Friday, December 28, 2012


I recently just purchased a shimmery bronze tank top from -- sorry I've forgotten the brand! And I've been thinking of a nice way to wear it at work. Casually, it's pretty easy. So here, I played around with a few ideas. By the way, this is the best substitute I could find for my tank top -- nothing bronze and shimmery online as of the moment.

On Looklet model Marlene:

Jeans Jacket - Acne
Tank Top - Wood Wood
Pants - Hope
Bracelet - Asitas
Wedges - Bottega Veneta

So there, just in case this might be my last posting for the year.... I wish all the fashionistas out there A VERY HAPPY NEW YEAR!


Monday, December 10, 2012


My first time to post a photo of myself...I think :) 

Today, I'm wearing a lovely top by IDEOLOGY: 
- Printed long sleeves
- Square neckline 
- Flowy bottom 
- 95% Rayon, 5% Lycra Spandex

Not too bad for warm weather, and quite helpful for cold temperatures. A close up of the print is shown below as well. 

The material and shape of the top is quite body hugging, but it definitely hides unnecessary bulges and accentuates all the other curves ;-)

Good for both office (pants and skirts) and casual wear (jeans). Heels or fabulous flats would complete the look. 

A good way to start my week! Yeeeeoww!

Thursday, December 6, 2012


Lazy today? Guilty? Naaaah....I was really just in a hurry trying to get to work considering it was Wednesday. So I ended up wearing this.  But my top's print is actually paisley. I also had on an Adidas sports watch with a pearl bracelet. 

So on Looklet model Marlene:

Shirt: Gant
Bracelet: Pilgrim
Pants: Burberry Prorsum
Heels: Yves Saint Laurent

Monday, December 3, 2012


This is what I would have worn for THAT day... #InspiredMuchByTheSisters

On Looklet model Marlene:

Dress: Michael Kors
Handbag: Michael Kors
Heels: Hugo Boss

Tuesday, November 6, 2012


This is my outfit for today. Just felt like re-creating it on Looklet :)

Model - Marlene
Shirt - Fifth Avenue Shoe Repair
Jeans - Henry Cotton
Ring - Aloha Mi Rajki
Flats - Topshop

Thursday, November 1, 2012


Wow, I missed this! It's just now that I have extra time to go back to doing this :)

My idea for our Halloween costume was to be a pirate. I couldn't depict something as nice as this, but here's something I would've done. Here is Emmy, our Looklet model.

Head Band - Vintage
Earrings - Gold Digger
Blouse - Elie Saab
Short necklace - Viveka Bergstrom
Long necklace - Vera Mont
Corset - Epilogue
Silver bracelet - Lotta Djossou
Black bracelet - Vintage/Linnea Ahlman
Pants - Miss Sixty
Boots - Hugo Boss

Thursday, August 9, 2012


I miss my blog!! Sorry, I haven't been able to find time to attend to you... Hang in there!


Tuesday, July 17, 2012


Analogous: Using colors that are next to each other on the color wheel.


Color wheel for reference

The color combinations I used for Looklet Model Sofia is BLUE, BLUE-GREEN, and GREEN. 

On Sofia:
Shirt - Avantgardenim
Necklace - Viveka Bergstrom
Skirt - Tiger of Sweden
Ring - Marc by Marc Jacobs
Flats - H&M

At first look, I'd consider this the young PA, or Stylist On The Go look. :) You know the fashion sense is there, just very functional, simple, and naturally more fashion-minded than the ordinary.  The colors easily blend in with each other, creating an unexpected look. Kind of like when you thought something would turn out too simple, but when you really look at them all together, it actually looks pretty cool.

I would normally go without the necklace or ring, but without them, this look would turn out too lazy instead of because it's simply functional. Remember, fashion may be effortless in the long run, but you will always know if the person got too lazy.

Wednesday, July 11, 2012


Tetrad – by combining to pairs of complimentary colors a tetrad color scheme is created.


Color wheel for reference 

The combinations I decided to use on Looklet Model Marlene is BLUE-ORANGE and YELLOW-PURPLE. 

