Secret Formula

Hello hello! :) How's your day going? Drafted this post over the weekend so by the time this gets published, I'm probably at work or in a client meeting! Anyway, here's what I wore to the Power Dressing Seminar I had with the UST-JPIA members last week. Read about my experience here!! Gave the students a fashion formula (our little secret, teehee!) in line with my topic which was about how to look sleek and chic when facing the "real world" aka after graduation. Of course I had to apply it on my ensemble for better appreciation. ;)

On me: romper courtesy of Perfect Fit Shop | blazer courtesy of Romwe | bag courtesy of SM Parisian | heels courtesy of Memorata by Celine | Aldo watch

The watercolor splash on my romper was perfect to hide all the pressure and nervousness running all over my veins that day! I love how it made me look young and so carefree albeit really dying inside! :p Perfect Fit Shop has a lot of pretty clothes, I tell you!

Shop online at @perfectfitshop_ph or visit their store at The Showroom Co. (Unit 9 & 10 Ushio Plaza 1, 67 Timog Avenue cor. Scout Torillo, Quezon City).

There'll be times when you'll be asked to look a bit formal, so make to invest on a trusty blazer! It can make you appear polished in an instant! :p

Photos by Joed Collo

Can you guess my secret formula for dressing up? Leave your answers at the comments section! :)


Photo grabbed from Gluta-C Intense White's Official Facebook page

Anymoo, since we're kinda talking about secrets here, did you know that Gluta-C's holding a White Camp 2 promo? :) You can win Php20,000 cash and star in your own ad! All you have to do is watch their TV Commercial and send your selfie entry at :) So easy!

Gluta-C is the secret to the white, young-looking and beautiful skin of Cheska Garcia-Kramer and Jodi Sta. Maria, by the way! ;)

Deadline of submission of entries is on October 31, 2014! Go go go!

WSI Opens First Store in the Philippines

Can you believe I only got to embrace the importance of watches when I started working? :) Unlike Joed who's been a watch enthusiast (who feels naked without it) even way back in high school, I just saw them as accessories. But now I figured, apart from knowing what time it is, a good-looking and appropriate watch can help you achieve a professional image. It completes your look for meetings and social engagements. Now, I try my best to invest on classic, sophisticated and stylish watches! :)

Glad I got introduced to WSI! WSI or Watch Style Insider is a new retail destination in the Philippines where WATCH STYLE is everything. A place where you'll find the latest fashion watch styles and the world's most loved brands - including Fossil, Michael Kors, Emporio Armani, Diesel, DKNY, Skagen, Marc by Marc Jacobs, Armani Exchange, and Karl Lagerfeld.

WSI just opened their first store in the country at SM Megamall (located at Building A) last October 22. They're also open to further expand in the Philippines, opening two more retail stores at Ayala Center Cebu and TriNoma Mall. 

WSI is an emerging international leader in fashion and designer luxury timepieces. With a well-balanced and diverse portfolio of men's and women's timepieces, WSI is the latest multi-brand retail concept from Fossil Group influenced by the worlds of fashion and culture.

WSI provides a compelling and inspiring shopping experience for guests by curating the world's best watch brands. It's not just the environment that makes WSI unqiue: each store is staffed with experts, to ensure guests have access to both the latest fashion trends and technical product information. Through WSI's commitment to customer service, the brand brings sophistication, style advice and knowledge to watch enthusiasts around the globe. WSI stores are located throughout North America, Europe and Asia.

AHHH!! Watch heaven!!!! ❤❤❤

If you love watches, then you've come to the right place! WSI believes that every watch deserves an outfit. Time is what you make it! ;)

Skagen is a contemporary lifestyle brand, rooted in simplicity, purpose and accessibility. The seaside village of Skagen in Denmark has attracted many with the simple way of life, which inspires all Skagen timepieces. 

Skagen's distinct collections honors Danish design by achieving elegance through simplicity. Combining the inspiration of timeless Danish craftsmanship with thoughtful innovation, the brand has created high-quality products that are minimalist, functional and elegant. 

Big LOVE and thanks to Watch Style Insider and the Lucerne group for this beautiful Skagen watch! Close to perfection! ❤

Join the watch style revolution with WSI!

