Best Dressed List: Oscars


I love awards seasons!

Its a chance for me to see (and critique) gorgeous gowns, which I will raaaaarely have the chance to wear. I live vicariously through these celebs.

My ultimo best dressed is Penelope Cruz in Armani Prive.
I love the simplicity of the whole look. To me, its something royalty would wear (like Julie Andrews in Princess Diaries). She doesn't have to try hard; she's already an A-lister.

Trendspotting: Ombre Hair


Ombre'd hair has been making waves in the blog-o-sphere lately.
It's been spotted on:

Cheyser Pedregosa of TheWalkingRecessionista

Patricia Prieto of Paradigma

Mia Durano of The Handmade Turban

Kookie Buhain of Death by Platforms

(photos from their respective blogs)

The hair gives off a relaxed and breezy vibe that's perfect for the coming summer months.

A tip: Before having your hair ombre'd, consider your skin tone and wardrobe. I like Cheyser's hair best because it compliments her skin tone and the change is gradual. The ends have almost the same color palette as the roots. But since summer is coming, light ends also work in giving off that beach-y vibe. For colder months, keep hair darker.

What can you say about the trend? Do you plan on getting your hair ombre'd or not?
Tell me!

Marchesa F/W 2012 RTW


 (photos from

I love love love Marchesa!

Georgina Chapman and Keren Craig did it again!

Although their collection had some darker pieces (reds and blacks which I didn't include), it still stayed true to the Marchesa design aesthetic. The details are exquisite and truly intricate. Every piece is breath taking. I'm sure if I were there, I'd feel like I'd be watching a parade of goddesses walking right in front of me. These are some of my favorite pieces.

Makes me think, If these are just RTW, what would the Haute Couture pieces look like?

Jill Stuart F/W 2012/2013


Not really a Jill Stuart fan but I couldn't NOT post this collection. It really appealed to my personal style aesthetic, which is clean, classic, polished and girly.

My favorite pieces include the black dress with the collar (3rd photo) and the turtleneck/slacks combo (6th photo). The 7th photo was a beautiful unexpected pairing of prints, although I thought the skirt was a bit too casual for the runway show (compared to the turtleneck on the 6th photo which looked a bit more luxe).

So sorry I wasn't able to post a Stylish Saturday yesterday. I purposely disconnected myself from the internet to rest.  I spent my Saturday with my family. We watched the last full show at Abreeza last night. For us girls, it was The Vow and for my dad and brother, they watched Ghost Rider. I found the movie cute, especially their wedding at the museum. Channing Tatum was so hot when he cried, I couldn't help but shed tears myself. My sister Feebee was crying hysterically that my other sister, Timmy, couldn't help but hiss "Shut up Feeb! You're the noisiest crier here!" Haha. Rachel McAdams was so charming. You just get drawn her. I thought the ending wasn't good though. :|

So, how did you spend your weekend?
I'm spending what's left of mine on making lab reports and studying for 2 exams tomorrow.

Have a great Sunday!

Dilek Hanif Haute Couture


I have no words.

Gorgeous. Elegant. Feminine. Luxurious yet versatile. Timeless.

Sorry for my lack of updates. I swear I wanna post all about NYFW which is happening now, but I find that there are too many shows and just 1 of me. Still, I missed doing these kinds of posts. :)

Valentines Day Giveaway!


Just a quick post cause I just got home!
Spent Valentines with le fam.  It's an unusual change for me because I've spent 3 consecutive VDays with my forever date, my friend Mithi. Today was good, even though I've spent it alone 20 years in a row (or 21?). One thing constant about my Valentine's day though was the presence of an EXAM. Ever since I started college, my teachers have shown lots of love through exams scheduled on Valentine's Day. I felt pretty good about the one today though! :-)

Anyway, (as usual) didn't get anything other than fat (via the amount of food I consumed) but I'll be the bigger (literally and figuratively) person here and be the one to give you guys the gifts.

Tah-daaah! My Valentines Day Giveaway!
Using Rafflecopter to make things easier, and I'm still deciding whether to have 1 winner or 2, but for sure, I'll be giving away a prize for the one who gives the BEST answer to my question.
So, please take it seriously guys. :)

Thank you to my generous sponsors!

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Grecian Inspired Prom ideas


It's prom season again!

