It's like the darkness is light.

Updated on Nov 30, 2008
black leather cuff my brothers bracelet - black Zara shoes - white Tango dress
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There are some people who you know you’re friends with because you are complete opposites. They provide a contrast to your opinions and make you see the other side to every story. And then there are just some people who you instantly click with not because of the very binary and contrasting personalities but rather because of the strange comfort and similarity you share with each other on almost everything. Me and my friend Nina would be described best as the latter

We always had the same interests and the same reactions to things. She just gets me and I get her likewise. We’ve had many crazy/beautiful experiences and I have to say she is among my most trusted, dearest and closest friends ever. Which is why it was indeed a no brainer that I’d pick her and she’d pick me as the person she’d go into something major with.

We also always had the same taste in fashion and most of the time, we end up buying the exact same clothes. We once joked that we had to text each other what we bought since it would be a waste of money to get two identical things if we could just rotate instead. And for a while it worked for us since she became my extended closet and I became hers. But who could’ve foreseen the events of the sunny Saturday morning?

She went to my house to fetch me for a shoot we were going to have for out new clothing line, GLITTERATI that we launched today online. And she was laughing so hard as I opened the door of her car. I wondered what the heck was so funny until I saw her dress. It was the exact same as mine! And the best thing about it was 1) THIS WAS TOTALLY RANDOM and UNPLANNED, 2) WE DIDN’T EVEN KNOW WE HAD THESE DRESSES and 3) WHAT WERE THE CHANCES OF US WEARING THE EXACT SAME DRESS FOR THE EXACT SAME OCCASION?

I took it as a good sign since it meant our design and fashion aesthetic were in sync since we loved the same stuff and that minimized conflict especially in the design process. It was just so funny since our minds were just so synced already… I love it!!!

I wore a very simple outfit, since like her, the dress was roomy, airy and comfy to move around in and ideal for running back and forth styling and dressing our model for a 6 Layout fashion shoot. Plus the fact that it was reminiscent of Alexander Wang were top reasons for getting the dress,

Anyway, feast your eyes on how much we look like twins. She looks more like my twin sister than my actual blood relatives which is why we are often mistaken as “SISTERS” by people. It’s so funny! The shots that follow appear like I have a mirror image or something. People in the shoot refused to believe we didn’t plan it but if you saw the shock in our faces upon seeing each other, you’d believe it for sure.

WE ARE SOUL SISTERS AFTER ALL!!!! Two bodies, one soul. The Happy Meal.

Loves it! Do support our line at http://shopglitterati.multiply.com! Thanks! XOXO

And of course, song inspiration for the outfit is Rihanna’s DISTURBIA simple because Nina loves it too much!

What’s wrong with me?
Why do I feel like this?
I’m going crazy now

No more gas in the rear
Can’t even get it started
Nothing heard, nothing said
Can’t even speak about it
Out my life out my head
Don’t want to think about it
Feels like I’m going insane
Yeah

It’s a thief in the night
To come and grab you
It can creep up inside you
And consume you
A disease of the mind
It can control you
It’s too close for comfort

Put on your break lights
We’re in the city of wonder
Ain’t gonna play nice
Watch out, you might just go under
Better think twice
Your train of thought will be altered
So if you must faulter be wise
Your mind is in disturbia
It’s like the darkness is the light
Disturbia
Am I scaring you tonight
Your mind is in disturbia
Ain’t used to what you like
Disturbia
Disturbia

Bum bum be-dum bum bum be-dum bum
Bum bum be-dum bum bum be-dum bum
Bum bum be-dum bum bum be-dum bum
Bum bum be-dum bum bum be-dum bum

Faded pictures on the wall
It’s like they talkin’ to me
Disconnectin’ phone calls
The phone don’t even ring
I gotta get out
Or figure this shit out
It’s too close for comfort

It’s a thief in the night
To come and grab you
It can creep up inside you
And consume you
A disease of the mind
It can control you
I feel like a monster

Put on your break lights
We’re in the city of wonder
Ain’t gonna play nice
Watch out, you might just go under
Better think twice
Your train of thought will be altered
So if you must faulter be wise
Your mind is in disturbia
It’s like the darkness is the light
Disturbia
Am I scaring you tonight
Your mind is in disturbia
Ain’t used to what you like
Disturbia
Disturbia

Bum bum be-dum bum bum be-dum bum
Bum bum be-dum bum bum be-dum bum
Bum bum be-dum bum bum be-dum bum
Bum bum be-dum bum bum be-dum bum

Release me from this curse I’m in
Trying to remain tame
But I’m struggling
If you can go,oh,oh,oh, uh ho
I think I’m going to oh, oh, oh

