The Witchery

Feb 24, 2010

Last night I had a meal of epic greatness to celebrate the death of my dissertation (may you forever rest in peace) at the Witchery.
Just a few doors from the Castle, this culinary gem set in a 16th century edifice was worth weeks of eager anticipation.

The food was delight in every bite. The service was unparalleled. The interiors, discretely extravagant. Even the ladies room deserves compliments for being spotless and well-stocked with Molton Brown toiletries. As far as fine dining in Scotland goes, I don't think any other restaurant could ever compare. Sorry to rhapsodize and bore you, but the meal was so good it had to be done. Really, the only thing that failed to enthuse me was the uninteresting peach melba dessert.

Assiete de charcuterie Iberico.
The ham on the side had the most divine artichoke and caper stuffing.
It is the stuff clouds and dreams are made of.

The Witchery Salmon Pie
This made my tongue dance all night.

Peach Melba. Never again.

Alexander MyQueen looking dashing in his fabulous feather bow tie

This picture lies.

This is the real us.

I could really get use to these leisurely evenings.
I'm already planning my next epic meal with Alex.
The Tower, Oui?

Twist & Shout

(from AnOther via fashiongonerogue)

I've been lusting over all that draped gorgeousness over at Burberry Prorsum for way too long!  
Twists, ruching, layers, drapes, and knots..oh my!

The Wanderers

Feb 21, 2010

Title: The Wanderers
Magazine: Vogue US March 2010
Models: Karlie Kloss, Patricia van der Vliet, Abbey Lee Kershaw
Photographer: Arthur Elgort

Prints + Texture + Layers = some of my favorite things about dressing up. I'm sure you guys all know by now how much adore mixing and (mis)matching. No surprise that I've completely fallen in love with this editorial. I'm definitely inspired.


Feb 19, 2010

Mexican inspired top, BKK printed top, F21 skirt, H&M belt, thrifted belt, sunglasses from BKK
photo credit: Mom!

The weather makes me want to sit around in a nice cabaña with a tall glass of lemonade!
Must go to the beach very soon!

Four things and a few photos

Feb 17, 2010


coat, shoes: zara; skirts: miss selfridge and hm; earrings : jul dizon; bag: chanel; top: religioso; lace long cardigan: vintage; floral garland necklace: diva from miss selfridge

Two weeks ago, Sarah gave me the most wonderful present! She texted me to say that she got me something that would make me love her forever. She was right, alright! When she handed me the most gorgeous vintage shoes my eyes have ever beheld, I knew I our friendship was sealed for eternity. I wore them everyday for a week until, one day, the heels gave up on me.

I had not planned on blogging the succeeding pictures, but theyre the only ones I have before the shoes' demise....

a close-up of the bootiful brocade

fur: hm; dress: river island; brocade vest: dries van noten; cardigan: gap;belt: vintage moschino;bag shoes necklace and earrings: vintage; cuff: fendi and from gran

Fare thee well, most perfect shoe!

Because I couldn't find it in my heart to bin the shoes, I decided to pluck the pearl clips and attach them to my vintage lizard shoes. Theyre no DIY masterpiece, but considering my lack of talent and creativity, I don't think I did too bad.

Et Voila!

Recently, I have acquired a few antique gold rings and an acrylic enamel cuff. The rings are rather tiny (very un-'me' to be honest), but I genuinely love them to bits.

Art deco ruby and diamond ring from the 30s. The rubies are darker in real life.

Late-Victorian seed pearl ring

Fendi acrylic enamel cuff I got from work.


My dissertation. Pray I live through it!

In Pants

Feb 14, 2010

Topshop top, R.A.F pants, H&M belt, VNC sandals

I think I found the comfiest pants ever! They feel like pajamas.
Plus! I'm really loving the draping detail in front

PS. Happy Valentines Day!

Hail McQueen

Feb 12, 2010


via kin ho photography

"McQueen's SS collection raised fashion to high art - widely praised, hailed as genius, everyone rhapsodic. And so the question will be: Why?"
- StyleWriterNYC tweet (

R.I.P Alexander McQueen
17 March 1969 - 11 February 2010

What a way to start fashion week. :(

Comeback Kid

Feb 8, 2010

photo by Steph Zanirato
models: Mico Lumanlan, Marco Limjap, Javi Marcalain
styling: Miguel Santos & me!
art direction: Miguel Aranaz

Another one of my little projects.
Meet the Comeback Kid

Cape Town

Feb 5, 2010

dress from BKK, H&M cape, thrifted knitted top, Soule Phenomenon shoes

Felt like a superhero today, it must be the cape.

'Verrry Papal Chic!', as my breastfriend would say

Feb 3, 2010

The pope.
My unlikely style icon.
Here I am looking very Vatican in my pontiff-inspired attire.

Have a look at some of the antique religious textiles I found in between dissertation writing and eating.

Aren't they divine?

17th Century French Metal and Silk Thread Dalmatic Font

18th Century Italian Silk and Metal Embroidered Chausable Font

Cost: $ 4,000- $10,000.
I must have.

*Im not being controversial. I just think that liturgical vestments are chic, that's all.

I also think that Jesus Christ is grace and style personified. Again, I have no divisive intentions.

Everyone is inspired by someone.

Wait for the Summer

Feb 2, 2010


photo credit: knighttcat, fashiongonerogue, foto_decadent, thesart
It might be a bit early for a post like this but I can feel it already! Summer's near!!!!