All White

January 22, 2015

Hey, everyone! Today I'm sharing my first outfit post for 2015. I wore this ensemble to the media launch of Islands Souvenirs' Cut and Style 2015 Campaign. I went for a Spring-inspired look and teamed this eyelet co-ord with brown accessories. I purchased this cropped top and ladylike skirt combo early last year (see how I previously styled the skirt here) but only got to wear both pieces a few days ago.

"Don't wear that, it's too matchy-matchy." I've heard people say this so many times but I feel there's an exception to this rule. While I don't really like wearing matching head-to-toe accessories, I personally think two-piece sets will always be trendy. Coordinates or "co-ords" are not only versatile items but they're practical to have in your wardrobe. If you don't feel like matching, you can always wear them separately. You not only get three outfits in one but you also get the opportunity to be creative and experimental with your everyday sartorial choices.

 So how do you work this trend? It's super easy! You can either play it safe by pairing solid-colored co-ords with minimal accessories or make a loud statement by wearing a matching printed top and bottom with bold accessories. If you prefer the latter, you can always don a neutral blazer or coat to tone down your look.

The best thing about this trend is that it requires very little effort. You don't need to rack your brain in coming up with a fashionable look. It's perfect on days when you don't know what to wear or when you don't have enough time to put together an outfit.

Do you like co-ords? How do you wear matching garments? :)

Eyelet Co-ords from SM, Louis Vuitton Speedy 25, Michael Kors watch, Zara strappy heels

Islands Souvenirs Sinulog
Cut and Style 2015 Fashion Show

January 20, 2015

Hi, loves! How was your weekend? Hope you all had a great time watching the Sinulog Grand Parade last Sunday. Drums beating, street dancing, face painting, and good vibes ― Sinulog is definitely one of the most celebrated cultural and religious event in the country.

 Festival fever was in the air on January 16th as Islands Souvenirs brought the house down at SM Northwing with the Cut and Style 2015 Fashion Show. This year’s Cut and Style creative concept featured the popular Native American symbol, the dreamcatcher. Legend has it that dreamcatchers filter bad dreams and allow only good dreams to pass through. Islands Souvenirs celebrated Sinulog with positive vibes and happy thoughts. It's undeniably a festival for everyone, regardless of age or race.

The brand’s best-selling Sinulog t-shirts and accessories were put under the spotlight in a grand and festive fashion show that occupied the entire Northwing of SM City Cebu. Cebuano personalities and social influencers took to the catwalk and showcased this year’s Sinulog pieces in different cut and style designs. The show was divided into five segments and was attended by this year’s Brand Ambassadors: Top Celebrity Stylist, Liz Uy; Fashion Blogger, Laureen Uy; together with Miss Cebu 2015 and her court.

The first segment entitled "She Dreams" paid tribute to fabulous females in their creative Cut and Style t-shirt designs. Liz and Laureen Uy strutted their stuff together with some influential young Cebuanas: Anne Geidt, Gabi Baljak, Nicole Li, Jennifer & Jasmine Sarmiento, Miren Jarque, Gillian Uang, Alyssa Sacal, Annette Osmeña. Also included is this year’s Miss Cebu 2015, Wynonah Buot and her court Genefe Pavilion (1st runner up), Aivy Castro (2nd runner up), Lucena Magdadaro (3rd Runner up) and Domenic Reynes (4th runner up.)

The Aztec Allure segment showcased Islands Souvenirs Sinulog t-shirts infused with aztec designs and embellishments.

Cut and Style became even more fun and playful as the cutest kids and their mothers walked down the runway in mini versions of the Sinulog t-shirts in "The Kids are Alright" segment.

The next segment had the girls squealing as some of Cebu’s dashing young men took to the stage in "About the Boys." Dressed in edgy Cut and Style designs were Doyzkie Buenaviaje, Kiko Kintanar, Josh Alipe, David Cua, Marvin Rono, Mikel Alazas, Joshua Sinclair, Jose Piero Domingo Longa and Manuel Bierman.

The Fashion Show’s much-awaited portion was "Dreamcatcher World" by Cary Santiago. The Master Couturier's original creations featured unique laser cut designs just for the fashion show. Cut and Style went couture with a little attitude and a whole lot of flair.