On Marlene: 
Earrings - Cartier
Pearl Necklace - Cartier
Star Necklace - Thomas Sabo
Long Necklace - Patrizia Pepe 
Blouse - Greta
Skirt - Matthew Williamson
Bracelet - Elvira Sazesh
Heels - CH Carolina Herrera

I decided to add quite a number of jewelery pieces on Marlene just to lessen the attention draw to the color intensity of the top. I'm not indicating that it is a must, but if you were to wear this in an office setting, this "jewelery-ed" look should make you more "even-ed out".

Saturday, July 7, 2012


Triad – a triad is accomplished when three colors of equal distance to each other on the color wheel are used.  Red, yellow and blue combine to make a triad color scheme.


Color wheel for reference

What I used on Looklet model Miu is here is the triad combination of RED, YELLOW, and BLUE.  I used these 3 primary colors just so it would be simpler for the readers to identify. 

So Filipino, if you ask me :) This is how our Philippine flag has been designed by Emilio Aguinaldo. I guess he knew color blocking way before any of us did :)


On Miu:
RED, YELLOW, and BLUE compliments each other as a triad on the color wheel
Scarf - Longchamp
Necklace - By Malene Birger
Mini Dress - Dagmar
Handbag - Palmgrens
Heels - D&G


Again, the last minute me strikes again. But this time, I have about 22 hours left...ha!

Anyway, my 5 blessings for this week are:

1. MY JOB - I have long prayed for the job that I have right now. I asked God to give me the best one that He thinks I deserved after all that I've been through, and He got me one :) Quite surprisingly, He gave me a job that I did not see myself doing in the past...but with a lot of bonus. He got me crazy friends too! :)

2. FINANCES - Family finances, that is. We have struggled for at least a year, I think, with our financial issues to the point that we had to let go of something very valuable to us. I had to sacrifice moving to another country just so I could pitch in more that I normally could, but to no avail either. But right now, God did not let us down at all, He got us some help through some angels and it looks like we're on our way getting over our major financial problems. :) He also opened our eyes to see who truly cared for us despite our family's "fall".

3. FRIENDS - Yes, they are very important to me. I got some angels of my own who cheer me up and inspire me during my lowest times. They don't know how thankful I am...yet. ;-) I got angels who lent/gave me money when I had completely nothing, who made me laugh after painfully crying about our problems earlier that day, those who inspire me to never give up, and those that gave us love that no other non-blood relative can probably ever do.

4. FAMILY - It's something I admittedly overlook. Sorry Lord. But our little place that we now call home is what's unexpectedly getting us literally and figuratively closer than ever. I appreciate each other's presence more, and I really don't mind the size of our new place because of all the love that I feel everyday. :)

5. STRUGGLES - I am proud to say that I have finally learned to look beyond the struggles that I have, am, and will be encountering. It has been difficult to understand the good side of all the negative events, but if you  just try, then you will :) I have been down to nothing only to see everything that I truly have. I have been stripped of all that I normally could acquire in order to see all that I have that I can and should actually be sharing. I have been given more than I thought I could handle, only to find out what I'm actually capable of.

Oh God truly is mysteriously amazing, don't you think? Crazy... :)  I'm actually just so dizzy in love with Him...

Thursday, July 5, 2012


This got my attention today... Not related to fashion, but an amazing list of beauty tips. Read on, ladies! (and gents)

Olive oil is one of those magical substances that is good for almost everything--your diet, your skin, your hands and nails, and your hair. Prized for its cosmetic uses since ancient times, olive oil is relatively inexpensive and can be purchased in most grocery stores. 

Use extra virgin, as brands labeled "pure" and "light" have been chemically processed. Because the oil's fat composition is very similar to that of human skin, it rarely causes allergic reactions. In addition, it's absorbed quickly and helps lock in moisture in the skin. The high percentage of unsaturated fat and vitamins A and E, helpful in preventing sun damage, also work on the outside to soothe and replenish, particularly sensitive skin. It is also pure, and unmixed with anything but water, unlike other oils.

You may find you love this elixir enough to buy an attractive storage bottle so you can keep it in the bathroom rather than dragging the big container out of the kitchen every night. And if you don't like the smell, you can always mix it with a little of your favorite hand, body, or hair lotions.

* If you want to have smooth and fine nails olive oil is the best solution. Dowse your nails in a cup of olive oil for 30 minutes and find the best results. 

* Apply Olive oil liberally on your hands. To avoid spreading it elsewhere wear cotton gloves. This method helps you to get a smoother and softer skin.

