#MakeItHappen With Debbie And Demmie Fermin | Clozette

Sometimes women are stereotyped to being inclined to only take on "girly" jobs and are questioned when they aspire to do "manly" jobs. The truth is, women can aspire to be whatever they want to be; because whatever the challenges, they will #MakeItHappen in their chosen path. In fact, they can even juggle two passions at once!


Our very ambitious Clozette Ambassadors from the Philippines, Debbie and Demmie Fermin, are the best examples of this. They are twins who aspire to be medical practitioners while strutting down the halls of med school in their fashionable clothes, keeping their love for fashion blogging alive.


Let's take a peek at their life and see how this duo gets things done while still looking good. 


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What got you started in fashion blogging? Whose idea was it?



Debbie and Demmie in a sorta matchy matchy look 


We both had separate blogs before. It was more of a personal platform and we just happened to share some outfit posts and fashion ideas here and there. Until the summer before entering medical school came and some of our friends urged us to do a fashion blog together. We decided to give it a try, basically just for fun at first. Surprisingly, we received a lot of views, positive feedbacks, and sponsorship offers. From then on, we decided to blog together!

Were you always fond of dressing up when you were kids? How do people differentiate your style? 


Growing up as identical twins, we were dressed exactly alike by our mom. Entering our teenage years, we decided to deviate from that matchy-matchy norm and to embrace our individualities. Though we still have the same interests, we make it a point to inject our own personalities in our outfits.  We both describe our style as "fashion chameleon” because we are open into trying different trends. We don’t necessarily plan to wear something alike. We just dress up the way each of us feels like.



Demmie wearing an elegant lace on lace outfit. 


We all know that pursuing a medical career is very hard, how do you find the time to balance everything? How do you stay flawless despite the stress?


It is already given that pursuing a medical career is hard, but it all boils down to passion. As what our blog title says, “The Twins Owning It." We are driven to “own” our goals and aspirations in life. We balance everything by managing our time well. We set priorities and we weigh the outcomes. We check our schedules and plan our study strategies and insert shoots and blogging during study breaks. We keep ourselves flawless (but not really because of pulling all-nighters) by having our monthly facial treatments and not missing out on our skin care regimen. 



Debbie in a stylish summer look


What keeps you motivated?


Our family motivates us. We owe our parents a lot for providing us the gift of education and for letting us dream big. At the same time, they helped us grow to be holistic individuals who engage in extracurricular activities.  We are also surrounded everyday by amazing and brilliant doctors who we really look up to. They keep us reminded of what and who we can become someday. We have this voice in our heads saying, “I want to be like you someday”. 



Debbie and Demmie looking fun and happy together



In the future, given that you’re already medical practitioners, are you still going to continue your fashion and beauty blog?


Yes! We would love to continue blogging. We may not just focus on fashion and beauty, but we’ll broaden our horizon by including lifestyle, travel and maybe even health tips!



Demmie in a classic feminine OOTD


What do you love most about what you do? 


It’s realizing what we are capable of - juggling two different worlds. It’s a fulfillment for us to do the things we are passionate about. 



Debbie in a spring-inspired 9-to-5 outfit


What advice can you give to those fashionistas pursuing a challenging career like you do?


Make it happen! If you are eager to pursue a challenging career, make sure to put your heart in it. We are not saying it’s a walk in the park, but the load will be lighter if you love what you do. You are never just a fashionista, you are bound to be more. Find your passion and strut with confidence!



Debbie and Demmie's bonding time


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(cover photo from CrystalPhuong)


Spring is a time for you to play around with your personal style--not just with your makeup and clothes, but also with your shoes! Aside from the classic pumps, heeled boots, and stiletto sandals, what are the other heeled shoes that you should have in your closet this season? 


After consulting the Fashion Community, we came up with the top 5 heels for you to have this Spring!


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Flatforms



(photo from elleur)


The flatform is a ‘90s shoe that has made a strong comeback and it's perfect for spring to refresh your style. The chunky block soles add extra height without sacrificing comfort and style. Wear it if you feel a little nostalgic or if your just want to twist-up your normal minimalist OOTD.  

Corset Heels



(photo from GelaMunoz)


For edgy dressers, skip the boots and opt for a toned down yet fierce-looking corset/caged heels. These are instant scene-stealers that can make your black-with-a-bit-of-grunge outfit look a bit more fancy. 



Low-Heeled Shoes



(photo from RoxanneChia)


Low-heeled shoes are perfect for work during Spring because it makes you look posh and comfortable while getting things done. These may be shorter than the usual heel-height but they look cute and adorable! Perfect for pulling off feminine looks this season. 



Ankle-Strap Heels



(photo from CrystalPhuong)


These heels have taken the fashion world by storm with its simplicity and sophisticated designs. It's a perfect Spring shoe as well because it gives your feet its well-deserved attention and your whole outfit a classy yet trendy look. Wear it with anything for an instant glam look. 



Colourful Heels



(photo from RochelleAbella)


Wear either colourblock heels or floral print heels this Spring. As long as they are colourful, they're definitely in this season! After all, Spring is a bountiful season filled with bold colours and prints, so it's really the best time to get these shoes out of your closet and into your OOTDs.



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A fashionista has three weapons-- clothes to keep her stylish, makeup to keep her beautiful, and a mobile phone to keep her savvy and connected. When it comes to a mix of style and function, there really is no other gadget worthy of a savvy fashionista than the Samsung GALAXY Note 4—in Pink. 


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Pink is the colour combination of red and white which is the unstoppable coupling of passion and success with a dash of completeness and openness. It is a colour that best represents a fashonista’s appetite for the art of dressing up, looking good, and staying connected. Such a colour is found in the Samsung GALAXY Note 4, a phablet that has recently released its 4th colour of light metallic pink.




Its sleek and stylish design features premium metal frame with fluid curvature, 2.5D glass screen, and soft-textured faux leather back cover that ensures superior grip and durability.

When it comes to features, well, let’s just say that Samsung has mastered creating jam-packed gadgets throughout the years. The Samsung GALAXY Note 4 has a premium screen (5.7” Quad HD Super AMOLED Display) that exhibits crystal clear images of precise colour saturation and high contrast, for an amazing viewing experience.





It’s also armed with every fashionista’s favourite feature—the camera. Boasting a 3.7MP front-facing F1.9 lens camera for flawless selfie shots, and a 16MP Smart OIS back camera for instagrammable OOTD shots. Whether day or night, you’d be able to capture precious moments in high definition.





The Samsung GALAXY Note 4 also comes equipped with an S Pen which offers an improved digital handwriting experience through enhanced pressure sensitivity, enriching your writing through more precise expression. Gain flexibility by managing multiple applications at once on a single screen using simple gestures through the multi-window feature. 


Thanks to its charging speed improvement, waiting time of the Samsung GALAXY Note 4 have also decreased significantly. All you have to do is plug in and get dressed after taking a relaxing shower. If you’re running out of time, use the Ultra Power Saving mode!


Overall, it’s a beautiful blend of fashion, functionality, and style—perfect for even the most discerning fashionista. With the Samsung GALAXY Note 4, everything is possible.



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