Gian by Design

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Festival Outfit #1 (Boho Grunge)

It's already summer and music festivals are celebrated in most parts of the world. There was Coachella few days ago in California, USA. I wasn't able to attend but I shared some outfits I would wear if ever I did come. Continue scrolling and watch my lookbook video. Enjoy!

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Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Holiday Lookbook 2014 (Styling Knits)

Check out my video on how I styled my knits for the holidays! Have fun watching and Merry Christmas, everyone!

Friday, September 26, 2014

Sweather Weather

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One way to spice up a black and white outfit is to wear or layer it with different textures like leather, lace and silk. It's an easy way to create a fashion statement while on monochrome or dual tones.

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I absolutely love this bralette. The front is very basic but the back details are sexy which adds statement to a white top. It also gives me a tumblr feel. The oversized cardigan is an instant cover-up on the cold rainy days,

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|WHAT I WORE: bralette from @ootdpilipinas | leather skirt from online shop| thrifted cardigan| DIY necklace | rings from @theroveshop and f21| Doc Martens boots|


Love this outfit? Give it a hype on lookbook and don't forget to watch my new sweater weather video featuring fall outfits including this! Watch my video below and check out my channel for my other lookbook videos. Thanks!

Friday, September 5, 2014

Blogging for a Cause - "Help Banago Make a Comeback."

Founded and lead by Ms. Renee Patron, Banago is a collection of bags and accessories that are beautifully hand crafted by natives of Guiuan, Philippines. The collection comes in various sizes and styles ranging from chic clutches to spacious tote bags. The bags' main structure are banig or handwoven mats from dried palm leaves. The sturdy materials are dyed with vibrant colors and woven to finish off the exotic patterns and intricate designs. Banago takes pride not only in local stores but also in international high-end retail stores like J. Crew, Anthropologie and Nordstrom.

Banago has been supporting the banig industry and providing livelihood to almost 400 women of Western Samar for about 3 years. The brand continued to grow and expand successfully in the country until the tragic Typhoon Haiyan hit the Philippines, taking its toll mostly in Samar and Leyte. It wiped away 90% of Samar's coconut plantation which will take ten years for regrowth. Nothing was left except ruins and debris of the Banago production facility. Even the houses of the artisan workers have been washed out. Several months have already passed since the disaster but the residents are still struggling to continue living despite the massive losses they have experienced.

Ms. Renee Patron lives in the US, but she together with her team continues to help in restoring the livelihood of the people in her hometown. We can also take part in rebuilding their lives. For every bag we purchase, a donation goes to aid their campaign.

Thanks guys for reading. For more details about the kickstarter campaign, visit the Banago website.

Friday, August 15, 2014

Indie Chic

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Fringes, crochet, aztec prints - I now call myself a boho/indie chic. But I would love to say boho queen as well. Kidding aside. Here's what I wore during our visit in Pinto Art Museum. I will be sharing photos of this loving museum and the unique pieces of our country's talented artists.
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I have always been a fan of vintage accessories and the bracelets I was wearing were straight from my grandmother's jewelry box! She has an impeccable taste when it comes to jewelries and clothes. No wonder, I keep on touching her things. Of course, with her permission. ;P

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These are three necklaces that I put on together. I just made them because I wanted new accessories to pair with this outfit. The chokers were easy with the help of pliers but the dreamcatcher is a real piece of DIY. With limited resources, it's challenging to make something that is uncommon and not an understatement. Plus, I struggled on how to keep the shells on place. Looking at it, I think I did a good job. What can you say guys? :D

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If you love my photos and would like to see more of this, please watch my recent video on youtube. It's a lookbook vlog of my summer thrifted favorites.

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Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Throwback for Summer

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Rainy season has already started in our country but I'm still posting some summer inspiration on my blog. I guess I'll never have enough of sunshine and saltwater.

What do you think of my summer lookbook? It wouldn't be complete without my favorite hat and boho-styled accessories. Share with me your thoughts about my look and on how do you dress up for summer as well. Don't forget to check out my other platforms below especially my youtube channel where I post my fashion videos!

I would like to visit your blogs so don't forget to comment. Also, if you have a youtube channel and you want to subscribe to each other's, comment it down. :DD