DRESSED IN DREAMS
Je is a 20 year old girl from the Philippines and an A.B. Multimedia Arts senior at De La Salle-College of Saint Benilde.
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(CLOSED) Post Birthday Giveaway Part 1
Hello again, lovelies! Jessa Ang and Jesrhel Co’s birthday was held last December 13 & 23, and this big post-birthday giveaway contest is our way to give back and thank all of you for the support we got from the past years of blogging! So in return, we decided to shower you loads of giveaways from your favorite online stores before December ends! - Jessa ♥
Get a chance to win these:
Style Spotting: Bloggers United x Moonleaf Bazaar
Angela Nepomuceno - http://lushangel.com
Paulo Deoferio - http://deow.tumblr.com
Aisa Ipac - http://ipaxme.blogspot.com
Cody Mariano - http://codymariano.tumblr.com
They are some of the awesome bloggers I met during the Bloggers United x Moonleaf Pop-up bazaar for the benefit of typhoon Sendong victims. No detailed post about the event yet. I’m still in holiday hibernation mode (read: pigging out + sleeping all day) even though I badly need to catch up on backlogs. I’ll get back to them soon.
And yes, I turned 19 last Friday. Thank you so much to everyone who greeted me! :) I even received a cellphone call from one of my bestest friends who’s currently in Bahrain. God, I miss her so much. :’)
Happy holidays everyone! Hope you’re having a blast. xx
(CLOSED) Christmas Giveaway Part 3
Thank you girls (and some guys… probably for their girlfriends or sisters) for joining the first 2 parts of my Christmas giveaway. I already announced the winner of the 1st part on my Facebook page and the 2nd part is still ongoing ‘til the 24th. Now I’m posting the 3rd and last part. :) Join now and get a chance to win these:
1 feather ear cuff, 1 pair of three tier earrings and 1 pair of feather earrings from Ma-artsy Shop
This outfit is a lucky charm. I placed runner up and won 3k worth of gift certificate from Accessorize Philippines with this entry for their About the Bag contest. And the first one of my 5 looks to get 100+ hypes on Lookbook is, guess what, this look. I’ve a confession to make though… I’ve only worn this outfit for the sake of shooting it.
So yes, please don’t shun me and stick an “outfit repeater” note on my back when you see me wear this again in events. And since I’m all about maximizing my resources (and luck) I joined another contest and if it isn’t too much to ask, can you please register here then comment “Like!” on my entry here. It’s my 19th birthday on Friday (I think that’s enough reason to help me win gorgeous shoes from Gold Dot hihihi). *bats eyelashes* :p
On a more serious note, if you’re a friend of mine on Facebook you’d notice how I’ve been sharing photos and such on how people can help the victims of typhoon Sendong. I hope I didn’t irk anyone… I just couldn’t help it, to think that there are people in need of help and I’m at home just being a fat ass all day, the least thing I can do is share them on my wall, but even that isn’t enough help.
Thankfully, Bloggers United & Moonleaf is holding a garage sale and 50% of the proceeds will aid SENDONG victims. I’ll be selling some stuff together with your other favorite fashion/beauty bloggers, brands and personalities. Please Drop by at Moonleaf Tea Shop Maginhawa street, Quezon City on Friday, 12/23/11, 10am-6pm. Some of the stuff I’ll sell include leopard print bag and leggings, snake skin print leggings, sheer floral dress, 2way floral vest, books and accessories, all below 500php each. You can bring your donations too. See you there! :)
photos by Moe Tendencia
(CLOSED) Christmas Giveaway Part 2
This is the 2nd part of my 3 part Christmas giveaway. In solidarity with the victims of typhoon Sendong in some parts of Mindanao, we decided to revise the mechanics so we can promote a donation campaign.
You just have to follow the contest guidelines, one of them is sharing the campaign poster on your Facebook wall and you’ll get a chance to win these:
1 flag bag and 1 statement necklace from Cruella & Co!
Thank you so much to Camille Chan for sponsoring the prizes. :) You don’t have to donate to join this giveaway contest but any donation will be highly appreciated.
I slept at 6am (to finish a website project) and woke up at around 2pm today (not good! I should’ve drank coffee). I still have tons of plates to finish for our finals week, my reward for procrastinating. When will I stop believing that I can finish all the things (insert meme here) in just a short period of time? /wrist
Feather earring sponsored by Maris Unique Pieces
The only reason why I’m still sane is my super loving boyfriend (mehganon?) he’s been really sweet and thoughtful lately that it makes me wonder if we have a healthy relationship. We’ve been together for more than 4 years but I think we’re still in the “honeymoon stage” (you know that stage where couples say I love you at least 10x a day, argues who hangs up the phone first and everything just feels shiny and new) kalerkey!!
