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SM Makati Styling Event - September 15, 2014

Posted on Friday, 26 September 2014

I’ve always enjoyed doing makeovers, and I’m so happy SM Makati gave me an opportunity to give back, and help my readers with whatever styling concern that they had. Thanks SM Makati for hosting this small event! <3

We chose 4 winners via a quick Twitter contest, and met Kim, Aniqa, Mika and Yen at The SM Store on a relaxed Monday afternoon. We all clicked within minutes of meeting each other! They were also quick to open up to me about their styling concerns:

1) Kawaii-loving Kim has always been conscious about her height and arms, and wanted to try wearing something other than her usual dress + cardigan ensemble. She also had no idea how to wear prints and pants, given her height and body type. 

2) Art student Aniqa wanted to look youthful and fun yet professional for her upcoming internship. While color-blocking, and mixing and matching may not be a problem for her in terms of her craft, it definitely is when it comes to fashion! She is also just cut her hair really short so she wanted to inject more feminine pieces into her wardrobe.

3) Mika wanted to get away from just wearing pants and loose tops all the time. She’s a huge follower of the local fashion scene, and is very much inspired by model off-duty looks. 

4) Yen is a new mom (her 3-month-old baby Parker is the cuuutest!) who wanted to graduate from cutesy dolly looks, and dabble into sexier, more grown-up styles after giving birth.  

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While Kim and Aniqa were having their make-up done at the Covergirl and Maybelline booths…

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Mika, Yen and I bonded over shopping and fashion! 

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They were free to choose whatever they wanted, and whenever they didn’t know what to pair with the items they chose, I gave my own recommendations. I also dared them to go out of their comfort zones and choose items that they’ve never tried before.

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Mika and Yen loved the SM Woman section for all the sophisticated pieces that can be worn from day-to-night.

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Spent forever just ogling at SM Shoes and Bags!

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Mika got these instant leg-elongating, leg-slimming shoes!

SM Parisian’s got a wonderful selection at the moment. Almost everyone got these pointy-toe wedges! I would’ve gotten these for myself too if only it were available in my size (Boo, I have small feet!).

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Gray or black?

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Grabby hands! SM’s bags are ideal for everyday use. You can totally fit your life in them!

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SM Accessories has some wonderful evening clutches! Most of them have an extra strap inside, just in case you want to turn them into crossbody bags. Nifty!

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Bonding time with Kim and Aniqa while Yen and Mika had their make-up done. Check out their happy shopping pile! :D

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So many options at SM Accessories! You’ll be surprised to be find the latest jewelry trends there at such affordable prices.

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Kim’s personal pick! If you love all things cute and dainty, GTW by SM is the perfect place to go shopping! 

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My personal picks from SM Parisian. Flats are my savior nowadays, especially when traveling. I don’t know how I was able to survive my early 20s just wearing heels all the time!

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Classy colors. Need all 3 in my life. These would look good with anything!

At this point, we all went to the nearest dressing room for the final transformation! Given the items they picked, I styled the girls accordingly. I felt like I was able to put my styling skills to a test! So fun!

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Kim almost never wears pants because she thinks they just make her look shorter and frumpier. Sticking to one color family, and wearing pants with a crop top and pointy heels help in elongating one’s silhouette.

I asked her how she felt with her outfit, and she said she felt “powerful”. LOVE IT! Fashion is really transfomative.

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Aniqa chose a top and bottom set, but I showed her that it can be worn separately if she wanted to. Pleated midi skirts are all the rage this season, but we kept it light, fun and age-appropriate with a colorful top.

The second look is all about matching colors. My no-fail rule in choosing what solid color to go with a print is to choose a color FROM the print. This way, your outfit will look more coherent (instead of just totally random). The skort had a hint of yellow in it, so we chose a yellow top. 

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Mika wanted to build an outfit around this plaid sweater. Worked with her body type, and balanced the print out with a slim, origami-type skirt that showed off her pretty legs (Me to Mika: Your legs are perfect. *shock* How dare you always cover them with pants? LOL). 

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The baby is now a lady! Yen’s transformation into a super stylish mom got me all nostalgic about my own blonde phase in the past, and how I slowly transitioned into more mature looks.

Yen prefers flat shoes for everyday use, now that she’s a mom. Every once in a while she still wears heels, but we decided to go for outfits that will still look chic even with flats. 

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Mika’s final outfit. Check out that confident expression!

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Kim’s final outfit. She’s a kawaii girl at heart, so we ended up with this outfit that she felt best represented her personality. Only this time, we skipped the tutu, ribbons and pastels for a change.

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Artist-ception! I hope they make this shirt in a “blogger” print too!

We kept her individual street style and penchant for monochromatic pieces, but injected the final look with feminine elements, as she wished. Graphic tee + lace skirt = who would’ve thought it could work?

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No need to give up your dolly roots once you’ve entered motherhood! Love this sweet, sophisticated Sunday look for Yen. 

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Writing this entry just gave me separation anxiety. I spent a whole afternoon with these girls, and I had such a blast getting to know each one of them.

