27 October 2011

Harper´s Bazaar Brasil

The 144-yr old Harper´s Bazaar is now in Brasil with no other than Gisele Bundchen gracing the premiere issue! A style resource for “women who are the first to buy the best, from casual to couture.”

Dumond Summer 2012

A glimpse of the Dumond Summer 2012 Collection and their corresponding prices in brazilian real ( 1 BRL - 1.8 USD). I get quite an audience with the tagged word Dumond and this post is for you guys. I myself is a fan of Dumond.

26 October 2011

Drool: Dumond Black Leather Sandals

Will suit any ensemble of any season. Knowing it´s Dumond I can be sure of its comfort. I want one!

20 October 2011

Turquoise Flats

There´s nothing more satisfying than finding a turquoise flats with brown lines. A blend of blue-green hue that will make your summer wardrobe more interesting.

12 October 2011

Homemade Hawaiian Pizza

Pizza is one the easiest recipe I learned here in Brazil. Back in the Philippines, never did I experiment on making pizza at home. Hawaiian pizza is my favorite flavor of pizza. Yes it is. I love the sweet taste that the pineapple adds to the whole pizza and it´s very light. However, this flavor of pizza is no typical in Brazil. Famous pizza houses don´t have hawaiian in their menu. I had no choice but to fed my cravings with a homemade hawaiian pizza. My 3 companions today are hubby, his friend and mom - all of them were first timers with the flavor. This medium-sized pizza was eaten quickly. Success it was! Recipe at the bottom of the post.


1 medium-sized pizza bun ( ready to bake available at the supermarket)
half pc. green bell pepper cut into 1/2 inch square
4 spoons pineapple chunks
ham (as much as you want)
5 tablespoons pizza sauce
half pc. onion thinly cut
200 grams of mozarella (100g at the bottom, 100g on top)
olive oil

PROCEDURE (as seen in order of photos)

1. pre-heat the oven (medium fire)
2. spread the pizza sauce on the bun
3. cover the bun with mozarella
4. place the ham, pineapple, green bell pepper and onions  (in an organized way - see second photo above)
5. sprinkle with oregano and pour olive oil
6. top the pizza with the rest of mozarella
7. bake for 15 minutes in a pre-heated oven

This is a very light food you can eat if you´re kind of calorie-intake conscious. The ingredients are mostly healthy.

Happy cooking and healthy eating!


11 October 2011

Summer Neutrals

In contrary to the high-impact color blocking trend, here am I wearing neutrals for summer. Few weeks ago I was in search for a fabric for my skirts as I find no skirt in stores that´s pretty enough for me. Since I know dressmakers around who agreed to turn my preferred designs into wearable pieces, grabbed the opportunity and ordered two skirts so as to start. This nude ruffled skirt is one of them.

custom-made skirt, hering top, banana republic espadrilles

in a neutral outfit, pink nails will pop

lace vest + ruffled skirt = ultra fem

leopard print bag added an edge

back in 2006 when i bought this...never thought that espadrilles will be a hit in spring/summer 2011.

10 October 2011

DIY Cutoff

Cutoff shorts done by yours truly. I´ve got this Abercrombie & Fitch pants that´s just been hanging in my closet and unused for more than a year. I decided to cut it off satisfying my new denim shorts need. As they said when there´s this item in your closet left untouched for a year or so, give it away or alter it - uncluttering your closet 101. Donned this outfit yesterday to accompany my hubby in his voice/band practice.

A&F denim, thrifted white shirt, necklace mom´s closet, vintage bag, delabella red flats, bodyshop red lipstick, armani leather belt

another ensemble with a white shirt


06 October 2011

Louis Vuitton Spring 2012

Kate Moss closed the show. It´s a totally feminine collection. Cotton candy and a bit of prairie in a carousel runway. Louis Vuitton once again made us drool with its Spring 2012 collection in Paris Fashion Week.

05 October 2011

Serendipity : The Ring

Serendipity. Unexpected discovery. The scene. Me and mom watching TV shopping and the featured product was a set of jewelry.

