Check mate

IMG_7096IMG_7167 IMG_7177IMG_7165IMG_7146I love wearing plaid. It is such a throwback to the 90’s, it transports me back to my teen years when grunge was all the rage. Of course, these days I prefer a more polished look, which is why I opted to pair this red plaid men’s shirt from GUESS with this black & white skirt from H&M. These heels are from Stuart Weitzman and my ring is also from H&M. I didn’t feel like accessorizing so much as…

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Tricks of the Trade: Shave, wax or laser—how to deal with underarm hair

Marni (5)

Hi. I’m wondering if you can help me. I’m 16-years-old and suddenly hair is growing where it shouldn’t (below my underarm, almost next to my breast). Can I shave it? I’m scared that if I do it will get worse! Do you have any advice? Also is it normal to grow hair there? ELLA

Before anything else, there’s no need to worry or panic. What you are experiencing right now is perfectly normal. Being a…

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A happy birthday

It was a quiet but happy birthday celebration with my husband and closest friends this year. Definitely one for the books! Thank you Carlos, Bianca, Meryll, Nicole and Dirkie for making my day super special. Love you guys! <3

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Night out

New outfit post: Night out

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When it comes to dressing up at night, I prefer loose, drape-y frocks to tight body-hugging dresses. I can’t stand the thought of wearing a dress that looks great but is so tight it constricts my breathing. Of course, this is all based on experience, and I’m sure you can all relate. We’ve all had to suffer through a tight or ill-fitting dress for an evening. It is super uncomfortable,…

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Kenneth Cole re-opens at Rockwell

Finally, Kenneth Cole re-opened its store in Powerplant Mall, Rockwell! It looks bigger and better–the walls and flooring are all white now (a mix of brick and wood) which I thought made a huge difference as it helped the merchandise stand out. For me, this made shopping easier. A brighter store allowed me to take notice of the little details in the clothing and accessories, and see the quality…

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cut/copy live in manila this Saturday sept.13 at the Samsung Hall! 2012 Grammy nominees for best dance/electronica album, cut/copy performs in manila for the very first time as part of their Asian tour. With guest acts Up Dharma Down and Taken by Cars.
Show starts promptly at 8pm. Presented by @vybemnl #cutcopymanila #indietronica // Tickets are priced at P3500 for VIP and P2500 for Gold - get yours at TicketWorld at 891-9999 💗

L’Indochine

L’Indochine opens flagship store at Mega Fashion Hall

One of my favorite things about travelling is that I get to find all these unique and one-of-a-kind pieces for my home. I am always on the lookout for pretty things like ornate plates, colorful throw pillows and quirky decor. They add character and style to any room, which I love because it immediately makes your place feel like its yours. I always look forward to travelling to a new place…

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Citrus citrus!

New outfit post: Citrus citrus!

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I’ve been wanting to wear this two-piece dress since summer, but I completely forgot about it. I found it in my closet recently and decided, I might as well put it on than wait until next year to wear it. Thankfully, it was a sunny day when I squeezed into this and I had a proper event to wear it to. Note to self: I really need to start planning my outfits, to be sure I wear everything in my…

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Tricks of the Trade: How to deal with oily, breakout-prone skin

Alexander Wang (3)

Hi, Kelly! I’m really bad at putting makeup on and I want to learn to properly apply it. I have combination-blemished skin. But my problem area is my T-zone; my forehead is the most problematic part since it breaks out a lot.

I also have a few whiteheads on my right jawline. The pores on my cheeks are kind of noticeable. My makeup tends to cake and slip off during hot weather and it’s driving me…

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Kawaii Crafternoon

It was a fun and creative afternoon dedicated to rubber stamping. Thanks to talented artist/crafternoon organizer Alessa Lanot and her BFF/collaborator/event planner Patty Laurel-Filart, a bunch of us ladies stamped our worries away at vegetarian restaurant: Pipino. The theme was Japanese-inspired prints–we learned how to do Furoshiki Art (the art of Japanese fabric folding) and even got to…

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