Green Gleam

Posted on Thursday, 29 May 2014

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(BlackFive dress turned top, MURUA skirt, EMODA bag and necklace, Gold Dot shoes) Hype this look on Lookbook here.

Besides making me obsessed with cherry blossoms and everything pink, my last two trips to Japan (last March and just last week) made me find a new appreciation for the color green. I actually used to hate it with a passion, to the point that I would turn all the green in my photos into yellow (a.k.a. the reason why all my old travel photos circa 2011/2012 have a serious yellow tinge in them). Once in a while, my family would joke about how it’s only natural… graduating from Ateneo and all. LOL. I’m not that hardcore! 

When the color blocking trend happened a few years ago, I didn’t both stocking up on green clothes, and only fixed my eyes on other colors like blue (my favorite). It’s never too late, I guess? 

Tokyo Posh

Posted on Wednesday, 28 May 2014

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I’m sure you guys are all tired of me saying how much I miss my long hair. It’s at a really awkward length now where it’s not short but not long either. I hate having such an in-between length, so I usually just resort to my dye-friendly human hair extensions from my hair sponsor, Status Salon. 

However, since they’re human hair, it takes a number of clip-ons, and a whole lot of maintenance as well. They’re just like normal hair, so the curls disappear after every shampoo. I’m far from “I woke up like this.”, lol. It always takes so much work to do my hair and make-up! 

Anyhow, Tokyo Posh has always caught my eye for their synthetic hair clip-ons. Some of them already come curly or wavy, and they don’t straighten out after washing. So convenient for those who don’t have the luxury of time to style their hair in the morning. You can’t style them with heat or even dye them though!

I visited their new store in Megamall to try some of their extensions out! I figured I can match the color of their lightest extensions already since I dyed my hair a bit darker… but my hair still proved to be too light. This only means that I must have my hair dyed darker again next month! My hair refuses to un-blondify itself~ T_T

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With Tokyo Posh shop staff Julie! Best ever!

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Individual clip-ons for those who are into kawaii, Harajuku style!

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They have a brochure that shows what each of their extensions would look like when worn. Is it possible for me to achieve Ellen Adarna’s face tho?? Lol

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Tokyo Posh is famous for their celebrity clientele! A lot of local celebs visit for tape extensions and the like. Tokyo Posh is really the secret to big, voluminous celebrity hair! 

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My turn! Here I’m wearing their oh-so-famous “Blair” extensions! Sadly, my hair was still too light! But I could totally understand because there are more girls with darker, warmer, brown hair than light, pale ash brown hair.

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Wearing clip-on bangs! It’s so weird to see myself with bangs now. I’m actually glad that I’ve finally managed to grow them out! It’d be cool try these out first if you’re contemplating on whether to cut your bangs or not! 

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How the Blair looks like when styled differently. Instant glam hair! (Also, the reverse ombre effect where it’s darker on the ends looks a little bit better here~)

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Wearing their half wig called Ebi-chan! I don’t know if they named it after Ebihara Yuri, but it really does remind me of her hair!

You just have to hide where the half wig starts by putting your bangs up like this.

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The Blair extensions are so thick and pretty! It only took me and Julie a few seconds to put them on. <3 Thanks to Denise (the woman behind Tokyo Posh) for bringing these extensions to the Philippines! She actually studied in Bunka University in Tokyo, and was inspired by Japanese girls when she decided to create Tokyo Posh. 

I’ll try to match my hair color to their extensions next time! I need these time-saving life hacks in my life. Hopefully they can come out with lighter shades in the future too!

You can visit Tokyo Posh at R2 Level, Power Plant Mall, 3rd floor Eastwood Mall, or 5th floor Mega Fashion Hall.

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Intersecting and Parallel

Posted on Tuesday, 27 May 2014

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(Apartment 8 top and shorts set, Persunmall bag, EMODA heels and earrings, 3.1 Phillip Lim scarf used as headband) Hype this look on Lookbook here.

Line play! I rarely dress up this fancily anymore, but I couldn’t help playing around with the theme. This just verified that I live for moments like these, where I can use my innate creativity and make it manifest in different forms. I used to just think I can only exercise my creativity with my photography and/or graphic design, but through they years, I’ve proven that fashion can be such a wonderful playground as well. 

Pleather Seams

Posted on Monday, 26 May 2014

(BlackFive top, from Taiwan skirt, Sleeh heels) Hype this look on Lookbook here.

Among my latest spring/summer Lookbook posts, a rogue fall/winter-inspired outfit appears! This was taken just after I dyed my hair darker, so I was in the mood to leave my florals and pastels for a while. Missed this?

I’m off to the US in a while for vacation! I’ll be queueing posts so my blog won’t die while I’m away! I will try my best to make new posts every night. Work never stops when you’re me!

Samsonite RED Launch - May 7, 2014

Posted on Sunday, 25 May 2014

When I first found out that Samsonite RED was coming to Manila, I couldn’t contain my excitement! These past few months, I’ve seen been seeing news articles and videos of Kim Soo Hyun and Angelababy endorsing this brand. I think Song Joong Ki and Ha Yeon Soo also modeled for them before. Thank you Samsonite for putting all these beautiful people together! When fandoms collide!

The launch event at Century City Mall was also very timely because I just finished watching You Who Came From The Stars. (I wonder if there’s any recent K-drama of the same caliber?) In the drama, Kim Soo Hyun was always sporting backpacks to school. I wish I already had #MyFirstRed when I was in college! 

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With my very own Samsonite “Liebe” bag (small orange). I love it so much - I’ve been using it as my main work bag because it can fit my laptop and small cameras! It is definitely the perfect school bag.

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By the entrance was an exhibit of Samsonite RED’s current collection. These ones are for the boys.

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Something I can imagine my dad, brothers or boyfriend can use when they’re traveling. 

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These SR Park Summer bags are perfect for all the girls out there who prefer toting pastel colors!

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Peachy keen! Just the right pop of color to spice up a simple outfit.

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WeeWillDoodle was there to entertain the crowd by creating an animated mural featuring the newest collection of Samsonite RED.

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With fellow bloggers Laureen, David, Patricia, and model Hideo (who now has a blog of his own!) just before the event started.

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Missed these girls! 

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MYX VJ and host, Chino Lui Pio invited everyone to the #MyFirstJump trampoline photo booth. I wanted to have my photo taken too but I was wearing a skirt. :(

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The launch included a spring/summer 2014 fashion presentation featuring the Unisex, Men’s and Women’s lines of Samsonite RED.

The way it was styled was adorable! We were able to easily see how the bags can blend in with everyday life. The models also did a good job with some of the skits that they did.

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This red one! <3

The Oben line is a young, casual unisex backpack line specifically designed for urban go-getters. It comes equipped with a rain cover to adapt to our erratic weather. Colors come in light grey, red, and navy.

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The energetic vibe of the Liebe line celebrates dynamic individuals seeking a carry-all. Colors come in orange, navy, grey, and emerald green.

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The Bona line features modern and stylish cuts that answer to a woman’s daily needs. The backpack comes in ivory and dark grey, the everyday tote in dark grey and pink, and the cute mini cross in emerald and pink.

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We all had to walk the runway too, so here’s a photo of my #foreverawkward self when it was my turn! Thanks Ryan!

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SO PRETTY!

Samsonite RED is available at all Samsonite and Samsonite Black Label Stores nationwide and in all leading SM, Landmark, Robinsons and Rustan’s Department Stores.

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