Wednesday, August 31, 2011


I re-read my friend's post the other night and was totally surprised to learn that I am also in charge of all the gowns and invitations. I don't know why I didn't realize that sooner when she typed it clearly. Maybe I was already shocked by the wedding dress that I blocked the other words?

So I went to the mall today and went by a store that specializes in invitations and I was surprised by how much they cost. The lowest that I asked was about Php 50 each! The really beautiful ones cost more than a hundred pesos.

Okay, maybe I am a cheapskate. But It's not my problem anymore because I passed on the responsibility to my other friend who knows a lot of printers/wedding invite makers.

Of course, my stubbornness made me try to create one anyway.

... And I just realized that my monogram looks a little bit like the Etude logo. I couldn't find a floral one that would make a good monogram design. The theme is lavender, but my cousin said it looked a bit too pink. My idea is to have some ribbon with it, maybe lavender or white. For a more rustic appeal, maybe the white paper can be changed into an eco-friendly brown colored-paper and tied up with a raffia ribbon.

I think I'll show this to my friend anyway, just in case.

Monday, August 29, 2011

Everyone's a hero in their own way...

It's August 29 and here in the Philippines, it's National Heroes Day.

Well, no disrespect to Bonifacio, Rizal, and company... but whenever this time of year comes around, I always end up watching this video.

It's a snippet from Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog which was created by one of the people I use the "I'm not worthy" bow move to - Joss Whedon. If you haven't watched the whole series, WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR? DO IT RIGHT NOW! I swear, you won't regret it. It's classic.

Back to the video... it's performed by Nathan Fillion who you usually see in the awesome TV show Castle nowadays. His character's a pretty smarmy guy, but once you get past the insulting words, you'll find there's an honest to goodness message in the song. It's freaking fun. I think I'm going to watch it again now.

Check out the lyrics below and feel free to sing-along.

Everyone's A Hero

It may not feel too classy
Begging just to eat
But you know who does that? Lassie
And she always gets a treat

So you wonder what your part is
Because you’re homeless and depressed
But home is where the heart is
So your real home’s in your chest

Everyone’s a hero in their own way
Everyone’s got villains they must face
They’re not as cool as mine
But folks you know it’s fine to know your place

Everyone’s a hero in their own way
In their own not-that-heroic way

So I thank my girlfriend Penny
Yeah, we totally had sex
She showed me there’s so many
Different muscles I can flex

There’s the deltoids of compassion
There’s the abs of being kind
It’s not enough to bash in heads
You’ve got to bash in minds

Everyone’s a hero in their own way
Everyone’s got something they can do
Get up go out and fly
Especially that guy he smells like poo

Everyone’s a hero in their own way
you and you and mostly me and you

I’m poverty’s new sherrif
And I’m bashing in the slums
A hero doesn’t care if you’re a bunch of scary
alcoholic bums


Everyone’s a hero in their own way
Everyone can blaze a hero’s trail
Don’t worry if it’s hard,
if you’re not a friggin ‘tard you will prevail

Everyone’s a hero in their own way
Everyone a hero in their –

Saturday, August 20, 2011

WD 001

Got around to sketching again. Since I noticed that I kinda sucked on drawing, I studied some sketches of fashion designers to get a feel of it. Successful or not? Well, practice is definitely needed.

This time I used a sketch pad instead of a notebook (so I can scan them better) and remembered to outline them with a black sign pen.

Scanned the sketch and it was a good thing I did because when I tried to color them using my watercolor pens, the paper didn't hold up and it was a mess.

Ah, yes. Photoshop - my savior.

Eh. The gown is obviously supposed to be white not grey! >.<

Going to do more. I haven't shown this to my friend yet because I don't know if she likes this kind of style or not. Also... nervous! Waaah. It's not as if I'm going to make a career of this, right?

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Kids of Bayo August-September 2011 Lookbook

Psst... I'll let you in a little secret of mine.

I shop at the little girl's store.

