Little Ms. Stylist Assistant

Thursday, March 31, 2011

I was in the very posh and sosy Dusit Makati last Sunday for a shoot with stylist, fellow blogger and my sistah Pax. If you're a fellow commuter, alam nating super lapit nitech sa Ayala Station, kaya when I was invited to help out, go go go si ako! :) 

Ang cool lang ng tandem nila ni Jear. They assign sets na sa kanilang dalawa, then they do all the pull-outs pre-shoot, may print outs pa of their pegs--from clothes, poses, makeups, LAHAT! I look up to these guys...super organized! :) 

I met them in a hotel room reserved for the team (this is for Manila Bulletin nga pala :))...And I was assigned to assist cool-chemist-by-day Jear. We had the first shoot sa poolside...

Hakot lahat ng clothes and accessories and whathaveyous from the room to the pool area...

With Jear's mom, I love tita! :) Super concerned sa gutom ko, hahaha! :D

One of the models, Marie, with my Anagon Water Baby piece. :-) 
Do check out :) I've uploaded all 13 pieces in this new project: SS2011 Travel Diary. :) Price tags are too steep compared to Anagon Collection pieces, but I guarantee you every accessory are handmade by yours truly--an artwork with a story that you can wear and pass on to your children and children's children ba. ;) Hehe! Please support, link, blog, etc! :) And I will love you forever! Haha!

With my fashown Pax, her assistant for the day and my new friend: sweet and talented, and fellow quiet girl Tatie =)

At the middle of the day, I can't resist trying out the coffee in Dusit. Alam niyo naman ako, caffeinated blood. Hahaha:

I also love the dark chocolate cookie! :D And the best part, asa hotel nako niyan but P200 lang bill ko! :D I'll do this more often pag naisipang tumambay sa Makats...naks. ;P

Anyway...BACK TO WORK!

The hardest part of a shoot daw: Post-Shoot! Arranging and sorting out ALL pulled out clothes and accessories and shoes...Para maisauli ng maayos AND COMPLETE sa stores. :)

It was a long day, and I love it every time I see Pax in action. Iba talaga buhay stylist, and I say this in black and white alam kong hindi para sa aking itong buhay nato. But I love helping out friends, alam niyo naman yon part-time job ko: Stage Friend. Hehehe :)
Again, iba talaga ang buhay stylist because it's not all glitz and glam. You have to work not only on the shoot day itself, but may pull out dayS pa pre-shoot, conceptualizing, and soli-an pa ng items (na minsan di maiiwasang may masira/mamisplace!!!).

Then, you also have to learn how to work with grace under pressure, lalo in putting together not only great but THE BEST outfits. Plus, you have to work well with people. Iba ibang people that you may encounter in one production, I tell you..And I can see that Pax is doing a great job being a real Stylist. :) I am so proud of her, and I'm sure she'll go places in this line of work. :))


L is for Little Black Dress

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

This is a black dress, but my camera's flash made it look navy, hehe:
The Base of the many costume changes for that day!

First of all, I know, I skipped K--because the only 2 Ks in The One Hundred list are Knee Boots and Khakis--Both I currently don't have, haha! I'll get my hands on a pair of khaki trousers or shorts tomorrow, hehe. :P Parang ang cute since summer naman! :)

Anyway, L is for the Little Black Dress: the most sulit investment garment you can ever buy for yourself. Timeless, ba. As Nina Garcia said in her book: "Consider your LBD a black canvass instead of a fallback. It demands to be accessorized and adorned."

So I wore my Get Laud jersey LBD on a Wednesday na may two events ako...

For the afternoon cocktail party by Mary Kay, I wore it with this really weird and colorful cropped top my mom used daw nung bininyagan ako (I have a thing for clothes with sentimental value):
Accessorized with a brown hat (not in pic, haha), brown drivers shoes (Hush Puppies), and earth-tone neck-piece from Anagon. Kahit super weird ng look ko because of my mom's dalaga-top, I love that I was able to wear it again, and my mom was super pleased. :)

Later that day, I went straight to Members Only for an intimate late afternoon affair for Prive Presentation of Nominees. With the venue and the time, I decided to change into my DIY leopard cover up, wore a champagne statement necklace I made for Anagon, and changed into my black H&M booties (my favorite comfy heels!) :

Later on that night, during barx Kitchen and Cable Car hangout, I just wore the black dress with the black booties. It was super fun for me to play with my LBD...Ang bigat nga lang ng bag ko after all the "costume changes", harharhar. ;P

"Remember, the reason the simple garment is so enduring is because it understands the essence of style: to step back and let the woman shine. So shine."

