Wednesday, September 19, 2012

three in one

today it was back to events-all-night! in spite of the crazy rain and horrendous traffic, i made it to three events to support industry friends and colleagues. it started with preview magazine's PEFTA (preview emerging fashion talent awards, tama ba?) show at rockwell tent at 4pm. traffic on edsa was soooo bad, it took me nearly two hours to get there from manila! i got there as pablo cabahug was presenting his collection. 

next was tatler magazine's 11th anniv party at buddha bar, which was a challenge to get to because they wouldn't allow cars to get in the driveway--and it was raining! but the guards were kind enough to escort guests with their umbrellas, fancy shoes be damned! look who i bumped into! below, left to right: lulu tan-gan, tim yap, me

finally i had to walk under the rain again back to the car to drive to fiamma for the absolut vodka mode edition launch. louis claparols was presenting a collection! i made it just as the show began! 

congrats, louis! 

and here's what i wore! cos dress, michael antonio booties, croc clutch from bali, short necklace from bangkok, long necklace by raoul, H&M orange headband. 
i'm tired!! 

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

bo concept's 60th anniv

today was an unusual day. well, evening actually. because i had no invites to any events or tickets to any shows—even though there was a lot happening tonight! quite liberating actually. it meant i had a free evening! and i didn't have to get dressed! so i had a nice dinner with the hubby and my parents at 2nds. but before that, i dropped by an afternoon event at MOS design in bonifacio high street. it was to celebrate the 60th anniversary of bo concept, a super high-end, super expensive line of furniture from denmark. take a look at some of the displays. love!

so i took advantage of the displays and used one of them as a backdrop for today's outfit post! kate torralba for paper dolls cardigan, plains & prints sleeveless dress, aldo wedges, louis vuitton pochette, trucco necklace.

Monday, September 17, 2012

adam levine rocks with bench

i haven't even written about last week's spectacular bench universe show, then here comes bench announcing their new international celebrity endorser. what a shock it was to get the invitation to the press con last thursday, the day of the first bench universe show!

when i posted the above pic on twitter and instagram, of course i had to block out the date, time, and location of the press con lest they get stalkers hehe.. but bench always gives fans and followers a chance to see their idols—there was to be a separate meet-and-greet with adam levine at SMX right after the press con.

so today we, the media, were given specific instructions to be at salon de ning by 430pm because they will close the doors by 445pm and start the press con by 5pm and by 520pm, adam will be whisked away! ok! so i was there by 4! and ben was already there!

we were ushered in by 430pm and because i was at the front of the queue, i got the best seat in the house! well, not the best seat because there were only 20 chairs, all reserved. i got the best standing spot—i was right smack dab in the center with a clear unobstructed view. woo-hoo!

he finally came out at 534pm! here he is seated on the red leather chair with host raymond gutierrez, who read our pre-approved questions.

here's a shot of a smiling adam, laydeez and gheyz!

a few expressions! which one do you like best??

the tatts! (and ooops a crotch shot, hindi po sinasadya...)

photo op with ben chan!

congrats, ben and bench, for this casting coup! what an exciting 25th anniversary year this has been so far! now i'd like to see other local retailers top THIS international celeb endorser!

watch out for the full story in next week's issue of style weekend!

Friday, September 14, 2012

style weekend - sep 14

pls buy manila bulletin today (sep 14) for your free copy of manila bulletin! on the cover: supermodel jasmine maierhofer wears the season's daring trend, printed pantsuits! photographed by rxandy capinpin, styling by eldzs mejia, makeup by mayesa delos santos, hair by jay wee. pantsuit and turtleneck by harvic dominguez, pumps by dumond, socks by uniqlo, flower brooch, stylist's own.

also in this issue: agoo bengzon's mon-sun style, fashion designers with restaurants, body skin care products, plus new section! home style featuring phoenix home of nix alañon!

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

smizing with a top model

i was just saying how it pays to sometimes get dressed for work. so this is what i wore to the office:
free people jacket, folded & hung tank top, marks & spencer skirt, marni heels, assorted gold necklaces.

because i had to drop by manila hotel and check on a shoot for next friday's issue. and look who i bumped into:
it's dominique of america's next top model all-stars! remember when she was here a few months ago for the launch of michael cinco's fragrance for bench? well, she's back for bench! catch her and a couple of other ANTM finalists (and winner!) at the bench universe shows on sep 13 and 14! and of course i had to have a photo op! rather i dared to smize next to a top model!!

now open: joanna preysler

check out this new store in greenbelt 5! joanna preysler, one of the owners of carbon and tint, now has her own line of bags. but not just any bags. the bags in her eponymous collection are made of luxury skins like crocodile, python, ostrich, and shagreen. and are *relatively* affordable (compared to international designer brands!). totes are her signature shape and croc the signature material. two of my faves below!

Monday, September 10, 2012

beauty blog: tresemmé

this is not a paid post! this is an honest-to-goodness testimonial! if you know me, then you must be well-acquainted with my buhaghag hair. i have tried many shampoos that promised straight, silky, soft, smooth, shiny hair. ok my hair will never be any of that unless i get a blowout at the beauty parlor. i'll even settle for soft and untangled. i've tried a lot of brands, from cheap supermarket brands to expensive salon-exclusive labels. the best so far is kérastase, but who can afford to use that on a regular basis? i have to wait for free samples hehe..

so when i saw photos of tresemmé popping up on instagram, i thought ho-hum another shampoo and conditioner claiming to give you straight, silky, soft, smooth, shiny hair—yes, all the s's. i didn't bite. till i received a full bottle each of the shampoo and conditioner at the JC buendia fashion gala last month. it even took me a while to take them out of the bag. and when i finally did and used them, oh em gee, i love it! shampoo pa lang my hair felt so soft na, i didn't even have to use the conditioner! which of course made my hair even softer. now my hair will never be straight without a proper blowout, but with tresemmé at least my hair is less buhaghag.

Sunday, September 09, 2012

the world does not revolve around instagram!

ok time to get back to blogging. if you follow me on instagram then you know i've been a pretty regular instagram poster (regular? more like flooding the feed!). but i realize now that not everyone is on instagram. i took it for granted because i was on an iPhone. but not everyone is on an iPhone, hence not everyone has access to instagram. hence the need to blog! so watch this space!!