Sunday, September 30, 2012

Linen and Lace

This photo is for those who tease that I always seem to put on a fiercey-pouty kind of look in my look book photos.
Suck on that! Sweet ang peg! :))

BLINDxx cropped top ** Accessorize Necklace**WE Empire Bracelets** Pierre Cardin Trousers**clutch from Chard

So for the first time since grade school, I wore a REAL cropped top and paired it with something lowrise. I ended up covering my belly with books while walking around but still having fun feeling funny while I was at it. :)) It also didn't help that I had two HUGE unplanned dinners that night-- monggolian with the boy and thai with the family. To make things even worse, I've been having allergies on the legs since my last post. As you can see, I opted for these linen trousers to cover up. I forgot the fact that it was linen... extra itchy against my already itchy skin. Too many wrong deciscions! I hate having to hurry while I'm dressing up in the morning. 

Since my neutral palette was so earth-toned, Le me decided to accessorize with a classic gold necklace instead of my usual boho trinkets to veer away from looking all too costume-y and shabby.  It's just relaxed and  organic in the right amounts. Even if the colors are almost a bore (no contrasts, no color pops) the details took center stage and kept it subtly interesting.. like this lace layer on my bandeau and the gold embellishments on the pants, highlighted by the neck piece. What do you think? :)

On another note, I've made updates on my blog, please please check it out and tell me your thoughts. I Compiled my photo journals and my styling works with links to the atcual posts so it's easier to follow through.  I've been waiting for ample time to overhaul this blog but I don't think that's going to happen so I'll just take it one upgrade at a time. I can't wait till the work is complete so it can be ready for give-aways and sponsors. So exciting! :)

Have a good week, bichasss! :)


Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Sweet September Digs in ANTHILL!

Hear Ye! Hear Ye!
Fellow shopawhorics, gurus of fashion, advocates of sustainability, and believers of Filipino ingenuity/culture, may I have your attention please.

You read correctly, friends. I got an email from one of the companies I admire and respect, Anthill, about their latest sale. Because I wouldn't want anyone to miss out on the good news, I'm sharing it with you all. It went like this:


 ANTHILL paves the way and creates space for more local artisans. Soon, we will fill their shelves exclusively with the finest products showcasing ONLY Filipino art, culture, ingenuity and innovation by community artisans, design collaborators and young designers.

As we dig out to make room for the new, we want you to dig out through the premium pile of accessories, bags, clothes, shoes and decor from allover Asia at 20% off from September 15 – September 30. ANTHILL makesSeptember even sweeter as it also offers 10% off on special fabrics with limited cuts, vintage patterns and classic prints. Grab this chance to getahead on your Holiday shopping!

ANTHILL envisions a haven for fashion and the arts with a deep focus on
reviving Filipino and indigenous living traditions through empowering and
fueling the modern entrepreneurial spirit among its partner urban, rural
and indigenous community enterprises.

ANTHILL FABRIC GALLERY is located at Pedro Calomarde cor. Acacia St.
Gorordo Avenue, Lahug Cebu City, Philippines with store hours from 10:00
AM – 7:30 PM from Mondays to Saturdays.

Drop by Anthill this September for that much needed sweet sugar rush.
Dig in where culture meets style!


In the email was also an invite to come and check out the pieces they currently have in stock. You wouldn't be able to imagine the thrill I felt. I have long been curious what was behind that warehouse-looking structure with nothing but larger-than-life ants outside crawling through the walls alongside a really catchy name and logo.  Accompanied by their warm staff, I rummaged through the following interesting pieces:

Accessories that scream Island Life! Ahh, How I would want to play these up with a sleek, modern outfit. Interesting.

Oriental Jewelry boxes

Table Decors and wine baskets made of recycled newspaper
Scarves that the owners got from their trips abroad

Lots of pretty knits
Mod-organic Bibbs!
Oh, you should just go and see for yourself! You have until Saturday, Sept 29. So hurry! :)

 Learn more about anthill and the amazing things they do as social entrepreneurs at . Below are photos of their other collections that aren't on sale at the moment, each of them have heart-warming stories to tell-- stories which you can find in their official website.

My special thanks to princess ant Anya for the invite and fire ant Jackie for being so accomodating! :)

They will soon make shoes out of these and leather. I'm so excited!


bags from Vesti using Anthill fabric

Fabric weaved by our very own indegenous tribes

Vania Romoff's famous polyhemp piece
ipad cases and planners
great accent couch

Accessories in collaboration with Sepa

Friday, September 21, 2012

We'll get there someday.


