…and JC Buendia. We were gathered in Trinoma mall for a double dose of designer ready-to-wear, as Rajo and JC visited Bench and Kashieca respectively to dish out styling tips, as well as meet and greet their fans while promoting their individual collections for the brother-and-sister brands. More on these after our outfit details.
This has got to be my favorite look to do: just something as simple as a button-down shirt with comfy pants, casual accessories and kickass boots. It takes no time and effort, but it looks put-together.
Shai: Folio tailored blazer and Viz-A-Viz sleeveless top both at SM Department Store, Divisoria acid-washed denim shorts, Primadonna pumps, Nine West bag, True Fidelity handmade necklace, SM Accessories bangles and ring. Hype this on Lookbook here, vote on Chictopia here.
Everything I’m wearing here was a case of love at first sight, especially the pink blazer. I’ve been looking for something like it for so long, but the items I found were either great but grossly overpriced, or inexpensive but poorly made. I saw the blazer while personal-shopping for someone else, and I just knew I had to have it!
Rajo looking youthful as ever. We were beyond excited when he saw us and exclaimed, “Hey, you guys! I read your blog. I love your style. You kids keep me young!” Recalling that moment never fails to make us smile.
He showed us his favorite pieces in his collection.
We thought there were only gonna be the usuals, like skinny and straight-cut. But wait, there’s more! Hahaha. You’ll have to visit your nearest Bench store to check out which designs suit you best.
You also might want to test his Uno and Dos eau de toilet collection.
In the picture-taking frenzy of that afternoon, cameras were clicking away at the same time and we didn’t know where to look first, except for David. LOL
Kashieca was right across Bench, and the scene was pretty much the same as soon as JC Buendia arrived.
His collection consists of easy-breezy pieces, versatile enough to be worn to school, the office, a date, parties, and wherever-have-you.
He also has these cute baby tees!
We asked where he got his inspiration for the whimsical pieces, and JC told us the story of how his friends all know him to be a hopeless romantic. “I chose the frog as my emblem for this collection because I really like the frog prince. I like fairy tales.”
On the mannequin is JC’s brilliant five-way dress/pants/skirt/top/cover-up. Go ahead, drop by a Kashieca store, ask the saleslady to give you the how-to, and see if you won’t find it awesome.