Roseann and Robina, owners of Status Salon, cut the ribbon with Karylle. 

With the models, ambassadors and endorsers of Status Salon. Of course, we all went in white and green! Robina and I both coincidentally wore Apartment 8.

Kilig moment with Karylle, who is probably one of the most humble and friendly showbiz personalities I’ve ever met. Forgot to tell her I went to Ateneo too, huu. 

Her hair was all sorts of lovely, and her yummy cappuccino brown hair color suddenly made me miss my old hair. I need my hair to grow asap!

The lovely people behind all the hairstyles I’ve done for the past year or so! 

With Miss Chinatown 2014 2nd Runner-up and PMAP model Tola Orendain, Status Salon owners Robina and Roseann Ko, and the newest Status Salon celebrity endorser Karylle Tatlonghari-Yuzon.

So proud to be part of this family! <3

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Just G: Pink and Purple Pastels

Posted on Sunday, 14 September 2014

(Just G dress and bracelets, Le Bunny Bleu flats, Status Salon hair extensions, The SM Store SM Accessories earrings) Hype this look on Lookbook here.

Suddenly, something that looks straight out of my summer wardrobe! The weather has been horrible recently, so I decided to go for pink and purple pastels as an attempt to make things a little bit less gloomy. And Just G just happened to have the perfect dress for the job. 

Here’s something to add to your growing Just G dress collection! <3

Just G’s new campaign is out, and I’m loving the change! Usually, they go for the typical dolly look, but this time, they went for a much edgier style! I’m so excited to see what they have in store for us Just G lovers in the next couple of months! Crossing my fingers they’ll add more black, haha!

Just G boutique stores can be found in SM Megamall, Market Market, Sta. Lucia, SM Southmall, Eastwood City, SM North Edsa, SM Manila and SM Cebu. Just G and Gingersnaps share spaces at Shangri-la, Rockwell, Robinsons Metroeast, SM Baguio and SM Pampanga. They also have department store corners at SM Megamall, Robinsons Galleria, Landmark Trinoma, SM Makati, SM Mall of Asia, Robinsons Festival Mall, SM North Edsa, SM Cubao, SM Pampanga, SM Southmall and Robinsons Ermita. 

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Florida May 2014 - Disney Magic Kingdom

Posted on Saturday, 13 September 2014

How can anyone fly to Orlando, and not go to the happiest place on earth? After the red eye flight from San Francisco to Florida, we freshened up a little (Sleep? What is sleep? Kids don’t need sleep. And jetlag only happens to adults.), and headed straight to Disney World’s Magic Kingdom. 

It still holds the record for the most visited theme park in the world. And boy, was it cramped in there! I got used to the smaller HK and Tokyo Disneyland theme parks where the crowds are usually more manageable, lol. Didn’t stop us from enjoying the rides though!

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Disney World, serving happiness for more than 40 years now. Thank God for bringing Walt Disney to the world!

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As soon as we entered, there was a parade along the Main Street! Lucky, lucky!

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Alternate outfits for Mickey and Minnie. Mickey, your sneaker game…

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Little Princess Jasmine waiting for the parade to finish.

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Had brunch at Tomorrowland. YAAAS to retro-futurism, but I couldn’t take good photos because THERE WERE STROLLERS PARKED EVERYWHERE. All the pathways were about 50% occupied by baby strollers!

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Meet Merida! 

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What’s wrong, Aladdin?

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I VOLUNTEER AS TRIBUTE. Oops, wrong movie.

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Disney couples dancing on stage! So cute.

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While my parents and brothers were having coffee somewhere (We finally got to admit to ourselves that we are full-grown caffeine-dependent adults, not kids, lol), I managed to catch another parade! 

Just in time for my favorite Disney movie - Beauty and the Beast!

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SO MANY THINGS HAPPENING IN DISNEY WORLD, SO LITTLE TIME. One short toilet break, and you might just miss the important events. I’m so lucky I got to catch this particular parade, because the floats were beautiful! Also got to see the characters up close without having to line up for a photo.

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First time to see Anna and Elsa (and Olaf)!

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The Princess and the Frog. Tiana and Prince Naveen’s costumes <3

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And at last I see the liiight~

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Peter Pan and Wendy say hello!

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Tink is not amused! 

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HIGHLIGHT OF THE PARADE. Ariel was everything. The float was perfect, and nothing hurt. 

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Our fate lives within us, you only have to be brave enough to see it.

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The fairies from Sleeping Beauty!

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Maleficent was showing back then, and with all the movie hype, it was only natural for the people to cheer when this badass steampunk dragon started breathing fire!

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Aww, Bashful.

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You don’t say!

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Every little girl’s dream.

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There was a store in Disney World just dedicated to these costumes! To be a young girl again…

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Minnie merch.

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Make your own lightsaber. More Star Wars photos in my next post!

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HAGGARD. But wait, let me take an #ootd…

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It was my mom’s birthday, so we went to a fancy place for dinner - Kouzzina by Cat Cora at Boardwalk. But I couldn’t remember most of it as I was pretty much dead from exhaustion/lack of sleep/jetlag, haha. This is what I get from not exercising! 

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Disney Hollywood Studios, Universal Studios, and a separate Wizarding World of Harry Potter post coming soon!

(BLACKBlackfive top, ROYAL PARTY skirt, RANDA heels, 3.1 Phillip Lim bag; WHITEEMODA top and bag, MODE by KatG skirt, Kate-Katy shoes) Hype these looks on Lookbook here and here.

Giving a new definition to the mocktail - mock neck + sleek ponytail. This has been my go-to look for the week, and I’m so tempted to wear a similar outfit tomorrow. I’ve always had a a sweet spot for high necklines, and every time I wear them, I am only reminded that I need more of these classy, timeless mock neck clothes in my life.

Can’t wait for Osaka with Crissey next weekend! F/W collections are out, and we are so ready to go shopping!