Anyway, here’s a pretty laid back outfit that’s perfect for the bipolar weather. We actually shot these photos during an on and off drizzle. Moe and I would come back to the roofed area whenever it started pouring again and take photos when it stops.
Those gorgeous shoes (I really love the brocade detail and structured heel) are unbelievably comfortable. You wouldn’t even notice you’re already falling; they are that light. The taupe and black long sleeve romper is another ukay-ukay (thrift store) find. As for the lovely accessories, I’d like to thank Mika of Maris Unique Pieces and Jessica of The Bling Project for giving me these early presents. :)
Necklace sponsored by The Bling Project
Gold Dot Bertha booties
By the way guys, I got invited as a guest (blogger) in The Suplado Show, an Internet radio talk show on Dig Radio (formerly NU107) hosted by comedian & TV host Stanley Chi. I hope you can tune in tomorrow night, here’s a quick guide how:
1. Go to www.digradio.ph every Monday, 9 to 11 p.m.
2. Click on the “watch” button.
3. A new window will open. (Make sure your browser allows pop-up windows.)
4. In the new window, look for the Suplado Show on the left sidebar. Click “listen” right under it.
5. Live streaming will then start and you can watch the Suplado Show live.
6. You may send in requests, greetings, and violent reactions to 09174883396 or call (02) 2180897. You may also chat with Stanley and other guests by clicking on the “chat” button right under the video streaming.
I’ll put some free stuff up for grabs to lucky callers! Feel free to send requests and greetings. It would really mean a lot to me. :) :)
Photos by: Moe Tendencia | Hype this look on Lookbook
(CLOSED) PORT 88: Ready, Set, SALE! 20 invites Giveaway
The LiST Group in partnership with ICA Alumnae Association (ICAAA) is organizing a lifestyle bazaar, PORT 88: Ready, Set, SALE!, now on its second year. The event will be held on December 10 & 11, 2011 from 10:00am to 10:00pm at The Megatent Events Venue along Meralco Ave. The event will feature both big commercial brands as well as everyone’s well‐loved online brands.
(CLOSED) Christmas Giveaway Part 1
Since I love spoiling you guys, I’m throwing a 3 part Christmas giveaway + a birthday giveaway (I’m turning 19 on December 23) this holiday season! :) Here are the stuff you can win for Part 1 (thank you so much to these stores for sponsoring the prizes):
2 pairs of earrings, 2 rings and 1 charm bracelet from Cheap Fashion Finds
I like big bags and I cannot lie. I can freely stuff my school things, umbrella, kikay paraphernalia etc. inside without any worries. My boyfriend even started calling my everyday bag, the “magic bag” like the one Mary Poppins has. But big bags can only do so much. I needed a medium sized bag that’s perfect for dates, casual lunches with friends, family dinners and the likes. Since almost all of my bags are extra large, I had no choice but to use them even if I’m only bringing a few stuff, hence giving me unnecessary weight to carry. But that was the case until the Accessorize event where they gave me this lovely, Birkin lookalike bag.
It’s so dainty no? I really love the soft pink hue. During the event when I picked this bag, Anne told me that it suits me really well. I was unconvinced at first because I’m a huge sucker for giant brown leather bags nga. It’s very unlikely for me to own a light colored bag and a medium at that. But after using it a few times, I realized that it was what’s missing on my bag selection. A dainty, medium sized bag that can be casual or formal.
Hype this look on Lookbook
For this look I decided to channel Abby out of the four new collections of Accessorize for Autumn/Winter 2011 because it’s the closest to my personal style. Abby is described as “an eclectic array of new and old, with inspiration drawn from vintage travel postcards, taxidermy, old script typography and antique collectables. Preppy heritage takes a stroll with bohemian grunge – think Nicole Richie and the Olsen twins. Clock faces, tapestry, patchwork and brocade all make for key element of this autumn look, as do semi-precious stone jewellery and elegant pearls. Dipped in animal prints and new camouflaged florals, Abby is eccentric and frivolously wild.”
I hope you like my look as much as I do! I was just a bit unsure with the shoes (it was a last minute choice) but I think I pulled it off and check out the surprise scallop skirt underneath. I got it at a tiangge for only 350php, pink midi skirt from a thrift store (less than 80php, le ukay-ukay wonders), I bought the floral bustier online, boots from my gran in Canada, and of course the bag is a gift from Accessorize.
