Monday, March 30, 2009

Fashion Lovers: Read! Read! Read!

First, I did not write this.. This article is from one of my favorite fashion blogs

I just had to share it with all fashion lovers out there! I am guilty of that whole "this outfit is too flashy or too nice for the event/party/or wherever place I'm going to. I'll wear it some other time.." or "I might look overdressed there"

I'm also guilty of point 2.. Before, when my outfits get photographed and posted in facebook/multiply I retire it already but then I realized that the reason I bought those clothes were because I LOOOOOOVE them, so the only reason I should stop wearing them is when I get sick of them.. I remember my brother was teasing me one time, "Feeling mo artista ka?!!" (You think you're a celebrity huh???) hehe=P

Whatevs, Team OVERDRESSED all the way! Life is too short so wear fabulous heels!


Point 1: Stop saving that outfit.

You know how you have this awesome outfit that you’ve been saving for that perfect occasion? Wear it. Everyday should be a fashion fest, if only to enjoy looking great on a daily basis. On a melancholic note, you may never find an occasion that meets the standards of said outfit and the ensemble will eventually be forgotten. What a waste of perfection!

Point 2: Why not repeat? Who cares!

I’m so very guilty of avoiding wearing the same outfit again within a 6 month time frame. But in reference to point #1, if you like it enough, and if it’s super fierce, and you know you look great in it, wear it to death (pun not intended).

Ok my fashion conscience says a maximum of once a month. Haha! Trends are so fleeting and as Heidi says, “In fashion, one moment you’re in, and the next you’re out.” So use that eyelet dress, those gladiators, and that nude-colored number til summer’s end, or well past the expiration date if your inner stylist can render it Fall-able.

Point 3: Wear it out while you still can.

The whole issue of age-appropriate dressing has been thrown my way a number of times. I always think, if you can pull it, off do it! At best people who don’t know you well will think you’re younger than you really are.

On a personal note, I’ve switched to a more conservative or modest stance with regards to my wardrobe in the last year or so. After going over old photos, (my BFF was a summer girl, always in neat little minis or shoulder baring tops) I figured I have the rest of my advanced years to cover up. It’s time to ressurrect my arsenal of figure flaunting dresses; a little too edgy pieces; and sky high-heeled wonders while I can still pull them off.

Point 4: If you love it, get it.

This is a tricky one. I’m not espousing uncontrolled consumerism. I am on the otherhand saying that if you’ve been dreaming of owning a YSL Muse, or Chanel ballet flats, or even having something made by a favorite local designer, find a way to make it happen. No sense living in la-la-land forever. Life is here and now.

In the same thread, treasure and enjoy what you have while you have it. Contrary to what the Pharaohs and Emperors of bygone eras believed, you can’t take it with you when you go.

Point 5: Dress up for the girls as much as you would for any guy.

It’s always more fun to impress the girls because they give the best (and the right) compliments. You know those oohs come from their well-versed fashion-y brains, which easily rewards all the effort you put into dressing up.

Enjoy the “shopping dates” and the girly lunches you all dress up for. Now that we’re older, my girl friends have taken to soiree-style seating arrangements when we get together, demoting the guys to a different table. It makes for prettier pictures. Teehee!


Sunday, March 29, 2009

Sheer detail

(Top: plains and prints Skirt: get laud Shoes: janeo Earrings:chanel)

with my friends/camwhore partners!
(i don't know what happened but my other friend got cut out of the picture, but in the preview she's there =P)
The other night my friends and I went to a fund raising event sponsored by the ENT department.. It was a mini gig featuring Parokya ni Edgar and Kamikaze band (they are the funniest rockers ever!). The night started off pretty boring but when the bands started playing it was awesome!

I love the mesh detail of my top. It kinda looks like the 80's -- just the right amount of sheer MINUS the gaudiness. The skirt from a local store Get Laud is actually a tube top which I bought for 150 pesos (less than $3. what a steal!). It's perfect because it adds the needed length for my too short top making it look like a dress.. The ankle booties are dark purple IRL but kinda looks black in photos.

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Inspiration: Balmain + Cary Santiago

(Cary Santiago)
Photo credits: scanned from Imagine magazine Holiday 2007

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The best thing about graduation = I'm done with medschool!! I'm "almost" a doctor already..

The next best thing = I get to design my own gown for our Graduation ball!! I hope the seamstress will be able to execute it properly and I hope it won't be too expensive! *crossing my fingers* Ahhh I'm so excited!!

My everyday style is more subtle now than when I was younger, but when it comes to gowns I'm the more-the-merrier kind of girl!! Give me layers and layers of tulle, beads and satin!

The 1st 3 gowns are by Filipino designer Cary Santiago. I am so amazed by his talent. Look at the silhouette and the intricate layers of tulle! The next 4 dresses are Balmain.. I love the dresses they are so unique, girly and edgy at the same time. Christopher Decarnin is a genius.. I love him..=)

Sunday, March 22, 2009

First time jitters

Hello everyone!!

Been wanting to start my own blog but I have been busy and lazy but I finally did it.. Yey for me!! I just wanted to share my take on fashion in my side of the world -- Manila!

Little something about me..

1. I'm a medical student who LOOOOVES fashion and make-up.. (Hence, the title of my blog!) Since I will be graduating soon, I get to devote more time to my other loves like my shoes, clothes and bags.. More time to make my own accessories!!

2. Since I'm a junior intern at the hospital and always wearing our white uniform with flats I overcompensate and wear fabulous heels on the weekend! It keeps me sane from the busy and sometimes monotonous hospital life.. Just the mere thought of planning outfits excites me!!

3. I love taking pictures of myself in full fashion regalia using the self-timer mode and then afterwards I erase them (not anymore!) because I'm-Miss-all-dressed-up-and-nowhere-to-go!! (My guilty pleasure! haha)

4. I love to go thrifting! My favorite item of clothing is my Balmain-esque jacket/blazer that I got for 50 pesos! ($1!!)

5. If I I have to eat one thing for the rest of my life it would have to be SUSHI!!!!!!!!!!!

I got this top for $12 at Forever 21! This is supposed to be lingerie but the lace detail is so dramatic I have to wear it to the club!

(top:f21//skirt: bayo//bag: topshop//)


Wearing one of my favorite shoes!
A blue fringe suede heels I bought from a bazaar..

such a waste to use this as sleepwear! right?

P.S. I will post clearer photos next time!=P