Sunday, April 22, 2012

Trend Alert: Neon

Latest trend alert from F21: it's all 'bout NEON.

Clothes from Chic Vintage

Wearing NEONS this summer totally complements the sun's scorching heat.  Goodluck!

about the outfit:
Neon orange top - Chic Vintage / Neon green animal print pencil skirt with side slits - Chic Vintage / Neon yellow pumps - 168 / Neon pink purse - Accessorize / sunglasses - SM Naga City / chain tassel necklace - Y.R.Y.S

Saturday, April 21, 2012

My Peg: Another Wide Leg Pants Story

This is the inspiration for the shoot I had for Chic Vintage.  

And here's my version, kind of vintage-really vintage with all these editing efforts to make the pictures appear to be of the same era as the top I am wearing.

I have to sell this vintage wide leg pants.  And guess what, somebody had already made her reservation for this.  Me.. all smiles here.

about the outfit:
top and pants - Chic Vintage / patent leather wedge - MKNY / belt - G. Main / sunglasses - G. Country Mall

Sunday, April 15, 2012

The Color Magenta

Magenta is a color of universal harmony and emotional balance.
A combination of red and violet, magenta contains the passion, power and energy of red, restrained by the introspection and quiet energy of violet.

In the meaning of colors, magenta represents universal love at its highest level. It promotes compassion, kindness and cooperation and encourages a sense of self respect and contentment in those who use it. Gentle and caring in its approach, it generates acceptance, tolerance, support and patience.

Positive keywords include: universal harmony and love, emotional balance, helps our spirit soar, spiritual yet practical, encourages common sense, loving, compassionate, supportive and kind, imaginative, innovative, creative and artistic, non-conformist, negotiator

Negative keywords include: impulsive, domineering, impatient, intolerant, avoids challenges, too relaxing, can be bossy and demanding

Universal harmony: at its highest level it generates love, caring, kindness and cooperation, encouraging a balanced and harmonious outlook on life.

Non-conformist: the color of the free spirit, it does not like to be confined and contained.
Change and Transformation: helps to release old and outdated patterns of behavior to inspire growth and personal development.

Emotional Balance: spiritual yet practical, it helps to create emotional, physical and spiritual balance.
Compassion: gentle and caring in its approach, it generates acceptance, tolerance, support and patience.
Inspiration: inspires cheerfulness and optimism, creativity and innovation, dream activity, positive change and negotiating skills.

This color is an instrument of change and transformation; it helps to release old emotional patterns that prevent personal and spiritual development and aids us in moving forward.

about the outfit:
magenta knit dress top - sigh's closet / textured stripe sleeveless top (worn as vest) - Chic Vintage / gold belt - sigh's closet / white patent leather wedge pumps - from Shanghai, China / hat - cyEcle for Chic Vintage / sunglasses - G. Country Mall

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Music and Lyrics: Never Let You Go

I just kind of like the lyrics from Justin Bieber's song NEVER LET YOU GO
You might find it quite cheeky though.  :-) Hope you'll bear with me.

They say that hate has been sen, so let loose the talk of love

Before they outlaw the kiss

Baby give me one last hug

There's a dream that I've been chasing

Want so badly for it to be reality

And when you hold my hand
Then I understand that it's meant to be

'Cause baby when you're with me

It's like an angel came by, and took me to heaven

'Cause when I stare in your eyes it couldn't be better

So let the music it blast, we gon' do our dance
Bring the doubter on, they don't matter at all
'Cause this life's too long and this love's too strong
So baby know for sure that I'll never let you go

I got my favorite girl
Not feelin' no pain no fear

Don't have a care in the world

Why would I, when you are here

There's a moment I've been chasing
And I finally caught it out on this floor
Baby, there's no hesitation, no reservation by taking a chance and more

Take my hand, lets just dance

Watch my feet, follow me

Don't be scared, girl I'm here 
If you didn't know, this is LOVE

about the outfit:

pink asymmetric hem top - Chic Vintage / pink hat - Chic Vintage / black twill shorts - sigh's closet / slippers -sigh's closet / necklace -G. Main / sunglasses - G. Country Mall

Monday, April 9, 2012

The Color Yellow + Fashion Experiment: Men's Polo

The color psychology for the YELLOW says that it is the color of the mind and the intellect.

The color yellow relates to acquired knowledge. It is the color which resonates with the left or logic side of the brain stimulating our mental faculties and creating mental agility and perception.

Mind and intellect: From a color psychology perspective, yellow stimulates our mental faculties; it activates the left or analytical brain.
Happiness and fun: Yellow is uplifting to the spirits; yellow helps create enthusiasm for life and can awaken greater confidence and optimism.
Communication of New Ideas: Yellow is related to the expression and integration of new ideas and thoughts.

Creative: The color of new ideas, yellow helps us find new ways of doing things.
Quick decisions: Yellow helps with clear thinking and quick decision-making but it can also be impulsive.
Anxiety producing: Yellow is fast moving so too much time in its presence can agitate and lead to nervousness and emotional instability.
Critical: Yellow makes people more mentally analytical and self critical of both themselves and others.
Non-emotional: Yellow relates to the head not the heart.