* Olive oil is the best solution for chapped lips. It does wonders to your lips.

* To have beautiful, lustrous, shiny, silky and dandruff free hair, olive oil is the best bet. You can apply good amount of oil on your hair and cover it with a shower cap for 30 minutes, later shampoo it.

* It is great moisturizing solution which makes your skin softer and smoother.

* To make yourself an interesting bathing solution you can add 3-4 tbsp of olive oil with a few drops of essential oil.

* You can make an excellent night cream by using 1/2 cup olive oil, 1/4 cup vinegar and 1/4 cup water. This helps to lighten your skin, kill bacteria and makes your skin smooth and clear. 

* It can work as a cleansing cream if you have dry skin. Apply olive oil and then scrub with good amount of sugar. Later, wipe the sugar off your face with wet and warm cloth. One of the easiest ways to get facial done.

* Soften your feet by applying olive oil on your feet.

* Mix in bowl 1 egg, 1 tsp honey, 1/2 tsp olive oil and few drops of rose water. Use this as a mask for dry skin. Once applied keep it for sometime, later rinse it off with warm water. Dab it dry.

* Make a paste by mixing some mashed apricots and warm olive oil. Apply this paste all over your face and leave it for 10 minutes. Wash it off with water.


Wednesday, July 4, 2012


Split Complementary – this scheme is used when one color is combined with the two colors on opposite sides of its complementary color.


Again, using the 3 primary colors red, blue, and yellow, Looklet model Matilda will show you how it may turn out.

The color wheel is provided for quick reference.

Primary color RED split compliments with BLUE-GREEN and YELLOW-GREEN
Top - Jil Sander Navy Shirt
Pants - Morgan
Handbag - Maharani of Tirapunji
Flats - Marc Jacobs

Primary color YELLOW split compliments with RED-VIOLET and BLUE-VIOLET
T-Shirt - H&M
Skirt - Sonia By Sonia Rykiel
Bracelet - Afroart
Flats - Longchamp

Primary color BLUE split compliments with RED-ORANGE and YELLOW-ORANGE
T-Shirt - Jil Sander Navy
Pants - Ann Pure Nature
Belt - Marc O Polo
Heels - Marc By Marc Jacobs

Note : Extra effort exerted in creating these looks!

Saturday, June 30, 2012

BLOG MEME: 5 Things I Want To Do Before I Get Old

I feel a little bad about not having participated the whole week and realizing it just today...actually just moments ago. But I'm gonna catch up! :)

Now for this week's Blog Meme: 5 THINGS I WANT TO DO BEFORE I GET OLD

1. Establish my own businesses for more employment opportunities
I don't really know what businesses exactly, but I want it to mainly be for more employment for people. Profit, yes...But the fact that it will offer more jobs makes me feel more at peace.

2. Have at least 1 child
I have been wanting to have a child/children of my own.  Honestly, I don't care too much about having a husband at this point, but I want to bear a child that I will raise on my own, teach all that I wish was taught to me when I was younger (not that I'm complaining, I love how my parents have raised me), turn into someone very Godly and become a good citizen of the world :)

3. Be a professional fashion stylist
It was just lately that I've realized the thrill that styling gives me. I did not grow up a fashionista, but creating physical outlook changes (clothing, accessories, make up, etc) in my head with most people that I meet has always thrilled me...and I'm happy that I gave myself a chance to realize this.

4. To be active in outreach programs
I want and have to be an active contributor to society.  Why? Because I have all that I have right now for a reason: to share to others. I have always believed that I was given most of my material wealth to share to those who need it most.  My talents, time, and my heart as well. :)  But you know what, I personally think that everybody else should think this way for a change. I almost can't imagine the kind of positive change that could happen if it should happen! :)

5. Travel!
Definitely travel! Within the country and outside! It's an experience of finding yourself while getting lost... and discovering lives that you never knew existed, what people need, have, and give, and just plain experiencing the vastness of God's creative love ;-) Any "mind opening" experience for me actually is a must.


Complimentary:   This color scheme uses two colors that are on the opposite side of the color wheel such as red and green or yellow and violet.   Because there is a strong contrast between complimentary colors rooms using this color scheme are bold...

Using the 3 primary colors and their complementaries in the color wheel, Looklet model Miu will be seen below showing how it will basically look.  

