Jul 22, 2010

The Sunshine Underground










(MissBehavin' in a bondage vest and suede wedged boots from Topshop, Tanktop from Mango, Louis Vuitton purse and Studded skinny denim jeans from Stylebreak)


I love the summer sun. Being a great summer enthusiast, I dread the rainy weather which is the daily situation back here in Manila and while I cannot force the sunshine back here, I can however pretend, thus the brighter than sunshine yellow wall background. I haven't been wearing so much skirts and dresses the past week since I am almost always out and about but I do miss the frills and thrills so I might just again! On a busy Wednesday of major renovations and furniture installation, I opted for a black on black with hint of gray. These denim skinnies with studded patchwork were just so perfect to wear for such occasion as they are majorly comfortable (the denim was soft and not sandpaper-ish which I really really hate) and it fit me quite well. The key to perfect skinnies would be finding a pair that would fit like a glove and at the same time be comfortable enough to move, sit and run around in. This pair was pure perfection! I wore a basic tank top and jazzed that up with a cropped bondage vest from Topshop that I purchased months ago but only got to wear now. I realize now that I have a weird habit of forgetting things I buy and remember only after a long time has passed. I seriously need to improve that really bad habit.

A CLOSER LOOK:









(Rebel with a cause: leather, studs, metal zippers and bondage are key to a tough chick look)
I kept the accessories to a minimum. Wore my never failing LV Speedy in Epi Leather and my ultra comfy suede Topshop wedged booties, which I wore for around 12 hours without any leg or foot pain at all. Studded bangles helped me make the look more coherent as it matched the studded jeans and wore shield glasses to "glam" up the look a wee bit.



My day started super early. I visited Heima, a one of a kind furniture shop which is about 30 seconds away from my house located at the 2nd floor of the LRI Building along Nicanor Garcia Street in Makati. I got cute Victorian style photo frames and a silhouette canvass pillow accent from the store to put as decor in our upcoming Glitterati boutique. I'm coming back next week for this cute print that says, "Keep Calm and Carry On", which according to my addiction to World War II and National Geographic was a motivational poster back in Great Britain during World War II to boost the morale of the people. I love it because the simple statement should be my mantra since I am quite the most tense and anxious person ever. A cute little daily reminder on my wall to wuu-saaa might be helpful to calm me down. Check out more of their stuff at www.heimastore.com
You won't regret it, trust me!



Lastly, as promised here is a teaser shot of our store with me and my business partner taking time off to cam-whore galore after my day of intensive labor. We finally moved in all stocks and furniture and the store is finally about 95% done. We cannot wait to open this August! Stay tuned for that!






69 comments :

  1. Hi

    what kind of store are you opening in August ? Great sofa and chairs, by the way


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  2. I just found your blog...really cool style!! :)

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  3. @SVD We'll be selling clothes and accessories shoes, jewelry and belts. We're actually an online store and we took the next big step. Check out our stuff at http://www.shopglitterati.com.ph

    The sofa and chairs are from an interior design store I really love, called HEIMA :) xx

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  4. You and Nina both look super chica!=) and wowww the interior is amaaazing! love the color combi:) you sip internationally babe noh? I'll announce it on my blog too. Those jeans are hot!

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  5. Hello, thanks for stopping by my blog dear :)
    I LOVE this outfit!! especially against the bright yellow wall. Your lip color and amazing shoes are a +++!

    xoxo ari

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  6. gorgeous top and jeans! love the golden detail!

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  7. what a cute furniture store! good luck with the store opening (looove that black chair). :]

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  8. Love how your bright bold lipstick matches your nails!

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  9. oh gosh
    I love your look so bad

    xoxo
    -cath

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  10. the store looks great! hope i can get to visit! :) both of you look so fab and pretty :)

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  11. so fierce and wicked cool!! :D

    i keep on seeing that "keep calm and carry on" sign everywhere!!!

    Animated Confessions

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  12. Haha I love the camwhoring shots. Those studded skinnies are to die for!

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  13. you are so gorgeous! love the studded skinny jeans <3

    xoxo, B

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  14. You look stunning! Love it.

    I just discovered your blog and I really love your style, thanks for sharing!

    xx fesi-fashion

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  15. Great jeans, nice DIY idea too!





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  16. wow darling...you're wooooderfull *_*

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  17. Amazing shots! You look so beautiful...love it!
    Lovely post and blog!

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  18. So totally awesome. Those boots rock! <3 I'm super excited for your store JL!

