Saturday, May 21, 2016

Gigi Hadid is the Newest Face of Team Penshoppe!

Penshoppe never ceases to amaze me. Every time they announce a new face in their team, I am always in awe, standing there with my mouth open, slow-clapping while slowly shaking my head because… just… WOW. And, of course, they have done it again: this time around, Penshoppe has welcomed Gigi Hadid to the team - and everyone went wild at the news (so much so, in fact, that people thought I was joking when I tweeted about it after the event).

Yes, this is foreal, guys!!!

Still don't believe me? Then watch Gigi's video for Penshoppe here:

Here's to hoping she'll come visit Manila soon!

Coz come on: who wouldn't want to meet Gigi Hadid, especially after she had that stunning #relationshipgoals photo shoot with Zayn Malik - a shoot I loved so much, it ended up on my iPhone's wallpaper for a while. <3

Clearly, there's no stopping Penshoppe on its mission to put the Philippines front and centre in the glamorous world of international fashion.

Gigi's first campaign with Penshoppe is all about the Penshoppe Power Stretch jeans, a line of specialty pants that are so soft, comfy and stretchable that you can do yoga in them (no joke!) Check out some of the photos at the fashion show that we witnessed before the big Gigi reveal:

As you can see, the jeans are fashionable enough to be worn on casual days out and even on nights out, but what I love the most about them is that you won't feel constricted in them at all. In fact, you won't even feel like you're wearing jeans to begin with.

Why did they choose Gigi for this? Well, Jeff Bascon, Brand Director of Penshoppe, explains that Gigi's personality simply suits the Power Stretch Jeans best.

"These pieces were designed for girls who just won't sacrifice comfort for style. Gigi is just that. She has a naturally relaxed fashion style that is mainly composed of skinny pants, a crop top or t-shirt, and cool sneakers."

Hmm. Sounds a lot like my own fashion style. No wonder I love these jeans so much. Haha. Seriously, though. I would highly recommend you try the jeans. They're so stretchy and comfy, I'm actually going to be trying them out in an Aerial Hoop class this week. I'll let you know how that goes. :)

The Penshoppe Power Stretch Jeans are now available in stores nationwide! For more updates, like Penshoppe on Facebook and follow them on Twitter and Instagram: @penshoppe

Sunday, May 1, 2016

New ZX Flux ASYM: Exactly What I Need to Stay Motivated This Summer

Truth be told: the last thing I want to do in this summer heat is exercise and work out. As such, it makes sense that I've gained a whopping six pounds within the past month... And I hate myself for it.

This might sound stupid, but I think one of the reasons behind this lack of motivation is a lack of good shoes. Call this an excuse to buy new ones, but it's true. Whenever I buy a new pair of shoes, I'm always raring to go out and do things, so I figure a new pair of shoes to work out in is something that I definitely need to get myself up and going this summer.

Well, adidas Originals has just released two new renditions of the left-field ZX FLUX Racer ASYM with an eye-catching visual aesthetic and the gym whore in me is suddenly raring to buy them and workout STAT.

Offered in core black and blue colorways with untouchable sunshine vibes, they're absolutely perfect for the summer!!! Don't you agree?

Erghhhhh. Why you always do this to me, adidas? Not complaining, but my wallet is groaning. A little. :p

For more adidas shoe updates, like adidas on Facebook and follow them on Twitter: @adidasph :)

Saturday, April 23, 2016

SM Clarkada: Castaway 3 Music Festival with the PampanGang

So… I unexpectedly had the best birthday week ever this year. Generally speaking, I don't really look forward to birthdays. I don't really remember the last time I received a memorable birthday gift nor do I remember the last time anyone bought me a birthday cake. Most of my friends never really make time to celebrate my birthday, either. But this year… this year was different. This year was perfection.

For starters, I spent my salubong on the road to pick up my mom from the airport. It doesn't sound like much; but Jules was so excited to meer her, he actually volunteered to drive us there to pick her up. That's when my mom surprised me with this awesome Wonder Woman cake!

Other than that, my birthday was mostly spent working (I didn't have the guts to tell my boss that it was actually my birthday) and napping, but then I got a bunch of geeky surprises from my Kuya Rod, who also visited from Davao, Jules and Mat:

And then, on the weekend of my birthday, my friends and I went on a random roadtrip to Pampanga for the Castaway 3 Music Festival courtesy of SM City Clark:

Jep was sitting in front.

After dealing with the heat, the hunger and my PMS-y mood, we eventually made it to Red Planet Hotel...

...where TJ ruled as Gizelle's makeup artist…

...and I got my outfit (and must-haves) ready for the night.
Those Gold Stack Honey Butter chips are TO DIE FOR!!!

Soon after getting ready, and buzzed on the alcohol provided by Ivy (who sadly couldn't make it herself huhuhu), we got on a trike and headed to SM City Clark for what would be one of the most memorable nights of my life. (Ironically, it was memorable because I only remember half of it. :p)

The SM Clarkada PampanGang

The PampanGirls

We were welcomed with unli-Jaeger-and-Red-Bull and the rest is history!

TJ in full-on blogger mode!

Us in the VIP area in front of the actual crowd.

G was super excited to meet Tom Taus. That died down, though. :p


Jules branded me with a J.

I admittedly don't remember much of the night, but I had so much fun screaming, drinking, dancing, jumping and laughing, I have to say it was, without a doubt, my favorite music festival experience to date (and that's saying something coz I've been to quite a lot). Check out TJ's video of our shenanigans here:

To top it all off, I got surprised with ChickenJoy in bed the next morning. :)

Jules always knows exactly what I need. This guy is full of so much win!

You know you had a good time when everyone still talks about the night every now and then. Well, even now, two weeks later, we still look back on the night fondly. So fondly, in fact, that the SM Clarkada / the PampanGang (as we have coined ourselves) is heading back to SM City Clark tomorrow for some more fun!

Huge shoutout to the SM City Clark team for taking such good care of us and for giving us one of the most memorable nights of our lives! So much love for you!!!

Like them on Facebook and follow them on Twitter and Instagram: @smcityclark :)