We’re preparing for our finals week and I have tons of plates to do which explains the lack of updates but I’ll be back real soon loves. Thank you so much to Moe for taking time out from her busy schedule so we can shoot these gorgeous photos and also to Accessorize! Here’s a photo set I made featuring some of their beautiful bags. :)
Tokyo Cafe Bloggers Event
Tokyo Cafe is the only Japanese style family restaurant that offers Western dishes with that distinct Japanese touch and prides itself with genuine Japanese hospitality and service here in the Philippines. It boasts of its traditional, unique art of Japanese coffee preparation - the traditional Japanese drip method.
Last week I attended Tokyo Cafe’s bloggers event at SM Mall of Asia, their first branch. Their other branches are in SM Megamall, SM North Edsa, McKinley Piazza, Fort Bonifacio Global City, NAIA 3 Terminal, and Robinsons Cybergate Plaza where they serve Tapsilog breakfast dishes (I’d love to try that soon!). This was only my third time to dine in Tokyo cafe, the first one was with my family and the second one was with friends for my 15th birthday (wow that seems like ages ago ;_;).
Our appetizer: Chicken and Cheese Roll - chicken fillet stuffed with mozarella cheese, rolled in bread crumbs, and deep fried to perfection (P260)
The venue for the event was changed at short notice, we were supposed to be in Megamall, where half of the bloggers were, but the shuttle service got caught up in heavy traffic so we just stayed in MOA. The friendly PR agent who was with us asked us to try Tokyo Cafe’s Japanese Fair and then we may order any meals we prefer! :) The six of us decided to share each meal so everyone will get to taste everything. The ones with the stars are my favorites!
Japanese Fair, our favorite rice toppings in a Ju-Box: Unaju - pan-fried eel fillets topped with caramelize soy sauce over rice (P393) my first time to eat eel!
Kalbi-Ju - thinly sliced beef smothered in original yakiniku sauce with side of fresh garden salad (P241)
Oyako-Ju - sliced chicken braised in signature tempura sauce with onions, and leeks mixed in egg on steamed white rice (P238)
Katsu-Ju - Deep fried breaded pork cutlet flavored with signature tempura sauce, onions, leeks and scrambled egg on steamed rice (P240) ★
Ten-Ju - deep fried shrimp tempura with signature tempura sauce on steamed rice (P238) ★
Other scrumptious meals Creamy Ebiko Pasta - shrimp, karashi ebiko, & cream pasta (P270) ★
Chicken in a Basket (7pcs - P420) - Japanese-style crispy fried chicken served with gravy
Hamburg & Shrimp - twice the goodness with this plateful of juicy burger patties & breaded black tiger prawns (P293) ★
Desserts and Drinks Milk Oreo Smoogee (P130) - crushed oreo cookies loaded in a milkshake
Matcha smoogee (P130) - Japanese green tea shake
New York Cheesecake (P145) - cheesy cake on a graham cracker crust
Tiramisu (P145) - an exquisite blend of coffee liquer in between layers of espresso soaked lady finger and mascarpone cheese I didn’t like this cake at all, it tasted bland and had an icy consistency, probably left frozen longer than it should be
Azuki Parfait (P118) - layers of sweet red azuki beans, vanilla & green tea ice cream topped with whipped cream
Caramel smoogee (P126) - a rich creamy mixture of caramel and espresso based
Banana hazelnut crepe (P125) - banana, hazelnut spread, whipped cream and vanilla ice cream drizzled with choco syrup
Iced Cocoa (P115) - rich cocoa topped with whipped cream
Tokyo Afogard (Ice cream in espresso) - three scoops of vanilla ice cream topped with fresh espresso (P117) ★ this is just heavenly *u*
Thank you so much Tokyo Cafe for the awesome food & service (I was so full I even had to loosen my shorts a little haha), and Richard Mamuyac of AM PR for inviting me! It’s always nice to meet new bloggers, they were all very friendly especially Ms. Dash. They didn’t make me feel left out even though I’m just a pseudo-food blogger. :) Don’t forget to visit Tokyo Cafe’s website and Facebook page for updates.
PS. Tokyo Cafe’s recent promo, Tokyo Thrift is perfect for those on a budget. At 100php you can enjoy a different meal each day that’s delicious and filling for a reasonable price. Planning a Christmas party? It doesn’t have to be too expensive nor does it have to be too tight. Celebrate your parties bento style this year. They are open for bulk orders (minimum of 24). Check out the official poster here and here for more info.