However cliché it may sound, fashion and fashion (yes, another fashion) are the two things that I have been always interested since I was a child. It is through fashion that I am able to express my creativity, convey my emotions, and communicate my creativeness to the world. So being at this season's Philippine Fashion Week was an amazing experience for me. 

For the fashion-obsessed, experiencing the show is important as it gives you a deeper insight into the whole story of the collection and the concept that the designer had envisioned. It was definitely more intense and more personal than just going through pictures online or seeing the clothes on store racks.



I was so blessed that I was given a Media Passes, it was a “Golden Ticket” according to a blogger friend I met online. I got to experience being ushered and sitting on the 3rd row and even standing at the last row from the last show due to its jam-packed audiences.

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The first day at Philippine Fashion Week felt a lot like going back to school. There was the issue of choosing outfits for all three days! Believe me, I had a hard time packing my things and deciding on what outfit to wear or to bring. I researched a little and envisioned what the other attendees would be wearing. I thought that that would be enough for Day 1, but when I got there, I was overwhelmed! The venue was filled with fashionistas, some are wearing boots and hats, black lipstick, and other weird things that I know I may not have enough confidence to to wear. They were all a joy to watch and were such an inspiration that kept me going throughout the 3 day event.


Overall, I found that all the collections that were showcased throughout the 3 day event were spectacular and amazing. It was quite exciting how global brands like Forever 21, Uno de 50, Suiteblanco and Sfera, kick-started PhFW with their show stopping latest collections.


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Forever 21 presented its latest and strongest offering: tartan and plaid pieces that harked to classic Brit Street style; clean, layered, and sartorial prep with University Chic; a capsule series of cutesy pieces for fashionable little girls; New Bohemian effortlessness via prints, ponchos, and leather jackets; and sleek updated work wear in concrete shades of Modern Monochrome.

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Sfera revealed this season freshest colours, and showed how easy it is to mix colours. Their ensembles also showcased easy and effortless silhouettes that played with texture to keep it interesting, with pieces like tweed trousers, a white wool bomber jacket, and a bulky black-and-white knit poncho.

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Uno de 50 showcased finely handcrafted jewellery collection while Suiteblanco exhibited free spirit in modern and contemporary silhouettes in its latest collection, transforming timeless feminine pieces into must-haves for this season.


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Designer brands like EsAc: Jun Jun Cambe, Lyle Ibanez, and Audie Ae, Jerome Salaya Ang, Jeffrey Rogador and Sidney Perez Sio were showcased during 2nd day followed by MEGA x H&M party. 


On the 3rd day, Human (with collaboration from Filipino designer Johann Manas from the Tokyo based label Jman) kick-started the show followed by Kashieca’s much-talked about Little Black Dress Collection, where top female designers Bea Samson, Vania Romoff, Sassa Jimenez, Milka Quin, Maureen Disini made their own versions of the perfect LBD. Each dress was styled and showed in four different ways to highlight their wearability and versatility for any girl. 


My favourites are Jeffrey Rogador’s JPNY collections as he brought to the runways his contemporary Pinoy pop-culture inspired looks and brought Philippine street fashion up a notch; and the “Svelte” collections of Cherry Veric and his dramatic finale of an imperial gown made entirely of filigree metal tiles linked together to create a floor-length number. Hands down to both of them!

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To be honest, I’m still having a hard time wrapping my head around the fact that I was actually in Philippine Fashion Week, it all really just feels like a dream now. I probably wouldn't believe it if I didn't have all these pictures stored on my laptop and I could probably continue to ramble on about each and every little thing I did each day, but that's not what I found most important about this experience. At the root of it all, being in PhFW inspired me. It gave me a whole new outlook, and reminded me of why I love fashion and why I am a fashion-blogger. 


To read more about my experience, check out my Blog and follow me on Clozette, Instagram, and Twitter.


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Trust us. Nothing gets more intimidating than getting ready to attend a fashion show! It’s crucial to not over-do it, but it’s also important to not feel under-dressed as well!

