Quick Post: And I Saw Sparks

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White Textured Blazer: Zara | Nude Dress: Patricia SantosClutch: Saint Laurent | Bangle: Hermes, Charriol | White Heels: Alexander Wang | Watch: Rolex | South Sea Pearls Earrings & Ring: Mikimoto | Belt: Dorothy Perkins

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When I’m in a pensive mood, I turn up my iPod and play something from Coldplay. There’s just something about Chris Martin’s voice that’s extremely relaxing. It lulls me to sleep on days when I’ve too much going on inside my head. At the moment I was thinking up of blog titles, Coldplay’s “Sparks” started playing. I love how pretty the “And I saw Sparks” line is… it’s a right pity that the entire song’s actually pretty sad and depressing (also let’s also not forget to do a shout-out to my boyfriend’s eldest sister, the awesome Katie Ladrido for using the same line for her Blog’s title).

Don’t worry, I’m taking a break from preaching today and I’m just going to fulfill my duties as a “Blogger” by literally writing down a “Biological Log” and so here it goes: 

Yesterday was a big day for my boyfriend and his family; his dad’s newest flour mill, which has only been operational quite recently, was going to be blessed. Consequently, he was going to meet and mingle with all the pertinent business partners that day… the very same people he would have to deal with in the future as soon as he takes over and manages the business. He’s pretty charismatic as a person though, and charming, so I was pretty sure he’d be well-received. 

Nevertheless, since I was invited to join the celebration by my boyfriend and his parents to witness and celebrate with them their success, I was only glad to show my support. The whole thing was indeed a milestone–something worth celebrating.

So I came in what most people would call their “Sunday’s best” (although, I’d like to believe that my every outfit is worthy of being called a Sunday’s Best)–pretty, modest, but flattering all the same. All the pieces were items I’ve reserved specifically for this particular occasion–from my month’s old Zara blazer to my Wangs.

Which turned out to be a sensible choice considering everyone in attendance was dressed sharply, and a business partner’s four-year-old child declaring her adoration for my heels (or so her mom says).

Anyway, here are some more photos of my outfit:

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The centerpiece of my outfit though was this tailor-made frock by up and coming designer Patricia Santos. The moment I saw it, I fell in love with it and knew without a doubt that I had to wear it for the Blessing. The color was absolutely perfect and aligned with my “nude/muted colors” obsession and the fit was perfect not only to my vital statistics but to my personality as well.

For those looking to have a custom-made piece for whatever the occasion, I suggest you try to get in touch with Patricia. She offers the most beautifully designed couture pieces for a reasonable price (prince ranges from 10,000 php to 20,000 php depending on the intricacy). She’s recently launched her collection a couple of weeks ago in Prive Luxury Club and has acquired quite the roster of celebrity and non-celebrity clientele.

For more information, email her at patriciasantos.ph@gmail.com!

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And a few more from the day itself:

  • Frances

    Why are you beautiful and sexy at the same time?
    And yes, don’t forget fashionable too!!
    Just saying. haha :)

    -xoxo, FRANCES
    http://hayleytanya.blogspot.com/

  • Marinara

    You are plain perfect. How do you do it??

  • glaiz

    Nice outfit

  • gummybearprincess

    You look immaculate and so clean (no wonder someone is so jealous of you) :) )) The ladrido’s seem to love and cherish you so much , enzo is so blessed to have a girl like you after the hprrible past he had :) ))) I love your shoes kinda reminds of ballet shoes and you look really graceful and poised

  • dyoanna

    you are indeed the prettiest! also, off topic question.. what camera did you use in this photo set? thank you ms domz

  • http://www.konichiwear.com/ Dominique Tiu

    Aww, thank you Frances! Haha!

  • http://www.konichiwear.com/ Dominique Tiu

    Hahaha, I wouldn’t say perfect but thank you!

  • http://www.konichiwear.com/ Dominique Tiu

    Thanks!

