Wednesday, September 30, 2009

lace up fascination

I'm torn between these two, they remind me pretty much of Anne Demeulemeester's from lace up beauties. I ended up getting the white one after several votes from friends...

I want these cool looking booties too. but they're too pricey for the brand and how they look (material and all). still having second thoughts.....

Monday, September 28, 2009

these Nina Ricci boots are the love of my life for NOW. the moment I saw them I was in great aww AGAIN.
Grabbed this photo from a lovely blogger. Hanh of life-in-travel. Amazing addition to her collection. I DIE! -rachel zoe style

Sunday, September 27, 2009

clean and simple

what I wore to school last Saturday. (last day of saturday classes. meaning, no more "civilian clothes" days in school)

long sleeve blouse, BAYO. jeans and watch, Guess. shoes and belt, SM. bag, LV. necklace, IYDG.

playing dress up part deux

I have always wanted my own leather jacket. I knew i had this jacket from my grandmother but i never thought it was wearable, i have always thought of it as too big and with very wrong color. Unfortunately I live in a tropical country and a suburban area where there is no freakin’ way they’d sell leather jackets at any boutique, except thrift stores.
Well today, I gave it a shot since I really can’t fight the urge of not having a leather jacket. and found out it’s something. Plus it matches the color of the pumps i got a few months back which i haven’t worn still.

tee, sm basics. shorts, vanilla star. shoes, cutesylicious. accessories, Gorgeous.

I got this skirt made from a local tailor, unfortunately she was not able to get my instructions right, I was kinda’ disappointed. HAHA. I will be bringing it to another tailor for alterations. I still like the color of the skirt though. I paired it with this shirt coz i have nothing else in my closet i could grab fast. I wasn’t even able to roll up the sleeves. Ugh!

tee, sm basics. skirt, custom made. shoes, Jessica Simpson.

Saturday, September 26, 2009

play dress up

shirt, rolling stones. skirt, MNG. shoes, ralph lauren. accessories, gorgeous.

shirt, diy. harem shorts, online. shoes, sm.

pants, michael kors. shoes, ferragamo, belt, guess. watch, guess.

shirt, the Beatles. skirt, random.

jumpsuit, random. shoes, cutesylicious. accessories, iloilo young designers guild.

Friday, September 25, 2009

same old same old

I have not been updating much lately since first, I have accomplished my long time wish, to hit the gym. Every time I arrive home I feel very tired, plus I have to do some school stuffs. You know, school always go first. Second, i really did not know what to write, I want soo many things, I have tons on my checklist but I do not seem to accomplish all of it. Enough of my boring life. Anyways, I went through old folders and saw a picture of my OLD self, when I was 10bls lighter.

first picture: shirt, billabong. shorts, old navy. shoes, grendha. bag, unknown. bag accessories, ysl and Australian crystal. sunglasses, f&h.
picture 2: blouse, bayo, shorts, old navy. shoes, sm. bag, guess.

Monday, September 21, 2009

DIY: Studded Belt

I wanted a cinch, I found everything that was being sold over rated and so I decided to make one my self. Here's what I used:
1. Black thread and a needle
2. Gold round/ dome shaped buttons
3. Elastic cinch/ waist belt


I am not quite satisfied with this yet, I still have to make some revisions and fixing the flaws, you know getting things straight but I quite dig them. =)

Sunday, September 20, 2009

jak and jil favorites

these are the current pictures I scored from jak and jil and I admit! I'm in great amazement AGAIN. For some, shoes = necessity for others, shoes = ART and LIFE. As for me, they serve as my endorphines.

Christian Louboutin always make it to the list

Another work of art of N. Kirkwood for Rodarte

I go ballistic over YSL

STYLE FOOL inspiration


I have been seeing a lot of her lately. Her style seem so effortless. She remains simple yet it looks sexy all together. I'm in awww.


Mischa Barton

Even right after the THE OC fever, if someone would ask me which celebrity I admired the most, I'd always say Mischa Barton. But she doesn't seem to live up to anybody's expectations now. Or well at least, that's what I think. I loved her outfit on this one though.

