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


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Friday, June 20, 2014

Summer Thrifted Favorites

Check out my youtube channel for my summer thrifted favorites.



Let me know which one is your favorite. I will be making detailed posts soon. :D

Thursday, April 24, 2014

Saturday, March 29, 2014

Boho Dreams

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I was supposedly going to wear this boho sheer top as a swimsuit cover-up only. Originally, I was wearing cut-out midriff and floral skorts for an edgy-romantic look but it seemed plain and usual. My dreamcatcher necklace didn't look too bold against the black cloth so I figured to go boho and wear this top. Nothing went wrong as it went smoothly with my skorts and sandals.

It's amazing how this one statement piece changed my entire look into a totally different style- from an edgy/sweet to a calm boho look. Don't forget to comment and hype this look here!


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