Monday, October 31, 2011

Friday, October 28, 2011


This is a tribe of three. 
Of blood and love, on the constant move to break new grounds, 
to find new truths and to forever freedom. 
Souls that cannot be broken, souls that keep on fighting. 

Rebels of the right kind, rebels with the right minds. 


Oxygen presents to you not a collection of clothes, more than that, an idea and an
inspiration -about finding yourself, fighting for your truth and taking that journey. 

Dark shades, black and white color blocking and bold cuts reflect the rebellious nature that you are to 
encapsulate. Making you a warrior of sorts, transforming cloth and thread into your armour of cause.

Welcome to the Oxygen spirit.


Photos by Cholo dela Vega
Styling: Carlos Concepcion
Makeup: Joyce Platon
Hair: Dave Grona

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

what I do at the exhibit

We take turns in guarding our booth and I get to go thrice a week. I was obviously bored during my last shift since the visitors weren't asking questions about our design rationale and main materials anymore. 

I took some photos before realizing that this may be the last time I'll be using my Lumix GF1. 

Found decent and comfortable "walking shoes" at Pedro the other day. I needed a new pair for days when I have to run errands. I'm slowly trying to refrain from wearing TOMS everyday (but I still love them) since I'm no longer a uni/college girl. I love sandals with heels a bit higher than kitten heels (I could never wear those, they make me cringe).

I don't wear my sky-high heels on normal days since I'm a bit taller than the average Filipina and people get mad at me for wearing them. Plus of course, heels hurt when you have to walk/run/skip on the roads around here. I don't work in a carpet-laden office. 

Yani was obviously bored, too. She gamely posed for me and did our "offering" pose, haha!
 Sometimes I forget how nice the bokeh is from the 20mm pancake lens of the GF1.

Everyone loves the tall mirros in our booth. They're for sale (as well as our customized shelves) so contact me if you want to buy them!

My hair's getting longer. :)


Recently cleaned up my blog a bit since I was getting tired of looking at colorful badges and endless links at the sidebar. I think I've lost touch of why I started this in the first place-- it's a mere documentation of my life and everything I like. I've always wanted it simple. 

What's new: 

  • I basically just added pages on top that includes my long list of links, FAQs + redirecting links to my Twitter/Formspring. 
  • My other blog posts have a "read more" option so all the photos don't have to load when you're on the main site, but I still have to fix the spacing before and after that link
  • I've also added a search box and a drop-down list of categories to get rid of the annoying cloud of tags that I had. I still have to edit the tags on each post since some of them are unnecessary (the ones that only have one post attached to them). 
  • Still have to fix the space in between each post. I'm not satisfied with the crowding of the text. 
  • As much as I want to edit the template, I can't let go of the all-white background and placement of the side bar on the right. I might change my banner if ever I take a decent monochromatic photo of myself. Or should I just make it a huge "" header? 
I'll stop right here since I don't want to badger you all with these things about the whole look of the site!

Anyways, I really just want to tell you all that I am trying to get myself to post better photos! I am hating myself for leaving my camera behind, but then again I've been really busy with school-related events that just keeps me from going around taking photos. I hope you all understand. 

I am also excited about getting a new camera! My brother's getting my old micro 4/3s Lumix GF1 since he's taking photography lessons in school (I know, they offer it in my high school now. How unfair!) and he needs a "decent" one. I can't let go of my DSLR since it's my first baby and the my first purchase ever since I started earning when I first came here for college.

I'm getting an Olympus PEN E-P3. (photo isn't mine)
Thank God for online shopping! I can't wait to get my newest baby!

Monday, October 24, 2011

Lytro: shoot now, focus later.

This is pretty cool.

the Lytro field camera

 Lytro is the only camera that captures life in living pictures. Visit

* Capture everything - instantly. Capture living pictures with the press of a single button.

* Focus after the fact. Focus and re-focus, anywhere in the picture. You can refocus your pictures at anytime, after the fact.

* Share the love. Easily share from the desktop or from to friends and family on Facebook, Twitter, email or your blog.

-photo gallery 
(Click anywhere to focus on something! Super cool)

-the science inside

Thursday, October 20, 2011

with the girls

With the bday girl Holly. It's been a month since she's arrived from San Fo but I only got to see her yesterday!

STATUS Yard Sale!

 Hi, friends! RALEENE.COM + Skinny Sweets will be sharing a booth at the STATUS YARD SALE 2011! 

IZABELLI will also be there! We're both selling old and even some unused clothes, shoes & accessories! It'll be FUNBring CASH!

OCTOBER 22, 2011, 10AM-6PM

at Fiamma, Jupiter Street, Makati City

Entrance is Php 80 only!

MUSIC BY: Fiamma's resident DJs Toons Canoy, Vince Cabrera, Katsy Lee, Jazz Zamora, Bobby Maddatu, Paolo Abrihan, and Renz Unson
Check out the Facebook event page


Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Leg Love

DAS supplied shoes for Pablo Cabahug's segment during the Leg Love fashion show & I got invited by sisters (DAS founders) Sureen and Neeresh to watch the show with them. 

It happened at Rockwell Tent and at the same night I got my very first pair of heelless shoes!!! 

The stockings were all so sexy and adorable!

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Paint the town red.

Arrived in Cebu last Thursday night to attend my friend Alyssa's event (Off the Streets). It was a class project that raised funds for the Mobile School Programme. 

I didn't bring any outfits to this trip so I went to Topshop and grabbed 2 tops before going to the Penthouse. -_- 

Was exhausted so I only stayed til 10:30 PM. I was finally able to sleep that night! My insomnia's gotten worse for two weeks my bedtime's been shifted to 7AM. 

MANGO's "Styled By" section

A month ago I got a chance to escape the very somber environment of our construction site for a shoot with Kryz & Connect Agency at MANGO Glorietta... 

Here's the result of our very quick shoot with Cholo dela Vega behind the lens: 

Please like MANGO on Facebook and check out the "Styled By" section with me and other Filipino bloggers Laureen and Kryz! :) 

I believe there are more Styled By entries to come... Plus a bigger shoot in a couple of months! Watch out for that! ;) 

Monday, October 3, 2011

Someone Like You

I know Adele's super hyped up right now and I think (?) she's coming to Manila this December so I decided to do a post with her songs! 

Don't you just love this music video?!

Saturday, October 1, 2011

Opening night

Just a couple of photos from the Jak En Poy exhibit opening night & an after-party at Republiq...


 "The Real Housewives of PSID" haha!