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PMS: Passion Meets Style

Weeks ago, I received the most awesome e-mail I can receive from a reader. It was from Jen Semira and she has the sweetest words for me and my blog. Her message made me appreciate my blogging even more ( ’cause most of the time I just get frustrated with what I write.. and can’t write, or buy or wear or do).

She recognizes my passion to succeed and achieve.

I never knew I was able to come across such a message about myself to some readers. I admit I can be a delusional dreamer – I have some really high goals for myself and I see that as a good thing. However, there are times when I can also be my very own downer so hearing encouraging words from people I don’t personally know yet know me somehow makes me so grateful and inspired.

I was surprised Jen knows about my old blog, Silly Inspirations, too. Hmm, so she was one of the few who witnessed my stressed-out-college-senior self, HAHA. Despite that, or maybe because of that, she thought I can be one of the bloggers who can embody the brand of accessories she just launched – P.M.S. Passion Meets Style. Belt Ceramic BanglesMatte Gold Leaf BangleVintage Key Connector RingGold and Purple Enamel Choker

Thank you, Jen. 

Not solely because of the offer for blog collaboration (although I was sooo thrilled about that, too), it was more about knowing that somewhere in the world wide web someone reads.

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Like and follow P.M.S. on Facebook and Twitter to know more about this amazing and affordable online accessories shop. I can’t wait to wear these and show them to you in my future outfit posts!


Lights Out

Are you not tired of my face yet? Yes? Good! I have a couple more vain pictures that I hope you still have the patience to look at. I know, I know, you guys can only take in so much. I’m cooking up new interiors so I think we can already turn the tables around next time. Time for more Architecture!These photos are from Pao, on his take on low- key photography. The high key version of these can be found here. Which is hotter? Haha.


Brave Soul

I haven’t been everywhere. In fact, I haven’t been anywhere. I flew out of the country once, just a few months ago, and it was one of the best experiences I had. The trip made me realize how little I have experienced life and how much I am suffocating myself inside my own tiny bubble. Sigh. Traveling is one of the luxuries I wish I can afford more in the future – one that I will certainly work hard for.

“No one realizes how beautiful it is to travel until he comes home and rests his head on his old, familiar pillow.”

My insights about traveling (or my lack thereof) were brought about by the self- portraits I recently took. My overly-eager-in-post-processing self even took the extra mile to make the photos in line with this post’s themeThe outfit reminds me of a gypsy, a lost wanderer, a brave soul – someone who would not think twice of going to new places, someone with a desire to explore the world, someone I would want to be like, in some extent.

The top is the exact same one I wore previously. This is an attempt to show you how mixing and matching can create two different looks with the exact opposite vibe. In fact, everything I have here has already appeared in past posts. Can you pinpoint which ones? 🙂

“I haven’t been everywhere, but it’s on my list.”


Blossom

Floral headwrap? Floral necklace? Floral skirt? Floral ring? Am I puking rainbows or what? Haha. 

This too floral of an outfit? Yeah, I can wear this. Heck, I can pull this off. But then I have to prepare myself for comments and teases from friends. Someone put this girl in a vase. No, I’m kidding. I think people are used to me and I am used to people. And I’m not even the kind who wears really attention- grabbing clothes. I am just a girl who is being… too girly.

With my already too-cute-for-words outfit, how do I go around wearing this? Tip #1: NEVER SMILE – at least for pictures. Haha. As everything else, attitude must be balanced. Say hello to the fifth member of the mean girls!

Remember what I told you about my interest in button- downs with shoulder cut-outs? This is my other one in super light pink from Jelly Bean. I love it to bits!I bought this envelope clutch in a night market in Hong Kong. The skirt? Pffft, cheap buy from atiangge. The necklace was a bargain from SuperSale Bazaar (I bought it from Camille Co. HIHI). The thing about me is that, I’m a certified cheapskate.How else can I better emphasize my floral theme than by adding doilies clipart, free for download from puglypixel.com! Aside from my love for dressing up and posing for pictures, I equally enjoy editing photos. I overdid it this time, didn’t I? I don’t know, I just got sooo inspired by cool graphics and design blogs lately. Since unlike other fashion bloggers I only have my white wall, I think it’s up to me to make things interesting. So yeah, I’ve decided to make this blog my online scrapbook. And I hope I’ll get to improve my photos too as I go on – ’cause most of the times old photos just make me cringe. Taste level improves, I think. As of the moment, this set is my favorite of the bunch. Hope I won’t cringe at the sight of this next week! Haha.

By the way, TIP #2: HYPE THIS LOOK ON LOOKBOOK!


Stilletos are Forever

More photos from Daryl. The last one is definitely one of my favorites photos to date. 🙂

HYPE THIS LOOK ON LOOKBOOK!


Basics

I love outdoor photos!

How can I not? I can sit on the grass and look anywhere but the camera and boom, great picture. Not because of my prowess in modeling, if I possess such a thing, but the credit mainly goes to the sun for illuminating my skin in all the right places and to the trees for swaying in the background with a grace that beats mine. Of course, the skills of the photographer is a given, also the amount of difference post processing can give. But you get me, don’t you?

Removing my precious sun and nature backdrop, how can I survive? Haha. I have always been intimidated with studio photo shoots. No yellows, greens and blues for distraction, I am on my own. But, I am always up for the challenge and the challenge includes dressing up in simple pants and white shirt. Nothing fancy, as photographer Paolo Tulalian requested.

I had a fun shoot with friends Pao and Daryl at Camera Cart, Maginhawa last August 25. Behind the scene photos are already up, you can read more about our first studio shoot here.

Final photos, you say? The first few ones below are from Daryl, on my take of the basic jeans and top combo. I opted for a button- down with cut- out details on the shoulders. I have been seeing such a style for a long time now, finally I got my hands on my own. And because I like it so much, I instantly got it in two different colors. I can’t wait to show you how else I am planning to style it, there are countless of ways!

Again, photography by Daryl Refuerzo. More photos NEXT! 🙂


BTS: First Studio Shoot

One model, two photographers, all first- timers in a studio shoot!

It was fun learning, I never thought lighting can be so complicated! I thought when you have a backdrop and different lights on stand, beautiful professional photos can magically appear in the cameras, but it was really more than that.

I kept my outfits simple and accessories minimal. I even wore jeans for the first time in a shoot. Not that I don’t like wearing pants, I just don’t think they are flattering to me. But let’s see when final photos are out, shall we? For now, here are behind the scene shots. 🙂Thank you Pao Tulalian and girlfriend Ann Sayson. Also thanks for coming along, Daryl! 🙂