You may also refer to this color wheel for a quick guide. 

Primary color RED compliments with GREEN
Top - COS Sweater
Jeans - Ravishing Mad 
Sandals - Hope

Primary color YELLOW compliments with PURPLE
Tank Top - Kuyichi
Shorts - Gant
Sneakers - Tretorn

Primary color BLUE compliments with ORANGE
Tank Top - Wesc
Pants - Zara
Sandals - Marc by Marc Jacobs


The color wheel is a good start in knowing your colors in fashion in general. Here are a few that can help you understand and remember.
The COLOR WHEEL has 12 segments that consist of primary, secondary and tertiary hues, or colors.

The three PRIMARY colors are RED, YELLOW, and BLUE. They form a triangle on the wheel. These colors cannot be mixed by combining any other colors. They are indicated on the color wheel with a P.

The three SECONDARY colors of ORANGE, VIOLET, and GREEN (marked on the chart by an S) are created by mixing equal parts of the primary colors they fall in between; ie, VIOLET is the secondary color produced by mixing equal parts of RED and BLUE.

The TERIARY colors are the colors that result from mixing the primary and secondary colors on either side of them: ie, mixing the secondary color ORANGE with the primary color RED results in red-orange. These colors are marked on the color wheel with a T.

Hue: Hue refers to the, blue, etc.

The primary, secondary, and tertiary colors, or hues, are these colors at their full saturation or brightness; that is, there, there is no white, gray, or black added.

Value: the lightness or darkness of a color, or the relative amount (percentage) of white or black in a hue.

Luminosity, or Lightness: A measure of the amount of light reflected from a hue. Those hues with a high content of white have a higher luminance, or value.

Tints: white when added in increments to any color results in a lighter value of that color, called a tint. Blue and white make light blue, which is a tint of Blue.

Shades: black or gray when added in increments to any color results in a darker value of that color, called a shade. Blue and Black make dark blue, a shade of blue.

Saturation: The degree of purity of a hue.

Intensity: The brightness or dullness of a hue. Iintensity maybe lowered by adding white or black. 


A color scheme is simply a group of colors that harmonize with each other.  The basic color schemes are:
  • Complimentary:   This color scheme uses two colors that are on the opposite side of the color wheel such as red and green or yellow and violet.   Because there is a strong contrast between complimentary colors rooms using this color scheme are bold.   
    Complementary color shades can be broken down further into the following categories;

  • Split Complementary – this scheme is used when one color is combined with the two colors on opposite sides of its complementary color.

  • Triad – a triad is accomplished when three colors of equal distance to each other on the color wheel are used.  Red, yellow and blue combine to make a triad color scheme.

  • Tetrad – by combining to pairs of complimentary colors a tetrad color scheme is created.

  • Analogous: Using colors that are next to each other on the color wheel.

  • Monochromatic:  Using the same color with different shades, tints or tones.  Textural interest should be added to monochromatic color schemes to keep them from getting boring.  In addition, a small bit of color added to accessories will enhance a monochromatic color scheme. 

For additional ideas on color blocking...

Before class ends, here are some easy tips & techniques to keep in mind when color blocking:
1. Analogous colors: any three colors lined up on the color wheel (e.g. violet, violet-red & red)
2. Complementary colors: any colors directly across from each other (e.g. blue & orange)
3. Pair colors that form 90 degree angles with each other (e.g. yellow & red -orange)
4. Pair colors that form an X (e.g. blue, orange, violet-red & yellow etc.)
5. Pair colors that form a T (e.g. yellow, blue-green & red-orange)
6. Color-families You can substitute pink (tint) with red and still be able to pull off the combos based on the color wheel.

I think these are "nice to take note of" ideas, especially when it's you're a beginner at color blocking. Don't be afraid to try, it's just a matter of how confident you wear what you picked. Ever wonder why some people seem to look good on such clothing that you'd never have the guts to wear? Well, I guess that's probably the trick. :)

For more color blocking "lessons", continue to follow this blog and join me as I venture deeper into the color blocking world. I'm no expert in it, but why can't I let myself in on all the fun?! :D

Saturday, June 23, 2012

10 Ways to Wear Bright Colors #10

10. Pair Brights with White.

A pretty way to wear brights during warmer weather is to add a single pop of bright color to an otherwise all white outfit like Judy Greer has done. 

