Stylebreak X Greater Good: Young Folk, Silly Folk Launch

Stylebreak and Greater Good came up with a collaboration that they launched last Feb. 16, 2011 at Borough in Podium. Mike Concepcion and Laureen Uy, owners of Greater Good and Stylebreak, respectively, came up with a joint effort that isn’t only fashionable, but also socially responsible. What I love about this collection (aside from the clothes, of course) is that it aims to increase awareness of animal rights and the state of the environment. πŸ™‚Β  I especially liked the concept of ‘Young folks, Silly folks’ which was clearly resonated in the collection. πŸ™‚

Had fun seeing some familiar faces from SoFA and Ateneo and meeting new people too. πŸ™‚ Here are some pictures.

you can see some of the collaboration’s muses. πŸ™‚

Here’s a shot of the video featuring the beautiful Pauline Prieto. The video’s reaaally nice, wish I had a video like that. haha You can watch the video here. πŸ™‚

With gorgeous girls, Kryz and Nico. πŸ™‚

Guess who we saw! Hello, Patrish!Β  (and that’s Carlos in the background. haha)

Beautiful people, Sam and Patrish. πŸ™‚ Would you believe that Sam is just 15?

Kryz and Nico

Me and Kryz

the five of us. (picture stolen from Carlos) Kryz, Nico and I felt like midgets even with our five inch heels (which were very painful, btw)

Laureen, Stylebreak’s owner, and Carlos

with Kryz again. Btw, this is a VERY RARE picture of me smiling. haha

With fellow blogger David and girlfriend, Ali

Me and Nico πŸ™‚

And again. πŸ™‚ (stole this pic from David)

If you want to check out the collaboration, which I highly encourage you to do, just click here. πŸ™‚ Or you can also visit Greater Good’s store in Mall of Asia, or Stylebreak’s showroom in Eastwood.

Congratulations to owners, Laureen and Mike, for both the collection and the successful and not to mention, fun, launch. Looking forward to more pieces from you πŸ™‚ and here’s to hoping that other designers and brands follow suit! πŸ˜‰


oh oh oh, and this is me in πŸ™‚ you can check out the other people featured here. πŸ™‚

Store Feature: Parfois

A few weeks ago, as I was walking to Carolina’s (you know, coz that’s my kind of store now. Haha), I found a store that caught my eye. And thank goodness my inner shopaholic couldn’t resist going in coz the moment I saw their collection of bags I knew I’d be going out kissing my moolah goodbye.

Parfois, which is actually French for ‘sometimes’, is a Portuguese brand. They have around 230 stores around the world but they just recently opened the first 2 stores in SEA – both in Manila. Apparently, Filipinos are more bag crazy than other nationalities. =))

So if you’ve never heard of Parfois, its totally understandable since the branch in Glorietta 4 just opened last July, and the one in Megamall just opened last Dec. 6. But if you haven’t been, I highly recommend you visit sometime soon coz they have an amazing collection of bags and accessories I’m sure any girl would love. Oh and the quality? Really good. That’s coz they get the products straight from their factory in Lisbon. But don’t worry, the prices are not that high. Bags range from Php1000-3000, scarves are usually less than 1000, shoes go from 1000-3000, accessories and sunglasses are usually less than 1000. Not bad, right? Let me show you some of their products. πŸ™‚

I absolutely love this bag because of its quality. and look at that level of detail. It’s gorgeous.

See, they have really cute accessories too!

I would like to thank Ms. Kathrina Ocampo, Parfois’ store manager, for the very fun conversation we had and Ms. Che for being so nice about me doing the interview.

This is a picture of me with Ms. Kat

Clothes: Polo, Topman (I just borrowed it); Pants, H&M; Shoes, Parisian

I was supposed to blog this A LOT sooner but you know I’ve been a bit busy. Anyway, just so you know that it’s not just me who likes this store. I have two friends who, when I showed them pictures of the stores products, decided they were gonna buy the bag (one even went straight to Glorietta to get it. Haha) oh and they bought the same bag. HAHA

This is the bag that my friends loved.And here is my teammate, Patriz Dumlao, rocking the bag! Yes, I was serious when I said my friends bought it.

Bumping into someone with the same item shouldn’t be a problem though (well, generally it won’t) coz Parfois only releases around 5-6 items for each style. So you don’t have to worry about having that fashion blooper (unless of course my two friends meet. 😐 ) Plus, they release new products every 2 weeks. They’re even trying to make that every week. So there are always new items to choose from (which translates to more expenses for me. )

Here’s a picture of the bag I bought πŸ˜€

I use it everyday in the office. I think I can claim that I have the cutest laptop bag there.

