Just G will forever be my top-of-mind store for casual denim + lace + floral print combos. They have a knack for making the daintiest details super wearable and not at all over-stylized. Nothing they sell is intimidating, and while the brand may have an image that they only cater to teens, I find myself still wearing the brand well into my quarter life like it’s perfectly normal. Classic is called classic for a reason. Raise your hands up in the air if you’re already finished with college, and you’re still buying clothes from Just G!
My last 3 Just G looks have all featured denim jackets, but this one is my most favorite so far. Soft denim is everything - lightweight and incredibly comfortable! Moreover, the motorcycle jacket style is forever chic in my book. I already wore this jacket with a pair of skinny jeans and a plain white tee for a perfect “model off-duty” look.
Just G boutique stores can be found in SM Megamall, Market Market, Sta. Lucia, SM Southmall, Eastwood City, SM North Edsa, SM Manila and SM Cebu. Just G and Gingersnaps share spaces at Shangri-la, Rockwell, Robinsons Metroeast, SM Baguio and SM Pampanga. They also have department store corners at SM Megamall, Robinsons Galleria, Landmark Trinoma, SM Makati, SM Mall of Asia, Robinsons Festival Mall, SM North Edsa, SM Cubao, SM Pampanga, SM Southmall and Robinsons Ermita.
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TWG Tea, the world’s finest tea brand, launches the Red Lantern Tea Mooncake Collection of eight intricately crafted tea-infused snowskin and traditional mooncakes!
My brother and I paid a visit to the TWG Tea in Shang recently to get a box of mooncakes for ourselves and the family.
I’m so happy that TWG Tea finally opened here in Manila. I used to always go to the ones in Ion Orchard and Marina Bay Sands whenever I went to Singapore. Now it has become so much easier to get my afternoon tea and macaron fix.
For the love of cherry blossom-themed anything. These made me miss Japan so much!
One of my favorite macaron flavors from TWG! You can’t go wrong with salted caramel.
My sweet tooth was very much satisfied. <3
Talk about food coma. After ordering a bunch of macarons, my brother and I couldn’t help but try the mooncakes out as well.
The first mooncake that we tried was Moonlight. It had such an interesting texture. I thought the addition of sesame seeds is genius… or maybe I’m just biased because I love sesame (black sesame, sesame oil, sesame seeds, etc.).
Some of the suggested tea pairings for this mooncake included Midsummer Night Tea, Number 12 Tea, Chocolate Tea, London Breakfast Tea, 1837 Black Tea, Vanilla Bourbon Tea, Napoleon Tea (one of my faves - I actually ordered it on ice as you can see in the photo), Earl Grey Gentleman, and Maharajah Darjeeling.
Salted caramel and Napoleon Tea are my TWG Tea weaknesses, so the Aurora mooncake was an absolute winner for me! I swear I could eat this everyday. I personally prefer the texture of snowskin mooncakes since they remind me so much of my favorite desserts, but the shelf life of traditional ones are much longer.
Suggested tea pairings include The Bellini Tea, Blue Lotus Tea, Weekend in Moscow Tea, Silver Moon Tea (in photo above), Creme Caramel (also one of my personal faves which I order on ice), English Breakfast Tea, New York Breakfast Tea, Brother’s Club Tea and Singapore Breakfast Tea.
TWG Tea mooncakes are entirely handmade fresh daily by their master pâtissiers, using only the purest, noble ingredients and accented with the myriad of flavors and aromas of their signature teas.
TWG Tea offers a set of four Traditional Mooncakes that retails at P2,088, while a set of four Snowskin Mooncakes retails at P2,188.
Both are elegantly available in the Red Lantern Mooncake gift box. Each mooncake in an individual Red Lantern Mooncake gift box retails at P468 and P498 for Traditional and Snowskin Mooncakes respectively.
Below are the description of the mooncakes in case you’re interested in buying for the upcoming Mid-Autumn Festival!
TWG Tea Traditional Mooncakes
Red Lantern - Wrapped in a perfectly baked golden brown crust, the delightful surprise of mixed almonds, hazelnuts, macadamia and pecans enveloped in a smooth lotus paste infused with the illuminating combination of jasmine, exotic fruits and sweet spices of Red Lantern Tea.
