Monday, September 30, 2013

Good Dress Up Join! Solo�s His & Hers Graphic Tee Design Competition Year 2. ELENABLOG

Get your creative juices flowing again with another round of SOLO His & Hers� Graphic Tee Design Competition! Following the success of last year�s contest, Solo definitely spotted a lot of talent in today�s growing generation of graphic artists with the numerous wonderful entries that poured in. The three His and Hers designs that won are: 90�s Romance by Michelle Santos, 90�s Time Machine by Juan Paulo Manalo and 90�s Mixed Up by Raymundo Perez, emerging as the official grand winners of last year�s contest with their fun and very relatable graphic presentation of the theme Dekada 90�s. Their designs, modelled by Solo Online Model Search 2013 winners Derek Espinosa and Ganiel Krishnan, are already in stores this September! Grab one of these winning tees for a trip down memory lane to Dekada 90's!

So do you think you also have what it takes to become the next set of His and Hers Graphic Tee design winners for 2014? Test your skills and find out! All you have to do is download the t-shirt template at and create a his& hers design featuring the theme Musika. Then, you must log on to Facebook and upload your entry at Solo�s Facebook page under the His & Hers Graphic Tee Contest Tab/App together with the online application form. That�s it! Sounds easy, right? Just make sure you focus on the following criteria: 30% creativity, 30% originality, 20% theme relevance and 20% for online votes. Doing so will help you gain a better chance of winning! Remember, submission of entries will begin on October 1 until November 15. Voting period is until November 30.

It gets bigger because 5 grand winners will be chosen this time! Each will receive cash and Solo gift certificates. Best of all, their designs will become part of Solo�s summer collection in 2014! So are you ready to join? Show everyone your design talent and have fun in the process with Solo�s His &Heres Graphic Tee Design Contest Year 2!

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Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Good Dress Up Giordano Philippines Opens First Korean-Inspired Store. ELENABLOG

Giordano store  presents its newest celebrity endorsers- Korean actors So Ji-Sub and Shin Min Ah of �What Happened in Bali� and �My Girlfriend is a Nine-Tailed Fox� fame, respectively.

Giordano opens its first Korean-themed store in the Philippines, marking the first wave of K-Fashion choices in Giordano Philippines shores.

Located in Shoppesville, Greenhills, a prime spot for lovers of fashion, the new store carries items from Giordano Hong Kong and now, Korea.

The first collection from Korea will feature an assortment of cotton-blend pique polos for men and muted solid cotton tops in premium slub and polyester-blend fabrics for women. 

The second wave of Korean style pieces is slated to arrive in Giordano Philippines stores nationwide this October.

Alongside the store�s launch, Giordano will introduce its sister brand, BSX or Beyond Style Exchange.  BSX offers American street casual wear for the young and trendy fashion innovators.  The brand is known for interpreting the hottest styles in a refined fashion and offering them at reasonable prices. Characterized by bright colors, layers and over-all functionality, BSX is all about relaxed fun.

BSX�s first offering will be a collection of colorful pique polos and tees. Tees in solid colors, stripes and raglan sleeves will hit the store racks together with an array of colorful shorts for young men and women to make the perfect pairing. 

The introduction of the new Giordano store also presents its newest celebrity endorsers- Korean actors So Ji-Sub and Shin Min Ah of �What Happened in Bali� and �My Girlfriend is a Nine-Tailed Fox� fame, respectively.

Playball collection

With sports season on a full swing in the country, Giordano pays tribute with its Playball campaign � a colorful take to sporty fashion. The collection showcases varsity-inspired pieces and features relaxed knit separates as well.

Key items for men include the baseball tee which features raglan sleeves and super-soft jersey. Henley details, stripes that are reminiscent of baseball uniforms and heather yarns add an authentic element, while cotton/poly blends contribute to the soft, vintage-y vibe.

Of course, no varsity-inspired collection will be complete without the college varsity jacket available for men and women. Chic sweatshirts in muted, pastel colors are also available.

Colored shorts made of cotton twill can pull together both a laidback and smart casual look. The Korean fit Bermuda shorts are available for men and women.

The Playball Collection is available in all Giordano stores nationwide starting October 4.

Monday, September 9, 2013

Good Dress Up Freeway Releases Embro and Mod Prints Collection. ELENABLOG

These days, it�s so hard to find the perfect outfit that will set you apart from the rest. And with upcoming holiday gatherings and parties, of course you�d want to shine and stand out. Freeway comes to the rescue with its specially made prints and treatments turned into unique designs, perfect for women who are trendsetters and fashion seekers. This time, Freeway comes out with its latest collections Embro and Mod Prints! Released last August, Embro Prints is all about feminine styles with intricate embroidered detail. Those with a taste for a simple yet lovely look are sure to enjoy this collection. But if you opt for something bright and loud, Mod Prints will definitely do the trick. With its optically alluring patterns and 60�s inspired vibe, it�s all about having fun while looking fab. Mod Prints was released in stores on September. With designs you can�t see anywhere else, Freeway is sure to help you make a fashion statement wherever you go.

