Monday, June 10, 2013


What draws me to the streets of Intramuros are its quaint narrow avenues, old Spanish architectures, and the whisk of nostalgic air spelling opulent Philippine history. I wasn't around during those period. Thank heavens! :) But every time we frequent this part of Manila, we are reminded of how once a upon a century this land was a battlefield. The soft gallops of horse-driven kalesas and staged passers-by fashioned in Maria Claras and Katipuneros complete the experience. Too bad though, we couldn't take more snaps of the surrounding architecture! We were informed by the roving guards clad in blue suits with wide-brimmed hats (now you know who to steer clear from next time around!) that we needed a note to proceed. Uh-oh. That kinda translated to calling it a day for us! Haha We stuck around and stole a few shots!    

I've had these photos for a while in May :( Wasn't able to post soonest! When I think of Intramuros, I think white. Probably because white is such a classic color. You wouldn't want to mess with all that history! Haha Here's a short white skater dress which I heart and I think you know why! It's V-plunge and dainty bow is a genius combination of flirty and fun! Donning an all-white calls for your 'less is more' drama. How would you dress your whites?     

I was wearing:

DANIELA's skater dress
ZARA shoes
THE RAMP collar neckpiece

Photos by:
 Allan Mendoza

Saturday, June 1, 2013

bestdressed at the cannes 2013

The Cannes Film Festival marked its 66th year last May 15. It was a 12-day celebration of glam, prestige and sheer dynamism of the global film industry, and of course  media's much coveted, the "Red Carpet Steps". Over the years, the Festival has evolved, seeking to preserve its core values: "a passion for cinema, the discovery of new talent, and the bringing together of professionals and journalists from around the world with the aim of contributing to the creation and distribution of films," enthused Cannes' Mr Thierry Fremaux. While Philippine cinema has yet to break film recognition tastefully overseas, we can't help but oogle with our ohhs and ahhs at what the Festival's A-listers' a-game in fashion brought in. Here I rounded up my favorite fashion, trimmed down the list for yah all! The season's gust blew in an array of white renditions, sheer satisfactions, and princess puffs. Which look transcends the fashion portal?! Better yet, which style will you see hanging in your own closet rack?! Watch out for my bestdressed leading ladies at the end of this post!     

Carey Mulligan in Dior Haute Couture

Audrey Tautou in Prada

Carey Mulligan in Vionnet

Solange Knowles in Stephane Rolland

Jennifer Lawrence in Christian Dior

Audrey Tautou in Lanvin

Rosie Huntington-Whiteley in Dior

Marion Cotillard in Christian Dior

Carey Mulligan in Chloe

Rooney Mara in Calvin Klein Collection

Zhang Ziyi in Elie Saab Couture

Sofia Coppola in Louis Vuitton

Carey Mulligan in Balenciaga

While all these gorgeous ladies decked out in perfect designer muses, my top 3 would vehemently have to be Carey Mulligan, Audrey Tautou, and Solange Knowles. Carey Mulligan looked effortlessly chic in Vionnet and Balenciaga paired with a sleek updo, but my favorite was Carey in Dior-- she was a vision in plunging white. Carey took cue in taming her styling (which for now we can assume as her style preference-- tailored, clean, with a touch of avant garde here and there) and opted for bloody red lips to seal the deal. Audrey Tautou in Prada with her pixie cut was genius. Criss-cross at the back! Oh la la! And last but never the least, Solange Knowles rocked in Stephane Rolland. Solange knew how to put fashion forward in this nude sheer number underneath a nude leotard. The thigh-high slit broke the silence of this nearly covert creation. And so, having said, with considerate brain racking and subjective fashion nitpicking, my bestdressed goes to... 

Solange Knowles! Need I say more?! 

Who's your bestdressed?  

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