Emperor - An opulent representation of the Yin and Yang, this elegant golden brown crust embraces the harmonious balance of a luscious red bean paste adorning a delicate and aromatic Matcha Nara heart, whisked from the most prestigious tea estate in Japan.
Constellation - This iconic signature of mid-autumn festival holds within a golden crust a smooth and elegant Singapore Breakfast Tea infused brown lotus filling, a scattering of roasted melon seeds and an embedded salted egg yolk heart. A timeless favourite.
Moonlight - Encased in a lavish, brown crust, this exquisite TWG Tea mooncake is filled with smooth black sesame paste infused with Pu-Erh Prestige and sprinkled with black and white sesame seeds, enveloping an aromatic sesame paste heart.
TWG Tea Snowskin Mooncakes
Aurora - Perfectly sun-kissed yellow snowskin mooncake heralds the arrival of radiant mid-autumn days ahead, filled with salted caramel mousse infused with Napoleon Tea and a refreshing surprise of pear marmalade encased in a white chocolate heart.
Serenity - Adorned in a paradise blue snowskin, this alluring mooncake brings in the calm tides of a tropical oasis, filled with a classic kaya mousse infused with Vanilla Bourbon Tea, delicately graced by coconut crisps sprinkled around a strawberry filled white chocolate heart.
Pure - An ethereal satin white snowskin mooncake encases a smooth milk chocolate mousse infused with fruit and flowery notes of 1837 White Tea, revealing a heart of tangy blackcurrant marmalade and white chocolate.
Illumination - Concealed in a black snowskin, this exquisite mooncake reveals a brilliant composition of a light nutty praline infused with signature 1837 Black Tea and an oriental burst of glowing orange marmalade in a white chocolate heart.
Obligatory teapot selfie.
TWG Tea is only offering the mooncakes this August until September 12th, so do pay them a visit soon! The Mid-Autumn/Mooncake Festival is already on September 8th.
TWG Tea can be found in Greenbelt 5, Resorts World Manila, Rockwell Power Plant Mall, Shangri-La Plaza East Wing, Century City Mall and Central Square, Bonifacio Global City (opening today, August 20)
There’s nothing like a gold watch to complete a whole look. I almost never go out without a watch on my wrist nowadays, and I’m thankful that there are watches out there that can serve as *the* statement piece for my outfits.
Obviously, I’m not a fan of piling on accessories or “excessorizing”, and usually just go out with my basic pair of earrings, and a watch of the same metal as my jewelry. The new SHE-4800G-7A watch has genuine SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS that are able to compensate for the simplicity of any look. Been wearing it everyday since I got it from the Time Depot store in Shang! It also comes in rose gold and silver, if you’re not a fan of gold. Was originally eyeing the rose gold one, until I realized I don’t have a lot of rose gold jewelry to match it with. Still gorgeous though (photo here)!
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Modern fairy look. All I need now are wings!
Le Bunny Bleu currently has their whole S/S 2014 collection on sale. When I went to visit their store in Shang, I didn’t have an excuse not to get these Twiggy flats anymore, especially when I saw the 50% off tag. I’m already psyched for mid-September because I’m honestly more of a F/W kind of girl. Looking forward to a new batch of comfy, stylish, and perfect-for-everyday shoes from one of my favorite shoe brands.
Slightly related story about Le Bunny Bleu shoes - I’ve been watching a K-drama called Master’s Sun recently (thanks to my friends Crissey and Farrah’s recommendation), and noticed a brief cameo of Le Bunny Bleu in one of the episodes, lol. Joo Jоong-won planned Kingdom Mall well!
Le Bunny Bleu Philippines can be found at 5th Floor Shangri-la Plaza (654-2599) and 2nd Floor Glorietta 5 (955-7225).
As a pioneer of the latest beauty trends, the SM Store Beauty Section dedicated a glamorous weekend of free makeovers, nail art, and hair coloring to fans of make-up and all things beauty-related.
It was an honor to be part of the first ever Doll Glam event last July 26 at SM North EDSA The Block! I’ve always been an advocate of the Japanese-inspired dolly look, and it’s great that the SM Beauty Section found a way to bring in new brands that push for this particular make-up aesthetic. It’s about time!