Below is Judy Greer in white with pink bag

On Looklet model Marlene:
Blouse - One Teaspoon
Necklace - Lanvin for H&M
Skirt - Noir&Blanc
Wedges - Elie Saab

This is an outfit that can be worn on a dress down Friday at work. Instead of using a simple shirt, I used a more interesting blouse to add a little formal look in it. Having chosen a "hi-lo" style with a ruffled neckline added a more feminine touch, especially when air moves around it or even just simply by the movement of the person wearing it. It also gives  a more dramatic "presentation" to the skirt. I couldn't let the skirt's style go to waste! As you can see, I've highlighted it for the viewers.

With choosing to go all white, it is not necessary that you wear white for footwear as well.  A neutral shade of footwear is what I picked to kind of break the "whiteness" but not clash with it nor grab more attention, and its casual look went very well with the rest of the outfit. Why didn't I choose a pair white wedges? I might have as well made Marlene wear white rain boots if she wasn't going for a 90s look ;-)

And of course, the popping bright color that we used is with the jewelry.  For a change, I chose a popping bright pink necklace (attachable by a ribbon) to maintain the "girlyness" and youthful image.  Luckily it was larger than expected because this was the perfect size that I had in mind for Marlene. For more pieces like this, check out EXTREME FINDS!

Thursday, June 21, 2012


I'm sorry, but I just couldn't resist thinking of making changes! I know this is all unsolicited advice but, with this picture of Keira Knightly, all I felt was to get in through the monitor and change her! :)

"Here she is at the L.A. Film Festival premiere of "Seeking a Friend for the End of the World" in a Valentino-designed dress and minimal makeup."

Although I wished I had the software and time to make the changes I wanted, here are the changes I want to make: 

- toss out that wreath on her head
- let her hair down and put on some shine on them brown waves
- put on evening make up
- cut the dress up to 3 inches above her knees
- put on a silk mute pink ribbon belt like the one from Beyond Retro like I used HERE
- change her shoes to Jimmy Choo red strappy heels like THIS
- and make her use a bejeweled gold frame minaudiere red clutch from Heys like THIS

That's it! I admire you, Keira... But I just wished you were dressed better during this event :)


Alot of things make me happy.. And the fact that I have actually identified my hard-core happiness is something I'm so proud of! Seriously speaking, finding your true happiness is a BIG step in our lives. A lot of people don't realize that they haven't found it yet, and a lot don't even realize its importance. Personally, I have gone through several months trying to find out what really makes me happy. I've actually gone almost depressed, frustrated, and even complaining so much that I could almost scream at anyone that gets in my way. But thank God, He lead my way into my own heart. :) Yes, my own heart has always known what it wanted because God has planted them all in here even before I was born. So here is a list of some of the things that make me extremely happy. (Not necessarily in order)

1. The Feast
2. Dancing
3. Fashion
4. Colors
5. Childhood memories
6. Friends
7. My work now and friends that came along
8. Alone time with my mother
9. Having the family together during Christmas
10. Christmas
11. Travelling
12. Learning something new from a friend
13. Food
14. Theater art
15. Reading
16. Daydreaming
17. Music
18. Cold temperature

You know what, I don't really think I'll see the end of this. Why don't you just check me out at Pinterest if you're really interested in what makes me happy :) I post everything and anything there that catches my attention and tugs at my heart.

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

10 Ways to Wear Bright Colors #9

9. Try Bright Shoes.
Liven up any outfit with a pair of bright shoes. You can find everything from neon pink ballerina flats to cobalt sandals in the stores right now. For cooler weather -- and a trendy look -- you can pair bright shoes with black tights; wear bright shoes with bare legs in warmer weather.


On Looklet Model Marlene:
Body - Vintage
Jeans - Levi's Curve ID
Heels - CH Carolina Herrera

Just like my version in rule #4 (Wear brights with black), as you can see, I used the bright rule in the shoes, not knowing I'd have to create a similar outfit again here. :)
Anyway, for "safe dressers" out there, fab shoes could be the way to go. If you are not the type who likes to color block/experiment with outfit colors, just go for the shoes. You may go all white, brown, or black and focus on the wildest shoes ever. It does one of the best fab-tricks ever.
For all my other blogger friends out there who claim to not be too experimental, yet wants to apply the brights rules, this is for you!

