Giordano Philippines Debuts on Philippine Fashion Week

Giordano debuts on the runways of Philippine Fashion Week with a sneak peek of their Spring Summer 14 collections. This Saturday, October 26, 2013 at the SM Mall of Asia Main Atrium, Giordano’s new collections – Holiday Cruise and Linen Story will bring some fresh summer vibe on the catwalk with 85 looks featuring nautical elements, updated chambrays, summer linens, oxfords in crisp pastel palette and an array of colorful basics. Live beats provided by DJ Callum David, a.k.a. DJ Vinimal will set the show sailing on a breezy summer cruise.

A pop-up exhibit, open from 12 noon until 9 in the evening, will give the guests something extra to look forward to. Staged in a nautical themed store, guests can soak up on the seafaring vibe of Giordano. Furthermore, fashion bloggers will get to show their eye for fashion by their personally-styled mannequins which will be exhibited at the booth. Fashion fans and followers will get the chance to meet these bloggers at certain times throughout the day: Aisa Ipac, David Guison, Alyssa Lapid, Tracy Ayson, Kookie Buhain, Mikyle Quizon, Dani Baretto, Miko Carreon, and Enciso sisters, Vern and Verniece.

Also part of the exhibit will be a showcase of World Without Strangers prints done by local artists, Soleil Ignacio, Chi Chi Monster and Barry Ambrosio. Giordano will be giving away 45 shirts featuring these ironed-on prints.

Not to miss out on this happening event, a Twitter/Instagram booth will also be set up on the pop-up exhibit. Anyone can join and post photos using the hashtag #GiordanoPhFW and get photo print outs for free!  Freebies await those who stay connected to Instagram or Twitter during the event.

In addition to all that, sweet discounts will be given to shoppers on the day of the show. Special discount coupons will be distributed at the pop-up exhibit which will give 20 percent off on all regular-priced items.  Meanwhile, privilege card holders will get 15 percent off and walk-in customers will get 10 percent off.

For invites to Giordano’s show, keep a close watch online and follow Giordano Philippines on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

Pop Art Royalty
I attended the Fashion Institute of the Philippines Graduation Show last night and this is what I wore.

(Crown Hat- Mich Dulce | Campbell's Can Shirt-Andy Warhol x Uniqlo | Pink Blazer-Thrifted
Campbell's Can Shorts-Andy Warhol x Uniqlo | Pink Sneakers- Converse | Boom Box Bag- Ill Parcel)

I went for the whole Pop Art look for the night. What do you think?

Collegiate Cool
I did a Styling Seminar at De La Salle-Araneta University awhile ago and this is what I wore.

Monsters University Pique Shirt- Monsters University x Giordano | Gold Necklace-House of Fab
Checkered Pants-Thrifted | Wedged Leather Shoes-Bradford | Gold Rings- House of Fab
Clear Watch-Jeremy Scott x Swatch | Snapback With Mouth- Mishka | Snapback with Gold Details- Rafa Concepcion

For some reason, I'm really into gold accessories now. And, I've been experimenting with capception lately--a cap within a cap. I think it adds a fun factor to my outfits, what do you think?

Thanks for the invite, De La Salle-Araneta University! I had fun!

Giving Minnie Mouse Some Love
The fashion industry has always been obsessed with Mickey and Minnie Mouse. If I had to list down every fashion moment that they have, I would have been finished listing down just the half by Christmas! I don't recall them being in any cover of a magazine though--up to now.

Minnie Mouse makes her debut cover for Love Magazine's Fifth Anniversary issue. The cover was shot by Mert Alas & Marcus Piggote with styling by Katie Grant.

The issue also features Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, Cara Delevinge, Edie Campbell and Georgia May Jagger in alternate covers.

Each model wears bespoke ears by Gucci, Loewe, Miu Miu and Marc by Marc Jacobs. These designers were asked to interpret Minnie Mouse's iconic ears and bow. I think they did an awesome job!

Naturally, I am in love with all these covers!!

I want a copy of the one with Minnie Mouse herself, of course!!

LOVE 10 “The Sweetie Issue” Autumn/Winter 2013 will be available on newsstands starting July 29.

Random Keme Vol. 2
Hey ya'll! Sorry for the lack of blog posts. Been really busy lately. Anyways, here are some random stuff that's been happening to me lately.

I recently visited the UP Babaylan tambayan and they hooked me up with a copy of their book, Anong Pangalan Mo Sa Gabi at Iba Pang Mga Tanong Sa LGBT. It's a really good and amazing book that will uphold the LGBT community and will hopefully educate others about Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity. If you want a copy, it's available at the UP Center for Women's Studies for only P250! Oh and yes, I got a haircut! My bangs are back!!

