Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Love Me Like You Do

As evident in my title post, yeah, I'm currently so into this song by Ellie Goulding which is an OST in the movie Fifty Shades of Grey which btw I'm so disappointed at. Anyhoo, I wore this outfit on one of the barkada's shenanigans that landed us at SkyRanch Tagaytay.

                We attended school first so I was in this dress matched with skirt then on our way to our gala I changed into this and just added this cool pink jacket. I love that even though it has a girly color and lacy material on sleeves, the leather made it look tough a bit. My maroon brogues also added character to my ensemble, I think because it broke the too girly vintage approach of my look and turned it into more fun and casual take perfect for an afternoon to night stroll at the park.

Friday, March 13, 2015

Fading Out



Finally, after coming from a hiatus I've been able to squeeze in another blogpost. This is the only free time I can grab since I have to spend it all mostly making school-related final outputs and paperworks. After catching my breath again, I'll now share a bits and pieces of some happenings in my life again, that is if you are interested to know, haha!
Anyways, our batch was surprised with a send-off party by our department because we are graduating students. We had a blast and ate and drank and partied the night away! But originally we were bound to attend a seminar, well that's what we actually thought and the dress code meant smart casual so I came in this simple and classy LBD. Casual enough to walk in malls yet appropriate enough for a formal event.
Wearing an LBD is a smart choice since it will never let you go wrong on any kind of occasion. With a little touch of gold here and there, completed with these uber cool for school brogues, I think I'm ready to enter the scene and enjoy.

Friday, February 6, 2015

Silver Lining

We have this thing wherein all the Marketing and Advertising students of DLSU-D gather for a talk and to celebrate awardees on top of overflowing drinks and food. The recent General Assembly is held at One Esplanade, Pasay City. The place is all decked with sophistication of black, white, and silver decorations that suits the classy and edgy mood of the event. I must say that this one is the grandest I've attended so far so kudos to the team behind this success.  I'm hoping that there will be another one before the school year end.

 The theme was Shades of Gray and because I'm a fan of the novel slash soon to be on big screen (Fifty Shades of Grey) where their peg was inspired from I wanted to go big for it.
Since my past looks were all but sweet and feminine, for a change I'd like to rock a vampy and edgy look hence the dark outfit matched with the vintage hollywood make-up look to complete the transformation.

I played with textures and patterns to give the monotonous look an interesting touch. I chose a lacy top to still give this number a womanly aspect and delicateness to it but still the sequined skirt gives 70's retro divas a run for their money ( yes I'm once a human disco ball, LOL).

To not overwhelm my whole look I did not add any dramatic accessories especially a necklace. Only this goth-like earrings that nailed it.  Also some stacked silver mettalic rings and I'm good to go.
What I'm totally obsessing about my ensemble is this caged shoes that raised my look to another level. It exudes rocker chick with elegance.

My look may be a bit much but since I received an award for Best Marketing Research together with my best buddy also that night, my effort made sense after all, right?

 But what makes this a memorable event is because I spent it with the some of the best people in my life which are my college friends that even though we are supposed to be all glam and poised we just laughed to our hearts content and owned the night.
Top is vintage, skirt is Tory Burch , shoes are Baby Phat, metallic rings are Caaatsss, chunky ring is Genevieve Gozum

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Gem from the Ashes

We had now come to an end of my Negros Occidental journey for 2014 but I will leave you with my most favorite part of the trip. If you answered The Ruins to my question in my last post then you guessed it right!

The Ruins is the perfect location for pictorials like prenups, other events, and even for blog backdrops haha! But more than the impeccable beauty of the place, the stirring story behind it is what makes The Talisay Ruins  worth visiting for. Did I mention that it is certified by TripAdvisor 2014 for becoming such a tourist destination in Negros Occidental.

Let me give you a short history background about it. The wealthy sugar baron Don Mariano Ledesma Lacson built the mansion  for  his beloved portuguese wife, Maria Braga. The Mansion is inspired from grand italian architecture and filled with imported luxurious furnitures that resembles the rich European and Asian culture. The mansion was surrounded by garden that blooms flowers courtesy by the Lacsons' daughter.Then the family hired a japanese gardener to take care of the garden but disappeared just before the war between the Filipinos and Japanese started. The gardener was later discovered to be an informant to the Japanese Military so when the World War 2 burst forth, Don Mariano asked the guerillas to burn down the mansion. He said that what happened to the mansion is better than to be a Japanese occupation area. But other stories entails that the baron burned the mansion to ashes after losing his mind because of the death of his cherished wife. Romantic eh?

What is left to the once baronial mansion is the magnificent concrete structure that many tourists adore this days. I want to see The ruins on its past glorious form but if there is no plan of restoring it, still it is something to behold to.

Again we are so early that when we started to leave that is when the tour guide only started, I heard that he is funny so the tour won't be boring but will be interesting. Inside there is a mini cafe and restaurant to chill that serves snacks for the tourists who want to chill and some souvenir shop if they want to take a piece of the Talisay Ruins with them.

The poignant color of The Ruins is only liven up by the vibrancy of the garden so to harmonize with the color balance of the place, I chose to wear this simple white dress with floral appliques that is enhanced by the lovely floral print then I added some more colorful accessories to complete the look. I love how I move breezily in this dress without being too much or too laidback for the place.
I'm so glad that I finally saw with my own two eyes the opulent Talisay Ruins. Really, it is better to see something once, than hear about it a thousand times.

And that is the end of my short but sweet vacation at Negros Occidental, I hope that my posts were able to inspire and entertain you because it is what I aim for. Thanks for reading! :)

Friday, January 23, 2015

Memory of a Glorious Past

I proudly present to you the highlight of my holiday vacay at Negros Occidental. The first part is my visit to Gaston Mansion/ Ancestral house or commonly known there as Balay Negrense which in Hiligaynon means the house of Negrenses.
The house was originally the ancestral house of Victor F. Gaston that was built in 1897. The heritage house that we can tour these days is actually a restored museum version but nonetheless it has still the same luxurious vibes you can feel once you step inside the mansion.
It is located inside a village I think behind the Silay Plaza where a lot of ancestral houses still resides but this one is popular to the tourists. The entrance fee is 65 pesos per adult but is cheaper for students and kids. We went there a bit early so we haven't experienced the tour that starts at 10:30 a.m.

So what we did is just to become the tourist dummies we are, LOL and take pictures of the somehow grandiose interior and furnitures of the Gastons. I'm so happy that a caretaker there started to play the piano with some melancholic music that added to the charm of the house.

 We learned that their daughter whose name I forgot was a model, muse, and beauty queen at her time. She was really beautiful as evident in her pictures upstairs. Unfortunately, the best part of the house for me is located at the second floor but is not open for photographs which is totally understandable because of the possible damage the flash can do at the old photos and some people who donated their furnitures do not want their pieces be photographed.

We just contented ourselves by looking at the vintage rooms and sala sets which I totally fell in love with.

As for my outfit, I tried my best to look very appropriate to the mood of the place which is grand and very vintage. The scarf-printed top is actually a dress I tucked into an equally romantic skirt with floral design and just right flounciness to it. The necklace I think is the cherry on top because it made my look more regal because of its golden design.

Watch out for my next post because the place where we went after is one you cannot miss when you go to Negros Occidental. Hint: the place is used at a famous Philippine teledrama just recently. Good luck guessing or just suppress your excitement and wait for my part two of Sugarlandia Escapade! :)

dress from dolce and Gabanna, skirt is vintage, shoes from Donaire