Other Ls:
Leather Pants
Little White Dress
LL Bean Tote

J is for Jeans

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

I am not your jeans kind of girl. I love my shorts, but my pants? Nevahmind

That's why when I wore my denim pants last weekend for Saturday Movie Club with Ana (we watched Limitless, cool film!) friend had a good laugh. I never bought a pair in the recent months because they can be so uncomfy and mainit suotin, but for this Style A-Z mini blog project, gora nalang! Haha! Anyway, I had this pair since college--when skinny jeans were starting to be uso palang! :D

"It is very stressful, that is, until you realize that it's not the label or the cost that makes a pair of jeans perfect; it's the way they fit and the way they make you feel. Mostly, it's about how you look when you walk away..." - The One Hundred, Nina Garcia

I hope I can find that perfect pair of jeans...So perfect, I'll find reasons to wear them every time I go out! Haha!

Here are other things we did on our Saturday afternoon malling / chilling out, aside from watching Limitless:

UCC Fries and Drinks. <3
Creme Brulee for Ana, and Berry Blue Banana for me! :)

Shopping galore for my friend, with me as her "feeling-personal-stylist"! Ang sarap pala mag shop sa Zara, lalo kung taga pili ka lang, at medyo walang iniisip na budget yun "client" mo, haha! :D

I don't want my solo pic taken, so ayan! Haha!

Dinner in Greenbelt 3's Recipes after all the summer-finds hauling in Zara Glorietta, Zara GB, and F&X! Yaman mo Ana, yaman sa credit limit! Hehehe! :D

My spring rolls..

Ana's gising-gising...

I tried their new General's Tofu! :D Super sarap nito, must-try! :)

They actually used the sauce from their house specialty General's Chicken. The crisp texture of the tofu and the sweet thick sauce goes sooo well! And I just love that they have vegetarian-friendly options in their menu. :) <3

Ana's. I don't know kung ano ito, sorry, hehe!

Didn't order rice for dinner, I realized mabilis man ako mag lose ng weight...10X ata ang super bilis ng pag gain! :P But still...Two ulams just for me, hahaha, too much padin! Diet daw oh, haha. We tend to overeat whenever we go to Recipes. :P Must avoid that place, or else hindi na magkakasya yang college jeans ko sakin! Haha!

Other J:
Jewelry Pouches

Store I Adore: Ghoent Junior

I have always been in love with soft bags with quirky designs:

Convertible into hand or sling bag:

And I also have a thing with Vintage Bauls:

That's why when I learned about the online shop Ghoent Junior, I instantly fell in love all over again.

The brand Ghoent Junior came from the founders' names Ghoent and Jan Ralph, both smart kids who went to UP Diliman. The cute couple started this online shop by helping each other in creating items that are not mass produced. Ghoent (yes, that's a girl's name!) is in charge of the designs of the products and the site maintenance, while Jan Ralph takes care of the logistics such as sourcing for materials, transporting, and storing the goods.

"We are not trend followers; partly because we can not afford such a lifestyle, and mainly because we are unbelievably practical," said the adventurous and fun-loving Ghoent Junior owners in their website.

"We are at a constant search for the discovery of things - whether its the best burger store that's existing (Wham! Burgers is our current champion), to the most random (and probably useless) questions like: what is infinity divided by infinity? "

"Chuck Palahniuk is one of Jan Ralph's favorites. We are inspired by what he said:
The goal is not to live forever; the goal is to create something that will."

Impressive, indeed. :)

Ghoent Junior is part of The Fashionista Commuter's Big Birthday Giveaway!

ANAGON in Green Evolution!

Epic Friday night, as my new brand ANAGON joins DLSU JEMA's Green Evolution:

They told me it will be a summer fashion show at the Gold Palm Events Place in Makati, so I said yes right away. I really wanted to showcase my new line--na hindi ko pa nabibigyan ng decent photo shoot hanggang ngayon--hay. :P
Can you spot the Anagon Collection logo? :)

I tried to go there as late as I can, especially when they informed me the show will start at around 9ish pa, and with the fashion show as the last in their program lineup, haha! Went there coming from pullout with Pax, Jear, and Tatie.

