30 October 2011


Chanced upon a fashion show along Orchard Road, right outside the Ion Orchard mall. 

Spotted: Style magazine's event at the Ion Orchard

Clothes I liked most were from Roberto Cavalli. But sorry, I have no good photos, puro blurred. This is the best one na. LOL. The rest of the pieces, from other brands, were too off-the-rack.

Observations on the event: Perrier water, champagne, chocolates and brownies were served non-stop to the seated audience (may budget!). People were in casual chic, nothing really fashion-forward (baka kasi sa street lang?).

Love how the SG streets are buzzing with activities!

27 October 2011


What's cheaper in Singapore versus Manila? The magazines.

Shopping Do: My favorite Glamour (US) mag costs only SGD9.9 (less than Php350) in news stands / mini marts. Almost Php150 cheaper than the Manila tag price. Yey! 

Shopping Don't: The glossies are more expensive if you buy from HMV, around SGD12+.

J.Lo for the December 2011 issue
The Best Deal: Glamour's e-magazine, via my iPad, only USD3.99 (only around Php172)! Yahoo!


Here's what I wore sight-seeing around Singapore...

Black t-shirt, Forever 21
Beige A-skirt with black floral print,
Department Store find.
Black flats, CMG.
Shades, Zara.
Navy Longchamp Le Pliage.

21 October 2011


Harper Bazaar Singapore is celebrating its 10th year with a Fashion Film Festival next week! I will definitely find time for this. *big smile*

Featured Films:
  1. Marc Jacobs & Louis Vuitton
  2. The Day Before: Jean Paul Gaultier & Versace
  3. The Day Before: Alexander Wang & Proenza Schouler
  4. Valentino: The Last Emperor
  5. I am Love
  6. Lagerfeld Confidential
  7. A Single Man
  8. Signe Chanel
Click here for the sked.

20 October 2011


As I mentioned in an earlier post, I'm so looking forward to the Versace for H&M collection. Mainly because I'm here in Singapore (where H&M opened its first SG branch last month). Very accessible na ang launch! Pwede maki-osyoso on November 17! LOL. As a girl on a budget, I appreciate how haute couture partners with high street brands to make pieces accessible to mortals like me.  

Here are a few items from the Versace for H&M preview...

Very superwoman!
Red na, may cape pa.
Around USD80 or Php3,600

Love this LBD!
I can imagine the possibilities --
from work to parties.
Around USD150 or Php6750

I want!
Only USD25 or Php1125 

Love the color.
But yellow's not for my skin tone.
Pinay Morenas would look great on this.

I feel this piece is most me
among the collection.
Studded pero pink!

This silk bustier will go a long way.
You can match it with everything.

So Versace!
So not me.
Pang fierce fashionistas ito!

For the complete preview, click on their Facebook page.


Mabuhay ang Pinoy! Designers Kermit Tesoro and Leeroy New dressed Lady Gaga. And their fierce creation made it to the "Marry The Night" promo photo. Claps and snaps!

Gaga's costume: proudly Pinoy made!

18 October 2011


Here's something that can make any woman be her most stylish, most brilliant self.  

Saw Kathie Lee and Hoda's interview with Tara Sophia Mohr. The segment's intro music was Beyonce's "Who run the world? Girls!..." Love it! Anyway, I really think this one's worth sharing.

Excerpts from The Today Show website --

It’s time to step up, brilliant women. 

Here are ten principles for owning your brilliance and bringing it to the world:

  1. Make a pact. No one else is going to build the life you want for you. No one else will even be able to completely understand it. The most amazing souls will show up to cheer you on along the way, but this is your game. Make a pact to be in it with yourself for the long haul, as your own supportive friend at every step along the way.

  2. Imagine it. What does a knock-the-ball-out-of-the-park life look like for you? What is the career that seems so incredible you think it’s almost criminal to have it? What is the dream you don’t allow yourself to even consider because it seems too unrealistic, frivolous, or insane? Start envisioning it. That’s the beginning of having it.

  3. Gasp. Start doing things that make you gasp and get the adrenalin flowing. Ask yourself, “What’s the gasp-level action here?” Your fears and a tough inner critic will chatter in your head. That’s normal, and just fine. When you hear that repetitive, irrational, mean inner critic, name it for what it is, and remember, it’s just a fearful liar, trying to protect you from any real or seeming risks. Go for the gasps and learn how false your inner critic’s narrative really is, and how conquerable your fears.

