Philippine Fashion Week SS14: Penshoppe

Every season of Philippine Fashion Week, everyone raves about the releases of Penshoppe. This local retail powerhouse didn't fail to surprise us (once more) last Saturday when they unveiled their Spring/Summer 2014 collection.

Penshoppe showcased refreshing color combinations, new cuts and silhouettes, and fun prints at the runway during their show. Took an Instagram video for you guys so you can have a glimpse of what you'll be seeing (and purchasing) very soon in their stores nationwide! :)

Out the runways came fresh-faced models showing bare midriffs, fitted pencil-cut and flirty skater skirts, equatorial printed bottoms, boxy tops and lightweight tees and sweaters in soft pastels. Penshoppe's Spring/Summer 2014 collection focuses on three major style statements: bright colors, bold prints, and new silhouettes.

Have a better view through these photos courtesy of Penshoppe:

These clothes are definitely what I want to see in my closet! They're stylish and practical - for the brand also considered the consumers' comfort (given our tropical climate) as they designed this collection. Indeed, Penshoppe's getting better and better each season! ♥

Congratulations Jeff Bascon and to the entire Penshoppe team for another successful PFW show! Thank you so much for having me! ♥

For more information and updates, visit the official website of Penshoppe, like their Facebook page and follow them on Twitter.

Yellow Cab's Yelloween Promo

Even if I enjoy and appreciate the "lola mode" I'm having this Halloween, I still can't help but miss the frightening feasts I've experienced back when I was younger. Unlike others who dress up to the nines and party with their best costumes on, tonight I'm celebrating with my family over horror movie marathon, good food and a few drinks! There's never a dull moment with these crazies, after all! :)

Perfect timing 'cause the Yellow Cab team and Buensalido PR surprised me with this sumptuous delivery earlier! Ready to munch on these!!! :)

Thank you so much for making our tummies happy, Yellow Cab and Buensalido PR! No need for costumes, I'm going as the giddy pizza monster tonighttt :p

Wearing Daily Grind t-shirt courtesy of Team Manila! Hehe #semiOOTD

Love this spooktacular and cute Yelloween Pizza (which you can order here)

Twice Baked Potato Halves w/ Sour Cream (order here)
SO SO SO GOOD!!! You gotta try this, too!

Whether you're staying in or out clubbing, complete your halloween celebrations with this Yelloween treat from Yellow Cab! This promo will be available until November 3, 2013.

Trick or treat! Happy Yelloween, everyone! xx

Wacoal Perfect Fit Party

What you wear intimately says a lot about yourself. When you personally love what you're wearing, you'll feel more beautiful and become more confident. Believe it or not, your lingerie has a huge impact on your entire ensemble, and although not everyone sees it, it's still very important to wear undergarments with the perfect fit.

This is where Wacoal enters. The brand is one of the world's leading manufacturers specializing in women's intimate apparel. Their undergarments are made from high quality fabrics and materials, and they definitely have products that will fit your body perfectly. Wacoal can provide you style, comfort and elegance through their wide array of undergarments.

Got invited to last Saturday's Wacoal Perfect Fit Party along with other bloggers at Makati and I must say, it was one great event! I'm glad I had the chance to know more about the brand and all else that I need to remember about my body.

Keep in mind that your body and bra size changes at the same time. Some women in their 40s still use the same bra (or same cup size) they had in their 20s. That shouldn't be practiced, because as ageing progresses, our breasts become softer (flesh in the upper breasts begin to sag and the fats inside the breasts increase). In order to have proper support and a flattering figure, be sure to get measured accurately and regularly.

Wacoal offers stylish, versatile and sophisticated lingerie sets. They surely have something for almost all types of clothes and occasions! We know who to trust! ;)

Some more photos (from my iPad) during the event:

Sandwiches and yummy treats from Sweet Patti Cakes

When I arrived at the venue, the Wacoal team immediately took my body measurements. After the party, they handed me a box full of lingerie! Can this get any sexier?! You can just imagine how I excited I was to try these! :)

Wacoal definitely knows how to spoil me! Thank you so much for these undergarments! They fit me perfectly! ♥

Reunited with my big sis Ana whom I missed so so so much! Thank you, Wacoal, for having us! :)

For more information, body tips and updates, visit the following online accounts of Wacoal Philippines:

Giveaway Alert: BFAS Yuletide Edition

Limitless Events came up with another leg of Bazaar For All Season and it's happening on November 9 to 10, 2013 at the Elements Tent, Eton Centris! :)

Like the previous installments of Bazaar For All Season, you can raid my closet there again! Along with other fashion bloggers, I'll be there to sell clothes, shoes, accessories, bags, etc. for as low as P50.00! ♥

Avoid Christmas rush and do your holiday shopping at Bazaar For All Season (Yuletide Edition), and enjoy their promise of a dynamic environment for shopping with music, good food and fun activities!

