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Oxygen S/S12 x Marcela Gutierrez Preview

Almost a month ago, Oxygen invited me, along with other fashion bloggers to preview their would-be Summer-Spring 2012 collection at their Trinoma branch. I’m so honored to be in the same room with some of the top influencers of Philippine fashion, much more drinking Perrier, having cold cuts and custom-made cupcakes, and conversing with them. Indeed, it has been a pleasure to be there for Oxygen.

DSC_0973Cupcakes by Patti Grandidge. Subtly class, and yummeh!

DSC_0974I could’ve devoured the cold cut platter. Nice choice, I say!

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Saw Vergil Chua right after entering the store. Met him for the first time here.

DSC_0977No sneaking! LOL!

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inKARLcerating and Tin Iglesias

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Mommy Thysz! And I love that Comme des Garcons tee!

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Ira Giorgetti. Oh how I envy your genes, LOLJK :D

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DSC_0993Carina of Connect, Gerd Perez, Miko Carreon, Alex Lapa

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Jeff Bascon, Oxygen’s ultra-hip brand manager, pointing their latest pieces.

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Introducing the latest collaboration of Oxygen with internationally renown fashion illustrator Marcela Gutierrez! For a while, I thought Marcela’s name was a bit familiar, until I realized I met her already here! And so I was very excited to see this collection, especially before anyone outside that room sees it! You have to give it, Oxygen really has classy style. Marcela is the way to go!!!

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This green-white-gray illustration got my eye, and yay, I found it in my loot :D

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DSC_1010Tie-dye-ish fashion is coming back in a twisted version. I love it! Definitely waiting for this to hit the racks.

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I’ve been meaning to distress some of my pants. This gave an idea what to do with my old ones. But yes, this is on the wishlist, too. Very grungy and adherent to the Oxygen fashion that I know! 

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Carrot cut pants. If it weren’t for my hips that don’t lie – quoting Hanna Samson!

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Drape-y top.

DSC_1014I wish this shorts comes with a boy version.

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Sheer top. I can almost feel how comfy this is under the cruel summer sun heat.

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Not sure if this is the piece Kat Reyes told us about sublimation, but I really like the sexy illustration.

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Jeff Bascon and Cholo dela Vega

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DSC_1025Spotted: Style Samurai, Ms. Daryl Chang who I saw in casual clothing for the first time. She rocks any fashion statement.

DSC_1027Oxygen just treated us to a shopping afternoon. All the love from the bottom of my heart!!!

DSC_1028Alex, Pax, Karl, Tin. In fairness to Pax who still has no sleep that day – EFFORT! Love it, teh!

DSC_1032Miko, Verge, and Gerd with Edryan Lorenzo of Oxygen. Thanks Ed for inviting and accommodating us. Yer the best, pal!

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This box made me really happy. Had a separate post about this. Thank you Oxygen and Connect Agencie! ^^

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DSC_0001Grabbed lunch at Mcdo with Thysz. We’re big eaters like dut. Tee-hee!

Solo black button-down, Oxygen gray denims, Thrifted military boots, Paradigm Shift noose neck piece.

Thanks to Miko and Verge for the last two photos :)

Like Oxygen at Facebook, follow their awesome Tumblelog, and their Twitter for updates on their latest fashion pieces. Most of all, go out there and buy those pieces, they’re all worth it – which reminds me to work, work, work so hard so that I can buy, buy, buy all I want! LOL!

Last *AWESOME* week in Photos

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It has been a very busy Fashion Week

Until now, I really cannot completely grasp what just happened last week! Whirlwind PFW and a lot of in-betweens! Awesomesauce!!!! IT REALLY IS!!!

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More and more people are watching Philippine Fashion Week. Glad that people appreciate local design

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Went to Guess‘ show for Philippine Fashion Week. Met my blogger friends again for the first time since the Oxygen preview. As usual, they’re looking so great!

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I love the clouds that day, they really are pretty

Thanks to David Guison for this photo of me!

PdP invited a handful of bloggers to Subspace Coffee House to preview the latest awesomesauce camera strap collection we just recently launched. This is the first event I handled for PdP. It’s a bit rough on the edges, but it was successfully delivered! Thank you to my team and the bloggers who made this happen! Stay tune for the next collection we’re having!!!

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Pandafy! Coming very soon!

DSC_0663I love the architecture at H20!

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After the preview, I went to H20 hotel and met Hanna for a quick Manila walkathon. Walked through Luneta, Roxas blvd., and we found ourselves at David’s Tea House, at Malate, for noodles and dimsum. Btw, their wanton is the best!!! And their tea is delicious. Coming back with the family when Mommy comes home this November.

