Earrings: Mikimoto | Printed Top, Heels: Zara | Embroidered Skirt: Carven | Belt: Vintage | Bag: Celine | Watch: Charriol | Bangle: Hermes | Bracelets: Aldo
As previously mentioned incessantly on this blog, I’m not really fond of going to events. Call me anti-social all you want, but you can never say I’m superficial and pretentious in this respect. I don’t like rubbing elbows or striking conversations with random people I don’t really know (or much less care about), I’m not Ms. Congeniality unfortunately. I do, however, make considerations for brands, personalities, or services I’m really passionate about.
So when I was invited to cover for Philippine Fashion Week 2014 as one of Clozette’s amassadors (and the first, as well), I really had to weigh my options. I love Clozette–I love its community and I love what it stands for, and I’m also very ecstatic that they’re taking steps to introduce Philippine Fashion to their Southeast Asian users but I’m not a big fan of Philippine Fashion Week. Hold on, before you guys think I’m being snooty… I’m not. I used to go to Fashion Week religiously a few years back but by 2012, all the excitement drained away… I mean, designers and local brands were showcasing good talent and innovative trends left and right, I was extremely proud of how “Fashion Forward” our country is but I could no longer stand the snootiness and self-entitlement of some people within the community.
But what the hell, right? I decided to go anyway but made sure to choose my event–I picked the one that presented a number of established and up-and-coming designers just to get a feel of how much the Philippine Fashion industry evolved. Along with the other Clozette ambassadors (Joanna, Vern, and Verniece), I very much enjoyed our front row access. Surprisingly, there weren’t much presenters this season, and there weren’t as much attendees but despite it being so, there was no shortage of skill, flair, and fashion!
So maybe being a bit finicky with event attendances paid off. It was a very enlightening showcase and nothing could kill my mood (not even the other front-row attendees donning huge sunnies at 9 PM). Here are some photos of the catwalk, as well as my spontaneous outfit (whipped up only hours before the show):
So anyway, I have good news to share!
My last Spring Cleaning session was conducted around the first week of May, in time for the 7th Blogger’s United installment. I was able to let go of a few closet pieces—tops, bottoms, shoes, and what have you; people who visited the Bazaar can attest to the fact that my racks were brimming to the brink with so much apparel! Yet… somehow, my closet space is still non-existent! Even if I’ve somehow let go of a hundred items, it hasn’t made a dent at all to my collection… not even 15% of it. So now, I’m looking at my closet and I’m deciding to let go of a few more just to make ample space—I can’t continuously hoard, I think it’s greediness to the nth level already but where am I going to sell it this time?
Thankfully, OLX has tapped me to participate in their “Yesss, Yaman: Maraming Yaman ang Nakatago sa Bahay Mo” campaign, which is pretty self-explanatory.
Being a blogger and thus, being internet savvy, I think OLX’s “Yesss, Yaman” campaign is a great avenue to dispose of some my goods… as they say, “one’s garbage can be another’s treasure” or something like it. By this, I don’t just mean my old clothes or my designer goods; in fact, I’m including things I used to own but no longer need like a six-month old refrigerator I bought for my old flat, a spare aircon I bought, a couch, shelves, books, my old iPads, iPods, and art! Why not, right? They’re merely gathering dust and occupying space, and I’m pretty sure someone out there will put it to better use!
I’ve had my OLX account for quite some time now! I think I got one last year back when I was looking for exclusive sneakers with colorways not available in our country. My last purchase was a week ago… that was where I got my little kitty Kenzo! I don’t really check the classified ads on the local newspaper, and I figured they really wouldn’t sell cats too so my quick thinking got me to OLX and in a matter of hours, I was able to buy and take home my kitten! See, like most people, I try to find alternatives for things I can’t find in stores by going to OLX. It was only last January that I discovered that I can use the website as an avenue to let go of things I don’t need by selling items and getting a bit of cash in return. I sold old gadgets at the time without having the hassle of having my maids go to Greenhills or Makati Cinema Square!
Like me, I’m pretty sure you guys have you own “hidden yaman” at home, sitting around, and gathering dust! Be entrepreneurial and practical… let it go and sell them over at OLX for their “Yesss, Yaman” drive! It’s as easy as 1,2,3 so what are you waiting for?
Also, before I forget, I have 10 free guest passes for Tresemme’s Fashion Show at the CCP center on June 5. First 10 of you who want to take part in the glamorous event, just say “aye”, tweet this: “Hi @dominiquetiu, I want to be # TresemmeRunwayReady and #SalonGorgeous with @[friend’s twitter name]””, and they get to go with their plus ones (don’t forget to include your emails and your full names so I can email you more details).