And because you guys are so spoiled and dear to me, I'll be giving away 2 tickets each to 3 Raid My Closet readers. All you have to do is follow these:

Easy right?! Dress to impress when you visit Bazaar For All Season, too, as they'll be choosing 5 best-dressed shoppers who'll win amazing prizes! :)

Interested concessionaires may also send their inquiries at


Philippine Fashion Week SS14: Giordano

Traffic and other hindrances didn't stop big sis Ana and I in catching last Saturday's PFW shows. We arrived at the SM Mall of Asia just in time for the Giordano show! :)

Giordano's debut in Philippine Fashion Week showcased a collection of sea-side glamour and earthy appeal while staying true to its clean and casual vibe. They called their new releases Holiday Cruise and Linen Story - both for their Spring Summer 2014 ante with nautical elements, updated chambrays, summer linens and oxfords in crisp pastel palette.

Unfortunately, my camera gave up on me last minute so I wasn't able to take good photos :( Credits to Cuevas of Studio 100 for these shots below!

The Holiday Cruise collection is inspired by luxurious travels and sandy shores. The nautical theme sails on with a plethora of chambrays and various fabrics like Tencel offered in a range of washes and prints from heavy indigo to washed-out shades. 

Someone take me to the beach now, please? Gorgeous pieces, right?! ♥

Linen Story collection shifts from an earthy side to a burst of color in the form of button-down shirts in pure linen and cotton blends. You'll enjoy clothes filled with Aztec, Navajo and Nomadic elements, plus cool and soothing "blues" for tops and dresses.

Along with Giordano's wardrobe essentials like polos, solid tees, button-down shirts, jeans and khakis, their Spring Summer 2014 collections offer a fresh spin to its product selection that cater to different fashion sensibilities.

Thank you so much to Giordano Philippines for having me! Congratulations for the successful show! ♥

Make sure to visit their Facebook page here or follow Giordano on Twitter/Instagram @GiordanoPH for more updates.

Giveaway Alert: Wear Your Color Proud (CLOSED)

The past days have been crazily tough - I can't believe I felt that exhausted and drained emotionally. Bit traumatic, yes, but whatever happened made me stronger. Wouldn't have surpassed it without the help of my colleagues, the support of my parents and Lord God's guidance. I'm just so glad the battle's finally over.

Anyway, on a brighter note, I'm back to my first love: full-time blogging!! ♥ And along with this, I'm releasing a giveaway courtesy of L'Oreal Professionel Philippines! We'll get to that after this quick outfit post. :)

On me: black sheer top (no label in the package; please email me or comment below if you sent me this so I can credit you properly) | full circle skirt in mustard courtesy of Cruella N Co | flats courtesy of SM Parisian

Really love this full circle skirt courtesy of Cruella N Co! Felt so girly the entire time I was wearing this. It's available in other colors, too, so make sure to visit Cruella N Co's Facebook page or Instagram.

Photos by Charls Uytanlet

Giveaway time!! :) It's been quite a while since I last threw one and I'm really excited for this! The leading provider of hair color in the Philippine salon industry, L'Oreal Professionel, has collaborated with Raid My Closet for a salon treat. One lucky reader of mine gets to be my date for L'Oreal Professionel's latest campaign/color movement!

L'Oreal believes that every Filipina deserves to have her beauty brought out and developed the best way possible. With this, they came up with an advocacy - to be able to provide all Filipinas the best hair color using the right hair color brand for them with proper consultation and diagnosis.

This is why L'Oreal Professionel launched Wear Your Color Proud campaign. Through the Color Consultation Diagnosis Guide and Training given to the hair stylists, you're rest assured that they have a clear understanding about the science of your hair. They'll inform us of what color will suit us best, and this collaborative effort will make the client feel more comfortable over her decision, giving her a boost of confidence and satisfaction.

Now, you have the chance to get the hair color that will suit your skin tone best! L'Oreal Professionel's holding Wear Your Color Proud Week, where women are invited to get the hair color tht will truly bring out the best in them and will make them prouder! They're offering a special promotion happening on November 11 to 15: For every hair color service that one person will avail, get another hair color service for a friend absolutely FREE!

Be one of the firsts to try this color movement! I'm giving away one slot to one lucky Raid My Closet reader! :) Simply do the following: 

1. Like Raid My Closet on Facebook here.
2. Like L'Oreal Professionel on Facebook here.
3. Follow Raid My Closet on Twitter here.
4. Follow L'Oreal Professionel on Twitter here.
5. Tweet this: I want to be part of the #WearYourColorProud campaign with @listentoarnie @LorealProPh (attach the Wear Your Color Proud Week poster above)

Easy, right? Make sure to do all those in the mechanics to make your entries valid. And by the way, this will be available in the following partner salons of L'Oreal Professionel: Bench Fix Salon, Bang's Tony & Jackey, Henri Calayag Salon, Philippe Tordjman Le Salon and Regine's.

