My Philippine Fashion Week Experience | Clozette
Why do I love fashion you might ask? It's because it serves as my creative outlet where I can express a part of my identity. What I choose what to wear every day is how I let people see a part of me. Not only that, but I also continuously learn and discover more about myself and my sense of style through my love for fashion. So can you imagine how ecstatic I was when I knew that I would get to attend an event that celebrates my passion? Euphoria!



I’ve always wanted to attend Philippine Fashion Week but for some reason it always never seemed to work out in my favour. So I really didn't know what to expect! I felt so anxious and excited at the same time during the first day. However, as I got the feel of the event, my anxiousness calmed down.


Before Fashion Week started, I did some research and browsed the designers and brands participating just so I would have a bit of an idea on what I would see on the runway; and I definitely fell in love with Jeffrey Rogador’s JPNY collection so I was super excited for Day 2! There might seem a lot going on on these sweaters but it’s such a statement piece! Plus, a Filipino twist was injected to it through the street names found here in Manila! My heart skipped a beat when I saw these on the runway. Definitely buying one of these!




Another favourite of mine was Kashieca’s Little Black Dress collection! I really enjoyed how they showed the different ways on how you can style each LBD. And being the girly me, my personal ffavouritewas The Party Dress by Sassa Jimenez. The poofy skirt plus the gorgeous low back detail gave out a very classy look with a subtle sexiness! 




During the 3rd day of PhFW, we also received goodie bags from Dominique Tiu and JL Ladrido! We were supposed to have a meet and greet but since JL had an emergency, they sent this out instead to us to make up for it. Very thoughtful of them!! Thank you Dominique and JL!!




When it comes to the trends though there were a lot I was excited about! I’m starting to stock my closet up with burgundy and green colours, which are the colours of the season and  some grid and leopard patterned pieces. However, the trend I loved the most though is from Suiteblanco – denim! They paired it with a lot of purples, pinks and different textures. One thing’s for sure, denim on denim is back and I am so ready to splurge on this jumper!




Deciding on what to wear for three days of Fashion Week really got to me. I felt like I had nothing to wear! But of course I was able to pull myself together an outfit. I opted to stick with black and white colors to be on the safe side since this is my first time. This is what I wore to Day 1: Forever 21 skirt, H&M necklace & Penshoppe top.




For Day 2, I was feeling a bit edgy and wore this knitted Zara sweater dress. It felt so comfortable I could have stayed in it for weeks! Again, I stayed in my self-proclaimed theme for PhFW, which is black. Zara sweater dress, So Fab boots, and SM Accessories necklace.




For the last day of Fashion Week, I used the models I saw at SMX as my inspiration for this outfit. I wanted to go with the model off duty kind of look by wearing ripped shorts, a black F21 top, and paired it with my chunky heeled mandals from H&M and a black Prada bag.




Thank you so much Clozette for this wonderful opportunity!! I really enjoyed being a Clozette Correspondent! Philippine Fashion Week was such a dream! 


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Now that another week is over, we looked back at the week's worth of amazing OOTD uploads and have handpicked these 5 stand-out posts from our Fashion Community.


Read on to see if your #ootd made the list!


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jassiechia
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When you've got a piece in a colour that pops, make it the focal point of the whole look. We love how jassiechia has kept this bright purple the focus of the entire ensemble by pairing it with a black crop top and black oxford heels.

cassansaurusanaesi
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Statement tanks need not be relegated as a go-to piece for a casual shirt and jeans ensemble. Here's a funky yet feminine way to style a statement tank by pairing it with a baggy mustard yellow cardigan and printed bottoms.





whitechocoz
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When you want to elevate your typical ootd shot into an eye-grabbing statement shot, you can't go wrong with balloons and a sweet little jump shot. It helps too when your pink and white floral ensemble matches the pink balloon styling of the photo.





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One of the videos I enjoy watching on Youtube are those "What's In My Bag" type of video where the vlogger basically shows every single item she keeps in her daily handbag. Very riveting stuff; and it's clearly something that resonates with most girls based on the number of views such videos receive. 


I would boil it down to our immense love for bags and our over-packing resourcefulness when it comes to filling our favourite bag with our daily essentials. Whether, you're a small bag kind of girl or prefer a huge hobo-bag, there's just no denying the lure of wanting to find out what other girls carry in their bags.


So naturally, I turned to our Featured Fashionista for October, Adele, and asked her, "So, what's in your bag?"


Click next to read Adele's response to my request to take a peek into her bag >>



With small bags, I have to prioritise the important things that I know I would definitely need. So these following items are my must-have every time I am heading out.


1: iPhone -- Definitely cannot leave the house without this!

2: Prada Walet -- Love this wallet because it has enough space for all my cards and cash.

3: Charger -- Portable charger and usb cable that I desperately need every single day without fail!

4: EZ-Link Holder -- Can't go around Singapore without this!

5: MAC Studio Fix -- For quick makeup touchup through the day.

6: iPod & Earphones -- I love plugging in to music through the day, so I always need this with me.

7: Lipstick -- The lipstick choice changes depends on my mood or what I'm wearing.

8: Hair tie/clip -- For when I need to get my hair out of the way when the weather gets too warm or when I am eating.




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