Shadow Shades

Aug 31, 2010




I'm so blessed. Over my birthday, I got so many magnificent presents from people whom I love dearly. Now, Im the type of person who shrieks at the sight of a shiny box/red envelope/greeting card. And Im pretty certain echos of my screams are heard as far as the Antarctic.

This birthday was made more special by the fact that my grandmother had passed down the most beautiful old mine cut navette diamond ring that had once belonged to my great grandmother. It's beautiful, sparkly and flawed...but imperfection is what makes antique diamonds so charming! (I find that flawlessness is usually a most annoying trait in people and things.) She handed the navette to me along with 2 other gold rings stuffed inside the most amazing antique carved wooden chest. I'll showcase them another time (along with the most gorgeous diamond earrings and Indian necklace encrusted with gems given to me by my mother) since they are in the care of my jeweler for resizing and cleaning.


Apart from family gems and heirlooms, I also got this beautiful stingray cuff with sapphires and an amethyst drop given to me by my dear friend Lucille Dizon. It is a stunner, just like the designer herself. I wore it the entire week and it will undoubtedly make a repeat appearance in posts to come.

As with every piece of jewelry ever given to me, I will treasure this generous gift of yours forever.
Thank you, Luch!


To all my family and friends who greeted me and who have been so generous, thank you!
My birthday was beautiful because of all of you.

Retro & Beyond

Our new collection for Looking For Lola is now up!

For more pieces visit LOOKING FOR LOLA

Layered Lingerie

Aug 29, 2010

Lace top from Bangkok, Corset from Cherry Pop Lingerie, thrifted skirt, 
Zara belt, Charles and Keith wedges

photo credit: Miguel Santos

Wearing lingerie (from Cherry Pop Lingerie! Thank you Kay!) as outerwear for our ARANAZ sale held over the weekend! It was packed with bag crazy ladies (and the occasional bored boyfriend/husband) who lined up even before the store opened, eager to get their hands on their favorite bag!

Before the madness began...
Friday's Sale in Greenbelt
Saturday's Sale in Power Plant Mall
store displays by Bambi Hernandez |

Look who we found in a store nearby.....

Thanks Hanna for helping me man the registration / make shift cashier last Saturday!

Oh and in other news...I finally caved and joined Lookbook.

Birthday 2010 Giveaway #6 & #7

Aug 28, 2010

Can you believe it's pretty much the end of our month long birthday giveaway??? 
We're giving you guys one last chance to update your wardrobe with a little
help from The Ramp Crossings

Some of you may have noticed that I have more than a couple of items from The Ramp Crossings. It's obviously one of my favorite shops in Manila! So I'm extra excited to share this giveaway with you guys --- we'll be raffling off TWO outfits (each worth almost P5000) that I picked out myself!
How I wish I could keep it! <3 

Military-esque jacket
Nude corset 
Jersey skirt 
all by The Ramp

Striped dress by Faith, Hope, Love
Short sleeve trench dress by Amber
Fringe bag by Possibility
Bangles by The Ramp

With the very helpful salesgirls of The Ramp Crossings, Shangrila! Thank you!
(Wearing a dress from Vanilla Label by Vania Romoff)

Thanks so much to marketing manager, Renée Funtanilla, for making this giveaway possible! Also
Emy Robles, Shangrila branch manager, for all the help :)
(I just re-read the sentences before this and realized that I sound a bit 'showbiz-y'. Hahahaha! 
But seriously...THANK YOU!!!!)


   Lastly, what's a LMDU giveaway without something from ARANAZ
Giving away this satchel with mother of pearl studs as well!

 How to join:

Who is/are your style icon/s??? 

1. "Like" the giveaway
2. Leave a comment with your name and email address.
3. Follow us on, facebook or on blogger.
4. Winners will be chosen via

Inspiration: Feather Child

Aug 26, 2010

I'm so in love with her feather earrings <3 This calls for a D-I-Y!

via Style Clicker


Feather earrings from Topshop
Faux leather shorts from Topshop
Clogs by Sam Edelman from Urban Outfitters
Scarf from Urban Outfitters
Beaten up messenger bag from Urban Outfitters
Lace top by Lover from Net A Porter
Braided belt from Urban Outfitters

Beige Parade

Aug 21, 2010

H&M lace top, Pink Manila shorts, Looking For Lola bag, Parisian wedges,  H&M sunglasses, 
belt and bangle from Bangkok
photo credit: Mom

I bought this lace top in Hong Kong about 2 years ago and I realized that I've probably worn it
once or twice! Good thing I cleaned out my closet and found this!

Had dinner in Bugsy's with my high school friends
because guess who is back in Manila...

Welcome home!!!!!!

