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When love caused you pain, will you be brave again? 

Featuring Shai Lagarde (Love Chic) and Charlie Sutcliffe (Juan Direction). Directed by Rember Gelera. Produced by Me&U and M+Y Metallurgy. Music “Unspoken Definites” by Up Dharma Down used with permission from Terno Recordings.

Share the trailer as we count down to its launch! For updates, follow @shailagarde @meandushop :) #lovechicunspoken

First Love

Mother's Day

I waited until our date was over before I wrote this, hoping I’d be able to find enough words to keep this Mother’s Day tribute sweet and succinct without missing anything. But my mom isn’t the easiest to write about. What she is to me cannot easily be put into words, but here is an earnest attempt. 

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Korea Diaries: Day 2

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If you’re reading this, chances are you’re not lounging in a #Laboracay-worthy outfit, making the most of the holidays by frolicking about on a pretty beach filled with pretty people. If we share the same preference for sweater weather over the summer heat, join me in my wistful longing for a little drop in temperatures through my Korea diaries! :)

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Sweater weather is yay. Oversized “Love” sweatshirt, Mango. Sakura shorts, The SM Store. Beanie and necklace, SM Accessories. 

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This is where we went on our second day. Everland Resort in Yongin is about two hours’ drive from Seoul. It’s the largest theme park in South Korea owned by Samsung, and it was formerly known as Farmland—you’ll see why in a few.

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Tights, Dongdaemun market. Sneaker wedges, Skechers. While there were a few brave souls who were actually wearing heels, most people I saw were in sneakers or boots—it’s 100 hectares of walking around, after all. 

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Along with my phones, I brought my ice blue Fujifilm Instax Mini 8 for some instant snapshots.

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Kept it in this itty-bitty camera bag, along with the tickets, some money and IDs. 

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Always Sunday 2PM in this Korean café

You know how much we love the Korean aesthetic of effortless adorability—be it fashion, beauty or interiors, it’s simple and charming and gets the job done in a way that makes you go, “That’s basic yet functional and pretty… why haven’t I tried that before?”

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Neither of us have ever been to Seoul (at least physically)—but in the meantime, we’ve been on the lookout for little pockets of Korea wherever we are.

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We found a couple of them when we visited Cebu: a hair and nail salon called Secret B, and this café called Sunday 2PM.

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According to the owners, it’s called Sunday 2PM because it’s that time of the week when things are most relaxed and chill for most people. They gave the café this name to evoke that cozy feeling of being at home.

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We just had to film the cutest stuff in Sunday 2PM for another video diary!

So adorable, right?

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The way it’s designed also gave us some more ideas for decorating our own spaces.

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Apart from coffee and sandwiches, they’ve got a mini library of Korean and English books for anyone’s reading pleasure.

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And if you want to listen to or download Korean songs, there’s this mini grocery cart.

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There are these “study corners” by the walls near the shelves. Check out the wall papers: customer doodles. Who knew cluttered post-its could look so nice?

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Photos by Lea Ann, a talented photographer and young entrepreneur who took a week off from her daily schedule just to hang out with us. On Shai: Runway Dreams dress and vest, Chemistry belt, Parisian shoes. Hype this on Lookbook here

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Quirkypedia eyeglasses, Japanese Candy contact lenses. For makeup tutorialsclick here.

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Hobby Loft bracelet, SM Accessories shoulder bag, Nail It Salon pastel nails.

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Parisian flatforms for walking around looking taller.

It’s visiting places like Sunday 2PM that remind us how things don’t need to be over-complicated, over-thought or over-designed in order to work out. No matter how stressed or tired we are, we need only look at photos and videos of our happy places.

Our Secret makeover

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Binkydoodles floral top, The Catwalk drape shorts, Martina-Martina necklace, Asian Vogue mary jane wedges, Fab Manila bag, Hobby Loft bracelets. Hype on Lookbook here.

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These days, I’m loving tops with cutouts at the waist as it helps create an hourglass silhouette. Other than that, it’s added motivation to stay fit. Haha.

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It’s bringing sexy back. (Yeah)

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A bevy of greens and browns and colored patterns. I don’t know what my seeming aversion to looking 100% poised and polished is all about, but for some reason, whenever I’m in something that would otherwise look too ladylike or glamorous, I end up throwing in a mismatched item to add silliness to the look. 

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We said we’d avoid cliché school-themed pieces for our school talks, but these mary janes are too cute. 

Lea took most of our photos and videos in Cebu, and even volunteered her fingernails for Secret B’s gel manicure.

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Cute, right? We wanted to include her in our Secret B video diary but she was too camera-shy! Yes, those were her nails getting gelled. If you can’t get enough of how cute the salon is in the video, here are some more shots.

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View from the entrance and reception counter. Blue and pink Love Chic chairs! 

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We love the minimalist, industrial chic look. 

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According to owner Ms. Miya Kim, Secret B is a one-stop-shop salon based on the concept of high-end salons in Seoul, where clients come in not just for hair and nail services but for a full head-to-toe makeover and feel like a Korean celebrity for a day.

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Opposite view.

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This is where clients can discuss what treatments they want with the stylists, over tea or coffee. If only all salons had a waiting area as cute as this!

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Behind the counter is the stairway to the second floor for nail and skin treatments.

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View from the landing.

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The main manicure area.

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One thing we absolutely love about Korean aesthetics, whether it’s makeup, hair styling, or interiors, is how it’s always just simple yet striking. Look at those shelves!

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We were told this room is for skin care services. Just outside it is the couch for pedicures and foot spas.

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The painted butterflies? It gives the otherwise plain flooring an interesting quirk.

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View from the pedicure couch as Secret B’s husband-and-wife owners look on.

