Monday, December 28, 2009

Packed Fashion Boutique

Since we were done with the last exhibit where our sales were depressing, we simply hailed packed the stuffs through big boxes and kept them in the boxes since we were thinking, we would move them anyways to our permanent mall space.


But, another month had passed, the mall space remains a remote idea because paper approvals are still pending. 


Our old space are quite constricted with boxes, displays and dust. I wish we have bigger space,  more display racks  and air filter   to clean the dusty and damp air.


We shall be joining the mall exhibit again this January. I can only wish we can do better with the sales.  Also, I hope the mall construction will start soon.

Beautiful Fireworks Display





Soon it would be New Year's eve, and as Filipino tradition, we scare away evil spirits of the coming year through fireworks and loud bangs.


When the December bazaar started last December 4, we quite witnessed these firework display. They were appealing indeed. We can only wait for the eve's display, and for sure, it would be more beautiful.

Fashion Exhibit Again


From the last exhibit we had


Some of the fashion accessories we have


We shall be done  with our food stall exhibit, and it was all exhausting with not much sales. Sigh!  I have to find really means to increase sales from exhibit in spite of economic crisis.  


Businesses are raking low on income when operational costs and taxes drain the sales. And since, we don't have the mall lease yet, my sister decided to join mall exhibit at lower daily rent to sell off accessories and RTW's for me. 


I really wish we can make up with the losses.

World's Most Expensive Car

Bugatti Veyron $1,700,000

How much willing are you to pay for vanity? I did wish to have my own car butt since we are not at all elite, it will take generous amount of time to have enough purchasing amount. 


But, wait till you see Top 10 Most Expensive Car.  Gosh, it may take a lifetime and some dreaming to even acquire the cheapest elite car. hahhahahah!


I wonder how much the car insurance  would be for these quite pricey vehicles. Well, I only wish for a decent vehicle to keep my head from sun and rain. 


These luxurious cars can be left to those who can pay and for us who can just dream of having these. hahahhahah!



Tissot Watch For a Gift

In the course of our mall wandering, we saw fine collection of great watches. We happened to see a Tissot lady watch, and I just fell in love with it.

I asked my hubby then if it can be asked for a gift. hahahhahahha! Tissot watches are known for elegance and quality among other things. Thus, I can only wait for my gift to come. 

Another Pending Fashion Store Exhibit

My sister, Tammy, wishes to go on bazaar exhibit again for our boutique as we wait for the mall's go signal on our permanent space lease. 


I would want to  have a break first from the continues exhibit since September but she is quite scarce with stocks that she persuaded me to try again.


We shall be packing again our RTW's and accessories to the mall through the family van. Somehow, the van had become a great help since it arrived from our old home. 


We did experience some mechanical glitches with it that rv towing  could have been helpful.  We remembered leaving it on the road since it  was too late to bring the mechanic to fix it. 


But, the family service had become a tremendous help not only for family travel but also for business operations.


We have to find means in the future to help upgrade and maintain it for lasting use. We may have to seek our parents' help to do all the needed upgrades. 


For the meantime, we shall endure the family van as we close the food stall and start the fashion exhibit again.

Family Tattoo


My sister with her arm tattoo
my
Another family on henna too


This is me with my star anklet henna print

During the course of our town bazaar exhibit, our co - exhibitor brought a henna tattoo artist. We were simply obliged to try the art in spite of school. hahhahaha!

I did get my hand and leg start chains while the rest of the family had their fair share of exotic and nice prints.

To read about history of Tattoo, click here.

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Getting Ready for Our Mall Boutique Space

We quite thought that the construction for the mall space shall be done this December to catch up with the holiday buying frenzy. However, the mall admin was simply too loaded with so many stuffs that we could only wait for them to be finally ready.


We did submit our store perspective earlier, hoping it would be approved soon, so we can work on their other requirements. Perhaps, by early next month, we can have the construction done and going. 

 

For now, we make use of our old store for regular stay. We have been moving our stocks almost to anywhere because of the store exhibits that we appear like  motorhomes   for posterity and portability.


We did not unpack anymore our stuffed things since we thought  we could move to our permanent space. We could not also find time to rearrange them since we are quite busy with our food stall too. Sigh!

