Jul 26, 2010

Burned out stars they shine so bright

Risky Business Redefine a cinched waist with a studded bustier corset paired with a highwaist bodycon skirt. Studs and fringes are optional but highly recommended to accent.
(Studded corset from Stylebreak, Fringed bodycon skirt from Topshop, Studded Zara shoes, Chanel 2.55 purse)

Looking back to how I was before, I must say, I changed and grew up...major. I was just talking about it with a group of friends recently and we have all noticed how we are no longer into the whole clubbing scene... I guess I got too much of it that I kind of outgrew it. In the past, I used to go "clubbing" on a minimum of 3 x a week. It was a crazy lifestyle and I was literally a nocturnal creature. I didn't even rememer how a day with sun at noon looked like back then. Proud to say, I got more disciplined and am much tamer now since I only get to do nightouts about once a month.... if there is an occasion that begs for it. Clubbing isn't really my scene anymore. I've actually accumulated so much clubbing wear that I never got to wear anymore due to my lack of opportunity to wear them to. However, last Friday, I decided to step it up and wear one of said outfits. I didn't really go clubbing and had a nice not-so-quiet night with a group of friends over at Rockwell then at the Fort. It was fun to let loose every now and then but we basically hung out in a nice lounge/bar rather than go full force to a club.

Zoomed in:

Rock Candy. Black on black is totally back. Sometimes, all one needs to accessorize an all black look is a bit more black with a hint of silver. Don't be afraid to stud it up. But make sure you keep one key piece classic, in this case, the Chanel 2.55 purse does the trick.
(Makeup from MAC; lips-Pink Noveau and Like Venus gloss, cheeks- Gleeful, brows- Beguile, eyes-Passionate, Louder Please and Swish)

I wanted to dress up for a Friday night out and I chose this studded bustier which is my tribute to that whole innerwear as outerwear lingerie-inspired dressing trend. The bustier is cut and is only till the waist (kind of like an extended bra) and since I did not want to go too revealing, I wore it with a highwaist Topshop fringe skirt. I originally wanted to wear the bustier with a different highwaist skirt but I realized that I lost too much weight (over 20 lbs!) this year that the highwaist effect was impossible to achieve since all the highwaist skirts were going all low waist on me. Settled for this one and I was kind of glad I did because I love how the fringes and studs worked together in the end. Went studded to the max with accessories and was set to go.


My clothing brand, GLITTERATI, will be at the SuperSale Bazaar at the Rockwell Tent this weekend, July 30,31 and August 1 where we will be selling our pieces for up to 70% off. (That means bikinis will go for P600 and below, some dresses, separates and coverups will go as low as P300-P1000 only for the weekend!) This is definitely not something to miss out on. Refer to poster for more information and see you there!

Lastly, thanks to Izzy of The Dandy Project for the shout out via Twitter for this New York Magazine feature or I would've been absolutely clueless about it. Click the link below for the full article and roster of those who made it to the first cut (myself included) "featuring the very best street style and personal style snapshots uploaded from around the world..." Read more at: NYmag.com

Slideshow: Introducing ‘Street Comber,’ Our New Street-Style Aggregator


  1. wow that fringe skirt is amazing!!! loving the outfit♥ xoxo
    www.sway925.blogspot.com :)

  2. that Chanel bag is so amazing!

  3. WOW, your look totally amazing!!
    great,great,great sist!


  4. I love your makeup here! Pink eyeshadow is pretty hard to pull off, but it really looks good on you, the lipstick is gorgeous as well!!

    xoxo, Ashley

  5. stunning look!!!!!!

    cath on etinology

  6. love the bustier! its so sexy! :)


  7. wonderful outfit, you look a bit like a doll<3

    Please follow:

  8. I'm loving this look!! You're making me regret nmot getting that topshop skirt x


  9. love the bustier top babe!!! and that skirt is so lovely. :)

  10. Love the outfit!!! you rock


  11. Oh, my God, I love this look! I have published some photos of my nephew today. You can have a look if you want to ;)

  12. You're SO cute..! and I love the corset and skirt, amazing pieces that look wonderful on you!!
    I'm adding you to my blogroll :)

  13. This is a super sexy yet classy outfit! Your figure is amazing!

    x Marcella

  14. Love the studded corset/bustier!

  15. your skirt is really awesome! :D congrats on the feature..:)

  16. Wow I wish I could pull off something like this. You look amazing!

    Well I've never been much into the "club scene" myself but I do enjoy the occasional night out with friends.. (:

  17. Oh my god I'm in love with your shoes. Your outfit is stunning!

  18. Wow hun you look awesome great thought out outfit xoxo

  19. You look so pretty, dear!!
    I didn´t know your blog, following you since now ;)

    Love your sandals!!


  20. hot hot hot! love your lipstick!

  21. that is one fab skirt! i used to go clubbing all the time too...until i got tired of the scene. but who says we can no longer wear fab clothes we were to clubs right?

    ps. congrats on the feature!

    ♥ vanilla ice cream ♥

  22. u're rockin this look! the skirt is to die for...love it


  23. congrats on the feature joanna! lovely as always!!! :)


  24. Oh my goodness, that skirt is INSANE.

    Also, it's lovely how you've realised you've moved on from the whole clubbing scene and you're still having tonnes of fun.

    You are gorgeous.

  25. fab fab babe!!! ill see you tom! i havent seen you for months!

  26. Hi! Wow you are just so amazingly pretty! I love your skirt. You have such a nice figure by the way! :)



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