  4. Get a thick skin.If you take risks, sometimes you’ll get a standing ovation, and sometimes, people will throw tomatoes. Can you think of any leader or innovator whom you admire who doesn’t have enthusiastic fans and harsh critics? Get used to wins and losses, praise and pans, getting a call back and being ignored. Work on letting go of needing to be liked and needing to be universally known as “a nice person.”

  5. Be an arrogant idiot. Of course I know you won’t, because you never could. But please, just be a little more of an arrogant idiot. You know those guys around the office who share their opinions without thinking, who rally everyone around their big, (often unformed) ideas? Be more like them. Even if just a bit. You can afford to move a few inches in that direction.

  6. Question the voice that says “I’m not ready yet.” I know, I know. Because you are so brilliant and have such high standards, you see every way that you could be more qualified. You notice every part of your idea that is not perfected yet. While you are waiting to be ready, gathering more experience, sitting on your ideas, our friends referenced in rule five are being anointed industry visionaries, getting raises, and seeing their ideas come to life in the world. They are no more ready than you, and perhaps less. Jump in the sandbox now, and start playing full out. Find out just how ready you are.

  7. Don’t wait for your Oscar. Don’t wait to be praised, anointed, or validated. Don’t wait for someone to give you permission to lead. Don’t wait for someone to invite you to share your voice. No one is going to discover you. (Well, actually, they will, but paradoxically, only after you’ve started boldly and consistently stepping into leadership, sharing your voice, and doing things that scare the hell out of you.)

  8. Filter advice. Most brilliant women are humble and open to guidance. We want to gather feedback and advice. Fine, but recognize that some people won’t understand what you are up to (often because you are saying something new and ahead of your time). Some people will find you to be not their cup of tea. Some will feel threatened. Some people will want to do with your idea only what is interesting or helpful to them. So interpret feedback carefully. Test advice and evaluate the results, rather than following it wholesale.

  9. Recover and restore. If you start with the things that make you gasp, doing what you don’t quite feel ready to do, and being more of an arrogant idiot, you are going to be stretching out of our comfort zone–a lot. Regularly do things that feel safe, cozy, and restorative. Vent to friends when you need to. Acknowledge the steps you’ve taken. Watch your tank to see how much risk-taking juice you have available to you. When it’s running low, stop, recover and restore.

  10. Let other women know they are brilliant. Let them know what kind of brilliance you see, and why it’s so special. Call them into greater leadership and action. Let them know that they are ready. Watch out for that subtle, probably unconscious thought, “because I had to struggle and suffer on my way up…they should have to too.” Watch out for thinking this will “take” too much time – when the truth is it always has huge, often unexpected returns.

    Clear a path by walking it, boldly.

17 October 2011


A trip to Singapore's first H&M store was among my first week SG Must-Dos. Accomplished it yesterday (Yey!). Yes, I allowed myself a break since it was a Sunday and I've been "good" the entire week. 

H&M is located at the Orchard Building, corner of Orchard Road and Grange Road (see map here). If you're taking the train, it's very near the Somerset MRT station (red line). Hubby and I went down via the Orchard MRT station though, because I had to drop by the Ion mall, for an errand.

I loved everything! 3 levels of fabulous (and affordable) clothes, shoes, and accessories. Kaloka! See this season's collection via their website. What I'm looking forward to: the Versace line by November. 

As expected, the store was jam-packed. Long lines in the fitting rooms, long lines in the cashier. Some girls were trying on stuff sa floor na nga mismo, haha. Crazy. (Well, what do you expect? Nag-overnight nga ang Singaporeans for the store opening. Read story here.)

I tried to steal snapshots while shopping, see below. 

We're here!

Fur in SG? I don't think so.
Pang fabulous winter vacation sa Hong Kong, Korea or Europa.

More fur from the H&M Fall/Winter collection.

Adorable Hello Kitty pull-over.
For my fashionista nieces?

May ganito rin sa Pinas tiangge diba? LOL

The ballerina-inspired dress I really loved!
Very Carrie Bradshaw!