outfit deets: Hellz-Bellz tank dress | F21 sheer leggings | i keep forgetting what kind of sandals these are
So yea, who can tell me what the real difference is in cheetah vs. leopard print?
Today I received my Hellz-Bellz x Mata Hari “The Duffle Bucket” bag! I had pre-ordered it a while back and had almost forgotten about it! I was absolutely stunned when I took it out of the box.
The leather is so soft, the silver accessories give the bag juuuust the right edge appeal with its studs and decorative chains, not overly done and very tasteful. Inside there is a nice cotton leopard lining too – surprise! It was also a lot bigger than I expected, which is AWESOME!
Congrats Hellz and Mata Hari for this dangerously beautiful creation! I’m wearing it out of the office!
This past Saturday, Sandy, Deana and I headed to the House of Vans to attend their “Create Your Mark” event that celebrated creativity! I got word that we’d be able to tie dye shoes (thank you to the Vans team for supplying us with shoes!) as well as shirts!
I have to give it up to Vans, they really know how to throw events that get everyone involved versus sitting around listening to music and getting drunk hahaha!
We arrived in time to see Hana and Rachel begin their tie-dying extravaganza lol.
Sandy and Deana were itching to get started on their creations…
I worked on my pair after I took these photos. I opted to create a one tone red pair that would fade from front to back. Sandy did a blue version and Deana, being the meticulous artist that she is, did some awesome 4-tone pair…
pic below from Deana: random pair on the left, Sandy’s, mine, and Deana’s:
We decided to eat before tie-dying some tops – we needed food to fuel our creativity! Fortunately, Vans always gives their guests freeeee foooood! This time around we had some killa Korilla BBQ! Nom nom nom nooooommmmm!
After devouring our Korean BBQ style tacos we headed inside to draw on a blank “living room” installment meant for everyone to vandalize – aweeessoommenesss…
With our bellies full, we were ready to take on tie-dying our black white shirts provided by Vans. There were SO many different techniques and lots of very creative people… I went for the very simple rasta style, Sandy did an American flag inspired tank, and well Deana… hers obviously came out awesome… so many colors and shapes lmaoooo.
Vans also had a few bands come and play inside, one of which was Chairlift… I have a new band I’m going to stalk, they KILLED it!
The gals: Rachel, Wendy, Moi, Deana, and Sandy (getting yet ANOTHER Korilla Taco lol #fatty):
Thank you to the amazing Vans team for hosting a wonderful event for everyone!!! I can’t wait til the next one! Here are a few faces behind the brand…
THANK YOU VANS!!!!!!
Here are a few pics I found on Vans’ Flickr:
After a dance filled night at the Fool’s Gold party, we headed out to stuff our faces at Mr. Noodle (or something like that, I think I just made that name up actually…. I don’t remember this part of the evening, only that I had really good noodle soup and fried rice thanks to Sandy).
After we ate, we walked over to Panda where the rest of the crew was celebrating Nico’s birthdayyyyyy – woohoo!
Nico and Chico:
Mau’s present to Nico:
Jay Jung and Izzy:
HAPPY BIRTHDAY NICO!
I HEARD THEY RIPPED OFF YOUR SANDO LMAOOOOOOOO!
Last night my friends and I partied our arses off at The Westway. Yes. The Gentleman’s club. One of my bff’s Mike, from back home has been here in NY working so I invited him out on his last night. We were both excited to possibly get some beer and boobie action, but Hawaii Mike told us they took down the poles womp womppppp – I had to fight the urge to get up on that stage myself lmaoooo! My other friend Mike, yes, that makes 3 Mikes now, was also there supporting his friends and had them playing songs from his crew Honor Roll – hawt.
Fool’s Gold is launching a collaboration with Members Only dropping this fall, so this was a pre-launch party to celebrate the project with the likes of A-Trak, Dave-1, and Catchdubs.
After a few drinks… let’s just say we were all very happy and the night was still VERY young… thanks Hawaii!!!
Fran (too cute), Louise and Sandy:
My girl Ms. Roxy Cottontail and her just as beautiful friends:
Mr. Dante Ross – positive vibes to you my friend, been too long =)
When we left, it was only about 11 bahahahaha! GREAT TIMES
One of the things I love about summer is that I am able to get a few shades darker and wear peaches and pinks!
Oh yea, my perm is growing out and I’m finally able to mess around with different hairstyles. I was tempted to cut my hair a few days ago, but after I brush out the curls and tie that shit back, I’m kinda feelin’ it… for now =P
outfit deets: f21 denim jacket | h&m dress (damn, I’ve had this dress for about 6 years now, maybe that’s why its so tight =X) | ASOS sandals
And just because I still get the question… yes… that’s me.
As part of the Philippine Department of Tourism’s mission to reach out to fellow Filipino-Americans living outside of the country, Secretary Lim (who just so happens to be my aunt’s direct boss hehehehe) is on a 6 US city road trip to personally welcome his brethren back home through a program called “Pinoy Homecoming.” (My parents are actually seeing him in SF in a few days!)
Along with the tour, Secretary Lim has been working with a few of our younger friends in the Philippines to bridge the gap between our generations’ people here in the states with those back in the motherland.
So, here is a great video interview of Sarah, who, as I’ve mentioned before, is one of the individuals spearheading the movement to “Heal Manila,” sharing her story and how she plans to participate in the Pinoy Homecoming starting with our generation =)