Wednesday, March 28, 2012

photos by Christine Cueto x TWIC

photos by Christine Cueto
makeup by Raisa Bercede
styled by Mitz Jao of TWIC


Check out Christine's blog for more photos with Jess! I also tweaked the colors a bit so head on to her site to see the originals :) 

i am meg

7 copy

mandatory obnoxious duck face photo

Craziness ensuing from the I Am MEG party at Skye Lounge. Happy we bumped into some buddies from church! Ha. 
Love these random boozeday Tuesdays, only in Manila. xx

Monday, March 26, 2012

PDP @ Pipino

Punchdrunk Panda invited me and some girls last March 20 for a blogger hangout at a cool vegan restaurant called Pipino at Teacher's Village QC. We each got a new pair of skimmers and had so much yummy vegan food for lunch!


Saturday, March 24, 2012


Wish my hair was like this every day! 
Makeup + hair by the MaxFactor team a while ago at the Parisian Shoes photo shoot! The whole team was super nice and I'm glad I got to see a couple of other bloggers. Will be writing about that soon... Can't wait to see our photos! 

Friday, March 23, 2012

done & done

button-down & jeans from Levi's 
shoes from Topshop

Photos by Edric Chen
post-processing by me 


What I wore to the Rags2Riches event at the Ayala Museum.
I'm normally not a fan of the Kim Kardashian trademark (one-shoulder dresses) since I never found it flattering for my body type... But I finally had the guts to wear this out last night.
Thank you to Alessandra for designing a couple of these dresses for me! 

bracelet by Mia Arcenas
accessories from my mom 

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Happy 13th birthday to Candy!!!

The Philippines' number one teen magazine, Candy magazine, is celebrating its thirteenth birthday this month! 
In celebration of 13 sweet and wonderful years, they've sent over a couple of shirts and I'm giving them away to three lucky readers!!!

All you have to do is...

1. Like and follow Candy on Facebook and on Twitter 
2. E-mail me ( / tweet me "I'm a Candy girl because _________."
Include your full name and e-mail address as well! 
3. Greet Candy magazine a happy 13th birthday on Facebook and Twitter and tag Candy's page

Good luck!!!

Thursday, March 8, 2012

Cebu photo diary (0226-0307)

My Beauty and Beyond godmother, health/fitness freak & kindred spirit, Jen. 



Vito's done it again! It's amazing how he reinvents the rocking chair into something that's modern yet still Filipino by using rattan. I really want this piece for our house in Baguio... I only have one VS piece for now (geo table) and it never fails to attract the attention of visitors.

The Delilah will be available at KISH soon. The Philippine launching is going to be in Manila F.A.M.E. International from March 18-21, and he will also be showcasing in Design Days Dubai from March 18-21. This is just one of the 8 new pieces he's designed for VS, so drop by! I'll be attending Manila F.A.M.E. on those dates. 

Watch this dreamy video he made....

Like the ebb and flow of the tides, the act of coming and going reverberates in our most basal instincts as human beings. We go forth, only to go back- to a favorite song, a frayed shirt, a well-loved meal. Back and forth, back and forth.
A rocking chair, a silent testimony to countless babies being nursed to sleep, coming and going between wakefulness and slumber. A rocking chair, tucked into a corner, unused, all but forgotten. A rocking chair, refashioned. Back and forth, back and forth, we go.

Sunday, March 4, 2012

gloomy Sunday shoot

My friend Christine asked me to model for her today since she had to update her portfolio... The shoot was also for TWIC's lookbook.  

With the other model, Jessika. 

Mitz was our stylist and she used pieces from her upcoming clothing line, TWIC

Sheer top from Mia Arcenas, skirt from Topshop, bag from Michael Kors

Steve Madden pumps (which are now too big for me!)

necklace also by Mia Arcenas

makeup by Raisa Bercede

Saturday, March 3, 2012

Raleene X Postura Project

Necklace & studded top by Mia Arcenas, leggings from American Apparel, boots from Forever 21 & bag from Hong Kong

This is actually my first post for the Postura Project! The main idea is to wear at least one thing that's locally made or designed. I chose to wear creations by my good friend Mia since I recently visited her showroom in Cebu. She dressed me up for the masquerade ball and I couldn't help but get some things from her showroom. She designs fun accessories and colorful dresses! She's also one of the contestants for this year's Bb. Pilipinas, let's show our support!

Friday, March 2, 2012


Bracelet by Mia Arcenas

tasseled necklace from Sugar Kissed   |   Marc by Marc Jacobs sunglasses

Topshop bodycon skirt   |    Freeway top 

Zara platform heels 

Thursday, March 1, 2012


Top, button-down and jean leggings from Levi's  |  shoes from DAS   |   shades- Ray-Bans
photos by Edric Chen

These jeans are a godsend- leggings with pockets!