Wednesday, February 25, 2015

A Vintage Obsession | The History of Makeup feat. The Stellar Fashion Bazaar

For a long, long time now, I have been fascinated by anything with a history – books, buildings, people; but I've never quite divulged myself in the world of fashion and skincare. I know there's quite a lot to be learned from there (think Chanel and Christian Dior's vintage lines) but I've never considered myself as a fashionista nor a makeup artist worthy enough of taking interest in these topics – until I stumbled upon this two-part mini-documentary, that is.

I was actually looking for Old Glamour Hollywood icons for a different blog post (READ: A Vintage Obsession |) when I stumbled upon this link. I planned on only watching a short snippet since it appeared to mainly feature a woman talking in front of a camera for the entire video. Fortunately, that was not the case. YouTuber makeup guru Lisa Eldridge relates meeting author and historian Madeleine Marsh, and what it leads to has got all my vintage senses tingling (SPOILER ALERT: If you're a die-hard vintage lover and aspiring make-up connoisseur like me, you'll want everything in these videos!) In less than thirty minutes, I've gone from completely clueless to capable of old-school glamour. The video has inspired me to shake up my style, look and life altogether. Now if I only I could get the bank account to match!

Part 1:

Part 2:

If you enjoyed watching these videos, don't hesitate to pass them on to fellow vintage-lovers like us! And by the way, check out this interesting event happening this weekend (February 28 - March 1 2015) at the SMX Convention Center Hall 3! Read on to know more:

The biggest student-organized bazaar in the Metro is back. From the organizers of Soleil, Seoularis, Times Square Fashion Bazaar, and The Attic Bazaar, the Business Management Society of De La Salle University proudly presents: “Stellar: A Timeless Faashion Bazaar”.
Up to this day, some fashion icons and styles are just simply timeless. In one way or another, yesterday’s fashion is still incorporated in today’s trends. We’re all too familiar of how icons such as Marilyn Monroe, Audrey Hepburn, and James Dean sparked fashion trends that will always be remembered. These fads in fashion were from the distant past yet they never go out of style simply because they are Classic. Timeless pieces of fashion from all varieties of clothing, accessories, food and entertainment will be relived through Stellar Bazaar.
With its Classic theme, and more specifically, a Classic Hollywood vibe, shoppers will witness how iconic fashion pieces and styles will be revamped through the overall ambiance of the bazaar. Exciting line up of programs, contests, performances, guests, and surprises in the event await all fashionistas. With over a hundred concessionaires, ranging from clothes, shoes, accessories and food, shoppers will surely have the ultimate shopping experience in this 2-day bazaar.
Join us as we relive the Classics in Stellar Bazaar this February 28 to March 1 at the SMX Convention Center Hall 3. For only Php 50 per ticket, get to experience a bazaar like no other.
For inquiries and interested tenants please contact, 0915-961-2786 or 0917-701-2058.
Get more updates about Stellar Bazaar by following and visiting our social media accounts:
Experience FASHION, FOOD and ENTERTAINMENT all in the most STELLAR way! You wouldn’t want to miss this!

Are you planning on dropping by? If you are, tell me down in the comments below! See you there, vintage babies x

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Get Ready To #RaveWithTheWAVES with #DLSUJackoWacko!

I'm no stranger to different org events in DLSU, but if there's one thing that changes over the years, it's just that they keep getting bigger and better. Last year, I got invited to one of my very first events as a blogger ever by a Lasallian org called ENGLICOM (I wrote about this here). I've never been one for EDM, big parties and raves, but to say I enjoyed myself would be a complete understatement. It was certainly one of the most fun events I've ever attended, and I remember thinking to myself it would have been more fun if I had invited more of my friends to come with me.

This year, I won't be missing that chance – Jacko Wacko IS BACK, and they spared no expense in making this one of THE must-attend college parties of the year! Along with Styles Entertainment, Pioneer DJ, Sperry, Close-Up, Hawk Backpacks and Chalk Magazine, ENGLICOM has managed to outdo itself with such an amazing line-up this year. I'm personally so excited for Up Dharma Down (not an OPM fan but i fell in love with this band after Joe introduced it to me), DJ Ace Ramos (listened to him just last weekend at an event I attended at Don Bosco Techincal Institute aka #DBRaveAffair) and the multitude of booths and concessionaires they'll have!!! I could go on and on about the things I'm psyched about but I'd rather have you read on and pick your favorites instead!