Fashion Pop Princess: Sarah Geronimo

 When Bariles mentioned that there would be another concert blog contest, I simply wrote my piece and submitted it to him. I was only very lucky that I won the grand prize from Sarah Geronimo, Next One Concert. Yepey!

We were quite pleased since we got to sit on the courtyard side and had a close - up shots of this fine lady and her other guests. Every break, she would reappear with a new outfit. I was quite lucky to  get all of her concert fashion picks. Enjoy.






Friday, December 18, 2009

Kitchen Fashion

We did make our first all-food business this December by joining the city's Pasko Sa Gensan that will run until January 3, 2010.

We equipped the stall with the basic essentials needed to start and operate the business. But, somehow we are inconvenient by our inexperienced maneuver. Sigh!

We did fill in what we thought we need to make things lighter. But, in the process, it makes the operational costs more expensive. I still however, wish an electric griller or Ladybug steam to make the operations lighter.

I do help whenever I am in the stall but I normally, get more tensed and jumpy when people flock at our place. hahhahahah! It somehow, helps that we have two hired helpers and that my younger sibling helps around in spite of the meager allowance.

I could only wish the business be better since we simply have high operational expenses.

Saturday, December 12, 2009

Miss Earth 2009 Winners

What could be more noble, but doing something for a cause. So, last November 2009, the much renowned Miss Earth had their coronation night. Miss Brazil Larissa Ramos earned the highest tilt as Ms Earth 2009.

Other winners are the following:

Miss Earth Fire 2009 – Miss Spain Alejandra Echevarria
Miss Earth Water 2009 – Miss Venezuela Jessica Barboza
Miss Earth Air 2009 – Miss Philippines Sandra Seifert



Source: http://www.missearth.info/

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Hunting for Worldwide Fashion

Fashion is quite unique depending on culture, weather, environment, religion or lifestyle. That is why, fashion style actually varies from one place to another. Also, quality and price are quite relative to one another too.

When I decided to take a slow drive on my teaching career to concentrate on our new venture, the boutique and the food business, my sibling and I wanted to travel to different places and countries to check on various fashion offers from clothes and bags to accessories.

But, since we are not that well off, we only rely on travel packages or cruise deals. We wish to bring our loved ones too if our budget will allow it. I wish that it will be during summer vacation while classes are off.

There are simply too many potential travel destinations to include Europe, Hawaii, Middle East, Dubai, USA, Alaska, Japan or simply a world cruise. That can be very promising for anyone who travel for business, romance or otherwise.

We wanted to go to Hongkong, Malaysia, Thailand and China to look for fashion apparel and accessories at better rates for better items. Once the mall space for our boutique goes operational, we simply have to travel regularly for best buys.

Further, my in - laws wanted us to go as tourist to visit them in Wisconsin, USA. With the business in place, we were told that we will have greater chance for approval.

And if resources permit it, I wish to visit Europe too. I am always fascinated by the elegance of the culture and structures of Europe.

When these proposed travels will be realized, we shall be filled with so much to place for our boutique.


Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Just Cool Masks for Us!

Just a happy time with my kid when we happened to hang around the mall. Just like to fool around together. hahhaha!



Saturday, December 5, 2009

Christmas Decors, Parties, and Stuffs!

Christmas worldwide is simply interesting to see. The local government of General Santos had started the Pasko sa Gensan project where the entire month of December is celebrated every day through live concerts, bazaar arcades, exhibits and more. We happen to get one stall for our food carts and we quite like the big Christmas tree all lit at the center of the city's open plaza. `

Our fashion store can now display more of the silky party dress and polo's for Christmas parties. Also, vacation shall start anytime around mid - December.

We shall however, celebrate the time with our food stall, upcoming mall boutique, blogging and more while others may travel or go to gulf shores alabama for a long relaxing bonding time with friends and family.


Christmas Costumes and More


Last December 4 was the opening of Pasko sa Gensan program to celebrate Christmas holidays for entire month.

Since, we have our food store at the city's local open plaza, we witnessed the Drum and Lyre Competition featuring Christmas songs at elegant and colorful costumes.

Christmas holidays are celebrated differently worldwide and we simply love December, somehow, it inspires us that things that had happened within the year can be better next year.

Maligayang Pasko sa Magandang Gensan!

