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Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Philippine Fashion Week 2014: Forever 21 is Back!

Philippine Fashion Week 2014: Forever 21 is Back!

Philippine Fashion Week is something that every woman in Manila looks forward to. After all, new trends, new friends and a whole lot of fun are things that one can always look forward to during this fashion-filled week.

I am especially excited for this Friday, though, because Forever 21 - one of my forever-favorite stores (I've blogged about them several times - see links below) - is joining Philippine Fashion Week this October 24 at SMX Convention Center.

Philippine Fashion Week 2014: Forever 21 is Back!
Philippine Fashion Week 2014: Forever 21 is Back!

I'm not just excited to see Forever 21's latest collections for women, either, but also that for men (for my best bud) and for girls (for my mini-me). I can't wait - especially because this is the first time Forever 21 will be on the catwalks of Philippine Fashion Week since 2011. Will I see you there? :)

See my other blog posts on Forever 21 here:

And here are some outfit posts of me wearing Forever 21 items:

To find out how to get tickets to this anticipated show, visit Forever 21 stores, or follow Forever 21 on social media:

Instagram - @f21philippines
Twitter - @forever21ph
Facebook -

Philippine Fashion Week 2014: Forever 21 is Back!

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

adidas X Italia Independent ZX FLUX Designs: Fun Designs for Sporty Women

It is no secret that I have always been an adidas girl. In fact, my current adidas shoe collection is growing faster and faster by the month… but come on, you can't really blame me if they keep coming up with stunning new designs for sporty women to go gaga over! Right?

Just now, they have released yet another unconventional, fun and truly original collection in partnership with accessories brand Italia Independent.

I love my ZX Flux pair, but these new ZX Flux packs are something else!

Animal Print ZX Flux from the Print Pack

This is my ultimate favorite from the new line of adidas ZX Flux designs!!! The animal print isn't exactly new to the ZX Flux, but I absolutely LOVE how this design is rave-inspired with the rainbow upper and bright pink heel cage and midsole. I NEED THIS IN MY LIFE!!!
Zebra Print ZX Flux from the Print Pack

This eye-catching print pays homage to Italy by adding the Italian flag colours on the signature 3-Stripes mark of adidas. Very cute, but since I personally don't really have any strong ties to Italy, I'm not going too crazy in terms of wanting to own this one.
Classic Camo ZX Flux from the Print Pack

Now that "The Walking Dead" is back on the small screen, I must say that these are on my must-have list, as well. The big problem merely lies in which colorway to get: khaki tones for a Maggie Greene feel or blue and black tones for a Lori Grimes feel? :p I also love how the uppers of these prints are satin-like, but not enough to overpower the bad-ass feel of the shoes.

Italia Independent ZX Flux NPS Pack

Inspired by the carbon fiber usually found in luxury cars, planes and yachts, the NPS Pack may be more up your alley if you're more of a lover of the classics. Available in two colorways: grey and navy.

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Saturday, September 27, 2014

Girl in the Rain.

I don't usually watch Tagalog movies. Mostly coz I don't understand them very well, but also coz I can't really relate to them or 'get' them. That changed last night.

Last week, I was having lunch with someone's dad and he told me to watch "She's the One", a Dingdong Dantes / Bea Alonzo / Enrique Gil movie, and intrigued-Anj went for it. Wrong move, intrigued-Anj. Wrong move.

floral dress and connector jewelry from Meisha Collection / black 'Whatever' flats from Forever 21

"She's the One" starts with Dingdong's phone ringing and on the other line is his best friend Bea, whom he calls *wait for it*… BOSS. But wait! That isn't where the similarities to my life ends.

Dingdong and Bea have conversations in the movie that I have personally already had in my life recently, with quotes that I have personally already heard come out of our mouths before. And their intense non-couple arguments are the exact same intense non-couple arguments that we have.

The harsh words. The vicious statements. The truth that we know, but don't want to hear or admit. Everything in my life within the past 10 months (sans Bea's virginity and hot young stalker) was basically condensed into a 1.5-hour movie in "She's the One" and I watched it with pain and resentment in my heart.

See, for the first time in 10 months, I watched my life unfold before my eyes (though with a much hotter woman cast in my shoes) and for the first time in 10 months, I actually saw what I looked like from an outsider's perspective. And I didn't like it.

Because of this, what was supposed to be a light and carefree watch turned into a question-filled nightmare, and I know I have no one to blame but myself for this. Like Bea in the movie, I know I chose all of this. I chose to be the fool and to forgive and to hold on and to hope and hope and hope. Because, well, that's what I do. I hope.

During the movie, I screamed "BOOM!" at the TV at least 5 times and I cried at least 3 times because I was reliving painful moments from my life all over again.

After the movie, however, I sat on my bed wondering how I had come to this. That strong-willed girl who once fucked emotions in the ass for a living was suddenly sitting on her bed blubbering like a child after watching a big, bad Tagalog movie.

What the actual fuck.

But that's exactly what I needed, I guess: a reality check. Glasses with the right prescription, so to speak. Robot eyes to show me the truth about my life that I had been trying to ignore and hide from my heart with a beautiful waterfall of hope.

In the movie, Dingdong eventually realises what a coward he is and that he's actually been in love with Bea for the longest time and, of course, there's kissing, and there's rain, and there's kissing in the rain.

I don't know if there's any kissing or rain in my near future, but I know I can't be the 'hilaw na girlfriend' forever.

Photos by Josue Faustino.

Don't get me wrong. I'm happy where I am right now and I'm happiest when I'm with him, but I have some insecurities that can't get buried without a label and I know I'll only deteriorate more and more the longer I stay here like this.

Let's just hope the strong-willed girl makes a comeback and starts slutting it up with those emotions again. Though, personally, I'd really rather just be kissing him in the rain.