Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Blindclothing x Mag TV

This is a 5min ensemble and Im not even kidding! We were running late so I instantly decided to throw this on, pack, and go! Wanted to put on something interesting by trying print-on print. I'd say this was a lil challenge for me as Ive always been a plain-print. texture-texture. plain-plain believer. Clogs to make me feel that I'm not too short with the towering hosts, still did. Oh well! Hope it worked! XD 

Dec 10, 2011 was one unusual saturday for me. Right after apprenticeship work, I had to hurry home to prep up for a show 2 hours later. It was MAG TV NA's Annual Viewer's Choice Awards. BLINDxx was blessed enough to be one of the show's partners for that particular episode. This was 1 day after Ms CAFA so we pre styled everything altogether. It was mind boggling coz it's two live audiences in a week but it was fun! Always is. :)
Ninz and I also had to style the men, with clothes from SM Men's Wear. It was held at JCenter Mall, AS Fortuna. Airing was last Sunday, December 18! It felt really nice seeing your work and your brand flashed on screen. Something different. :) 

With producer, the beautifully preggy Ms Neda
Recording spiels
Show time!

The hosts in action, they were amazing even at 1st take( practice) I was like WOA. :))

set of four

the hosts and the awardees
with director  Mr Adrian Diongzon after the show. Thank You, Ad! I loooveyouuu!

Us goofing with the hosts. They were all really nice and sweet and hands down beautiful!
We were so relieved the girls liked the clothes! The mullet skirt is a favorite apparently, by them and by some fashion bloggers. :D Blinky got first dibs. haha.

The look was going to be something dressy enough for an awarding, but fitting enough for a mall show which was going to start at 5 PM.
Here's what they wore:

The Ladies:

Feisty Blink in a leopard, high-slit sheer kimono from BLINDxx
and her own black platform pumps
Classy Phoebe in a sexy black mullet skirt and glittery nude vest turned top
both from BLINDxx, plus her own nude peep toes

Get their look! Shop our 7th collection! 

The Gents:
(Our first time to style the men. This was a challenge since SM failed to send over some of the items I picked out. Coincidentally those were my favorites. :( So it was on the spot make-do haha! )

Borgy in a blue woven sweater and khaki vest from SM Men's wear fashion week collection.
and his own signature dog tag and dark jeans
(We found him the hardest to style bec of his image/ persona! haha!)

Preppy Jonathan in a short sleeved Plaid polo and knitted vest
still by Sm Men's wear. Folded gray pants and boat shoes.

We actually prepared for 2 outfit changes but it got cancelled. Sayaaang! Anyway, It was such a fun afternoon- evening that I instead of initially planning on going straight home to catch up on sleep, I went and grabbed great dinner with Buddy! 

Sooo, What do you guys think? Did we do so bad?  :))


Ninz & I feeling cool and sporting our Mag TV Staff shirts
Much better! Thanks, Pop! ;)


Celine Borromeo.
For her attitude, charisma, and confidence.
She got a 1,000Php GC and 10% discount on any item for the whole of 2012 from BLINDxx!

Let me start by saying, that the second week of December has been the busiest week for me and Ninz in so far as styling is concerned. It all started when we were invited to sponsor Ms CAFA, the first ever pageant CAFA (College of Architecture and Fine Arts) has ever done. Aside from giving out prizes, we dressed up their candidates during the casual wear segment. I am not a fan of pageants, but who can say no to CAFA? It's too close to my heart. This was the first time we styled for a live audience, much like a mini fashion show for the store, I fancy.

The biggest challenge was to style 9 girls we haven't met yet (I only knew 1/9 of them). Their features were varied, their body types extremes, and we had to judge (sort of) the look we will be giving them based on what we perceived their personalities to be/ what they're most capable of flaunting using only their photos. And if I may add, since it's live.. we couldn't repeat accessories (which we normally do during shoots)! We had to bring so much of our personal stuff. Gladly, we got a little help from one of my best friends, Abe. :D

Fitting Sessions, Absent models, very necessary last min outfit changes that caused outraged moms and make-up artists and shoe disasters, we got those; but at the end of the day, I'm so glad to say they rocked it.

