Friday, January 28, 2011

Catwalk Spotlight on

I'm featured on's Catwalk Spotlight! Thank you so much to the editor of herCatwalk, Michelle! I'm really not as cool as she makes me sound in her intro.

Can I just say this: I went through some of the other spotlights, and I appreciate the fact that Michelle really goes through the trouble of reading the whole blog to actually get to know the blogger's interests, hobbies, background, etc. and then incorporate them in her questions. Now that's a true journalist!

The new fashion community's main site will be up on winter, but their blog has been up and running for a while now, so do check them out!

Monday, January 24, 2011

lunch date at Cafe Juanita

Preview hooded vest, Promod tunic (both recycled from this look), bow necklace from Eunicena (thanks, darling!), Regatta jeggings, Mitju floral flats, round glasses from Thrift Depot Online

Kuzko and Kronk. (Hahaha sorry, Bee! Couldn't resist.)

If it isn't obvious already, Convi and I like to eat. A lot. I'm really picky when it comes to food, but when I like what's on the table, I will gobble it up in seconds. What my boyfriend finds amazing is that, for a relatively tiny person, I can match the appetite of somebody twice my size. I think that automatically makes me girlfriend of the century, yes? Hahaha.

For our dates, we set one day of every month to spend more money than usual on food, and last Saturday, we chose to splurge at Cafe Juanita. What we ordered: molo soup, gambas al ajillio, Juanita crispy spring rolls, two-way adobo pork ribs, crab meat fried rice for him, garlic rice for me, and caramel flan for dessert. Which seems a bit much for two people, but that's how we roll.

Aside from the restaurant's delicious Asian (dominantly Filipino) selections, Cafe Juanita is also known for its eclectic and romantic ambiance. Inside, you'll see a hodge podge of pretty things, like random fabric strewn over chandeliers and chairs, gorgeous antique plates, dolls and masks perched on shelves, among other things. If you're not going there for the food, go for the stunning decorations that add to the whole whimsical feel of the place. They're great to look at and preoccupy yourself with while your boyfriend hoards your iPod Touch to play Angry Birds.

the food

some pretty things

Sunday, January 23, 2011

WAGW S/S 2011

From flirty floral dresses to basic button down shirts to faux fur vests, young and trendy retail brand What A Girl Wants guarantees to satisfy every girl's (and guy's) fashion fix at affordable prices. They will be launching their new Spring/Summer 2011 collection, and they've got something exciting in store for us.

Homegrown, their first release of the year, mimics the softness and the feminine flair of designer and model Camille Co, who has definitely established herself as one of the fashion personalities to keep an eye on in the local scene. Watch out as WAGW reveals a new set every month, each one inspired by real men and women who have proven to stand out with their personal style.
Visit What A Girl Wants at any of their following branches:

3rd Floor, the Gallery, Robinsons Galleria
2nd Level, Paseo Ciudad, Ayala Center Cebu
2nd Floor, Main Wing, SM City Cebu
1st Level, West Promenade, Limketkai Cagayan de Oro City

Sunday, January 16, 2011

chill Saturday

bowler hat from What A Girl Wants, striped sweater from What A Girl Wants... for her MAN (stolen from my dad), denim shorts from Freeway, black socks, booties from eBay, sunglasses from Mango, bag from Cole Vintage (thanks to Kookie's giveaway!)

I had a nice, laid-back afternoon with a couple of friends yesterday. Spent it in Makati, which was very unusual for some of us who are very loyal North kids, but we just had to check out what all the fuss was about BonChon Chicken. I'm not sure if their fried chicken is the best I've ever tried, but I was pretty happy with what we ordered. I'm not really good at describing food, so I'm going to let my boyfriend do it. He says, "THE SKIN. OOH THE SKIN" and that he liked the spicy ones more. There you go.

It was also my first time at Ayala Triangle Gardens. It used to be just a random park in the middle of Manila's business district, but they recently commercialized it and added a line of restaurants to the area. I actually like how they developed the whole place. I hear it's packed during most days, but it wasn't bad when we went, so thank goodness for that or else I don't think I would've appreciated it as much.

In other news, I missed my blog's first birthday. Whoops. Can't believe I got this thing to last a year though! I didn't really prepare anything to mark this ~epic milestone~, so I'm going to end with happened to me after this weekend.

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Candy Jan-Feb 2011 issue and Prom Special

I haven't been in a blogging mood lately, but I thought I'd drop by to share this to you guys, since Convi already broadcast it on Facebook anyway. Can you say stage boyfriend? Hahaha. <3

A few things:

  • I did the Style Diary shoot back in July last year, so certain things in the text don't apply anymore, like I stopped fashion school (for now, at least. It's a long and complicated story), and I haven't really shopped at Topshop, Zara, and Promod in a while.
  • I had a splitting headache during the shoot, too, which is my lame excuse for the awkward poses and boring captions. Blah, oh well.
  • Of course, I'd be right next to an ad of a whitening product, while simultaneously looking the whitest and chinkiest I've ever been. I didn't know this was even possible.
  • Also, this was the reason behind my perfect hair in these photos.
  • The one for the Prom Special shows the actual me in all my tanned, bright-eyed, and bushy-tailed glory. Remember my gorgeous make up here? All thanks to this shoot! I wish I looked this good in my own prom.
  • Apparently, I stopped growing when I was 15.
With that said, thank you to the Candy team for allowing me to be part of the double issue! I think it's every high school girl's dream to be on Candy, and although it took turning 22 and being overaged for the magazine to happen, I'm extremely grateful and over the moon for the opportunity.

So yeah, go grab a copy, if you want to see the whole thing! I think my parents are gonna buy a million to give away to the whole world.

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

guess who turned a year older

Convi turned 23 yesterday! Due to time constraints, though, I wasn't able to think up a more creative present for him, but good thing I had a solid back up. I got him this extremely awesome and scrumptious rainbow cake from The Cake Shack! (Thanks to Smarla for introducing them!)

When I picked up the cake from Genine, who was super nice the whole time I was dealing with her, I was surprised because I didn't expect it to be so big and heavy! Right then, I was bubbling with excitement, and couldn't wait to see and taste it myself.

I'm happy to report that Convi loved it! The colorful coconut cake was hidden underneath a layer of delicious white cream cheese and buttercream frosting, and it was pretty good, not to mention visually fun! Like Lisa Frank decided to put up a bake shop. The best part was seeing his reaction as the cake was being cut. Hee!

Anyway, he'd been sick since New Year, so instead of going out, we just stayed in, doing what we do best which is laze around. We watched Black Swan, too, which was an amazingly intense movie. Go see it, if you haven't yet! Natalie Portman did such a brilliant job in it.

Also, can I just say that I cannot get enough of the lighting in his family's condo?

By the way, you all seemed to enjoy his guest post last time, so I'll be sure to ask him to make another one sometime! Or maybe he'll actually push through with "plane ride under the sea". Haha, we'll see.

Send him some love over at the comments, you guys. :3

Sunday, January 2, 2011

December backlogs

Happy New Year, loves! How did you spend your holidays? I hope you all had a fantastic time celebrating with your favorite people. Mine was simple, quiet, and spent with family for my sister's graduation and a bunch of reunions.

Hoping for more exciting things to happen in the upcoming months, but for now, here's a photo dump of what I'd been up to the past two weeks.

Sorry to keep this short, but my internet's shot at the moment. Hopefully, I'll have something good up in the next couple of days. Have a good week ahead!

Singapore, December 20-23, 2010

nude halter top from Topshop, gray skirt from tango, beige pouch bag from Topshop, peep toe sandals from Trunk Show

Cebu, December 24-30, 2010