I don't know why but I always link prom with a Grecian theme. Perhaps because I've always wanted to sashay, transformed, into prom a la Taylor Swift in her "You Belong with Me" music video. Prom is believed to be the night where all dreams come true after all. But alas, I learned at an early age that it is not the case. Still, it hasn't stopped me from dreaming of that day when I can wear my Grecian goddess outfit.

I saw this Reem Acra gown on
Its jeweled straps and the flowy pleated skirt (plus the white color!) take me to the days of the Greecian goddesses.

Reem Acra V Neck Gown with Jeweled Straps in White (ivory)

Although at $5060, it's just too pricey for students.



Presenting SOUL Lifestyle's 
The FIRST and BIGGEST (Valentine) sale this year!
A few reasons why you should drop by:
1) It is the FIRST and BIGGEST sale this year!
2) EVERYTHING in the store will be ON SALE!!
Tops as low as 199php and shoes as low as 299php!
4) Xclusive discounts for Chosen card holders!
Was 695, now 499, but for Chosen card holders, 399!!!

Drop by the Gaisano Mall store between February 10 to February 16, 2012 for the grandest SALE this year! 

Show Some Love


I got these in the mail couple of days ago but only found time to blog about them now.
I'll be doing a Valentine's Day giveaway soon, and here are some of the prizes!

NYX Lippies in Athena and Iced Lavender from Gillianna of Gillianna's Shop

tan slim wallet, coin pouch and red envelope clutch from Shai of Shy Shop 

and I got a whoooole lot of accessories from Dane of Febrile Chic!
I got so much I think I have enough for a few more giveaways!
(Not pictured by the way, is a yellow tassel necklace which I wanna keep for myself! hahaha)

Thank you to all my generous sponsors who agreed to sponsor my giveaway on such short notice!
I only asked for one item because I planned on having only 1 winner but I was given more in return! So my 1 winner plan may be 2 winners instead!
Thank you for showing so much love! :)

Shop in Spotlight: Armessi


I am super happy, proud (and pressured) to announce to you that I will soon be taking on my very first styling project! I will be styling for Armessi, my former AIESEC co-app Yana Santiago's line.

Yana is a super talented Clothing Technology student at UP right now, and she will be showcasing her S/S 2012 collection at the NCCC Fashion Show featuring Davaoeno designers on February 25. She won't be here though, that's why she asked me! Haha. 

Little tidbit: Yana messaged me on Facebook and proposed this to me. I said YES! But then a few seconds later, I got cold feet. She said that I should go for it cause she trusts me.
Aww. :'>

Thank you sooooo much for entrusting this to me Yana!

So, a preview into Yana's Debut Collection: Into the Wild.

SOUL Lifestyle Bloggers' Shoot BTS


Some photos on what went down at the SOUL Lifestyle Bloggers' shoot last Monday.

Obrigado 2012

I started out my week really busy. I had school in the morning and a event and shoot for SOUL Lifestyle in the afternoon. 

I was invited by my cousin ate Marga, to the Havaianas media lunch called Obrigado. Obrigado is the Portuguese word for "Thank You". And certainly, Havaianas has so much to be thankful for. Ate Marga and our cousin, ate Tisha brought Havaianas to Mindanao in 2005. Six (ongoing seven) years later, they are going strong!

Gossip Girl 100th episode


Gossip Girl's 100th episode last night was... wow. I don't even know where to begin explaining it! To keep it simple, I loved it.

I will be discussing some stuff so if you haven't watched, stop reading right here.


World Vision is the organization my friends and I support. We send a child, Mark Oliver, to school. It's been going on for about 2 years now. Anyway, Bench has a new campaign, the 1M41M  Campaign.

I really need your help for this. Please help in by tweeting, sharing on your Facebook walls and of course, by voting.

All you need to do is:

2) Log in using your Twitter account

3) Follow @benchtm

4) Vote for a celebrity whose chosen charity is World Vision.
(Sam Concepcion, Semerad Brothers, and Kris Lawrence)

Right now, Sam Concepcion is at 2nd place, right after Dingdong Dantes so we really need all the help we can get!

Help send more children to school!
For only 600php/month or 20php/day or for most of us, one Saturday night gimmick forgone, you can send a child to school. What a beautiful legacy that would be!

If you're interested, please visit


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