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Good Dress Up Vania Romoff for Ensembles� Young Designer Series Holiday 2013. ELENABLOG

Vania Romoff is one of the leading designers of today�s generation which is why it�s no surprise she is this year�s chosen one for Ensembles� Young Designers Series. Born and raised in a family of designers and fashion-savvy individuals, the 24 year old Cebuana grew up around fashion. Vania�s grandmother was the first couturier in Cebu while her mother is a garment manufacturer and her brother a designer as well. �I would say it�s very much a part of me, more than it is a chosen career or interest.� Vania studied Business Entrepreneurship at the Center for International Education in Cebu but learned and developed her fashion skills at School of Fashionof the Arts.
 As for her design aesthetic, it�s all about being feminine and classic. �Clean lines, flattering silhouettes and a quiet, yet fresh elegance are consistent in my designs making each piece somehow a modern classic�, Vania said. Her fashion forward yet timeless creations have garnered continuous praise from the eyes of fashion critics and the rest of the industry, making her one of the most sought after designers, especially with female clientele. Establishing herself as a legitimate designer in Manilais considered by Vania as one of her greatest achievements. �The thought that women trust me with creating pieces for them is an achievement in itself.� 
When asked about where she gets inspiration for designing, Vania pointed out that there is no formula for inspiration. �It is taken from everywhere that evokes personal vision or creativeness�, Vania shared. Among the list of people she admired, she named Inno Sotto and Jun Escario, both renowned Filipino designers, as her icons.

When asked about her collaboration with Ensembles, Vania pointed out that she considered two things. Fisrt, the pieces should be wearable and relatable and second, her designs should stay true to her design aesthetic while still reflecting the brand�s persona. �For my collaboration with Ensembles, I wanted to just go back to the basic silhouettes. All together the collection is fresh yet timeless and lives beyond the season.�

Now on its 5thyear, Ensembles is back with another budding fashion designer for its Young Designer Series 2013. Ensembles is all about the strong and independent woman with a style that�s fashion forward yet elegant.  That�s why this year�s collaboration with Vania Romoff is a perfect match. With her designs being predominantly classic and feminine, Vania�s design aesthetic is definitely fit for an Ensembles woman. Her collection is a variety of tops, dresses and jumpsuits featuring easy to wear pieces and key classics that are both functional and chic at the same time. As for the silhouettes, it is a showcase of simplistic lines and basic shapes flattering to a woman�s curves which is one of the highlights of Vania�s design persona. The collection is also a multitude of different trends and styles such as color blocking, prints and soft drapes presented in mostly subtle colors and neutrals, all capturing a woman�s grace, maturity and charm.

A fresh take on vintage was the highlight of the campaign shoot for Vania�s collection, complete with a classic yet fun styling featuring shoes from Janilyn. Described by Vania herself as a fresh yet timeless collection, her pieces will surely capture the attention of women of all sorts. Whether it is worn in the office, a smart casual affair or on a simple lovely day out, Vania�s pieces will definitely bring out any woman�s confidence and highlight their beauty. The Young Designer Series 2013 Collection featuring Vania Romoff is set to release in Ensembles stores nationwide this September!

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Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Good Dress Up Marks & Spencer Eco Bag Competition. ELENABLOG

If you guys remember, Marks & Spencer launched their contest called Good Things Come in ThREES where everyone was invited to submit a caption with an environment-friendly message. The winning line will be printed on the Marks & Spencer eco-bags. Of course the caption must inhibit their cause, which is to care for our mother nature. This eco bag contest does not only promote re-use of bags, it will also plant 1 tree in the Safe River, Life Saver Foundation, Cagayan de Oro for every entry that they get in this contest.
Can you believe that? Just one submission and you can already contribute to the betterment of the environment.
The winner of this contest will also receive M&S Gift Certificates worth Php 33,000 redeemable at all stores nationwide.

So after weeks of deliberation, Marks & Spencer finally chose the winning eco friendly statement!
Congratulations to Ms. Cynthia Reyes for winning an M&S shopping spree plus the chance to have her winning caption printed on Marks and Spencer eco bags, which will be sold nationwide!
And the winning statement is:

Now it's time for you to contribute to our environment.
The use of plastic bags is now banned in some cities here in the Philippines due to its environmental effects. Instead of using plastic bags that can harm the environment with its harmful elements, why not use something that can last forever and would be stylish enough to contain your groceries or recent buys like an ECO BAG?
Now you can purchase your own eco bag because Marks & Spencer will be selling these bags with the printed winning caption in all of their stores nationwide! You can help the environment and at the same time you can spread this eco- friendly statement wherever you go! :)
You, what's your Eco- friendly statement?:)

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Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Good Dress Up Monochrome. ELENABLOG

Blazer, HANG TEN. Tank Top, Skinny Jeans, Gold chain, FOREVER 21. Watch, WADE. Bag, GRENJ BAGS. Shoes, IMPULSE CO.

Yes I'm wearing jeans! haha I've been sporting jeans lately especially when I commute or I go to my interviews. I'm a petite lady, I stand in 5"2-5"3 so I'm not long-legged but there's something about dark skinny jeans that makes me feel sexy. 

I'm a fan of monochromatic outfits. I'm a print lover but I'm not much of a fan of too many colors in one outfit. I wear outfits in monochrome most of the time or like doing your make up, I focus on one part of my look. I think that explains this black and white outfit. I wore my printed flats to add a pop. 

I've been getting positive feedbacks about my bag, it's nice right? Thank you to Grenj Bags for sending this over! I really love it! You guys should check out Grenj Bags on Facebook and Instagram @thegrenjbags Thanks Tita Jen!:*

Anyway this is what I wore last week to our Bloggers United Victory Party part 2 by our SM Entertainment family at the Mall of Asia. I'm supposed to have my interview that day that's why I wore this but it didn't push through. Good thing I was wearing jeans, perfect for ice skating! I'm afraid I might fall and hurt myself. :p

Watch out for my post regarding our Victory Party!:)