Friday, December 4, 2009

Rest From Boutique

We decided to diversify the business from RTW and accessories to food carts. I made use of the cart my younger sister acquired from O'Noodles Manila as I sell finger food including corn, tuna value-added embutido, lumpiang shanghai, siomai, hotdog and french fries with cold drinks. I will sure be needing fat burner to contain my desire to eat bunch of stuffs from my store and the rest.

We were able to get a big spot for food at the city's local open park where every day and night have their own programs.

We had to however, go home early since we don't have stocks anymore to sell. Yepey!!!!

I have to replenish my stocks tomorrow for another day of sales and hard labor.

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

School Uniforms

As a teacher, I went to several schools and uniform is simply a basic identification among students and personnel.

I went to NDDU after college, STI, Pilar College, RMMC and now, I am back with STI again. Each school honors its uniform. This is the very reason why some institutions are quite strict with the use of uniform while committing scandalous or grave actions.

I quite miss my old schools but I am only happy that I get to visit them whenever I can.

Victoria Secret's $3-Million Bra

The $3-M bra worn by Marisa Miller
photo source: www.lingerieweapon.com

It was this morning when this fabulous bra was aired and I was quite surprised how much is this basic necessity for women.

The bra was designed by Damiani. It is studded with diamonds of white, cognac and champagne colors. This is indeed a Fantasy Bra!

It's priced to be at $3-Million. WOW!!!!! Would you have this? I might enclosed it in a showcase instead. hahahahah!


Friday, November 20, 2009

Fashion Style and More

I was way too old - fashioned with my style and taste before since my wardrobe was limited to colors blue, brown and black with old - maid slacks and blouses. I was even teased to be 10 years older.

But, somehow my mother in-law had pressured me to dress up pleasantly that I began mixing and matching colors, accessories, bags and shoes. Well, the rest is history.

Now, that we have our fashion store, we have to be at pace with the current trends. We have to at least show off these newest styles to our potential customers. Internet through our Linksys router indeed helps us a lot.

The family helps us too with getting, comparing and assessing styles and how they shall suit the Filipino unique taste.

Kids' Style


In the Philippines, people are normally on sweat shirt of sleeveless shirts and shorts. Blame this to the humid and hot weather in the country.

The kids are always on "sando" or short sleeves just to cool them off. I got the picture below of my kid and his friends.


Fun Masks for Mommy and Kid

My kid and I had one of the good mall times while we attend to our mall exhibit space. We happened to see some good costume masks. These will be great accessories especially that holiday parties are up and coming.

Whatever is the occasion, it is always worthwhile with loved ones.




What Style of Womens Jeans Are You?




You Are No Pocket Jeans



You are confident and completely comfortable with your body.

You don't mind showing off - in fact, you put it all out there!


Devil Wears a Prada- Just My Favorite Too!

I love Anne Hathaway that most of her movies are normally watched. And, I wont mind viewing again and again one of my personal favorites, Devil Wears a Prada. Meryl Streep is perfect for the role. But, what I persistently love the movie is the appealing fashion styles of the wardrobes worn by the cast.

I quite love the accessories including the diamonds earrings, necklaces, bags and shoes ramped from beginning to end.

Indeed, fashion style is hard work and creativity of people behind every masterpiece. Shall I watch this movie again for the nth time? There shall be no denying about this. hahahaha!


I Need Comfy Casual Clothes

Since I am back to school while I attend to the business, I am forced to wear slacks again and miss my regular wardrobes of pants and shirts.

The casual attire makes me uncomfortable especially if my sister invites me to wander around. hahhahah!!!!

However, I just need to abide by the school policies otherwise, it can be taken against me and reprimand me instead. tsk tsk tsk! I guess, I just have to scout for more slacks then.

Philippine Fashion Week 2009

There have been a number of renowned Filipino designers, here and abroad. And, I am simply proud to be a Filipino as Filipino Designers ramp their talents out.


The Twilight Saga Continues: New Moon and Fashion

New Moon Official Poster

EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEhhhh!!! Finally, one of my personal favorites is being shown among cinemas. The Twilight Saga: New Moon is officially opened worldwide. We will have the chance to see the movie tomorrow and enjoy every romantic line and cool wardrobes of our romantic pair, Bella and Edward.

Here is their official movie poster from newmoonmovie.org.