The reason why I didn’t force my own personal style on them by pre-choosing the items is because I wanted them to realize that there is an infinite amount of styling potential already in them. This event was enough proof, I think. :”)

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Just G: Pink and Purple Pastels

Posted on Sunday, 14 September 2014

(Just G dress and bracelets, Le Bunny Bleu flats, Status Salon hair extensions, The SM Store SM Accessories earrings) Hype this look on Lookbook here.

Suddenly, something that looks straight out of my summer wardrobe! The weather has been horrible recently, so I decided to go for pink and purple pastels as an attempt to make things a little bit less gloomy. And Just G just happened to have the perfect dress for the job. 

Here’s something to add to your growing Just G dress collection! <3

Just G’s new campaign is out, and I’m loving the change! Usually, they go for the typical dolly look, but this time, they went for a much edgier style! I’m so excited to see what they have in store for us Just G lovers in the next couple of months! Crossing my fingers they’ll add more black, haha!

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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Just G: Dainty Details

Posted on Friday, 22 August 2014

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(Just G top, skirt, jacket, Le Bunny Bleu oxfords) Hype this look on Lookbook here.

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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Le Bunny Bleu: Fairytale

Posted on Monday, 11 August 2014

(Chicwish dress, Le Bunny Bleu Twiggy flats) Hype this look on Lookbook here.

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). 

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Status Salon’s Moisturizing Treatment

Posted on Monday, 28 July 2014

If you dye and style your hair as often as I do, you’ll totally need a moisturizing hair treatment. I try to have treatments for dry hair at least once a month so I can restore my hair quality back to its healthy, shiny state. I can feel the difference if I don’t get to do this because it becomes a lot more difficult to comb and style my hair.

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Freshly shampooed hair! I had a conversation with the Status Salon Tomas Morato people about haircare in different countries. Because we live in a humid, tropical country, it’s totally understandable for us Filipinos to wash our hair everyday, unlike those in other countries who only wash their hair every other day (or even only once/twice a week - yikes!). Just don’t overdo it by shampooing a million times and using insane amounts of shampoo every single time. I learned that it’s better to dilute your shampoo with water so you just get the right amount! Too much would remove the moisture in your hair completely.

It’s these little things that make such a huge difference!

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Treatment time! The one for dry hair has aloe vera extract in it for “healing” purposes. 

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Free scalp massage too - yay!

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They wrapped my hair and let the treatment set for 20 minutes before washing it off.

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Blowdrying time!

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Voila! Healthy hair! I resisted the urge to cut and dye my hair this month because I feel like my hair needs to rest.

Based on my own personal experience, I don’t recommend drastically changing hair color every month (unless you’re going to do your roots only). However, if you really have to, drop by Status Salon and get a moisturizing treatment as often as you can! 

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My usual stylist Jimmy wasn’t available the day I visited so here’s Mr. Orlan helping me out with some fresh clip-on extensions to match my dark hair color!

The extensions they offer at Status Salon are 100% human hair so you can style them with heat and hair products as you would your real hair. 

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Long, dark hair is in! Thanks to Status Salon for taking care of me, as usual! 

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Get ready for the SM Store Beauty Section’s Doll Glam Challenge! The SM Store Beauty Section is my go-to place whenever I need products to help me achieve that perfect “doll glam” look. 

On July 25 to 27, 2014, they will give a Doll Glam Makeover from select makeup, hair and nail brands!

On July 26, Saturday, 4:00PM, there will be a Doll Glam Challenge where more surprises await you! Two (2) lucky girls will be chosen to receive a live makeover from me and Alodia. You have to dress up as well! Come in your best Doll Glam outfit (you can use the lookbook above as reference) as we will choose 10 girls who will win a special Doll Glam gift pack from the SM Store Beauty Section and the participating brands: Dolly Wink, BYS, NYX, Pixy, Heroine Make, Kate, Maybelline Color Show, Cutex, Palty, Beautylabo and Lucido-L. You can also get the chance to be in our VIP area to witness the Doll Glam Challenge! 

But wait, there’s definitely more in store for you! One lucky follower will also be given the chance to be in our VIP area. All you have to do is copy the URL of this blog entry (http://tmblr.co/ZRg5Xy1MAiAND) and follow the mechanics below: 

Tweet me the URL at @tgosingtian with our official event hashtag: #smbeautydollglam. Remember to make your Twitter accounts public so I will get the notifications when you post your tweets. SM Beauty will choose the winner and I will post the announcement on Twitter on July 25, Friday, 12nn. Easy right? Post away!

This weekend is definitely the perfect time to get your Doll Glam on! Hope to see you at SM North Edsa on Saturday!

In the meantime, here are some outfit inspirations featuring some of my old Lookbook photos!

CUTE OOTD key point: lace and floral prints

HIPPIE OOTD key point: flower crowns, tribal prints, and summer sunnies

PRETTY OOTD key point: classic cuts and dainty skirts

SEXY OOTD key point: off shoulder, crop tops, short shorts

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