Went to the Yayoi Kusama exhibit at Ayala Museum. It's such a great and inspiring exhibit!! I really love Yayoi Kusama and I'm very grateful that I was able to see her works in the flesh. The exhibit will run 'till September and I highly suggest that you go!

Picture taking weren't allowed at the Ayala Museum but I managed to sneak in this photo. I really squealed when I stumbled upon this. I'm literally obsessed with all things Alice in Wonderland and it was my first time to find out that Yayoi Kusama did her own interpretation. I'm now in the hunt for a copy of this book. I seriously need this in my life.

Here's what I wore to the exhibit. Of course, I had to wear polka dots!
( Pique Polo Shirt-H&M | Polka Dots Apron-Bangkok | Skinny Jeans- Bangkok | Sneakers-Converse | Patent Leather
Bag- Giordano)

Uniqlo's currently having a sale and I hoarded! I got an Andy Warhol Statue of Liberty tee, an Andy Warhol Campbell's Soup Steteco shorts and totally cute Mickey Mouse underwear.

I've been really so busy recently and it's great that I get to squeeze in this random update in my blog. I miss blogging regularly but I guess random updates works too.

I Love Kusama at Ayala Museum
Ayala Museum, with the support of the Japan Foundation-Manila, will open the exhibition I Love Kusama at its Ground Floor Gallery and Third Floor Glass Lane beginning July 16, 2013.

Presented under the heading of its newest exhibition program, Collectors Series, the Yayoi Kusama works featured in I Love Kusama digs into the treasure troves of Lito and Kim Camacho, one of the leading collectors of Kusama. Collectors Series, through curated thematic exhibitions, aims to expand the understanding and appreciation of local and international art by providing the opportunity to view artworks that are usually not seen in public, especially a body of work of a single artist whom a collector admires.

Yayoi Kusama, born in Japan, 1929, is one of the leading and most influential figures of the avant-garde scene and is credited to be an important precursor of various art movements which took shape between the 1950s and 60s, namely Minimalism, Feminism and Pop Art. Kusama remains active and relevant at 84, as attested by her works being one of the main highlights of the recently concluded ArtBasel HK.

Notable Kusama installations include her immersive infinity mirror rooms that have been featured in institutions like the Whitney Museum of American Art and Tate Modern, and her iconic spotted pumpkin sculptures seen on both indoor and outdoor exhibitions in different countries. In 2011, Kusama also worked with fashion designer Marc Jacobs for a line of whimsical products and corresponding window displays for Louis Vuitton.

With the assistance of the Camachos and the Japan Foundation-Manila, and the guidance of Ota Fine Arts, Yayoi Kusama Studio, and the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA), the exhibition at Ayala Museum will be the first major Yayoi Kusama show in the Philippines.

I Love Kusama is held in celebration of the 40th Year of the ASEAN-Japan Friendship and Cooperation and the Philippines-Japan Friendship Month. The exhibition will be on view starting July 16, 2013 until September 1, 2013. As part of its education component, Ayala Museum has invited Akira Tatehata, one of the world's leading experts on Kusama and the curator the Japanese Pavilion during the 45th Venice Biennale in 1993 (when Kusama represented the country) for a one-time lecture on August 10, 2013, 4PM, Ayala Museum Ground Floor Lobby.

For more information, call 757-7117 to 21, visit, or email

Lusting Over Jeremy Scott x Adidas Originals F/W 2013

The ever eccentric Jeremy Scott always brings his unique perspective of fashion to the table, often referencing pop culture from the past up to the present.

In an ongoing partnership with Adidas Originals since 2003, Jeremy continues to design unisex apparel and footwear that is high energy, surreal and most certainly fun, playing with bright prints and unexpected shapes.

Never failing to surprise, Jeremy Scott’s fall/winter 2013 collection is a fusion of ideas; shock neon colours, metallic materials and reinterpreted prints from the past are used on some of Adidas’ most iconic styles.

Carried throughout the collection is a take on camo with a neon twist featured on a sliced jacket, gartered sweat pants, unisex t-shirt, unisex down puffer jacket and the JS Instinct Hi, while a reversible floral print bomber is just as attention-grabbing.

Jeremy Scott has always been my favorite designer because his playful aesthetic really jives with my personal style.

Once this collection drops, I'm definitely getting my hands (or should I say feet) on the Zebra Sneakers and Neon Camo Hi-Tops! I can't wait!!

Giordano Monsters University Fair

Giordano Philippines is inviting you to get a taste of what it’s like to participate in Monsters University’s Freshman Fair when it opens its wrought iron gates. Experience being in the world’s best scare university, don Mike Wazikowski’s shoes and attend Giordano’s Monsters University Fair on July 6-7 at the Mega Mall A Showcase Area. Fun and freebies await you. No tuition fee required! Entrance is free for all!