Bags and More Bags For Us!!!

Our fashion store sells of sorts of fashion stuffs. I used to buy stuffs from other stores but quality and price usually restrain me from continually buying them.

We have bags that are of pure leather to native stuffs including abaca, a natural plant in the Philippines.

Bags are just my favorites but I have been wanting to buy Samsonite luggage since they are known to last longer. I am also looking for a back pack laptop bag so it would be easier to drive on my motorbike while carrying the rest of my books and basic essentials.

Now, I have three super big sizes of fashion bags, I can only search for more. hahahahha!

Shopaholic?

I quite like the movie Shopaholic because I am quite guilty too. I practically buy bags, shoes and RTW's more than I should. hahahhaah!!!!

But, when I started having my business, I learned how difficult it is to earn. So, this movie was quite amusing and appealing.

Shopaholic Wallpaper

We can always indulge with shopping but the lesson always falls to being responsible. hmmmnnn, quite difficult! I might as well forget the idea.hahahha!

Fashion Accessoories Are More Saleable!

In spite of the hard life, people still buy for fun and vanity. In our store, the saleable are the accessories which include earrings, necklaces and watches.

Although, we buy RTW's every now and then, we buy more accessories as often as possible. But competition is quite stiff for us since there are a number of sellers of accessories too. We can only hope that we shall have newer and more stylish stocks to show off.

I have to go back to designing of the accessories too.

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Silver Accessories I Love

Tiffany's Heart Link Bracelet
(Already marked for my shopping basket)

I do like fashion accessories and as much as I can, I buy different styles to complement my mood. I got good sets of hearts, stars and various styles of pendants, bracelets, and earrings.

The latest addition to my collection was the one I bought, a Tiffany silver heart necklace. My other close friends do want to have it but since there is no other duplicate design, I rather contain the urge to give up the Tiffany necklace.

So, it is nice to know that there is an online store for Tiffany jewelry for my collection and for friends and family as holiday gifts. Indeed, Best Gift for Christmas – Tiffany Jewelry can make a happy difference among our loved ones.

My sister bought a key necklace but she is looking for a pair of earrings to match this. I simply can't wait to tell her about Tiffany's store.

What is nice about this store is that they can ship the orders worldwide with minimum freight rate. They accept payments through credit or debit card and even through Western Union. Best of all, all the silver jewelry is 100% silver authentic and guaranteed of highest quality. Their products do come from competent and professional jeweler, so we are assured that every penny we pay is really worth the jewelry that we will be buying.

And, if we are not satisfied for any acceptable reason, the site accepts package return according to their return policies.

Plus, discounts await for bulk purchases and the freight remains the same. Quite cool! Now, that holidays are coming, I can only identify the possible jewelry gifts I can choose. The site is easy to navigate, so do check it now.

Iron Art for Us

My husband did print a nice picture of my sisters and me on a iron - based material. He did make cute sizes of the picture and I had my copies ironed on my notebook's jacket. My sisters had the material ironed on her pants. Good for the pictures because they are washable. They can even be modified for better looks.

We hope to have this part of our business but we still have to find a way how to make it work.


Bleak Sales for My Fashion Store

When we decided to have a bazaar exhibit at the mall, we hope to have good sales. However, unlike last summer where the sales were better, this time, most of the days were bleak.

Our sales are not enough to pay off the rent and salary. I have to buy a dress from the store to at least break off the bad energy. It has been two days when my sales are zero. Good thing that my sister-partner is earning, at least she gets to pay her share of the rent.

We can only wish for better days ahead.

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Fashion Store Soon To Take Ground

We were already told that we were promised a mall space and shall simply wait for call to verify on space requirements and leasing agreements.

And, since we are only a humble beginner in business, we don't have enough financial resources to really start the tenant arrangement on our own. We have to employ some foreign aid.

I did write financial cost and benefit analysis, draft my business plans with inputs from business plan consultants to at least guide me with the paper content.

Wisdom from the experienced businessmen and learnings from the mistakes of others shall aid us too. We only wish we can really make it well. This is now the difference from running your business and from being employed only. We have to think of everything.

I only hope we can really make it well.

Corporate Dress Codes

In schools, dress code among faculty is quite strict and defined. Of course, jeans is a no-no but after getting used to field works and office jobs where jeans was the usual style, wearing something different to school is unlikely.

