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Photos by – Ramon Diamzon (Street Peeked)

Disco Pants – American Apparel | Top – American Apparel | Cardigan – Boohoo | Sneakers – Nike Air Max Thea

Hello everyone!!!

As promised from the collaboration I did with Camille Sioco from Frilly Skirts, here are the details about the outfit I wore that day. For this neon number, I was lucky enough to work with Ramon Diamzon from Street Peeked (also A.K.A Camille’s partner).

I’ve known Ramon for about 2 years now and he is hands down one of the coolest guys I have ever met. To me, he is the definition of cool and I know, I know….. when someone speaks fondly about a person, they commonly say “yeah that guy is cool” in the context of; yeah I like that guy or, yeah, he’s alright. But seriously, this guy is the essence of COOL!
Think – swag, badass, killer style, unique and in all honestly if I was a guy, I would want to be him LOL! (I’m not even ashamed to admit that hahahah!) He is the only guy I know that has a bigger collection of shoes than myself (RESPECT) and most of his shoes are limited edition or one of kind sneakers. On top of that, he takes killer photos and he is also insanely funny. Not mention, his other half is Camille, so what is there not to like!!!

As I previously mentioned in the collaboration, I wasn’t feeling my best on the day. I was unfortunately recovering from an unexpectedly big night, lacking sleep and feeling so ill, that I missed out on an amazing breakfast. Regardless of this, Ramon managed to still capture such great photos. Looking at these photos now, I can’t even tell that I was feeling sick HAHAHA! Thanks Ramon :P

This is the second time I’ve collaborated with another photographer other than Chin and it is so interesting to see how different photographers capture different sides of you. Even though my outfit is crazy bight and some would even call it a little out there. Ramon still brings his signature; urban, street aesthetic to the photos. The images he captures in my opinion are so honest, which I find really endearing. It was a real pleasure collaborating with both Camille and Ramon, I had such a great time with them, it didn’t even feel like we were doing a collaboration, more so just hanging out hehehe!

I mentioned in my previous post about being a proud serial wardrobe repeat, with this outfit I have stayed true to my word. Besides the slight styling changes, I have used the same pants and cardigan from an outfit post last year.
I know with most people, they feel most comfortable in black and white, where as I, however, am the complete opposite. I feel more at ease in colour, especially with this outfit; at first glance, you wouldn’t think that the items individually, would work well together. However, as soon as you combine the colourful, bold cardigan with the lavender disco pants and neon transparent bag, the colours end up complimenting each other so well. The concept of contradicting items in fashion really intrigues me and I think this is why there is a common thread in the colour palette of my outfit choices.

Do you find many similarities in your outfit choices?

Thanks for visiting and I’ll see you all tomorrow with another post :P

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Photos By – Yunn Chin Photography

Top – ASOS | Floral Print Midi Skirt – ASOS | Heels – Wittner

Spring has always been my favourite season of the year, besides the fact that it falls on my birthday. It is the warming feeling of the sun, the cooling breeze of the air and most importantly, the colours of the rainbow painted across fields of green that gets me every time.
As most things, however, there are negatives, one of which is hay fever……Oh that dreaded hay fever !!! I’m not just talking about getting little sniffles here and there, I’m talking about the whole shebang: itchy mouth, inflamed red eyes, constant sneezing and nose running like a tap. Yup, if you ever see me in Spring, expect the worst, I am by no means at my best hahahahaha!
Whatever the case, I freaking love spring! Call me a romantic or just plain cheesy, I always saw Spring as a time for new beginnings, I get the sudden spark of inspiration and drive.

I also noticed that my direction in clothing quickly changes. The urge of wearing pants, suddenly changes to shorts, my choices of black and white quickly turns to bright colours and the constant want to wear skirts/dresses is at an all time high.
One type of clothing in particular that I subconsciously keep taking out for a spin, is this oversized floral print midi skirt. Nothing in my wardrobe shouts Spring more than this little number.
Since the weather is currently in-between hot and cold, I find I can never go wrong with this choice. The over the knee length and thick material provides the right balance, accommodating both cool and warm weather.
Because of its bight colourful aesthetic, I find it easier to wear it with basic black and white, just like in this outfit post. However, on days I’m feeling extra confident, I style it with contrasting colours as well as mixing it up with different patterns.
I do need to admit, that the only downside to this skirt is the fact that it is so distinctive, which limits the number of times I can wear it without being to repetitious. In all honesty, however, I am proud about being a serial wardrobe repeat, just as long as there are slight changes to accessories, tops and bottoms. I’m sure I don’t need to give you a heads up that this isn’t the last time you’ll be seeing this skirt HAHAHAHA!