Being the lightest hue of the spectrum, the color psychology of yellow is uplifting and illuminating, offering hope, happiness, cheerfulness and fun.

Fashion Experiment:
How To Wear an Over-sized Men's Polo

Just take a closer look of how I wore the over-sized polo for Men... as a dress!

about the outfit:
oversize plaid yellow polo - Chic Vintage / yellow pumps - 168 / neon pink purse - Accessorize / pink belt - Y.R.Y.S. / sunglasses - Forever XXI

Sunday, April 8, 2012

Fashion Experiment: Playing with Colors = Eggplant + Chartreuse

Fashion Experiment:
Playing with Colors (the veggie edition)

Plus, bringing here a TREND ALERT on High-Low Hem Skirt

Btw, let's get to know first what is this high-low skirt?
 As the name implies, “high-low” skirts are short in front and longer at the back. The variation in length between the front and back is either subtle or extreme. The overall length of the skirt varies too, ranging from mini to maxi. 

This type of skirt is also called the MULLET SKIRT.

  • They make a nice change to the multitudes of form fitting pencil skirts that have dominated shopfloors for countless seasons.
  • They are breezy deluxe. Throw on a relaxed version with an airy, somewhat fitted top, a pair of sandals, straw hat and canvas tote, and you are comfortably and stylishly set for a very hot day. 
  • They make a great bathing costume cover-up.
  • I am not a fan of casual maxi skirts, but the raised front that reveals the ankles and part of the lower leg on the longer styles makes all the difference to my eye. The effect is more like a midi with a dipped back, which I find infinitely more flattering than a casual maxi skirt with a symmetrical hemline. The raised front also makes it easier to stride, although you’ll have to be careful walking up and down stairs. 

  • They give off a playful and arty vibe.
  • They provide more back coverage than mini skirts despite the high hemline in front. That means you’ll sit on the excess fabric of the skirt when seated, which can be a practical solution for public transport and the like. 
  • With the right top, you could successfully sport the volume on volume trend.
  • They are quite striking in motion. 

  • Hollywood celebrities are rocking this trend too. 
    More here.

    This is not actually a high-low skirt, but a different style of pleated skirt with a violet jersey skirt lining and in asymmetrical side hems.  I just folded the jersey lining to make it look a mullet skirt.

    about the outfit:
    eggplant blouse - sigh's closet / chartreuse pleated skirt - Chic Vintage / purple embellished flats - Figliarina / peach metallic embellished purse - G. Fiesta / sunglasses - G. Country Mall / gold belt - sigh's closet / pearl accessory necklace - sigh's closet

    Easter on a Public Beach

    Have you been to a public beach?
    We headed down south to take a dip on one of the public beaches.  We opted to have our mini celebration of Easter Sunday there.  It was still 6:40 am and the beach was full-packed with people from all ages and mostly they went as families.  

    It's Sunday after all, family day.

    Happy Easter to everyone!

    Saturday, April 7, 2012

    Vertical Stripes

    I am a forever lover of black and white.

    And vertical stripes in such color combination must not be oversighted.

    I'm not alone on this... 
    see some of the fashion-savvy strutting this powerful pattern and colors.

    Can you see what I'm holding?

    Say hi to my cute buddy:
    cellphone in Victorian Blush 
    (i call it the mature shade of pink)

    about the outfit:
    satin black blouse (worn as short dress) - sigh's closet / b-w vertical stripe blouse (worn as vest) - sigh's closet / fuchsia-black pointed flats - Mags / watch - Fossil / sunglasses - G.Country Mall / white bowler hat with black band - Chic Vintage

    Friday, April 6, 2012

    The Color Brown

    I'm wearing an all brown ensemble from Chic Vintage

    What's with the color BROWN?

    The color brown is a serious, down-to-earth color signifying stability, structure and support.

    The color brown relates to quality in everything - a comfortable home, the best food and drink and loyal companionship. It is a color of physical comfort, simplicity and quality. From a negative perspective it can also give the impression of cheapness and stinginess in certain circumstances.

    Stability: Reassuring and comforting, earthy and contained.
    Structure: It encourages orderliness and organization.

    Security: Safe and protective - a refuge from the chaos of the outside world and a sense of belonging.
    Natural and wholesome: related to the earth, nutrition, health and goodness.

    Comforting: Sensual and warm, friendly and approachable, brown engulfs one in a feeling of calm and safety
    Protective: creates a safe haven of support for family and friends
    Materialistic: it encourages material security and the accumulation of possessions

    about the outfit:
    multi-fabric blouse - Chic Vintage / tulle+sequins skirt (garterized waist) - Chic Vintage / cork wedge - Connie /sunglasses - SM Accessories / necklace - Iora

    Positive keywords include: down-to-earth, wholesome, practical, approachable, friendly, stable, structured, supportive, comforting, reliable, protective, strength, quietly confident, sensual, sensitive, warm, reassured, honest, sincere, quality
    Negative keywords include: dull, boring, frugal, materialistic, lack of humor, lack of sophistication, predictable, cheap and stingy

    Are you a fan of the color brown?