Tory Burch’s story is one of my favorite success stories of all time, so I couldn’t pass the opportunity to drop by the Tory Burch Beauty Collection launch at Rustan’s Makati a few weeks ago.
Fashion and beauty go hand in hand, and I can definitely see Tory Burch evolving into a full-blown lifestyle brand after launching this make-up collection. Now, your clothes, shoes, bags and make-up can all match!
The Tory Burch lipstick collection includes 12 shades for different occasions! They’re designed to suit different skin tones.
Their signature color, “Pas du Tout” was so successful that they decided to create other shades! We’re so lucky!
The darker colors may look intimidating, but the lipsticks actually apply sheer. So ideal for everyday use!
When do I even start with the luxuriousness of the whole collection? Each lipstick is also subtly scented with cassis, grapefruit and mandarin, and the logo on top is so pretty, you wouldn’t want to ruin it! The orange casing is a work of art - you’ll definitely want to keep it even after you’ve finished the whole tube.
Other notable items from the beauty collection are their lip/cheek stain and blush/bronzer combo.
Took photos of the current Tory Burch collection while I was at it.
Really eyeing the gold one in the middle! Come to mama!
Look familiar? It’s because I have the black one! Perfect everyday shoe. Seems like the slip-on trend isn’t going away any time soon.
Need these jelly flats in my life! Not sure if I should get the Reva ballet flats or these ones instead. I can’t resist anything with ribbons.
Or should I get these matchy-matchy shoes and bags instead?
Bumped into Patricia as well! Thank you Tory Burch Beauty for inviting us to this event. Had so much fun!
Tory Burch Lip Color Collection is available at Rustan’s Makati, Rustan’s Shangrila and Tory Burch Greenbelt Boutique. The lipsticks are priced at PHP 1,650 each.
Last August 15, Kenneth Cole New York celebrated their newly remodeled store in Power Plant Mall. Guests and customers enjoyed free Starbucks and TWG cocktail food and macarons, on top of the generous 15% off discount on all regular items.
Before a long line formed for free coffee. Anything for Starbucks!
With fellow Ponds and Tresemme ambassador Kelly Misa! She lined up early so she was able to leisurely enjoy her coffee while shopping.
Coffee and shopping? Best combination ever. I love whoever came up with this idea! I can do without cocktails and champagne, as long as I have my hearty cup of coffee to fuel my materialistic urges.
Kenneth Cole’s Look Good, For Good is not just your ordinary hipster-looking photogenic sign on the store’s window display.
The Kenneth Cole foundation supports a number of organizations that provide education, shelter, aid, and other nurturing efforts to build talent (among other things) with Collective Health, Civil Liberties, and Artistic Activism as their main pillars. They have 30 years of philanthropy history behind them, and this is only one of the many reasons why it will always feel good to look good wearing Kenneth Cole New York.
Another reason, of course, is the high-quality but affordable products that they always offer. All the classic silhouettes and styles that can never, ever go out of style = I covet.
Kenneth Cole has great men’s shoes! Wish these were available in women’s sizes too!
The current selection highlights these strappy sandals for all the normcore/anti-fashion girls out there. Who needs heels when you’ve got fashionable flats?
Would’ve gotten the black pointy pumps if only my feet weren’t too small for the smallest size, huhu. #smallfeetproblems
This style incorporates the 925 (a play on “nine to five”) technology that Kenneth Cole is known for. Every woman can wear these 925 shoes to work, at work, and after work. No need for an extra pair of walking shoes!
Our shopping spoils! You can never have enough black and pointy shoes!
Thought of getting this bag too! The color is beautiful, and I’m such a sucker for boxy-looking bags that look like they have enough room to stuff your whole life inside.
Thank you Kenneth Cole New York for inviting me to your re-opening event! They improved their store’s appearance, and now it’s everybody’s wardrobe’s turn!
So many things to do, so little time. I’ve been so busy lately that I can’t be bothered to go to any kind of salon as often as I used to. I’m itching to change my hair color again, but haven’t had time to visit the nearest Status Salon yet!
Anyhow, thank heavens for Japanese gel nail salons because my nails can last me a whole month without any chipping or damage. They are definitely more low maintenance than regular polish, albeit a lot more pricey. You get what you pay for though.
I still go to Kiyosa for my nails, but I heard there are other nailists popping up in the metro recently! 2014 has definitely been a good year for Japanese beauty/lifestyle in the Philippines. Good times.
Kiyosa’s selection of colors and styles! Thinking of choosing something other than pink or nude next month. “BER” season is right around the corner, so I’ll probably do Christmas shades soon.
I’m super predictable when it comes to nail polish colors! I rarely go for bright, striking, or neon shades, and this also reflects on my personal style as well. I have yet to go out of my comfort zone when it comes to anything loud and conspicuous.
