Last October 9, Mango Philippines launched two of its fresh new brands: HE by Mango, their men’s line, and Mango Touch, their accessories line at Rockwell Powerplant Mall. In attendance were Manila’s fashion-philes and host Maggie Wilson-Consunji; the party started with a round of scrumptious hors d’oeuvres then quickly followed by a fashion show.
The ladies modelled shoes and accessories from Mango Touch; boasting the brand’s wide range of variety and good quality pieces. I most especially liked the fact that they were able to mix up different hardware tones–from gold to silver to pewter. I am personally a huge fan of Mango’s accessories collection as they provide covetable statement pieces that are not only eye catching but also easy to pair with.
On the other hand, the men modelled several pieces from their HE by Mango line, a mix of both casual and semi-formal work wear that is appropriate for our country’s urban males. I recall buying a couple of items during their store opening a few months ago for my dad and boyfriend.
It’s amazing how expansive Mango has become in this country. For further appreciation, here are some photos from the event:
The theme for the day was gold and sequins! Notice that my top has a sequins stripe while JL’s shorts are made of sequins as well. Our blazers are from Mango!
Tweed Blazer: Mango
Anyway, I have been experimenting a lot with the sophisticated-casual looks as of late, and by this, I mean sprucing up an outfit that’s typically worn on a normal day and pairing least-likely garments/seemingly opposite articles together to come up with something refreshing and unique. So as a norm, when I find an article of clothing that I really like, I think up of all the possible configurations in pairing it! It comes of as a challenge, finding a balance between elegant and ordinary, chic and edgy; different permutations that allow me to exercise my creativity in fashion.
This way, it also allows me to justify buying a certain piece of clothing. Usually, my gauge in buying clothes are primarily: quality, versatility, price, then trend. Thankfully, Spanish powerhouse high street brand Mango is able to provide discerning customers with unique pieces that are well-made, versatile, reasonably priced, and stylish.
As a frequent customer of Mango’s Rockwell and Greenbelt branch, I am overwhelmed with the current collection’s excessive choice of textures and looks! I think it’s mostly capitalizing on the army/military/tough-girl look with the overwhelming presence of leathers and studs, but one shouldn’t overlook just how finely tailored each piece is as well. I am in love with the fit and quality of their blazers, I swear, I can sing the brand tons of praises all the time. There is not an occasion where I don’t drop by and splurge. I hardly come out of Mango empty-handed.
Studded Black Peplum Top, Studded Waist Belt, Snakeskin Print Shorts, Kitten Heels Suede Pumps: Mango
This is an outfit I wore being a third of the Rockwell Sundate Triumvirate (comprising of myself, my boyfriend Enzo, and my soul sister JL)–I especially love the stud details on my breezy peplum top. I think it adds a bit of edge to the very sweet and somewhat formal cut and fabric of the top. I decided to balance it with a pair of drawstring sports shorts in snakeskin print, to keep the subtle hint of class without being too formal and stiff.
Actually, I got this pair of shorts two seasons ago from the brand (back when it wasn’t on sale and I did see this pair on sale last June), I love how I am able to transition the shorts from Spring/Summer of last year to Fall/Winter of this year. Proves just how far an article from Mango can go.
So I decided to build around my outfit by accessorizing (or shall we say: excess-orizing) with pieces that are studded to the brink! From my earrings to my belt to my clutch! Fearing that my entire outfit would be overwhelmed by studs, I decided to keep my shoes neutral, and who can go wrong with a pair of suede leather kitten heels anyway?
Anyway, I apologize the lag in posting my blog entries. As you may (or may not) have heard, I am going through a rough patch. My family and I are in the middle of addressing things and while everything is simply weaving itself to an outcome, I am simply piecing my thoughts coherently so I can chronicle, to the best of my abilities, the on-goings. So bear with me, that will be pretty much soon. Enough with the side notes, here are some more photos of the outfit: