Wednesday, January 27, 2010


2ne1's leader (and my personal favorite member) CL has such a unique swagga, I'd do anything for her to wear any of my pieces.

In the Philippines where everyone is aiming for the mayaman look, an outfit as gutsy as this can only be seen on Sex Bomb and Wowowee dancers.

This photo reminds me of the perks of going to the gym - something I haven't done in over a month!

In a Betsey Johnson peplum skirt and a Hellz Bellz shirt (With fellow 2ne1 member Minzy).

In a Phillip Lim vest. (Photo c/o Popseoul)

Of course she owes it to 2ne1's stylists Yang Seung Ho and Lee Hyun Jung but it takes a certain sumthin sumthin to pull off a look. I've seen a number of local artists attempt to do the exact same thing but to no avail. We have plenty of pretty faces but noone as refreshing and experimental... is this why everyone's sticking to the mayaman look?

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Taping & A Movie

8 AM : Woke up earlier than usual today. (I'm an 11-hour girl, if I could sleep for a living I would and I'd be rich for it!)

9 AM : Left the house, ran to the shop to get into my tight rust dress - luckily it still fits despite yesterday's binging! - and checked on my prom darlings' dresses (all due for fitting today).

10 AM : Call time for the US Girls taping at Ecomoda in ABS-CBN's ELJ Bldg. I got there at 10 AM sharp. Good thing my shop is pretty near. And thank heavens Arlee drove me today.

10:30 AM : Hair and makeup. SO I can look like a TV-worthy homosapien.

Now onto the photos:

Sharing our Top Picks and Chesca trying on the Palabok jacket.

I am loving Chesca's flower detailed satin stilettos.

...And Iya's animal print heels! Ran to Topshop GB3 right after the shoot but they didn't have it in my size anymore. :-( These girls seriously have style, no wonder they're fashion TV show hosts.

On another note, they actually made me model a dress for the damn cameras. I realized I was asked to guest under false pretenses. I seriously hate that. But because I am a professional I had to do it anyway.

I was laughing most of the time. Couldn't believe what I got myself into. I'm a designer for crying out loud. I did it all for the love of Martin Bautista (whose dress they chose for me to strut in).

And because I didn't get to eat properly all day, I decided to take my man to Mr. Jones in Greenbelt 5 for some heavy chow before catching a flick.

The paperbacks we read while waiting for our grub. :)

MY honey chicken & biscuit entree was alright, Arlee was disappointed because the first 3 dishes he ordered weren't available and it took them 40 minutes to serve the food. Hmmm...

Anyway I am digging their vintage-inspired wallpaper in the washroom:

Saw Legion afterwards and people, I advise you to just wait for it on DVD or HBO. Not worth the Php190 we paid for in Greenbelt.

Now I shall retire for the night and remove all the gunk on my face. Goodnight folks!

Monday, January 25, 2010

Pampanga Love

Arlee and I took his cousin kuya Alvin to Pampanga yesterday. Didn't mind the drive at all because there's something about the rice fields and the green scenery along NLEX that relaxes me. Moreover, the road is so much smoother than SLEX so I can go much much faster!

Thank you my angel for going down to take pictures for me. :)

Waiting for Arlee to get back in the car. Lol.

Of course what is a trip without binging? Kuya Alvin started craving for Chowking - like most Fil-Ams do - I still wonder what they see in that place. It's all false advertisement the moment you step inside (not to mention their billboards)...

I saw this and got hungry:

But then I got this and wondered where all the color went:

Appetite not satiated yet, I swore to make it all up to my tummy as soon as we get to C.

Yummy yummy Panizza

Spaghetti with meatballs...

And best of all...


Then it was time to retire and Mimosa was the final stop for the night. Saw this adorable K9 pup at the Holiday Inn. I just had to take a snapshot. :)

Woke up this morning craving for bacon and scrambled eggs so I ordered room service.:

Then Arlee picked me up after checkout. We chilled by the pool and had nachos.

5 minutes later...

My nachos vanished! :D

Decided to drop by Fully Booked in SM Clark afterwards to check if they have 2010 Planners in stock and look for any interesting new reads... and to get frozen yogurts next door at White Hat. :)

Before going home, kuya Alvin treated us to authentic Korean cuisine.

Of course there is zilch ambiance factor but the food was delish!

I got home at 10 PM. Can't hardly breathe! Shooting with US Girls tomorrow morning and now I realize it was a bad bad idea to binge the day before a TV shoot (where one virtually gains 10 lbs.)! I hope I still fit into my tight dress come morning, wish me luck!

Friday, January 15, 2010

The Past 10 Days...

...Were spent celebrating life, love and friendship. My hibernation was thrown out of the window. Heck, Arlee's back from Florida and we only have so much time so here goes...

01/8/10 - Encore (where we felt older than water with all them kiddos dancing in their Topshop/Mango/Zara frocks) and Fiamma (where we finally felt at home with familiar fashion friendly faces and people from the same age bracket).


With Cathy Cavilte (in our own designs). Lol.

1/10/10 - Dinner at Masas and Sherlock Holmes movie night in Greenbelt.

Patrick and I (both fans of Zara blazers. Heck, I think EVERYONE who loves tailored jackets go to Zara for a cheaper jacket fix!)

1/13/10 - Home cooked dinner double date with the Gioskos power couple in their Belair home.

Dropped by Cafe Ysabel for their yummy yummy Strawberry Shortcake first!

My 12Twelve partner, lunch buddy and fashion soul sista. :)

Adoring the dress!

Sorry we got to your house so late! One wrong turn led to another and huwowww what a nightmare the traffic was!

1/14/10 - Double Drinking Date with the beautiful Net and macholito Carlo at Guilly's and Quattro (yes, we are such QC folks. We drink anywhere this side of town!)

Check out Net's glove-detailed bag! Girlfriend is so creative and stylish: L-O-V-E!

What a fun night that was! Major laugh trip! Too bad the Bibingka stand was already closed when we got to Quattro though. :-/ Til you're next trip home mare and pare!