Rieko-san working on my short nails! While you can maximize designs with longer nails, keeping my nails short and square is a personal preference. :D
Otona-poi S/S nails with daisies on my index fingers and little fingers. On the middle of each flower is a little gold charm! I also asked them to place a subtle pearl accent on my middle fingers.
My nails on the upper left, and the Kiyosa staff’s nails. Everything here is drawn manually (no stickers or stamps used here!), so you can just imagine how steady their hands are!
3 weeks ago was such an ideal time to visit and take photos because most of them have just changed their nails. No nail growth yet!
I’ve been constantly promoting EMODA through my blog and outfit posts, but I can’t believe that I haven’t done a proper store post yet!
During my quick trip to Tokyo last May, EMODA gave me permission to take pictures of their Shibuya 109 store! This is a huge deal because Japanese clothing brands (and famous shopping malls like 109) almost never allow anyone to take pictures of their stores. So I must thank EMODA a million times for trusting me enough to share these pictures to the public.
Anyhow, the EMODA store in Shibuya 109 is somewhat like their Tokyo flagship store. They recently moved to a different floor because their old location was too small for EMODA’s popularity. More customers can fit in their new location now! Yay!
Store window display features EMODA’s current S/S 2014 collection “PIN UP LADY”. The pink background is so fresh! EMODA really went all out with pastels this season.
Summer items in EMODA’s PIN UP LADY concept colors.
EMODA x Marilyn Monroe limited collection! I don’t know of these are still available until now, but I do know that they released new EMODA x Playboy Bunny items a few days ago, and EMODA x Champion last March.
I got the cherry print knit crop top in white, and I love it so much because the material is perfect for Manila weather! It’s thin enough to wear with my favorite rainy season jackets.
Mermaid game is still going strong in Japan this season, and I must say that EMODA’s take on it is so sophisticated and wearable!
Can never get enough of EMODA accessories. I’m so surprised they released giant heart-shaped earrings! EMODA’s way of doing cute is still classy.
I haven’t had the chance to smell the EMODA perfume yet, but I trust Ena’s taste! I’m sure this smells amazing!
Pastels for spring/summer. I got the cardigan in blue and the semi-transparent bag in white.
Pink, blue and yellow to match with EMODA’s key neutrals. EMODA made me love the combination of pastels and B&W. Never thought they could work so well until now.
Pin up lady jackets! Crissey and I have the black and white gingham one! Here you can see how it looks like when it’s reversed. The blue and pink versions are also reversible so it’s like buying two jackets in one!
Lots of Japanese girls wear socks with their heels, so cute socks are a must! Love these Pin Up Lady socks (I was able to wear them for a shoot!) because they’re partly sheer! You can’t really find a similar design anywhere else.
Jeans area! They’re selling all high-waisted jeans now because it’s such a huge trend in Japan. They also have it in different prints and patterns.
EMODA eyewear in creamy, milky colors. The pink ones - I covet!
You can’t skip nautical looks if you’re talking about summer fashion.
EMODA’s pretty shop staff are always wearing the current collection so it’s easier to visualize how the items look like even if there are no mannequins. In a way, Japanese shop staff serve as live mannequins! I’ve seen customers request for the shop staff’s whole outfits numerous times.
They also have the whole brand’s look down pat, from the hair down to the make-up. EMODA COSMETICS just released a new orange lipstick look last May, and the shop staff at 109 were already wearing it!
’90s feel! I never thought I’d wear chokers until EMODA made them look this good.
Mirrors all over the store! The shop staff behind me is also wearing the outfit in the photo before this one.
White shoes seem to be a no-brainer in Japan right now. All the girls seem to be wearing them! I’ve always been partial to black footwear, but EMODA’s influence is too strong! I want more white shoes!
Lovey Dovey~ lovey dovey dovey!
EMODA’s got casual statement tees too. I swear they have everything for every girl and every style!
“adidas presents SHIBUYA GIRL’S ELEVEN CUP@109″ was a way for Shibuya 109 to support the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil. Over 70 Shibuya 109 shop staff were asked to style Japan’s national football team’s jerseys in their own way, and it was all super adorable because their photos were all over the entrance of the mall. Passersby were free to vote for their favorite outfit.
11 major brands from Shibuya 109 also released their own collaboration t-shirts, and of course, EMODA was one of them!
EMODA lifestyle items - iPhone cases, wallets, make-up pouches, etc.
Riding on the ’90s fashion trend! EMODA just released these sky high platform shoes the day of my visit, and every girl in the store already wanted a pair.
Chic low heel pointy loafers for everyday use.
