Cebu Fashion, Travel and Style Tips
My name is Alexa Martin, a Fashion Stylist and Blogger from Cebu, Philippines. I started the Lifestyle/ Fashion blog, I Am Alexa, in 2008 as a way to document my personal style, impart styling tips to my readers and write about the latest news in the fashion industry. I was awarded Best Cebu Fashion/ Lifestyle Blogger 2013 and received recognition for being one of the Top 10 Famous Bloggers in Cebu during the 6th Annual Best Cebu Blogs Awards.
I Am Alexa has been featured in blogs, websites, newspapers and magazines including Teen vogue, Preview Magazine, Stylebible.ph and Meg Magazine. For a full list of features through Online and Print Media, please visit this page.
To see my styling works, please check out my portfolio here.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is your personal style? My style is Eclectic Chic. I get inspiration from different elements and combine everything into one outfit. I do not stick to one look. I can wear a classic Chanel-inspired outfit today, tomorrow I can wear a romantic and girly ensemble and the following day, I can rock bohemian chic.
Who are your style inspirations? Anna Dello Russo, Emmanuelle Alt, Carine Roitfeld and Fashion Bloggers inspire me to dress up everyday.
Where do you usually shop? My favorite shops are Zara, Topshop, Terranova, New Look, Forever 21 and Mango. I also like the fashion-forward stuff that department stores carry. I like to visit bazaars, go vintage shopping, and buy items online.
What are your favorite designer brands? Chanel, Prada, Chloé and Stella McCartney.
What is the one thing that you covet the most? A classic Chanel 2.55 bag.
What got you into blogging? While surfing the internet 3 summers ago, I chanced upon Agathe's amazing blog, Stylebytes. I could just remember how excited and overwhelmed I was as I read each of her blogposts. Agathe had THE best outfits, shopping experiences, accessories, vintage finds and DIY projects. I would look forward to her daily updates to get inspiration. Through her, I learned how to think out of the box when styling outfits. All her vintage clothes and accessories influenced me to go out and discover the best vintage stores in my city. Although Stylebytes already has a new owner and writer, I still visit the site from time to time and re-read her past entries. Her site also introduced me to other gorgeous blogs, which added fuel to my love for fashion. Equipped with my eclectic style, one-of-a-kind vintage finds, Agathe and other bloggers' influence, I started my blog. ♥
What is the meaning behind your blog’s name? There isn't really any "meaning" behind my blogger name. I am Alexa― as simple as that.
Any tips for new bloggers? Dress however you want and don’t be afraid of what people might say. After all, it’s your personal style and not theirs.
What kind of camera do you use? I use a Nikon D3100.
Who takes your photos? My brother and my little sister used to take my pictures. Now my supportive husband takes my outfit shots.
Where do you usually take your photos? Whenever I’m out, I simply find a nice corner where I can have my photos taken.
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