Here’s the girl giving the bag I bought (HAHA)

If you liked what you saw, do check out the store. I think the new lines would be florals, romantic collections and panels of blue and gold.Β  Again there’s one in Glorietta 4 and one in SM Megamall 2/F. You can also like them on FB. πŸ™‚

Happy shopping everybody! πŸ™‚


Quick update: remember I told you guys about SoFA having Fashion Thursdays? Like we have to dress up according to each week’s theme? Well, today’s theme was Coachella. It’s funny, I didn’t know a single thing about Coachella til last night when I Googled images. Apparently it’s a parade of some sort in the States where everyone wears sunny/boho-ish clothes. HAHA not helpful at all, I know. You could search it yourself. OR you could tell me what it is. New information is always welcome. πŸ˜€

I couldn’t post pictures of what I wore to previous weeks’ Fashion Thursdays because I wasn’t really dressed in theme. But I think today’s outfit was sort of in theme. haha you be the judge of it. πŸ™‚ Here’s what I wore. πŸ™‚

Photographed by: Leonard Cheng

Clothes: Cropped denim top, Topshop; High waist mini, Forever21; Red Sandals, Payless Shoesource; Sunglasses and Paris necklace , Forever21; Chain belt used as necklace, bazaar.

If you were wondering, no, I don’t usually show parts of my stomach. haha But this is the only way I can wear this top – with high waist bottoms coz I do not dare show the whole thing. My stomach’s not ready yet. It still needs exercise. πŸ˜€

Also, I’d like to show you a picture of some of the beautiful people from SoFA.

L-R: Nikki, Pat (check out this gorgeous girl’s blog here), Rafa (check out this hottie’s blog here), Jan and Sam

Aren’t they so fashionable? πŸ™‚

I’m so happy that yesterday’s over. Was soooo stressed out yesterday you should’ve seen me panicking. hahaha had to cram so many deliverables. πŸ™ But at least it’s over. And I’m back to my usual happy self (I think the eyebags are here to stay though). That’s all for now guys. πŸ™‚

Btw, excited for tomorrow’s shoot for my friend Danika. Hope it turns out well. πŸ˜€


After the Hiatus

ο»ΏYes yes, I’ve been on a blogging hiatus and I’m extremely sorry for it. I just got so overwhelmed with my schedule.Β  😐 Still learning how to manage my time. But, don’t worry, I have like 5 posts lined up for you guys. So you’ll be hearing from me a lot. πŸ˜€ Since I have no idea what to post first I’ll just start with the most recent. πŸ˜€

Welcome to SoFA. πŸ™‚

Okay, it’s just the logo but still. Haha I’m having the most amazing time in school. We have the coolest activities and homework. Just this Thursday we had our very first field trip. The task: Go to a mall and take pictures of people wearing trendy clothes. AND blog about it after. Isn’t it perfect? My homework is to blog about fashion. haha sooo Alyssa. πŸ˜€

So my partner, Steph Verano (who sells the most awesome clothes, btw), and I went to Greenbelt to scout for fashionistas. We had to get one girl and one guy. It’s so funny though coz there was this one time when we were literally running after one guy (in heels, mind you) because he was walking so fast!!! I’m not sure if we can repost the pictures we took though, I’ll have to ask Ms. Nela. πŸ™‚

Here’s a picture of me with my partner-in-crime, Steph. πŸ™‚

Look, she’s carrying the bag I’ll be featuring in my next post. πŸ˜€ haha and here are other SoFA students who were taking a break from all that walking. πŸ™‚

Oh wait. I spot trendy people. More SoFA students! Yes, we all took a short coffee break. We even did a little shopping run. 😐

That’s my update for one of my favorite classes, Fashion Trends. Isn’t it a dream to be studying about the trends??? πŸ˜€

For my other class, Fashion and the Arts with Ms. Amina Aranaz, we had to make a moodboard of our personal aesthetic and discuss it in class. Here’s a picture of Kryz Uy discussing hers. Look at her moodboard, it’s so composed. So artistic. πŸ™‚and here’s a picture of me, discussing my not-so-artistic but very sexy moodboard (with the weirdest combination of corkboard pins. I have to get new ones, stat!). haha πŸ™‚

Having such a blast in school. Will post more SoFA updates some time. πŸ™‚

If you’re absolutely enticed by what’s in this entry and are itching to check out SoFA, you’re lucky because we have a school blog also. Please visit SoFA’s blogΒ  here. πŸ™‚ That’s it for now. Other posts coming up soon. πŸ™‚ Enjoy the weekend everyone. πŸ™‚