Category Archives: The Fashion

[DIARY] Farewell to you, Whip

It’s a brand new year and it’s been 6 years since I’ve own you back in college days. The very interesting part is I cared for you a lot. But we need to move on, I have younger babies to take care now and I couldn’t let you stay more. I think it’s time for you to be free now. Goodbye to you Whip. And thanks for the awesome adventures. 🙂

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|> Hatebreed – Everyone Bleeds Now

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[SANUK] KINGSTON II

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Check out my newly bought Sanuk Kingston II…

MILANOS | Laced-Up Classic Slip-On

I’ve been wanting to have one before, and finally I bought one god new slip-on. It’s a gray-colored laced-up slip-on by Milanos, the makers of that black shoes I just bought last month. This one cost me P599.99, again, with no discounts and just a box with no additional accesories, at SM Department Store.

However, I believe that this shoes will last, atleast for me.I’m too careful when it comes to shoes. However, my 2009 old Vans Slip-On with the bonefish design has just got a hole, and I’m afraid I wouldn’t be able to use it anymore in some occasions. Still, it served me well. So I bought this shoes to replace it for the meantime, as I’m planning to buy another one from Vans. Anyhow, this size 7 shoes feels so comfortable at all, just don’t get it soaked in the rain or else, it will be predictable ruined. Great shoes tough! My 2nd from Milanos!

|> Avenged Sevenfold – Darkness Surrounding

MILANOS | Black Shoes

Just recently, I bought a set of new black shoes from MILANOS. It’s genuinely leather but somehow seems to be synthetic at all. Despite that, the price just cost me P799.99 and I bought it at the nearest SM Department Store, with no discounts at all.

I will be using it today, as I go to Accenture’s HR Department this morning to apply for a job. I took a day of absence in school, and I wonder what my students are doing right now. This pair of black shoes will be my temporary replacement to my old Mario D’Boro shoes. I hope it last.

|> Avenged Sevenfold – Second Heartbeat

VANS | Vans X Hello Kitty Classic Slip-Ons

Tonight, me and my girlfriend decided to go shopping despite the heavy schedule at work. Exams are on-going at school and everyone’s pressured right now. Tomorrow’s gonna be misiscomputer‘s 20th birthday and I came up with the idea to buy her the shoes she’s wanting to have as gift, but no more a surprise (unfortunately). The Vans Hello Kitty Slip-on. That’s it, we rushed together at the nearest SM Department Store and tried one.

Cristina’s feet is sized 7 so a slip-on with a size from 6 to 7 would probably fit into hers. The Vans Hello Kitty we’ve chosen was the black classic Slip-on with the big Hello Kitty print on it.

As it is a classic slip-on, everything in the structure itself is completely the same as what Vans used in their old and recent slip-on series such as the Killswitch Engage, the Iron Maiden, the Motorhead and even the Slayer slip-ons. In anyway, the Hello Kitty slip-on is different in terms of visual elements, as compared to the authentic and band classic slip-ons which has a black-colored linings around the white canvas, the Hello Kitty slip-on sports a pink-colored linings, also with a pink/white-colored Vans logo on its rear part. The insides, the sole, is also colored pink/white, a good color combination I should say.

Want some taste of pink cupsoles? Check it out! The Vans X Hello Kitty has it!

The slip-on, just like other Vans shoes, comes out from the box with an included Vans logo sticker, but this one includes one fancy Hello Kitty sticker too!

Overall, everything about this project shoe by Vans is completely identical to earlier models, but as long as you’re a fan of Hello Kitty, or somehow like the shades of pink, the won’t matter. Start grabbing one now!

|> Arch Enemy – Yesterday is Dead and Gone

DOLCE & GABBANA | Le Bateleur, La Lune

December 26, I had the opportunity to shop at Duty Free Phils. together with my Mom, my Aunt, my sis and brother. There, we grabbed our own preferred fragrances. Honestly, I had a hard time which one I should choose. Every year, I choose one luxurious fragrance for myself. A few years ago, I picked Calvin Klein’s CKone twice. Next, I owned Davidoff Coolwater. My sister helped which one to choose, which is D&G Le Bateleur (The Bachelor), on the other hand, she unintentionally picked D&G La Lune.

Both fragrances comes with a simple yet elegant white carton case with a holiday-gift design and each of their logo on it.

The D&G 18 La Lune offers the women-ly fragrance itself, together with a fabricated white case with a D&G logo on it, which is made from synthetic leather (as pictured above).

The perfume itself is placed inside the case upon opening it (as shown above). The case of the D&G 18 is similar to an accesories holder, like those of nail polishers. It looks very glamorous and women will definitely fall for it.

D&G 1 Le Bateleur on the other hand, offers the fragrance itself, matched together with a white flat square-like case, also made of synthetic leather (shown above).

Just like the D&G Le Lune, this one is also placed inside the case by default. In fact, the case looks very luxurious and I’m sure men will also love it. The case looks a lot like a jewelry case where you put your wristwatch (gosh, my 5-year old Guess watch is missing), necklace, and other luxurious accesories.

Both these fragrances cost $62.00 each. I’m sure you can still avail this kind of gift-like set from Duty Free Phils.