I was told by my former student, now my direct superior not to wear jeans, I told her, I need to because of my business and that I only go to school on part time arrangement. But, since I don't want to embarrass her, I shall gladly abide.

But, I want to share these tips about corporate dress codes for those who at times are also lost.

Read here for the complete details.

Sibling Fashion

Tammy and I
My other sibling
The other younger sibling and the beautiful witches. hhahahha!
Tammy and I on a party (again)

My younger siblings and I simply love to shop, ramp and shoot. hahahhah! We like to play around especially if there are parties. And unlike in the past where my wardrobe was limited to jeans and loose shirts, I always get to prepare now my cute tops and comfy pants and sexy shoes and bag to complement.

But, regardless of the event or wardrobe, it is always the time with the sisters that make every day fun.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Job Demo Outfit for Me!

I applied to another school and since my wardrobe was limited and quite fancy, I simply chose a long brown pair of slacks, long yellow printed blouse with long sleeves, a pair of brown flat shoes. I was quite all tense that I felt my knees elbow and my hands all cold.

I spent the evening before the big day consumed with frustrated working experience but working with demo presentations until late midnight.

I somehow hid the dark eye circles with only a good pressed powder and a blush on. I don’t know it help but since I was hired for a new job, I can only be happier.

Mall Space for Our Boutique

One of the mall exhibits we did and eventually relocated to a permanent mall space

The mall space that we have been waiting for is finally being constructed. We can only be anxious and excited about it that I hardly sleep thinking of ways how I can raise enough capital to sustain the interior designs and new cheaper stocks.

Business management is quite tough compared to just reading it from the notes. I can only take wisdom from those who have been in the industry for a long time. Learn from their mistakes and re-live the good practices.

By then, we shall relocate our stocks from the mall exhibit and the old place.

Friday, November 6, 2009

Spring Fashion Collection

In the Philippines where tropical weather is all year round, spring collections from all over the world are quite appealing to us.

Filipinos, commoner or not simply adore local and international celebrities of their choice of fashion. And, just like any other Filipino, I appreciate the flower - and - pastel highlighted outfits.

So, here is another video clip from Youtube of the 2009 Spring Collections of Diane Von Furstenberg.



The collections are great but the models are skinny again. Do they also use appetite suppressants to control their weight gains?

It may take me years to have that kind of figure. But, somehow, wearing the right fit, right color may hide the extra bulges.

I still have to work on these unwanted lumps on my belly to look good on spring clothes.


My Cake Decors Mean




You Are a Romantic Wedding



For you, love is sweet and precious. You don't love easily, but those you do love are showered with affection.

To be unloved would probably make it hard for you to love again. It's hard enough for you to love as is.

Romantic love is very intense for you... and very private. You aren't one to talk about your relationship with others.

You may even keep your love a secret at first. You don't like opening up our relationship to scrutiny and gossip.


Do You Want These Beauty Cosmetics?

Bird's Poop Facial Treatment
photo source: oddee.com


I quite have read some strange and unique sources for beauty regimen. I have seen these products made from goat's milk, placenta, soya, plant's extracts and many more.

But, what if your beauty products come from more strange sources like bird's poop, bull's semen, or gorilla snot? Geez, they give me creeps but in some countries like United Kingdom or Mexico, these sources are actually commercially used and sold.

I only wondered if there are really health studies on these and good reviews like colon cleanse reviews to boost.

Click here to read more of these.

10 Strangest Fashion Accessories

What is the most strange fashion accessory I have ever worn? Hmnnnn, I can only think of my nickel dime dangling earrings.hahhahahah!

But, wait until you check these 10 strangest fashion accessories. You will think that people are simply creative and insane. hehehehhe!


Tear Jewelry for the eye
photo source:oddee.com


Click here to view more.



Fashion Runway for Spring 2010

I did check what could be the expected fashion trends now that the new year is coming fast. I was simply fortunate enough to search from Youtube and got this project runway of great designers, Michael Kors, Nanette Lepore, 3.1 Phillip Lim, Milly by Michelle Smith, Alexandre Herchcovitch, Anna Sui, and Doo.Ri.



