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!
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! (Or my future daughter’s)
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!