Put on your break lights
We’re in the city of wonder
Ain’t gonna play nice
Watch out, you might just go under
Better think twice
Your train of thought will be altered
So if you must faulter be wise
Your mind is in disturbia
It’s like the darkness is the light
Disturbia
Am I scaring you tonight
Your mind is in disturbia
Ain’t used to what you like
Disturbia
Disturbia

Comments (39)

NathaliaV
NathaliaV on August 01
beautiful
bjkdAnc3r
bjkdAnc3r on March 18
nice shoes!
deathbyplatforms
deathbyplatforms on December 05
you know what, i have the same dress too! haha! i have to postpone wearing it since you guys have already worn it..and at the same time! that is so cute! i love how you add your personal touch to the dress by putting on that pin and wearing that black necklace. love it!
joannaladrido
joannaladrido on December 14
i love it! hahaha im game!
deathbyplatforms
deathbyplatforms on December 11
what??? hahahaha! we should have a manila chictopians' soiree...and wear the white Tango dress at the same time! what a cute photo op that would be. hahaha!
joannaladrido
joannaladrido on December 07
HAHAHAHA classic! my brother's girlfriend has it too! hahahaha
heartofpearl
heartofpearl on December 02
omgosh i thought it was those mirror reflection images untill i saw that something was strange! aw you girls look like dolls x
joannaladrido
joannaladrido on December 03
hahahaha we got everyone fooled hahaha :) coming from a doll,( you are gorgeous) that is such a compliment!!!!
dizzyrizzy
dizzyrizzy on December 01
soo cute!! you guys do look like twins!
joannaladrido
joannaladrido on December 03
thanks babe!!! hahaha i know we get that a lot! epic xx
Ciga
Ciga on December 01
i like the dress~~
joannaladrido
joannaladrido on December 03
thanks so much!!!
Starrgirl
Starrgirl on December 01
Aww that is so cute! me and my sister end up getting the same things a lot too. You both look gorgeous.
joannaladrido
joannaladrido on December 03
hahaha i love how you actually do have an identical twin sister dearest :) it soooo fab!!!! you are so nice and i am your biggest fan!
glasnost
glasnost on December 01
cheers to home grown fashion talents!!! congrats!! welcome!!
joannaladrido
joannaladrido on December 03
thanks babe! coming from home grown talent, that made us smile definitely! thanks for the welcome stace! xx
lifeinsideamusicbox
lifeinsideamusicbox on December 01
ooh your dress is so pretty and I love these pictures!!! i am definitely going to check out your site :))
joannaladrido
joannaladrido on December 03
thanks darling! these were just test shots hahaha cheers!!! you are nice!!! love all your comments!
JessicaII
JessicaII on December 01
love the dress!!!
joannaladrido
joannaladrido on December 03
thanks so much!!!!
TREATMEVINTAGE
TREATMEVINTAGE on December 01
white dress is so cute
joannaladrido
joannaladrido on December 03
thanks babe!!!
regerafael
regerafael on December 01
love it. youre super fab. :)
joannaladrido
joannaladrido on December 03
thanks dearest!
ninaestacio
ninaestacio on December 01
hahaha! i love it!!! chictopians, please support our clothing line and check out www.shopglitterati.multiply.com :)
joannaladrido
joannaladrido on December 03
yyyaaaaaayyyy! i swear i cannot wait to jump for joy!!! :) and see the jumpsuit on ging! (one of my fave pieces!!!)
Nanny
Nanny on December 01
Haha, this is so cool! I totally believe you as I once had a very close friend whose taste was also exactly like mine and it happened to us all of the time, wearing the same clothes without having talked about it before. So fun! You both look great, and the pictures are amazing. I'll check out Glitterati now! :o)
joannaladrido
joannaladrido on December 03
isn't it so much fun to share the same things with a trusted and dear friend? i love it seriously!!! :D teehee thanks darling! do check it out!
iheartdresses
iheartdresses on December 01
aww thats so cute! u two look so alike its crazy! and i cant believe u wore the same dress n the same day lol! u both look great tho:)
joannaladrido
joannaladrido on December 03
hahaha i know! its like we are blood sisters hahaha :D
girlychic
girlychic on December 01
these pictures are amazing! lovely shoes!
joannaladrido
joannaladrido on December 03
thanks gorgeous :D
gabiatch
gabiatch on November 30
omg you guys have like a cosmic connection! hahaha :)) very pretty both of you!
joannaladrido
joannaladrido on December 03
i know! our minds are synced via WAP or bluetooth hahahaha
carrieblu
carrieblu on November 30
Love those shoes~
joannaladrido
joannaladrido on December 03
thank you! xx
littlemissR
littlemissR on November 30
hahaha thats so cool :) i checked out your multiply! your stuff looks great!!
joannaladrido
joannaladrido on December 03