From the organization that brought to you the first ever college music festival from DE LA SALLE UNIVERSITY, get ready for the sequel of the grandest one yet as



Styles Entertainment | Sperry | Pioneer & Pioneer DJ | CloseUp | Hawk Backpacks | Chalk Magazine


February 7, 2015, Saturday!
4pm onwards

Up Dharma Down
Ace Ramos
Marc Marasigan
Katsy Lee
Jessica Milner
Lucio Pua
Ron Thug on the mic
Maude | Yolanda Moon | Pulso | DJ Young Life | Nico Ylanan | Cullen Diaz | Edleen Lim | RolfM


Everybody unite as we #RaveWithTheWAVES and get down to the beats of the best DJs and artists in the country! Also watch out for the cutest and hottest college models from different universities

Together with:
Magic 89.9 | Urban Rave Gear | ETC | Burger Company | Cold Stone Creamery | Red Baron Ribs | Spectrum Planet | Ruffles Bag

In cooperation with :
Manila Concert Scene | Philstar.com | Inquirer.net | ClicktheCity | Partyphile | Entrep Negosyo | Circuit | Rave.PH | Rave Manila | WheninManila | EDM Philippines | Clavel Chinoy TV | Guestlist.ph | Online Philippines

With the support of:
Alliance of Filipino Chinese School | DLSU Junior Entrepreneurs Marketing Association | Scarlet UST | UST College of Commerce and Business Administration | DLSU Chemical Engineering Society | United Colors of Comedy | DLSU ECES | DLSU Business Management Society REDUX | Rotaract Club | DLSU TEAMCOMM | UE Political Science and Society |

Come on board and #LetsSailTogether with the Yellow Boat of Hope Foundation as the proceeds of the event will go to the chosen beneficiary; because #HopeSailswithin us.

LA and TOMMY, anyone?

Like on Facebook: facebook.com/JackoWackoMusicFestival

Follow on Twitter: twitter.com/JackoWackoDLSU

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Monday, December 15, 2014

December 14 2014 | The Sunday Currently #3

C u r r e n t l y .  .  .

R E A D I N G (still) a PDF version of the book Love, Rosie by Cecelia Ahern. Probably one of the main reasons why I'm still not finished is because I mostly read this on my daily morning commutes to school (in which I'm either sleeping or eating on the jeepney).  I'm in the last couple of pages though (read: 300/400) and so far, I'm still thoroughly frustrated (if you've read the book, you'd understand why). Fingers crossed I finish it by next Sunday's post!!!

W R I T I N G This blog post, email replies and a Candy Mag article.

L I S T E N I N G to the (annoying) game music of the AstroBoy (?) iOS game.

T H I N K I N G sad things that I wish I didn't have to think about anymore. A lot of change in my life is ahead and frankly, I've never been more anxious. Also, Joe will be leaving for Las Vegas this week, and I won't get to see him until next year :-(

S M E L L I N G  the normal smell of my room – perfume and a bit of detergent.

W I S H I N G  that whatever I'm thinking about (and planning) would yield good results. Selfishly, though, I'm wishing that this makes my life and the way I feel about myself better. It's a tough choice, but anyone would agree that it's long overdue. I just wish it would have the impact I expect.

H O P I N G  for nothing anymore, quite frankly. I want to accept things as they are at the moment. At least this way, if it veers wildly off the road, I won't be as disappointed anymore. 

W E A R I N G a blue polka dot button-down sleeveless polo from Topshop and beige slacks! I know I almost always never wear pants, but when I need to, this is almost always my first choice.

L O V I  N G  every minute 'cause it makes me feel so alive (not). Or the dress I wore to last night's party, perhaps? (See photo below)

W A N T I N G  some cuddles, Earl Grey tea and real friends.

N E E D I N G a crash course in distancing myself from people who do nothing but get my hopes up and talk shit behind my back.

F E E L I N G somewhere between relieved and despondent. And really, really sad Joe has to leave soon.

C L I C K I N G on Facebook, Twitter and articles on the Sydney Hostage Crisis currently happening.