Alodia/Edjie came as a sparkly kitty princess from heaven, while my OOTD ended up as a cutesy version of Catherine Zeta-Jones/Elena from Zorro, lol. Top from titty&Co, skirt from Romwe, wedges from RANDA, and earrings and choker from EMODA. Inspired by Shibuya 109 shop staff and Japanese magazine bloggers, I wanted my outfit to look dolly yet still wearable!
(Hair color swap!)
Meanwhile, backstage, Edjie and I camwhored like we always used to back in college! We often miss each other in Tokyo (i.e. she would arrive on my date of departure, and I would arrive on her date of departure), but thanks to this event, we finally got our schedules to match. Good times!
Sparkly pink nails are a must for dolls! (Mine is the hand with the ring)
We also had the chance to talk to the winners of the VIP contest, which was a very heartwarming experience. I’m always so grateful for my followers, and I can’t thank them enough when I meet them face-to-face. Some of them even brought their own copies of the #TriciaGosingtianStyleBook to be signed too! I haven’t promoted my book in ages, so I’m glad people still carry it around with them, huhu. /cry
Photographer Jio had his camera pimped out with Hello Kitty stickers! Too kawaii not to include in this post.
The event started with models styled in the 4 key Doll Glam looks. Doll Glam can be cute, pretty, hippie and sexy, so there’s sure to be a place for each and every girl! I loved how the stylist combined some of the key looks to match the models’ personalities.
Edjie and I dressed up according to the key looks too! She went as cute/sexy (she is pretty much the perfect manifestation of this combination), while I went as pretty/hippie. I tried my best to look as girly and dolly as possible!
If the ^_^ smiley came to life…
(Thanks to my boyfriend for taking this photo. If someone were to take this kind of photo of me, it would be him.)
We did a short demonstration on how to achieve that Doll Glam look, and it turned me into a puddle of anxiety! I was so nervous because of the time limit! Thankfully, I think I did an okay job!
(Photo by Jionor Verona)
I focused on the eyes by applying a brown shimmer eyeshadow to the eyelids, winging the brown pencil eyeliner out, using a light brown eyebrow mascara on the eyebrows, not forgetting to put mascara on the lower lashes, and finally applying natural-looking falsies to create the illusion of doll eyes.
With my doll of the day - Ruth! You might recognize her beautiful face in all of SM’s department stores.
Love the accidental matchy matchy off-shoulder top x big skirt combo too. We’re definitely made for each other, bb Ruth!
10 lucky winners were chosen during the event to receive special gift packs (which included brands like Dolly Wink, BYS, NYX, Pixy, Heroine Make, Kate, Maybelline Color Show, Cutex, Palty, Beautylabo and Lucido L, among others), as well as a chance to walk down the stage to show their outfits. Everyone looked absolutely adorable! You can tell that most of them are rabid fans of Japanese culture.
Mad props to them for the confidence that they exuded while walking the runway. Sometimes I wish I were a little less like a statue in public events! You’d think that after all these years, I’d get used to it. But I could never, haha.
Some of the brands and products that the 10 lucky girls were able to receive!
Harajuku girls. They definitely did justice to Japanese street style!
Edjie and I with our dollies/models after the demo. This event just proved that it is totally possible to achieve the Doll Glam look in a short span of time if you have the right products. Thanks to SM Store Beauty Section for helping us out!
Much thanks to the recent birthday girl Nicole Andersson for doing such a great job at hosting too, as usual.
Whee! Full house!
(Photo by Jionor Verona)
With some of the winners of the VIP contest on Twitter. Wish we had more time to chat and take pictures!
(Photo by Kawaii Philippines)
Thanks to SM Beauty Section for the flowers! I got the one with the blue gingham wrap while Edjie got the pink one! I wonder if this was just random or if the organizers knew that blue is my favorite color.
(Photo by Kawaii Philippines)
Photo time! Some people traveled hours just to attend the event, so I stayed behind after the program to thank people, sign books, and take lots of selfies!
Here are only some of the pictures from that day! Don’t forget to tag me on Instagram and use the hashtag #SMBeautyDollGlam if you’ve yet to post your photos from the event!
Finishing this post off with my Doll Glam selfie taken before the event and before all the sweat!
Thanks to Events 100 and SM Store Beauty Section for this opportunity! Hoping for more Japanese beauty/fashion-related events in Manila!