Tagged: j. Crew

What’s in A Name?

Phoebe Philo in Vogue Paris by David Sims

Phoebe Philo is one lady whom I wish was my ninang (godmother in Tagalog). And I’m not saying that just so she could gift me with Céline goodies (although that would be so nice of her~), but she is someone who radiates this rare coolness.



She’s a goddess really. So casual, a little masculine, simple, her smile, her stance…Let me stop here before I start making a shrine in my closet. She assures me that the manner in which you carry yourself is what’s more important than the way you look or dress.

what's in a name set

Here’s an outfit I pulled together of things inspired by Phoebe and my latest obsessions.

Factory Warmspun Turtleneck Sweater – J.CREW

White Air Force 1’s low
– Nike

Crash full length denim
– Stunning Lure

Personalized “Carrie” necklace
– MyNameNecklace

and Pharaoh Hounds because they’re so beautiful!

Anyways, I hope you all are enjoying the winter holidays! And as the year comes to a close, I only wish for the best in 2013! Things are looking up and I couldn’t be happier :+)

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Dertbag Connect shirt, J.Crew downtown field jacket, H&M pants, Superga COTU Classics

Speckled shirt (I forgot the store’s name, but it’s from the Philippines), AA Zinc hoodie, ZARA shorts, Nike Free Run +2s

Fall semester started last week and as colder nights are creeping in, I couldn’t be more excited. I am happy to be taking more art classes this semester! Well, with the exclusion of my boring Health class, though my teacher makes my day by coming in with extravagant suits and matching sneakers.

I hope everyone is enjoying their last few weeks of summer. Till next time!


It’s that time of month again!

First favourite product of the month is my new school bag. It is The North Face’s Isabella backpack. Back in September when Via and I visited Hye Chung in LA, we noticed her pretty cool backpack and she swore to the man upstairs that this is a really good investment. And if I could put my two cents in, I would have to agree. HOWEVER, it really depends on the user.

I go to CC and because of my schedule, I don’t necessarily have to bring a lot of books at once when I go to class so it is fairly small which is fine by me. Despite its size, it’s very sturdy. My back doesn’t feel uncomfortable when I wear it, which is one of the reasons why I bought it. It has cool compartments and I can surprisingly fit my 13″ Macbook Pro in one of the pockets. I’ll probably do an obligatory “What’s in my school bag?” post soon.

I decided to try a new toner and got one from Origins. They were having a promo which included 3 free samples (one of them not pictured because I forgot, ha). But I’d have to say the toner is great. It’s not too strong in a way that it doesn’t dry out my skin which is good because I having combination skin kinda sucks. The charcoal mask and the micro-dermabrasion exfoliator aren’t my cup of tea, however.

Ahh, the infamous BAGGU bag. I love this bag because not only is it eco-friendly, but it’s just so damn cute!!!! One of these standard bags can hold up to about 50 lbs/3 full bags of groceries if I can recall. They come in all different colours, designs, and sizes. BAGGU also has zipper pouches and backpacks.

Needed a light denim button down so I got one from H&M. A very versatile piece.

Definitely my favourite-favourite of the month. J. Crew’s downtown field jacket. I went to the outlets on Black Friday and copped this for 40% off discounted retail. Great gold accents against a dark olive green. Has a relaxed boyfriend fit! Very happy camper.

ALBUM of the Month

Emily King’s The Seven EP. I don’t know why I haven’t heard of this girl a long time ago. Amazing singer and lyricist. If you like jazz, R&B, and all that smooth funk goodness, I suggest you listen to this album. My personal favourite is “Radio”.

Movie of the Month

Now I know it isn’t Halloween anymore, but I’ve been wanting to watch this for a while. Partly because Rory Culkin is in it and I think he is fantastic (just like the rest of his brothers). Overall, I enjoyed it partly because plot is very unexpected. A few scares and laughs here and there. I mean if you have spare time, go ahead and watch this.

TV SHOW of the Month

I love this show because I think the Pan Am girls are absolutely gorgeous. I have a girl crush on all of them especially Karine Vanasse. She makes me want to take up French again. Besides the fashion and all, I do love the story – a mix of drama, comedy, adventure, action, and romance.

VIDEO of the Month

Just a favourite video in general. Pharrell and Justin Timberlake in the studio working on the song “Take It From Here”. So much talent!

ICON of the Month

Model Victoria Darlington photographed by David Urbanke. She is so beautiful. I love her hair and the fact that she has multiple piercings.

by Grant Yoshino

Hope you guys had a great month! Christmas is around the corner so what’s on your wish list?