While I may complain about being vertically-challenged most of the time, there are some advantages to it - like getting the children's discount on rides (true story) and shopping for clothes that are much cheaper than adults'.

So that is why I checked out Kids of Bayo's lookbook for the months of August and September. Even though their clothes are geared towards kids and tweens - they're very fashionable and stylish. I ask for the largest size, of course, and most of the time they have them on stock. And surprise! It fits! Though it makes me wonder just how fast kids are growing up these days... and why didn't they have Cherifer when I was younger(!).

I also love the presentation of their lookbooks. It's so playful!

Kids of Bayo doesn't disappoint. I love the jackets and the striped skirt. Their graphic tees are pretty cute, too.

As with Bayo, all prices and clothes are available at their website.

Here are the rest of the pics:


All images taken from the official Bayo website.

For more information on Bayo and Kids of Bayo:
Bayo Official Website

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Pretty Primary Colors For Fall

I'm in love with this picture from BCBGeneration. I love the colors, a spin on the primary colors blue, red, and yellow for fall. The photo is pretty too with the light and everything - the hair, the lipstick, the dotted scarves... Love, love, love! 

(It is too bad, though, that we can't really see the dress design. LOL!)

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Testing out a few things...

I finally bought a new printer which has a built-in scanner - which I wanted for the longest time. I am planning to scan all my docs to lessen the mountain of paper currently residing at my condo. And, well, there's a lot of fun to be had with scanners.

So after testing the printing capabilities (which will be used by my cousin as she does her thesis), I set off to scan some of my drawings of my friend's wedding dress. It's been a while since I drew since my hands are usually on the mouse and keyboard nowadays, so pardon the drawing fail.

It was really a surprise when my college friend suddenly assigned me to design a wedding dress for her. No, I am not a fashion design student. I just drew a lot during college, most often during classes I admit, and I think we had this unspoken promise that I will design their dresses. It's kind of cool, but also kind of pressuring.

Here are some my preliminary sketches while I was hanging around the office today. (Yeah, I went to work today - like for 3 hours LOL)

I don't even know what she's going to pick or what I even want for her. I just want to draw pretty dresses. Hee.

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Bayo August-September 2011 Lookbook

I've become quite a Bayo fan the recent months. I love their pretty dresses. They're simple but still packs a punch whenever I wear them.

For their pre-holiday collection (I think - don't really know much about fashion stuff), they're switching to fall colors and there are a lot of black, brown, and red in this lookbook. No arguments from me, since I happen to love those colors all year round too.

This is my favorite outfit from the group. I love the blazer and the casual chic-ness of the outfit. But most of all, I love the red sandals. I want, I want, I want.

Here are the rest of the pictures from their lookbook. The outfits' individual prices are there at their website where you can purchase them there too.


All images taken from the official Bayo website.

For more information on Bayo:
Bayo Official Website

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

D.I.Y. Winged Shoes

Dara fans would already be familiar with her favorite winged shoes that were part of Jeremy Scott's line for Adidas. I've coveted the same shoe, partly because Dara has it and mostly because they are so freaking cool.

Dara sporting the winged shoes since the Fire days

Admittedly, I am not a sneaker kind of girl, but I found myself going to Adidas stores here in the Philippines trying to find the shoe and not having any luck so far. 

Well, problem solved. Err... Somewhat. I happened to stumble upon this awesome idea from I Am Momma - Hear Me Roar. Check out how she made a simple pair of sneakers into (da-dan!) SUPERHERO WINGED SHOES!

Now, I want to go make these for my nieces and nephews for Christmas!

Maybe I'll pass on the winged shoes and leave it to the young folks. I would settle for the winged hoodies - which Dara also wore. (I'm not Dara obsessed - much - they're just really cool, I tell you!) 

Dara me2day: October 5, 2010

If I don't find them in stores soon... maybe I'll just have to... make it? 

Must. Learn. How. To. Use. Sewing. Machine!