Sunday, April 21, 2013

COTTON ON SWEETENS DAVAO







The aussie-born retail giant finally reaches 
the pristine shores of Davao! 
They're now located @ 
the upper ground floor of SM LANANG PREMIER.
The store is situated northeast from the main entrance, 
just before CLAWDADDY'S
if my directions won't take you there then 
yes, your directional skill level is 0
(you're the type that could get lost even in your own house)
if your not good with directions,
 ask the concierge or better yet stroll
around and you'll find the store.

*take balloons as sign
that your getting close


FYI:

 COTTON ON was founded in 1991 by Nigel Austin 
and opened its very first store in Geelong, Australia.
 Then, the store only sold clothing for women.
Now, as of 2010, COTTON ON has over 800 branches worldwide.
operating in Australia, New Zealand,
 HongKong, Malaysia, Singapore,
UAE, Germany, Philippines,South Africa & USA.

The expansion led to new lines such as 
COTTON ON BODY that cradles
intimates, sleepwear and activewear for both sexes, 
COTTON ON KIDS for the youngsters, 
RUBI SHOES for footwear 
and TYPO for gifts, homeware, crafts and stationery. 

*Links lead to COTTON ON PH,
visit their main website @ shop.cottonon.com
details from wikipedia.org
wiki, you make my life so effin' easy. marry me.


A cute stumpy kid enjoys the treat, and i think he wants more, 
because its free!!

the cotton candy machine & the cotton candy operator
 were strategically placed around the entrance.
 Look at that adorable pink cart, thats leverage people!
and by the way,
For every single/multiple purchase you get a free cotton candy! very ingenious! 
everyone loves free stuff, who doesn't??
i think this stint is only temporary,  hopefully its forever. 
forever means more fluffy goodies for us frockers !

here's a sneak peak of what COTTON ON can offer
to revamp your already-fabulous or not-so-current style.







tank tops are 2 for 1200, is that a great deal or what?
and they also have great sneakers to match and staple a look!





my eternal obsession, short shorts!
 if my memory would serve me right,
i think these babies are around 1,200-ish PhP.

*sorry if im not sure, 
i was panicking inside the store :(




the CAMO trend spotted!
these pullovers are just waiting to be purchased!




a vintage wall piece in the store.
The massive fashion chain stays true to their aussie roots. 




  printed collared tops retail @ 1,199 PhP.
swallows, paisleys & graphic prints 
are fresh, fierce and are on trend, 
especially this summer.




Vintage tees and Aztec prints 
are still making waves
 up until this season,
those obsessed with tribal influences 
will surely get there fix.




A-plus for the store's overly friendly and helpful staff.
i was lucky enough to have gazed upon a hearty smile. 




they also have cute bags and caps, 
i think this store has everything a frocker needs!
Hooray! or if i may say, AYE! 




great denim finds with incredibly affordable prices!






DAVAO's fashion scene intensifies every ticking 
second, as global retail brands with strong fashion 
consciousness slowly open their doors
 to the young and restless minds of fashionistas. 
With this upheaval on the rise,
will you want to be left behind?

HELL NO.


check the scene.
Visit COTTON ON,
& start panicking



fist pump, 

dom



Saturday, April 20, 2013

NEONS X ORCHIDEAL X KOI





long sleeves: topman
shorts: GAP
sneakers: Zara
tote: Longchamp by Mary Katrantzou

Post the sporty-themed shoot, 
I headed back to what 
i love the most, 
wearing short shorts!

Shorts are definite essentials especially this summer, 
Also, fashion consumers must be knowledgeable
 that shorts should be at a specific length 
for it to look good and ultimately compliment an entire outfit. 
Gone are the days where shorts aren't short at all! 
Lengths spanning beyond the knee cap 
will always be a huge fashion FAUX PAS
unless if your just staying home, 
planning to rape your bed all day.

if you ain't headin' out 
then feel free to wear your "puruntong". :)

If you're planning to pair your shorts
 with some cute tee, or a printed button up, 
then make sure your shorts are living up to its name. 
If your around 5'10 and above 
with uber long, lanky, chicken legs,
then having it just above the knees will do,
but if you're below the given height, 
like me (round 5'9.5"),
 the hemline should sit around the thigh,
 2-3 inches above the knee. 
This will elongate your legs more, 
and being an athlete for years,
I've developed strong muscular legs 
which gives all the more reason 
to wear short shorts for me not to look stumpy! :)




The Longchamp travel bag by the 
famed greek fashion designer MARY KATRANTZOU
is from my mom,
 i love you ma, i miss you so much . ;*







an empty parking area @ SM LANANG PREMIER 
taken around 6:15 am.
who doesn't love this majestic empty space? 

