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Bayo: Primary Colors

Posted on Saturday, 25 August 2012

I’m sure by now you’ve already seen Bayo’s new “A Colorful Life” campaign all over the place! How do you like it so far? I personally love the styling on all of Jasmine’s photos, and I’m so happy they didn’t disregard black and white too! *biased forever*

To see what the campaign was all about, I dropped by the nearest store to get a few pieces from the new collection for myself. Everything I picked was super versatile that I managed to come up with three different outfits with primary colors as the theme! 

Tricia Gosingtian Bayo

(Bayo jacket and pants) Hype this look on Lookbook here.

Tricia Gosingtian Bayo

Still obsessed with blue. This jacket is one of my most overused items in my closet nowadays. I wish they had it in other colors too!

Tricia Gosingtian Bayo

I love these printed pants with a very loose silhouette. Such a refreshing change from all the printed skinny bottoms that I’m always wearing. Pair it with heels and it can create a chic office-appropriate look.

Tricia Gosingtian Bayo

Tricia Gosingtian Bayo

Matching blue nails. <3

Tricia Gosingtian Bayo

(Bayo top and shorts, Forever 21 heels, Yesstyle headband, Plusminustimesdivide collar chain) Hype this look on Lookbook here.

Tricia Gosingtian Bayo

Hello to my first ever pair of bright red shorts! I paired it with a crisp, white, collared shirt and loafer heels to attempt to look like a little school girl.

Tricia Gosingtian Bayo

Added a collar chain…

Tricia Gosingtian Bayo

…and a spiked headband (that’s all the rage right now!) to add edgy, rocker elements.

Tricia Gosingtian Bayo

(Bayo glasses and pants, Romwe top, Zara heels, Team Manila ambassador pin) Hype this look on Lookbook here.

Tricia Gosingtian Bayo

Yellow pants and star prints for a laid-back, casual look that you can wear while you go on a coffee date with your girl friends. 

Tricia Gosingtian Bayo

Can you tell that this is inspired by ulzzang and Korean fashion? 

Tricia Gosingtian Bayo

Pastel yellow pants reminiscent of Sooyoung from SNSD’s Gee days.

Tricia Gosingtian Bayo

A pin from Team Manila’s recent campaign. It’s about time someone thought of a movement to spread good vibes in Manila! Keep positivity trending everyday. 

I hope you liked these three coordinates from Bayo’s newest collection. Live a colorful life and you’re off to a good start!

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Apartment 8: Little Black Dress

Posted on Thursday, 23 August 2012

Tricia Gosingtian Apartment 8

Hype this look on Lookbook here.

It’s been said that every girl must have at least one little black dress for her closet. I totally agree! Lucky for us, little black dresses come in different styles so you’re not only limited to ones like bodycon dresses that don’t fit most body types. Personally, most of my little black dresses are the sweet and casual type, complete with lace and poofy skirt details that give the illusion of a fuller bottom, as well as that certain look that makes it totally possible to wear with flats.

This one is my newest find from Apartment 8, and it is quite interesting as it is a hybrid between a bodycon dress (which I never wear) and a peplum dress (which I love). I can never emphasize enough how peplum is such a lifesaver for people who have straight bodies like me!

Tricia Gosingtian Apartment 8

To attempt to make this look more polished and put together, I paired my little black dress with a black and gold bag and pearl accessories ala Audrey Hepburn.

Tricia Gosingtian Apartment 8

What I love about little black dresses the most is that you can wear them during the day without looking overly done, and also at night without looking underdressed even with the littlest accessories. If you haven’t gotten an LBD for yourself yet, you should head to your favorite store right now to find the perfect one for you! 

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Fukuoka Day 2

Posted on Wednesday, 4 January 2012

After arriving in Fukuoka on Christmas day, our super hectic 9 AM to 9 PM tour around the city finally commenced on the 26th of December. Fukuoka is a very small and simple place compared to other places in Japan I’ve been to (Tokyo, Nara, Kyoto and Osaka specifically) but it has its own charm, I believe. It used to be a merchant town with a very rich history, being the gateway to Japan a long time ago. I definitely wouldn’t mind visiting this place every so often - such a quaint place perfect for a much-needed peaceful vacation.

Photo-heavy entry ahead:

Tricia Gosingtian Travel Japan Fukuoka

Early morning at some random street. I love how everywhere you go in Japan, it’s always so clean and orderly.

Tricia Gosingtian Travel Japan Fukuoka

Couple holding hands before crossing the street.

Tricia Gosingtian Travel Japan Fukuoka

Hakata-bei at the Rakusui-en Garden. The locals didn’t want the ruins of original Hakata buildings to go to waste after the war so they made these patterns and used the materials to create these famous Hakata walls. Recycling at its finest.

Tricia Gosingtian Travel Japan Fukuoka

Lovely Japanese garden. Here also lies a reconstructed Meiji period tea house where I was able to try out their maccha tea along with some complementary Japanese sweets.

