After “Ligaw,” we’ve been getting requests to do videos on a more regular basis. Since we do everything ourselves with the help of friends, doing a video like this takes weeks of preparation, shooting and editing. But yes, a follow-up to “Ligaw” is in the works!
A few weeks ago, we blogged about a contest that involved bloggers dressing up in the outfit they would style Solenn Heussaff in, and it had to go along with their interpretation of the theme, “white’s hot.” We also posted our sample entries: “Chic" (Hype this on Lookbook here) and “Classic" (Hype this on Lookbook here).
Now, an update: the top entries have been selected!
In navy and maroon shades during our fashion blogging workshop for Myth boutique a few weeks ago, where we busted some myths (pun unintended) on blogging and bloggers.
Converse Philippines has just launched their new collection of colorways for the season: Rust, Parasailing, Blue Ribbon, Quartz Pink, Ginger Snap, Cherry Tomato, Warm Olive, Green and Raspberry. The good news is, you can be one of the very first ones to own a pair from this collection! All you have to do is share with us how you would wear your Chucks. Here’s how we did ours.
In TV (aka very thick) makeup for a video shoot we did in the University of Santo Tomas campus grounds yesterday. Good thing it was really thick, too, because it kind of served as sunblock for the face—as it turned out, we would be shooting all day under the sun.
Hang Ten shirt, Terranova pants and Skechers boots on Seph, Topshop dress and Schu flatforms on Shai. We can’t reveal yet what the shoot is for, but we’re hoping and praying that when it does come out, a lot of people would be able to watch it!
After the wrap. Would you look at that… The perfect lobster shade. Haha! It’s worth it though. Having a lot of friends in production and media, we always have fun in shoots, no matter how many hours it takes to wrap things up. Yesterday was no exception. Not only were we able to work with a global brand we believe in, we were also able to meet some Love Chic readers who came by to see us. Not bad for a Friday the 13th!
Taken with Instagram. Follow us @sephcham and @shailagarde :)
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Bangles and wristbands from SM Accessories.
When we saw these pieces in the Giordano store in Trinoma, we immediately knew how we wanted to go about the shoot—nothing fancy and with minimal styling; just candid fun, fun, fun! We love how Giordano’s latest collection adds a colorful twist to classic pieces such as striped collared shirts.
And who wouldn’t love these bottoms? Especially since they come in our favorite pastel pink and blue, for which we will forever love Giordano. Summer may be over, but on Love Chic, it never is.
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Hollywood pop star Joe Jonas visited Manila last week to join Bench’s lineup of international endorsers. What we wore:
Another one for my collection of slouchy messenger bags.
My trusty boots for those days when I need to wear something really casual, but still stylish.
I’ll always be a sucker for accessories. I try to make up a little story or theme behind the pieces I put together. Can you guess what this one is about?
My favorite F21 booties for making me look taller without making my feet hurt walking or standing around in events.
The Rizal ballroom at the Makati Shangri-la, abuzz with anticipation while everyone waited for the presscon to start.
The main man, Mr. Ben Chan!
PR maven Thysz Estrada flanked by blogger sisters Verniece and Vern Enciso
With Val Chua (Happy birthday today!) and Marj Sia’s little sister Mel, who we hear from her ate is a big Joe Jonas fan.
Starstruck with bigshot producer Mike Carandang (America’s Next Top Model, The Tyra Banks Show, Jerry Springer). It took us a few minutes and a lot of coaxing from Thysz before we could approach him, because being a producer herself, Shai is a huge fan.
The day’s host Raymond Gutierrez addressing Joe Jonas fans, who had gathered at the event for a meet-and-greet with their idol. At left, Mike and Shai trying to capture the flurry.
As soon as Raymond took to the stage to announce Joe’s arrival, the fans were all screaming, “I love you Joe!” And then, there was popstar pandemonium.
Joe in his “More fun in the Philippines” Bench outfit. Best known as the lead vocalist of teenybopper pop-rock band The Jonas Brothers with his brothers Nick and Kevin, Joe has since done away with his heartthrob-next-door image in favor of a more mature one, both in terms of his looks and his sound.
He sang three songs from his debut album Fastlife, and you could hear the fans singing along in between shrieks of “Marry me, Joe!” and “I love you!”
…to which Joe graciously responded with a smile and a thank you peppered with a few Tagalog words: "Mabuhay" and “Mahal ko kayo!”
