This fashion illustration version of me by jangyooneui is currently my iPhone wallpaper. Thanks Lilian! 짱!

Kenneth Cole Power Plant Mall Re-Opening Event

Posted on Sunday, 31 August 2014

Last August 15, Kenneth Cole New York celebrated their newly remodeled store in Power Plant Mall. Guests and customers enjoyed free Starbucks and TWG cocktail food and macarons, on top of the generous 15% off discount on all regular items. 

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Before a long line formed for free coffee. Anything for Starbucks!

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With fellow Ponds and Tresemme ambassador Kelly Misa! She lined up early so she was able to leisurely enjoy her coffee while shopping. 

Coffee and shopping? Best combination ever. I love whoever came up with this idea! I can do without cocktails and champagne, as long as I have my hearty cup of coffee to fuel my materialistic urges.

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With Patricia and Ira. Bloggers camwhoring in front of a mirror? So groundbreaking, lol

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Kenneth Cole’s Look Good, For Good is not just your ordinary hipster-looking photogenic sign on the store’s window display.

The Kenneth Cole foundation supports a number of organizations that provide education, shelter, aid, and other nurturing efforts to build talent (among other things) with Collective Health, Civil Liberties, and Artistic Activism as their main pillars. They have 30 years of philanthropy history behind them, and this is only one of the many reasons why it will always feel good to look good wearing Kenneth Cole New York.

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Another reason, of course, is the high-quality but affordable products that they always offer. All the classic silhouettes and styles that can never, ever go out of style = I covet.

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Kenneth Cole has great men’s shoes! Wish these were available in women’s sizes too!

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The current selection highlights these strappy sandals for all the normcore/anti-fashion girls out there. Who needs heels when you’ve got fashionable flats?

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Would’ve gotten the black pointy pumps if only my feet weren’t too small for the smallest size, huhu. #smallfeetproblems

This style incorporates the 925 (a play on “nine to five”) technology that Kenneth Cole is known for. Every woman can wear these 925 shoes to work, at work, and after work. No need for an extra pair of walking shoes!

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Our shopping spoils! You can never have enough black and pointy shoes!

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Thought of getting this bag too! The color is beautiful, and I’m such a sucker for boxy-looking bags that look like they have enough room to stuff your whole life inside.

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Thank you Kenneth Cole New York for inviting me to your re-opening event! They improved their store’s appearance, and now it’s everybody’s wardrobe’s turn!

In the Philippines, Kenneth Cole New York is exclusively distributed by Stores Specialists, Inc. (SSI) and is located at The Power Plant Mall, BHS Central, Rustan’s Makati, and Shangri-La Plaza Mall.

(Alexandra Grecco Gretta Tulle Skirt in Ivory, HotMessPH top, Young Hungry Free Slip Me On Loafers in Pink, EMODA choker, Status Salon hair extensions) Hype this look on Lookbook here.

Obsessed with my new tulle skirt from New York designer Alexandra Grecco! 6 layers of tulle AND fully lined. It’s so hard to find good quality tulle skirts nowadays. I’ve always wanted one that was also long enough to cover my knees. Anything for that full princess effect. I think I want it in other colors too.

I tried to style it with Carrie Bradshaw in mind, but opted to make the look more casual/wearable (and less ballerina) with a statement tee and some slip-ons. Of course, I couldn’t help but inject some sort of pink in there.

New Nails

Posted on Wednesday, 27 August 2014

So many things to do, so little time. I’ve been so busy lately that I can’t be bothered to go to any kind of salon as often as I used to. I’m itching to change my hair color again, but haven’t had time to visit the nearest Status Salon yet! 

Anyhow, thank heavens for Japanese gel nail salons because my nails can last me a whole month without any chipping or damage. They are definitely more low maintenance than regular polish, albeit a lot more pricey. You get what you pay for though. 

I still go to Kiyosa for my nails, but I heard there are other nailists popping up in the metro recently! 2014 has definitely been a good year for Japanese beauty/lifestyle in the Philippines. Good times.

Kiyosa’s selection of colors and styles! Thinking of choosing something other than pink or nude next month. “BER” season is right around the corner, so I’ll probably do Christmas shades soon.

I’m super predictable when it comes to nail polish colors! I rarely go for bright, striking, or neon shades, and this also reflects on my personal style as well. I have yet to go out of my comfort zone when it comes to anything loud and conspicuous. 

Rieko-san working on my short nails! While you can maximize designs with longer nails, keeping my nails short and square is a personal preference. :D

Otona-poi S/S nails with daisies on my index fingers and little fingers. On the middle of each flower is a little gold charm! I also asked them to place a subtle pearl accent on my middle fingers. 