There were nice designs and styles that I personally like but as usual, I kinda wonder when I can have the weight and aura of the ramp models. I am pretty sure that diet, exercise and
diet product help them achieve their present sizes.

The models are simply too skinny that I wonder if the dresses they put on may appear as beautiful if they are worn by big people like me.


Selling Fashion Accessories



Our mall exhibits did not bring much income at all. Somehow, the exhibit was a break - even case scenario only.

We can only appreciate the fact that somehow, our old stocks had been sold out.

But, what seems to be more saleable nowadays are replicas of signature watches, silver and gold - plated accessories and some cheap shirts and sundresses.

We cant blame the people though, since recession has been bad.

We can only hope for improved sales in the coming days.

Appealing Boutique Themes for Us

We only began our fashion boutique month ago but when we started our mall exhibits, we were kind of lost on how we should manage our sales and customer service.

Somehow, benchmarking with other exhibitors and other stores help us improve our hands - on skills. But,among the many things we have learned, designing our stall and our stocks somehow has psychological impact among our customers. Picking the right color, arrangement, furniture and Kohler fixtures helps improve or breaks the sales.

Oftentimes, the stocks are so disarrayed that our fellow exhibitor-friend would rearrange them to make them more appealing.

We still have so many things to learn from the fashion industry and business.

Thursday, November 5, 2009

General Santos Bloggers Fashion, Hmnnn!

just the cool and wacky bloggers from the south!
the bloggers family !

Last October 10, SOCCSKSARGEN bloggers gathered at the newly - opened Robinsons for some reunion and planning, we ended up having fun with DEREK, the actor and food eating from the sponsors. hahahhahah!

Filipino Ethnic Festival Costumes

The T'boli Girls
Picture source: Traveler's Companion: Philippines

November is a special month for Sarangani Province since they celebrate the MunaTo or the first people, Festival. The province is quite rich with ethnic culture covering B'laan, T'boli, Manobo and the Muslims.

As a former employee for the province, I can't help but promote the wonders of this Mindanao festival to everyone.

Cooler Fashion for Cooler Days!

Now that Christmas holidays are coming, the weather seems getting colder each morning. Of course, I have to shift between long pajamas and short pants.

But, what I pretty like about Santa Claus holidays is the reunion and parties I get to attend while others wear some party costumes including lingerie costume to boost.

When September comes in, the entire Filipinos start to become festive and creative with all the holiday decors and accessories. But, there are always the winter fashion from the snowing countries that fascinate us to the point that we impersonate them.

We can only wish for snow and holidays too soon.


Taxes for Christmas Bazaars

In the current news given earlier, it was announced that the Bureau of Internal Revenues (BIR) shall be collecting taxes from Christmas Bazaars starting December 5 where Php 100.00-150.00 per day shall be collected.

I must say as an exhibitor that we only earn and cope with the crisis because of the holiday rush and now BIR is simply too eager to skin us alive. As a small business, taxes and operational costs really burn us although these are only fair but I wish they can give exceptions especially to those who only do business on very very short time compared to the recession that has been occuring for months now.

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Accessorize and accessorize more!

One of my picks from Zenni Optical's wide - array of Holiday Fun Eyeglasses


Who says beauty only comes from the clothes we wear? I say it is a total package when I want to see someone beautiful head to toe. Oftentimes, we accessorize through a classy pair of earrings, bangles or anklets, stylish necklaces, hats and eye contacts or eye glasses.

But, the choice of accessories matters a lot. Somehow, they must complement one’s color, the mood and the entire outfit.

The thing with accessories is that they are supposed to accentuate the beauty of the wearer not distract or embarrass.

So, the eye glass I picked above shall complement my streaks of white and green outfit, bags or sandals and flip flops. There are other cute eye wears from the New Arrivals with as low as $8 Prescription Zenni Glasses.

I say, when we buy our accessories, we must not only take delight from them but from the praises we also get from others.




Conventional But Elegant Wedding of Mar Roxas and Korina Sanchez

photo source: inquirer.net

Unlike any other celebrity weddings, the wedding of vice - president aspirant, Mar Roxas and the renowned journalist, Korina Sanchez was nationally watched on October 27 and lavished with traditional barong tagalogs, Maria Clara gowns and culture of 40's and 50's. Of course, the wedding was simply filled with hundreds of well - wishers from showbiz, politics and the general public.

