Thursday, February 17, 2011

roll kid, rock your body off

a few weeks back, i read about the oxygen x status magazine tee off contest. oxygen currently has a line of photographic tees and they were looking for four new designs which will be part of their summer collection. i decided to try my luck with the contest and sent in three entries.




anyway, a few days after the contest deadline, i got a call from status magazine that one of my shirts was chosen to be part of the four designs that they are going to sell in april and will be featured in a status magazine editorial! i was super excited because i that's first time i won anything major, haha!

i took that photo when i was in new york. check it out on oxygen's tumblr!

so i won a sony ericsson x10 mini phone which i will claim tomorrow. awesome! thank you to oxygen and status magazine for this! i can't wait to see the final tee in april!

also, do check out sofa's official blog, fibre!

i'm one of their contributing students/faculty, haha i'm still not sure which category i belong to!

music fix: phenomena by yeah yeah yeahs

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

shake shake shampoo

Shake Shake Shampoo

1. Futurecop! - Transformers (Into the Future)
2. Example - Kickstarts
3. Bag Raiders - Sunlight
4. Robyn - Indestructible
5. Starfucker - Julius
6. Mark Ronson and the Business Intl featuring Q-Tip and MNDR - Bang Bang Bang
7. Miike Snow - Animal (Crookers Remix)
8. The Drums - Me and the Moon (Twin Shadow Remix With No FX)
9. Friendly Fires - Paris (Aeroplane Remix)
10. Empire of the Sun - Swordfish Hotkiss Night
11. La Roux - Bulletproof (Zinc Remix)
12. Fenech-Soler - Stop and Stare
13. Phoenix - Fences
14. Passion Pit - Sleepyhead
15. Yeah Yeah Yeahs - Soft Shock
16. Crystal Castles - Suffocation
17. Sleigh Bells - Crown on the Ground
18. The Fashion - Solo Impala (Take the Money and Run)

Download here.

made this playlist for my friend Noelle; thought i’d share it with everyone also

Saturday, February 12, 2011

we feel the same impact on arrival and embrace

last friday night, my elementary classmates and i held our 10- (well, actually 11) year reunion.

(left to right) cd, sam, migo, dazha, sir efren (our grade 5 class adviser), camille, lisa, edgar, kit, jomar, francis and special guests marie and ira (both of whom were our high school classmates)

less than half of our batch came. the reunion was originally scheduled in april but we decided to hold it this early since one of our classmates, lisa, is on vacation here from the us. we held the reunion at kit's place, forever party venue.

as contribution, lisa made jello shots for everyone. it wasn't as jelly-like as we hoped but it still served its purpose.

the tres marias: lisa, camille and dazha. one of our teachers named them that after the three stars on orion's belt. how elementary, haha!

cd, who's now a pre-school teacher, camille, who currently works in meralco, and ira, who works at one of the banks in the fort (haha, sorry i forgot!)

what i wore:
suede bomber jacket | zara
oversized tank | t by alexander wang
skinny trousers | topman
boots | doc martens

close up shot of my "customized" dm's.

kit had these awesome tapestries draped on one of their walls. instant photobooth!

pose peg: awkward.

camille, lisa (the balikbayan, haha) and ira

ira banks

even though we weren't complete and that i had to leave early despite the fact that i came late, i think we all had fun catching up with each other. each one told fond memories of our elementary days. of course, it wouldn't be a reunion without a playlist of all the songs we used to listen to, including better off alone, 5,6,7,8 and space jam.

also, we all had fun watching a certain youtube video (wink, wink).

ps: spot the hipster at the back.

music fix: the same space by the klaxons

Sunday, February 6, 2011

drums keep pounding a rhythm to the brain

last wednesday, i had my students submit their egyptian-inspired accessory as well as made them come to class in a roman toga.

i was actually very much impressed with all of their egyptian-inspired accessories but here are some of my favorites:

mabel's accessory was inspired by the beaded collars worn during ancient egypt. even though the reference is obvious, she managed to update the collar into a necklace that's definitely wearable by today's standards. the organization of the colors is interesting and i especially like how it sort of also looks like it was inspired by ethnic filipino accessories.

dondi made an awesome collar/neckpiece using various materials. he used capiz shells, which he spray painted bronze, as the base of the necklace and used copperwire (which he had to untangle from actual wires), pearls and beads as decoration. the neckstraps are gold and silver ribbons that he braided together.

i can't imagine how long it took him to make this! i really admire the fact that he was able to mix jewelry beads with unconventional materials.

eunice is actually one of my closest friends in sofa and i was really excited about having her as a student. her necklace is actually one of the most interesting pieces that was presented that day.

inspired by ancient egyptian architecture and decorative motifs, she carved that intricate design using soap and used it as her necklace's pendant. she mentioned that ancient egyptians placed a huge emphasis on personal hygiene and she used soap to reference that fact. i really like very conceptual designs and i like that she somehow managed to inject a little wit into her accessory.

using the nemes headdress as her inspiration, caroline made a tie-around belt with pleated details. i wasn't expecting a student to actually make a belt and i was really surprised and amazed with what she came up with. i had a chance to inspect her work up close and the construction is really amazing. she could really sell it right then and there!

last but definitely not the least, jezl redesigned a pair of shoes! jezl was actually a classmate of mine before and i remember her being interested in shoes, so it wasn't a surprise that she passed this. she referenced ancient egyptians' use of gold and animal/religious motifs in their jewelry.

she actually used glue gun to cover her shoes with that green and black ombre fabric. she also attached a black and gold ribbon around the heel and made a scarab-like decoration at the back of the shoes. she actually showed me the blisters she got from using glue gun! all that pain definitely paid off! she got one of the highest points for this activity.

we were actually tackling the costume of ancient rome that day and here are some of the students in their roman (or roman-inspired, since most of them deviated from the traditional ones) togas:

jireh and caroline, who both got the highest points as theirs looked the most accurate.

eunice and nino

karen and dondi

overall, i was really impressed by what everyone made and presented. i can't wait to see their next projects!

music fix: the beat goes on by the all seeing i