Little Match Girl

Posted on Tuesday, 8 April 2014

Tricia Gosingtian

Tricia Gosingtian

(Persunmall top, Romwe skirt, Kate Spade earrings and bag, Randa shoes) Hype this look on Lookbook here.

Matchsticks on my top! And I’m literally little because without my heels, I’m only 5’3”. I always get “I thought you were model height!” kind of comments when I meet people in person for the first time. Thanks to proper posing and angles for this false-but-popular belief! And I guess I also have to credit my odd proportions and body type.

Last week, Crissey and I discovered (after 8 years of friendship, lol) that we are about the same height when sitting down, even if she is barely 5 feet tall. I only noticed it when we took some photos together recently. The best Trissey selfies happen when we’re sitting down. When we’re standing, the height difference is a lot more obvious! Discovery of the century! 

Anyhow, life hacks to make it seem like you have legs for days? They exist, and they can help you even if you’re not wearing sky-high heels.

One way is to tiptoe instead of just standing flatly on the ground. Lots of personal style bloggers do this to look more graceful and to avoid looking stumpy. Another way is to plant your foot in front of the other. This is the most effective height-boosting pose for me! It also gives you the illusion of hips if you don’t have any (like me).

Try these out and let me know if these techniques work for you!

Sweet Sophisticate

Posted on Monday, 7 April 2014

Tricia Gosingtian Filipino Fashion Blogger

Tricia Gosingtian Filipino Fashion Blogger

(Romwe top and skirt, Zara heels, EMODA necklace and bag, Time Depot Sheen watch) Hype this look on Lookbook here.

Suddenly, a bodycon skirt on my blog! It only means that I must really, really like it. 

There are two reasons why I don’t wear a lot of tight skirts (or tight clothes in general). Firstly, they only emphasize my boxy, shapeless body type. Secondly, the only place that shows all the food that I eat is my abdominal area. I usually end up looking a little pregnant every time I wear something tight, and it just looks weird because the rest of my body is relatively petite. There’s also something about the tilt of my pelvis and the arch of my back a.k.a. complex stuff that I don’t want to think about, lol.

Anyhow, I couldn’t resist getting this one because of the glorious desaturated pastel print! The silhouette is sexy yet the print is sweet. Sounds like the best candidate to break the monotony and predictability of my outfits.

Just G: Peach Perfect

Posted on Sunday, 6 April 2014

Just G

Just G

Just G

Just G

Just G

Just G

Just G

Just G

(Just G dress, Time Depot Sheen watch, Sleeh Elba heels, MIIA earrings) Hype this look on Lookbook here.

#sorryimnotsorry for the annoying word play in the title. I’m very much convinced that this is currently the best peach item in my closet, and that it is so good, I can already see myself abusing it this summer! The style is so me, and I wish it came in other colors too, like pastel yellow or powder blue! When I was in Tokyo, I found some organza-type baby doll dresses in MERCURYDUO. I got one in white though I was still on the constant lookout for pink or peach because of my sakura hangover. Thanks to Just G for always reading my mind and answering my prayers!

Peach (paired with light hair) never fails to give me a nice, golden tan. Cheating with fashion instead of braving the harsh sun? Lifehack for homebodies! :) Thankfully, Just G released so many peach and orange numbers in their latest summer collection to match both the iconic Just G blue and the warm summer heat. Check it out soon!

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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Last #TriciaGosingtianStyleBook Signing - March 8, 2014

Posted on Friday, 4 April 2014

Promotions for my book already ended last March, and it hurts to write this entry, let alone publish it with the announcement that this was my last official book signing. Perhaps some interested groups out there can organize these kinds of events for me in the future - I still have yet to visit places outside Manila! /cry

Until now, I’m still not over the amount of love and support I’ve received these past 6 months. Creating this book was not an easy task - it involved a lot of blood, sweat and tears. I can’t remember anymore how many times I doubted myself during the creation process. Thankfully, Summit Media (my publisher) believed in me more than I believed in myself, because I constantly feared the possibility of nobody supporting my book. Honestly not a very “me” thing to be afraid of. When I realized that I was starting lose myself, I did my best to remember why I do what I do (my no-fail way of keeping my feet on the ground). I always remind myself that I’m the same person as slumberdoll, that art student/college kid from deviantART who simply loved to share her creativity on the Internet, take photographs of life’s best moments, and… well, just “be”. No frills. All me.

