Monday, January 28, 2013

Good Dress Up Solo�s His & Hers Graphic Tee Design Competition. ELENABLOG


February smells like a TEE spirit! Show off your awesome graphic design talents through Solo�s first ever His & Hers Graphic Tees Design Competition.  In time for the love month, the challenge is to submit 2 designs of a His version & a Hers version graphic tee design for a chance at fame, fortune and bragging rights as winning designs will be produced by Solo, with the designers name credited, and will be sold in stores as part of its His & Hers Back to School Collection.

How to enter the competition? Create your art and have fun. Submit online. Spread the word and promote your awesome design. All approved designs will be uploaded in Solo�s Facebook Page for voting.  Online community votes and comments on your design to help Solo decide which design should win; voting is 20% of the criteria.  How to get �thumbs-up� from Solo for your submission? Make sure your designs adhere to Solo�s image and consider print-ability. Submission is from February 1 to March 15, and voting period is from February 1 to March 15, 2013.  See full mechanics and download application form at www.solo.com.ph.




3 designers will emerge as Grand Winners at the end of the competition.  Each winning artist will receive Php 15,000 cash and Php 10,000 worth of Solo Gift Certificates.  Get ready for fame as the winning shirt designs will be featured in the next campaign photoshoot with Solo�s newest faces for 2013. 

Sample entry
 Get started!
 Learn more about Solo�s His & Hers Graphic Tees Design Competition in website www.solo.com.ph
Facebook Page facebook.com/mySoloOnline 
and Twitter @mySoloOnline.


Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Good Dress Up TDK x Child Haus: Gangnam Boom Style!. ELENABLOG


Manila, Philippines � Gotta get that BOOM BOOM BOOM with Child Haus Gangnam style! TDK teaches us how to initiate an effective flash mob and at the same time bring happiness into the lives of people!

To kick off 2013, TDK Philippines brought out and paraded all their boomboxes to make some noise and support the kids of Child Haus for a day of entertainment, dancing, and ultimate fun. With the help and push of celebrities/personalities, like Karylle, Divine Lee, Iza Calzado, among others, TDK hopes that they were able to make the Child Haus kids feel loved.

So here�s to start the year right!  Upgrading music with a TDK boombox has never been as fun and meaningful! Needless to say, a project like this indeed makes life worth recording. #GangnamBoomStyle #ChildHausFlashMob

Check out both versions of the video below:
TDK Viral Videos


Check out TDK's Brand Video!

To know more about TDK:
Youtube:          https://www.youtube.com/user/TDKLifeOnRecordph
Twitter:           https://twitter.com/tdkphilippines
Instagram:       https://http://instagram.com/tdkphilippines




Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Good Dress Up How to Wear Sneaker Wedges. ELENABLOG

Yes! I'm wearing sneakers! haha! I'm not the sneakers type of girl. You would usually see me wearing flats, sandals or heels. I just wear sneakers whenever I go jogging, when I hit the gym and waaay back when I still have PE classes. 

I think sneakers are chunky and makes me feel so little since I'm not blessed with model-esque height. So I don't wear sneakers most of the time and prefer sky high heels instead. That's why I'm so happy when I finally found the perfect type of sneakers for me!!! Sneaker Wedges! When I heard of it at first, I was like, "OMG Finally! A type of sneaks for petite girls like me. I can look tall even though I'm wearing this chunky pair of shoes." Admit it, most of us are not sneaker lovers because of it's chunky/bulky structure that makes you look smaller. I'm not even the sporty type of girl so I don't see any reason why I have to wear it. I'm so thankful for these sneaker wedges!!:)

Top, DIY | Shorts, my aunt's closet

 Sneaker Wedges, Forever 21

 Bracelets, Hiss Bliss


Wore this outfit to Enchanted Kingdom last December. I need a comfortable outfit so I can roam around the park easily. 

Dressing up for these pretty shoes can be really tricky. You have to choose the right outfit to make you look tall since sneakers are very chunky. Wrong choice of clothes might make your legs look fat and short. I've googled some tips on how to wear your sneaker wedges, so now I'm going to share what I learned. :)

WEAR SKINNY JEANS

Photo by Chiara Ferragni (left)  and a paparazzi photo of Rosie Huntington Whitely (right)

Since sneaker wedges are chunky, you have to balance it by looking slender and long. Skinny jeans are fitted enough to show your legs so you can still look stylish when wearing sneaker wedges. Another trick is to tuck the end of the jeans to your sneaks so your legs will look thinner.


EXPERIMENT WITH YOUR PRINTED PANTS

Photo from madisonmag.com.au
Who says you can't wear your favorite printed pants with sneaker wedges? Of course you can! You just have to make sure that your pair of sneaks are in one color only. You have to consider that your pants will produce a lot of colors and patterns so you have to balance it off with your one color sneaks.

Photo from KisforKani
 BE FEMININE WITH A MAXI SKIRT OR A HIGH- LOW SKIRT

Paparazzi photo of Kate Bosworth

Sneakers make you look sporty so give your outfit a feminine touch with a high-low/mullet or maxi skirt. The long illusion that the skirt gives you is perfect to balance the large effect of your sneaker wedges.