Went To Freego’s show in the MOA atrium. First time watch inside the mall, and it was wild! People are everywhere and I didn’t manage to find a seat for me, Nica, and Jen. But the collection is awesome, as well. Y’all love it! AND THESE BASKETBALL PLAYERS! They walked outside the curtains with just their undies on and dressed onstage. Oh gawd, my knees have gone weak :P

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Back at the SMX, the next day, for Oxygen’s show. Been looking forward to this show since we previewed the Marcela Gutierrez collection. Very edgy and cool.

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The collection is so freaking amazing. I want to go into the minds of these designers! After the show, we went to the after party at Prive and met a lot of people. No pictures, because they won’t let my camera in, but I swear I was half-drunk and had the guts to talk to Cliff Ho who is sooooo handsome. That and alcohol made my knees really weak!!!

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Saturday is the last day of PFW, for me, that is. Hustled through The Ramp’s show. Thanks to Erika who got me a ticket, even for the last minute. I just wished I wore a fairly ventilated outfit. I am such a sweat machine.

DSC_0924BRENT! OH MY GAWD, BREEEEEENT!

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Also watched Vans’ show that day. So glad I did, because I was seated at the front with Miko, Daphne, Gerd, and Verge. So stoked! And they built a mini skate park inside the mall. WOW! Now that’s what you call innovative!


Now this is the face…


…that launched a thousand fans into rage!

Penshoppe’s show was outrageous because of Mario Maurer! I wasn’t able to get in, and I wasn’t really planning anyway, but I was there to wait for Ana to pullout some pieces from her online shop. It was not a pretty scene outside and fans were booing because they can’t be accommodated inside. I think Penshoppe had a special thing for them today…

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I initially planned to watch some designers’ show (L’Oreal Menswear and RTW collections) but I had to do a shoot with my sister for her debut. This is my first photo shoot to organize, and so I was so nervous and freaked out. I had Erika, Ana, Bianca, Bea, and Tiff to thank for this shoot. I think they made it easy for me. Thanks, you gals!

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FMCC black round neck, Levi’s distressed white denims, Liliw, Laguna espadrilles, Speedo frames

Anyhoo, more of the Summer Spring Collections of these brands on separate posts!!! Egad, this week is so awesome (for the nth time!)

P.S. I am still in Jason Mraz hangover! Watching him play last night is so hypnotizing! And he is so kulet! I just wish he sang Make it Mine! So here it is and let’s all be LSS about it :D

Crazy Halloween Weekend!!!


Blurred photo of the runway. I so love blurry photos. They’re so pretty!

Philippine Fashion Week Summer-Spring 2012 is the best PFW eveeeeeeeer! Well, that’s for me. Tea-hee!!! I must warn you though that for the following days, I will be flooding (LOL! 10+ backlogs and counting… just for the past week!) this blog with the hottest scoops behind the latest PFW! I’m so excited to show you the latest collection of the amazing brands that I watched. PLUS! Some of them had us in VIP, so I have really really REALLY great photos! I’ve met really cool bloggers along the way, too and I’m very happy I came to have met them! I learned bits of fashion wisdom from them! These all are coming your way very very soon!

Mario Maurer walked Penshoppe! I wasn’t able to watch, so that above is some random video I grabbed from Youtube. It was a pandemonium in and outside SMX because of fans wanting to get in Hall 2 but seemed like Penshoppe couldn’t accommodate everyone! Everyone was booing and I was waiting for Ana to be done because I was pulling out some of her accessories. However. MARIO MAURER IS SO CUTE EVEN IN THE SCREEN!!!! *unnecessary spazzing*

I wish I can post more about PFW, but I need my forty winks for my shoot in T-7 hours! More of it also in the coming posts (GAWD MY BACKLOGS GROW ON THEIR OWN!) For the meanwhile, listen to Foster the People’s Pumped Up Kicks. I’ve heard this first in the PdP HQ and it’s been all over PFW also! Kuh-raaaaaaaaaaaaazy song. I love it, I can listen to it a million times and be not umay about it! It’s just so dope! ❤

And if you’re watching Jason Mraz (with Toca Rivera) in Smart Araneta Coliseum later, I hate having to add Smart to it, tweet/SMS/BBM/Facebook me and let’s meet! I’m watching with my college best friend, Hanna. I am so excited!!! It’s my dream for Jason to come back here in Manila and I ditched Owl City and Black Eyed Peas for this. Yes, it will be all worth it. WE ❤ YOU JASOOOOOOOON!

And seriously, it’s still Halloween. And what’s creepier than Halloween? 1st of November (it really gives me the jeepers!) So who Halloween-partied yesterday (Well, I did! Who else partied last Saturday?) It really didn’t turned out well, I came home a lil drunk and wasted and my head spun first thing in the morni… errr, lunchtime, when I woke up. So yes, instead of getting wasted, y’all watch Donnie Darko, my Halloween movie for this year. SRSLY, IT’S GODDAMN CRAZY! I always love psycho movies, but I end up doubting my own sanity. So yeah, it scares the shit out of me.

