Sunday, August 6, 2017

LOOKBOOK | Denim on denim

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For years menswear bibles often wrote against wearing denim on denim, and wanted you to cringe by flashing photos of Justin Timberlake and Britney Spears clad in matching head-to-toe denim back in 2001. Later, though, these menswear authorities softened their stance and even offered advice on how to pull it off, like the jeans should be darker than the denim jacket and all that.

Today, denim on denim is commonplace, and the hues couldn't be any lighter. What their position is now, I don't know.

Monday, July 31, 2017

LOOKBOOK | Denim but not jeans

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Denim and jeans are often used interchangeably. But what if we wear pants that are not jeans but are in a denim fabric?

Sunday, July 30, 2017

ART | Appreciating contemporary art at Pinto Art Museum

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One of the galleries at Pinto Art Museum.

Taking selfies and photos for their OOTDs and Instagram accounts is arguably on a lot of the minds of people who flock to Pinto Art Museum in Antipolo, Rizal. Yup, and that includes me. After all, Pinto Art Museum is perfect for OOTDs and Instagram shots.

I hope, however, that people don't forget something that makes Pinto so important in the first place--the art. The museum houses an extensive collection of contemporary art, mostly from up-and-coming artists. Let's take a look at some of them.

Monday, July 17, 2017

TRAVEL | Pinto Art Museum: For art, food, OOTDs, and selfies

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The roof deck of one of Pinto Art Museum's several buildings.

Everyone's probably been to Pinto Art Museum already, or heard of it at least. But because I'm such a lazy driver and I dread the traffic going to Antipolo, it took me forever to finally decide on making that trip.

Pinto, (pronounced pin-TÔ, as in door) of course, is primarily intended to be a venue for showcasing art. But its idyllic setting along an expansive, tree-covered, hilly terrain, coupled with its white arched buildings, landscaping, and layout in general, has made it more than just about art. It has now become a destination for the Instagram and selfie-loving lot.

Saturday, July 15, 2017

LOOKBOOK | Oversized shirt and joggers

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Hello, weekend! Now wouldn't you want to feel comfortable as you go about these two most precious days of the week? Wear something loose, like a blousy shirt or an oversized shirt.

By loose, however, I don't mean lousy. Loose-fitting pieces are specifically tailored that way but somehow the proportions still conform to your body's measurements. So if you're a size medium, it doesn't mean wearing large or XL because the overall fit would simply be off. You still wear medium.

Friday, July 7, 2017

LOOKBOOK | Dressing up a t-shirt for work

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Uniqlo is one of my favorite brands. Every time I go in any of their stores, chances are I leave with a paper bag of stuff. They always seem to have something that I like--and can afford--there, this Super Mario tee being but one example.

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

TRAVEL | Pililia Wind Farm: A closer alternative to Bangui

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So close to Metro Manila, this wind farm.

Everybody knows about the coastal wind farm of Bangui, Ilocos Norte, which through the years has turned into a tourist attraction and is now practically a requisite stop for anyone traveling to Laoag or Pagudpud. But did you know that there's now such a wind farm that's so close to Metro Manila?

Although it's really no secret, a lot of people probably still haven't heard of the Pililia Wind Farm. Located on the hills of Brgy. Halayhayin in the town of Pililia, Rizal, the place is steadily becoming a tourist attraction of sorts, though most likely as a brief stopover on the way back to Metro Manila.

Monday, July 3, 2017

LOOKBOOK | Lousy blousy

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They say fit is everything and oft we've been told by many a menswear bible to wear shirts that stay close enough to the body but not too much that the buttons are pulling at the fabric. But what a boring world it would be if everyone wore form-fitting shirts all the time! After all, loose is also a type of fit, right?

Yes, I perfectly understand the concept of wearing the right fit, and in fact I abhor shirts with too much excess fabric around the waist when you tuck them in. But there are shirts that are intentionally tailored to be loose-fitting in the first place, like this blousy pastel checkered long-sleeved shirt I'm wearing here.

Thursday, June 29, 2017

DINING | Aleng Taleng's Halo-Halo in Pagsanjan, Laguna

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Tempting, isn't it?

It was my first time trying the famous Aleng Taleng's Halo-Halo in the town of Pagsanjan, Laguna but apparently I had no idea just how popular it is. To say that the place was packed when we arrived at half past three in the afternoon is probably an understatement. It was chaotic!

Normally I would have bailed out when faced with a long wait at a restaurant but we thought, since we were already there and it's not everyday that we get to drive to Pagsanjan, we might as well brave the storm.

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

LOOKBOOK | Dialed-down nautical for cloudy and rainy days

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Summer may have officially left this part of the world but it's still hot AF despite the rains. Besides, the sun still makes a frequent appearance in between. So might a little touch of nautical in your weekend outfit still do?

Hell yeah!
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