*click through given link 
to like them on Facebook!





let's KOI swimming, let's KOI swimming...
*sing it like dory lol 

BTW!
good news dorks! Nemo finds a sequel
"Finding Dory" is set to be shown on November 25, 2015!
for more details, just click through the given link. :)


for the meantime, 
hype me up frockers




fist pump, 

dom



SPORTS LUXE 2.0






aztec top: vintage
denim jacket: forever21
chinos: topman
sneakers: nike
cap: dad's
(click through the link to follow them on IG)

Sportswear became a key trend during SS12 & AW12 and
 has become a go-to look up until this year. 
The cunning mix of sleek design made for the 
common athlete's comfort with luxurious fabrics 
just to showcase interesting marriage of textures 
became a successful pursuit 
to revitalize every fashionisto's closet. 




I personally took a U-turn from the orthodox,
 and went for a tribal top to feed my Aztec obsession,
 tweaked it a bit and replaced the bombers with 
my perpetually preppy denim jacket
Midnight blue chinos, a pair of tangy sneakers
a patched bull cap to staple the look. 

(links lead to my bible, fashionbeans.com)








photos taken  @ SM LANANG PREMIER
click through the link to like them on facebook!






fist pump,

dom



Sunday, April 14, 2013

LUSTROUS CRANIUM




This photo was taken on the same day i did my shoot with the GEEKY tank top,
 and still the shoot took place
i have this penchant for empty driveways, 
a concrete pathway free from busy cars
 gives me a feeling of liberation. 
And when i walk over it, 
i get this fleeting high like its as if i got all my shit
figured out.  

the top is still from @officialzara Greenbelt 5. @cheapmonday pants and boots from kickers all available @bauhausph located at the 2nd level of Abreeza Mall Davao. 



eye wear is from saint laurent parisoriginally Yves Saint Laurent or is commonly abbreviated as YSL, however around June 2012, Hedi Slimane the newly promoted creative director of the fashion house decided to push this rebranding, owing it to his massive influence over the clothing business. 
 Slimane, a French-born designer, 
took over in March of the same year.

 (for more info, click me!)


When i got to the store
 this baby popped right before my precious eyes. 
It kept sparkling and i was slowly drawn to it.
 In a zombie-like manner, i slowly took it out from its hanger, walked towards the counter, 
paid for it 
and went off with a huge grin on my face. 
With its voodoo-esque vibe,
 i think this shirt is cursed.
don't you think? 




i couldn't care less.
let me be cursed forever.





Show me some kisses frockers,
hype me up ! 



fist pump, 

dom


DORKS RULE




A few weeks back, me and my family decided to celebrate the holy week in manila, primarily to visit some family members. It's kinda weird, coz' most people from the metro would want to
escape the buzz of the city and would most likely tread back to their provinces during the holy week, 
so definitely we are a peculiar family.

During our five day retreat (from holy wednesday to easter sunday), we took road trips to the nearby provinces 
just coz the city was utterly useless during holy thursday and good friday. We went to Subic and Tagaytay and 
'twas definitely a trip to remember. Details on those trips will be posted this week, so just relax ya'll. :)

Now lets try to link all that talk to my outfit. I bought the tank top @topmanph in rockwell, i had so many options but i was drawn to that blue top. im a GEEK. PERIOD.
no doubt and no rebuttals needed. 
i think everyone has their own geek-ness coiled inside of them, 
some are just afraid to show it probably because they don't wanna be left out or be chastised, or maybe they just wanna be part of the extremely durable-like-plastic in-crowd. 

Every now and then you have to remind yourself 
that you don't need to follow what everyone else is doing. 

be what you want to be, and never ever apologize for it.

the short shorts are from @levis, they're actually my mom's, 
i snagged it from her, had it repaired by my trusty tailor and voila! 

