Sunday, July 29, 2012

Because women are born to be goddesses

While clothes may not make a woman, it certainly has a great effect to her self confidence. I believe that every woman deserves to be beautiful and stylish on her own way. This was my inspiration when I created my thesis Credo under the fashion design category. The main idea for my collection came from the Nordic goddesses. For me they embodied the contemporary women of today. FIERCE and BEAUTIFUL. 

Here's some of the pieces for Credo's first collection.

Photographer: Neil Louis Sempio
Model: Frances Ira Vidal
HMUA: Kristine Cornejo
Photographer: Nikko Nicolas
Models (from left to right): Desiree Yu, Ivy Sheena Ong, April Baldovino
HMUA: Crizeel Ong
Red a-line dress with embellishments inspired from goddess Iduna, the goddess of youth.
This dress will give you a youthful vibe. Also the embellishments are so pretty!

Photographer: Nikko Nicolas
Model: April Baldovino
HMUA: Crizeel Ong

Gold pleated dress with studs inspired from the Valkyries. 
The stud detailing represents a shield. Cool right? 
Shot by Nikko Nicolas
Model: Ivy Sheena Ong
HMUA: Crizeel Ong

Embellished A- line dress inspired from goddess Freya. 
I'm most proud of its intricate details that gives off that tribal look while still 
looking feminine and beautiful. It reminded me of the amazons in Greek mythology.
Photographer: Nikko Nicolas
Model: Desiree Yu
HMUA: Crizeel Ong
This green one shoulder dress was inspired from goddess Syn. It's simple and classic.
A dress that would give you an instant glam factor without going over the edge.

Photographer: Nikko Nicolas
Model: April Baldovino
HMUA: Crizeel Ong
A fully embellished dress inspired from goddess Frigg.
The animal prints matched with the intricate details give off a bold and edgy look.
It's fierce look is the perfect interpretation of what a contemporary woman is.

Photographer: Nikko Nicolas
Model: Desiree Yu
HMUA: Crizeel Ong
Photographer: Neil Louis Sempio 
Models: Frances Ira Vidal, Nikki Udani
HMUA: Kristine Cornejo
Photographer: Neil Louis Sempio 
Models: Frances Ira Vidal
HMUA: Kristine Cornejo

That's about it. To see the whole collection, visit Credo's facebook page. 
Show some love and like Credo :)

I hope that this would inspire more creative minds into exploring other possibilities while uplifting the spirits of woman in the society.

Until my next post!
Rock on Fashionistas :)

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Inspiring and sweet

Today was just like any ordinary day... NOT AFTER my dear office mates surprised me with....

Krispy Kreme doughnuts <3
woah! mouthwatering chocolaty goodness <3 

Hey today isn't my birthday by the way hahaha. My office mates were so sweet! It was recently when my office mates found out that my birthday have already passed without me saying anything in the office (well I was a new comer and I didn't have any reason to tell it to everybody so I just shut my mouth). Then earlier today they surprised me with this! aaww so sweet <3 There's even handwritten notes inside <3 What more can I ask for?? Me = speechless and in a state of shock

I feel so loved! Well honestly I am blessed with such dear friends! thanks guys! You know who you are! This post is dedicated to you guys <3

Phone Luxury : Mr. Bear

Have you ever dressed up your phone? Well for me, this would be the first time I would be accessorizing my beloved blackberry phone.. I'm actually not the type of person to fancy over dangling charms because it bothers me when I'm texting and it's easier for snatchers to grab your phone. BUT this baby got my eyes! ^_^

Say hello to Rilakkuma bear <3

Front side (Mr. Rilakkuma's full profile)

Back side

Isn't he cute?? What do you guys think?? What are your phone luxuries?? :) Comment down below and share your thoughts with me. ^_^

cutie cutie film strip! <3

Till my next blog post!
Rock on Fashionistas :)

Friday, July 6, 2012

ART turned STYLE

We've all been seeing pastels and neons invading the fashion scenes this 2012. Different prints from animal to floral continue to catch our eyes. The question is "What's up for us this 2013? "
Well this is what I've come up after seeing Resort's Pre-Spring 2013.

Historical art movements have invaded the fashion world. This 2013, designers have been envisioning a more emotional trend reflecting our surroundings, classic and timeless with a twist of life. My forecast for this 2013 will be about art movements turned into style! :)

Art movements have molded and strengthen the culture of our society today. We encounter it's influence everyday. Who would've thought that this would  be the main focus of designers for this coming 2013 pre-spring collection. So what art movements have tingled the creativity of the designers this 2013 pre-spring collection? Read further to find out! ^_^

1.) Art Nouveau

This was a popular art movement during the19th century. Its was derived from french meaning "new art". Basically a form of contemporary art which was inspired by natural forms and structures, not only in flowers and plants but also in curved lines. Nature and society were the common subjects for this art movement.

Illustration by Alphonse Mucha

 Incorporating this fun movement to your outfit will certainly add personality to your daily office life. Wear your character and stand up by mixing prints together. Remember that it's okay to pair big prints with small prints (opposites attract)

2.) Expressionism

Expressionism started in the 20th century. It's a movement were artists distort their subjects or use techniques like brush strokes or textures to evoke mood, expression or idea.This movement aims to express meaning or emotional experience rather than physical reality.

Painting by Jackson Pollock; Sculpture by Kate McGuire

Do an edgy twist to your outfit by complimenting textures with prints. A basic white button down top paired with a printed enigma skirt gives a hint of sophistication. Top it off with a tailored blazer for a more edgy look. To finish your look, accessorize with snake skin and metals. :)

3.) Contemporary Art
Best described as art produced after World War II.
Sculpture by Aaron Moran

Futuristic minimalist is a simple yet creative way to express your inner self. Deviating from strong palette colors as main motif will give a more soft look. Choose an outfit with geometric prints. It will add height and form to your body (it's all about accentuating your curves) Pairing your outfit with a tailored blazer would add edge and sophistication. Compliment your outfit with geometric accessories and your all set.

4.) Renaissance
Called as the golden age of art history, renaissance is a cultural movement which spanned from the 14th to the 17th century. In this period, artists desire to depict nature's beauty was very strong. They paid much attention to symmetry, perspective and anatomy that enabled them to produce countless works of art.
Painting by Michelangelo 

Classic and timeless.. Modernizing a renaissance look is easy. Pick an outfit with symmetrical prints. Compliment it with patterns that show lines and perspective. Also add renaissance factor to your outfit by moving with the earth palette. Show off a hint of royalty by adding a pop of blue to your outfit (the color blue was first discovered during the renaissance period and only royalty could afford to buy blue colored paintings)

5.) Pop Art
Pop Art emerged in the  mid 1950's. This movement incorporates mass culture such as advertising, comics and popular icons as subjects. It's concept is not the art itself but the attitude and concepts it leads to.

The main trick to creating a pop art inspired outfit is to play on prints and color. Play with icons and animated prints as focal point to add personality to your outfit. Use neons and contrasting colors to create wow impact and accessorize with arm candies to bring your look together. :)

It's amazing how great art has affected our trends. I was ecstatic after seeing the Resort's pre-spring collection. My personal favorites would be Versace, Alexander McQueen, Etro and Cavalli! They never seize to amaze us by producing innovative and stylish outfits!
With all being said, 2013 will surely be a year full of style and innovation. It makes me think of what's next to come and what might happen in the following seasons. :)

Which is your favorite movement and why? Comment down below and share your thoughts with me. I'm excited to hear from you! ^_^

Till my next blog post
Rock on Fashionistas :)