Wednesday, July 23, 2014

The Caravan II: Bespoke, An Affair of Monograms and Stories | July 26 and 27

Something exciting is happening this weekend!

Following the success of the first The Caravan, The Caravan II is now here. Follow the tale of the thread and find something just for you with the second installment of The Caravan: Bespoke, An Affair of Monograms and Stories, in coordination with The Proscenium, Rockwell. Discover a diverse selection of customizable finds on July 26 to 27, Saturday and Sunday, 10 AM to 7 PM at The Kirov Model Unit (beside the Rockwell tent), Rockwell Center, Makati. From bags to shoes, jewelry, food, and beyond, it's time to make your mark and create something truly unique. 
Featuring brands Aranaz, Maureen Disini, Stockton Row, The Best Impressions, Adorno, Camille Villanueva, Michelline Syjuco, The Urban Alchemists, Kiele, NCLA, Crow's Nest Handmade, Risque Designs, Adamant Eve, Lost + Found, Toni & Guy, Your Local, and more!

So block of the weekend and make sure to take trip Rockwell Center.

Here are just some of the nice chic pieces to expect at The Caravan!

Excited to see Crow's Nest, their craft is something I'm looking to collect for baby Claud.

See you there!! :)

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Thursday, July 17, 2014


Now more than ever am I aware of the words I speak... Being a mom changed so much in me. I became aware of what I needed to be for my daughter and how I plan on raising her.

Watching this video brought up a well of emotions that I wasn't ready for. I cried while I was watching this... I saw my child in the future being singled out for being a girl, acting a certain way just because it was expected of her as a girl. I thought how limiting those words ("like a girl") will be for her. I couldn't stand it.

Unfortunately here in our country, men mostly have the upperhand. Now, don't get me wrong. I love it when a man stands up for his family and take care of them. But on the downside, it very much puts us women in a certain box that is quite hard to get out from. From  the clothes we wear, the food we eat, how we act, the course in college we take along with the career that we choose for ourselves.

Add to that the belief that are ingrated in most of us that being feminine equates to being lame, weak, and under-performing... Women from all over the world, for centuries have been breaking records, becoming successful and well-known for their individuality, for taking a leap out of that box and conquering this kind of discrimination. They've been proving that being a woman doesn't have to be limiting. That we can be who we want to be.

And that's what I want for my daughter, Claud. I want her to feel limitless! And if I have a son, I don't want him to feel bad when somebody tells him he's "like a girl". I want him to have respect for women's abilities. I want them to know that being a girl meant strength to nurture, deep compassion, and an unwavering will.

Let's make a vow, shall we? That from now on we will use the term "like a girl" in a more positive way. That same goes for "like a gay." Just so we're clear. :)

P.S. This is not a sponsored post or am I advertising the brand who did this video. I just like their message so I'm sharing it with all of you. :)

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Wednesday, July 16, 2014

First #FOTD as a Mommy |

It's been awhile since I really dolled up.

Since I had baby Claud, I barely had time to put on makeup on. Taking care of her is all I wanted to do from the moment she opens her eyes in the morning to the minute she closes them at night. I'm a lucky mom though because my baby is easily content. That's why I allow myself an hour or two sometimes to attend events here and there and to write here on my blog.

And when I received the invite to Pond's Beautiful Story event, I took this chance to try to glam myself up. Well just a little bit. So in between breastfeeding and rocking baby Claud to sleep, I started to spruce up.  I missed this! Don't get me wrong, I love motherhood but it really does take so much of my time. So getting to play with my makeup again was such a sweet breather. Thank God, our baby Claud wasn't so fussy.

So here's my very first Face of the Day as a Mom! :)

Monday, July 7, 2014

A Day of Shopping at Kipling, SM Aura | Kipling Pre-Fall 2014

Oh! The overwhelming 90's memories that Kipling brought back when I went to their brand-spanking-new store at SM Aura. It brought me back to elem and high school days when branded things in our generation was truly prevalent! Everything needs to be imported! But more than that, everything must be high-quality. None of those cheap immitations or alternatives.  Yes, I grew up during those times where we saved up for real quality things that settling for knock-off's as often seen in some youths today.

Kipling is one of those brands that we certainly clamored for. I remember receiving a set of different sizes of backpacks from my dad and him telling me that he likes it due to its durability. He probably saw how much books and notebooks I carried. He who goes for function over style every single time she shops for his only child. Good thing that Kipling didn't fall short over the style department because come school time, I got compliments toting those backpacks.

Moving to Pre-Fall 2014 I got a chance to reacquaint myself with this brand and oh how colorful the experience was! The store was brimming with bright hues! There were bright tropical blues, corals, pristine whites and neon shades. It was spectacular!

If you think that the beginning of the rainy season should dull your choices for colors, Kipling and I beg to differ. What better way to insert a dash of bright hues than now when the downpour is about to start. :)

The Gogo bag jumps start planning your next vacay.

Surely, rainy blues is not the way to describe Kipling's Pre-fall collection for 2014. Rather the lively colors will certainly chase those rainy blues away.

Love the perforated designs. :)

Did I mention the coral shades are to die for?

And here's to my favorite color, seafoam green, all bright and lovely!

And just look at that iconic long-armed pouty lips primates that you can tag along where ever?

Check out how creative Kipling fans are with the brand's mascot? I wonder what they'll come up with next!

And let's not forget about theKipling x Natalie Joos Travel Collection. All of us fell for the Youri Spin 68.

Natalie Joos is a Belgian-born New York fashion blogger. She loves sharing her love for vintage fashion on her blog and works as a consultant and stylist. :)

Shopping for the perfect bag at Kipling proved to be a fun feat! So after an hour of checking out the store, I got the Sabin White Perfo. It has the cutest golden charm of the iconic monkey that I just got to have. I know that the upkeep of this bag will prove to be a challenge but I just fell for the clean pristine white color.

Just look at Claud! She let her dear mom shop her heart away while she snoozes ever so prettily while we were at the store. :)

I could have gone for the blue one, though. Maybe next time. :)

Shopping is double the fun when you're with friends. :) Martha and Tara with her here. :)

And yes, there's more! There's Rowena, Michelle, Millet of Kipling Philippines and our dear friend, Jen, who arranged this get together. :)

(can spot the dear ol' hubby taking our picture? hehehe!)

Sp, next time you're in the market for a bag, I suggst heading out to Kipling at SM Aura. Their adorable stylish, casual and functional bags are clearly for the most discerning shoppers. :)

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