So there, I really need to sleep. Please don’t mind my utterly fanboy tone while typing this post! This week has been very crazy. And as what I have been tweeting the whole week – This week is one for the keeps!

Ciao and I love you all!
J

Philippine Tiis-ganda Week!

I can’t get over when I just coined Philippine Tiis-ganda Week and sent my Twitter friends to laughter! Tea-hee!


Thank you to Connect Agency for invites to Guess, Oxygen, Vans shows!

It’s Philippine Fashion Week and it is that time of the year when the fashion world goes a little crazier around here! I’m so excited!!! Are you?!

See you there!
J

Philippine Fashion Week Summer Spring 2012

The busiest and grandest fashion event in the country is happening at the SMX Convention Center, from October 23 – 30. Block those dates and see you there!!!

P.S. Want to go to PFW but don’t know where to get tickets? A word of wisdom: look in Facebook >:)

Last Week in Photos

One out of my two-week break is over and it was fairly productive. Though I won’t deny that I slept for 17 hours before last week formally started. My week starts on a Monday, if you may.

Skype webinar with Punchdrunk Panda featuring the Nomad Manager, Jen Horn. *is sad, didn’t take a screencap*

Collab meeting with my college buds, Hanna and Ella. Something good is brewin’ in my little team of nurses *grins* Can’t divulge right now, though. BUT VERY SOON!!!

THAT. FOREHEAD. SHEESH. Photo by Hanna

Meeting at PdP HQ. First complete team meeting! Excuse my weird facial expression. Taken by Gail Go.

Caught on with my The Big Bang Theory marathon. Just finished Season 3!

Dropped by the Wrangler thingamajig at Trinoma. I love the grungy look!

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DSC_0926Wrangler Jeep

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DSC_0939Bakit hindi Philippines?

DSC_0932They also have tops

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DSC_0937Long lines

DSC_0948Hanna and Ella, fresh from BLS training, dropped by. BLS means Basic Life Support.

DSC_0934Saw Dee and June, too! Ang taba talaga ni June ngayon! :P

Finally had a haircut.

DSC_0952You do not want to see what’s inside that bonnet

DSC_0958Et voila! Love my rocker chic hair. Have to thank Pabs of Bench Fix Trinoma.

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Thanks to Nica for taking my photos

I promise I already had dinner before Nica and I decided to have Thai food at Jatujak for *gulp* another dinner. For me, at least.

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DSC_0967Thai milk tea. Did not notice it tastes like grass jelly until Nica mentioned it. I like it pa rin naman…

DSC_0970We both lurve Bagoong Rice. But it needs more bagoong, seriously. Or just order more (what we did)

DSC_0971Sauteed Kangkong. This needs bagoong. I love the garlic, though.

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I used to hate Thai food because of a certain Pad Thai gone bad. Here’s my new Thai go-to place until I find a better Thai place.

Back at Trinoma for an event. Will blog about these in the coming days.

DSC_1021I had better photos in other cameras. I look so pagod here!!!

Met up with the one and only, Jen Aquino, for retail therapy at Trendsetters Bazaar at the Rockwell Tent.

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DSC_0005Hannah and Jen. Jen ALWAYS goes to La Dame when we go to bazaars.

DSC_0007Paradigm Shift + Unisex + Os + Soule Phenomenon + Miadore booth. I love Nicole’s new look (not in photo.) Say hi to Yekky and Karl!

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DSC_0015Gel just had to have that outfit post. Tea-hee!

I wish there are more menswear/shoes/accessories in bazaars. Shopping is not just a lady’s choice, you know?

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Paradigm Shift nooses and other accessories

DSC_0012This is on the wishlist if you will ask. Bird Skull from Os.

DSC_0014I want a satchel that’s not so mahalia jackson

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DSC_0018This was love at first sight!!! Rex Clothing‘s Cross tee, or so I think it is called. I just love the use of rubber and how minimal it is. I just had to get it.

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Late dinner at Chili’s. I just had the mashed potato of my life.

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DSC_0024Monterey© Chicken. SRSLY THIS MASHED POTATO KILLS! Next time, I’m ordering it solo.

DSC_0025Honey Chipotle Crispy Chicken Crispers. The chicken is just so juicy and the honey and chipotle made a sweet-spicy medley.

Actually we wanted to order the whole menu, but these two already left us crawling to the cab. And it ripped my pocket, lol!

Cupcakes and macarons please,
J

What’s toastin’?

It’s raining, and there is no other food I crave for but comfort food, which will easily translate to Singaporean food :)

DSC_0704Spicy Laksa to warm you up

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DSC_0709Hainanese Chicken Rice to rev your engines up

DSC_0711Some Nasi Lemak for a quirky taste bud ride

DSC_0712And down it with a tall glass of Yuan Yang – where coffee meets tea. I can certify myself a caffeine dependent person after a gulp. LOL!