When I got there, ang aga padin! I wasted my time watching the students practice (I felt so old, haha)...And when I went to the restroom, na-coolan naman ako sa toilet functions hahaha!
Ana: "Dapat pinindot mo lahat!"
Hahaha! Didn't try them, though, natakot ako baka kung ano ang lumabas sa toilet, hehehe!

Then the program started--lots of dancing, human beatbox, etcetera. It was a cool night, and the crowd went nuts with the open-bar, hihi! Kabataan nga naman!
I wish student padin ako and I'm with my kabasagan Journ classmates. :) I am sure these kids had a great time!

I also met Mimi, who is also a blogger! :)
I love meeting fellow bloggers when I am out-and-about the Metro. It was nice to have a short chat with her, although we can't hear each other na! Haha! Till next events dear!

When the fashion show started, And and I stood up from our little corner at the back of the venue (near the open-bar, haha)...As we tried to witness the first exposure of my new baby brand:


First Model: A Simple Life necklace from ANAGON
Second Model: Wired Heads from Anagon Collection

The place was jam-packed, I wasn't able to take good pictures. =/ I'll wait for their official photog to post their photos nalang! :)

Thank you Angelique of DLSU JEMA for inviting me to this event, and for accommodating me during the show. :) <3 

And lastly, kahit wala tayong pictures that night at kahit mukhang tayo na ang pinaka matatanda na umattend ng event na yun...

A BIG thank you to my sistah from anotha mistah Ana for being with me to share this humble achievement for my brands. :) Sobra sobrang I appreciate your company! Wala tayong photo...Pero nasingit ka sa picture from Mimi's camera.....
Photo from Mimi
WAHAHAHA! Spot Ana 2! :D Hehehe!

I always say this, and sasabihin ko uli: Para saan pa ang lahat kung walang family or friends who will tell you at the end of the day that they're proud of you, you've done well, and that they love you. I will always be thankful to God for giving me the most supportive family and friends.

Again, thank you De La Salle University JEMA, and palakpakan naman guyz for ANAGON and Anagon Collection! :D Yahoo!


Can't wait for Part 2, akk! Ang tagal pa! :P

Petunia: I have lived in this house for twenty years and now in a single night i'm expected to leave.
Harry: They'll torture you, if they think you know where i'm going they'll stop at nothing.
Petunia: Do you think i dont know what they're capable off?... you didnt just lose a mother that night at Godric's Hollow... i lost a sister.

I is for iPod

Monday, March 28, 2011

I am one of the rare, near-extinct (?) girls who doesn't have her own iPod. I still use my iPod Shuffle--the old version--and even that I didn't bought with my own money, but something I won from watching UAAP, haha! 

I do love music, but I think I got stuck with my "own generation" grooves, and some old tunes I came to love thanks to my dad (like the Beatles!). 

I don't know why, but most of the time whenever I see these cool teenagers wearing their iPod earphones while racing the streets of Manila, my thoughts will go "wow that kid looks cool". 

And whenever we go to a gathering or a casual event where we don't know anyone, to avoid the awkwardness, don't we just love to slip on the white earphones and drown to our own playlist--our own world--and then voila! We just made a "that kid is too cool for school" statement to the people around us without even knowing it.

As Nina Garcia's The One Hundred said: "What started out as a utilitarian device is now an essential fashion item. Those recognizable white earbuds have become ubiquitous accessory on subways and schoolyards the world over.

And since I don't have my iPod, I made an earphones necklace instead! Paired it with my new Oxygen oversized stripes top, Oxygen black tank, Herbench shorts, my new comfy white pair of Advan sneakers, tied my hair in a high ponytail--and there! I think I'm ready to dance through the rest of that busy night!

Worn during pull-out with fellow blogger Pax and her co-stylists Jear and Tatie:

...And in DLSU's Green Evolution fashion show, where Anagon participated!

Spot Anagon Collection logo! :D Haha! So tinyyyy!!! :P
Will blog about this event next. ;-) For now, share to me your current playlist! :)

Other Is:
Investment Bag