Wednesday, October 29, 2014

STYLING YOUR JERSEY

Everyone has their fave sport. Everyone, even me! I prefer watching football. The energy of the players and the crowd is so magnetic. I love it.

Now, whether you plan on watching the game at home or at the stadium, you need to show your team spirit. How? By buying your team or fave player's jersey.

What I love about these are the breathable fabric. I never use it for sports though LOL. But they are a great piece that is versatile and can work in your wardrobe. Yes, I'm talking fashion here people. Hahaha.

Now, here's how I would wear it.

For the jersey, I chose black and the number 88 (double infinity! Emily Thorne from Revenge- much?)

You will see I have 3 options for bottoms:
a. white jeans - the new classic. Ripped at the knees, trendy! Fit: While I love skinny fit, since you're gonna be physical here especially when your team scores a goal, I recommend a slim fit. :D
b. sweatpants - these are coated denim so they look like leather but it breathes unlike leather. :D It's the new cool look.
c. Shorts with meggings- Now I know it sounds silly but think about it. Shorts are comfy as hell and meggings are perfect if you want to hide your legs.

Shoe wise, nothing like good old sneakers. While you might go for your trusty Chucks or Vans, I want to amp it up with these ones from Lacoste. The pattern certainly elevates it from those ordinary sneakers no?

For accessories, obviously you do not want to be wearing a lot. (I'm not a fan of excessorizing too that's why I go for statement ones so one is enough) A baseball cap made from denim (yep! add one style notch above people) and classic Ray-Ban aviators in GREEN MIRRORED LENSES! Yes! That's the one.

Wear this and surely the players will give you their sweaty jersey, not to some girl or kid. LOL.

Now that you know what to wear with your jersey, where will you get your jersey? I suggest you go to Fanatics, they have a huge array with different colors that you just want to buy them all. Click this link http://www.fanatics.com/NFL_Jerseys
Like their Facebook page too(http://www.fanatics.com/NFL_Jerseys)

As always, the best accessory is a smile and a positive attitude. Your team may lose but you certainly won the fashion game! ;)

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

HIGH STREET AND THE PHILIPPINES

As you have probably heard, read, or seen, H&M opened its doors to Filipino fashionistas. There was huge buzz and a big promotion for this opening.

The big one was that the first customer in line will be guaranteed a 6,000-peso gift certificate while the remaining 200 (or 199) will get gift certificates ranging from P200-P5,000. So all these people camped out hoping to get gift certificates. Imagine, they waited for more than 12 hours (I think the first in line waited for 24 hours). And then, they didn't shower. Imagine the smell (no perfume can hide it!) and they will try out clothes (I am hoping the clothes they tried on and didn't buy were burned? LOL!).

So, I went to H&M on a Saturday. Well, ok it was a Saturday so the fact that it was crowded should be justified. But, I remember when it was still under construction, it looked long, wide, and big. When I went inside it was super cluttered. I am blaming this on poor interior design. It was like there was no space. AT ALL. Also, there was a long line at the fitting room and quite a short line in the cash register (now I know what you're thinking, it takes longer to try out clothes than to pay for it but are you really gonna believe that?).

While we love these foreign brands and aspire for them, what does that say about us? It means we don't dream big enough.

Think about it, H&M is a high street brand. Not high fashion. They sell knock off design (I buy there too so I'm a hypocrite haha!). In other countries. H&M is like your Bench or Penshoppe. Do we aspire for those brands? I'm sure we don't.

Are we Filipinos just knock offs of other countries? Our music industry can vouch for that. Our songs are mostly revivals of foreign hits. Original Pinoy Music (OPM) hardly makes an impact. OPM is not even diverse. When you think of OPM, you think of sad ballads, acoustic, and rock. Is that all the genre there is? We don't have a proper dance genre because we call it novelty. And novelty is looked at as a joke. It will never be played in clubs.

Ask yourself, would you spend P10,000 or more for a Filipino-designed dress? Now, how about we changed that label to Zara? Will you buy it? I'm sure you would. Despite the fact that I'm sure the Filipino-designed one will have a better quality (although design wise, I hope it's not a knock off)

I am hoping for that day when Filipinos go to work abroad to make a name for themselves and not just to earn a quick buck. Filipinos are more amazing than that. We have in ourselves the power to change the world. Instead, we take a backseat and let others do it even though we can do it so much better.