What is your current favourite item of clothing in your wardrobe? Feel free to share in the comment box below.

Thank you for visiting and I’ll see you soon with another post :)

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Photos by – Yunn Chin Photography (unless stated otherwise)

In September, I attended an event for the world’s leading luxury travel retailer, DFS. The “First Class Beauty” event was held at the Galleria in Sydney on George Street. It was an exclusive global event, which also took place in five international airports and 14 Galleria stores across nine countries including Hawaii, Hong Kong and Los Angeles etc.

“First Class Beauty by DFS was created to offer customers a one-of-a-kind experience inspired by travel. The program highlights DFS’ unique offerings of luxury beauty products across cosmetics, skincare and fragrances, exceptional range of services and delightful in-store experiences.”

At the event, after being greeted at the door by the PR agency Blue Planet, we were kindly escorted through the surprising number of levels of DFS, accommodating everything travel. We reached the top level and were served with Moet in what I would call a golden goblet, perfectly paired with delicious canapés overlooking a very stunning view of the Sydney Harbour Bridge.

It was a completely different experience to the fashion events I had attended in the past; since its focus was purely on luxury beauty. Something in all honestly, I am not so familiar with. If you were to ask me about any high-class beauty products or the places to go to purchase these products, I wouldn’t even know where to start (this is the inner tomboy in me talking).
However, attending this event was a big eye opener, I was introduced to a large range of high-end beauty products such as La Mer and La Prairie. The products were applied through hand and arm massages, along with skin consultations, we were informed about the natural ingredients used and the proper application for the products to achieve the best results.

Not only did they impress with the beauty products on offer, to celebrate the event, they had a photo-booth, which me and Chin had so much fun in.

They also offered us a customised travel journal with our names written in calligraphy to celebrate their DFS Fall/Winter 2014 Campaign by T Galleria. Check out their video below featuring Micheal Kors.

The DFS staff were incredibly nice and so lovely to get along with, in my conversations with each different staff member, it was clear to see that they all shared a family bond, most of them had worked for DFS for more than 3 years. A bond which was very clearly translated through their customer service, that was nothing short of high end luxury.

Just through this experience alone, it took me back to when I a child, curiously watching my mother apply her face creams and moisturisers. I started to reminisce of my travel overseas with my family; my mother and father would dress me head to toe in my best clothes and them in theirs. It was a formal event, they saw it as a special occasion, almost as a celebration, my mother especially, would not be able to contain her excitement walking into the duty free store, I remember her absolutely going crazy with all the beauty products on display. This is exactly the type of nostalgia DFS brings back to travelling and shopping; “seeing the word through the travellers touch, inspired by curiosity, the invitation to dream, a promise to delight and the legacy of adventure”.

I have travelled a fair bit, whether it be interstate or overseas, it is nice to be reminded about what travelling is all about.

I’ll let you in on a little secret, after the event, I had tried La Mer and now, I am absolutely hooked! For someone who previously could care less about the product used on their face, I am now looking to invest on the care of my skin. After using the products, my skin has never been better, no foundation required, I absolutely swear by it!

So I’m sure you can guess what I’ll be doing within a months time when I travel to Philippines Boracay? Yup, I’ll be treating me to some of that DFS duty free first class beauty hahahaha!
For those of you who aren’t planning to travel soon, you can show an international ticket travelling within 3 months time. You can also head to the nearest DFS Galleria, where you don’t have a time limit on your shopping experience and you can enjoy your retail therapy with less stress.

To find out more about DFS Galleria and the stores near you, click HERE!

Just a bit of a special treat, I came across one of my favourite bloggers Nicole Warne from Gary Pepper Vintage, sharing beauty tips about her trips featured on the DFS website, click HERE to check it out.

Thanks so much for visiting again and I’ll see you tomorrow with another outfit post :)

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Photos by – Yunn Chin Photography 

Jumper – Vintage | Disco Pants – American Apparel | Socks – Sportsgirl | Boots – ZU

Hello Hello!

