Monday, June 25, 2012

Mad Mark's (+a weird video)

One summer's day in late May, my boyfriend and I made a quick trip to Kapitolyo in Pasig for lunch. We decided to check out Mad Mark's, a small, laid back restaurant known for their sandwiches and artisan ice cream. We weren't in the mood to try their famous man sandwiches just yet. Instead, we ordered generous and scrumptious servings of the White Cobbler Alfredo Pasta and the Zing Wings + Cajun Fries combo to share.

For dessert, I wanted to try the Salted Sumatra Ice Cream, but they were out of stock at that time, so I ended up with the Half-Baked Madagascar. I'd have thrown a tantrum, but despite not getting my preferred flavor, I still left the place positively happy and satisfied. If their main entrees don't impress you, I promise that their ice cream will make up for it. It's that good!

Convi's lucky (or unfortunate?) because his place is just a short drive/tricycle ride away from what is possibly our favorite food strip in the Metro. If I lived around the area, I think I'd have no other choice but to throw my weighing scale out the window.

Mad Mark's is located at 23 East Capitol Drive, Brgy. Kapitolyo, Pasig City. For more info, check out their Facebook page:

Thursday, June 21, 2012

a little bit of what we do in school: welcome to the 60's (part 2)

thrifted dress, Bass boots, Gera earrings

The late 1960's paved way to a revolution wherein the hippies dominated and pushed for a political movement that fostered peace and love. It was also a time when women became increasingly aware of their sexuality, which they expressed through fashion by showing more and more skin than ever before in the form of shorter hemlines and sporting higher boot lengths to accentuate the legs.

Part deux of my 60's project introduces the birth of the flower child and the go-go boots. I wanted to work around these style phenomenons to come up with a look that represented the decade very well, but still quite relevant to today.

At the last stop of our ukay-ukay trip, I discovered the most gorgeous little frock that fit my concept of the 60's perfectly. This floral off-shoulder dress with flared sleeves was an instant love! I found it really unique and immediately grabbed it off the rack without even thinking twice (or at all). It was also a no-brainer to pair it with my long-ignored and neglected leather high boots, which, luckily, blended nicely with the dress to create an interesting combination of hippie and mod. All that was missing was a garland of flowers in my hair, and you'd have thought I came straight from Woodstock in a time machine!

So, what do you think? Do you like this one or the first outfit better? :)

Sunday, June 17, 2012

hey, june. don't let me down.

June always makes me feel kinda sad. (In the Philippines) summer ends, rainy season starts, and I often approach the midyear checkpoint realizing, "What the hell have I done the whole time?"

I could use a good combination of sun, sand, and sea right about now. And constantly for the rest of my life, if possible. I've always believed that the beach cures everything, and I have half the mind to escape to the quietest one I can find and stay there forever.

Sunday, June 10, 2012

a little bit of what we do in school: welcome to the 60's (part 1)

thrifted mini dress, shoes from eBay, lace cloche hat

Another interesting project we recently did for school was to interpret fashion of the previous decades using clothes from thrift shops or what is known in the Philippines as ukay-ukay. I was assigned to the swinging 60's, which I find has one of the most fun and vibrant trends in history.

After going through just a few racks inside the first store we went to, I discovered this lovely dress tucked in a lonely corner. The bright and colorful patterns instantly caught my eye, and I thought it was simply perfect for my theme. I was even more psyched when I managed to snag it for less than P100! What a treat! I completed the whole look with a pair of vintage shoes and an adorable lace cloche hat for that extra babydoll cuteness. I felt very groovy indeed whilst trying my best to channel my inner Twiggy.