(Photo: Catch Gaviola)

Take a stroll around the booth area with friends and family. Participate in various games and activities that will test your brain, brawn and scare-ability. Win special prizes and display that Monsters University pride!

(Photo: Catch Gaviola)

At the Giordano Monsters University Fair, several fun-filled games are in store for you. Test your mental speed with a playtime of 2Fuse at the first gaming station called Screamology. Combine numbers with similar colored cubes in 60 seconds.

Do you think you are athletic enough to compete at The Field of Screams? This second gaming station allows sports buffs to size up their fitness and agility with XBOX Kinect Sports. Find out if you can make it into the varsity team or if you need more training.

If you are into music, then the third gaming station calledSchool of Rawr,is perfect for you. Amp up the volume and explore your musical prowess with the Guitar Hero. Compete for the highest score and earn the bragging rights as Monsters University’s primo rock star.

Want a more pensive, subdued setting? Train your brain with Twinoo at Monster 101, the fair’s fourth gaming booth. Sit back, and let logic and art come together in this classroom-type station. Put those thinking caps on and show everybody why it’s cool to be a nerd.

Conquer the challenges and complete your report card stamps to claim your Monsters University freebie. Exclusive Giordano Monsters University merchandise like printed tees, hoodies and polo shirts will also be available for purchase during the event.

I went to the TriNoMa leg of the Giordano Monsters University Fair and it was really fun!!

Here's what I wore to the Monsters University Fair.
(Monsters University Shirt- Monsters University x Giordano | Hoodie-Thrifted | Sweat Pants- DLS-CSB PE Uniform | Boots- Doc Martens | Cap-House of Fab)

If you've missed your chance to go to the TriNoMa leg, don't miss the chance on going to the Mega Mall leg!!

It's really going to be a whole lot of monster fun!!

Your Stars Are Coming Down at the 12th White Party Manila

All eyes are on Malate, the heart and home of Manila's lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) nightlife as it celebrates the 12th White Party Manila on June 29.

Internet sensation celebrity Sebastian Castro graces the event as the Official Ambassador of 12th White Party Manila. The openly gay painter-singer is an advocate of gender equality, widely accepted by the Filipino LGBT community for being proud of his sexuality.

Started in 2001, the White Party is the largest annual gathering of LGBTs and avenue for celebrating equality, unity, and acceptance. Chelu Productions, in coordination with the Malate Business Association, spearheads this year’s White Party celebration alongside several organizations promoting LGBT-related advocacies.

For its 12th year, a whole new program dazzles the White Party guests celebrating the efforts and the triumphs of the LGBT community towards equal rights in the Philippines. The street party starts at 8PM featuring the latest club music from select DJs, with guest performances and special production numbers.

General admission is P200 (entrance only) and VIP tickets are at P1000 with unlimited drinks. For Ticket Inquiry and Reservations, please contact 09278613913.

GIVEAWAY WINNERS: Bloggers United V Passes

Hey everyone!! I'm giving away passes to Bloggers United V to 20 lucky readers!!

The mechanics are so simple!!

1) Follow me (@fabgelous) on Twitter
2) Like Bloggers United on Facebook
3) Follow Bloggers United (@bloggers_united) on Twitter.
4) Tweet: "Hey @fabgelous! I want a free pass to #BU5 because (your answer here)"
5) The first 20 people to Tweet will win! I will announce the winner once the winners are complete.


I already have the winners!! Here are the first 20 people that were able to tweet me.

1) Nicole Jamotillo (@NicoleJamotillo)
2) Lea Rafio (@LeaRaaafio)
3) Dannah Alayon (@itsdannahalayon)
4) Micaela Denise Morato (@_mykmorato)
5) Graciella Musa (@Graciella_23)
6) Maria Cielo Musa (@maryoftheskies)
7) Kat Tuano (@tuanokat)
8) Anna Akiko Abad (@AnnaAkikoAbad)
9) Loreen Joy Bermejo (@loreenjoybermejo)
10) Iris Castillo (@imirisc)
11) Nelou Aguiba (@NELOOOU)
12) Jianne Samin (@jiannesamin)
13) Alyssa Yu (@heyitsalyssayu)
14) Cjane V Rivera (epiCjane)
15) Ryan Tan (@thisisryantan)
16) Erna V. De Jesus (@itsmommyerna)
17) Mika Villaflor (@mikavillaflor)
18) Marie Alyanna Reyes (@yanniiii)
19) Allan de la Cruz (@albdelacruz)
20) Elise de Jesus (c/o @joel_dejesus)

Congratulations to all the winners! See you all on June 1! :D


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