Sunday, August 12, 2012


Inspired by International Fashion Blogger #60 Project: Most Memorable Fashion Moment

Too many glamorous occasions witnessed! Too many virgin memories - my first Tiffany, first Loubs, first Hermes

Topping it all, my most meaningful and earliest fashion moment was putting on my mother’s bridal iridescent pearl white patent-leather pointed stilettos when I was a little girl back in the ‘70s. Accented by crystals and silver heels, they looked so elegant. I recall sashaying in front of my brothers and cousins (all boys with toy guns in their hands showing no interest at all), filling only half of each shoe with my then tiny little feet. I wished I were already grown up so I could fit in them shiny gems. This is the only photograph I found in their antique wedding album, her shoes next to his on the night of…

More recently, another fashion moment I will never forget is sharing the ramp with the iconic 1979 Miss International, Melanie Marquez, at Estilo Filipino benefit fashion show almost a year ago. Featuring couture visionaries from the Philippines, Edgar Madamba, Richard Papa and Edgar San Diego. This event brought back memories of my childhood friends: hair and make-up genius, Wilmer Abueg and now famous couturier, Ole' Morabe.

Tuesday, August 7, 2012


Inspired by Independent Fashion Blogger #59 Project: The All-Shoe-One-Photo Challenge.

Oh-eM-Gee, this was a challenge! For my body that knees, back and legs are so sore, setting up for this pictorial. Bending up and down to lay all them shoes in place for this one public display.

I have no idea how all these fitted in my tiny (a relative term!) walk-in closet, which by the way also houses my purses and clothes. Oh, and I cannot wait for a handbag photo challenge!

Too many ideas, so little time. So I decided on “Step Into My Party - themed HEART and SOLE” with creative assistance from my dear friend Pamela J.

My other ideas for this IFB project are:

ChasingSheila” - me running away barefoot from shoes.

Why I Married Him” - picture of my hubby surrounded by the mountain of shoes he pampered me with.

Shoe Love Affair” - naked in bed with my lovely pairs :)

It’s Shoe-lection! Exercise Your Right to Vote!” - shoe categories with placards representing several political parties.

I am fortunate that I cannot even fit my whole collection in one frame shot. Several footwear that did not make it to the final cut will benefit a charity organization. I figured if they are not photo-op worthy, then they probably won’t touch my kickers again. I’m sure others will get good use of them - and by the way, my donation items are not in “throw away” condition. I happen to take good care of my shoes, high-end or low–end. I air them out after every use, wipe them down, rest them in their respective dust bags before they are housed back in their original boxes or plastic containers. I do not discriminate!!! And I do not have OCD, and I am sticking to that story!

Well, this is my addiction…este collection =)

 Welcome to my HEART and SOLE party! Cheers!


Monday, August 6, 2012

Trend Rawr

Going for it! Following my animal instinct and mixing safari prints.

I tone down accessories when wearing bold prints, complimenting with 1 or 2 accent pieces like a belt or a scarf or lipstick in pop up color. And when unsure about my combination choices, I keep it simple and stick with one pattern. Remember…be stylish, not loud!

Vintage Cheetah Print Dress $20

Zara Leopard Print Bow Flats

Ann Taylor Leather Skinny Belt

Omega Automatic Geneve Timepiece

bebe Bangles

Taming the wild with Isaac Mizrahi Cardigan to make it office-friendly.

#44 – Smart Wear? Label Whore? Or Simply Baduy?

Sunday, August 5, 2012

Ruffles & Reptile

Sunday R&R...

Oscar de la Renta White Ruffle Blouse

Allen B Snake Print Skinny Chinos

BCBG Black Oxford Heels Peep Toe

Ralph Lauren Eyewear

Ann Taylor Leather Belt

Anne Klein Small Brass Hoops (Sale $8)

Omega Automatic Geneve Timepiece

bebe Bangles

Makers from Switzerland, Cambodia and China

#45 – Smart Wear? Label Whore? Or Simply Baduy?

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Working Wild Prints

Pre-espresso planner review: cancel call, reschedule meeting, ah evening cocktails is a keeper!

And then "Walking After Midnight," craving Stuart Weitzman and James Franco...

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#46 – Smart Wear? Label Whore? Or Simply Baduy?

Michael Kors dress
Chloe handbag
Enzo Angiolini peep toes
Ralph Lauren eyewear
Tiffany's jewelries
Iphone 3GS

Makers from Indonesia, Italy, Brazil and US