Korina Sanchez' serpentina wedding gown in Filipinana motif was made by Pepito Alberto. Of course, the entire Filipinos simply watched and enjoyed the love story of these newlyweds and the stories they shall continue to make.

Fashion Replicas

Recession really hits not only USA but so are countries worldwide. This is quite evident by the downfall of a number of big business icons and close - downs of small and medium enterprises.

In the Philippines, it is the fashion and export industries that are badly affected. No wonder, replicas or imitations and retailed merchandises are preferred including those gadgets like cell phones, computers, TV, players, faucets,watches and others.

Europeans say we can be optimistic that economic recession shall finally end but we have to be cautious with spending. I quite agree with them.

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Miss Earth for a Real Cause


With the series of typhoons hitting Philippines and the rest of the world, this Miss Earth 2009 must indeed make a real legacy by compelling people to save the earth before it's really too late.

I can only hope that each of us can be a be an earth person and help.

Gadget Dress Up?

When I took my masteral class in Inforrmation Technology, one of my college professors had this cute laptop with classic stick on art on his unit. My classmates then started querying about it. But, the professor said he is doing it himself at pricey amount.

I know that there are now a number of special stick - on papers for digital prints. I have our picture printed on a stick-on to clothes. I have the picture glued on my notebook's jacket.

But, gadgets like MP3, cell phones, Logo jump drive and computers among other things are getting frenzy and popular.

At least you don't have to get bored with the usual look of your gadget. Cool! Art and technology have indeed changed the pavement of art history.

Monday, November 2, 2009

2009 Celebrity Halloween Costumes

Heidi Klum on her hosted Halloween Party
photo source: mrsockmonkey.com

In the conclusion of Halloween, I did search for some celebrity costumes and how worst or best are they with their cool costumes.

I did find some costumes from Heidi Klum annual halloween party. Click here for other pictures.

Saturday, October 31, 2009

Top Super Models with Top Bucks

I did feature in my previous posts from Forbes facts, the supermodels that are really raking it big with their model stints and all. As featured Yahoo Shine, Gisele Bundchen still sits as the leading model with highest earnings of $25M a year.

Gisele Bundchen celebrity profile


Photo source: askmen.com

To view the complete TOP 10 Model Money Makers, click here.

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

We Need More Fashion Stocks

What is so unique and predictable about fashion business is that people would always want something new, something different and something cheezy at lower rates.

Although, a number of elite would want brands, greater mass would want beauty at lowest and cheapest prices.

So, our fashion stocks are depleting but we are not earning much since they are sold only at cheaper rates, and the weather is not helping, since, the extreme weather is on, we can only wish for a ski vacation at remote areas.

We shall be getting newer stocks now, but we have to really to look for cheap ones.

The Price of Beauty Vanity

How much are you willing to pay for beauty? I guess, for some they would say, no price is enough for them.

Beauty requires greater costs I we are really not contented of how ourselves look like. I guess this is pretty true among celebrity and models whose beauty and personality are their major asset.

No wonder cosmetic surgery is quite the solution among a number of celebrity. But, what if plastic surgery gone wrong? One can say, I love my old self better. LOL!

Just check this one image I got from the topsocialite.com.

Jocelyn Wildenstein- a socialite who paid $4 Million on plastic surgery gone wrong.

Before the surgery

After the surgery

Click here to check top 15 worst celebrity plastic surgery.


Saturday, October 24, 2009

Recession Really Hits Fashion Industry Worst

In my previous posts in earlier months, the fashion and export industries are badly affected by economic recession. No wonder, cheap textiles, shoes, bags and apparel have prevailed the market. Worst, used clothes are becoming the preferred choice these days.

A number of companies have declared bankrupt or laid off employees worldwide because of economic crisis. So, it is only wiser that we prioritize our expenses or better yet go for term life insurance quotes before anything else.

We can only wish that crisis will be soon resolved or else, a number of unemployed will continue to rise.

Our Fashion Store's Sales

In business there are really days when the sales are good while there are days that they are bleak. In our mall space, the days have been sadder even if it weekend.

We can only wish for better days and we hope to get more stocks. I hope the budget will still allow it since I am all drained from vacation. sigh!

