Alessi Likes ZALORA: Black Ankle Boot
This black boot by Centropelle at ZALORA might just be the next best thing to the mythical Acne’s I’ve been dreaming of. I didn’t know local brands produced this kind of easy-going low-heeled boot! It’s genius. I can already imagine myself prancing around and skipping and - wait for it - commuting the length of EDSA in this boot. I see myself conquering many things with...
Fat is an Adjective
Fat should not be applied as a derogatory term. It is simply one of the thousands of words that consitute the English vocabulary. It should not be imposed as a stigma; it should not imply a negative connotation. Fat is an adjective, just like the words nice, pretty, bright, dark, and yes, thin. I can’t comprehend why most of the public have taken to glorifying the thin and ostracizing the...
Alessi Likes ZALORA: Swimsuit Shopping in the...
It’s always been my thing to shop for swimsuits when it isn’t summer because: a) I am admittedly cheap and have observed that a number of swimsuit brands go on sale during the off-season (usually from July to December) and b) I am admittedly cheap -___- The suit in question. (ignore my face) I recall scoring a gem of a swimsuit from Wanderlust back in December last year. At 50%...
Alessi Likes Mid-Year Sales
I love mid-year sales, they’re proof that a month or two of tempered shopping restrain pays off. Some dressing room gratuity for this equal parts grungy and bad-ass and awesome skull slash-out shirt from Zara. Generous helpings of back exposure is never a bad thing, and despite it leaning towards indecent, I think this is the most modest way of looking slutty. But since I’m...
Alessi Likes ZALORA: Shoes with Low Heels
I guess the title just emphasizes how I’ve yet to warm up to wearing high heels regularly. Low heels lend me that polished look without the hassle of having to walk on my tippy toes. I’d take comfort over trend any day, and I’d rather kick it and have a ball in brogues and loafers than endure aching feet in heels. Though there may be some pretty heels I’m willing to...
Alessi Doesn't Like Not Getting What She Wants
from asos.com Only one of the things I dearly covet. Some are more personally significant and life affirming, others as shallow as this pretty pink mesh saddle shoe. Recently my crappy luck has been harshly reaffirmed, and I’ve taken to coping the only way I know how: curled up and immersed in an eBook. I’d like to think things will get better. If not sooner, then eventually.
Alessi Likes Ugly Raincoats
I know, I’m wearing this hideous raincoat again. What can I say? I love it. My relationship with this raincoat can be likened to falling for the biggest nerd in your class; its quirks and ugliness make it more lovable. This shall be my tentative rainy-day piece before I find myself a legitimate parka in the standard blogger-olive shade. I paired it with this thrifted silky button-down,...
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Alessi Likes to Pig Out
Here are some totally drool-worthy photos from our Pig Out! Nuvali feature for When in Manila. Yup, that good day I’ve been talking about, now you know why. I think photos look much more amazing under natural light, like these ones. Thank you again Hannah for your insane photo-taking prowess and general niceness! We got to try their famous Chicharon Rice, which is basically...
Alessi Likes ZALORA: Playsuits and Dresses
Plains & Prints Vania Playsuit at ZALORA I love playsuits. They’re the most effortless way to look put-together without having to worry about coordinating separates, easily concealing your lazy-ass sartorial tendencies. They’re absolutely fool-proof too! Perfect for times when you’re too busy living life that you can’t be bothered to worry about over-exposure. Of...
Alessi Likes Sad Songs
Sad Songs by Alessi Brugada on Grooveshark If you’re still awake and reading this, I highly suggest you give this a listen. This is a collection of pleasantly slow and quiet songs, ideal for crawling into bed and enjoying the cozy rainy weather. Rough night for me tonight, but it’s nothing a generous serving of SPAM and a good night’s sleep can’t fix.
Alessi Likes Alcoholic Cupcakes
Here’s another When in Manila feature about some very curious cupcakes Wens and I had last weekend. Photos care of my iPhone! It’s iPhonography at its finest. #legit Alcoholic cupcakes! So quirky, no? They come in all-time favorite cocktail flavors like Margarita, Mojito, and Pina Colada, and are made with actual liquor! Some alcoholic ingredients they use include Cerveza Negra,...
Alessi Likes Acne Boots
Again, my desire for international goods takes over.. Acne ankle booties Acne boots are as infamous as the Zara stilettos, and after seeing them a bajillion times on Blushing Ambition’s outfit posts, it had me seriously considering how I can incorporate this remarkably versatile pair into my own closet. This is the Acne Alma Leather Boot; it looks comfortable, classic, and would...
Alessi Likes being a ZALORA Brand Ambassador
Follow my blog with Bloglovin :D Here I am posing by my dad’s painting, being embarrassingly awkward as usual This is something that I’ve been quite excited about, and I’m so happy that I’d finally get to share the news! I’ve recently been invited to be one of ZALORA’s brand ambassadors, and I couldn’t be more thrilled to take part! I think this...
Alessi Likes Friday the 13th
These are my friends and I, being weird as usual, after a very satisfying and absolutely fun dinner last Friday the 13th at Friday’s! More on that when I’m done with the feature. As expected, everyone hated my raincoat LOL. Trixie found it especially repulsive, too funny! Showing off conceived food babies. Ew. Bathroom look of the day, without the disgusting jacket. I’m...
Alessi Likes Mila Kunis...and Carousels
by: Terry Richardson for Harper’s Bazaar April 2012 Carousels are my all-time favorite backdrop for photographs. They’re just so photogenic. So is Mila Kunis. So edgy.
