Monday, 20 April 2015

BAGUIO BOUND









Outfit: Zara Worldwide jacket, thrifted grey tee, Topman PH stretch-skinny jeans, Brixton fedora hat, Oxygen Clothing sunglasses and Zara Worldwide leather shoes

Yet another opportunity to escape the havoc, the other day I finally had the chance to make it to the one and only Baguio City. It's been quite a while since I had been here last and why not take the opportunity to shoot my outfit of the day in this layer-friendly weather haha. Nah I really wanted to go out of my way to shoot this jacket, as it's by far one of my favorite pieces I've owned so far. The maroon color works totally well with the current style I'm into and it just so happened to be rather cool on the day. I'll be honest, it's not a genuine leather jacket but as much as I wish it was genuine leather, unfortunately it's too thick for this tropical climate. 

Lately I've pretty much just been wearing simple clothes. Oversize, street-style, black and a little bit shady looking. A lot of my inspiration has been drawn from a close friend of mine Jake Cuenca. He really know's how to pull of this look and own it and since we're fans of the 1975, it's only complimentary that we dress in pop-culture style. We've never really talked about it but we just do it. 

I really love Baguio City. Aside from being quite far away, I've realized that I'm quite happy to just drive up here on my own and explore when I get the chance. If anyone see's me there next time, feel free to say hi! Stay tuned for my next post!



















Friday, 27 March 2015

COLLEGE CAMPUS










Outfit: Leopard print shirt by Limitless Philippines, Cheap Monday skinny-jean pants, Topman Philippines laced shoes, Bucket hat by Creative Elite Operations (C.E.O.) and eyewear by Proof Eyewear PH. Photos by Frank Magalona


Hello again guys and hope everyone is doing well. I understand it's been a week since my last post but as I find myself back in the Philippines again, slow and steady will help me win my own race :) For those who didn't know I've been back to Manila for a month and a half now since arriving back from Australia. I was there 4 months ago since my last stay in Manila and I just know my heart tells me to stay here and learn. Of course things take time to settle and everyone eventually finds their own way - one way or another. 

I have to say, since being back in Manila life has been a constant learning process for me where I really understand the value of friendship and family. It takes time to getting to know new people and over the 4 years I've spent exploring, I've also learn't a lot about Filipino culture for myself. Diba? Ano marunong mag tagalog... Haha but seriously, I understand a fair bit which has really helped me a long way thank god. It's funny though how friendships are established in the Philippines with one another and the chemistry the goes along with. Some people say it's fate, I also like to believe it's building rapport. Either way friendships are about favorable outcomes bound with respect for each others beliefs. I always feel a true gentleman are aware of these tactics and like Gordon Gekko says in Wall Street, "A fisherman always sees another fisherman in the distance". 

Since being back, I've become infatuated by photography again, since recently purchasing my new DLSR Camera, I've grown to love and experiment art of Photography again. It might sound weird to some people but yea f*ck, I like photography hehe. And since I'm always going to UP, my second home, it's natural for me to spend alone time there and enjoy the atmosphere. I have a feeling I might even consider pursuing photography there...

So when I went there recently after hanging out with my friend Frank (Magalona), I couldn't help but get some shots of my outfit wearing my new shirt from Limitless Philippines. I always dig the leopard prints and what I particularly liked about this tee is the length. I feel personally on my body wearing these shirts with skinny jeans help balance-out the entire look to not give too much of an edgy feel but also a simple and casual look. It's all just for fun anyways haha...

Lastly I just threw in the bucket hat from Creative Elite Operations (C.E.O.) - a dope brand from here in the Philippines which has made a name overseas in other south-east asian countries. I just picked it up the other day and I wanted to see what it was like wearing a bucket hat. They don't really suit me so much but I was bought into this particular design. I like the red but I'll just wear it with a simple black tee.


Sunday, 15 March 2015

RUBBLE & DUST







Outfit: Majestic Athletic Yankees jersey, Topman pants, Industrie desert boots. Captured by Aren Pe


Hey guy's how's everything going? Thanks for dropping by and viewing my first post for the year - I know we're a little late into the year, so that means I've got a lot to catch up with. I figured if I'm wanna keep living in the Philippines, then I better get of my ass and make the most of it. I love it here! I'm half Filipino, what do you expect, of course it was destiny to find myself here!!! So thanks for everyone who's been following me and supporting me for the past few year. Much love to everyone :)

The other day I was on my way to the Ronnie & Joe event which was held by the one and only Mike Concepts in SM Aura. I thought to myself, this is gonna be pretty rich-kid baller event, so if I wanna take good photos and fit-in, I better at least dress the part. I got this jersey NY Yankees jersey from a good friend of mine Dan Bradbury which I was more than honored to wear seeing as I'm somewhat of a fan of the Yankee's, not legit but you know, enough to back myself up. I was suppose to wear other boots but I just chose to go with my own personalized signature look with Industrie Desert Boots and black skinny jeans. I guess I really like this combo because it's simple and works with any situations of the day/night.

Following on, I we fortunate enough to attend the event and witness and be part of all the fun while being able to capture a few snaps in between.



Nollie's Visvim shoe's look really cool!







Reunited at last my dear friends AJ & Liez

Nix Dam P + Cool Jacket

Katarina Razon looked really cool too!






Sunday, 12 October 2014

DREAMY BLUE + KHAKI
















Outfit: Cleeks Revolution tailored khaki shorts, slim fitted button down shirt from Memo Clothing, Navy/Tan Herschel Supply Co Survey Backpack (Available in Bratpack & The General Clothing Store, The Fort BHS Central), Sperry Topsider wrist watch Industrie Clothing desert boots and Topman socks


Not your everyday outfit when it comes to the daily Manila lifestyle, but I find that mixing and matching new and refreshing looks is a great way to change or for the better of words, entice your creativity with everyday fashion. It might not mean a lot to some people but, but these minor tweaks in personal style will always be a healthy routine to stay consistent with creativity on a daily basis. Just like how a body builder would work out - every so often they're constantly changing gym regimes to change their focus on a particular style of training so they're not focusing on the one body part.

I really like these new Cleeks shorts that I just recently tried on for the first time. Their quite comfy and unlike generic shorts that I've tried on in the past at clothing stores, these tend to be a better fit. I have wider hips to the regular measurements of the average body and believe it or not, these actually looked better on me than any other pair of shorts, due to the elasticity around the waist. The Memo button down is a great everyday option that looks presentable for tucked-in and tucked-out looks and they range at an affordable price.

Blue and Khaki are great colors if you're going to combine as well! Since this combination are both lighter contrasts, just keep in mind, it's much more effective wearing this style during the day as opposed to night time.