So glad to share another outfit post with you all, especially an outfit that includes my love of vintage clothing.
I know I haven’t been as frequent with my posts for the past 2 months but for me, it was a much-needed break. It’s that time of the year when everything falls quickly and so heavily from the preparations of Christmas and the lead up to the summer break. Priorities pile up, the list of ‘things to do’ becomes never ending and the pressures of work and college start to weigh heavily. Worst of all, your negative subconscious starts tempting you to drop everything and give up amidst the pressures of life.
This is something that I am more than familiar with because I have experienced this time and time again.
Before things had become more than overwhelming, I made sure to remove myself from the situation, just for a couple of weeks to adjust. Taking preventive measures to prepare for the stress to come.

Now I’m back in the blogosphere, charged up and ready to go! Currently prioritising business meetings and the importance of taking on quality and not quantity, which is a mistake that I’ve made several times.

To start us off, some you may recognise this fluffy jumper from one of the outfits I wore to fashion week. Well, since then, this vintage gem has kept me not only comfortable but also warm in the coldest of weathers. I found this treasure at a Salvation Army store in the city for just $50 and I haven’t parted ways with it since. I think I’m even in denial that the weather is warming up because even in the warmest of days I find myself wanting to put it on ahahahaha!
I have always loved vintage clothing and it is a perfect fit for someone like me, a student, shopping with cost limitations, however, purchasing clothes without jeopardising the quality and aesthetic.
To create visual depth and compliment it’s vocal point, I wore it with black disco pants and mustard socks against white boots. I could of easily kept it simple with just back and white but to be honest, it’s not me without that little bit of colour hehehe.

To make up for my previous lack of contact, I’ll be posting more frequently within the coming weeks letting you in on all the things I’ve been up to :P

Thanks for visiting and I’ll catch you later this week

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Photos by – Yunn Chin Photography

Hey Everyone

Sorry I haven’t been in touch for some time, the September and October rollercoaster took me by surprise and I’ve only been able to catch a breath now.

Before I get into the details about my time away from the blogosphere, I wanted to share my first collaboration with the one and only Camille Sioco from Frilly Skirts. I consider Camille as one of my close friends so when she approached me for a collaboration, I was more than excited that she even thought of me, she has been in the game for 5 years and is one of the most successful bloggers I know, so you can imagine my excitement.

Camille has been my biggest support within the blogger community, we met almost 2 years ago, at a time when I had just started blogging and had no idea what I was doing. We immediately became great friends and have been in touch ever since, it helps that she lives just up the road. Even our boyfriends/photographers; Ramon and Chin, have developed their own bromance hahahaha!

But in all seriousness, I have learnt so much from her; especially learning how to stay true to yourself and keeping your own identity as a blogger, which is one of the hardest things I’ve come across as a fashion blogger.
I have never met anyone quite like her; the MOST organized person I know, down to earth and a personality with so much depth that constantly surprises. Such a big contrast to me, however, just an example – she posted this 2 weeks ago and here I am just only getting myself organized hehehehe :P !

On the day, we had brunch at Paper Planes Café, where I unfortunately missed out on a mean breakfast. I had a tad much to drink the night before at a birthday party ….. (sigh) yup, I hated myself, that breakfast looked soooo good.
We ended hanging out at a really nice memorial park where we shared some great laughs, mostly about how awkward we felt with two cameras (Ramon’s and Chin’s) on us at the same time. I kept pulling faces (it’s a thing I do when I feel awkward, if you haven’t already noticed) and poor Ramon had to deal with directing me when I was being silly for most of the shoot … hahaha, sorry Ramon.

Since I had recently sprained my ankle, I had to stick to sneakers, which I teamed with my signature disco pants and one of my favourite cardigans, as usual, I looked like a walking rainbow hahaha!.
Camille rocked the 80s with a plaid shirt tied around her waist, with a simple printed shirt and leather pants perfectly accessorized. This girl can rock any look I swear, I loved this outfit on her especially, such a great contrast to her signature feminine frilly skirt aesthetic.

Check out more about our collaboration and her outfit on her blog www.frillyskirts.net

I’ll be posting more details about my outfit on this day within the week so keep a look out.

