The Reluctant Stylista

fashion and styling

Confession: the reason I  wear some outfits once and never again is because that was actually a test drive. If you've known me long enough, you're already familiar with my personal style. It can be r...
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Romper: Thrift Manila / Shoes: SM Parisian Photo: Noel Salazar / Makeup: Rae V. Salazar I love rompers. They're much like your reliable LBD, just a tiny bit more tedious (I'm talking about that ...
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I used to pride myself in standing by my high heels (pun intended) the entire day. I could work, walk, dance, and occasionally run in a pair of pumps that I'd wear just before going out of the house a...
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Welcome to LeBunny Bleu, the land of the cutest flats you ever did see. I tell you, I fell in love the moment I stepped foot into LeBunny Bleu's store in Shangri-La. This is high praise, coming from a...
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I like short shorts. I have no qualms about a neckline that plunges almost to my navel. I love cropped tops--they're a staple in my closet. And I adore barely-there fabrics and cutout designs that rev...
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I've been a fan of Timberland around five years ago when I discovered how amazingly well-made their boots are. And this is high praise coming from a girl whose favorite shoes are of the stiletto heel ...
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"Ang laki pala ng hips mo," was the first thing that our photographer (the one who took this photo below) said to me once he noticed I was uncharacteristically in jeans. But I don't mind the comment. ...
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Stylists don't always act as the creative director, nor is it a given that we conceptualize shoots.  That often falls to an editor or your client's marketing department.  Sometimes, though, the conc...
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I've been doing a couple of editorials this month when I thought, well, I might as well take advantage of the nice cameras, lighting and location from all these. That's right, I should take the rare O...
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For local fashionistas and style bloggers, Zalora is possibly the most popular virtual marketplace.  I'm late to the party--what else is new--but I just know Zalora and I will be getting better acqua...
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When I started this blog, I wanted to chronicle my adventures in fashion styling. I can't quite forgive myself if I don't detail the first big editorial I did for a major publication, where I acted bo...
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Despite  friends describing my fashion as loud, colorful, bold and all the opposites of simple and minimalist, I think they’re just getting it confused with my personality.  (Yes, folks, introvert...
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I noticed that many people end up on my blog because they Googled "undercut hair".  I've had two undercut styles in the past 3+ years and I might as well document the ways I styled them in one blog p...
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And so here goes the last installment of this awfully long series (well, just long cos it takes me forever to post). If you missed it, here's Part 1 and Part 2. #9 I went to my first Malasimbo a...
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Mean Girls' 10th Anniversary day had come and gone, and I was really planning to do an OOTD in honor of one of my favorite movies of all time...but, as always the case these days, lack of time--or mor...
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