My boyfriend twirled me when he first saw me tonight in the skirt! He always does that when I do frilly and tulle skirts. And I love how he chose this color and ordered the skirt for me from two of his designer friends. Seriously. He is developing a sense of style. A valuable education men must totally develop. Men who learn style are amazing shopping partners!!! Trust me: all the men in my life, my brother, my dad and my guy are the best people to shop with!!!
My mom was one of those moms who expected much from her children so she made us take up anything and everything that we could as kids to enhance our development and hone skills as individuals. I was never allowed to just play in dirt or in a sandbox. Everything was scheduled. So on top of regular academic work, I remember being involved in many extra curricular classes. I was enrolled in everything except sports and rough activities since my mom who is also a former model back here claimed that she did not want us breaking bones or having scars.
From arts and crafts to speed reading to speech power to baking to French lessons to piano lessons and even sketching and painting, you name it, I took it while growing up!
One of the favorite classes I remember ever taking up was ballet which I studied until I almost got toe shoes but by that time, my sister decided to break her leg literally while rehearsing for a recital at CCP and since she found it unfair that I still got to dance and she didn’t, I was forced to stop as well! (Yes my older sister is the brattier one and she always got her way!)
Since I am too old to begin dancing again, I still always loved the grace and elegance of ballerinas. It was a good thing that my body developed certain ballerina physique characteristics like long neck, arched feet (thus the comfort in wearing heels) and all.
And I was so thrilled to know that I can still wear tulle tutu skirts like this one I got from Moonshine since it totally makes me nostalgic for the good ole days of Tchaikovsky and Rachmaninov. This was also the skirt I mentioned from my previous post. I could not wait to wear it so I put all other outfits aside for this one especially
I totally loved it when I got it delivered to my house on Thursday morning since it was soooo amazingly perfect and the lace detail with the light green tulle layer under was impeccably done. The design and the skirt was flawless and I loved it too much I had to wear it ASAP. And to those who know about my goosebumps thing when I fall in love with a fashion item… I did get it in the case of this skirt and when I saw it on me!!! And that doesn’t really happen often… the last time was at Sassa Jimenez’s fashion week show.
I wore the outfit to a Spanish Tapas dinner (I really wanted to dine in this quaint French restaurant my boy and I found in Serendra where they serve the best French Onion Soup and Croque Monsieur…) but Wine night prevailed so Barcino it was… followed by some Friday night partying with good friends. Then broke my vow of health food and ordered large fries from McDonald’s at 3 am when I was starving!!!
My style sister Nina totally fell in love with the skirt (I knew she would since we always love the same clothes that’s why we’re soul sisters) when she saw it and texted the designer right away to make a black version of this for her, which I totally loved because we will rotate both skirts since our closets are basically one and the same already…I have her clothes,she has mine so it doesn’t really matter anyway right?
To those of you who love the skirt as much as I did, I am sure you will love Moonshine’s other pieces from their collection Dramacydal Queen which is available online at multiply. Just click the link above. I know I am totally plugging but I am full force supportive of Filipino designers and I totally fell in love with their collection of cocktail dresses and skirts and that in itself is reason enough to make them worthy of proper credit and a shout out so that more people can get to wear their fabulous creations.
The belt was vintage from my mum which I got from one of the gowns I found from when she did pageants as a teenager. I am amazed at how the clothes she had then withstand the wear and tear of 30 years! The green Dior clutch bag was the first bag my dad ever gave her like 25 years ago and she decided it was time I used it myself. I paired a simple tanktop from Topshop, as I always do with skirts like these, matching hair strap and green Suede Zara peeptoe shoes to finish the look. Minimized the accessories to pearl studs since the skirt was statement enough.
Cheers! And Lemme know what you think! XOXO
Sorry for the band aid strip btw, I knicked myself shaving my legs. Ick.
A bit about Moonshine: to give credit where credit is due
Moonshine was created by Audrey Ednacot and Kato Chua for their love of fashion and partying. Aside from its obvious meaning, Moonshine also means alcohol and gibberish, which could be anything and everything. So whether attending parties, meetings, shopping rendezvous or beach bonanzas, MOONSHINE offers a wide palette of clothing lines for fashionistas and jet setters alike. Suited for different moods and occasions, MARTINI its corporate line provides chic pieces for a more formal and conservative look while its party line, AMARETTO, toasts to its classy style, which is perfect for a night out in the metro. MARGARITA, its casual line, gives color to a typical day whether at the beach or at the mall. HANG OVER which is its laid back lazy line spices up mundane life. In addition to their lines, this 2008, the new collection introduces CHAMPAGNE, the top of the line wear for social events bordering on painting the town red or mingling into a frenzy. Rain or shine, MOONSHINE is perfect for those who have a hectic life but still want to look fab once she steps out of the house onto the dance floor sans the fear of bumping into someone wearing the same thing.(Lifted from their Multiply Blog)