All in all, D&G or Dolce & Gabbana did a very good thing in the holiday. Although both were released on or before the holidays of 2010, these luxurious fragrances are the perfect gift for couples this coming February (Valentines’ Day). Happy Valentines!

|> Hilary Duff – Beat of My Heart

GIORDANO | Lion Shirt

A few days ago, away from home, we’ve gone to SM Mall of Asia and grabbed some authentic Lion shirts from Giordano.

For 899php you get this Lion shirt, with lots of color and patterns available, good as a gift to your partner or to yourself. Grab yours now and receive a free Giordano-signatured 2011 Planner if you purchase items worth P1000.00 or more in a single receipt. Gabba Gabba Hey!

EDIT: To the readers, I’m really sorry for the confusion. The Lion shirt costs 899PHP instead of 599PHP. Thanks to GiordanoPH.

|> Ramones – Commando

COACH, FRESHGEAR | Polo Shirts

Last week, I grabbed some new clothes from SM Makati’s department store. Here they are:

Those goodies are from Coach and FreshGear. Yes, FreshGear, the rebranded Freego, f’g or what, with national cosplayer Alodia Gosiengfiao and some new dudes as the new endorsers of the said brand. [Left] is a long-sleeve polo shirt from coach. [Center] is a Black combined with yellow linings from FreshGear. [Right] is another casual-looking polo shirt from coach. Let’s take a look at them one by one.

The picture above is the black colored polo shirt with matching yellow linings is from FreshGear. It suits very well from young adults like me, to middle-aged men. This one is sized small and costs around P549.00.

The next one is the green/white stripes-patterned polo shirt from Coach. Just like the first one from FreshGear, this one also suits for casual young adults to middle-aged men. It costs around P649.00 and is sized small, check it out in your local stores for more colors and sizes.

The last one here is the long-sleeved polo shirt from Coach. This one is intended to use when you’re going up in baguio or other cold places in the country. It costs around P749.00 and just like the other two, it is also sized small.

That’s all for our Fashion watch for today. I can’t wait to wear each of these goodies. Watch out for more Fashion goodies soon!

|> Children of Bodom – Trashed, Lost & Strungout

ANTI-FIT, TRIBAL | Cargo shorts, Skinny jeans

Moments ago, I’ve been to SM City North EDSA and shopped inside the department store. They are currently holding up to 50% off for most items on sale.

This time, I grabbed an Anti-Fit slim pants which costs me P1,499 (minus 10%) and a Tribal Gear brown baggy short which costs me about P1,399 (minus 10%) plus a 2011 calendar. Check them all out and go shop at SM Department Store now until the 50% off promo is still there!

|> The Ramones – The KK Took My Baby Away

VANS | No Skool

Here’s my second shoe from Vans, the Vans No Skool. Originally, I was planning to buy the No Skool 2 but I was amazed at how this one looks. The No Skool 2 looks like a “meh”, lacks the thick materials, suede and instead, all wrapped in canvas. So here, I’m presenting you my No Skool.

Although considered to be an upgrade to the popular Vans Old School, with a lot of new features such as an extremely padded materials made the Vans No Skool as popular as how it looks like.

One of the key features of this upgraded Old School is the greatness of the materials used upon making this shoe. First of all, the canvas features user-friendly graffiti printed on both sides of the shoe (shown below). Mine includes the Skeeters graffiti, a good choice as the shoe itself is a combination of the colors Black, Red and White.

Aside from the canvas the shoe boasts, the No Skool is armed with high-quality black suede, all-wrapped in most parts of the shoe.

Here’s a bad news. The “Vans off the wall” logo found near the back of this shoe (as pictured below) are just softly glued in the shoe’s white-rubberized base of the soles. Better take it out and put it again using a high-quality long-lasting glues available in the market, or else you’ll lose that thing.

The No Skool, just like the other shoes by Vans, also includes the well-known yet high-quality cone-shaped shoe soles. It is in fact, sticks well enough in skateboards, and I’m sure about that coz’ I tested it myself.

The tongue of this shoe shows the Dustin Dollin logo where it says “Dollin” together with the well-known Piss-Drunx logo printed in the insoles.

I could say that the No Skool is good enough even if you’re not using it for skateboarding and just using it for your daily life, going to school or walking in the park or even sleeping with it. The No Skool is equipped with long lasting soles.

I almost forgot that this shoe is Dustin Dollin’s own Pro signatured skate shoes, thus the logo found in its tongue and that’s why this one is mostly made of good quality materials. Built as an upgrade to the Old School, it is therefore made with Dustin’s own preferences.

Before I conclude this Hands On review of the No Skool, here’s a Youtube video I made featuring some footage of the No Skool with Dustin Dollin’s favorite band Children of Bodom playing in the background:

The No Skool is also featured many times in my very first YouTube video titled “-Filipino Presentation-” in the scenes where Dustin Dollin are shredding it out.

And also, here’s a video footage of Dustin Dollin, a cut from the Skateboarding video Baker 3, featuring the No Skool.

My Rating: 9/10
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My Last Words: The Dustin Dollin-pro-signatured  No Skool by Vans is a must have. It’s my second skate shoe from Vans and I swear,  this design will last forever. Forget about those long-tongued-fake-Supras, they’re only for posers. I recommend this to anyone who skates, and who does not skate…

|> Children of Bodom – If You Want Peace… Prepare for War