It’s been a while since our last blog post! Along with the coming of the new year (and the Chinese new year lol), a lot of changes have been afoot.
Change, we often hear, is the only thing that’s ever constant. The only thing that follows a pattern. At first, resistance; and fear of tipping the balance. Of rearranging anything.
And then, enough courage to embrace the reality that what has been comfortable, what’s easy, isn’t always what’s right.
Enough courage is mustered to face whatever must happen head on, with a sound mind and a willful heart.
Hi guys! Hope you all had lovely Valentine celebrations yesterday. Just because February 14th is over, though, doesn’t mean the love season is!
Our Forever21 Valentine’s Lookbook contest is still on-going!
The contest is open to all fashionable couples who want to show off their unique sense of paired-up style in Forever21 outfits.
We’ve posted a few samples already to help get you inspired. The winning couple gets to win a P10,000 shopping spree.
Schoolboy meets schoolgirl in collared button-downs, knit cardigans and loafers. “Campus crush” looks for the Forever21 Valentine’s Lookbook contest.
We’ve been blogging these sample entries to give you guys a better idea how you can go about your own entries for the contest.
It could be as matchy as you want, or not! It could be in a studio, or outdoors.
It doesn’t really matter as long as your theme is pretty clear, and you’re able to express your individual and paired-up styling.
Show off your sweet style and get to win a P10,000 shopping spree from Forever21.
Calling all couples! Get ready for our sweetest giveaway yet. Pose a la Love Chic in your most stylish outfits for a chance to win a P10,000 shopping spree from Forever21.
Just a few samples to give you ideas. It doesn’t matter if you take your photo on the streets or in a studio, as long as it showcases your sweet style.
Contest mechanics here:
Click the poster to watch our latest video, “Ligaw.” Filipino title means “courtship” while the Korean title means “love at first sight,” giving you an idea what the video is all about. And now, we’re giving you a chance to take home something from “Ligaw,” aside fromkiligand happy feelings! Prizes in store:
Metallurgy “Puzzle Love” necklace. Photo by Tricia Gosingtian. Made of hypoallergenic surgical steel (won’t irritate acidic skin, won’t rust or get scratched easily). We didn’t get to show this in the final cut of the video anymore, but these are what’s inside the boxes in the ending.
Love-a-lot couple outfits. Photo by Richard Romero. While other shops carry his-and-hers couple shirts, only Me&U offers couple outfits that are actually stylish enough to be worn individually, like this shirt and dress.
Love-a-lot “Love’s Coming” iPhone cases. This is a new collection in the Me&U stores, and the winning couple will be one of the first ones to have it! Here’s how to join:
His: Chemistry top, Hang Ten shorts, Milanos shoes, Quirkypedia glasses, SM Accessories
Hers: The Catwalk dress and vest, Chemistry belt, Parisian flatforms, SM Accessories bag, Quirkypedia glasses, Hobby Loft bracelet. Photo: Lea Ann
"His and hers" doesn’t have to be taken literally. Here’s how we do matchy when we’re not channeling Korean-couple street style.
Seph: Chemistry outfit, Ferretti shoes. Shai: Simply Felice dress, Ferretti shoes. Photo: Jeru Czar. We’re trying to come up with something compelling to say about the fashion, but there’s really one thing on our minds at the moment.
Love isn’t a walk in the park. Make sure who you’re walking with is worth it.
Shai: Simply Felice outfit, Ferretti peep-toes, SM Accessories sunnies. Seph: Chemistry button-down, Hang Ten shorts, Ferretti slip-ons, SM Accessories. Photo: Jeru Czar.
Chemistry outfits, SM Accessories wristband and hairband, Digitalism iPhone cases. Photos by Shai’s mom. The three of us spent the rainy-sunny afternoon at our favorite Moon Leaf branch, drinking in conversations along with Hakka and Jasmine milk teas and playing games on our phones. Gotta love our matching cases! That they come in blue and pink and form a heart together just sealed the deal. ♥ We hope your weekend was just as wonderful!
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 :)
What we wore to a whole day of meetings and meet-ups, photographed by Richard Romero. In lieu of our usual complementary outfits, we headed to contrasting ends of the style spectrum: he towards the achromatic side, she towards the colorful side. We thought this quite interesting, since it actually reflects a significant aspect of our relationship.
Whether you believe in zodiac signs or not, you can’t deny that people with a common sign have common predispositions or tendencies. We love psychology and sociology and just learning about people and one thing we’ve noticed about those with common zodiac signs is that it’s much the same way as with people who are from a common hometown, school or even subculture. Seph is a Virgothrough and through. He’s very realistic and pragmatic, both feel planted firmly in the ground. Common sense is his best asset. He likes to think things through without overthinking them, and friends seeking advice consider him a reliable source of practical wisdom. He is able to take a step back and assess a situation from a healthy distance, and the risks he takes are calculated so that most of the time, he’s on the winning end. And when he’s not, he knows how to let go. He dusts himself off, learns from his mistakes and simply tries again.
On the other hand, Shai is a Pisces. She’s a dreamer, both figuratively and literally. There’s almost always a deeper meaning, a symbolic significance to all the people, things, places and dreams that she encounters. She’s whimsical and emotional and often has her head in the clouds, but she knows exactly what she wants and how hard she must work to get it. She easily loves and trusts in people and is fiercely protective of her kind, which can lead to disappointment and hurt whenever this devotion and loyalty isn’t reciprocated. Empathy is her best asset, but it can also prevent her from seeing the world more objectively.
We have so many things in common: likes, dislikes, thinking the same things at the same time, wearing the same types of clothes (which is how this blog got its start)… But we believe it’s our differences that actually make our partnership work. Imagine two people who are both analytical and practical and steadfast, lacking in fancy and creativity and passion. On the reverse side, imagine the chaos of two people who are both superfluous and sentimental and dreamy, lacking in grounded-ness and sensibility and rationality. It would certainly be a story far different from ours.
People often ask whether we ever fight. Of course. We argue quite a lot, which is no surprise given our predilections. The good thing is, our fights rarely last for hours or days. Our contrasting attitudes and perspectives enable us to see things from another angle so that we learn from each other. What one lacks, the other makes up for. In this way, we can work, play, or even do nothing together and not get tired of each other’s faces. And for that, we consider ourselves very lucky. ♥
How sweet it is to be loved by you ♪ ♫