Last weekend, we invited 2 of our lovely Clozette Ambassadors – Crystal & Fenny to attend Pauline Ning’s show at Digital Fashion Week 2014 along with GlamAsia’s very own Editor, Smita DeSouza.

Watch the video and take a peek into their Digital Fashion Week experience complete with a hair and makeup makeover!



Read on to see more of their Fashion Week outfits >>
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Colour Blocking Queen

Why we love this look: Crystal sure loves her colours; and so do we! She’s totally rocking her H2T – from her hair down to that gorgeous electric blue shoes!

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Glam Street Style

Why we love this look: Being fashionable does not mean you need a ballroom gown and a 9-inch platform heels to go with! Smita paired a black lace top with a casual pants and glammed it up with a pair of strapped heels.

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Big thanks to all sponsors: 


THE BODY SHOP 

CLEO INTERNATIONAL SALON 

LABEL.M 


 And a special thanks Digital Fashion Week for the experience!




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Date-nights are all about making a great impression, whether it be with your long-time partner or with a first date. Since impressions are everything, what better way to make a solid impression throughout your date-night than with an outfit that complements both your mood and style. So we asked our Clozette Ambassadors to show us their best date-night looks. 

Read on for date-night style inspiration from our ever stylish Ambassadors: Cassandra, Shu Feng, and Juliana.

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Look #1: Collected Cool


Think edgy but still laid-back. Match your chicest collared shirt and well-cut black slacks with snazzy accessories like bowler hats or suspenders. 

Complete the look by accessorizing with a dainty necklace with an unexpected but eye-catching details. JL Heart 14k Rose Gold Thin Necklace with Small Spikes shrinks the usual masculine spikes for a delicate touch that does not lose its edge. The rose gold tone helps to break the monotony in your look while sparkling semi-precious gemstones play peek-a-boo through your shirt collar. Complete the look with the Round Luxury Ear Studs in Rose Gold for a classic accent that peeks out each time you brush your hair behind your ears.
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Look #3: Red Carpet Ready


If you are headed to a ball or a dressy formal event, maxi dresses are the way to go. It helps to lengthen your legs and gives you a stunning silhouette. And if you are opting for an understated black piece, take it from the red carpet pros – put on statement earrings and bracelets for a clean, sleek look.


JL Heart Dazzling Dangling Solitaire Earrings sway ever so gently with every step you take, capturing light for the alluring sparkle while the long shape of the earrings accentuate your neckline. The Sterling Silver Bead Bracelet with Heart Locket adds a sweet and dainty accent to your wrist.
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Look #4: Casual Classy


Just because you're in the mood to dress down for your Friday date-night doesn't mean you have to lose comfort over fashion. Match your cosiest oversized sweater with a long pencil skirt or straight cut maxi skirt for a touch of dressed-up elegance with a casual mood.


Polish your look with pearl details. JL Heart Dazzling Double-ended studs have stunning front studs with crystal glass and an iridescent pearl backing. Pair the look with the Delicate Single Pearl Bracelet to accentuate the allure of freshwater pearls to instantly make you look well-put together.
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Look #5: Love Story in Lace


When dressing up for a casual afternoon date, always dress comfortably with romantic details. Think loose braids, lace details, and flirty dresses. Wear sterling silver pieces to add chic details so the look will not look overly saccharine sweet.


JL Heart Sterling Silver Infinity Logo Necklace sits perfectly on your décolletage with its polished finish. For some sparkle, the Double Heart Curve Ear Studs is both on point with the current trends while adding a touch of romance to the occasion.

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Look #6: Rock Royalty


For an evening night out, opt for a fun bustier cocktail dress in nude. This option is fuss-free and goes with just about anything.


Rock the sophisticated regal look with the JL Heart Classic Gold Hoops with CZ that amp up the classic hoops with cubic zirconia cut for the perfect sparkle from any angle. As the sweetheart bustier leaves your décolletage empty, draw attention to your collarbones with the glamorous Wheel of Fortune Necklace in Classic Gold. After all, any excuse to look glam is a good excuse!
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