Tuesday, July 17, 2012


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

Source: http://www.the-creative-home.com/decorating-with-color.html

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.

Source: http://www.the-creative-home.com/decorating-with-color.html

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.

Source: http://www.the-creative-home.com/decorating-with-color.html

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.

 Source: http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20071222021313AAyehc1

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.

Source: http://www.the-creative-home.com/decorating-with-color.html

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!