Sunday, September 30, 2012

Lady Gaga's Fame Eau De Parfum Review

I guess today is my lucky day! A colleague gave me a sampler of Lady Gaga's Fame Eau de Parfum. I've been searching for a place where I can purchase a bottle just to try this very controversial fragrance. Well at least now, I get to try it for free! I guess patience really is my friend. ^_^

My colleague said that when he found one in his luggage, he immediately remembered me and my wooden dress in Lady Gaga's concert. Because of his generosity, I decided to spread the kindness by sharing my two cents about Lady Gaga's much hyped black fragrance.

Lady Gaga Fame Eau de Parfum, 1.7 oz
retails for $55.00 at Sephora

Haider Ackermann: Spring Ready To Wear 2013

I am still sick with runny nose, teary eyes, and swollen throat but I need to get out of bed to do my corporate slave duties. So before I start prepping up for work, let's have a quick view of Haider Ackermann Spring 2013 RTW which I find very corporate chic!

I don't know about you but I this collections gives me a very modern and hip Japan corporate scene. Maybe it's because of belts and layers which reminds me of the traditional kimono but the use of vibrant colors and prints gives it a modern twist. By the way, I gotta say that I am loving the first look of the collection. It's so Power Dressing 101 meets Edgy-Wendy-Goes-To-An-Industry-Party-Right-After-Work.

Check the rest of the collection after the jump!

Saturday, September 29, 2012

The Limited-Edition Bag and my Over-sized Square Bag

As much as I don't want to be a negative Nelly, I am currently sick and I can barely talk right now. Instead of blaming the universe for my swollen tonsils, I decided to search the internet for any bag designs that can make me smile... because bags are simply love materialized.

The Limited Edition Balenciaga Pumpkin Paper Tote
Retails for $1000.00

Check out the progress of my square bag at the end of this post!

Thursday, September 27, 2012

1st FaDAL Manila Design Novitiate Awardee Event at 7th High

After days of not posting anything I am now back with my insider scoop of FaDAL Manila's event at 7th High last night.

Photo from FaDAL Manila

If you think the illustration on the left looks familiar,its because you've seen it in my previous post where I had a brief chat with the 1st FaDAL Manila Design Novitiate Awardee, Joy Chicano.

Check out my outfit for the night after the jump!

Friday, September 21, 2012

Friday: All about Embellishments and Bag Making

Embellishments. Aside from the design, the fabric, the cut, and the name of the designer who created the dress, the use of embellishments is a sure way to make clothes look and feel more expensive.

Jun Escario Swarovski Coctail Dress
$773.40 at Vito Studio

Check out my unfinished bag project at the end of this post!

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Busy Student Life and my dream Celestina Minaudiere

Too many things to do, so little time. I guess we all need a little more time to finish the things that we have on our lists. Just like any other working student, I am also juggling my time and energy. I just need to finish one very important project and then I'll be back to blogging on a daily basis.


Tomorrow my patience will be tested once again. I will work with beads and various types of stitches in our Fashion Embellishment class. While learning the art of beading, I gained a whole new respect for people who do embellishments. I now understand why designer have their own set of beaders and seamstresses.

What I am most excited about is the bag that I will create in our Bag Making 1 class.

Check out my new school id at the end of this post!

Sunday, September 16, 2012

6 Degrees of Separation: Zara, Mundo, Kultura Filipino, and some other characters in between

I'm so sorry if I wasn't able to post anything in the past few days. There's just a lot of things that I need to attend to, but the good news is that I have a lot of things to blog! Yey! So enough about my disclaimer, let's start shall we?

For the love of fashion, I decided to do some research about this season's fashion trends. As usual, Zara is my go to place for trends and I noticed that animal prints are very visible in their displays.

Leopard Print Pencil Skirt with Frill
Php 3990.00, available at Zara

Check the animal print item and the slithery accessory that I bought at the end of this post!

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Alexander McQueen's Performance Art Dress

I almost ran out of ideas to explore for today's post and then I decided that I have to make another entry about the visionary and my idol, Alexander McQueen.

Alexander McQueen
Photo from: Google Images

As I was looking for some inspiration for several projects that I have to finish, I remembered an image of one of Alexander Mcqueen's most memorable pieces of art, a white cotton muslin spray painted with yellow  and black with white synthetic tulle underskirt.

Check the dress after the jump...

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

The Golden Egyptian Bride and Miss Flores de Mayo

After watching Drop Dead Diva's Season 4 Finale, I immediately remembered our 1st assignment in Basic Fashion Design. We were asked to design a complete wedding entourage. This got me excited because this was the first time that I get to practice my sketching skills.