Birthday 2010 Giveaway #4 & #5

Because we skipped last week's giveaway......
we will be giving away prizes to a number of our lucky readers!!!

Prize #1:
Willow Clothing is giving away a entire package of clothing that is perfect for the rainy season and the upcoming "-ber" month. We're loving the poncho, cape and
hooded scarf that they'll be giving away!


Willow Clothing is available at The Ramp, Crossings (Glorietta, Shangrila and Trinoma)

Prize #2:

5 Readers will each be winning P200 GC from Co-Exist! These will be claimed claimed at the Co-Exist booth at this coming weekend's Urban Bazaar!

How to join:
1. "Like" the giveaway post found on the blog
2. Leave a comment with your name and email address.
3. Follow us on, facebook or on blogger.
4. Winners will be chosen via

Open to our LOCAL readers only! Sorry guys :) 


Aug 19, 2010

I'm back home and I can't but feel both happy and sad.





Some shots taken while I was packing my flat. The room was a mess. Everything was flying everywhere. I had nothing to wear except for this beach cover-up thing..but I couln't resist making good use of the beautiful light coming from the Scottish summer sun.


Aug 16, 2010

vintage sweater, F21 jeans, Aranaz bag, double woven belt from Bangkok, Manejo flats from Suelas

photo credit: Mom

Received three pairs of flats from Suelas! All in good timing, since I've been on the search for a good pair to wear during rainy days. Not only are they such classic additions to my wardrobe, I love how soft and comfortable they are. The best part? They could easily be rolled up and stuffed into your everyday bags!


I'm definitely a fan of my two other pairs, the Puntera and the Barca :) Can't wait to wear them out.
Thank you so much Jackie and Kaye!!!

Visit the Suelas website:

Black + Brown

Aug 15, 2010

Hi guys! Sorry for the lack of updates!!! My internet connection has been acting up and I can't seem to upload any photos from my computer. Anyway, leaving you guys some of my new favorite street style shots from Face Hunter, Style Clicker, Copenhagen Street Style, Stockholm Street Style.

Loving the nude + black + brown combos!!!

Back From The Bkk

Aug 11, 2010

Topshop dress, SM Boys blazer, SM sandals, hat and accessories all from Bangkok

photo credit: Niña Atilano (yeah..shoutout! :P)
Spent the weekend in Bangkok with most of my closest friends!!! It's the first time we all went on a trip abroad together. (Wish Hanna and everyone who was sick or out of the country were able to come with us) It was a fun all girl trip with my friend Dani's boyfriend Pao (check out their joint blog!) as our "bodyguard". Since most of us have been to Bangkok before, we skipped the tours and hit the malls instead. 

Top Three Things We Did In Thailand:
1) Shopped EVERYWHERE!!!!


2) Ate plates of spicy beef, pad thai, tom yum soup, chicken satay...
oh and yummy freshly baked waffles!


3) Drowned ourselves in Thai milk tea!

I can't wait for the next trip, whenever and wherever that may be!

PS. Don't forget to join our giveaway!!!

On wearing what you love

Aug 9, 2010



One of the gifts of traveling is that it is an exercise on definition. Think about it, you only pack what you really love. And what you really love is really all you need. So if you're wondering what face your capsule wardrobe would take, try packing for a month's journey.

But goodness, don't let fashion worries occupy your mind too much when you're traveling. That would be most unfortunate! There's so much experiences to have, people to meet, food to sample, and adventures to take. Trust me, clothes should be the last thing on your mind when you're vagabonding in a new city.

Birthday 2010 Giveaway #3

Aug 6, 2010

We're bringing you a dress from one of our favorite up and coming brands --- 
Style Break (
by Laureen Uy and Katrina Loring

Win this dress from their Hoop Collection!

"Stylebreak is all about letting out your inner style without breaking your bank account.
Break away and let style get in the way."

Other pieces from their collection:

Visit their showroom:
Unit 8m Parkview Tower 2
Eastwood City, Libis
(it's behind the new Eastwood Mall after The Body Shop)

(By Appointment only, opens Monday to Friday from 11am until 8pm and Saturdays from 11am until 6pm)

View other pieces from their collection:

GIVEAWAY Schedule:
August 6 - Day #3
August 13 - Day #4
August 20 - Day #5
August 27 - Day #6
August 31 - Day #7

How to join:
1. "Like" the giveaway post found on the blog
2. Leave a comment with your name and email address.
3. Follow us on, facebook or on blogger.
4. Winners will be chosen via

Tip: Want a better chance of winning?
Tweet about it ( or blog about the giveaway!

The winner of our second giveaway--- Suelas Puntera flats is Hygeia Chi