Hope everyone is having an amazing start to the week!
I’m currently taking some much-needed time away in Melbourne YAY!!!!
I’ll be posting up everything I’ve been up for the past 2 months and my trip to Melbourne within the coming weeks so stay tuned.

Thank you for visiting!!!

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Photography by – Toàn Tran

Football Jersey Top – Asos/River Island | Skorts – Zara | Heels – Glue

Hello!!! :)

Sporty Chic is a common and popular trend that 2014 has adopted so well.
We have seen it on the runways, the red carpet and more commonly though street fashion. It is a trend that I have welcomed with open arms and am more than willing to continue embracing, indulging in all that blissful comfort.
The trend involves combining sportswear or a fashionable adaptation, with everyday fashion items and clothing. It is identified more commonly as a mix of sportswear teamed with feminine clothing and items.Just think of a baggie hoodie worn with boyfriend jeans, high heels and you favourite tote.

For those of you who have followed me from the start, you are no stranger to the fact that I grew up as a bit of a tomboy. Till this day, I find comfort in wearing my boyfriend, Chin’s baggy shirts, t-shirts and jackets, making this one of the reasons why I love this trend.

Being a typical girl, it’s that occasional indecisiveness when it comes to particular fashion choices that I hate so much. All you girls can back me up on this one, am I right? HAHAHA! You know what I’m talking about, the days that you draw a complete blank, staring into your closet with no idea what to wear.

I decided to post up this outfit in particular because it is on my re-wear/recycle list. It can be worn on a casual day out, teamed with a pair of sneakers and worn right into the night, simply just by switching to heels. Plus did I mention how amazing skorts are, I mean shorts and a skirt into one… BEST THING EVER!!!

These photos are apart of a collaboration I did with a photographer called Toàn Tran, he was also the technical talent behind my previous outfit post “Missing Summer”. I’ve been so excited about sharing the collaboration with you all because he did such an amazing job. Stay tuned, we have one more outfit post from our collaboration, so keep a look out for it ;)

Thanks for visiting and I’ll see you all soon with another post :)

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Photos by – Toàn Tran

Hello Everyone!!!

It’s been a while and for those of you who don’t follow me on Facebook or Instagram, I’ll just give you guys a quick run down of what’s been happening.

Late last month I sprained my ankle and took some time off to recover. Unfortunately, 2 weeks into the healing process, I further injured my ankle on the corner of an elevated brick; sneakily peeking out of a brick laid walkway on the way to college. Multiple visits to the doctor, 2 weeks on crutches and a month away from the gym later, here I am.
In short, you haven’t heard from me because I’ve been immobile, feeling sorry for myself whilst stuffing my face with comforting junk food HAHAHAHA! ….. Don’t judge me.. lol!
I’m all good now though, I’m still healing but the good news is I’ve slightly picked up my walking pace from snail speed to grandma speed WOOT WOOT!!!

Now, for those of you on the other side of the world enjoying the summer sun, I, however, am currently in hibernation, avoiding the winter weather and the miserable rain. Only fitting to the reminiscence of sun kissed weather, I wanted share a collaboration I did with an amazing photographer called Toàn Tran.
I’ve worked with different photographers in the past, as a stylist and a creative director. However, this was the first time I’ve worked with another photographer apart from Chin when it comes to blogging and it was such a great collaboration. I had so much fun playing in the water, running around the beach, hanging out. It makes days like this; the rain pouring down, the air temperature cold and moist that makes me miss that summer sun the most. Lets not forget, I am Filipino, lets face it, I wasn’t made for cold weather hahahaha!

Usually, I would share my outfit details; which store I got my dress from, the brand and/or label. This time however, I got this dress on sale for $10 at a super cheap boutique in the city. …I know, I know, sometimes being a blogger can carry expectations for using expensive brands and labels but honestly, I keep it real with you guys and girls. Truth is, I’m poor when it comes to fashion, I work part time and I study. So until the day I’ve worked my way to the top, I’m going to hold off from buying expensive brand items that are well above what I personally can afford (unless it’s on sale or if it’s something I’m dying to get it hahaha!). Till then, I see no shame in getting things that are affordable and cheap, with no particular brand. Just like what my Mum said “The value is not on how much it is, but in how you wear it”.

How’s the weather in your cities, am I the only one missing summer like crazy?

Thanks for visiting everyone!

I’ll see you all later this week with another outfit post.

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