 TIPS TO PONDER: dont D.I.Y. if you cant, 
hire somebody to do it for you
don't push it and don't sacrifice aesthetics. 
It doesn't mean your not creative, 
it just means you're mature enough to concede that you don't have skills to do certain things like altering textiles,
 but because you have a brilliant fashion idea 
you opted to have it bespoked for you :)




shoes are from @officialzara in greenbelt 5, and i love these shoes to bone. those spikes gave me a mini heart attack.
These were actually the last pair, 
and it's my size! GOD LOVES ME. SO MUCH. 
(and i have hairy legs, word.)



aviators are from Ray-Banhad it for years, and wouldn't replace it for anything, & of course, 
it's a total must-have this sunny season,
 you don't wanna hurt those precious eyes while cruising, yes?

me and my trusty super friend/personal photog kathleen 
did the shoot @ around 3:35 pm @ SM LANANG PREMIER, it was scorching, but it was a bit windy so the heat didn't dull my shine that much. lol




 Don't be afraid to embrace the dork in you,
dorks are smart and are equally adorable. 
and we they can solve mathematical problems.
(exclude me, numbers make me puke XD)

Hype me up frockers!




fist pump,

dom









Friday, April 12, 2013

SUMMER SOLSTICE


The sun is officially on crack people! The heat wont get you 
that sunkissed look anymore, it'll burn you down and out,
 so ya'll should be prepared to execute some serious 
sunblock-rubbing skills round' that fab physique! 

And of course, dressing appropriately for this season 
is a definite requirement,
 not just for aesthetics but mainly for comfort. 
Your frock choices for summer can either give you the wettest armpits in the world or could possibly save you from
DEHYDRATION & HEAT STROKE or from an utter fashion chaos!

here's a rundown! It's rather obvious that everyone should make their SHORTS their closest companion
 for the next intensely scorching months.
SANDALS, SLIPPERS, LACE UPS or light airy sneakers engulfed in NEON and PASTEL colours is a must, pairing it with an PLAIN/STATEMENT/ARTSY/VINTAGE/PRINTED/FLORAL TEE or a TANK TOP will definitely complete the look.

(for a more in depth discussion 

on SS13 trends, click through links.
all links lead to my ultimate obsession, 
my bible, fashionbeans.com)

here's some of my looks for summer,
hype me up frockers!






After all the closet-ravaging, mirror shooting and tons of outfit changes, now we're ready to flaunt the fruit of our starvation (*giggles), let's head to the nearest pool to blow off some steam! 

La piscine's pool reaches up to eight feet, giving you the most

tiring superb swimming experience! 
(for more info, click this link!)


Swimming buddies, kathleen and xubii :)
braving the eight feet mark. TREAD! TREAD! TREAD!


what we had for dinner @ LALA'S,
grilled chicken liver, squid and pork. 
Zeroes out the two-hour swimming session. WHADAFUDGE.
(for more scrumptious info, click me! )




had a great night. felt slim and fat all at the same time.
but at the end of the day only one thing matters,

THE FROCK SHOULD ALWAYS FIT.



fist pump,


dom




Tuesday, April 9, 2013

DON THE FROCK


Fall 2010, 'round September,
 i reckoned. i wanted to test my inner shapeshifting/chameleon-esque skills, 
so i signed up in lookbook.nu
lets say, just to "test the water".

this was my very first look.

and i still have my braces on. 
*slits wrist 


hype me up frockers!


My friends (both real and fake)
 kept on pushing me to do a fashion blog
but then i was too busy being not busy, 
and i felt extremely lethargic 
to do anything, so i didn't. until now. HOORAY! 



the long overdue blog in progress. FINALLY.


Yes friends i finally have a blog.
another channel to feed my narcissism.
ya'll told me to do this. 
so i'm giving it to you. 
so technically, its your fault.


BTW, this blog will offer less text &

more images. 
(another lazy excuse) 

this is my second look.

truth be told,
 wasn't enjoying the shoot as much
as i should've
primarily coz' the dry stalks I'm standing on
 are extremely itchy.
had to pop an anti-allergy drug 
post-shoot. yay!

hype me up frockers!




THINGS YOU'D DO FOR FASHION. 

KILL A ROACH

EAT PORK MEAT
WATCH THE HANGOVER 24/7
LISTEN TO THE BIEBS
PEE IN PUBLIC
VOTE THE FIRST TIME
VOTE AGAIN
WATCH THE DAILY NEWS
READ CHEESY MUSHY BOOKS
POOP IN A GAS STATION COMFORT ROOM
PUKE IN A BUS
BAKE A CAKE FROM SPACE
BE BITTEN BY A ZOMBIE
SKIN A STUFFED CAT
DRUNK DRIVE
GO TO NORTH KOREA




everything.




fist pump,


 dom