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Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Holiday Giveaway Winners!!!

Congratulations Richelle, Leah, Marissa, Alaine/2552N & Ruby for winning my holiday giveaway!

Richelle & Leah, thanks for checking the blog constantly! You were the first two to join & leave a comment, so both of you get a FEED bag each! Marissa, Alaine & Ruby, you'll each get a Trader Joe's tote!

Richelle, Marissa & Ruby! I have your addresses!

Leah & Alaine, please email your address and numbers to me, manilafashionobserver@gmail.com ok!

Thanks everyone for joining! There's always next time! Watch out for more! =)

Monday, December 28, 2009

Holiday Giveaway!!!


As I promised 50 of my dear readers who joined my birthday giveaway, I'm ready to ship my little thank you presents to the first five birthday post commenters who get back to me and leave a comment once more!

What's in store? Reusable tote bags from Trader Joe's and Feed Bags from Whole Foods!

Just a little something to thank you for greeting me on my birthday, giving me tips, and joining my birthday blog giveaway!

P.S. Hi Angela! If you don't mind, let's give the others a chance, heehee!

Saturday, December 26, 2009

Style SOS: Carrie Underwood's Dress

I was wondering if you might know who designed this dress? It's white with baloon sleeves and sequined. I hope the picture is okay. Your blog is awesome and you know quite a lot about fashion so I was hoping you might know :)

Thank you so much for any help.

Happy Holidays!

- Amanda




Can any body help us in identifying the dress worn by Carrie Underwood in her Holiday Special? Pretty please?

My 2010 Wishlist

I didn't really have a Christmas wish list because it was overwhelming to want all these things in one go. I would rather gradually acquire my want list over a course of time, within the year 2010!

Short of asking for Jenna Lyons's closet (more of a huge room actually)...


I would like to work towards adding these to my library/closet/home...

Chances are, this is first thing I'm getting because it's the most affordable! Haha! The Overnight Socialite by Harvard educated author Bridie Clarke.


A dress form from Wolf Form Co. or Fox Model Forms (Belle & Melissa, these cost about $600-$700 dollars for a basic model, Wolf in particular is widely used by design students and established designers like Narciso Rodriguez!)


Black brogues from Church's, although Dear Hubby says I should go for something more feminine.


A lacquered side table and a rustic bench from Pottery Barn, because I am obsessed with fixing up our apartment now that I spend so much time at home. On a whim, I decided to organize our bathroom using Sedona baskets and glass canisters from Crate & Barrel and I was super pleased at how more streamlined our bath looks now with just a few tweaks. Now I can't wait to do little projects one room at a time.



A traditional wool carpet from ABC Carpet & Home. It's an heirloom piece that will add much warmth and color to our living room. Couldn't decide yet if I should go light or dark. Although right now, I'm leaning towards the lighter one...



So far, this is it for now. I'm keeping this list short and sweet! And doable!

(Photos from casasugar.com, amazon.com, wolfform.com, net-a-porter.com, potterybarn.com, abccarpet.com)

Mother & Child

The chicest mother and daughter photo ever! Emmanuelle Alt is the ultimate! And her little girl is so adorable!



Style is genetic.

(Photo from JakandJil.com)

Friday, December 25, 2009

Merry Christmas!



From our family to yours!

We hope it is a fun-filled and joyous occasion spent with your loved ones, from near and far!

Thursday, December 24, 2009

The Stocking Stuffers Series: Deux Lux at the Fashion Forum @ SM

Still doing some last minute shopping? How about getting these fun and glittery small leather accessories from Deux Lux for your posse?

Deux Lux is the brainchild of mother and daughter team Fatemeh Mahdavi and Sarah Naghedi. Stocked in stores like Urban Outfitters, LF Stores and Anthropologie, the label is now available at SM's Fashion Forum!

This GLITTER CARDHOLDER Php 475 is perfect for the career girl who wants to inject something fun to her work style...


A GLITTER PASSPORT CASE Php 675 is just the thing for a frequent flyer friend..


How about a GLITTER MINI COIN PURSE Php 775 for the aunt who always ends up scrounging for coins at the bottom of her purse?


Or a GLITTER MINI CARD ZIP Php 875 for the shopaholic who wants her credit cards organized...


If all else fails, there's always a GLITTER ZIP WALLET Php 1,975 to please any girl aged 9 to 95!


Colors available are Gun Metal, Mint, Pink, Shell, Periwinkle. Need they ask for any thing more!

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

VCNB! You Won A $50 Gift Card from Daffy's!

Please email your address & contact details to me at manilafashionobserver@gmail.com, congratulations!