Mom: I never saw you wearing the bangle (story here).
Me: I used it on our wedding day and on few special occasions.
Mom: How about the ring?
Me: A ring?! I never received nor saw one. He just gave me the bracelet.
Mom: It´s a pair. Bangle comes with a ring. I gave him on his 15th bday.

That´s exactly how I discovered that there is a ring. Found about it yesterday and since then I´ve kept asking my husband where the ring was? Another spoiled surprise. He had no choice but to wear it on me today, 12 days before our 2nd yr anniversary.  Diamond-studded 18k gold ring. Lovely. He was able to keep it for 13 years and really waited for me. Fortunately, he´s no crazy enough to hand it to one of his exes. That made it lovelier and more valuable! Eu te amo baby! MTB - meant to be.

PS. couldn´t show photo with it on my finger. got terrible nails today and only scheduled for a manicure on saturday.  thinking of painting them with one of the nail polish above...

Nail Colours for Spring/Summer 2011

Nail polish is one of the most accessible mood boosters for me. I do stock several colours in my closet that I can pull out anytime. Brights especially are the ones that catches my mood whenever it needs a lift.  Here comes the hot season in Brazil when playing with brights on nail polish is a weekly task. Top picks for spring/summer 2011 after the jump.

1. Blue - Shades of denim are so hot and playful. Gemstone cobalt and turquoise are refreshing and fun. Love this Chanel denim collection.
 2. Orange - bright orange, shades of coral, light peach for a perky nails.

3. Pink - Stunning pink for nails and toes.

4. Yellow - Sunshine yellow with lacy white dress or clashing accessories.

5. Green - Wear it with short nails. Hot colours are deep leafy green or green grapes.

6. Purple - Metallic, soft lilac or eggplant is a great alternative for black polish.

7. Red - All seasons colour that can pulled-off by evry skin tone. All shades of red are considered hot.

Luckily, Brazilian nail polish brands like Colorama, Risque, Ana Hickmann are of great quality. These local brands cost real cheap compared to high end Chanel or Dior. You can buy them anytime and DIY nail polish. Viola! One great summer accessory.

04 October 2011

Colour Trend Spring 2012

The world renowed authority on color, Pantone as released the colour trend for spring 2012. Like what we have been seeing in the runways all over, these 10 colours have given consumers a lively upbeat palette. 

Provocative Tangerine Tango, an enticing juicy orange, is a vivacious and appealing refresher to enliven anyone’s outlook this spring. Providing a jolt of energy, Solar Power radiates warmth and cheer.

Fanciful Bellflower, a distinct ornamental purple, exudes uniqueness and creativity. Scintillating and sexy, Cabaret is a sensual and intense rosy-red – an excellent choice for summer clothing and cosmetics.

Sodalite Blue, a classic maritime hue, brings order and calmness to mind. Like an anchor to a ship, this dependable shade works with every color in the palette. Cockatoo, a tactile blue-green, is sure to make spirits soar. This unusual hue adds a whimsical touch to the palette and will make a statement this spring.

Margarita, a piquant yellow-green, lifts spirits with its refreshing and stimulating glow. Reminiscent of a blossoming garden on an early spring morning, fragrant Sweet Lilac evokes the fresh scents of summer. This delicate pinkish lilac adds a touch of romance to any wardrobe.

Natural, versatile neutrals add practicality to this season’s brights. Driftwood, an adaptable blend of beige and gray with a slightly weathered feel, and Starfish, a perfect warm summer neutral, complement all of the colors in this season’s top 10. 

Chanel RTW Spring 2012

Chanel has just finished showing its Spring 2012 Collection in Paris Fashion Week. Got stunned with how clean and crisp the collection is. Especially love the white once piece swimwear.

03 October 2011


Man! I need a pair. Espadrilles in wedge type with at least 3 inches in heels. Colorful and lightweight. I hope to find one soon. My old banana republic espadrille (shown here)  still useful but it´s in conservative color of beige and black. Summer 2011 - 2012 means color after all. Espadrilles of this kind is real sexy and romantic paired with either shorts, dress, denim pants, or skirt. Espadrille sensation is going to continue in 2012 as seen in London Fashion Week Spring 2012 Collection by Mulberry (beige and orange espadrilles above) and Jonathan Saunders (green&yellow espadrilles).


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