Might hold this salon date at Tony & Jackey Tomas Morato branch. Date and time to be announced soon, but most probably around the last week of October or first week of November! :)

Thank you so much to L'Oreal Professionel Philippines for this!

Best of luck, loveys! Can't wait to have this date with you! ;)

Philippine Fashion Week SS14: Penshoppe & Giordano

Penshoppe for Philippine Fashion Week SS 2014

Renowned brand Penshoppe's certainly one of the most highly anticipated shows every Philippine Fashion Week. For Spring/Summer 2014, we'll be expecting to see refreshing color combinations, new cuts and silhouettes, and fun prints - styles that everyone will definitely love! :)

Catch Penshoppe's show at PFW on October 26, 7:00PM at Hall 3 of the SMX Convention Center. For details on how to score invites to the show, visit the official Penshoppe website at or follow them on Facebook and Twitter.

Giordano for Philippine Fashion Week SS2014

Giordano debuts on the runways of Philippine Fashion Week with a sneak peek of their Spring/Summer 2014 collections. This coming Saturday, October 26 at the SM Mall of Asia Main Atrium, Giordano's new collections - Holiday Cruise and Linen Story will bring some fresh summer vibe on the catwalk with 85 looks featuring nautical elements, updated chambrays, summer linens, oxfords in crisp pastel palette and an array of colorful basics.

There will also be a pop-up exhibit, open from 12NN to 9PM, which will give the guests something extra to look forward to. Not to miss out on this event, a Twitter/Instagram booth will also be set up on the pop-up exhibit. Anyone can join and post photos using the hashtag #GiordanoPhFW and get photo print outs for free! Freebies await those who stay connected to Twitter/Instagram! :)

In addition to all that, sweet discounts will be given to shoppers on the day of the show. Special discount coupons will be distributed at the pop-up exhibit which will give 20% off on all regular-priced items. Meanwhile, privilege card holders will get 15% off and walk-in customers will get a 10% off.

To score invites to Giordano's show, keep a close watch online and follow Giordano Philippines on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

Liz Uy for Rags2Riches ARTEsenal Luxe

I've always been fascinated with the collections of Rags2Riches. This renowned brand isn't only famous for their beautiful and fashionable works, but also for their advocacy (which I really admire) of helping the less privileged communities in the Philippines. So when I got invited to the launch of Rags2Riches' Fall/Holiday 2013 Collection, I said yes in a heartbeat! I knew I can't afford to miss it! ♥

This season, Rags2Riches collaborates with their latest Style Advocate, one of the country's most influential fashion icons, and my girl crush, Liz Uy.

The collection of Liz Uy for Rags2Riches ARTEsenal Luxe makes a bold statement that glamour can be good for the world, and that style can have soul and substance. Each piece in this collection illustrates the tactile richness of different handmade textures, as well as the artful interpretations of the lives and values of the artisans. Mind you, everything they produce focuses on eco-ethical fashion and home accessories out of recycled scrap cloth, organic materials and indigenous fabrics. 

The launch was held at the Ayala Museum last October 17. The venue was packed with stylish people; everybody was excited to get a glimpse of Rags2Riches' latest collection.

Here's a preview of Liz Uy for Rags2Riches ARTEsenal Luxe:


Materials: Molded clutch in knitted cotton x-small basket weave with studded leather piping. Interior magnetic closure with quilted cotton lining.


Materials: Envelope clutch in x-small basket weave with studded leather flap and magnetic closure. Cotton lining with interior pocket.


Materials: Zip clutch in knitted cotton x-small basket weave with studded leather flap and extra magnetic closure. Twill lining with interior pocket.


Materials: Foldover zip clutch in knitted cotton x-small basket weave. Studded leather flap with extra magnetic fastening. Twill lining with interior pocket.

ZELDA MINI BAG (P1,595.00)

Materials: Geometric mini bag in x-small basket weave with studded leather flap, removable brass chain strap and magnetic closure. Twill lining with interior pocket.

JORDANA HOBO (P3,295.00)

Materials: Hobo bag in knitted cotton basket weave with leather base, studded leather strap and exterior detail. Twill lining with interior zip, wall and cellphone pockets.

Which among these bags is your favorite? So hard to choose, right? But mine's probably the Louise Foldover Clutch! ♥

What makes Rags2Riches bags extra special from others in the retail industry? It's none other than the artisans who strive hard to weave better futures for their families and communities where these skilled individuals hail from.

Of course, I didn't miss the chance to have a photo op with my girl crush! Congratulations, Liz Uy, for this brilliant collaboration with Rags2Riches! :)

For more information and updates, visit and make sure to follow Rags2Riches in their social networking sites: Facebook | Twitter | Instagram