I’m really thankful for the encouragement that you guys have given me throughout the years. No amount of worries or fears can ever top the positive energy that I get from my followers. ;_; My book signings proved that it was never about the numbers for me. It was always about doing what I love, and (eventually) the fulfillment I get from knowing that I changed or influenced someone’s life in one way or another. This book was a way for me to try to be a “mentor” to those who, like me, had no idea where to start with fashion. 

So surreal to see people cry, shake and stutter in front me, because I’m exactly the same! I get overwhelmed easily when confronted with someone I look up to, so being “that one inspiring person” for you guys is always a weird (in a good way) thought for me. Hopefully, in the near future, you can also be “that one inspiring person” for someone else. Keep on believing! Keep on achieving!

Anyhow, enough drama for now. Picture-heavy post ahead!

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Thanks again to Baby-G / Casio / Time Depot for being one of my sponsors! 

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Thanks as well to CANMAKE for always giving my book signing events your kawaii blessing! 

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I coincidentally bumped into the CANMAKE girls, Sachie-san and Eri-san before my book signing. They always ask me how my Nihongo’s doing and I always say とてもへたですよ!!! and they’re always like じょうず!じょうず! HUU, thanks for always encouraging me to study harder!

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What a surprise! One of my oldest friends and earliest models during my photography days, Janeena Chan, hosted my last book signing! I’ve known her since she was about 14 or so! She’s in college now and I totally feel old.

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First batch of people who arrived that day. Full house! I didn’t expect anyone to go because this was already my nth Manila book signing and I thought nobody was interested anymore, huu. (I have low expectations in general!)

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Extra photo because this lovely girl cried after I signed her book so I also wanted to cry because she cried, then she started crying harder and I was like omg okay I shouldn’t cry so she’ll stop crying!

I gave her a really tight hug. <3

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Everyone! Pretty inside and out! I made sure to talk/interact with almost everybody so I can definitely attest to all the prettiness. “Happy girls are the prettiest girls!” Right you are, Audrey Hepburn.

To those who still haven’t gotten their own copy of my book, 150 Style Essentials for Every Girl by Tricia Gosingtian should still be available in most National Bookstores nationwide. If you can’t find any or if you don’t live in the Philippines, it is digitally available for purchase in Buqo. In a way, this is also quite convenient because you can access it any time from your phone/tablet/etc.

One big THANK YOU VERY MUCH to all those who supported the #TriciaGosingtianStyleBook.

Until the next book!

Pink Pin-Up

Posted on Tuesday, 1 April 2014

Tricia Gosingtian

Tricia Gosingtian

(MURUA jacket, Sheinside dress, Emilio Cavallini socks, Sugarfree heels) Hype this look on Lookbook here.

Tricia Gosingtian

Tricia Gosingtian

(MURUA top, Sheinside jacket and skirt, Coach heels, headband and earrings from Shibuya 109) Hype this look on Lookbook here.

I wear so much pink now, and I totally blame it on the sakura obsession I brought with me from Tokyo. It was actually my first time to see a fully-bloomed cherry blossom tree, as my past trips in Japan were (strangely) always scheduled after everything is over. I used to just see one or two rogue trees with a few blossoms, but never the kind where it has blossomed enough to fill a whole picture with pink! Too pretty! Will share the photos soon!

I’m immensely envious of everyone in Tokyo right now because they can experience hanami and all, but this only gives me more reason to come back next spring! On a slightly related note, congrats to one of my friends who just got engaged in Ueno Koen with cherry blossoms in the background. This scenario has always been my dream proposal so hopefully my boyfriend and I can cook something up in the future too! He already knows that I’ve always wanted a pre-nuptial/wedding photoshoot with sakura in the background. And a sakura-themed wedding. (He never reads my blog so I can freely talk about this stuff here without him knowing, lol. Unless one of my friends sells me out.)

I just want to sakura-fy EVERYTHING! 

(Sheinside dress, MURUA bag, RANDA heels) Hype this look on Lookbook here.

Relaxed weekend outfit. I haven’t worn dresses like this in a long time! Now that it’s officially summer in Manila, simple, one-piece items are slowly becoming my uniforms. I refuse to think anymore when the temperature is this high. 

What’s worse is that whenever I go inside air-conditioned places, I still get cold enough to need to wear a jacket. Someone teleport me to a place that is 10 degrees Celsius right now. Maybe back to sakura-filled Japan because I’m obviously still not over it.