HELLO, 2018

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Secret’s out, I like colour! Navy blue to be exact, and I suspect you’ll be seeing more of this colour on me this year.

Bid farewell to 2017 like the flu, and hello to 2018 like a long lost friend- wearing something old (grandma’s shoulder pads and vintage Gucci purse) and something new (the Margiela sandals I’ve been eyeing from Archives d’homme et femme for ages!!!). Happy new year everyone! xx

 

Photos by Mikee Tuason

CALL ME OBSESSED

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In fashion, we often see a mish-mash of throwbacks from different eras come to light every season. As familiar as these silhouettes and looks may be, the new fabrications, structure, styling and colour options are what make them really special. Strike out the colour option for me- for obvious reasons- but i’m particularly loving the reincarnation of bulky shoulders this year. Call me obsessed!

Balancing out this amazing vintage blouse with wide trousers and accessorized with velvet Gucci purse, furry Charles & Keith mules, flea market sunnies, and of course my fave Melissa Araujo hoops.

Cheers to the weekend xx

 

Photos by Mikee Tuason

 

HAPPY SAG MONTH

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Despite that I’m (thankfully) still often mistaken to be of the age of a university student, getting older has definitely made me question not only matters of the ‘self’ but my style choices as well. There are more and more things I wouldn’t wear anymore but here are some things that haven’t changed (yet): 1. basics- this sheer bodysuit and lace bra have been in my closet for more than four years now 2. the itch to cut stuff up. Having finished a small batch of snipping, this jacket is probably my favourite. (I couldn’t stand wasting the other half, so I’ll definitely be repurposing that for something else.) 3. vintage love: sunnies, Gucci purse and skirt 4. MMM forever, but only if and when the wallet allows

Happy Sag month to my fellow Sagittarians! Let this be a month filled with family and friends to celebrate our births and for all of us, a grand ending to our 2017. xx

 

Photos by Mikee Tuason

HOMME ET FEMME TAKEOVER PT2

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Victoria Beckham Bow Shirt / Acne Studios Mens Trousers / Alexander Wang Sandals

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Acne Studios Cargo Hoody / Acne Studios Printed Shirt / Acne Studios Jeans / Alexander Wang Sandals

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Alexander Wang Twist Shirt / Acne Studios Mens Denim / Acne Studios Heels

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Marni Dress / Alexander Wang Trousers / Marni Fringe Sandals

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Stella McCartney Mens Jumper / Acne Studios Pencil Skirt / Maison Margiela Boots

Photos by Shayna Cua, Mikee Tuason

MASSCOB-SESSED

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Wow, what a crazy month it’s been. Update: I now work in the food industry and went through a month-long renovation (hella challenging) and I couldn’t be happier that we have finally opened. I’m celebrating the breathing space with a long-long-long-long overdue blog post. Man, have I missed it!

Here wearing perfectly dropped (yes I’m very anal about the amount of fabric in the crotch lol) drop crotch shorts by Masscob (a Spanish brand carried by Tilda) with a mix of sporty via my Saints cap and femme via my drapey top and heels. It’s just one of those days I wanted to be all of the above, but in black, of course.

I’ve been loving the afternoon sun a lot lately especially for photos. Though it could be a bit much sometimes, there are moments it just looks, well, golden. Made it just in time before the dreadful rain, too.

Have a lovely weekend everyone! xx

 

Photos by Mikee Tuason

STRIPE BLOCKING

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These are easily one of my most favourite pants ever as they’re so fun to style. I’ve dressed them down with t-shirts and dressed them up with dressy top options, one of them is this Sune shirt from their first collection that looks like it was made for these Laurence Doligé pants from Tilda. Side band trousers are definitely an instant must-have, plus it makes you look about an inch or two taller (ha!)

In the next couple of weeks, I’ll be doing an Instagram takeover for one of my favourite retail shops! Stay tuned on @religionblack ❣ ❣

Happy Easter weekend everyone! X

Photos by Mikee Tuason

ORANGE YOU GLAD

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Been missing in action for a while and it’s good to be back!

Growing up, I never liked repeating clothes. It would take me a month or two before wearing something again. To some degree I wanted to “save” them from wear, or I was just over them for a while, but what good did it ever do just sitting in my closet? Now that I’ve been trying to Konmari my way around life, there are a few things I’ve learned to love wearing over and over (and over) again like these favorite pants.

A few other things that make me really happy with this look: my DIY slip-on Converse sneakers (I love to cut everything obvs), supporting local brands (tshirt @nobodyclothing), and my orange sunnies. I’ve had a liking to warm colors, particularly orange hues for a while now, and this is just the way I would wear them. I simply couldn’t cheat on black ✌☯

Happy weekend everyone! X

 

Photos by Mikee Tuason

 

 

LAST BREEZY DAYS

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Taking every chance I get to play around with layering. January had the leftover breezy days from December and it will be missed. How to wear this Charlie May (locally distributed by the very stylish ladies at Tilda) wool knitted crop top in Manila when a) it’s too warm for the rest of the year and b) your abs aren’t ready to be exposed? This would be my solution. Shout out to Chicify for these easy and comfy pants I can’t seem to wear enough.

Happy weekend everyone! X

 

Photos by Mikee Tuason

WHAT’S GOOD, 2017?

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A very belated Happy New Year! Well into January and I’m feeling ready to take on 2017 with a drink in hand.

I got this t-shirt as a Christmas present from one of my all time fashion idols. I’ve been wearing it so much and can’t wait to give it that aged black cotton look!

I’ve been told that I’m looking more and more ‘lady’ lately. I suppose it has something to do with the realization that I’m deep into my late twenties, I feel a tad bit silly wearing some things that I used to get away with (seriously this is not a fun thing to type down as I’m still partially in denial) but some things are here to stay forever like my ludicrous love for sneakers and wide pants, as well as my capricious tendencies when it comes to playing with the things in my closet. At the least, we/I will always have something to go back to, and that is the love and the religion of Black.

Now would also be a good time to say that this might be my last year on the blog. Ah well, it’s not goodbye forever- we’ll always have social media in one form or another <3 Cheers to 2017!

Happy weekend everyone!

 

Photos by Mikee Tuason

17NOV2016 // MASUNGI

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It was no fun trying (and failing) to sleep the night before a 3am call time, but seeing all the beauty and adventure that Masungi Georeserve had to offer made the lack of sleep totally worth it. I was initially stupefyingly nervous since I’m terrified of heights, but getting over that fear for a moment and going through the trail was an experience I’ll never forget (or repeat for a little while). Many experienced hikers would rate this as easy, or even luxurious- I personally enjoyed using clean toilets before and after the hike. Highly recommend!

Finding an outfit that is both good for performance and fashion was a challenge. Believe it or not, I never splurge on workout gear. So of course I went for the thing I actually hoard- bodysuits! It worked out perfectly, and with my girl Shayna’s look to match. Naturally, we had to do some twinning photos together ♡

 

Photos by Mikee Tuason, Shayna Cua