It was awfully nice of the Bench and Joe Jonas teams not to cordon off the stage area. Bloggers and members of the press were allowed to get as near to Joe as it gets, allowing us to take a lot of close-up photos.
After the mini-performance, Raymond proceeded with the Q&A session.
We got to ask: “What’s the most memorable thing a fan has ever done for you, whether it be sweet or weird?”
Joe gave two answers: a hippopotamus named Joe Jonas, and a few stars in the galaxy named after him.
Mr. Ben Chan thanking Joe and the press for being there that day: “It’s more fun with Bench!”
With Patricia Prieto and Alyssa Lapid. Getting together with fellow bloggers is one of the main reasons events like these are worth going to!
Class picture: Thysz, Reg Rodriguez, Aisa Ipac, Tin Iglesias, Anagon, Kaye Awatin, Sarah Tirona, Tracy Ayson, Paul Chuapoco. We’re all getting together again this Saturday at Bloggers United 3. Details about the bazaar and how to get there here!
Outfit photos by Jeru Czar
The Bloggers United bazaar series is fast becoming one of the most anticipated sale events in the metro—so much so that even before the second one has ended, the organizers were already getting requests for the third one! After all, where else can you have your favorite bloggers gather together to sell prized pieces from their own closets or design studios while using their influence to inspire positive action? We’re happy to be once again taking part in this stylish affair for a cause—and you can, too!
HOW TO GET THERE:
- Take the MRT and get off at Guadalupe station. Ride a jeep bound for Ayala Ave.Get off at Buma Building. When you see Chick-In Chicken Inasal, you’re at the building.
- Driving from Ayala (coming from North EDSA side), head northwest on Ayala Ave. towards Hotel Dr., turn left to Metropolitan Ave. Buma Building is on the left side of the street, located beside Total gas station and after Metrostar Building on the right side.
- Driving from Buendia (coming from North EDSA side), head southeast on Buendia toward Senator Gil Puyat Ave., continue onto Sen. Gil Puyat Ave., turn right onto Paseo de Roxas, take the first left onto Jupiter, continue to Metropolitan Ave.
- Driving from Taft Avenue (Southbound), head northwest on Taft Ave. toward Pedro Gil, take the first right onto Pedro Gil, turn right onto Tejeron, continue onto J.P. Rizal Avenue, turn right onto Chino Roces, turn left onto Pablo Ocampo Sr. extension, take the third right onto Kakarong, turn right onto Metropolitan Ave.
- Driving from SLEX (Southbound), head southeast on South Luzon expressway toward Estrada, slight right to stay on SLEX, take the first left onto Malugay, turn left onto Chino Roces, turn right onto Kamagong, turn left onto Metropolitan Ave.
HOW TO GET IN:
Entrance fee is PHP100, but we’re giving away (15) guest passes exclusively for Love Chic followers. All you have to do is tweet this and tag three friends:
"I can’t wait to shop @sephshai’s booth at @bloggers_united! @Friend1 @Friend2 @Friend3 let’s go to #BU3! http://bit.ly/MV0gcc”
We want to be able to meet our genuine readers at the bazaar, so to be fair to those who mean the tweet from the bottom of their hearts, we will be giving guest passes only to the first (15) followers who haven’t tried to score a guest pass from another blogger. Please make sure your Twitter account is public so we can check. See you there!
Thanks to Anagon whose BU3 FAQ post inspired this entry. Stay updated by following Bloggers United 3 on Twitter, Facebook, and the official webpage. Bloggers United is in partnership with Operation Smile and Globe Tattoo. Event is co-presented by Colgate, Hedgren, Jansport, Canon, Zalora, Raffles, Clear, Pond’s and Hotel Celeste. Official media partners are ETC, Meg, Status Magazine, When in Manila, and Gadgets Magazine in cooperation with Kotex, Payless, Nail It, Fashionary, Pinkbox, Coca Cola and Lorys. Special thanks to The Closet Goddess, Le Plume, Asian Vogue and Bubbles.
Our fellow bloggers Vern, Lissa, Bjorn, Verniece and Robbie. We ogled a lot at the items so we weren’t able to take photos of everyone before they left, except for these two cuties.
Bjorn’s turquoise sneakers matched with nudes and florals is a bold choice for menswear, but he pulls it off and how.
Fresh-faced Vern looks effortlessly cute with the dress and bag. Her penchant for simplicity is perfect for the summer.
In celebration of the season, the store has a couple of ongoing promos. Check them out on Facebook for details.
