My passion for pearls knows no limits. I’ve always worn pearl earrings as a kid, and I’m definitely not giving them up any time soon. I dropped by the Charriol store in Power Plant Mall, Rockwell to check out the new pearl collection because I’ve been hearing so many great things about it.
Coralie Charriol-Paul, Charriol’s Creative Director (whom I’ve personally met before!), took inspiration from an exhibition called “Pearls” at the Victoria and Albert museum in London. She mixed it with Charriol’s signature twisted cables, and voila! The result was a contemporary yet timeless collection that’s sure to naturally brighten up anyone’s skin.
The collection includes a long chain necklace, bracelet, earrings and rings, and comes in white pearl + silver steel, and cream pearl + gold/yellow PVD steel variations. I had to try the ring on for myself because it coincidentally matched with my (grown-out gel) nails!
In the Philippines, Charriol is exclusively distributed by Stores Specialists, Inc. (SSI), 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.
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.
Don’t I somewhat blend in the background? It’s all green! It doesn’t help that my background is full of random plants but there’s a natural and organic quality to this outfit that I find different from the usual stuff that I post.
First of all, I’ve never had anything in my closet with this kind of print until now. I usually opt for classic prints such as stripes and polkadots in very basic colors, but somehow I was drawn to this particular one with a slightly ethnic pattern.
It didn’t help that this bag was right next to the shorts inside the store. I knew right then and there that they were a match made in heaven! Very “boho” lang! I never thought I could bring myself to wear this kind of style, but…
…of course, I had to still inject “Tricia” qualities to it to make it my own. Button-downs are my staples, and this one is sooo me with these little dainty gold studs that make the whole outfit look dressier than you would expect. It’s really these kinds of gaps and differences that make me so excited to play with fashion.
Topped it all off with sky-high wedges that match the creaminess of my top.
And there you have it! On a semi-related note, I love how Bayo is now using recycled paper in lieu of plastic bags. And a very stylish one at that. Kudos to brands who are now shifting to eco-friendly ways. I myself bring an eco-bag with me when I know I’ll be doing a lot of shopping! These efforts can go a long way. :D
Sundays always call for dainty dresses in bright, happy colors! This particular dress came in my favorite color, but I wish it came in other colors because of its classic design and fit. I wear it with a preppy cardigan and ballet flats for church (How very Jamie of A Walk To Remember of me, huh?) but for this particular look, I opted for pearls and sky-high wedges to create a more retro-girly vibe.
Major love for these kinds of versatile Sunday dresses! Besides the dress + cardigan + flats combo, it is so classic that you could pair it with anything and it would still work. I imagine this dress would totally look amazing with a slouchy knit sweater, a hat and some ankle boots! Pair it with a blazer and some pointy pumps and it could even be appropriate for the office.
When in doubt, use the same color bag and shoes. I’ve mentioned it so many times in the past, but it really is already second nature to me because it never ever fails. I guess you can somehow compare it to when guys wear the same color belt and shoes? In this case, it worked because it made the whole ensemble coherent without compromising the bold blue color of my dress.
Note: Did you notice how I did not curl my hair for once? Don’t forget to rest your hair from too much hairstyling if you’re just as hooked as me when it comes to curls.
These wedges that provide so much height are surprisingly comfy! Ahh, thanks to good ‘ol Asianvogue to make sure that we can remain stylish and still have our feet in the best condition possible.
This new Charriol St. Tropez design with the rubber strap is too lovable. I keep wearing it because the rubber is casual enough for everyday use but the face and the iconic Charriol cable are dressy enough to match all my evening attires. A genius way of marrying two separate worlds!
Oddly I am warming up so much to watches! Don’t you think they are the perfect accessory? They come in all styles and colors, so there’s definitely an ideal one for each person. Sounds a lot like love.
Recently, every day has been like a “What do I pair with florals this time?” challenge! Today I wore them with this military-inspired jacket, which is slowly climbing the charts when it comes to my favorite pieces of outerwear. The leatherette part, combined with the army green sleeves, make for a nice feminine take on the military trend. I’ve never been a fan of it until now! I owe it all to the blinged-out crystal-embellished ones in Zara’s latest collections.
I’ve only been a fan of the military trend for a few weeks, but most of you know how utterly smitten I am with florals! This obsession transcends seasons in such a way that I will still definitely wear them even after spring and summer are over. I feel like there are so many different kinds of floral prints that there are definitely some, somewhere in this world, that are totally wearable even in autumn or winter. This pair of pants that I’m wearing, for example, is one of those kinds that work well with both black (and all the usual autumn and winter colors such as wine red, brown, mustard, dark green, etc.) and white. When confronted with this sort of versatile goodness, I die from happiness. Guess you’ll still be seeing me in these pants in the next couple of months!
Paired the two-toned jacket with a two-toned bag! This one from Kate Spade has a boxy shape to it that I really, really love. I guess it’s because I also have a boxy, shapeless body (LOL) that I am drawn to anything that is squarish or rectangular? I prefer boxy jackets and blazers with no waist and boxy dresses that don’t show the shape of my body over sexy silhouettes that emphasize curves. I think having 3 brothers and a mom who had pixie-short hair most of her parent life rubbed off on me and my personal style this way. I think I would even survive living on my brothers’ clothes if I suddenly didn’t have my own! Although I know it would be somewhat cheating on my part because my brothers have absolutely wonderful taste in fashion and they have a lot of items in their closets that can pass of as unisex!
If you’re wondering what’s written on my loose tank top, it’s from Coco Chanel (LOVE HER!). “In order to be irreplaceable, one must always be different.”
So much truth in this statement, I can’t even
And finally, saving the best for last, a close-up photo of this gorgeous Charriol that was sent straight to me from Switzerland, the land of watches (and chocolate)! My wrist can’t handle this perfection. So elegant, and it suits pretty much everything that I wear.