Last September 12, we had the Alternative Class Program once again. This time, the theme was “Throwback Thursday : Defying Gravity”. Ateneo de Naga has this activity every semester. This was a good way of giving the students time to engage in their non-academic related interests. The past two ACPs before this one, I was in the topic blogging (see this post here and here). And before these two, I satisfied my love for dancing by signing up for modern dance. Indeed, my stay in the university for the past two years was worth it because I was able to pursue all my interests through this activity. Especially when it comes to dancing since I don’t know if I’ll have the chance to do it again in front of a crowd now that my student life is over and I’m about to work already.
Now, I’ve mentioned in a previous post of mine that someone’s coming back to Naga for ACP. Can you still remember who that is? If you thought of Bjorn Bedayo, then it means you still have a sharp mind!
He was the speaker for the topic “I capture life, I defy blurry shots.” Attending a photography topic during ACP was a first for me. No regrets, though. I learned a lot from his talk and I became more inspired in reaching my dreams. It was also kind of him to teach A-fash some photo editing tricks. It was very helpful for me since I suck at using Adobe Photoshop (LOL).
If you want to know more about this awesome guy, I also shared some information about him in this post. I think Kalsada is his biggest project to date. Here, Filipinos all over the country are able to showcase street style at its finest. A-fash are very proud to be included here. ☺
This ACP was also brought to a high level by other well-known speakers like Mr. Ramon Bautista, Mr. Atom Aurallo, Ms. Ces Drillon and Mr. Erik Salud. Awesome, right?
During his talk, he also conducted a contest wherein the audience will be grouped accordingly and take photos having the Peñafrancia fiesta as the concept. In case you’re wondering why, way back in September we celebrated the Peñafrancia fiesta here in Naga City. So this photo was what our group came up with. A-fash was very lucky to be grouped together because all of us have creative juices for these kind of activities. So yes, we won! Yaaay! ☺
Bjorn is also the man behind the #CampusStyle #FashionRadar photos in SM Youth's page that's why he also took the time to capture the fashion statements of students from AdNU. You can see the complete set here.
This day was one of the busiest ones but I still managed to have my outfit shots taken. I know I’ll be out from day to night because of ACP plus two parties in the evening. Then there’s the shoot for SM Youth so I had the need to be extra dressy. Although, I opted for flats so that I’ll last until night.
This ensemble is a great day to night outfit because you can look smart enough for day errands like going to school while you’d also fit right in for a night out since the top’s fabric is sheer and you’re showing just the subtle amount of skin. What makes this top interesting too is the leather outlines and the military design that makes it very chic.
2 cents earrings
Bag from mom ; Robertson ring
Parklane skirt and belt ; Casio watch from Nikzie Ciap
Give this look some love on Lookbook and Chictopia! ☺
To end the night, we had a Bjorn Manila party!! I had so much fun with these guys! Not to mention that Ramon Baustista joined us too! Yep, I was just out partying with famous people. Eeeeeh ~ ☺
Thanks to :
The Angelic Twins and Jamie Lou Borile for some of the photos that I grabbed
Pam Reazon for my outfit shots and details
The past two months have been very good to me. Sometimes I ask myself what have I done to deserve all these blessings that was given to me recently. Graduating early was the in the topmost list of course. But aside from that, I was lucky enough to be handed down with so many things that satisfied my love for fashion.
I often join fashion related giveaways and contests but I rarely win. There was even a day when I joined almost 15 giveaways out of boredom and I didn’t won even a single one (Saaaad). That’s why winning all of these things (you’ll see later) from contests was so surreal. That’s the good thing about not expecting. When it actually happens, the happiness you’ll feel will be so much more.
I know you’ve seen this already in a previous post. Way back when this was taken, I never thought that this outfit will be significant to me in the future. If you’ve been following SM Youth on Facebook, you would know that they had a contest a few months ago in collaboration with the brand Tee Culture. The mechanics was to submit a photo wearing a Tee Culture shirt that you creatively styled your way in the Teegram application. It should be posted as well in Instagram with the hashtags #teegram and #teeculture. 100 lucky teegrammers will be chosen at the end of the contest period. Unexpectedly, I am one of those 100 winners!!! ☺
How can you not be ecstatic when you got all of these as your prizes? I have here 10 cool Tee Culture shirts, one limited edition Tee Culture shirt and 5,000 worth of SM Men’s fashion gift vouchers!! And wait, there’s more! Our entries will also be posted in billboards and murals at SM Department stores! I still don’t know how that’s gonna work out though but I hope mine will be placed here in Naga. Heeee~
After I finished my classes this semester, I decided to reward myself by (of course you know it already) shopping. Would you believe? I only spent 496 pesos for all these items! (LOL). I kid. What I meant was, I only spent 496 pesos from my own money. Most of these items were purchased using the GCs I have from the teegram contest and the Everything for the techie fashion show at SM.
-Now that I’ll be more of a career woman type, I need more bigger satchel bags that are both functional and classy. This can be used as messenger bag or a handbag when you remove the straps. The color also got me. You know the colors I’m eyeing, right? Oxblood Red or Olive Green and you have my heart.
-That on the right is another golden strappy. Collecting them is my new obsession right now.