  • http://www.konichiwear.com/ Dominique Tiu

    Haha wow! I never would have thought of a comparison between my Wangs and Ballet shoes but I do see what you mean! Hahaha! As for looking immaculate and clean, it’s all a matter of hygiene really. I think people with good hygiene will always look clean and immaculate. <3

  • http://www.konichiwear.com/ Dominique Tiu

    Aww, thank you! <3 I only have one camera–my Panasonic Lumix GF1 and that's what I use for all my photos with a 20mm pancake lens. :) I think I might be upgrading to a 100D soon though but I don't want to compromise and give up the GF1 as it served me really well and is perfect to lug around with!

  • Catherine Cheng

    i think my thought is odd but i’d like to share it anyway. your shoes make me think of the Oz books. i think it’s the shape of the point at the front. you don’t often see that kind of point on a shoe. :P

  • marieee

    Hello domz! Love your blog and everything in it – it’s part of my daily reads! I usually don’t bother leaving comments but i just have to ask, would you so kindly post something on your hair care (tips, daily routines, tutorials, whatever) anytime soon? your crowning glory is just forever immaculate, i’m sure your readers are dying to hear your secrets (if you’d like to share, that is)! I know i am haha!! More power and lots of love!! :)

  • http://www.konichiwear.com/ Dominique Tiu

    Haha, that’s true. It’s specifically why I fell in love with it. It’s just too unique! Plus the color is divine!

  • http://www.konichiwear.com/ Dominique Tiu

    Hi!!! Thank you, you’re so sweet! I’m glad you took the time to leave a comment though. As for posting about my hair care, I’ll do so soon. I’m planning to open a segment on my blog under “reviews” where I would share products that I find to be very effective. As for my crowning glory being forever immaculate, trust me, when it’s humid, my fringes go all over the place. :( But I will talk about it soon, for you! I promise. :)

  • Catherine Cheng

    i swear, when i look at your shoes again, i think of Oz. like a very fashionable, modern Oz. like the ‘Oz the Great and Powerful’ movie. sort of. :P

    in connection with the blog post before this one (for some reason, i thought THIS was the blog post about the Quarter Life Crisis, lol): it’s funny, though, when i think of my life now (since i am also that quarter-of-a-century old), i have a certain feeling of resignation. it was LAST year, when i was 24, when i was thinking i wanted to do things i hadn’t done before, thinking that i felt OLD. see, this was the year i had planned to go for my MA, when i was 25. but my mom convinced me to wait this one year to try apply for a scholarship which i applied for but failed to get (already got the letter of regret thing). so at the moment i’m rarin’ for next year when i DO go for my MA but at the same time, i’m feeling a bit inip because ITS STILL NEXT YEAR. two more grading periods to go at the school i’m working in. HAHAHA.
    i feel a bit frustrated that i had to wait so long but it guess i do need the patience-training because i’m not a very patient person to start with. :P
    sorry to rant here a bit. :3

  • http://www.konichiwear.com/ Dominique Tiu

    Haha, aww, I totally get where you’re coming from. I’d like to consider myself “patient” but mentally, I like to complain about how things tend to get really slow. Then again, I get pretty bored easily. I’m experiencing a “wait” as well, though my wait isn’t exactly an entire year but just a few months. I guess in the end, what’s important is that, even if you don’t know exactly how your story will unfold, you know that somehow, you’re still going somewhere. :)

  • Catherine Cheng

    thanks for that last sentence. i tend to forget that. i hope to remember it more often now. :)

  • Mikae Ruiz

    So classy!

  • senuuuh

    I love your dress! It’s so classy and elegant! Stay beautiful ;)

  • http://www.konichiwear.com/ Dominique Tiu

    It is! Thank you!

  • http://www.konichiwear.com/ Dominique Tiu

    Thanks Mikae!

  • anjefelipe

    Isn’t that a Cartier Love bangle, not Charriol? Hehe I’ve been waiting for a mention of how Enzo gave it to you. Did he???? <3 teehee

  • dominiqur tiu

    Yes! It’s a Cartier love bangle. How absent-minded of me and haha, unfortunately he didn’t give it. It was a hand-me-down from my mom. :)