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Vivien Nelsen x Seiri Magazine

Last October, a girl named Pat from University of The Philippines - Diliman messaged me on Facebook and I asked if I was interested in modelling for their online magazine. At first, I honestly thought they were mistaking me for someone else because 1) I have never modelled professionally nor amateur-ly before and 2) I have never seen myself as model material (5'3, not model-skinny and not photogenic at all). The next week I met up with the creator and editor-in-chief of Seiri Magazine, Ishka. I told her all of this and she still insisted that they wanted me to model for them, so I sucked up the rest of my insecurities and said yes.

The day came and Ishka and Inna (the make-up artist) picked me up in Makati and announced our shoot location – Nuvali in Sta Rosa, Laguna! To say I was excited was a bit of an understatement. I've been to Nuvali before, of course, but I found it exciting that my shoot would be in the middle of nature, and not just a garden or football field. 

All in all, this shoot was a such a great experience and opened so many doors for me after the magazine was published online. The team – composed of Ishka, Pat and Inna – was so fun and accommodating. Although some shots here are of the risqué variety, I never felt uncomfortable or pressured to do it in their presence. I loved every minute of it and I hope you do too. Below are the processed photos and outtakes from the magazine! Let me know what you think of the shoot down in the comments section below x

HAIR & MAKEUP: Inna Valera
CLOTHES: BeetrootPH 

FACEBOOK: Seiri Magazine
TWITTER: @seirimag
INSTAGRAM: @seirimag

Read the full magazine up on http://www.seirimag.com/#!captiva/cf7b.

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

December 07 2014 | The Sunday Currently #2

I love this photo of Joe and I so much. Fun fact: He was actually asleep in the cab here. It was adorable.
(Dress, Plaid Shirt & Pants: H&M, Tote: Guess Jeans)

First of all, I apologize – it's been a month since my previous edition of The Sunday Currently! It's disappointing how I'm not consistent in this endeavor. I really need to change that (2015 me, are you taking note?). Also, I do realize it isn't Sunday anymore so excuse me again for this error. I wanted to post a TSC though, so here it goes!

(The mood right now: It's 9 in the morning, I haven't had any sleep and the air is cold from the aftermath of Typhoon #RubyPH. Throughout the night, I have cleaned my room, done my laundry and scavenged old clothes. I'm satisfyingly exhausted.)

C u r r e n t l y .  .  .

R E A D I N G a PDF copy of Love, Rosie by Cecelia Ahern on my Android Tablet (aka my makeshift Kindle). Also just finished reading John Boyne's The Boy In The Striped Pyjamas, which I read simultaneously with Love, Rosie. Great book, terrible ending. Sad to say I spoiled myself by reading too much of the plot on Wikipedia. Ergh.

W R I T I N G This blog post and a bunch of HTML codes to make some (almost) unnoticeable tweaks on my blog layout. I'm a perfectionist (and amateur) like that.

L I S T E N I N G to this Year In Music > New Music Tuesday on Spotify. 

T H I N K I N G about all the things I need to finish before Joe leaves for Las Vegas on the 19th (given that he is my number one motivator, photographer, manager and safety blanket).

S M E L L I N G  stale air and rain. Yes, you can smell rain. 

W I S H I N G classes weren't suspended today since Typhoon #RubyPH didn't pass through Manila after all! 

H O P I N G  I still have a chance to submit my requirements. I am literally out of the loop in these things.

W E A R I N G an old, white highschool batch shirt (in big, green comic letters that scream "Freshmen '09 - '10!"), black origami shorts from last night and not much else. 

L O V I  N G  this lazy, cozy weather that actually motivates me to finish my errands! Everything is just so comfortable at this point. Also, I looked through boxes of old clothes tonight and found my mom's vintage jeans and a bunch of other pretty clothes! I'll feature them here soon, plus maybe a special upcycling post!

W A N T I N G  some warm food in my tummy. The only thing in the fridge is chocolate cake (which may appeal to many, but not to me).

N E E D I N G money!

F E E L I N G something between exhaustion and ecstasy. I'm glad I've finished lots of things on my to-do list tonight, but I'm incredibly tired. I can't sleep anymore though – it's already 9am and i might wake up at nighttime!

C L I C K I N G on HTML tutorials, news articles, and the "skip" button on Spotify.

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