Saturday, September 19, 2009

late updates

I got these booties custom made last June and I just got them a few weeks back. I didn't really get the chance to rave about them. Well first, they look fine to me, it looks weird when I wear them though. It looks like, something is wrong. Oh well, I will try to make the best out of them. =)

For some time, I almost completely forgot I had this ESCADA bag, my mother got me last year. LV wasn't my first designer bag after all. I only got to use them once or twice maybe. And it stayed inside it's dust bag most of the time. I better get them the USE they deserve. =p

isn't it lovely

Isn't it lovely? Saw them online before, they were always sold out, but finally got hold of them TODAY. Got them from a local accessory shop, Gorgeous. And yeah, they're really gorgeous and not to mention they're cheaper than they are posted online. I'm very happy.

over and out

It was kinda' gloomy today so i decided to wear my black blazer again. We went out to eat lunch and do groceries.

snake bracelet and guess watch. my favorites.

I wanted a quick shot with the big mirror at Guess, didn't realize I had the flash turned on. It looks ugh though.

Blazer, G2000. Long Sleeves, i can't recall. Jeans, Guess. Bag, LV. Watch, Guess. Bracelet, Gorgeous. Shoes, SM Dept. Store

The debut of my cheap shoes, okay they were fine for at least 3hours. Over all critic. I'd use them again and again. And I'm giving my LV Vernis Wilshire a break, for like a month already and been using my Neverfull for some time now.

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

World's Most Powerful Luxury Brands

No. 10: Prada

Brand Value: $2.7 billion

2008 Ranking: No. 12

While this once-public company was planning another initial public offering for 2008, the recession--and investments in new stores and product lines--has kept these plans at bay. However, the value of Muccia Prada's designs, which continue to please industry insiders and luxury consumers alike, has pushed this brand into the ranks of luxury's 10 most powerful. Sales were flat from 2007 to 2008 at $1.7 billion.

No. 9: Fendi

Brand Value: $3.47 billion

2008 Ranking: No. 10

Chanel creative director Karl Lagerfeld also designs the Fendi ready-to-wear collection, but the brand is better known for accessories. The "baguette" clutch, which hit its stride in the late '90s after being featuring on the HBO television series Sex and the City, made a comeback in 2009 with a "paint your own" coated canvas style that includes 10 Pantone markers for embellishment.

Note: Fendi is a client of advertising firm MediaCom, which is owned by WPP.

No. 8: Moët & Chandon

Brand Value: $4.85 billion

2008 Ranking: No. 9

While demand for Champagne has decreased overall--LVMH says retailers in Europe and the U.S. are reducing their stock levels--Moët & Chandon is still seen as the most illustrious brand of the bunch. Recent reports suggest that LVMH might shed its wine and spirits division altogether, however, selling it to British drinks maker Diageo for 12 billion euros ($15.5 billion).

No. 7: Cartier

Brand Value: $4.91 billion

2008 Ranking: No. 4

While Cartier is still the most valued jewelry brand in the world, its luster has dulled a bit over the last year, dropping three spots in the ranking. The jeweler's parent company, Richemont, said year-over-year jewelry sales decreased by 12% to 800 million euros ($1.1 billion) in the fourth quarter of 2008. Other high-end jewelers have suffered more, though: Fortunoff, Doris Panos Designs and Fred Leighton have all filed for bankruptcy protection in recent months.

No. 6. Hennessy

Brand Value: $5.40 billion

2008 Ranking: No. 7

One of the most popular spirits in emerging markets such as China and Korea, LVHM says its Hennessy brand stayed strong in those regions during the first quarter of 2009. However, its wine and spirits category overall decreased by 16% to 540 million euros ($716 million) during that same period.

