October 29, 2013

Long vest c/o FrontRowShop, BCBGMAXAZRIA sheer top, thrifted corset top, skirt c/o ROMWE,
platform sneakers c/o Rainbowholic Shop, angel eye choker c/o ROMWE, Wear Vintage glasses.

Tried something a bit different.. I've always admired people who can wear structured pieces and carry them with such ease. I think it's because I've always opted to hide myself in loose, flowy silhouettes that I've forgotten what it's like to wear something with an actual form. At some point I did try to delve into that by trying blazers, but that didn't work out so well. It seemed a bit too fake and I felt like I was wearing skin that wasn't mine. So when I decided to try it again, this time I chose something a bit similar to what I usually go for—an oversized vest. It's tailored, but still gave me that A-line silhouette that I really liked from my mori girl influence. To make it look less pretentious (pretentious in the sense that I'm pretending that I know how to carry tailored things on my shoulders), I threw on things that made it look more laid-back such as a flowy top and skirt and my dirty platform sneakers. Now, I am in no way a 'fashionable' person. As I've said many times before, I like wearing things that I think go together visually. Sometimes it comes off as fashionable, sometimes it just comes off as eclectic (which is, in my opinion, just a fancier word for 'weird'). This outfit, I feel is somewhere between the two, though leaning towards the latter. But I don't really mind, as long as I think it looks nice on me. What do you think?

style inspo : けいおん! × earth music&ecology Japan Label

October 24, 2013

Image source: emae-jp.tumblr.com
I recently stumbled upon this super cute collaboration between K-On! and earth music & ecology, under their Japan Label. I'm not exactly the biggest fan of K-On!, but I did find the series interesting. I thought everyone was really cute, so I followed the series when it came out and watched everything up until the second season. When I saw these photos on emae's Japan Label's Tumblr, I knew I just had to share it with everyone. According to the label's description on the site:
earth music & ecology Japan Label is a brand for Japanese anime and pop culture.
earth music & ecology Japan Label is expanding overseas, through collaborating "Cool Japan" of anime and manga, and "NatuKawa (natural & kawaii)" Japanese concept of earth music & ecology.
In the past, emae Japan Label has mostly only collaborated with Hatsune Miku, so it was nice seeing them collab with anime. Actually, seeing my favorite brands collab with series that I like is always a nice thing. I think emae made a great choice of collaborating with K-On!. I mean, if it's 'natural and kawaii' we're talking about, the girls of Houkago Tea Time are a perfect example, don't you think?

24th at Sambokojin

October 21, 2013

October 16th 2013, Sambokojin SM Southmall.
My 24th birthday was spent doing something I love doing the most.. eating! Because Sambokojin has an on-going promo where birthday celebrants could eat as much as they want (for free!) on their birthday week, and because Aian and I have been wanting for the longest time to give Sambokojin a try, we decided to spend my birthday there. I ate sooo much seafood and meat, haha! Truth is, we'd planned to go to Manila Ocean Park, but because I woke up rather late, we just settled for having dinner out. (I found it kind of funny that instead of looking at fish and ocean creatures.. I ended up eating some instead. Ahaha haha haaa..) It's been a few days since I turned 24, but I don't feel like it at all. Not gonna lie, I was actually more excited for the release of the GazettE's BEAUTIFUL DEFORMITY than my birthday! For me, turning 24 only means I need to remember that I'm 24 whenever writing my age on forms and such. I am a bit troubled though, that I'm almost a quarter of a century old but have yet to accomplish anything I can be proud of. You know, something that I can actually consider an accomplishment. But I do believe that age is just a number, and that I still have all the time in the world to do what I want. I wish I knew what that thing was though!


October 16, 2013

T-shirt c/o a friend, dress c/o Choies, tattoo tights c/o Romwe, platform sneakers c/o Rainbowholic Shop, Kipling backpack, skeleton hair clips from Curls & Twirls, spiked choker + Mameshipamyupamyu iPhone case from Taobao Manila.

Hi everyone! Right now, as I'm typing this entry, in my part of the world, it's the 16th of October, 2:28AM. Which means, two hours ago, I turned 24. Yay! Truthfully, I'm not as stoked about turning a year older as I know I should be, because really, couldn't I just stay sixteen forever? If only, right? Either way though, I'm still quite a kid at heart. It's quite obvious from looking at my outfit choices alone. Haha! This was an outfit I wore a couple of days ago. Isn't this dress just the cutest thing? Normally I'd wear it with something sweeter, like AMO-chan would, but I opted for a bit of a boyish look instead. Included creepy-cute accessories since Halloween is just half a month away! Speaking of which, I'm quite excited about it! I'm not sure if I'll get to attend any Halloween parties this year, but I am planning to do a shoot with Aian soon! Please do watch out for it! (ノ≧▽≦)ノ*:・゚✧

two cafés

October 11, 2013

May 9th 2013 at Usagi Café.

August 2nd 2013 at Vanilla Cupcake Bakery, ATC.
Whenever I'm in a cute café, I take so many pictures of the food and interiors but for some reason, I always end up forgetting about them completely. I found these in one of my folders while cleaning up my backlog, I thought it would be a waste not to post them.

review : Vassen Lucky Clover Cocoro Gray Lens

October 8, 2013

Hello! Today I'm reviewing my new favorite lens! It took me a quite a while to get used to them, but now I really like them. I wear them all the time! These are Vassen Lucky Clover Cocoro Gray Lenses *, sent to me by LoveShoppingholics
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