I think in recent years I have underestimated the power of dressing the part. My best friend Alma told me personally that in our little group I’ve always been the medyo mas “fashion forward” or more different when it comes to clothes because of my artistic side…ever since high-school. However, I think I’ve lagged a bit when it comes to the age-appropriate aspect of dressing myself because I hang with so many younger people, my cousins in particular. An aunt of mine mentioned a couple of months back that I might begin to consider NOT wearing extremely casual or trendy clothes as often, even if they are comfortable. She recommended retiring T-shirts with Mickey Mouse on them or loud pop-art for public viewing LOL.
Even if I bring on the professional charm and have great makeup on this mug of mine there is still that doubt that tends to hang mid-air betweenme and clients sometimes. Of course, I deliver the work and they are surprised and happy (and relieved) but their initial lack of trust because of how young I look is unsettling sometimes and can interfere with the work. So I concluded that a change in personal presentation across my wardrobe just might help as people close to me suggested.
Black Suede Boots, SALE PRICE: PHP995.00, OLD PRICE : about Php2950 or 2995, (sorry, the old tag went missing) MADE IN VIETNAM
I first chose the black suede boots because for Php995 they looked exceedingly more expensive and when I wore them they felt much more than they actually cost when on my feet. Then I chose a handful of top clothing pieces I needed, which you will see in the full post. Two weeks ago, Filipino stylist, Michael Salientes, a good friend and former fashion director with Details magazine NYC (he was in the Big Apple for over 10 years and witnessed the Conde Nast publishing takeover when it acquired Details ), began egging me excitedly about the post-summer Zara sale, he said I have to go because of the major markdown on so many good classic pieces. He said he was going that day during our shoot. I said I’d go with him twice in a span of 8 minutes, and twice in that span I changed my mind after praying to calm my excitement. Because of the odd weather, terrible traffic, and other errands I decided to skip accompanying him on that exact day (others would tell me that was painfully unwise, to not accompany Michael Salientes on a shopping spree), but I said to him sincerely that I would try not to miss it. When I have no peace I just won’t jump on it because I know there’s a reason why. Long story short, the Zara sale left my mind for a whole week after Michael Salientes had told me that it was already the last weekend of the sale. I figured I must have missed it. Thinking the sale ship had sailed I silently beat myself up for not accompanying Michael. However, on a very random day a week later, I found myself in Rockwell, lo and behold, the ZARA sale was still on, and many of the sale items had been marked down from the previous sale price AGAIN, bringing the prices even lower. All photos in this fashion feature are shot by me using a Canon 600D with the new 50mm 1.8 STM lens and made possible with a tiny, hand-held Canon RC6 remote control which triggers 10 seconds of beeping before actually firing. Click through to the full post to see the complete fashion feature on the clothes I chose from the ZARA sale.
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