Country Hard Core

by Friday, February 26, 2016

The last of this series, here’s a bit more creative local denim and bralette to be happy about.

Once upon a time, all i wanted was to make my own clothes. When i actually went to fashion school for designing and pattern making classes, the work involved in making just one piece became evident and made me really respect the people here in the Philippines that actually went for it despite all the imported brands coming in. I do like all clothes.. all of them. there are talented people behind the imports as well and there’s quite a bit of that in my closet too. but when someone compliments anything i wear that’s Philippine made or designed, it’s pretty much a reflex for me to respond “Thanks! it’s locally made!” ..i usually use my bragging voice.. as if i made it myself.

 

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Clickies:

bralette – Beetroot

jacket, jeans, shoes – 3Star by Chris Jasler

photographs – Adrian Evangelista

Expand Your Mind, Expand Your Wardrobe

by Sunday, February 14, 2016

If you follow me on Instagram, you may have seen the above photo which was pretty much my ootd for GMA’s Thanksgiving Trade Party.. and again, if you follow me on Instagram, you may have noticed a mix-and-match trick that i like to pull on my wardrobe quite often -turning a clothing item into something it’s not.

Girls easily run out of things to wear. Clothes seem to be much more disposable nowadays cause when you wear something once, it stays on your social media forever. That shouldn’t  stop you from giving your clothes the kind of longevity they deserve though.. and one way to help you mix things up is to convert your  button-downs into skirts, turn your long skirts into dresses, make your short skirts tube tops, and wear your jumpsuits as pants. If you use your imagination, your pieces are what you say they are.

I’ll point out the times I do this in the future, but for now, here’s a quick example..

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The lacy bustier top I got from NastyGal. I’ve had it 4 years and worn it a zillion times, but it isn’t the highlight underneath the delicate lace top I got off Zalora.. and what my closet lacks in black high-waisted trousers, it makes up for with this Style Staple jumpsuit folded in half.

P.S. the ITALIC words are clickable.