Wearing the colors of the Philippines in time for BAYO’s summer campaign! Also, I FINALLY CUT MAH HAIR!
Could this campaign be any timelier? Summer is not only the perfect time to go on a color fashion frenzy, but also the most ideal opportunity to showcase all of our country’s wonderful sights, including beaches and resorts than can rival as the best in the world.
Speaking of the best beaches, Boracay is everyone’s favorite summer destination, it seems! I can’t count anymore how many of my friends on Facebook have already booked tickets for Boracay for Holy Week! I also remember that after I graduated from Ateneo, most of my batchmates went to Boracay for some giant after-graduation party to celebrate our freedom (haha).
I’m pretty sure most of you would also love to go to Boracay this summer, and fortunately, BAYO’s giving out a free trip to Boracay for you and your BFF this summer! Just send them a photo of yourself wearing your best summer outfit that highlights BAYO’s summer colors: red, blue, yellow and white. Be sure to feature at least one (1) Bayo item in one (1), if not all, of Bayo’s summer colors (red, blue, white and yellow) to qualify. Submission of entries is until April 5, 2013 only, but I’m sure 3 weeks is more than enough time for you and your friends to cook something up!
I hope this can serve as styling inspiration for those who are interested to join the contest! This is rather plain so I doubt I’d win if I entered this contest with this, LOL!
You can choose to exercise your creativity by manually adding colors via Photoshop if you can’t or don’t want to wear the 4 colors in one outfit. A white, red and yellow outfit against a blue background, and a blue, white and red outfit with yellow graphic text could also work! Try working with props and accessories as well, and you just might win a trip for two to Boracay!
This summer, get ready as Bayo takes you to the blue seas under the scorching heat of the yellow sun! Flaunt your red hot body in a fashionable way with Bayo’s summer collection featuring a splash of bright and vibrant colors and a bunch of floral prints. Here are some of Jasmine’s photos shot at Pico de Loro to serve as additional inspiration!
I can’t even start talking about this top. I have to have it in all colors possible! For girls with small shoulders like me, this is seriously the best style to show them off. The high neckline and the cuffed sleeves make it all the more perfect. Striking a balance between sweet and sexy is difficult, and this top pulls it off so well by providing peekaboo cutouts in the right places.
Somehow, before I knew it, I found myself going back to this sweet style again. I blame it on the major life changes that has been happening recently. Let’s just say that it involves a lot of ties being cut off, both in physical and emotional aspects. Because I can’t go on sulking forever, I’ve just learned to accept these things that I can’t change and have no control over. Praying about them every night keeps me sane.
Anyhow, speaking of going back to sweet style, I’m quite proud that this has zero black or white in it. Huzzah! I missed this so much. Apartment 8’s Blair is back with a new look, and no, it’s not about this wig that people think is my real hair, or my newly revamped pre-summer layout. XOXO
Simple black and yellow outfit from no other than Bayo. I’m sure you can find similar stuff in your own closets, but that’s exactly the magic in this brand. There is beauty in simplicity, and Bayo definitely offers all things simple yet beautiful.
Often times in the past, I would feel conflicted about wearing clothes that looked normal versus ones that were able to steal attention from surrounding passersby. Somehow, back then, it was easy to fall into the trap of losing yourself in a world you thought was full of glitz and glamour. Some years ago, one of the worst things anyone could tell me was that I looked too basic and that my clothes were just as basic as the quality of my craft.
It took me more years of life experiences to realize that going back to the basics has always been my strong point, and that my very first encounter with the world I chose to be in will always come more natural to me than the second or third. I chalk this up to those awkward, immensely uncomfortable, too-overdressed, who-am-I-anyway moments when I simply tried too hard to fit in. Well, all I have to say to that I like wearing stuff that normal people wear. If I can’t be couture, then there shouldn’t be any problem.
I have interests beyond what most of you can see from what I share here. And those interests may or may not be about me. But at the end of the day, I always make a conscious effort to remind myself that the world is so much bigger than me and that I need to get over myself and what others think. Such a cathartic feeling afterwards.
I may not be attending glamorous formal balls or partying the night away, rubbing elbows with the hottest people in town, but that doesn’t make me less of a fangirl of life. :D
Last October 11 at Power Plant Mall, Rags2Riches (RIIR) and Aranaz showcased their second collaboration entitled “Nudos”, or “knots” in Spanish. Thanks to Amina Aranaz of ARANAZ and Reese Fernandez of RIIR, I was lucky enough to be one of the blogger muses for this collection, along with Camille, Patricia, Kryz, Danika and Alyssa! We were each given our own Nudos pieces to integrate into our outfits so we can also serve as walking models during the event. I got to keep my pretty black and orange clutch too, so you might see it on my Lookbook one of these days. :)
What’s remarkable about this collection is that all these eco-ethical products are handcrafted using organic scrap cloth for a specific cause. RIIR made it possible to give impoverished women in Payatas income opportunities and financial security by creating a social enterprise discouraging the exploitation of these women’s talents. Reese and I were actually part of the same batch of Go Negosyo Inspiring Young Entrepreneurs last 2010, and I feel so small every time I hear about all her achievements and advocacies. Makes me wonder if I can do something as meaningful and as “Truly Filipino” as RIIR one day. She is inspiring all right, and very fashionable in her own right as well. /fangirl
Here are some of the pictures that I took during the event!