Friday, October 31, 2014


Sunnies Studios / Top: James Isara Geometric Bralette (c/o ASTO) / Skirt: Vintage / Sandals: ASOS

Here's the outfit that I wore to the super cute Sunnies Studios' 1st birthday bash

I've been told that I tend to go a little goth at times, I suppose it's only natural for someone who wears a lot of black and with several variations in styling! I don't mind at all, I actually embrace it- I've accidentally referenced the 90s flick The Craft! (Thanks for the reference, Martine!) 

Many thanks to Asto Group for sending me a couple of cute tops like this. They know exactly what I like. They too are celebrating their 1st birthday/anniversary this coming November, and have contacted me for a little collab! Here's a fun coupon code for 20% off any purchase on their website: ASTOxRB

Photos by Anton Aguila

Friday, October 24, 2014


I love when there's a way to collaborate passion + a really amazing cause. In this case, it's the British heritage franchise Fred Perry's collaboration with Habitat for Humanity Philippines in rebuilding the Typhoon Yolanda devastated city of Tacloban. 

Taking the collaboration further, Fred Perry Philippines is doing a fine job in creating a community, creating awareness via The #WeAreTipped Wall. On weekends between October 12 to November 23, top photographers transform select Fred Perry shops into their studios, where customers come in their Twin Tipped shirts and get their portraits taken for a cause by: 

1. Buying a Twin Tipped shirt (10% of each sale goes to Habitat for Humanity)

2. If you already have Twin Tipped shirt, come and get your photo taken and pledge ANY amount. 

Follow Fred Perry on Facebook and Instagram for more of these upcoming shoots and events! 

Sharing a few portraits taken by the amazing fashion photographer BJ Pascual, who kicked off this campaign. 

Friday, October 17, 2014


2-in-1 Mesh Dress: Melissa Araujo / Sneakers: EYTYS (sold at HOODWINK)

Here’s a really lovely spread for this month’s Closet Diaries with Meg Magazine. Thank you so much for this, Meg (special shout out to Portia)!
I didn’t have a lot of time to think about what to wear and what to show in this feature, but I think here you see something that can exactly represent me today. For one, I am wearing all black in each outfit, most of which I have owned for ages. And two, I’ve started repeating ‘favourite things’ to feature! 
Doing this one made me realize that I’ve really slowed down collecting things, or even shopping loads (which I know is a little strange for a personal style blogger). Over the years I have collected things I really like, that are versatile, simple enough to be basic and make a subtle statement in styling. Though I do try new things, there is now the “core” that is the aforementioned (very humble) collection that I work around today. The reason could easily be the expenses, the idea of quality over quantity, the challenge of working with a smaller, more curated wardrobe. Better yet, it could be the mix of all the above—for now (of course there will always be a long want and to-buy-one-day list growing longer).

Friday, October 3, 2014


Top c/o ASTO / HW Pants: American Apparel / Boots: ASOS / Bag: Balenciaga City

Went to the opening of the SOMA Stores at Green Sun Hotel showcasing up-and-coming local designers (photos here). The space was almost like a museum, with art installations on your way to the next retail shop. I've been following a couple of the designers for a while now (specifically Proudrace, who used to only sell their fashion internationally and Basic Movement by Esme Palaganas, a very talented young designer who pulls at my fashion-basics-with-a-twist heartstrings), so you can imagine my excitement of knowing they are finally going to have a retail space nearby! The event had a fashion show (which I missed due to very heavy traffic) and an afterparty. The attire was black and/or white- well, you know that's exactly my jam.

Photos by Anton Aguila