Finally posting about the short but sweet book signing event that happened a few weeks ago at Assumption College.
Copies of the #TriciaGosingtianStyleBook were sold for a few hours that day! Hope you got your copies!
Canmake obsession. I’m still gushing over the liquid foundation until now. Best everyday foundation!
Thanks to Time Depot for yet another cool Baby-G display! Seeing SNSD during my book signing events make me so happy, you have no idea.
They also usually show SNSD x Baby-G commercials on the screen before the actual book signing starts. *sparkly eyes*
Wore a dress from 2-3 years ago! Got this from Jaspal in Kuala Lumpur.
In usual #TriciaGosingtianStyleBook fashion, I took photos of some people who had their books signed. Everyone was so hyper and friendly at AC! Awesome crowd!
Thanks Assumption College for having me! Which school should I go to next?
See you all on Saturday for my next book signing event! March 8, 2 to 6 PM at National Bookstore, SM Mall of Asia! Excited!
Last week, Shock The World finally arrived in Manila! To those who don’t know about this event, Shock The World is a tour that celebrates and showcases the ever iconic G-SHOCK watch. So far, it’s been to over 50 cities including Paris, London, New York and Hong Kong. Now it was our turn!
I know G-SHOCK is mostly worn by men, but I remember owning a basic one when I was in grade school. I can’t remember if it was a hand-me-down from my brothers or if I asked my parents to get me one for my birthday. I’ve also been wearing Baby-Gs for as long as I can remember. All the feels!
I went to the press conference and there was an exhibit outside the venue for people to appreciate the newest and most exciting models of the brand.
First things first. The watch of the night!
This is the limited edition Shock the World Manila watch by G-SHOCK! Spot the 3 stars and the sun from our Philippine flag.
Watch out for it soon on Time Depot.
My favorite watch from the exhibit. Reminds me of some old school mecha anime from my childhood. The olive green color is quite classy too! It’s amazing how they’ve managed to combine fashion with the signature G-SHOCK technology to create something that can be worn by both adventure-loving people and style appreciators.
This model has a compass in it!
They made a Philippine flag-inspired mascot for the event! How adorable!
The set-up at VYNE. Bands like Up Dharma Down and Urbandub played during the after party.
The founder of G-SHOCK himself, Kikuo Ibe-san. He introduced himself in Filipino and even wore a barong to the event!
It was even more admirable when he expressed his deepest concern towards the victims of Yolanda.
He then went on about the beginnings of G-SHOCK and how he never gave up during the process of creating the signature shock-proof G-SHOCK technology. It was a long process that included many tests and disappointments.
It all started when he dropped a watch that was given to him by his father. It drove him to invent something that can never, ever be broken! Of course, we all know that he eventually managed to achieve this. What we don’t know is that it took him a lot of time (pun unintended) and hard work! Such an inspiring story. Most of the time (sorry I’m not sorry) we take things for granted not knowing the great stories behind their invention.
After the speech, they showed some G-SHOCK and Baby-G advertisements to highlight Casio’s stylish collections. I always thought it was a wise decision for Casio to get SNSD to model their watches. Perfect fit.
Mr.Mr. is so my jam right now! Can’t wait to watch the live performances on music shows!
Fun event! Thanks to Casio Philippines marketing officer Charlene Hung, Casio Overseas Sales Manager Tetsushi Ichimori-san and G-SHOCK founding father Kikuo Ibe-san for making this night possible.
I can’t remember the last time I had zero CANMAKE in my make-up kit. For years, I’ve been hoarding CANMAKE in other countries, and now I’m so happy that they’ve finally arrived in Manila.
They had a press event last February 13th at Makati Shangri-la, and a store launch/party at their new space in Somera Boutique, Glorietta 2.
Darenogare Akemi is CANMAKE’s current model! I adored CANMAKE’s old Fuji Lena advertisements, but I think the new model fits the whole “kawaii” look too.
I thought she was just a generic model until I saw her in VS Arashi!
New CANMAKE lashes! Light, feathery lashes are the current trend in Japan, compared to the bold ones that were in fashion 5 years ago.
So many changes happening with gyaru make-up now! I know it’s quite controversial, especially for those who’ve been living the lifestyle for a decade now, but I personally think it’s exciting that the gyaru aesthetic is evolving. Who knows what it’s going to look like in the next 5-10 years?
Of course, the Candy magazine girls were present at the event. Erin, Stephie, Macy, Marla and I shared a table together.
Stephie’s cute phone accessory! Now that I switched to a 5s where the earphone jack was moved to the bottom, I can’t use mine anymore. ;_;
The event started with a quick guide to a Japanese girl’s kawaii-style make-up. This has been my peg ever since! It’s nice to see them push this style compared to the more popular Western-style bold brows + bold lips style.
CANMAKE Chief Make-up Artist Bea Almeda also did a live demonstration of the current S/S14 make-up trends in Japan. One of the points she emphasized was namida bukuro or “tear bag”. Not to be confused with eye bags.
If you follow Korean-style make-up, it’s very similar to the aegyo-sal.