"Girls, dont forget to inform your MUA and bring your shoes, but most importantly, bring your attitude with you. " I remember saying before parting with the candidates. and they did, really really did. :)

Sadly I wasn't around to see them walk down the stage since I had to pull out men clothes for another styling "job" that week; but Ninz texted me. I could tell she was overwhelmed and so was I, from a distance! I made it in time for the coronation and still got to congratulate the winners and other candidates backstage. Im just so proud of all of them. 

Here are photos from that night taken by Rae Cabardilla of Decaph Photography. Thanks so much, Rae! :)

Ms CAFA Christine Morril

1st Runner-up Celine Borromeo

2nd runner-up Alyssa Go

Steaming Trixie Maraya

Since we got pre occupied with event partnerships this month, we decided to use photos from there for our 7th collection instead. Take a look at some of the layouts! I personally love how it all got stringed altogether.. the title, and presentation, I hope you do too! :)

See more at our official website!

Jet Penan

Angelica Fukui

Edryce Lim

Andrea Chy

Dont forget to check out other things we have on-hand!
Since its christmas, we lowered our prices down and stocked up on more pieces for everyone. :D

For the maxi-crazy 

Color Block Alert!

For the more laid back neutral lovers

We'd also like to thank event organizer, Jehanne Dy for the invite. 
Congratulations, everyone!
Don't forget to check out our new collection!



Mr and Ms CAFA Christine Morril and Ryan Mag-Uyon.
There's Christine's 500 worth GC from BLINDxx! She already picked out her items, guess what she chose! :))

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Rhipstop Social: The Anniversary

Dresscode--Streetsexy. My interpretation: cut-out leggings and a loose glittery top
for that dance party touch. I've had this top since December 2010, waaaay before it's making a come back now.  I just felt it would come in handy one day. :))

Rhipstop is an exclusive brand of street wear and the ambassador of the international Filipino lifestyle. They are a believer of exclusive individuality, wearing your form, and being proud of your roots/ local culture. They hail from queen city Cebu and are slowly making their way to being globally known, having worked with brands like Stoked, Vans, Quiksilver, and Roxy. Quite honestly, It is a brand I really really admire. Their ideas are world class and their marketing is genius! They make tees look so cool! Haha.

Last November 26, They along with One Skatepark celebrated their anniversary. I and other arki friends got to party with them at Club Vudu. Even though I was beat up from so much stuff the whole day, I knew I just had to just go and show my support to good friend, Rhipstop Man- Kaz! ;) Photo roll!!

With Cembrano Sibings Jansen and Jen, and arki couple Chup and Jesse. The rest of the pack are... somewhere

saw HS friends Tina and Miyat <3

Kaz and ze crew. I think. haha. Congrats you guys!


Rhipstop, hands down, throws one of the best (if not the best) parties in Cebu if you ask me. The place was packed and all pumped up it got Ava pretty much unable to drive us back home. We also had Ava's friends from Ilo-Ilo over to party with us.  Everything was perfect, if only Buddy didn't get robbed by a maniac outside Crossroads while my phone died the whole time, but that's another story.
Thankyou so much for having us Kaz! Cheers to Rhipstop!!! 

Underground, On top.  Indeed. 


Visit them in the ff locations:

What A Girl Wants / For Her Man
2/F Paseo Ciudad Ayala Center Cebu
Cebu Business Park, Cebu City ( Cebu )


2/F Mango Square Mall
Gen. Maxilom Avenue, Cebu City

What A Girl Wants / For Her Man
2/F Abreeza Davao
Ayala Business Park, Davao City

The Rhipstop Store

email: store@rhipstop.com


Before everything

the girls and Jeremy

The Cembrano siblings minus 1 with Ava

Ava before she was immobilized =)))

Raprap, the crazy

Arki mennn

P.S. Missed you, Bud and girliesss :(
Chup and Jes, thanks for adopting Ava and I. :P