THESE SHOES. I regret not getting a pair! Fortunately, EMODA has a global webstore so I can just order online! No need to fly all the way to Japan to get these products. So convenient, right? I’ve already lost count of how many times I’ve ordered from EMODA’s global webstore! It’s my guilty pleasure, huhu~
This Friday the 13th, if you spend over 12,000 JPY (excluding sales tax and postage fee) from EMODA Global Online Store, you can get “WHITE CAMELLIA TOWEL SET” as a novelty gift! They’ll be offering this campaign until stocks last.
Follow EMODA Global’s Facebook here for news and updates! EMODA also released a new iOS app called CAMEREON where you can edit photos, and view EMODA’s current catalog, among other things. Download away!
Hope you enjoyed that little tour of EMODA’s store in Shibuya 109! Hopefully this won’t be the last one!
You’ve probably been living under a rock if you’ve flown to Japan a number of times before and have never heard of or seen Esperanza. It’s a really popular shoe brand that proudly boasts of shoes that are made in Japan. All the shoes from Esperanza are, as expected, so high-quality that you don’t have to break them in! Japanese girls can walk the whole day in sky high heels and never get a blister because of these shoes!
Of course, a trip to Tokyo will never be complete without a quick visit to their store in Shinjuku. It’s on the 4th floor of LUMINE EST, but they also have other stores in Shibuya. And Hong Kong!
Ankle straps are probably the #1 shoe trend this spring/summer in Japan, and I love how Esperanza went all out with their embellishments this time!
Platforms for that extra height boost. Saw so many girls in Tokyo wearing the white and black ones!
The gingham game is strong in Tokyo, and even their shoes are following suit.
Blinged out ankle straps for your precious princess feet.
Sexy black heels! I was thisclose to getting these, but I have way too many black shoes already!
Perfect shoes to go with your favorite denim bottoms.
I can already imagine these shoes with floral skirts!
Low heels for the faint-hearted. Note that the ever-so-popular ankle-straps are still there!
Closed toe ankle straps in pastels and cute prints!
Tiffany blue loafers! The giant white ribbons are too kawaii for my life!
Dainty little heels and ribbons - can’t say no to that!
You can’t skip tropical prints this summer! Love the pointy toes on this pair!
Pink gingham! <3
The embellishment on the left is actually just a clip-on thing that you can also buy in the store!
Clip-ons to accessorize your favorite pair of shoes? Yes please! These are great ways to make your shoes look different every time!
Esperanza’s heel details are also wonderfully made.
Esperanza exclusives. Think low heeled sandals are boring? Think again!
Special thanks to Esperanza PR, Rie-san! Hope to meet you soon! <3
I’ve been using Esperanza shoes for 4 years now and I love them to bits! Will definitely blog about the pair that I bought from them soon!
Someone found her way to the RANDA store in Shinjuku again! I swear, I always have to pass by this store every time I’m in Tokyo. They have the best shoes!
Maho-san from RANDA allowed me to take photos once more, as well as share their newest summer shoes, in case anyone is going to Japan in the next few months! She also prepared some gifts for me! Happy <3 I went straight from the airport!
With the nicest shop staff!
Trying on RANDA’s present for me! I don’t have ankle-strap wedges yet and I’m glad my first pair is from RANDA!
I wore these shoes to dazzlin touchMe Collection 2 days after I arrived from Tokyo, and I didn’t have to break them in? They were so comfy already!
I also got the white and tan ankle straps on the right! Lovely details.
The Hello Kitty x RANDA collection is still in stores!
Black heels and the signature Hello Kitty ribbon.
Black and white summer wedges with the cutest Hello Kitty design!
For all the Hello Kitty fanatics out there…
Subtle Hello Kitty for those who prefer more simple shoes.
Ankle straps are everywhere in Tokyo now that it’s transitioning from spring to summer.
Out with the winter boots. In with all kinds of summer sandals.
They also got these flats with embellishments for a change. Perfect for a beach weekend getaway.
These would look great with denim!
Choose your beach footwear.
I love these so much! I regret not buying the yellow and white pair!
Strappy heels in bright orange.
Pastel blue and yellow, and the cutest cross straps.
More ankle straps and color blocking.
I have the black one and I wear it constantly!
MODE style shoes. The white ones are especially popular this season!
These are perfect! Too bad the white one didn’t come in my size anymore.
They still got some of their signature edgy designs, but in pastel colors for spring/summer.
Shoe paradise! Every girl’s dream!
RANDA by fashionvibe! World-famous blogger Zina Charkoplia collaborated with them for their S/S 2014 collection, and the result was this super chic ankle strap design that I wish came in my size! These sold out so fast, and I could totally understand why.
Fortunately for us who don’t live in Japan, RANDA opened its global webstore that can ship to over 120 countries. YES, the Philippines is included. You just need to have PayPal!