Eri-san, Sachie-san, Bea and Kaori-san! They all wore matchy clothes!
I was able to practice my noob!Nihongo when I met Kaori-san, assistant manager for CANMAKE overseas sales. YAY! Mata aimashou!
I also made an effort to dress in CANMAKE-style and to use all CANMAKE products for the launch.
That morning, I freaked myself out a bit when I realized that my CANMAKE collection is massive enough for me to use on its own without any help of other brands. Even my eyelid primer is CANMAKE!
After the make-up demonstration, we had time to test their new products, and this included trying out the new skincare line!
I’m so excited for this because they have a variant for normal-dry skin (huhu why are there so many products for oily skin in the market), and because it smells so good (in Stephie’s words, “amoy pang-mayaman!”, lol)
With the beautiful beauty bloggers.
Tracy and Chai.
Was welcomed by this wonderful roll platter when we transferred to Glorietta for the store launch. Thanks to Takashi-san from Hanaichi Restaurant! He never fails to make awesome food!
How can you resist this window display? Totemo kawaii desu yo!
The foundation that I’m currently is on that bowl on the lower left. One of the best ones I’ve ever tried.
Filipinos can now enjoy their best-selling cream cheek blush! Crissey has almost all colors as it is truly a great product.
All of CANMAKE’s products are very affordable so collecting different colors will not cause a massive hole in your wallet. These cream blushes are only P385 and the powder blushes are only P390. Most of their products cost less than P500/600.
The prices are also not significantly higher than the prices in Japan, so you can’t use “it’s cheaper in other countries” as an excuse not to buy all the cuteness!
My favorite Creamy Touch Rouge. I featured Sweet Cherry in my #TriciaGosingtianStyleBook because it is such a glorious red. I’ve also sported Marshmallow Pink and Misty Orange in a lot of my Instagram selfies.
Speaking of my book, you can now find a digital copy on the new Buqo app on iOS for only $3.99. And I’ll see you guys at my next book signing on March 8th, 2-6PM at SM MoA, yes?
CANMAKE shop staff = the friendliest and prettiest!
Thank you Sachie for bringing Japan’s #1 kawaii make-up brand to the Philippines! I’m so excited because Japanese products are slowly penetrating the beauty scene and I hope the fashion comes next too!
Visit CANMAKE Philippines on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram for news and updates! They are available at the Somera Boutique Glorietta 2, BIG in JAPAN 3/F Rockwell, Digital Traincase Ortigas, and online via BDJ BOX and GlamourboxPH.
Every time I pass by a Gingersnaps store, I squeal like a little girl and secretly hope that I can go back in time just so I can wear their clothes.
I’ve been a huge fan of the brand ever since I was in high school. Thanks to an intense desire to get one of their items, I discovered I could still fit in their biggest sizes after mustering up the courage to ask if I could use the kids’ dressing room. Shortly after, I found out about Just G which is owned by the same company.
Back in college, Crissey and I would often drop by the Gingersnaps at Shangri-la to ogle at their adorable skirts. We perfectly knew that they were made for kids, but we couldn’t help but get some for ourselves (example 1 and 2).
When we have children of my own, we will surely dress them up in Gingernaps and Just G. Until now we still check Gingersnaps for anything that might fit us, lol.
It’s not surprising how this proudly Filipino brand has managed to make itself global, with stores in Singapore, Thailand, Indonesia, Malaysia, Saudi Arabia and the UAE. Everything is just so classy and cute!
Below are some photos from the anniversary fashion show that was held last February 1st at SM Aura.
With the Candy girls! Mimi, Sam, Stephie and Macy.
With marketing manager Sherry Yu and creative director Sabrina Uy. My life pegs / role models <3
Daphne Osena-Paez hosted the fashion show.
President Jerry Yu shared the story behind the brand and how it evolved through the years.
DANDA was born a natural model, thanks to her gorgeous parents Fatima Rabago and Hideo Muraoka. She was the model for Gingersnaps’ last campaign, and I first found out about her when her mom did my make-up for a magazine shoot (weird experience because in that moment, the make-up artist looked 10000000x better than the model a.k.a. me).
I need this dress in my life!
Classic Gingersnaps/Just G = printed button down + fluffy tutu skirt.
Sporty chic for summer.
SO FLUFFY I’M GONNA DIE
I have this jacket!
I have this skirt!
Favorite outfit from the boys’ collection.
My favorite outfit from the entire show. Time for a tea party!
Someone make this in my size please!
Congratulations to Gingersnaps for 20 years in the industry! Thanks to Jerry, Sabrina, and Sherry for creating such a timeless brand. Much love!
Last week, my friend Alexis a.k.a. Ink Scribbler invited me to her 3-hour basic calligraphy workshop! I expressed my interest in learning calligraphy from her in the past but couldn’t go the the last session that she did because WORK. And I couldn’t really get out of it as much as I wanted to.
This year, I promised myself to make time to learn new skills, especially if I had the opportunity. The top two on my priorities list are cooking and driving because I’ve postponed lessons for almost 4 years now, but… other things like calligraphy appeal to me more. Please congratulate me when the time comes when I start mentioning my cooking and driving progress. Please.