Here's to Filipinos making an impact. It doesn't have to be a big and quick one. You can do it slowly. Take it step by step.

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Katy Perry recreates one of the most iconic moment in denim history.

Remember this?

Yep! Britney and Justin in matching denim at the 2001 American Music Awards. #iconic #justinbritney5evah a.k.a. The most iconic moment in denim history.

Well, this happened last Sunday at the VMAs.
Katy Perry and a rapper named Riff Raff (yes, first time I heard of him too) wore matching denim. No, they are not in a relationship. And yes, they are wearing Versace.

So who did it better? Sorry Katy, I'm still for Godney as I am blessed with the Holy Spearit. :D





Photo credits: usmagazine.com
cambio.com
billboard.com
says.com



Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Will the real Saint Laurent please stand up?

So I'm sure you know this, but there are 2 Saint Laurent biopics being released this year, one approved by Pierre Barge, YSL's partner and one not.

Let's go with the approved one, this one has access to YSL archives so expect camera shots of the dresses. The story is more of Yves's journey to stardom. It stars Guillaume Galienne as Yves Saint Laurent. Check out the trailer below.



 The next one is the unapproved one which is where I'm more excited. Haha! Basically, the hunky Gaspard Ulliel (face of Bleu de Chanel) will be Saint Laurent. I need a naked Gaspard in my life. LOLZ. But the casting is great. Lea Seydoux and mode Aymeline Velade are in the film as well. Nice! Watch the trailer and you'll see why Pierre disapproved of this one. :P



Monday, July 28, 2014

Them Celebrity Lifestyle Bloggers

So, after word got out of Blake Lively's new lifestyle brand, everyone was like, What The Goop? As you know, Gwyneth started it with Goop in 2008 and is now one of the biggest lifestyle brands.

I love Goop. People think it's pretentious but don't we all want the high life and Gwyneth is sharing it with us. Read her posts and watch her interviews, I don't see a change in tone. Basically, she grew up rich. Obviously, she's accustomed to the rich life unlike us who has to work for a living. I like Gwyneth. And that "consciously uncoupling" was smart. Now, everyone is relating that phrase to Gwyneth. Love her or hate her, Goop is here to stay and is the one to beat.



Martha Stewart actually was one of the pioneers but I'm not a craftsy guy so I don't pay attention to it. :)

Another blog/website lifestyle site I read is oliviapalermo.com. I love Olivia Palermo so I love this site. I love her outfit posts and I want her closet and her husband. LOLZ. What's great about Olivia is now she has her own collabs with Westward Leaning and Aquazurra.


Here are 2 other sites, What the Chung by Jamie Chung and Tomboy KC by Kate Cassidy. It's nice to know D-listers also are hopping on this train. Eeeek! Sorry. I love their styles though. :D



Let's go to Blake's site. I get where she's going. It's just that there are 3 problems:
1. THE NAME: Preserve? Really? I think it's too trying hard to be eloquent or deep.
2. THE URL: Preserve.us? You will get more followers if you have a dot com site which is why you don't use the word Preserve.
3. THE LAYOUT: It looks dark. It's not inviting. Change it please. :)

I love the articles, though. They are well written. :)

Oh yeah, Reese Witherspoon will launch one too by 2015 named Draper James. It is her version of Goop. I don't know if I see Reese a style icon. At least Gwyneth had some great fashion moments. But Reese? I don't know. I'm sure she won't write the articles so I hope there are great and affordable selections there.

Trying out them Birks

Let's get this straight, I really detested Birkenstocks. I saw them on someone when I was college and I was like "ewww..." and now they're here and everywhere. I would never try them. Sorry.

But then, Miranda Kerr styled them like this.
And now I wanna try it. I found a cheap replica pair online. And they're in denim. PERFECT! :)

Can't wait to show them. Beware for I have ugly toes. LOLZ!

Something to ponder

Here ya go. My answer to this is YAAASSSS.... hahahaha