DSC_0702Or perhaps a refereshing help of Barley Tea. The sound of “barley” scares me, but maybe it’s worth a try.

DSC_0703And after all the hustlin’ around town, why don’t you reward yourself with a cup of steamy Kopi Tarik. 

Toast Box
Basement level, Trinoma
Quezon City

P.S. I’m craving now!!!

Watching Harry Potter Premiere later!

Knock the lazy blogger out of me, and make me post all my backlogs tonight, but the only reason I ain’t be posting right this minute is that I am watching the Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 Premiere later at Megamall! My friend, Paola, and I were scouring everywhere to get a ticket for free (you know I love free movies, teehee!) and she finally found RIGHT THIS MINUTE! I don’t know who gave us, so I can’t thank that person here in my blog. But whoever s/he is, I am soooooo thankful ’cause this made my day!

Anyway. I was really about to blog my loot from the Manels Sale (50% off on ALL ITEMS, including new arrivals, up until July 17 ONLY!) when Paola’s text came, and I instantly stopped everything I am doing. Good thing I’ve spent time already with my Lola! It’s her 72nd birthday today. I gave her this chic red card case I got from Manels which really goes well with her other red bag. So I think that doesn’t really make me a bad grandson (I love you Mommy!)

So there. Harry, I shall see you later!

Can’t stop freaking out,
J

Manels 47th Anniversary + SALE: 50% off on all items!!!

It’s MANELS‘ 47th year anniversary, and it’s bigger than ever! For five days, Manels is offering ALL ITEMS (shoes, bags, & accessories) at 50% OFF at ALL BRANCHES. “This serves as a thank you to all our customers for having been with us these last five decades. As a bonus, we’re even giving ALL ITEMS at 55% OFF for transactions which have five or more items,” says the leading leather goods brand in the country.

The Manels Anniversary Sale runs from July 13 to 17 only!

I will just have to reiterate that – it is NOT up to 50% off, BUT — 50% OFF ON ALL ITEMS INCLUDING NEW ARRIVALS! So what are you waiting for, rush to your nearest Manels store to score this amazing offer!

Also they are launching the MANELS NATION campaign. Get to be a part of the continually growing brand by being featured in their online pages and even in their store branches. Just take a photo of you and your Manels stuff and upload it in their Facebook and/or your respective Lookbook accounts. You can also blog about it and notify them of your look. You may get lucky and get featured in the website or even the store!

Manels | Maphisto
Located in leading malls nationwide
http://www.manels.com

Smart bCODE

Times are different now, and you may (or may not) agree with me that anything free is welcome. I, for one, love free movies. I would actually do anything for a free movie (blog, attend press launches, go to premiere nights, cover events and whatnots) Of course, it would be a bonus if the movie is really good, but the free movie itself is already a treat.  PhP 200 for a movie, at the least, is a big amount nowadays. Of course, add to that your popcorn, your favorite drink, and if you’re a guy with a date (depends to you if it’s still a guy or a gal, LOL!) it’s double the price.

Everybody loves a treat, that’s why SMART Communications brings you Smart bCODE, in partnership with SM Cinemas. Smart bCODE  is the newest innovation of SM Cinema, wherein you can redeem movie tickets, food and drink through you mobile phones via an alphanumeric code.

With enough points, you can choose from a FREE drink, FREE popcorn, P100 off your movie ticket, or even a FREE movie pass! You accumulate points just by using your SMART Gold, SMART Buddy, or SMART Bro accounts.

It’s just pretty simple to do, too! You need to redeem the rewards using your SMART account. Just follow the simple steps below:

1. Text POINTS and send to 9800 for free to check the number of points that you already have. Text REWARDS and send to 9800 to know the items you can redeem.
2. Text REDEEM and send to 9800 for free.
3. Save the alphanumeric code that you will receive and will need to claim your rewards.
4. Go to the nearest SM Cinema and find the bCODE machine to scan your bCODE. To do this, the mobile screen should have its light on and facing down to the red portion of the machine.


5. The machine will display your reward of choice and will ask for your confirmation. Press OKAY to print your coupon.

You can also send the code to your family and friends as a gift. The bCODE, however, is a unique code, so only one of you will be able to use it. bCODE machines are found all over numerous SM Cinemas around the Philippines! Check out this list:

Now it’s even more fun to use your cellphone. While getting connected with family, friends, and loved ones, you also enjoy these amazing rewards! Truly, a wonderful feature coming from SMART Communications. Watching a movie will never be the same (expense) with bCODE around. So go use SMART-enabled device more and EARN, REDEEM, and ENJOY!

For more details, check out their Q & A portion here.