Sunday, August 30, 2009

I'm a fountain of blood in the shape of a girl, you're the bird on the brim hypnotised by the whirl...

top as dress- People are People; shoes- Trunk Show

Did a random fun photo shoot with some friends today. My photos to post-process are piling up. But I love it!

Rockwell Urban Bazaar:
Trunk Show saved my life-- new kickass, comfy, (and not to mention) cheap open-toe booties. They're made in the Philippines! How awesome is that? Perfect for walking around NY. The last time I went there, I wore these horribly uncomfortable heels but I still survived! It was hella cold and that numbed me from the pain.

Glad that Coexist did very well! No more sizes for those pieces I wanted when I arrived. Boo. Hopefully I'll score the new stocks tomorrow!

Sucks that most of the shops don't take cheques or credit cards! Spotted a lot of nice things but they're pricey. Gah.. one can't just carry around wads of cash, you know.

Friday, August 28, 2009


clothes by Coexist
models: Mariana Bantug and Camille Co
MUA: Hazel Narciso-Mordeno

I did another photo shoot for Coexist. Y'all should catch their newest collection at the Rockwell Bazaar this weekend!

After the shoot, Riz and I headed to Eastwood to catch Rico Blanco's performance for MTV Sessions. There was a huuuuuge crowd which made it scorching hot. It ended around 10:30 PM.

The whole night we kept picking at his (pork and chicken) dish which was served swimming in oil. Eeeeew.
Look at the amount of oil he was able to scoop out!
Yes, I was meeting a deadline so I was editing the whole time Riz and Rico were discussing and rearranging the chords and verses of her new & old compositions. I think I was only able to contribute by helping Riz recall her old, old songs! Lol. She was given lots of homework, too. We need to come up with 16 decent, well-structured, COMPLETE songs.

Pretty fun! We ended at 1:30 AM. Went home after grabbing some Vitamin Water from 7/11, Riz with some energy drink. I didn't need that since the insomniac in me kept me up and running til 5:45 AM. I need a cure for this, seriously.


Can't wait for this collection to come out on Sept. 3!

Bleach Catastrophe x Cecile van Straten
Photo: Everywhere We Shoot
Model: Ria Bolivar

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

those last 2 days...

I spent my last 2 days in Cebu dining and having coffee with friends.

Moon Cafe, Ayala Terraces

Lovin the wall treatment

UCC Cafe, Ayala Terraces

Maya Tequilla Lounge + Bar, Crossroads Banilad

Loooved their Yasai Tempura

Time to go back to my old diet + fitness regime. ha ha ha!
(And no, I didn't eat meat! :p )

Monday, August 24, 2009

do you know what your girl's been up to???

Hey, kids.

Lately I've been:
  • Thankful for having been blessed with friends who are game for anything.
  • Thankful that this long break's allowed me to be productive instead of just being a lazy bum. Yes, there were instances when I felt somewhat lethargic but even I get those when I'm actually in school.
  • Glad that I've found enjoyment in things without having to shed too much $$$.
  • Loving life. God is good.
  • Getting more clumsy each and every day. And for that, I have a number of scratches and bruises. Oh well. Thank God they're not deep wounds or anything! They constantly remind me of the fun, random mishaps I've encountered throughout the course of my trip :D
  • Very thankful that we were finally complete as a family over the weekend. :) Pitied my brother a couple of days back when he asked my mom why we never have those beach trips and quick family getaways anymore. Mum blames the messed up schedules my school and Riz's school comes up with.
  • Confused on which place I should call HOME. I seem to overuse the phrase, "I don't care, I don't live here!" everywhere I go. And that is NOT good. I do not intend to live an overly-carefree lifestyle. Please.
  • Even more motivated to create new designs for our family business/company. At the moment, Dad's allowed me to partake in a little project! Will be blogging about it once I finalize things. Wishing for it to go really well. AACK Ok I'll keep my mouth shut for now. :)
  • Chyeahhhh :)
Some photos from last Saturday:

I photographed my friend Olga. She needed to update her modeling portfolio. Will be posting the rest of the pics soon! It was the ultimate last-minute shoot. We were SMS-ing each other while I was out the night before! Didn't have a place to use as a studio and kept askin my friends late at night if they knew a place with white walls and dark floorings. How stupid of me-- forgetting about my own house!
I got invited to a car show at the CICC. Stayed by the P.A.C.E. (Performance And Classics Enthusiasts) booth with cocktails and overflowing Vodka + Wine. LOL. There were TONS of photographers and I wasn't tempted to join them at all. The weather wasn't cooperating with everyone but it was fun meeting new people and looking at the preeeettyyyy rides... And models. HA!
My friend Rose/Belle!
She introduced me to her good friend Kenneth Cobonpue- that Cebu-based designer who's known for the straw chair and for getting orders from the likes of Brad and Angelina! I think he's the soon-to-be dean of DLS-CSB's School of Design and Arts! Coolness!
David and Mico picked me up and we ended up watching Monsters in the Attic with my family just before heading to Crossroads. Had a couple of drinks at this posh new lounge/bar called MAYA. Their drinks were all gooooood and they officially have the best Margaritas on my book. They also had some good Mexican food!
And of course, we ended up at VUDU.
I couldn't wear earrings (felt naked! sheesh) since I got a booboo the night before and I have to let the wound heal so I won't end up having a stretched piercing on my left ear. Boo. And oh yeah, that's what I do when I'm completely sober-- shake my head and try to see if I can get myself to feel flighty even for just a sec. Gosh I have the worst backup plans.

Props to David for taking all my obligatory Vudu pics with Cebu friendsies!

My last Saturday in Cebu sure was fun!