Get ready for the SM Store Beauty Section’s Doll Glam Challenge! The SM Store Beauty Section is my go-to place whenever I need products to help me achieve that perfect “doll glam” look.
On July 25 to 27, 2014, they will give a Doll Glam Makeover from select makeup, hair and nail brands!
On July 26, Saturday, 4:00PM, there will be a Doll Glam Challenge where more surprises await you! Two (2) lucky girls will be chosen to receive a live makeover from me and Alodia. You have to dress up as well! Come in your best Doll Glam outfit (you can use the lookbook above as reference) as we will choose 10 girls who will win a special Doll Glam gift pack from the SM Store Beauty Section and the participating brands: Dolly Wink, BYS, NYX, Pixy, Heroine Make, Kate, Maybelline Color Show, Cutex, Palty, Beautylabo and Lucido-L. You can also get the chance to be in our VIP area to witness the Doll Glam Challenge!
But wait, there’s definitely more in store for you! One lucky follower will also be given the chance to be in our VIP area. All you have to do is copy the URL of this blog entry (http://tmblr.co/ZRg5Xy1MAiAND) and follow the mechanics below:
Tweet me the URL at @tgosingtian with our official event hashtag: #smbeautydollglam. Remember to make your Twitter accounts public so I will get the notifications when you post your tweets. SM Beauty will choose the winner and I will post the announcement on Twitter on July 25, Friday, 12nn. Easy right? Post away!
This weekend is definitely the perfect time to get your Doll Glam on! Hope to see you at SM North Edsa on Saturday!
In the meantime, here are some outfit inspirations featuring some of my old Lookbook photos!
CUTE OOTD key point: lace and floral prints
HIPPIE OOTD key point: flower crowns, tribal prints, and summer sunnies
PRETTY OOTD key point: classic cuts and dainty skirts
SEXY OOTD key point: off shoulder, crop tops, short shorts
Last May 15, 2014, seasoned and aspiring models got the chance to show that they had what it took to be a part of TRESemme’s 2014 Runway Show.
I swear by TRESemme Keratin Smooth Shampoo and Conditioner! Who wouldn’t try out the one and only brand used and trusted by professionals?
Unfortunately, I was in the US during the actual/main show, but I’m glad I was still able to attend the biggest casting call in the country as their official event correspondent.
I’m no professional host, but I tried my best to get the inside scoop on what it was like to get tressed-up with the latest hair trends to hit the runway. Here at TRESemme’s pop-up salon, I asked Victor Ortega different questions, including what TRESemme hair products we should use to achieve that salon-smooth effect!
With Lourd Ramos outside the TRESemme Style Bus! Inside was a pimped out functioning salon! Who would’ve guessed?
Me, Lourd Ramos and Jing Monis with TRESemme Brand Manager Ann Esteves.
My bb Samantha Gomez!
The show was hosted by Raymond Gutierrez and Kelly Misa. Really loved Kelly’s outfit! I finally got to meet her in person and I was so starstruck! I pretty much grew up seeing her in all my local teen magazines!
The judges - TRESetter, stylist and author Liz Uy, sought-after fashion show director Robby Carmona, and supermodel, PR maven (and one of my ultimate life pegs) Apples Aberin. They were on the lookout for those with looks that can adjust to various fashion styles, as well as those who can emulate high street glam and couture styles for the main fashion show.
Over 700 hopefuls tried out for this event, but only 200 were chosen! Here were some of my personal faves. Not sure if they were all able to make it to the final show, but I seriously caught a bad case of hair envy when I saw these models walk the runway!
With all the TRESemme ambassadors on stage. L-R: Raymond Gutierrez, Kelly Misa, Liz Uy, Lourd Ramos, Victor Ortega, me, Jing Monis
Overall, it was a fun event that only made me want to stop cutting my hair shorter! One day, I’ll really get my super long hair back! In the meantime, I’ll take care of what I already have with my favorite TRESemme hair products.
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!
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.
By the entrance was an exhibit of Samsonite RED’s current collection. These ones are for the boys.
Something I can imagine my dad, brothers or boyfriend can use when they’re traveling.
These SR Park Summer bags are perfect for all the girls out there who prefer toting pastel colors!
Peachy keen! Just the right pop of color to spice up a simple outfit.
WeeWillDoodle was there to entertain the crowd by creating an animated mural featuring the newest collection of Samsonite RED.
With fellow bloggers Laureen, David, Patricia, and model Hideo (who now has a blog of his own!) just before the event started.
Missed these girls!
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. :(
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.
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.
The energetic vibe of the Liebe line celebrates dynamic individuals seeking a carry-all. Colors come in orange, navy, grey, and emerald green.
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.
We all had to walk the runway too, so here’s a photo of my #foreverawkward self when it was my turn! Thanks Ryan!
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.
A few Saturdays ago, I was invited a private styling party at the newly-opened Marc by Marc Jacobs store at Shangri-la East Wing Mall.
Regular customers were free to take pleasure in exclusive shopping privileges, as well as enjoy some cocktail food, champagne, and macarons that matched the colors of Marc by Marc Jacobs’ Spring 2014 Collection.
I can’t be any happier about the fact that they opened in Shang, because I frequent this mall the most out of all the malls in the Metro. No need to go all the way to Makati now!
Before the event, I took photos of some items that caught my attention.
These bags are perfection.
Cute yet classy arm candy.
Cat-print cosmetic pouch.
Chic sunglasses for summer.
Cool colors to beat the heat.
Warm colors and bold prints.
Marc by Marc Jacobs’ must-have shoes this season. The point is to style everything with sneakers!
Not your ordinary flat shoes. These punk mouse ballet flats are adorable!
Flawless bag in my favorite color. Thinking if I should go back to the store and get it!
I had about 4 of these in a span of 10 minutes.
Small bags for those who only like to bring essentials, and big ones for those who like to put their whole lives inside their bags!
Muted gray or vivid red?
The part of the store that everybody loves. I got myself an iPhone case in the latest Marc by Marc Jacobs radio waves print!
Marc by Marc Jacobs watches.
Stylist Alyanna Martinez dressed us up in the latest Marc by Marc Jacobs items, and interestingly chose them based on her impression of our individual styles.
Lissa got a sportswear-inspired outfit, Camille got a matching print-on-print top and skirt, while I got a classic shift dress!
We also got a private mini fashion show styled and introduced by Alyanna herself!
Here’s a better photo of the dress that I wore. These “pinwheel flowers” are Marc by Marc Jacobs’ key prints for Spring 2014.
Flame applique top with rolled-up polkadot print jeans.
Radio waves print! I couldn’t get enough of this! Hypnotizing.
The latest collection fuses the comfort of sportswear and the tailored sharpness of workwear. This explains the use of sneakers!
You can easily transform the look from day to night by pairing them with sky high heels.
Looks so comfy!
Visit Marc by Marc Jacobs Philippines at Greenbelt 5 and the new store at Shangri-la East Wing.
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!
Thanks as well to CANMAKE for always giving my book signing events your kawaii blessing!
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!
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.
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!)
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
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!