Monday, January 24, 2011

Polka Dot on my Feet

Finally found myself a pair of polka dot flats, in my favorite black and white combo. 
Playing with our chinese parols, one morning before I left for work.

magenta knit blouse - random
black vest with lace trimmings - thrifted
black leggings - random
polka dot flats - G. Fiesta

Sunday, January 9, 2011

Of Clogs and Coats

I am still in search for the perfect clogs...
and i am so into coats...
here's what I found from the web, so love to own something like these

pictures via and

Pre-Sinulog 2011

Random picures from my weekend malling with my usual shopping buddies.
Sinulog is in the air,
so everywhere we go, there is always a touch of the much-anticipated festivity.

Saturday, January 8, 2011

Sunday, January 2, 2011

Not the Lucky Color

We attended mass this morning for the first Sunday of the year.  and I wore blue.  Later, at 10:00 a.m., we watched a local TV show and it was mentioned there, according to a Feng Shui master, that the lucky color of the year is Blue, particularly LIGHT BLUE, not dark blue, not midnight nor electric nor cobalt.  Sad, light blue is not my type.

 still couldn't get enough of the polka dots

 reworked polka dot top with applique -  thrifted
cobalt pencil skirt - SM
cobalt step-in - G.Metro
black rose stretch belt - G.Main

Ode to Levi's and to my Mom

This post is a thanksgiving for my mom! 
Thanks for the large shirt which i wore as a dress and to the Levi's handy travel bag. 

Yesterday was the very f1rst day of January 2011, and as usual, my family went for a stroll (less shopping this time) at SM since we cannot decide where to go aside from the malls.

We went to Powerbooks and scanned through the pages of our favorite reads.
My dad was reading on sports (tennis) books and my mom on cookbooks.
I flipped through again the famous JM books. For now, i want to be so addicted to John Maxwell's thoughts.  But i do not want to afford yet his books. For the meantime, as i am saving, i'm now following his blog.

cinched blouse with retro prints - gifted by mom
black stretch belt - gifted by sis from Singapore
red flats - bought in Shanghai, China
black bundle-beaded bracelet - Aizilym
black with red details Levi's bag - gifted by mom

How was January 1st 2011?

Vintage Dreams

Fashion Lesson 102:


... is a generic term for new or second hand garment originating from a previous era.

Generally speaking, clothing which was produced before the 1920s is referred to as antique clothing and clothing from the 1920s to 1980s is considered v i n t a g e.
Retro, short for retrospective, usually refers to clothing that imitates the style of a previous era. Clothing produced more recently is usually called modern or contemporary fashion. Opinions vary on these definitions.
Most vintage clothing has been previously worn, but a small percentage of pieces have not. These are often old warehouse, or more valuable than those that have been worn, especially if they have their original tags. (via en.wikipedia)

Reasons that some people are attracted to vintage clothing include:
  • Unique or almost unique: most items were custom made, and others were manufactured in small quantities only.
  • Good quality: they were designed to be worn for years and passed on to other family members, so they were made of robust materials, well cut and well made, with generous seam allowances and hems which allow for alterations and custom fit.
  • Fine materials: many of the unusual older fabric types are no longer manufactured, or are now prohibitively expensive.
  • Value for money: garments generally sell for a cost far below similar new modern garments.
  • History: an appreciation of the past, the roles of previous generations and the skills of respected designers.
  • Detailing: hand finishing, unusual buttons, hand embroidery, handmade lace, crochet, applique, beading and other techniques.
  • Style: vintage clothing has traditionally been the favourite of creative personalities because it offers an enormously wide range of imaginative styles.
 This is my vintage dress (but can't tell what era it is from) bought at a local market near our place for Php 10.00, and it still has its original tag and with extra buttons!  It has gold chains on the pocket flaps and gold buttons, cinched on the waist and the skirt is pleated.

 Orignally ankle-length and with long sleeves but had it re-worked to give it a retro twist.

vintage dress in chiffon fabric - local public market
black Connie wedge in cork heels- gifted by sis from U.S.A.
black patent faux leather belt - random

I will be hunting for more of anything vintage wearables.

Debuting the Face

The thought of finally showing my face (in public)
makes me shiver (it's as if i'm watching my fave suspense films)...
Am i exaggerating? 
 Sort of, but i guess i'd now begin, bit by bit, uploading my pics with my face on it. 
And it's 2011! Perhaps one of my n.y. resolution? 

stripe bodycon top - G. Fiesta
oversized black vest - borrowed from sis (  i recommended for this, as her part-time stylist)
black leggings (a staple) - gifted from sis
wedge - G. Fiesta
necklace - bought at a souvenir shop in Nanjing Road, Shanghai, China
blue rosary bracelet - gifted from mom

Here i am...

I am modeling here for my online shop, cyecle.

maize top with matching belt worn as cardigan - for sale @ cyecle
maize Gap shorts - for sale @ cyecle
black camisole, rust and black wedge and sunglasses not for sale