Wednesday, January 26, 2011

the fear and the yearing, it's gonna eat you alive

photo by the ever-amazing joseph pascual.

wore this last week when i met up with joseph and other friends at up film institute. i miss being in up.

what i wore:
stripes sweater | banana republic
carrot-fit trousers | topman
boat shoes-style sneakers | vans
aviator eyeglasses | gianfranco ferre

two things about that photo:
1. it summarizes the way i'm feeling right now - stressed. being stressed actually helps me function better. i tend to accomplish more things when i'm pressured. but right now, i can't seem to juggle preparing lectures, doing photography/video rackets and trying to set up a really small business. strugs.
2. i got that sweater during my last trip to the us. that was actually the first time i wore it and i really love how it's a little bit big on me and it felt so comfortable. it's perfect for the current cold, breezy weather in manila. i saw the sweater a few days later, after being washed, and it shrunk so much. sayang!

joseph featured this in the powersnet blog by john robert powers. check it out here!

music fix: positive tension by bloc party

Friday, January 21, 2011

lost little boys

a collaboration between thekabog and astrobimpo.

music fix: pharaohs and pyramids by cut copy

Thursday, January 20, 2011

queuing up for some more junk food

today in pictures:

one of the few times i was in cubao x that wasn't at night.

shot one of the most adorable babies ever, tala, along with her mum and dad.

went with grade school friends lisa, kit and cd to visit our old alma mater.

and look at this f-cking hipster:

what i wore:
graphic tee | crystal castles
carrot-fit cuffed trousers | topman
sneakers | vans
wayfarers | urban outfitters
canvas tote | brooklynmade at bryant park, new york

music fix: helicopter by bloc party

when i heard the news i nearly lost my breath

last monday, sofa held an orientation for its new students.

there were, i think, more than 50 new students enrolled.

cassie and chamcham.

sofa's co-founder amina aranaz-alunan welcoming the new students.

sofa's marketing officers jamie and maina.

ms. benet, who just came back from milan, and ms. annaly.

oh yeah, by the way, i'm now an instructor at sofa. i'll be handling the clothing evolution class this term.

what i wore:
leather perforated bomber jacket | members only
studded tank | aaa by topman
skinny jeans | trf
bronze boots (with safety pins) | dr. martens
leather cuff bracelet | yves san laurent
aviator eyeglasses | gianfranco ferre

awesome studs detail on the aaa tank.

and i leave you with...

... a random tattoo.

music fix: cut the cake by the fiery furnaces

Saturday, January 15, 2011

when we were seventeen, the sky was always tangerine

my friends and i went on a semi-spontaneous tagaytay road trip last thursday.

we all met up at whistlestop along jupiter street and left by 9:30am. we got to tagaytay about two hours after. cai, our designated driver, brought us first to canyon woods.

that's cai, chamcham, cheezee and eunice.

we drove around the area and saw one of the most amazing things ever:

outfit shots happened:





what i wore:
jacket | marc by marc jacobs
knitted henley sweater | h&m
skinny jeans | nobody
sneakers | vans
aviator eyeglasses | gianfranco ferre

oh yes, it had to be done.

what's really in eunice's bag.

we drove around again and saw a second hanging bridge. we weren't sure where the first one was.

cheezee went first.

cai joined her and they both started jumping on the bridge. everyone got scared to go on the bridge after.

token tourista nature shots.


cheezee doesn't like having her photo taken.

coming soon:

we had lunch in jospehines and stayed in starbucks after. by 6pm, we were on our way back to manila. cai wanted to have dinner at wabi-sabi inside the collective. unfortunately, we got there too late and they didn't have any food left. bummer. but really it was depressing.

we got potato wedges, onion rings and carrot sticks (whaddup) at wingman instead. we also ordered fish balls from this cart.

got a round of drinks at b-side where a couple of bands were playing. good thing they didn't charge an entrance fee.

travis, cai and dave.

music fix: jj's new work