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Going to the salon is always a fun and empowering experience, not just physically. There’s just something about a makeover that makes you feel like a new person and gives you the inner confidence to take on anything. 

Myth busters

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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. Urban Goddess sheer butterfly-printed top, The Catwalk sheer floral skirt, Crave More necklace, SM Accessories bangle, Fab Manila bag, Schu brogues. Hype this on Lookbook here.

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Contact lenses from Japanese Candy, without which I would have probably looked like a stereotypical cat lady that particularly lazy day. I was feeling under the weather, as you can probably tell from my unkempt hair and color-less face. I had a slight fever, cough, colds and sore throat but I was so excited to push through with the talk! We’ve been looking forward to it for weeks.

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For this look, I wore this “Young Blood” pendant because our audience consisted of, well, young blood.

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Since the top and skirt are both sheer and soft, I wanted to offset the daintiness of the ensemble with accessories that aren’t so much on the girly side. Like the Crave More necklace, this SM Accessories bangle can easily edge up any outfit.

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My current go-to shoulder bag from Fab Manila. What I love about this brand is that not only are the bags pretty and versatile; the workmanship is also very impressive. I can’t wait to wear the other pieces they sent!

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Completing the “teacher” look, haha. I’ve worn these Schu brogues lots of times, for when I want extra height minus the discomfort of wearing heels.

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On a random note, I love how this outfit is in the shade of the Love Chic logo pink and blue, without really being pastel pink and baby blue. Hee.

During our talk, we were asked to share our experiences with blogging, as well as answer some questions about Dos and Don’ts, sponsorships, events and other issues.

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We were also asked to give some tips on styling, social networking, and marketing your blog. We were almost embarrassed to talk about these things, because there were other bloggers around! So instead of speaking from an authoritative point of view the way workshops or seminars usually go, we went with an experiential approach, just telling our stories and the lessons we learned along the way. We also ended up quoting our parents on some of the things they taught us that we were able to apply to fashion blogging. Our only hope was that those present were able to take something from our stories! Speaking of which, here are some of them: organizers, blogger friends and readers in their stylish outfits!

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Arvin Hernandez of Myth and Gia Tugob of Schu

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Ana Gonzales and Sarah Tirona

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Paul Chuapoco and Taylor Bonostro

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Arnie Villanueva and Rovie Divinagracia

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Karl Garcia and Sef Tiburcio

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Daryll Fagarang and Kim Nieves, Alyssa Yu

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Ayah Capalungan, Phylicia Pineda and Pamela Jayne Ang

Thanks to Paul for taking photos, to our friends at Myth and Schu, and to everyone for coming and telling us that you had fun! This is why we love doing talks—it’s an awesome way to interact and learn from each other. :)   

If you’d like to have us in your school or org to talk about fashion blogging, styling, marketing (or even relationships, haha), simply send us an email at lovechicmail@gmail.com and we’d love to set something up!

Cole Haan Fall/Winter 2012: Don’t Go Home

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The Power Plant boutique of Cole Haan became filled with pretty lights, good music, fun food and great company on October 25, the brand’s Fall/Winter Launch Party. Taking the spotlight was the Women’s LunarGrand Wingtip Collection.

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Dark Brown Suede/Orange, Navy Suede/Topaz and Gull Grey Suede/Volt. Everyone loves their brogues for sleek style and comfort, but these ones are simply as far out as their name. 

Slipping into the grey pair—easiest to mix and match, of course! The rest of the outfit: Style Hub colorblocking top, Giordano pink jeans, SM Accessories necklace and bracelets.

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Also in LunarGrand Wingtips were two very familiar girls: models Julia Sniegowski and Helena Belmonte.

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Makeup for newbies: Eye love!

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Beauty is in the eyes… and the eyebrows. Here’s how to look perfectly polished even with minimal makeup, plus win these SUESH eye makeup goodies.

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Photo from my Instagram @shailagarde. If you’ve been following this tutorial series, you’ll notice that I’m sticking to one look, which is the natural-looking, fresh-faced makeup. It’s a makeup-for-newbies tutorial after all, and what we’re trying to achieve for you is picture-perfect makeup that you can do on your own. For first-time readers, welcome! Click here for Lesson 1 and here for Lesson 2. And as always, there’s a giveaway at the end of this how-to!

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Makeup for newbies: face base

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Learn how to put on your freshest face with this tutorial, plus get to win this fabulous face primer and shine eliminator from SUESH. First, let’s continue last week’s tutorial.

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Photo from my Instagram @shailagarde. This is my usual makeup: natural-looking, fresh and dewy. I take inspiration from Korean models and actresses who always look like they just woke up after eight hours of sleep filled with wonderful dreams! Haha. There’s one thing about it that I don’t quite agree with, however—that to achieve the natural look, you have to cover up your face with layers upon layers of (usually pricey) makeup. My approach to it is pretty simple and straightforward, and definitely won’t hurt your budget.

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Funky Streaks

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Chemistry floral harem playsuit, SM Accessories, Keds. Hype this on Lookbook here. There’s nothing comfier than sneakers when you have to manage a bazaar booth without any staff or helpers! At the same time, this cute Chemistry playsuit keeps the outfit from being too casual or boring—I love how the floral top is garterized to hug the upper torso, striking a balance with the comfy loose fit of the harem pants.

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"Red passion" Manic Panic hair color from Funky Streaks. Like Seph, I’ve always wanted to try pink hair! Until now, bright red is the farthest I’ve gone with hair color. There were a couple of steps we had to take before we could achieve the exact shade we wanted, and even then, the hair color would change a bit after a few shampoos. But it’s worth it! Experimenting and getting different results is part of what makes DIY so fun.