Love Chic

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!

La Dolcé Vita

A belated Cebu diary. We all know the title is Italian for “the sweet life,” and we couldn’t think of a better way to describe this particular day. 

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Flattering Tops tank top, Style Hub shorts, Bonne Handmade Head Candy turban, Parisian flatforms, Fab Manila clutch, Hobby Loft bracelets, Greenhills shades. Hype this on Lookbook here.

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Really digging this turban from Bonne! Not only for the fact that it’s pretty, but also because each piece from this brand is handmade by designer Bonsai Fojas. It’s like wearing art on your hair while protecting it from the sun. As for the huge shades, well, they double as concealer for an un-made-up face.

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Shorts are a staple in the wardrobe of any girl living in a country with a tropical climate, but shorts that stand out should be a staple in any girl’s closet, no matter the weather. Look how pretty this Style Hub piece is! Paired my shorts with equally interesting accessories, like this pair of handmade bracelets from Hobby Loft and that cute candy-striped travel clutch from Fab Manila.

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One of my current feet faves because it’s the perfect combination of comfort and height. I don’t know how many times I’ve blogged an outfit post wearing my Parisian flatforms, but this won’t be the last time for sure.

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Photos by Lea Ann. I’m not a beach or summer person, but I gotta admit sunny days are the perfect excuse to wear something super short and chill!Thanks to Lea Ann for the photos! We shot these at one of Cebu City’s trendiest hangout places nowadays, Dolcé.

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See that car at the back? (Try not to be distracted by the Benz, haha!) The yellow one, that’s Travis, the car of our friend Lea in which we drove around Cebu. That’s where we took our outfit shots. This nice geometric building is Dolcé.

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So, what is Dolcé and why does it look so nice?

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It is a café slash restaurant slash dessert place…

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…that also houses an architectural interior design studio.

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Dolcé started out as a design showroom run by three sisters, one of them an architect. It used to be that they only offered food to guests who were dropping by to check out the place or meet with the designers. But soon, more and more people came by and started requesting for more.

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What started out as a casual design showroom with coffee and a few snack items has now evolved into a full-fledged and hip hangout complete with baked sweets…

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Rice meal bentos…

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And the sisters’ own concoctions of healthy and yummy shakes.

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Of course, it won’t be called Dolcé if it didn’t have signature sweets! These are actually from the owners’ family recipes, of the desserts they loved to eat growing up.

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On the other end of the café is the design studio, aka the office that started it all.

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Outside, there’s a separate private area for barbecues and small functions, plus an area where you can have a breathtaking view of the city.

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We truly had a sweet and awesome time here, and we can’t wait to go back!

How-to (girls): 12 x 12

The story we produced for Inquirer 2bU. We always say that with the right mix-and-match skills, you need not spend a lot to look stylish, even with a limited wardrobe. Today we show you exactly what we mean. We laid out twelve different outfits using the same basic pieces, the styles of which you can easily find in your favorite stores or in your own closet.

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1 Shirt with cowl collar, Herbench
2 Sheer polka-dotted vest, CPS Chaps
3 Knitted cape vest with buttons, F&X
4 Tribal print wedge booties, Aldo
5 Sleeveless flared jumpsuit, CPS Chaps
6 Glitter knitted cardigan, Herbench
7 Metallic strappy gladiator heels, Pedro
8 Ruffled chiffon skort, CPS Chaps
9 Bright army green carrot pants, Human
10 Black leather wedge booties, Aldo
11 Printed shirt dress, Herbench
12 Tribal print scarf, Aldo
   

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LOOK 1 = 2 + 9 + 4 + 12 + Aldo bracelet

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LOOK 2 = 5 + 7 + Aldo bangles

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LOOK 3 = 1 + 3 + 10 + Pedro bag + CPS Chaps wristband + Aldo socks

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LOOK 4 = 1 + 8 + 10 + Aldo ring and earrings + Human belt

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LOOK 5 = 3 + 9 + 7 + Human necklace + Aldo bracelet

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LOOK 6 = 5 + 3 + 7 + Aldo necklace + Pedro bag

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LOOK 7 = 11 + 6 + 10 + Human necklace and belt + Aldo bracelet

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LOOK 8 = 2 + 6 + 9 + 10 + Aldo bangles and earrings

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LOOK 9 = 5 + 11 + 12 + 7 + Human bracelet + Pedro bag

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LOOK 10 = 5 + 2 + 4 + Herbench shades + Pedro bag + Aldo bracelet

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LOOK 11 = 2 + 8 + 4 + Aldo necklace + Pedro bag

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LOOK 12 = 11 + 3 + 4 + CPS Chaps wristband + Aldo necklace
   
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Photos: Richard Romero