(Le Bunny Bleu shoes, MURUA jacket, Asian iCandy dress) Hype this look on Lookbook here.

Le Bunny Bleu’s Fall/Winter 2014 collection just came out last weekend, and here’s a teaser before I reveal all the new shoes in a separate post. I don’t normally go for mid-heels (not low/not high), but my recent trip to Japan made me reconsider switching my high heels for a more practical height. Comfort before anything else! Crissey and I spotted a bunch of girls wearing similar sophisticated-but-kawaii shoes in JR Osaka Station. If you’re going to wear mid-heel pumps, might as well wear the cutest, most comfortable ones!

Considered it perfect timing when I visited Le Bunny Bleu Shang, and spotted this bejeweled pair in black. The ribbon is super understated, so it’s not too cutesy for my current, more “mature” personal style. My mom accompanied me to the store, and was actually thisclose to getting one for everyday office use! I could see this being a great everyday shoe because rounded toes are generally more forgiving than pointed ones.

Paired my girly shoes with an equally-girly dress with musical notes on it! It’s the first time that I’ve ever worn this print, and I’m obsessed. Need more of this in my life!

Le Bunny Bleu Philippines can be found at 5th Floor Shangri-la Plaza (654-2599), and 2nd Floor Glorietta 5 (955-7225).

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(Modekungen jacket, Blackfive top and boots, Details skirt) Hype this look on Lookbook here.

Yesterday was the first day of autumn (Autumnal Equinox), and while we don’t have four seasons here in Manila, it’s definitely becoming a lot cooler nowadays! 

I just got back from a short trip to Osaka, and noticed how so many Japanese girls were pairing their leather jackets with pencil skirts, platform boots and beanies. Instant casual “fashion editor” look! I’m in too deep - I got about 3 or 4 pencil skirts in Japan. This is saying a lot because I usually go for girly A-line skirts! 

Florida May 2014 - Disney’s Hollywood Studios + Epcot

Posted on Tuesday, 23 September 2014

Our family trip to Orlando was all about theme parks. 2 days Disney, 2 days Universal Studios, and it’s still wasn’t enough. Disney World would probably take you a week to complete! Sound crazy? Not really. There is some sort of adrenaline rush that comes with theme parks - the amount of fun that you’re having will make you forget about your tired feet and sleeplessness. 

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Disney’s Hollywood Studios is one of the 4 (Yes, there are 4!) theme parks in Disney World. The whole place is inspired by the heyday of Hollywood during the ’30s and ’40s.

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But really, our main purpose was STAR WARS! 

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Eat me, you will! If I eat the Darth Vader cookie, will my breathing start sounding like his?

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Compared to Magic Kingdom, there were more teenagers and adults in Hollywood Studios. And most of them were there to fawn over the Star Wars rides and characters!

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How do I spell the sound that Chewbacca makes when he’s happy?

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LIGHTSABERS EVERYWHERE!

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Boba Fett! /flails

I don’t know why but as a kid I’ve always had a crush on Boba Fett. 

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Every spring (May-June 2014), the theme park holds a special event called “Star Wars Weekends”. They feature the 501st legion, actual (and not just cosplayers) Star Wars actors’ appearances, Jedi Training Academy classes for little kids, and some ewoks running around the theme park.

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There’s also a Jedi Training Academy that happens every hour throughout the whole year!

It was actual scorching hot during our visit, but the kids didn’t seem bothered by it at all, even with their thick robes. Would love my future kid to experience this one day! My boyfriend would totally spaz because he’s a huge Star Wars geek.

The smaller kids trained on stage, while the bigger kids were situated in front. They had to learn a few moves before their skills were tested.

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The smaller kids got to battle Darth Vader, while the bigger kids got to spar with Darth Maul.

I want! They should make a similar event for adults too, huhu.

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Jedi Duffy! Didn’t know bears were allowed to enroll in the Jedi Training Academy.

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R2D2, what did they do to you? You’re my only hope…

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Enjoyed our lunch while watching the Padawan Mind Challenge. The kids had to answer some questions about the Clone Wars. The questions were actually pretty difficult!

Start them young. These kids totally knew what they were talking about!

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Woot! Stormtrooper cup holder!

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(Moussy dress, 3.1 Phillip Lim bag, Gold Dot wedges, one way headband) Hype this look on Lookbook here.

Dressed according to the theme park, lol. Really wanted to fit in the vintage exteriors!

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Back details. A lot of people were dressed comfortably (t-shirt and shorts) so it was hard to take any good street style photos! 

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Beauty and the Beast: Live on Stage! Was disappointed at Gaston and human!Beast, huu /dreams shattered

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Spent a good 5 minutes laughing at this with my mom and my brothers, haha

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I’ve never seen Ratatouille! D: 

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There’s no place like home.

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Temporarily transported back to San Francisco. Wasn’t I just here a few days before this photo was shot…

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Before dinner, we went to EPCOT to catch the fireworks. Epcot, or Experimental Prototype Community of Tomorrow, opened during the ’80s, and is somewhat like a world fair / world showcase.

The giant sphere at the entrance of the park is called Spaceship Earth.

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How Walt Disney envisioned the future. So pretty.

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Guess where we ended up staying…

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Starts with the letter J. Ends with N.

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There was some sort of exhibit inside one of the structures. It was quite old, and actually very funny. I have no idea if they were able to confirm if certain anime characters were really based on ancient Japanese myths.

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There was also a Mitsukoshi at Epcot where you can find all sorts of Japanese goodies. You can’t miss this place if you love all things Japanese. I think they were also selling food and beauty products in there!

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Remind me to get a PS Vita so I can play FFX/X-2 Remaster already.

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Pikachu, I choose you! 

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Floating Torii in Miyajima? Nope, just EPCOT!

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Highlight of the day. It always feels good to conclude a long day at the theme park with fireworks. 

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Wish we had an extra day just for EPCOT. You can go around the world in only a few hours. PRETTY MUCH MY DREAM! When people ask me what superpower I’d love to have, I always answer with teleportation so I can go anywhere in the world in a matter of seconds.

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Spaceship Earth at night. Last Disney post before I start with Universal Studios and Wizarding World of Harry Potter. I’m on a roll!

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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