Meanwhile, some of our favorites from the collection. This season, Topman and Topshop are big on colorful graphic prints, tribal-inspired patterns, sweet pastels and playful styles, each piece exuding their trademark carefree rock-chic vibe.
For lunch, we mall-hopped to SM Megamall to satisfy our craving for katsu.
If you follow us on Twitter or Instagram, you could probably tell from the amount of Yabu photos we post how much we love this place. Good food, good service and good vibes. Our only complaint was the long wait for a table, especially during peak hours. Not anymore!
Originally, this was all of Yabu. If you wanted to get a good seat, you’d have to be there early or late, avoiding lunch and dinner hours.
Sometime in late March, Yabu was temporarily closed for renovations and expanded to the space right beside them. Now, the seating capacity is twice as big!
If you haven’t tried it out, you might be wondering what the hype is all about. First, being “Yabu, House of Katsu,” it goes without saying that this is their specialty. And you know how we Pinoys love our deep-fried comfort food.
Second, the bento meals. For a very reasonable price, the big portions ensure that you get busog. Shai’s pick: 90 g Rosu a.k.a. Pork. The meals come with rice, unlimited cabbage, miso soup, and fresh fruit slices for dessert. You can choose from 90, 120 and 180 grams of meat to suit your level of hunger.
Seph’s pick: 120 g Cream Dory Fish Fillet.
Third, the sauces. Oh, those sauces.
You’re given sesame seeds to grind…
…and then you pour the sweet katsu sauce on it and mix together. Dip your katsu slice and taste the awesomeness.
And then there’s the mixture of Japanese mayo and sesame for the cabbage side dish.
This you really have got to taste. We’ve reached a point where the Yabu staff keep coming by our table to make sure our plates never run out of cabbage.
Yup. That was one full-filling day.
Animal print on animal print, plus that peek-a-boo paw print.
On Shai: Top, Divisoria. Cover-up, SM Department Store. Shorts, Terranova. Socks, SM Accessories. Boots, Forever21. Necklace and bird ring from Bangkok. Studded bag, Susto. Hype this on Lookbook.
On Seph: Shirt and shoes, Adidas. Blazer and bag, Human. Jeans, Mossimo. Socks, Mossimo. Scarf, Terranova. Hype this on Lookbook.
We went crazy over the watches at Timex. Some were on sale for more than half the original price! We just had to get these cute pairs.
With June, Noy and Diane of SM Accessories. Thanks for having us! We had a great “time” (heh, another pun). Privado is until this Sunday, so scoot over to the SMDC showroom in Mall of Asia and shop your heart out!
Oh, and speaking of shopping, tomorrow is the much-awaited Bloggers United Bazaar and we’ve got a booth. Details here. We’ll be selling not just accessories, but some of the clothes you see us wearing in our previous posts. See you there!
A sneak peek at some of the awesome stuff we’re selling at the Bloggers United Bazaar.
Necklaces! From sparkly and vintage-inspired to rocker-chic resin and watches, there’s a perfect chain for every mood and outfit.
Charm bracelets for those who love summer, the great outdoors, or the ocean—or just love wearing pretty things.
Bangles for the dainty, the edgy, the glamorous and the pop-lovers.
Funky pop-culture stud earrings make for a unique fashion statement.
Rings too pretty to resist. The gold ones are handmade.
How to get free tickets:
1. Open to our followers on Tumblr, Facebook and Twitter.
2. The tickets are from Bloggers United and Multiply, so you have to be following them on Facebook and Twitter as well.
3. Tweet this: “Hey @sephshai, I want free tickets to the @bloggers_united bazaar! #BloggersUnited2”
The first twenty (20) to tweet us will win those tickets. Just make sure you follow these mechanics to the letter, because we’ll be double-checking. Tweet away :)
Congratulations to our guest pass winners: (1) Kristine B. Anarcon, (2) Eliza Malferrari, (3) Patricia Cariño, (4) Mary Ann C. Cortez, (5) Ma. Victoria M. Pangilinan, (6) Mary Aurabel D. Salas, (7) Ivy Grace F. Rivera, (8) Mary Angeline D. Salas, (9) Ross Martin D. Moreno, (10) Camille Peteros, (11) Francesca Diomano, (12) Toni Elarmo, (13) Sherry Yao, (14) Regine Salumbre, (15) Judecen Ivy Torres, (16) Eva Marie Soquena, (17) Jennica De Castro, (18) Amanda Joyce Paredes, (19) Klarence Tolosa, (20) Joselle Allyssa T. Frilles. See you there!