No. 5: Rolex*

Brand Value: $5.53 billion

2008 Ranking: No. 6

One of the most counterfeited brands on the planet, Rolex generates an estimated $3 billion each year in sales, according to one study. Although the jewelry and watch category has suffered during the recession, fashion insiders' penchant for vintage Rolexes has brought the brand to the forefront yet again.

No. 4: Chanel*

Brand Value: $6.22 billion

2008 Ranking: No. 5

Lauded as much for its in-demand apparel--currently designed by legend Karl Lagerfeld--as it is for its quilted handbags and ballet flats, Chanel continues to shine, moving up one spot on this year's list. However, the recession forced the private company to shed 200 employees at the end of 2008.

*Private company; financial values were estimated.

Note: Chanel is a client of advertising firm Ogilvy and Mather, which is owned by WPP.

No. 3. Gucci

Brand Value: $7.47 billion

2008 Ranking: No. 3

While it may embody an era of excess to some--with its focus on monogrammed accessories and flashy runway looks--Gucci remains desirable. Its parent company, PPR, saw a 2.6% decrease in year-over-year sales for the first quarter of 2009 to 4.8 billion euros ($6.4 billion), but the Gucci Group subsidiary jumped 5% to 855 million euros ($1.1 billion) during the same period, with a 21% increase in emerging-market sales.

No. 2. Hermès

Brand Value: $7.86 billion

2008 Ranking: No. 2

This French luxury goods brand--best known for its leather handbags priced at $5,000 and up--saw 2008 sales increase by 9% to 1.8 billion euros ($2.4 billion), when compared with 2007. However, the company's executives predict that sales will stay flat for the 2009 fiscal year.

No. 1: Louis Vuitton

Brand Value: $19.4 billion

2008 Ranking: No. 1

While LVMH jewelry and watch sales decreased by 27% to 154 million euros ($204 million) in the first quarter of 2009 when compared with the first quarter of 2008, sales in this luxury conglomerate's fashion and leather goods sector, of which Louis Vuitton is a part, increased by 11% to 1.6 billion euros ($2.1 billion). LVMH said that both Louis Vuitton's new Damier Graphite and Stephen Sprouse collections sold particularly well.

Note: Louis Vuitton is a client of advertising firm Ogilvy and Mather, which is owned by WPP.

Source: Forbes

Sunday, September 13, 2009

go green

shirt, lacoste. jeans, levis. shoes, tory burch. bag, guess. (not seen in photo)

This is how weird we look in school. We actually follow a dress code and it would look very weird to dress up and be in heels. We had our CLAN day, game day for the students that's why we had 2 days of no uniform.

late outfit post

balzer, jessica by christopher lai. shirt, mossimo. jeans, kill city. shoes, figlia. bag from guam. necklace, Sm.

MM, Beth and I

My friend beth, the one in the middle, celebrated her birthday last friday night. I thought of not having a not over the top outfit since I'd just be eating dinner and go home after but this blazer brings any simple outfit to life. Again and again I'm loving them too much!


Semester break is very very fast approaching. I don't wanna be bored staying home for the rest of my 2 weeks off so I'm trying to plan a trip to Bangkok with mom and my friend. Tips for great shopping places? It's actually my first time to go to Bangkok. I totally don't have any idea where to stay and where to shop. All I hear are great stories. Share them please =0

looking for love

i got these super duper comfy wedges from SM Dept. Store. I didn't expect in my wildest dreams that i'd dig them to boot. I could wear them like slippers and run with them. I haven't tried them YET but I walk with them around the house, they're really lovely. And a great steal for only 699php. I can never get tired of black shoes.

pop of color

top, options. blazer, fashion season. shorts, vanilla star. shoes, tory burch.

Friends came over to the house for dinner because my brother passed the medical technologist examination, we decided to try out my NEW nikon d5000 camera in action so we went to a nearby beach resort. We were not able to take as many shots as we could because the guard was rushing us. Ugh? Anyways, pictures look weird, I have been cropping them, still not getting the hang of an dslr camera. =p

Saturday, September 12, 2009

fashion flash

fall trends 09

Fall favorites:

all pictures are from