My Sanctuary
As I was imagining conceptualizing my bride, I knew that I wanted to do a Mermaid dress and that it should also have a little something extra to make it unique. I just allowed my hands to draw some lines until a clear theme formed in my head. I wanted to do a bridal entourage inspired by Amazons and Gladiators, and the theme will be Love is a Battlefield. The Bride will be a Warrior Queen/Empress who came out as the victor of a Happily Ever After Battle Royal. Who said that women are simply damsels in distress? I wanted my muse to know what she wants and knows how to get it too.

View my sketch after the jump!

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Bonjour! Comment Allez-vous?

Since I was 7 years old, I've always been fascinated with the French Language. I guess it has something to do with the Vtech Laptop that I had when I was a child, which was configured only in the French Language. I remember failing miserably in the word games because I was entering the English answers while the laptop was talking to me in French. Instead of answering "Fille," I was answering "Girl" when an image of a smiling lass popped up on the screen. Eventually I was able to adjust and I learned several French words, simply because I have no other choice.

The Iconic Eiffel Tower Bag from Sex and the City Movie
Photo from: Google Images
More photos and videos after the jump.

Monday, September 10, 2012

Looking Back: Make Over!

For my 10th day of blogging, I just wanna look back into an photo shoot that I did not so long ago. Instead of doing my it with my typical fabulous self, I decided to shake things up and try to "man" it up a bit. Lol

The Nerdy Boy Next Door

More photos after the jump!

Sunday, September 9, 2012

Preview's September Issue and a little something more

Nine days ago, I decided to start this blog and I wanted to make sure that I post on a daily basis. Today, my post will be about Preview Magazine's September Issue.

When I heard that Preview will feature bloggers as their September cover girls, I said to myself that I just have to have it! How cool is that? Just a few days after I jump started a new hobby, here goes one my favorite magazine giving me a dose of encouragement by recognizing the influence of bloggers in a very big way.

Cover Girls: Tricia Gosingtian, Laureen Uy,
and my favorite blogger Ms. Camille Co

Saturday, September 8, 2012

Fully Booked and SoFA's Fashion and Interior Design Capsule Series: Interior Styling

I'm so happy that I signed up for Fully Booked and SoFA's Fashion and Interterior Design Capsule Series. Today, I just attended my 2nd session and it was all about Interior Styling.

Photo form Fully Booked's Facebook page

Friday, September 7, 2012

Looking Back: Dense Modesto's Parfum

Out of the blue, I just remembered the time when I participated in Dense Modesto's First Open Video Shoot called Parfum.

Are you ready for this?

Check more photos and the video after the jump.

Thursday, September 6, 2012

Fashion Design

I did a very spontaneous decision earlier. I went to FIP to attend this term's Fashion Merchandising class. Although our instructor Ms.Wanda Madarang already gave me a completed remark on this subject, I still wanted to learn the topics that I missed. When I arrived, I saw my previous classmates in Basic Fashion design taking the Advance Fashion Design course, which is also scheduled for that same day.

Can I just stay here everyday? Lol

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Monday, September 3, 2012

My Fascination with Medusa

While having breakfast, my mom and I talked about life how it can be so unfair sometimes. We even got to the point of discussing about the The Bible. She said that she prefers the New Testament because it's more forgiving and unlike in the Old Testament which the heavens is quite unforgiving to humans.

This how I learned The Bible when I was young.
Photo from: Google Images

McQueen: Fall 2012 Ready To Wear

Since we are already on the "-ber" months and the cold winds of Christmas is just around the corner, I decided to give my insights on the McQueen Fall 2012 RTW Collection.

I know some of you may have already seen this collection but I just wanna share my 2 cents about what Sarah Burton did for the Alexander McQueen brand.

Don't know Sarah Burton? Check her picture after the jump!

Sunday, September 2, 2012

Looking Back: Lady Gaga's Born This Way Ball and my Wooden Dress

When one of my Facebook friends suggested that I should post what I wore in Lady Gaga's Born This Way Ball, I realized that eventually this post has to be done so here we go...

It was my first time to watch a concert and need I say that it was indeed an experience that I will never forget. So here's my epic look...

Photo by: Gino Ramirez

Saturday, September 1, 2012

My First Attempt to Blog

So I finally decided to joined the blogging wagon. I've always wanted to blog but the procrastinator in me always overpowers my blogging desire. So here we go...