Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Uniform Diaries

Since I study in UST, a uniform is required. Gosh. The uniform. It has perks and disadvantages. I, for one, feel restrained when I have uniform. It makes me feel as if I'm in a prison or something. Basta! But the good thing about uniforms is that I don't have to think of what to wear everyday. But as I got older, I realized that maybe, just maybe, I can break a few rules and get away with it. Well, I did. HAHA. I started wearing more things other than my uniform. It became a challenge! Instead of thinking "What to wear?", I started thinking "What to wear with it?". And with that, I shall be documenting my attempts to make the uniform more than just a uniform.  Starting off with what I wore yesterday, January 30, 2011.

Accessories (left to right):
Studded leather wrap around bracelet from GH.
Braided blue bracelet from my friend.
Stud bracelet from Divi. (40 pesos for  pieces baby!)
Gold leather belt from Quiapo.

Seriously, if you look good enough, you'll see awesome accessories at rock bottom prices in Quiapo in Divisoria. As in seriously!

This bag came to me as a surprise. I was waiting for my sister near SM when I chanced upon it in a thrift store. It was originally priced at 800 pesos. Haggled it down to 300. And what's funny was I kept looking for this kind of bag EVERYWHERE. Seriously. Ever since I saw bags like these in Tumblr, I just had to had one!

My overused Doc Martens. 

Outfit details:

Uniform: Obviously, UST CFAD
Blazer: Two Percent Homme
Watch: Aldo
Jeans: Giordano Concepts

I'll be having more of these uniform diaries because I feel the need to document what I wear on a daily basis to avoid wearing it again. HAHAHA But seriously. And feeling ko, it will challenge me to create other unique looks with my uniform. 

Credits to Stef Gualberto and Jodie Hernandez for taking my photos!

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Velada Thomasina: A Hundred Years Back in Time

We had the Velada Thomasina yesterday and the experience was surreal and mind-blowing. Everyone was decked out in clothes from the 1900's and there were "kalesas" and "karwahes" all over. Even the priests were decked out in their traditional garb. It was amazing to see and feel how it is over a hundred years ago. The guards were even greeting in Spanish and I could have sworn I heard a group of students conversing in Spanish! 

We also had a procession all over the university and had a mass afterwards. It was quite stressful (especially for the ladies.) to wear layers and layers of clothing in this mad Manila weather. Nevertheless, the experience was a memorable one. Sobrang fasyon ng Manila dati!

As for me, I was dressed as an Ilustrado who just came from a trip to Russia, hence the furs. HAHAHA

Sunglasses: Pretty and Perfect Closet
Coat: Vintage Giorgio Armani. It was my dad's in the 80's ata. LEGIT!
Chinos: Topman

Fur hat: From somewhere.
Fur vest: From somewhere too.
Polo: Wharton

Monday, January 23, 2012

TSITP Theme Wear Shoot BTS. And Me, Flying.

What happens when you put a pageant shoot, outrageous costumes, loud make up artists, fasyon best friends and an achrophobiac boy? Dude, it's pure entertainment!

The CFAD candidates with the theme wear I made for them. Matt, the Greek altar boy and Chelsea, the swaggeriffic Warrior of Greece. Yes, I made those. Stress forever! HAHAHA

 The other candidates. Hanging near the ledge. I swear. Everytime someone sits or even stands near the ledge, it gives me a heart attack. Makes my heart skip a beat. Thank you, acrophobia, for replacing love. HAHA CHOS.

 Went for a laidback look today. It was pretty hot so less layers, more comfort! 

Outfit Details:

Polo: Comme des Garcon

Jeans: SM Dept. Store. 

Shoes: Sebago
Sunglasses: Pretty and Perfect Closet

Accessories: Greenhills. Hanapin nyo. HAHA

So we found these cloaks from the SOCC. And it was mahangin. ALAM NA. HAHA

 Take 1. Spread leg pose.

 Take 2. Ryan doing the "flying squirrel" pose while I do the "walking-in-the-park" pose.

 Take 3. Ryan does the "about-to-ride-my-invisible-car" pose while I do the "amputated super hero" pose.

BUUUUT. These two make up artists were not satisfied with how we were posing. So they stepped in then BAM! Kaloooka.

 Take 1. The Wonder Woman and Darna pose.

 Take 2. Wonder Woman takes flight and Darna trips on her cape.

 Ryan, forever fierce.
 And me. Forever Alone. CHOS. HAHA
 Chelsea and Matt. Super proud of these two. Seriously.

 The other candidates. CHECK OUT THOSE WINGS! 
Chelsea and Matt. I looove this shot. Even if it called for me to lie on the ground. HAHA Dedicated!

The theme wear shoot for the TSITP went nicely even if there were some delays. Bongga yung costume ng iba. I had to make these ones on my own. Stress Drilon! But nevertheless, I think they pulled it off quite well, don't you think? 

Heights may make me sick and nauseous but it well never kill my dedication. Naks. 

From A New Perspective

Today, I brought my camera with me because we had a shoot in UST for a pageant. What I didn't know was we'd be shooting at the very top of the Main Building. It was pretty intense, having a fear of heights, and still taking photos. The first photo was taken at 8:30 AM. It almost looks like an architectural drawing. The next two photos are two views of the Main Building's center. It was my first time being that high and hopefully, even with my fear of heights eating me alive, it won't be my last.

The last three photos were taken when I was in a jeepney. I was alone in the back and the sunlight was just perfect. I can't resisting taking some stolen shots; even if my camera was outside the jeepney with the risk of being snatched anytime. 

Definitely worth it.