Monday, December 21, 2009

The Stocking Stuffers Series: Tokidoki at Fashion Forum

First, you all need to guess where this is!





Figured it out yet? Ok, Has anybody been to the ladies section of SM Makati or Megamall lately? (Yes, as in SM!) Because that's how the Fashion Forum looks like now. And it's filled with "wantables" from BB Dakota, Eight Sixty, BCBGeneration, Tokidoki, Seychelles and more!

Take for instance these oh so adorable Tokidoki vinyl figures that would make the young and not so young squeal with delight when they find 1 or 2 of these in their Christmas stocking!

ADIOS Vinyl Figure P999.75


BASTARDINO Vinyl Figure P599.75


BRUTTINO Vinyl Figure P599.75


BULLETO Vinyl Figure P1,499.75


CAPTAIN COCO Vinyl Figure P999.75


CARINA Vinyl Figure P599.75


CIAO CIAO Vinyl Figure P999.75


POLPETTINA Vinyl Figure P599.75


SANDY Vinyl Figure P1,299.75


SKELETRINO Vinyl Figure P599.75


Cuteness right? This might in fact spark a desire to collect all figures, hopefully, not you as the sole benefactor, haha! If you are looking for something below the P250 range, how about these Tokidoki Frenzies Phone Charms for P249.75? Super kawaii!



If you're feeling generous, here are two stocking stuffers from Tokidoki's Pegaso collection:

Pegaso Cosmetic Handbag P2,475


Poco Poco Handbag, a PDA media case P2,975


Get all these Tokidokis from Fashion Forum @ SM. Check out SM Department Stores in Makati and Ortigas (Megamall). Located at the 3F in ladies wear.

And speaking of ladies wear, can I just add, you must must check the clothes at Fashion Forum! There's this festive band jacket from BB Dakota that you might want to wear for the holidays...


For more information on Fashion Forum, visit the facebook fan page, or e-mail fashionforum.sm@gmail.com!

Saturday, December 19, 2009

Loco for Incoco



So here's the thing. I haven't had my nails done since my wedding in 2008. Ever! First, because I'm not willing to shell out more than $10 for a manicure. Second, who has the time to go to a salon?! I know I don't. Not with Berry and chores and my growing to do list.

My SIL Lorr told me about Incoco some months back and when we saw a stall selling these stick-ons, my other SIL Les decided to give it a try. Not only did the Incoco girl make it look so easy to apply, it looked pretty good too! We were very impressed! Enough for Les to get three different colors. Of course, we asked for samples to try at home as well!

Here's how the sample stickies looked like...



But we got enough of the French Tip stick-ons for all fingers! When we got home, we decided to try it on me first. Its pretty much a no brainer to use - apply the white tip (you can adjust the thickness to your liking) first by pressing it down the nail, pulling it out to stretch a bit, pushing it down, tearing off the excess, and filing it.



Then place the clear polish on the whole nail, press, pull, push and file!


Midway into it, we just had to marvel at how easy this was! Even Berry liked it! She placed her hand on top of mine, maybe to imagine how french tips would look on her! Haha!


Here's the finished product. Not bad for french tips we did at home, and in less than 10 minutes too!


These should last for 10-15 days. It's almost 7 days now and there's no a chip in my polish. Pretty tough! I especially love how my nails look nice despite my hectic lifestyle. I think I'm going to stock up on these from now on! Oh, and you must try the chrome versions! Pretty much the DIY version of Minx nails! A whole lot cheaper too! We were thinking this would be the best thing to do when you're bored!

Btw, because these are made from real nail polish, when it's time to be removed, you can do so with any nail polish remover!

Where to buy:
- Incoco Online Store
- Walgreens
- Incoco Nail Bars (NJ only)
- Incoco is available in the US, Canada, Australia, New Zealand & all over Europe. In Asia, Incoco is available in Hong Kong, Singapore & South Korea

Friday, December 18, 2009

Scenes From A Moving Car

Because Berry and I pretty much stay indoors, we take advantage of every opportunity to go out for a drive with Dada. One time, he had to bring his friend to his hotel in Midtown East and Berry and I begged to go. I took some photos from inside the car along the way!

Fifth Avenue...








Towards Hell's Kitchen, the grittier part of Midtown...









Another time, we took my sister-in-law Les for a drive around, it was her first time in the city and didn't want to explore the neighborhoods by foot. This is along Broadway in SoHo. We passed this way...











to go to Chinatown so we could stock up on siopao from Mei Lai Wah...







These photos of The Naked Cowboy and Times Square aren't from inside the car, but taken by my sister-in-law Les and my friend Marcie...






So from what you've seen, do you still want to go to New York? Heehee!
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