Wednesday, February 29, 2012

making rampa at the ramp

last year, the ramp at crossings department store made me a fun offer: to go through their racks and choose outfits to wear for my editor's note. but my holiday sked got crazy and i only finally found the time to do it last week! it was like letting a kid go wild in a toy store, i tell ya. first i had my makeup done at the MAC counter at rustan's, shangri-la plaza. this is the before shot:
and here is the after! (wow, what a ton of makeup and skilled hands can do! thank you to MAC makeup artist ricardo!)
the ramp in shangri-la plaza is filled with A LOT of clothes. it can get confusing and overwhelming. so i just took a cart (yes, they have carts with wheels, parang grocery) and picked out what i liked. after, i edited: i decided which pieces went together, figured out what the outfit lacked, filled in the blanks, and finally accessorized. i came up with four looks!

here is my evening-cocktails look: you can never go wrong with a classic black dress. the oversized pailettes give it personality. and because dressy affairs are usually in air-conditioned venues, a cover-up is always a good idea. i picked a men's blazer in a fabric with a nice sheen (i usually just rely on the hubby's suit hehe..). and for a touch of bling, a huuuge brooch. i didn't need anything else, just a shiny bag and heels. (coexist dress, mundo blazer, zuri brooch, the ramp pumps and clutch)

this is my i'm-the-boss look: a crisp white long-sleeved shirt is the perfect base for a corporate look—and this one says, don't mess with me or i'll stick a needle in your eye hahaha! (check out those prickly shoulders!) add a slim, knee-length skirt that means business, but is still feminine. (the ramp shirt, skirt, and tote, carmelettes loafer heels)

how about a relaxed, weekend look: ok, i don't wear anything this short in real life. i don't have the legs for it. but i thought it might be fun to layer a lace top over a striped tank dress. the dress has a detachable peter-pan collar, which is so uso now. i added silver accessories and wedge brogues. (pink manila top, the ramp dress, shoes, and accessories)

finally, i call this my flora & fauna look—this can be for work, lunch with the ladies, a date with the hubby, kahit pang grocery pwede: i picked out a polka-dot blouse and topped it with a floral-print waterfall-front jacket—mixing prints is my secret talent hahaha! to ground the crazy mix is a pair of slim trousers and a chain-link purse, both in black. i was deciding between a pair of black or colorblock pumps—the latter was too irresistible. see how they match the jacket! (seven dials blouse, pink manila jacket, the ramp trousers, pumps, purse, cat necklace)

so guess which outfit i picked to appear in my editor's note? find out in this friday's issue of style weekend! (thank you, the ramp!!!)

(all clothes available at the ramp, shangri-la plaza, glorietta 3, trinoma. for more info, go to or their facebook page)


bessie said...



Jet said...

Laaaahve it! so chic

the fash pack said...

hee-hee thanks bessie and jet!

Anonymous said...

Ahlavett! Thanks for the styling tips!!

from MeM

Anonymous said...

Ahlavett! Thanks for the styling tips!!

from MeM

anna said...

nice! and you do have the legs for that skirt!

joy Buensalido said...

dear liza: you are one great model/stylist/editor/fashionista rolled into one. Loved all your choices.:)

Joy B..

Stew said...

I love your fashion sense madam. But you know what's lacking in the picture? Imho, it's the absence of sterling silver earrings. You'd look even more perfect!