Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Young Blood (OOTD)

I first found out about "The Naked and Famous" when my friends Bless and Mia came over at my house for a sleepover that never pushed through. Young Blood was the first song I've ever heard from TNAF and needless to say, I loved it.

So that's pretty much my inspiration for my outfit for today. I have to admit, the song really didn't strike me at first because I really couldn't understand what the singer was saying (lol i'm sorry tnaf fans.) but after I read the lyrics on the internet, I definitely was hooked.

The lyrics of the song talk about, obviously, the shenanigans as well as the mindset of the youth today. The songs describes perfectly how most of us are just wandering individuals looking for some sort of purpose as seen in the lines "The motive changes like the wind/ hard to control when it begins" as well as "Trying to find the in-between."

But the lyric that struck me the most was "Can't help myself but count the flaws." Which is a truth entirely. We've all gone or still going through some sort of "God-I-hate-myself" phase. Even I have.

"Young Blood" is such an inspiration. I've used it as a main idea in most of my art and I still am. So I decided to use it as the main inspiration for my outfit for today. Which I may or may not wear when I go laser-tagging with my friends tomorrow (well, I probably will).

  Cream inner shirt, MANGO| Brown sweater, MANGO| Jeans, BAYO| Tribal headpiece, souvenir from Africa/India (bad memory, lol.)| Bracelet, Boracay| Make up: Lipstick- NYX (LSS 577, Very Berry); Lip liner- NYX (844 Deep Red); Foundation- Shiseido; Blush- NYX (PB 15, Stone); Eyeliner- The Body Shop|

So yeah, I pretty much had to stand up on a chair for you guys to stop myself from having to hold up my shoes to the camera just so that you guys can see it. And, I'm terribly sorry if I couldn't remember from which country I got the headpiece from. My parents bought it for me when I was five or six years old and it's just now that it could actually fit my head. Hahaw.

For my make up I wanted something a little... fierce? Thus the heavy eyeliner. The lipstick was an on the spot decision though! I was supposed to use a lighter and pink shade but oh well. I bought the NYX lipstick last December with my friends Grasha and Caren and buying it was an on the spot decision as well :)


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Monday, June 4, 2012

First aid kits for a friend. (OOTD)

 By friend I mean you Bless. Yes, you. I know you're gonna be reading this once I link it to you.


Anyway, as the title implies, this post is dedicated to a lovely friend of mine named Bless, an amazing and beautiful individual (and by now i bet you guys are thinking that "amazing" and "beautiful" are the only words in my descriptive vocabulary. well they are, okay?) who constantly inspires me to get out of my comfort zone and think out of the box.

I've gone through a TON of tribulations with this girl that sometimes I look back and replay all the drama we've caused and found ourselves in (i'm not sharing anything). Despite that, I have no qualms about meeting her and she has proved to become someone who I can trust wholeheartedly.

I'm a bit dramatic am I not? :)

Aside from being such an inspiring person, she also has a very excellent taste in art and music. So a normal thing that we do is send one another links of music videos and songs that we like or see on YouTube and most of the videos she sends me all have this ethereal feeling to them.

Aren't they all such visual and musical candy?

Yes they are.

So what I did to piece this together was to get the general mood of the videos and try to project that in my outfit. The general atmosphere is definitely "dreamy" as my friend would say so as well as floaty and whimsical. The colour palette mainly consists of neutral colors as well pale and light ones with a touch of warm colors here and there.

Blouse, BAYO| Shoes, Steve Madden| 

And what's funny is that I bought that skirt with my friend so I decided that exhibiting it for the first time in a blog post dedicated to her was just the right time to show it to you guys. 

I bought this in this sale that the college part of the school I go to was having. I was actually planning to buy this pale pink blouse that I had my eye on the day before I bought this skirt but then someone had purchased it ahead of me. DON'T YOU GUYS JUST FIND THAT FRUSTRATING?

So out of my unbridled shopping frustration, I bought this skirt which was 200 pesos more expensive than the blouse I had wanted to purchase. The lesson? It's healthy to go rage shopping only if you want your whole week's allowance to go down the drain.

So Bless, here's meddling with the supernatural, breaking the status quo and rolling in grass and dirt as well as watering it. Happy almost one year of friendship! :)