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  19. I'm sooo excited for the both of you :) And great look, babe.. HOT!! ;)

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  20. oh my! furniture and accessories!!! love! love your outfit as well joanna :)

    may i ask what your store is and what you guys are selling? very modern baroque i see :) lovely touch :)

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  21. you both look so gorgeous! :) love the jeans and, i must say, the whole ensemble!

    And your store, it's fab! I can't wait to visit! :)

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  22. I love the Heima aesthetic too! Your store is coming together quite nicely. Congratulations!

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  23. hello....i like your blog and style...so cool and amazing...xoxo Eli

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  24. really look like a model...STUNNING
    LOVE it much!

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  25. HOLY CRAP! Those jeans are bad ass to the max.

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  26. This looks suits you perfectly!!! Love it so much! More power to Glitterati!

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  27. Hey babe : ) Im so glad you have a blog, looking fabulous!! I miss everyone on Chictopia, its been toooo long : ( Hope you have a lovely weekend! Jasna

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  28. I'm a huge fan of your collection in glitterati. items I like are always sold out before I knew it.:( Only have 1 dress from you but craving for more! So happy found ur blog. :)

    and love the outfit.

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  29. Love this look and the bright yellow background is great! I want your LV bag! :)

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  30. hot outfit, JL! I tried on the cropped top from Topshop too but it didn't look good on me. by the way, the store looks cute! im happy for you guys!

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  31. wow!!! jl you look so fierce!!!

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  32. wow you two are so pretty! and such a nebulous interior! :)

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  33. the store looks beautiful! loving the almost evil black chandeliers.

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  34. the furniture store looks incredible!
    your look is great! i saw those topshop wedges today and good to know they're comfy!

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  35. I'm new to your blog and loving it. I was blown away by the outfit posts. This overall look and style is striking, bold, fierce. Love it!

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  36. great photos ! your jeans is amazing !
    love it.

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  37. Thank you sweetie :)

    You look gorgeous, I really love this look ! love every detail.

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  38. nice photos, I reallyy think your jeans are super cool! <3

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  39. Soooooo beautiful. Amazing outfit!

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  40. You look amazing! love your style!

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  41. Wauu this is a great outfit! You are really pretty.

    xo,
    Carolina

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  42. Hi! Started following you, i love the way you showcase your outfits, looks really fun! :D Glitterati has a store!!! Yey! I'm excited to see your shoes collection..:)

    Love,
    Mickey

    mickeygrafane.blogspot.com

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  43. You're REALLY pretty. Love the bondage vest and suede booties!

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  44. you look alwayas amazing dear!!!!!
    SUPER PRETTY :)

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  45. yes, at last the glitterati store is on! congrats!

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  46. amazing pictures, interesting blog! great look as usual!
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  47. Gorgeous look! Especially loving the touch of studs on your pants. That store looks like heaven@

    Just came across your blog & love it - I am your newest follower!
    xx

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  48. great blog, great pics and amazing outfits!

    kisses
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  49. Amazing jeans, great for a DIY!

    xo Lynzy
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  50. oh babe, i loveeeeeeeee ur studded bracelets! where'd u get them?

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  51. The studs on your jeans are absolutely adorable! It looks like you had a fun night.

    XO
    Megan

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  52. i love this post!


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  53. Hi Joanna! Nice to see you off Chictopia. Great photos as always! You're beautiful!

    XOXO,
    Lily

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  54. incredible bag
    XOXO

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  55. Perfect outfit and lovely blog!! I follow you.

    Kiss

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  56. hi darling! what a nice blog you got! and i really like your outfit posts. that top is so nice and i love your wedges.
    hope youre having a wonderful weekend

    xxx

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  57. Lovely outfit! :)

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  58. amazing look! i love the top, the pants, and the shoes...everything really. the yellow walls made a lovely background as well :)

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  59. Very chic and I love the wall you posed in front of, it's a great punch of color to compliment your outfit!

    xx
    MILK TEETHS

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  60. oh wow! i never figured you're from manila until you wrote about it here now! cool, another pinay blogger? :D

    anyhoo, i am a summer girl too but i only love the heat when i'm at the beach....i hate how hot it got in PI over the summer that i was looking forward to the rain. in cebu, the rain is not as dreadful here...it only rains in the late afternoons or at night.

    ps. i am loving the suede booties by the way!

    ♥ vanilla ice cream ♥

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  61. U are very pretty and i love this look....
    Crazy shoes :)

    Bisou

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  62. very sexy jeans! love the studs..congrats on your new store! I'm sure it will look amazing, the pics look great! nice bright colors.

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  63. love your blog & top & shoes..come follow me http://www.fashioniceice.blogspot.com xoxo

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