thanks dear! that is a compliment of course coming from you!!! xx
faa
faa on November 30
you both are so cute! and yes you both look alike!
joannaladrido
joannaladrido on December 03
thanks darling! you are too nice!!! :D
lipslikesugar
lipslikesugar on November 30
pretty dress!
joannaladrido
joannaladrido on December 03
thanks :D
fayeangelica
fayeangelica on November 30
I love the white dress you both are wearing! You both look gorgeous! I love the stuff at the shop too and will take a closer look when I get home again later!
joannaladrido
joannaladrido on December 03
thanks dearest! you are too nice!!! do order from us soon! xx
wattabouts
wattabouts on November 30
you both looked great! im excited to see more from your store. yeeeeey! :D
joannaladrido
joannaladrido on December 03
thanks so much!!!!
lissakahayon
lissakahayon on November 30
That's so cool!!!!! Haha I love the dress!!
joannaladrido
joannaladrido on December 03
thanks babe!! xx
supervillain
supervillain on November 30
And did you really style it the same way too?? I mean with the camisole inside? That is so cool and freaky at the same time! HAHA. (:
joannaladrido
joannaladrido on December 03
hahaha no the dress was really like that hahaha =)
fugee
fugee on November 30
you two look like sisters I swear :) anyway, that's a really nice dress!! you both look FAB :)
joannaladrido
joannaladrido on December 03
thanks dear!!! we are often mistaken as twins hahaha with the choreographed dance moves and all hahaha
BehindtheSeams
BehindtheSeams on November 30
you guys do look like twins! that's one sweet lookin dress!
joannaladrido
joannaladrido on December 03
thanks babe!!! :D
Kalin
Kalin on November 30
That dress is rad. You and your friend are so cute.
joannaladrido
joannaladrido on December 03
thanks babe!!! hahaha we are one soul two bodies :D hahaha
glamourstains
glamourstains on November 30
Oh I love that dress.
joannaladrido
joannaladrido on December 03
thanks darling :D
orsola
orsola on November 30
omg at first i thought it was a mirror photo indeed! you look really like twins! both cute and stylish, hehe. good luck for the collection!
joannaladrido
joannaladrido on December 03
thanks so much dearest!!! i love your comments as always :D teehee thanks thanks for the well wishes!!! :D
Carlene
Carlene on November 30
I went to the website, but I'm a bit confused. Can you buy there? How does it work? I desperately want the Prima Donna and the Miss Behave, if they are available in my size, of course!
joannaladrido
joannaladrido on December 03
thanks dear yes you can order there :) the order procedures are explained in the blog page! haha we'll try to make one for you and see if we can ship via paypal and fedex :) teehee
serena11
serena11 on November 30
first time i leave a comment, though I visit u every day. your blog is inspirational ! :)
joannaladrido
joannaladrido on December 03
you are too nice. and i am very honored to receive your first comment! glad to hear i inspire you! teehee that made me smile xx
bambisasha
bambisasha on November 30
How can someone own so many über fabulous clothes? Yeah, u two really look alike! Btw, I love your new hair!
joannaladrido
joannaladrido on December 03
thanks babe! i was born at the shopping mall! i average 2-3 per day! kidding hahahaha cheers!
ChloroformPerfume
ChloroformPerfume on November 30
very beautiful pictures and cute dress!
joannaladrido
joannaladrido on December 03
thanks babe!
princessMLim
princessMLim on November 30
lol. twins indeed. creepy in a good way :))
joannaladrido
joannaladrido on December 03
thanks babe!!! hahahaha i knoooow!
rosesindecember
rosesindecember on November 30
WOW! At first I thought you were just playing with photoshop or something. It's really comforting to have a soulmate - someone who judges not no matter what. :-)
joannaladrido
joannaladrido on December 03
Thanks dear! hahaha i know right? HILARIOUS! our boyfriends were so confused that day they had to look twice to determine who was who!
jenesaisquoi
jenesaisquoi on November 30
aw what a great story. my soul sister moved away a few months ago. it is so so hard
joannaladrido
joannaladrido on December 03
thanks darling! oh nooo i cannot imagine life without your soul sister nearby! so hard :( huugs!!!!
maitabaello
maitabaello on November 30
i love the Socialista Well Above Average dress, are you going to post the black one soon? :)
joannaladrido
joannaladrido on December 03
hey dear! we only uploaded the swatches =) haha we wanted to feature one color per design for the shoot xx
maitabaello
maitabaello on November 30
great blog &second photo looks great! :) i love it!
joannaladrido
joannaladrido on December 03
thanks darling!!!!
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