Anyhow, Alexis was my batchmate in Ateneo, but I got to know her better when she worked for Lancôme. She was pretty much the person responsible for introducing me to the brand, so I have to thank her for that! I also bumped into her at some L’Oréal brand events where I witnessed the beginnings of Ink Scribbler. I still have a press giveaway notebook with my name written in perfect calligraphy by Alexis herself. Been a fan of hers since then!
She quit her job to pursue her craft full-time - a very inspiring passion story that most people our age can get a lot from. Now she is free to conduct workshops and bless us mere mortals with the hopes of one day achieving her god-like calligraphy skills!
The workshop I attended was held at Kitchen’s Best at Bonifacio Global City. Cute place!
Cover of our folder with worksheets inside.
Handwritten menu by Alexis! Snacks were provided but I didn’t bother because I was too engrossed with practicing calligraphy. I didn’t leave my seat for the whole duration of the workshop.
First things first. She taught us how to manually place a flexible nib into a nib holder. I’ve never tried writing with a flexible nib or anything similar before so I was amazed at what it can do. Suddenly, creating thin and thick lines became much easier! No need to fill the thick parts in with a pen like we all used to do back in grade school and high school.
Not posting all the worksheets here so as not to spoil those who are interested in attending her workshop, but here’s a little preview of one of the last pages before the practice sheets. This is Alexis’ guide to writing script letters. I guess you can say this is her own font, but we were also very much free to create our own after we were done with the worksheets.
Upward strokes should be thin while downward strokes should be thick. It took a bit of getting used to but after completing the worksheets, it somehow becomes second nature already. All the frustrating pencil and nib drills at the start paid off.
Suddenly, I want to write everything in calligraphy! Someone give me a brush pen for my book signing in February!
Not posting any of my work because it’s a mess compared to Alexis’, lol. Here’s one that she did in like… 10 seconds. Check out that beautiful blue gradient too!
3 hours well spent! Because of this workshop, I’m now on a constant lookout for brush pens, flexible nibs, and time to practice so I can attempt to be the next Garance Doré. Or not.
Last Monday, Lacoste celebrate its 80th anniversary in Manila with a unique brand experience roadshow slash art-fashion-photography exhibit. I rarely attend parties, but count me in if there’s going to be art and eye candy!
The roadshow was only on display last January 10-14, but it’s already going to be the last day tomorrow (the 16th) at the Shangri-la Plaza’s East Wing Atrium. I’m crossing my fingers that these photos will inspire you to check it out before it’s totally gone.
The concept includes three cubes/areas filled with both moving and still images and objects, from the brand archives dating back to the invention of the polo shirt and founding of the brand in 1933 by tennis champion René Lacoste.
Here is what it looked like from above.
Visions and Expressions’ Ginggay dela Merced and Stores Specialists Inc.’s Malu Francisco rocking their own Lacoste polo shirts! I particularly love how they chose bold, bright colors that match their personalities!
I also wore gray but Martha pulled off a much sexier concept!
Hosts Bianca Valerio, Tessa Prieto Valdes and David Celdran each introduced the three cubes as if they were touring us around an art gallery!
The hosts got first dibs on the new Peter Saville x Lacoste collection which was also launched on the same night inside the store… which is supposed to be the first Agora concept store in Manila.
With fellow personal style blogger Robbie Becroft who put a more rugged, outdoorsy feel to his classic polo.
As usual, I went the super simple, comfortable and minimalist route.
In the first cube was a carefully curated collection of Lacoste and Lacoste Live polos over the years.
Clever crocodile placement.
The second cube is my favorite cube. The Crocodile Room features the various shapes and sizes, colors and contexts that the iconic crocodile logo has adopted and adapted to through the years.
Crocodilus phantasia, y so kawaii
Obsessed with this gold crocodile.
Yummy muted colors.
Along the walls is a timeline highlighting the important dates and milestones in the brand history.
The third cube features images from the brand archives. This includes René Lacoste and photos from his time, past Lacoste campaigns…
…and these interesting sketches put beside images of runway models wearing Lacoste.
Would wear this dress in a heartbeat!
Anyhow, I’m not going to post everything here to avoid giving too much of the roadshow away, so please check it out on its last day tomorrow, especially if you’re in the area!
(Lacoste top, Lacoste Live bag, Choies skirt and heels) Hype this look on Lookbook here.
In the Philippines, Lacoste is exclusively distributed by Stores Specialists, Inc. (SSI) and is located at Shangri-la Plaza East Wing, Greenbelt 3, Rustan’s Makati, Rustan’s Tower Shangri-la Plaza, The Power Plant Mall, Megamall, The Podium, Mall of Asia, Gateway Mall, Trinoma, Eastwood Mall, Newport Mall, Robinsons Galleria, Robinson’s Magnolia, Robinson’s Place Manila, Alabang Town Center - Corte de las Palmas, Ayala Center Cebu, SM Davao, Abreeza Davao, and Veranza KCC Mall. Lacoste Accessories is also exclusively distributed by SSI and is located at Glorietta 4 and Gateway Mall.