Wednesday, 1 October 2014


Whoaaa! Guess what I got some really cool news to share with you guys...

I never thought I'd be lucky enough to be able to model for a new brand before like this and as exciting as I am to share this with you, I'd like to introduce to you Knit Socks!

Haha I don't think I've seen such an excited expression on my face before. Well it does express how much of a fun opportunity I had working with this brand and since it's coming towards the end of the year, I personally love the idea of expressing myself through these fun and fresh new colors. These socks are so comfy that you'll be glad to have bought a pair. 

I love patterns and different colors and when I get sick of wearing the same black and white socks over and over, I rely on bright colors to bring back to a happy state of mind... Have you ever decided to be cheeky when you've worn a suit and decided to change socks with something fun and colorful as aside from plain black socks? Haha it's such a good feeling! Getting away with little mischievous things like that and not tell anyone is a great way to add some spice into your life instead of living the same routine over and over. It helps you feel just a little different from everybody which is what I believe I see in this brand.

Knit Socks are made for anyone and I mean anyone! Try personalizing your day and add a pop of color to your life! 

Check them out for yourself. You can now find Knit Socks available in SM Department Stores. 

Saturday, 27 September 2014


Outfit: Le Coq Sportif thrifted sweater, Wharton Clothing white button down shirt (PHP 1,099 - Robinson's Department Store), Ripped Topman denim jeans (PHP 1,995) and Converse All-Star Chuck Taylors (PHP 1,795) - Photos by Khai Van Kampen

Typhoons are never pleasant to go through, especially here in the Philippines. It's very hard to find the motivation to step out of the house and on top of that, you never know what catastrophes are waiting to happen. I must admit though, after experiencing today scorching hot weather, a little rain wouldn't have hurt!

I do enjoy looking back at these photos from the previous few weeks back. It was cold enough that called for me to layer up in Manila... Just in time to wear my Le Coq Sportif sweater too! I just so happen to have thrifted it the day before from the local Ukay-Ukay which only cost me PHP 150! Can you believe that? It's original (well at least it's perceived that way) and it's a one of a kind piece that can be worn for the rest of my life. Just one of those timeless pieces of clothing that will never run out of fashion... I also decided to mix it up with light denim jeans this time coupled with Chuck Taylors because it's about time I wear those shoes again. Overall I was happy with the look for the day and believe it or not, this was taken in The Fort area on top of a commercial building... I guess the restricted access signs don't really catch my attention haha. - That's until the day that I get caught.

Wednesday, 24 September 2014


Outfit: Topman skinny 'spray on pants' (PHP 1950) and shoes, Oxygen Clothing graphic tee (PHP 599) and beanie (PHP 299), pennyboard from Stoked (PHP 1995) and Timex NATO watch with aftermarket NATO Strap from Amazon

Hi again, hope everyone's doing well. Today I thought I'd change up the look seeing there was yet again, a minor storm. This time I decided to go more casual as oppose to wearing the rather preppy inspired outfits I look forward to dressing up in. It was just lucky that I had recently got my hands on some new threads from Oxygen Clothing, that I was able to mix my original outfit with a fresh graphic tee and beanie. I never wear beanies, but hey, maybe I should wear them a bit more! Not bad aye!? Very comfortable I must include. If you're a high-fashion savant that's ok with comfort as oppose to presentation, then this will be perfect for your next beanie purchase that will be great use for long-haul flights or even just for temporarily flattening your hair.

It's always a hassle to prepare a proper photo shoot, especially if you have a certain level of expectation and artistic direction, but today seeing as I was using my other DSLR camera (550D Canon), I took it a bit more light-heartedly. My original intentions were to shoot in the sun, but since it's been drizzling heavily, it's never as easy to predict an outfit post. Anyways, thank's for your time and feel free to leave your comments below! 

Thursday, 18 September 2014


Outfit: Ben Sherman Philippines blazer (Special PHP 2,395), Wharton plain white button-down shirt (PHP 995), SM Accessories woven neck tie (PHP 250), Hickok leather belt (available in SM Department Stores), tailored Zara pants and Topman loafers

As much as I'd love to be seen wearing a suit everyday, realistically we all know it's kinda impractical... I was really happy with this get-up though, as I had the opportunity to use this outfit for an event. All these clothes that I picked up were just on special items I found at particular stores. Items like the Ben Sherman blazer are actually easy finds and believe it or not, they have so many items that are discounted, you can find discounts up to 70% off! You should check it out the next time you see a Ben Sherman outlet in your local mall.

That's the thing with me... I rarely go out of the way to purchase brand new items unless it's something really unique that I know I gotta have, because like any other person, I also need to save up too right? or diba? hehe.

The best way I've been able to stay on track with current sales to get the bang for my buck is to just simply go out with friends and visit different malls on a weekly basis. For me, personally, it's refreshing to go to a different mall and I get to hang out with my friends. I also like to go to the mall as often as I can, because it keeps me stay active outdoors and I always look to see what I could potentially save up for next - That's my way of finding inspiration. 

It's easy to find inspiration on social media or on the internet but when you see a product up-close and in-person... well, hey... that's a whole different story that allows you to open your mind, so you can figure out how you're going to save up for that item! Wouldn't you agree so yourself?