(Sussan top, Romwe shorts, Luxury Mall sneaker wedges, Sunpocket shades from Terminal Store from Ronac Art Center, spiked bracelet from a store in Haji Lane Singapore, Forever 21 necklace) Hype this look on Lookbook here.
I’m so sad I’m on my last look for “My Own Fashion Week” Australia edition! I swear this whole project of mine has brought nothing except good news for me and my once-lost discipline for blogging everyday. I remember there used to be a time when I would go for a week without updating at all! Shame on me, but I can proudly say that it won’t happen again any time soon. I’m in a full-force blogging mood, so expect more entries in the next couple of days. Well, at least the days before I leave for my Hong Kong trip! It’ll be a relaxed vacation of sorts, so I probably won’t be bringing my laptop with me, but I’ll definitely make sure to queue some posts on certain events that I haven’t shared yet. :D
Sundays call for simple and relaxed outfits that I can easily move in. This top from Sussan was such a steal! It has a very nice metallic sheen to it that I really love, because it’s just the right amount of dressy that can be used for both sophisticated and casual looks.
I know I almost never wear sneakers, but this particular pair of sneaker wedges that I’m wearing here is absolute perfection! It’s not too high and not too chunky, so it can still pass off as normal sneakers. Super comfortable that I can see myself wearing this pair when traveling in the future!
Now that was a good week, yeah? I hope everyone enjoyed it as much as I did! Blogging everyday? Never thought I could do it until MOFW happened. I’ll be missing doing Australian brand-integrated personal style entries, but there will still be more MOFW entries to look forward to in November and January. What’s exciting about the next ones is that they’re both right up my alley! Fans of Hong Kong and Japan, get ready! :D
New hair color! I opted for a much darker shade this time, since the bleach (from a long time ago) would just refuse to die even after I’ve dyed it brown so many times already. Hopefully it doesn’t fade to blonde again. How do you like it? NGL, I camwhored a lot today because I’m sooo in love with this new color. The richer and darker brown shade allows me to do my make-up a bit lighter too!
Anyhow, for today’s MOFW, I decided to tap into my wild side and play with different animal prints. To complete and toughen the whole look, I wore my ultimate “it” item of the season, the leatherette skirt, with my new studded wedged boots.
I didn’t completely turn away from my girly style though, as I still kept my favorite pearl accessories.
Watch out for my last MOFW Australia post tomorrow!
Day 5 of My Own Fashion Week features Forever New, or Ever New, as we know it here in Manila. I swear it is high up my charts now when it comes to go-to places for quality fashion, and I couldn’t be happier to know that we don’t need to travel all the way to Australia anymore if we wanted to get our hands on their lovely items.
Recently, I was invited to the opening of the Ever New store in Rockwell. Ask the salesladies in the store about a girl who spent a whole 20 minutes just deliberating on whether or not she was going to buy this parka.
The hesitation came from whether or not it would be wise for me to buy this kind of outerwear, since we don’t really get all four seasons here. When I tried this parka on, I instantly fell in love with the design, as I don’t have anything similar in my wardrobe at the moment.
In the end, after much thought, I gave in. I get cold easily, and airconditioning can get a rather crazy in malls anyway. SOLD! I regret nothing. The 20 minutes of my life spent deliberating about this parka? Worth every second. It was quite pricey but a good investment, if I should say so myself. The gold accents make it look so classy, and I can totally see myself wearing this over and over again in the next few years. I wish it came in black as well!
Watch out for the last two days of My Own Fashion Week Australia this weekend!
Lightning sweater and shiny pleated skirt for My Own Fashion Week Day 4. Both these items are from a store called Globalize, also known as Australia’s hottest youth retailer! They carry Her Majesty, Mink Pink, Nana Judy, Kiss Chacey, Lacoste, Ladakh, Diesel, Elwood, Converse, Ben Sherman, Crooked Teeth, Dark Dreamer, Ebony & Ivory, Eleven Raindrops, Pennies & Dimes and Silent Poetry to name a few.