I tried hiding in happy colors. You know, those days you wsh your day would magically turn as happy as the colors you're wearing. And it doesn't really. Well, atleast you looked nice. This day I wanted to wear somehing young and really relaxed (default saturday morning look) but not too dressed down. Beacuse If there's anything I didn't want to feel that day, it was unspecial.

The itinerary was review + casual dinner with cousins + hangout with girl friends last Saturday. And although, I had really good company throughout the day, the bad news I got that week still got the best of me. I dont know if it shows in my photos. I got over it somehow, now more graceful in defeat, and aware of myself.. what I can't do, what I want.


Crochet vest: Blind Clothing
I never realized how much of a staple a plain white crochet vest for a bohemian- enthusiast until I decided to keep this item to myself. It spruces up any outfit, gives it a boho touch, while keeping things fresh and classy. Not to mention, it makes sphagetti-strap dresses and cleavage- betraying tank extra decent when needed. Lol.

I also enjoyed making dad's vintage shades my pendant. Haha. Added cool factor.

shoes: thrift shop
I purposefully bought these shoes because they're rugged enough to go on a casual dinner date, yet since they have heels, you can never wear be underdressed.  In 2 inches, they're comfortable too.

I like how genuinely vintage it looks. I got while waiting to be picked up by my mom one night. Proud! *taps back

Tequila Sunrise Ombre shorts: OhMyDarling
I just love how interesting the colors are. I can almost eat them. The fit is great too.
I won't lie, I am so inlove with this trend. Although it's harder to find a pair for these (harder than printed, for me atleast) when you do, it's totally worth it.

You may have noticed how I always take outfit shots around the house. I'm still not brave enough to take them out in the streets. But I want to. Bloggers are about street style, after all. But here, I tried something new for you guys:

Tadaa! I know, It's an instagram shot and it doesnt count so much but atleast I tried. Haha.
It's a good start. Even this was hard. Thanks to Buddy for doing these shots with me :))

A simple tumblr-ish photo I made for you and for myself while writing this post. Keep those heads up and those shoes walking. Nothing's ever too far.
I hope I didn't make anyone sad while reading this. Haha. Hope you guys have an amazing weekend! :)


Thursday, September 20, 2012

My life lately via Instagram

1-2.) On-leave. Oh yes. :)

3.) The fake Sakura tree w/ moorish lamps at Ila Puti. You! In my room, now!
                                   4-5) Recent acquisitions. Im all about the color palette lately. :)

6.) Arm Hand Party. 
7.) Study- cave moments. Coffeeshop cappuccino--not.
You should try Kopiko's Koppiccino. Heaven.
                                   8.) No make-up day. Someone help me find my eyebrows? :))
        9.)  Make-up Day! Haha. I did it!! Sucky "make-upper" no more!
Atleast for that day. XD

10.) I fancy this building along A.S Fortuna St.. Wood + bare concrete + glass.. my kind of architectural finish. Snapped this from a moving car on my way to work. It looks like it just stepped out of a rendering software. :)

My DIY project. Ombre terno.
Never misunderstand softness for weakness. 

         13.) A walk in the park. 
                                                14.) Home-cooked shoot fun :)


soft wedding dresses I passed by at the mall**weeknight anti-stress dessert at La Marea**La Marea's quirky kitchen**gym with mum**DIY artist shorts** My savior in the morning**DIY shorts w/o the studs yet(placed them the night after taking this)**pedicure with mum, not brave enough to try other shades**Wendy's edible feet**the occassional close-up**Ninz organizing our stuff before the shoot**My new pair of Havies**The tumblr-worthy Slipperwheel at MYOH 2012**Pasta in Tuna, Olive, and Asparagus on a date with mum

So here's a piece of my week/s in a photo roll. I should really get a better
camera phone, and learn to take creative pictures of.. "other things" besides myself, food, and clothes. x_x

I once laughed at how people kept posting Insta pictures all over facebook. I found it to be soo, for lack of a better word, "hipster". I now see how convenient it actually is, that you can snap photos of random little memories (and little nothings--that mean something) without bringing a camera of some sort, and not have to photoshop it for filters. Yes, some photos rightfully deserve a cheesy filter just to drive a point. Forgive me, I'm a changed woman, Insatgram.

Who else is here? Let's follow each other. Mine's @kdawnsy.
See You, fellow hipsters! Haha. ;)