Photo from WhoWhatWear

 KEEP IT SHORT

Photo from http://cheeeechow.blogspot.com
 Short skirts and shorts are perfect for sneaker wedges since they show your legs. The more you show your legs, the taller you would look like. Again it balances the chunky effect of the sneaks so your legs won't look fat and short.


Another tip is, try wear blazers or jackets just like the 3rd photo. Since you're already wearing a short skirt, balance the chunkiness from below and make a scene on the upper part of your body. Layer off a jacket,  blazer or a pull over. 
Photo from http://heelsandsole.com

Photo from Aimee Song of SongOfStyle

Photo from http://cheeeechow.blogspot.com

Photo from http://cheeeechow.blogspot.com

Photo from Chictopia

Photo from http://caseyscollection.blogspot.com
Now, we all know how to wear these pretty pair of sneakers! Glad to share these tips with you guys and I hope you learned from what I shared. Anyway, I'm back with school works. It's our preliminary exams week so I have a lot of studying to do! I'm just taking a break by working on my back logs. I'll post a series of fashion how-to tips next time!:)

XOXO
NICOLE?

Sunday, January 13, 2013

Good Dress Up Golden Globes 2013 Red Carpet Favorites. ELENABLOG

The 70th Annual Golden Globe Awards happened in LA last Sunday night. Besides our excitement about the Golden Globe nominees and winners, I know we're also curious how our favorite actors and actresses would look like in the red carpet. This is one thing that I love about award nights, the red carpet looks. I love how these actresses surprise us every year with their glamorous entrance. Anyway, I'm no big time fashion guru but I would like to share my favorite red carpet looks this year!:)

Let's start off with the gorgeous lace gowns!

Amanda Seyfried looks sweet and sexy in a nude Givenchy lace gown! *Hot mo teh!

 Francesca Eastwood rocks her white mermaid lace gown with red lips and nails plus the old glamour hairstyle. 

Sexy as ever! Jennifer Lopez looks classy and oozing with sex appeal with this Zuhair Murad nude gown with white lace details! The first time I saw this look, I was in awe until I found out that her gown is made by one of my favorite designers!:) *Kabogera!!!

Best Actress nominee Emily Blunt strutted the red carpet with this sexy elegant Michael Kors lace gown! The up do, lace, cut outs and the Salvatore Ferragamo clutch is perfect for a Golden Globe nomination!

Too much lace, let's now move on to the other red carpet eye catchers.

Supermodel Heidi Klum looks stunning in this Alexandre Vauthier one sleeve, high-slit gown! She looks sensational with the white gown and gold accessories!:)


This gotta be one of my favorites, Katharine Mcphee's sexy yet classy look! Black plunging neckline and high slit dress by Theysken's Theory. Minimalist heels made this look sexier!:) *Another kabogera!!
Something I would wear is Marion Cotillard Red Dior dress! The minimalist dress and pointed sexy pumps looks perfect! This look is very simple yet elegant! *ang yaman lang tignan! 
 Head turner Jessica Alba opted for an Oscar Dela Renta salmon serpentina gown! Classic Jessica!:) *ganda lang ang puhunan!
Maybe others find it weird but this is a pretty look for Kelly Osbourne! Her Zac Posen pastel gown plus her pastel colored hair looks sooo dreamy! She looks amazing!:)

Modern Family's Sofia Vergara is wearing *drumroll please* Michael Cinco!! Filipino pride!! Gorgeous creation! Sofia Vergara looks amazing! Congratulations Michael Cinco!:)



Best Actress nominee Jennifer Lawrence showed her curves in a coral Dior Haute Couture ball gown. Another best-actress-nominee-worth-look! Red and metal looks sweet and edgy!
Classic look from the beautiful Amy Adams wearing a Nude Marchesa mermaid gown! Simple yet eye-catching! *Ganduras!

If I were to attend an awards night, I would sport a look like this. Megan Fox in Dolce & Gabbana! This is my favorite hairstyle! The strapless nude gown plus the minimal use of accessories looks perfect! Megan Fox looks divine! *Isang malaking IKAW NAAAAA! :)

Of all these favorites, I have to declare my most favorite look! Best Supporting Actress, Anne Hathaway in a Chanel column gown. I give this look a perfect 10! Now this is Simplicity is Beauty! *Bongga lang niya diba?Kabog ang curls ng lahat kahit boy cut siya!!Ikaw na teeeh! :)

*I do not own these photos. Photos from Instyle.com/ Getty Images and others from Google :)

What's your favorite Golden Globe 2013 Red Carpet Look?:)

XOXO
NICOLE?

Saturday, January 12, 2013

Good Dress Up New Year Photo Diary. ELENABLOG








































 Again, better late than never. ;) 

New Year's Eve photos! New year with family and childhood friends! I love New Year's eve! The fireworks, food, company, music, beer pong! Argh I can't even! :")

XOXO
NICOLE?