If you’re anything like me, then it’s safe to assume that you follow through closely a slew of blogs operated by quirky fashionistas from all over the globe. I call them my style inspirations–because each person has a unique way of projecting their style.
In the Philippines, I have a handful of favorites–most of which, I’m well-acquainted with. However, unlike my international idols, the great thing about mingling with the local bloggers is that they’re more accessible as in you can talk to them about fashion and style and they will readily share a few tips here and there, ones that are relevant to our local atmosphere and scene. Likewise, it’s also easy to relate to them when it comes to fashion finds because we traipse around the same stores!
But the thing is: bloggers have a lot of fashion-related reserves and ammunition in their closets precisely because it’s their business to swathe the world with their own brand of fashion. Plus, given their clout, big and small companies are clamoring to send them samples. So yes, they’re required to spend for clothes–be it expensive or cheap–and they’re given tokens once in a while (and no, there’s nothing wrong with that).
Regular individuals on the other hand, don’t have the luxury to shop just about anytime. I’d like to consider myself a regular individual because I have a day job and being in the corporate industry disables me from spending my time going around malls and scouring it for finds. I only have weekends and even then, I aggregate my time between friends, family, and personal efforts so yes, all hail the constantly harassed-for-time modern-day woman! Likewise, not all of us have resources–clothes don’t come cheap and so, if there are no occasions (especially if you are like me, with not enough will power to attend various events), then it is futile to constantly buy different articles of clothes.
Now here’s a quick solution but remember, it’s one day only…
The second leg of the Blogger’s United shopping affair!
If you’ve never heard of Blogger’s United, then I’ll redirect you kindly to my previous post from the first leg. Basically, it’s like a bazaar set-up with all your favorite bloggers under the roof selling their own clothes, accessories, and knick-knacks at a very cheap price and all for a good cause.
Yes, I will be there along with my good friends beauty blogger Marj Sia of the Traveling Heels, visual artist Valerie Chua of Quiet Girl (who recently had her exhibit at Heima), lovey dovey couple blogger Seph and Shai of Lovechic, and lifestyle blogger Feanne!
A little bit like old times only without Tricia and now with Seph and Shai!
For me, I will be disposing my old clothes–items I’ve hardly ever worn from somewhere between 100 – 300 pesos. For every purchase, you also get something in return–apart from helping children, the generous people at Nail It! will give you a wonderful surprise!
And being a fan of Nail It! (yes, I go all the way to Katipunan to have my nails done with my close friend), I would say it is indeed relaxing.
And before I forget, this event won’t be complete without the support of the following:
Bloggers United is in partnership with:Multiply Philippines (http://multiply.com/)GMA Kapuso Foundation (http://www.kapusofoundation.
com/)Treston International College (http://www.treston.edu.ph/)Event is co-presented by:Nikon (http://www.nikon.com/)Primadonna (http://primadonna.com.ph)For Me (http://www.forme.com.ph/)Regatta (http://www.regatta. com.ph/)Audioline (http://www.audiolineph.com/)Columbia Digital (http://www.columbiadigital. net/)ETC (http://www.etc.com.ph/)Meg Magazine (http://www.meggurl.com/)When in Manila (http://www.wheninmanila.com/)Gadgets Magazine (http://www.gadgetsmagazine. com.ph/)In cooperation with:Bankard (http://www.bankard.com/)Kotex (http://www.kotex.com. ph/)Tomato (http://www.tomato.ph/)Nail It! (http://www.nail-it-salon.com/ )Manels (http://www.manels.com/)Ferretti (http://ferrettishoes.com/)Giordano (http://www.giordano.com.ph/)Lapdance (www.lapdancebags.com)Red Mango (http://redmango.com.ph/ )Unionbank (http://www.unionbankph.com/)Xend Business Solutions (http://www.xend.com.ph/)Special thanks to:Posh Nails (http://poshnails.com.ph/)Rio Mints (http://www.facebook.com/ riomints)SM Dept Store (http://www.smdeptstore.com/)Online Shop Donors:Belle York (http://www.facebook.com/ SoleSisterLifestyle)Shop Dainty (www.shopdainty.com)Asian Vogue (http://asianvogue.multiply. com/)F-STOP (Fashion Stop) (http://fashionstopshop. multiply.com/)Anagon Collection (http://anagoncollection. multiply.com/)Archive Clothing (http://archiveclothing. multiply.com/)Extreme Finds (http://www.facebook.com/ mustloveExtremeFinds)Sparkle Shop (http://www.mysparkleshop.com/ )Flattering Tops (http://www.facebook.com/ flatteringtops)Posh Pocket Shoes (http://www. poshpocketshoesonline.com/)Scrunch (http://www.facebook.com/ SSSCRUNCH)Sole Sister (http://www.facebook.com/ SoleSisterLifestyle)Maris (http://marisonline.multiply. com/)Bubbles (http://tatibubbles.multiply. com/)
Speaking of Multiply, here’s the winner of my October contest–I apologize for the delays, I’ve been having personal issues. My follow-up post on my favorite online stores from Multiply will kick in a bit,m I’m just settling an issue with BDO for fumbling an online transaction.
Kizzy, please contact me so we can set-up the transaction for your free shopping spree!!! 😉
Likewise, for the remaining winners of my contests who have not contacted me, please send me an email over at firstname.lastname@example.org. If I have not replied in the email, it means that I have not gotten it. 🙂
Lastly, I apologize immensely for not taking the time to answer your comments. I’ve been so busy as of late! if you need anything, please do contact me at my twitter–I reply faster over there. Haha!
See you all tomorrow!!!