Urban Apparel Opens in Alabang Town Center

Sunday, August 31, 2014

Stylish, yet never taking itself too seriously. 

Urban Apparel brings five of the fashion world’s most fun-loving brands to Metro Manila: Tokyo Laundry, Tally Weijl, Fresh Brand, Strawberry Fields, and Mr. Miyagi and Co. 
Wearing a Tally Weijl loose cardigan for yesterday's crafts class and Saturday movie and food trip:
 Cardigan - Urban Apparel | Shirt and DIY Pants - Uniqlo | Sneakers - Converse | Photos - @listentoarnie

“We want every visit to Urban Apparel to be a different experience for our customers,” says Vinny Genomal, Director. “Shopping should be as fun and exciting as the clothes you buy, and that’s what we aim for.”

A step into Urban Apparel’s chic interiors unveils a sense of art behind its design. The perfect backdrop for its street style pieces. Visited its new branch in ATC.

The brands that complements Urban Apparel's co-ed aesthetics of "casual cool".

Tokyo Laundry - a UK-based brand that puts an emphasis on bringing a fashionable edge to casual clothing. Their tops and bottoms are characterized by vintage-style prints and distressed details crafted carefully onto comfortable fabrics, ensuring that one never has to suffer for fashion.
Tally Weijl - a Switzerland-based company that has been designing their take on urban casual since 1984, popular for their graphic tops and bottoms that bristle with attitude. Tally Weijl also has shoes, bags, and other accessories lining Urban Apparel’s walls.
Fresh Brand - from Paris, is a relative newcomer in menswear, with tops that range from eclectic graphic tees to slightly toned down ones.
Strawberry Fields - fresh brand with vivid basics and brightly-colored graphics for both women and men. The brand promises that ensembles never, ever have to look dreary again.
Mr. Miyagi and Co. - a collection of polos and tees emblazoned with graphics and sayings befitting its namesake’s era. Randomness is the word of the day for the charismatic brand, with its fun 80s-style attitude permeating through every thread.

Urban Apparel also carries a variety of knick knacks from Kikkerland, an award-winning creative design studio with cheeky, inventive items for every personality. 

Bags and shoes:

Urban Apparel is located at the G/F Alabang Town Center, Alabang Zapote Wing, and soon to open at Ayala Cebu and Marquee Mall Pampanga. 
Follow UrbanApparel on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter: @UrbanApparel_PH

Pax's Circus-Themed VC Birthday!

Friday, August 29, 2014

I have to give it to Pax for throwing the MOST-EPIC-EVER birthday parties since 2012 (HAHA). One time, we celebrated in a posh resto-bar in Makati, and siya lang ang nakapag-pakanta sa akin in public with a live band in front of so many people! :p We had too much to drink, but I can still remember the good alternative music we all danced along with the whole night, and the laugh trip that usually goes along with Anagon intoxicated with Red Horse. HAHA.

Anyway, for Pax's 21st (walang kokontra! lol) last week, we celebrated again with around 50 mix of people from Pax's family, neighbor barkada, fashion friends, blog friends, high school and college friends, etc... and, take note, in the CIRQUE PARTY ROOM of Victoria Court, Pasig! That time I was thinking, grabe only Pax can get away with something like this! 

The Queen!

NEW HANGOUT: The Butcher Shop & Pub

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Ever since my addiction to How I Met Your Mother, I've always been dreaming of my own barkada pub ala the fiction bar MacLaren's. A hangout place where me and my friends can overstay till dawn after a long day of work, bet on something, or pull off a "Have you met Ted?" with my own wingman (haha!). Of course, plus points if they serve good food, variety of drinks, matched with a chill and homey ambiance, AND the "price is right". I actually ticked these qualities in the new The Butcher Shop & Pub when I dined there last night along with some blog friends and my MadTV family. Parang gusto ko siyang gawing regular go-to place!

Beauty & Butter: Menu and Price List

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

I've been a "Butter Girl" for a long time already (check out my first Beauty and Butter experience), and all my visits in their Megamall branch were for mani-pedi and foot spa. But actually, this spa-salon also offers more than just nail, hand, and foot care... They also have facials, waxing, and spa! Check out the Beauty and Butter's complete menu below.

The Hippie Life at Circle Hostel Zambales

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Ever since dad's vegetarianism and Beatles influence, I've always felt that I am a hippie at heart. I love the lie-low, hang loose life, and although I can express this through my personal style or my choices in life (work that is art related, never the 9 to 5 job), I haven't really tried hippie living till last long weekend at The Circle Hostel Zambales. It was indeed an experience.


The Circle Hostel is a chain of budget-friendly eco-hostel in the Philippines. Perfect for the artsy and the adventurous, Circle Hostel has branches in surf-spots Zambales, La Union, and soon in Baler.

Win One Year Supply of Burgers at Teddy's Bigger Burgers

Friday, August 22, 2014

I know, I know. What was I doing in a BURGER place last Wednesday night? First, although a vegetarian, I love diner foods and good company (my friends told me they were going, so I thought why not!?). And also, I got very curious as to what Teddy's Bigger Burgers has to offer to us Pinoys. I also heard about their 1 year supply promo, na kailangan kong ibalita sa sisters ko (who are big burger fans!).

Converse Fall 2014 Collections

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Yesterday's biglang ulan (which equates to even heavier traffic when here in Metro Manila) caused so much stress, but I am glad I was able to habol in Converse's Fall 2014 sneak peek event. I was talking with the PR that I am a big Converse fan talaga (it seemed like a private event na 'cause when I got there almost pack up na, waha! Thank you for accommodating me padin Ms. Judi and to your team!), although I realized that all the pairs I bought before are the basic Chucks--black, gray, and white. The new designs for Converse Fall 2014 they had on-display yesterday made me want to be more experimental with my sneakers--like the leather Jack Purcell, or even the rain-ready rubberized Converse All-Star! Click Read More to check out what I am talking about, and all the other new releases.

