The Reluctant Stylista

Now that I have time off from work, with the film shooting ending last Friday, I sit back and relax and get to know my fellow writers’ blogs.  That’s right, one of the things that kept me uber busy this month is writing for the Beauty and Fashion channel of The Philippine Online Chronicles.  Though it’s hard work, I realize how important this opportunity is for me as a freelancing stylist and fashion blogger.  With both of that, I really have to motivate myself–but as a contributing writer, I have an editor to please and deadlines to meet.  The pressure is worse!  In fact, my column, Real People, Real Clothes, really pushed me out of my comfort zone as I am mostly an introvert–to my friends, I talk like a machine gun, but random strangers?  It’s hard enough to chat them up, it’s even harder to convince strangers to have their pictures taken!  Since getting deeper into writing and styling for fashion, I’ve had to keep my game up and work the PR skills.  I’m not quite used to going to blogger events without knowing other bloggers there, but I suspect that’ll change soon.


The's Beauty & Fashion Channel


My editor for The’s Beauty and Fashion Channel is Liz of Project Vanity and Ukay Manila.  I write alongside Nikki, KiraMaraLaurenTanya, and Angela.  I don’t know everyone yet, but I’m getting there!  And the more I learn about my fellow writers, the more pleased I am to know that I was actually chosen to write with them because they’re so darn good.  For me, it’s pretty hard to find fashion and beauty blogs that are personal and objective and really really interesting in perspective.  I love my new blog finds!

Anyway, the Beauty and Fashion channel has been up this month, so it’s still quite new.  I think we’re the newest channels at the POC, or at least one of them.

Here’s the week’s round-up:


Sizzling Summer: The Avon Fashions Summer Launch You’ve got the cool clothes, Avon’s got the hot underwear! Coverage by Kira.

Camp Nivea Liz’s coverage of the uber-cool camp for teenage stars!

Sean John launches newest fragrance “I Am King” The rapper’s sophistication and lifestyle in a bottle



Summer-ready finds at the Soleil Bazaar Lauren talks about her amazing finds at the the recently-concluded bazaar

Real people, real clothes column Every Friday, I take photos and write commentaries of the best of street fashion

Beauty for a cause beauty is nearly not as shallow as you think. Here are brands that try to contribute to our society’s well-being

Accessorize right! It’s easy to accessorize…not! Mara tells us how to wear accessories without looking like a tool

Indie/hipsters: defying the mainstream Tanya deconstructs the hipster evolution


Helga Weber

What’s next after the basics? So you’ve got everything you need. As any self-respecting woman will ask…what else? Mara says what else!

Green light: Natural bath and body wellness alternatives Be beautiful the natural way. You heard that right! This is coming from Kira, a fan of organic and natural products.

Clinique Youth Surge and the ingredients for lasting youth We can’t be young forever but there are ways to slow it down. Lauren shares the secret recipe.


Get That Job! How to prepare and what to wear for that dream job. By Nikki!

Top ten makeup nonessentials The makeup you don’t really need but got to have if you want to enhance your collection. By Nikki

Makeup that doesn’t melt Don’t you just hate it when, as early as lunch time, your makeup is already ruined? Kira writes about the products that are built to last under this crazy summer heat

Fearless fashion forecast My fashion report of the trends this coming quarter. Find out the next hottest things to wear!

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