Saturday, June 11, 2011


When you combine canvas with wax, you get perfection and this midnight blue waxed canvas tote I got at the Korean thrift shop the other day. Choosing canvas over plastic, this tote is large enough to fit a great deal of gear for my everyday supplies like my laptop, moleskine, magazines and my camera and my 4 cellphones. 

For only 300 Php  and without batting an eyelash, this ultimately is the perfect lazy weekend tote.

Monday, June 6, 2011


Looking good isn’t rocket science but hey, if you still have those awful basketball jerseys, cheap boxy dress shirts and baggy pleated trousers in your closet, it’s time to restock your basics and invest in clothes with some character.


You don’t really need to think twice, throw away your most roughed-up shirt from rotation and that shirt with yellow armpit stains, pour it with gasoline and burn! Trust me, it totally won’t cost you a fortune.

For shirts, consider the slim cut button down opposed to the boxy ones you’d usually pick when shopping and remember to tuck the damn thing on.

To smarten up your look, go for this Black Leather Braided Slim belt from Peter Werth, these go perfectly with suit trousers as well as your favorite pair of selvages for a night out and smart tailored shorts for a trip at the weekend market.


Also, hats like the Hessian trilby by Peter Werth offer shade, flair and a twist to your weekend wardrobe of jeans, t-shirt and espadrilles plus, when it isn’t on your head, you can crush it into your weekend tote and still survives nicely.


To top it all off, add a vintage feel to your looks with these Ray-Ban Original Clubmaster Sunglasses. They add automatic originality to your looks and fashion style.

A little bit of new always keep things interesting - embrace it!

The Classic Plimsoll


Cross over between a sneaker and a boat shoe, the Veja Méditerranée organic cotton canvas plimsoll is all you need for that lazy weekend at the farmers village market or that short lunch drive to Tagaytay!


From the creators of IZAKAYA and DISTILLERY....

The finest European GastroPub will soon open this June at The Fort Strip.

Because you can't have too many places for good beer in this city.  

See you at DRAFT, Manila!!!

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Hello there!

Photo by Dustin Ibay
Tank Top from Top Man
Washed out denim shorts from American Apparel
Denim long-sleeves from Surplus Shop.
Alpargata shoes from PAEZ
Hat from SM department store

Hello! Yes, I'm still alive! It's been crazy the past months but I'm genuinely excited for the upcoming things I'm gonna be busy with. A lot of the people I know have experienced stress in more ways than one. As for me, I'm keeping everything well-balanced - albeit hard.

Get into that MOSHI Monday habit!


 "MOSHI MONDAYS at IZAKAYA! The sweetest spot on a Monday night. 

The best 90s + POP + DANCE + today's TOP40 ALL NIGHT!

 Savor the best Japanese sake and sushi with the best soundtrack on a MONDAY night.
 Bring your friends and let's hang! ♥ 

Hosted by Gio Emprese and Toni Lopingco

 Contact 0927-447-2215 for birthday packages/reservations/bookings/private karaoke room rentals/inquiries."
Photography: Dustin Ibay
Art Direction & Styling: Gio Emprese
HMUA: Eileen Pepino
Model: Chill Torralba
Wide-Leg leopard Jumpsuit to order from Michelle Lobendino. Accessories, stylist's own.

Photography: Vincci Larang
Styling: Gio Emprese
HMUA: Wilhelm Alega & Mhia Guarino
Model: Patrica Go

Dress to order from Elyse Laguatan. Platforms to order from VIAN PAREDES. Accessories, stylist's own.