My nails on the upper left, and the Kiyosa staff’s nails. Everything here is drawn manually (no stickers or stamps used here!), so you can just imagine how steady their hands are!

3 weeks ago was such an ideal time to visit and take photos because most of them have just changed their nails. No nail growth yet!

ありがとうございました!

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(Blackfive top, skirt and heels, Time Depot Casio Sheen watch, EMODA earrings) Hype this look on Lookbook here.

Opted for something clean and simple for the re-opening event of Kenneth Cole in Powerplant Mall. Will forever love anything high neck!

2014 Tatt Awards

Posted on Monday, 25 August 2014

The 2014 Tatt Awards night was held at SMX Convention Center last August 8, 2014. The annual Tatt Awards recognize social media figures who have “shaped the online world”. There are 11 varying categories, with 5 nominees each. The public decides the nominees, and with the guidance of 9 individuals from the Tatt Council, they also determine the winners through voting.

“The exemplary contribution of the Tatt Awards winners to the online community is a true indication of inspiring individuals who continue to aim for greatness which Tattoo truly advocates even down to products and services. Their immense passion to express themselves online gives us the motivation to continuously improve and provide the best tool for all customers to access the web and spark change.”, said Gilbert Simpao, SVP for Tattoo Broadband Business.

I was nominated for Best Style Blog/Microblog this year! With the support of my followers, friends and family, I ended up with the highest votes in my category. I rarely go to these kinds of events, but the dream looked slightly more attainable this time, thanks to everyone’s help. <3

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Thanks Peach Purrfect for sending me this dress! My shoes are from Blackfive.

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James Reid opened the event with a dance number. His outfit reminded me so much of EXO’s and Kisumai’s bandanna skirts, haha

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The lovely Bianca Gonzalez and dashing Drew Arellano were the hosts. 

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Best Social Media Movement 

Youth Act Now / Change.org / Gawad Kalinga / BloggerforReliefPH

WINNER: MovePH

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Best Digital Artist, presented by Spotify 

Sarah Geronimo / Mayday Parade / Parokya ni Edgar / Abra

WINNER: Bamboo

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Best Style Blog/MicroBlog 

David Guison / Liz Uy / Kim Jones / Stylebible

WINNER: Tricia Gosingtian 

I won! 2014 just keeps on giving.

Thank you so much to all those who voted, huhu. Couldn’t have gotten this award without any of my followers’ help. Even when Tatt Awards extended the voting period, people were still consistently voting for me until it was sure that I led the polls. CRYING!

I briefly mentioned on stage that one of my blog’s goals is to make fashion (among other things) as fun and friendly as possible, so thank you to all my readers, as well as the Tatt Council, for recognizing this goal. Let’s work hard together!

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Best Tech Blog/MicroBlog 

Geeky Nights / TechRap / Pinoy Tech Blog / Geeky Pinas

WINNER: YugaTech

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Best Lifestyle Blog/MicroBlog 

Lifestylehub.net / Our Awesome Planet / When in Manila / nomadicexperiences

WINNER: madhousemnl 

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Philippine Star Supreme Trendsetter of the Year

Ellen Adarna / Kathniel / Miriam Defensor-Santiago / Flyart Productions / Ang Diary ng Panget

WINNERS: Baby Zion and Vice Ganda

Trending Twitter Phenom of the Year

Kimpoy Feliciano / Senyora Santibañez / Gandang Gabi Vice / Professional Heckler

WINNER: Vice Ganda 

Vice Ganda also won WeChat Choice of the Chatters, so he went home with 3 awards. Wow!

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YouTube Phenom of the Year

Mikey Bustos / Psy / Lloyd Cadena / Gab Valenciano

WINNER: Jamich 

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Instagram Phenom of the Year

jelitodeleon / DearAteCharo / gianimated / Googly Gooeys

WINNER: Patrick Dee 

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Couldn’t take photos of everyone, but congrats to the other winners as well!

Best Fitness Blog /MicroBlog Award

Pinoy Fitness.com / David Guison / Coach Rio / whatsyourgameplan.tv

WINNER: The Fat Kid Inside 

Best Podcast Award

The Cave / Geeky Nights / Becky Nights / From The Stands

WINNER: The Morning Rush

The One Vice Ganda / Bamboo / Abra / Katha Magazine

WINNER: Kimpoy Feliciano

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View the winners of this year’s Tatt Awards at TattAwards2014.com. To know more about Tattoo’s latest mobile WiFi devices and tablet bundles, visit Tattoo.globe.com.ph, call 730-1010, or visit a Globe Store nearest you.