-I’ve always wanted a varsity jacket! Plus, it’s the color again (Ha, ha). Am I the only one who finds Oxblood Red so appealing? ☺
-The black shirt’s the limited edition one given to the teegram winners! I can’t wait to wear it! ☺
The guy who assisted me when I was shopping was strongly insisting that I get two Spongebob shirts so that I’ll have a free Spongebob umbrella (LOL). Well, Spongebob’s cute somehow and character tees are in as of the moment so I agreed.
From the 10 shirts I got from the contest plus the ones I bought from my GCs, I could be swimming now from a lot of tops. But that’s only a “could be”. I gave a lot away to my family and friends. Yes, I’m that good (Ha, ha!). You see, Tee Culture is actually a men’s brand. Those 10 shirts were designed for men so I gave almost all of them to my guy friends. As for the GCs, the 5,000 was not solely mine. I also gave some of it to my dad. And from what I bought, I also gave some to my sister. So what’s left of me are these 10 tops you can see above. ☺
There’s still more!! Last month, Ate Ling hosted a contest in celebration of her birthday. She posted a photo of a bag that holds a lot of lipsticks. What the participants should do is to guess how many lipsticks are there inside. It was that easy so I gave it a shot. Again, unexpectedly, I won! I have these lovely accessories for my prizes. ☺
Credits to :
Employees of SM City Naga's Tee Culture for assisting me
Ate Ling Dacudao
: hi! san mo nabili ung sunglass mo na bilog and how much?thanksx
Hi! It’s from a local boutique here in Naga. :)
I. AM. BACK! You don’t know how relieved and happy I am typing those three words. Those doesn’t only mean I can blog again frequently but most importantly, those words are equal to “I survived my dreadful final examinations and I’m already a graduate at the age of 19!!!” Well… not until I get my final grades though. But then, you can’t blame me if I have my hopes up. I’ve never exerted so much effort in my life. If things don’t work out the way it should, I’ll go batshit crazy (LOL).
Speaking of graduating, I was already finished with my creative shoot for our yearbook with the theme stand out black. Trivia alert : I do not wear anything black before. Partly because I grew up with my dad’s belief that it’s bad luck and partly because I used to think I don’t look good in a black outfit. Anyway, that was before and three years ago I started collecting black ensembles.
Here I am with my gorgeous friends who looked their best in their stand out black outfits. ☺
Coming up with the perfect outfit wasn’t hard for me at all. I wanted to stick with my edgy-and-girly-combined personal style and for me, no one does it better than Jennifer of Art In Our Blood. I always visit her blog and I can’t help but admire her style post after post. This outfit was inspired by her. ☺
I feel like my look depicts me as a fairy in the morning but witch in the night (LOL). The dark colors and my heavy make-up contributes to that gothic and edgy feel but the accessories toned everything down and brought out the girliness in me.
I’m eying on oxblood red and plum lipsticks as of the moment. I love how it can make you look striking without any other make-up on. Good thing my make-up artist has an oxblood red shade available. I got the look just the way I liked it! Thank you for making me pretty and magically making my hair long, Gamy! :)
My mom proved again her creative skills by making my floral crown and skirt! You’re always the best, ma! ♥
Floral crown and skirt made by mom | Bonita Y Elegante necklace | Pink Apple earrings
Barato Shoppe tank top
( Note : None of these photos are care of Triumph )
Credits to :
Leah Deginio for my outfit shots and details
April Valeros for the candid shots
Give this look some love on Lookbook and Chictopia! ☺
So many things to do, so little time. That explains my hiatus for more than a week here on my blog. As much as being busy is an excuse for me, my deadlines are not for school works alone. It’s applicable to some of my blog posts as well. This one right here’s included and I’m over-the-top late. But please bear with me. I’m squeezing all the time I can get to balance both of my acads and me-time activities.
I’ve always been fond of making things myself - redesigning clothes, creating my own accessories, redecorating my room and whatever it is that could pretty much keep my artsy hands productive. I really appreciate people who have their interests in doing this as well because it’s not merely about saving yourself from buying costly branded items but it’s more on the effort you exerted in doing it and the help you contributed to the environment by practicing the 3Rs. :)
So imagine how delighted I am when I discovered Fabulously and Absolutely Rural Made (F.A.R.M). They use discarded buttons and fabrics to create various and innovative products such as key chains, bracelets, tote bags, purse and cellphone accessories. Products like these are indeed worth-patronizing.
's owner is Ms. Bernadette de Los Santos, a well known Bikolano artist and social advocate. How she started this business made everything all the more inspiring. She gather hardworking and creative youth who can't afford to go to school to help her create products in turn for a scholarship. These stories were known throughout the country and has reached the community of Ateneo de Naga where her products were patronized and her stories appreciated.
Buying their products will not only be an added glam to one’s outfit but at the same time, it will also be a way of helping our environment and other people. ☺
You can order online here
Follow their blog here
My personal favorite from their items are the bracelets and purse. Since their products are very youthful, I came up with a colorful ensemble to match. The bright mix if colors on my skirt goes well with these products. What do you think? :)
claw earrings ; Forever 21
studded flats | This strappy sandals just made it’s debut on my blog! It’s so pretty that I use it every time I’m in my civilian clothes (LOL). I think if it can scream the word overused, it would. ☺
Say hello to A-fash
and the people behind F.A.R.M at Ateneo
Give this look some love on Lookbook
Credits to :F.A.R.M at AteneoJamie Lou Borile