Power Dressing Seminar with UST-JPIA

Arnie + public speaking = NOPE. Maybe Arnie PLUS singing will do! :p Last week, when I got an email from the UST Junior Philippine Institute of Accountants inviting me to speak for their seminar, I almost declined. But what made me decide was the drive to experience more things, different from the usual. Fashion was also the main topic, which is something that I really love, and it won't hurt if I'll share my little thoughts that can be helpful for the students.

But believe me, I died hours before the seminar! Lol

Butttttttt this happened!!!!!! Ahhhhh :) :) :)

Back in high school and college, whenever there's an on-going seminar and the speaker's super boring, I'd count sheeps and sleep cozily from where I'm seated inside the auditorium. Hahahaha! That's why last Saturday, I got so nervous karma might hit me. I might be conducting a seminar to crickets and zzz's instead of students! #PAANO

Of course I didn't let that happen! Really noted the reasons why I felt bored in seminars, and vowed never to make the students experience that in my entire talk. :)

Made sure to insert activities in between my lectures! Since we focused on chic corporate dressing and the latest trends, we had a Styling Game! I brought clothes (blazers, skirts, tops, etc) to be used by the participants. Paandar lang tayo!!

Kagulo lang ng styling game! Super fun!!! And those who tweeted/tagged me on Instagram can attest to how fun it was. Most of the students mentioned that this was their favorite part of the seminar. And sarap lang sa puso!!!! Love them!!

I was also super tempted to just sing and not talk anymore but I'm sure the students wouldn't like to hear a sintonado singer. Hahaha! Thanks to the very talented Ivana for saving my face!!! :p

Anymoo, for the styling game, we had two teams with 3 members each (2 stylists and 1 model), and I asked them to dress up using the Fashion Formula I gave and explain where she's headed to. First up: Team Client Meeting! Hahahaha super adorbs!

Their group decided that this ensemble can take them to client meetings, lunch out with friends, and malling (sans the blazer). Good job girls!

Second was Team Halloween! Cuteness overload!!! Hahahaha! They said this was something they can wear to a busy day at work, and the blazer can keep them cozy while they work overtime. :) Couldn't agree more!

But bilang best in segue ako, I managed to squeeze in a small makeup tutorial while di ako makapag-decide sinong team ang winner! I shared with them my usual routine and go-to look when I'm off to work. Highlight - eye brows!!! :)

Medyo nagpaulan din ako ng giveaways to everyone para aliw lang!


Heartfelt thanks to UST-JPIA for having me! I'll never forget this experience!!! You guys are the best!!! ❤❤❤

I know you guys will go places! You have my prayers! :)

Ensembles x Xernan Orticio for Holiday 2014

Yearly, Ensembles collaborates with current most celebrated fashion designers through its Young Designer Series and on its 6th installment, Ensembles welcomes fashion designer Xernan Orticio to take part in this year’s Holiday Collection.

With a design aesthetic like Xernan Orticio’s which is “structured, minimal, and highly engineered,” this collection will surely fill an Ensembles woman’s wardrobe needs! Something corporate but can pass as an after-work outfit, and of course, something that can withstand trends.

The collection includes well-tailored pieces with streamlined designs, metallic details, clean and sleek jumpsuits and dresses with structured lapels, and to complete the collection, a wearable drama of lovely flowy dresses and tops with all-over orchid print in shades of purple and red!

Ensembles and Xernan Orticio worked closely together to be able to cater to the working class, and interpreted designs that would be highly appreciated by Ensembles women. 

When asked about the collection he did with Ensembles, he said “Each piece in the collection are inspired by my signature patterns, It's a collaboration of 2 minds so I focused on stamping each DNAs on the garments without making a look that's overpowering and seasonal, I want the garments to stay classic and withstand trends.”

This luxe-infused series is sure to fill your tailored and feminine wardrobe gaps! Paired with the fabulous heels from Janilyn, the collection is definitely a must have for the upcoming holiday season!

For more information on Xernan Orticio’s collection for Ensembles: | Facebook | Twitter/IG @EnsemblesOnline