22JUL2016 // FAVOURITE DENIM

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These photos were taken on an especially sicky day, hence the sunnies on a cloudy day (but yes I also love how my sunnies match my bag ha ha!). My lovely friends remind me to take a break from work and rest it out, but work always does get in the way!

On these difficult days I find that I’ve been reaching for the cozy denim I’ve lovingly worn and softened out. These are my ultimate favourites from the mens line of Acne Studios. Get a couple colours and you are set for life.

Styled with other faves, la bathrobe jacket and linen tee for extra warmth and comfort <3

Happy weekend everyone!

 

Photos by Mikee Tuason

15JUL2016 // GREY MATTERS

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My love for camouflage prints are a little evident since this is my second consecutive post wearing it. Found this muted grey/black one which is super perfect for me. Extra layers added via the tailored vest to add some dimension to the look. As I’ve gotten older, I notice every dress I have been purchasing has been longer than usual. Is it an age thing or a style thing? Stay tuned as even I have yet to find out.

 

Happy weekend! X

 

Photos by Mikee Tuason

27MAY2016 // HOODY

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If I had to put a finger on the way I dress today, it would be any silhouette play (I’m obsessed with different shaped bottoms, I’m sure you’be noticed!) with a hint of sporty, street, or masculine.

Went with a hoody top today with a super feminine shape (been leaning towards more femme looks as of late– probably taking a break, we shall see *insert thinking emoji here*)

In other news.. Happy weekend everyone! X

 

Photos by Mikee Tuason

10AUG2015 // SILHOUETTE EXPERIMENT

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Wearing a lot of black has its own limitations, these are certainly not boring nor necessarily a negative! There are a number of things to experiment with, and I’m quite open to trying most of them. There’s the world of fabric/texture which then dictates how it could fall on the body, then there’s manipulation in the way that details are created, and finally the styling. Esme (Basic Movement designer) is the one who got me to wear frills when she made me this top, and I don’t mind it at all. I always find myself wearing them with trousers to ease the level of girliness down two or three notches, and of course, slides for the ever-so-lazy.

Have a great week! xx

 

Photos by Mikee Tuason

 

20JUL2015 // BED, BASH, AND BEYOND

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This year’s YoungStar or #YSProm birthday bash had the most comfy theme yet- pajama party! Naturally, I got too excited and made sure to source fabric to have something made so that the boyfriend and I could have matching outfits. I didn’t want to be fully matched and so mine was a dress, worn extra sloppy as if i was too lazy to remove it before going to bed. I wore it as a skirt for the actual party since it was falling that direction anyways. This post wouldn’t be complete without seeing the whole couple look, so here he is! We went with socks and white sneakers to have the going-to-bed-with-socks effect.

 

Photos by Mikee Tuason

GRAN’S LACE SKIRT

Every time I clear my closet of things I no longer use or want, I feel a sense of achievement, and later, a sureness in my personal style; only to clear it again and again getting a better idea of the pieces I want to style together and what I want to add to it (read: need to shop for). There are the special pieces that are impossible to let go of, either because I see potential in them, or because they have been passed down to me by the women in my family, I find ways to wear them or keep them. One thing I know for sure is, I am a person who gets bored easily, so trying to maintain an active wardrobe with less clothes than before is a challenge I am willing to accept. Less is more, quality over quantity, a work in progress.
Pictured here is an outfit made by a few of said special pieces, all clothes are about 5 years and older, yet I never thought to put them together before. I went to a celebration where I couldn’t wear a lot of black or white, and this is what I came up with. I love that I ended up with a monochromatic scheme after all.

The makeshift clutch is inspired by one of my favourite peeps in the local fashion industry, some years ago I remember seeing her carrying this unfolded and thought to myself, oh it must be Margiela (but it’s an insulated bag made for food). I love the practicality, the humour, the fashion ability of it. Shout out to model-turned-photographer Jo Ann Bitagcol (she doesn’t have a website but here is a photo I have with her at the Monocle event, and here is an old post I found about her and her awesome studio). Love her style, love her photos, just love her.

Denim Jacket: Vintage / Linen Top: British India / Lace Skirt: Vintage / Sandals: ZARA
Love lots, black soul xx
Photos by J. Cantemprate

MY FIRST FEATURE: YSTYLE!

I’ve had the great honour of being featured in the YStyle section in one of our national papers, The Philippine Star for the 16th of August (you can read it here). It’s my first one ever, and I am very excited about it! Thank you so much to Raymond, Cai, and Cholo- for easing my shyness and making the experience fun as it was. You guys are awesome!!

Truth be told, I don’t have many designer pieces, I have a select few. All of which have been carefully chosen, used, and abused accordingly. I am hoping one day to have a narrowed down closet of my favourite things and be more sure of my style. Every year, I find myself that tiny bit closer to that goal. Well, maybe except for shoes. I will always need more shoes and will never think I have enough.

Sharing outfit photos and a few of my favourite things photographed by the wonderful Cholo Dela Vega

(1) Outfit: Mens Tee: Acne / Denim Shirt: H&M / Denim Jeans: Acne Mens / Silver Heels: Zara / Watch: Locman
(2) Outfit: Reconstructed Top DIY: Thrifted / Skirt: American Apparel / Pants: Comme des Garçons BLACK / Monk Strap Shoes: Balenciaga
(3) Outfit: Dress: T by Alexander Wang / Sneakers: Comme des Garçons PLAY X Converse / Watch: Locman
(4) Scents: Jo Malone Lime Basil & Mandarin Parfum / Monocle X CdG Hinoki Parfum / Penhaligon’s Quercus Parfum / Santa Maria Novella Wax Tablets (I hang in my closets) / Astier de Vilatte Mantes La Jolie Candle / Monocle X CDG Hinoki Candle
(5) My first fashion books from ages ago / Olympus Superzoom 800 / Pentax K1000
(6) A few favourite lipsticks from MAC: Rebel, Russian Red, Up The Amp, Lady Danger, Heroine, Ruby Woo
(7) A few favourite necklaces gifted and cherished
(8) BTS photo with Cholo, Cai, and BL whilst fixing my stuff :) 
(9) Snapshot of the day’s paper! 
Love lots, black soul xx 

FAKE SPORTY

Got lucky with timing and FINALLY met up with photographer friend Jowell Mariano after ages of talking about doing a project such as this. We tried to fit in a couple looks seeing as I am hard to get a hold of, and here is the first of the set. He is more known for his wedding photography, but heck I think he knows a thing or two about fashion photography, don’t you think?

Though I really wish I was more adept at sports, I’m not, and this outfit has got to be the closest I’ll ever get to it. It will have to do for now.

Hat: NastyGal / Top: Sune / Lounge Pants: Uniqlo / Shoes: Joe Fresh / Leather Backpack: Vintage Prada / Watch: Nixon
Love lots, black soul xx