Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Flower Power, TAGGED!

... Feeling like a Freesia flower (waiting to confuse a butterfly) a sheer chiffon dress and cut-out heels with tassles that reminded me of those penny loafers I used to wear back in Grade School when I had to wear a school uniform.
Ok... since I have nothing much to say about the outfit.... I've also been tagged by the gorgeous girls... Issa and Roz from We Wear Things. Yeeey!!!

here are the rules:
(1) Link back to the meme creator: Caz
(2) Link to the person who tagged you: We Wear Things
(3) Link back to the originator of the positive SA movement (as this is how this all started): Cheap Thrills

(4) List five reasons you love your state (I find Tennessee a special home to me, but I live in Manila, so I will talk about... you guessed it right....Metro Manila!!!).

1_ The Sunsets are always majestic! Think: Manila Bay, recognized all over the world for the best sunsets! I love staying at Sofitel (Formerly Westin Philippine Plaza) because apart from there great food...I get to view the sunset.

2_ Shopping! Manila has been a hub of both designer goods (I'm happy a lot of European brands have opened up stores here...think: Greenbelt 2 & 5) Chic brands (Think Zara, Topshop, Promod), export overruns sold in bazaars and night markets, local designers with such superb work (think: Archaeology Wing in Powerplant, The Ramp and Multiply) the choices are simply endless! Think about this, we have the biggest mall in Asia and "Malling" may already be considered as a sport here... heehee

3_ Food! Manila has a mixture of diverse cuisine. For a person with an erratic palate like me, it's so easy to find a place when I feel like having say Nasi Goreng for Lunch, French Macarrons for dessert and Sashimi for Dinner.

4_ The People. You'd be surprised to see how stylish Manila's crowd can be. Well, there are always tacky dressers... but if you have a keen eye, you can spot quite a handful of chic figures. Back in college, I used to be a night owl and a sucker for parties and hip clubs all because it felt so nice seeing so much well-clad people in one venue. It's also very fulfilling to have meaningful conversations with fun-loving people who are well-bred, well-read and already exposed to the world around us.

5_ Old Manila. Try googling Intramuros, Luneta Park, Chinatown, Paco Park and the like... since the Philippines boasts of such rich history, being conquered by Spain for hundreds of years...Old Manila gives us a snapshot of life back in the Spanish period... cobblestone streets, massive Spanish houses, lavish churches and courtyards. Manila was also once the trade hub of Asia, thus we have many Chinese (wooohooo for me!) migrants who have made and preserved Binondo (Chinatown), giving us a refreshing escape from the urban lifestyle with a glimpse of the rich Chinese tradition.

(5) Tag five people

I noticed many of you were already tagged so I wanted to expand this selection to different countries/locations and I decided to tag:

Rachel of Kaleidoscope Dreams

Allison of The Daily Alygator

Stella Wants to Die

Gossip Style's Zori

Trust Me It's Paradise's Dane

Dress: given as a gift
Heels: F21
Sling Bag: Mango
Watch: Guess


choppyshades said...

what a sweet outfit. love the shoes:)

-choppy shades

Mimi said...

Ohh the dress is so beautiful and sweet.

Sharon Rose said...

Hi there-you look gorgeous in this dress!! Love to hear about your life in Manila too!

♥ fashion chalet said...

Those heels are rad, I want them... and thank you so much for the wonderful support. It means a great deal!

xo/ fashion chalet

Thea said...

I love the flowerpattern! It makes me happy!

Sophia said...

those shoes are so cool!
and the dress is very feminine and cute. i love it =]

and I know what you mean about amusement park pictures; usually the flash catches me by surprise and i blink. but that was my first time on that particular ride so i guess i had a moment of fear there, haha

Sasi said...

Lovely dress:)

♥ fashion chalet said...

My grandmother said the same exact thing: that I remind her of Sandra Bullock!! :) Did you see it yet?

Thanks for the lovely compliments, wowza!!

xo/ fashion chalet

Miranda said...

i love this dress!
so feminine

Lloyda said...

love the dress love the shoes. this is really such a sweet outfit. :)

we wear things said...

i'm going back to the motherland in january...and i'll actually be going to manila for the first time (my parents are from leyte and mindanao). i've made a note to try and check out some of the places you've referenced here!

- roz

Dane said...

Thanx for the tag, I love your dress!

stellawantstodie said...

hey! i like your dress!!!

thanks for the meme but, I made it yesterday in, I gonna traslate it to english, ok??


melmo said...

fabulous pics!

xoxo melmo

issa said...

oooh i absolutely adore this look!! your shoes and that dress... both fantastic.

thanks for doing the tag :)

ivoreece said...

very nice outfit!!! :)

Savvy Mode SG said...

you look very sweet. i like the purple bow.

Jillian said...

the ribbon belt adds the perfect touch! so soft and feminine!

rachel said...

ooooh, I likey that purple satin bow :) thanks for the tag! I'll get on that soon when I find more about this city I'm livin in ;p

I looove food-tripping too! and Nasi goreng is my absolute favorite fried rice (also: garlic fried rice a.k.a. sinangag, Basmati Rice, Yang Chow fried rice, etc.) hey if you like persian cuisine, try Behrouz in Metrowalk. ambience, ehh, but food is YUMMY. Kobideh with special rice is my boyf's and my fave meal. ahh, sorry i'm rambling. if you need any new suggestions for restos to try, ask Me!! haha ;)