Shinagawa, Japan's popular clinic for top-of-the-line LASIK technology, is now open in the Philippines! And they are offering more than just eye surgery procedures.


Monday, August 18, 2014

One thing I swore one million years ago when it comes to fashion (lolol), was that I will never ever (ever!) wear cropped top. You'll never see me parading my belly button for the fetish-world to take a double look at (haha, peace!), but that's just me! :) Go ahead and do your thing, but I will always be the conservative kind of sexy (ipupush ko na yan! Hahaha!).

Red lipstick and messy hair - more my thing.

Anyway, I like this black floral appliqués top I got from People are People months ago, a store I seldom go to nowadays, and then go out ng may nabibili--unlike nung high school parang it was the only store! Haha! Along with Fish and Anonymous, lolol. Wore a denim cover 'cause we also watched a movie that day, and you know naman our polar vortex cinemas hahaha.

Ikaw, what's that one piece of clothing or style na sinwear mo nadin na you'll never be seen wearing?

I still bought this top though 'cause I find it pretty and parang art na I can apply to a wedding gown design. Diba? Can you imagine this in white, tapos worn with layers and layers of white chiffon balloon skirt? :D That's my wedding gown! Lol. Kahit sa wedding di niyo ko mapag tutube, haha!

Anyway, some random kwentos from the past days! Mahaba-habang catching up to!!

A week or so ago, after attending the Camaieu fashion show in Shang, the gang settled in Cyma for dinner / catch-up, which I realized na we seldom do na din nowadays. It's sad and nakakamiss, but I am happy for my friends' thriving careers in styling or PR that's why bihira narin magkitakita. 

Traffic din that day, I reached Shang around THREE HOURS from Alabang, and sobrang lakas pa ng ulan--but I went home happyyy. :) I love the Clingies, and nabuo din that night ang hashtag na #PresentSiPax, hahaha!

During my Alabang commutes, I pass by this mall slash terminal Metropolis so I can get from the jeep to the bus station. I don't often stroll around and just go to the exit for the bus, but one time I took a detour para mag restroom, and chanced upon this heaven. A craft store near my home! I hope this will finally inspire me from my long overdue business break.

Another post-event dinner with half of the Clingies, this time in Cibo after the Bensimon DIY Day in Rockwell. Madaming "accidents" that day, but again--mababaw lang ako and "quality time" with friends always makes up for the BV!

Two less lonely people in the world! One of the most unforgettable concert experience for me was Air Supply with Arnie. Dami pinagdaanan, haha! But all worth it, and whenever they play Lost in Love or Here I Am sa bus, may tiny spark kilig inside me that's telling myself "Uuuy napanuod ko na yan live!" :)

Bus ride hits from Alabang to Makati with Christine, cause she came from ATC that day for a project. We were on our way to Vern and Verniece's VV Book launch in Glorietta! Super haggard, but adventure!

Festival Mall tambay discovery with my sister Cea in between our Feast and Mass: Baby Cakes! Dati dinadaan daanan lang namin to, but one time we tried their cookies and other sweets--and discovered the best yema balls in town! :p YUM!

Speaking of food discovery, here's another one na I gave a shot after my gym session last week, and wala na akong makainan na bukas around Ayala. Sinangag, tokwa, and scrambled eggs are still the best combi and cheap thrill for me! Di padin ako maselan hahaha, *sabay lagok sa libreng pitchel ng tubig ng karinderya* hahaha!

Isang issue ko for the past 2 weeks is the UNBELIEVABLE traffic situation of Metro Manila. The MRT incident made me avoid riding our umm pang action movie train condition, while the traffic -- the mas heavy pa sa heavy traffic -- made me wish I can stay and live in the south nalang forever and iwasan na ang EDSA as much as possible. Last Friday was the WORST, hindi na umaandar ang bus ko northbound on my way to Ayala just to have my gym time. MRT, with this line na lagpas pa ng Alphaland, was not an option. Regrets, should have stayed at home.

Tumirik daw that day ang MRT, and then that day din yung may tumalon na car sa Greenhills. Akala ko asa Gotham City na ako nakatira, and this guy was signalling Batman na to save our world!

Dahil wala nang pagasa ang traffic, I hopped off the bus, and stayed in the Magallanes mall muna for early dinner before gym. After mabusog, I walked from Magallanes to Ayala nalang, it was the best option na kahit tiring. Buti nalang naka pang gym nako so iniisip ko nalang cardio done! Lol.

Met up again with Arnie last Saturday just to hangout, eat, watch a movie--the typical weekend! :) Enjoyed the laughtrip lalo na sa pinanuod naming movie (Sex Tape), minsan feeling ko ang slap na ng humor ko hahaha, or mababaw lang talaga! Also had super busog Japanese feast in Akira Shangri-La Mall.

And lastly, last night I decided to re-watch UP, one of the cartoons that made me cry waterfalls mode (and hindi lang teary eyed ha!) along with Toy Story 3. Feeling ko tuloy I almost forgot how it is na to fall in love (yehesss!) and actually, this movie made me pray more for a "Carl" who is loyal and loving and whom I can share those "boring moments" with. Sigh. :)

Hay wearing my heart on my sleeve again, hehe hassle! Anyway! Have a great great week guys! :)