Sunday, May 31, 2015

Newspaper Contributions - Sigh Styles Concepts for Sun Star

I have done feature styling for a local newspaper here in Cebu City since 2013.  Familiar with Sun Star? I have had several styling contributions for the newspaper's various concepts for the Shopping Bag section. Thanks to Ms. Kara for giving me umpteenth opportunities to showcase my talents, my products, my online shops and also allowing me to promote talents of other creative individuals who I have collaborated with.  

Here's a throwback of the features I have done for Sun Star's concepts:

1. Remember my first ever feature for 2013 Color of the Year: EMERALD feature, see HERE
and HERE.

2. On hair style: THE BRAID feature as seen HERE and HERE.

3. About fashion trend, reviving GRUNGE FASHION of the 90's, click  HERE and HERE.

4. For event styling, DRESSES AND LOOK FOR GRADUATION DAY, see more HERE.

Since my head is always in a dynamic, restless mode, in search for (and willing to be in action) anything creative, especially relating to fashion,  I had the audacity to suggest several concepts for Shopping Bag.  And my requests were never turned down.  Below is a list of the styling concepts I did for Sun Star.

1. PLUS SIZE Fashion - because I believe that fashion is not for the skinny only, but for plus sizes too.  See more of this feature in my other blog HERE.

2. Fashion Trends: BOTANICAL PRINTS for SPRING/SUMMER 2014, see more HERE.

3. I volunteered again last 2014 for the COLOR OF THE YEAR: RADIANT ORCHID.  Read the full story and the beautiful collaboration I did for this feature HERE.

As of this writing, I am sort of in hiatus with fashion styling projects.  I am back to personal styling, sharing my fashion tips and spreading the rays of my own fashion advocacy which I call C.L.E.A.N Fashion.  See the side bar of this blog to know what C.L.E.A.N. Fashion means.

I'll post soon my other contributions for Sun Star.

Live in style, everyday!

Monday, May 25, 2015

Trend Alert: Polka Dots for Spring 2015

Polka Dots

Polka dots are one of the biggest trends for Spring 2015,  See Here and Here, and for sure there are a lot more of websites talking about this one trend for the season.

I have always been a lover for anything polka dots, most especially in the black and white combo.  My previous posts could certainly attest this statement. And when I got the chance to score this polka dot pants, without doubt and second thoughts, I purchased it right away and have been constantly wearing this chic yet comfortable fashion piece whenever possible.

This year, seems to be a revival of my old good habits of dressing up.  I let my old self come back to the present and bring out my passion for fashion. I have always known myself, and other people have even noticed it, that I do dress-up and almost always in a color-coordinated mode.  This propensity did give birth to a greater fraction of my self-declared fashion advocacy.  I have been talking about my fashion advocacy which is C.L.E.A.N. Fashion where C is for color coherence or color-coordination.

In these two sets of ensemble, I have consistently injected the shade and tint of pink to be monotony-breaker.  Shade of coral and tint of fuchsia are my choices as pink is also a favorite and a go-to hue of mine.

Let's Do The Polka

These two sets of polka dots outfit were actually worn during Wednesdays.  I wore these seemingly-matchy separates to work and was obviously complemented for looking matchy.  Of course, my style is never new to them, but somehow they are quite still amaze or astounded at times as they remain clueless of what I will be wearing next.  See SIGH STYLE Tips below to grasp an idea on how to pull-off an all-polka dots look to work.


The Question
How To Wear All-Polka Dots Outfit

The Answers

(1) Top and Bottom separates in black and white polka dots is effortlessly and modishly worn when paired with a solid color of your favorite shade and tint.  

(2) Polka Dots separates can still even be pulled-off without a monotony-breaker piece of clothing, who says you can't wear polka dots head to toe?  Your accessories, which includes the bag and the shoe could either be color coherent to the polka dots combo or any color of your choice.  

(3) Wear it with the right amount of confidence.  Oftentimes, it's the attitude that counts the most.

What I Wore:
fuchsia pink cardigan - Alturas Department Store @ Tagbilaran City, Bohol
sheer long-sleeve polka dots top - Manga Dua Square @ Jakarta, Indonesia
polka dots pants - Cyecle
fuchsia pink flats- MNG
sunglasses - gifted by my sister from Las Vegas, Nevada
 coral pink blazer - Ladies Love
polka dots peplum top - Cyecle
polka dots pants - Cyecle
fuchsia pink flats- MNG
belt - The Landmark @ Makati City

Hope to have shared another piece of useful fashion thoughts for tonight.
Have a good night ladies!

Live in style, everyday!

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Sunday Style: Simply Miss

When going to church to hear mass, it is required, and I think this must be the most appropriate thought for any female churchgoer, for females - girls or women - to wear dress or skirt for this special 1-hour solemn activity.

Last Sunday, I wore a fuchsia pink dress with a length just an inch above the knee, a look that is simply for a Miss.

Wore the dress underneath a short-sleeved knit, tie-front bolero for a more modest look.

Completed the look with sequined flats in stripe black and silver and that cat-eye sunglasses.

What I Wore:
dress - Never Been Kissed @ Robinsons Department Store
knit bolero - Alturas Department Store in Tagbilaran City
sequined flats - Syrup @ People Are People
sunglasses - Aldo

Live in style, everyday!