Alessi Likes Awkward Media Events
Let me once again display Hannah’s mad photography skillz, taken during Nixon watches’ launch of their second collection this year at 7th High. The boyfriend informed me that Nixon is actually a skate brand; goes to explain their ultra cool and urban aesthetic. More on that in my feature...
Alessi Likes Miroslava Duma
Photos by Vanessa Jackman Miroslava Duma is the former editor of Harper’s Bazaar Russia, and is now a freelance writer. She is also an outfit coordinating genius, but you guys probably know that by now. I mean, seriously, how can you look so outrageous and so put together at the same time? Many a fashion editor look like a walking Christmas tree in their attempts to do so, but somehow...
Alessi Likes American Apparel
Let us pause for a moment to imagine that I am Miley Cyrus on a crazy shopping spree at American Apparel. Because I have a shit ton of money at my disposal, a great slutty sense of style, and a crazy awesome-looking body from all my yoga, I shall purchase for myself the following : 1.) shiny skater dress 2.) leotard 3.) turtle neck crop top 4.) the riding pant of course 5.)...
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Alessi Likes Yesterday
I had quite a nice and productive day yesterday. I ate this, a colossal and yummy glass of halo-halo that serves 8. I drank this, extremely yummy chilled cafe mocha that the people at Pig Out! made for me. I don’t think this was part of their menu, they told me this was a little experiment of theirs. It was surprisingly good for a trial! Om nom nom I love nice people. Hannah took...
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Alessi Likes Italianni's
Another photodump of awesome food, from the awesome lunch my friends and I had at Italianni’s last week. Photos care of Hannah, of course! When in Manila feature here:http://www.wheninmanila.com/italiannis-new-lunch-selection-three-course-indulgence-made-for-sharing/ The most photogenic dish of the bunch! My personal favorite as well :) We called this caldereta LOL, its...
Alessi Likes Leather Sandals
3am blogging…how refreshing -____________- Anyways, I totally feel you, American Apparel. Leather sandals are the bomb. They’re durable, chic, and are the closest you can get to looking polished without wearing closed-toe shoes… or heels. While most open-toe sandals can make your outfit look like pambahay wtf, leather sandals (especially the ones with thick straps, none of...
Alessi Likes Neon Pink
This coordinate was inspired by Martine’s blog post here. I swear, anything she wears is inspiring. Made it my own with pops of neon and my favorite khaki skirt from my mom, contrasting the bland from the bright. Perfect and comfortable enough for the ridiculously hot/cold/weird weather these days. Accessories were kept to a minimum, as always, yet right there you can see the humble...
Alessi Likes J.CO donuts A LOT
I think it’s time I talked about my J. CO donuts encounter, despite the obvious threat of it making me hungry T_T Here’s my When in Manila feature on it, a more detailed and professional angle on the experience lol: http://www.wheninmanila.com/j-co-donuts-and-coffee-now-open-at-greenbelt-makati/ Welcome to donut heaven. Photos by Hannah, the nicest, coolest and most talented...
Alessi Likes This Japanese Street Style Blog
All photos from http://brigit.jp/ A Japanese street style blog?! How could I have not known this existed! This is such good news. It’s amazing on many levels. I’ve always been so intrigued by Japanese street style, though I never knew how much until now. And suddenly, I find jean jackets so appealing. It’s the 90’s kid in me rearing its ugly baduy head.
Alessi Likes Jas!
Another birthday photo dump from another birthday girl’s gathering. My friend Jas looks extra sweet in her skirt, which her mom made just for her! It has love threaded all over it awww :) I’ve never really appreciated how fun it is to have a group of friends until only now. I’ve always been such a lone wolf in high school, I thought I’d be able to manage without...
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Alessi Likes Jeans
I like wearing jeans a lot lately. It might be the lazy-azz in me, can’t be bothered to think of a functional outfit with all the trimmings and frills. Jeans afford me that luxury; they’re totally indispensible. Boyfriends and skinnies both look so classy and flattering in their own way, despite being at opposite ends of the spectrum. I find boyfriend jeans so appealing, that...
Alessi Likes to Take Some Time Off
I am beat. Exhausted. I don’t even know why, I’m practically at a very peaceful and stress-free point in my life. While I would truly want to elaborate on how I died and went to donut heaven at the launch of J. CO at Greenbelt yesterday, I’ll instead post some Instapiccies for now, cause my brain is so darn spent tHAT I’d rather not use it. In the meantime, let us...
Alessi Likes Eating with Friends
This was the face I made when I realized that the Forever 21 photobooth was only open until 6:30pm. Sad life. I was actually tempted to mask my face in this photo with a doodle, or a cat’s face, cause my face turned out fuglier than I expected. This was also what I wore to have lunch with the TEAM for another When in Manila feature. Thank God for my writing skills. If you must know, the...
Alessi Likes June
June felt like the longest month this year. So much was going on, and I found myself fully relishing each day. The nice thing about having so much to do is that you feel much more accomplished, life feels fuller. It fills the void of self-doubt and incapacity. It was wonderful to have so much to do in such a short span of time. I hope I’ll find myself doing so much more this year.
Alessi Likes Outfit Photos
Who takes your outfit photos? Do you ask your mom/sister/yaya? Is your boyfriend nice enough to take them? How about when you’re alone? Do you stop a random stranger on the street to ask them? Sighhh.. I’ve always been very iffy about taking outfit photos, I find them to be so awkward and embarrassing. It makes me wonder how the millions of Lookbook.nu users manage to regularly take...