Dear Diary,


Mark, Patty and I got together last Wednesday and had a fun shoot. Patty had her awesome Olympus film camera from the seventies and wanted to try it out. Film scares me. I feel very pressured to deliver or else its just such a waste! We shot at Rogue Studios, a very cozy little place along Ortigas. I must say, it’s a pretty cute studio!

After the shoot, Mike and I went over to Salcedo Village and found a cute boutique hotel called Picasso. At the ground floor was Qi Wellness Spa, which was very inviting after a long and stressful day! Mike and I tried the Qi Tranquility Massage which was very very soothing. I have to say it was very different from the usual Swedish or aroma therapy massages I usually have. The pressure consistenly paced from soft to medium and the techniques used were long and calming. None of the stressful poking, stretching or friction burns from repetitive rubbing! Plus, my therapist Meila had such warm hands, which were extra comforting! I fell asleep minutes into the massage and felt super relaxed.

As a plus, the whole place was spotless clean and beautifully decorated. The walls were made of glassed japanese paper in a cute abstract pattern. I’m not so sure what it represents, but its quirky and I love it!

After the massage, Mike and I decided to walk around a bit, and found a nice restaurant (and expat haven) called Brasserie Boheme.  This restaurant is owned by the Lhuiller family of Cebu, who also own a chain of restaurants in the city. Mike and I knew exactly what to order since the menu was quite similar to the one at Gustavian. We had some caesar salad and spinach soup (which I devoured before having taken a shot) for starters. I had the Sole Mexicane, perfectly crisp and tangy while Mike had the Q burger with no fries (haha they ran out of A LOT of things, apparently). Then we finished off with some Strawberry shortcake and tea.

Thanks to the massage and the good food, Manila traffic lost its luster and it was a pretty relaxing day, all in all.



*edit* Oh, and P.S.:

Thanks to everyone who voted for me and my sister on Stylebible! Thanks for the emails and congratulations as well (and thanks to Carla for emailing me this photo)!

The Look of Style Awards

Hi guys!

Photo heavy update coming. Will mumble along shortly (feeling very sleepy after a long day!)


Yesterday, Look Magazine turned two.

The event, held at the Establishment, showcased 12 stylish women of the Philippines, Look Magazine’s top picks.
Among the gorgeous bunch was Kaye Luym (bottom left photo), the only Cebu personality! She looked absolutely stunning!

The event was sponsored by Samsung, and there was a huge flat screen TV at the middle of the venue. And when I say flat screen, I mean FLAT screen!

I gotta get myself one of those!

Tessa Prieto Valdez and Mel Cuevas(Look Magazine’s EIC) took the stage and awarded some of the muses with flowers and a photo op.

A lot of awardees couldn’t make it though. Too bad.

After the whole ceremony, five young designers presented their collections, in the hopes of winning an all expense paid scholarship to Central Saint Martin’s, London, courtesy of the British Council of the Philippines.

All of the collections were very interesting and well thought of, but there could only be ONE winner. Can you guess who it was?

Paolo Cabahug bagged the prize with his outstanding robotics collection! I was very impressed by the wearability, intricacy and quality of his pieces! Congratulations Paolo!

A big congratulations to all the other designers as well! They’re creativity and vision were unbelievably spot on “break through”. I loved everyone’s unique point of view. To think these designers are still so young! There’s so much out there for them. I can’t wait to see how far they go in life!

Ronna (Associate Editor) and I saying goodbye.

Here’s me and my DIY cocktail outfit. Sewed my kimono top shut just a few hours before the event!

Went to a shabby italian resto after the party. I saw the baghag and one of the night’s awardees, Ingrid Go, but I was too lazy to stand up and take a photo with her. haha. Too bad :(

Also, I just realized that I had Italian food for breakfast, lunch and dinner that day!

More words and updates soon!

Goodnight, Manila.


Congratulations to the last set of Levi’s PFW ticket giveway winners!

Please claim your tickets at  20/F tower 2, the enterprise center, ayala ave. corner paseo de roxas, Makati. See you all at the show tomorrow!

The mirror's right in front of you

I need some change.

Should I… grow my hair or cut it short? Lose my bangs or keep them on? Find a new way of putting on make up or scratching it out completely?

My brain feels kind of soupy right now, so ill leave you with a few more jumbled up updates:

Here’s another old photo by Lea Ann

Hype on Lookbook and Chictopia

My brother-in-law found this on Sunstar Cebu, today.

And…Here are yesterday’s Levi’s giveaway winners:

Join NOW if you haven’t yet! Contest runs until the 27th!


I voted today! <3

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