Truth be told, I am no fashionista. I know very little about trends, fashion designers and their collections. All I’m really familiar with are the basics such as your everyday white shirt, your favorite denim jeans, your boyfriend polo and your little black dress. I know nothing about which colors are “in” for every season or if there are any vintage dresses that are back in style. Growing up, I would always just be a plain Jane who wore jeans, leggings (When it was uso, I wore it almost everyday. *cringe*), tank tops, oversized shirts and of course, flip-flops. If you saw me in college, you could say that I had a very “lazy” fashion sense. I would always just put together outfits which, in my opinion, looked good and thought to myself, as long as I was comfortable, “Pwede na yan!” Even when I was already in college, I wasn’t quite sure what my fashion style was. It was only when I started attending social events for work that I realized which style I was most comfortable with.
As a child, I was obsessed with the Disney Princesses. And just so everyone is informed: I am Sleeping Beauty. DIBS! Anyway, I was always in awe watching the princesses waltz in their gorgeous gowns. They looked so amazing; almost close to perfect, if you ask me. I always thought of them as fierce women who stood up for themselves. They pretty much served as my heroes when I was a little girl because I saw how they carried themselves with so much grace and elegance while still knowing how to have a good time. I always found the Disney Princesses so charming because their personalities were just as colorful and bright as their smiles. And as ironic as it may sound, these princesses seemed so real to me. They taught me that being a princess isn’t about having a castle, wearing the fanciest clothes or attending the most glamorous balls left and right. To be a princess, all you need is a pure and genuine heart. And remember to always be kind. Kindness will then become your “power.” I guess what I’m trying to say is, the Disney Princesses taught me that what’s on the inside is always more important than what’s on the surface. Disney showed us that princesses were generous, kind and caring ladies who knew how to carry themselves well. Their dresses, tiaras and glass slippers were just a bonus. And the reason why these princesses were always so classy and well put together was because of their quiet confidence and humble hearts. A cheerful disposition, a positive attitude and a kind soul are just some of the things that help make every person shine with radiance. But it definitely doesn’t hurt to play dress up and get dolled up to complete the whole princess look.
In my previous entry, I talked about my newfound love for travelling. Along with that, I realized that I have also developed a newfound love for travelling in style. With the help of my very good friend and stylist Adrianne Concepcion, I put together a number of chic outfits that I wore during my very first trip to Tokyo, Japan.
This was the first time I ever played dress up in a different country and I definitely enjoyed. I’d like to thank my stylist Adrianne for always helping me choose my outfits. I really think travelling and fashion go together so well just like bread and butter. What better way to roam the streets of a foreign land than to do it in style, right? The sights and sceneries that you will see when you travel are so picturesque, it would be a waste if you didn’t dress up. Go crazy and let your fashion imagination go wild! Just a suggestion!
Oh, and the icing on the cake? Luckily enough, this princess has found her prince. Voilà! The whole princess look is complete!