Thursday, November 15, 2012

Mixed And Matched

Okay, let's take a break from Iloilo Designers Week updates for a while, shall we? It's been quite a long time since I last posted an outfit photo, and here's something very recent.

I wore this skirt during the first day of IDW, but since I didn't have a photo of it and I really wanted to show you how awesome it is, I wore it again, and paired with a thrifted denim top.

I really love this top, it's so versatile. When we went to Bora, I wore this with a denim short and it's so perfect for the beach,and for the Gala Night for IDW (which I'm gonna post real soon), I wore it with a black maxi skirt and heels, and it's perfect for a formal event as such.

Don't I look slim here? hahaha #ilusyonada

HYPE my look here.
Top: Thrifted
Skirt: Fetish Couture
Flats: Parisian
Accessories: Parisian

IDW: On The Runway, SM Department Store

There is no denying, SM really has "got it all for you". For whatever you need, they have it in their stores, and at a low price even! And for us fashion-lovers, they have all the kinds of clothes you would want to have. They catch up the trend pretty fast, and when you find something you really want in some stores or on line, and you can't afford it, you will find SM have their own version of that garment at a cheaper price and sometimes at a better quality. So, for the Iloilo Designers Week, with SM as one of the major sponsors, they showed us what's in store for us fashion-lovers.




Hit up any local SM store to see more of their exciting clothes, shoes, accessories and more! =)

watch out for my next post to see who are my favorite local designers during the Iloilo Designers Week.
Toodles. <3

(c) all photos are taken by me.

Friday, November 9, 2012

IDW: On The Runway, Don Protacio and Mike Sorilla

Second day of the show was opened by a series of menswear designers, with each one having different style aesthetic. No two menswear designers had the same designs because each one was really unique. One thing is for sure though; all fashion-forward men would really lust over each garment. (While us girls would lust over the muscle-packed body and the handsome faces of the models, haha. Kidding!, not.)

First one is Don Protacio.

Drapes, harem pants, man skirt, cover-ups, cotton and leather blazers are what composed of Don Protacio’s collection, each one shouting androgyny. I wonder if Don was born in Japan, because Japanese street style is what first came into mind when the first look came out. Each of the garments has his name written all over it, because it’s really his style. If one sees his garment worn by a random person, you would easily recognize it as his because that’s how unique his style aesthetic is

Don Protacio himself!

Mike Sorilla

Menswear is quite hard to be designed since there isn't much variation in men’s clothes, but this challenge seemed to be easy in Mike’s case as he made blazers and suits more interesting by putting cut-out details on sleeves and the pocket areas. He also made them seem less formal by sending out models on the runway barefoot and with mouth-covers. He gives the ninjas and mobs an idea as to what their new uniforms should look like if they decided to change it . Haha. But kidding aside, I really love the way he gave the suits and blazers the feel of wearability not only on special occasions but also on normal days, and I think even women would look good on such kinds of blazers.

Mike himself!

.Menswear Part 2 up next!=)


IDW: On The Runway, Bo Parcon and Jaki Penalosa

First of all, I just want to thank the coordinators of Iloilo Designers Week for giving us bloggers this opportunity to participate in the first ever fashion event of lloilo showcasing local talents, for accommodating us and giving us front row seats, no less. This helped us not only get our blogs noticed, but also helped us know other Iloilo bloggers and share each others’ passion for fashion. I hope there will be more of such kinds of event in the future. =D (naks, nagpapalakas.haha.)

Anyway, here are the first two designers I really admire, the ones really known here in Iloilo, and whom I’ve heard about for quite a while now, Bo Parcon and Jaki Penalosa.


I really love Bo Parcon's designs, although I wouldn’t wear it cause it’s not really my style. I love the mix of hard and soft fabrics, and the color palette, gives off that cool vibe. I could see the likes of bloggers Paul Jatayna and Cecil Van Straten (CHUVANESS) on those clothes, very androgynous.


Jaki is known for the use of hablon fabrics in her design, so I was kind of already expecting to see Hablon gowns and dresses in the runway. I really love how she plays with hablon, it seems like she never runs out of ideas of how to incorporate it in her designs. I also love the structured look of her garments, makes the garments look very elegant and world-class. If our president is a woman, she should be the one making their gowns and dresses.

That's it for now,next up: Menswear! =))


Tuesday, November 6, 2012

IDW: Outfit

This is what I wore for the second day of Iloilo Designers Week. I don't have a decent outfit photo for the first day, yet, so I'm posting this first.=)

I fell in love with this top the first time I saw it, the print and the fabric. I found it in a small botique at a local mall which garment selection are just plain awesomeness. If I had the money, I could buy everything they were selling, but because I don't, I have to settle for this, which is good enough for now.

It goes really well with these aztec print leggings I had for a very long time. A match made in heaven. lols

It just so happens that I have these accessories hidden somewhere in my closet, waiting to be worn. Could it be more perfect?

(Top:  Anara // Leggings: Old // Boots: Thrifted //Accessories: S&M)
Hype this look here.