Tricia Gosingtian Travel Japan Fukuoka

Tricia Gosingtian Travel Japan Fukuoka

Authentic green tea that was rather bitter but meshed so perfectly with the sweets served with it.

Tricia Gosingtian Travel Japan Fukuoka

Took a photo of this vending machine because my brothers ended up getting addicted to Suntory Boss Coffee Rainbow Mountain Blend.

Tricia Gosingtian Travel Japan Fukuoka

Passed by Canal City for about 5 minutes on the way to Kushida Shrine. Canal City had a grand sale the day before I left Fukuoka so I ended up going here the second time during my stay.

Tricia Gosingtian Travel Japan Fukuoka

In Kushida shrine, there was this magnificently decorated float dedicated to the gods Ohatanushi-no-mikoto, Amaterasu-omikami and Susanowo-no-mikoto.

Tricia Gosingtian Travel Japan Fukuoka

Tricia Gosingtian Travel Japan Fukuoka

Tricia Gosingtian Travel Japan Fukuoka

Tricia Gosingtian Travel Japan Fukuoka

Tricia Gosingtian Travel Japan Fukuoka

Tricia Gosingtian Travel Japan Fukuoka

Our tour guide Hiro-san showed us an artwork of how men would look like during the Yamakasa festival. She said her previous tourist clients would always giggle after seeing this. I could only imagine.

Tricia Gosingtian Travel Japan Fukuoka

She also mentioned something about this rock in the shrine that locals use to determine whether or not someone is fit for sumo wrestling. And of course my 100-105-pound brother Juju accepted the challenge.

Tricia Gosingtian Travel Japan Fukuoka

Heard a story about the wind of god or kamikaze.

Tricia Gosingtian Travel Japan Fukuoka

Tricia Gosingtian Travel Japan Fukuoka

After Kushida Shrine, we went to Tochoji Temple, a family temple of the Kuroda family, lord of Fukuoka province.

Tricia Gosingtian Travel Japan Fukuoka

Tricia Gosingtian Travel Japan Fukuoka

The sight to see here was this Fukuoka Daibutsu or the Great Buddhist statue, one of the largest wooden figures of the seated Buddha. Used my ninja skills to take this picture.

Behind the statue is a small museum in a dark tunnel of sorts that shows a collection of paintings of hell, etc. However, at the end of the narrow tunnel, where the light eventually goes out, you can find a thick ring if you’re lucky. They say you can go to heaven if you find this ring. I did!

Tricia Gosingtian Travel Japan Fukuoka

Giant five-story pagoda.

Failed at showing the epicness of it for the sake of taking an artsy fartsy shot with a tree in front of it.

Tricia Gosingtian Travel Japan Fukuoka

One of the regular temple visitors asked me out of the blue where I was from, and gave me a really interesting gift. He gave me a Delta airplane figurine, which I guess he carries around with him everywhere. And now it’s with me! I hope this means more travel opportunities in 2012. Thanks, Delta-san.

Tricia Gosingtian Travel Japan Fukuoka

If Ultraman transformed into a car, this would be it.

Tricia Gosingtian Travel Japan Fukuoka

Tricia Gosingtian Travel Japan Fukuoka

A few blocks from Tochoji Temple was a quiet Zen garden in the middle of the neighborhood.

Tricia Gosingtian Travel Japan Fukuoka

Suddenly, my collar.

Tricia Gosingtian Travel Japan Fukuoka

Managed to snap a photo of Family Mart while on the way to Tenjin. Everyone here is crazy about KARA! Gekidan Hitori is pleased.

Tricia Gosingtian Travel Japan Fukuoka

Picture of a girl in the bus mirror. Quite eerie, yes? My brothers were joking how much creepier it would be if I opened this photo in my laptop and found the girl looking at me all of a sudden. Ahh, chills.

Tricia Gosingtian Travel Japan Fukuoka

Tricia Gosingtian Travel Japan Fukuoka

Snaps of people on the way to Tenjin…

Tricia Gosingtian Travel Japan Fukuoka

…where people look like aliens!

Tricia Gosingtian Travel Japan Fukuoka

Had lunch at one of the most popular sushi restaurants in the area. I wasn’t able to ask what the restaurant was called but I still vividly remember their gourd logo.

Tricia Gosingtian Travel Japan Fukuoka

Tricia Gosingtian Travel Japan Fukuoka

Stockings at 0-4°C. All that fur on her ankles just might’ve been her savior.

Tricia Gosingtian Travel Japan Fukuoka

Tricia Gosingtian Travel Japan Fukuoka

Obligatory Arashi photo.

Tricia Gosingtian Travel Japan Fukuoka

Two girls looking like they’re having a very fun conversation. Snidel paper bag, I see you!

Tricia Gosingtian Travel Japan Fukuoka

My brother Chase. It’s all bokeh behind him but after lunch we headed straight to Dazaifu City via subway. Dazaifu may be a very popular tourist destination, but a lot of locals also go here to pray for success in their examinations.

