Sunday, September 28, 2014

Women of Substance

Hello Readers! 
Last September 24, 2014, I attended a spectacular event that's very close to my heart.

Take note. It was no ordinary fashion show;
It's fashion for a CAUSE. 

 The Best Dressed Women of the Philippines (BDWP) Annual Ball is now on its 11th year. 
It's all about raising funds for the benefit of the Philippine Cancer Society. 
This Ball was spearheaded by the stylish BDWP honorary chair Imelda Ongsiako-Cojuanco.

The event was so endearing that I can't help but share it with you. 
Here are some pictures that my friends and I managed to cover.

Before the celebration started, my friends and I had some cocktails at the ballroom foyer. 
We got the chance to appreciate the display of  some of the ball gowns of the past awardees... well as a photo exhibit of the 2014 Awardees,
and one of them being Jennifer Helen Weigel Sarmiento.
I am so proud of you Tita! A big Congratulations! :)

Like any Gala, there are Princesses of the Ball.
Here are my top picks. 
I intentionally got their back photo for added emphasis of their gowns.

Always remember that whether you prefer elegant or simple,
it's all a matter of how you carry yourself with it.

While waiting for the ballroom doors to open,
we found ourselves surrounded by good company of friends.

With my bestfriend Jasmin Sarmiento and her gorgeous mom
who is part of the Best Dressed Women of the Philippines

credits to Jasmin for the photo above 

Now with Kathleen Ann Vargas Jabasa. It's nice to see you again!

credits to Jasmin for the photo above

What makes Cebu my second home 

credits to Jasmin for the photo above 

credits to Jasmin for the photo above 

credits to Jasmin for the photo above

With my friend Hazel Lim- Lee Hok and 2014 BDWP Awardee Pauline Lim
Congratulations Pauline! You look ethereal. 
It was nice bumping into both of you at the event.

Checkout the back of Pauline's gown.
It's so regal.

Now it's time to witness the unveiling of the 2014 notable women of the society.
The program started with some incredible ballet performances. 

The ballet was followed by a fashion show by BDWP Ambassadors for Life and 
an awarding of Men of Exemplary Influence.

In the middle of the program, there was also an auction held. 
It was a prized artistry from one of the best Filipino talents Mr. Ramon Orlina.
Good job to Mr. Johnny Litton for also facilitating the whole event.

Loving how the lights were dimmed just a few minutes before the fashion show.

The moment we have all been waiting for...
Congratulations to the 2014 Best Dressed Women of the Philippines!
I myself would call them Women of Substance.
They are fashion forward yet selfless individuals who are 
living proof that real beauty comes from within.

Continue empowering society and serving as inspiration to make better version of ourselves.

My Favorite Gowns during the Fashion Show are worn by the following:




It was also a night of Serenades while everyone was enjoying dinner.

The Program Finale was the Awarding of the 2014 Best Dressed Women of the Philippines.
Here are some photos of their walk of fame! Congratulations to all Awardees.

Aww, just look at this very sweet gesture! How touching! :)

We are so proud of you Tita Jennifer.
You walked with so much beauty and grace. You totally owned it.

The event was a  big success! Kudos to the Annual Ball Organizers.
 Time for more pictures :)

credits to Jasmin for the photo above

Hi Katsy Lee. You look pretty in that white gown of yours.

credits to Jasmin for the photo above

Truly, it was a dream come true for all the BDWP Awardees. 
Hopefully I'll get an opportunity like this knocking at my door someday :))

credits to Jasmin for the photo above

Love this picture of Tito Edgar and Tita Penny :)
Congratulations again Tita

This is the beginning of beautiful things to come! 

Thank you so much for inviting me to be part of this event.
I enjoyed every part of it.

credits to Jasmin for the photo above

credits to Jasmin for the photo above

Looking forward to seeing my best friend Jas and her twin
 to follow the footsteps of their mom.

Stay in love u guys! <3

Lots of Love,

Sunday, September 7, 2014

Pick it, Zip it, Keep it with Clothes Buffet Manila

If there's one thing that makes girls go gaga aside from hot boys,
it's none other than  SHOPPING! 

Photo courtesy of

Every fashionista out there dreams of owning the perfect closet.
Perfect in such a way that whatever clothes she desires, 
she gets with no strings attached.
Simply put it, there's no budget constraint. 

I know, I know, those only happen to celebrities and the ultra rich and famous.
But what if I told you that you can experience a shopping splurge for 15 minutes
without the need to check the pricetag? 
Would you believe me? Read along to find out.

Today, I'm more than happy to introduce to you
CLOTHES BUFFET MANILA : A Shopping Experience Like No Other

To keep it interesting, I decided to explain the concept behind Clothes Buffet Manila
ala Hunger Games Style.

Just like Katniss Everdeen would kill to survive, 
 every shopaholic attending Clothes Buffet Manila
ought to strategize to bring home as many clothing pieces as she can.

Decision is key. It's either you simply
A) Grab as many as u can; or 
B) Select quickly according to your style and size

So load up, arm yourself and learn to decide quickly.
Remember you're in a "friendly" war against your fellow shopaholics :)

I'd do the latter if I were you so that I'm sure that I bring home pieces to my liking :)
Imagine that's 30,000 clothes up for grabs, all in 1 place!

Clothes Buffet Manila has 3 collections to choose from:

For the cosmo girls out there who love to transform their look from work day to date night

Planning to attend Coachella or feeling a bit boho? It's time to chill with dashing colors

Little Black Dresses and glam ensembles will make every girl standout

So whatever style personality you possess, get ready to PICK IT.
Take it from Katniss who would use her bow and arrow to hunt,
all you need to do is Aim for it.

While you may be overwhelmed with so many clothing in one place,
remember that any soldier at war is mindful of the time. 
 Each shopping wave lasts for only 15 minutes so splurge wisely.

The second commandment that every shopping cadet ought to remember 
is to Buckle Up. Yes, you may already have what you need but you're not home yet. 
Carry only what you can. Your best asset is yourself.

That means in order to CONQUER Clothes Buffet Manila, all the clothes you chose 
 must fit in this buffet bag of 33 cm (H)  x 23 cm (W) that will be provided
by Clothes Buffet Manila. Be able to ZIP IT and it's yours. Simple as that.

Imagine a shopaholic being able to bring 15 pieces home
with no questions asked. Wow, Incredible, isn't it.
That's the record to beat.

Now the best part of all is when victory is yours for the taking.
And that is Clothes Buffet Manila's promise, as long as you get to zip, you get to KEEP IT
Imagine all the OOTDs you can make with just 
an all-access tag of P1,999. How crazy is that! :)

Say goodbye to shopping abroad and shopping in expensive malls.

What a shopping haven indeed.
This is way better than eating buffet. 
From now on, it's time to do shopping ala buffet style.

Truly, Clothes Buffet Manila has started a revolution in the world of fashion.

As both a fashion stylist and entrepreneur, I guarantee that this will be the new
obsession of shopaholics out there. It's going to be one hell of an addiction!

So book your shopping slots now as tickets are selling fast!

I'm so excited! Hope to see you there!
Let's win the battle together.
Stay beautiful everyone! :)

For more information on Clothes Buffet Manila, checkout their

Location: Il Terrazo, 305 Tomas Morato Ave. cor. Scout Madrinan St. Quezon City