There is a certain rebellious street fashion quality to all these brands, and I absolutely think it’s genius to put them all together in one big store for everyone to celebrate and take part in! It’s like one big happy hipster party in Globalize. I even want their music playlist!
So I decided to wear neon with my lightning sweater for an electric feel! My statement about neon still stands - they are so bright and eye-catching that they can totally work as your only accessories.
And this skirt! Where do I even start? I almost never wear skirts of this length but it’s metallic and nice and pleated and nothing short of perfect. Paired with the giant lightning on my sweater and the neon accents, I don’t know if there can ever be anything as blinding as this.
Third day into My Own Fashion Week and I decided to wear a peach sweater from Sportsgirl, another one of Australia’s great retail brands. The thing I love most about this sweater, apart from the cute color, is the extra long sleeve design. If I don’t wear this sweater properly, the sleeves can go longer than the whole length of my arm. I don’t think it’s too sloppy since I feel like the length can become handy in the long run. I dislike wearing gloves during winter (I can’t function, and not to mention, text properly!), so I’d rather just cover my whole hands with oversized sweaters and jackets.
Following the whole opposite seasons in Australia thing, I decided to not wear any black today! Good news! I bet you guys are already sick and tired of me always wearing black and white with a single color accent.
This whole look is loosely inspired by Lana del Rey (LOVE HER) and her gorgeous H&M photos with her wearing a fluffy peach sweater. She also graced the cover of Vogue Australia this month of October. It’s all very timely since I’m dedicating a whole week of my blog to Australia.
Watch out for Day 4 of My Own Fashion Week Australia tomorrow!
When I went to Melbourne, I wanted to go crazy at Bardot. Someone bring it to Manila! All their items scream sass and sophistication.
As soon as I laid my eyes on this gradient top, I knew I had to have it! If my mom wasn’t around to stop me, I would’ve also gotten a jacket and a pair of trousers in the same exact fabric.
Just imagine if I wore these three items all together, lol.
I naturally matched the yellow-green of my top with a bag of a similar shade. I know I’m months late with the neon trend, but I only recently acknowledged its knack for being a bold statement. No need for accessories if you’ve got something as bright as this. Kept it simple and fuss-free by wearing all the embellishment on my jacket instead of my neck and wrists.
Hope you enjoyed the second day of my blog’s mini event. Watch out for my next post tomorrow! :)
Welcome to another round of My Own Fashion Week! This time, I’ll be having an Australian edition where I incorporate Australian brands and items from my recent Melbourne trip to my daily personal style entries.
It’s the first day and I’m cheating already, by posting an old look that I already posted on Lookbook! I know I am partly to blame, since I got quite sickly today and I decided to spend the whole afternoon resting in bed instead of going out for work and errands. No chance to dress up there!
But moving on, this top was recently sent to me by an HK-based store that sells different brands from all over the world. I was torn whether or not to include this look in my November Hong Kong MOFW instead, but I figured Aje deserves an entry and a spotlight of its own.
Aje’s collections are totally lust-worthy, and I’m happy to be able to wear and style their The Patchwork Romantic Spring/Summer 2011-2012 Skotolo top in my own way. The oversized, puffy sleeves, with the off shoulder cotton, make for a wonderful, luxurious gypsy look. Think Esmeralda in Disney’s The Hunchback of Notre Dame, minus the sexy, plunging neckline.
And the back of this top! Where do I even start? I never wear anything that’s too revealing, but the unique gold, silver and white sequined cross over straps totally won me over. I take interest in the fact that from the front, my outfit looks incredibly girly and dainty, but from the back, the slight skin exposure makes the whole thing look a little bit more playful and less conservative.
Clearly, I am still not over spring in Melbourne with this floral outfit. While the rest of the world is enjoying the autumn foliage and preparing for winter, I am with the Aussies, celebrating spring and summer!