Thursday, June 14, 2012

10 Ways to Wear Bright Colors #8

8. The Bright Pant.
Add a single bright element to any outfit and make it look instantly updated. Our favorite? The neon bright pant. We like a skinny jean or legging in brights for a streamlined, but fun look. You can keep the rest of the outfit neutral or mix in a contrasting bright for a balanced look. Remember that brights highlight whatever area you wear them on, so if you are bottom heavy, you should wear bright pants with caution (just be sure to cover your bottom with a dark or neutral tunic for camouflage.)


Below is Sarah Shahi in bright pants

On Looklet model Marlene:
Earrings - Accessorize
Blazer - Next
Top - Billy And I
Pants - Ellos
Heels - Manolo Blahnik

I think I spent the last 15 minutes deciding on the belt for Marlene. Turns out, she was fine without it and the reason why I couldn't find happiness in the belt collections is none of them was able to make up for the size of the pants. I wanted to get Marlene a size smaller to avoid the bunch up in her hip area. Good thing the belt area of the pants looked good on its own apart from not having any belt loops anyway.

As for rule #8, the singleness of the bright colored pants added instant spark to the whole outfit. Although it may also be suggested that other colors may be mixed with this pair of pants, this is the safest look for me. Safe in the sense that although the top and footwear may be on the neutral side, they still have the bright pants to add fun to the whole outfit. Again, balance has been used. Marlene's neat ponytail and earrings also added "work professionalism" to the fun combination.

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

10 Ways to Wear Bright Colors #7

7. Go Monochromatic with Brights.
Head-to-toe cobalt or yellow? Why not? Not only are brights great layered with other brights, they are also pretty worn monochromatically. If all that bright is too much for you, opt for varying hues of one color, like the different tones of yellow pictured.

Below is a monochromatic combination of yellow

Below is Looklet model Marlene
On Marlene:
Top - Bless
Belt - Saddler
Skirt - Acne
Bracelet 1 - Pilgrim
Bracelet 2 - Elvira Sazesh
Heels - Karen Millen

Marlene's 2nd look:

Top - Bless
Belt - Saddler
Skirt - Sonia By Sonie Rykiel
Bracelet 1 - Pilgrim
Bracelet 2 - Elvira Sazesh
Clutch - D&G
Heels - Karen Millen

On both looks, I used the purple hue for Marlene. One reason why I chose this is because purple is one of the best hues that can be used on her color (due to a naturally yellow undertone). Also, see how the soft and light-weight top perfectly rests on all the right places! The color, texture, and delicacy accentuates her beautiful neck, shoulders, and chest. It's just so simply there, yet it gives off such huge chic points! And by the way, this is one way to show skin without looking "slutty".

Going back to rule #7.  A monochromatic looks means using a combination of different hues that belong to just one group/palette.  Remember rule #6 where two different bright colors may tone down each other while they may be eye-sores when used alone unless donned the "right" way? Well here's one way to use a single bright color...dress monochromatically. 

10 Ways to Wear Bright Colors #6

6. Wear 2 Brights at a Time.

The no-fuss approach to wearing brights? Wear two at a time. Mix yellow with bright blue. Or cobalt with pink. It "grounds" the look and you can get away with two neon brights (which can look harsh by themselves) this way.


Below: Yellow bag with cobalt dress

Below is Looklet Model Jazz
On Jazz:
Dress - Raasta
Belt - Marc O Polo
Handbag - Longchamp
Flats - H&M

Although I would've chosen much brighter selections, this is the best that I could put together.  This is a more casual version of the rule. Bright orange and pink combined didn't clash being a combination of just the two of them. But having just neon orange or just neon pink alone could possibly become "eye sores" if worn wrong. Quite a tricky style, if you ask me. Again, with the balancing theory, two brights tone each other down. More than two brights at the same time need very careful analysis. 

Monday, June 11, 2012

Sleeves, Necklines, Collars, and Dress Types

Thanks for the idea!
Something to remember for fashion enthusiasts out there...from Vogue Sewing, circa 1982


Grace Kelly  


Hermes Bag


Hermes Kelly Bag | Forever Hot Item


No, my love, I didn't forget :) Johnny Depp turned 49 two days ago