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Old Clothes, Old Friends

I am back to Zamboanga City and I have the chance to meet my old buddies. There were a lot of catching up but I mostly get good praises for looking better and happier. I guess, it helps when you are happy with your work and family. Although, I must admit, I gained extra weight for constant sitting and couch potato with computer, TV and their mounts.

But, I have to say inner and outer beauty complements. If one is insufficient, no enough therapy or medications or accessories can hide what is missing.

So, I must do to take off the extra weight but feeling better still. I only hope I have the constant courage to go for exercise. sigh!

What Kind of Swimsuit Are You?




You Are a Speedo



You are a total showoff. You were probably the class clown as a kid.

And now that you're grown up, you're as funny as ever.



You love making people laugh, even if they're laughing at you.

You are shameless... and there's something very adorable about that!


Fashion Boutique Plus. . .

Apart from the fashion boutiques we have, we wanted to start our humble food carts but we have to renovate the space to accommodate the changes that we need to see and use for the carts to work. For one, we need some dining tables and chairs and kitchen sinks.

The boutique has somehow become bleak because of recession but we cannot lose hope from everything, we can only strategize from can be saleable to others.

My Friend Wants My Bags

Do you ever experience when someone appreciates your outfit and some of the stuffs you where? Of course, the normal feeling will be to have that pride but I want to share that same joy too by selling some of the bags and other items we have at our store to friends and other acquaintances.

My old buddy only loves to see the things we sell even through my blogs, so, I can only give her my blog sites. I only hope, she finds what she will like.

Fashion Display Window To Go

Now that we have two exhibit stalls, we find it harder to maximize the space by placing enough display racks and office furniture where we can display our watches, earrings, necklaces, anklets, tops, pants, shoes and more.

Using the right interior design and display psychology matters a lot in our fashion boutique. People love to see something new that I change the display of my mannequins every two days. That way, we get to invite more potential buyers to drop by. Somehow, it works for us.

I only wish we can pick up with our sales to cover all the rest of the store's expenses.


I Love XOXO


I got this XOXO bag from our store and since it has been the highly picked brands in the city, I am just happier that I was able to get a nice bag for myself.hehehehhehe!

At least this can be a good bag for party or something. LOL!

Monday, October 19, 2009

I Love Tee Shirts

What is your usual top? Normally, if I am not on flirty or feminine mood, I simply wear t-shirts. I quite remember that when years ago, my wardrobe would only include baggy pants and loose t-shirts and more t-shirts that I was dubbed as geek and lesbian. No wonder, guys were at a distant, I always thought I was ugly or something.

But, after years of work and marriage, I became more confident with myself and with my looks. Thus, it matters a lot to me that I wear something comfortable and pleasing too. I quite wear blouses and flirty and trendy tops to match my light mood.

But, tee shirts are still my favorites, especially cute and chic shirts to match my shoes, pants and bags. I always love humorous and flirty shirts.


Since I have been a teacher for eleven (11) years, I find the tee - shirt text from Bingo Fashion above funny and nice.

There were simply a number of cute and funky shirt designs for men and women of all age group. Funny too that even those who are into Bingo Games, there are cute shirts only for them!

Best of all, shirts can be customized with pictures from your collection. I always love to put this text on my shirt: SORRY IF I CAN'T HELP TO BE ATTRACTIVE AND SEXY!


What Kind of Fashionable Woman Are You?




Your Fashion Style is Trendy



You love fashion and live to shop

And keeping up with the latest trends is what you love best

You know what's in, out, about to be in, and about to be out

You love to dress your friends and would make a killer celebrity stylist


Crowned Miss General Santos: Our Fashion Model

Ms. Romarie at 2009 Festival Queen Beauty Pageant Aliwan Awarding Night
photo source: bariles
Ms. Romarie, 2008 Crowned Ms. General Santos and
2008 Ms. Aliwan - First Runner -up


During our mall exhibit, our good friend, Romarie happened to see one of our dresses. I told her where she would use it, she simply replied, it would be a show hosting with the actor, Vargas.

So I told her, the dress is on us. She was however, reluctant that she bought another dress to accept our freebie.

On the show day, we simply waited for Romarie to sport our dress, got some pictures and left off. hahhahahah! Seeing her was more important than seeing the actor. Yikes!

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