Monday, July 25, 2016

LOOKBOOK | Pants-a-slouching

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I'm a firm believer in wearing pants with the right fit. The long and short of it is that it looks nice when your trousers have that tapered look, hugging you in the right places and yet leaving room where it should.

But sometimes, just sometimes, it's also nice to break away and just let loose.

Thursday, July 21, 2016

LOOKBOOK | Rusty orange

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No one probably wants rust on their metal. But rust on your clothes (I mean the color, of course), well that's a different story.

Quite a lot of orange hues in my outfit here. A spritely pastel orange tee with rust-colored pants -- because why not? They're both anchored on the same color palette but the difference in hue allow them to complement each other. On their own, I know it can be a bit loud, which is why I wore this dark blue cardigan with brown stripes to neutralize the noise.

Thursday, July 14, 2016

TRAVEL | Inside the Grand Hyatt Macau's Grand Club

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Handsome dark wood panels adorn the elevator lobby of the club floor.

It's not often that I get to stay in a fancy hotel, let alone in a fancy room, so when such chances come by, it better be an excellent experience. Thankfully, and as I detailed in my review of the Grand Hyatt Macau, our stay was a truly great one. More so, spending a bit more for a Club room proved to be worth it.

Now let me take you inside the Grand Club of the Grand Hyatt Macau.

Saturday, July 9, 2016

FASHION | How to style the 'Duterte shirt'

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Photo by AP.

Oh, THAT shirt. Checkered, plaid, or whatever it is that you call it, has been observed as a favorite of new Philippine president Rodrigo Duterte, so much so that it's been dubbed by some as the "Duterte shirt." It's also often unfairly called your dad's or granfather's shirt, dismissed outright as something totally unfashionable.

However, we can always put a fresh spin to this much-maligned checkered shirt. Of course having the right fit already addresses much of the problem while styling takes care of the rest. I went through some of my look book posts from the last 5 years and hopefully offer some inspiration on how to wear your "Duterte shirt" with pride.

Wear it with jogger-style pants.
Given the fact that joggers and pants patterned after joggers are everywhere right now, I'm sure there's something out there that can complement your checkered shirt perfectly. Here I experimented with a red and olive combo without looking like Christmas (thankfully!). You can wear sneakers but if you're feeling it, go for something that looks more formal, like these two-toned lace-ups I got here.

Tuesday, July 5, 2016

TRAVEL | The Grand Hyatt Macau

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The impressive and elegant lobby of Grand Hyatt Macau.

Haven't found the time to write about this until now. Late last December I had the pleasure of staying at the Grand Hyatt Macau--if only for two nights. I had a really great time there and clichè as I may sound, I wish I could have spent more time at this hotel.

Anyhow, here's a rundown of my experience.

Architecture and ambiance
Located at the City of Dreams entertainment complex along the Cotai Strip, Grand Hyatt has two interconnected rectangular, narrow towers. There may be nothing extraordinary about its architecture but the hotel gives off a hip and modern vibe. The exteriors have an understated look and even the changing colored lights at night are never loud enough.
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