Tricia Gosingtian Travel Japan Fukuoka

And for the strangest reason my siblings and I were all so coordinated.

Tricia Gosingtian Travel Japan Fukuoka

Tricia Gosingtian Travel Japan Fukuoka

Had a ¥700 cafe au lait at one of the coffee shops there. I don’t want to think that I just paid for the immensely dainty cup and saucer lol

Tricia Gosingtian Travel Japan Fukuoka

Some local treats like Umegae-mochi (sweet rice cake with bean jam) and Onigawara Monaka (sweet bean jam sandwiched in mochi wafers) were being sold on the way to Dazaifu Tenmangu Shrine.

Tricia Gosingtian Travel Japan Fukuoka

Tricia Gosingtian Travel Japan Fukuoka

Tricia Gosingtian Travel Japan Fukuoka

Tricia Gosingtian Travel Japan Fukuoka

This shrine is dedicated to Sugawara Michizane, also known as the god of learning.

Tricia Gosingtian Travel Japan Fukuoka

Found a street performer in the area who was able to make this monkey stand on a pole.

Tricia Gosingtian Travel Japan Fukuoka

The girls on the right were brisk walking because they were in such a hurry to get to a place with a heater. Brr.

Tricia Gosingtian Travel Japan Fukuoka

Girl at the Dazaifu station.

It was freezing like crazy when we decided to go to our last stop of the day…

Tricia Gosingtian Travel Japan Fukuoka

Fukuoka Tower stands at 234 meters, making it the highest seaside tower in Japan. Fun fact: They change the lighting and decorations around the building depending on the season. They would have, of course, the standard lighting on an ordinary month, but they would have a “Milky Way decoration” in July and August, a “St. Valentines Day decoration” in February and March and a “Blue Christmas light decoration” in November and December.

Tricia Gosingtian Travel Japan Fukuoka

Just after sunset, this was how the wonderful city of Fukuoka looked like when I was there. <3

Tricia Gosingtian Travel Japan Fukuoka

Back at Amu Plaza in Hakata Station, we had a late dinner. We were already so hungry but we decided to brave the waiting line for this much-hyped restaurant.

Tricia Gosingtian Travel Japan Fukuoka

The verdict? BEST RAMEN I’VE EVER TASTED IN MY ENTIRE LIFE. All the ramen that I’ve tried now fails in comparison.

Where can I find authentic barikata Hakata noodles in Manila?!

Corporate Sophisticate

Posted on Sunday, 18 December 2011

Tricia Gosingtian Fashion Romwe

Tricia Gosingtian Fashion Romwe

(Romwe dress, Guess heels, Topshop necklace, Diva accessories) Hype on Lookbook here.

If the situation calls for this sort of fashion, my top-of-mind choice of dress would be one of my little black dresses with a super straight cut and long-ish sleeves. Throw in a nice golden clutch and this could transform into a good evening outfit. For quite some time now, I’ve been setting my eyes upon dresses that I could wear both during the day and at night. I was never the type to have a million outfit changes in a day, so dresses of this sort are classic examples of wardrobe investments.

My mum would always tell me as a kid that there are certain kinds of clothes that can last you 10, 15 or even 20 years, and that these are the ones that you shouldn’t skimp on or overlook. Last weekend, I splurged on the exact same dress that I saw her wear a couple of weeks ago. Thanks for being the ultimate inspiration!

P.S. (On a much heavier note) Praying for the victims of Typhoon Sendong in Visayas in Mindanao. Going to donate a lot of what I can for now - my clothes.

Just G: Keep Your Cool

Posted on Thursday, 15 December 2011

Tricia Gosingtian Just G

Tricia Gosingtian Just G

Tricia Gosingtian Just G

Tricia Gosingtian Just G

Tricia Gosingtian Just G

Tricia Gosingtian Just G

Tricia Gosingtian Just G

(Just G top with bowtie and skirt with belt, San-Sue bag, Clothes for the Goddess wedges, Forever 21 ring) Hype this look on Lookbook here.

Upon realizing that my teal nail color matched my floral bowtie perfectly, a part of me just naturally picked clothes out with cool tones as a theme. Luckily, I was able to purchase a nice floral skirt that deviates from the normally pretty pastel pink color scheme that I fancy. It came with a really interesting-looking bright blue belt, which turned out to be a key-item in this whole ensemble, as the contrast worked so well with the paler shades of blue that I used. It’s so convenient buying clothes that come with something else that will easily complement what you’re getting. In this case, my polo top came with a bowtie, and my skirt came with a belt. Call me somewhat cheating but this kind of set-up was totally made for days when some circumstances don’t work as well as you think they would be, and when the inspiration and motivation to dress up is temporarily in the failing department. Keep cool and you just might find some overlooked blessings in the guise of two-in-one items available at your favorite store. :)